CAL Bank Limited ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nick Train is underperforming, but I’m not worried

first_img Image source: Getty Images Paul Summers | Monday, 30th November, 2020 At first glance, celebrated UK money manager Nick Train’s £7.4bn Lindsell Train Global Equity fund looks to have done rather well recently. Over the last year, it’s achieved a return of 7.4%. That’s pretty decent when you consider the trio of headwinds — Covid-19, Brexit and the US presidential election — markets have faced. By comparison, the FTSE 100 is down 14% over the same period.Look at things from a different perspective however, and this result isn’t quite so positive.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…Nick Train has underperformed!To properly measure just how good a manager is, it makes sense to compare ‘oranges with oranges’. Forget the FTSE 100. Train’s performance against rival managers adopting similar strategies is a better yardstick. It’s here there’s possible concerned. Terry Smith’s Fundsmith Equity fund, for example, has returned 17.2% in the last year. The promising LF Blue Whale Growth has achieved a stonking 24.1% gain over the same timescale. This is despite all three managers having concentrated portfolios of between 25-29 quality-focused stocks. This concentration matters because it means investors are relying more on the active stock-picking skills of the fund manager, and less on general market sentiment, to grow their wealth.On this basis, Nick Train is really lagging his peers.So, what gives?There are arguably two main reasons to explain this underperformance. One is the geographical mix of Train’s holdings.Unlike Fundsmith and Blue Whale, Train has a third of his portfolio invested in UK companies. However, Smith and Blue Whale manager Stephen Yiu have just 14% and a minuscule 3% exposure to London-listed stocks respectively. This matters, because the UK stock market hasn’t recovered as well as others around the world.A second, related reason why Global Equity hasn’t done as well is due to the sort of companies Nick Train’s invested in. Consumer goods giant Unilever and premium spirit maker Diageo occupy the largest and third-largest positions in his portfolio. The share prices of both have recovered from March’s market crash but they’ve hardly set the world on fire.By sharp contrast, both of Train’s peers have big stakes in US companies, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Paypal. Thanks to global lockdowns, these have thrived in 2020. Keeping the faithI don’t think any of the above should matter to Foolish investors. A year is simply not long enough to judge whether a stock picker has lost his or her touch. Far more important is that Nick Train’s fund is up 122% in five years, handsomely beating his chosen benchmark: the MSCI World Index (developed markets).I’m also inclined to think that many of Nick Train’s holdings will recover strongly (and potentially do better than those of rivals) in 2021. It’s unfathomable, for instance, that people won’t return to bars and pubs eventually.As an aside, we also need to consider the possibility that the US market — which Fundsmith and Blue Whale are heavily exposed to — is now seriously overpriced. In spite of Brexit-related concerns, the UK market still looks reasonably valued.Buying opportunityI certainly wouldn’t rely on the skills of just one manager, even Nick Train, for growing my wealth (n.b. I hold all three of the funds mentioned). Nevertheless, I don’t see any reason to become concerned about the Global Equity Fund’s performance. In fact, I think now might be a great time for me to top up my stake! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Enter Your Email Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Paul Summers owns shares in Lindsell Train Global Equity, Fundsmith Equity and LF Blue Whale Growth Fund.. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Facebook, Microsoft, and PayPal Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft, short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft, and long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. 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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nick Train is underperforming, but I’m not worried Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

Heightened terror risk leads to cancellation of church’s New Year’s…

first_img Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Jan 2, 2018 Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion 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 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Heightened terror risk leads to cancellation of church’s New Year’s Eve party Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Communion News Service]  A church in New South Wales was forced to cancel its traditional New Year’s Eve street party because of the increased terror threat. Since the eve of the millennium in 1999, Saint Aidan’s Church in Longueville, New South Wales, has staged a free open-air New Year’s Eve party. Its location on the banks of the Lane Cove River with fantastic views of Sydney’s world-famous spectacular midnight fireworks show made it a popular choice for Longueville residents. Last year, 4,000 people turned up for the church’s eve-of-midnight concert and barbecue. But senior minister Craig Potter explained that security measures designed to prevent an accident are not sufficient to prevent a deliberate attack.Read the entire article here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Thoughts and prayers should be followed by action

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleOl’ Eye Poker and The Good Ship SwineNext article20 Items Food Banks Need the Most (and 3 Things to Skip) Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thoughts and prayers are not enoughIn the wake of recent disasters and tragedies that devastated more lives than one should ever have to count, leaders on every level of community and country have offered the sympathetic words, “our thoughts and prayers are with…” We can fill in the blank: Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Northern California, Orlando, Las Vegas, and now Texas. We read banal declarations of organizations, “We are horrified by…” and “we pray for the day when…”Writing in the Washington Post, Kirsten Powers describes the mere statement of sympathy as bordering on the profane. She illustrates her point by describing the person who walks by an individual who has been robbed and left half-dead by the road and says, “my thoughts and prayers are with you.” Really! Words without action are just that, mere words. We cannot all be first responders, and most of us are not in a place where we can open our businesses, food service, and centers of communal activity to the newly homeless; and we generally are not in a position to offer proximal physical support.The fact is we can always do something to act even from a distance to accompany our thoughts and prayers. It might be to help the homeless on the local level, or to visit someone in the hospital, or to bring a meal to a family in mourning, or to write a letter to local and national representatives to encourage more generous relief funding, or to speak out for more restrictive legislation on arms sales, or to protest speakers calling for exclusion based on xenophobic, racist, and misogynist fears, or…We need thoughts and prayers, we need thoughts of unity and prayers for the day when the tragedies we witness will no longer be, but we must reach beyond ourselves to find a way to activate our prayers by physically touching the lives of those in need of more than prayer. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

House 24 / Park + Associates

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Edward Hendricks+ 15Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Edward Hendricks Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House 24 / Park + Associates “COPY” Products used in this ProjectWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesArchitect In Charge:Lim Koon ParkTeam:Christina Thean, Wong Zi Xin, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya, Mutiara HerawatiMain Contractor:Construkt Pte LtdCivil And Structural Engineer:CP Lim & PartnersM& E Engineer:N.A.Quality Surveyor:CST ConsultantsLandscape Contractor:Green Prospect Pte LtdCivil:CP Lim & PartnersStructural Engineer:CP Lim & PartnersCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edward HendricksText description provided by the architects. In a usual circumstance, the front of the house is the most important – not in our case. House 24 is sited on a triangular plot, a constraint that we took on as an opportunity to really engage with the siting and planning of the house – to achieve a meaningful footprint that actualised the client’s spatial, functional, and privacy requirement. Moreover, the site adjoins a lushly landscaped state land that we endeavoured to take advantage of at every available opportunity and every habitable space.Save this picture!© Edward HendricksSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Edward HendricksAs such, we turned the house away from the main road and neighbouring houses, and instead have the living spaces open out to the mature greenery beyond. The result is a massing comprising of two blocks which, when combined, define a V-shaped patio on the first floor that becomes the focal point of common activities and entertainment, borrowing views from the surrounding greenery.Save this picture!© Edward HendricksThe courtyard screen fronting the street is an exercise in rethinking the conventional entry sequence of residential dwellings, and an exploration in creating a more layered and sequential experience. It is experienced almost as a ritual space – serene and tranquil – marking the transition between the public and private.Save this picture!SectionIt was also an opportunity to explore what timber craftsmanship might mean in contemporary architecture, and we envisioned the screen to be a well-crafted element with modern aesthetic and detailing. It eventually manifested itself as a refined and rhythmic facade, drawing attention to its delicate scale even as a structure that is over 8m high. A delightful pattern of light and shadow plays out over the course of each day whilst allowing sunlight to filter in and natural air to stream in, creating a relaxing ambience that reinforces the client’s desire to live in a home that reflected its tropical locality.Save this picture!© Edward HendricksOriginally published on April 25, 2017. Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Courtyard House / Associated ArchitectsSelected ProjectsJuniper House / Murman ArkitekterSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePark + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSingaporePublished on April 17, 2021Cite: “House 24 / Park + Associates” 17 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墙影婆娑砖如剪 House 24 / Park + Associates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 stream CopyHouses•Singapore Year:  Manufacturers: Accoya, Gessi, Lamitak, Toto, Villeroy & Boch, Acor, American Walnut Timber, Crown Giga Chandelier ‘Nemo’, Mosaic tiles, Netzach Products translation missing: Photographs 2016 Area:  715 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Architects: Park + Associates Area Area of this architecture project Singapore House 24 / Park + AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse 24 / Park + Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Complicated Lives – Sophisticated Consumers

first_imgComplicated Lives – Sophisticated Consumers Howard Lake | 30 July 2003 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The book was featured in the Sunday Times last weekend and author Michael Wilmott will discuss it and the ‘Anxiety Society’ on BBC Breakfast news on Tuesday 5th August at 08.15. The latest addition to the UK Fundraising Bookshop is ‘Complicated Lives – Sophisticated Consumers, Intricate Lifestyles, Simple Solutions’ by Michael Wilmott and William Nelson at the Future Foundation.The culmination of three years research with Abbey National, this book explores how steadily rising affluence and greater freedom have brought us more choices, more opportunities and richer lifestyles than ever before. These are key issues for fundraisers and direct marketers seeking to communicate effectively with donors and supporters.The book will be published on 28 August 2003 at £19.99, although you can pre-order it for £13.99 via the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Advertisement 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

Jake Humphrey uses Facebook Live to promote corporate partnership opportunity

first_img TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey yesterday took the unusual approach of broadcasting live on Facebook from a Norfolk supermarket to promote a corporate partnership opportunity for CLIC Sargent.Using Facebook Live he spoke for 5 mins 27 seconds from Morrisons in Norwich, to highlight the fact that Morrisons staff will soon vote to choose the company’s charity partner of the year. This is probably one of the first times that a corporate fundraising partnership has been promoted in this way.  133 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49 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. Wearing a CLIC Sargent t-shirt – he is a CLIC Sargent Ambassador – Humphrey acknowledged in posting the video that his approach was “rather random I know”. But he encouraged Facebook users to “join me to find out why… and YOU could save someone’s life…!!!” Jake Humphrey uses Facebook Live to promote corporate partnership opportunity Tagged with: Celebrity charity of the year Digital video  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49 Howard Lake | 12 January 2017 | News He clearly knows the stats about childhood cancer and presents them convincingly as he walks around the supermarket, responding to comments from other shoppers who recognise him.“If you work at Morrisons, if you know someone who works at Morrisons, we would love them to vote for CLIC Sargent”, he says.He adds “I don’t think they’ve seen many Facebook Lives in Morrisons”.The Morrisons staff vote opens on 16 January and closes on 27 January 2017.And now, from Norwich, it’s Jake Humphrey!After his call to action he finds a little girl called Freya in the store and interviews her mother Samantha and father Steve to find out what their daughter has experienced following her diagnosis of neuroblastoma at 17 months.He asks her father about what CLIC Sargent means to them and how it helped them as a family. Appropriately enough, Steve has worked for Morrisons for 26 yearsThe comments to the live video are overwhelmingly positive, with many people reporting that they work for Morrisons and have or will vote for CLIC Sargent.Humphrey wasn’t entirely on his own as he broadcast his appeal: he was accompanied by at least one cameraman and assistant to capture his broadcast.Humphrey concludes the video saying:“That’s a family whose lives changed for ever when they were told that little Freya had neuroblastoma, something that has a 40% survival rate… CLIC Sargent have made what has been a very hard journey so far as bearable as possible. “If you work for Morrisons, if you know someone who works for Morrisons, and you want to see little girls like Freya learning about the world… please speak to anyone you know, canvas people, get the message out there that Morrisons have the chance to work with CLIC Sargent. It would be worth millions of pounds a year to a very small charity that do amazing work.“So don’t do it for me, don’t do it for you: do it for Freya”.He then asks Freya to say goodbye on the video, and then reminds us that we can find CLIC Sargent online, on Facebook and on Twitter.How the campaign came aboutThe compelling video looks simple with its unedited single take, albeit presented by an experienced TV presenter and commentator. But how did it all come about?Ruth Caufield, Fundraising Manager, CLIC Sargent, told UK Fundraising:“Jake Humphrey, Freya, and her lovely family all live nearby to the Morrisons store where the Facebook Live happened.“Jake is a hands-on CLIC Sargent ambassador with a great understanding of what we do as a charity. He had been in touch with our celebrity manager directly, asking how he could help back our bid for the Morrisons partnership. Freya’s family had also been in touch, offering to share their story in support of our campaign.“Our digital team spotted that Jake uses FB Live to broadcast from sporting events. They suggested making the most of his broadcasting talents and massive social media reach by asking him to interview Freya and her family using FB Live about her cancer, and how CLIC Sargent is helping them through treatment.“Freya’s dad Steve has worked at Morrisons for 26 years, and his colleagues throughout our campaign have been incredibly supportive, so it was straightforward to organise.“We’ve don’t generally ask our celebrity ambassadors to support our corporate fundraising campaigns, and we’ve not used Facebook Live for them before, so this was a first!“But we’ll definitely be doing it again. The results have been amazing, 120k views and counting, and it’s helped us reach people who have probably never heard of CLIC Sargent before – most importantly Morrisons colleagues!”last_img read more

How Vietnam has won again – this time vs. the virus

first_imgAs of May 11, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has not recorded any new cases of COVID-19 in 25 straight days, a remarkable achievement for the southeast Asian nation of nearly 100 million people. The number of confirmed cases remains at just 288, with 148 of those originating outside the country from foreign visitors. Some 241 people have recovered, while the remainder are being monitored in six designated hospitals around the country.Billboards in Vietnam help raise people’s awareness of COVID-19 prevention.No deaths have been recorded. Vietnam’s present success in controlling the spread of COVID-19 results from the early, well-coordinated actions it took when the virus first presented a threat to the health of the population.After the first two cases were identified on Jan. 23, Vietnam quickly instituted quarantines, suspended public transportation, canceled in-person classes at schools, closed all nonessential businesses and suspended many international flights. On Feb. 7, Vietnamese scientists successfully cultured and isolated the virus in a lab, joining China, Japan, Singapore and Australia as the only countries in the world to have done so at that time.The government provided free food, medical care and quarantine facilities for those in need, even setting up “rice ATMs” in several areas where free rice was distributed to anyone who needed it. Neighborhoods with confirmed cases are placed under total quarantine, and the government formed teams of medical workers who go house-to-house checking temperatures and recording any symptoms residents might have.Vietnam isn’t able to carry out as much testing as wealthier countries, such as south Korea, but by focusing on preventative measures, thorough contact tracing of cases and mass mobilizations of medical workers, Communist Party members and members of the military, Vietnam has had far fewer cases than south Korea, Japan or Singapore, with no deaths.The country is already beginning to reopen, while still maintaining strict measures and vigilantly monitoring for new cases. All domestic routes of Vietjet Air are now operating again, and tens of millions of students returned to class on May 4.The 12th plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam convened in Hanoi on May 11 under the chair of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong. According to, President Trong said that “the meeting takes place in the context of the 45th anniversary of the liberation of the south and national reunification, President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen the excellent performance of the entire Party and people.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Breonna’s deathbed

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Taken from a Sept. 23 audio column on name, Breonna Taylor, has become a chanted and shouted call in protests, along with those of many other Black people killed by the state with absolute impunity.In a recent decision, a grand jury* in the state of Kentucky did not issue a single indictment of murder against the police officers who broke into her apartment, shooting more than a dozen times.Mumia Abu-JamalAt least six shots hit Breonna as she lay in her  bed.  The policemen were ostensibly carrying out a raid against drug trafficking, but, note that they did not find any drugs.Only one cop, who had been fired before, now faces charges. He is accused of endangering neighbors by shooting at their apartments.Philosophers sometimes conduct thought experiments to see all sides of a controversy.  Imagine, if you can, that a 26-year-old white woman named Breonna Brezinsky, who worked as a technician in medical emergencies, is killed, shot in her bed by half a dozen police officers in a misguided raid.What do you think would happen to those police officers?The case of the Black woman, Breonna, reminds me of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, a 21-year-old Black man, shot in his bed after being drugged in the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 1969, in Chicago. Fifty years later, and the lives of Black people still matter.From the imprisoned nation, I am Mumia Abu-Jamal.*A grand jury does not determine a person’s innocence or guilt as a jury in a criminal case, but investigates a possible crime, accuses one or more persons and establishes the charges against them.last_img read more

County Confirms 2,628 New Cases of the Cornavirus on Thursday

first_imgCommunity News County Confirms 2,628 New Cases of the Cornavirus on Thursday CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 4:49 pm Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. County health officials reported 41 deaths and 2,628 cases of the Coronavirus on Thursday bringing the fatalities to 4,559 and the cases to 186,036.The new deaths lifted the county’s overall death toll to 4559.Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis again urged residents to sign up for an ongoing text-message-based survey designed to track residents’ health. The system sends participants occasional inquiries about how they are feeling and if they are displaying any symptoms of the virus, in an effort to track health trends. Davis said more than 8,300 people have already signed up for the program.To register, text @protect to 35134.Despite the large numbers of cases and deaths reported this week, health officials offered a generally positive portrayal of key statistics in recent days. Davis said the county’s seven-day average positivity rate had dropped to around 8.2%, which is down from double-digit levels earlier this month but still above the state standard of 8%. New hospital admissions have also been leveling off, but there have still consistently been more than 2,000 people a day hospitalized due to the virus.As of Thursday, there were 2,022 people hospitalized due to coronavirus, according to the county.center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more