Botswana Diamonds plc ( HY2015 Presentation

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

National Lottery Community Fund to distribute £45m to vulnerable communities through five partnerships

first_imgNational Lottery Community Fund to distribute £45m to vulnerable communities through five partnerships Melanie May | 13 July 2020 | News The National Lottery Community Fund is to support vulnerable communities at risk from the impact of the pandemic with almost £45 million in funding.The National Lottery Community Fund will work with five partnerships to distribute £44.85 million. The partnerships will focus on supporting organisations that work with those communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, such as BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. There will also be a focus on support for social enterprises.Grants to the sector partnerships range from £5 million up to almost £20 million. The COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund Partnership will receive the most, using almost £20 million to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best-placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Community Recovery Scheme, which sees Power to Change working with Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business in a scheme to support community businesses and organisations in England, will receive £10m.Three partnerships will receive around £5 million each: The Barrow Cadbury Trust Covid-19 Support Fund for small and medium organisations supporting migrants and refugees, the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund Homeless Link, to support small and medium sized homelessness charities and help them adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis, and the Community Justice Fund, which will support specialist social welfare advice organisations.Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said:“These partnerships will extend the reach of National Lottery funding at a time when communities need it most. They are each experts in their field, which is why we’re delighted to be working alongside them. Their local knowledge, dedication and network of contacts will be critical in supporting the distribution of much needed funding at a critical time for communities. We’re grateful to them for working with us so closely and of course to National Lottery players for making this emergency response possible.”Further details and signposting can be seen on The National Lottery Community Fund’s website. Applications and questions about funding through one of the partnerships must be made directly with the relevant partner.On its £5.15m funding, Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive, at Barrow Cadbury Trust, commented: Advertisement “This is a very welcome boost to a part of the sector which is really struggling.  We will make sure every penny is used to support refugees and migrants at this very difficult time, when need is outstripping supply for these vulnerable communities. Ensuring a broad mix of user groups and a wide geographic spread will guide our decision-making, which will also be informed by people with personal experience on the ground. We are immensely grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund who have gone the extra mile to make this happen.” The National Lottery Community Fund has given out more than £200 million since the start of lockdown to help communities cope with the impact, while National Lottery distributors as a whole have distributed up to £600 million to support communities throughout the UK during the crisis. In addition to the funding announced today, the Fund also has other funding streams available with more information about this available on its site.  621 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  620 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding National Lotterylast_img read more

Villwock, Kettler Part of AgrIInstitute’s Thought Leaders Panel at Expo

first_img SHARE SHARE Leave this field empty if you’re human: By Andy Eubank – Dec 2, 2019 Facebook Twitter Villwock, Kettler Part of AgrIInstitute’s Thought Leaders Panel at Expocenter_img Previous articleMulti-Sensor Drone Technology for Plant Phenotyping receives $4.5M from Department of EnergyNext articleTrump Imposing Tariffs on Brazil, Argentina Andy Eubank Panel-to-chat-about-trade-and-leadershipTrade will be the roundtable discussion topic during a seminar on the final day of this year’s Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo. Bruce Kettler IN State Department of Agriculture director, Don Lamb, owner of Lamb Farms, Andy Tauer, director of livestock and aquaculture with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, and former Indiana Farm Bureau president and Indiana farmer Don Villwock make up the panel for AgrIInstitute’s Thought Leaders discussion.“Obviously trade is front and center for all of us these days,” says Beth Archer, AgrIInstitute Executive Director. “Lot’s of robust conversations are taking place around that subject, and concerns, and worriment, and also opportunities for new ways to approach trade for our ag industry. So, these individuals are going to spend some time around the table with Q & A and dialogue and discussion about how effective leaders prepare to engage in important conversations at the policy making level.”The panelists are all graduates of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program, and their perspectives will be moderated by current ALP Class 18 member Amie Osborn, Vice President Commercial & Ag Lending at First Farmers Bank and Trust.They will take the seminar stage at 10 AM on Thursday December 19th, right before a free lunch is provided all Expo attendees. The entire 3-day Expo agenda is at Also there, register to attend and get a free parking voucher. The annual Expo is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion.AgrIInstitute has hundreds of graduates from the last 36 years according to Archer.“We have over 500 graduates of the Indiana Ag Leadership Program since our very beginning in 1983, and we have many examples of individuals who have participated who have sought, pursued, secured, positions of leadership in places that have made a difference in their local communities and for our state government and for service at the national level,” she told HAT.Currently they’re accepting applications for the next class. The Agricultural Leadership Program features 12 study seminars designed to broaden understanding in important areas of civic engagement and leadership. Participants broaden their knowledge in a wide range of economic, social, political and cultural matters as well as expand their leadership skills. Ten of the seminars are three days in length held in locations around Indiana. Participants also study one week in Washington DC and two weeks in a foreign country.AgrIInstitute selects up to 30 individuals to participate in the two-year program. Each class represents a diverse group of agricultural and rural community representation. Tuition for this program is $6000 per person. Applications for the upcoming class 19 must be submitted with a postmark date of January 17, 2020.The Indiana organization is also participating in #givingtuesday and you can make a gift to AgrIInstitute. Learn more and make an online donation, including to one of the Community Foundations they’re partnering with, at to our free daily newsletter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Villwock, Kettler Part of AgrIInstitute’s Thought Leaders Panel at Expolast_img read more

TCU students will breathe deep to fight lung cancer

first_imgMakenzie Stallo Twitter Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Facebook Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printIt’s been four years since Sabrina Harb’s father died.She was beginning her senior year in high school and her father was living nearly four years longer than doctors predicted after being diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer.Sabrina and her father, Charlie Harb (photo courtesy of Sabrina Harb).Still, his death left her hollow.“I kind of lost myself,” said Harb, who’s a senior psychology major. “I lost my best friend, and I didn’t know how to go on without him.”As she came to accept her father’s death, Harb said she decided to do something to honor his memory, not dwell on the loss.“I could either sulk his death for the rest of my life or I could make something out of my life in a constant effort to do things in his honor,” Harb said.This winter, a 5k and a capella concert will be held to support the LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding lung cancer research.One in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetimes, according to the LUNGevity.Harb’s father, Charlie Harb, would be one of the ones.Harb said his death took a toll on her academically, mentally and physically.“I was one of the fastest girls on my cross-country team, and I quit every single race mid-race that year,” Harb said. “I honestly didn’t know how to continue living happily every single day, for the rest of my life.”LUNGevity reports that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, but only six percent of federal research dollars spent on cancer research goes towards lung cancer.According to their website, lung cancer kills more people annually than the four deadliest cancers – breast, colorectal, pancreatic and prostate – combined.Lung Cancer FactsVenngage InfographicsHarb first heard about LUNGevity through her dad, who participated in an event in their hometown of San Diego.Harb was put in contact with Heather Domabyl, a Breathe Deep event manager for LUNGevity.LUNGevity describes their Breathe Deep campaigns as an event series that is “the largest national network of local fundraising events dedicated to lung cancer.”Together they decided to bring one of the events to TCU.Domabyl said Harb was the right person to bring this event to TCU because she’s participated in LUNGevity events before.“Sabrina is motivated, passionate, dedicated and hardworking,” Domabyl said.Domabyl said this type of event is perfect for TCU because it helps get their message out to younger generations.“We have very few Breathe Deep events at college campuses and I am excited to see the energy that comes from Breathe Deep TCU,” Domabyl said. “I hope that an event at TCU can help students and others realize that anyone with lungs, no matter your age, gender, smoking history, can get lung cancer.”The event is scheduled for January 28, 2017. All the proceeds will go to LUNGevity in order to benefit lung cancer research.Harb says she hopes the event will educate and break stereotypes associated with lung cancer.“I want to erase all misconceptions associated with the disease,” Harb said. “Many people avoid donating to lung cancer because they feel as if the patients smoked, therefore deserving the diagnosis.”Sixty percent of new patients diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked a cigarette, according to LUNGevity.“License to Trill” poses for a group photo. (Courtesy of License to Trill’s website).Harb also said she is excited to incorporate her love of music into the event. She is the founder and musical director of one of TCU’s a capella groups, License to Trill.“The reason I started singing and becoming passionate [about a capella] was because of him,” she said. “For me, it was a way of coping.”Harb said she is happy knowing that she has the support of her group.Co-President of License to Trill, Alex Adkins, said he’s excited the a capella groups will be featured in the event.“I think that’s something awesome about the power of music, you don’t have to relate to every single person to be able to feel the connection,” Adkins said.Harb said she’s looking forward to the event and is thrilled by the interest the school has taken in it.“Change doesn’t start with one person; change starts with a collective group of people,” she said. Harb said now she looks to the future and remembers not to take anyone or anything for granted.“My mom and sister have been my rock, and the three of us are stronger than ever, because of the circumstances we have faced,” she said. “They are my life now, and my dad’s memory will live through the three of us.”For more updates on the event, check out Breathe Deep TCU’s Facebook page.Close ReddIt Facebook Previous articleFive highlights from the Parade of LightsNext articleFort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Makenzie Stallo Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. + posts Makenzie Stallo Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Makenzie Stallo Twitter TAGSchart – interactivephoto slideshowvideo TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Makenzie Stallo Ann Louden’s Legacy Linkedin ReddItlast_img read more

Limerick has a €1 million prize bond winner

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival “Prize Bonds are an Ireland State Savings product which, rather than paying interest, offers bond holders the chance to win cash prizes every week.   All cash prizes are tax-free in Ireland, and Prize Bonds can be cashed in at any time after the minimum holding period of three months.“When you put money into any Ireland State Savings product you are placing your money directly with the Irish Government. All Ireland State Savings money is under the management of the NTMA. The repayment of all Ireland State Savings money is a direct, unconditional obligation of the Government”, he explained. Prize Bond Company chairman John Daly congratulated the new Limerick millionaire and said that prize bonds are an integral part of the wider range of Ireland State Savings products offered to retail customers by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking newsLimerick has a €1 million prize bond winnerBy Editor – February 26, 2016 1375 Linkedin TAGSfeaturedJohn DalylimerickNTMAPrize Bondsprizewinner center_img WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Previous articleRoss: Danielle, or Measles – as the goys call her, basically because everyone’s had her once and nobody really wants her a second timeNext articleLimerick Dunnes worker awarded €315000 damages for stockroom fall Editor Twitter A LUCKY Limerick prize bond holder, who only purchased their ticket last year, has won €1 million in this month’s prize bond’s millionaire draw.The €1 million bond number is AAF 628936 and it was purchased in 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More than €1.4 million was won in today’s draw, with 8,000 prize bond holders winning cash prizes, ranging from €1 million to €50.The €1 million prize is awarded on the last draw of every second month (February, April, June, August, October and December) and replaces the normal weekly top prize of €50,000. Other cash prizes awarded each week include ten of €1,000, 250 of €100 and over 8,000 of €50. Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Strategy Analytics: Pandemic Drove Sales of 4G and 5G-Enabled PCs to New Record In…

first_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Global sales of cellular-enabled mobile PCs reached more than 10 million units for the first time in 2020 as home workers sought improved connectivity in response to the closure of office facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest analysis from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Computing Devices program, global shipments increased by 70% to 10.1 million, the highest ever annual total. North America accounted for nearly half of 3G-, 4G- and 5G-enabled PC shipments, while Europe and Asia-Pacific accounted for 45%. The report, Notebook PC Cellular Connectivity Shipment and Installed Base Forecast, estimates that more than 26 million cellular-enabled PCs are now in use worldwide, an increase of 25% in twelve months. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Figure 1. Global Cellular-Enabled Notebook PC Shipments (millions) While 4G/LTE standards dominated the market in 2020, accounting for 97% of cellular-enabled PC shipments, 5G notebook launches in 2021 are showing a greater diversity in price points, form factors, and vendor participation, and Strategy Analytics expects 5G to build its share towards 69% by 2025. The report indicates that this growth will depend on improvements in customer education by vendors, carriers and retailers. “What form new pricing plans take in the 5G world must be informed by a holistic view of the consumer, which devices they use where, and what they use them for,” says Chirag Upadhyay, Industry Analyst. “In the enterprise space, vendors, carriers and resellers must be able to explain how connected notebooks help save companies money in the field and help reduce security breaches compared to mobile hotspots or dongles.” Eric Smith, Director, Connected Computing Devices, added: “We see this is a ‘when’ problem, not an ‘if’ problem. Cellular connected notebooks will become more commonplace over the next decade but the key to when that happens lies in how industry players introduce the idea to consumers. A clear view into how users choose cellular plans is crucial for vendors, carriers, and even retailers to understand how to better educate consumer segments of more cellular-embedded options.” About Strategy Analytics Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need. For more information, visit us at Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc. #SA—Devices For more information about Strategy Analytics Connected Computing Devices View source version on CONTACT: Report contacts: Eric Smith, +1 617 614 0752,[email protected] Chirag Upadhyay, +44 1908 423643,[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Strategy Analytics Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:14 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:14 AM Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Strategy Analytics: Pandemic Drove Sales of 4G and 5G-Enabled PCs to New Record In 2020 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleBboxx et Trafigura s’unissent pour accélérer les progrès de l’ODD 7 de l’ONU en AfriqueNext articleSkillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning in Today’s Flow of Work Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

10 more people die in north from Covid-19

first_img By News Highland – April 10, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ 10 more people die in north from Covid-19 10 more people have died in the north as a result of covid-19.It brings the death toll there to 92.Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases has risen to 1,589 after 112 more positive tests were confirmed. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleGardai issue important advice as clampdown contiunesNext articleNew one way system introduced at Letterkenny park News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Ocean City’s Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

first_imgWith the Summer season upon us, the Ocean City Farmer’s Market was the place to be this Wednesday morning. A large crowd enjoyed all the various vendors. “I look forward to coming every week” said Ashley Warley of Silverware Jewelry.“We love coming to Ocean City, the Farmer’s Market is a great time” said Mike Hauke, the owner of Tony Boloney’s, who provides gourmet pizza, subs, wraps and assorted cheeses each week at the market.Mike Hauke of Tony Boloney’sThe Farmer’s Market is every Wednesday from 8am to 1pm on the Tabernacle grounds running through September 7th.last_img read more

Wet, Dreary, And Cool Weather To Start The Week

first_imgA miserable start to the week as a slow moving storm system off the Carolinas meanders up the coast. Get ready for a good deal of clouds, occasional soaking rain, chilly breezy off the ocean and tidal flooding. Unfortunately this storm is expected to linger through Wednesday morning.While some light rain or drizzle Monday morning, the steadiest rain should hold off until the afternoon. Temperatures will remain in the 50s.Computer models show the first wave of steady rain arriving Monday PM. ( break in the rain will occur late Monday night into Tuesday morning but the onshore flow will keep us quite cool with drizzle. The next wave of rain and possibly a t’storm arrives during the day on Tuesday and it could be heavy at times.A stronger batch of rain moves in Tuesday. ( persistent onshore flow, heavy rain and a new moon approaching, tides will be going over flood stage by Tuesday PM high tide.Tidal forecasts show flooding possible later Tuesday and Wednesday. The strongest winds will occur on Tuesday (ENE 20-25mph), and as of now, only minor tidal flooding is expected.The heaviest rainfall should fall across the South Jersey shore and Central & Southern Delaware where 1″-2″ is expected.The low pressure system will still be hanging around by Wednesday. As a result, rain should linger at least through the morning hours and cloudy skies should still hang in for the remainder of the day.Computer models show rain early Wednesday as the low pressure system hangs around. ( Temps Ahead…Conditions will start improving by Thursday as the low pressure system finally moves away. This will also begin a return to warmer weather as a ridge of high pressure dominates the East Coast.Temperatures will return into 80s inland with 60s and 70s along the coast.last_img read more

Special Olympics works to end ‘r-word’

first_imgMembers of the Notre Dame community will look to remove the derogatory term “retard” (“r-word”) from their vocabulary in a show of solidarity with the “Spread the Word to End the Word” international campaign today. Graduate student Jenna Newcomb, a project leader of the Notre Dame Special Olympics Club, which coordinates the event, said the project is focused on changing the way people with disabilities are perceived worldwide. “[Today] is essentially an international day of awareness,” Newcomb said. “It is a day we set aside to gauge the effect we are having across the world.” Newcomb said the campaign has gathered about 15 million pledges globally since 2011 alumnus Soeren Palumbo started the program in 2009. She said over 1,000 high schools and 200 colleges and universities are participating. Notre Dame gathers the most pledges of any university, Newcomb said. “Last year, 2,701 pledges came from Notre Dame,” she said. “Our goal this year is to beat that number, a goal we have accomplished every year.” Newcomb said the use of the word carries a negative stereotype, but students have the power to end the use of the term. “Even when used in a joking way among friends, you still evoke all of those negative implications,” she said. “As college students, we are in a position to set an example for our parents and those who will come after us.” Graduate student Molly Carey, also a project leader for the Notre Dame Special Olympics Club, said the campaign is concerned with the way the “r-word” is used by people in everyday language. She said Notre Dame students in particular have a responsibility to end such discrimination. “The mission of this University is committed to justice and serving those vulnerable in our society,” Carey said. “The Notre Dame community must be committed to that message.” Solidarity with the global community is an important aspect of the Notre Dame mission, Carey said, and the use of the “r-word” detracts from this harmony. “When you use the ‘r-word’ with friends, it suggests people with disabilities are lesser,” Carey said. “It takes away their humanity.” Best Buddies International , a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helped the Special Olympics plan the campaign. Junior Elizabeth Klinepeter, president of the Notre Dame Best Buddies chapter, said Best Buddies and the Special Olympics club collect pledges and spread awareness of the “Spread the Word to End the Word” message. “This event is really important because the ‘r-word’ has such a derogatory meaning in our society,” Klinepeter said. “It is so commonly used by everyone in our country, around the world and here on our campus. “Whether people realize it or not, the ‘r-word’ is a form of hate speech and threatens the dignity of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.” Klinepeter said if students consider the detrimental effects of using the “r-word,” they will understand the impact the word has on people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. “The event promotes respect and inclusion both on campus and whenever we go out into society,” Klinepeter said. Klinepeter said if a student hears someone use the “r-word,” the student should nicely ask the user of the word to avoid saying it and explain the word’s harm. “It is so engrained in people and it is such a common word,” Klinepeter said. “It’s not promoting the kind of respect we want here on campus and in the wider world.” Interested students can pledge to end the use of the “r-word” during lunch and dinner hours at LaFortune Student Center and both dining halls or online at www.r-word.orglast_img read more