British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited ( 2015 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

‘Sanctuary’ defines San Francisco congregation’s sense of mission on more…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Terry Francis says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (21) August 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm Post modern relativism and the rationalization of the unlawful and immoral do not a Christian faith make. This subject is not equivalent to legitimate issues including, but not limited to, racial inequality. To put the immigration matter in the same category is thoughtless and offensive. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Dianne Aid says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Pjcabbiness says: Rector Collierville, TN August 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm I love St. John’s. It is the church that helped to raise my two daughters into the women they have become after they left home and college. This church gave blessings on my oldest daughter’s marriage, baptised my first grand child, and sponsored the ordination of my youngest daughter. It is near and dear to my heart and I visit frequently, almost every time I am in town. It is a special and truly sacred place. I am blessed to have sat and worshiped within its walls.Jennifer Jones, Albuquerque, NM August 4, 2017 at 7:04 am There you go. Thanks Lisa Roncella says: Rector Belleville, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, August 8, 2017 at 4:47 am Amazing how progressives like Michael Scullary always consider people who disagree with them “closed minded”. Amazing but not surprising. We’re not the Jewish aristocracy and we’re not challenging Jesus, we’re challenging misguided people like yourself. People who believe left wing dogma and the Gospels are one and the same. If any group believes they have a monopoly on scriptural interpretation it is progressives, not conservatives or traditionalists. I don’t need to re-read the Gospels in regards to these issues Michael, but perhaps you do, because you seem to be getting a lot of stuff out of scripture that isn’t there. (visible/invisible, social/politcal/religious???) Jesus was totally apolitical. Stop making Him out to be something He wasn’t! Same goes for you Lisa Roncella. Jesus a Jewish liberal? You are kidding right? Finally Michael, as for understanding the larger picture, which larger picture are you referring to? The one based on traditional interpretation of scripture, or the one based on progressive interpretation? Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 3, 2017 at 8:06 pm If you are ever in San Francisco, please come visit our parish. You may be surprised by our deep commitment to follow after Jesus both inside and outside the church. We are progressive, but in no way misguided. Our worship is grounded in the Anglican tradition, and our values are rooted in the Gospels. Whether or not you agree with how we express our our Christianity in the world, come see who we are, come join us in worship. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Sarah Lawton says: August 4, 2017 at 5:59 am I am encouraged by this. Our very small congregation of about 50% immigrant families are preparing to offer Sanctuary. We also feed the homeless and are engaged in voter registration. All of this is rooted in prayer, study and reflection on Scripture and a sense of where God is calling us.The stories of many off the saints (Francis for one) give us examples of faith and engagement with oppressed and marginalized people, and of course there are our contemporary profphets such as Desmond Tutu. Keith Coppage says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 4, 2017 at 12:28 am Conspiring to break reasonable, fair and thoughtful laws to the detriment of others in regard to public safety and just societal constructs is not an act of faith at all. It is false to argue the action as having anything to do with justice or a compelling scriptural duty. This is twisted progressive thinking that pretends to have some connection to our faith. If one believes that this course of radical, harmful, illegitimate, illegal action is somehow correct or noble, that is one’s right but please stop masking this indefensible line of thought and conduct with collars and crosses. Instead, form your own secular non-profit Marxist social action organization and carry on. Rector Martinsville, VA August 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm This is not radical hospitality. This is lawless, leftist, progressive, social action that is completely without theological basis of any kind. I am weary of the left endlessly reinterpreting and mythologizing scripture to suit their own world view and political agenda. I am also deeply troubled by the fact that our Episcopal leadership has encouraged the transformation of our denomination from an enlightened body of Christian thought, worship and expression to a base and misguided progressive, secular political activist organization. Refugees Migration & Resettlement August 3, 2017 at 11:55 pm Let not the oppressed turn away ashamed;let the poor and needy praise your Name.Thank you for sharing about the work of this courageous and blessed congregation–it’s inspiring! August 6, 2017 at 2:23 am I can also imagine that you were one of the many non-Catholics that cringed when His Holiness praised the contributions of Dorothy Day when he gave his address before Congress last year… Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Immigration, August 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm I applaud and pray for this congregation that has found its evangelical mission in its location. It is acting out the Gospel in concrete ways. I always find it interesting when those who disagree with this action use the render onto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s. And what is Ceasar’s in a democracy? This country and the church throughout history has had moments of civil disobedience that have changed the world. We, so-called leftists, do not mythologize the Bible, we struggle with it and try to listen for its meaning for our times. Just as Jesus challenged the religious establishment of his time, so we need to do soul-searching in our time. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 4, 2017 at 5:58 am I am encouraged by this. Our very small congregation of about 50% immigrant families are preparing to offer Sanctuary. We also feed the homeless and are engaged in voter registration. All of this is rooted in prayer, study and reflection on Scripture and a sense of where God is calling us.The stories of many off the saints (Francis for one) give us examples of faith and engagement with oppressed and marginalized people, and of course there are our contemporary profits such as Desmond Tutu. August 6, 2017 at 2:17 am The most you post, the more I am reminded of many in the ruling Jewish aristocracy that challenged Jesus throughout the Gospels. They too believed they had a monopoly on Scriptural legal/theological interpretation and who/what was “immoral” and “unethical” as well. You may wish to open your eyes and your mind when you re-read the Gospels to the direct/indirect and visible/invisible social/political/religious example that Jesus was — and still is — overall. Sometimes “rendering onto Caesar” intertwines with “rendering onto God”… it takes attempting to understand the larger picture without assuming that your opinion is the only one. Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Sarah Rachel says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev. Deacon Jacqueline Cherry, St. John’s San Francisco says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anne Dillenbeck says: Submit a Job Listing ‘Sanctuary’ defines San Francisco congregation’s sense of mission on more than immigration Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT “Sacred sleep” mats are arranged on the floor at the Episcopal Church St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, California. Homeless visitors can rest weekday mornings on the mats in the church. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Richard Smith.[Episcopal News Service] The small Episcopal congregation of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, California, has embraced its role as a “sanctuary” church in ways that go well beyond the current political debate over federal immigration policy.St. John is engaged in the immigration debate, to be sure, with its vestry voting this year to offer sanctuary to those facing deportation by the Trump administration. The congregation had offered immigrants similar protection during the first sanctuary church movement in the 1980s.But for the congregation’s few dozen active members, sanctuary also means providing a place every weekday morning for the city’s homeless population to rest. It means reaching out to members of the LGBTQ community and making them feel welcome. And it means mourning victims of police brutality and supporting victims’ families.“I’m always sort of worried we’re going to stretch ourselves too thin,” said the Rev. Richard Smith, St. John’s vicar. But as the congregation updates its list of commitments, it has been able and willing to take on more than its modest size would suggest.“We have to be able to tell our kids and our grandkids that at the end of the day we did everything we could, whatever that may be,” he told Episcopal News Service.At St. John, this sense of mission – Smith calls it “radical hospitality” – extends to Episcopal rituals as commonplace as the post-worship coffee hour. But it doesn’t end on Sunday. On Monday morning, the doors of the church open at 6 a.m. to invite 70 to 75 homeless city residents each weekday to take shelter.St. John is open to homeless visitors every weekday morning, with breakfast served once a week. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Richard Smith.This homeless outreach program started about a year and a half ago through a partnership with the local Gubbio Project. Known as “sacred sleep,” the program offers homeless visitors comfortable orange mats, similar to what a hiker might take for sleeping on a backpacking trip. The congregation also serves coffee and, once a week, breakfast before sending the visitors on their way by noon.“It came as a big relief because homelessness has been a big problem in our neighborhood for many years,” Smith said. “We just didn’t know what to do about it, so this gave us a chance to do something.”Sometimes, the homeless visitors return to attend Sunday service, though filling the pews isn’t the priority. It has been worthwhile, Smith said, just for St. John to connect with members of its community who otherwise might not set foot in the church.The congregation has been small for much of its history, starting with its founding 160 years ago in San Francisco’s Mission District, said senior warden Diana McDonnell. Today, average attendance at Sunday worship service is about 65 to 70.Such numbers tell only part of the story, McDonnell said. The congregation is small, but many of its members are passionate about supporting social justice ministries.“We’re all there because we want to be there,” McDonnell told ENS. “We are doing this specifically because we are Christians. This is what Christians are about.”It’s what drew McDonnell, 47, and her wife to St. John about 10 years ago, after they moved to San Francisco from New Jersey. She saw it as a “Goldilocks” congregation – not too big, not too small – and one that worked to bring the word of God into the world.St. John’s commitment to social justice isn’t a new development. The 1980s were a particularly active decade, when the congregation joined with churches across the country, and across denominations, in offering sanctuary to people fleeing wars in Central America. Children arriving in San Francisco from El Salvador also benefited from a tutoring program launched around that time at St. John.Separately, St. John was becoming another kind of sanctuary to gay men facing discrimination and the rising AIDS epidemic.\“It was a community that was really under siege, even here in progressive San Francisco,” Smith said.The congregation welcomed them then and continues to do so now, at a time when the Episcopal Church has pursued full inclusion of the LGBTQ community, such as through the ordination of gay clergy and creation of same-sex marriage rites. And partners and friends still visit St. John to remember some of those who died of AIDS years ago, their ashes scattered on church grounds.Smith, 67, was ordained as a priest in 2001 after leaving a career in the corporate world of Silicon Valley. He became vicar at St. John about five years ago and embraced the congregation’s social ethic.The church houses a food pantry, open every Saturday morning. It has participated in regular antiwar vigils, raises money to provide clean water in a Nicaraguan village and joined marches in the city after a 21-year-old immigrant from Guatemala was shot and killed by San Francisco police in February 2015.The Guatemalan man, Amilcar Perez Lopez, had been involved in a violent argument with another man when he was killed, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Smith officiated at a memorial service for Perez Lopez held at St. John.During his tenure, the congregation also has assisted three immigrants from Central America, a Guatemalan woman and two Honduran men, who are seeking asylum because of threats of violence in their home countries. Each is staying with parishioners in the community, not at the church, but the congregation is prepared to shelter them in the church if that becomes necessary to protect them from deportation orders, Smith said.The decision this year to become a sanctuary church wasn’t a difficult one, McDonnell said, given the congregation’s 1980s history and its continuing social justice work. Several other Christian churches in San Francisco did the same.“We’re Christian, and this is what I believe Christians are supposed to do,” she said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 3, 2017 at 7:52 pm I like to think that the Episcopal Church would follow thelaw of the land. Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s. To many illegal aliens come to Sanctuary cities knowing full the local authorities will dis- regard immigration laws when they get into trouble and all of illegal aliens are already law breakers. Rector Knoxville, TN Michael Scullary says: August 11, 2017 at 12:13 am Well I don’t see anything wrong with progressive interpretation. After all, Jesus interpreted the Old Testament rather progressively for His time on Earth, confronting the traditional interpretation of Scripture made by the Pharisees. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By David PaulsenPosted Aug 3, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group August 4, 2017 at 5:07 pm Jesus was a Jewish liberal who was crucified for political religious reasons. My coworker at St John fled Guatemala in fear of his life after a coworker was murdered while they were doing outreach to the poor there. He has his temporary work papers but if fighting to remain in this country. I would give him sanctuary without a second thought. There is nothing remotely criminal about him. To know him is to love him. I am proud to be part of The Gubbio Project at St. John’s. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Edwin Thomas Hines says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books August 3, 2017 at 11:01 pm Thank you for writing an article about my small but faithful congregation! The writing captures a lot about who we are. I would only add that the heart of our work is prayer and that our social justice work flows from and back to the liturgy. The space seen in photos is very well prayed in, indeed. August 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm Good luck with this…. Ask Kate Steinle’s parents about illegal immigration. Separation of Church and State. The Episcopal Church has become a puppet of radical left=socialism. All funds should be stopped to sanctuary cities/states. Churches should follow the U.S. law. Michael Scullary says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Pjcabbiness says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA August 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm God’s peace and blessings to St John’s. This is exactly what Jesus would do. Our parish is awesome, too. We have a thriving street ministry. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Pjcabbiness says: August 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm This is typical of the faithful and courageous congregation of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco. I have been privileged to worship with them a number of times when in the city. The congregation is inclusive–in ever way!–and absolutely committed to living the Gospel in concrete and sacrificial ways. Father Smith is known throughout San Francisco as a prophetic voice and an activist who regularly puts his body on the line. If we had more congregations like St. John the Evangelist we would win the respect of many who have given up on organized religion as too compromised to be taken seriously. I encourage everyone to visit St. John the Evangelist for inspiration and to find direction for living as a Christian in today’s world. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Dianne Aid says: Jennifer Jones says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ John Miller says: Catherine Cheek says: Pjcabbiness says: Rector Bath, NC August 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm Excellent point Sarah Rachel! Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Mark E. Bailie says: The Rev. Fred Fenton says: last_img read more

Malbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture

first_img Photographs Chevrons Charlevoix Malbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture Canada Houses Area: 3400 ft² Area: 3400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard+ 30 Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 CopyHouses•Cap-à-l’Aigle, Canadacenter_img Year: Year: Architects: MU Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects photographs: Ulysse Lemerise BouchardPhotographs: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard Structural Engineer: Malbaie VIII Residence / MU ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMalbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Client:Florent Moser, Alain RajotteDesign Team:Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Jean-Philippe Bellemare, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Sabrina Charbonneau.City:Cap-à-l’AigleCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise BouchardRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola Systems“La Grange”, the new residence of the “Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle” development, is situated in the magnificent Charlevoix region. Its architecture highlights the rugged charm of the site while framing the breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. Located atop a ridge and surrounded by the neighboring forest, this large house dominates the site with its two storey height. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe reinterpretation of the traditional barn found in the area is the driving force of the architectural concept. Fully wrapped in a dark gray metal cladding on its sides and roof, the residence protected from the elements features a familiar form. Three volumetric cuts in the main volume, coated in white cedar planks are made to clearly mark the entrance on ground-floor and create space for two terraces on the upper floor. As if the metal skin had been stripped off to reveal a more fragile interior, the envelope evokes the idea of a tree’s bark protecting its inner core. Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise BouchardThe experience of the house takes root in the basement, within its wood cladded and concrete formed walls, where a large playroom and children’s dormitory cohabit. At the ground level, the main lobby, entirely covered in wood, welcomes you in a cozy spa-like atmosphere. From the main entrance you can access four large en-suite bedrooms and the main staircase. In contrast to the white cedar walls, the railing of the staircase is made entirely of raw hot rolled steel. With surprising lightness it acts as a backbone connecting the different levels of the house. Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise BouchardAs we move from the basement to the top floor, we enter the living spaces overlooking the forest and the surrounding area. We gradually discover framed views of trunks, branches and foliage as our eyes are lost over the distant mountains. The upper level reveals itself as a large open plan with kitchen, dining, lounge and living space. The mirror effect of radiant concrete floor accentuates the fluidity of the space and reflects the abundant natural light onto cedar walls and ceiling. Under an impressive cathedral ceiling, a fireplace is conveniently placed in the center of the open plan to unify the various activities of reading, cooking, eating and relaxing. The ambiance of the space plunges us into a comfort similar to that of old wooden homes. At night, low light levels slip the ceilings into shadow creating a warm but mysterious atmosphere that evokes the traditional Québécois evenings of yesteryear.Save this picture!© Ulysse Lemerise BouchardProject gallerySee allShow lessDawnTown – Architecture Ideas Competition: Alternative MobilitiesArchitecture NewsWhy Do Architects Keep Struggling to Get By?Architecture News Share 2013 CopyAbout this officeMU ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCap-à-l’AigleWoodHousesCanadaPublished on March 03, 2014Cite: “Malbaie VIII Residence / MU Architecture” 03 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Cork University Foundation income falls again

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Finance Ireland Research / statistics Cork University Foundation’s fundraising income fell again in 2014 but much less than in the previous year, according to the latest accounts.Total income was €1.2 million in 2014 against €1.3 million in 2013. In 2013 Cork University Foundation posted a deficit of €1.3 million because of a large transfer of nearly €3 million to the university but last year the transfer was just over €1 million which produced a surplus of nearly a quarter of million euro.In 2012 CUF had an income of €2.5 million.The Foundation’s current campaign is seeking support for student scholarships, research, innovative learning, cultural programmes and college capital programmes. In common with other university foundations, CUF has chapters throughout the world, particularly in the United States and Far East.The accounts note that CUF has no employees but seconds ‘a number of persons’ from the university to work for the foundation. This appears normal practice for some university foundations where expenditure on fundraising staff and activities is absorbed into general university expenditure.In common with other universities in Ireland, CUF has received large grants from Atlantic Philanthropies over the years but no grants are recorded for 2014. Atlantic has indicated, however, that it may make some substantial grants to universities in Ireland before it ends its grant giving next year. Photo: University of Cork – photo: Luis Santos on 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Cork University Foundation income falls again Howard Lake | 12 October 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Indiana Corn Fields a Sea of Inconsistency

first_img Indiana Corn Fields a Sea of Inconsistency Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 By Andy Eubank – Jun 19, 2017 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 All quotes are delayed snapshots Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn Fields a Sea of Inconsistency Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Facebook Twitter SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Variability in cornAs expected with a very choppy spring planting season, Indiana crops are off to a start full of variability. During a check on crops north of Frankfort in Clinton County Monday, fields right next to each other look very different, depending on the planting date and whether replant was necessary. Agronomist Matt Hutcheson says that’s an accurate snapshot of all of Indiana.“I think there are problems everywhere,” he told HAT. “It’s kind of scattered and some areas are worse than others, but everyone has faced the same issues across the state.”Heavy rains kept farmers from planting when they wanted to and created many replant situations this year. In some cases replanting has occurred over and over again, leading to a staggered start and creating what will be a season of adjustments.“We have earlier planted corn that’s going to pollinate earlier, mature earlier at harvest and dry down faster, and then this later planted corn is going to pollinate several weeks later and we’ll be wetter at harvest. So, throughout the growing season we’re going to be looking at corn in various stages of development, and even in harvest we’ll be facing some management decisions in terms of which fields to harvest first, which are dryer, and where we may need to run the dryers a little bit more in the fall.”As Hutcheson looks way down the road to the Indiana harvest, some areas could have decent corn yields, “but I think there are going to be a lot of areas where the yields are going to be reduced,” he said. “Maybe not a whole field had to be replanted but parts of it or there’s parts of fields that were drowned out and may not produce anything. So, those pockets of low to no yield in our fields this year are going to be an issue and are definitely going to bring down our averages.”Watch the HAT YouTube channel for field video of the Frankfort crop visit and Hutcheson’s answers to frequent farmer questions. Matt Hutcheson is product manager for Seed Consultants, Inc. SHARE Previous articleStorms and Heat Continue to Batter Indiana CropsNext articleIndiana Has the Proof, Conservation is Working Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 last_img read more

Court Decision on 2016 RVOs Is a Win for Consumers

first_imgHome Energy Court Decision on 2016 RVOs Is a Win for Consumers Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleDonnelly Announces Package Addressing Opioid Epidemic in Rural CommunitiesNext articleCommentary: American Gothic has Got to Go Gary Truitt The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) flawed methodology used to reduce the 2016 total Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).This decision was in response to a joint petition filed in January 2016 to hear a challenge to the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Growth Energy along with Americans for Clean Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers, and the Renewable Fuels Association filed this petition.“We’re very pleased with the court’s ruling, which restores Congressional intent and will ensure that renewable fuels continue to play a growing and important role in America’s fuel mix,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said.“This is a major win for consumers, who save money when American biofuels can compete at the pump with foreign oil. Every year, American biofuels get more affordable and more sustainable. Ethanol slashes greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent, and biofuel production supports hundreds of thousands of jobs across the U.S. We appreciate the court recognizing the value of the RFS, and we look forward to working with the EPA to make sure that America’s biofuel targets reflect the goals set down in law.” Court Decision on 2016 RVOs Is a Win for Consumers By Gary Truitt – Jul 30, 2017 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Women’s basketball dominates in 85-36 win over New Orleans

first_imgFacebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Linkedin Dean Straka Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Straka Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship ReddIt Linkedin Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Twitter Toree Thompson takes the ball up the court for TCU in Sunday’s 85-36 victory over New Orleans Dean Straka + posts printThe Horned Frog women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 Sunday afternoon, defeating the University of New Orleans 85-36 at the TCU Campus Recreation Center in Fort Worth, Texas.The Frogs held New Orleans to 12 points in the first half, marking the 10th time in program history the Frogs held their opponent to 12 points or less in one half of a game. The 36 total points allowed were the 11th fewest of all time for the Frogs.Senior guard and All-American candidate Zahna Medley led the charge and finished the contest with 24 points, including nine from three point range. Redshirt sophomore Destynee Hives-McCray also had a strong outing, recording 10 points from two point range.First-year center Jordan Moore also played well, totaling eight points, two defensive rebounds, and two blocks for the Frogs.“We wanted to see how we could run with a team who likes to run,” TCU head coach Reagan Pebley said. “I was happy we were able to take care of the ball considering the number of possessions there were.”The Frogs were propelled by multiple runs of 10 consecutive points or more in the blowout win.“We’ve got a few different drills that we do in practice about getting consecutive stops, and stops include rebounds,” Pebley said. “Defense isn’t going to be defense if we don’t rebound, so we were able to translate some of what we are doing in practice into the game, and create those runs.The Frogs scored 16 points on the fast-break alone and 40 in the paint.“We know we have a good transition offense but our gameplay was to push primary because we knew they weren’t as good defensively in the transition area,” Medley said. “That was our game plan and we just stuck to it and executed.”Medley spoke highly of performances from the younger players such as Moore.“We have a lot of good younger players and freshmen that are coming and are being presence, and they are really good at it. So we have to give them the ball,” Medley said. “Jordan is only a freshman and she’s getting used to playing at the collegiate level and getting strong and building confidence in the preseason will be really good for her.”As easy as the win appeared to come to the Frogs, Hives-McCray said the ballgame was very physical.“New Orleans played very scrappy and we knew that coming into the game and were preparing for it,” Hives-McCray said. “I think that’s why we were able to elevate our game to match that grit and scrappiness on the offense and defensive end.”Pebley said the team made progress in regards as to where the players need to be offensively.“We are seeing that ideal trademark in our system where multiple players are hitting double figures,” Pebley said.The team gets back to action when they face SMU Wednesday night in Dallas. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Twitter Previous articleTCU students discuss the events at MizzouNext articleTCU announces new committees for developing medical school Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Physician declares climate change a ‘medical emergency’ in Friday Focus talk

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Presidential debate full of insults, murder-suicide in Fort WorthNext articleHow performing arts majors are adjusting to the pandemic Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printAn environmental expert spoke to TCU students and faculty about the future impacts of climate change and what they can do to live more sustainably. Dr. Mark Dambro, a retired physician and certified trainer for former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project training course, joined the weekly Friday Focus webinar hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. TCU sociology professor Dr. Keith Whitworth introduced Dambro and placed the potential impact of climate change in the context of the ongoing pandemic. “COVID-19 could possibly look like a minor event in our history compared to the destructive impacts of climate change,” said Whitworth. “Many experts in a variety of disciplines have commented that COVID-19 is merely a dress rehearsal for the devastation and disruptions of climate change.” Dambro addressed the effects of climate change in his lecture and subsequent Q&A.Consequences of climate change Dambro said the unprecedented nature of climate change and its effects on human health invite the question, “Can we as a species survive?”During his speech, Dambro called climate change “a medical emergency,” referencing heat stress following extreme temperature events, health issues from exposure to air pollution and the impact of the expanding range of disease-carrying organisms such as mosquitoes as the earth warms.Dambro explained tropical diseases are moving farther north into areas where people lack genetic resistance.Nineteen of the 20 hottest years on record have taken place since 2001, according to NASA.Ninety percent of the surplus heat is absorbed by the ocean, causing more frequent and severe storms and rising sea levels, said Dambro. He pointed out that the effects of climate change on the ocean hit close to home: in August, two hurricanes, Laura and Marco, occupied the Gulf of Mexico simultaneously for the first time.In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, La. Climate-connected disasters seem everywhere in the crazy year 2020. But scientists Wednesday, Sept. 9, say it’ll get worse. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Finding climate positivity However, Dambro found climate optimism in an unusual source.During spring lockdowns, air pollutants declined by as much as 60% worldwide as factories closed and the transportation sector declined, according to a study by the American Geophysical Union.“COVID-19 in all of its negatives did give us a positive, and it was the unique opportunity to show that we can decrease air pollution and [pollution] is from human activity,” said Dambro. “There’s a lot of doom and gloom in all of this, but there is hope. All is not lost and we don’t have to have a pandemic to move forward.”Working together Dambro concluded his lecture by talking about how countries must work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. He cited the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, in which 187 countries committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, as an example of positive change.Dambro also said he was heartened by the global increase in renewable energy, especially the production of wind and solar energy.“Future generations should inherit a planet which is not only habitable, but beautiful, clean and as healthy as the earth can possibly be,” Dambro said. Dambro encouraged members of the TCU community to collectively make sustainable choices and advocate for a greener world.“Join those who are using their voices, using their votes, using their choices in life and in the marketplace to fight for your future, your community, for your world,” Dambro said. “Use your voice, your vote, your choices and speak power to truth like your world depends upon it.” ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Camilla Price I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. Camilla Price FILE – In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. A record drop in U.S. energy consumption this spring was driven by less demand for coal that’s burned for electricity and oil that’s refined into gasoline and jet fuel. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) Linkedin Camilla Price Camilla Price World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays ReddIt Facebook Twitter Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide Camilla Price read more

President Gbagbo’s associates fail to cooperate with French probe into journalist’s disappearance

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2020 Find out more July 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Gbagbo’s associates fail to cooperate with French probe into journalist’s disappearance to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information Simone Gbagbo, the wife of Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, and former Ivorian economy minister Paul-Antoine Bohoun Bouabré failed to respond to a summons from French investigating judge Patrick Ramaël for questioning today in Paris as witnesses in his probe into the disappearance of journalist Guy-André Kieffer, a dual French-Canadian national, in Côte d’Ivoire in 2004.Reporters Without Borders and the Kieffer family regret that once again the persons whose names have most often come up in the investigation are not cooperating with the French judicial authorities.“By using bureaucratic pretexts for refusing to cooperate with the judicial authorities, President Gbagbo’s associates show they want to cover up Kieffer’s disappearance,” Reporters Without Borders and the Kieffer family said. “But the further the investigation advances, the more they are involved. Simone Gbagbo and Paul-Antoine Bohoun Bouabré knew Judge Ramaël wanted to question them. By refusing to respond to his summons, they are just reinforcing the suspicions against them.”Ramaël told Radio France Internationale on 8 July that he had summoned Simone Gbagbo and Bouabré for questioning in his Paris office as witnesses in the Kieffer case because their names have repeatedly being mentioned when other witnesses and suspects have been interrogated.But a few hours later, lawyers representing Gbagbo and Bouabré denied that any summonses had been received. It seems the method used to send the summonses, directly to their homes in Côte d’Ivoire via the French embassy there, did not comply with a Franco-Ivorian judicial convention requiring the use of the French foreign ministry and the Ivorian embassy in Paris.Kieffer’s wife, Osange Silou-Kieffer, said the Ivorian judges in charge of Côte d’Ivoire’s investigation into the case were able to question all the people they wanted when they came to France last month. But they did not ask to interview her, she pointed out.A freelance journalist based in Abidjan, Kieffer was looking into shady government practices in the country’s cocoa industry when he disappeared on 16 April 2004. French investigators say armed men kidnapped him from the parking lot of an Abidjan supermarket just as he was about to meet with Simone Gbagbo’s brother-in-law, Michel Legré.French President Nicolas Sarkozy promised the Kieffer family in August 2007 that everything possible would be done to find out what happened to him. Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Reports Organisation Receive email alerts Simone Gbagbo, the wife of Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, and former Ivorian economy minister Paul-Antoine Bohoun Bouabré failed to respond to a summons from French investigating judge Patrick Ramaël for questioning today in Paris as witnesses in his probe into the disappearance of journalist Guy-André Kieffer, a dual French-Canadian national, in Côte d’Ivoire in 2004 RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News News October 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’IvoireAfrica last_img read more

The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS News WASHINGTON —— President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. They will participate in the moment of silence and lighting ceremony. Biden has made a point of recognizing the lives lost from the virus. His first event upon arriving in Washington for his inauguration a month ago was to deliver remarks at a COVID-19 memorial ceremony. ——— THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Britain speeds up vaccination plan; all adults to get 1st jab by July 31 — What’s safe after a COVID-19 vaccination? Don’t take the masks off yet, scientists say — Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California are embroiled in political woes from the pandemic — Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details — With no crowds during a coronavirus lockdown, the Louvre in Paris is using the down time to refurbish ——— Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at, and ——— HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auckland continued to have restrictions including on gatherings. The source of the outbreak remains unclear, although authorities continue to investigate whether there is a connection between infected airline passengers and the mother, who works at a company which cleans laundry for airlines. New Zealand has an elimination strategy with the coronavirus and has managed to stamp out its spread. ——— LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks. The 6,760 new confirmed cases reported Sunday are more than 85% below the mid-December peak of about 54,000 in one day. Total cases are approaching 3.45 million. The positivity rate for people being tested has been falling for weeks, which means fewer people will end up in hospitals. —- CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other northern regions, a second wave, starting in fall 2020, has raced throughout Italy, which so far has registered some 2.8 million cases. The first locally transmitted case was discovered in a 38-year-old patient in a hospital in Codogno, Lombardy. That patient survived. But in the northeastern town of Vo, which registered the nation’s first known death on Feb. 21, 2020, officials unveiled a memorial plaque at a tree-planting ceremony. ——— WASHINGTON — The White House says about a third of the coronavirus vaccine doses delayed by this week’s winter weather have been delivered this weekend. Press secretary Jen Psaki says the administration has been working with shippers and states to close the roughly 6 million dose backlog created this week as power outages closed some vaccination centers and icy weather stranded some vaccine in shipping hubs. Psaki says the administration is making sure those catch-up doses out to vaccination centers “as soon as they can handle them.” Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” Psaki says, “We’ve been able to get about 2 million of those 6 million doses out,” adding, “We expect to rapidly catch up this week.” ——— WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is calling the United States’ approaching milestone of half a million deaths from the coronavirus as “terribly historic” and stressed the need for continuing public health measures. Fauci says with virus infections overall going down and vaccinations continuing things are improving but that the U.S. remains in a “terrible situation” and people should remain mindful of wearing masks and keeping social distance. Currently there are over 497,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said he expects a “significant degree of normality” in everyday life toward the end of the year but that it was “possible” people will still need to be wearing masks into 2022. He says ultimately it will depend on the trajectory of COVID-19 variants as well as whether an “overwhelming majority” of people get vaccinated. Fauci says he wants to see infections get to a “very, very low” baseline before backing off recommendations to wear a mask, when the risk of exposure to someone with COVID-19 has become minimal. Fauci spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ——— BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has received a first shipment of 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccines, adding to the three other vaccines already in use. The Balkan nation of 7 million has administered more than 1 million doses so far, which is among the top results in Europe. Most Serb citizens have received Chinese Sinopharm vaccines, followed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Russia’s Sputnik V. President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday was at the airport to welcome the AstraZeneca shipment from India. He said more than 750,000 people have received the first shot and expressed hope that vaccinations will continue at current pace. Health authorities, meanwhile, threatened toughen anti-virus measures following a spike in daily new cases and hospitalizations. Epidemiologists say that’s due to nightclubs and cafes flouting virus restrictions and because Serbia’s ski resorts worked at full capacity all winter. ——— LONDON — The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. The goal is for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a shot by April 15, rather than the previous target of May 1. The makers of the two vaccines Britain is using, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, have both experienced supply problems in Europe. But U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that “we now think that we have the supplies” to speed up the vaccination campaign. More than 17.2 million people have been given the first of two doses of vaccine since the U.K. inoculation campaign began on Dec. 8. The news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with senior ministers Sunday to finalize a “road map” out of that national lockdown that is due to be announced on Monday. Britain has had more than 120,000 coronavirus deaths. ——— AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, and more than 42,000 deaths due to COVID-19, the third highest death count in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. ——— LOS ANGELES — A skateboarding world champion is among five people prosecutors in Southern California have charged with organizing parties that were possible superspreader events amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles Times reports Nyjah Huston, a four-time world skateboarding champion, and Edward Essa, the owner of a home in the Fairfax District, held a party last month with at least 40 people that was shut down by police after receiving a complaint. Huston and Essa were both charged with creating a nuisance, a misdemeanor. Neither could be reached for comment. ——— JERUSALEM — Israel has unveiled a plan to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted the world’s speediest vaccine campaign over the past month and a half, inoculating nearly half of its 9.3 million people. But with the coronavirus still spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated, the country only recently began emerging from a two-month lockdown. On Sunday, retail stores, shopping malls, gyms, some middle school grades and other public services for limited crowd sizes are set to start back up. Netanyahu said the government could not keep unvaccinated residents from places like medical clinics, pharmacies and supermarkets. But he said other services would be allowed only for those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Israel’s main international airport, for instance, remains closed to nearly all air traffic because of concerns of foreign variants of the virus entering the country. ——— PODGORICA, Montenegro — Tiny Montenegro has launched vaccinations against the coronavirus with doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines that were donated by neighboring Serbia. Health authorities said the first person to receive a shot on Saturday was a 66-year-old resident of a care home in the coastal town of Risan. Two doctors working at the same nursing home came next. A nation of some 620,000 people, Montenegro has reported more than 70,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 939 known deaths. Montenegrin authorities say they plan to acquire supplies of China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. ——— PHOENIX — Enrollment at U.S. community colleges dropped 10% from fall 2019 to fall 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to The National Student Clearinghouse, which says community colleges were hit the hardest among all types of colleges in terms of enrollment drops. Four-year universities in the U.S. fared better than many had expected, seeing only slight enrollment decreases. There are myriad reasons for the community college downturn. Fewer freshmen are enrolling and some are delaying college until campuses fully reopen. But the pandemic has also taken a heavy toll on older adult students. Many lost jobs or have no time for their own schooling as they supervise their children’s online classes. More Americans typically turn to community college education amid economic downturns, seeking to learn new job skills or change careers. But education experts say the pandemic seems to have upended usual trends. ———— LONDON – The British government has announced a small step out of lockdown — allowing nursing home residents to have a single friend or family member visit them indoors. Residents and their visitors will be able to hold hands, but not hug. The change takes effect March 8. For months, nursing home residents have only been able to see loved ones outdoors or through screens. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will announce a “road map” out of lockdown on Monday. The government has stressed that reopening will be slow and cautious, with store reopenings or outdoor socializing unlikely before April, though children will go back to school from March 8. Johnson’s Conservative government has been accused of reopening the country too quickly after the first lockdown in the spring. Britain has had about 120,000 coronavirus deaths, the highest toll in Europe. The new measures apply in England. In other parts of the U.K., nursing home visiting rules vary, with Scottish residents able to have two visitors from March 8. —- PORTLAND, Oregon — Despite historic winter weather across the country causing shipment delays and forcing mass vaccination sites to reschedule appointments, Oregon health officials say the state’s vaccination timeline is still on schedule. While more than 10,000 vaccine appointments were canceled last week, beginning Monday people 70 and older will be eligible to receive doses of vaccine and people 65 and older will be eligible March 1. During the past week, Oregon averaged more than 14,000 vaccinations per day. As of Thursday, 12% of the state’s population has been vaccinated with first doses and 5% of residents have been fully vaccinated. ——— HELSINKI — Denmark has temporarily closed some border crossing points with Germany and stepped up checks at others due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and a rise in virus variants in the the northern German town of Flensburg, just off the Danish border. The Danish justice ministry said late Friday that an increasing number of infections and virus mutations have been detected in Flensburg, just some seven kilometers (4 miles) from the border with Denmark. The Danish justice ministry said officials police will significantly intensify border controls at the Danish-German border. Local authorities in Germany said Saturday on Flensburg’s webpage that the town’s coronavirus incidence rate was running at 193 per 100,000 people. Dozens of cases of mutated coronavirus, mostly the variant first detected in Britain, have been detected in Flensburg, a town with some 90,000 inhabitants, in the past days. WhatsApp The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremonycenter_img Twitter Twitter TAGS Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSchneider Electric Advances Corporate Climate Action with Global Supply Chain Decarbonization ServiceNext articleLos Angeles visits St. Louis after Brown’s 2-goal game Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more