Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

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Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) Q42019 Interim Report

first_imgBorder Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw)  2019 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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No savings at 50? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA today

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 30th May, 2020 | More on: SSE UU Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Enter Your Email Address If you have no savings at 50, then you need to take action right away. At Motley Fool, we believe the best way to build wealth for your retirement is to invest in a spread of FTSE 100 stocks for the long term.Now is a good time to do it, as the market is still trading 20% lower than at the start of the year. This means you are picking up top FTSE 100 companies at reduced prices. If current volatility makes you wary, you could target defensive stocks like these two utility giants.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Both companies offer an attractive entry price, and you still get dividends as well. If you buy inside your Stocks and Shares ISA allowance, you can take all your growth and income free of tax.I’d go for the SSE share price todayPower giant SSE (LSE: SSE) is a top FTSE 100 dividend stock, now more than ever. Although dozens of companies have dropped their payouts, it currently yields a thumping 7.86%.That is a terrific rate of income, given that the Bank of England base rate is just 0.1%. Utilities are generally seen as attractive stocks to hold in a recession, as they offer basic services that people need whatever the economic weather.Despite that, the SSE share price is trading around 25% lower than in February, when Covid-19 started to hit the FTSE 100. This offers an attractive entry point for investors looking to access a long-term income stream at a discounted price.Dividends are not guaranteed, so there is a danger SSE could cut its payout in future. The group’s income has been hit by the pandemic and customer arrears will inevitably increase as the recession drags on. However, SSE still expects operating profits at its core businesses to grow this year, if at a slower pace. No promises, but it looks tempting for now.Another FTSE 100 income heroAs the UK’s largest listed water company, United Utilities Group (LSE: UU) is fulfilling the most basic of human needs. Its share price has recovered slightly better from the March crash. It is now just 12% below its February peak.United Utilities is also standing by its dividend, which currently gives you a yield of 4.68%. Before the pandemic, it pledged to increase its dividend by at least the rate of inflation. However, the group is now reviewing its policy for the 2020–25 regulatory period, to assess the impact of Covid-19, which could lead to delayed bill payments as customers struggle.That surprised investors, who had assumed that its payout was one of the most reliable on the FTSE 100. However, it does have to repay around two thirds of its £1.2bn liquidity this year, while looking to raise a further £500–£800m. If it manages that, the dividend should be safe. I remain hopeful, but there are no guarantees in these strange times.One option is to divide your money between the two, to spread your risk. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. No savings at 50? 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Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/312799/fidalga-800-building-reinach-mendonca-arquitetos-associados Clipboard “COPY” Copy•Sao Paulo, Brazil “COPY” Apartments Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveFidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Landscape:Maria Helena CruzLightning:LuminiStructure:EstengContractor:CPDCoordinator:Frederico ZaraProject Team:Luciana Maki, Marcelo Zahr, Denise Hino, Rodrigo Nogueira, Fernando Sunao, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fuji, Lucas Padovani, Rafael Costa, Caterina Chippari, Camila Benegas, Luciana Morais, Fernanda Jozsef, Maurício Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Vilaça, Fernanda Duarte e João FaimCity:Sao PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SectionText description provided by the architects. In a land lot located in an dead-end street, in the district of Vila Madalena, São Paulo, the project for this residential building followed a very clear and specific architectural concept: the two typical floor units should receive the same insolation conditions and the same view of the beautiful landscape of the west zone of the city of São Paulo. Save this picture!© Nelson KonWith a frontage to the street measuring 20 meters only, matching the most important view, the plan arrangement of the typical floor plan required several hours of drawings and cleverness by the design.Save this picture!© Nelson KonTwo metallic grilles have been designed as a second skin, which cover the entire building at 40 cm from the sashes, playing the major role of controlling the insolation without losing luminosity. The grilles comprise a surface that provides unity and verticality to the building. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanMade of thin galvanized steel sheets, forming a checkered pattern of 5 x 5 x 5 cm, these grilles were also conceived to provide privacy to the social spaces of both buildings. Another important proposal of the project is the idea of one “house” type unit at the ground floor level. Project gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing WebinarArticlesAgenda: 4 Ambitions / Rem KoolhaasArticlesProject locationAddress:Sao Paulo – São Paulo, BrasilView location on google mapsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img ArchDaily Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 12 Share Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/312799/fidalga-800-building-reinach-mendonca-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeReinach Mendonça Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSão PauloBrazilPublished on December 31, 2012Cite: “Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados ” [Edifício Fidalga 800 / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados ] 31 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Small charities stumped over Social Impact Bonds

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Social Impact Bonds are little understood and therefore being under-utilised by small charities according to this quarter’s Small Charity Index from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI).The report questioned 316 respondents between the 1st March 2016 and the 22nd April 2016, and refers to the period 1st December 2015 to 29th February 2016. It reveals that more than half of small charities (52%) have little or no knowledge of Social Impact Bonds, while none feel fully informed. As a result, SIBs are being under-utilised with less than one percent of small charities receiving funding in this way in the past year.However, according to the FSI, one in 10 small charities also reported a decrease in statutory income in the last quarter, with statutory income declining by six per cent in total since June 2013. Yet, at the same time as a decline in funding, the research highlights an increase in demand for the services of small charities: up 60 per cent this quarter.SIBs are a method of public funding, which were introduced by the government with the aim of reforming public service delivery, and are described as a means to improve the social outcomes of publicly funded services by making funding conditional on achieving results. Investors pay for the project at the start, and then the service provider receives payments based on the results achieved. Information on Social Impact Bonds can be found on the .gov.uk site.  49 total views,  1 views today Small charities stumped over Social Impact Bonds Tagged with: Research / statistics small charities About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Advertisement  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 18 May 2016 | Newslast_img read more

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Recent Weather a Big Assist for Indiana State Fair

first_img Facebook Twitter Recent Weather a Big Assist for Indiana State Fair SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Recent Weather a Big Assist for Indiana State Fair By Andy Eubank – Aug 16, 2017 State-fair-going-greatThe weatherman hasn’t cooperated with Indiana farmers this year, but he decided to make it a great stretch for the Indiana State Fair. Weather has been both dry and moderate in temperatures, and that has brought out great crowds and smiling faces, according to state fair board member and farmer Scott Fritz from Pulaski County.“Weather wise it has been a perfect fair, and good weather makes people happy,” he said during Indiana Farm Bureau’s Farmers Day old fashioned pancake breakfast. “They’re not hot, they’re not grouchy and they’re having a great time. It’s like every day is a Saturday, and the livestock folks are saying things have just gone really smooth, unloading, loading, shows, so it’s just been a wonderful fair.”And he told HAT the great weather has made for some record attendance days.“The first Saturday was a record attendance for a Saturday. The first $2 Tuesday was a record for a $2 Tuesday. Last weekend we had a 165,000 people here on Saturday and Sunday combined, which is a pretty good number.”Fritz commended the other board members and staff at the state fair for their hard work, and he said 4-H projects and activities at the fair appear stronger than ever.“It’s been said to me that the Indiana State Fair showcases 4-H more than any other state fair, and I think I heard Renee McKee of Purdue Extension say there’s over 10,000 static exhibits just in the 4-H building. And the amount of people coming in and out of there to look at those projects is just amazing to see. It’s just a great tribute to the kids, the quality of the exhibits is really high, and people enjoy viewing those projects, not to mention all the animals. That’s true with the animals too.”Hear more from Fritz in the HAT interview:Scott-Fritz-Indiana-State-Fair-board-memberFarmers Day was another beautiful day as several hundred started it with the pancake breakfast. During the event Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch addressed the many farmers on hand, calling the agriculture industry the backbone of Indiana. Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron presented a $5,000 donation to the state officers for Indiana FFA, the organization cultivating “Indiana agriculture’s next generation of leaders.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleOhio Crop Tour Showing Crop Problems and StressNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 17, 2017 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Joint statement issued by Derry/Strabane and Donegal council leaders

first_imgHomepage BannerNews The Mayors of Derry/Strabane and Donegal have joined together in calling for compliance to new restrictions by urging people in both Council areas to do all they can to curb the spread of the Corona Virus across the North West region.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney joined with An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Rena Donaghey, pleading with people in Derry/ Strabane and Donegal to adhere to the new guidelines introduced by the respective governments on both sides of the border, saying we must do everything we can to prevent the further spread of the virus.Last night the Irish Government announced that Donegal will be placed on Level 3 restrictions for a three week period while earlier in the week the NI Executive introduced additional restrictions across all parts of Northern Ireland including Derry and Strabane in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.In a joint statement the Mayor and An Cathaoirleach appealed to the people of the North West to be responsible at this critical juncture.They said:  “We fully understand how difficult the past number of months have been for many. We have been separated from our loved ones, prevented from paying our respects to our dead and restrictions placed on our social interactions, unfortunately the rate of infection in both our Council areas is causing us great concern and we need your continued support and co-operation to get through it. We must note the alarming increase in positive tests and keep this in mind in everything we do.“We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe. Please adhere to social distancing measures, wash your hands regularly,  wear a face mask where required and reduce your social interactions.  We appeal to you all to use your common sense on issues like travel, shopping and socialising,  work from home if you can, and ask yourself how important a journey or other planned activity is and how much additional risk would it bring to you or others and most importantly reduce your contact with people.  By taking these steps and acting responsibly we can all play our part in preventing the spread of the virus across our region.”Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney said we had reached a critical stage in dealing with the pandemic. He said while the restrictions were disappointing, they were necessary as the figures show a marked increase in positive cases in both Council areas over the past week. He said it was important people pulled together in the coming days and weeks to get the numbers down and to do all they can to curb the spread of the virus.He said the decision by the respective Governments to extend the restrictions was made in the interest of the health and safety of the wider community and in response to a recent rise in the number of cases in these areas.He said: “We all need to do our part. The people of Derry Strabane and Donegal Council areas must unite in the fight against the spread of this virus and we take a responsible cross border approach to this. I am appealing to those of you living in Derry Strabane and Donegal to adhere to the guidelines and to act responsibly by reducing your contacts between people in household settings and social interactions. Positive cases are increasing and the onus is on us to do all we can to adhere to the guidelines and do all we can to protect ourselves, our family and our community.”An Cathaoirleach Cllr Rena Donaghey said news that Donegal has been placed on Level 3 restrictions was disappointing but the infection rate across the county was extremely worrying. She said the restrictions are necessary and are a proportionate response to the increasing number of positive cases.She welcomed the joint approach taken by the two Councils in addressing the issue and said it was important that they worked on a cross border and collaborative way to share messaging to keep people safe.“We must take a step back and co-operate fully with the regulations and do what is necessary to keep people safe. We must continue to maintain social distancing, wash our hands and wear a face covering when required. I would also encourage people in both Council areas to download the contact tracing app and,  should you be advised to take a test, please do so as quickly as possible and follow all the guidance in relation to self-isolating and quarantine.”Ends The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council have issued a joint statement urging people in both Council areas to do all they can to curb the spread of the Corona Virus across the North West region.The statement, issued by Cllrs Rena Donaghey and Brian Tierney urges everyone in the region to adhere to the new guidelines introduced by the respective governments on both sides of the border.Cllr Rena Donaghey says it’s disappointing that Donegal has been placed on Level 3 restrictions, but the infection rate across the county was extremely worrying.She acknowledges the restrictions are necessary, and are a proportionate response to the increasing number of positive cases.She says it’s important that the two Councils are working on a cross border basis to keep people safe.*******************Statement in full -Issued jointly by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council Facebook Google+ You must not allow people you do not live with into your home unless they are in your support bubble and you should allow no more than 6 people to gather in your garden, from no more than two households. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Other exemptions include:-          Caring responsibilities including childcare-          Essential maintenance-          Supported living arrangements-          Visits required for legal or medical purposes-          Marriage or civil partnership ceremonies in a private dwelling where a partner is terminally illFurther information on the additional restrictions in Northern Ireland, including frequently asked questions can be found on the NI Direct website at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-and-localised-restrictionsFor those living within the Donegal County Council area – the Level 3 restrictions are as follows –From midnight on Friday September 25th, the county of Donegal will be placed on Level 3 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19.The key messages being-In your home or garden, you can have a maximum of 6 visitors from 1 other household.No social/family gatherings should take place, with exemptions to this for weddings and funeralsNo organised indoor gatherings should take place. Organised outdoor gatherings are permitted, up to a maximum of 15 people.People living in Donegal should remain in the county (that is, they must not leave Donegal to travel either domestically or internationally), with the exception of those who must travel for work, education and other essential purposes.People living outside of Donegal should not travel to Donegal, with the exception of those who must travel for work, education and other essential purposes.People working in Donegal are asked to work from home unless absolutely necessary.Schools, Early Learning and Childcare services should remain open. Adult and Higher Education Institutions should remain open, but are asked to review protective measures and take steps to limit congregation as much as possible.You are asked to walk or cycle where possible so that public transport is available for use by essential workers and for essential work onlyRead in full athttps://www.gov.ie/en/publication/f9a0c-donegal-is-at-level-3/ Mayors join in cross border safety message to curb the spread of COVID-19 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme In relation to the restriction on no mixing of households in private dwellings there are a number of  exemptions in place to include bubbling with one other household. A bubble is when people who live alone are allowed to visit one other household indoors to form a small support unit called a bubble The bubble would therefore contain two households forming a single unit, that is the person living on their own and members of the other household, where social distancing between them would no longer be required. This enables the person who lives alone to visit, stay over and spend more time with the second household. Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Joint statement issued by Derry/Strabane and Donegal council leaders By News Highland – September 25, 2020 Previous articleCoveney tells Chambers he doesn’t believe a hard border is likelyNext articleGardai to recommence Operation Fanacht News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR People living in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and all other parts of NI are reminded of  the regulations as follows: Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Tiger found caged in abandoned home gets second chance at wildlife sanctuary

first_imgThe HSUS(HOUSTON) — A young tiger found caged in an abandoned home in Houston has been transported to a wildlife sanctuary where he is free to explore the scenery as he pleases.The large cat was found last week by a man who had ventured into the home to smoke marijuana, Houston Police spokeswoman Kese Smith told ABC News after the incident. The tiger was found in deplorable conditions, with his cage covered layers of his own feces and dirty metal bowls with food and water, Noelle Almrud, the director of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, where the tiger has been relocated, told ABC News. He did not appear to be malnourished but is overweight — most likely due to lack of exercise, Almrud said. Congratulations to our @BARC_Houston Animal Enforcement Officers on a job well done. Earlier Monday, they followed up on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen regarding a tiger.https://t.co/AAv71RCtUr pic.twitter.com/ComVF8JZS0— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) February 12, 2019The estimated 350-pound tiger was transported to the facility, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, on Wednesday afternoon, and is settling in well, Almrud said. There, he will have the chance to roam in enclosures of up to three acres.While the journey to a new home was stressful for the tiger, Almrud, who estimates him to be about 2 years old, described the moment he first walked onto the grass at the sanctuary as remarkable.“It was just amazing to see him walk out on grass and to see him explore and have that freedom of movement,” she said. “It was just such a reward and fulfilling to us.”Now, he spends his days rolling around the grass in glee, Almrud said.The tiger, who will be quarantined for 30 days, seems to be comfortable around humans, and “chucks it up regularly” to his caregivers, which is the sound tigers make to communicate, Almrud said.“He comes right up to the fence every time a staff member is present,” she said. “He seems very amenable to our presence.”The tiger is eating well — a combination of chicken, humanely raised non-processed beef and whole prey compete with organs and bones. It appears that he was being fed chicken, which is what owners of exotic cats often feed them, but chicken alone does not provide the complete nutrition they need to thrive, Almrud said.In addition, caregivers are tasked with keeping the tiger mentally stimulated by creating “pretend hunting” games and rotating him through different areas so he has access to new smells and environments to explore.“He seems to happy and content,” Almrud said. “Our staff is just falling in love with him.”The sanctuary, which currently has temporary legal custody of the tiger, is waiting until the Harris County District Attorney’s Office grants it full ownership to name the tiger, Almrud said. Once full ownership is granted — Almrud hopes within the next few weeks — the tiger will be sedated, undergo a full exam and be castrated, because “any reputable facility is non-breeding,” she added.Since tigers are normally solitary in the wild, the sanctuary likely will not introduce him to its two other tigers living on the property: Charlie, who was rescued from a breeder in 2016, and Alex, a former pet who arrived in 2014, Almrud said.Private citizens are not capable of adequately caring for tigers and other exotic cats due to lack of space or understanding of the animal’s physical and emotional needs, Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, told ABC News.“These are dangerous wild animals,” Block said. “These are not puppies or kittens.”In addition, the animals pose a great danger to the humans they are around, and it’s often children who inadvertently become their victims, likely because they look like small prey, Block said, She recalled one child who became blinded by the swipe of a tiger’s paw and another who died after a tiger bit its head.“They don’t see a playmate. They’re doing what they are instinctively [told to do],” she said. “It’s not something that you train out of them.”Currently, only 35 states have laws banning private ownership of big cats, and Texas, which is estimated to have the second-largest tiger population in the world, is not one of them, Block said. She is seeking a solution in the form of federal legislation and hopes to reintroduce the Big Cat Public Safety Act during this congressional session, she said.“It’s a measure to address the plight of thousands of wild animals kept privately as pets or languishing in substandard and unaccredited zoos, and prevent future ownership of big cats by unqualified and unprepared individuals,” Block wrote on her blog on the Humane Society’s website. “Its provisions would establish proper exemptions for qualified parties, and is a levelheaded approach to an animal welfare and public safety threat that has, unfortunately, grown worse in recent years. We badly need a national framework to bring the trade in wild animals under firm regulatory control.”While it is illegal to own a tiger within Houston city limits, it is unclear if authorities have identified any suspects in this case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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UVU Wrestling Announces 2018-19 Schedule

first_imgAugust 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Wrestling Announces 2018-19 Schedule Tags: Cal State Bakersfield/Fresno State/Greg Williams/Journeyman Duals/Northern Iowa/UVU Wrestling/West Virginia/Wyoming Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley University head wrestling coach Greg Williams announced his team’s 2018-19 schedule.This features a highly competitive slate featuring 12 duels against Top-25 ranked programs.The Wolverines will also host West Virginia, Wyoming, Northern Iowa, Fresno State, Cal State Bakersfield and Western Wyoming.Among Utah Valley’s foes are 13 of the final top-35 teams from the 2018 NCAA Championships.The annual UVU Green & Black Intrasquad Dual is November 1 at Lockhart Arena.The Wolverines officially open the 2018-19 season at the Journeyman Duals November 10 at Albany, N.Y.Their first home match is January 10 against Western Wyoming.The Big 12 championships are March 9-10 at Tulsa, Okla. with the 2019 NCAA championships occurring March 21-23 at Pittsburgh.This season features a program-record 24 dual meets for the Wolverines with nine of those being Big 12 competitions.Last season was the best in program history for UVU as they went 8-6, including 4-4 in Big 12 competitions.This netted the Wolverines their first Top 25 team ranking in program history while they sent five wrestlers to nationals in 2017-18.Four of the five returning competitors at nationals return to the Wolverines as well. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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HOLLY’S HOUSE PARTICIPATING IN ALL-STATE FOUNDATION PURPLE PURSE CHALLENGE

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Evansville-based Holly’s House empowers victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence.  The Purple Purse Campaign develops funding to provide financial assistance to victims leaving a violent a relationship.  You can help by donating on CrowdRise through Oct. 25Holly’s House is one of 100 nonprofit domestic violence organizations across the country competing for $650,000 in grant money as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, which kicked off today. The Challenge, an annual competition hosted on CrowdRise, is a public fundraising and awareness campaign that coincides with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.This is the third time Holly’s House has participated in the Purple Purse Challenge, which last year raised nearly $3.1 million for 161 domestic violence organizations throughout the United States.“The Purple Purse Challenge allows us to sustain our Emergency Assistance Fund for survivors of domestic and family violence which is co-managed by Holly’s House, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Lampion Center and the YWCA”, said Sidney Hardgrave, Executive Director of Holly’s House.  “Since the fund was established in 2010, almost $27,500 has been allocated to assist 145 victims with critical expenses that will help them establish independence from an abuser.”In its sixth year, the Purple Purse Challenge provides an opportunity for organizations that support domestic violence survivors to increase their donor base and push for vital funds. One-hundred percent of proceeds go toward nonprofits that provide life-changingfinancial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families.Beginning this year, the Challenge will level the playing field by dividing partner organizations into two divisions based on organizational budget size – giving everyone a great shot at the $325,000 in grants awarded by The Allstate Foundation.In order to count toward an organization’s total; donations must be received by Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. ET. Along with $115,000 in weekly bonus challenges, the organization in each division that raises the most money will receive a $100,000 grant; second place will receive $50,000; third place will win $25,000; fourth place earns $20,000; and fifth place will get $15,000.The Purple Purse Challenge is part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program, which aims to help end domestic violence and financial abuse through financial empowerment. In its 12th year, Allstate Foundation Purple Purse has propelled more than 800,000 victims on the path to safety and security, and has invested more than $50 million to empower women to break free from abuse through life-changing financial education, job training and readiness and small business programs for survivors.CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create easy engagement and leverage the power of the crowd to provide new, meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.To help Holly’s House win The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, head to https://www.crowdrise.com/HollysHouse-PurplePurse2016ABOUT HOLLY’S HOUSEHolly’s House is a non-residential child and adult advocacy center providing services for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in Southwest Indiana.  The mission of the organization is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence. For more information, please visit www.hollyshouse.org.ABOUT THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement ofAllstate agency owners and employees. The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.ABOUT CROWDRISE CrowdRise is the world’s largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of themost famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions dollars to date. For more information visit CrowdRise.last_img read more

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