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Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc is a financial  services institution in Nigeria operating in the capital market, mortgage banking and oil and gas sectors. The company provides services for fund management, portfolio management, capital market/financial advisory and issuing house services. Its branded financial services products include DEAP Standard, DEAP Gold, DEAP Platinum and DEAP Classic. Deep Capital Management & Trust Plc’s major subsidiaries include Resort Securities & Trust Limited, Resort Savings & Loans Limited and DVCF Oil & Gas PLC. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Peregrinos investigan sobre los refugiados y el proceso de reasentamiento…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Peregrinos investigan sobre los refugiados y el proceso de reasentamiento en Ruanda y Kenia Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Immigration, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Africa, 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 center_img Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit an Event Listing Por Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 9, 2015 Rector Martinsville, VA El campamento de refugiados de Gihembe alberga a 14.500 refugiados congoleses que han buscado refugio en Ruanda. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] A poco más de una hora en auto en las afueras de Kigali, la capital de Ruanda, 14.500 congoleses viven encima de una loma y en su falda en chozas de barro colorado, enclavadas en el interior del país, lejos de la provincia de Kivu Norte, de la República Democrática del Congo, de donde la mayoría de ellos huyó del conflicto armado y de la violencia a mediados de los años 90.El campamento de refugiados de Gihembe se estableció en 1997 luego que milicias armadas masacraran a refugiados congoleses que habían encontrado albergue en un campamento de refugiados en el noroeste de Ruanda. Muchos residentes han pasado tal vez dos décadas en Gihembe, uno de los cinco campamentos de refugiados en Ruanda que atiende a 74.000 de ellos, más de la mitad menores de 18 años.Desde 1998, más de 5,5 millones de personas han muerto en el Congo debido a la violencia armada, las enfermedades y la desnutrición; 2,5 millones se han visto desplazadas internamente y unos 500.000 han huido del largo conflicto del país, la vasta mayoría de los cuales vive en campamentos de refugiados en las regiones de los Grandes Lagos y en el Cuerno de África. Los refugiados congoleses constituyen la sexta población de refugiados del mundo y el 18 por ciento del total de los refugiados de África.De los más de 500.000 refugiados congoleses en la región, se estima que 160.000 cumplen las condiciones para optar por un reasentamiento, según el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (UNHCR, por su sigla en inglés).Dado el número, lo mucho que ha durado el conflicto y el que no haya ninguna señal de paz, el UNHCR y sus asociados han priorizado en los últimos años el reasentamiento de los refugiados congoleses. El objetivo es 50.000 para 2017 —de los cuales el 80 por ciento estaría destinado a venir a Estados Unidos.Paul Kenya, funcionario para el reasentamiento de la UNHCR en Ruanda; Deborah Stein, directora del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración y peregrinos de #ShareTheJourney escuchan al Dr. Pascal Kalinda Murego hablar acerca de la salud de los refugiados y de los servicios de salud que se ofrecen en el campamento de Gihembe. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.A principios de marzo, ocho episcopales participaron en una peregrinación del grupo #ShareTheJourney auspiciado por la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) a la región de los Grandes Lagos de África y visitaron Gihembe para imponerse de las dificultades de los refugiados congoleses y del Programa de Estados Unidos para la Admisión de Refugiados.La DFMS [Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society] es el nombre con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión.“El propósito”, dijo Deborah Stein, directora del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, el servicio de reasentamiento de refugiados de la DFMS, era “mostrar la Iglesia Episcopal a través de las lentes de los refugiados congoleses que están destinados al reasentamiento, cómo funciona ese reasentamiento desde el principio hasta la llegada a EE.UU.Fue también una oportunidad de inspirar a los peregrinos a convertirse en promotores de los refugiados, añadió Stein.La peregrinación del 2 al 13 de marzo, incluyó escalas en Kenia y Ruanda, donde, además de visitar el campamento, los peregrinos se reunieron con representantes y funcionarios de reasentamiento que trabajan para el UNHCR, la Organización Internacional para la Migración, el Centro de Apoyo al Reasentamiento en África del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias y otros proveedores de servicios a refugiados y asociados en [la tarea del] reasentamiento.A través del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, la DFMS se asocia con 30 entidades de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis de toda la nación. Esta es una de nueve agencias —cinco de ellas de carácter religioso— que colaboran con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para recibir y reubicar a refugiados en Estados Unidos.La participación de la Iglesia Episcopal en la labor de reasentamiento se remonta por lo menos a la segunda guerra mundial, cuando las iglesias patrocinaron a refugiados que huían de la opresión nazi. A partir del Fondo del Obispo Primado para Ayuda Mundial (en la actualidad Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo) y la posterior asociación con el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, la DFMS estableció el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración en 1988.Alumnos de una escuela primaria estudian en un aula del campamento de Gihembe. Más de la mitad de los 14.500 residentes del campo son menores de 18 años. Foto de Wendy Johnson/EMM.Un refugiado es alguien que ha huido de su país de nacionalidad debido a “un temor bien fundado de persecución” por razones de raza, religión, etnia o filiación política o social. Se trata de un estatus internacionalmente reconocido y legalmente protegido .Estados Unidos formalizó su programa de reasentamiento de refugiados con la Ley de Refugiados de 1980 en respuesta al creciente número de refugiados que huían del comunismo en el Sudeste Asiático. Hasta entonces, las iglesias habían patrocinado visas de refugiados, pero a mediados de los años setenta, ese proceso era insuficiente para responder a la necesidad, explicó Stein.En la actualidad, hay 15,5 millones de refugiados en todo el mundo. el mandato del UNHCR es brindarles protección internacional a los refugiados.El UNHCR se concentra fundamentalmente en la repatriación, o el regreso seguro al país de origen, seguido por la naturalización o la residencia legal en el país anfitrión. La tercera opción es el reasentamiento en uno de los más de 20 países en todo el mundo que aceptan refugiados. Globalmente, menos del 1 por ciento de los refugiados recibe [permiso de] reasentamiento, y de esos el 75 por ciento se destina a Estados Unidos.“El éxito de los programas de reasentamiento depende de la asociación y la coordinación. Debemos contar con países para el reasentamiento dispuestos a recibir refugiados”, dijo Paul Kenya, funcionario de reasentamiento que trabaja para el UNHCR en Ruanda, en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en Kigali. “También debes tener asociados para trabajar con el UNHCR en la identificación y para ayudar en el proceso de las entrevistas, la coordinación de los exámenes médicos y la logística del viaje. Incluso el gobierno de Ruanda nos ayuda en la verificación del estatus del refugiado y en otorgar visas para abandonar el país”.A través de encuestas, la mayoría de los refugiados congoleses dice que no están dispuestos a regresar a su país debido a las condiciones del conflicto bélico que allí reina y porque no pueden recuperar sus tierras si regresan, explicó él.“El reasentamiento se convierte, pues, en la única solución viable para la mayoría de estos refugiados”, dijo Kenya, añadiendo que el año pasado 2.000 congoleses fueron reasentados en Estados Unidos procedentes de campamentos en Ruanda. Esperamos continuar esta prometedora asociación con otra estrategia multianual que abarque los próximos tres o cuatro años, con un promedio de al menos 3.000 refugiados cada año”.Una madre y un niño posan para una foto en el campamento de Gihembe. La mayoría de las familias del campamento están encabezadas por una mujer soltera. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Una vez identificado para el reasentamiento, ya sea por parte del UNHCR, de un gobierno anfitrión o de otro asociado, el caso del refugiado o de una familia de refugiados se remite al Centro de Apoyo al Reasentamiento en África del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, que abarca 49 países subsaharianos y ayuda a la Oficina de Población, Refugiados y Migración del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. a procesar refugiados para su posible admisión en Estados Unidos.Las familias se procesan como un caso, siendo cinco miembros el tamaño promedio de una familia. Muchas familias refugiadas congolesas están encabezadas por mujeres, la mayoría de las cuales son sobrevivientes de traumas y de violencia sexual o de género.Entre tanto, los peregrinos se enteraban — a través de reuniones con funcionarios importantes en las oficinas centrales de Nairobi del centro de apoyo a los refugiados— del proceso, que incluye extensivas verificaciones de antecedentes, que toma un promedio de dos años y que está sujeto a retraso por cualquier cambio que tenga lugar en la familia, tal como un matrimonio o un nacimiento. El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de EE.UU., una división del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, toma la determinación final en los casos destinados a los Estados Unidos.“Preparamos muy bien la referencia del caso de manera que pueda pasar el proceso”, dijo Miro Marinovich, director del centro de apoyo.Residentes del campamento de Gihembe se congregan en torno a la llave de agua para llenar sus bidones. La escasez de agua es usual en el campamento. Foto de Wendy Johnson/EMM.Los refugiados han vivido con escasez de agua y comida y limitadas oportunidades de educación y de trabajo, añadió Marinovich. “Queremos garantizar que eso nunca les suceda otra vez”.De los 174.000 refugiados en Ruanda, el 99 por ciento son congoleses, y la mayoría son mujeres y niños. El UNHCR comenzó a trabajar con países de reasentamiento en una estrategia multianual para reasentar refugiados congoleses en 2012, de los cuales llegó a identificar a 10.000 de ellos en campamentos de Ruanda.Una vez que un acaso es aprobado para reasentamiento, el ritmo se acelera considerablemente. La Organización Internacional para la Migración o IOM, que maneja los exámenes médicos y los viajes, entra en funciones, trasladando a los refugiados a un centro de tránsito regional, donde permanecerán durante dos semanas pendientes de los últimos exámenes médicos y de las verificaciones de seguridad. Durante ese tiempo, comienzan las clases de orientación cultural.Cuando los peregrinos visitaron un centro de tránsito en Nairobi, los niños jugaban afuera en un parque infantil con equipos plásticos, en tanto los adultos en el aula aprendían de economía y presupuestos. Además de salones dedicados a la vida en Canadá, Australia y Estados Unidos (que tiene dos de ellos), una cocina y un baño modelos familiarizan a los refugiados con las comodidades modernas.Una báscula para pesar el equipaje de los pasajeros que se van está situada debajo de un toldo de metal, con sillas plásticas al lado. Un asiento de avión familiariza a los refugiados con el viaje aéreo. Para los que necesiten ropa de viaje, hay atuendos de ropa y zapatillas deportivas para los hombres y ropa más tradicional para las mujeres.El relacionarse con asociados al reasentamiento del exterior le dio a los peregrinos una mejor idea del proceso y le permitió al personal del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración compartir información sobre lo que le sucede a los refugiados cuando llegan a Estados Unidos.“Con mucha frecuencia las personas que participan del procesamiento en el exterior no tienen la menor idea de lo que sucede una vez que un refugiado sube a un avión y viene a Estados Unidos”, dijo Stein. “En consecuencia, así como somos capaces de aprender de nuestros colegas en el UNHCR, la IOM y el centro de apoyo al reasentamiento de refugiados, también podemos compartir información con ellos acerca de lo que les sucede a los refugiados cuando llegan a Estados Unidos”.Paul Kenya, funcionario de reasentamiento que trabaja en Ruanda para el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, y Jessica Benson de la Diócesis de Idaho, hablan con estudiantes en una clase de Ingles como Segundo Idioma en el campamento de Gihembe. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Durante una reunión comunitaria en el campamento de Gihembe, los refugiados, muchos de ellos frustrados por los años que llevan viviendo en el campamento, estaban desesperados por obtener información acerca de sus casos particulares y lo que podía hacerse para adelantarlos. Pese a que les dijeron que los peregrinos no podían responder a preguntas acerca del proceso, sino más bien ofrecerles información sobre la vida en Estados Unidos, ellos vieron una oportunidad de preguntar por sus casos individuales.La República Democrática del Congo es el segundo país de África en extensión territorial y el cuarto en población, con más de 80 millones de habitantes. En lo que respecta a recursos naturales, entre ellos cobre, plata, oro, diamantes, uranio y otros minerales, es uno de los países más ricos del mundo.Como vecinos, el Congo y Ruanda han estado conectados durante mucho tiempo y a veces en guerra.En la década del setenta del siglo XIX, el rey Leopoldo II de Bélgica segmentó una sección selvática de África Central y la convirtió en su colonia privada, llamándola el “Estado Libre del Congo”. En realidad, no era “libre”. Leopoldo creo un [gigantesco] campo de trabajo forzado para la cosecha del caucho donde se cometieron asesinatos y atrocidades a una escala masiva. En 1908, en respuesta a las protestas por tales violencias, el Congo cayó bajo la jurisdicción del Estado belga.A fines de los años 30, los belgas reclutaron a miles de ruandeses para trabajar en sus ranchos y plantaciones ganaderas en Kivu Norte. La agitación en Ruanda luego de su independencia de Bélgica en 1962 llevó a otros 100.000 ruandeses a la frontera del Congo. En 1971, el gobierno congolés les concedió la ciudadanía a todos los ruandeses que estaban en el país desde 1960; pero más tarde se las revocó.Durante la guerra civil de Ruanda a principio de los años noventa y en el genocidio de 1994, durante el cual se calcula que fueron masacradas de 800.000 a 1 millón de personas en 100 días, los ruandeses siguieron huyendo hacia los países vecinos, entre ellos el Congo. A partir de 1995, los congoleses comenzaron a huir en oleadas de la violencia en el este del Congo, siendo la más reciente de esas migraciones la que comenzó en 2012.Con aproximadamente una décima parte del área del Congo, Ruanda es del tamaño de Massachusetts. Con una población de 11.7 millones, es el país más densamente poblado de África. Siguen habiendo ruandeses desplazados en Uganda, Tanzania y el Congo más de 20 años después del genocidio.Los peregrinos de #ShareTheJourney depositaron una ofrenda floral durante su visita al Monumento en Memoria del Genocidio en Kigali, Ruanda. Se calcula que de 800.000 a 1 millón de personas perecieron durante el genocidio ruandés. Foto de Wendy Johnson/EMM.“Ruanda espera que más de 100.000 ruandeses regresen —de manera que no hay una perspectiva de integración para los refugiados [congoleses], y el reasentamiento se convierte en la única opción para ellos”, dijo Kenya.El reasentamiento es una manera en que la comunidad internacional puede ayudar a aliviar la carga de los países de la región que acogen a refugiados.Antes de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre, Estados Unidos reasentaba alrededor de 80.000 refugiados al año, y hasta llegó a 120.000 a la altura del reasentamiento de refugiados del Sudeste Asiático a principio de los años ochenta. Después del 11 de septiembre, el número descendió a 32.000. Más de una década después, la cuota de 2015 se fijó en 70.000.La cifra de reasentamiento es importante, dicen algunos funcionarios, porque envía un mensaje de disposición a otros países que [también] reasientan y alivian una fracción de la carga del país anfitrión.A diferencia de las torturas y asesinatos en Darfur, Sudán y Sudán del Sur, y del gran número de los que huyen del terrorismo en Somalia, el brutal conflicto del Congo no ha recibido el mismo nivel de atención.Hay 2,7 millones de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo en África Oriental, el Cuerno de África y la región de los Grandes Lagos. Etiopía y Kenia han recibido a la mayoría de las personas que huyen de la violencia y la inestabilidad política en Somalia, Sudán del Sur, Sudán, Eritrea y el Congo. Los somalíes constituyen el grupo de refugiados más numeroso de la región, con más de 970.000 refugiados inscritos.Dos nuevos campamentos se abrieron en Ruanda en 2012, la última vez que se produjo una escalada en el conflicto del Congo. Aun sin un flujo constante de refugiados, los campamentos tienen un crecimiento anual de un 3 por ciento, debido a los niños que nacen en ellos.“El gobierno de Ruanda está sobrecargado con los refugiados, sin embargo, las fronteras siguen estando abiertas”, dijo Kenya. “En los últimos dos años, la población del campamento se ha duplicado, de suerte que el reasentamiento les ofrece esperanza a los refugiados, crea un instrumento para compartir responsabilidad con los países y le da al UNHCR una solución duradera.“Le pedimos a los países que ofrecen reasentamiento que incrementen sus espacios porque la situación en el terreno muestra que las necesidades de reasentamiento existen”.A diferencia de otros países de la región que reciben a refugiados —siendo Etiopía y Kenia los mayores— Ruanda no tiene una política de campamento obligatorio, explicó Kenya. El UNHCR ha comenzado un programa alternativo a los campamentos, integrando sus servicios de educación y salud con el gobierno ruandés.“Si les refugiados regresan alguna vez [a la República Democrática del Congo] o hay alguna otra solución, entonces al menos adquieren sus destrezas y sus vidas funcionan casi a un nivel normal”, puntualizó Kenya. “Pero con la situación de la RDC, no veo la posibilidad del regreso”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more


Consumer appetite increases for electric vehicles

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Compact CarVolkswagen e-Golf SE Subcompact CarChevy Bolt EV Premier LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply AAA unveils top electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles A new AAA study reveals that consumer interest in electric vehicles remains high, showing that more than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle for their next car. In fact, the number of Americans interested in an electric vehicle approaches the number that is planning to purchase a pickup truck, with the survey showing that 15 percent are likely to buy an electric vehicle for their next car. Millennials are even more accepting of electric vehicles, with nearly one-in-five interested in going electric for their next car.“Electric vehicles have become more affordable, attractive, and they include innovative technology,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Many consumers view electric vehicles as the cars of the future, but AAA still encourages consumers to do their homework when choosing an EV to determine whether or not it is a good fit for their lifestyle.”AAA found consumers who want to purchase electric and hybrid vehicles are more concerned with the long-term benefits like reducing their carbon footprints, fuel economy, and charging station infrastructure.“Electric Vehicles are energy efficient, and environmentally friendly,” continued Waiters. “Potential buyers also like the fact that electric vehicles require less maintenance than internal combustion engines.”With a focus on the future, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center rates and ranks electric vehicles, hybrids, compressed natural gas-powered (CNG), diesels and high fuel economy gasoline-powered vehicles for the annual AAA Green Car Guide.  Vehicles are rated on the criteria that matter most to car buyers, including ride quality, safety and performance.In 2017, the following vehicles earned AAA’s Top Green Vehicle award: PickupFord F150 XLT Super Crew OverallTesla Model X 75D SUVTesla Model X 75D CategoryWinnercenter_img Midsize CarLexus GS 450h F Sport The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAAAElectric Vehicles Previous article7 Insider Tips for Shopping at CostcoNext articleApopka Rotarian of 60 years honors great grandson Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Winners, detailed evaluation criteria, vehicle reviews and an in-depth analysis of the green vehicle industry can be found at www.AAA.com/greencar .While electric vehicles are an attractive option for car shoppers, AAA found that more than half of Americans are hesitant to make the switch due to “range anxiety” – the concern over running out of charge or having too few locations to charge a vehicle. This fear persists despite the fact that U.S. drivers report an average round-trip commute length (31 miles) and time (46 minutes) that are well within the range of the more than 100 miles of range that most electric vehicles offer.U.S. drivers report average daily work commutes of 46 miles round trip, driving and average of 31 minutesThe average reported commute time and distance is within range of most electric vehicles sold.Almost 4 out of 5 (78%) U.S. drivers report commutes of an hour or less, round trip. One-in-five (22%) report commutes of greater than one hour round trip.The majority (66%) U.S. drivers report commutes of under 30 miles round trip, while 17 percent report commutes of between 31 and 60 miles. Only 17 percent of U.S. drivers report commutes of more than 60 miles round trip daily.To assist with range anxiety, members and non-members can find electric vehicle charging stations along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app also can be used to fine electric vehicle charging stations located at specific AAA branches; as well as, find current gas prices, map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at www.AAA.com/mobile. For information on becoming a member, please visit www.AAA.com.Safe Driving Tips for Electric Vehicle DriversMotorists should keep electric vehicle parked in cool place. Electric vehicle drivers should keep their vehicle in the garage or the shade to reduce the internal temperature, and cool the interior while the vehicle is plugged in to reduce the drain on the battery.Ensure your EV battery is properly charged. This ensures your car is ready to drive whenever you need it.Map out trip. Motorist should make sure there are electric vehicles charging stations on their routes. Mapping tools such as the AAA TripTik® Travel Planner pinpoint charging stations to keep motorists on the go.Tire pressure. Proper tire pressure on electric vehicles is a benefit just as it is for gas vehicles. Fuel economy is reduced as rolling resistance increases — soft tires make your vehicle work harder. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Large CarTesla Model S 60 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more


Top interview with ‘arrogant’ Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

first_imgMonday Jun 29, 2015 Top interview with ‘arrogant’ Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad Saracens winger Chris Ashton sits down with Nick Heath to discuss taking his opportunity with England, how he’s perceived by the fans, his young teammate Maro Itoje and what it will take for England to get the mental edge at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.On his perceived arrogance in some quarters, particularly around the ‘Ash Splash’ dive when scoring tries, Ashton says that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.“There’s nothing I can do to alter that perception really. I enjoy scoring tries and if that offends people, me diving over the line, then that is their decision.”View more clips from Ashton’s colourful career so far in the Related Posts belowThanks to Nick from Rugby Media for the insightful chatADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Implementing charity IT projects

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 July 2000 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Implementing charity IT projects Advertisement Implementing fundraising databases calls for a wide range of skills. Stuart Defries, partner responsible for systems consultancy at chartered accountants Buzzacott, outlines the seven factors for success in the process.Read Implementing the future on UK Fundraising. read more


Perdue Applauds Trump’s USDA Rural Utility Services Administrator Selection

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Applauds Trump’s USDA Rural Utility Services Administrator Selection Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 7, 2018Next articleDecember Sees Near-Record Ethanol Exports NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 7, 2018 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue offered his applause to President Trump’s intent to appoint Kenneth Johnson to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service Administrator. Perdue says Johnson’s experience with rural utilities, including expanding access to high-speed Internet, “will serve us well as we strive to increase prosperity across rural America.” Johnson serves as general manager and CEO of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and President for Co-Mo Connect in Tipton, Missouri. The cooperative is the first to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network to all its members without federal or state funding, providing gigabit internet, video and voice services to nearly 16,000 subscribers.Johnson has also worked for the Twin Valleys Public Power District in Nebraska, as well as the Nebraska Public Power District. In the same statement, Perdue urged the Senate to act quickly in confirming other pending nominations to USDA, including the nomination of Iowa’s Bill Northey to a top USDA post.Source: NAFB News Service Perdue Applauds Trump’s USDA Rural Utility Services Administrator Selection SHARElast_img read more


Study abroad office plans new opportunity

first_img Previous articleAre students ready to fall back one hour?Next articleTrump and Clinton: Where are the campaign signs? Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts ReddIt Dr. Tracy Williams, associate director of study abroad, discussed a new abroad program with staff assembly members Tuesday. Nia Brookins/TCU360 New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion Nia Brookins Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school year Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSphotos Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. Linkedincenter_img Best-selling author tells stories at local library Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Provost recommends decentralized testing centers Linkedin Facebook printThanks to a new program, faculty, staff and graduate students may be able to study abroad too.Dr. Tracy Williams, associate director of study abroad, discussed the new program with staff assembly members on Tuesday.Williams talked about her plans to add a faculty, staff and graduate school component to the Global Citizenship Credential that will replace the Certificate in International Studies.  Dr. Tracy Williams addressing the staff assembly at their meeting Tuesday.The program, proposed to the TCU Undergraduate Council in January, aims to award students that show their dedication to the global community with a level I or II distinction.Williams said instead of credit hours, faculty and staff would gain teaching and learning opportunities. The study abroad office plans to make 10 grants for up to $2,500. After hearing this, nods and smiles quickly filled the room. “It’s very enticing,” Chair-elect Shawn Wagner said. “I could see how this would change our campus a lot.”Williams said the program was put into place initially to help students fulfill the TCU mission statement and become global citizens–so the expansion of the program will bring positivity to the culture of TCU. Possible opportunities for faculty, staff and graduate students.Some staff suggested that this be available to only staff and graduate students because faculty already have study abroad opportunities. They also suggested it could count as coursework for staff members pursuing degrees at TCU. Williams said she will be taking these ideas into consideration. “Before going forward I wanted input to make this program great,” Williams said. “All ideas are welcomed.” Some staff expressed concerns over their pay being cut while they are away. Williams said her vision is that staff will be paid while they are abroad. “You shouldn’t have to take out vacation time,” she said. “We will give grants for studies related to your job at TCU.” Williams said her vision is that staff members could be “students” or co-facilitate with a staff member while they are away on these trips. Her hope is that faculty, staff and graduate students will be a part of this program by 2018 or 2019. “I’m so excited that [staff] is excited about this,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for our university to have these things for us.” Facebook Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Twitterlast_img read more


Brewing up funding for new Milford Care Centre

first_imgEmail Linkedin TAGSIreland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2015Irish Hospice FoundationlimerickMilford Care CentreNational Voluntary Hospice Group Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsBrewing up funding for new Milford Care CentreBy Alan Jacques – August 20, 2015 1061 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Mark Saunders, brand director of Bewley’s, AnneMarie Hayes, fundraising manager at Milford Care Centre, Claire Byrne and Sharon Foley, CEO, Irish Hospice Foundation.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mark Saunders, brand director of Bewley’s, AnneMarie Hayes, fundraising manager at Milford Care Centre, Claire Byrne and Sharon Foley, CEO, Irish Hospice Foundation.LIMERICK people are being urged to get involved in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2015 to raise vital funds for the Milford Care Centre in Castletroy.The event, which takes place on Thursday, September 17, is one of the biggest annual fundraising initiatives for local hospices. Now in its twenty third year, an estimated €32 million has to date been raised for hospice care nationwide.This year the proceeds will assist with the building of a new purpose built 34-bed hospice unit at the Milford Care Centre in Castletroy. The unit, which is due to open in late 2017, will also include overnight facilities for families.In 2014, Milford cared for 1,789 patients from Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.“This included our hospice at home service, a palliative day care centre, as well as an education research centre,” explained Milford Care Centre chief executive Pat Quinlan, who is also chairman of the National Voluntary Hospice Group.A recent Irish Hospice Foundation survey revealed that three quarters of Irish people want to die at home. However, the stark reality is that only one quarter will get to do so mainly due to lack of hospice services and a serious funding crisis.“Ireland’s local hospice services are facing a serious funding crisis as demands for palliative care increase due to our growing ageing population. Every hospice service around the country is reporting major funding challenges with services stretched to the limit and hospice services more reliant than ever on the generosity of the public in order to continue with their work,” Mr Quinlan said.All money raised locally at #coffee4hospice events stays locally and goes directly back to fund local hospice care services. Hospice or palliative care is for patients and their families at the stage in a serious illness where the focus has switched from treatment aimed at cure to ensuring quality of life. Money raised on September 17 will go towards supporting the many hospice home care teams countrywide.Anyone can host a coffee morning and Bewley’s provide the fresh ground coffee free of charge.Registration advice and details on how to get your special complimentary Bewley’s fresh ground coffee pack can be obtained by contacting the Irish Hospice Foundation on 01-679 3188.People can also register to host a coffee morning on www.Irelandsbiggestcoffeemorning.ie Previous articleLIT makes highest ever number of CAO offersNext articleJosef K worthy of The Trial Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printlast_img read more


Garda crackdown on speeding today

first_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Garda crackdown on speeding today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Previous articleCovid-19: North Inishowen incidence rate six times national averageNext articleTyrone name Kevin McCrystal as new ladies boss News Highland Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – December 11, 2020 Gardai will be cracking down on speeding today by asking motorists to ‘slow down’.’National Slow Down Day’ is being held from 7 o’clock this morning for 24 hours .Gardai will be out in force to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, as part of the forces’s Christmas Campaign to improve road safety.10 more people have been killed on the roads this year compared to 2019. Last year there were 140 road deaths.’National Slow Down Day’ will run for the next 24 hours until 7am tomorrow.The aim is to increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to speeding.The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related crashes, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.Gardai say driving too fast is a contributory factor in around one third of crashes where people have died.The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a crash happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision.last_img read more


Patricia Anton, US teacher killed in Dominican Republic, found ‘peace and purpose’ on island

first_imgFacebook(CABARETE, Dominican Republic) — Patricia Anton, an American teacher who was found dead in the Domincan Republic, will be memorialized at the school where she devoted herself for what would be the last years of her life, her family said.A “peace park” will be erected in her honor at 3 Mariposas Montessori School in Cabarete, where Anton worked as a teacher for six years, her cousin Adrianne Machina told ABC News on Thursday.“Her life was so much bigger than her death,” Machina said.Anton’s husband, Patrick, said in a statement to ABC News that the peace park “will become a lasting legacy in the Cabarete community she loved so much.”Police this week revealed details on how Anton, 63, was found in Cabarete, a town on the northern coast of the island nation. However, the circumstances of her death are still not clear.She appeared to have been a victim of a robbery, as police noted items including her phone, computer and television had been stolen. Local police told ABC News Thursday that no one has been detained yet, but they have identified a suspect and an arrest is imminent.Yet for Anton’s family, they are trying to remember her for who she was and what she meant to the community. The Dominican Republic, her cousin said, satisfied her wanderlust and gave her the opportunity to work with children.“The Dominican Republic was her happy place. I think her dream was to retire down there,” Machina said. “The Dominican Republic really gave her purpose and peace.”Machina added that when bringing relatives to visit the island nation, she would be the one to reassure them it was safe.“The last thing she’d want to be is the poster girl for ‘Don’t go to the Dominican Republic,’” her cousin said.Anton’s husband, Patrick, said in a statement that he and his children — a 35-year-old son, a 31-year-old son and 28-year-old daughter — appreciate the support they have received during this time.“We encourage you to spread Patty’s message of kindness and good works,” the family said.Anton was born in Trieste, Italy, but was an American citizen who lived in Detroit and Traverse City, Michigan, before moving to the Dominican Republic around 2013.Calling her a “maternal mama bear,” Machina said Anton always wanted to help children and believed that both education and human connection could benefit any community.“If people want to do something that would be meaningful, stand up for the underdog and be kind to people who look different from you,” Machina said. “She was all about kindness and sweetness.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more