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A paper from the US National Bureau of Economic Research claims to have identified by academic research in fixed income markets the “largest arbitrage ever”.BA CHIEF WARNS EUROPE OF THREAT FROM MIDEAST AIRLINESEurope has failed to recognise the “significant threat” of ambitious Middle Eastern airlines, the head of British Airways has warned. Willie Walsh told industry leaders: “We have been very slow in the UK and in Europe to recognise the new competitive threat.CARDINAL COMPARES UK TO THIRD WORLDThe start of Pope Benedict XVI ‘s state visit to Britain starting on Thursday has been marred by one of his senior advisers, who has described the UK as “a third world country” marked by a “new and aggressive atheism”. 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Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Injury doubt: Jamie Roberts hits the line hard Which is why I always felt it was better just to keep on trucking. This way, nature usually intervened, as if you play enough games in a row you’re sure to eventually pick up a decent-sized injury. So, your body gets the break from combat it needs, and the question of impressing potential employers is also taken care of – as every player knows, the longer you’re injured, the better the player you become. That’s the problem solved, right? This column was first published in the September 2016 issue of Rugby World. When you think about it, there are scarcely any first-world jobs left which you can say that about – a source of perverse pride for some in rugby. But, having come to that conclusion, what can you do about it? You’re now in your mid-twenties and, not to beat about the bush, moving into the most lucrative years of your career. With an average contract lasting two years there is a constant, urgent need to prove to either your current club or others in the market that you are A) worth the cash you are on or B) actually deserve more. Unless you are a bona fide star, the chance for a mid-season holiday doesn’t come up.Jean Kleyn of Munster is seen with his eye bandaged after a match (Brendan Moran/Getty Images)Most clubs will have some sort of policy on rotation, but every coach knows that there are some guys he just can’t afford to drop. I’ve seen fly-halves promised the weekend off on Monday, only for his replacement to have a stinker in training all week and find himself back in the starting team by Thursday. People talk about it being a results business but, business or not, you don’t get to the top without hating losing, which is why, when it comes to the crunch, it’s so hard for coaches to rest their best guys.Ian Keatley knocks past Steffon Armitage (AFP/Getty Images)Players are no different, and don’t want to leave their team hanging. Most, then, have to be told that they need a break, but this is a tricky one for coaches. It’s a funny thing but sometimes you can feel absolutely fine until someone tells you you’ve been overdoing it, at which point your brain convinces you that you are indeed knackered, and your physical performance instantly goes down the tubes. Players don’t really speak out about this too much – at the moment there is no loud player voice everyone recognises as the big advocate for making changes. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ALL THIS stuff about player welfare wasn’t even an issue when I started out professionally. Maybe it’s my Protestant work ethic, or my Catholic guilt (I’m never quite sure which I am), but I never once thought about needing a rest, break or sabbatical during the first half of my career. I had somehow ended up being paid to mess about on a rugby pitch, working a few hours daily for a pretty decent wedge, and I wasn’t about to start whining about being a bit sore. It was probably down to my upbringing – growing up in a hole by t’ side of motorway, handful of freezing cold poison for breakfast, etc – but I never felt anything other than lucky.My employers generally seemed to be of the same opinion, and gave the impression that they were doing you a favour in paying you to perform this bizarre métier. Given that so few clubs turn a profit, I could sort of see their point – most are more like charitable foundations for the mildly brain damaged than businesses.Jason Robinson of Sale lies on the ground after suffering a concussion (Warren Little/Getty Images)But at a certain stage of your evolution, once the exuberance and resilience of youth fades, you wake up one painful morning and realise that you are essentially being paid to get beaten up once a week. Twice counting the dreaded Tuesday session. And that, despite all the jibes from friends and relatives in normal, nine-to-five jobs, you might actually be earning your corn after all, as you’re doing things they either can’t do or aren’t prepared to do.There are two main ways that pro players stand out from the gimp on the Clapham omnibus: either through greater-than-ordinary skill, speed or power (ie, the majority of top-level backs); or a willingness to repeatedly put yourself through pain and discomfort that most would find bizarre (ie, 90% of club-level forwards).Sene Naoupu is tackled by Chelsea Alley and Portia Woodman (AFP/Getty Images)Clearly, for the purposes of this discussion I’m focusing on the second ‘attribute’. Like I say, as you get older, and the visible and invisible evidence of your various injuries mounts, you realise that the basic requirements of your career, short as it is, may be hazardous to your health.
Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Western North Carolina Bishop José McLoughlin addresses the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee during its July 6 afternoon session while New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes, co-chair of the committee, looks on. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] It seems there is no mechanism for the Episcopal Church to admit an existing diocese into its structure without making a change to its constitution – a change that requires approval by two successive conventions.The 79th General Convention is underway at the Austin Convention Center and runs through July 13. The 80th General Convention will convene in 2021.The Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee spent two sessions July 6 deliberating the language of two new resolutions, A209, Reunification with the Episcopal Church of Cuba, and Resolution A214, which addresses the necessary constitutional and canonical changes. It will hold an open hearing on the two resolutions beginning at 7:30 a.m. on July 7 in the Hilton Austin Grand Ballroom K.“The first one, A209, expresses regret over the history that brought us to this place … and our strong desire for reunification,” said Becky Snow, who co-chairs the committee along with New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes.Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio listens as the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee deliberates the second of two new resolutions on July 7. Photo: Lynette WilsonResolution A029 calls on General Convention to express its joy at the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s request to rejoin the Episcopal Church; lament the House of Bishops’ action in 1966 that split the two churches; note that the two churches “seek to employ God’s justice to confront our shared brokenness, and to equip and empower our efforts toward healing, wholeness and reconciliation for generations to come”; desire complete reunification; express deep regret that structural and constitutional issues prevent the realization of fullest expression of reunification at the 79th General Convention; and express the Episcopal Church’s eagerness “to share a future” with the Cuban Episcopal Church.To prepare for the admission of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, the committee drafted Resolution A214, which commends the church for meeting the actions proposed by the Task Force on Cuba, created by General Convention in 2015 to facilitate the reunification of the two churches.“We recognized that there needed to be a resolution that was not our resolution that went to Governance and Structure about necessary canonical changes, which they are working on to help not merely with Cuba, but in the event that a request like this should come again, we have something in place according to our Constitution and Canons,” Stokes told Episcopal News Service. He added that the notion of a diocese already established as an Anglican Communion province wasn’t foreseen.The constitutional change to accept a diocese outside the Episcopal Church’s structure and the canonical change necessary to accept a bishop elected, or in this case appointed, in another Anglican province didn’t present themselves until the committee began its deliberations.Resolution A214 expresses the 79th General Convention’s desire for an immediate reunification, recognizing, however, that the Episcopal Church “has yet to attend to the structural and canonical requirements necessary and pledges to complete the following actions to welcome” the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese to the 80th General Convention.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Further, it calls for the necessary constitutional and canonical changes to name Cuba a diocese; it calls for the bishop of Cuba’s participation in the House of Bishops; the continued establishment of diocesan and congregational companion relationships; and $400,000 for support of the Cuban church’s ongoing mission and ministry. It also sets the Cuban clergy’s eligibility to participate in the International Clergy Pension Plan administered by the Church Pension Fund at the close of convention.When the relationship between the two churches ended, so did clergy pensions.“It’s been difficult for the Diocese of Cuba, and we certainly recognize the pain and strain of that,” said Stokes. “But we also believe that this will create permanent changes that, should anything like this happen in the future, we’re much more able to deal with it in a way that’s fair and treating others the same rather than just making things up as we go.”Finally, A214 calls for an interim body to accompany the two churches through their transition to re-unification and $50,000 to fund that work.During its July 4 open hearing, the committee formed four subcommittees to study a covenant committee, constitutional and canonical issues with reunification, pension and Resolution A052. While the committee held its July 4 hearing, a second resolution, D060, to establish a covenant with the Diocese of Cuba was filed. Later, the committee decided to strike the covenant language.The House of Bishops took its action in 1966 in response to the effects of the Cuban Revolution and the United States’ response. The Cuban Revolution, led by Fidel Castro, began in 1953 and lasted until President Fulgencio Batista was forced from power in 1959. Batista’s anti-communist, authoritarian government was replaced with a socialist state, which in 1965 aligned itself with the communist party.Formerly a missionary district, the Episcopal Church of Cuba is an autonomous diocese of the Anglican Communion under the authority of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. The council is chaired by the primates of the Anglican churches of Canada, the West Indies and the Episcopal Church. The council has overseen the church in Cuba since it separated from the U.S.-based Episcopal Church in 1967.Prior to that time, in 1961, Episcopal schools in Cuba had been closed and appropriated, and many clergy and their families were displaced. Some remained in Cuba; some either returned or immigrated to the United States. Some clergy who remained in Cuba were imprisoned, executed, or disappeared. Church buildings were closed and left to deteriorate. The church was polarized politically, and its clergy and lay leaders suffered. But the church continued in the living rooms of the grandmothers, who held prayer services and Bible studies in their homes. Through them is transmitted a story of pain, and of faith.The Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins back to an Anglican presence beginning in 1871. Today, there are some 46 congregations and missions serving 10,000 members and the wider communities. During the 1960s, Castro’s government began cracking down on religion, jailing religious leaders and believers, and it wasn’t until Pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit to Cuba, the first ever visit by a Roman Catholic pope to the island, that the government began a move back toward tolerance of religion.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Organisation RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information January 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist’s house News Follow the news on Sri Lanka News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today strongly condemned a grenade attack on the house of journalist Senathirajah Jeyanandanmoorthy on 7 January and called on the interior minister John Amaratunga to immediately investigate. It stressed the importance of the enquiry in view of ongoing peace talks in Thailand between the Sri Lankan government and rebel forces.The house of Jeyanandanmoorthy, correspondent of the news website Tamilnet.com and Tamil daily Virakesari in the eastern town of Batticaloa, is in a top security zone guarded by the Sri Lankan army about 30 kms from the city. The attackers also tried to burn the house down, but the journalist and his family managed to escape. Witnesses saw a military police patrol nearby.Jeyanandanmoorthy has received death threats in the past from Muslim extremist groups, according to the East Lanka Journalist Association, of which he is vice-president. It noted that the house of a person living next door to a correspondent of Tamilnet.com was burned down by mistake last June.Jeyanandanmoorthy has written several articles about Muslim extremist activities in the region. His reports about the Tamil Tiger rebels have also been criticised by Sinhalese nationalists.– Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News July 29, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more
More Cool Stuff Top of the News A rendering of a concept for stream flow diversion during high flow periods as part of the proposed Arroyo Seco Canyon Project improvements project. (Credit: City of Pasadena)Opponents of a project to divert water from the Arroyo Seco for use by the Pasadena Water and Power Department filed an appeal Tuesday challenging the approval by city officials of the project’s environmental analysis earlier this month.The objection was filed by the Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF), the Pasadena Audubon Society and three “prominent local residents,” according to a statement issued by the ASF.A city hearing officer approved the environmental impact report, or EIR, for the project and proposed mitigation measures on Jan. 6. The proposed work would take place at the mouth of the Arroyo Seco, near Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).The appeal will bring the issue before the city’s Zoning Appeals Board, “and eventually to the Pasadena City Council,” according to the ASF statement.“We believe that the issues at stake are of such significance that they should be considered by the City Council as part of a broader review of Pasadena’s water program,” said Tim Brick, ACF managing director and former chair of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).“Pasadena needs to face up to the serious water crisis that now confronts it,” Brick said.The concerns raised by project opponents center around fears that “the Hearing Officer failed to consider or respond to some important detrimental aspects of the project based on its impacts on local groundwater levels and on habitat and fish in Hahamongna Watershed Park and the Arroyo Seco,” said the ASF statement.The PWP has maintained that the project would be positive for the city.The project calls for the city to exercise its authority to “divert up to 25 cubic feet per second (cfs) of surface water from the Arroyo Seco for direct use or to spread for percolation in spreading basins for groundwater pumping credits from the Raymond Basin,” according to the EIR.Environmental considerations had been addressed, PWP officials said.“The Arroyo Seco Canyon Project (ASCP) takes a multi-benefit approach to improving PWP’s water resources by addressing the shortcomings of its existing infrastructure, while also enhancing the natural habitat and the recreational experience for visitors of the local trail system into the Angeles National Forest,” PWP said in a written statement.Benefits of the project would include improving local water resources, increasing water system reliability, reducing dependence on imported water supplies, allowing for additional “water recharge capacity and rainwater capture,” ensure water equity, save money and allow PWP to treat and remove contaminated urban runoff, according to the statement.The project, first initiated in 2015, stalled in 2017 after a judge sided with critics of the project who had argued the EIR at the time was insufficient.Among those challenging the project’s EIR was Ken Kules, described by the ASF as a retired water engineer who spent many years working for the MWD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.“The Raymond Groundwater Basin is an ‘invisible’ but extremely valuable resource that helps support Pasadena’s vibrant community and economy,” Kules said. “That invisibility masks the fact that much needs to be done to arrest the persistent decline of the groundwater table. The public is being told that the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project will help to do that, but the reality is that it will combine with the effects of climate change to accelerate the decline of the groundwater levels.”The ASF also said the planned project fails to properly address the negative impacts it would have on fish.“The long-term health of the Raymond Basin is the biggest water challenge facing Pasadena,” according to Brick. “The basin has declined more than 350 feet over the past 100 years. Pasadena needs to work with the Raymond Basin Management Board to establish a program to stabilize and replenish the groundwater levels for a resilient future.”The ASF launched an online petition to oppose the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project, available online at arroyoseco.org/pasadenawaterpetition.htm.More information on the Arroyo Seco Foundation is available on the organization’s website at arroyoseco.org.The Environmental Impact Report for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project can be found online at ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/12/Final-EIR_ArroyoSecoAreas2and3_2020_Dec.pdf.See also:Arroyo Seco Foundation Opposes Canyon ProjectArroyo Seco Canyon Project Supporters Hope to Create Local Reliance on Water Supply EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 12, 2018 1,767 Views About Author: Scott Morgan Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? Home Sales Housing Market hurricane harvey hurricanes Natural Disasters 2018-03-12 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Share Save Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Previous: Ellie Mae’s Velocify Platform Wins LeadsCouncil Leader Award Next: The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2 When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last summer, many housing experts worried what the megastorm’s effect on the market would be. Turns out, their fears of a wounded market were needless.”Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kaki Lybbert, Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, “the Texas housing market had a very strong fourth quarter, helping solidify 2017 as another record-breaking year in Texas real estate.”According to the 2017 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report from the Texas Association of Realtors, home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star State reached all-time highs for the third year in a row last year. Overall, Texas home sales jumped 4 percent, with 336,502 homes sold statewide. Home prices also experienced steady increases in 2017, with the median sales price increasing 6.7 percent from the year prior, to $223,990.The average sale spent just shy of two months on the market last year. According to the report, Texas overall had about three months of inventory in rotation by the end of Q4. In Q4 itself, that was a 0.1 percent dip. A stable inventory should be about six months. Active listings increased 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2017.The strongest growth in median prices occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a third of houses for sale last year closed between $200,000 and $300,000. About two-thirds of Texas houses were occupied by the owner at the end of the year.Lybbert attributed the strong growth to the sizable influx of residents and job growth across the state last year.“With more than half a million people moving to the Lone Star State each year, we anticipate the Texas housing market will remain a hotbed for activity,” she said.Jim Gaines, Chief Economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, said the year ahead should stay strong.”Across the state, we are projecting sales activity to be even more robust in 2018,” Gaines said. “One of the big drivers will be from first-time homebuyers finding opportunity in the market with more builders focusing on the entry-level price point and lenders relaxing the requirements for first-time homebuyers. Additionally, the likelihood of more volatile interest rates in 2018 will influence homebuyers to buy now rather than later.”While Lybbert said she was happy with the strength of Texas’ 2017 market, she also echoed what many housing insiders say about continuously rising housing prices nationally—namely, that affordability needs to be guarded.”The Texas housing market remains in such high demand that we continue to see low levels of housing inventory and strong increases in home prices,” Lybbert said. “While that continues to be good news for property owners, Texas Realtors will also continue to advocate for affordable options for all Texans.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Sales Housing Market hurricane harvey hurricanes Natural Disasters Subscribe