RBS surges on talk of asset protection exit

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Costly case of mistaken identity

first_img Share Costly case of mistaken identity whatsapp Tags: NULL Wednesday 26 January 2011 7:13 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndocenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content “THERE’S a whole ocean of oil under our feet! No one can get at it except for me!” So screams Daniel Day Lewis as Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film There Will be Blood. Until yesterday, Heritage was on the verge of a similarly huge find in the semi-autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan. Heritage did find something, but it wasn’t an ocean of oil. Instead, the company has stumbled on one of Iraq’s biggest gas fields. Investors, who had piled into the stock on the expectation of striking crude, have left in their droves. At first glance, it’s not clear why finding so much gas is necessarily bad news, but it is. It is hard to monetise a gas discovery in Kurdistan, which has strict rules on exports and quotas for domestic gas needs – even harder for an oil company. House broker JP Morgan has cut its net asset value from 542p to 381p. If Heritage doesn’t want to monetise the gas itself, it could sell the asset to a more suitable company, although analysts – and the market– clearly think it isn’t worth much. Having lost so much of its market value after yesterday’s shock news, Heritage is looking increasingly vulnerable to predators. Central European gas group OMV is tipped as a potential bidder, as is Hungarian MOL. Both serve markets that want to lessen their reliance on Russian gas. As Plainview found out to his eternal cost, oil exploration is an unpredictable game. last_img read more

Haryana to honour 98 sports persons, including CWG medallists

first_img Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 19, 2018 Cricket TAGSCWG Medallist Felicitation CeremonyGold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesHaryana Athletes SHARE Latest Sports News Formula 1 Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Previous articleFIFA World Cup fraud: More than 10,000 fake tickets soldNext articleFIFA World Cup gives a kick to television sales in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThe cash award will be transferred directly to the players’ respective accounts before the scheduled INLD function in August. All the 22 CWG medallists from Haryana will receive the cash award irrespective of their employment affiliations. The latest move is a complete U-turn on Haryana governments’ stand on the top sportspersons from the State.Earlier this month, the Chief Minister had to intervene and suspend an order by the State Sports Department, which had directed the athletes employed with the Haryana Government departments and other affiliated bodies to share their professional revenues from other sources with the State.The order issued by Khemka’s office reads: “The Government of Haryana is pleased to notify the following conditions governing the participation of sportspersons in professional sports or commercial endorsements and employed in any department of the State Government or anybody controlled by the State:“The sportspersons shall be accorded extraordinary leave (without pay) during the said period. One-third income earned by the sportspersons from professional sports or commercial endorsements will be deposited with the Haryana State Sports Council. The money shall be used for the development of sports in the State.“In case the sportsperson is treated on duty with the prior approval of the competent authority while taking part in professional sports or commercial endorsements, the full income earned by the sportsperson on this account will be deposited with the Haryana State Sports Council.”Haryana government and athletes from the State were also at loggerheads shortly after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The State had then cancelled the felicitation and awards ceremony over protests by some of the top athletes. After having announced lucrative awards to the CWG medallists, the State Government had then refused to consider the athletes employed with central government bodies and other undertakings. BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Haryana Government has now initiated a move to honour sportspersons in the State. The 98 strong list also includes 22 Commonwealth Games medallists from the State. The players will now also be given cash awards as per State policy.The State Government is reportedly compelled to soften its stand against athletes after the rival Indian National Lokdal had announced to organise a State level function to honour the meritorious athletes. Amidst the politics around sports, the State government has initiated the move by clearing the file for cash awards to 98 athletes. The Sports Department has reportedly forwarded to the Sports Minster. 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Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgTropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTropical Paradise Co Limited  engages in the tourism and leisure sector where it operates hotels in Mauritius. Headquartered in Moka, Mauritius, the company operates the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, Hennessy Park Hotel, and Port Chambly Hotel. Tropical Paradise Co Limited (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Hong Kong Anglican Church adopts the Anglican Covenant

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Asia Anglican Covenant, [Anglican Communion News Service] Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Hong Kong Anglican Church, has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant.The province’s general secretary, the Rev. Peter Koon, wrote to the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, informing him of the decision by HKSKH’s sixth General Synod held from June 2-5.Hong Kong is the seventh province to adopt the covenant, the others are La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico, The Church of the Province of Myanmar, the Church in the Province of the West Indies, Church of the Province of South East Asia (with their own preamble), the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, and La Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America.The Church of Ireland has subscribed to it, and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted it subject to a ratification at its next Provincial Synod.The Scottish Episcopal Church’s General Synod defeated a resolution to agree in principle to adopt the covenant in June 2012.The Anglican Communion Covenant, a document that outlines the common life and values of the communion, was described by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as “something that helps us know where we stand together and also helps us to intensify our fellowship and our trust.” It includes a section that proposes how to address significant disagreements within the Anglican Communion.The idea of a covenant was first raised in 2004 and member churches are currently reviewing the latest and final version.For more on the Covenant visit http://aco.org/commission/covenant/index.cfm Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Hong Kong Anglican Church adopts the Anglican Covenant Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Tags Press Release Service 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By ACNS staffPosted Jun 20, 2013 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Institute asks for examples of poor direct mail campaigns

first_img Howard Lake | 17 May 2009 | News The examples will then be “analysed by sector experts” who will provide examples of those that abide by the Code and those that demonstrate poor practice.By doing so the Institute aims to “ensure a successful direct mail future for those following the Institute’s Code.”www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/informationaboutfundraising/forfundraisers/hottopics/dodgydirectmail.htmPhoto: envelopes by Pink Moose on flickr.com 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. The Institute of Fundraising is asking its members to submit examples of direct mail appeals that do not follow its code of good practice. It aims to use the material to highlight the distinction between poor and good direct mail practice to clarify best practice standards.The Institute published its Direct Mail Code of Fundraising Practice last year. However, it is aware that the use of incentives, shock tactics and the frequency of mailings remain contentious issues.So it is asking members to send it examples of campaigns that, for example, use incentives that bear little or no relevance to the topic, or campaigns that rely heavily on the use of guilt to prompt a response. Advertisementcenter_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Institute asks for examples of poor direct mail campaignslast_img read more

China, calentamiento global e innovación tecnológica

first_imgTodos los esfuerzos significativos para limitar las emisiones de dióxido de carbono – la principal causa del calentamiento global – deben hacer frente a la cuestión de los medios de transporte público. De acuerdo a un estudio reciente realizado por la Defensa del Ambiente, coches y camiones ligeros de EUA son responsables de casi la mitad de todos los gases de efecto invernadero emitidos por los automóviles a nivel mundial. Sin embargo, poco se ha hecho en este país para mejorar, o incluso mantener, los sistemas de transporte masivo que la gente necesita si se quiere recortar el uso de automóviles.¿Dónde está el gran espíritu de innovación y compromiso para reformar la infraestructura que tanto se necesita para hacer frente al monumental problema de calentamiento global? Ciertamente, no está en los EUA, donde los políticos en deuda con la clase dominante cometen miles de millones de dinero público al vasto imperio militar y a la policía represiva – y solo migajas al transporte masivo.Pero echando un vistazo al otro lado del mundo hay esperanza. En China, un país que hace sólo pocas generaciones estaba sumido en la pobreza, el gobierno ha dedicado grandes sumas de dinero para el desarrollo de una infraestructura moderna con alta eficiencia energética.Éste es sólo un pequeño ejemplo de lo que China está haciendo para mejorar el transporte y combatir el calentamiento global.Autobús de Tránsito ElevadoHace unos seis años, el concepto de Autobús de Tránsito Elevado se dio a conocer por primera vez. Este 2 de agosto, un prototipo del ATE se puso a prueba en la ciudad de Qinhuangdao, en el norte de China. Será necesario otro año de ajustes antes de que los autobuses sean introducidos en otras ciudades, pero ya el ATE se considera un éxito.El ATE es un concepto totalmente nuevo. No sólo traslada muchas más personas que los autobuses tradicionales, sino que también puede aliviar la congestión de otras maneras. El autobús va por encima de dos carriles de tráfico, por lo que los coches pueden fluir debajo mientras el autobús se detiene para las/os pasajeros. Es grande: 72 pies de largo y 26 pies de ancho, y la porción media se sienta a 16 pies por encima de la calle. Cada autobús puede llevar 1.200 personas – 40 veces la capacidad de los autobuses más viejos. Las paradas del autobús son elevadas y el autobús corre por una pista. Está alimentado por electricidad municipal y energía solar, lo que añade mucho menos CO2 a la atmósfera que otras formas de transporte.Básicamente, este autobús hace lo que subterráneos y trenes elevados hacen – alivia la congestión en la superficie – pero a un costo mucho más bajo. Especialmente cuando una ciudad ya existe, es enormemente difícil y caro desenterrar las millas de pasajes subterráneos necesarios para un metro. La instalación de la infraestructura adicional para el ATE – pistas a lo largo del lado de la carretera y paradas elevadas de autobús – es un trabajo mucho más simple. La compañía que construye la ATE dice que, si bien el coste medio de construcción del metro es de $100 millones por kilómetro, el ATE costará una quinta parte.Arrogancia imperialista y racismoLos gobernantes capitalistas de Europa y EUA se han vanagloriado del desarrollo e innovación científico-tecnológica de sus países. Y más que eso, han promovido una visión racista y clasista del resto del mundo para justificar su persecución depredadora y violenta por materias primas y mano de obra barata. El pueblo chino no ha olvidado los días en que, en las zonas de sus ciudades portuarias controladas por occidentales, se veían carteles: “No se permiten perros ni chinos”.La arrogancia imperialista y capitalista aún existe, pero un siglo de revueltas y revoluciones anticoloniales y pro-socialistas ha dispersado el mito de la superioridad occidental.Cuando un país como China ha podido elevar a 800 millones de personas de la pobreza en una generación, y al mismo tiempo desarrollar una infraestructura científico-tecnológica vanguardista, es tiempo de dar crédito a quien crédito merece – a la gran Revolución China – dirigida por comunistas – que liberó al país más poblado del mundo de la dominación imperialista y creó un estado capaz de organizar los recursos del país para asumir los grandes retos de la era moderna.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Selling Your Home with Feng Shui


first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Real Estate Selling Your Home with Feng Shui
 When selling a home, it’s not enough to make it look good. Making it feel good is just as important. 

 By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 11:52 am Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News When you were house hunting, did you ever get the feeling that everything was “just right” when you walked into a house you liked? If so, then you know how feng shui works.Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of making physical and energetic adjustments to a space to create a balance and flow of positive energies. If you’ve been struggling to sell your home, maybe it’s time to add some feng shui magic to it and attract positive vibes.As a renowned feng shui expert once said, sometimes it’s not just about curb appeal, it takes chi appeal. Chi is the life energy that feng shui tries to attract. It is achieved when everything is balanced beautifully. When you get that “feel good” feeling about a house, that is your body’s response to positive chi energy.The location of the house is very important in feng shui, though one cannot easily change the physical placement of the home, the next best thing is making sure the surrounding areas are positively charged. This means making sure the street in front or around the house is clean and there is no sloping land behind the house. If there is a slope in the backyard, be sure to have it filled out for level ground.Which brings us to another way to attract good chi, which is investing in some landscaping. It not only enhances your home’s physical aesthetic, but also adds value and attracts quality energy. Inside, invest in tall lush plants and fresh cut flowers, have good lighting, beautiful art, and create a feeling of space and expansion through strategic feng shui placement of furniture and mirrors.When selling a home, it’s better if potential buyers see more of the home. That is, don’t make the home too personal. Give the prospective buyer more of the house, not your stuff. The less personal a house is, the less it looks used. And the less used it looks, the better.But don’t overdo it. An empty home won’t give prospective buyers an idea how the home would look if lived in, but make it too lived in and you might deter buyers away. 
 
Good vibes in each and every room will result in good energy all round. A single room that emanates bad energy can make or break the sale, so be sure each room is positively charged with enough furniture to give buyers an idea of how it is to live in the home, yet not too cluttered to put them off.Part of getting rooms primed for positive energy is to make sure everything is in working order. Repaint walls if needed, fix the caulking, and make sure all fixtures are repaired. Be sure to have appliances repaired and that all leaks are fixed. Aside from the positive vibes these bring, common sense dictates that no one wants to buy a rundown home too. So be sure to get handy (or a handyman) and start fixing.Finally, when selling a home, most likely potential buyers go through the front door, right? The same is true for chi so having a strong front door is important in feng shui. Make sure the size and proportion of the door is right for the house, and the placement of the pathway that leads to it as well. If you are serious about fixing the chi in your home and making a sale, having these elements fixed can be worth your time and effort.Don’t forget the other doors too, such as the back door, side doors, etc. There should be no direct door alignment as this creates a strong rush of chi, which leads to a loss of energy. If you can’t afford to change the position of a door (by means of a renovation) you can block the direct alignment with a wall, a drawer or cabinet, or any piece of furniture to block the rush of energy.Selling a home these days isn’t easy, and all the help you can get is always welcome. Why not try feng shui? Who knows, it may be be exactly what you need.If you need help in selling your home, contact Cynthia Tilleman today. A realtor with a solid background in interior design, Cynthia knows what looks right and what sells.You can contact Tilleman for more information via email at [email protected] or call (626) 825-0161; (626) 639-1676.For more information on buying or selling a home and to find out what your home is worth, contact Cynthia at www.pasadenahomesbycynthia.com. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Nine Finalists Chosen – Vote for Your Favorite in JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Naming Contest

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News This illustration depicts NASA’s next Mars rover, which launches in 2020. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNine finalists have been chosen in the essay contest for K-12 students across the U.S. to name NASA’s next Mars rover. Now you can help by voting for your favorite.Members of the public have an opportunity to vote for their favorite name for NASA’s next Mars rover. The nine candidate names were made possible by the “Name the Rover” essay contest, which invited students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the United States to come up with a fitting name for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover and write a short essay about it.More than 28,000 essays were submitted after the contest began on Aug. 28 last year. A diverse panel of nearly 4,700 judge volunteers, composed of educators, professionals and space enthusiasts from all around the country, narrowed the pool down to 155 deserving semifinalists from every state and territory in the country.“Thousands of students have shared their ideas for a name that will do our rover and the team proud,” said Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division in Washington. “Thousands more volunteered time to be part of the judging process. Now it is the public’s opportunity to become involved and express their excitement for their favorites of the final nine.”The nine finalists are:• Endurance, K-4, Oliver Jacobs of Virginia• Tenacity, K-4, Eamon Reilly of Pennsylvania• Promise, K-4, Amira Shanshiry of Massachusetts• Perseverance, 5-8, Alexander Mather of Virginia• Vision, 5-8, Hadley Green of Mississippi• Clarity, 5-8, Nora Benitez of California• Ingenuity, 9-12, Vaneeza Rupani of Alabama• Fortitude, 9-12, Anthony Yoon of Oklahoma• Courage, 9-12, Tori Gray of LouisianaThe poll will remain open through Jan. 27 until 9 p.m. The results of the poll will be a consideration in the final naming selection. For the poll, visit:Go.nasa.gov/name2020After the poll closes, the nine student finalists will discuss their rover names with a panel including Glaze, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, NASA-JPL rover driver Nick Wiltsie and Clara Ma, who earned the honor of naming the Mars rover Curiosity as a sixth-grade student in 2009.The contest will conclude in early March, when the rover’s new name – and the student behind it – are announced. The grand prize winner will also receive an invitation to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The currently unnamed rover is a robotic scientist weighing more than 2,300 pounds (1,000 kilograms). It will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. Scheduled to launch in July or August 2020, the rover will land in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.The naming contest partnership is part of a Space Act Agreement in educational and public outreach efforts between NASA, Battelle of Columbus, Ohio, and Future Engineers of Burbank, California.For complete contest and prize details, including a full listing of the 155 state/territory semifinalists, visit https://www.futureengineers.org/nametheroverFor information on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/JPL built and will manage operations of the Mars 2020 rover for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is responsible for launch management. Your email address will not be published. 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Pay for student nurses ‘a really welcome step’

first_imgAdvertisement Previous article2026 Ryder Cup venue Adare Manor named as one of Ireland and Great Britain’s best resortsNext articleWorld Vision Ireland “In the Covid-19 crisis, the most vulnerable will be children in extreme poverty” Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedin Medical photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comPAY for student nurses during the COVID-19 crisis has been described as a “really welcome step” by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).The announcement was made yesterday afternoon in a statement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, “Our healthcare professionals have shown immense leadership and I will do everything I can to support them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The minister announced student nurses and midwives would be given contracts as Health Care Assistants, and be paid, allowing them to complete their placement and helping them complete their courses.Update on a few issues re #coronavirus #Covid19 https://t.co/m2Pm0qH5uX— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 26, 2020The INMO had campaigned intensely for employment opportunities for student nurses for several weeks, as many were unable to work other jobs due to cross-infection risks.The union understands that student nurses – including interns- will now be offered contracts as healthcare assistants, but officials of the INMO will be seeking further details and information.In particular, the union will be clarifying on the scope of the students’ practice in these roles and how it can best be integrated with their academic progression and placements.INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha described the move as “a really welcome step from the government”.The INMO representative said, “It’s good news for the student nurses, who will now be paid for their work on the frontlines.“It’s also good news for the wider health service. These are dedicated, talented, hard-working people who are keen to help in the global fight against COVID-19. Taking them on as paid staff not only values their work, but offers them clear protections as employees.“We will now engage with the government to determine the detail of this announcement, particularly on ensuring that students’ academic progression isn’t harmed by the crisis.” Print Twitter NewsEducationHealthPoliticsPay for student nurses ‘a really welcome step’By Cian Reinhardt – March 27, 2020 55 Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19educationhealthLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more