Tuesday 21 September 2010 7:27 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Share Rents in New Bond Street top euro list whatsapp Show Comments ▼ NEW Bond Street has taken over from the Champs-Elysées as the most expensive shopping location in Europe, according to a survey. Rents also grew faster there over the last year than on any other shopping street in the world.They soared 19.4 per cent to £536 ($836) per square foot over the last 12 months, the figures from retail estate agent Cushman & Wakefield showed yesterday.That compares with the world’s most expensive shopping street, New York’s Fifth Avenue, where rents rose by 8.8 per cent to $1850 a square foot.Cartier, Chanel and Louis Vuitton all have stores in New Bond Street, which has outstripped Champs-Elysees in Paris as the continent’s dearest shopping space per square foot. Peter Mace, head of Central London Retail at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “New Bond Street remains one of the most sought after locations in the world for luxury brands and, due to the significant imbalance between supply and demand, it continues to witness significant rental growth.“The recent letting of 169 New Bond Street to Piaget represented a record rent for the street with the new tenant also contributing a significant premium to secure vacant possession. There were four under-bidders for the store. “This trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future on the basis that there are still a large number of retail requirements that remain unsatisfied.”Champs-Élysées rents actually fell 9.5 per cent over the last year to the equivalent of $793 a square foot. But agents believe it could be in for a revival with H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger all planning to open there and space beginning to dry up.South Korea’s Myeongdong in Seoul jumped three places this year from eleventh to eighth, their strong performance down to demand from international retailers and strong tourism with their export market up 7.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2010. Meanwhile retail rents have reverted back to their pre-credit crunch strength averaging a 17 per cent increase in prime areas. KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL
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National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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The enslaved Africans taken to Virginia in 1619 had been captured at sea by British privateers and sold for supplies at Point Comfort before most of them were brought inland to Jamestown. Photo: National Park Service[Episcopal News Service] Following this year’s commemorations of the 1619 arrival of enslaved Africans to the Jamestown colony, there is at least one anniversary to come that is worth remembering for how it ties The Episcopal Church to the legacy of slavery.Sometime in the first five years after those Africans were traded to the colony for food by an English pirate who had captured them on the high seas, the infant son of two of the original “20 and odd Negroes” was baptized in an Anglican church in the area, according to the colony’s 1624 census records. Those records say the son of “Antoney Negro and Isabell Negro” was baptized with the name of his family’s owner, William Tucker. It was the first documented baptism of an African baby in English North America.Baby William’s baptism likely took place in the Anglican church near his master’s plantation on the Hampton River in an area where the Kecoughtan tribe lived. The church was known as Elizabeth City Parish, which is still active today as St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia.William Tucker’s baptism likely took place in the Anglican church near his master’s plantation on the Hampton River in what was then an area where the Kecoughtan tribe settled. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe church’s willingness to perform such baptisms “tells me that sin is very real and that blindness is very real, and we can extend baptism, which is freedom offered us through the power of the Holy Spirit and at the same time, maintain and develop and make thrive a system of chattel slavery,” Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright said in an interview with Episcopal News Service.The sin of the church’s approval of and participation in slavery, Wright said, had its roots in Cape Coast on the western shore of Ghana, which was a nexus of the transatlantic slave trade. He recalled a March 2017 trip there during which he toured the dungeons where captured Africans were held before being forced onto ships bound for North America and the Caribbean.Standing in those “dank, dark places,” Wright realized that “just above those dungeons was the Anglican chapel where people said basically the same words that we’re saying now in our Episcopal churches every Sunday.” It is believed that many Africans were forcibly baptized before they were taken to the Americas.Baptism’s implications for slavery were later institutionalized in the law of the Virginia colony. Many Anglicans were members of the Virginia Assembly in 1667 when it declared that even if “by the charity and piety of their owners” slave children were baptized, “the conferring of baptisme doth not alter the condition of the person as to his bondage or freedome.” The law permitted the baptism of slaves and their children because it would help spread Christianity in the colony. The preamble of the legislation noted that the law was meant to free slave owners from any doubt about their baptized slaves’ status as property.The U.S.-based Episcopal Church developed out of the Anglican Church in the 1780s after the British surrendered to the colonists at the end of the Revolutionary War.Despite the sin that Wright sees in the church’s motivation for William Tucker’s baptism, he said he also finds “a lot of power” in a story that could help all Episcopalians understand that African Americans have been part of the church since the beginning, despite the discrimination they often face there.Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright says Episcopalians can find common ground in remembering the story of Jamestown and its legacy. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta“So often in The Episcopal Church, African Americans can feel like guests, even though we have been members of this church since 1624. There’s something about William’s baptism that pops that bubble of feeling like a guest in your own home,” he said. “This has been our home – for better, for worse, for all of its blemishes and all of its blessings – this Episcopal Church has been our church from 1624.”Wright said he wishes that white Episcopalians and those of color could know about William “and that [that] could somehow create more of a connection between us.”In addition, acknowledging the church’s past sins can allow Episcopalians to posthumously confer the Baptismal Covenant’s promise of respect for the dignity of every human being, Wright said. “Even down the long hallway of time, what some of us are attempting to do with the memory of 1619 and going forward is to say that, despite what people did to black and brown people, you were here, you were a person made in God’s image and you had dignity, even if you were not treated that way at the time,” he said. “That’s a gift to give both to the dead and the living.”The Episcopal Church has been reflecting on its Jamestown legacy since at least 2007, when the church marked the 400th anniversary of the 1607 establishment of the colony and the Anglican Church’s presence. “This place reeks with the origins of the slave trade in this land,” 26th Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in June 2007 during a Eucharist marking the occasion. “That history is not yet fully redeemed, even though the church which sanctioned slavery was instrumental in its dismantling.”The work to which Jefferts Schori called the church in 2007 continues. Today, the descendants of slaves and sharecroppers – including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry – and slave owners sit in the House of Bishops. They worship together in churches, some of which were built by slaves. Some seminarians and other students study on campuses built with slave labor and the financial fruits of the slave trade. One of them, Virginia Theological Seminary, has set aside $1.7 million for a slavery reparations fund.Two dioceses, Long Island and New York, have pledged to set up reparations funds. Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase recently announced the creation of the St. Anna Alexander Center for Racial Reconciliation & Healing, contributing 3 percent of the diocesan endowment to the effort and calling on all endowed congregations to contribute at the same level. The Diocese of Maryland is continuing to study the issue of reparations.This year The Episcopal Church joined with people across the country to remember the events of 1619. Such commemorations are important, the Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., staff officer for social justice and engagement, told ENS, because “we stand with our bodies as witness in these types of memories.” At least one more Episcopal Church commemoration at Jamestown is planned for next year.Bishop Marc Andrus, of the San Francisco-based Diocese of California, told ENS that he traces his family’s roots in North America to Jamestown. Four hundred years ago, Thomas Andrus, a 12-year-old boy who might have been an orphan, was snatched off the streets of London, likely by members of a religious order. He arrived on a ship with about 99 other boys in 1620 and was forced into indentured servitude. Thomas Andrus survived Jamestown, but Andrus said about 70 percent of the boys who arrived with him died.Thomas worked off his indenture and was freed. Within 100 years of Thomas’ arrival in Jamestown, his descendants had moved to Louisiana. By the early 19th century, they were prosperous rice buyers and brokers. The stigma of indenture and the poverty that the young Andrus experienced in 1620 and thereafter “was all erased and it would be as if it never happened.” It is a far different fate than that of the descendants of most if not all of those “20 and odd Negroes” who were forced to come to Virginia in 1619, Andrus noted.The Episcopal Church must not forget its Jamestown legacy, Andrus said, urging Episcopalians to consider becoming what is called a culture of remembrance in Germany, where the Holocaust is remembered so that its horrors are not repeated.The 2008 documentary “Traces of the Trade” is an example of Episcopalians trying to foster a memory culture, he said. In the film, Katrina Brown tells the story of her ancestors in the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history and also a prominent part of The Episcopal Church. James DeWolf Perry was The Episcopal Church’s 18th presiding bishop.Prompted in part by the film and a 2006 General Convention resolution that urged dioceses to collect information on the church’s complicity in slavery, the subsequent history of segregation and discrimination, and the economic benefits the church derived from slavery, The Episcopal Church apologized for its role in slavery.Diocese of California Bishop Marc Andrus says The Episcopal Church must keep alive the memory of its complicity in the institution of slavery. Photo: Diocese of CaliforniaThe effort to collect information has been uneven. For instance, Andrus said his diocese’s work “was not always smooth sailing; there were people who said that really doesn’t apply to us” because California was officially a free state. However, people persevered, he said, and the diocese reported its findings in 2012.Andrus said he wonders if Episcopalians are really aware of the full picture of the church’s history with slavery.“Would this be a good moment to revisit that work of memory recovery?” he asked. “And what further could we do?”Wright said, “The church’s work is still to beat the drum of dignity for all, and there are no outcasts, and we are an American family with unfortunate, sad parts of our story together and really wonderful parts of our story together.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg retired in July as the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleCabinet approves new Covid-19 restrictionsNext articleTeenager missing from Dundalk found safe and well News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Ireland is moving to Level Five restrictions from Christmas Eve with some exemptions.Restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, beauticians, cinemas and galleries will all have to close from 3pm on Christmas Eve.Non-essential retail is allowed to stay open but January sales events must be deferred.Inter-county travel restrictions will come back into place after midnight on St Stephen’s Day.There will be an exception for people returning home after that date.Household visits will be reduced to two other households until the 27th of December – then reduced to one until the 31st.However, household visits will be banned from January 1st.Additional supports for businesses that will have to close will be provided.Weddings will be allowed to go ahead with 25 people up to and including January 1st and will then reduce to 6.Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says nearly 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 will be confirmed tonight.He says that number could double in a week’s time……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/14varadkar-virus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter New restrictions to take effect on December 26th Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 22, 2020
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP)-Energetic Particle, Composition, and Thermal Plasma (ECT) suite contains an innovative complement of particle instruments to ensure the highest quality measurements ever made in the inner magnetosphere and radiation belts. The coordinated RBSP-ECT particle measurements, analyzed in combination with fields and waves observations and state-of-the-art theory and modeling, are necessary for understanding the acceleration, global distribution, and variability of radiation belt electrons and ions, key science objectives of NASA’s Living With a Star program and the Van Allen Probes mission. The RBSP-ECT suite consists of three highly-coordinated instruments: the Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS), the Helium Oxygen Proton Electron (HOPE) sensor, and the Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope (REPT). Collectively they cover, continuously, the full electron and ion spectra from one eV to 10’s of MeV with sufficient energy resolution, pitch angle coverage and resolution, and with composition measurements in the critical energy range up to 50 keV and also from a few to 50 MeV/nucleon. All three instruments are based on measurement techniques proven in the radiation belts. The instruments use those proven techniques along with innovative new designs, optimized for operation in the most extreme conditions in order to provide unambiguous separation of ions and electrons and clean energy responses even in the presence of extreme penetrating background environments. The design, fabrication and operation of ECT spaceflight instrumentation in the harsh radiation belt environment ensure that particle measurements have the fidelity needed for closure in answering key mission science questions. ECT instrument details are provided in companion papers in this same issue.In this paper, we describe the science objectives of the RBSP-ECT instrument suite on the Van Allen Probe spacecraft within the context of the overall mission objectives, indicate how the characteristics of the instruments satisfy the requirements to achieve these objectives, provide information about science data collection and dissemination, and conclude with a description of some early mission results.
Ceremonial event to mark the start of supplies from the Power of Siberia pipeline to China. Photo: courtesy of Gazprom. Gazprom has launched piped supplies of Russian gas to China through the newly commissioned Power of Siberia pipeline, a nearly 3,000km long natural gas pipeline project.The Power of Siberia pipeline, which has an export capacity of 38 billion cubic meters per year, is considered to be the largest gas transmission system in Russia’s East.The gas trunkline has been designed to supply gas produced from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centres to consumers in Russia’s Far East and China, along the eastern route.Gazprom management committee chairman Alexey Miller said: “The eastern route – Power of Siberia – is a global, strategically significant and mutually beneficial project.“A new scope of energy cooperation between the two countries with a prospect for further development. Clean energy today and tomorrow, for decades to come.”Gazprom said that to enable gas supplies to China, it had constructed a portion of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline that stretches nearly 2,200km from Yakutia to the Chinese border near Blagoveshchensk.The Russian state-owned company also completed the Atamanskaya compressor station and a cross-border section having a two-string submerged crossing under the Amur River. The compressor station and the cross-border section are both located near the Chinese border.Power of Siberia pipeline is backed by 30-year supply agreement with CNPCAround mid-2014, Gazprom signed a sales and purchase agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to provide gas supplies for the latter for the course of 30 years of up to 38 billion cubic meters per year.Gazprom broke ground on the first section in September 2014, which is a nearly 2,200km segment between the Chayandinskoye field in the Yakutia region and Blagoveshchensk.The second phase of the Power of Siberia pipeline project will involve the construction of a section spanning around 800km from the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk region to the Chayandinskoye field. The third stage will see the expansion of gas transmission capacities between the Chayandinskoye field and Blagoveshchensk.Gazprom said that the Power of Siberia pipeline will start getting gas from the Kovyktinskoye field in late 2020. Currently, the Kovyktinskoye field is serving the basis for developing the Irkutsk gas production centre, said the company. The Power of Siberia pipeline, which can export up to 38 billion cubic meters per year of natural gas, is considered to be the largest gas transmission system in Russia’s East