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Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

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UTO grant allows seminarian to work for peace internationally

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Richelle ThompsonPosted Nov 27, 2018 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Advocacy Peace & Justice, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Caroline Carson, right, and Lillian, a refugee from South Sudan. Photo courtesy of Caroline Carson[Episcopal News Service] When her kindergarten teacher issued the classic assignment, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Caroline Carson, 47, didn’t have a single answer. Instead, she had about 25 options – including becoming a horse and an interest in space travel.Remarkable curiosity and uncommon exuberance have been a divining rod of sorts for Carson, helping her seek out spiritual nourishment by building relationships with people around the world.Carson, a third-year seminarian at the School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, has visited 40 countries, most in a quest to see and experience firsthand the movement of the Holy Spirit. Her latest endeavor has been teaching and learning about pastoral care for refugees in Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.Funded by a United Thank Offering grant, the project included a trip this spring to Cairo to serve as a volunteer for Refuge Egypt. Pastoral care – especially interreligious care – is often an unfamiliar concept in the Arab community, Carson said. During her visit, she led a training about pastoral care, showing the variety of ways that care can be expressed, including through art and music, and she spoke about the Anglican Communion’s commitment to peace and reconciliation. But most of her time was spent listening, learning about the needs of the community and talking with asylum-seekers and refugees.“When you look in the eyes of so many of these asylum-seekers, you see that they’re lost,” said Carson. “They’re in shock. Sometimes they just need someone to listen to them, to be with them. There’s a story behind every person.”The United Thank Offering, a ministry of the Episcopal Church, receives the offerings from individuals and congregations and distributes 100 percent of the collections to innovative mission and ministry.“Goodness can foster goodness,” Carson wrote in her application for the grant. She recalled the directive from Leviticus 19:34: “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”“The care of soul is of vital importance. Addressing injustice can spur the actions of justice. The displaced deserve a change to be shown godly love whether by sharing silence and presence, a story, a meal or being allowed to grieve,” Carson said.Though fascinated by ancient history, Carson’s connection to Egypt began with a postmodern twist: a priest in Egypt retweeted a photo that she had posted in her role as a volunteer in NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program.“I thought, ‘I wonder who retweeted that picture?’ So I followed up,” said Carson. Her curious nature found a friend in the Rev. Kerry Buttram, a priest at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo. “I told him that I was going on a choir tour to Jerusalem and since that’s pretty close, what would it be like to come by the cathedral and shake his hand.”So she did. And a few years later, Carson reached out again, asking, “What would it be like to offer some teaching on pastoral care?” So she did.What might seem bold to some is part of Carson’s approach to a faithful life, one that takes joyful risks in seeking and building relationships with people around the world. This commitment to community is evident in another passion: music. Although she considered becoming a nun in high school, Carson couldn’t resist the sound of music; she eventually earned a doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina with a major in conducting.“I love working with students, of being a part of making something collaborative happen,” Carson said. “Choral music is about communication, not just with your audience but with the text … that’s the nature of an ensemble. You might have that one flute line or an alto part, but you’re still part of the whole, part of a community.”Her work as a conductor and teacher took her around the world. She began adding time on either end of her music trips to volunteer for mission work. Soon, she felt God beckoning her to a different vocation, and within the community of the Diocese of Louisiana, Carson discerned a call to the priesthood.Scheduled to graduate from seminary in the spring of 2019 – and, God willing, ordained as a transitional deacon on Dec. 15, Carson has sought numerous opportunities to develop relationships. She traveled to the Philippines where she taught a liturgy and music course at Saint Andrew’s Theological Seminary, and she volunteered at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome, Italy, before making her way to Egypt.While Carson plans to work in parish ministry after graduation and ordination to the priesthood, she hasn’t lost her youthful enthusiasm. She still has a full list of things she wants to do. Returning to Egypt to continue listening to the needs and stories of refugees is a top priority. She has plenty of other plans too, all focused on peace building – in churches, in communities and in the world.“Peace building is the future of our church,” said Carson. “We are all called to be missionaries.”– Richelle Thompson is deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church committed to inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists. 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Drivers should expect to pay more at the pump this spring

first_img Nationally gas prices are the highest of the yearThe national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Today’s average is a half-cent more than last week, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 28 cents more than last year. Gas prices have edged higher this week following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly report that showed gasoline stocks dropped by 1.1 million barrels last week. Additionally, demand for gasoline continues to remain robust at 9.2 million barrels a day as the spring driving season kicks off, which saw demand measured at 9.25 million barrels a day at the same time in 2017. Drivers are likely to continue seeing prices increase as stations across the country begin to switch over to the more expensive summer blend ahead of the busy driving season.“Supply and demand are the biggest factors driving the price at the pump,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “More motorists on the roadways, tight supply, and record crude exports have the potential for higher prices as we head into the spring.” At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate crude oil decreased $1.48 to settle at $62.06. WTI has taken a hit alongside the equities market in the U.S. According to EIA reports, crude exports hit a record high of 15.2 million barrels last week. Domestic crude production also hit a record high 10.5 million barrels a day last week, which contributed to the U.S. shipping more oil to other countries.Regional Gas Prices Florida gas prices decreased by nearly 3 cents compared to a week ago. On average, Florida motorists are paying 9 cents more for a gallon of unleaded regular than one month ago, and 19 cents more compared to last year. Sunday’s state average of $2.61 is just 6 cents below the highest price of 2018.Gas prices had the most expensive start to April in four years, averaging $2.63 during the first 8 days of the month – an increase of 28 cents from April 2017.The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.74), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.72), and Fort Lauderdale ($2.69).The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.55), Orlando ($2.55), Melbourne – Titusville ($2.56).Gas Price ToolsDaily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.comMotorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.                                   CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES                                            Regular Unleaded Gasoline Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleWhat can you expect to see at the Apopka Art and Foliage festival?Next articleVelazquez defines her role on City Council as building unity, and community Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR National$2.662$2.663$2.657$2.532$2.386$4.114 (7/17/2008) Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.center_img Florida$2.614$2.618$2.639$2.522$2.421$4.079 (7/17/2008) Please enter your name here SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoHighest Price on Record Click here to view current gasoline price averages LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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CFDG launches project to improve charity reporting

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Finance Giving/Philanthropy Management The Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) has set out a new initiative to improve the consistency of charity annual reports. The project is expected to play a vital part in improving the quality and consistency of charity annual reports and as such, will help charities move on to more accurate output and outcome measures. The new work has been funded by the LloydsTSB Foundation.CFDG plan to develop input work on: Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CFDG launches project to improve charity reportingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Support Costs and Management and Administration CostsFundraising costsValuing of volunteersWorking Groups will be created to consider each of these issues and aid thedevelopment of a Report, scheduled for publication in September 2003, whichwill contain ./guidance on how input costs should be shown within charityaccounts that are fully SORP compliant. It is anticipated that the Reportwill contribute to the next annual SORP review.Ray Jones, Policy Accountant at the Charity Commission said: “The CharityCommission welcomes this work as a positive step in the further developmentof consistent accounting approaches to input measurement and cost allocation. These issues underpin financial comparability which are at the core of the SORP’s role and will provide valuable and informed input intothe next annual review of the SORP.” Howard Lake | 6 May 2003 | Newslast_img read more

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TCU offense explodes for nine runs to topple Florida

first_imgThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Evan Skoug celebrates his bases-clearing, three-run double in the sixth inning of a 9-2 victory over Florida. (Photo by Sam Bruton) Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printIn what started as a pitcher’s duel early between TCU’s Mitchell Traver and Florida’s Jackson Kowar Friday night, ended in a Horned Frog blowout victory over the Florida Gators, 9-2.“Certainly felt good about the way Mitchell started the game for us and Jackson on their side was beyond amazing,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I started to think after he was punching us out there so much, has there ever been a 20-strikeout game in the World Series?”Traver retired the first seven Gators that he faced, and Kowar put away the first eight Horned Frogs that he faced, striking out seven.Mitchell Traver releases a pitch against the Florida Gators in a 9-2 TCU victory. (Photo by Sam Bruton)After Kowar struck out the first two TCU batters of the third inning, Horned Frog shortstop and Omaha native Ryan Merrill extended his hitting streak to six with a single to right field. TCU then scored two runs on back-to-back doubles by right fielder Austen Wade and designated hitter Zach Humphreys to give TCU a two-run advantage.After Traver struck out the first Gator in the bottom of the third, UF catcher Mike Rivera clubbed a towering home run to left field that cut the TCU lead in half, 2-1. Traver then had trouble shaking off the homer, walking the next two batters and surrendering another run on UF shortstop Dalton Guthrie’s deep double to left field that just missed leaving the ball park. Traver’s defense picked him up on that play, as left fielder Josh Watson threw out UF right fielder Ryan Larson after he overran the bag at third base.The Horned Frogs then jumped back in front on a two-run triple by Watson, doubling the TCU lead to 4-2 in the top of the fourth. The triple was both Watson’s and the College World Series’ first of 2017. From there, the TCU bullpen shut down the Florida offense.Schlossnagle turned to freshman reliever Charles King who entered the game with runners on first and second, and two outs in the bottom of the fourth. After he walked the first batter that he faced, King struck out UF center fielder Nick Horvath looking to put out the fire without allowing anyone to cross home plate. Traver left the game with two earned runs allowed, five strikeouts, and three walks on 82 pitches in 3.2 innings of work.  Kowar left the game surrendering four earned runs, a career-high 11 strikeouts on 94 pitches in five innings of work. Kowar was saddled with the loss, the first of his career.Charles King pitches against the Florida Gators during a 9-2 TCU win. (Photo by Sam Bruton)The TCU offense blew the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs, three of them coming on a bases-clearing double to deep right field by All-American catcher Evan Skoug. That extra base hit tied the TCU catcher for the fourth-most RBIs, 71, in a single season for TCU. That is nine behind the all-time record of 80 set by Chris Connally in 1998.  Skoug is now also tied with Chad Huffman for fourth all-time with 168 career RBIs. The Horned Frogs would tack on one more insurance run in the eighth. Their nine runs scored Friday surpassed the number of runs scored through its first three games in Omaha, eight.“I think the key to our offense here in this tournament in Omaha has been the bottom third of our line, and the ability to score at any time is big,” Schlossnagle said. “We felt like the going into the season that the strength of our team was going to be our offense.”King earned the win after leaving the game in the eighth, pitching 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball, striking out five and walking just two on 58 pitches. King became the first pitcher to earn his first career win in a College World Series game since TCU’s Erik Miller achieved the feat as a sophomore in 2010. According to his catcher, King didn’t even have his best stuff Friday.“He didn’t have his A stuff today because he can usually run the fastball at mid 90s,” Skoug said. “He made pitches when he needed to, got ground balls when he needed them and I think without having his best stuff he did an amazing job of competing.”Relievers Dalton Brown and Trey Morris combined to finish off the game in the eighth and ninth innings respectively, totaling a couple of shutdown innings on two hits, one strikeout and no walks on 20 pitches. The TCU bullpen has not allowed a run to score in 21.2 consecutive innings of relief.Up next, TCU will face Florida one more time for the opportunity to advance to the College World Series finals. It’ll be a rematch of aces: Alex Faedo will pitch for Florida, and Jared Janczak will take the mound for TCU. Faedo, the NCAA leader in strikeouts with 146, struck out 11 Horned Frogs en route to 3-0 Gator victory in the Frogs first game of this CWS. TCU relishes the chance to face him again.“He put together an outstanding outing the first time he pitched against us, and we owe him one,” Skoug said. “We’re excited.”This isn’t TCU first rodeo in terms of being one win away from the finals. The Horned Frogs were in Florida’s position last season, winning its first two games. This year, TCU is looking to follow in Coastal Carolina’s footsteps to climb out of the loser’s bracket and into the finals.“The first two years we had a sore taste in our mouth because we haven’t been able to finish the deal, and I think that’s going to help us because it brings us to a sense of urgency,” Skoug said. “I don’t want another bad day in Omaha because you have to say goodbye to Brian Howard and Mitchell Traver, and that’s the worst thing ever.”TCU will face off against Florida one more time at 7 Saturday night at TD Ameritrade Park. + posts Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleWymer preserves another TCU victory to end Louisville’s seasonNext articleTCU shutout against Florida, eliminated from CWS Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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Exile journalists, support without borders

first_img June 20, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Exile journalists, support without borders Watch video interviews with 6 journalists forced to flee Syria, Iran, Eritrea, Somalia and Sri Lanka on http://20june.rsf.org/ RSF_en Organisation ———More than 80 journalists forced to flee abroad in 2012To mark World Refugee Day today, Reporters Without Borders is publishing the accounts of journalists who had to flee abroad to escape threats to their safety. Syrians, Iranians, Eritreans, Somalis and Sri Lankans – they remind us that reporting the news is a dangerous profession, one that can get you killed or imprisoned. More than 80 journalists fled their country in 2012 to escape arbitrary rule, imminent imprisonment, persecutions and threats. Others have continued to flee abroad in the first half of 2013. They need our help more than ever.Dozens of journalists have had to flee the civil war in Syria, where they are very exposed to the violence and are targeted by a government bent on hiding the scale of his human rights violations from the rest of the world.The exodus continues in Iran. More than 200 journalists have fled the country in the four years since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection. And the regime is even trying to pressure media beyond its borders. The June 2013 presidential election saw threats and intimidation of the families in Iran of journalists working abroad.Journalists flee for their lives from Somalia to escape the violence of Al-Shabaab’s militiamen. Journalists flee into exile from Eritrea to escape an arbitrary and despotic regime. Journalists who refuse to toe the editorial line imposed by the government in Sri Lanka often have to flee abroad when the threats get serious.center_img Help by sharing this information News RWB’s support for journalists who flee abroadFlight into exile rarely means the end of threats and difficulties. Journalists fleeing abroad usually find themselves stuck in countries that neighbour their own. The borders are easily crossed by representatives of the regime they are trying to escape. Many exile journalists report being watched or threatened by embassy officials or government agents from their country of origin.Deprived of income after fleeing abroad and often subjected to various financial sanctions before they flee, these journalists are usually in a desperate financial situation that increases the dangers to which they are exposed and adds to their sense of insecurity.Aware of the vulnerability of these news providers, who have been hounded just for trying to shed light on the everyday reality of life for their fellow citizens, Reporters Without Borders is tireless in its effort to provide them with support.Of the approximately 60 financial grants Reporters Without Borders has disbursed since the start of 2013, half has been awarded to exile journalists. Three quarters of the grants awarded to journalists from the Middle East have gone to Syrian exile journalists. Reporters Without Borders helps them to cover their basic living expenses or pay their airfare to a safer country.The Reporters Without Borders Assistance Desk has written more than 80 letters since the start of the year. Almost all of them were to help exile journalists by pressing for a rapid and adequate response from the authorities who are supposed to provide them with international protection.http://20june.rsf.org/ last_img read more

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L.A. County to Consider Requiring $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ for Grocery Workers

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena grocery store workers could soon receive an additional $5 an hour.A proposal to require national grocery and drug retailers operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay frontline workers an additional $5 per hour in “hero pay” is set to be considered tomorrow by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.Supervisors Hilda Solis and Holly Mitchell co-authored the motion calling for a temporary “urgency” ordinance that would apply to store chains that are publicly traded or have at least 300 employees nationwide and more than 10 employees per store.“Such grocery and drug retail workers are among the heroes of this pandemic, putting their lives on the line — often for low wages and minimal benefits — in order to sustain our food system and maintain healthy communities,” the motion states.Solis and Mitchell noted that several grocery corporations offered $2 to $4 hourly raises at the outset of the pandemic, but that additional support lapsed in May.The motion points to a rising number of outbreaks of the virus ingrocery stores and the additional stress that workers suffer when they cannot consistently maintain distance from crowds of customers at work. Workers also bear increased child care costs incurred while kids are at home distance learning.“These employers employ a labor workforce that consists of low-wage workers who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic fallout of this pandemic, with nearly half reporting challenges paying their bills and roughly a third having trouble paying their rent or mortgage,” the motion states.These hardships come even as some publicly traded retailers have seen big increases in profits. Solis and Mitchell cited a Brookings Institution study finding that top retailers boasted an average 40% increase in profits, in total earning an additional $16.7 billion last year based on quarterly earnings numbers available as of November.The analysis of 13 companies included two traditional grocers, along with Walmart, Target, Amazon and a range of other retailers, including home improvement stores.“This public health crisis and the economic unraveling have widened the already deep divide between low-wage frontline workers and their employers and shareholders,” according to the motion.As envisioned, the ordinance would cover grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and other retail locations that sell food or beverage products and have a health permit as a food market retailer issued by the Department of Public Health. It may also include retail drug stores selling groceries.If approved, the ordinance would be expected to stay in force for 120 days. Solis and Mitchell also want to consider whether the rule could apply to stores in incorporated cities. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribecenter_img Community News L.A. County to Consider Requiring $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ for Grocery Workers Board of Supervisors to deliberate on motion on Tuesday CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, January 4, 2021 | 4:03 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community Newslast_img read more

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52-year-old Derry taxi-driver appears in court on terrorism charges

first_img Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleTyrone man gets life for Donnyloop murder of Andrew BurnsNext article38 year old man found guilty of sexually assaulting female housemate in 2010 News Highland WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 24, 2012 Facebook A Derry man has appeared in court charged with collecting and making digital or video recordings of police officers.52-year-old Gerard Francis O’Donnell, a taxi driver from Strangford Park denied the charges, which came about following a police search of a house in Derry on June 20.The court was told that photos of police officers were found on computer hard drives and other media devices during the search.The charges related to the collecting or making digital or video recordings of police officers contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.A detective constable told the court that O’Donnell had admitted posting photos and images of police officers on the 32 County Sovereignty Movement’s website.District Judge barney McElholm released O’Donnell on his own bail of £1,000 to appear in court again on 25 February.Part of his bail conditions ban O’Donnell from using recording devices outside his home, except when at recognised sporting events and he was also ordered not to attend any illegal public meetings and to report to the police twice each week. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp 52-year-old Derry taxi-driver appears in court on terrorism chargescenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Google+ Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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first_imgNews Updates’Intention To Protect Politicians’, Karnataka High Court Observes On Govt Policy To Not Prosecute Persons For Not Wearing Masks Mustafa Plumber19 Nov 2020 7:51 AMShare This – x’A small man, if he forgets to wear a mask, he will be promptly penalized and when politicians come together and if there is a violation, they will be let off!’, the HC observed.The State Government on Thursday informed the Karnataka High Court that it was never its intention to prosecute or imprison persons who were found not wearing masks in public places or not maintaining social distancing, under the stringent provisions of section 5 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act. The statement is made in an affidavit filed in response to the direction issued by…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 State Government on Thursday informed the Karnataka High Court that it was never its intention to prosecute or imprison persons who were found not wearing masks in public places or not maintaining social distancing, under the stringent provisions of section 5 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act. The statement is made in an affidavit filed in response to the direction issued by the court directing the state government to inform whether it will prosecute Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya and other political leaders who have violated norms by not wearing face masks during political rallies and have admitted to the breach in the form of paying the fine amounts imposed on them. As per the Act, anyone who contravenes the regulations/orders and directions issued can be imprisoned to a period of minimum three months which can be extended upto five years and with a fine which may be not less than Rs 50,000 and may extend upto Rs 2Lakh. The affidavit reads “It is never the intention of the state that person’s who were found not wearing masks in public places or not maintaining social distancing must be punished in a manner prescribed under the stringent provisions of section 5 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act.” Further, it is said “It is the uniform policy of the state that it does not intend to prosecute mask/social distancing violators, with such harsh punishment and it is deemed sufficient that the fine of Rs 250/100, would suffice for such offences. In this regard it is further submitted that the true intention of the government would be inferred from the more stringent fines that have been prescribed under regulations 3, from owners of public places and organisers of public functions.” It is also said that an Ordinance will soon be issued amending the existing provisions of the Act, to ensure that its (state governments) policy is accurately reflected in the legal provisions. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took objection to the stand taken by the state.”It cannot be the policy of the state to not prosecute. Once an offence is made out which is a cognizable offence, can the state take a stand that we will not prosecute. Does this stand in wake of the Lalita Kumari judgement?” , the bench observed. The bench also remarked that “Ultimately the intention appears to be to protect a particular class (politicians) of violators. A small man, if he forgets to wear a mask, he will be promptly penalized and when politicians come together and if there is violation, they will be let off!” Advocate Vikram Huilgol appearing for the state contended that “State is not protecting any particular class (politicians), intention of only imposing fine on violators has been all along for everyone. However, bonafidely there has been a serious error in drafting of the Ordinance it should have been more thought out. Now the only option is to take corrective measures.” Following which the bench said “We will ask the petitioner to implead all recognized political parties to be made as respondents to the petition and then take assurance from them that they will stop indulging in all this.” The bench in its order said: “We have perused the affidavit of Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary, health and family welfare department, it is stated on the ground that state is coming out with a fresh Ordinance that though the offences under section 5 of Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act may be cognizable, the state is not willing to register FIR. Since, most of the incidents which are reported of violation of the provisions of the regulations framed under the said act, are by political parties, we direct counsel for petitioner to place on record a list of recognized political parties, so that notices can be issued to them. The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Letzkit foundation seeking strict implementation of the social distancing and compulsory wearing of face masks norms. The petitioners had highlighted that during the political rallies the norms were thrown to the wind. The matter will be further heard on November 24.Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — Education officials in Texas launched an investigation into the possible discrimination of an African-American student after a white lecturer was recorded on a cellphone video having police remove her from a classroom — allegedly, according to witnesses, for having her feet on the seat in front of her days earlier.Many are saying this is the latest in a string of incidents in the United States of white people calling the police on black people who are seemingly going about their normal lives. Many of the incidents have been recorded on cellphone videos — and have exploded on social media.The new incident occurred on Monday in a biology class at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Taylor Eighmy, the school’s president said in a statement.“While the facts aren’t fully known regarding [the] incident, our Office of Equal Opportunity Services is already conducting an investigation into possible discrimination,” Eighmy said.Eighmy said a second “inquiry regarding the academic management of the classroom” is being conducted by the university’s interim dean of the College of Sciences.“Beyond this particular incident, I am very much aware that the circumstance represents another example of the work we need to do as an institution around issues of inclusivity and supporting our students of color,” Eighmy said in his statement. “This concerns me greatly, and it’s incumbent upon us as an institution to face this head-on. It’s something that we need to address immediately as a university community.”The lecturer was identified by students to ABC News, but attempts to reach her for comment Wednesday were not successful.After a classmate’s video of her went viral on social media, the student who was removed from the class addressed the controversy on Twitter.“Upon entering class I was told I needed to leave or would be escorted out by officers, I never disobeyed the student code of conduct. Not once,” wrote the student, tweeting under the handle @FavoritePaigeee. “A police report is being filed atm [at this moment], this is just the beginning. Thanks for your support!”Apurva Rawal recorded video of the incident with his cellphone and posted it on Twitter, writing, “So this happened today in class, a girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil.”The video showed the lecturer at the back of the class talking to three police officers, who then walked to where the student was seated and asked her to leave. Without objecting, the student gathered her belongings and walked out of the classroom.Another student from the biology class told ABC News the incident apparently stemmed from a run-in the classmate had with the lecturer on Friday.“The girl who was escorted out had her feet up on a chair in front of her, there was no one around her and she wasn’t disturbing anyone,” the student, who asked not to be identified, told ABC News.“However, the professor went up to her and told her to please place her feet down and she did. A few minutes later [the student] had her feet in her own chair now, so the professor once again went up to her and told her to stop and she did. A few minutes before class ended [the] professor gave a speech about civility and told us that we were the most disruptive class and we never paid attention,” the student said.On Monday, the lecturer began the class by handing out a paper on civility and walked up to the African-American student she had scolded before about having her feet on a seat and spoke to her prior to calling the university police, the student told ABC News. She said her African-American classmate didn’t have her feet on the seat Monday before police were summoned, but had just walked in and sat down.“I did not believe she was calling them [police] but, sure enough, they came a few minutes after she had stopped talking on the phone,” the student said. “They escorted [her] out and once the police had left out of the classroom, a lot of students started telling [the lecturer] she had done wrong, she was being disruptive of class time and she had taken matters out of control.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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