Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Iglesia Episcopal con rostro Latino

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Iglesia Episcopal con rostro Latino Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC por Cesar CardozaPosted Jul 4, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Los números no mienten. Cifras del Censo 2010 de Estados Unidos indican que más de la mitad del crecimiento demográfico del país se debe a los latinos. La población hispana aumento 43% entre 2000 y 2010. La comunidad episcopal se está “latinizando” a pasos agigantados, y está creciendo desde adentro, con muchos feligreses jóvenes estadounidenses de primera generación.Para Carlos de la Torre, esta historia es personal; este joven seminarista inmigró a Estados Unidos a los cinco años y hoy en día se siente plenamente identificado con la cultura peruana de sus padres y del país que le abrió las puertas. “No hay un típico latino” –dice- “pero en general el latino(a) trabaja duro, aprecia la diversidad y la practica”. “La iglesia está cambiando –añade- no hay otro camino, pero ese cambio indudablemente es para bien.”La Iglesia Episcopal de EEUU está asimilando el patrimonio cultural de su feligresía, desde la liturgia hasta el desarrollo de ministerios que respondan al presente y al futuro.El Rdo. Simón Bautista, Misionero Diocesano de Ministerios Latinos en Washington DC, explica que un ejemplo lo ve en sus propios hijos: “Los que son mas grandecitos (…) uno se da cuenta que llevan esa mezcla de ser descendientes de latinos pero nacidos y crecidos en Estados Unidos… por un lado celebran las cosas que son importantes para nosotros los latinos pero van a celebrar con la misma intensidad las cosas que son propias de la cultura y su historia y de ser americanos.”Nueva forma de ser EpiscopalPara el Rdo. Daniel Vélez-Rivera, Rector (I) de la Iglesia St. Michael and All Angels en Baltimore, Maryland, la realidad es similar: “la iglesia se integra… es como tejer la comunidad latina con la comunidad anglo parlante y formar una sola iglesia, con diversidad bajo un mismo techo.”Con la población latina en Estados Unidos creciendo 4 veces más rápido que otros segmentos demográficos, no es raro que esa población emergente, dentro y fuera del ámbito episcopal celebre la fiesta de la independencia, acompañando los fuegos artificiales y desfiles con sancocho, tamales y pastel de manzana.— César Cardoza, Corresponsal Especial, Servicio de Prensa Episcopal en la Convención General. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Winter Events Guide

first_imgRyan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Twitter Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ ReddIt New ice cream shop rolls into Fort Worth Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Ryan is a junior double majoring in journalism and history from Little Elm, Texas. He is an avid sports fan that enjoys all things TCU and Dallas related. When not in class you can find him in a Fort Worth eatery or marching on the 50. Facebook Study sanctuaries on campus, in Fort Worth Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img “Hope and Healing” only part of what Religious and Spiritual Life does Previous articleMen’s basketball returns to AP Top 25 Poll for first time in three yearsNext articlePatterson announces new 2-year contract extension Ryan Myers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Ryan Myers Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Interfaith group hopes to pass religious accommodation policy Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin printNow that Thanksgiving has passed, our attention can fully shift to the Christmas season. A number of festivals have already started, but here are some to look out for.TCU Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – November 28 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Highlighted by the lighting of the Christmas tree and a mandatory TCU fireworks show, this event is perfect for students and families alike. The tree sits at the end of the campus commons and the grass area between the tree and Frog Fountain will be full of events. Past activities include crafting and holiday games. There will also be a performance by Johnnyswim this year. SuperFrog Santa will be available for photos and free refreshments and treats will be given out. Parking will open in all lots after 5 p.m. and shuttles will be available.Panther Island Ice – Nov. 17 – Jan. 15Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink returns to Panther Island. The rink is located at the Coyote Drive-In and is open seven days a week, including holidays. Admission is $12 and that includes the skate rental fee. There are no discounts for TCU students, but admission is half off on Tuesdays and only $10 on Wednesdays if you bring two canned goods. Parking is free and a ticket to the Coyote Drive-In is not required for admission to the ice rink. Patrons line West 7th for the Starlight Symphony. Photo by Starlight SymphonyStarlight Symphony – Dec. 1-31  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.This month-long event lights up the sky at the Crockett Row at West 7th to a choreographed five minute light show. Free carriage rides are available on Friday and Saturday nights and a number of choirs and musicians will perform on the weekends throughout the month. From Dec. 9-18 there will also be a toy drive benefitting SafeHaven of Tarrant County.Magical Winter Lights – Nov. 17 – Jan. 7This Houston festival, started by TCU alum Yusi An, is expanding to DFW area and is setting up at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The festival bases its designs on Chinese lanterns and turns them into remakes of local landmarks. The festival includes five sections; Magical Wonderland, The Lone Star State, Mystery of the East, Dinosaur Land and Christmas Candy Land. There will also be two Chinese acrobatic shows every night at the festival. Tickets are $21 for adults and parking is $10 on site. The Nutcracker – See website for performance datesThis classic Christmas ballet is being brought to the Bass Performance Hall by the Texas Ballet Theater. There are a number of performances throughout the month of December. Ticket prices vary based on where you want to sit. Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

At least a dozen journalists attacked by police dispersing protesters

first_img GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia to go further News Follow the news on Georgia RSF_en Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the violence used by the Georgian security forces in the early hours of yesterday against journalists covering an anti-government demonstration in Tbilisi.“According to our sources, at least a dozen journalists were attacked or detained by the police, who seem to have lost their self-control,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This use of force against reporters who were just covering events is intolerable. We urge both the authorities and the opposition to respect journalists, who must not be the collateral victims of the current political tension.”Thousands of people have been demonstrating every day in Georgia since 21 May to demand President Saakashvili’s departure. Yesterday, shortly after midnight, interior ministry police used force to disperse the opposition demonstration taking place on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi after warning the protesters they would have to vacate the street for celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Georgia’s independence. The police fired tear-gas and rubber bullets and used batons to disperse the protesters. Journalists were verbally and physically attacked in the ensuing melee. Cameras and video cameras were seized or destroyed. And some reporters were arrested without justification.“Many of these abuses were deliberate,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The police were well aware that the journalists were there as reporters. Several journalists were beaten although they were clearly identified. The police ripped press badges and armbands off some reporters. The list of victims of the night’s violence is likely to lengthen in the coming hours.”Several journalists working for the online newspaper Netgazeti were the victims of violence. Nino Kachniashvili was hospitalized after inhaling tear-gas. Nestan Tsetskhladze’s camera was confiscated. Tamaz Kupreyshvili told Reporters Without Borders: “I was hit by a rubber bullet while fellow journalist Kote Stalinski and I were outside parliament. We ran towards the metro but we encountered a group of riot police. I shouted that we were press but ten of them surrounded us and began hitting us with batons.” Two reporters for the Expressnews agency, Anna Gabunya and Tengo Akujava, were arrested. Gabunya spent the night in a police station. Akujava was held for two hours. Their phones were confiscated. Gabunya said that, after searching her, interior ministry officials told her not to cover opposition activity.Interpressnews reporter Malkhaz Chadova was physically attacked and insulted and then held for several hours at the Digomi district police station. Darejan Papyashvili, who works for the same news agency, was hit and his camera was confiscated.Dato Mchedlize, a journalist with the Media.ge news website, was beaten with batons. Nato Gogelya, who was covering the demonstrations for the regional newspaper Guria News, had his camera confiscated. Zayra Mikatadze of the newspaper Resonance was physically attacked. Diana Khoperia of Obyektivi had to be given several stitches to her head after being badly beaten.Giorgi Mamatsachvili and Beka Tsitsivadze of the newspaper Assaval Dassavali were severly beaten too. Several Russian journalists were also roughed up. Vladimir Astapkovych, a correspondent for the RIA Novosti news agency, was detained all night with demonstrators. Another RIA Novosti journalist, Andrey Malishkin, was beaten and kept in handcuffs for five hours at a police station. Material was confiscated from Komsomolskaya Pravda correspondent Vladimir Vorsobin. The Russian media mentioned other journalists but it has not yet been possible to confirm the reports. The interior ministry said 90 arrests were made during the operation and 37 people were hospitalized. It also said two policemen died as a result of being run over by a car fleeing the scene at high speed. Since the start of the protests, several Georgian journalists have reported being harassed by both the government and the opposition. In the Black Sea city of Batumi, Eter Turadze, the editor of the local newspaper Batumelebi, was surrounded by a score of police officers and prevented from working while covering a demonstration outside the local TV station on 21 May.Tamaz Kupreyshvili was physically attacked the next day by Anzor Bitsadze, the son of the leader of the National Assembly opposition movement and former parliamentary speaker Nino Burjanadze, who subsequently apologized for her son’s behaviour.Journalists are increasingly becoming hostages of the political tension in Georgia. Although the press freedom situation is much better than in neighbouring Armenia or Azerbaijan, journalists are routinely the target of physical and verbal attacks. Georgia is ranked 100th out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Picture : Euronews, Reuters October 1, 2020 Find out more GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information May 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 At least a dozen journalists attacked by police dispersing protesterscenter_img Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign Organisation News July 20, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts June 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Bubble McMansion McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / McMansion Popularity Surging for First Time Since Housing Bubble Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Back in the mid-2000s, McMansions, or homes that were larger than 3,000 square feet, helped fuel the housing bubble as people started building bigger and better homes. Coupled with subprime mortgages, banks couldn’t keep up when people stopped paying their mortgages, and the market collapsed.Now, according to Newsweek, the popularity of McMansions is surging once more, and the median price of McMansions is approaching what it once was in 2007According to information put out by Zillow, the median McMansion price in the year 2000 was $330.5 thousand. That number climbed to $519.5 thousand before the collapse in 2007. Since then, home prices have rebounded to a median $482.3 thousand as of May 2017. Compare those figures to the median value of all other homes in the year 2000—$119.8 thousand—and the May 2017 figure of $199.2 thousand, which is at an all-time high.McMansions have a contagious effect on neighborhoods, according to a report put out by Clement Bellet of the CEP, and which ultimately causes a snowball: once a McMansion moves into a neighborhood, it fuels more people to upgrade. The article estimates that there are 794,000 large homes that have been built in May.“I further show that when bigger houses get built closer to smaller houses, house satisfaction is lower among the smaller households. The effect is concentrated in suburbs where size inequality is high but segregation is minimal due to geographical constraints on developable land. Thus the relative size effect depends on economic segregation within counties, defined by the distance separating superstar houses from houses below median size,” Bellet said.Will the rise in popularity create another housing market crash? The data could be pointing toward that. If the Fed doesn’t slow down expansion by increasing interest rates, a collapse could be imminent. Previous: Banishing Blight: Officials, Experts, and Lawmakers Meet for Roundtable Next: HSBC Tackles Another U.S. Lawsuit Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing Bubble McMansion 2017-07-05 Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 5, 2017 4,013 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Gardai circulate poster as investigation continues into murder of Polish national

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardai are beginning to circulate a poster in both English and Polish as the investigation into the murder of 36 year-old, Sebastian Adamowicz continuesA checkpoint was carried out yesterday in the Gortlee area as part of a reconstruction of the last known movements of Mr Adamowicz.The 36 year old was found with extensive head injuries in a house in Sylvan Park on Wednesday last, he later died in hospital.Speaking yesterday, Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell says a number of items, potentially helpful to the investigation, have been retrieved following searches in the area. Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai circulate poster as investigation continues into murder of Polish national Previous article€230,000 investment announced for Donegal’s librariesNext articleHillsborough investigator in Derry for special film screening News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook By News Highland – November 9, 2017 Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Bishop of Raphoe recommends Communions be postponed until September

first_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp The Bishop of Raphoe has recommended that Holy Communions in the diocese be postponed until September.Under the latest Government guidelines, from May 10th, up to 50 people can attend religious services with 50 people also permitted at weddings and funerals.Bishop Alan McGuckian, is hopeful that Confirmations may take place over summer months:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mcguckian1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleHigh number of driving related arrests in Donegal over weekendNext articleCMO comments damaging – Letterkenny Chamber News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Bishop of Raphoe recommends Communions be postponed until September By News Highland – May 4, 2021 last_img read more

Family brings in ‘09 with fire

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Some looking to restore historical homes Now that the Troy City Council has allowed more time for home owners to restore eight dilapidated houses in the… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits When the Hendersons of the Josie community “throw” a New Year’s celebration party, they “throw” a party like none other.On Friday night, people of all ages came from near and far to celebrate New Year’s the old-fashioned way with a fireball throw at Henderson “field.”Barbara Henderson Currie has been making fireballs for the “throw” for more years than she cares to say. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The steady stream of car lights along the rural road was assurance that the crowd would continue to grow as the night grew longer.Currie said fireball throwing is a tradition that has almost flickered out but it is one she and her brothers and their families are committed to continuing.“It’s a lot of fun and it gives people a chance to do something different – a unique way to celebrate New Year’s,” she said.Almost as soon as the last fireball goes out, Currie is busy getting balls ready for the next year. By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 12:02 am Sunday, January 4, 2009 Email the author Family brings in ‘09 with fire The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content “Fireball throwing is a tradition with our family,” she said. “Fireballs were the only fireworks that our parents had and we grew up with the tradition. When Harold and I had children and my brothers had children we wanted to keep the tradition going.”So, sometime around New Year’s Day, depending on family commitments and the weather, the Hendersons – Dennis, Durwood, Dwight and David and their sister, Barbara, invited everyone out to a huge field just beyond Enon Baptist Church to throw fireballs and enjoy the food and fellowship between tosses.“We usually have a huge crowd and they come early and stay late but this year the crowd was down a little,” Currie said. “I think it was because we had to cancel last year because of the weather. That was the first time we’d had to do that. And, too, we were a little unsure about tonight because of the weather. But it’s a good crowd and growing.” “I start each ball with a cotton sock and then wind cotton string around and around it,” she said.At some point, she stops winding and starts stitching.“If you don’t sew the balls together some, they’ll fall apart when they start burning,” she said.Currie makes around 20 balls or more and then soaks them for several months in kerosene.“You have to soak them for a long time or they’ll burn out,” she said.The balls can be tossed with the bare hands of the brave-hearted or with gloved hands for the faint of heart.“You just keep the balls moving,” said Kevin Phillips. “Toss it fast and it won’t burn your hand. Even the kids can do it. It’s a lot of fun for everybody.”The fireballs light up the night sky as they woosh from hand to hand.Dennis Henderson smiled with obvious pride in carrying on an old family tradition.“It’s just what we do out here to celebrate the New Year and we invite anybody that wants to come to come.” Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Florida to start requiring proof of residency for COVID-19 vaccinations

first_imgsimon2579/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Florida will soon require proof of residency for people getting COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this week.Starting Wednesday, people who show up for vaccines in Seminole County, Florida, will be asked to show their Florida ID or a utility bill in order to get the shot, according to ABC News Orlando affiliate WFTV-TV. The new policy, which applies to state-run vaccination sites, will later be extended to other counties in the state.“We’re only doing [vaccines] for Florida, Florida residents,” DeSantis said during a Tuesday news conference. “You got to live here either full-time or at least part-time.”The changes comes in the wake of concerns about “vaccine tourism,” following an executive order DeSantis issued that opened up vaccinations to anyone age 65 and older but didn’t require proof of residency.Opening up vaccinations resulted in long lines, with some older people even camping overnight in lawn chairs in the hopes of getting vaccinated.Florida has reported 1.6 million COVID-19 cases and 24,578 deaths from the virus, according to the state health department.As of Wednesday, Florida had distributed 2.5 million vaccines and administered approximately 1.2 million of them, which translates to 5,773 vaccines administered for every 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rhodes statue acts as a ‘barrier’ in Oriel outreach efforts, Admissions Director suggests

first_imgThe outcome of the Rhodes commission, set up in July last year, has been delayed until the early spring. A spokesperson for the College said: “The Commission has received a considerable volume of submissions, which together with the limitations imposed by operating during a pandemic, means the report will likely be published in early Spring 2021 in order to ensure that all input is given careful and due consideration.”  Dr. Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at the University, has suggested that the Rhodes statue may act as a barrier to Oriel’s participation in outreach programs in a recording of a public Commission of Inquiry session from December focused on Diversity & Inclusion Policies at Oxford.  Some of the challenges highlighted by Dr. Surender include the collegiate system of the university and the low turnover of associate professors, which means that change can be slow to happen. Dr. Surender also suggested that the data that the University collects suggests that “we’re not recruiting from the local community for positions that we ought to be.” CW: Racism, discrimination. Dr. Rebecca Surender, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Advocate for Equality and Diversity at the University of Oxford, also spoke at the commission. In her presentation, she highlighted that “the various focus groups and surveys we run annually consistently indicate that many of our BME students feel marginalised, and that Oxford is not as inclusive as they’d like it to be.” When questioned by a committee member about the impact of the Rhodes statue on outreach efforts targeted towards prospective Black students, Dr. Khan said: “From my experience, we find it difficult to encourage students to go to Oriel.” “There are no further updates on the work of the Commission, although some of the public sessions were recorded and have been made available for members of the public to view.” “I don’t have any hard facts, but I believe it is a barrier for certain outreach programs, then, to be delivered in Oriel as a result of that.” “Oriel is one of the colleges they’ll say, ‘Oh, that’s where the statue is,’ and then when they’re asked which colleges they’d like to go and see, it’s rare that Oriel gets selected. We put it down to the fact that they do have those discussions.” “Undergraduates emphasise overt and more insidious forms of racism… [such as] repeatedly being asked to prove that they’re a member of the college.” “Dr Khan’s input will be considered alongside all other submissions and evidence received by the Commission.” Image Credit: Steve Daniels. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. The most recent data, from July 2020, suggests that 19% of undergraduate students admitted to the University from the UK are BME, and 8% of academic staff. There are no BME Heads of Department in the University. Dr. Surender also reported a persistent ethnicity gap of 8% in those receiving Firsts at the end of their degree.last_img read more