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Xstrata’s Glencore directors not independent enough, says PIRC

first_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Tags: NULL whatsapp Xstrata’s Glencore directors not independent enough, says PIRC Show Comments ▼ A SHAREHOLDER advisory group has recommended that its members vote against the re-election of three non-executive directors at Xstrata on the grounds that they are also nominees of Glencore.The Pensions Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) have said that Xstrata investors should oppose the re-appointment of Ivan Glasenberg, Aristotelis Mistakidis and Tor Peterson on the grounds that they are “not independent” because of their involvement with Glencore, which owns 34 per cent of Xstrata’s stock.The issue has come into sharp focus due to Glencore’s imminent flotation, which many have said could be a precursor to a merger with Xstrata. Glencore’s float prospectus is due out in early May. KCS-content whatsapp Share Tuesday 19 April 2011 9:01 pmlast_img read more

In defense of journalists in Apopka and everywhere

first_img Reply January 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm January 29, 2017 at 5:08 am Pentool TAGSJournalistsOpinion Previous articleSolar Bears game decided in shootoutNext articleMarch for Life hears from White House Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 5 COMMENTS Please enter your name here OpinionBy Reggie Connell It’s been a tough year for journalism.When a presidential candidate calls the media “the lowest form of life”, and phrases like post-truth, fake news, and alternative facts become a significant part of the American political language, then it’s clear the role of journalism as the fourth estate, the first draft of history, and the voice of the voiceless, has taken a significant hit.But that is a national media problem right?In my assessment, the media’s relationship in Apopka is cordial. It’s fair to say that tensions occasionally arise between Apopka journalists and elected officials, City staff, police and fire departments, but mutual respect is by far the prevailing trend.However, that trend took a distinct detour last week.During a workshop meeting at City Hall last week, City Attorney Cliff Shepard took aim at journalism several times in his 60-minute refresher course on the Sunshine Law for the Apopka City Council, the CRA Board, and the Planning Commission.Several of his remarks I take significant exception to.It started with Shepard complaining about an editorial published by The Apopka Chief almost two years ago. Shepard said that The Chief failed to contact him before publishing their editorial.  He went on to say that The Chief did not change a single word despite his complaints. And while it is common practice to treat an editorial (opinion) article different than a news article where a journalist would reach out to subjects in the article, I will let The Apopka Chief defend itself. It has been around 100 years after all, and that is not where his attack on journalism ended.Shepard created a hypothetical situation for his audience, and how they should handle this scenario with an aggressive reporter.“When a member of the media calls you and asks you to comment on something you are about to deliberate, you say no. What are they going to say? ‘Oh, no you should tell me so I can put your response in the newspaper before you deliberate and do what you’re supposed to do. I want to see that article. That’s stupid. You don’t do that.”Later he looked at the media table and said this…“My friends over here (at the media table) think I’m chastising them. I’m not. I was a member of the media. I was a journalism major before I went to law school and tried to figure out how to make more money. So the reality is I understand it’s a difficult job and I know they require all of this stuff. But they will have no hesitation to make your life miserable if they think you’ve infringed on it in any way. That’s sort of what their job is. But it doesn’t mean you have to fall for it. You shouldn’t. I’m just saying what’s real.”I do not speak for all journalists, but I can say for myself that I have NEVER written a critical word about anyone without significant hesitation beforehand, and without first giving that person an opportunity to tell their side of the story. I will also never try to trick a person into violating a Sunshine Law or try to make someone “fall” for anything that might embarrass them.That sort of tactic is for unethical broadcast celebrity “reporters” and it does not advance the truth, which good journalists are always in search of.In the last minute of Shepard’s presentation, he closed his thoughts on the media with this surprising metaphor in dialogue with Mayor Joe Kilsheimer.“It’s been said the media’s job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” Kilsheimer said.Shepard responded with this:“Or to shoot the survivors of the battle.”Outside of a similar quote by Ernest Hemingway about critics, I don’t understand the metaphor of shooting the survivors of the battle as it applies to journalists, but I do know this…The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that since 1992, 1,228 journalists have been killed as a result of their efforts to bring us the news. That figure includes 800 that have been murdered. The most common subjects covered by them? Politics, war, human rights and corruption. These journalists shined the spotlight on the most egregious abuses in our world, and they paid the ultimate price for doing so.I am not a war-time journalist and I do not fear for my life reporting the news of Apopka. I respect everyone I report on, and I have been treated with respect, but in honor of those journalists that are in war zones, battlefields and have been killed on the job in an attempt to report the news, I could not let the words of the City Attorney go unanswered.I believe that excellent journalism, published independently and accurately, can help a community prosper and a municipal democracy flourish. I do not report on the news of Apopka to “catch” elected officials and attorneys in Florida Sunshine Law technical breaches, and I do not ascribe to the “gotcha” stereotypical caricature of journalists that The City Attorney is describing. I will go a step further and say that no one that I work with at The Apopka Voice, or sit with at the media table during City Council meetings does either to the best of my knowledge.It is my belief that an attorney who counsels elected officials on the intricacies of the Sunshine Law, who is precise with his word choices, and who warns our city council that “when it comes to the Sunshine Law, you can never be too careful” should be more careful in his word selection, descriptions, and opinions about journalists. Mama Mia Reply I agree that the journalists and reporters now days are being treated awful. Who do I blame? None other than our current president! I am sick of him running down the media and it’s employees. He wants to silence the news so our citizens won’t know what is going on. This is not how government is suppose to operate. Then we have the president’s advisor, Bannon, telling the media, that they need to keep their mouths shut. Bannon needs to keep his mouth shut, if you ask me. What is sad is that there are those in our society who support the president and believe every word he says, no matter what inaccurate things he says, especially against the media. The arrests of the journalists, and medics, on inauguration day, working out in the streets to report the news, and being taken to jail and charged with rioting, a felony, is outrageous! Reggie you can upgrade that second paragraph up there in your article, that starts out ” when a presidential candidate calls the media “the lowest life form”…….and you can now upgrade that part to president, formerly just a presidential candidate, calling the media terrible things………Reggie, I can see how you would take offense to what Cliff said during his presentation at the city workshop about the sunshine law, especially the part of what Cliff said, following the mayor’s comments, but I don’t really think Cliff meant anything sinister when he said that off- the- cuff hurriedly. Cliff is a fast talker and can go at it, (especially about how sausage is made!) but I don’t think Cliff is gunning for you guys at the press table, at least I hope he is not. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Mama Miacenter_img Yes, the reporters and journalists with their microphones in hand as missiles fly across the dark night skies in the war zone countries makes me think, I can’t believe they are there, and taking those kinds of risks to report. It is unthinkable that the president would be so ridiculous in criticizing the media. Often times I watch the local news and see a lady reporter sent up to the door of a manic deranged person, who has done some unthinkable action, and the lady reporter will knock on their door, and try to get them to the door to speak with them. I just think, no way, would I do that! I read all the news I can feed upon, whether it is right leaning, left leaning, local, state, national, or international, and I am thankful for the media, and they are taking a bad rap because of the president, and deserve more respect. Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! I didn’t attend the workshop but I did listen on the audio. Did I hear the public asking questions? You mean the public got to talk at a workshop…….shocking! LOL January 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm “But they will have no hesitation to make your life miserable if they think you’ve infringed on it in any way. That’s sort of what their job is.”Well, Mr Shepard…you got that part right. That is certainly their job. As a person working in the public sector, scrutiny comes with the territory.You still seem to be fuming about a 2 year old editorial. Here is the deal. You have attached yourself to politics. Journalists, under the First Amendment (Freedom of the Press) are the public’s ombudsmen. They have the freedom, no, let me go further…they have a responsibility to criticize and oppose. You, sir, and others in politics, have a responsibility to listen, answer and do the people’s work. Thank you Reggie, for bringing this to light. You give me hope that good solid journalism is still alive and kicking back! January 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Yachiyo / Atelier Tekuto

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Yachiyo / Atelier Tekuto CopyHouses•Hayama, Japan Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Toshihiro Sobajima+ 13 Share Houses Architects: Atelier Tekuto Photographs Photographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaText description provided by the architects. Although Atelier Tekuto’s “Relocation” project has been underway since 2007, Yachiyo is the first “Relocation” building completed in Japan. The building is situated 100 meters from the ocean in Hayama, Kanagawa prefecture. This is used as a secondary residence and temporary shop.Purpose To make 100 year old materials last for another 100 years. To fuse old and new material, juxtaposing the regional and cultural differences in a parallel arrangement. Atelier Tekuto treated sunlight as a material. A material that can be captured only for an instant. It has the ability to fuse the juxtaposing elements or emphasize their differences. It exists both within and outside the human concept of time. Sunlight turns the interior space inside out. It highlights the dramatic structure as it permeates the building, accentuating the marriage between traditional and contemporary values. At night, custom handmade light fixtures let Yachiyo float into sight like a constellation fireflies. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaRelocation Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaTwo abandoned warehouses built 100 and 120 years ago were chosen. In order to reinforce the structure, the two warehouses were wrapped with furring strips that also function as thin columns. Enhanced high-pressure wood wool cement boards which act as insulation were attached. This provided structural reinforcement, humidity control and thermal insulation all in one system The wrapping material was reduced to a thickness of 95mm in order to provide more interior space. Also, the preexisting material was treated in order to prevent infestation and provide resistance against the salty environment. The first floor is composed of, eighty year old bricks made in Shanghai. The material of the previous first floor was then refinished and applied to the 2nd floor. In effect, disused materials were transported from distant locations and given new life. Save this picture!diagramsRe-configuring Values “Re-configuring Values” is a concept that Atelier Tekuto believe will permeate the 21st Century. The following concepts are essential to this discussion: Ecology The conservation of the global environment – the most significant theme for this century – ought to be examined from a new standpoint, through new developments and re-configurations. Save this picture!elevationCross-Culture Adopting specific local and regional characteristics in order to achieve not just simple integration between different architectural styles and cultures, but to create culture on an entirely new dimension. Save this picture!sectionReconsideration of Time A re-examination of the past in order to predict the future. An increased awareness of time as a phenomenon that can preserve local and regional differences in material and character. It is essential to achieve a greater understanding of when to preserve, when to eliminate or when to maintain. Save this picture!planBased on these three approaches, Atelier Tekuto are working to “re-configure values” by recycling, reducing and relocating Japan’s traditional Minka houses in order to give them new life. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaYachiyo is a Japanese word means a long time.Project gallerySee allShow less2011 Praemium Imperiale AwardsArticlesSerlachius Museum Gösta Extension Proposal / studioBÄNGArticles Share ArchDaily “COPY” Yachiyo / Atelier TekutoSave this projectSaveYachiyo / Atelier Tekuto Projects CopyAbout this officeAtelier TekutoOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesHayamaJapanPublished on July 12, 2011Cite: “Yachiyo / Atelier Tekuto” 12 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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TP House / Sawadeesign Studio

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 22 Share 2017 CopyHouses•Tuy Phong District, Vietnam Manufacturers: Dulux, Dongtam, LocalSave this picture!© Quang TranText description provided by the architects. The Vietnam South Central Coastal area has long been shaped by one-storey houses, which are simple but glamorous. We are not an exception.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe agreement to renovate an ancestral house from the 1960s was a huge challenge for the design team. Trusted by the homeowner, we have come up with a bold idea, which is not only to preserve the traditional speciality, but also to harmoniously combine it with the modern features into the construction. In order to pursue that target, we have reorganized the inner spaces, as well as simplified the house function. Generally, the house is divided following the rule of thirds (1:3), segregating tradition and modernity. In the worship space, the homeowner wants to make use of the old interior. Save this picture!© Quang TranThe living space is separated by using the furniture, combining with an inner garden and a big skylight, which enhances the provision of natural light and plays a big role in creating of a comfortable living space.Save this picture!First Floor PlanWe have also considered experimenting the facade solution, which may bring something new but not too different from the surrounding neighborhood.Save this picture!© Quang TranTP House represents a perfect combination of the traditional and local architecture with the modern one, familiar but not so popular.Save this picture!© Quang TranProduct Description. For the spinning windows system, main door and some other decorative details on the facade, we have considered using the local Pyinkado wood as the most possible material. This type of wood can be easily found at any local carpenter’s shops and has long been applied in house construction. Moreover, with flexibility and water-proofing, Pyinkado wood has proved its durability through years and become a speciality of local houses.Project gallerySee allShow less751 Creative Industrial Office Design / hyperSity officeSelected ProjectsVid’yut – Industrial Design TrophyStudent Competitions Share Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSawadeesign StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTuy Phong DistrictVietnamPublished on February 18, 2017Cite: “TP House / Sawadeesign Studio” 17 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Photographs Year:  Projects Houses Architects: Sawadeesign Studio Area Area of this architecture project TP House / Sawadeesign Studio TP House / Sawadeesign StudioSave this projectSaveTP House / Sawadeesign Studio Photographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Latest charity auction results

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online auction company has reported the results of its latest online auctions for charities. The Heat Crusaid Auction raised “just under £10,000”. Most successful items were Madonna’s T-shirt (£1,021), Kylie’s T-shirt (£521) and Graham Norton’s Kitty phone (£221). Geri Halliwell’s inflatable legs raised £511. The third Nokia Designer Phone Auction raised £3,800 for London Lighthouse.Find out more from QXL. Advertisement Latest charity auction results Howard Lake | 29 March 2001 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

The Answer To London’s Increasing Youth Knife Crimes? ‘Outside Chance’ awarded a Grant of £32,000 by The City of London’s CBT

first_img THE ANSWER TO LONDON’S INCREASING YOUTH KNIFE CRIMES? ‘OUTSIDE CHANCE’ AWARDED CONTINUATION GRANT OF £32,000 BY THE CITY BRIDGE TRUSTOnly hours into 2008, 18 year old Henry Bolombi was knifed and killed in Edmonton, North London. A second stabbing incident occurred in Barking on 5th January resulting in the death of one boy and the serious injury of two more. The murders happened just days after 16-year-old A-level student Nassirudeen Osawe was stabbed to death during a suspected gang fight in Islington, North London on 28th December. These three deaths bring the total of London teenagers killed as a result of either knife or gun crime over the last 12 months to 29.That is one death every two weeks. But there are organisations that could help to prevent this needless loss of life. ‘Outside Chance’, a charitable organisation that seeks to deter young people from embarking on a life of crime and violence, has recently received a big cash boost to its 2008 schools project thanks to a £32,000 grant awarded by the City of London Corporation’s The City Bridge Trust. This recent grant was made as continuation funding based on the success of work done by Outside Chance with previous City Bridge Trust grants over the last 3 years.Outside Chance’s ‘You Don’t Know Who You’re Dealing With!’ schools project seeks to deglamourise crime in all its forms. Speakers take the school students through life in a young offender institution using actual prison clothing, citing harsh prison conditions and the long term consequences of a criminal record on potential employment, training opportunities, credit and travel – factors which may blight them long into their adult lives.What The City Bridge Trust Grant will pay for:Each school visit costs ‘Outside Chance’ £500 but since schools simply can’t afford to pay this amount, the cost actually billed to schools is between £195 and £245. The City Bridge Trust grant of £32,000 will pay part of the excess of £250-300 for each of these schools over a two year period which will enable approximately 110 schools to take these workshops. Since each school visit usually involves contact with 250 children, the amount of children this allows ‘Outside Chance’ to reach over the two years will be in the region of 25,000.Says Clare Thomas, Chief Grants Officer at The City Bridge Trust; “One of the overwhelming causes of knife culture detected by our 2004 study ‘Fear and Fashion’ is intimidation – fear of rival gangs, fear of other knife wielders. Having supported the study, which looked into the extent and causes of knife culture, The City Bridge Trust are aware how important it is for organisations such as ‘Outside Chance’ to reach school students before they have committed themselves to a life of crime and gang culture. We look forward to seeing how ‘Outside Chance’s work will grow as a result of our grant.”Ian Ross, CEO of Outside Chance laments the needless loss of these young men’s lives and the impact of their deaths on the lives of others in their communities. ‘Twenty seven teenage boys died on London’s streets in 2007, almost one every two weeks. In one weekend in August 2007, four young men were killed. That was 27 empty places at Christmas dinner tables last year, leaving mums to mourn their sons. Our workshops are designed simply to alert – not alarm – young people to the very real dangers around them. We find that young people want information and that is all we set out to achieve. No ‘finger wagging’ – just facts! The City Bridge Trust have now supported our program for 5 years and their input in that time will enable us to present our workshops to over 65,000 students across Greater London. If we can turn around the thought process of just one in a thousand, that will be 65 fewer young men who will enter the prison system and 65 fewer victims of crime’.‘In almost 39 years of teaching, I have arranged, attended and, in some cases, endured numerous presentations on a wide range of subjects. Yours was, without question, the most powerful, imaginative and innovative workshop I have ever witnessed. Your ability to engage and communicate with young people is absolutely exceptional’– Deputy Head, Addington School, CroydonThe City Bridge Trust has awarded over £200 million to London’s charities and community groups in the last twelve years to help the lives of disabled people, children, young people and older people in London communities, as well as supporting environmental projects and the voluntary and community sector.It is the largest, independent grant making trust in London following an Act of Parliament in 1995 which allowed surplus monies from the ancient trust (originally set up to maintain the five London bridges crossing the Thames into the City) to be spent for the benefit of Londoners, through charitable grant making. The Trust’s £620 million fund was built up over 900 years, originating from ancient taxes imposed on London Bridge.To find out more about The City Bridge Trust and its grants, charities should log onto wanting to find out more about Outside Chance, please contact Ian Ross via the website or on 020 8563 7700. Their programme in Greater London secondary schools is open for bookings for the current 2006-2007 school year.– ENDS –Notes to Editors:The City Bridge TrustThe City Bridge Trust is London’s largest independent grant-making trust, of which the City of London Corporation is the sole trustee. Through its grant-making and strategic initiatives, The City Bridge Trust works closely with voluntary groups and charities to reduce disadvantage in of London CorporationThe ancient City of London Corporation has a 21st- century role supporting the business City as the world’s leading international financial and business centre. The City of London Corporation provides local government services for the City of London “Square Mile” at the heart of London – but its responsibilities also extend far beyond the City boundaries and include paying for and running the Barbican Centre, Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, and three wholesale food markets, as well as acting as the London Port Health Authority. The City of London Corporation is the sole trustee of The City Bridge Trust.FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:Fiona McKenzie or Carie Barkhuizen at Rain Communications UKT: 020 7222 4345E: [email protected]  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Answer To London’s Increasing Youth Knife Crimes? ‘Outside Chance’ awarded a Grant of £32,000 by The City of London’s CBT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 February 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Extra funding announced to expand rural pubs

first_img Tagged with: Funding “It is fantastic news that our rural pubs will be provided additional Government funding to fulfil the purpose that many already serve – acting as the hub of the community.“We see some great examples across the country of pubs diversifying their services to provide local amenities that would otherwise be missing from rural areas – such as post offices or library services. To recognise the value in these services and help more pubs meet this need could be a huge boost for struggling rural pubs to continue running.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  258 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The government is giving £188,000 of funding to help rural pubs across England expand to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries.76 new projects including new post office facilities and children’s play areas will receive money through Pub is The Hub, which supports rural pubs in diversifying.John Longden, Chief Executive of Pub is The Hub said:“This funding will be welcomed by many projects and will be a huge boost for thousands of people living in, and visiting, rural communities. Services and activities delivered by professional pub licensees (landlords) through their businesses can provide a wide range of benefits; basic groceries, library books, training courses, outlets for local suppliers and new jobs – all delivering improved levels of well-being through vital social connections.”Government support for Pub is The Hub now totals over £500,000 and includes funding towards its Community Services Fund, which helps local pub licensees better understand and deliver on the needs of their local community.Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive said: Advertisement More information on the help Pub is the Hub can provide is available through its site.center_img Extra funding announced to expand rural pubs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  257 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 29 March 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Court Rules EPA Cannot Vacate Enlist Duo Label

first_img Facebook Twitter Court Rules EPA Cannot Vacate Enlist Duo Label Facebook Twitter Home Midwest News Court Rules EPA Cannot Vacate Enlist Duo Label By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 28, 2016 Previous articleBeef Producers Continue to Support the CheckoffNext articleOil Prices Rally Hoosier Ag Today SHARE A circuit court this week denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to vacate the registration for Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo herbicide. The EPA filed a petition last fall to vacate the label, which contains both 2-4-D and glyphosate. The herbicide was developed to help farmers combat weed resistance. EPA claimed it was concerned that the combination of 2-4-D and glyphosate may be harmful to non-target plants. As a result, farmers can still use the product and ag retailers can still sell Enlist Duo for the upcoming growing season, according to AGProfessional.The Enlist Duo was never removed from the market following the EPA motion.Source: NAFB News Service SHARElast_img read more

Los Angeles County Announces 36 New Deaths Related to Coronavirus

first_imgCommunity News Los Angeles County Announces 36 New Deaths Related to Coronavirus 1,445 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Published on Friday, June 5, 2020 | 1:27 pm 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. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Top of the News 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 More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 36 new deaths and 1,445 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Twenty-five people who died were over the age of 65 years old; nine people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-nine people had underlying health conditions including 22 people over the age of 65 years old, six people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach.To date, Public Health has identified 61,045 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,565 deaths. Ninety-four percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,373 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 50 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,833 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,488 people who are currently hospitalized, 29% of these people are in the ICU and 20% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 672,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.Testing capacity continues to increase across skilled nursing facilities in LA County with support from Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the City of Los Angeles. As of yesterday, 244 skilled nursing facilities have tested all residents and staff, and an additional 71 are scheduled for testing. Of the over 18,000 people tested among both residents and staff, 9% tested positive for COVID-19 and only 14% of the people who tested positive were symptomatic. The low number of symptomatic people suggests that some individuals may not yet have developed symptoms, but also highlights the possibility that there may be, in any setting, significant numbers of people positive for COVID-19 with no symptoms. Public Health continues to assist skilled nursing facilities complete testing, conduct on-site inspections and survey bed capacity, staffing capacity and availability of personal protective equipment.“The loss of our neighbors, friends and loved ones across our communities is felt by all of us. To those who are mourning, we mourn with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are ending this very difficult week with a continued commitment to work hard to address injustice in systems that have life and death consequences for communities of color and this includes working on increasing resources around COVID-19 testing, care and support in all communities disproportionately affected by the virus.”Public Health continues to track disproportionality in health outcomes by race, ethnicity and income level data of people who have been tested, hospitalized and died from COVID-19. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have a death rate of 30 per 100,000, African Americans have a death of 31 per 100,000, Latinos/Latinxs have a death of 29 per 100,000, Asians have a death rate of 21 per 100,000, and Whites have a death rate of 15 per 100,000. People who live in areas with high rates of poverty have almost four times the rate of deaths for COVID-19 with 51 per 100,000 people, compared with communities with very low poverty levels who had a death rate of 13 per 100,000. Public Health continues collaboration with community, healthcare, and philanthropic partners to improve testing, connection to care and services, and in-language and culturally appropriate communications to the communities experiencing these inequitable outcomes.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of widespread transmission, everyone should always wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out and about. Businesses that are allowed to reopen must continue to implement their physical distancing and infection control protocols that protect both employees and customers. If you have been in a crowded setting, where people are congregating who are not using face coverings or distancing, please also consider the following:• If you live with persons who are elderly or have high risk conditions, you should also maintain a six-foot distance and wear a face covering when you are with them at home, avoid preparing food for others, sharing utensils, bedding and towels, and increase cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces.Please remember that if you are tested soon after exposure, this may not indicate if this exposure will result in you becoming positive for the virus. Testing negative for COVID-19 right after you’ve been exposed does not mean you can’t become infected later during the incubation period, so please stay away from others for 14 days after possible exposure.The Safer at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order, Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household.center_img 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Questions remain on police reportCity officials won’t say who is being investigated

first_img Questions remain on police reportCity officials won’t say who is being investigated Twitter Previous article011519_Pet_of_the_week_03Next articleOdessa High-Midland High Girls Basketball Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Local News WhatsApp Facebook Odessa City Hall Questions still remain about an argument between District 1 City Council Member Malcolm Hamilton and Interim City Attorney Gary Landers, but it looks like many of them will go unanswered for now as Landers said the investigation remains open. “Literally because it hasn’t been closed,” Landers said when asked why the investigation was still open, “and that means it’s still just pending to see what happens.” Landers would not say whether Hamilton was the subject of the investigation or if anyone would be charged by police. The City cited the ongoing criminal investigation as reason to withhold certain information requested by the Odessa American in October, claiming it would interfere. They also cited attorney-client privilege. The Texas Attorney General ruled in the OA’s favor, but only required the City to release the basic information requested. An additional statement on the incident was taken by Steven Davis, the head of the City’s Building Services Department, but that was also withheld. Kelly Shannon, executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, said this was a common ruling. The OA will continue to submit FOI’s for any information about the incident including email, text or written reports. “The public’s aware there was a council meeting, there were some disagreements,” Landers said. “A council member has made some public statements about that, involving talking about apologies and working together, and as I’ve said I don’t really talk about my individual relationships.” Landers said he is talking with all City Council members, and said he thinks the last several council meetings have been very good meetings, where there is some disagreement on the council, but that they’ve been talking through them to reach a consensus. A police report from the day of the incident was finally handed over after an Odessa American Freedom of Information request was submitted last October. The Texas Attorney General’s office ordered the city to release part of the FOI about an argument between Hamilton and Landers following the Oct. 9 City Council meeting. The report stated Hamilton was clinching his fists and shouting at Landers “f*** you piece of shit! You need to respect me more! Piece of shit!” before grabbing his coat and walking out as OPD Officer Howard Golden, Mayor David Turner’s son-in-law, entered the room. The report stated Landers later reported to Officer Golden he felt threatened that Hamilton was going to physically assault him, and that he wanted it all documented. Hamilton on Friday called the report very inaccurate and denied clinching his fists, swearing at Landers, or that he was going to physically assault him. The police report was released after months of denials or downplaying of the incident by city employees. Landers said he felt comfortable at City Hall weeks after the report was taken, despite Landers stating in the report he felt threatened by Hamilton. City Manager Michael Marrero in October only said there had been a “discussion” that night and said he was unaware of any police reports. Odessa Police Department Spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur at the time said there was no police report filed and City Spokesperson Andrea Goodson said she had heard the rumors when asked about the incident months earlier, but the report indicates she was the one who notified the officer that he was needed. Goodson said she was not present in the briefing room during the argument, but said she had summoned the officer to the room herself. When asked Monday why she sent an officer, she said “because I wanted to.” “I had seen Hamilton talking to Landers in the Council Chambers and then I saw them go into the briefing room, and at that point in time I decided to talk to a police officer,” Goodson said. She didn’t address why last year she told an OA reporter that she had only heard “rumors” of some kind of argument. She and others from the city repeatedly declined last October to address why an Odessa Police Department officer was stationed at City Hall for weeks following the argument. Goodson at the time even suggested it was because it was a busy public building. When asked why he denied there being a police report against Hamilton, LeSueur said it was actually a information report, which he neither saw nor was aware of when asked months ago. None of this answers the question of why the city still seeks to withhold the entire FOI request based on it being an ongoing criminal investigation. “It wasn’t a normal report, it was just an information narrative,” LeSueur said. LeSueur said when he later found out there was an information report filed against Hamilton, he had already been instructed to direct all questions regarding the incident to the city’s legal department. He said his supervisor had instructed him of the decision to direct questions to the legal department, but was unsure who actually made the decision. Mayor David Turner declined to comment Monday saying he had not yet talked to LeSueur or Goodson about it. Turner added that he had not seen the incident, as he was out of town on the night of the October meeting, and heard about it the next day. He said he was unaware of the complaint. City Manager Michael Marrero did not respond Monday to requests for comment but had previously downplayed what happened that night when asked about it. Shortly after the Oct. 9 incident, an OPD officer began to be stationed in the lobby of City Hall. Goodson said at the time the officer was stationed there due to safety concerns. An officer has not been seen stationed at City Hall for weeks. When asked why and when an officer stopped being stationed at City Hall, Goodson directed the question to OPD. LeSueur did not have an exact time frame for when the practice stopped, but said OPD still conducts patrols around City Hall.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 last_img read more

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