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Church fills coffers

Church fills coffers

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Nordic duo invests in World Bank’s €1bn COVID 19-linked bond issue

Nordic duo invests in World Bank’s €1bn COVID 19-linked bond issue

first_imgNordic pension funds PKA and Folksam have invested in a new SEK11.5bn (€1bn) 2022 issue of Swedish krona-denominated sustainable development bonds from the World Bank, some of whose proceeds will be used to fight the coronavirus pandemic in developing countries.Denmark’s PKA said it was the first investor to sign up, investing SEK4bn, with Swedish pension and insurance group Folksam also putting money into the issue.The World Bank said the bond was aimed at raising awareness about its health programme – in particular how it was working with member countries to back efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19.Ylva Wessén, Folksam group chief executive officer, said: “It feels very good to be able to make an investment that supports sustainable development projects including the fight against the negative consequences of the pandemic given our vision that our customers should feel secure in a sustainable world.” The World Bank – which comprises the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association – said Swedish bank SEB was the sole lead manager for the transaction, which was the largest priced by any sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) issuer to date in Swedish krona.Michael Nellemann Pedersen, PKA’s chief investment officer, said: “As a pension fund with members mainly working in social services and health care, we appreciate the opportunity to combine a good risk-adjusted return with a possibility to contribute to sustainable development including healthcare in developing countries.”The DKK330bn (€44bn) labour-market pensions firm said that though the bond was not created as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, its proceeds would now largely go towards preventing and responding to the rapid spread of the disease, in countries including India, Peru and Paraguay.Nellemann Pedersen said: “Right now we see how important a strong health system is for a well-functioning society.“Half of the world’s population does not have access to very basic healthcare, and we know that poor countries with weak health systems are hit extra hard by disease outbreaks and epidemics,” he added.The World Bank said every year about a billion people faced financial problems trying to afford healthcare, with 90 million pushed into extreme poverty. These investments would go to projects including those aimed at providing universal and inexpensive healthcare, it said.The bank said the bond issue attracted investors from Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe and that asset managers, pension funds, and insurance funds made up 91.3% of investors.The security carries an annual coupon of 0.250% and a yield of 0.259%, has a settlement date of today and matures on 23 December 2022.last_img read more

David E. Richmond: In 40 years of terminal care I’ve never seen unmanageable suffering

David E. Richmond: In 40 years of terminal care I’ve never seen unmanageable suffering

first_imgNZ Herald 16 January 2018Family First Comment: Well said Dr Richmond! A must-read. Make a submission against euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz• David E. Richmond is professor emeritus of geriatric medicine at the University of Auckland.Dr Havill’s opinion piece in last Tuesday’s Herald is a fine example of the genre of emotionalism he rails against in those who oppose his attempts to convince the public that legalised euthanasia is the holy grail of medicine.Unfortunately he has not been able to save himself from the mire of emotionalism and exaggeration he criticises so keenly in others. He complains his opponents “typically resort to emotive misleading language”.Excuse me, but how are we to define statements he makes such as, “People die cruel, agonisingly painful deaths…every day”. “Many suffer horribly for days….weeks… while others linger at death’s door for months….years”. “Terrible tales of family members…dying in conditions that would provoke criminal charges”. “Relatives sitting “at the bedside hoping that death will…quickly end their misery”, as anything but blatant attempts to milk the emotions of his readers?In more than 40 years of medical practice as a physician, geriatrician and terminal care manager, I cared for many dying people. My testimony is that I have never seen a person dying with unmanageable suffering.If Dr Havill’s statements are to be taken at face value and not merely as rhetoric, one can only wonder what steps the senior clinicians such as he were taking to upgrade the skill levels of the palliative care staff to whom he is referring. Or wonder how long in the past these events took place. We cannot judge the effectiveness of today’s palliative care by comparing it with what was available even just 10 years ago.He complains that Herald commentator Dr Paul Moon made some “bizarre assertions” in “linking the state’s long-gone death penalty….. with the End of Life Choice Bill currently before Parliament” and that this has done a “disservice” to “serious debate on the issue”.Dr Moon raised two important issues that ought to be debated. He wondered to what extent the sense of the community in the 1960s, that the execution of one innocent was one too many, remains today.The link with euthanasia is perfectly clear. Even with the best of equipment and testing, inaccurate diagnoses and prognoses are surprisingly common. People have already died and many more will do likewise because of mistakes in the euthanasia procedures including diagnosis. Yet Dr Havill seems not at all perturbed about the lives wasted and the freedom lost in pursuit of the holy grail. Is that not worthy of public reflection?Secondly, Dr Moon raised the issue of possible psychological damage experienced by doctors who perform euthanasia. There is no need to speculate on it: there are now many accounts of the mental trauma induced at the first such killing.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11975310Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth

Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Stolen vehicle linked to fatal shooting in Portsmouth by: – December 28, 2011 45 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Crime scene. Photo credit: Facebook.A vehicle belonging to a Pottersville resident, Roseau which was reported as stolen on Tuesday 27th December, 2011 is “believed to be linked” to the fatal shooting of a twenty-two year old from Portsmouth.According to an eyewitness report the incident occurred very quickly and seemed like a movie scene.“I saw the jeep coming, then it just stopped and I saw a masked man get out of the vehicle and just shoot “Boyee”. Boyee was sitting on the roadside. Then the man just jump in the ride and drove off” like a serious action movie scene.”The Police Department through its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sergeant Kenth Matthew is reporting that a green Toyota Rav4 which was reported stolen on Monday 26th December, 2011 is linked to the fatal shooting incident which occurred on Harbor Lane in Portsmouth on Tuesday afternoon. “At 8:30am on Tuesday December 27th, 2011 Kerry George a male adult of #63 Steber Street, Pottersville reported at the Roseau Police Station that his green Toyota Rav4 registration number TJ509 was stolen outside of his home between 10:00pm on Monday 26th December, 2011 and 8:00 on Tuesday 27th, 2011.”According to the PRO, the missing vehicle which is believed to be connected to the shooting incident was recovered in Chance, Portsmouth that same afternoon.“In related news, at 3pm on Tuesday 27th December, 2011 Tyson Thomas also known as Boyee a twenty-two year old man of Zicak, Portsmouth was fatally shot on Harbor Lane in Portsmouth near the Dowasco office by a person or persons who are not yet identified. Soon after this incident the police found an abandoned green Toyota Rav4 registration number TJ509 at Chance in Portsmouth. It is believed that this vehicle is connected to the shooting.”Police investigations into both matters continue and the body of deceased Tyson “Boyee” Thomas is secured at the Princess Margaret Hospital Morgue.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

KOICA releases initial fund for Concepcion port rehab

KOICA releases initial fund for Concepcion port rehab

first_imgTheUnited Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) finalized the schematicdesign for the port’s rehabilitation. ILOILO – The Korea InternationalCooperation Agency (KOICA) has downloaded to the Iloilo provincial governmentthe first tranche of the US$3-million fund for the rehabilitation of theConcepcion fish port. Construction is expected to commencenext month and will be completed in one year and a half. The provincial government willundertake the procurement and construction. * construction of new wet market andcauseway The port’s schematic design wasdeveloped after hearing around 300 comments, suggestions and concerns fromvarious sectors that would directly benefit from the project. The owners ofrestaurants were more concerned about their future business. For the fishermen,it was the capacity of the port to dock more boats than before.  (LHC,Capitol News/PN) The municipal government will provideutilities such as power, water, sewerage, and drainage and will also bear thecosts of resettlement of affected residents. In a long run, the infrastructureshould contribute to attaining inclusive growth that meets present and futureneeds towards sustainable fishery, raised the level of productivity, increasedhousehold income and local government unit revenues. Concepcion’s Mayor Raul Banias saidprocurement will start as soon as the Provincial Engineering Office finishedthe backup computation. The port was ravaged by super typhoon“Yolanda” in November 2013. Once completed, the new fish port isexpected to provide adequate, quality and safe berthing of fishing vessels andimprove the access to basic fish port services.center_img * reclamation of a new fish portcomplex with total pavement area of 6,500 square meters The Northern Iloilo Fishery Rehabilitationand Development Project is an official development assistance (ODA) projectfunded by a grant from the Republic of Korea through KOICA. The rehabilitation would include thefollowing: The fish port is also envisioned tomake more efficient the fishery trading operations in Concepcion. * conversion of the existing wetmarket into a passenger terminal * improvement of restaurants/stalls It aims to boost economic growth andimprove the living conditions of fisherfolks by providing disaster resilientinfrastructure facilities and promoting sustainable fishery developmentactivities. An amount of US$1 million wastransferred to the province’s trust account recently following the signing ofthe memorandum of agreement by KOICA, Iloilo provincial government, andmunicipal government of Concepcion. The project’s major components includesite development, administration building, fish market, fish market publictoilet, causeway, and rockwall revetment. last_img read more

Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card. Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor. Some of the players on the Liverpool bench were jubilant at the decision as they clapped and cheered, but Klopp didn’t take kindly to their actions. The Liverpool and Chelsea managers continue to downplay a growing rivalry between the pair. Chelsea’s Christensen was dismissed after Paul Tierney consulted his pitchside monitor As reported by Julien Laurens, Klopp turned around from the touchline and shouted: ‘Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok?’. Although the dismissal of Christensen was a major positive for Liverpool after an intense tactical battle in the first half, Klopp was eager not to celebrate the decision.Advertisement Klopp was determined to ensure that his Liverpool team remained fully focused during the clash at Stamford Bridge. Asked about the incident after the game, the German coach said: ‘It was not one of my subs but another member of staff and I told him already what I think about it and he’s good with that. Christensen was initially booked for hauling down Sadio Mane but was then sent off Read Also: Ronaldo nets as Pirlo wins first match in charge of Juventus ‘But in the moment that’s something I don’t want to see.’ Liverpool took full advantage of their numerical superiority, with Sadio Mane scoring a brace in the second half. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?center_img Loading… last_img read more

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

first_imgBeverly Ann (Sherwood) Tebbe, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday night, May 11, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.Born November 18, 1933, in Brookville, Indiana she was the only daughter of the late Everette E. & Marie (Hertel) Sherwood.   On August 8, 1952 she became the wife of Melvin A. Tebbe, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2006.A homemaker, she had also worked in the office at the former Fry Roofing, and been a legal secretary to Virgil McCarty.  In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, was an avid reader; and enjoyed playing cards.  She loved her neighbors and friends, and had great passion for her family & grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Timothy) Beck of Morrow, Ohio; three sons, Jeffrey M. (Janet Moster) Tebbe, Brian K. (Lori Stang) Tebbe both of Brookville, Indiana and Scott M. (Susan Bone) Tebbe of Rushville, Indiana; 11 Grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Bruce Shearwood of Indianapolis, Indiana.In addition to her parents, and husband, Melvin, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Sherwood.Services will be private with burial in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Cedar Grove, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Public Library or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Tebbe family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Spanish coach Luis Enrique makes one change in squad

Spanish coach Luis Enrique makes one change in squad

first_imgMadrid: Spain’s coach Luis Enrique has made one change in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta.Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz pulled out due to fever after arriving at the training camp, reports Efe news. The fever had also kept him out of his side’s win over Udinese at the weekend.Enrique has replaced him with Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez who was a surprise omission from the original list of 23 players named on Friday.The squad held its first training session on Monday at the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Las Rozas facility. But for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, all players participated. Asensio focused on gym work. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img

Footballers treated as ‘guinea pigs’ — Rooney

Footballers treated as ‘guinea pigs’ — Rooney

first_img(BBC) – Wayne Rooney says the government and football authorities have treated footballers as “guinea pigs” during the coronavirus outbreak.Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least April 3, with the Premier League saying “conditions at the time” will determine its return.“For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week,” he said.“One in which you felt a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and Premier League.”Writing in his column in the Sunday Times, the former England captain said: “The rest of sport – tennis, Formula 1, rugby, golf, football in other countries – was closing down and we were being told to carry on.“I think a lot of footballers were wondering, ‘Is it something to do with money being involved in this?’. Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta [Arsenal manager] to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing?“After the emergency meeting, at last the right decision was made – until then it almost felt like footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs.“I know how I feel. If any of my family get infected through me because I’ve had to play when it’s not safe, and they get seriously ill, I’d have to think hard about ever playing again. I would never forgive the authorities.”Now, 34 the former Everton and Manchester United player is just over two months into his time as a player-coach at Championship club Derby.The Rams are currently five points off a play-off berth in the second tier with nine games of the season remaining, and Rooney believes there will have to be a radical restructure of the football calendar to allow fixtures to be fulfilled.“We’re happy to play until September if the season extends to then, if that’s how it has to be. That’s our job,” Rooney added.“As long as we know we’re safe to play and it’s a safe environment for spectators, we’ll play.“The next World Cup is in November and December 2022, so you could actually use this situation as an opportunity and say we’re going to finish the 2019-20 season later this year, then prepare for 2022 by having the next two seasons starting in winter.”Footballers’ messages of solidarityWorld greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have led the way as footballers have sent their thoughts and best wishes to the world at large during the coronavirus outbreak.In a post on Instagram, Messi said: “They are complicated days for everyone.“We live worried about what is happening and we want to help putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the worst of it, either because it directly affected them or their family and friends, or because they are working on the frontline to combat it in hospitals and health centres.“I want to send a lot of strength to all of them. Health must always come first. It is an exceptional moment and you must follow the instructions of both health organisations and public authorities.“Only in this way can we combat it effectively. It is the time to be responsible and stay at home, it is also perfect to enjoy that time with yours that you can not always have. A hug and hopefully we can turn this situation around as soon as possible.”last_img read more

Popular social calendar app Toga shuts down

Popular social calendar app Toga shuts down

first_imgThe social calendar app, Toga, abruptly shut down in May after a failed acquisition process. Marshall alumnus Noah Johnson co-founded the app in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Noah Johnson)Upon returning to USC this fall, upperclassmen may have noticed that Toga, a social calendar app, was missing.Toga, which launched in 2015, was an app that displayed events, ranging from house parties to concerts at Shrine Auditorium, happening on or near USC’s campus.Toga’s sudden disappearance was a source of mystery to students. A simple message appearing on the application and through emails announced its shutdown in May. “On May 15th, Toga will be shutting down. But … as one chapter closes, a new one opens!” the message read.Noah Johnson, a Toga co-founder and alumnus of the Marshall School of Business, explained that Toga shut down due to a failed acquisition. “The abruptness came about due to an acquisition process, where a larger company was going to acquire us, but in the 11th hour, [the acquisition] fell through,” Johnson said.Before the failed acquisition, Toga provided students with a shared platform on which all social events on or around campus were posted.Its shutdown disappointing for many students, including Isabella Smith, a senior majoring in industrial systems engineering. “It becomes a little more exclusive at USC when there’s not something that’s open to everyone to see where all the [events] are,” Smith said. While larger events were added by the Toga staff themselves, students had the ability to broadcast their personal functions to all of campus, almost as a form of advertising to the student population. This ensured larger turnouts to organizations and social events, such as fraternity-affiliated parties.“Back when I was a freshman, ultimately, it was difficult to find all of the events happening on campus,” Johnson said. “I built Toga to solve that [issue].” Toga’s initial development included multiple iterations of the application, with the initial launching solely at USC. As the app received funding, its reach expanded to over 38 campuses and thousands of users. The app itself was socially oriented, showing friends from connected social media accounts who were interested in the same events as the user. Toga also offered a unique experience which allowed the user to “peek” onto other campuses, giving an insight into many universities’ specific student cultures and their events.While many students may be disappointed by Toga’s shutdown, some students found that the app could be a nuisance because of how easily someone could post an event for the entire campus, even if they were not the function’s coordinator.“I lived in a pretty big house on the corner of Menlo [Avenue], and parties, which were private Facebook events, on two separate occasions, were put on Toga,” said Justin Rankin, a senior majoring in industrial systems engineering. “We ended up entertaining a large amount of people we did not know.” Rankin’s experience seems to be in the minority, with many upset by the app removal. “One of the biggest things [I see] when I look at the whole journey is ultimately perseverance, you learn from your mistakes and you keep building,” Johnson said.last_img read more