Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Thomas James Brown ordained and consecrated as bishop of Maine

first_img Rector Belleville, IL House of Bishops Bishop Consecrations, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jun 24, 2019 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Newly ordained and consecrated Bishop of Maine Thomas J. Brown, center, poses with his two most-previous predecessors, the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, left, and the Rt. Rev. Steve Lane. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Maine[Episcopal Diocese of Maine] The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown was ordained and consecrated the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on June 22 in a ceremony witnessed by more than 900 people at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the chief consecrator, along with six other bishops from across the church, as well as Jim Hazelwood, bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.In all, 27 Episcopal bishops, and more than 100 clergy from Maine, participated in the two-hour service. Bishops from eight of the denomination’s nine geographical provinces were on hand to celebrate the new ministry. Each of the six diocesan bishops from Province I, which includes Maine, were in attendance.“The Episcopal Church in New England offers a closeness that is partly about geography and partly about culture that the church outside of New England doesn’t always have,” Brown said. “I am especially grateful to be welcomed by loving and wise bishops in New England.”The first woman ordained a bishop, and who is also an African American, retired Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara C. Harris, was on hand to witness another first. Brown is the first openly gay, married man to be elected to the office of bishop in Maine. Retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, The Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, participated as well. The new bishop says he “stands on the shoulders of many other LGBTQ priests,” and stated, “what the church in Maine is doing today is also every bit about them.”Brown is the chair of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, which provides retirement, health, life insurance and related benefits for Episcopal Church clergy and lay employees. Bishops in The Episcopal Church often serve the wider church in many different ways. Brown said that he is excited to continue the tradition of service and leadership that both of his immediate predecessors offered the church. In fact, he commented, it is those leadership opportunities that “remind me that it’s all about serving others.”The family of Brown and his husband, Tom Mousin, arrived in Maine from all over the country to witness the joyful occasion. The couple’s 15 year-old nephew, Andachew Mousin, served as an acolyte in the service. Seminary classmates, mentors, former parishioners from Massachusetts and Vermont joined hundreds of people from Maine congregations at St. Luke’s Cathedral to witness their son, brother, uncle, friend and priest as the laying on of hands by the bishops continued the tradition of apostolic succession.The guest preacher was the Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad, the Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a friend of the bishop’s family. She is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Lundblad spoke of the many small congregations in Maine and how the Holy Spirit is not geographically limited. She mentioned how some parishes may be one of the primary social service agencies in a town or village.Lundblad also said some people feel “it’s not safe to advocate for poor people if it means raising taxes. Not safe to challenge the racism that shapes our nation and some of our churches. Not safe to stand with those seeking asylum at our southern borders. Not safe to care for creation more than we care for profits.” Lundblad challenged the witnesses to this new ministry in Maine to “follow the Spirit to the State House as well as into the sanctuary.”The new bishop is both humbled and excited to be asked to serve a Maine-wide denomination that has proudly proclaimed the good news of Christ since 1820. Looking forward, as the church plans to celebrate 200 years of service next year, there will be the opportunity to honor the past, but more importantly, to plan for the future. A future that this church of ours is “open to all.”Brown, originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, relishes the idea of serving in Maine, including the many parts that might feel a lot like home. Before his election, Brown trained at parishes in Menlo Park, California; Traverse City, Michigan; and San Francisco, California. Brown reflected, “These chapters of my life – from college until ordination – stand out for their significance in my growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a joyous journey that continues day-by-day.” The priests from both California churches, and his sponsoring priest from Michigan, were in attendance at the service, along with scores of other cherished friends and mentors.In 2000, Brown was called to be the rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, Vermont, and most recently, the parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts.The service was live streamed and parishes all across Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont hosted watch parties to celebrate with their priest and friend.Brown traveled to Waterville on June 23 to celebrate the Eucharist with the people of St. Mark’s. Maine’s eighth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, was the guest preacher at St. Luke’s Cathedral while Curry preached at an ecumenical service at the Temple in Ocean Park.The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is made up of more than 10,000 people in 59 churches and ministries across Maine.Click here for Brown’s bio and related information. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Thomas James Brown ordained and consecrated as bishop of Maine The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Elections, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Mayo groups eligible for ‘Go for Life’ grants

first_img‘Go for Life’ is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people. It is an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council. Last year almost 600 groups nationwide shared in excess of E300,000. As in other years, successful applicants included active retirement associations, senior citizens clubs, ICA guilds, sports clubs, day centres and community centres. The grant aid was used to buy sports equipment, to fund sport and activity programmes and to contribute to the cost of organising local sports events. Application forms will be available on the Age & Opportunity web site from mid September, 2005: www.olderinireland.ie or by contacting Go for Life, c/o Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Tel: 01 805 7733 or e-mail: [email protected] Mayo groups eligible for ‘Go for Life’ grants Age & Opportunity in Ireland has announced advance notice of another Go for Life National Grant Scheme for sport and physical activity for older people. Again this year over E300,000 will be made available to local groups to enable them to get their older members more involved in sport and physical activity. Application forms will be available in mid September and the deadline for their return will be towards the end of October. Full details will be advertised in national press this month. The Mayo Sports Partnership recognises the need for more activity amongst older age groups.In the upcoming Strategic Plan for Mayo older people will be a target group for increased activity, says Charlie Lambert, Sports Co-ordinator with the Mayo Sports Partnership. If any groups have any ideas on what they would like to see in the plan please contact us and we would encourage any active age groups or retirement associations to register with the Partnership so that they are on our mailing list Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 8 September 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17 Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17 Facebook Twitter Warm and dry weather conditions allowed for great progress in planting and replanting damaged crops, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The sunny days with low humidity and consecutive days without rain aided in the decrease of soil moisture levels. However, there still remain fields with standing water. The statewide average temperature was 68.8 degrees, 1.9 degrees above normal.Statewide precipitation was 0.17 inches, below average by 0.86 inches. There were 5.2 days available for fieldwork for the week ending June 4, up 3.2 days from the previous week.USDA says 91% of Indiana corn and 75% of Hoosier soybeans have been planted. Regionally, corn was 91% planted in the North, 92% in Central, and 90% in the South. Corn was 73% emerged in the North, 74% in Central, and 77% in the South. Soybeans were 74% planted in the North, 79% in Central, and 71% in the South. Soybeans were 46% emerged in the North, 48% in Central, and 47% in the South. Winter wheat was 93% headed in the North, 98% in Central, and 97% in the South.The USDA reported on Monday that 46% of Indiana corn was rated as good to excellent while 49% was rated fair to poor, a slight improvement over a week ago.Winter wheat was 4% mature in the North, 14% in Central, and 47% in the South.Wheat is maturing at a steady rate with some harvest reported. The presence of cutworms can still be found in corn fields. Some farmers turned on the irrigation systems to water higher value crops like tomatoes, seed corn and cucumbers to assure adequate moisture for germination, growth and crop protectant activation. Pasture conditions are improving and livestock were reported to be in good shape. SHARE Previous articleTrump to Talk Rural Infrastructure ImprovementsNext articleWorld Pork Expo Set to Open in Iowa Gary Truittlast_img read more

Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House Outgoing Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow applauded the House of Representatives passage of the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The legislation is ready to be signed into law.The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 passed out of the Senate Ag Committee in June and the full Senate in November.“I’m pleased the 2020 Grain Standards Reauthorization Act has quickly moved through both chambers of Congress to deliver certainty and predictability to the federal grain inspection system,” says Roberts. “I’m hopeful President Trump swiftly signs this legislation into law to ensure America can uphold its reputation as a dependable exporter of quality grain.”Stabenow also says the legislation provides much-needed stability.“Now, more than ever, we must provide certainty for farmers,” she says. “We are one step closer to enacting this bipartisan legislation and protecting our credibility as a reliable producer of high-quality crops.”The Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 has broad agricultural industry support from both national and state agriculture groups.Outgoing House Ag Chair Collin Peterson says, “American grain farmers participate in a competitive world, and foreign grain buyers should be confident in our inspection process.” Facebook Twitter Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Dec 3, 2020 SHARE Previous articleRegistration Open (and Free) for American Farm Bureau Virtual ConventionNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Discussing Soil Health Practices With Your Ag Lender NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Ronnie Baker: running into the record books

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts printThree-time Big 12 Athlete of the Week. 60-meter world-time leader. NCAA record holder. A most outstanding performer in the Texas Relays.USA Olympic team member?That’s the next goal for senior sprinter Ronnie Baker, even after all the accolades he has received this season.Baker said he hopes to place in the top three in the 100-meter event in July. That would earn him a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, meaning he would represent the United States in Rio de Janeiro.He said a lot of preparation involves hard work and training, but the biggest aspect is the mental mind game. For Baker, running is natural. But winning the race comes down to having a strong mind, he said.“If you don’t believe you can achieve something, how are you suppose to accomplish it?” Baker said.Asking that question worked.This season for TCU, Baker racked up various awards and honors. One of his biggest accolades: being named to the Bowerman Award watch list, an honor is given to the top male and female athlete in track each year. During pre-season, Baker was named one of the 10 athletes on the list.Another defining moment in Baker’s career was his NCAA 60-meter Championship, when he ran for a time of 6.47. This not only earned him the gold; it set an NCAA Championship record and a world-leading time.“6.47 puts Ronnie on a whole other level,” said Daryl Anderson, TCU’s director of track and field.During the NCAA Championship, Baker said he was taking in where he was, looking at who was watching him, and thinking about all the things he could accomplish in that moment.“I was really trying to take everything in,” Baker said. “It’s overwhelming.”Baker said his mom is one of the main reasons he competes.“I’ve always wanted to be able to provide for her,” Baker said. “I just want to make her proud.”Baker has loved running ever since he was in elementary school. He said he remembers going on runs and being able to out-run other kids who got head starts on him.“From then on, my love for track and field has grown based on the people I have been around,” Baker said.Even today, Baker said he admires his team’s bond and the desire they have to come together to help everyone out.“We tell each other we can do better, that we can run faster,” Baker said. “I think that’s one thing we’ve accomplished in the last couple weeks, is just realizing we’re a team.”Baker is still on the watch list for the Bowerman Award. The next watch list announcement is released May 19. ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day ReddIt Twitter Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey Bowen Linkedin Ronnie Baker ran a 6.47 in the NCAA 60-meter Championsip, setting a world-leading time. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kramer claims 100th career win Previous articleTake Back the Night: ‘It’s not your fault’Next articleNew dean selected for honors college Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Facebook Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/last_img read more

SBC to celebrate 100 years of Sunday school

first_img SBC to celebrate 100 years of Sunday school Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Persistent faith and determination of this group was rewarded by the erection of a small white chapel eight months later in 1911 called the Brundidge Street Chapel.The first Sunday school meeting was held in the new chapel on April 11, 1911 and it was decided that the prayer meetings that were held at the Brundidge Street Chapel would be held on Thursday evenings and attendance grew to 100 or more.In 1920, pastors from First Baptist began taking charge of prayer meetings. By 1930, the attendance on Sunday was nearly 200.The Brundidge Street Chapel was organized into a church on Feb. 7, 1937 and chose the name Southside Baptist Church. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen “Beginning around 1 p.m., we will meet in the sanctuary for an old-fashioned singing,” Knick said. “We’ll have special music by the Glory Boys, a quarter from Southside, and several individuals will sing. It will be a great day of celebration at Southside Baptist Church and all former members and friends are invited to join us in celebrating this important event.”The church had its beginnings when, on Aug. 24, 1910, members of the First Baptist Church took steps to begin an auxiliary to the First Baptist Church in the Brundidge Heights area. They discussed that this section of the city was growing rapidly and a church there would be a convenience to the people and result in much good.J.S. Carroll and his wife promised $500 to the building of a church if this amount would be matched plus $100 per year to provide for the maintenance. Other smaller pledges were also made.On Sept. 1910, 26 people met on the front porch of the Thomas Daniel’s home in Troy and organized the Brundidge Street Sunday School. This porch was about where the porch of Southside Church in now located. These meetings on the porch were called BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair. The people were seated in kitchen chairs brought from their own kitchens and they fanned with paper fans. Sponsored Content Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Although the trend these days is for breakaway churches to have their beginnings as Sunday school or Bible study groups, it wasn’t that way back in 1910.For a church to begin as a Sunday school, was a bit unique, said Andrew Knick, Southside Baptist Church, pastor.“For a church to be established from a group that had organized as a Sunday school was unique in 1910,” Knick said. “But that’s how Southside Baptist Church began –as a Sunday school.” On Founders Day, Sunday, Sept. 12, Southside Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a Sunday school and church members have been challenged to top a previous high attendance of 322 in Sunday school.“We will celebrate our 100th anniversary as a Sunday school by dressing as they would have dressed in 1910,’ Knick said. “The program will consist of recognizing prior pastors, their families and prior staff ministers, singing hymns of old and sharing brief history presentations. We have a group that has worked really hard getting the history together and we are looking forward to what they have found about the beginnings of our church. We’ll also have a time for some of our older members to share it they wish.”Following the 11 a.m. worship service, everyone will be invited to a shared dinner in the fellowship hall. Print Article You Might Like Entries accepted for peanut butter pageant The Miss Peanut Butter Festival Pageant is set for Sept. 25 and entries are now being accepted in eight age… read morelast_img read more

Small plane crashes into Georgia apartment complex

first_imgiStockA small plane crashed into an apartment complex in Georgia on Wednesday, officials said.The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, crashed not long after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport around 10:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.The apartment complex was located on Oakawana Drive in Dekalb County, located 10 miles northeast of Atlanta, the statement read.It was not immediately clear if anyone was inside the apartment complex or how many people were aboard the plane.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

University of Oklahoma promises changes after student sit-in protests use of racial slurs

first_imgKOCO-TV(NORMAN, Okla.) — University of Oklahoma administrators say they will make changes in the wake of a sit-in by students protesting two incidents in which professors used racial slurs while teaching class.The first incident occured on Feb. 11, when journalism professor Peter Gade compared the offensiveness of the phrase “OK, Boomer” and the use of the “N-word.”The second incident occurred on Monday, when a history professor read from a historical document that used the N-word “repeatedly,” the university said in a statement, which also denounced her use of the word. That professor was not named.In response to the incidents, the university’s Black Emergency Response Team staged a sit-in outside the president’s office in Evans Hall on Wednesday.University officials condemned both incidents, saying that the school “must serve as an example to our society of both freedom of expression and understanding and tolerance,” according to ABC Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO-TV.Regarding Professor Gade, administrators said in a statement that “While the professor’s comments are protected by the First Amendment and academic freedom, his comment and word choice are fundamentally offensive and wrong.” Gade did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.In response to the professor who read aloud the historical document, a university statement said that “While she could have made the point without reciting the actual word, she chose otherwise. Her issuance of a ‘trigger warning’ before her recitation does not lessen the pain caused by the use of the word. For students in her class, as well as members of our community, this was another painful experience. It is common sense to avoid uttering the most offensive word in the English language, especially in an environment where the speaker holds power.”Students at the resulting sit-in posted a list of demands that includes the resignation of university provost Kyle Harper, mandatory equity training for all faculty, shifting the one-time diversity training to a semester-long class taken by all incoming and transfer students, and creating a multicultural center for all marginalized groups on campus.The students refused to leave the building until all of their demands were met, the group wrote on Twitter. Some students remained in the building for more than 13 hours, KOCO reported.“At this time I can say that not all of the demands have been met, but we will still be here as long as we need to until those demands have been met,” a member of the group, who is also a KOCO employee, said on video.University administrators met with students Wednesday evening to discuss the demands and “better understand their concerns,” according to a statement released by the university.“We identified areas of agreement that will move our University forward,” the statement read. “We have agreed to continue these discussions. We will also advance those discussions with other student, faculty, and staff leadership.The document the university gave to the group in response to their demands was provided to ABC News by OU Director of Media Relations Kesha Keith. It outlines a plan that will be presented to the Board of Regents in draft form on March 11 and 12.The tentative plans includes mandatory equity training for all faculty and staff, to be implemented by the fall; the development and implementation of a student course to promote respect for all students, to be piloted in the upcoming fall semester and included in the general education curriculum during Fall 2021; and the expansion of mental health resources for students.“We believe these are in the best interests of the University,” the document read.Dozens of students remained at the sit-in on Thursday morning, Emma Keith, a reporter for The Norman Transcript, tweeted. University administrators said in response to the protests that they “join with OU’s concerned and hurt students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, and we echo the need for equal respect for everyone.”“Our community has experienced incidents in the last two weeks that have certainly caused pain, but more importantly have been reminders of trauma caused by racism and structural issues both past and present,” the statement read. “As a University, one of our responsibilities is to not simply reflect society, but to engage in productive, positive discourse, come together, and make society better.”The statement was signed by UO Interim President Joseph Harroz, Jr., Vice President for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Dr. Belinda Higgs Hyppolite and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. David Surratt. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gentlemen first? ‘Broken stick’ modelling reveals sex-related homing decision date in migrating seabirds

first_imgTechnical progress in animal-borne tracking and movement data analysis has facilitated the understanding of the interplay between successive periods in the life cycle of migratory animals. We investigated how sex differences on the constraints of homing may influence migration to breeding areas in crested penguins (genus Eudyptes). We used a novel approach to infer homing decision date, a precise point in time that translates statistically as a change point in the current distance of the animal to its colony (‘broken stick’ modelling approach, R codes provided here). We applied this approach to geolocation tracking data on migration in three Eudyptes species, from three localities in the southern Indian Ocean (five populations). Sex had a subtle and consistent influence on the temporal activity of the 66 animals during their migratory journey. Males began migration to the breeding localities earlier than females, by an average of 9.1 (range: 4.5–13.5) days. This difference was statistically significant in 4 of 5 populations, and occurred among all species, sites and years surveyed. Our study shows an original application of a recent modelling approach to detect change point in movement data. Our results suggest that sex-specific constraints related to breeding in migrating animals may also modify activity schedules well before breeding commences.last_img read more