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German banks could require an extra £88bn under Basel rules

first_imgMonday 6 September 2010 8:28 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com German banks could require an extra £88bn under Basel rules Share Show Comments ▼center_img GERMANY’S 10 biggest banks may need €105bn (£87.8bn) of additional capital under a revamp of banking rules designed to prevent future financial crises, the country’s banking association said.International banking regulators known as the Basel Committee will likely require banks to have a Tier 1 capital ratio of six per cent, up from four per cent, said Germany’s BdB banking association, whose members include lenders such as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank.Regulators are bumping up the amount of capital banks need to hold in an effort to ensure lenders have an array of loss-absorbing backstops that can be used to avoid another downturn such as the recent financial crisis.Buffers for capital conservation of an additional two per cent and a countercyclical capital buffer of two per cent more are also likely to be applied, the BdB said yesterday.The Tier 1 ratio and each of the buffers probably would be composed of 80 per cent of top quality or “core Tier 1” capital, which consists of equity capital and retained earnings, BdB said. Many leading banks already hold Tier 1 capital of 10 per cent or more. whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Indian Premier League: Nehra joins Kirsten at RCB coaching leadership team

first_img WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickNehra has been the RCB bowling coach in the 2018 IPL season.Sanjeev Churiwala, Chairman, Royal Challengers Bangalore said: “We are very happy to have Ashish Nehra join RCB as part of the coaching leadership team. Ashish and Gary will partner the Captain to help the team deliver better performance.”Ashish Nehra, on his appointment as RCB’s coach said, “I had the privilege to join the coaching team of RCB last season and feel very passionately about the team. I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and look forward for the successful seasons ahead.”Ashish Nehra joined RCB as the bowling coach last season. He has played in all formats of the game and had been a part of the Indian team in two largely successful Cricket World Cups, two Asia Cups, and three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments. In the Indian Premier League, he has represented various teams in the past.Also Read: Indian Premier League: Gary Kirsten named RCB coach and mentor Cricket Indian Premier League club Royal Challengers Bangalore have confirmed Ashish Nehra as coach for the 2019 season. The former India seamer will join coach and mentor Gary Kirsten in the RCB coaching leadership team along with Gary Kirsten.The Indian Premier League side has confirmed the appointment on its official website. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Facebook Twitter Previous articleIn departure from stance, CoA clears CK Khanna’s Asia Cup tripNext articleSkechers announce Performance Mumbai Walkathon; Kiara ambassador Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSashish nehra joins RCBIndian Premier LeagueIPLNehra RCB coachRoyal Challengers Bangalore SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Indian Premier League: Nehra joins Kirsten at RCB coaching leadership team Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – September 5, 2018 Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Cricket Latest Sports News last_img read more

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Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office Hours

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000  …Offers Constituent OutreachState Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00p.m. for constituent outreach.  Please call Morgan Hatfield at 352-742-6275 for an appointment.If you need immediate assistance, please visit or contact our Eustis office located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact our office at 352-742-6275.If you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSJennifer Sullivan Previous article4 Driving Lessons Every Teen Needs to KnowNext articleMermaids dive in to Habitat’s Women Build 2017 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Valldata’s Our Lasting Tribute platform now operational

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity sector outsourcing specialists Valldata have confirmed that ‘Our Lasting Tribute, the in memoriam fundraising service that it rescued from liquidation last month, is now fully operational. Thirty five charities use the web-based platform to fundraise, offering a tool for supporters to set up a fundraising campaign in memory of a loved one.Hamish Horton, CEO of Valldata said: “We are delighted we can now offer stability of the ‘Our Lasting Tribute’ platform for all the clients that currently utilise it. We would very much like to thank those clients who have had to wait for the process to be completed. We look forward to building on these key relationships in the future, and developing the product for many years to come.”www.valldata.co.uk Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital in memoriam Individual giving Valldata Valldata’s Our Lasting Tribute platform now operational Howard Lake | 4 July 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Awards for fundraising prospect researchers return

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 3 October 2014 | News Following last year’s inaugural awards, the Researchers in Fundraising Awards are being run again this year, with the aim of recognising the best in prospect research in the higher education and non-profit community.This year’s RIF Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony after this year’s annual conference, the 21st held by RIF. Sponsored by WealthEngine, it will take place at Amnesty International UK Section’s Human Rights Action Centre n London on 26 November.Two new award categoriesThe two award categories from last year have been supplemented by three new categories:• The Wealthengine Award for Prospect Research Impact• The Wealthengine Award for Prospect Research Innovation• The Wealthengine Award for Prospect Research Analytics• The Wealthengine Award for Outstanding Contribution to Prospect Research• The Wealthengine Rising Star AwardThe awards are open to researchers within the higher education and non-profit community. All researchers and fundraisers are invited to nominate their peers or themselves for any outstanding contributions they have observed from any individual researcher or research team, or been a part of themselves.The deadline for submitting nominations is 5pm, Friday 31st October 2014.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for fundraising prospect researchers returncenter_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Prospect researchlast_img read more

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Star Appeal reaches £3.65m target for first UK children’s rare disease centre

first_img 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 18 August 2017 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  151 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Midlands The Star Appeal has reached its £3.65m target to fund the UK’s first children’s Rare Disease Centre 20 months after launch.The Star Appeal has been raising the funds for the centre, which will be based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and will provide a single location within it for all assessment, diagnosis, treatment and research, bringing together a team of experts from specialities across the hospital under one roof.Launched at The Big Hoot auction in October 2015, the appeal’s target was reached thanks to a £650,000 closing gift from St James’s Place Foundation and donations from thousands of people.Expected to be complete by the end of 2017, the Rare Disease Centre will be housed inside the hospital’s new £37.5 million clinical building, Waterfall House, on Whittall Street.Dr Larissa Kerecuk, Rare Disease Lead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said:“We’re incredibly grateful to our generous Star Appeal supporters, who have helped to make the dreams of thousands of young people living with a rare or undiagnosed condition come true.“We’re seeing more and more young people with very complex conditions and our new Rare Disease Centre will allow us to treat each and every child in a unique and personalised way, not only improving their care, but hopefully their outcome too.”  152 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Star Appeal reaches £3.65m target for first UK children’s rare disease centrelast_img read more

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United against capitalism: Detroiters speak truth to power

first_imgCarlos Topp, a community organizer from Detroit’s West Side, and Fiana Arbab chair the Detroit Assembly.A people’s assembly in Detroit on Oct. 26 brought together a broad array of community organizations and activists united in their vision to rebuild this city, which has been hard hit by the ravages of capitalism. The meeting, billed as “Real Detroiters Speak Out,” was held to counter the message of Detroit as a model for “urban revitalization” being touted at the World Conference of Mayors, which took place at the MGM Grand Hotel that week.It turned out the mayor’s conference was a dud, with only a few dozen participants. In contrast, the people’s assembly and speakout grew steadily throughout the evening. About 150 activists spoke on and heard about the role of the banks, global corporations and political comprador elites in perpetuating the superexploitation of the majority African-American, working-class and poor residents who have been totally left out of the so-called rebirth of Detroit.The event was initiated by the Moratorium Now Coalition and held at St. Matthews St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Detroit, a historic sanctuary tied to the Black Liberation struggle since the time of the abolitionist movement. It was chaired by two young activists, Carlos Topp, a community organizer from Detroit’s West Side, and Fiana Arbab, a former leader of the Social Justice League at the University of Michigan Dearborn.The evening began with a showing from “Looting Detroit,” a film produced by community activists Jean Vortkamp and Jan Bendor. Then an array of activists, too numerous to all be called on in the time allotted, spoke eloquently on the various struggles of the workers and oppressed people of Detroit.Will Copeland from Breathe Free Detroit, an environmental justice group, described how asthma rates in Detroit are five times higher than the rest of Michigan. Jonathan Roberts, from ROC [Restaurant Opportunities Center] Michigan, talked about organizing efforts among restaurant workers, whose minimum wage is only $3 per hour in Michigan. He described the origin of food-service work in slavery and how it ties to chronic low wages especially for African-American women workers in the industry.Robbing the poor to pay the banksYvonne Jones, representing the Detroit Active & Retired Employees Association, described the devastating effects of Detroit’s bankruptcy on city of Detroit retirees, whose pensions were robbed to pay debt service to the banks.Other speakers included Baxter Jones, on behalf of persons with disabilities and one of the Homrich 9, who were arrested for blocking contractors from carrying out water shutoffs; Durk Barton, a street artist representing the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice; Dr. Penny Logan for Unemployed Detroiters, fighting to insure that a job is a human right; and a representative from Votes not Politicians, petitioning to end gerrymandering in Michigan.John Philo from the Maurice Sugar Law Center explained his organization’s lawsuit to recover the $7 billion in lost revenue-sharing stolen by state government from cities across Michigan. Jim Anderson, professor of history at Michigan State University, gave statistics documenting the robbery of Michigan cities by the Pentagon war budget.Vanessa Fluker, people’s lawyer and longtime anti-foreclosure activist, outlined the targeting and robbery of Detroit’s African-American community by the banks, which led to 65,000 mortgage foreclosures from 2005 to 2009 in Detroit, and tens of thousands of tax foreclosures in the aftermath.Tom Stephens explained how Detroit’s tens of thousands of water shutoffs are a product of the plan to regionalize the city’s water system, to signal to the banks the extent to which the administrators will go to satisfy the banks’ debt payments.Tyrone Allen of the National Action Network spoke on the mistreatment of veterans in the city. A representative of the Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement described the destruction of public education in Detroit on behalf of for-profit charters, and their efforts to supplement city schools by teaching real Black history to the youth.International solidarityHighlights of the evening included a video from young, anti-austerity activists in Puerto Rico. Katja Torres and Gabriela Ros, members of Our Revolution Puerto Rico and the Citizen’s Front for the Auditing of the Debt, gave a first-hand account of how the continuing lack of electricity and water in Puerto Rico since Hurricanes Irma and Maria is a direct result of the banks’ destruction of the island’s infrastructure. The crowd erupted into chants of “Detroit, Puerto Rico! Same struggle, same fight!” after their presentation.Kim Simmons, just released after 29 years since being sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile, said that despite a Supreme Court decision outlawing life sentences for juveniles, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has released only a handful of the hundreds of juvenile lifers impacted by this ruling.Marilyn Jordan, from the Detroit People’s Task Force, recounted their organization’s targeting of the Detroit crime lab for its mishandling of evidence leading to countless wrongful convictions.The speakout reflected the commonality of all the struggles affecting the oppressed in Detroit, and the need for unity to bring all the organizations fighting these battles together in a united front against capitalism and the banks. This call for unity in the common struggle was eloquently expressed by Maureen Taylor of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Joanna Underwood of New Era Detroit and a delegation from Black Youth Project 100.Abayomi Azikiwe of the Moratorium Now Coalition summed it up: “Tens of thousands of water shutoffs. Two hundred public schools closed due to state control. Tens of thousands of homes foreclosed. Who’s responsible? It’s the banks and corporations.”  He conveyed how Detroit was targeted for these attacks as a result of its position as a center of the Black Liberation struggle.  Azikiwe urged all those present to continue the coalition, “so on the 50th anniversary of the Detroit rebellion, we can move forward the process of rebuilding Detroit in the interests of the people.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Saving the horn back home

first_imgESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: October 11, 2017Next articleEquestrian finishes on top in out-of-state dual meet Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brandon Kitchin ReddIt ReddIt + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ printIt’s a material that seems so commonplace. It’s literally at people’s fingertips. Yet for many, keratin is so valuable that they are willing to push a species in South Africa to the brink of extinction. One TCU professor is determined to stop that from happening. Environmental science professor Michael Slattery has been at TCU for 20 years. He is also the director of the Institute of Environmental Studies, creating the TCU Rhino Initiative in 2013. This program allows students to work in his home country to help save the rhinos from being poached for their horns at a rate that could result in their extinction.“We’re focused on the black and white rhino,” he said. “The white rhino now is around 18,000 and the black rhino is probably around about 4,000 left on the planet. You do the math, you’ve got 20 to 22,000 black and white rhinos more or less left on the planet – and we’re losing over 1,000 a year.”Slattery’s story of his work efforts were featured by the College of Science & Engineering for the TCU ‘Lead On’ campaign. Through the TCU Rhino Initiative, Slattery realized he was in a position where he could make a difference back home. He said the opportunity just happened to fall right into place. The same year the TCU Rhino Initiative was created, the TCU Global Innovators and Discovering Global Citizenship program was focusing on South Africa. That’s when he said “the lightbulb flashed.” He contacted wildlife veterinarian Dr. William Fowlds and was able to get him to visit the university to speak about the rhinos and the poaching crisis. He said that’s where they started their relationship to begin work more than 9,200 miles away from Fort Worth.“I’m not a wildlife expert, but I have a passion for wildlife,” he said. “If I can use my passion and leverage the resources of this university to make a difference on the ground in South Africa then that’s been a great thing.”Dr. Slattery (left) with Dr. William Fowlds (right) post-surgery of a rhino. (Photo courtesy: TCU School of Geology, Energy and the Environment)Following Fowlds’ campus visit and lecture, the initiative took off and became a summer study abroad program where TCU students go to South Africa to work in the Amakhala Game Reserve with Fowlds and his team. The first trip took place during the summer of 2014 and there has been a trip every year since.Not only does the trip provide an “extraordinary and immersive” experience for students working directly with wildlife, Slattery said the trip is a very personal experience for him because of his time growing up in the region.Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s during the height of apartheid, Slattery said it was difficult understanding how his life compared to others. “I grew up in a very middle class, white family with all the privilege– as warped as it was– with all the privilege of being a white person in a country where the vast majority of the population were black and catastrophically disenfranchised,” he said.Slattery added that the power and color structure was evident, and it wasn’t until he left his parent’s home when he realized how wrong it was. The first time he experienced going to school with blacks came when he made it to university in 1985, as his prior schooling was segregated. He said when he made friends that didn’t look like him, it was equally difficult for him and them because even though they didn’t see it as wrong, they couldn’t be together to study or hang out.“I stopped and thought: Hang on a second, something’s drastically wrong with this situation,” he said. “I had 18 years of sort of oblivion of growing up in a very insular, privileged society, and so that has deeply impacted me.”Slattery said this important part of history should never be forgotten and is actually built into the South African study abroad curriculum.“The course in South Africa is a wildlife course. It’s a course on biodiversity, but it’s also a course that’s also very tied to human development,” he said. “In the South African context, you cannot really get to the complexity of wildlife management until you understand and appreciate what the legacy of apartheid in the country actually means.” Before students spend their 10 days in the game reserve, they stay in Johannesburg, where they visit the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela’s house to understand the history and geopolitics of the era for themselves. They also make their way southwest to Cape Town to soak more history in before they strap their boots up and meet the wildlife head on.Once they get inside the game reserves, the work they do is very physically and emotionally draining, Slattery said. He said one year, they dehorned five white rhinos in one morning and a few students bawled their way through the entire process. There was also the time in the summer of 2015 where they performed a painful fifth face surgery on a rhino named Hope.“You start realizing: Why are we doing this? Why are we defacing this animal? Why are we putting this animal through this trauma?” Slattery said. “It’s something that you don’t take lightly.”TCU Alumnus Brandon Parrish watches with emotion as a rhino works on his sawed-off horn (Photo courtesy: TCU School of Geology, Energy and the Environment)He explained that the reason why they’re tasked with dehorning the rhinos themselves is not because they want to intentionally hurt them, but because if they don’t, the method illegal poachers use to get the horn themselves is brutal. Slattery also said that the rhino crisis is driven by human greed. The rhino horn for many years has been seen as an extremely valuable object in Vietnam, which has led to them being hunted and defaced at such a high rate. Vietnamese poachers make a fortune off of rhino horns on the black market because people for a long time believed the horn to be a cure for hangovers as well as an aphrodisiac, which Slattery dispelled as a myth. Rhino horns, by weight, cost as much as much as gold on the black market and some estimates say a 3 kilogram rhino horn can sell for as much as $300,000. Also, according to Slattery, entire rhino horns are a sign of respect and are exchanged by the wealthy to signify the closing of business deals. Slattery said to combat this issue, he and his students are working to reduce the Vietnamese demand of horns by finding a way to protect the rhinos back on the ground in Africa. “We’re working with a group of game reserves and non-profits in the eastern Cape to build up a series of what we’re calling intensive protection zones – basically rhino sanctuaries,” he said. In addition to the protection, security, rescue and rehabilitation, the group is also focused on community projects. The people who live in communities and villages around game reserves are often the first line of defense.Poachers illegally sneak in by foot or by aircraft, saw into and essentially hack off the faces of the rhinos and smuggle the horns out to collect a profit. Most of the poaching is taking place on the northeastern part of South Africa in a large game reserve called Kruger National Park about 14 hours away from Amakhala, where TCU focuses their efforts.Slattery said the initiative in its four years has done a lot for both the people of his home and for his students.“I don’t think I ever have to turn into an advocate again,” he said. “I will never have to try and inspire them because they come away transformed, and I’ve seen that in the continual involvement of those students through the years.” Slattery added that it’s an incredible experience and a lifelong story worth telling.“The students have enormous credibility – more than anybody else.” he said. “They’ve literally had their hands on the animal, and so it speaks volumes.” Even though the rhino population continues to decrease, Slattery remains optimistic. He said he believes they’ll find a way to preserve the lives of their four-legged friends with the big horns. “I am hopeful,” he said. “What those numbers will look like and the kind of environments they survive in is another question. There are so many people doing wonderful things protecting this planet that I do think ultimately the rhino will survive.” Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendshipcenter_img Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Linkedin Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitterlast_img read more

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Council seeks to address problems with some private waste water systems

first_img Google+ Google+ Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Council seeks to address problems with some private waste water systems Donegal County Council is to empty some Effluent Treatment Tanks serving private estates in Donegal in cases where the tanks are causing a public health nuisance.A meeting of the Stranorlar Electoral Area has been told that there are problems in a number of estates where developers are no longer managing the waste treatment systems, but the council hasn’t yet taken over.There have also been problems with payment of ESB bills for associated pumps, with a threat to disconnect the pumps in a number of estates on hold pending further discussions.Stranorlar Area Councillor Patrick Mc Gowan says government involvement will be necessary for a long term resolution of all these issues, but in the meantime, the council is stepping in where necessary………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/mcgow530.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMan with Donegal link appears at Derry Court on prostitution chargeNext articleDerry man accused of beating his son for breaking a school window News Highland Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – January 18, 2012 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterestlast_img read more

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