Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2011 Presentation

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2011 presentation Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the MCB Group Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.MCB Group Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Stringer backing Ireland to bounce back

first_imgDUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 05: Conor Murray of Ireland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales on February 5, 2012 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) TAGS: Saracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Highlights from last year’s RBS 6 Nations clash between Italy and Irelandcenter_img Peter Stringer has been wearing the black & red of Saracens since DecemberIN December Peter Stringer was parachuted in to Saracens from Munster to assist them during their injury crisis. Sarries regulars Richard Wigglesworth and Neil de Kock were struck down with knee and arm injuries respectively, leaving 19-year-old Ben Spencer at the top of the pile, and seeing as he was such an unknown quantity at the time, Mark McCall and co were only too happy to welcome Stringer with open arms.Conor Murray in action v WalesThe three month loan has gone well for the Ireland veteran as well. This season he has been given limited game time by coach Tony McGahan, as Conor Murray and Tomás O’Leary have battled it out for the red No 9 jersey, so an opportunity to stretch his legs and show what he’s still capable of doing was one that Stringer grabbed with both hands. And although Vicarage Road seems like a far cry from Limerick’s Thomond Park, Stringer says the two clubs are more similar than they might seem on the surface.“It’s gone really well here and the team are going well, it’s just been great to get the game time,” said Stringer. “Once you start playing it feels like normal, and although there are different elements to the training structure once you get out onto the rugby pitch it’s pretty similar. At Munster we pride ourselves on having great spirit and camaraderie, and that’s certainly something they have here in abundance. They make you do all these things like singing and dancing to initiate you, which make you feel very uncomfortable but also very welcome!”Stringer may be miles apart from his Irish team-mates at present, but after 11 years in the Ireland set up there are few people who know the squad as well as he does. They have had a frustrating start to the RBS 6 Nations, losing 21-23 at home to Wales through a last minute penalty before having their game against France postponed due to a frozen pitch, and will now play four Test matches in consecutive weeks without a break. However, Stringer is backing his old team-mates to bounce back says they could still challenge for the title.“I watched the game against Wales and Ireland didn’t play as well as I know and they know they’re capable of doing,” Stringer admitted. “Wales deserve credit because they played well, but Ireland will be disappointed with how they let them in at the death of the game. “Playing four games on the trot will be difficult, but I know the characters in that team are well able to cope with the challenge,” Stringer continued. “In the week building up to France the boys would have been well up for it, because when you’ve had a defeat all you want is to get straight back into it. They would have been very disappointed that the game was called off.“Italy will be a tough game and the boys need to go back to basics. It’s important to get a win for team spirit, and so they can get themselves back into contention for the championship.”last_img read more

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Video: Rome and a vision of unity

first_imgVideo: Rome and a vision of unity Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 4, 2012 at 7:36 am A charming video. However, we should remember that the Roman Church already has insisted that only it has the “marks” of a true church, and the rest of us “communities of faith” missed out on those marks. The ARCIC in its various forms continues to be little more than an intellectual exercise that, in my opinion, has not produced either encouraging or memorable results. While some Anglicans continue to pray for the Roman Church, the Roman Church continues to prey upon the Anglican Church. While some ecumenically-minded Anglicans continue their conversations with the Romans, many of the rest of us gave up on the process long ago and have gotten on with life and ministry and the work of servanthood. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Doug Kerr says: April 18, 2012 at 10:12 am John Kirk says:“. . . it is quite true that Holy Mother Church calls the Anglican Communion in all its parts and provinces an “ecclesial community” and not really a church in the sense that She has received the understanding of Church. She doesn’t do this in mockery of Anglicans nor in a spirit of arrogance, however. Indeed, Pope Leo XIII’s bull ‘Apostolicae Curae’ contains a heartfelt and urgent call to Anglicans to return to the unity of the Church for the good of souls. ”It is hard for me to accept Mr. Kirk’s suggestion that the Pope’s call (in 1896, as he declared Anglican orders to be null and void) for Anglicans to return to the Roman Catholic fold is evidence that arrogance is not at play here. It merely restates the concept – certainly unacceptable to me – that only the Roman Catholic Church is “the church”. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Thomas Andrew says: Peter E. Van Horne says: Comments (5) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ecumenical & Interreligious, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Archbishop of Canterbury, [Episcopal News Service] The relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church has been strained in recent years due to differences over women’s ordination and the Vatican’s efforts to offer a spiritual home to disaffected Anglicans. Yet for many, including the Episcopal Church, good ecumenical relations and the goal of a full, visible unity remain a priority. By Matthew DaviesPosted Apr 3, 2012 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm While I agree with the preceeding to a very great extent, I would point out that Anglicans are no less smug in their assumption that unity will be achived when Rome comes to its senses and sees things their way. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Video Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 John Kirk says: center_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Brian King says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA April 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm Mr. Van Horne is quite correct on some of the points that he makes. First, it is quite true that Holy Mother Church calls the Anglican Communion in all its parts and provinces an “ecclesial community” and not really a church in the sense that She has received the understanding of Church. She doesn’t do this in mockery of Anglicans nor in a spirit of arrogance, however. Indeed, Pope Leo XIII’s bull “Apostolicae Curae ” contains a heartfelt and urgent call to Anglicans to return to the unity of the Church for the good of souls. The “Declaration Dominus Jesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church,” written by Pope Benedict while he was Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and promulgated by the authority of Blessed Pope John Paul II, admits that members of such communities, baptized by water and the proper and correct Trinitarian form, are “incorporated in Christ and are thus in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.” As to the ongoing conversation of the ARCIC, I also agree with Mr. Van Horne, though I would have called it a complete waste of time, given the Anglican Communion’s continued drift toward affirming the moral neutrality/positive good of homosexual activity, the “ordination” of women to the “priesthood” and “episcopate,” etc., etc. In fact, I can’t imagine what the constituent members find to talk about at all, other than whether they should have pizza or cheeseburgers for lunch. Such is, however, the ministry of Peter and his successors. They have to ever and always cast out their nets.Then, “the work of servanthood?” Hmmm…let me assure you, Mr. Van Horne, the Faith that produced Saint Damian of Molokai and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta HAS fully grasped the concept…we just haven’t confused the UN’s MDG’s with the Great Commision. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm Unity, absolutely yes. But on what basis? If I have understood my bible correctly, Christian unity has a basis: the faith once handed down to men and for which true believers must “contend”. Those who bring “another gospel” are to be roundly rejected.As a very disaffected Anglican, it is painfully clear to see that placing “unity” (unity at any cost, as Rowan Williams has done) above scriptural truth (rather than centred on it) has split the Anglican communion. The irony is staggering.Other commentators here have taken exception to the RC claim to be “the one true church”. I do not, in principle. Absolute and exclusive claims are inherent to Christianity. For example, Orthodox Christians preach Christ to be “the truth”; not one of many truths. Arrogance doesn’t come into it. The real test is: does the so-called “true church” hold to inspired scriptural truth?I can’t, in all honesty, think that the RC church would escape censure by God (as in the Book of Revelation) if He did an assessment like that of the churches in Asia. However, where I think the RC church would definitely be commended (in stark contrast to the Anglican communion) is that it has not compromised its beliefs to the demands of contemporary secular dogma. Dear Catholics, at least people know what you stand for!It is only unity “as we are One” – the Spirit of Truth, the Word of Truth and the God of Truth – that is the scriptural model. Unity at the cost of compromising what is explicit in scripture, established by two or more “witnesses” in scripture, will end in tears, recrimination and even greater disunity. The happenings right now in the Anglican “church” bear this out. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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The journey rainwater takes to become Orange County drinking water

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleNew Year’s Holiday Celebration: Drive sober or get pulled overNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: Apopka Police Department keeps stability during Hurricane Irma Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Orange County Utilities Cross Connection Control Program From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonIf you are not a plumber or in the plumbing business, you may not be familiar with cross connections and the state law requirements for proper control programs. Cross connections can adversely impact a public drinking water system unless safeguards are in place.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonFlorida Administrative Code 62-555.360 prohibits the use of cross connections “…unless appropriate backflow protection is provided to prevent backflow through the cross-connection into the public water system”, in addition to several other requirements. Thus, it is important for residents to note that this program complies with state law. Some of the utilities that currently test, repair and replace backflow devices include the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), Tampa, Hillsborough County, Clearwater, Deland, Port Orange, Collier County, Apopka, and St. Cloud. Orange County Utilities maintains one of the safest, highest quality drinking water systems in the nation for over 138,000 households and has had a Cross Connection Control Program in place for many years. Beginning in 2018, we will further protect our system from potential cross connections by updating the program. It is important for residents to understand cross connections and how they can affect the quality and safety of drinking water.Orange County’s drinking water begins its journey primarily as rainwater that is filtered naturally through hundreds of feet of sand and rock. It eventually comes together beneath the County in a freshwater reservoir known as the Floridan Aquifer. The water is pumped from wells and treated at a plant where it is disinfected with chlorine.Cross connections can happen when the public water supply system and potential sources of contamination or pollution are connected. Examples of these connections include: applying lawn chemicals with a garden hose; using an in-ground irrigation system without a backflow preventer; or industrial manufacturing connections to the potable water supply. Contamination could result in a health hazard that could lead to serious illness. The presence of a cross connection control program ensures the quality and safety of drinking water are not compromised by backflow as a result of an inadvertent cross connection.Backflow is the undesirable reversal of non-drinkable fluids or other substances through a cross connection to the public drinking water system or to the consumer’s potable water system. This can make a public water system unusable or unsafe. All water suppliers have a responsibility to provide water that is safe to drink and must take precautions to protect the drinking water supply against backflow. Such efforts involve ensuring a backflow preventer is installed and maintained at the water service connection to each premise that poses a significant health hazard. Backflow preventers come in all shapes and sizes depending on use and application. These devices are usually located adjacent to a customer’s water meter.Residential customers who use reclaimed water, have in-ground irrigation systems, have an onsite well and/or have dedicated fire lines are required to have a backflow preventer. As part of the updates to the Cross Connection Control Program, as presented in a work session in May 2017 and subsequently adopted by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in August 2017 (as an updated County ordinance), Orange County Utilities residential customers no longer have to hire plumbers to test and maintain backflow devices. Instead, they can rely on Orange County Utilities to test, repair and replace the backflow preventers that keep contaminants from flowing into the drinking water system. Utility staff will ensure that the right device is matched with the proper use, at no additional charge.Effective January 1, 2018, residential customers with backflow preventer devices will incur a $3 fee on their monthly water bills to cover this increased level of service; residential customers will no longer need to hire a plumber for a $75 fee. For more information, residents can call 407-836-5515, email [email protected], or visit www.ocfl.net/CrossConnection.Commercial customers are still required to test and maintain the backflow preventers on their properties and report the information to Orange County Utilities.last_img read more

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Zavvi announce partnership with UK charity Youth Music

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Zavvi announce partnership with UK charity Youth Music AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 July 2008 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis zavvi is proud to announce a new partnership with UK charity, Youth Music. The collaboration commencing on Monday 21 July, 2008, is the first major long-term retail partnership for the charity which promotes and supports music making opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people.The programme will involve engagement from zavvi’s staff, customers and corporate sector. With 1.8million children in the UK living below the poverty line, access to music making facilities is limited, and as a result many young people miss out on the benefits which being involved in music allows.zavvi staff will have the opportunity to host regular events in-store for Youth Music such as band nights, sponsorship busking and music quizzes. Staff will also have the chance to make a difference through individual / payroll giving, and by volunteering and mentoring some of the 94,000 young people who get involved in creative music making activities through the 22 Youth Music Action Zones around the country.The Action Zones specifically target those 0 to18 years olds in areas of social deprivation where access to making music is difficult or impossible. The Action Zones often provides them with the only safe place they can experience making music and being creative. Making music helps children and young people develop their aspirations, confidence, self esteem, literacy and language skills, unlock untapped potential and present new opportunities.Simon Douglas, CEO of zavvi Entertainment Group said: “We are nearing zavvi’s first birthday and are really appreciative of all the support we’ve had over this past year so thought it was only appropriate to celebrate our milestone by starting a relationship with a charity like-minded with our brand.We are passionate about our products, but we have a heritage that began with music and are proud to be in the position together with Youth Music to give something back to the young people of the UK and Ireland, especially during recent times.”Customers will be able to contribute by making donations via collection boxes at tills and sponsorship opportunities. On a corporate level, zavvi will lend facilities (store’s basement live music venues in Manchester and London), skills and expertise in-kind (from product development and promotion through to PR) and hold various networking opportunities.Christina Coker Chief Executive of Youth Music commented: “Youth Music is delighted to be working with zavvi; a company that not only shares our passion for music, but recognizes how important it is to give young people access to music making opportunities.Having a presence on the high street throughout the country will not only give Youth Music the chance to raise awareness amongst zavvi employees and customers of the importance of music making, but will also raise vital funds for music-making activities that young people may not otherwise have access to”.– ENDS –For more information, please contact:Aviva Waks or Jackie Antas at BORKOWSKI020 7404 [email protected] / [email protected] TO EDITORSABOUTYouth Music is one of the National Lottery’s great success stories. Set up in 1999, with a remit to support music-making activities for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people, Youth Music has gone on to reach over 1.75 million children and young people, encouraging their talents, building their confidence and transforming the landscape of musical opportunity throughout the UK. The music-making supported is of the widest variety, from hip-hop and dj-ing to classical and jazz.Youth Music occupies a unique position – distributing £10m per year of Lottery funding on behalf of Arts Council England. Despite its success, Youth Music aspires to reach out to ever increasing numbers of young people across the country. The vision is to create a sustainable environment to channel young peoples’ creativity, enabling them to express themselves and develop their skills through music. The aim is to reach 3 million young people by 2010.zavvizavvi is the largest independent entertainment retailer on the high street.With 125 stores UK and Ireland wide, zavvi and zavvi.co.uk are dedicated to offering the latest Music, DVDs, Boxsets, Blu Ray, Games and Books releases at competitive prices.BiographiesSimon Douglas, CEO zavvi Entertainment GroupSimon Douglas has spent 23 years in the retail industry. He worked for HMV for 19 years, starting as a Sales Assistant and rising to Operations Director, Europe.Simon joined Virgin Retail in 2004 as Executive Director of Retail and was appointed Managing Director in 2005.In September 2007, Simon and his business partner Steve Peckham successfully lead an MBO of Virgin Megastores, creating zavvi entertainment group.Christina Coker OBE, Chief Executive, Youth MusicChristina Coker was appointed the National Foundation for Youth Music’s first Chief Executive in April 1999 before which she was co-founder and Director of Hackney Music Development Trust – a pioneering initiative to develop and increase access to music education and training opportunities for the community (young and old) in North East London.Christina has spent all of her professional working life involved in music, the arts more widely and in education. From her first job as a teacher of music and French in a Kent Secondary school, she extended her experience of education internationally whilst working at the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges. Subsequently she moved into public policy, strategy and administration. Extensive local government experience included senior posts within the Greater London Council, Inner London Education Authority, and Hackney Council (Education and Leisure Directorates).Christina’s voluntary sector experience has included developing school and community arts projects, as Head of Outreach for the Roundhouse Arts Centre and subsequently, creating, leading and managing all aspects of the work of the Hackney Music Development Trust.Board Directorships have included ‘Shape’ (Arts/Disability Campaigner) and Pan Project (Inter-Cultural Arts Developer) and she has served on various education/arts advisory groups. Current commitments include membership of the Board of Birmingham Symphony Halls, various governmental steering groups and advisory bodies relating to arts and education policy and practice.Christina was awarded an OBE for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2005. Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

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Sheets Ready to Get to Work

first_img Facebook Twitter Sheets Ready to Get to Work She has been charged by the Governor to develop a strategic plan for agriculture within the next 30 days.  She told HAT that plan will focus on growing Indiana’s ag economy and growing Indiana’s farming operations, “How do we bring sons and daughters back to the farm and help them be successful; and we are looking at ways to do that.” Another top priority for Sheets will be to fill several key positions at the department, including several in the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, “They do a real good job of working together as an entity, especially with a big field staff; and I want to see that continue and get them the tools they need — and do that within some budgetary constraints.” Home News Feed Sheets Ready to Get to Work Gina SheetsOn Thursday, Governor Pence appointed Gina Sheets as the new Director of the State Department of Agriculture. This week she is ready to hit the ground running. Sheets has been serving as the economic development director at ISDA for the past several years, so getting to know the agency will not be an issue, “I know where the coffee pot is at, so I am ready to go.” Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has made it clear that fostering economic development is the new mission for ISDA. Sheets will be the point person on the development of the food and agriculture innovation corridor that the Pence administration wants developed in Indiana. Sheets said her experience in economic development will allow her to get this project moving, “I know the economic development folks; I can speak their language; I can help get investments in local communities; and I really think we can develop an agricultural innovation corridor.”  She said there are already several areas of the state that have started work on creating such a corridor. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 20, 2013 SHARE A role that Sheets has not had before is to be an advocate for agriculture and work with the non-farm public to articulate the needs of Indiana farm families. But it is a role that Sheets feels she can handle, “I have a business background; I have a farming background. So I feel I can deal with a variety of differences audiences with a variety of different agendas.” SHARE Hear the complete interview with Gina Sheets[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/01/Sheets.mp3|titles=Sheets Ready to Get to Work] Previous articleVilsack and Mayors Discuss Ag NeedsNext articleAnalyst Says Take Long Hard Look at Crop Insurance Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Cameroonian court refuses to free journalist needing treatment

first_img Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Organisation News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts April 23, 2021 Find out more Amadou Vamoulke arriving at the Special Criminal Court (TCS) in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on November 21, 2019. Credit: RSF Neither moral nor legal arguments swayed the court, which ruled at today’s hearing, the 25th in Vamoulké’s trial, that the request by his lawyers for his release had “no basis.”In so doing, the judges accepted the attorney-general’s argument, presented at last week’s hearing, that Vamoulké could not avail himself of the Cameroonian criminal code’s “benevolent provisions” for provisional release because his crime is punishable by life imprisonment. Vamoulké, who has already spent three years and three months in provisional detention, is being tried on a charge of misusing state funds – not for personal ends but with the sole aim of benefitting CRTV, the state radio and TV broadcaster he ran from 2005 to 2016. Nonetheless, one of Vamoulké’s co defendants has already been granted a provisional release, the criminal code says no one may be detained provisionally for more than 18 months, and the law creating the Special Criminal Court says it must complete its trials within nine months.“Today’s ruling is like an initial conviction,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Keeping this journalist in prison and continuing to deny him the treatment and tests he needs is tantamount to persecution and torture. This decision defies common sense, the law, morality and human dignity. It confirms – if any confirmation were needed – the political nature of these proceedings, which have dragged on for three and a half years.”The next hearing, the 26th since the start of the trial, has been set for 7 January.When RSF visited Vamoulké in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison on 19 November, it saw that he has not received any treatment since September, when he was diagnosed by two neurologists as suffering from neuropathy in medical reports that were given to the court. RSF enclosed copies of the reports when it used an emergency procedure to refer Valmouké’s case to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and to the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.Cameroon is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by today’s Yaoundé Special Criminal Court decision to reject a request for Amadou Vamoulké’s provisional release although two medical reports say this journalist needs treatment abroad and his continuing detention violates Cameroonian law. It was like a preliminary conviction, RSF said. Follow the news on Cameroon May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en to go further Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court May 19, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment News CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment November 28, 2019 Cameroonian court refuses to free journalist needing treatment Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Newslast_img read more

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Santa and Local Police Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children in Pasadena

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Government Santa and Local Police Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children in Pasadena Photo courtesy of Chief Sanchez via Twitter Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 4:14 pm The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) held their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive (Operation Polar Wind) on December 16, 2014. Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez escorted Santa Clause and his flight suit clad “elves” as the delivered gifts and holiday cheer to numerous children throughout Pasadena. Their first stop was the Pediatrics Ward of Huntington Memorial Hospital where Santa and officers put smiles on the faces of ill children as they distributed presents.Later in the day, Santa and FAST crew members meet with Peace Over Violence (POV) representative and numerous families at the Pasadena Police Heliport where children spend time with Santa Claus sharing their holiday wishes, selecting a present and taking pictures. The team then flew-off to Sycamore Hathaway Home, Roosevelt School, and the family of an active duty Navy Senior Chief, who is currently deployed in the Persian Gulf, where they distributed bags of presents for children at each location. Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez stated, “This toy drive was a tremendous success through the generosity and kindness of FAST law enforcement agencies that raised over $4,000 to purchase toys. Their unsselfish giving brought holiday cheer to many deserving children in Pasadena. I am proud of the compassion demonstrated by the Pasadena Police employees and our FAST law enforcement partners spread happiness to so many families. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”Peace Over Violence (POV) Program Director Sandy Monroy praised the programs saying, “We are so appreciative of their generosity and commitment to serving survivors and our community.” POV is an organization committed to serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.The Pasadena Police Department would like to recognize Lt. Mike Ingram, Sgt. Mark Goodman and Officers Mark Mendenhall, Ryan Smith, Patrick Polimeni, and Jose Valdez for their efforts in coordinating this event and filling the roles of Santa, his Elf and Flight Team. This annual event is funded through the generous contributions of police employees and Officer Associations who participate in the FAST program throughout San Gabriel Valley.For “Operation Polar Wind” pictures or to receive information regarding other Pasadena Police activities in the community, visit us at https://twitter.com/PasPD_News. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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Limerick Council cleans up heroin den

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April by Alan Jacques Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articleWheelchair rugby all set to conquer LimerickNext articleFrom Limerick’s Milk Market to the Maracana Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPoliticsLimerick Council cleans up heroin denBy Guest Writer – July 17, 2014 728 Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK Council has been praised by Sinn Féin councillor Malachy McCreesh for its speedy response in cleaning up drug paraphernalia including needles and syringes in a derelict site on the Dock Road.The Limerick Post reported last week that the site of the former Londis Topshop service station between the Windmill House and Mount Kennett apartment buildings had been identified by residents as a hangout for drug users. As well as the clean-up of the site, a fence has been erected by the local authority to prevent heroin users from accessing the building.When contacted for comment on the issue, a spokesperson for Limerick Council commented: “Our environment department carried out a site inspection of this area last week and the Council has taken on board the concerns of the local community. It has the power to deal with this matter Act and I can confirm that this site is being attended to as a matter of urgency.”Cllr McCreesh said it was encouraging for himself and the local community to see that the site has been cleaned of all litter, especially the dangerous needles. Local families had expressed concern for their safety as the site had become a haven for heroin users and anti-social behaviour.“Hopefully the tremendous effort put into cleaning up this site will be respected by those responsible for creating the litter problem and the local community will be able to walk around the area without the fear of abuse from the anti-social elements who were using the site,” he commented.Cllr McCreesh has also requested that more resources be made available to the various groups that work with drug users in Limerick in order to help them overcome their addiction. TAGSCllr Malachy McCreeshDock RoaddrugsfeaturedheroinLimerick Councilsociety Facebooklast_img read more

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