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September 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Portugal’s government will cut 2011 spending further to ensure it meets its budget deficit target after a deal with the opposition to pass an austere 2011 budget, Prime Minister Jose Socrates said yesterday.The deal hammered out last Friday included concessions by both the minority government and the main opposition Social Democrats (PSD). This created a gap of €500m (£438m) in the budget bill, which must be closed to meet next year’s deficit target of 4.6 per cent of GDP.“This will be achieved via a generic reduction in various sectors of public spending and an increase in non-tax revenues,” Socrates said during the presentation of the bill in parliament.PSD leader Pedro Passos Coelho said earlier the government “has committed itself to presenting measures that reduce primary public spending to counterbalance the €500m”.Socrates would not say what part of the sum will be saved via spending cuts, but his remarks suggested non-tax revenue will account for a small share, as proposed measures on that front include a tender of mini-power plant concessions and better management of state property. KCS-content Share Tuesday 2 November 2010 7:35 pm whatsapp whatsapp Portugal to cut spending further after budget deal Tags: NULLlast_img read more

July 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

June 23, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFoam roll glute (left): sit on roll. Place ankle on opposite kneeGently roll over each glute muscle groupFoam roll calf (right): sit down on floor and place roll under calf. Rest other foot on top of the otherRoll from back of knee to Achilles tendonThis article appeared in the November 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WITH WINTER approaching and the temptation for comfort food rising, it’s important to keep tabs on your body fat, writes Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning John Dams. If you’re struggling for motivation, find a training partner to help.Warm-upTwo new mobility drills: one a variation of a hurdle drill and the other a great one to help the range of motion in your hips.Hurdle walkovers (left): put hands on head facing hurdles. Keep chest up and hips square. Step over hurdles, alternating lead legSquat to stand (right): place your hands under your toes and pull yourself into a squat positionFrom squat, straighten your legs whilst keeping hands in placeKey movementPerform these exercises back-to-back with no rest – a superset. It’s a great way to add a conditioning element to a strength session.Dumb-bell bench press (left): weights shoulder-width apartLower the dumb-bells to just below your shoulders whilst keeping your lower arms parallelChest-supported dumb-bell row (right): keep chest on benchPull dumb-bells to side of bench. Lead with elbows and pullConditioning toolThese next two training exercises are both high-intensity conditioning ideas to help reduce body fat.center_img Battle ropes (left): hold ropes in each hand. Move them up and down as hard as you can, each arm doing opposite of the otherWork on a 1:1 work:rest ratio, working no longer than 60secsProwler push (right): use a robust sled and keep lowPush hard and work to a 1:1 work:rest ratioRecovery toolThese are two recovery tools after an intense workout. Foam rolling aids muscle recovery and function.last_img read more

June 19, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:46 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear I did not attend the last city council meeting, but was really surprised to read about all the controversy about the privacy breach of citizen’s private healthcare records being put on the internet for people to look over, by a company that contracted with the city for years, and about supposedly, donation checks from that company’s owner, in supposedly big amounts cashed that supposedly went to the fire department directly, and were being cashed with no payee written in from the donor, and done on purpose by that company’s owner, supposedly, according to a newspaper source, to keep the cash from going into the city’s regular budget. What the heck is going on in this city, and with all this alleged stuff in the news, and after the most recent rumors going around about the fire department chief leaving, or not leaving. I find it very hard to believe the fire chief is not doing his job! I just don’t believe that at all! The big question is….. who is really behind all this controversy going on around this city, and why? Who is pulling the puppet strings behind the scenes? Well, now I know why our governor, Ron De Santis, shot down the ban on plastic straws in this state. He claimed he is an environmentalist, and is going to clean up the waterways of Florida, and I am certain he is very aware of Florida’s marine life dying from plastic straws, fishing line, plastic beer rings that hold together the six packs of beer, balloons, plastic bags, and other plastic debris, that finds its way into the ocean in Florida, and other waterways here. So I thought maybe he would ban plastic straws. It is not like I care for paper straws, because I don’t, but if I knew that it would help make a difference to ban them statewide to help save marine wildlife, then why not? Right? Well, now I think I know why De Santis backed off that issue, with the ban on plastic straws…….It must be he knew that Donald Trump has found another way to try to get rich quick….Donald Trump is selling plastic straws with Trump written on them, and a pack of his plastic straws cost $ 1.50 each, and I believe it was stated they come in a pack of ten, which would make them $15.00 per pack…..people are saying they buy regular plastic straws for the price of just one dollar for a whole pack of 100 at Walmart…..let’s see….how much percentage mark-up is that people? Calling all you people good at math….LOL I could figure it, but I won’t bother, as this is just totally ridiculous to think of Trump’s latest get rich quick scheme, and why our governor didn’t want to step on the toes of Trump….by banning plastic straws in this state. OMG…Stop the Insanity! 9 COMMENTS Mama Mia July 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm Trump’s latest statement he made yesterday about that he could solve the Afghan War in about a week or ten days, but that he didn’t want to kill off 10 million Afghan people, and so he won’t do that, and that he could wipe Afghanistan off the globe entirely, made me just shake my head in disbelief. It is really scary the thoughts that come from his brain, that exits his mouth! And it is a well known fact that Trump desires a Nobel Peace Prize??? OMG July 22, 2019 at 8:13 am Mama Mia July 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Apopka City Hall July 23, 2019 at 2:48 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply I have been looking at the guard rails heading up along 436, near waterways. As I have stated before, some strong guard rails are definitely needed along 436 and Piedmont Wekiva Road at the retention pond that is deep, and very close to the road, and straight down….. right past there, heading east where the County Line Lake is along 436 is a long stretch of guard rails along the lake, and if you keep going, right past Argo’s Restaurant, on the right is guard rails along that pond. Why are there no guard rails along that dangerous body of water, that close to the roadway? Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/ Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceAs a writer, journalist, and columnist, it’s important to inform, enlighten and inspire the readers of The Apopka Voice. And probably because we are online and more interactive than a traditional print publication, we get a lot of comments, replies, and thoughts on our news site and on our Facebook page as well.Interaction is a double-edged sword. Sometimes it’s a welcome forum to hear from the community of readers in Apopka that follow the news so closely. Other times it can become sarcastic, mean-spirited, or even border-line libelous.But last week, those of you who commented were impressive, thoughtful, and clearly informed on the issue at hand.In an article entitled “Commissioner Nolan confirms her critical remarks on social media about Carnesale, Nelson” readers of The Apopka Voice responded on social media with observations and thoughts that I felt compelled to share.Here are just a few among the dozens of comments and replies I collected from The Apopka Voice news site, Facebook page, and on other local Facebook pages that shared the article to their sites.Readers questions and comments are in bold and italicized:“Just for clarification, these are messages sent privately from (Commissioner Alice Nolan) to her friends on social media?”It’s a great question.Why are we publishing the private messages of a city commissioner? Should private conversations be made public? It feels unfair. There should be a level of privacy even for the Apopka City Council. I know I have said things in private I wouldn’t want others to know, and I would be upset at a friend who betrayed that trust.However, in the case of Commissioner Nolan, those private conversations were on a social media site, which makes them open to a public records request. The original request did not come from The Apopka Voice, but from an anonymous private citizen who then posted them on social media with his or her own opinions about Sunshine Law violations. The Apopka Voice made a separate request to verify the authenticity of the comments made by Commissioner Nolan and gave her the opportunity to explain the context in which they were made.Those comments, however, were about removing Apopka’s fire chief Chuck Carnesale – which is clearly city business and crosses any expectation of privacy an elected official can expect. Because of this, The Apopka Voice chose to publish her comments, but it was not without careful consideration, and only after we gave Nolan the opportunity to explain, and comment on her posts.Another reader wanted to know the reasons behind Commissioner Nolan’s assertions:“She stated numerous times the chief is not doing the job. I would like to hear what exactly is bringing her to this conclusion?”In her comments, Commissioner Nolan cited morale, overspending, and not doing his job as reasons to remove Chief Carnesale, but without specific examples and figures, it’s just personal observations from an elected official with no ability to replace him or any Apopka employee.If you have specific reasons for your opinions Commissioner Nolan, they should be stated in a public forum like an opinion/editorial piece or better yet, before the public on the record at a City Council meeting. Do not make allegations this serious and then go silent. There are consequences to your actions and comments. Explain how you are measuring overspending and low morale in the Apopka Fire Department.“It’s a sad day when you can’t trust your elected officials.”Unfortunately, this skepticism extends beyond Commissioner Nolan’s comments.Many readers expressed a distrust in the City Council after learning of Commissioner Nolan’s private opinions, but also after learning that a separation agreement for Chief Carnesale was drafted by Apopka City Attorney Joseph Byrd, emailed to City Administrator Edward Bass in March, and later denied by Mayor Bryan Nelson in an April City Council meeting.It’s important for the residents of Apopka to trust its elected officials, but the silence coming from City Hall and the Council dais is deafening. It’s eroding the trust the city has for these elected officials, two of whom burst into office with sizeable margins of victory just over a year ago.An electoral mandate can only go so far.“Maybe it’s time for the council to have a vote of confidence for Chief Carnesale.”Another way of coming out of the shadows would be to have a non-binding discussion at a City Council meeting about the status of the Apopka fire chief. Perhaps it’s time for a commissioner or the mayor to call for a motion offering Chief Carnesale their vote of confidence, or if you have issues with him – state them.Mayor Nelson too should explain his intent and desire to replace Carnesale. Explain how the email from Byrd to Bass matches up with his April statement to the city that denied any intent to replace the chief and brushing it aside as a social media rumor. If he wanted a new slate of department heads, that should have happened in his first 100 days. If there is a cause, then state it. No one should have to operate such a vital department under these conditions, which brings us to another astute observation made by a reader…“City employees should not have to live in fear every time there is an administration change.”Certainly, a mayor’s team should be made up of the leaders he wants. All department heads work at the pleasure of the administration. But charges like the ones Nolan posted should be out in the open and not dispersed through whispering campaigns, forced retirements, and misleading public comments or investigations started well after the fact.It’s not fair to Chief Carnesale to absorb these allegations week-after-week, followed by denials and non-comments by the administration, followed by a secret investigation into the AFD, with the innuendo that Carnesale is the subject.Review the budget items, morale issues, and anything else that frustrates you about the AFD with the professionalism it deserves and then make your case with transparency.“Thanks for your comments, replies and thoughts, Apopka Voice readers!” That last quote is from me to you, the readers of The Apopka Voice. Keep up the wise interaction on this site and on our Facebook page, I’ll keep learning from you, and I’ll do my best to keep you informed about the news of Apopka. Please enter your name here Mama Mia July 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm I want to make it clear…..the Trump plastic straws cost $ 1.50 each, and are sold by the pack for $15.00 for a pack of ten. I think I led you all to believe a pack of ten plastic Trump straws cost $1.50, and that is NOT the case…LOL I wanted to get it correct on here, because I just know all you Trump lovers want to, rush out to buy his latest products….LOL. Now, on a more serious note, I read about a lady who wanted to be environmental friendly, and she bought some of those stainless steel reusable straws to use, and she had some health problems that caused her to lose her balance frequently, and one day she had a mason jar glass with a screw- on lid with a hole in the top screwed into place with one of her reusable stainless steel straws inserted in her glass with her drink in hand, when she lost her balance and fell, and it impaled her through her eye socket into her brain, and she later died from it. So the article said to never use those reusable metal straws with a screw- on lid in place. That is horrible! I probably never would of thought about it being dangerous, so I just wanted to warn everyone on here……I did change my mind and try to figure out what a one cent plastic straw sold at Walmart in a pack of 100 for a dollar would cost as far as the inflated percentage price compared to of one single plastic Trump straw at the cost of $ 1.50, and it seems to me that is a 15,000 percent increase according to .01 x a 15,000% increase equals $1.50. At least, I hope you have a good laugh with my figuring this ridiculous straw thing out, anyway, just think, Trump is the person setting the trade tariffs with our country and other countries, so somebody, somewhere, including us, are going be SO SCREWED with his way of thinkin’……!!! LOL Yes, city council listen to your residents…..When are you all going to make some recommendations to clean up the frontage across Dream Lake Park? We have a nice bridge there now, but there is absolutely nowhere to fish because of the brush and cattails. I know the city used to keep the lake frontage cleaned out, but somewhere along the way, someone has just dropped the ball on keeping the lake park up to par. Also, we stopped there today, and noticed that someone has stolen almost all of the solar tops off the lights that were along the posts of the bridge…..that is a shame! Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:11 pm Mama Mia Is it just me, or did anybody else believe that it wasn’t going to be ALL the pine trees cut down out there? Reply TAGSApopka City Commissioner Alice NolanApopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonOpinion Previous articleAt least 2% of US public water systems are like Flint’s – Americans just don’t hear about themNext article4 questions answered on sex trafficking in the US Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Reply July 21, 2019 at 9:50 pm Mama Mia Reply I sat at the city council meeting in the past when the subject of removing the pine trees out at NW Recreation Complex was discussed, and finally approved, and I knew it would be a lot of pine trees, but I thought it was only the dead, or diseased trees near the fire station, and near the playground areas, at least, that is what I thought I heard, then I saw the picture in the Apopka Chief of the pines cut and loaded onto the semi, and the caption below the photo said ALL the pine trees out there will be cut down and removed, in this week’s Apopka Chief. I did not know that! That is so many trees! We rode the other day around to see where the lightning had hit the nursery on Plymouth Sorrento Road, and then came back through Rec Way, and we were shocked to see that amount of pines cut down! I used to take my husband his lunch everyday, when he was working out there at Rec Way area when he worked for the city, and was working out there with the construction crew, and I would see so many foxtail squirrels with their extremely long tails, every single day, playing everywhere out there around Rec Way, and also I saw so many gopher turtles crawling along Vick Road, Poncan Road, and along the entrance into the NW Complex. I NEVER see those animals anymore, and that is sad to me! Reply We were riding around a few weeks ago and was passing by a site where a big commercial development is due to be built, and it is right around here fairly close. I could see something in the horizon way, way off just running around on the bare dirt, that had been cleared off completely, and they were having a ball playing, and running back and forth across the clearing. At first, I thought it was a flock of big birds, then I put on my glasses, and it was still too far to see what it was clearly, but I soon realized that it was not birds, and between myself, and my husband, we finally determined it was a whole bunch of foxes, that were having great fun playing! I am not going to say where this was, because some of you all might try to shoot them, knowing how some of you all are so gun happy. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

June 15, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Nov. 6 midterm elections have come and gone, with some outcomes  still in doubt. And while, fundamentally, political and economic conditions have remained the same, some of the outcomes are welcomed. Women, people of color, LGBTQ2S people and immigrants made history.They were elected on a wide range of progressive issues, along with who they are.For example, Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are the first Latinx women to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Both are strong advocates of immigrant rights.Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first two Indigenous women to win seats in the House, representing Kansas and New Mexico, respectively. Haaland stated, “America isn’t broke, but we have been pillaged by billionaires and big corporations who get rich off our infrastructure and expect working people to foot the bill. No more.” (inequality.org, Nov. 7)Ilhan Omar, a Somali, and Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian, became the first Muslim women who won House seats.  Omar won her seat in Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the U.S. Tlaib won her seat — vacated by Rep. John Conyers, who is Black — with over 87 percent of the vote in her Michigan district.  A month before the elections, Tlaib was arrested for blocking a McDonald’s demanding $15 and a union. Both of these women ran on a platform of Medicare-for-all and debt-free college tuition.Ayanna Pressley, a former Boston City Council member, became the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House.Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, a Puerto Rican, became the youngest woman to be voted into the U.S. House; she represents the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx in New York City.  She has called for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.In Colorado, Jared Polis was the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a state, while Christine Hallquist, a trans woman, got 40 percent of the votes for governor of Vermont.These elections alone — along with progressive referendums passed allowing former felons to vote in Florida; a stop to gerrymandering in Michigan; the legalization of marijuana in Michigan, Missouri and Utah, which should lead to overturning convictions for its sale and use — represent the first progressive electoral rebuke to white supremacist, misogynist Trumpism.These midterm elections, like so many prior ones, can serve as a political barometer on the mood of the masses, showing who the masses want out, as opposed to who the masses want voted in.What hasn’t changedDespite any progressive victories, the fundamental class features of U.S. bourgeois elections have not changed.  One important feature is voter suppression based on inherent inequality steeped in white supremacy and other class bias against people who are indigent and working class. This is especially true for sectors of the working class who are of African descent, immigrant, Indigenous and young.  And the state — which includes the police, laws, courts, prisons, etc. — is used as a repressive instrument to reinforce this inequality.Voter suppression remains acutely widespread in the deep South, where Black people won the right to vote a mere 53 years ago. It is also an issue in North Dakota, where an estimated 5,000 Indigenous people who live in rural areas have post office addresses. A federal judge at the end of October refused to overturn a new election ruling that requires a street address, thus barring thousands of Native people from voting.The right of the most oppressed to vote must be defended by the movement as an act of anti-white-supremacist, pro-working-class solidarity, first and foremost.  That is why the candidacy of Stacey Abrams, the first Black woman candidate to run for governor in a former slave state, Georgia, should be supported, no matter her political affiliation. As of this writing, thousands of votes still remain uncounted in that state.While the now Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has more people of color and women, the Republican-controlled Senate is known as the millionaires’ club, a majority of cis white males unapologetically tied to corporate interests.Currently, there are 23 women senators, including four of color, out of a total of 100. There are two senators from each state, no matter the population, large or small, which is undemocratic and unrepresentative, even under bourgeois norms.The bottom line is that elections, even under a bourgeois democracy, cannot overturn class relations of any kind, even when progressive candidates and popular reforms are front and center.  There still remains intact a small elite ruling class, which owns and controls the vast wealth of the world’s resources and is the oppressor of the global working class.Until a revolutionary process overturns those class relations, elections will continue to be just a barometer, not a game changer for workers and oppressed peoples.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News On Sunday, June 17, five scholarships were awarded to deserving youth during the First Presbyterian Church’ worship service. The Jeri Yuki Tanaka Scholarship was created by Frank Tanaka in memory of his sister Jeri Yuki Tanaka. Due to financial constraints, Jeri was unable to attend college herself, but worked so that her brothers could. It is in honor of her hard work and sacrifice that this scholarship was created. We thank the scholarship committee for all of their hard work and diligence: Nancy Castillo, Sam Gin, Kelly Hayashi-Woo, Dorothy Kirkland, Debbie Kostich, Mischa McManus, and Bob Uchida. Sam Gin and Mischa McManus presented the scholarship awards.The awardees for 2012 are:• Irene Arellan, John Muir High, Pasadena. Irene came to our church through the “Stepping into the Light” event and has been a participant in the youth group. She will attend theUniversity of Colorado and hopes to pursue a degree in Nursing.• Elena Arellan, John Muir High, Pasadena. Elena, Irene’s sister, also came to our church through “Stepping into the Light,” and has been a participant in the youth group. She will attend the University of Redlands and has been awarded a full scholarship from the university. She graciously withdrew her name from consideration for the Tanaka Scholarship so that another student might benefit from it in the future.• Kimberly Jones, California State University Los Angeles. Kimberly is the daughter of Robert and Ing Jones, and currently attends CSULA. She is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and is a member of the Los Angeles Jr. Philharmonic, and is a cancer survivor.• Stephanie Jones, Pasadena City College. Stephanie, Kimberly’s sister, will attend California State University Los Angeles in the fall. She has sung with the worship team during service, and will pursue a degree in Chemistry. Stephanie has accepted a school internship with a lab that focuses on finding a cure for cancer.• Nathan Lau Branson, Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena. Nathan is the son of the Rev. Mark and Nina Lau Branson and has been a participant in our youth group. He will attendAzusa Pacific University in the fall where he will pursue a degree in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Business Administration.• David Williams Jr., Pioneer High, Whittier. DJ is the son of David and Debra Williams and has been a participant in our youth group. He will attend Glendale City College in the fall. He hopes to earn a degree in Studio Engineering and will be a member of the varsity basketball team.First Presbyterian Church, Altadena, 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena, (626) 791-4271 or visit www.altadenapresbyterian.org. 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newscenter_img Community News Faith & Religion News First Presbyterian Church Altadena: Jeri Yuki Tanaka Scholarships Awarded Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 5:18 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTwitter Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Advertisement One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity [email protected] officers at Shannon Airport seized €14,000 in cash, when they stopped and questioned a Chinese woman in her twenties, following routine profiling. The woman was boarding a flight to London Heathrow for onward travel to Hong Kong. Revenue seized the cash, which was denominated in 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro notes, suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Print Previous articleMan admits to charges in Limerick child sex caseNext articleNational award for Limerick pre-school Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsCash seizure at ShannonBy Bernie English – November 2, 2016 598 center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin TAGScashRevenueseizureShannon airport Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins WhatsApp Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

June 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Middle and high school students will be feted this coming week as part of the annual AVID Celebration.The themes this year are #ThisIsAVID and The Power of One.District Director Dianne Mata said there are a little more than 1,800 students in the program at the secondary level. The elementary campuses also use AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a college preparation program.“We invite every student,” Mata said. “We would love for all of them to attend. We do bus them to encourage them to get there in case parents have to work. We also encourage parents to go,” Mata said.Students who have been newly accepted to AVID also are invited.Mata said it’s hard to say how many people will attend, but she’s hoping the Odessa College Sports Center will be filled at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.For inspiration, the secondary AVID classrooms watched the movie “Freedom Writers” and participated in daily journaling activities modeled after Erin Gruwell’s topics in the Freedom Writers Diary.Complex Community Federal Credit Union contacted the Freedom Writers Foundation and were able to sponsor Sue Ellen Alpizar, one of Gruwell’s students, to be the AVID Celebration motivational speaker, the AVID newsletter stated.There are about 810 students in middle school in AVID and 1,016 in high school.Mata said the events are a lot of work, but a lot of fun. She added that the celebrations are probably the best part of her job.“They’re all from different schools, but they all cheer each other on. The kids refer to themselves as an AVID family, despite if you’re (at) west side/east side schools. You don’t hear booing; you don’t hear, ‘We’re better than this school.’ It’s ‘we’re there to support each other,’” Mata said. The themes and the celebration were inspired by Complex Community Federal Credit Union.“We are always excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the AVID students. We meet these students in the seventh grade and work with them all the way through high school. To see them grow and develop is a privilege,” Lisa Wyman, senior vice president of credit union development and human resources at Complex Community stated in an email. During the past six weeks, AVID students in grades eight through 12 watched the “Freedom Writers.” “They then journaled and engaged in discussions about being an overcomer and fanning their inner flame and uncovering their power. That power not only as an individual, but as an AVID family, a campus and a community. To have one of the original Freedom Writers here in Odessa to share their story with these kids at celebration is so exciting,” Wyman said.Mata said she is excited about having Alpizar speak.“She’s actually going to speak to some of the seniors before the celebration on Monday at OHS and on Tuesday to some of the seniors at Permian High. Then she’ll speak in the evening at the celebrations,” Mata said. “There is a lot of excitement in the air. The students are really looking forward to hearing her inspiring message.”Two seniors, Jonathan Spruill from Odessa High School, and Fred Henderson from Permian, were selected to read their essays and their topics are based on the “Freedom Writers,” Mata said.Both are winners of the Crowe scholarship, donated by Superintendent Tom Crowe, Mata said. It provides $1,000 each for each student to go to any college or university.Complex Community Federal Credit Union donates other scholarships, as well, that they select the recipients of and they will be announced at the celebrations, Mata said. Kindles are also awarded to students from each school. Businesswoman Sondra Eoff makes the donation to the elementary schools.“A lot of scholarships will be awarded,” Mata said. “We celebrate all students, but we especially celebrate our seniors. We celebrate them at the front and award them their AVID cords that they wear at graduation,” Mata said.At the middle school celebration, the students are congratulated.“It’s kind of an induction for our new students, so during the ceremony we will call up all of the newly accepted students. They receive a little ribbon that says AVID. We call it a spirit stick. Then they’ll get their contract. It will be read during the ceremony. The students and the parents both sign the contract committing to the obligations of AVID,” Mata said.She said the atmosphere is welcoming and they get to see the excitement of the program.“It’s a great place to honor them and welcome them into our family,” Mata said. If You Gocenter_img What: AVID celebrations.When: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd. By admin – April 20, 2018 Twitter Pinterest AVID celebrations set this coming week Previous articleOPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemicalNext articleMan charged with strangling girlfriend adminlast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesWhile Filling Up Temporary Posts, A Right Of First Refusal Should Be Extended To Candidates Empanelled In PSC List: Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas18 March 2021 11:02 PMShare This – x”Inasmuch as the University is an entity that answers to the description of ‘State’ within the meaning of that term under Article 12 of the Constitution of India, it would be incumbent upon them to adhere to the principle of fairness..an integral aspect of the Rule of Law.”In a judgment pronounced by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday, the Court opined that when a state-owned entity made appointments to temporary posts, ideally preference was to be given to candidates included in the lists prepared by the Public Service Commission. The Court’s observations came in the context of appointments made to the post of temporary assistants by Cochin University…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a judgment pronounced by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday, the Court opined that when a state-owned entity made appointments to temporary posts, ideally preference was to be given to candidates included in the lists prepared by the Public Service Commission. The Court’s observations came in the context of appointments made to the post of temporary assistants by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). A Division Bench of Justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Gopinath P observed that to ranked candidates when recruiting to temporary posts would be in tune with the principle of fairness. It was remarked, “Inasmuch as the University is an entity that answers to the description of ‘State’ within the meaning of that term under Article 12 of the Constitution of India, it would be incumbent upon them to adhere to the principle of fairness in action which forms an integral aspect of the Rule of Law. The University cannot be seen as excluding a consideration of candidates found meritorious for filling up regular posts, while filling posts that are temporary in nature.” The Court emphasized that the notifications issued by the university calling for applicants to such temporary posts were to clearly indicate that due preference will be given to candidates empanelled in the current rank list. However, while applying to such advertised temporary posts, the applicants would have no claim whatsoever to any regularisation or permanent absorption solely based on such engagement, the Court made clear. The judgment came in response to a petition filed by C V Biju, whose name had appeared in a rank list prepared by the State PSC. In court, he averred that despite the existence of a valid rank list, CUSAT had created 42 contractual ‘temporary’ posts for university assistants. His earlier petition had been dismissed by a Single Judge Bench, which had upheld the validity of the temporary appointments. It was held that the rank list in which the petitioner included had already expired. The Division Bench, however, noted that some of the temporary posts of university assistants were created when the rank list was valid. The university vehemently contended that the regular mode of appointment, that is through the PSC’s ranked lists was applicable only when recruiting to regular sanctioned posts. It was submitted that temporary posts were ordinarily filled through contract appointments. Allowing Biju’s appeal on considerations of equity, the court ordered CUSAT to accommodate the petitioner in the vacancy that would arise on April 21, 2021, or thereafter, in the temporary post of university assistant, either on a daily wage basis or on a contract basis. “although the appellant cannot claim any right for appointment to any substantive post of University Assistants, based on his position in an expired rank list, it would nevertheless be inequitable to deny him an appointment to a vacancy that exists in a temporary post, that was created during the time when the rank list in which he was ranked, was valid..” The Court also remarked that the existence of a right of appointment in a candidate is not a necessary prerequisite for the discharge, by the University, of obligations that are required of an ideal employer. Clarifying that the benefit did not extend to other persons whose names were included in the ranked list, the Court said, “We are extending this benefit only on the finding that certain temporary appointments were made at a time when the rank list was in force and since the appellant has been before this Court litigating his claims.” His appointment would not entitle him to claim any right based on the selection process conducted by the PSC or his ranking in the expired list, the Court stated.Counsel for petitioner: Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj and Associates.Counsel for Respondents: CUSAT Standing Counsel SP Aravindakshan Pillay, PSC Standing Counsel PC SasidharanClick here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more