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Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Is this the best long-term stock to buy for your ISA after the stock market crash?

first_img Alan Gurung | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 | More on: NWG Alan Gurung owns shares of Royal Bank of Scotland. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is this the best long-term stock to buy for your ISA after the stock market crash? Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Is Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) the best long-term share to buy in the FTSE 100? The banking sector has taken a dramatic fall due to the uncertainty Covid-19 places on the economy, resulting in March’s stock market crash. This allows us (as the opportunistic investors that we are) to potentially seek for unique openings for a high-risk but high-reward lucrative investment. Does RBS fit into this category?Sector under pressure following stock market crashOn face value, the year-to-date performance of the stock has taken a dramatic tumble. The share price of RBS has fallen by around 50%. Similarly, during this time the FTSE 100 has also slashed down as far as 34% to 5,000.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…RBS is also having to deal with low-interest rates. In the first quarter, overall revenues declined 1.6%. Revenues may continue to stagnate considering that the Bank of England maintained its key rate at the lowest level of 0.1%.However, despite these pressures, RBS offers less risk than many other firms within its sector. The bank has relatively limited exposure to credit card lending, as RBS’s primary source of funding comes from customer deposits.Margin of safetyThroughout the process of a decade, RBS has rebuilt a relatively strong balance sheet, with a reduction in debt from 2013 of £600bn to £260bn in 2020. Before the stock market crash, the bank was set to yield nearly a 10% annual dividend in 2020 and 2021. Although RBS may not be able to reach this level of yield for another year or two, it clearly shows the dividend potential and the balance sheet durability that the RBS holds.In addition, when comparing Royal Bank of Scotland with other companies within its sector, RBS has become profitable for the past five years, growing earnings by 53.5% per year, exceeding the banking industry average of 27.5%.Foolish final thoughtNaturally, the bank’s share price may experience turbulent volatility in the short term. The economy consensus remains unsure of the longevity of the virus and the significant impact it will have on the UK economy.One possible outcome is that it could be several years before optimism is regathered in the economy again (there could easily be another stock market crash). The 50% decline in the RBS share price highlights that investor sentiment is fragile.As the economic fallout of the pandemic becomes clearer over time, this could persist in the short run, but the valuation of the RBS share price could provide long-term investors with the opportunity to buy a high-quality business while it offers a wide margin of safety.The best way to limit the risk of this investment going wrong, while being able to partake in any potential upside, is to own the stock as part of a diversified portfolio of shares. With the possibility of the stock to reach its prices of before the pandemic of 230 GBX, the investment opportunity of this quality stock, with industry-beating earnings growth rate, could provide for a lucrative opportunity for a long-term investment.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Alan Gurunglast_img read more

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Vigário House / AND-RÉ

first_img “COPY” Photographs Houses Vigário House / AND-RÉSave this projectSaveVigário House / AND-RÉ Portugal CopyAbout this officeAND-RÉOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationParedesPortugalPublished on July 27, 2016Cite: “Vigário House / AND-RÉ” 27 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?诞生于废墟中的Vigário 住宅 / AND-RÉ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 Architects: AND-RÉ Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792069/vigario-house-and-re Clipboard Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•Paredes, Portugal Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGConsultants:StrongaxisDesign Team:Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré, Alice Babini, Catarina Fernandes, Rui IsraelCity:ParedesCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Vigário House is a particular and sensitive project, dating back to 2008 and completed early 2015.Save this picture!Diagram / Elevations / SectionsThe project is the outcome of the privileged context. The existing ruins were the triggers that set the conditions for the unfolding of the new architecture narrative. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe new organism adapts itself to the old stone walls, filling the existing interstitial spaces, unifying the mass and providing a contrast backdrop against the rough stone surfaces – the main characters in the narrative – in a close dialog between the old and the new.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe stone ruins are the main element in the plot, and new architectural body is a silent ally and a neutral stage. Also, the new body translates a gesture that respects the nostalgia and history of the past, thus avoiding its loss and its fall into oblivion.At the same time, the new intervention uses the past for its own benefit, taking advantage of the geometry, textures and visual properties.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe construction went on for almost eight years, and witnessed several stops and standbys. This was a slow architecture exercise, all to do with the passage of time.Save this picture!PlanThe first phase, regarding the reconstruction, cleaning and consolidation of deteriorated parts of the ruins, took alone the first full year. The work was done according old traditional, and almost lost, stone setting methods, respecting the original stone construction. Each phase was a challenge, successfully achieved by a close and dedicated on-site overview, resulting in many cases in site-specific solutions, due to the specificity nature of the building, were each wall or corner needed a particular and personal attention.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessBart Lootsma Dissects, Unpicks and Evaluates the 2016 Venice BiennaleVideosHouse in the Woods / Studio NautaSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year:  2015 Vigário House / AND-RÉ ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792069/vigario-house-and-re Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 32 Share ArchDaily Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Third Sector’s corporate partnership conference set for October

first_imgThird Sector’s corporate partnership conference set for October AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Third Sector’s ‘Forge Sustainable Corporate and Voluntary Sector Partnerships’ conference will be held on 11 October 2007 at the Thistle Marble Arch, London.The line-up the magazine’s annual one-day conference on corporate fundraising is now confirmed and features over 28 representatives of market-leading brands such as HSBC, Virgin, M&S, innocent, Virgin, eBay and Tesco.Tottenham Hotspur, BSkyB, Abbey National and Deloitte will be revealing the checklists they follow in choosing charity partners. Advertisement 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 27 July 2007 | News Four themed roundtable discussions facilitated by charities, corporations and agencies will enable delegates to brainstorm ideas with their peers and get involved in real-life challenges.The day also features smaller perspective breakouts where delegates can choose sessions that cater to their organisation’s size and objectives.Registration fees, for bookings before 6 September, are £349 + VAT for charities with less than a £500,000 annual turnover; £449 + VAT for charities with higher turnovers; and £549 + VAT for private sector delegates.last_img read more

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Cambodian government cracks down on independent media outlets

first_img Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream No voice for the oppositionThe mounting fears about the threat to independent media outlets has been confirmed by the government-ordered closure of several radio stations in the past two days.Without any warning, the information ministry issued orders on 23 August to two independent Cambodian stations, Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC) and Mohanokor, to terminate their operations on the grounds that they had violated the terms of their licences.Three other radio stations, Kampong Cham, Angkor Ratha and Samleng Cheayden, were closed yesterday. They retransmitted the programmes of Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA), international broadcasters that promote democracy and human rights. RFA and VOA were themselves the targets of Cambodian government intimidation in 2012.Including the local offshoots of each of these mother radio stations, at least ten stations have been shut down in the space of a few days.The management of Mohanokor disputes the information ministry claim that it broadcast “outside programs without requesting authorization” while the management of WMC, which had been told to stop retransmitting VOA and RFA programmes, said such programes “generally did not pose any problems” in the past.RSF points out that RFA’s programmes are still accessible on shortwave, on its English-language Facebook page, and in Khmer. The same applies to VOA’s programmes.Cambodia is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information CambodiaAsia – Pacific Economic pressureFreedom of expression August 25, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Cambodian government cracks down on independent media outlets RSF_en Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Follow the news on Cambodia Organisation ————————————————————————–Update 4 September 2017The English-language Cambodia Daily newspaper published its last issue today after fighting for the right to report the news freely and independently for 24 years. It was forced to close by an unprecedented form of government pressure – a sudden demand for the payment of 6.3 million dollars in alleged back taxes by today. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this escalation in media freedom violations in Cambodia. The government’s failure to respond to the newspaper’s repeated requests for a proper tax audit and yesterday’s arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha, the head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, confirm that the government is bent on gagging all criticism in the run-up to next year’s elections.————————————————————————–08/25/2017The Cambodia Daily was the first to be targeted. The finance ministry suddenly gave it until 4 September to pay 6.3 million dollars (about 5.3 million euros) in back taxes. If it fails to pay, it will just have “pack up and go,” according to no less a person than Prime Minister Hun Sen.The newspaper learned of the ultimatum shortly after a cabinet meeting at the start of August at which the prime minister announced that he planned to investigate the taxes of Cambodia’s media and NGOs. The newspaper’s editor, Jodie DeJonge, regards it as arbitrary and politically motivated, pointing out that no tax audit had been carried out.“The government has been increasingly critical of The Cambodia Daily and our reporters over the past few months.” she told RSF. “Now, we are facing a huge tax bill, which we dispute. But this is not a tax issue, it is a free press issue.”The Cambodia Daily has been one of the relatively few independent media outlets to cover corruption, deforestation and other stories that are embarrasing for the government. The fact that the finance ministry letter containing the ultimatum was leaked to the pro-government Fresh News website was seen as threat to other outlets that dare to cover the country’s problems.“Demanding vast sums of money from a media outlet without first conducting an audit and then threatening it with closure for non-payment in an extremely short space of time constitutes an indirect form of censorship,” RSF said.“These threats are all the more disturbing because they are occurring one year before the next elections. We fear a pre-emptive clampdown designed to silence media that are likely to let the opposition’s voice be heard.” January 21, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more News RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” CambodiaAsia – Pacific Economic pressureFreedom of expression News News Le Premier ministre cambodgien, Hun Sen. photo : Wang Zhao / AFP February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned that The Cambodia Daily, an independent English-language newspaper known for criticizing Cambodia’s government, is facing imminent closure, while many independent radio stations have already been closed. This clampdown on independent media outlets has come as Cambodia prepares to hold elections next year. Newslast_img read more

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Jury to deliberate for a second day in Donegal rape trial

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The jury in the trial of a Donegal man accused of raping a woman when she was a girl has been sent home for the night having failed to reach a verdict.The man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 46 counts of indecent assault and rape of the woman, who is eight years younger than him. The alleged abuse took place between January 1965 and June 1975.The woman claimed the alleged offences occurred in two different Donegal houses and a shed behind one of the houses when she moved in with her guardian.She claimed the alleged offences started before her First Holy Communion when she was seven and continued until she completed her Intermediate Certificate in 1975.The jury of nine men and three women had been considering its verdict for an hour and 33 minutes on day four of the trial.At that stage Mr Justice Paul Carney told them to suspend their deliberations for the evening and they were allowed to go home.The jury will return today to continue considering its verdict. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article“Cross border linkages have disappeared off the political agenda” – HanniganNext articleCouncil to establish call centre in Milford News Highland By News Highland – March 28, 2012 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Jury to deliberate for a second day in Donegal rape trial PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+last_img read more

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ASJ Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To An Accused While Denying Same To Another In Same Matter: Patna High Court Calls For Probe In The Administrative Side

first_imgNews UpdatesASJ Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To An Accused While Denying Same To Another In Same Matter: Patna High Court Calls For Probe In The Administrative Side Sparsh Upadhyay6 Feb 2021 5:23 AMShare This – xSince the same judicial officer has passed conflicting orders in the same case against the material on the record, the conduct and fairness in judicial approach of the judicial officer concern may require probe in the administrative side: Patna High CourtThe Patna High Court recently called for an administrative probe against ASJ-I of Patna City sub-division for passing conflicting orders in the same case, wherein while granting anticipatory bail to one accused, he denied the same to another who was facing similar charges in the same murder case. The Bench of Justice Birendra Kumar was hearing suo motu criminal revision matter…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Patna High Court recently called for an administrative probe against ASJ-I of Patna City sub-division for passing conflicting orders in the same case, wherein while granting anticipatory bail to one accused, he denied the same to another who was facing similar charges in the same murder case. The Bench of Justice Birendra Kumar was hearing suo motu criminal revision matter wherein correctness and judicial propriety of order dated 23rd December 2019 passed in A.B.P. No. 9658 of 2019 by Additional Sessions Judge-I, Patna City was called into question. The matter in brief While initiating suo-moto criminal revision, the Bench noticed that allegation against Putur Paswan, who was refused anticipatory bail, and against Brind Paswan, who was allowed anticipatory bail, by the same Presiding Officer was of same magnitude of commission of assault by Katta and iron rod causing injury at the head and other parts of three persons including the informant. The injury caused to the mother of the informant had resulted in her death. The same Presiding Judge had considered prayer for anticipatory bail of opposite party-Brind Paswan and allowed the prayer for anticipatory bail on 23rd December 2019 whereas prayer of one Putur Paswan was already refused by the same Judge on 11th November 2019. When a report in this matter was called upon, the District Judge, Patna (vide letter dated 10th September 2020) submitted a report concluding that the order passed by the Presiding Judge in the matter of prayer for anticipatory bail of opposite party-Brind Paswan and Putur Paswan were inconsistent in nature. Court’s observations Having analysed the facts of the case and the alleged roles of both Brind Paswan (who was granted pre arrest Bail) and Putur Paswan (who was denied pre arrest Bail), the Court noted, “While granting anticipatory bail to opposite party-Brind Paswan, the learned court below did not consider that how the case of Brind Paswan was distinguishable from Putur Paswan who was already refused anticipatory bail by the learned court.” The Court further noted, “The learned court below did not consider that the learned court below had itself refused prayer for anticipatory bail to co-accused Putur Paswan allegation against whom was identical to that of Brind Paswan who was allowed anticipatory bail after few days of refusal of prayer for anticipatory bail to Putur Paswan.” Thus, the Court opined that the impugned order suffers from non-application of judicial mind, lacks reason, is result of error of record and suffers from non-consideration of material on the records i.e. serious act committed by Brind Paswan. Hence, the impugned order was found to be not sustainable in law and accordingly, the same was thereby set aside and the revision application was allowed. Pursuant to this, opposite Party-Brind Paswan was directed to surrender and pray for regular bail within four weeks. Importantly, the Court said, “Since the same judicial officer has passed conflicting orders in the same case against the material on the record, the conduct and fairness in judicial approach of the judicial officer concern may require probe in the administrative side.” Hence, the Court ordered that the order along with the judicial record of this criminal revision application as well as of Cr. Misc. No. 1095 of 2020 be placed before Hon’ble the Chief Justice for needful. Case title – The State Of Bihar v. Brind Paswan Click Here To Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony ‘Zoom bombed’ with racist attack

first_imgiStock/sshepardBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A virtual commencement ceremony at Oklahoma City University was disrupted by a message of hate from racist hackers who hijacked the online exercises meant to give graduates some semblance of the pomp and circumstance they missed out on due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials said.As the graduation was concluding on Saturday, racial slurs and a swastika appeared on the Zoom broadcast as African American graduate Jay Williams was delivering a prayer, saying, “Where there is hate, may we be agents of love.”Oklahoma City University President Martha Burger immediately condemned the apparent attempt to sully the milestone moment for about 650 graduates participating in the ceremony and their loved ones watching.“We are heartbroken and outraged at the hate-filled attack that occurred at the end of our virtual graduation celebration,” Burger said in a statement released on social media. “During a time that should have been focused on recognizing our graduating students, an unknown source was able to bypass the system and display racist and offensive language. I want to be clear, OCU stands against racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism.”University police and the FBI have launched a joint investigation to identify the person or persons responsible and bring them to justice, Rod Jones, a school spokesman, told ABC News on Sunday.“We are deeply hurt and saddened by the pain that has been inflicted upon our community,” Burger said. “The class of 2020 has been champions of diversity and inclusion, and we will continue to show love and support to each other as a university family in the aftermath of this hate.”As the coronavirus began to sweep the nation in March, university officials canceled all in-person classes and switched to online instruction while nixing athletic and extracurricular events. In an attempt to blunt the spread of the virus, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt imposed strict stay-at-home orders on April 1, including restricting all gatherings to 10 or fewer people.Jones confirmed to ABC News that the graduation was broadcast on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.Zoom has been plagued throughout the pandemic by hackers circumventing the platform’s security protocols and interrupting business meetings and remote classroom learning by inserting pornography or messages of hate in live broadcasts.In early April, the FBI issued a warning about “Zoom-bombings” and cautioned users to bolster cybersecurity to avoid such attacks. The FBI warning prompted the New York City Department of Education to ban teachers from using Zoom to provide instruction to the city’s 1.1 million public school students.The popularity of Zoom has skyrocketed with the platform’s daily user base growing, according to company statistics, from 10 million a day to 200 million as the virus prompted governors in nearly every state to impose stay-at-home orders for all nonessential workers.ABC News reported on April 28 that the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Mission and Counterintelligence Mission centers distributed a report to law enforcement and government agencies around the country cautioning that Zoom users were vulnerable to intrusions by foreign government spy services, including China.Hackers “likely will identify new or use existing vulnerabilities in Zoom to compromise user devices and accounts for further exploitation of corporate networks,” according to the report.Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan told ABC News in April that the company was working to bolster security and educate users on how to guard against infiltrators.“You need to understand the secure features about how to use Zoom,” Yuan said.He recommended that users create a password for each Zoom meeting and offer a “waiting room” to welcome and vet participants, and keep out intruders.“We take data privacy very, very seriously,” Yuan said. “We have a privacy policy and our intention is never sell any customer data.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: Dog in Texas confirmed to have COVID-19

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 555,000 people worldwide.Over 12.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 133,291 deaths. Here is how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern: 11 a.m.: Florida reports over 11,000 new cases, 11-year-old girl among fatalitiesFlorida reported 11,433 new cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total cases to 244,151.Florida’s positivity rate is down to 12.7%, a 5.5% drop from Thursday.Among the state’s 4,203 fatalities is an 11-year-old Fort Lauderdale girl, reported ABC Miami affiliate WPLG, citing the local medical examiner. The young girl suffered from underlying conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and asthma, WPLG said.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, are especially hard-hit, but both counties showed improvement on Friday.Miami-Dade reported 2,360 new cases and a positivity rate of 20.2%, down from 26.2% on Thursday.Broward County reported 1,627 new cases and a positivity rate of 15%, a drop from 22.7% one day earlier.9:40 a.m.: Dog in Texas confirmed to have COVID-19 A dog in Tarrant County, Texas, was confirmed to have SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, according to federal officials and the Texas Animal Health Commission. The dog was tested after its owners were confirmed to have the coronavirus, the animal health commission said.The 2-year-old dog is considered healthy, officials said. “Based on current knowledge, there is no evidence that pets play a significant role in spreading SARS-CoV-2 to people,” Texas’ state veterinarian, Dr. Andy Schwartz, said in a statement. “It’s always important to restrict contact with your pets and other animals, just like you would other people, if you are infected with COVID-19 in order to protect them from infection.”8:45 a.m.: Boston’s moratorium on evictions extended through end of yearAs the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, Boston is extending its moratorium on nonessential evictions through the end of the year, Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday. This moratorium, which began in March, applies to Boston Housing Authority’s public housing residents. “These are extraordinary times, and right now, we all need to come together to ensure that our city’s most vulnerable residents are able to continue to live and work in the city they call home,” the mayor said in a statement.8:03 a.m.: Judge rules against Texas GOP A Harris County District Court judges has ruled against the Republican Party in Texas, after it sued the city of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner after the mayor canceled the state’s GOP convention in the city. Turner, citing the surge in coronavirus cases in the state and city, canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person state convention, which was scheduled to start on July 16 in Houston. “Look, these are some very serious times, and the safety of people attending the convention, the employees, their family members, the people in the city of Houston, have their public health concerns,” Turner said in a statement. “First responders and municipal workers will all be in contact or in proximity to the indoor gathering. Public health concerns outweigh anything else.” The Texas GOP, said it was expecting the “liberal” court’s ruling and said it would appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. “It didn’t matter in which court this case landed, we expected a denial from the liberal Harris County courts,” Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey, said in a statement Thursday. “We thank them for a speedy denial so we can move forward with the appeal we had prepared.” Turner canceled the convention, which was to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, after the city’s Local Health Authority, Dr. David Persse called the GOP convention “a clear and present danger.”5:13 a.m.: US COVID-19 deaths begin to climb againNational coronavirus case counts, hospitalizations and deaths continue to climb, according to the COVID Tracking Project. At least 867 people died of COVID-19 Thursday in the U.S.Nationally, the seven-day average has begun to climb after an extended decline, the COVID Tracking Project said.The last three days were the highest numbers the organization has reported since early June. This rise in deaths is concentrated in states with large outbreaks. Texas, California and Florida all reported their single highest day of deaths for the entire pandemic on Thursday.This news comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 death toll forecast Thursday to say it expects between 140,000 to 160,000 deaths by Aug. 1The CDC forecasts suggest that the number of new deaths over the next four weeks in Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia, will likely exceed the number reported over the last four weeks. For other states, the number of new deaths is expected to be similar to the number seen in the previous four weeks or to decrease slightly.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Brazilian Navy Patrol Vessel Arrives in Nigerian Port

first_img September 4, 2012 View post tag: port Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Navy Patrol Vessel Arrives in Nigerian Port View post tag: Nigerian Brazilian Navy Patrol Vessel Arrives in Nigerian Port Barely a week after a United States Naval ship, HSV 2 SWIFT visited its Nigerian counterpart for a joint training, the Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel – AMAZONS P120 is billed to arrive in the country on a four-day port call to the Nigerian Navy.A statement by the Information Officer, Western Naval Command, Lt. Commander, Jerry Omodara, said the ship will berth at the Apapa Port by noon. It will leave on September 7. He said in the course of the visit, the ship’s company will be involved in professional training with the Nigerian Navy.“The Brazilian ship while transiting to Lagos from Cotonou, Benin Republic, Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Nwamba and Shaldag boat of the Nigerian Navy will join her at the seas and conduct a joint maritime exercise today.“The Commanding Officer will pay a courtesy call on the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, tomorrow, while an anti-piracy training demonstration for selected Nigerian Navy personnel will take place onboard the visiting ship on Thursday,” he said.Omodara noted that there will be other ceremonial activities on September 7, to mark the Brazilian National Day.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 4, 2012 View post tag: Arrivescenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: vessel View post tag: Brazilian View post tag: Patrol Share this articlelast_img read more

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