Web resources – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Thu, 19 May 2022 00:16:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png Web resources – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Open educational resources help students save money – The Connection https://abcdirectory.org/open-educational-resources-help-students-save-money-the-connection/ Wed, 18 May 2022 22:21:09 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/open-educational-resources-help-students-save-money-the-connection/ In response to a push from Cosumnes River College’s Open Educational Resources Award program, faculty have begun to adopt open educational resources into their courses. The OER reward program aims to include more zero-cost courses for students using OER as public online textbooks. Librarian Andi Adkins-Pogue, who is the project manager for the REL rewards […]]]>

In response to a push from Cosumnes River College’s Open Educational Resources Award program, faculty have begun to adopt open educational resources into their courses.

The OER reward program aims to include more zero-cost courses for students using OER as public online textbooks.

Librarian Andi Adkins-Pogue, who is the project manager for the REL rewards program, said the program hopes to help students save money by offering compensation to professors who commit to modifying their courses to use fully OER.

“Part of that is just helping professors understand that the cost of textbooks really does impact our students,” Adkins-Pogue said. “50% of CRC students live below the poverty line or have a low income, so $50 or $100 could be used for groceries, or to help pay their rent, or to help pay for daycare children or the payment of a car. »

The move to OER is not without its bumps, and the question remains whether the effort that professors have to put in to change their courses can be justified.

“It’s much easier in some disciplines than in others, because in some disciplines like chemistry, there are already textbooks that are open and available for teachers. In other disciplines, it’s much more difficult “Said Adkins-Pogue. “An example would be some of our vocational and technical education programs which are very specialized and often have an outside accrediting body which requires specific materials which are simply not available as open educational resource.”

History professor Gregory Beyrer said he started using OER seven years ago and made the switch after realizing the textbooks weren’t as accessible to students as they were to professors.

“I recognized how disconnected I am from the price my students pay for the texts. I know I’m not a student, so I don’t pay tuition or have to worry about financial aid,” Beyrer said. “I recognized that I didn’t have to worry about that at all because as teachers we get free copies of whatever texts we want, and publishers want us to attribute their texts to our Classes.”

Although the level of difficulty may vary from discipline to discipline, OER offers financial savings that many students need.

The 2021 Comprehensive College Price and Student Aid Trends Report showed that students attending public two-year institutions spend an average of $460 on books per year.

Twenty-three-year-old marine biology student Alora Kingsbury cited a similar budget for her own textbooks and shared some of the ways she could use the money instead.

“I wouldn’t have to worry about car maintenance or rent or anything like that because my textbooks can cost $300 to $400 apiece if I needed to buy them new, or they’re $60 or $70, and that’s a full tank of gas,” Kingsbury said.

Some CRC students are forgoing buying or renting textbooks from the bookstore entirely, such as 33-year-old general education major Justin Burns, who said he chose to rent his textbooks from Amazon. Even buying books from a third-party website, Burns said he spent a total of $70 on textbooks this semester.

“I think it would be a much tougher decision for a student who is really working towards a degree that they’re trying to use and also trying to survive as a youngster,” Burns said. “I think my perspective is unique there, but even for me as an older person, it still feels like that money has value.”

While most CRC students might appreciate saving money on textbooks, that’s not the only benefit of the OER program.

A 2020 study by the American Society for Engineering Education found that students who took courses with REL dropped out and failed at lower rates than students who took courses that required the purchase of a textbook.

Beyrer cited cases before switching to OER in which several students’ grades suffered after trying to save money on a required textbook.

“There was a semester where the editor rearranged the chapters and that’s the only change that the new edition brought. And because of that, I got students burned because they were tested on something something they hadn’t read yet,” Beyrer said. “And it’s my fault for not researching the old edition, but it’s also the fault of the publisher of “I did what I thought was a really superficial change. And the worst thing is that students got hurt. I have students whose grades suffered and I felt really bad about it.

Jaden Thomas, an 18-year-old majoring in fire technology, said the OER course he took was “cool” and he liked having easy access to his textbook online.

“I took my first OER course last semester and did pretty well in that course with the free textbook,” Thomas said. “But also, I’m not going to complain, because it was free.”

OER may not be being implemented as quickly as it was in chemistry classes, but Adkins-Pogue said she sees a future for OER at CRC.

“In some departments in some areas, I think it’s realistic and possible and doable right now,” Adkins-Pogue said. “And in others it will take time, and there may be some classes that we can convert, but others that will take longer.”

Students can find current ZTC courses when they register for courses through eServices, and can learn more about ZTC and OER here.

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Resources for Community Members Affected by Saturday’s Shooting https://abcdirectory.org/resources-for-community-members-affected-by-saturdays-shooting/ Wed, 18 May 2022 08:05:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/resources-for-community-members-affected-by-saturdays-shooting/ Ten lives were killed and three were injured in a racially motivated mass shooting at Buffalo’s East Side Tops on Saturday afternoon. Community members are in the grieving process the victims of this racist terrorist attackbut community organizations stepped in to help East Side residents. Spectrum has compiled a list of food pantries, transportation options […]]]>

Ten lives were killed and three were injured in a racially motivated mass shooting at Buffalo’s East Side Tops on Saturday afternoon.

Community members are in the grieving process the victims of this racist terrorist attackbut community organizations stepped in to help East Side residents.

Spectrum has compiled a list of food pantries, transportation options and mental health resources for those affected by this shooting and for those who wish to donate and volunteer in light of this tragedy.

Pantry

Buffalo Community Fridge is a food pantry located at 257 East Ferry St. It is open 24/7 for both those in need and those wishing to donate.

The Community Fridge is asking for donations of non-perishable items, including bottled water, Gatorade, fruits and vegetables, diapers, feminine hygiene products, dish soap and formula, according to its Facebook page.

Feed Buffalo Halal Food Pantry is located at 456 Massachusetts Ave. and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

He is currently accepting donations of all canned goods labeled “organic”, nut milks and all unbleached or non-GMO products, according to his website.

Upper Room Church of God in Christ is located at 131 Florida St. Buffalo. This church has a pantry open Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

He is currently accepting all non-perishable donations.

Coldspring Community Foundation Soup Kitchen is located at 234 Glenwood Ave. and is open Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Coldspring Community Foundations Soup Kitchen is not currently accepting donations, but those interested can sign up to volunteer on its Facebook page.

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Group Ministries Pantry is located at 1333 Jefferson Ave. and is open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to his websitehe asks all potential volunteers or donors to call (716) 883-4367 first to confirm times and availability.

Group Ministries Pantry accepts most donations, but wants community members to confirm which products are most needed before donating.

Refuge Temple Church Pantry is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Refuse Church Temple also asks all potential volunteers or donors to call (716) 883-4367 to confirm hours and availability before donating any products.

Great Works Christian Fellowship Pantrthere is located at 210 Southampton St. and is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

He accepts grocery and clothing donations. These products are available to all community members living in the 14208 and 14209 zip codes.

Transportation

Tops Market’s shuttle to its location in Elmwood offers trips to grocery stores for local residents without transportation.

According to Spectrum News.

Lyft, a ride-sharing app, is offering residents of ZIP Codes 14208 and 14209 free rides to ferry community members to the Tops Friendly Market on Niagara Street or the Price Rite on Elmwood Avenue.

To use the service, riders can enter the code “BuffaloLyftUp” into the Lyft app, according to WGRZ.

Uber, another ride-sharing app, is offering community members $20 off each trip to a grocery store.

Each customer can use the discount code “SHOPBUF” on up to eight rides in the app, depending on WIVB.

Mental health services

Project Hope Line is an emotional health helpline that has counselors available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

He can be reached by calling (844)-863-9314 and more information can be accessed on his website.

Western New York Mental Health Advocates offer online counseling referrals or in-person sessions and are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

He can be reached at (716) 886-1242 or by his website.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County (NAMI) is an advocacy group dedicated to improving the mental health of Western New Yorkers.

It offers online counseling services or in-person sessions that can be scheduled on its website.

Its helpline can be reached at 716-226-6264.

Spectrum Health and Human Services is serving those affected by the mass shooting at a drop-in center located at the Johnnie B. Wiley Center on Jefferson Avenue from 1 to 9 p.m. through May 27.

Its 24/7 hotline can also be reached at (716)-710-5172 or through its website.

Kayla Estrada is Associate News and Features Editor and can be reached at kayla.estrada@ubspectrum.com


KAYLA ESTRADA

Kayla Estrada is Associate News and Features Editor at Spectrum. She’s an English major who loves rainy weather, “Bob’s Burgers” and asking people who they voted for. When she’s not writing, she can be found looking for quirky trinkets at the nearest thrift store.

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Usha Resources Closes Second Tranche of Oversubscribed Non-Brokered Private Placement at a Premium to Market Price https://abcdirectory.org/usha-resources-closes-second-tranche-of-oversubscribed-non-brokered-private-placement-at-a-premium-to-market-price/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:24:58 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/usha-resources-closes-second-tranche-of-oversubscribed-non-brokered-private-placement-at-a-premium-to-market-price/ VANCOUVER – Usha Resources Ltd. (“USHA” or the “Company”) (TSXV: USHA) (OTCQB: USHAF) (FSE: JO0) is pleased to announce that, following the previously announced non-brokered private placement and subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchangeit closed the second tranche of a now oversubscribed non-brokered private placement, issuing a total of 2,934,998 units at […]]]>

VANCOUVERUsha Resources Ltd. (“USHA” or the “Company”) (TSXV: USHA) (OTCQB: USHAF) (FSE: JO0) is pleased to announce that, following the previously announced non-brokered private placement and subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchangeit closed the second tranche of a now oversubscribed non-brokered private placement, issuing a total of 2,934,998 units at a price of $0.30 per unit for total gross proceeds of $880,499.

In total, the USHA collected gross proceeds of $1,111,499.40 in both slices.

“We are very pleased to be able to raise capital at a premium to our share price and we are very grateful for the support of our new and existing shareholders,” said Deepak Varshney, P. Geo., CEO of the Company.

Each unit consists of one common share (each a “Share”) of the Company and one transferable common share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant”), each warrant exercisable to purchase one share of the Company at the price of $0.45 per share for a period of 2 years from the closing date (the “Expiration Date”).

The Company paid finder’s fees totaling $22,740 cash and 75,800 non-transferable research vouchers (the “Research Vouchers”) to Research Capital Corporation and Richardson Heritage Limited in accordance with applicable securities laws. The Warrants Finder can be exercised under the same conditions as the Warrants issued within the framework of the Private Placement.

All securities issued under the first tranche of the private placement are subject to the Exchange hold period, plus a hold period of four months and one day following the closing dates of the private placement expiring on September 14, 2022.

The Company also announces that the Stock Exchange has granted it an extension of June 13, 2022 close the last tranche of the Private Placement.

On Usha Resources Ltd.

Usha Resources Ltd. is a North American mining acquisition and exploration company focused on developing quality, drill-ready battery and precious metals properties with high growth and expansion potential. Situated at Vancouver, BCUsha’s portfolio of strategic properties offers target-rich diversification and consists of jackpot lakea lithium project at Nevada; Nicobat, a nickel-copper-cobalt project in Ontario and lost pelvisa gold-copper project in Arizona. Usha negotiates on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol USHA, the OTCQB Exchange under the symbol USHAF and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol JO0.

Contact:

Tyler Muir

Tel: 1-888-772-2452

Email: tmuir@usharesources.com

Web: www.usharesources.com

The securities referred to in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in United States or to, or for the account or for the benefit of, WE absent people WE registration or an applicable exemption from WE registration conditions.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell securities for sale, nor a solicitation of offers to buy securities. Any public offering of securities in United States must be made by means of a prospectus containing detailed information on the company and the management, as well as financial statements.

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Mental Health Resources in Southern California – NBC Los Angeles https://abcdirectory.org/mental-health-resources-in-southern-california-nbc-los-angeles/ Mon, 16 May 2022 23:07:56 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/mental-health-resources-in-southern-california-nbc-los-angeles/ May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been present in America since 1949, when Mental Health America began reaching the public “through media, local events, and screenings.” If you are struggling due to anxiety caused by the ongoing pandemic, upset by violent incidents that have recently made headlines, mourning the loss of a loved […]]]>

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been present in America since 1949, when Mental Health America began reaching the public “through media, local events, and screenings.”

If you are struggling due to anxiety caused by the ongoing pandemic, upset by violent incidents that have recently made headlines, mourning the loss of a loved one, unexpectedly spending time alone after tested positive for COVID, or if you’re just feeling tired after a hectic few months, you’re not alone.

LA County offers mental health counseling. Angie Crouch reports for NBC4 News Tuesday, March 16, 2021. For assistance, call 1-877-854-7771.

There are also ways to take care of yourself and your mental state. And don’t forget that sanity is important, no matter the month.

Below is a list of mental health resources from various federal and Southern California agencies to help and support you.

Mental Health Glossary

Mental Health America has a list of useful mental health terms to know, if you’re just starting to learn how to deal with it yourself. Here are some of those terms. The full list can be found here.

  • Adaptation skill: a strategy to help you deal with difficult situations and reduce unpleasant emotions, thoughts or behaviors.
  • Lived experience: first-hand personal experience dealing with a mental health or addiction problem.
  • Mental health problem: anything that leads a person to believe that their mental health may suffer; can be a diagnosable symptom, group of symptoms or mental health condition.
  • Mental health status: a set of related symptoms that have been recognized by the mental health community; includes conditions defined in DSM-V, ICD-11 and by people with lived experience.
  • Mental health professional: a licensed or certified mental health care provider.
  • Sanity screen: an assessment of your mental health and well-being using scientifically validated assessment tools.
  • Risk factor: something that increases the chances of developing a condition.
  • Stigma: negative, critical and/or discriminatory attitudes towards mental health problems and those who experience them. Self-stigma comes from the internalization of public stigma.
  • Stress: a feeling of emotional or physical tension in response to being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental/emotional pressure.
  • Symptom: a physical or mental characteristic that indicates the potential existence of a problem, condition or diagnosis.
  • Therapist: a mental health professional trained to help individuals understand and manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviors; can assess and/or diagnose mental health issues.
  • Trauma: an emotional response to a disturbing, frightening, or shocking experience that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope.

Tips for coping with stress during the pandemic

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following advice:

A study published in 2020 examined whether paying more attention to the world around you during your regular walks can improve the mental health benefits of walks. This practice is called “fear walking” and anyone can try it.

County Mental Health Resources

About half of the students examined in a recent Boston University study suffered from depression or anxiety. It is a sign of the toll the pandemic is taking on millions of people cut off from human relationships and, for many, from their goals and aspirations. NBCLX storyteller Cody Broadway looks from college campuses to social platforms like TikTok at the impact social isolation has had on Gen Z and Millennials.

National Institute of Mental Health Resources

LAUSD Mental Health Resources

  • Click the link here to access non-emergency telehealth information. You can also call 213-241-3840.
  • Wellness center and referral forms can be found here.
  • Here you will find counseling and crisis intervention services.
  • School mental health clinic emails can be found here.
  • Wellness center locations and information can be found here.

California Surgeon General Nadine Harris Burke also released a report focusing on toxic stress and health. Read Roadmap to Resilience.

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New online resources for small businesses in Queensland – OpenGov Asia https://abcdirectory.org/new-online-resources-for-small-businesses-in-queensland-opengov-asia/ Mon, 16 May 2022 04:31:48 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/new-online-resources-for-small-businesses-in-queensland-opengov-asia/ To be able to produce excellent and competitive products, the government encourages Indonesian fashion industry players to improve digitization and sustainability; and the digitization of fashion shows has encouraged designers to be more inventive in their public presentations of new collections. Angela Tanoesoedibjo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, said the COVID-19 pandemic […]]]>

To be able to produce excellent and competitive products, the government encourages Indonesian fashion industry players to improve digitization and sustainability; and the digitization of fashion shows has encouraged designers to be more inventive in their public presentations of new collections.

Angela Tanoesoedibjo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, said the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed consumer behavior and consumers are becoming more tech-savvy. Several surveys also reveal that, despite a downward trend in the consumption of fashion products and accessories throughout the pandemic, fashion and accessories continue to dominate e-commerce sales. She added that strengthening the digital aspect and sustainability issues are two things that need to be anticipated by players in the Indonesian fashion industry.

“This is an opportunity that we must seize for fashion activists in the country as the phenomenon of online shopping will not stop here. Technology will continue to grow in the fashion industry and moreover, Indonesia is dominated by young people who are very tech-savvy,” Deputy Minister Angela explained, referring to recent online bazaars and the Indonesian Fashion Week (IFW) live stream that showcased Indonesian culture.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has recognized IFW 2022, which embraces digitization as well as designers who continue to showcase inventions and innovations to continue to delight the nation’s fashion industry, which grew 52% in 2021. The ministry urged SMEs in the creative industry, such as fashion, to go digital and seek new revenue opportunities and must take advantage of all sustainability issues.

Although the outbreak has heightened public concern about environmental goals, environmental, cultural and economic sustainability are all important considerations. Deputy Minister Angela was impressed with the many new local businesses that use environmentally friendly materials and employ sustainable procedures. They also train mothers in the regions, helping them to improve their skills.

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy now continues to work together to encourage the domestic fashion world and strengthen the Indonesian fashion ecosystem with two things, namely technological innovation and a sustainability program. Local fashion industries are seeing these opportunities rebound from adversity for 2 years as much as they need possible support from stakeholders and government sectors.

Meanwhile, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, said Indonesia’s tourism and creative market needs to be revitalized in the new normal period to ensure it can grow and adapt. in the digital age.

This plan will conclude the ministry’s other initiative, #BeliKreatifLokal or #BuyLocalCreative, which was launched during Wishnutama’s tenure. The initiative aims to help entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industries, including fashion, gastronomy and crafts, to recover from the effects of the epidemic.

This is a national effort to encourage micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to embrace digital and generate more unique products locally with a focus on local knowledge as a key element.

Sandiaga added that with their enormous potential, the tourism and creative industries would be able to contribute more to the national GDP. Indonesia is rich in cultural diversity and local culture, including traditional culinary, musical and artistic performances, in addition to beautiful natural tourist destinations. Indonesia has a lot to offer, with over 199 traditional dances, 724 traditional languages ​​and 1,340 ethnicities.

Diversifying products and developing tourist sites outside Bali will undoubtedly become an effective technique to attract more tourists to Indonesia. At the same time, the creative economy sector that surrounds the tourism industry is expected to grow through technology and innovation.

“This is a national campaign to support micro, small and medium enterprises [MSMEs] go digital and produce more local innovative products by maximizing local knowledge as key features,” Sandiaga said.

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Cobb County, District Attorney’s Office, and LiveSafe Resources Collect Knitted or Crocheted Yarn Squares for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day https://abcdirectory.org/cobb-county-district-attorneys-office-and-livesafe-resources-collect-knitted-or-crocheted-yarn-squares-for-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/ Sun, 15 May 2022 14:03:08 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/cobb-county-district-attorneys-office-and-livesafe-resources-collect-knitted-or-crocheted-yarn-squares-for-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/ Cobb County posted the following announcement on its website regarding how Cobb residents can participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and show off their talents with yarn at the same time: The Cobb County Government, Cobb District Attorney’s Office and LiveSafe Resources are working on a Yarn Storm Project in recognition of World Elder […]]]>

Cobb County posted the following announcement on its website regarding how Cobb residents can participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and show off their talents with yarn at the same time:

The Cobb County Government, Cobb District Attorney’s Office and LiveSafe Resources are working on a Yarn Storm Project in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2022.

We accept donations of 6 inch squares knitted or crocheted and 10 inch squares to represent our elders. All handcrafted items will be used to set up wire-covered displays for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. These squares can be any color or pattern. All yarn made items must be received by Wednesday, June 8.

To file your finished in squares at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta. There will be a collection box located inside the building for your donations.

Other drop off locations include

• Cobb Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064

• Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 30082

• N. Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street (inside Kennworth Park), Acworth, GA 30101

• Tim D. Lee Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066

• W. Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127

or you can to post your squares filled out at Cobb County Communications Office, 100 Cherokee St, Suite 130, Marietta GA 30090.

For more information, please visit www.cobbcounty.org/WEAAD

About World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization.

This year, the day will be recognized on Wednesday, June 15.

According to the WEAAD website:

The goal of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of elder abuse and neglect by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. the elderly.

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Iceland, a model for other nations in the exploitation of their natural resources :: WRAL.com https://abcdirectory.org/iceland-a-model-for-other-nations-in-the-exploitation-of-their-natural-resources-wral-com/ Sat, 14 May 2022 22:47:51 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/iceland-a-model-for-other-nations-in-the-exploitation-of-their-natural-resources-wral-com/ The mighty waterfalls are fed by melting glaciers. Almost all glaciers in Iceland are retreating. Climatologists predict that glaciers will largely disappear over the next 100 to 200 years. View Transcript ON TO ESCAPE HERE IN >> WELCOME. THE WRAL’S AT BIG ICELAND ADVENTURE IS IN FULL STYLE TODAY. METEOROLOGIST KAT CAMPBELL VISITED THE SOUTH […]]]>

The mighty waterfalls are fed by melting glaciers. Almost all glaciers in Iceland are retreating. Climatologists predict that glaciers will largely disappear over the next 100 to 200 years.

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2021 progress report on the implementation of integrated water resources management in the Arab region – World https://abcdirectory.org/2021-progress-report-on-the-implementation-of-integrated-water-resources-management-in-the-arab-region-world/ Sat, 14 May 2022 06:59:16 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/2021-progress-report-on-the-implementation-of-integrated-water-resources-management-in-the-arab-region-world/ Summary The Arab region has one of the highest water scarcity rates in the world and a very critical freshwater situation. More than 200 million people live in conditions of water scarcity and 160 million in conditions of absolute water scarcity. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 revealed that over 74 million people in the region […]]]>

Summary

The Arab region has one of the highest water scarcity rates in the world and a very critical freshwater situation. More than 200 million people live in conditions of water scarcity and 160 million in conditions of absolute water scarcity. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 revealed that over 74 million people in the region are at high risk of contracting the virus due to the lack of basic hand washing facilities with water and soap. soap. As demand for water is expected to increase, Arab countries must adapt to meet the combined challenges associated with rapid population growth, of more than a third by 2050, economic development, environmental considerations and climate change. . Therefore, there is a need to accelerate the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and innovate to manage competing demands on this precious resource.

In order to meet the challenges and future demands of sustainable development, the Arab Ministerial Council on Water has included the advancement of IWRM principles among the objectives of the Arab Water Security Strategy 2010-2030 (ASWS). ) as a key element of water policies in Arab countries. States. Furthermore, the presence of active policies, legislations and institutional frameworks for IWRM is one of the indicators of this strategy. All Arab countries are committed to the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and most have developed strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their national development plans, explicitly SDG target 6.5. thus engaging in the implementation of IWRM as an important mechanism to achieve sustainable development and effective management of water resources.

DG 6: Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Target 6.5: By 2030, implement IWRM at all levels, including through cross-border cooperation, as appropriate.

Indicator 6.5.1: Degree of implementation of IWRM (0-100).

This report, the result of fruitful cooperation between the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and UNEP-DHI, provides an update on progress in the implementation of IWRM in the Arab region and identifies priority areas that will help accelerate full implementation. It is based on data from 21 of the 22 countries in the region that reported on SDG indicator 6.5.1 in 2017 and 2020. The analysis of progress towards the 2030 target is based on 15 countries that participated in this survey in 2017 and 2020. .

As a comprehensive quantitative assessment of regional progress in implementing IWRM, the findings and recommendations of this report will be used to inform the preparatory process and regional reports for the Decade of Action for Water, which can mobilize the action needed to achieve internationally agreed water-related goals and targets. .

SDG indicator 6.5.1 is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, based on a national survey containing 33 questions on the four dimensions of IWRM: (1) the enabling environment of policies, laws and blueprints; (2) institutions and stakeholder participation; (3) management instruments; (4) financing of water resources management. Indicator scores are categorized as follows:

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GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust declares monthly distributions of $0.03 per share https://abcdirectory.org/gamco-global-gold-natural-resources-income-trust-declares-monthly-distributions-of-0-03-per-share/ Fri, 13 May 2022 12:55:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/gamco-global-gold-natural-resources-income-trust-declares-monthly-distributions-of-0-03-per-share/ RYE, NY, May 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The board of directors of GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSE American: GGN) (the “Fund”) has approved the continuation of its policy of paying monthly cash distributions. The Board of Directors has declared cash distributions of $0.03 per share for July, August and September 2022. Based on […]]]>

RYE, NY, May 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The board of directors of GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSE American: GGN) (the “Fund”) has approved the continuation of its policy of paying monthly cash distributions. The Board of Directors has declared cash distributions of $0.03 per share for July, August and September 2022. Based on current momentum, the Fund may make distributions in excess of Fund earnings. It is currently expected that distributions to common shareholders in 2022 will primarily be a return of capital for tax purposes.

Distribution month

Registration Date

Payment date

Distribution per share

July

July 15, 2022

July 22, 2022

$0.03

August

August 17, 2022

August 24, 2022

$0.03

September

September 16, 2022

September 23, 2022

$0.03

Each quarter, the Board of Trustees reviews the amount of any potential distribution from income, realized capital gain or available capital. The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the level of distribution of the Fund, taking into account the net asset value of the Fund and the financial market environment. The distribution rate should not be considered as the dividend yield or the total return of an investment in the Fund.

Since the Fund’s current monthly distributions may be changed by the Board of Trustees at any time and the Fund’s income will fluctuate, there can be no assurance that the Fund will pay distributions at any particular rate or frequency. Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the investment performance of the Fund from the amount of the current distribution.

Short-term capital gains, eligible dividend income, ordinary income and return of capital, if any, will be allocated on a pro rata basis to all distributions to common shareholders for the year. There is no capital loss carryforward for accounting purposes. Therefore, the Fund, on an accounting basis, may distribute short-term gains generated by option premiums that will not be taxable in 2022 due to the capital loss carryforwards available on a tax basis. The estimated components of each distribution are updated and provided to registered shareholders in a notice accompanying the distribution and are available on our website (www.gabelli.com). The final determination of the sources of all distributions in 2022 will be made after the end of the year and may differ from the monthly estimates. Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the investment performance of the Fund from the amount of the current distribution. All individual shareholders with taxable accounts will receive written notification regarding the components and tax treatment of all 2022 distributions in early 2023 via Form 1099-DIV.

Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For more information regarding the Fund’s distribution policy and other information about the Fund, visit www.gabelli.com or call:

Molly Marion
(914) 921-5681

The NAV per share of the Fund will fluctuate with changes in the market value of the securities in the Fund’s portfolio. Shares are subject to market, economic and commercial risks which cause their prices to fluctuate. Investors buy shares of the Fund on a stock exchange at market value, which fluctuates according to the dynamics of supply and demand. When shares of the Fund are sold, they may be worth more or less than their original cost. Therefore, you may lose money investing in the Fund.

Risks Relating to Covered Call Options and Other Options Transactions. There are several risks associated with writing covered call options and entering into other types of options transactions. For example, there are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation between these markets, causing a given transaction to fail to achieve its objectives. Further, a decision as to whether, when, and how to use covered calls involves the exercise of skill and judgment, and even a well-designed trade can fail due to market behavior or unexpected events. As a writer of a covered call option, the Fund relinquishes, during the term of the option, the ability to profit from increases in the market value of the security covering the call option above the price to exercise the call option, but retained the risk of loss should the price of the underlying security decline.

About GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust

The GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company with total net assets of $678 million whose primary investment objective is to provide a high level of current income. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of gold mining and natural resource companies and intends to earn income primarily through a strategy of selling (writing) primarily covered call options on securities of participation in its portfolio. The Fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE: GBL).

American NYSE – GGN
CUSIP – 36465A109

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contacts

Molly Marion
(914) 921-5681

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MDHS: SHIP organizes project events in small towns to provide resources for the aging community https://abcdirectory.org/mdhs-ship-organizes-project-events-in-small-towns-to-provide-resources-for-the-aging-community/ Thu, 12 May 2022 22:10:27 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/mdhs-ship-organizes-project-events-in-small-towns-to-provide-resources-for-the-aging-community/ Below is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Social Services: The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services partners with regional agencies on aging to connect older adults in Mississippi to services available through the Small Town Project. As communities emerge from the pandemic, it has become apparent that […]]]>

Below is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Social Services:

The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services partners with regional agencies on aging to connect older adults in Mississippi to services available through the Small Town Project.

As communities emerge from the pandemic, it has become apparent that older adults in Mississippi have remained disproportionately isolated from family, friends, church, and community programs provided through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) from MDHS. Many of the programs offered by DAAS serve as a lifeline for seniors. Services include meals delivered to homes, transportation to doctors, the state health insurance program (SHIP), and community centers for the elderly, to name a few.

Recognizing the continued isolation with concerns for protecting the health of our older Americans, DAAS determined that the best delivery method for many services would be a “boots on the ground” approach to service delivery.

Over the past year, the Mississippi SHIP Small Town Project has visited communities across the state to educate them about Medicare, open enrollment in Part D (the insurance prescription program Medicare) and other issues related to navigating the complexities of Medicare. SHIP volunteers and staff provide free counseling to all Mississippians over age 60, regardless of income.

As part of the project, SHIP staff reached out to the Mississippi Department of Health to make COVID booster shots available at sites where Small Town Project events took place.

To date, SHIP has held events in Marks (Quitman County), Mayersville (Issaquena County), Shelby (Bolivar County), Isola (Humphrey County), Port Gibson (Claiborne County), Pickens ( of Holmes), Duck Hill (Montgomery County), and Oakland (Yalobusha County).

The Small Town Project includes inviting all Division of Aging and Adult Services program areas and regional agencies on aging to visit small communities to listen and match programs to local needs . Communities are encouraged to contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services to connect with a Small Town Project event in their city or town. Aging services are available year-round by contacting the Division of Aging and Adult Services. For more information on services, call 1-844-822-4622 or 601-709-0624. Help is available MF 8:00am-5:00pm. or visit https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/services-for-seniors/state-health-insurance-assistance-program/

Visit https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors to connect to group meal sites, meals on wheels, transportation programs, respite care, and more. Services are available to all Mississippians over 60 and all veterans.

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