First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Prayer and solidarity after another terror attack on Coptic Christians Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Middle East Tags 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ecumenical & Interreligious, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican church leaders have expressed their prayerful solidarity with the Coptic Church after the latest terror attack in Egypt on May 26 left 29 Christians dead. A further 24 people were injured in the attack in the Minya region, which targeted pilgrims who were visiting the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor. Daesh has claimed responsibility.Full article. Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted May 30, 2017 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! To celebrate the opening of the new Marco’s Pizza, a four day VIP promotion will be offered to local residents One of the nation’s favorite pizza brands, Marco’s Pizza, is opening a new location in Apopka. Situated at 1616 Rock Springs Rd., locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The new location just opened its doors to the Apopka community on Sept. 17.The new Marco’s Pizza is owned by entrepreneur Bill Martines. His company, One Lily Pad, LLC has a simple mission: “Working to redefine the definition of bottom line by adding the advancement of our people as a metric of our profitability.”“My desire to empower youth and young adults aligns perfectly with the culture created at Marco’s Pizza,” said Martines. “At the end of the day we are in the people business, and the great pizza we make and serve just so happens to be the commodity we sell”.As the only national pizza chain founded by a native Italian, Marco’s has made its name in the growing $47 billion pizza industry by producing fresh, authentic, handmade Italian quality pizza. Italian food is famous for its quality servings and Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza by using ingredients that are fresh. At a time when 91 percent of Americans eat pizza once a month, more people are increasingly choosing the quality pizza that’s synonymous with Marco’s name.Marco’s Pizza recently launched a new brand promise “Hello Primo” to reinforce its roots and ensure guests can discover “The Italian Way” that shaped the brand into what it is today. The founder, Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, grew up making pizzas with his father after they immigrated to the United States from Sulmona, Italy. Fast forward several years later, he created Marco’s Pizza to capture the Italian spirit and flavors he was raised on.The menu at Marco’s Pizza in Apopka will feature a mix of classic pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe, and All Meat, along with a variety of salads with croutons made daily. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on Italian white bread, hearth-baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers, and CheezyBread. With carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services, Marco’s offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or the enjoyment of sitting down at a genuine, family-style restaurant.Averaging at least one store opening every third day, Marco’s Pizza has more than 900 stores and aims to reach over 1,000 locations by early 2019. Its commitment to its people and the communities it serves has been a key ingredient to its long-term success.For more information about the Marco’s Pizza location opening in Apopka, please visit https://www.marcos.com/ or call 321-248-1450. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate September 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm Mama Mia I am looking forward to trying Marco’s pizza on Rock Springs Road. Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSMarco’s Pizza Previous articleDr. Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Bring Recycling to Orange County ParksNext articleApopka and Wekiva begin their district journeys Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here
Year: Projects Matthew Griffith United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877944/ocotea-house-renovation-in-situ-studio Clipboard Ocotea House Renovation / in situ studioSave this projectSaveOcotea House Renovation / in situ studio Photographs 2016 Architects: in situ studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Raleigh, United States Area: 3485 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Engineers: ArchDaily Project Architect:Mary ConleyCabinetry:DopkoBuilder:Kemp HarrisCity:RaleighCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Keith IsaacsRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The existing house on Ocotea was a well-loved, 1960’s, low-sloped ranch with a full basement visible from the left side. Over the years, what was originally a clean image of mid-century residential architecture had fallen into disarray – the basement had been haphazardly chopped up to accommodate additional bedrooms, the main floor and public spaces had been reconfigured in an odd way, and a very poorly built sunroom had been added to the right side. Our first effort was to remove this debris and uncover the original form.Save this picture!© Keith IsaacsSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Keith IsaacsThe major changes we designed for the house include a new carport on the right side that replaces the sunroom and extends the line of the roof, new front decks that introduce a floating, thin aesthetic to the formerly heavy front facade, a new kitchen and master suite, new stairs that connect the main spaces upstairs to a new, open family room in the basement, new utility systems, and completely new finishes inside and out. The house now sits comfortably in its mid-century neighborhood, a stark alternative to the method of buy, bulldoze, buildout that currently plagues Raleigh’s first-ring suburbs.Save this picture!© Keith IsaacsProject gallerySee allShow lessFrank Lloyd Wright For Sale: New York Times Profiles 5 Wright Houses Currently on th…Architecture NewsThe Best Photos of Mexican Architecture, Taken by Our ReadersArticles Share Ocotea House Renovation / in situ studio Lead Architect: Houses Lysaght & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877944/ocotea-house-renovation-in-situ-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Dopko Cabinetry, Jeld-Wen “COPY” Photographs: Keith Isaacs Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Keith Isaacs+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRaleighUnited StatesPublished on August 22, 2017Cite: “Ocotea House Renovation / in situ studio” 22 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 5 January 2009 | News A poll by customer insight specialist G2 Data Dynamics has found that, with a recession looming, one third of UK consumers are more likely to give their time rather than money to charities.G2 questioned 30,000 people for the survey, asking them: “During the recession would you be more likely to give time or money tocharity?”G2 found that 57% of women who are happy to help charities said they prefer to give up their time. The most generous region for wanting to give time to charity was the South West of England, with 56% of respondents preferring to volunteer.Perhaps surprisingly, the poll found that retired people preferred giving money to time, while people on low incomes, often some of the more generous supporters in terms of proportion of income donated, were more willing to spend time on worthy causes.Scottish consumers were the most willing to donate money to charity, with more than 50% of respondents saying that was their preferred method of support. Only 19% of Scottish respondents said that they had no association with a charity. In contrast, 37% of West Midlands respondents said that they gave neither time nor money to charity.Kevin Slatter, managing director of G2 Data Dynamics, said: “People are clearly considering cutting back on regular financial donations to charity as they tighten their belts – but there are other ways they can help.“Charities would do well to take note of the rising tide of people willing to volunteer support with their free time, which can be just as precious as money for many organisations.”www.g2dd.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics Volunteering 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Survey finds public still willing to volunteer
UNACpeace.org posted the following statement on May 11.The removal of Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem and the escalation of attacks by colonial settlers and Israeli forces are nothing short of ethnic cleansing. It is reminiscent of the Nakba, when Zionists took half of Palestine for a Jewish state. At that time, they ravaged Palestinian towns, killed and injured many and forced much of the Palestinian population to flee into neighboring counties. Today, the Israeli government is telling the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah that they must leave their homes so that Jewish settlers can take them. At the same time, they have attacked Muslim worshipers right inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest places in all of Islam. Israel has also increased attacks on Palestinians in Gaza, which has been called the “world’s largest open-air prison” because Israel prevents people from leaving or coming to Gaza. This means the people cannot escape bombs, drones and rockets from Israel. This is nothing short of a war crime.Much of the world is condemning these attacks. These condemnations are coming even from countries and people who in the past have been reluctant to condemn Israel. But where is the condemnation from the United States? The U.S. news media and politicians all use the same lying words. They say the Israeli attacks are in “retaliation” for Palestinian attacks. This is not true. There is a conscious policy by the Israeli government to take Palestinian land and homes, to destroy their culture and religion. This is a genocidal policy that the U.S. government supports and encourages. In recent years, in violation of international protocol, the U.S. has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved its embassy there. It has given Israel the green light to further annex Palestinian land and continues to send military and economic aid to Israel. Although some of this was done under the Trump administration, the Biden administration has not reversed any of it. Israel is the greatest supporter of U.S. imperialism’s agenda in the region and has bombed and attacked Iran, Syria and other countries in the furtherance of that agenda. Therefore, we in the United States have a special obligation to defend the Palestinian people against these attacks.As these words are written, Gaza is being bombed again.We must be out in the streets in support of the Palestinian people. Demonstrations are being organized throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world. Join them or organize one in your area.No U.S. aid to Israel!Stop the annexation of Palestinian land!Stop stealing Palestinian homes!Stop the bombing!Free Palestine!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News News CubaAmericas Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cuba New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas to go further May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet In the wake of the US and Cuban announcements of a resumption in the diplomatic relations severed more than half a century ago, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw attention to the lack of freedom of information in Cuba and to call for the release of imprisoned journalists.“Now that diplomatic bridges are being built, it is high time that Cuba improved relations with its own independent journalists, and it could start by immediately releasing the two journalists and the blogger who are unjustly detained,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“A thaw in relations also needs an end to threats and intimidation, and the possibility for news providers to carry out their activities freely and without being subjected to harassment. More than ever before, Cubans need pluralist, independent and diversified information.”This will pose a major challenge to the authorities in Cuba, where freedom of information is extremely limited. The government maintains a complete monopoly of news and information and tolerates no independent media aside from a few Catholic Church magazines.Only state media are permitted (national radio and TV, two daily newspapers – Granma and Juventud Rebelde – and their local versions). This drastically limits access to freely-reported and independent information.The authorities also control the coverage provided by foreign journalists by cherry-picking who gets accreditation and by expelling those whose reporting is regarded as overly negative.Internet access is very limited because of the prohibitive cost and because it is closely controlled. Independent Cuban news websites that are based abroad, such as Payo Libre, Hablemos Press, Cubanet, Cuba Encuentro and Martí Noticias, cannot be accessed from within Cuba.The authorities often blame the low Internet penetration rate on the US embargo but this excuse ceased to be valid when the ALBA-1 fibre-optic cable linking Cuba to Venezuela became operational, leaving a political desire to restrict access as the only possible explanation.As well as preventing media pluralism, the authorities continue to persecute journalists and bloggers who criticize the regime. The last of the journalists arrested during the 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown was freed in 2011, but professional journalists, citizen-journalists and bloggers have been subjected to threats, smear campaigns, arrests and arbitrary detention ever since then.The authorities are currently holding two journalists – Yoenni de Jesús Guerra García and José Antonio Torres – and the blogger Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, who has repeatedly reported being tortured.Cuba is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, the lowest position of any country in the Americas. December 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 When will Cuba improve relations with its own journalists? News
News Updates”Unfortunate That Adjudicating Authorities Delivering Judgments Based Upon Media Trials”: MP HC Quashes NSA Detention Order For Participation In Muharram Procession [Read Order] Mehal Jain17 Sep 2020 3:59 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court directed that the person detained to be set at liberty on the ground that the detention orders passed had not been confirmed within the statutory period of 12 days from the passing of the orders as provided in Section 3(4) of National Security Act, 1980 and therefore, the orders of detention were no longer in force.A Division Bench comprising of Justices S. C….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 Madhya Pradesh High Court directed that the person detained to be set at liberty on the ground that the detention orders passed had not been confirmed within the statutory period of 12 days from the passing of the orders as provided in Section 3(4) of National Security Act, 1980 and therefore, the orders of detention were no longer in force.A Division Bench comprising of Justices S. C. Sharma and Shailendra Shukla while considering four writ petitions, on Wednesday, quashed the detention orders passed by the District Magistrate on ground of total non-application of mind.The Bench noted that the impugned order passed by the District Magistrate refers to news published in Nai Duniya, Dainik Bhaskar, Peoples Samachar and that the District Magistrate has formed his opinion on the basis of media trial.The Judges remarked that it is unfortunate that media trial has become very common these days and now the adjudicating authorities are delivering their judgments based upon media trials.As per the first petition under consideration, Usman Patel had been in jail on account of detention order dated 31.08.2020 passed by District Magistrate, Indore. He had been arrested, informed about the ground of detention and was sent to Indore Central Jail on 31.08.2020.The Petitioner, while relying on Lahu Shrirang Gatkal Vs. State of Maharashtra and Others (2017) 13 SCC 519 argued that the order of detention does not mention the period i.e. whether it is for six months or for three months and in absence of a mention about the period of detention the order is bad in law.It was also argued that order of detention has not been confirmed till date by State of Madhya Pradesh and therefore, keeping in view Section 3(4) of National Security Act, 1980 the order of detention has come to an end. The Court noted that the undisputed facts reveal that Usman Patel was involved in criminal case in the year 2005 for offences under Section 147, 294, 323 and 506 IPC. The other case against him is in respect of incident in 2006 for offences under Section 307, 336, 506, 427, 147, 148 and 149 of the IPC and the third case is in respect of incident dated 30.08.2020 for offences under Section 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC.Thus, the report of the Superintendent of Police reflects that only three cases have been registered against Patel and one of the case is for violating the prohibitory order issued by the District Magistrate under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.The Court noted that the order passed by the District Magistrate reflects that on account of violation of prohibitory order passed by District Magistrate under Section 144 of the CrPC, Patel has allegedly committed offences under Section 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC and the reaction which was published in various news papers reflects that there is a great protest in the society on account of the procession.The AAG had submitted that Patel was involved in unlawful / criminal activities since 2005 and on 30.08.2020 while taking out a procession on the eve of Muharram, he collected crowd and the crowd went along with the Taziyas and in those circumstances, as the crowd was collected by the Patel, he created a very dangerous situation to public law and order keeping in view Covid-19 Pandemic.The Justices remarked that the court really fails to understand as to how merely on the basis of news paper clippings an opinion has been formed by the District Magistrate in absence of any other cogent material.The Justices pointed to the other important aspect of the case that Section 3(4) of theNational Security Act, 1980 provides for confirmation of detention order by the State Government. The Bench noted that “The reply has been filed today by the State of Madhya Pradesh and today the stand of the State Government is that process of passing the order of confirmation is under process.”The Justices observed that in the present case, the Patel was served with detention order on 31.08.2020 and he was served with the grounds of detention on 31.08.2020 itself and therefore, the order by the State Government confirming the detention order was required to be passed within “twelve days”.The Court,thus, declared that as the order has not been confirmed within “twelve days”, it is no longer in force keeping in view Section 3(4) of Act of 1980.The Court also noted that on 14.09.2020 a submission was made on oath by the District Magistrate that the detention order passed by the Detaining Authority is pending for confirmation with the State Government, meaning thereby, there was no confirmation by the State Government on 14.09.2020 i.e. the day on which the reply was filed on affidavit.The Additional Advocate General categorically stated in open Court that an order has been passed by the State Government on 15.09.2020 in exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(4) of the National Security Act, 1980, which mandates for approval by the State Government. The order reflected that the approval has been granted by the State Government on 08.09.2020.The Court stated that it really fails to understand that if the approval was granted on 08.09.2020, why the approval order has been brought to the notice of this Bench after hearing was concluded that too the order is dated 15.09.2020.The Bench asserted that as the order is dated 15.09.2020 and the approval was certainly not granted by issuing any order within “twelve days” as required under under Section 3(4) of the Act of 1980.The Bench relied upon Union of India Vs. Paul Manickam (2003) 8 SCC 342 and iterated that preventive detention means detention of a person without trial and that the order of preventive detention is issued by an executive authority in its subjective satisfaction.”Thus, preventive detention involves a serious encroachment on the right of personal liberty. The law of preventive detention is strictly construed, and compliance with procedural safeguards is insisted upon.” quoted the Bench. The Justices also relied upon Icchu Devi Vs. Union of India(1980) 4 SCC 531 wherein the Apex Court has set aside the detention under the COFEPOSA on account of procedure irregularities.The Bench declared that in the present case, the order of detention has been passed only because the petitioner has participated in a procession on the eve of Muharram and that itself is certainly not a ground for detaining him by passing an order under the National Security Act, 1980.The Court held that keeping in view the fact that cases of 2005 and 2007 have been taken into account including the fact that there has been a violation of prohibitory order issued under Section 144 of the CrPC, the action of the District Magistrate suffers from vice of non-application of mind and deserves to be quashed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Anyone on Department of Defense property, installations or facilities must wear a cloth face covering when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in a public area or work centers, according to a new directive released Sunday afternoon.Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the guidance was coming in an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning.“Now we’re going to move towards face covering,” he told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.As an interim measure, individuals are encouraged to make face coverings from household items or common materials, such as clean T-shirts or other clean cloths that can cover the nose and mouth, according to the DOD memo.Any exceptions to this new guidance must be approved by local commanders and submitted up the chain of command for awareness.Over 1,200 service members and Department of Defense civilians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since its outbreak.“We want to take every measure to protect our troops … (while) making sure we can conduct our national security missions. And to do that we can’t always do the 6 feet distancing whether you’re an attack submarine, a bomber, in a tank so we have to take other measures,” Esper said.Esper also said he fully supported acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s decision to dismiss the Navy captain who raised concerns on the handling of coronavirus on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to his superiors that went public.“Secretary Modly made a tough decision — a tough call. I have full faith and confidence in him, in the Navy leadership and I support their decision,” Esper said on ABC’s This Week Sunday, telling Stephanopoulos that it was the Navy secretary who made the call to fire Capt. Brett Crozier, the commanding officer on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.In a letter to other senior Navy leaders, Crozier had urged that most of his crew of 5,000 sailors be removed from the aircraft carrier to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.“Sailors do not need to die,” Crozier wrote in a letter that was leaked to The San Francisco Chronicle, sparking a firestorm of controversy and ultimately leading to his dismissal.The Washington Post reported Saturday that Modly said the president wanted Crozier fired.At a press conference that same day, President Donald Trump said he didn’t think the captain of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier should be “talking that way in a letter.”“I thought it was inappropriate,” he said.When pressed Sunday on whether the president wanted Crozier removed, Esper said, “Look, this was Secretary Modly’s call. He came and briefed me the night before. The morning of, he sat down and talked to me. I listened to the recommendations of the CNO, the chief of naval operations, and General Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It was the Secretary Modly’s call and I told him I would support it.”Also on Saturday, the president announced an additional 1,000 military medical personnel would be deployed to cities across the country to help hospitals overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.“A few hundred” of those personnel will go to New York City hospitals, Esper said. Those personnel would add to hundreds of military medical experts who are staffing New York City’s Javits Center, which has been converted into a temporary medical facility.“The Javits Center will become a 2,500-bed hospital. It will be the largest hospital in the United States and it will be run by the United States military,” Esper said Sunday.The defense secretary also told Stephanopoulos that the Pentagon would consider allowing coronavirus patients to seek treatment on board two U.S. Navy hospital ships in Los Angeles and New York. The ships are currently taking trauma patients to relieve pressure on hospitals, but critics have argued that the ships are not being utilized to their full potential.“With regard to the Comfort and Mercy, we sent those ships up several days, a week ago. They also arrived ahead of need,” he said.The Navy is prepared to open them up to coronavirus patients, as necessary, he said, “We just don’t want trauma patients to become coronavirus patients.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
A fossil plant of Eocene age from Antarctica was studied using X-ray and neutron tomography to reveal the three-dimensional plant structures encased within carbonate nodules. The fossil was identified as a branch and leaves of an araucarian conifer, which grew on the volcanic highlands of the Antarctic Peninsula region approximately 50 million yr ago. Both X-ray and neutron imaging techniques successfully exposed the full three-dimensional structure of the fossil without destroying the original specimen, revealing that most of the fossil was present as voids in the concretion and little organic matter was present. However, neutron tomography was found to produce images with superior quality and detail.