Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgTantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTantalizers Plc is a fast food company in Nigeria with a network of quick-service restaurants and an outdoor catering businesses. The company produces a wide variety of quality products to eat in restaurants or for take-aways. This includes oven-baked pastries such as meat pies, chicken pies, Tanta rolls and beef rolls. Tantalizers Africana produces food with a rich indigenous culinary culture including African soups such as ogbono, egusi, efori-iro and edikaing-kong. Other dishes produced at Tantalizers Africana include porridge yam, pottage beans, ofada rice, plantain, stock fish, cowleg and moin-moin. Tantalizers Breakfast offers special breakfast deals ready as early as 7h30. Tantalizers Ice-cream is a range of mouth-watering soft-scoop ice-creams and hard ice-lollies. Tantalizers Bread is marketed under the Sunshine Bread brand. Tantalizers Cakes include a selection of cakes for celebrations which are customised on customer’s instructions. The company also produces an excellent choice of Chinese meals. Its catering division provides event catering services for private and corporate events as well as catering for industrial sites. Tantalizers Plc has 54 outlets located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tantalizers Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Campus food ministries come in all serving sizes

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY 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 [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians across the church helped Episcopal News Service understand food insecurity on college campuses. Here are some of their stories.St. Alban’s Episcopal Church’s UTA Food Pantry in Arlington, TexasSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church vestry member Doug Hunt, center, talks with the Rev. Kevin Johnson, left, and vestry colleague Pam Hardaway, right, about the arrangement of a new storage shed that holds nonperishable food for the parish’s ministry to international students. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe budding food pantry at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church grew out of the parish’s desire to find ways to connect with University of Texas at Arlington, or UTA, two blocks away. “I don’t think we really knew what that was going to be,” said Doug Hunt, a St. Alban’s vestry member.Pam Hardaway, another vestry member, said the parish’s previous ministry of offering lunch to UTA students was popular for a while as were some night activities, but then they seemed to wane.Last May, the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s rector, and some parishioners talked with a representative of the university’s Student Affairs Office, and “the conversation quickly moved into food,” he said. The university has a large number of international students, mostly Hindu and Muslim. They have some other food-assistance options, but they weren’t as robust as they had been, according to Hunt.“And they were being proselytized,” said Johnson, referring to feeding ministries of other Christian organizations.“So, something clicked, and we said, maybe that’s our niche,” said Hunt.They began to research how best to set up such a ministry. The pantry became a part of the 4Saints Food Pantry, a ministry of a group of Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth. It formed another partnership with Green’s Produce, a local farm market and garden center.After scouting locations and contacting UTA’s International Student Organization, the group chose a location just off campus near an international student housing area. It is actually the parking lot of another church. The student organization suggested once-a-month distribution on a Saturday afternoon.Members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas, pre-bag food for a monthly distribution to international students at nearby University of Texas at Arlington. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe pantry launched in November. The group had 50 bags of food, and 32 students came. December saw a drop to 18 students, a decline Hunt said could be attributed to the double whammy of finals week and a home football game. The pantry did not run in January because of semester break.The effort has been evolving ever since. Johnson said recently that UTA’s Student Affairs Office asked that St. Alban’s move the pantry on campus to the Athletic Center, which gets a lot of foot traffic on Saturdays. The International Student Organization stepped up its publicity, and the Student Counseling and Psychological Services Office asked the church to provide food stocks for students whom they knew were experiencing food insecurity.In two hours on Feb. 2, they gave away everything they had with them: 65 bags of food, plus fresh fruit and vegetables from Green’s Produce, 50 loaves of bread, and dozens of jars of spices and cans of coconut milk, among other things, said Johnson.One young woman asked, “You mean you’re not going to make me pray with you first?” Johnson told her, “It’s just free food. No strings attached.” Then, he said, “a big smile appeared on her face.”“The program is on a measurably positive trajectory,” Johnson said, and the parish is excited. “It really was one of those things where their needs lined up with our resources.”Hardaway agreed, adding, “I think this is a calling that maybe we have not really been listening to for a while.”Episcopal Campus Ministry’s Student Food Pantry in Eugene, OregonThe Student Food Pantry, run by the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry in Eugene, operates out of a converted one-car garage. Photo: Episcopal Campus MinistryLike many such pantries, the Student Food Pantry less than a block from the University of Oregon campus partners with a local food bank, Food for Lane County. The pantry, which began in 2011, is part of the ministry of the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry program. It also serves students from a community college, a private Christian university and a small alternative college, according to the Rev. Doug Hale, who has run the ministry since 2013.Food for Lane County supplies most of the student pantry’s food. While Hale said the student pantry does not always control what it gets, coordinators try to make good choices. “From the very beginning, the pantry had some connection with the health center at the university and the dietician in particular, and so from the beginning, there was a concern about trying to not offer junk,” he said.In the pantry, there is a shelf of canned produce, a grains section and in the center, “we try to have, if it’s available, as much fresh produce that we can offer in the space,” Hale said. The pantry has a refrigerator and a freezer so it can offer frozen meats and vegetables, plus yogurt from a local company.“And it’s all crammed into this one single-car garage,” Hale said.Last year, the pantry served about 100 people weekly. When they decided to go from one to two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, “the number jumped immediately” to about 150, he said. Now, about 190 students a week come through, an increase Hale attributes to social media promotion and word of mouth.People have to show that they are enrolled in one of the schools to use the pantry, and they can come once a week, which Hale said is more frequent than some other Eugene pantries allow. If students have children, that increases how much food they can take per visit.The pantry’s relationship with the university has waxed and waned over the years, Hale said, and now is in good shape. The current administration is experimenting with a number of programs to fight food insecurity among students. It is also looking at whether it can lease for the pantry what Hale calls “a significantly larger space.” Increasing the pantry’s capacity might allow it to begin serving staff and faculty who also struggle with food insecurity issues, he said.Asked what advice he might have for other Episcopal congregations and ministries in college towns, Hale suggested first connecting with local food banks. Then “take a look around at what is being offered,” either on campus or by other community organizations, and see where there might be a fit.Houston CanterburyHouston Canterbury spent the last academic year looking at who comes to a 20-year-old Wednesday community meal at the University of Houston run by the campus ministry association, what the Rev. Eileen O’Brien called the association’s “big feed model.” Monitoring student IDs and conducting some face-to-face interviews revealed that the ministry was largely reaching international students who were paying for their own education but struggled with living costs, as well as graduate students who did not have a meal plan and were on campus at the time of the Wednesday meal.“We weren’t getting to those undergrad students who do actually struggle with food scarcity,” said O’Brien, who said undergraduates at commuter schools like the University of Houston are often the least connected to the campus.O’Brien, who will soon begin a new job as rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, said Houston Canterbury is trying to decide how better to serve the university community. The “big feed” will continue and, in fact, has expanded to include Thursday “Coffee in the Lobby” at its home base, the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Houston Canterbury is hoping to partner with campus organizations to find more ways to address the issue, including helping commuter students find services nearer to their homes. That next step will begin, she predicted, with conversations with the university’s student affairs office and the school’s Urban Experience Program and the Honors College.The ministry also serves Texas Southern University, but O’Brien said the discussion about food insecurity is not as far along at the commuter campus that is right across the street from the University of Houston. “One of the questions that we were thinking about was, ‘If we established some sort of food bank program, could it not serve both campuses?’”O’Brien said her time with Houston Canterbury made her “interested in how campus missionaries can do a better job of knowing the communities that our students come from and having good referrals within those communities” so that they can help commuter students find resources closer to their homes.The interest came, she said, when the study showed her that the traditional ways campus ministries address hunger may not be the best ways to serve students. “I think that we’re naive if we get complacent with these sort of feeding programs and don’t step beyond them to address wider community health issues like food scarcity.”Smokey’s Pantry at the University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleTables in the middle of Smokey’s Pantry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville are typically used for produce. The produce in the green bins is grown on campus at the UT Grow Lab, a campus garden. Photo: Smokey’s PantryAt Tyson House, the Lutheran and Episcopal campus ministry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, or UTK, Smokey’s Pantry has been serving students every Tuesday during the academic year since January 2016. “We have a little bit of everything, from canned goods to fresh produce,” said Caitlynne Fox, Tyson House ministry coordinator and pantry intern.Smokey’s has a partnership with a local community food bank. FISH Hospitality provides fresh produce, bread, meat, yogurt and hummus, “along with the traditional canned goods and pastas,” she said.“Our main goal is to serve the UTK students, faculty and staff, but it’s open to anyone who wants to come in and get food,” said Rusty Graham, Tyson House administrator.Between 60 and 80 families come each week, meaning 80 to 100 individuals get food from Smokey’s. There is no screening process for those who come to the pantry, and it was just this semester, Graham said, that they started asking if the individuals who came were students.The pantry wanted to be able to know how many students it is serving, he said. The ministry collaborated with one of the offices at UTK that wanted to get more information about food insecurity on campus. “Ultimately, it’s going to help us know the impact that we’re having on campus. Those kinds of numbers will be great if we decide to pursue things like grant funding or just general reporting.”Even though Tyson House is a denominationally supported ministry, Graham said Smokey’s Pantry is not operated as a faith-based program. “We want to limit any deterrent to guests coming in,” he said. “Eliminating those barriers to guests coming in can be tricky, so the fewer barriers…”“The better,” Fox concluded.Canterbury Bridge Episcopal Campus Ministry at San Jose State University in San Jose, CaliforniaAs campus chaplain, the Rev. Kathleen Crowe, a Diocese of El Camino Real deacon at Canterbury Bridge Episcopal Campus Ministry at San Jose State University, was asked in 2014 to be part of a campus-wide committee to examine the issue of homelessness and food insecurity on the campus in San Jose, California. The committee found that a third of the nearly 33,000 students “had to decide, I am going to buy books, or I am going to eat,” in Crowe’s words.The immediate response was to begin 15 portable food pantries across the campus in different departments that were stocked by those employees. “Often those shelves would be wiped out very quickly,” she said. Crowe would often talk to the students visiting the pantries, and she was able to give students “gold points” to use to buy meals in the school’s food court.The 15 pantries were later consolidated into eight larger ones. “The vision had always been to have a permanent pantry on campus,” Crowe said. “And that dream was realized this semester.”The university agreed to turn its old faculty dining room into such a pantry in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. There are perishable and nonperishable food items.“Students are on their honor, but it is for students that earn less than $33,000 a year,” Crowe said, adding that guests have to prove they are enrolled and must bring reusable bags. The students swipe their ID cards so that the pantry can keep statistics.The committee put money collection boxes in the food court, labeling them, “Help Feed a Spartan,” a reference to the school’s mascot. “Those little boxes are stuffed full all the time,” taking in $700 to $800 to go toward buying food for the pantry, she said.Meanwhile, the teachers of fourth-graders at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in nearby Saratoga asked if Crowe could help them develop a service project. She suggested they make personal hygiene kits. “Our students always need that kind of stuff,” she said.Grace Café at Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta, GeorgiaSteph Johnson checks out the food set up for Thursday dinner at Grace Café, a ministry of Christ Episcopal Church, across the street from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Steph JohnsonWhat is now known as Grace Café at Christ Episcopal Church, across the street from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, grew from one woman’s desire to help young people. Steph Johnson and her husband, the Rev. Dave Johnson, Christ Church’s rector, had always been involved somehow in youth ministry. When the congregation’s campus ministry got stalled in its early stages, she took on the job.Her daughter was in nursing school, and Johnson told her to bring all her student friends to dinner at the rectory on Thursday nights. Then she told her son’s friends that they could continue to park for free at the church, “but they had to come and eat dinner with me on Thursday nights.” At the end of the first year, about 30 students were routine diners, and the group was outgrowing the rectory. So, Johnson asked the vestry if she could have a house on the church’s campus, and it agreed.The downstairs is now Grace Café, whose slogan is, “It’s not cheap … it’s free.” Coffee, drinks and snack foods are always available, and when she can afford it, breakfast items. Students of all ethnicities and sexual orientations, homeless and with homes, come to the cafe for food, Johnson said. Some stay to study and meet up with friends.About 400-500 people stop by every day, she said. And, about 130 students fill the ground floor of that house, the deck and a nearby building for Thursday dinner.“I know I have kids who are living in their cars, but they won’t tell me that yet,” she said. “I make sure they have lots of food.” The cafe has a shelf of ready-to-eat food free for the taking.The cafe offers a church service on Sunday mornings followed by lunch. The cafe is open from 8 a.m. to midnight.Johnson used to do all the work herself, but now she has some helpers. Two other women help in the kitchen, along with two students who want to learn how to cook. Some parishioners bake desserts for Thursday night.And then there are the interns. Four male students live rent-free above the cafe in exchange for 20 hours a week working at the cafe. When Johnson asked the vestry for another house on the church campus, the members agreed again. She renovated that building for five female students, who also intern at the cafe.With more and more students coming to Grace Café and with a budding food pantry, costs were increasing, Johnson said. While some people suggested that Johnson could offer Thursday dinner for less money, she refused, saying she wants to treat the students like “honored guests.”“I would want somebody to treat my kids that way,” she said, adding that she will only “cook things that I would want to eat myself.”That has meant, recently, parmesan-crusted chicken, homemade fettuccine alfredo and roasted broccoli. “I also do a vegetarian option,” she said. “I haven’t quite gotten to the vegan thing yet.”Dave Johnson, Christ Church’s rector, decided to ask parishioners to sponsor a meal at $350 a week. Those meals are now covered through this semester and the next. “Now I can take all that money I set aside for the Thursday dinners and put it into the cafe and the food bank,” Steph Johnson said.“Basically, I have got a really, really super-supportive vestry that has yet to tell me no,” she said. “I don’t know if that’s because I am the priest’s wife or because they like what’s going on there.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Food and Faith By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 19, 2019 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Campus food ministries come in all serving sizes Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Waste and water: Florida attributes devastating algae blooms to septic tank…

first_img Reply February 9, 2019 at 9:34 am Gregory L Mayfield I don’t disagree that septic systems are a problem. However, septic systems are just part of the problem. Florida has a water quality and water quantity issue. More people move here every day. Each person uses fertilize and produces wastewater. Lawn fertilize is a huge problem and if not looked at properly then we can,upgrade every sewage plant or uograde every septic tank to no avail. Septic tanks have been under funded for years and developers have used them as the cheapest alternative. There is not enough money to sewer all of Florida. Also, it would be foolish. There are better technolgies that are hybrid systems or effluent sewers that exist. These knee jerk reactions are proof we didnt care about the science. Now we have to blame some industry. So septic is the smallest pocket and has the least amount of dollars to defend itself. No matter the science… Let’s throw the money at the problem. Sewer up Florida. 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAlgae BloomsSeptic Tanks Previous articleHow to Create the Ultimate Family RoomNext articleWekiva Island Paint Out coming next month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Florida is a wonderful place to visit. The year-round warm weather and numerous beaches make it The place to be when the rest of the country is experiencing frigid temperatures — except, that is when those beautiful beaches are shut down due to harmful and smelly algae blooms.A Microscopic AttackAlgae blooms (known as red tide when the microorganisms are red in color) are devastating to aquatic life: the vast numbers of protozoans and unicellular algae (i.e., diatoms and dinoflagellates) are so thick that they can actually block out the sun, preventing it from reaching the plant and animal life that exists below the surface. Because they deplete the oxygen levels in the water, the results of an algal bloom includes fish kill — a localized die-off of fish populations –, foul smells, and a potential for bacterial infections in humans. Algae blooms are triggered by storms that sweep nutrients to the surface levels where these microorganisms live and, in Florida’s case, contamination via septic systems.An estimated 20% of Americans rely on septic tanks to dispose of their sewage: they discharge liquid effluent (wastewater) into underground channels which are then filtered through the soil. However, Florida is comprised almost entirely of swampland; thanks to the recent efforts of Hurricane Irma, the land became saturated with water, rendering this filtering process ineffective. Instead, the effluent travels — as runoff does — to empty into the ocean. When the algae get a taste of that sweet sewage, they multiply and spread at alarmingly fast rates, causing beach shutdowns, potential illness, and turning the Floridian paradise into a “poopy swampland.”From The Mountains To The PrairiesCoastal regions are not the only ones at risk. Anywhere that experiences heavier-than-average rainfall — which is occurring more frequently due to global warming — may see sewage bubbling out of manholes, flowing down city streets, and running off into nearby rivers and bays. Since this can cause drinking water contamination, it’s no real surprise that consumption of bottled water goes up by 10% each year; trusting the cleanliness of public resources is becoming more and more difficult.Though the Colorado River, one of the largest rivers in the country, faced a similar problem in the early 1980s, it is experiencing the opposite now. The winding river stretches through 11 state parks making it as ecologically significant as it is economically; unfortunately, it’s drying up. Residents won’t be staring down the barrel of sewage contamination, but the Centennial State will need to adjust its agricultural water priorities in order to maintain the balance and keep sanitary and fire water available.From algae blooms to dust bowls, our nation’s water supply is vital to our way of life, and not just because we’re dependent on the liquid to survive. Our livelihood — whether it’s fueled by tourism in Florida or agriculture in the Midwest — relies on a clean and constant source of water. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herelast_img read more

New issue of Philanthropy in Europe

first_imgIssue 11 of PiE launched the magazine’s focus on corporate philanthropy, features including an analysis of the corporate giving of Europe’s most successful companies, together with the best of the rest. 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. New issue of Philanthropy in Europe Howard Lake | 13 November 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The latest issue of Philanthropy in Europe magazine (PiE 12) has just been published. Continuing the magazine’s current focus on corporate philanthropy, this issue takes a look at 22 of Europe’s largest family-run companies and what they are doing to serve their communities, as well as a feature on nine family businesses who changed the world for the better. Other features include lottery fundraising in Switzerland, a focus on the man behind Atlantic Philanthropies and the latest news, awards and developments in the world of philanthropy. Advertisementlast_img read more

Vivienne Westwood becomes patron of Reprieve

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 April 2011 | News Tagged with: Celebrity  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has agreed to become Patron of legal action charity Reprieve.A long-standing supporter of Reprieve, Westwood has previously collaborated with the charity on two projects. In February 2008 she sent models at her London Fashion Week show out onto the catwalk wearing underwear in a fetching shade of ‘Guantánamo orange’ as part of the charity’s ‘Fair Trial My Arse’ campaign, and last September she designed a Reprieve necklace, with all profits going to the charity.Reprieve Director Clive Stafford Smith said: “The assistance Vivienne has given us over the years has been invaluable – her support helps spread the word to a plethora of different people, some of whom may not initially have put human rights at the top of their agenda. I am very excited to have her officially on board in her new capacity as Patron of Reprieve.”www.reprieve.org.uk Vivienne Westwood becomes patron of Reprieve 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.last_img read more

Women and gender studies professor to talk research of female artists

first_imgLinkedin printWith the exception of artists in Bologna, Italy, women in art history can be hard to find.To make the search a little easier, Dr. Babette Bohn, a women and gender studies professor, will host a public lecture on Thursday to discuss the only known school of female artists in Bologna during the 16th and 17th centuries. Bohn will discuss key female writers, musicians and mystics throughout history.Bohn, who won the Women and Gender Studies Faculty Research Award in 2015-2016, said focusing on women in Bologna is a passion she “just fell into.” She spent 15 years writing articles about the history of Bologna women and visited the city many times.“I discovered this large group of women writers in the 16th and 17th centuries,” Bohn said. “These women were musicians, some were even composers — there was a very unusual amount of women who were given the ability to practice painting and writing music.”Bohn said the lack of women throughout art history has been attributed to the lack of documentation of them performing music and painting. She said male composers in Bologna “were proud of the women in their city” for painting and writing music.“Thanks to the males in the city, we are able to see what truly happened there,” Bohn said.Bohn’s lecture is called “Designing Women; Inventive Men: Truths and Myths on the Woman Artist in Early Modern Italy.” It will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Moudy North 141. Twitter ReddIt Fines for alcohol violation fines lowered Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week TCU police: More than 40 responses to stolen property notice Facebook Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Previous article‘Bachelor’ spoilers: did Olivia Caridi survive cliffhanger?Next articleReturn of military equipment causes frustration among some officers Zoe Zabel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zoe Zabel is a sophomore journalism major and a photography and business double minor from Hockessin, Delaware. Zoe enjoys taking photos on the sidelines of TCU games and loves to take portraits of people. TCU Forensics Debate Team laptops and trophy stolen after nationals Zoe Zabelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zoe-zabel/ Zoe Zabelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zoe-zabel/ Website| + posts Zoe Zabelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zoe-zabel/ Five Fort Worth restaurants for graduation day Facebook Zoe Zabel Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Zoe Zabelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zoe-zabel/ Linkedin Art History Professor Babette Bohn showcases the mastery of Federico Barocci. (Katherine Love / TCU 360) ReddItlast_img read more

Two Bulgarian reporters subjected to absurd judicial probe

first_imgThe investigation against Assen Yordanov and Atanas Tchobanov, who work for the investigative news website Bivol, was launched on the basis of a report supposedly issued by BOETS, an anti-corruption NGO, accusing them of buying real estate properties years ago at well below the market price. Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionOrganized crimeEconomic pressureJudicial harassment News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office to explain theabsurd judicial probe it has launched against two investigative reporters who exposed areal estate scandal implicating senior officials, including prosecutor-general Sotir Tzatsarovhimself. Atanas Tchobanov and Assen Yordanov / DR RSF is also disturbed by the case of Hristo Geshov, an investigative reporter for the Zov News website, who was abducted by unidentified men in May and not released until the website had removed his story about an allegedly illegal water supply system in the town of Troyan, where he lives. News Organisation Help by sharing this information News March 10, 2021 Find out more “We are concerned about this new use of completely fabricated accusations with the aim of silencing investigative journalists and we call on the prosecutor’s office to explain what motivated this investigation,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further RSF regards the judicial investigation as a crude attempt to intimidate the journalists and deter them from continuing their reporting. Newscenter_img According to a recent European Commission report, Bulgaria has failed to make any significant progress in combatting corruption during the past decade. It is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionOrganized crimeEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Those implicated in this so-called “Apartment Gate” scandal include prosecutor-general Tzatsarov, who was reported to have bought a home near the city of Peshtera for a very low price. Follow the news on Bulgaria Receive email alerts Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest June 18, 2019 Two Bulgarian reporters subjected to absurd judicial probe “What with trumped-up drug charges in Russia and trumped-up corruption complaints in Bulgaria, how far are press freedom’s enemies prepared to go in order to silence investigative journalists?” This trumped-up investigation against Yordanov and Tchobanov seems to have been prompted by the series of revelations they began publishing in Bivol in March showing that that senior members or associates of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s ruling GERB party had acquired luxury real estate properties at well below their market value. The state’s attempts to harass journalists and crush them economically are all the more disturbing for being coordinated with oligarch Delyan Peevski’s pro-government media such as the daily Trud, which published an anonymous article at the start of June detailing the fabricated allegations against Yordanov and Tchobanov. BOETS denies issuing the report and has filed a complaint for identity usurpation. Yordanov and Tchobanov told RSF that there are no grounds for the claims and have published notarized documents showing that the purchase of their modest properties was above board. Yordanov was nonetheless questioned by the police general directorate on 13 June. February 11, 2021 Find out more The examples of harassment are growing. Rossen Bossev, a reporter for the Bulgarian business weekly Capital Weekly, was convicted on 21 May of criminally defaming the former head of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission. December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Interior nominee Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Twitter FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2020, file photo the Biden administration’s nominee for Secretary of Interior, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del. Haaland has stood with fellow tribal members in protesting an oil pipeline, advocating for protecting cultural landmarks and criticizing destruction of Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border. Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she’s confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department. Interior nominee Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleALP.Lab et Cepton déploient Lidar Intelligence pour permettre les intersections intelligentes au service de la sécurité routière en EuropeNext articleEthisphere Announces the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Former HUD Employee Receives Prison Sentence for Defrauding Government of $843K

first_img A former loan guarantee specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was sentenced to 26 months in a federal prison for defrauding the federal government of $843,000, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice.The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney General for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen, Inspector in Charge Gary Barksdale of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Special Agent in Charge Cary Rubenstein of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD-OIG).Brian Thompson, 54, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in October 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Thompson perpetrated his scheme from May 2013 to March 2014 while he worked for HUD’s Office of Loan Guarantee for Native American Programs, according to a statement of offense signed by the government and the defendant. According to multiple media reports, Thompson was able to gain employment with HUD as a loan guarantee specialist despite having a prior criminal record that spanned more than two decades. According to reports, HUD officials are examining their background check process to find where the breakdown occurred to allow Thompson to gain employment with the agency.As a loan guarantee specialist for HUD, Thompson’s duties included selling HUD REO properties for the best possible price in order to regain the money the government paid to the lender for the insured loan. During a nine-month period from June 2013 to March 2014, Thompson sold five parcels on behalf of HUD for a combined total of $843,000 and diverted the money to his own personal bank accounts. He then submitted fraudulent settlement statements in order to conceal his personal increase from the transactions.”Brian Thompson will be a federal inmate because of his crooked dealings,” Machen said.  “He ripped off the taxpayer and harmed the integrity of program designed to help underprivileged Native American homeowners.  Public service is a calling, not a get-rich-quick opportunity.  I want to thank the other public servants at the Office of Native American Programs who came forward and raised concerns about Thompson’s conduct.”In addition to serving the prison time, Thompson was ordered to pay the federal government $843,000 in restitution, and he will be placed on three years of supervised release after completing his prison term. He is also subject to a forfeiture money judgment of $645,700 in addition to the more than $150,000 that has already been sized from his financial accounts.”As today’s sentence demonstrates, those who attempt to defraud the U.S. government will be held accountable,” Barskdale said. “Postal Inspectors applaud the efforts of its law enforcement partners at HUD-OIG.  Our combined efforts brought the individual responsible for this crime, which involved the U.S. mail system, to justice.”  Print This Post in Featured, Government, News Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Fraud HUD REO properties Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Home / Featured / Former HUD Employee Receives Prison Sentence for Defrauding Government of $843K Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Former HUD Employee Receives Prison Sentence for Defrauding Government of $843K Previous: Survey: Americans’ Attitude Mixed Toward Housing, Economy Next: Obama Nominee Withdraws Himself From Consideration for Treasury Undersecretary Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fraud HUD REO properties 2015-01-12 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily January 12, 2015 1,102 Views last_img read more

Calls for clarity over future of Lifford Hospital following Ballyshannon assurances

first_imgNewsx Adverts By News Highland – September 10, 2010 Google+ Calls for clarity over future of Lifford Hospital following Ballyshannon assurances WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twittercenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleFuture of Town Councils up for debate at AMAI conferenceNext articleCycling – Deignan’s Year Comes To An End News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Facebook The HSE has been called on to immediately give an update on the future of the Lifford Community Hospital following reports the executive has confirmed the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon is to be retained.Councillor Barry O’Neill says he has been assured by HSE management that the current staff levels and services at the Rock Hospital will be maintained for at least the next three years.Now the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Cora Harvey, is looking for similar assurances over the Lifford facility.She says the silence from the HSE is concerning:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/corahospital.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more