Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti

first_imgArchitects: njiric+ arhitekti Area Area of this architecture project Projects Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti “COPY” 2008 ArchDaily Area:  3500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/42539/rural-mat-njiric-arhitekti Clipboard CopyHouses•Zagreb, Croatia Houses Photographs:  Domagoj BlazevicText description provided by the architects. Another attempt to interpret the urban rules in order to avoid “the urban villa” syndrome. In a peaceful scenery of the former village of Markusevec which grew over the years to become a part of the city, the Russian client asked for a middle-class residential settlement. The general urban layout respects the rooted paths leading to the center of the village. The housing units are accumulated along these lines. A public playground is set as the terminal point on the other end of the route. Save this picture!© Domagoj BlazevicRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationTaking the rural scale as a point of departure, the typology of semi-detached houses has been recombined into a series of compact rural mats – flat, introverted, and dense. Lots are not regular but tailored to meet the area of 600 sqm minimum. The setbacks of the second floor are generated by the rule for the maximum attic area that limits the surface to the 75% of the typical floor. By avoiding to have such a typical floor, an arithmetical average of the two lower floors could be taken. By the virtue of this manipulation a bigger amount of square meters could be achieved. Subsequently, the setbacks differ from house to house and directly reflect the mathematics, rather than design. Carports, patios, terraces and dwellings are all contained within the clearly outlined limits. An effort to maintain the qualities of individual housing in the group – more congested and less land-consuming. Save this picture!© Domagoj BlazevicThe unifying ground level acts as a pediment for the units comprising one or two apartments, eight of them per mat. The upper parts are clad in timber towards the inside, offering a user-friendly environment. The outer sides are clad in aluminium as a protection from weathering. According to the topography, the mats facing the main road are set on the ground, while the other two, facing the stream, are lowered for one floor. The very fact that the mats could be manipulated up and down gives a hint about their generic qualities. Save this picture!© Domagoj BlazevicThe terraces were supposed to be equipped with prefab barbecues – a custom design by the office, as an effort to create a specific sub-urban/post-rural lifestyle, but was finally rejected by the client who failed to see their crucial strategic importance.Save this picture!© Domagoj BlazevicProject gallerySee allShow lessSingapore 2050 Masterplan / WOHAArticlesUrban Forest / MAD ArchitectsArticles Share Croatia Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitektiSave this projectSaveRural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti Save this picture!© Domagoj Blazevic+ 39 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/42539/rural-mat-njiric-arhitekti Clipboard CopyAbout this officenjiric+ arhitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZagrebWoodHousingCroatiaPublished on December 06, 2009Cite: “Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti” 06 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

Herrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

first_imgHerrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHerrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos ArquitectosSave this picture!© Juan Andrés RomanosMixed Use Architecture, Workshop, Houses•Pérez, Argentina Argentina Photographs:  Juan Andrés Romanos+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/313584/herrera-studio-house-cekada-romanos-arquitectos Clipboard Mixed Use Architecture ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCekada-Romanos ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureIndustrial ArchitectureWorkshopResidential ArchitectureHousesPérezArgentinaPublished on January 11, 2013Cite: “Herrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos” [Casa – Taller Herrera / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos] 11 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Taller Herrera住宅 / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos Photographs CopyText description provided by the architects. This studio-house for an artist is immersed in the rural area of Perez. This town, located west of Rosario, Argentina, is characterized by a large presence of metallurgical industries and a high concentration of agricultural activity related to flower farming. This results in an urban landscape in coexistence with fields of crops and warehouse buildings.Save this picture!© Juan Andrés RomanosThe project site is a 46 x 100 meters lot within a farm specialized in plant nurseries. The studio-house is placed near a eucalyptus forest intended to be used as protection for the southern winds.Save this picture!© Juan Andrés RomanosThe massing diagram is the sum of the live/work area. Both roof outlines reminiscent of the surrounding industrial warehouses. In one of its sides a small courtyard and pond allows it to capture natural light to workshop area and at the same time generates a more intimate space and protection against the outside environment.Save this picture!East ElevationThe whole structure is made of steel and previously manufactured in workshops. This procedure helped to provide all materials to the site and to optimize the construction progress.Save this picture!© Juan Andrés RomanosThe entire exterior is clad in black corrugated metal sheet to avoid unwanted reflections. Once inside, all becomes white as a canvas waiting to be intervened.Save this picture!© Juan Andrés RomanosOne single space to develop a new way of living and working. Almost indivisible activities for an artist.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow less2013 Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Approaches to Urban EcologyArticlesmodeLab Introduction to Simulation with Kangaroo WebinarArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/313584/herrera-studio-house-cekada-romanos-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Projects Herrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectoslast_img read more

Online donations for victims of US school shooting

Online donations for victims of US school shooting  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 April 1999 | News Facilities to make online donations in response to the shootings at Columbine High in Denver have appeared rapidly. Facilities to make online donations in response to the shootings at Columbine High in Denver have appeared rapidly. The Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado, has set up the sites in cooperation with DonorNet, which is offering its services for free. Donations received will be used to help the victims, families of victims, and local organisations providing violence prevention programs. 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. read more

Lessons of the NYC school bus strike: Was it worth it?

first_imgSchool bus workers demonstrate Feb. 10 at New York City Hall Park. WW photo: Brenda RyanThe bourgeois media made a decision to portray the end of the New York City school bus union’s four-week strike as an out-and-out victory for Mayor Michael Bloomberg.There’s no question that Bloomberg intends to entirely eliminate the Employment Protection Provision — the job-protection seniority list at the heart of the strike. The EPP is a clause in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 contract stating that, no matter what company gets the school bus contract, the workers don’t lose their jobs.But New York’s school bus workers’ union, 80 percent people of color and 60 percent women — who in the coldest days of winter had the courage to go on strike against a billionaire mayor and his media empire — are far from beaten. The EPP remains in nearly 86 percent of K-12 busing contracts. Specific strategies are being developed in the school busing movement to seek remedies to restore the EPP in the other 14 percent.On Feb. 12 some 1,150 routes, which affect 2,300 jobs, were bid upon — in a room full of striking workers and school bus parents who were there to bear witness. But these contracts have not yet been awarded, signed or approved by budget authorities in the city government.WW photo: Brenda RyanOn Feb. 21, when the ARISE (Action for Reform in Special Education) Coalition and the Citywide Council on Special Education sponsored an evening speakout on the bus strike, about 50 parents showed up to blast the city’s attack on school busing.When Sara Catalinotto, a founder of Parents to Improve School Transportation, asked parents, “How many parents here think seniority hiring is bad for busing?” nobody raised their hands.Amalgamated Transit Union matron Jean Dileone — who is also the parent of a student with autism — told the all-news station New York 1 she felt the strike was worth it: “We fought for something that we needed.” (Feb. 16) Dileone added she would strike again if necessary.Was the strike worth it?Behind the bourgeois propaganda of the corporate media is the desire to demoralize the workers, both in the union and in the minds of everyone else. New York papers especially tried to paint the whole strike as a waste of time.These papers obviously never talked to school bus driver Maria Gentile, who agreed with Dileone that the strike was worth it. “We showed the people of New York City that Bloomberg is not going to bully us around,” she told WW.Driver Fran Rodnite agreed. “Most of us feel very positive about it.” Of the decision to end the strike, Rodnite told WW, “It’s a little setback, but in the end, we’re going to win.”Strikes require immense sacrifice and struggle from the workers, and not everyone will view this one the same way. Still, these workers’ appraisal of the struggle differs significantly from the corporate media’s anti-worker version.The local is in a good position to honor its commitment to fight on for EPP (with or without the politicians) because through this struggle, many of the diverse rank-and-file members have emerged as conscious, organized and strong leaders.Also, the benefits of strikes are not necessarily confined to the workers getting what they were fighting for. When the leader of the Russian Revolution, V. I. Lenin, wrote about a wave of strikes in Russia, he said, “Every strike reminds the workers that their position is not hopeless, that they are not alone.”He also wrote, “A strike teaches workers … not to think of their own employer alone and not of their own immediate workmates alone but of all the employers, the whole class of capitalists and the whole class of workers.”Both Gentile and Rodnite related the school bus union’s fight to Bloomberg’s attacks on all city workers, none of whom have a contract, as well as to their class as a whole. “We’re not only fighting for ourselves and our jobs,” Rodnite said. “We’re fighting for every single working person out there.”Strikes also change the consciousness of the workers to see the way the entire system conspires against them. Police were stationed at picket lines as if the workers were criminals. The media covered every utterance of Bloomberg and Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott, but refused to report that there were two non-union school bus accidents during the last week of the strike.Under federal law covering education for students with disabilities, school bus transportation is a “related service” — a necessary part of services required to maximize access to education for every special needs student. Where was the government when it came to exposing Bloomberg’s violation of federal mandates for students with disabilities?Ultimately, strikes teach workers who their true allies are. The government, the media, the police — the entire superstructure of capitalism — sided with Bloomberg. Democratic politicians such as mayoral candidates John Liu and Bill Thompson marched with the school bus workers on Feb. 10 — and then a week later asked them to return to work, objectively siding with the mayor.AFL-CIO state and municipal leaders abdicated their responsibility to get out their members to support the strike. Individual trade unionists came out, reflecting the desire of the rank and file to show solidarity. But where were the considerable resources of the New York labor leadership?True allies were found among those with shared class interests. School bus driver Josephine Guarino told WW that parents who suffered hardships as a result of the strike “didn’t blame us. They blamed Bloomberg.”Parent-union allianceLed by groups that existed before the strike, like PIST and Common Sense Busing, parents became even stronger advocates for children with disabilities — and in the process, advocates for the EPP.In the early days of the strike, both Bloomberg and Walcott publicly repeated the mantra, “The union is striking against the children.”But the city, organized mainly to protect the interests of the wealthy, was simply unable to do what the school bus workers could do. And this was no ordinary strike over the production of cars or iPhones. People’s children were at stake.Before the strike, students with disabilities had been going to school with trained matrons, on buses equipped with seatbelts and first aid kits.Now the city was handing out free MetroCards, many of which didn’t work; putting students on subways, buses and cabs; and requiring parents to lay out cash for cab fare, sometimes hundreds of dollars a week — and not reimbursing them.Parents learned who their true allies were. And this lays the basis for the next stage of the struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

OCC Testing Financial Institution Risk and Capital

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios for use in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions.The supervisory scenarios include baseline and severely adverse scenarios, as described in the OCC’s final rule that implements stress test requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.The Dodd-Frank Act requires certain financial companies, including certain national banks and federal savings associations, to conduct annual stress tests. The OCC’s stress test rule states that the OCC will provide scenarios to covered institutions by February 15 of each year.Covered institutions are required to use the scenarios to conduct annual stress tests. The results of the company-run stress tests provide the OCC with forward-looking information used in bank supervision and will assist the agency in assessing the company’s risk profile and capital adequacy.The supervisory scenarios include baseline and severely adverse scenarios, as described in the OCC’s final rule that implements stress test requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.Covered institutions are required to use the scenarios to conduct annual stress tests. The results of the company-run stress tests provide the OCC with forward-looking information used in bank supervision and will assist the agency in assessing the company’s risk profile and capital adequacy.”The results of the company-run stress tests provide the OCC with forward-looking information used in bank supervision and will assist the agency in assessing the company’s risk profile and capital adequacy,” the OCC said in a statement. “The objective of the annual company-run stress test is to ensure that institutions have robust, forward-looking capital planning processes that account for their unique risks, and to help ensure that institutions have sufficient capital to continue operations throughout times of economic and financial stress.”The 2020 scenario and background information can be found on the OCC’s stress test website. The final policy statement on the development and distribution of the scenarios was issued on October 28, 2013, in the Federal Register. Previous: Big Apple Tax Changes Could Impact Investors Next: The Week Ahead: Measuring Housing Debt February 7, 2020 1,044 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago OCC Testing Financial Institution Risk and Capital Tagged with: Comptroller OCC Recession Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / OCC Testing Financial Institution Risk and Capital Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Comptroller OCC Recession 2020-02-07 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

3-A State Girls Tennis Results

first_img Brad James October 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local 3-A State Girls Tennis Results Tags: tennis FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, Liberty Park of Salt Lake City hosted the Utah High School Activities Association 3-A state tennis championships.Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s won the team championship, the Winged Lions’ 10th all-time girls tennis championship. It is the first one since 2015 for the Winged Lions.Among the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes to excel were as follows:1st SinglesManti senior Sadie Cox advanced to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion, Rowland Hall freshman Lucy Wallin, 1-6, 3-6. Cox bested Judge sophomore Isabella Valles in the first round and Grantsville sophomore Sophie Crosby in the second round.Richfield senior Sarah Utley downed Providence Hall senior Hailee Sumpter in the first round and lost to Wallin in the second round.2nd SinglesWaterford junior Noelle Kieffer won the state title, besting Rowland Hall junior Tennyson Seethaler.Manti senior JoLee Gillett downed San Juan senior Makaeli Begaye in the first round and fell to Seethaler in the second round.3rd SinglesRowland Hall sophomore Rachelle Prasthofer downed Grand sophomore Stella McGowan for the state title.Richfield junior Aubrei Jorgensen advanced to the semifinals, losing to Prasthofer in that round.Jorgensen bested Judge senior Elise Runnels in the first round and Grantsville junior Lacey Linares in the second round.Manti senior Emma Jorgensen advanced to the second round, where she fell to Prasthofer. Emma Jorgensen downed Carbon senior Nicole Swasey in the first round.1st DoublesMorgan sophomores Lucy Tripp and Reagan Toone took the state title, downing Grantsville senior Hallie Johnson and sophomore Addie Butler.Manti senior Libby Simons and sophomore Heidi Jorgensen advanced to the semifinals, where they fell to Tripp and Toone.Simons and Jorgensen downed Judge seniors Emery Lloyd and Mei Nagata-Brown in the first round and Waterford senior Siya Pandit and sophomore Delaney Huefner.Richfield seniors Marissa McIff and Karsyn Harris advanced to the second round where they fell to Tripp and Toone. They downed Providence Hall senior Maya Thornell and sophomore Ashley Bentley.South Sevier seniors Morgan Blackburn and Aubree Robinson advanced to the second round where they fell to Johnson and Butler of Grantsville. They defeated Maeser Prep senior Sydney Sevy and junior Madilee Gulbrandsen in the first round.2nd DoublesGrantsville sophomores Madison Bolinder and Riley Dalton downed Manti junior Talia Cluff and sophomore Emma Christensen to win the state title.Cluff and Christensen advanced to this point by downing Grand sophomore Mekker Ralph and junior Molly Knowles in the first round, Waterford junior Megan Wade and sophomore Chrissy Vranes in the second round and Morgan freshmen Ryann Jensen and Sydney Jensen in the semifinals.South Sevier seniors Presley Chappell and Neleh Troseth advanced to the second round by downing Judge sophomore Justine Nicholson and freshman Audrey Selfridge. They fell to Bolinder and Dalton in the second round.North Sanpete’s squad of junior Natalya Benson and freshman Abri Benson advanced to the second round before falling to Rowland Hall junior Madeline Frazier and sophomore Kate Altman.Benson and Benson downed San Juan senior Irie Shumway and sophomore Adia Eberling in the first round. Written bylast_img read more

News story: Maritime training deployments to deepen UK-Ukraine defence partnership

first_img The United Kingdom is a valued partner that has supported Ukraine’s Armed Forces for the last four years in the face of Russian aggression. As we fight to defend our territory, the offer of extended support from the UK Armed Forces is vitally important and gratefully received. The UK and Ukraine will continue to strengthen their defence partnership in the face of intensifying threats and aggression, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed today.In a meeting with the visiting Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, Gavin Williamson announced a range of forthcoming deployments and exercises that will see the two countries’ Armed Forces continue to work together in defence of the international rules-based order.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said: As long as Ukraine faces Russian hostilities, it will find a steadfast partner in the United Kingdom. By continuing to work together, whether through training programmes or military exercises, we help Ukraine to stand up for our shared values. Those values of freedom and democracy cannot be traded. I have witnessed on the frontline the effects of the conflict in the East and this has completely reinforced my support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. The Defence Secretary announced at the meeting that HMS Echo would deploy to the Black Sea in 2019 to demonstrate the UK’s support to ensuring freedom of navigation in the region.It was also confirmed that, in January and February next year, training teams – made up of personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Army – will deploy to Ukraine as part of the extension to the UK’s military training operation announced by Gavin Williamson on his visit to the country in September.The UK and Ukrainian Armed Forces will gain another opportunity to develop capability and share expertise when UK contributes to the US-Ukrainian led Exercise Sea Breeze next year.While visiting Ukraine in September, where he visited the east of the country to see first-hand the effects of the ongoing conflict, the Defence Secretary announced that the UK would be extending its military training programme, delivered through Operation Orbital, until 2020.Since the start of 2015, British personnel have trained over 9,500 of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.last_img read more

Harry Parker memorial service set for Aug. 17

first_imgA memorial service for Harry Parker has been scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 17) beginning at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. Parker passed away June 25 at the age of 77. Parker served as the Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Heavyweight Crew for 51 seasons.There will also be a row in Parker’s honor at 9 a.m. and an afternoon tea in the tradition of Henley at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. All events are open to the public.The row and memorial service will be streamed online at GoCrimson.com/HarryParkerMemorial. The stream will also be shown on a projection screen at the Harvard Science Center, located just north of Harvard Yard.For more information, visit GoCrimson.com.last_img

Eating disorders

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaAs female baby boomers crawl toward menopause and retirement, eating disorders among this age group have started to rise.Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc., reports that some speculate the eating disorder increase in this group, born from 1946 until 1964, is because they’ve consistently considered image to be of major importance.Connie Crawley, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert, agrees.“Women of all ages are very conscious of their bodies and sometimes have a very negative opinion of their bodies,” she said. “Now that the baby boomers are aging, their body changes are really kind of hitting them harder than probably the previous generation. So now there are women who are becoming much more concerned about the normal changes in body fat distribution that come with age.”Crawley is a UGA Extension nutrition and health specialist and a registered dietitian. She says many people focus on the physical symptoms of an eating disorder, but “the self-esteem issues, the coping skills, dealing with all the changes as one gets older,” are the real issues.“Some of these women are under tremendous stress because they’re kind of that sandwich generation where they still have children to deal with and yet they’re dealing with elderly parents,” she said. “They may be having job pressures. They may have marital issues as they get older. So all these things become manifested in their eating habits, which are just symptoms of their struggles. Eating and exercise may be the only things they feel they can control.”The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia. About 4 percent of college-age women are bulimic and 1 percent anorexic. Unfortunately, ANRED reports, accurate figures for baby boomers aren’t available. Because people with eating disorders are typically secretive, it’s hard to know how many older people are affected.“There’s also an eating disorder called compulsive overeating,” Crawley said. “And in that case, the woman may eat excessively due to stress or some other reason, but she doesn’t necessarily purge.”An eating disorder occurs when a person isn’t able to eat enough to maintain a normal body weight and is unable to enjoy food.“It’s usually a reflection of more psychological problems than physical problems,” Crawley said. “If the psychological problems are dealt with, usually the physical symptoms begin to get better.”She debunks the myth that eating disorders among older people are relatively new. “It’s probably not been confined to the younger population for quite a while,” she said.“Being thin is seen as the ultimate good thing to be,” she said. “Unfortunately, they’re taking it to an extreme. It’s good to be physically active. It’s good to eat a good, healthy diet. But it doesn’t mean restricting your calories excessively or exercising three or four hours a day. It’s certainly not that. It’s certainly not using laxatives or purging by vomiting. That’s very, very dangerous.”Crawley said many of the women now developing eating disorders have had to deal with eating issues all their lives. “But again,” she said, “it’s just a symptom of the internal issues that are more related to their self-esteem.”She gives the following tips for spotting eating disorders: “Those are just some of the things,” she said. “There are many, many different signs. But the symptoms depend on the type of eating disorder the woman has.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Significant weight loss over a fairly short time, up to 30 pounds in less than six months.Extended periods spent in the bathroom after eating so they can purge by vomiting or using laxatives.Social isolation because of concern about eating at parties or restaurants.Dry skin and brittle hair.Tooth decay and gum problems caused by stomach acid remaining in the mouth after vomiting.last_img read more