Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc 2015 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Bata Shoe Company plc. manufactures and markets a wide range of smart and casual footwear and other leather and plastic products for the fashion sector in Zambia. Products in its accessories range include handbags and belts. The footwear company operates in three markets: retail, wholesale and export. The company has a national footprint with 50 modern stores located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. In addition to its own Bata brand, the company is an agent for popular shoe brands such as Marie Claire, Makuba, Toughies, Power, Tommy Takkies, North Star and Bubble Gummers. Zambia Bata Shoe Company was established in 1937 and is a subsidiary of Bafin (Nederland) BV. Zambia Bata Shoe Company is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Investing your first £2k? I’d buy these FTSE 100 shares today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. If you’ve got some cash to start investing but aren’t sure where to begin, I’d suggest buying FTSE 100 shares. Choose well and these large, profitable businesses can provide steady returns for years, without any drama.Although the outlook is uncertain due to Covid-19 and the risk of a global recession, the companies I’ve chosen provide essential services. They’ve also shown that they can adapt to changing markets. I reckon that over long periods, it should be safe and profitable to be invested in these stocks.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 share #1: Sage GroupMy first pick is FTSE 100 share Sage Group (LSE: SGE), which makes accounting software. This business is one of the UK’s rare technology stars — it joined the stock market in 1989 and is now a £7.4bn business with revenues of nearly £2bn per year.It seems to be a law of nature that tax and accounting rules only ever become more complicated. Services like those provided by Sage will only become more essential in the future, in my view.Although Sage faces competition from rival start-ups, I think it has two big advantages. The first is that Sage already has a large market share. Most of these customers now pay for services using recurring subscriptions, rather than one-off purchases. During the first half of this year, 88% of Sage’s £935m revenue came from recurring subscriptions.For a business, recurring subscriptions are wonderful as they provide guaranteed consistent cash flows and excellent forward visibility.Sage’s second big advantage is that accounting systems can be complex to use and are often linked to many aspects of the business. Customers are generally reluctant to change to new systems if the one they’re using works well.Sage shares aren’t cheap. But this business enjoys profit margins of about 20% and a big share of the market. At current levels, the shares trade on about 25 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.5%. I see this as a stock you could buy today and forget about for 10 years.Mondi: efficient packagingThe second FTSE 100 share I want to talk about is packaging group Mondi (LSE: MNDI). Like Sage, this business has a big market share and a good range of modern products. Increasingly, the firm’s range is focused on paper-based products that are sustainable and can be fully recycled.Mondi says that it’s seen strong demand in areas such as food, hygiene and e-commerce this year. Demand for industrial and construction-related products has been weaker, but I don’t see this as a long-term concern.The firm’s finances look solid to me despite this year’s disruption and I’m also encouraged by recent director share dealing. Chief executive Andrew King bought £224,400 worth of shares on 29 June, at a price of around 1,496p.The share price is still at the same level today, putting the shares on 14 times 2020 forecast earnings. Historically, Mondi has paid generous dividends. Although the payout is suspended at the moment, broker forecasts suggest a payout of 70p next year. This would give a dividend yield of 4.3%.I think this is a great level at which to buy this FTSE 100 share for a long-term portfolio. As with Sage, I’m confident Mondi is a stock you could buy today and hold for many years. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Investing your first £2k? I’d buy these FTSE 100 shares today Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Friday, 17th July, 2020 | More on: MNDI SGE I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Localized ordination programs open doors to ministry for nontraditional clergy…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Theological Education Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Pat McCaughanPosted May 11, 2021 Featured Jobs & Calls The Rev. Yesenia Alejandro, the Diocese of Pennsylvania’s Hispanic missioner and vicar of Philadelphia’s Church of the Crucifixion, addresses worshippers before a Tuesday food distribution. The church, which was shuttered before Alejandro took over, provides food to some 1,000 people weekly. Photo: Courtesy of Yesenia Alejandro[Episcopal News Service] Six months after making history as the first Latina ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, the Rev. Yesenia Alejandro is now feeding an average of 1,000 people a week at a South Philadelphia church that until recently had been shuttered.“When I got ordained a priest, the bishop said to me, ‘We’re going to appoint you as Hispanic missioner,’” Alejandro told Episcopal News Service recently. “Right after that, they told me about this church that was closed and said, ‘Go there and reopen it.’ I said OK.”Alejandro, 49, a mother of four and grandmother, has worked for 25 years with the poor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico — where she was born. She was ordained as a priest on Oct. 10, 2020, through a local formation program specifically designed for her and implemented by Pennsylvania Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez. She now serves as both the diocese’s Hispanic missioner and vicar of Church of the Crucifixion in Philadelphia.“Yesenia had this background, she was already working with the poor,” Gutiérrez said. “She has got the biggest heart and the greatest love for Jesus Christ. Why should there be this barrier [to ordained ministry], this wall that does not allow her to use that voice and to proclaim the good news?”Increasingly, dioceses are turning to local programs and Anglican partners to train leaders who feel called to ordained ministry and for whom ordination might not otherwise be an option, whether that’s due to time or financial constraints or family commitments.The Rev. Yesenia Alejandro, wearing the purple mask, was ordained a priest in October 2020 through a local ordination program in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. She is the diocese’s Hispanic missioner and vicar of the Church of the Crucifixion in Philadelphia. Photo: Courtesy of Yesenia Alejandro“It can be used for anyone,” Gutiérrez said. “Who says there’s not people in the Diocese of West Virginia or Lexington that have the same obstacles? All you have to do is have the willingness and the heart. There’s something special about being ordained in the community, knowing its culture, knowing the language, but you know … heart speaks to heart, and what better way to be evangelists?”The Episcopal Church’s Office of Asiamerica Ministries through its Karen Episcopal Ministry Formation Team and the Southeast Asian Convocation, launched a program in March to train about 20 members of the Karen community as catechists, deacons and priests. “Some 30 congregations or groups of Karen immigrants and refugees have joined The Episcopal Church in the past five years,” according to the Rev. Fred Vergara, the church’s missioner for Asiamerica Ministries.Cherry Say was 7 years old when her family fled their Myanmar home because of ethnic and religious persecution of the Karen people, the country’s second-largest ethnic minority. She spent the next 20 years in the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand, where she taught Sunday school to youth and young adults.Now a mother and grandmother, Say, 48, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a priest. She serves as a lay Eucharistic visitor at Messiah Episcopal Church, where about one-half of the 350-member congregation are Karen and regard her as a pastor.Cherry Say, standing near the door, serves as a lay Eucharistic visitor at Messiah Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, she’s on track to be ordained through the Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s School for Formation. Photo: Courtesy of Cherry Say“When I came, they did not have a leader, a pastor” who spoke or understood the S’gaw Karen language, Say told ENS. “A lot of my people here did not understand this very well. They are very sad. They feel like they have to be baptized all over again.”Localized ordination is a win-win, church leaders say, allowing individuals to answer the call to ordained ministry, sometimes in direct response to community needs and shifting demographics and at times in response to congregations that might not otherwise be able to call a priest.There are places in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey “where I could put three or four congregations together and they’d still not be able to afford a full-time seminary-trained priest,” Bishop Chip Stokes told ENS.Since his November 2013 consecration, Stokes has prioritized creating “entry points for growing ministry,” including expanding an existing diocesan School for Ministry. For Stokes, it is also a matter of simple math: “We have 138 congregations and 80 full-time priests. We were not attracting young people to ministry, in part because it [the ordination process] was burdensome.”Such local programs “are nothing new,” according to Sandra Montes, who designed Alejandro’s three-year course of study. Adhering to Title III, Canon 8 requirements concerning the ordination of priests, local programs include an emphasis on preaching, theology, ethics, pastoral care, Scripture, church history, liturgy and music, Anglicanism, spirituality and ministry practice in contemporary society.Contextualizing training “is so important for The Episcopal Church. The current system just isn’t built for everybody,” said Montes, dean of chapel for Union Theological Seminary and an educator, writer and speaker. For example, for many prospective clergy, leaving family or employment to attend a three-year residential seminary is not an option.“Honestly, this way is more biblical,” Montes added. “Walking beside someone, tailoring the knowledge of Jesus with one person in mind, that’s how the disciples were formed.”In the Diocese of Hawaii, the Rev. Ha’aheo Guanson, 69, deferred her dream of the priesthood while raising a family and establishing a university teaching career.When the diocese created the Waiolaihui’ia, or Gathering of the Waters, local formation program in partnership with the Austin, Texas-based Seminary of the Southwest’s Iona Collaborative in 2013, Guanson’s dream revived. “I felt ordination was possible to achieve,” she said.Guanson, ordained in 2019, now directs and teaches coursework in the Waiolaihui’ia certificate program, which includes online and in-person graduate-level studies that can be completed over three to 12 years.“I have become very passionate about this type of program,” Guanson told ENS. “Here in Hawaii, we’ve always imported priests because we didn’t have our own. There were a few who could go away to residential seminary, but the cost and the time and the loss to the community was always an issue. Having the program right here, you help to raise deacons and priests from your community … reflecting the kind of diversity that reflects the people of God.”That diversity also includes bivocational clergy for churches “now unable to call full-time priests,” ultimately strengthening the entire diocese because of the program’s potential to include training for the laity, she said.Local formation is an important part of the church’s future, if the church aspires to expand its base, says the Rev. Nandra Perry, who is herself a bivocational priest, serving as assistant director of the Iona Collaborative and vicar of St. Philip’s Church in Hearne, a town of about 4,000 inhabitants located northeast of Austin.“We simply need to have more tools in our toolkit for educating clergy if we want our clergy to reflect the diversity of the church itself,” said Perry, who graduated from the Diocese of Texas’ Iona School for Ministry. “People have all kinds of different situations. We want to be able to call people into ministry from all walks of life and be open to the gifts of all of the people who are drawn into this communion.”Yet, local training should not — and she predicts will not — replace the traditional three-year residential seminary training. “It’s simply one of many possible ways we should be open to preparing people for ministry.”The Iona Collaborative currently partners with 32 dioceses with about 200 students enrolled across the church each year. The Iona Collaborative is planning to provide teaching materials in Spanish in the near future, said the Rev. John Lewis, the collaborative’s director and lecturer in New Testament and spirituality. In partnership with the Diocese of Los Angeles, some of the Iona Collaborative instructional videos have been translated from English into Mandarin and Korean.For Daphne Roberts, 63, a lifelong member of St. Augustine’s Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is working toward ordination as a permanent deacon. For Roberts and her fellow students at the New Jersey School for Ministry, graduation represents mastery not only coursework comprehension but also cultural competency.For example, students are required to contextualize the way they would proclaim the Gospel for specific audiences, according to the Rev. Genevieve Bishop, who directs the program. “What is the message they’re giving to this particular audience? It is intended to allow them to really synthesize and pull together everything that they have learned and think about how to apply it in the world today.”Congregations typically look for clergy who are a good fit for their culture, says the Rev. Susan Daughtry, missioner for formation for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. With about 25 students, its School for Formation partners with the Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership and Bexley Seabury Seminary, as well as specially designed programs such as the partnership with the church’s Office of Asiamerica Ministries and the Anglican Church Province of Myanmar.Local formation follows an early church model from a time before residential seminaries existed, Daughtry said. “I will be so happy when nobody talks about this as ‘alternative’ training because it sounds like we have to make special accommodations. We are trying to create a space where the full diversity of the church is well and thriving.”The approach also empowers congregations. “We’ve tried to allow congregations to be much more creative about their own ministry models, to see what God is doing and not be constantly burdened by financial challenges they can’t meet,” she said. “We are stepping into what it really means to believe in the ministry of all the baptized.”For example, Daughtry said, “if a congregation has lost membership and can no longer afford to pay a rector, some might think the congregation has come to the end of their existence; but that’s not true. They could choose to embrace a different model of leadership that allows resources to flow in a different way.”The Rev. Judy DesHarnais, who serves as a deacon at Messiah Church in St. Paul, recalled, “The Karen people reached out to us in 2007, asking about Anglican churches. Then they started coming. People say, ‘Isn’t this wonderful, you reached out to them?’ And I reply, ‘No, you got the direction wrong.’”DesHarnais said the close-knit community — both locally and across the United States — have discerned Say as a pastor, even though women are not ordained in the Anglican Church in Myanmar.“Many remember her teaching them Sunday school during their camp experience,” DesHarnais said. Say, who has learned English, has demonstrated great leadership, serving on the church vestry and the rector search committee, and is an invaluable resource during home visits to parishioners.“I’ve been working with the Karen people since 2008, and I still don’t speak or read their language,” DesHarnais said. “I have done some visits where I’ve brought a Karen interpreter, and that’s better than my just doing it on my own. But, sometimes people need to talk about things that are very personal, and having somebody along doing interpretation just isn’t a good thing. To serve the older Karen in the community, you have to be fluent.”Say’s shared experience with parishioners is especially crucial now, as tensions in Myanmar continue to flare, with demonstrators protesting a February 2021 military coup. Recently, leaders of nine Southeast Asian countries called for an immediate end to the violence.“Right now, they are not just worried about friends in Myanmar,” DesHarnais said. “The older Karen, who had to run from their villages when attacked by the Burmese military, are being re-traumatized by current attacks on Karen villages.”Say, who hopes to be ordained as a priest in 2023, said she loves “to pray the psalms and sing together on pastoral visits. I am very happy to take care of my people, and to be a priest.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles and a longtime ENS correspondent. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Localized ordination programs open doors to ministry for nontraditional clergy candidates Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Donorflex wins Database Innovation award

first_img Tagged with: Awards Advertisement A partnership between Quarriers, Scotland’s social care charity, and its software database provider, donorflex, have been rewarded with a prestigious award.Morag Fleming, Quarriers’ Head of Individual Giving, collected the Blackbaud-sponsored Database Innovation award at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s annual conference in front of over 250 fundraisers. Howard Lake | 20 November 2005 | News Donorflex wins Database Innovation awardcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  2 views today 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.last_img read more

Honduras protests continue as U.S. puppet sworn in

first_imgIn Tegucigalpa, police used tear gas against Nasralla’s supporters.The rich supporters of the U.S.-backed president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, watched his Jan. 27 swearing-in ceremony at the national stadium in Tegucigalpa, the capital. JOH claimed a second term based on a widely disputed Nov. 26 electoral process.Thousands of cops and military units kept tens of thousands of opponents from coming closer than a half-mile from JOH. Hundreds of meters from the stadium, demonstrators threw stones at a bus carrying supporters of the president. The police drove forward with armored vehicles and used tear gas. In San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, around 10,000 people took to the streets. The police used tear gas, water cannons and live ammunition against protests across the country.The opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship considers JOH’s Nov. 26 re-election a fraud. On Jan. 27, Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Alliance, demanded new presidential and parliamentary elections and said the protests would continue.At a rally of Hondurans and supporters in New York City on Jan. 27, one of the demonstration’s organizers, Carlos Hernández, told Workers World: “Since Nov. 26 the cops and military have officially killed 30 people who were demonstrating. The people’s movements say this number is really about 60, and that many of the people are uncounted, as their families remove their bodies and bury them to avoid drawing the government’s attention to the family and bringing down more repression.”When asked about reports soon after the Nov. 26 election that some units of the military were refusing to enforce a curfew, Hernández said, “Yes, these were special units, like the Tigers and the Cobras and the traffic police, at a time when it was undecided even on top who won the election. The people’s movements were able to establish contact with some units of police at that moment, and this contact continues, which can be good in the future.”Pro-U.S. regimes in Honduras since 2009 have presided over a massive increase in murders of ordinary people and popular organizers like environmentalist Berta Cáceres.Military and police repression continues. The Facebook site Alianza de Oposición USA D19 contains short videos of current confrontations between popular demonstrations and repressive forces. One shows a man being shot by the military and bleeding in the street.In Tegucigalpa, police used tear gas against Nasralla’s supporters on Jan. 26 when they drove hundreds of cars and motorcycles through the city, honking in unison against the election manipulation.Former President Manuel Zelaya, who was overthrown by a U.S.-backed military coup in 2009, told the media on Jan. 27 that Honduras is heading for a “popular uprising.” Zelaya added, “We are ready to fight to enforce the will of the people.” (Junge Welt, Jan. 29)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SoftServe acquiert le statut d’Expert en droit et gouvernement, dans le cadre du programme…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 17, 2021– SoftServe, autorité numérique de premier plan, société de consultance et partenaire Premier de Google Cloud, s’est vu attribuer le statut d’Expert en droit et gouvernement, dans le cadre du programme Google Cloud Partner Advantage. L’expertise en droit et gouvernement est attribuée aux partenaires dont la réussite des clients est avérée dans le secteur public, y compris dans le secteur gouvernemental. Cette expertise confirme qu’ayant acquis l’expérience et les capacités des solutions technologiques avancées de Google Cloud, SoftServe peut créer et permettre la croissance à long terme du secteur public pour les clients. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005990/fr/ « SoftServe propose ses compétences en matière de solution différenciée et son expertise intersectorielle en partenariat avec Google Cloud pour répondre aux défis du secteur public, afin que les organisations puissent adopter de manière continue de nouvelles technologies en vue de délivrer de meilleurs services, de manière plus abordable et efficiente », a déclaré Andrew Greene, vice-président associé des partenariats et alliances cloud chez SoftServe. Mesquite Independent School District (ISD) est une circonscription scolaire de Mesquite, au Texas, qui, focalisée sur le développement d’une communauté d’apprentissage stimulante et innovante, forme les étudiants et leur permet d’atteindre l’excellence. Mesquite ISD et SoftServe se sont associés à Google Cloud pour créer l’outil d’apprentissage collaboratif Ayo qui aide les élèves et les enseignants à appliquer une nouvelle approche individualisée en matière d’apprentissage. « Je me réjouis de l’orientation qu’a pris le projet Ayo depuis notre idée initiale consistant à réinventer le processus d’apprentissage pour les élèves, les enseignants et la communauté de Mesquite ISD. La plateforme Ayo permet d’aider les élèves de la maternelle au lycée, et offre également aux élèves un apprentissage sur mesure après l’obtention de leur diplôme, afin de les aider à découvrir là où leurs passions et leurs aptitudes s’alignent », a déclaré le Dr David Vroonland, directeur des écoles, Mesquite ISD. « Le fait de travailler avec SoftServe sur ce projet s’est révélé crucial dans la réussite précoce que nous constatons, et je me réjouis des perspectives d’avenir pour l’éducation publique sur la base de cette collaboration innovante. » SoftServe jouit d’une expertise technique approfondie dans les domaines de la modernisation d’infrastructures, des analyses intelligentes et de la modernisation d’applications, qui aide les entités du secteur public à appréhender toutes les étapes de leur transformation numérique – en tirant parti de l’évolutivité, de la sécurité et de la disponibilité de Google Cloud. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur la page des partenaires Google Cloud de SoftServe. À propos de SoftServe SoftServe est une autorité du numérique qui conseille et fournit à l’avant-garde de la technologie. Nous révélons, transformons, accélérons, et optimisons la façon dont les entreprises et les sociétés de logiciels mènent leurs affaires. Grâce à notre expertise dans les secteurs de la santé, de la vente au détail, de l’énergie, des services financiers, des logiciels, et plus encore, nous mettons en œuvre des solutions de bout en bout pour fournir l’innovation, la qualité, et la vitesse auxquelles s’attendent les utilisateurs de nos clients. SoftServe fournit une innovation ouverte : depuis la génération de nouvelles idées convaincantes, jusqu’au développement et à la mise en œuvre de produits et de services transformationnels. Notre travail et notre expérience client sont bâtis sur le principe d’une expérience empathique et axée sur l’humain, garantissant ainsi la continuité du trajet, du concept au lancement. Nous donnons aux entreprises et aux sociétés de logiciels les moyens de (ré)identifier la différenciation, d’accélérer le développement de solutions, et de rivaliser vigoureusement dans l’économie numérique d’aujourd’hui. Où que vous vous trouviez dans votre parcours. Consultez notre site Web, notre blog, et nos pages  LinkedIn, Facebook, et Twitter. Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005990/fr/ CONTACT: Paul Jones directeur principal, analyses et relations publiques [email protected] 512-796-7358 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS INTERNET SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: SoftServe Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 04:20 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 04:20 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005990/fr SoftServe acquiert le statut d’Expert en droit et gouvernement, dans le cadre du programme Google Cloud Partner Advantage Facebook Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

Work stopped on wind farm as pollution incident is probed

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 17, 2020 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th It’s been confirmed that work on the construction of a windfarm at Meenbog outside Ballybofey has been suspended, and a cross border multi-agency group has been established to co-ordinate the response to the pollution of the Mourne Beg River following a bog slide.The group includes representatives from the Loughs Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.Donegal County Council has confirmed the wind farm developer has suspended all works at the site with the exception of those that relate to mitigating the impact of the bog slide and reducing the risk of further slides. The group will reconvene on Thursday to review the situation. and further co-ordinate the response.In the meantime, the cross border Dergline Road and Corgary Road which links the N15 and Castlederg/Aghyaran has been closed as a precaution until further notice. Work stopped on wind farm as pollution incident is probed Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMajor issues at Donegal nursing home ‘actively being addressed’Next articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday November 17th News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Troy octogenarian takes first trip to Walmart

first_img You Might Like Southern Comfort Bryant Smith stands near the register of his new store, Cotton Creek, which opened Thursday afternoon in downtown Troy. Written… read more By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2012 She did take a few minutes to rest and look back on her life and how it was that she was such a long time in “coming to Walmart.”Although, she can’t remember “all that far back,” Starks remembers the times she spent working in the fields.“Those were good times,” she said. “I enjoyed myself. Didn’t have any choice though, but those were good times.”Starks worked in the kitchen “cooking” at Troy High School and would have continued to work but lost her leg following complications from a circulation problem.“I thought that was the end of me, but it wasn’t. But, since then, I can’t do much except wait,” she said. “I just sit and wait for somebody to come get me and take me off.”She glanced at her family members and tried to hide the smile that indicated she was poking fun at them. They all shook their heads and laughed.Starks said she spends her time reading the Bible and watching the game shows on television.“Every one of them,” her daughter said, laughing. “And the soaps, too.”A big “shin-dig” had been planned for Starks’ birthday today. And, following her excursion to Walmart, her family planned to treat her by taking her out for lunch.“I think, I’ll just get me something to eat in here,” Starks said. “I’m here. I’ll just stay.”And, it being Starks’ first trip to Walmart, her family was hopeful to be out of Walmart in time to celebrate her birthday, some 24 hours away. Next UpStarks’ first trip to Walmart was on the eve of her 82nd birthday. Her family had planned the trip as a birthday surprise.“We wanted our mama to get to come to Walmart,” said Sharon Williams. “She doesn’t get out much and we thought this would be a real treat for her.”Although Starks was in a completely new environment, she knew enough about Walmart from television commercials to know where she wanted to go. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy octogenarian takes first trip to Walmart Print Articlecenter_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Annie Bell Starks is pictured with family members, Berlinda Wright, Sharon Williams, Elizabeth Starks, Yvonne Starks, Jerome McBride and Desiree Wright. Not pictured, Stormy Wilson and Olivia Fryer.Annie Bell Starks had never been to Walmart before.If she had, she couldn’t remember it and it had to have been more than 30 years ago.“I don’t go anywhere much since they took my leg off,” Starks said, as she waited to be wheeled into the Walmart in Troy Friday. “I’ve never been to any place like this. I would have remembered.” “To the jewelry department,” she said. “I want to go get me a cross to wear around my neck. I love the Lord. I want a cross so that the Lord will know that I love him.”She didn’t have to ask twice.Almost before the words were out of her mouth, Starks was at the jewelry counter looking at herself in the mirror with a cross around her neck.Then, she wanted to ride around and look at everything and buy several oatmeal pies. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

2 dead, 4 hurt in plane crash in Ohio: FAA

first_imgAlex Potemkin/iStock(KIDRON, Ohio) — Two people are dead after a DC-3 plane with six people on board crashed in Ohio Monday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The four survivors suffered life-threatening injuries, a spokesperson with the agency said.There was no information yet about those who died.The plane had clipped power lines shortly after takeoff in Kidron, Ohio, the spokesperson added.The cause of the crash was not clear yet.Additional details were not immediately available.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

FAA toughens unruly passenger policy after flight disruptions in wake of Capitol riot

first_imgNoDerog/iStockBy MINA KAJI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin handing down stricter punishments to unruly airline passengers without a warning, including “fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment.”FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed the order Wednesday directing the agency to take a “zero tolerance policy” in unruly passenger cases after the agency saw a “disturbing increase in incidents” of passengers disrupting flights with “threatening or violent behavior.”“Historically, the agency has addressed unruly passenger incidents using a variety of methods ranging from warnings and counseling to civil penalties,” the FAA said in a news release. “Effective immediately, however, the FAA will not address these cases with warnings or counseling. The agency will pursue legal enforcement action against any passenger who assaults, threatens, intimidates or interferes with airline crew members.”“These incidents have stemmed both from passengers’ refusals to wear masks and from recent violence at the U.S. Capitol,” the agency said.United Airlines told ABC News it has banned 60 people for mask violations in the last week alone, which is higher than their previous week averages.Alaska Airlines banned 14 passengers on a single flight from D.C. to Seattle one day after the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The airline said the passengers were not wearing masks and were harassing crew members.Two days after the riot, videos showed passengers on an American flight en route from D.C. to Phoenix chanting “USA” and “Fight For Trump,” eventually causing the pilot to threaten to divert the plane to Kansas if passengers didn’t “behave.”The pilot was “emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies,” American Airlines said in a statement to ABC News.On Sunday, federal air marshals had to intervene when a a woman flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C., refused to wear a mask and was shouting in the aisle about “tyranny.” American Airlines confirmed the woman is now banned from the airline pending further investigation.“First strike, and you’re out,” Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, said. “We applaud FAA Administrator Dickson for taking this clear stand for our safety and security. This will help serve as a deterrent to unruly passengers who had been bucking the rules of aviation safety. We continue to work with our airlines, the FAA, the TSA and law enforcement to keep our skies safe.”The FAA’s new policy will remain in effect through March 30. The agency said it has “initiated more than 1,300 enforcement actions against unruly passengers” within the last decade, “including recent cases for allegedly interfering with and assaulting flight attendants who instructed them to wear masks.”ABC News’ Gio Benitez, Sam Sweeney and Amanda Maile contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more