Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs Texas A&M Commerce Friday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Dixie State junior forward/center Hunter Schofield netted 20 points and 6 rebounds as the Dixie State Trailblazers got past Texas A&M-Commerce 71-66 at the 2019 D2 Conference Challenge at Behnken Fieldhouse on the campus of Westminster College Friday.Program newcomer, freshman forward Frank Staine, added 17 points for Jon Judkins’ squad, who improved to 1-0 after this season opener.Deon Barrett amassed 19 points and Deonta Terrell added 18 points on 7-13 from the field for the Lions in the loss.The Trailblazers return to action at the D2 Conference Challenge Saturday at Westminster by facing the Texas-Tyler Patriots.This will be the fourth time on the young season the Patriots will have faced a Beehive State school. Texas-Tyler has already squared off against Utah, BYU and Westminster headed into Saturday’s game. November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs Texas A&M Commerce Friday Tags: Deon Barrett/Deonta Terrell/Dixie State men’s basketball/Frank Staine/Hunter Schofield/Texas A&M-Commerce Brad Jameslast_img read more

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FAR says Lukoil proposal not proceeding

first_imgFAR has been advised by Lukoil that the Lukoil Proposal is not proceeding to a legally binding offer FAR says Lukoil proposal not proceeding. (Credit: aymane jdidi from Pixabay) FAR Limited (ASX: FAR) refers to previous announcements, including its 17 February 2021 announcement that it had received a conditional non-binding indicative proposal from PJSC Lukoil to acquire the shares of FAR at 2.2c cash per share (Lukoil Proposal).FAR had cautioned that the Lukoil Proposal was not a legally binding offer, was subject to targeted and timely corporate due diligence on FAR, was subject to final Lukoil board approval, and that there was no certainty that the Lukoil Proposal would necessarily eventuate. Accordingly, care needed to be used in assessing the Lukoil Proposal.FAR has been advised by Lukoil that the Lukoil Proposal is not proceeding to a legally binding offer.FAR has convened a shareholders meeting on 15 April 2021 to consider approving the sale of its interest in the Senegal RSSD project to Woodside. The FAR directors continue to support the Woodside sale.If a takeover offer from Remus Horizons PCC Limited or any alterative offer emerges, the directors will update shareholders accordingly and may reconsider their recommendation. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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2021 Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials Cancelled

first_img Email* The organizers of the 2021 Bramham International Horse Trials have issued a statement about its cancellation:“It is with great regret that the organising team behind the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials announces that his year’s fixture, 10 – 13 June, is cancelled. Whilst the government’s positive road map to exit lockdown, successful vaccine roll-out programme and falling case numbers provided some optimism that the event could run, the proposed conditions are impossible to comply with on the Bramham site, even assuming that the Government’s roadmap timetable does not slip.Event Director Nick Pritchard commented; “We’ve explored every avenue possible to keep Bramham 2021 in the calendar. However, the health, safety and welfare of all who are involved in the Event, or come to watch it, is our number one priority and we just can’t guarantee that within the government’s rules.”“Due to the nature and scale of the Event, it is impossible to enforce social distancing reasonably. The extent of the site makes it unfeasible to completely control public access. Sadly, a park isn’t the same as a stadium and whilst there’s plenty of space, we can’t guarantee social distancing in busy areas. We’re a 500-acre park with several footpaths crossing the estate and with spectator numbers limited to 4,000, we can’t be confident on keeping to this.“The team and I are deeply disappointed to admit defeat, despite our best efforts. Having missed last year and this being an Olympic year, when Bramham would have been important to many nations for team selection, we wanted to put on a memorable competition. Sadly we can’t guarantee a COVID-secure show ground and feel it would be irresponsible to run.”The team at Bramham would like to thank our loyal sponsors and volunteers, all owners, riders and grooms, tradestands, contractors and spectators for their continued support, which has made this decision all the more difficult. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bramham in 2022.” Tags: eventing, Covid, Bramham International Horse Trials, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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Dance Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgPhysical Demands Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Application Instructions LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Department Location Minimum Qualifications Position Summary Assignment Responsibilities Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Conditions Work YearN/A Posting Details The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested.. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Posting NumberF00047P SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedulescenter_img Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2542 Job Posting TitleDance Adjunct Assistant Professor The Institution Open ContinuouslyYes Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. 1. Have a master’s degree in dance, physical education with a danceemphasis, or theater with dance emphasis, OR Bachelor’s in any ofthe above AND Master’s in physical education, any life science,physiology, theater arts, kinesiology, humanities, performing arts,or music OR the equivalent* OR hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* All degrees mustbe from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Posting Date12/19/2016 Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields. Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Work Schedule How and where to apply Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Foreign Transcript Evaluationlast_img read more

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Speech: PM’s statement to the House of Commons on Brexit: 12 February 2019

first_imgWith permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s ongoing work to secure a Brexit deal that honours our commitments to the people of Northern Ireland, commands the support of Parliament and can be negotiated with the EU.On 29th January, this House gave me a clear mandate and sent an unequivocal message to the European Union. Last week, I took that message to Brussels.I met President Juncker, President Tusk, and the President of European Parliament, Antonio Tajani – and I told them clearly what Parliament wanted in order to unite behind a Withdrawal Agreement: namely, legally binding changes to the backstop.And I explained to them the three ways in which this can be achieved.First, the backstop could be replaced with alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.Yesterday, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union met with Michel Barnier to discuss the ideas put forward by the Alternative Arrangements Working Group comprised of a number of my Hon and Rt Hon Friends.I am grateful to that group for their work and we are continuing to explore their ideas.Second, there could be a legally-binding time limit to the existing backstop.Or third, there could be a legally-binding unilateral exit clause to that backstop.Given both sides agree we do not ever want to use the backstop, and that if we did it would be temporary, we believe it is reasonable to ask for legally binding changes to this effect.Mr Speaker, as expected, President Juncker maintained the EU’s position that they will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.And I set out the UK’s position, strengthened by the mandate that this House gave me, that this House needs to see legally-binding changes to the backstop and that can be achieved by changes to the Withdrawal Agreement.We both agreed that our teams should hold further talks to find a way forward, and he and I will meet again before the end of February to take stock of those discussions.So our work continues. The Secretary of State and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster are today in Strasbourg and last week the Attorney General was in Dublin to meet his Irish counterpart.And following my own visits to Brussels, Northern Ireland and Ireland last week, I welcomed the Prime Minister of Malta to Downing Street yesterday and I will be speaking to other EU 27 leaders today and throughout the week.The Right Honourable Gentleman, the Leader of the Opposition, shares the concerns of this House on the backstop.I welcome his willingness to sit down and talk to me and I look forward to continuing our discussions.Indeed, Government Ministers will be meeting with members of his team tomorrow.I think there are a number of areas where the whole House should be able to come together.In particular, I believe we have a shared determination across this House not to allow the UK leaving the EU to mean any lowering of standards in relation to workers’ rights, environmental protections or health and safety.I have met Trade Unions and with members from across the House, and my Rt Hon Friend the Business Secretary is leading work to ensure that we fully address all concerns about these vital issues.We have already made legally-binding commitments to no regression in these areas if we were to enter the backstop – and we are prepared to consider legislating to give these commitments force in UK law.And in the interests of building support across the House, we are also prepared to commit to asking Parliament whether it wishes to follow suit whenever the EU changes its standards in these areas. And of course we don’t need to automatically follow EU standards in order to lead the way – as we have done in the past under both Conservative and Labour Governments.The UK has a proud tradition of leading the way in workers’ rights, whilst maintaining a flexible labour market that has helped deliver an employment rate almost 6 percentage points above the EU average.Successive governments of all parties have put in place standards that exceed the minimums set by the EU.A Labour government gave British workers annual leave and paid maternity leave entitlements well above that required by the European Union.A Conservative-led government went further than the EU by giving all employees the right to request flexible working. And I was proud to be the Minister for Women and Equalities to introduce shared parental leave so that both parents are able to take on caring responsibilities for their child – something no EU regulation provides for.When it comes to workers’ rights this Parliament has set a higher standard before and I believe will do so in the future.Indeed we already have plans to repeal the so-called Swedish derogation, which allows employers to pay their agency workers less, and we are committed to enforcing holiday pay for the most vulnerable workers.Not just protecting workers’ rights, but extending them.As I set out in my statement two weeks ago, the House also agrees that Parliament must have a much stronger and clearer role in the next phase of the negotiations.Because the Political Declaration cannot be legally binding and in some areas provides for a spectrum of outcomes – some Members are understandably concerned that they cannot be sure precisely what future relationship it would lead to.By following through on our commitments and giving Parliament that bigger say in the mandate for the next phase, we are determined to address those concerns.The Secretary of State has written to all Members of the Exiting the EU Committee seeking their view on engaging Parliament in this next phase of negotiations.And we are also reaching out beyond this House to engage more deeply with businesses, civil society and trade unions.Everyone in this House knows that the vote for Brexit was not just about changing our relationship with the EU, but changing how things work at home, especially for those in communities who feel they have been left behind.Addressing this and widening opportunities is the mission of this Government that I set out on my first day as Prime Minister, and I will continue to work with Members across the House to do everything we can to help build a country that works for everyone.But, Mr Speaker, one area where the Rt Hon Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition and I do not agree is on his suggestion that the UK should remain a member of the EU Customs Union.I would gently point out that the House of Commons has already voted against this.And in any case, membership of the Customs Union would be a less desirable outcome than that which is provided for in the Political Declaration.That would deliver no tariffs, fees, charges or quantitative restrictions across all sectors, and no checks on rules of origin.But crucially, it would also provide for the development of an independent trade policy for the UK that would allow us to strike our own trade deals around the world, something the Labour Party once supported.On Thursday, as I promised in the House last month, we will bring forward an amendable motion.This will seek to reaffirm the support of the House for the amended motion from 29th January – namely to support the Government in seeking changes to the backstop and to recognise that negotiations are ongoing.Having secured an agreement with the European Union for further talks, we now need some time to complete that process.When we achieve the progress we need, we will bring forward another meaningful vote.But if the Government has not secured a majority in this House in favour of a Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration, then the Government will on Tuesday 26 February make a statement and table an amendable motion relating to the statement; and a Minister will move that motion on Wednesday 27 February, thereby enabling the House to vote on it, and on any amendments to it, on that day.Mr Speaker, as well as making clear what is needed to change in the Withdrawal Agreement, the House has also reconfirmed its view that it does not want to leave the EU without a deal.The government agrees. But opposing no deal is not enough to stop it.We must agree a deal that this House can support. And that is what I am working to achieve.I’ve spoken before about the damage that would be done to public faith in our democracy if this House were to ignore the result of the 2016 referendum.In Northern Ireland last week, I heard again the importance of securing a Withdrawal Agreement that works for all the people of this United Kingdom.In Belfast I met not just with politicians but with leaders of civil society and business from across the community.Following this House’s rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement, many people in Northern Ireland are worried about what the current uncertainty will mean for them.In this House we often focus on the practical challenges posed by the border in Northern Ireland.But for many people in Northern Ireland, what looms larger is the fear that the seamless border between Ireland and Northern Ireland that helped make the progress which has followed the Belfast Agreement possible might be disrupted.We must not let that happen and we shall not let that happen.The talks are at a crucial stage. We now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this House requires and deliver Brexit on time.By getting the changes we need to the backstop; by protecting and enhancing workers’ rights and environmental protections; and by enhancing the role of Parliament in the next phase of negotiations I believe we can reach a deal that this House can support.We can deliver for the people and the communities that voted for change two and half years ago – and whose voices for too long have not been heard.We can honour the result of the referendum.And we can set this country on course for the bright future that every part of this United Kingdom deserves.That is this Government’s mission. We shall not stint in our efforts to fulfil it.And I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

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Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen Taps Robert Randolph As Special Guest For Ardmore Music Hall Show

first_imgEarlier last month, The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein announced that his relatively new project Star Kitchen will be making its inaugural run this November with a mini East Coast tour. Brownstein debuted his new side project over the summer at Rothbury, MI’s Electric Forest festival.Star Kitchen has tapped a very special guest for one of their upcoming inaugural shows, as legendary sacred steel player Robert Randolph will join the quartet at their Ardmore Music Hall show on Friday, November 9th. Star Kitchen and Randolph will also be joined by saxophonist James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), vocalist Lady Alma, and hip-hop artist Chill Moody.With Star Kitchen, Brownstein finds himself joined by Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Rob Marscher (Addison Groove Project), and Marlon Lewis (Lauryn Hill & John Legend). During the group’s first performance at Electric Forest, the band stuck to classics, using tight renditions of funk and R&B standards as a launching point to dive deep into adventurous and exploratory extended jams.The first-ever Star Kitchen run kicks off at Washington, D.C.’s Gypsy Sally’s on November 8th, followed up by a performance at Ardmore Music Hall, a fan-favorite venue just outside of Brownstein’s Philadelphia home base, on November 9th. From there, the group will continue on to Worcester, Massachusetts, with a performance at Electric Haze on November 10th. Star Kitchen’s upcoming debut mini-tour will close out with a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on November 11th.Tickets for Star Kitchen’s upcoming Ardmore Music Hall show can be purchased here.[H/T Jambands.com]last_img read more

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Mountain Mama: What is a Soul Boater?

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,Recently, I’ve heard people refer to themselves as soul boaters. What is a soul boater and why are people classifying themselves?Thanks,Curious——————————————————————-Dear Curious,Some boaters go to the river to escape the treadmill of office life. The noise of 401ks, bank accounts, emails, phone calls, and to-do lists can distract us from the important stuff in life. Rivers provide a chance to connect with nature and the people we love.The current doesn’t care about promotions or what degrees hang framed behind your desk. But the idea of measuring success against a yardstick is so ingrained in us that sometimes we try to quantify paddling. We determine whether a river day was good by the difficulty of rapids paddled or the lines taken.Soul boaters wanted to redefine what it meant to be a boater. Their boating has nothing to do with first descents or hucking off a huge waterfall for a camera. Everyone loves an epic story about the crew that hacked their way down to a never-before-paddled river with a machete. But soul boaters aren’t impressed when those missions become more about bragging rights than the opportunity to live fully engaged in the present moment.When boaters come to the river to get back to nature, all the rest of the noise surrounding kayaking falls away. Calling oneself a soul boater is a reminder to take full advantage of the present moment. The river provides us with the opportunity to live that moment well by becoming part of Mother Nature’s current. For soul boaters, paddling is a sacred dance with the divine.Curious, get on the river and find your way back to the true meaning of kayaking. Give the best gift of all this season by connecting with nature with your loved ones.Paddle on,Mountain Mamalast_img read more

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Honduras, Jamaica to Define Maritime Border

first_imgBy Dialogo January 24, 2013 Honduran and Jamaican missions will meet in Tela, Honduran Caribbean, to define their maritime border on January 24, Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Arturo Corrales said on January 21. “There are already maritime demarcation proposals in place. We expect the process to be quick (…), so we can conclude the demarcation of Honduran borders” in the Caribbean Sea, Corrales told the local media. The minister said that “the issue is well under way,” and that the missions to be discussed in Tela, located 300 km to the north of Tegucigalpa, include specific proposals to reach an agreement. Last August, Honduras finalized their maritime demarcation with Cuba, and also defined borders with Nicaragua, Mexico, and Grand Cayman, but Jamaica, Guatemala and Belize are pending. Honduras no longer shares maritime borders with Colombia, after the ruling passed by the International Court of Justice at The Hague, which granted Nicaragua about 90,000 km2 in the Caribbean, that the South American country considered theirs.last_img read more

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Austria reports first two coronavirus cases after Italy outbreak

first_imgBut the situation has worsened elsewhere with nearly 2,700 other cases and more than 40 deaths globally. Topics : Both are suffering a fever but are in a stable condition.Italy, which borders Austria, has seen a huge jump in cases in recent days.Seven people in Italy have so far died after catching the virus, all of whom were either elderly or had pre-existing conditions.According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic has peaked at its epicenter in China, where it has killed more than 2,600 people and infected over 77,000 others.center_img Two people in Austria have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday, marking the country’s first cases after an outbreak in northern Italy.The two 24-year-olds have been quarantined in a hospital in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol province, which borders Italy, according to Tyrol Governor Guenther Platter.One of them is from Lombardy, one of the Italian regions hit with the outbreak, but it is not yet clear how the two contracted the virus.last_img read more

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Global dividend plunge to be worst since financial crisis

first_imgMiners and oil firms were hit badly by the broad slump in commodity prices and consumer discretionary companies saw their operations hard hit by government lockdowns too, resulting in much lower payments.In contrast, tech and telecoms and healthcare firms’ dividends were relatively unaffected, with dividends up 1.8 percent and 0.1 percent respectively on an underlying basis. That big tech resilience has also helped Microsoft and Apple power their way into the top ten of world dividend payers for the first time this year. That list is still topped by Nestle.“Dividend trends are reflecting the trends in society and the stock market at the moment,” said Janus Henderson’s head of global equity income, Ben Lofthouse.“Probably we are going to see increases from parts of the tech sector,” he added. “There are a lot of very strong balance sheets in that area.”Going forward, he said, some key factors will determine how strong the recovery in dividends will be.The most obvious is the path of the coronavirus, but there is also what US firms do later this year and whether Europe’s banks get the green light early next year to restart their payments.“The big question for the US is what will happen in the fourth quarter. If many companies make significant cuts to their dividends, payouts will be fixed at a lower level until towards the end of 2021.”Topics : The coronavirus crisis will see the world’s biggest firms slash dividend payouts between 17 percent-23 percent this year or what could be as much US$400 billion, a new report has shown, although sectors such as tech are fighting the trend.Global dividend payments plunged $108 billion to $382 billion in the second quarter of the year, fund manager Janus Henderson has calculated, equating to a 22 percent year-on-year drop which will be the worst since at least 2009.All regions saw lower payouts except North America, where Canadian payments proved to be resilient. Worldwide, 27 percent of firms cut their dividends, while worst affected Europe saw more than half do so and two thirds of those cancel them outright. “2020 will see the worst outcome for global dividends since the global financial crisis,” Janus Henderson said in a report published on Monday.”We now expect headline global dividends to fall 17 percent in a best-case scenario, paying $1.18 trillion… Our worst-case scenario could see payouts drop 23 percent to $1.10 trillion.” A break down of the various sectors showed some big differences too.Banks and other financial firm that have been ordered by the European Central Bank to stop paying dividends accounted for half of the 45 percent reduction in Europe’s Q2 dividend drop to $77 billion.last_img read more

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