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first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Structural Engineering:Toyoshi ShibamuraSite Area:894.11㎡Building Area:164.38㎡Principal In Charge:KIDOSAKI HirotakaProject Team:NIWA, RyotaCity:KaruizawaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© 45gPhotogrpyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. The premise is located at Karuizawa Minamihara. The client hoped a single-story wooden building as a second house to coexist with the surrounding richly green natural blessings.Equipped with a deep eaves with a depth of 2,000 mm and a deck extending to a deep wooden area, a cozy space has been created in the intermediate area.   Save this picture!Elevations + SectionAs for a view of the sight from the living room, vivid green is taken into the room quite naturally through a picture frame cut out by the deep eaves and the deck.Save this picture!© 45gPhotogrpyHighside lights installed on the sloping ceiling play a role to make it possible not only to see surrounding tall trees even from inside the rooms but also to take soft sunlight into each room of the single-story building.   The deck extending toward the wooden area functions also as an outer space to enjoy profile of the building.      Save this picture!© 45gPhotogrpyDespite the simple space configuration, the sensitive detail with continued pursuit generates a cozy feeling of tension and grace as well.In a space in harmony with the rich nature, the client would be able to spend extraordinary time.Save this picture!© 45gPhotogrpyProject gallerySee allShow lessTess + JJ’s House / po-co ArchitectureSelected Projects10 Brilliant Brazilian Houses With Contemporary DesignsMisc Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892569/kashino-residence-kidosaki-architects-studio Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKidosaki Architects StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKaruizawaJapanPublished on June 04, 2018Cite: “Kashino Residence / Kidosaki Architects Studio” 03 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?轻井泽度假屋 / Kidosaki Architects Studio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 Houses ArchDaily General Contractor: Japan CopyHouses•Karuizawa, Japan Save this picture!© 45gPhotogrpy+ 14Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Miyamura Kashino Residence / Kidosaki Architects Studio Kashino Residence / Kidosaki Architects StudioSave this projectSaveKashino Residence / Kidosaki Architects Studio 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892569/kashino-residence-kidosaki-architects-studio Clipboard Photographs:  45gPhotogrpy Photographs Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 28 February 2013 | News Hope for Children (HOPE) has launched its new website this week, developed by design and marketing agency, Satellite Creative.The site has been redesigned to reflect the charity’s recent re-brand, and aims to provide a rich and user-friendly interface, whilst still being packed full of information.  Features of the site include news, project information, volunteer opportunities and fundraising events. Advertisement Tagged with: Promotional Technology 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. The online donation process has also been simplified, and videos detailing the charity’s various projects have been uploaded.Tee Macpherson, Marketing Director at Satellite Creative, said: “We at Satellite Creative are thrilled to have played an integral part in supporting Hope for Children in the refreshing of their website. Hope for Children is a wonderful charity which has a very honest approach, and are genuinely committed to helping children around the globe reach their full potential.For us, as designers we wanted to ensure that the new website demonstrated the honesty, transparency, integrity and 100% commitment of all the HOPE team who work together in helping children and their communities around the world.”Chris Lyne, HOPE Marketing Manager, added: “We hope our supporters will really enjoy using our new website. We have tried to get across all the things we do to help children, as well as the ways they can get involved.”The new site is available at: www.hope-for-children.org-ends-Notes to Editors:For further information please contact: Chris Lyne, Marketing Manager t:   +44 (0) 1442 234561 m: +44 (0) 7841359732 e:  [email protected] w: www.hope-for-children.orgAbout Hope for ChildrenHope for Children (HOPE) is a UK based charity which works towards a world where children’s rights are realised and they can reach their full potential. We actively identify disadvantaged children and communities by working with local partners.Through empowering, collaborating and learning together we aim to build a sustainable future for the children and communities we serve. Our focus is to reach as many children as we can and deliver to them the childhood every child deserves.Hope for Children, 11 Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1EG Registered charity no. 1041258center_img Hope for Children launches new website  72 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgPhiladelphia — Since early April, Palestine solidarity activists have gathered outside the Kimmel Center every week to tell the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra “Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid” and to cancel a planned trip to Israel in June. Philly Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid, a broad coalition of groups and individuals, launched the campaign when it learned that the orchestra would be traveling to Israel to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba — the Catastrophe — when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced off their land by Zionists.Despite the threat of rain, the energy on May 10, the sixth weekly protest, was so infectious that several people joined off the street, including two young queer Palestinian workers. Everyone handing out fliers for the boycott reported receiving a more favorable response than in the previous five weeks. A number of concert attendees promised to sign PDOA’s online petition at tinyurl.com/y7vzjy8f or to call the orchestra to complain at 215-893-1955.While the orchestra claims its tour is not “a political mission,” it is touting it “in celebration of its [Israel’s] 70th anniversary.” Orchestra representatives will be meeting with high-level Israeli government and military officials. Two visits to Israel Defense Forces bases are scheduled in which orchestra members will be performing with IDF soldiers, in blatant disregard of the Israeli military attacks in Gaza that have intentionally killed more than 100 and seriously wounded more than 7,000 Palestinians since May 14.It is clear that the orchestra is feeling the heat. For the first time it is running daily ads on National Public Radio and the local KYW radio station to promote its upcoming concerts. Publications supporting the tour have launched a vicious, Trump-like attack campaign against individual organizers of the PDOA, but the group is not backing down.PDOA’s last action prior to the Orchestra’s departure will be on May 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Organizers are urging everyone who opposes Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands to turn out. For more information, see tinyurl.com/fbPDOA.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgTwitter Facebook Easter in Limerick is centre-stage at a nation level this weekend as Good Friday ceremonies and the Easter Vigil celebrations are being broadcast live by RTE from St. John’s Cathedral to the city’s status as National City of Culture.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Good Friday ceremonies today include a symbolic presentation of a Limerick Diocese ‘Garment of Suffering’. The patchwork quilt was made up of over 1,000 squares of cloth – symbols of suffering in parishes across the diocese and in solidarity with those who are struggling or have lost their struggle with illness of any kind over the past year.Said Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick: “Easter is the most special time of the year for the Catholic Church. It’s a time when we remember the suffering of Christ but, moreover, celebrate the resurrection. In this year, when Limerick is designated the National City of Culture, we are taking a new look at the Christian message of hope that has shaped so much of our culture.“Because of Easter, negativity, limits, setbacks are never the end of the story for Christians. There’s always room for positive thinking, encouragement, giving it another go, precisely because at the heart of the Easter story is the message that death has been overcome, cynicism has not won out, new life is possible.“We are delighted to have RTÉ here to broadcast our celebrations. It’s a privilege for any community and all the more so because of Limerick’s status as the City of Culture 2014. Each liturgy is, in a sense, a cultural event. The televising from Limerick of the Easter celebrations is a great opportunity to highlight the role of Christ and the Church in Limerick culture.” Today’s broadcast includes 9-minute introduction, a film produced by Kairos Communications. The contributors to this film are:· Kathleen Leddin, Mayor of Limerick who welcomes viewers and listeners to St. John’s Cathedral on Good Friday and reflects on what this liturgy means to her· Damien Varley, Munster rugby player who speaks about the importance of faith in his life and that he always has a medal in his right sock· Tiernan O’Neill, principal of Corpus Christi Primary School in Moyross who speaks about a school project for the Year of Culture· Barbara O’Donnell who speaks about the garment of suffering, pieces of cloth sewn together to represent the sufferings of different people in the diocese. This garment will be placed around the cross during the liturgy· Tony O’Sullivan, a carpenter who speaks of his trade and the huge cross that he made that will be used for the Good Friday liturgy and he shares his own personal reflections on the Cross and the Passion of Christ· Bishop Trevor Williams, Church of Ireland, sharing his reflections on the Cross and the Passion of Christ· Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, who will lead the Liturgy of the Passion of Christ on the Cross.The Church of Ireland Bishop of the united Dioceses of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert, Bishop Trevor Williams, will join with Bishop Brendan Leahy in this Good Friday commemoration of the Passion of Christ. Music will be from the Diocesan Youth Choir under the direction of Lorna Byrne. Meanwhile, the Easter Vigil tomorrow night, beginning at 11p.m., will open with a night shot of the city of Limerick and the Cathedral of St. John. The Mass will have representatives from parishes across the diocese coming together with main celebrant Bishop Brendan Leahy. This Mass will be the first occasion when a new Mass setting composed by Glenstal Monk, Father Columba McCann, OSB, especially for the Diocese to mark Limerick’s designation as the 2014 National City of Culture, will be performed. Music is from the Saint John’s Cathedral Choir under the direction of Bernadette Kiely. The Mass will be simulcast on RTÉ One Television and RTÉ Radio One LW 252/ Digital Platforms. The broadcast will conclude at 12:30am, Easter Sunday. Linkedin Print NewsCommunityNationwide focus on Limerick as it celebrates important Church periodBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2014 587 center_img Advertisement Previous articleRevolving prison door criticisedNext articleA new dawn for St Mary’s Park flood victims Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Twitter A fifty-two years old Co. Donegal man was placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for seven years and sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for three years, when he pleaded guilty at Derry Magistrate’s Court today to possessing an indecent image of a childStephen Roulston from Cavan, in Ballindrait near Lifford admitted committing the offence on July 2 of last year.He further pleaded guilty to possessing an indecent image of a child, also on last July 2 and distributing or showing an indecent image of a child last June 26. The defendant additionally pleaded guilty to sending an indecent image of a child by a public electronic communications network on October 22, 2017.A solicitor for the Public Prosecution Service told District Judge Greg McCourt that on the afternoon of last July 2, as a result of ongoing police investigations, the defendant was arrested on suspicion of committing other offences.”The defendant’s mobile ‘phone was seized and forensically examined. The police found on it one indecent image of a male child and an extremely pornographic video.”He admitted that he had distributed the indecent image of the male child on June 26 of last year. When interviewed he admitted possession of both items found on his mobile ‘phone. He said they had been sent to him some time previously, probably several months earlier, as a prank and he agreed he may have shared the indecent image.Defence barrister Stephen Mooney said the case started with a particular form of investigation which was pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.”These are serious offences which normally would go on indictment and the fact that they are being dealt with in this court is an indication of the level of his offending.”He received the video which had been sent to him through social media. The photograph is vile and for some reason he forwarded it to another person. The image if the child is a mock-up as opposed to a real image. He pleaded guilty at the start when he was arrested and he made admissions during the course of his police interview and he has been on bail without any issues for the last six months.”During the course of his police interview, just to put his situation in context, he was accompanied by an appropriate adult. The public embarrassment of being in court for these offences has been a chastening experience for him”, Mr. Mooney said.The District Judge said while each offence carried a maximum sentence of six months, he was not sending the defendant to jail.”These are extremely serious offences but I take into consideration your previously clear record in this jurisdiction, the fact that you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and the fact that the author of a pre-sentence report states that you have been assessed as being at a low likelihood of re-offending for offences of this type.”If there is any re-offending of a similar nature you will immediately go to prison. There is no way you can or should get involved in this type of offending again. Stay away from social media because that can be tempting in terms of getting involved”, Mr. McCourt told Roulston. Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – February 2, 2019 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Donegal man receives suspended sentence for indecent child image WhatsApp Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, and Obituaries Friday February 2nd 2019Next articleDonegal County Council backs calls for extension of Meningitis B vaccine News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, Americans are hunkering down and more and more schools, sports leagues and amusement parks are closing.There are at least 1,701 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and 40 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Globally there are over 136,000 cases.Here’s the latest on the developing situation. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.1:22 p.m.: Louisiana delays democratic primaryLouisiana’s Democratic primary that -was scheduled for April 4 is now pushed back to June 20, Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Friday.One key stakeholder in the decision was to protect the election day polling commissioners as more than half of them are over 65 years old, Ardoin said.1:05 p.m.: Miami mayor tests positiveMiami Mayor Francis Suarez said Friday that he has coronavirus.The mayor added that he feels “completely healthy and strong” and will “remain isolated while I lead our government remotely. ““If we did not shake hands or you did not come into contact with me — if I coughed or sneezed — there is no action you need to take whatsoever,” Suarez said in a statement. “If we did, however, touch or shake hands, or if I sneezed or coughed near you since Monday, it is recommended that you self-isolate for 14 days, but you do not need to get tested.”According to the Miami Herald, Suarez recently attended an event with a Brazilian government official who later tested positive for coronavirus.President Donald Trump also met with that Brazilian official over the weekend at Mar-a-Lago.12:35 p.m.: Los Angeles, San Diego, West Virginia schools closeCalifornia’s two largest school districts, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the San Diego Unified School District, will close their doors on Monday to try to stop the spread of COVID-19.The two districts teach more than 750,000 students combined. Meanwhile, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced he will close his state’s public schools, saying the “risks outweigh the good.”West Virginia is just one of three states, along with Idaho and Montana, without any confirmed coronavirus cases.12:28 p.m.:Trump expected to declare national emergencyTrump is expected to declare a national emergency at a 3 p.m. press conference, four administration sources tell ABC News.It’s not clear what directives the president may issue under the order.Former DHS acting Deputy Secretary John Cohen, now an ABC contributor, said declaring a national emergency “conveys to the public that the nation faces a serious crisis and that drastic action is necessary.” Also, “it will immediately make available resources and other support that can be directed to protect communities across the nation.”12:11 p.m.: Europe now ‘epicenter’World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Europe has now become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.”He urged other countries on Friday to look toward the actions of “China, South Korea, Singapore and others,” which, he said, “clearly demonstrates that aggressive testing and contact tracing, combined with social-distancing measures and community mobilization, can prevent COVID-19 infections and save lives.”“Our message to countries continues to be: You must take a comprehensive approach. Not testing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not quarantine alone. Not social distancing alone. Do it all,” he said. “Any country that looks at the experience of other countries with large epidemics and thinks ‘that won’t happen to us’ is making a deadly mistake. It can happen to anyone.”11:25 a.m.: Drive-through mobile testing center opens in hard-hit New RochelleNew York state’s first drive-through COVID-19 mobile testing center opened in the city of New Rochelle Friday.The center will test up to 200 people on Friday and that number could reach 500 per day, the governor said.A one-mile radius “containment area” was established in New Rochelle to try to stop the virus from spreading.10:25 a.m.: Boston Marathon postponedThe 2020 Boston Marathon is postponed until Monday, Sept. 14, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.9:43 a.m.: Sen. Ted Cruz extends quarantineSen. Ted Cruz has decided to extend his self-quarantine.While the senator’s elected self-quarantine ended Thursday afternoon, he said he then learned Thursday night that “he had a second interaction” with someone who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.“On March 3, I met in my D.C. office with Santiago Abascal, the leader of the Vox Party in Spain. We met for about 20 minutes, sitting together at a conference table. We shook hands twice and took pictures together,” Cruz said in a statement Friday. “My understanding is that Mr. Abascal tested positive for COVID-19 last night. His staff have informed us that he was asymptomatic at the time of our meeting and that several days after our meeting he had extended interactions with another individual who has also tested positive.”“I’m still not feeling any symptoms,” Cruz went on. “But, for the same reasons I initially self-quarantined — out of an abundance of caution and to give everyone peace of mind — I am extending the self-quarantine to March 17, a full fourteen days from my meeting with Mr. Abascal.”Why some people aren’t social distancingCruz is one of nine members of Congress who have elected to self-quarantine.7:45 a.m. DC public schools to closeWashington, D.C., public schools will shutter from Monday, March 16, through the end of the month, said Mayor Muriel Bowser.After spring break next week, students will learn through “distance learning” the rest of the month, the mayor said.Children will have access to meals on the days schools are closed, the mayor said.7:34 a.m. Australian official tests positive after meeting with Ivanka TrumpAustralia’s minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, said Friday he’s contracted coronavirus, one week after he was seen meeting with President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, in Washington, D.C.Dutton said in a statement, “I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.”7:16 a.m. Fauci says spread will “get worse before it gets better”Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Good Morning America Friday that the coronavirus spread will “get worse before it gets better.”“There’s no doubt that we have not peaked yet,” Fauci said.“It will be at least a matter of several weeks. It’s unpredictable, but if you look at historically how these things work, it will likely be anywhere from a few weeks to up to eight weeks,” Fauci said. “I hope it’s going to be in the earlier part, two, three, four weeks, but it’s impossible to make an accurate prediction.”Fauci urged Americans to adapt to physically separating, calling it “one of the very effective ways you can really mitigate the spread.”As many Americans say they’re not getting access to COVID-19 tests, Fauci told GMA, “I think in the next week or so you’re gonna see an acceleration in the availability of tests.”As for when people should request testing, Fauci recommended that the public follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).5:42 a.m. Charles Barkley in self-quarantine, awaiting COVID-19 test resultsNBA Hall of Famer and TNT broadcaster Charles Barkley announced Thursday night that he is self-quarantining and is awaiting results from a coronavirus test.Barkley, in a phone interview with his co-hosts of NBA on TNT, said he felt sick after returning to Atlanta from a trip in New York City.“I talked to a couple people at Turner and a couple doctors and they told me to self-quarantine for the next 48 hours. I started yesterday, this is my second day,” Barkley said during the interview.“I haven’t been feeling great and they didn’t want me to take any chances … I went and took the coronavirus test late this afternoon, I have not gotten the results back,” he said. “So I’m just kinda in limbo right now. I’m really hoping it was just a bug.”Earlier this week, the NBA announced it’s suspending the 2019-2020 season due to the coronavirus. NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement Thursday night saying play will be suspended for at least 30 days, but that the league intends to resume play this season when it’s safe.3:18 a.m. Oregon, Michigan close all schoolsThe states of Oregon and Michigan announced they are closing all K-12 schools in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement Thursday night. “I am working with partners across state government to ensure educators, parents, and students have the support they need during this time, and to ensure our children who rely on school for meals have access to food. I know this will be a tough time, but we’re doing this to keep the most people we can safe.”There are currently at least 12 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, the state said.Oregon also announced school closures Thursday, which will be shut down through the end of March. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she understands the burden closing schools puts on families and students, but the move was necessary for public safety.“This is a trying time for our community and I am reluctant to increase the burden on families who are already struggling to adapt to and stay healthy during this crisis,” Brown said in a statement. “However, we are left with little choice in light of school districts’ staff capacity and operational concerns.”In Oregon, there are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19.There are zero coronavirus-related deaths in Oregon and Michigan.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgCons: relies on user to remember to fit at each location;false alarms can be embarrassing. DefCon 1 costs $49.99, DefCon 3 $39.99. More details from www.targus.com Sharp eyes will soon spot a notebook PC unless you swap thecarrying case for something less practical. So keep the case, but alarm it,says Davey Winder Pros: visual and audio deterrent, plus the physical cableapproach, makes for a very secure notebook wherever you are. A notebook PC is no luxury, it’s a business lifeline whenaway from the office. Most people ensure they have a suitable case to carry thething around in, with pockets for all the accessories, and maybe big enough fora portable printer, webcam, spare battery pack and AC adaptor as well. Thetrouble is that all these cases scream “Look at me, I’ve got an expensiveand desirable piece of computer equipment inside” to every hopeful thiefin the area. Stop thief!On 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today My flight was delayed so, as I was tired after my earlystart, I placed my notebook case beside me on the bench and had forty winks,well more like thirty, because I suddenly awoke with a feeling that all was notwell. And it wasn’t – my notebook and case had vanished, stolen by anopportunist thief whose greed is easily fed by idiots like me, andunfortunately like many of your executive staff. DefCon security system Comments are closed. But back to my tale of woe. I reported the theft to theairport police, which delayed me even further, and then caught my flight toTokyo. Upon arrival, instead of having some time to relax before starting work,I had to go and buy myself a new notebook PC so I could actually do some work.I also discovered, and bought, a DefCon 1 at the same time. Now I make sure Ilash the notebook down securely wherever I am – even the office. The industry “experts” tell us we should discardthese cases and carry our notebooks around in our briefcases. This is fine ifyour briefcase is enormous, which most people’s are not, or if your notebook isof the super-small sub-notebook variety, in which case where do you put theexternal floppy, CD-ROM drive and so on? One answer is to use a sports bag or abackpack, but neither do much to enhance the image of your executive staff asthey arrive at an important meeting with a client. Instead, I’d suggest you do what I did and splash a littlecash on a Targus DefCon notebook computer security system. It soundscomplicated, but it’s actually nothing more than an alarm and lock for yournotebook. Essentially, this small device fits to either the “kensingtonlock” slot found on most notebook PCs these days, or the carry caseitself. You get a length of cut-resistant steel cable attached to a unithousing a 360-degree motion sensor, microprocessor and 110-decibel alarm(that’s loud – as loud as a chainsaw according to my calculations). The cableattaches to your notebook or case and is secured by a combination lock withmore than 1,000 different variations. And that’s it. Once armed, the alarm goesoff if the PC is moved or the cable cut and the only way to stop the racket isto use the combination. Further information Previous Article Next Article This month it’s not so much what’s in the bag as the bagitself that I’m concerned with. And for a very good reason – I recently fellvictim to a notebook PC thief as I was waiting for my early morning flight toTokyo. I was on my way to cover a high-tech consumer electronic show for amagazine and was due to report back before leaving, so the publication inquestion could be first on the shelves with all the new and lovely gadgetsshowcased. There are two models, the DefCon 1 and the DefCon 3. DefCon1, which comes with over a metre of cut-resistant steel cable, is aself-contained unit measuring 6.4 x 14 x 4cm and weighing just 175g withbattery, while DefCon 3 measures 8.7 x 5.35 x 1.6cm and has just 15cm of cable.The reason DefCon 3 is so much smaller is that it comes with a remote controlkey fob, a bit like a car alarm, which has a working distance of 12 metres. Youcan arm and disarm with the key fob, and the same alarm goes off if anyonetries to steal your PC as you wander around. Personally, I prefer the securityof the steel cable lashing my PC to something solid, like a bolted-down airportbench leg, rather than the convenience of the remote unit. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Family of estate agent ask court to show lenience to lorry driver previous nextAgencies & PeopleFamily of estate agent ask court to show lenience to lorry driverAndrew Mann was killed when lorry driver Wayne Mackay drove into his path during incident in Dorset, but family ask that he doesn’t go to jail.Nigel Lewis24th February 20200830 Views The driver of a lorry who admitted killing an estate agency motorcyclist has been spared jail.41-year-old Wayne Mackay from Poole in Dorset will not face a jail sentence as expected after the family of Andrew Mann (pictured) pleaded at Bournemouth Crown court for him to be shown leniency following the incident in April last year.During an inquest into the accident in May it was established that lorry driver Wayne McKay had turned into an entrance way to prevent a dog entering the carriageway on the A31 road near the village of Sturminster but McKay failed to see Mann approaching on his Kawasaki motorbike.Mann had been on his way to work at the large Wimborne offices of Savills, which was only five minutes from the site of the accident.During the trial prosecuting counsel Jessica Price revealed that McKay had been focusing so hard on saving the dog’s life that he had not seen Mann approaching on his bike, even though under normal circumstances he would have been visible to him for nearly eight seconds prior to the accident. Mann died of multpiple injuries at the scene.The case was heard at Poole Magistrates Court but District Judge Stephen Nichols has transferred sentencing of McKay to Bournemouth Crown Court because he felt the court’s sentencing powers were not adequate.Mackay had already admitted causing the death of Mann, who worked for Savills as a senior planning consultancy expert. He leaves behind four children.  andrew mann Savills February 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more