Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.
Times, they may be a changing. The traditional triumvirate of power in the Southern Hemisphere – New Zealand, Australia and South Africa – is no longer the all-powerful force it once was. New Zealand are still way out in front, but the signs are that both the Springboks and Wallabies may be in perilous decline.In recent times, both countries have bought into the folly of Super rugby expansion. Australia added a fourth team to their original three in 2006 (Western Force) and increased that to five in 2011 with the establishment of the Melbourne Rebels. The situation in South Africa is similar, with the Cheetahs and now the Kings added to the Super rugby roster.At the same time, the outflow of home-grown provincial and Test-quality players to European clubs has quickened, especially since the 2011 World Cup. Local problems beset the ARU and SARU, with Australia under constant pressure from Aussie Rules and Rugby League to keep its share of the sporting market, and the political scenario in South Africa dictating the need for ‘quotas’. 50% of players selected to the Springboks must be coloured by the time of 2019 World Cup, with 60% of those to be black African.The leakage of established players to Europe and Japan, and the dilution of the talent remaining have weakened Australian and South African rugby to the point where the door is ajar for someone else to stake their claim on the international scene.England has already jammed its foot in that door with Eddie Jones winning his first nine Tests in charge and sweeping the Wallabies in the June series, away from home.The other country which may fill the power vacuum, and become a regular top three rugby nation, is Argentina. The Pumas reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup after despatching Ireland in one of the games of the tournament, and they have started the Rugby Championship by sharing the home-and away series against South Africa one match apiece, with last Saturday’s highlights on Sky Sports (below). If it had been a boxing contest over the two matches, the Pumas would have won it on points convincingly.SAS GEO ERRORThis video is not authorized in your locationRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO
In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Pierre WhalonPosted Jul 23, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group July 24, 2016 at 8:31 am this is powerful and an inspiration! Thank you, Bishop Whalon from me and many more who are weary and tired. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI You know, God, that I am tired, I am sick and tired, of regularly writing these reflections. I do so because I am bishop for these lands. My heart goes out once again to a city battered and mauled by a kid with a gun. A few days ago, another town, Würzburg, and a boy with an axe. Last week it was a guy with a truck. Before that, with a knife, killing a mother and father in front of their three-year-old son. Before that, it was Brussels. And Paris. And Paris. And Toulouse.Not to mention, Lord, what’s happening in my country of origin, my homeland. Baton Rouge, Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino. And the land I visited in 2003, that you brought me to just before the war, that stupid war. Baghdad, I want to go back, but I can’t. And Turkey and Bangladesh. And the horror that is Saudi Arabia. I have friends, real friends, who are Muslim faithful, imams, even an ayatollah or two. And they are dying too. For what?Everywhere, O God of my salvation, is blood. Everywhere, the wailing of families bereft of loved ones and homes. The courage of first responders who throw themselves into the breech. The fear of the rest of us. The streams of humanity, people like us, fleeing home and hearth for a life, any life, in Europe. In America. Canada. Australia. And a few who act out, like in Cologne. Or this kid in Munich.Munich, Germany’s most beautiful major city, where we worship you every Sunday, thanks to a Lutheran congregation that hosts us. Will the Germans now close that transit camp I visited in May, so clean and orderly as is their wont, cutting off more thousands who need to come? The shameful deal we cut with Turkey has stopped people going to Greece, but increased people coming to Italy. And our refugee center in Rome, the only daytime center in the Eternal City, now how many more will it have to serve?Do you not hear the cries of your children, O God? Have you turned a deaf ear to our petitions? Let my cry come to you, O Lord! How long? How much longer must this so-called Islamic State continue to exist? When will you bring Boko Haram and all the other imitators to an end? What about the persecutors and the persecuted elsewhere in the world? In India and Indonesia. In Pakistan and Thailand and Myanmar. How many more million Congolese are going to die? How long, O Lord, how long?!As one of the teachers you sent has said, we need to distinguish between optimism and hope. Optimism is passive, hope is active. It takes courage. The prophets of Israel, John the Baptist, and Jesus himself, were not optimists. But they looked to You in hope. So we have set our hope on you, O God, for there is none other left. We have put our trust in Jesus. We believe you have drenched us in your Holy Spirit. And therefore nothing — no terrorist, no Da’esh, no gun or bomb or butcher’s knife — can separate us from your love for us in Christ Jesus.Show us your love and mercy again. Please, I don’t want to write more reflections like this. And come to our aid. Give us courage to hope. Strengthen our faith. Empower us to overcome fear. Enable us to transform this world you have given us. To stanch the endless flow of blood. To give hope to the hopeless and to care for the helpless. To let no one, including our very selves, stand in the way of peace.“Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, will come again rejoicing, shouldering their sheaves.”May it be so for us, now, O God of our weary years. For we ask this in the Name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.— The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon is bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Featured Events Nadyne Duverseau says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (3) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Elena Palatini says: Dan Krutz says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments are closed. January 15, 2017 at 6:09 am Give hope to the hopeless. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC July 26, 2016 at 10:08 am Jesus said to cast all our cares and fears unto Him. Thank you Bishop Whalon for this reflection. Very powerful and comforting. We must not lose hope, we must not give up. May God shine his face upon us now and forever more! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK A lament over Munich from Europe Bishop Pierre Whalon How long, O Lord, how long? 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Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Egan MillardPosted May 27, 2021 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, is projecting the names of George Floyd and others killed by police onto the side of its building. Photo: Brian Smale[Episcopal News Service] St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by mourning his death and extending public awareness to Washingtonians killed by police, using its most visible asset: the façade of its Capitol Hill building.From May 25 through June 8, Floyd’s name and the names of more than 30 people killed by police in Washington state will be projected onto the cathedral’s western side, where they will be seen by thousands of drivers on Interstate 5. The names are projected for at least two hours after sunset each night, and are accompanied by the words “should still be alive today.”Among those names is Herbert Hightower Jr., who was killed in 2004 by Seattle police while apparently experiencing a mental health emergency. Hightower’s mother, sister and other relatives came to see his name projected onto the cathedral on May 26, held a brief vigil and expressed gratitude that his name had not been forgotten, cathedral communications director Greg Bloch told Episcopal News Service.“I was honored to greet the family of Herbert Hightower Jr. last evening, and listened to his mother and his brothers and sister speak fiercely of their desire for justice and their yearning to understand the circumstances of his death,” the Very Rev. Steven Thomason, dean of the cathedral, told ENS. “They also were clearly moved by the sight of his name on the cathedral façade, which serves as a beacon of hope for the city and region.“Not only did we ‘say his name,’ but their abiding love for him humanized his story for me, incarnationally, and I consider that a cherished gift. We are honored to participate in this project.”The project is a collaboration with the ACLU of Washington and the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability. The cathedral and its partners hope to bring awareness to the dozens of people killed by police in Washington every year, many of whom died in circumstances similar to Floyd’s but never gained widespread attention. Police officers in Washington kill 40-50 people each year – disproportionately people of color, according to the ACLU.The project includes a website that lists the names and the ACLU’s description of how each person died. The names have been included with the consent of their families through the WCPA.“Many who have never set foot inside the cathedral are familiar with St. Mark’s as the big church on the hill that they drive past every day,” said the cathedral’s press release. “It is good and right to be able to leverage our most prominent public asset, the building itself, to ‘say their names’ in such an extraordinarily visible way.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Congressional Delegation Adds Support to Holcomb Disaster RequestNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 23, 2019 Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Jul 22, 2019 Industrial-hemp-behind-like-corn-and-beansMark Boyer from Converse, Indiana just west of Marion was one of those attending the Purdue hemp field day Friday. Boyer got a late start planting his corn, soybean and hemp crops. That industrial hemp crop covers 50 acres on a research plot.“It is up and it is established, so I am pretty satisfied with my stand at this point,” he told HAT.If you’re considering getting into hemp production, Boyer says some things corn and soybean growers do will transfer to hemp practices, but many things do not.“Some similarities in corn, soybeans and hemp in the way it’s planted and planting dates,” he said. “I think hemp is very well suited for an early planting date. That didn’t work out this year, but we’re going to test I guess how it fares late planted. As far as the agronomics of the crop it gets dramatically different from there. Hemp does seem to be a bit of a nitrogen hog. It does seem to really respond to nitrogen, especially late in the season, and that is what prompted me to dive into the nitrogen study on hemp.”This year he is participating in a row-spacing study on his 50 acres.“I’ve got hemp planted in 30-inch spacing, 15-inch spacing, and 7 1/2-inch spacing. Because there is no labeled herbicide for hemp at this point, I’m going to cultivate the 30-inch row spacing and also do a nitrogen study side dressing the 30-inch. That’s what we’re doing this year and the difference this year is I will have a crop I can take to retail at the end of this season.”Boyer is satisfied with the corn and soybean crops even with the late start to planting, although a bit more confident in the soybean crop’s chances for yield. Hear the full Eric Pfeiffer interview here:MaRk Boyer Hemp update Indiana Industrial Hemp Crop Behind Like Corn and Soybeans Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Industrial Hemp Crop Behind Like Corn and Soybeans SHARE SHARE
Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News A Pasadena-based coffee house is preparing to branch out into San Diego, where they launched a new cafe and eatery just last fall.Copa Vida Coffee and Tea — which first opened its doors in 2013 on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Green Street in Pasadena — will now be setting up in a long-vacant office managed by MetLife Investment Management in downtown San Diego, according to Eater.The building, which has previously been home to several restaurants such as Meatball Cucina and Crescent Heights, is being turned to a new space for Copa Vida which features the store’s signature U-shaped coffee bar. The new location is slated to be finished sometime in October or November.Copa Vida’s founder, Steve Chang, says the new store will be equipped with state-of-the-art brewing machines for espresso and tea, pop-up doors that lead into a 1,500 square-foot patio, and a tap system that pours iced tea, cold brew coffee and kombucha, a fizzy fermented tea which literally translates into “tea mushroom.”Furthermore, the store will have a “slow bar,” which lets baristas and customers interact to customize drinks and a self-serving morning coffee bar that operates on the honor system, according to Chang.The new coffee shop will be located at 655 West Broadway, and will use the company’s recently-debuted “disloyalty card,” which encourages its customers to try out local surrounding coffee houses, such as James Coffee Company or Dark Horse Coffee Roasters.Copa Vida plans to open up more shops around the San Diego area, such as in the Alexandria science park campus in Sorrento Valley, which is lined up to be launched around the same time the new location in downtown will open.In Old Pasadena, Copa Vida is located at 70 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena. For more see www.copa-vida.com or call (626) 213-3952. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Coffee House Strikes Gold in San Diego, Expands Again From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 1:27 pm
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Davel5957/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(HOUSTON) — The hometown of George Floyd dedicated a street mural that the city’s mayor said will serve as a permanent reminder that the death of the 46-year-old Black man at the hands of Minnesota police officers was “not in vain.”The colorful two-block long mural was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday on a road in front of Jake Yates High School, Floyd’s alma mater. The artwork features the words “Black Lives Matter” and the red and gold No. 88 jersey Floyd wore as a standout player on the high school football team.“This [artwork] is another public statement that the life and death of George Floyd is not in vain,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said during the dedication ceremony, adding that the image of Floyd begging for life as an officer dug his knee into the back of his neck “is still being resonated throughout the globe.”Members of Floyd’s family were on hand to help dedicate the massive mural on Alabama Street in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood.“This means a lot to my family and I know it would mean a lot to my uncle,” Floyd’s niece, Bianca Williams, said of the mural. “Continue to stand with us. This is the beginning of a long fight, united together stronger than ever.”As the dedication ribbon was cut, those in attendance said Floyd’s name in unison and released red and gold balloons. The ceremony also featured a motorcycle procession and a performance by the Texas Southern University drumline.The mural was created by local artist Jonah Elijah and was commissioned by Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Society for Change and 88 C.H.U.M.P., a nonprofit social activism organization launched by Floyd’s former high school football teammates.A viral cellphone video of Floyd’s fatal arrest on May 25 showed former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and prone on the ground next to a police patrol vehicle.The footage showed Floyd repeatedly crying out “I can’t breathe” until he went unconscious. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.All of the officers involved in the fatal arrest were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and charged in Floyd’s death. The officers confronted Floyd outside a grocery store after receiving a report that Floyd allegedly used a phony $20 bill to purchase cigarettes.The release of the video on social media set off massive protests across the country and globe, including several that led to looting and burning of businesses and violence directed at police.Chavin was charged with second-degree murder. Former officers Kiernan Lane, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were all charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter in Floyd’s death.None of the officers have yet to enter a plea.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Utah Jazz/Vivint Smart Home Arena/Zions Bank Beehive Classic FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, the Utah Jazz announced tip times for the third installment of the Zions Bank Beehive Classic, which is slated for December 14 at Vivint Smart Home Arena of Salt Lake City.Weber State will face Utah at 1:00 pm and BYU squares off against Utah State at 5:00 pm.Public ticket sales commence Friday September 13 at 10:00 am through each of the participating schools’ respective athletic department ticket offices, the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office and online at vivintarena.com.Tickets can be purchased separately for each game at $10 for upper bowl seats and $30 for lower bowl seats. September 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Tip Times Announced For Beehive Classic Written by Brad James
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