PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgPG Industries Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (  2006 annual report.Company ProfilePG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited manufactures and sells a range of products through three subsidiaries; PG Merchandising, Zimtile and PG Glass. Its merchandising division has expanded over the years to include timber boards, hardware, plumbing, and wood and glass value-added products. Zimtile is the leading manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles in Zimbabwe, aswell as pavers and bricks. PG Glass manufactures and markets glass installation solutions for residential and commercial building projects, and offers a repair, replacement and installation service to the automotive industry. PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Ltd. has an international footprint; exporting its products to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the DRC. Established in 1948 the company was recently acquired by a Mauritius-based company, Dewei Investments. PG Industries is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgMutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileMutual Benefits Assurance Plc is a general and life insurance company in Nigeria providing services for underwriting and risk management as well as retail and microfinance banking. General insurance covers the protection of assets and indemnification of other parties; and Life insurance covers risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents. The company also offers property insurance, fire and special perils insurance, professional indemnity, liability/bond insurance, goods-in-transit insurance, personal insurance, keyman assurance and mortgage protection. Mutual Benefits Assurance has business interests in real estate development and management and operates a Microfinance Bank which provides retail and microfinance banking services at a community level. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video: Anglican primates process into Canterbury Cathedral

first_img 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 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Video Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 21, 2013 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 Archbishop of Canterbury, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] The 38 primates and moderators of the Anglican Communion provinces process into Canterbury Cathedral for the enthronement service of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Justin Welby Enthronement, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Video: Anglican primates process into Canterbury Cathedral Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

Is Nelson running for Mayor?

first_img Speculating back on! Bryan Nelson could also run for Orange County Mayor in 2018 against Mayor Teresa Jacobs, if she re-runs, or if she can run again, as I don’t know how many terms is allowed, as her current term will end in 2018. Also remember Bryan Nelson would not have to put up the money for a filing fee, if he got the required amount of signatures on the petition process. So, he could run for Apopka Mayor or Orange County Mayor in 2018, or other elected seats up for grabs at that time. August 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm TAGS2018 Mayoral ElectionAnnexationBryan NelsonCity of Apopka Previous articleIt’s NOT TOO LATE to RegisterNext articleBusiness Force makes endorsement Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Reply August 5, 2016 at 6:07 pm Yesterday morning in a small conference room inside the Apopka City Hall Building the 2018 Apopka Mayoral election may have started. It was there that the Development Review Committee met, and among  the items on their agenda was an annexation application from a group of three homeowners currently in the Wekiva Landings subdivision – Bryan Nelson was among them.County CommissionerBryan NelsonNelson, currently a County Commissioner and Vice Mayor of Orange County, has long been rumored as a possible candidate for mayor in 2018. The annexation application only adds fuel to that speculation.In order to be on the Apopka Municipal ballot, a candidate must live within the city limits. This annexation into Apopka would satisfy that eligibility requirement for Nelson.However Nelson says his desire to be annexed is motivated by a nearby real estate development, and the fact he owns a business in the Apopka city limits and wants to have a say in matters relating to Apopka.“I have an interest in the Sandpiper development,” he said. “I am concerned with how the lots are being configured. I also own a business here. By being part of the city, it gives you a stronger voice on issues within Apopka.”Nelson’s next door neighbor Robyn Cook confirms his account.“We have lived in Apopka for 30 years,” she said. “I own a business here. When I moved here four years ago (Wekiva Landings), I didn’t realize I wasn’t eligible to vote in Apopka elections. We are very community oriented and I want to vote here. Also the Apopka Fire/EMT and Police Departments…well they just rock. If I ever need help, I want to know they are coming.”Cook, the owner of Florida Door Solutions, approached Nelson with her frustrations over not being in the city, and Nelson told her about annexation. A few days later, she had begun the process, and approached Nelson and a third homeowner in her sub-division to apply as well.Nelson is a first-term County Commissioner for District 2 which represents all of Apopka, Plymouth, Zellwood and parts of Ocoee, Orlando and Eatonville. He is also Vice Mayor of Orange County. Before that he was in the Florida House representing District 38 for six years (2006-2012) and District 31 for two years (2012-2014). Both districts included Apopka within its borders.He is also the owner of Nelson Insurance Services in Apopka for approximately the past 20 years and Nelson’s Roses for 20 years prior to that. He has lived in the Apopka area since 1956, and at the residence he hopes to annex into Apopka for 23 years. His roots in Apopka are deep, but is he interested in a run for mayor in 2018?“I haven’t even thought about it,” he said. “I’m happy being a commissioner and enjoy my work for Orange County.”But if he were to run, Cook believes he would be effective.“If he wanted to be mayor, I think he would be amazing. I think a lot of people would vote for him.” Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I don’t know about Nelson voting down the party line, but I do know that he has supported the Apopka community with blood and sweat. Committed to what’s best for tax payers and not afraid to roll up his sleeves. He has demonstrated that he can not be bought and listens to the people and does not display corrupt tendencies unlike the sitting mayor. Its only a matter of time before Apopka receives the ultimate embarrassment, after the investigations start flying… Time for a change for the better, I hope he runs!!!! Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 11 COMMENTS August 5, 2016 at 10:11 am I am thinking through the process, and at first I thought that if Mayor Teresa Jacobs termed out, that Bryan would automatically be the Orange County Mayor because he is the vice-mayor over there, but then I said no, I think he would have to get elected and it would not be an automatic win, he would have to run, if she termed out. The only way it would be automatic is if she couldn’t complete the term, for whatever reason, I think, is the way it is, or he would be the Mayor in Orange County if she stepped down, until an election could be scheduled. I don’t know when her term is up, anyway. Bryan is probably going to stay the course with Orange County, but is annexing to cover his bases, in the event he loses in Orange County, and would still have a shot at running for Mayor of Apopka. The annexation into the City of Apopka, would give him more options. Or he could run for practically any other seat anyway too, city, state, or federal, and with his business, he has people to take care of that, while he is away. He better have some big bucks to run for Mayor of Apopka, at 4% of the annual salary for the filing fee, with no signature petition process allowed, like at the county, because his daddy asked me to sign his petition to run for Orange County when he ran, and I did sign it for him, and anyone else challenging Mayor Kilsheimer too, better have big moola for the filing fee, plus the campaign expenses, which are huge to run. I remember the old mayor, Mayor Land, years and years ago used to say that we will just have to wait and see who the “players” are…………”.players”, that is what he called them………maybe there will be some unknown “wildcards” tossed into the mix, that comes out of the woodwork, but I think it is unlikely. August 5, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply Mama Mia August 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here You stated in the article to let the speculating begin………..okay if someone ran against the mayor then how would the 4% filing fee be based? The mayor has had several raises since elected, so he makes more than 150,000 per year. When he runs, would he pay 4% of his current salary, or would it be 4% of his base salary? And would the challenger pay 4% of the 150,000 or would the challenger pay 4% of the mayor’s current salary, and would the challenger get that amount of salary, that the current mayor gets, if elected?? Anybody know? I can’t believe people are already speculating about an election so far off, but it is a boring town, so got to self-entertain ourselves somehow without spending more $$$……… Mama Mia Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Apopka City Hall Reply Mama Mia Reply Please enter your name here If I’m not mistaken, Mr. Nelson voted down the party line 100% of the time thus furthering the agenda of Rick Scott. Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply August 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm I just came back from Orange County’s Magnolia Park. I rode my dogs over because they like to see the peacocks spread their tails, and hear the them holler. There must have been some really bad winds that went through there recently, as you enter the park and go down to the right, there was an enormous tree down over the park fence. It didn’t look like an oak, maybe it was a huge ear tree. They are going to need some major big chainsaws for that tree work. I haven’t been out there lately, so I don’t know how long the tree has been down. Maybe Bryan Nelson should run for governor. I get sick when I see the pictures from around Stuart, Florida of the thick icky blue green slime of the the toxic alagae blooms and have read what caused them, and that the governor is allowing more toxic levels of cancer causers into the water as acceptable levels. Time for him to go…….!!! When Rick Scott ruins this state’ s environment and there will be no hope left, then he will move back to Texas to live, and it will be too late for our state. I don’t know that Mr. Nelson would be a good governor, but he couldn’t do any worse than Rick Scott, I don’t believe. Living here for so long, I am sure Mr. Nelson is unhappy to see the state looking like that, and the marine life dying, when it didn’t used to be that way here in Florida. I hope Bryan Nelson is not a Rick Scott supporter, but it is very possible. Got anything to say Bryan about the gov’s horrible record on the environment? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! August 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm Let’s see here now……Mayor Kilsheimer was elected in 2014 for a four year term. Bryan Nelson was elected Orange Co. District 2 Commissioner in 2014 for a four year term. Both will be up about the same time of year, 2018, I suppose. Mayor Kilsheimer’s job is full time, while Bryan Nelson’s job on the Orange Co. Commission is part-time, I assume. They don’t have to report and meet everyday, but how much time is involved, I don’t know. Well, it is possible that Bryan Nelson will run, but someone else could too, or not. Who knows? This is the end of my speculating as I am getting bored with the subject altogether. Good night. August 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm By the way, we know what the starting salary minimum was for Mayor of Apopka, $ 150,000 per year, but what is the maximum pay scale for that position? What is the CAO’s, Glenn Irby’s, maximum pay scale allowed, also? Or was one never set? All the other city job positions did have a maximum pay scale level……I am a elephant, in that regard, I don’t forget that stuff! Now what about the newest other big positions that have came on board at the city? Do their job positions have maximum pay scale levels listed? Reply August 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia August 7, 2016 at 8:31 am I see where a lawsuit has been filed to stop write-ins as candidates in the Florida elections. They keep other parties closed out, from being allowed to vote, is the best I can understand it. There is the claim in the lawsuit, that the system has been abused and is a sham. Very interesting to me, that considering some people have used every tactic under the sun in the election process, but this one particularly irks them. The Republicans have used the tactic as well as the Democrats. Talk about extreme, people have changed their legal names to appear more Latino, in a Latino leaning district, they have changed their legal name, as a true Latino, to appear more Anglo, in other elections, and one case that comes to my mind also is where one candidate, seems to have actually gotten legally married to a well known politician, to obtain his last name, and run for the election herself on the ballot! Maybe it is love, I don’t know, but it sure looks suspect. The tea party candidates run as republicans, instead of under the tea party label, which in itself is a sham, and that is exactly how Rick Scott managed to get his foot in the door, as Governor of Florida and get elected, and now we are stuck with him. Proud to say, I didn’t vote for him…….and then there are the party switchers who when they don’t succeed under one party label, they promptly switch parties and run again under a new label. The whole entire political system is a sham! The whole system should be redone! Where is the lawsuit to challenge the whole entire political system? We should have only one party, the Crooked Party………… Mama Mia Well I like his mama and his daddy just peachy, but Bryan never says squat to me, and I did business with him one time, when I got insurance on a home, from his insurance business. He never speaks to me, if I see him coming in or out of a convenience store, city hall, or even standing across the street from him, campaigning on the corner, and I am on the opposite corner pulling for someone else running campaigning and holding up a sign too, but not for the same seat that he was running for. I hope to heck it is not true that he voted a lot with Rick Scott’s crud. I would much rather vote for his sweet friendly down to earth mama and daddy, as they are always nice to me, and sat with me and my husband at the ice cream social at the Highland Manor in honor of former Mayor John Land’s birthday. August 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm Gary Thorningburg Joseph Reply last_img read more

Amid claims of racism, another federal execution set

first_imgThe federal government has just set its eighth execution for 2020. U.S. Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of Orlando Cordia Hall for Nov. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind. If carried out, this would place federal executions ahead of those by the states for the first time ever.The Texas Abolition Movement demonstrates on April 24, 2019, against the death penalty at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, where executions are carried out by the state. WW Photo: Gloria RubacHall, an African American man, was sentenced to death by an all-white jury.Immediately after the Sept. 30 announcement of the upcoming execution date, Marcia A. Widder and Robert C. Owen, Hall’s attorneys, issued a statement to the media which charged: “The proceedings that led to Mr. Hall’s death sentence were marked by racial bias and incompetent lawyering. During jury selection, the prosecution team enlisted the help of a former state prosecutor known for keeping Black citizens from serving on criminal juries. With his help, an all-white jury was seated to decide Mr. Hall’s fate.“In the years since Mr. Hall’s trial, the U.S. Supreme Court has expressly found that this very prosecutor discriminated against Black potential jurors on account of their race and then lied under oath in an attempt to conceal his racist conduct.  In this way, Mr. Hall’s case also reflects the significant and troubling racial disparities in the operation of the federal death penalty, in which 60% of those currently on federal death row are people of color, including 45% who are Black.” (, Oct. 1)Hall never denied his role in the crime that sent him to death row. But because his trial attorneys did no proper investigation, the jurors never learned that Hall suffered severe trauma from growing up in poverty and that he and his siblings were victims of daily violence from their parents.After his parents abandoned him, he was left alone to raise his younger brothers. This led him to begin selling drugs to care for them. Once, Hall saw his three-year-old nephew drowning in a swimming pool, and heroically jumped from a second-floor balcony to save the child’s life.In a statement giving background on the case, Widder and Owen concluded: “Had they known these facts about Mr. Hall, there is every reason to believe the jury would have spared his life, especially given that jurors deliberated Mr. Hall’s fate over the span of two days before finally returning a death verdict.”  ( the death penalty in all states!Only five states carried out executions during the first nine months of 2020. Tennessee is the only state where an execution is still scheduled. If carried out, it would total eight state executions this year. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the last time there were fewer than 11 executions in a calendar year was in 1983, when five states put a total of five prisoners to death.One reason for the low number of executions this year is the COVID-19 virus. Even so, state killings have consistently decreased over the last 15 years. In March, Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty. Currently, half of U.S. states have either abolished the death penalty or imposed moratoria on executions.The DPIC reports: “Two-thirds of the 50 states either no longer authorize capital punishment or have not executed anyone in more than a decade. New death sentences are down nearly 90% since the mid-1990s and executions have declined by 75% since the turn of the century. And more than 80% of U.S. counties have no one on death row and have not executed anyone in the past half century.”There is not a single reason for maintaining this legal lynching. It is racist and is used only against poor and working class people. Innocent people have been executed. Its costs are in the millions of dollars, with several states having spent over $1 billion on executions.The task that activists have taken up is to totally abolish the death penalty. Texas organizations are holding their 21st Annual March and Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty on Oct. 10 of this year. Unfortunately, it will be a virtual event. Information is at World Day Against the Death Penalty began in Rome in 2003.  It is held every year on Oct. 10 to strengthen the fight to abolish capital punishment world-wide. The specific theme this year is “Access to Counsel – A Matter of Life or Death.”Because access to counsel was denied to Orlando Hall, he may pay with his life on Nov. 19 at the federal death house in Terra Haute, Ind.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: February 11 – February 17: BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally in El Paso, Texas

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more News A cameraman reporting for BBC was shoved by an attendee at President Donald Trump’s February 11 rally in El Paso, Texas. The man, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, entered the press pen and shoved cameraman Rob Skeans from behind. BBC’s Washington news editor Eleanor Montague tweeted a video of the encounter that showed the man being apprehended and shouting expletives about the media as he was taken away. Montague added that President Trump had been speaking about “fake news” and the media’s misrepresentation of him prior to the assault. From his podium on stage, President Trump asked if Skeans was all right before continuing his speech. The White House Correspondents’ Association released a statement condemning the attack: “the president of the United States should make absolutely clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable.” The White House also issued a statement condemning “all acts of violence against any individual or group of people — including members of the press.” BBC’s Washington Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue was present when Skeans was attacked and is no stranger to aggression toward journalists at these events—he said he had been spat on during a past rally. “This is a constant feature of these rallies: a goading of the crowds against the media,” O’Donoghue said on a BBC radio news program February 12. It is common for members of the press to be harassed at President Trump’s rallies. Notably, in August during a rally in Florida, supporters chanted “CNN sucks,” “go home,” and “fake news.” Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of February 11 – February 17: RSF_en Congressional reporters shoved, blocked from asking questions by Capitol Police February 19, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: February 11 – February 17: BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally in El Paso, Texas to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh has filed an unfair labor complaint and is calling for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson “JR” Block to be barred from the newspaper’s office after an incident during which he reportedly threatened to fire multiple employees and “burn the place down.” Block entered the newsroom at around 10 p.m. on February 9 and began yelling about a poster the paper’s union has hanging in the newsroom that reads “Shame on the Blocks,” a reference to the newspaper company’s refusal to cover a rise in health care costs for employees amid contract negotiations. He proceeded to yell at specific employees, complain about the costs of owning the newspaper, and told one editor the newspaper was “going to hell.” In a statement published by the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, the union that represents staff at the Post-Gazette, web editor Marianne Mizera said, “It was clear he was intoxicated.” The Guild requested Block only be allowed to return to the newsroom “pending mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations” and a weapon search. In a statement the Guild wrote it believes Block “has personal issues that must be addressed before he is allowed to return to the newsroom and be around his employees, both for our safety and his.” President Trump called CNN “Fake News” at a February 15 press conference held in the White House Rose Garden. The network’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked a question about what President Trump would say to critics who say he is “concocting a national emergency” to obtain funding for a US-Mexico border wall. The president responded, “Your question is a very political question. Because you have an agenda. You are CNN, fake news.” Trump preceded this by referencing some Fox News anchors, including Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson, and praising their reporting. Playboy correspondent Brian Karem asked the president to clarify his claims about violence at the US-Mexico border with statistics, to which President Trump responded by telling him repeatedly to sit down before eventually answering his question. The president then issued a February 17 tweet proclaiming “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” April 28, 2021 Find out more News BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally in El Paso, Texas Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffers say “intoxicated” publisher threatened them News The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.  News NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP He wrote that police “smashed” into NBC News reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell and another reporter, who was pregnant, said she was shoved. Senators were heading to vote on a spending package and were reportedly willingly engaging with reporters when the officers came in. “This was first time any officer put their hands on me or my coworkers in front of me, so it was really disheartening,” Matt Laslo, who has been covering Capitol Hill for 12 years, told Roll Call. In recent years, Capitol Police has restricted access to journalists and forced others to delete photos and videos taken of protestors. In a February 15 statement denouncing the incident, National Press Club President Alison Kodjak said the officers “did more harm than good when they prevented accredited reporters from doing their job.” President Trump calls CNN, Jim Acosta “fake news,” again refers to media as the enemy of the people Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Capitol Police officers reportedly pushed and shoved journalists as they attempted  to escort Senators through the Capitol building in Washington, DC on February 14, according to a report by CQ Roll Call. Journalists and lawmakers frequently cross paths in the Senate basement, giving reporters an opportunity to ask questions. BuzzFeed News Capitol Hill reporter Paul McLeod wrote in a Twitter thread that police were circling members of Congress to box out reporters. last_img read more

MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions

first_imgNewsEducationLimerickMIC Student Experience Virtual SessionsBy Sarah Carr – May 7, 2021 74 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Mary Immaculate College LimerickPicture Credit Brian Gavin/Press 22THE MIC Student Experience virtual sessions, set to take place on the 1 and 2 of June, will see students from both MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles, and graduates who are now pursuing a range of further study and career paths, talk about college life. The free-flowing in conversation sessions will cover topics such as how to navigate the transition to third-level education, tips on managing finances, sporting and social life at MIC and much more.  Session participants will also talk about their programme of study.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  According to Dr Geraldine Brosnan, MIC Director of Student Life, “Students today are looking for the complete college experience – an excellent education, great student supports, a vibrant student scene and a good balance between college work and recreational time. The MIC Student Experience sessions will be an ideal opportunity for CAO Change of Mind applicants to get an insight into what college life at MIC is all about.” Dr Brosnan adds that MIC prides itself on offering excellence in teaching, learning and research, and under the normal run of events offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in sporting, cultural and social activities. Highly sought-after degrees combined with extremely responsive student services means that students get a rounded education at MIC and are supported every step of the way. The teaching and learning experience along with cultural, sporting and artistic opportunities, as well as welfare and support services such as health facilities, counselling and pastoral care, are what makes the MIC student experience so unique.  According to Emma Byrne, 1 Year BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies student in MIC Thurles, “Although college life consisted of a laptop and home this year, I still felt a sense of belonging to MIC. The approachable lecturers, realistic deadlines and shorter days made my first year very enjoyable. I found Irish grinds with MIC provided support and gave me lots of confidence with the language. MIC is a student-centred college that prioritises us – I am really looking forward to life in MIC Thurles with friends when things get back to normal!” A large part of the student experience is engagement with the students’ union. The Mary I Students’ Union (MISU) plays a key role in giving students a voice, helping them to use it, and enriching the college experience. The benefits of having an active students’ union are many and varied – MISU gives students a say in their own student/college life, they create a positive college experience for students, help students to integrate into MIC and facilitate extra-curricular activities for students. For many student’s involvement in sport is what makes their college experience. MIC has a proud sporting history with many students, and alumni, making their mark having represented county and country in various sports including GAA, hockey, rugby, athletics, handball, soccer and rowing. Many current and past students are playing at county-level in Gaelic games and individuals are excelling in a number of sports at national and international level including Ciara Griffin (Ireland women’s rugby), Roísín Upton (Ireland women’s hockey) and Amy O ’Donoghue (middle distance runner for Ireland) to name but a few. The MIC senior hurling team have won the Fitzgibbon Cup twice. Indeed, MIC recently introduced Elite Sports Scholarships open to all students who have excelled in their chosen sport. MIC strives to enrich the lives of the students and staff through introducing art into the surroundings, hosting cultural events and fostering an atmosphere where the community can express itself. There are numerous opportunities for students to participate in informal productions and public performances. The College has a particularly active drama society, the MIC Dramatic Arts Society (MIDAS), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and the MIC Limerick campus boasts a 510-seat theatre, the Lime Tree Theatre, which plays host to the best in local, national and international performing arts. MIC also boasts a community radio station designed for the third-level students of Limerick. Wired FM, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is always looking for volunteers who want to try their hand at student broadcasting.  According to Station Manager, Ray Burke, “Wired FM offers so many opportunities for the learning and development of students. Not only do we provide a source of specially tailored programming for student listeners, but the content is produced by students for students. It’s a forum for the cross pollination and exchange of ideas, especially with Wired’s unique set up, where there are multiple colleges and campuses involved in the partnership.” Both the MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles campuses are within walking distance of social and cultural hubs making both campuses great places to live and study and offer students the complete college experience. According to Bachelor of Arts graduate, Tina ODwyer, “Choosing MIC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. MIC is a diverse place where you are constantly given chances to broaden your horizons academically as well as opportunities to grow as a person.” Take the MIC Virtual Tour here.Questions can be submitted during the Live Sessions or in advance to [email protected]  Register for the MIC Student Experience Sessions at TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMICMIC LimerickMIC Student ExperienceMIC Thurles Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Previous articleAer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – CroweNext articleLimerick Filmmaker’s Movie in New York Festival Sarah Carr Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

People with contaminated water could be in line for reductions

first_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson It’s emerged tonight that people whose water is unfit for human consumption could be in line for reductions on their bills.Environment Minister Alan Kelly says the compensating measure is under consideration by the regulator.The Commission for Energy Regulation will announce next week the level of water charges.But for around 36,000 homes around the country where water is unfit for human consumption discounts on the supply charge will apply, though the waste water charge will not be reduced.Those with undrinkable water for up to three months would get a 50% discount on the supply charge, with a 100% reduction for those over three months.Although it is thought the compensation will NOT be in the form of cash payments, but could be a reduction in the timescale or a period of free service after the problem has been fixed.Minister Alan Kelly explained that most people who don’t have drinking water now, will not be paying a supply:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – September 18, 2014 Pinterest People with contaminated water could be in line for reductions Previous articleDonegal local election candidate to run for the SeanadNext article“The Finals” Countdown: Donegal at full strength for final News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Chaotic’ Government in disability cuts U-turn

first_imgNews Previous articleLetterkenny hoax callers tying up Emergency ServicesNext articleMan cleared of Michaela McAreavey murder speaks out News Highland Opposition parties are accusing the Government of chaotic management of the health service – after Health Minister James Reilly last night announced a climbdown on some of the cuts targeted at people with disabilities.After a lengthy cabinet meeting yesterday, Minister Reilly said he would order the HSE not to cut the hours of personal care assistants to people with diabilities – and find the savings elsewhere.Controversial cuts in spending on home help hours will go ahead however, as the HSE aims to make savings of 130-million euro by the end of the year.The U-turn came after disability groups threatened to hold an all-night protest outside Government buildings. Facebook Twitter By News Highland – September 5, 2012 ‘Chaotic’ Government in disability cuts U-turn Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Mother’s Day musings

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Mama died 21 years ago.But it doesn’t seem like such a long time.There’s not a day that goes by that she’s not in my thoughts. Sometimes, when I think of Mama, I get a lump in my throat and tears sting my eyes. But most of the time, my heart lightens and a smile crosses my face. Sometimes I laugh at the thought of her. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mother’s Day musings Mama was very superstitious. She would turn around and go back if a black cat crossed her path. She wouldn’t walk under a ladder. She wouldn’t step on a crack in the sidewalk and she had to go out the same door she came in.Mama loved Elvis. She bought a full sheet of stamps with his picture on them. She loved Marty Robbins because he had that little crying in his voice. She liked all the gospel quartets, especially the Happy Rhythm Boys and The Tadlocks. Lester Senn played the piano for them. Mama said he could mortly tear up a piano and he’d play himself right into heaven.Mama was real particular about what she ate. She wouldn’t eat anything if she didn’t know who cooked it and some things she wouldn’t eat because she did know who cooked them.Mama watched her soap, “As the World Turns” religiously. She didn’t plan anything while her soap was on.“What if the bus to heaven came by while ‘As the World Turns’ is on?’ we’d ask.”“I’d ask if there was a later bus,” Mama would say.She read the National Enquirer every week. When she would start telling something she had heard, we’d ask if she got that from the Enquirer and she laugh. Many times she did.Mama played golf, worked crossword puzzles and the daily cryptoquote. She talked on the telephone so often and so long that Daddy called her “Ma Bell.” She raised a pig to a hog every year to get her Christmas money and waited on Daddy like he was a king. She thought if the doors to the church opened, she was supposed to go through and if a Billy Graham crusade was on television, we were to watch it.I could write a book about Mama and some day I will. I’ll write about Mama’s funny side and her soft side. I’ll write about the outhouse roses we picked for Mother’s Day – red if your mother was living and white if she had died. I was happy to pick a red rose for me. I didn’t ever want to have to wear a white rose. I could not think about my life without Mama it in.So, this Mother’s Day, I’ll do as I have for 20 years, I’ll  pick a pink rose for me because Mama still lives in my heart.Sunday is Mother’s Day and I quote Lewis Grizzard, “Hug your mama. I sure wish I could hug mine.” Email the author Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img You Might Like Cherry blossoms have history in Washington At this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming… read more Latest Stories Next UpIt has been said that we don’t know our parents as people, only as parents. But I knew Mama as a person. She was a dirt road sport.Mama was from Henry County. She came to Brundidge as a beautician but only long enough to catch Daddy. She met him on a blind date set up by Lamar Dickert. Mama said Daddy came to the door wearing a long, black coat with his hat pulled down over one eye. She thought he looked like a member of Al Capone’s gang. She married him, gave up her job as Miss S.E.’s beauty parlor and became the queen in Daddy’s castle.I never really had a whole mama; she went all to pieces over every little thing. Mama was afraid of bad weather, water, bridges, spiders, gypsies, tramps, snorting bulls and the dark. She wouldn’t let dark catch her away from home. Print Article “Well, we’re back on the same day we left,” she would say any time we went “off.” She had made sure we would be back that very same day.Once we went to Louisiana to see Daddy’s Army Air Corps buddy. We had to cross the Huey P. Long Bridge to get there. Mama had a fainting spell and tried to get out of the car and walk across. Daddy wouldn’t stop and let her get out. When we started home, Mama said she could not go back across that bridge. We’d have to go another way. Daddy said, “Hell, Pauline, we’d have go to Canada to do that.” Mama said she’d always wanted to go to Canada. She didn’t get to go.Mama never believed that a man walked on the moon. She said they put cameras out the desert and pretended the whole thing. However, she swore that, when she was a little girl, she saw a little, naked green man running through the pasture. I tried to convince her what she saw was a lizard of some kind.“Don’t you think I know a naked green man when I see one?” she asked. I wasn’t sure. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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