Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Brian O’Driscoll

first_img TAGS: The Greatest Players Province: LeinsterCountry: Ireland
Test span: 1999-2014Ireland caps: 133 (132 starts)Lions caps: 8Test points: 250 (47T, 5DG) When the zip in his running waned slightly, he compensated with his defence in the line and around rucks, his ability to spring to his feet and jackal the ball making him a turnover king.He was a master of the interception score, so too the close-range burrowing snipe. Yet his try-saving tackle on Scotland’s Phil Godman in 2009 gave him as much satisfaction as any try, Ireland going on that year to win only their second-ever Grand Slam. Green giant: Brian O’Driscoll breezes past Scotland’s Nathan Hines during the 2007 Six Nations (Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby’s Greatest: Brian O’DriscollHe was only knocked out cold once – playing for Leinster Schools aged 17 – but Brian O’Driscoll typified the unremitting valour that team-mates respect and supporters adore.Few men can touch his 141 caps, and only once – on his sixth appearance, against Romania – did Ireland’s most legendary player not start the match. He rarely left the field early either; on one occasion when he did, 55 minutes into a match against the All Blacks after a tackle on Brodie Retallick left him concussed, Ireland famously let slip a 22-10 lead.By that stage of his career O’Driscoll lacked the out-and-out pace that had brought him so thrillingly to prominence. There had been the hat-trick that defeated France in Paris in 2000, and then a glorious try for the 2001 British & Irish Lions in Brisbane that sent the rapturous fans into choruses of Waltzing O’Driscoll.Waltzing O’Driscoll: the Irish threequarter on the prowl for the 2001 Lions in Australia (Getty Images)Soon, the man whose first rugby experience had been as a tiny second-row for the Willow Park U12 fourth team was captaining his country, at the age of 23. He was to perform that duty 83 times – only Richie McCaw and Sergio Parisse have led a country more often.O’Driscoll’s 47 Test tries – a record for both a centre and an Irishman – are all the more remarkable for his astigmatism. The condition left him with only 50% of the average person’s unaided vision. He had laser treatment in 2009 but he’d played 100-odd Tests by then – just think how good he would have been with proper eyesight! It was only fitting that this astonishing Dubliner – who strangely never won the World Rugby Player of the Year award – bowed out internationally with a victory lap of honour in Paris as Ireland won the Six Nations.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Hundreds of Episcopalians make ‘Pledge to Care for Creation’ in…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The crescent Earth rises above the lunar horizon in this photo taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft in lunar orbit during the final lunar landing mission in the Apollo program. Photo: NASA[Episcopal News Service] Caring for God’s creation may seem like a daunting task, the Earth being so vast and the threats to the natural world so pervasive, but The Episcopal Church is encouraging Episcopalians during Lent to pledge to take even the smallest of steps, because those steps together can make a difference.That is the idea behind the church’s Pledge to Care for Creation campaign, which launched March 29 and runs through Easter, with the goal of collecting at least 1,000 pledges by April 22, Earth Day.Discussion of these pledges figured prominently at the House of Bishops meeting in March, when a number of bishops committed to spreading the word to their dioceses. Such efforts seem to be having their intended effect: As of this week, more than 300 Episcopalians have gone online and completed the form identifying ways they will be better caretakers of creation.“We can’t see this as a hobby. We have to see it as a vocation that we actually are called to care for this Earth,” said Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel, one of the bishops who participated last month in creating this brief video invitation to rest of the church.Rickel told Episcopal News Service in a phone interview this week that he pledged to “eat lower on the chain,” meaning less meat and more food produced closer to home, which reduces the carbon footprint tied to food transportation. He also is considering switching from a hybrid to an electric car, and he pledged to deepen his diocese’s companion relationship with a diocese in the Philippines that involves a tree-planting ministry.Kansas Bishop Cathleen Bascom, who serves on General Convention’s Task Force on Care of Creation & Environmental Racism, pledged to build on her long-time involvement in the cause of prairie restoration, and she is reducing her carbon footprint by choosing to live within walking distance of her new office after she was consecrated as bishop on March 2.Her consecration itself was a conduit for creation care advocacy. The Diocese of Kansas, at Bascom’s direction, distributed pledge forms to the hundreds of people who attended the consecration at Grace Cathedral in Topeka, even though it occurred before The Episcopal Church launched its online pledge form.Some of those attendees filled out the tear-off slip and turned it in the same day, and others have been sending them in a steady stream to the diocesan office for the past month.“People do think about this issue, and I think our particular spirituality has so much richness,” Bascom told ENS. “The Episcopal Church is such fertile ground for this movement.”General Convention in 2015 identified creation care as one of the church’s three top priorities, along with racial reconciliation and evangelism. In 2018, General Convention passed 19 environmental resolutions, including support for a national carbon tax, carbon offsets for church-related travel, ocean health and Episcopalians’ continued participation in the Paris Agreement.Under Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the church is emphasizing its role in promoting a “loving, liberating, life-giving relationship with God” through creation care as part of the Jesus Movement.The online Pledge to Care for Creation features three parts. Participants are asked to submit one example under “Loving” for sharing the love of God’s creation, a second example under “Liberating” for standing with people being harmed by environmental injustice, and a final example under “Life-Giving” of individual actions they intend to take. Some examples include changing eating habits, increasing use of renewable energy and sharing related information with one’s congregation.“We hope people understand this is more than adding your signature to a petition,” the Rev. Melanie Mullen, director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, said in a press release announcing the campaign. “Pray with the pledge and the Reflection Guide during Lent. Think about what you love in God’s Creation, where your heart breaks over environmental injustice, and how you’d like to simplify your life.”Rickel, Bascom and other bishops also are emphasizing the Carbon Tracker that the Diocese of California is launching to give people a tangible way of measuring individual and cumulative progress toward improving the environment.California Bishop Marc Andrus, in a prior interview with ENS, described the tracker as functioning similar to how a Fitbit or other fitness watch tracks steps or calories. “This is like that, for carbon and for sustainable lifestyle choices,” Andrus said.The pledge campaign is “a great way to rally the church,” Rickel said. The news these days on climate change and other environmental issues often highlights the doom and gloom, but with so many Episcopalians taking the Pledge to Care for Creation, Rickel still sees reason for hope.“I just believe as Christians we have to live in hope,” he said. “To not live in hope is to deny our faith and to deny Jesus.”San Joaquin Bishop David Rice also is hopeful because he sees this campaign as a beginning, not as an end in itself.“This is about behavioral modification,” Rice told ENS. “I think people are becoming increasingly aware of what’s at stake here.”In his diocese, in California’s central valley, what’s at stake has a lot to do with water, or lack of it. The region has been in and out of a drought for several years, which affects the local agricultural economy.Rice pledged to bolster his diocese’s water conservation efforts and also work toward eradicating single-use water bottles. He also aims to reduce his personal carbon footprint by riding his bike more and driving less.His diocese is spreading the word about the Pledge to Care for Creation through numerous videos and promotion on social media, and as he schedules one-on-one meetings with each clergy member in the diocese during Lent, he is bringing up the pledge in every meeting.Across the diocese, “people are so wonderfully receptive in their responses, and there’s significant conversation being generated here,” Rice said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Tags Featured Events Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By David PaulsenPosted Apr 5, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Environment & Climate Change, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME House of Bishops Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Hundreds of Episcopalians make ‘Pledge to Care for Creation’ in campaign’s first days Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Temporary suspension of ACNS’ normal output

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion News ServicePosted May 5, 2020 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the work of the Anglican Communion Office have been temporarily suspended or curtailed – including the Anglican Communion News Service.We will continue to publish a blog profiling the province to be prayed for in the following Sunday in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, and a weekly summary of news in a single article; but other ACNS services, including our translation services and our weekly email, have been suspended.We will continue to review the situation and resume normal service once it is appropriate to do so.Gavin DrakeDirector for CommunicationsThe Anglican Communion Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Temporary suspension of ACNS’ normal output Rector Belleville, IL Back to Press Releases Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 10/16/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 10/9/2017 – 10/16/2017 shows five burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.One residential burglary was reported in the 200 Block of East Myrtle Street.Four vehicle burglaries were reported in the 1400 Block of Crawford Drive, the 1900 Block of Harmon Road, the 500 Block of Jeffrey James Way, and the 1800 Block of Dunn Block Cove Drive.No burglaries were reported at businesses.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business1 – Residential4 – Vehicle Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleBlue Darters fall, Mustangs rise in AP Top 10 PollNext articleMortgage Rates Hold Steady Around 4% Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

‘Accelerate our efforts’ to free Mumia

first_imgBy Angela DavisProfessor Angela Davis, herself once a political prisoner, is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to dismantling the prison industrial complex.  On Nov. 16, Davis delivered the following remarks during the virtual press conference “Freedom & Abolition: A critical moment in the fight to free Mumia Abu-Jamal.”Mumia Abu-Jamal has played such a pivotal role in the processes of popular education that have led us to this critical juncture and what one might call the century-and-a-half-year-old effort to acknowledge the structural and systemic character of racism and to take seriously the demands for abolition. Abolition of the death penalty, of prisons, of the police. And so it is right and just that we should accelerate our efforts, on this new terrain, to finally free our brother-comrade.Much attention has been focused on Philadelphia recently from the elections, to the police killing of Walter Wallace because he was experiencing a mental health crisis, to the arrest by federal agents of the teacher and community activist Anthony Smith — and we know that barely a week before his arrest, Philadelphia Magazine had applauded Anthony Smith’s community service and his exceptional leadership. And all around the world we have followed the work of Anthony Smith’s organization, the Black Philadelphia Radical Collective, and many of us passionately support the 13 demands they have submitted.We know also that the City Council in Philadelphia recently offered an apology, an official apology, for the 1985 bombing which killed 11 MOVE members, including five children, and completely destroyed 61 homes.So I’ve been asked to briefly describe Mumia’s case in the context of the long history of political repression in this country and in the context of the utilization of the criminal legal system to produce pretext for incarcerating people who have chosen to develop radical resistance strategies in relation to racist state violence.Mumia is a relatively younger member of a generation of Black radical activists and intellectuals who have challenged the structural and systemic character of racism long before this recognition helped to accelerate efforts to reimagine some of our society’s fundamental institutions. Because of our radical stances we were targeted by the state. In many instances the state demonized and railroaded countless numbers of Black radicals, some of us who were freed, but many of whom have been imprisoned for as many as five or six decades.Mumia was targeted by the Philadelphia police and COINTELPRO, beginning with his membership in the Black Panther Party. His declassified 500-page FBI file shows that the Philadelphia police, in consultation with COINTELPRO, for many years had tried to peg a crime on Mumia. We also know that at least one third of the police involved in his case were jailed after it was discovered that they had systematically tampered with evidence in large numbers of cases across the city of Philadelphia.COINTELPRO’s role in Mumia’s frameupI think that few people know that the investigation of the killing of Daniel Faulkner, the policeman whom Mumia is accused of killing, that this investigation was conducted not by the homicide unit of the Philadelphia police department but by its “Civil Defense Unit,” which was the local police arm of [former FBI Director] J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO.Angela Davis speaking at press conference for Mumia, Nov. 16, 2020. Credit: Joe Piette.In 1981, Mumia was sentenced to death. And from death row [he] produced brilliant critiques of the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, capital punishment, and other institutional consequences of racial capitalism. Many of us are aware of the fact that his widely circulated writings have helped to humanize people in prison and people on death row.Like many others of my age, I’ve been an active supporter of Mumia for many decades. And I’ve had the honor of speaking on his behalf at United Nations conferences and other international venues where Mumia, for example, was declared an honorary citizen of Paris. (The last person before him to receive that distinction was Pablo Picasso [in 1971].) I participated in that ceremony in Paris as his surrogate.Leonard Peltier, Mutulu Shakur, Russell Maroon Shoatz, Ed Poindexter, Veronza Bowers, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, David Gilbert, and my former co-defendant Ruchell Magee are just a few of the U.S. political prisoners who have spent the vast majority of their lives behind bars and as we know are currently the most vulnerable with respect to COVID-19. We’ve already heard about Russell Maroon Shoatz’s condition. And we’ve heard [Yale professor and global health activist] Gregg Gonsalves emphasize the need for compassionate decarceration, an abolitionist strategy.Thanks to international organizing efforts, Mumia is perhaps the most well-known political prisoner in the world. And these international efforts saved his life when he came dangerously close to execution in 1995. Mumia’s case exemplifies the length to which the  state will go to silence those who speak truth to power. And this is why the Fraternal Order of Police has been unrelenting in its attempt to silence him and his supporters.But now that structures of policing have finally been exposed for their systemic racism, and as we call for justice in the names of Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and Walter Wallace, and so many others, and now that the city of Philadelphia has issued an official apology to MOVE, now is the time to accelerate our campaign to bring Mumia home. Let’s not forget that Mumia’s identification with MOVE and his empathetic reporting on the city’s repression of MOVE rendered him a major target of the Rizzo administration.Mumia’s case and the abolition movementAs you’ve heard from Johanna [Fernandez] and others — Linn Washington for example — his case is riddled with violations. Especially the concealing of exculpatory evidence and the presence of Kenneth Freeman at the scene of the killing of Daniel Faulkner although the prosecutor was aware of the fact that Freeman had been identified as the shooter by four witnesses. And [on May 13th, 1985] the same night of the MOVE bombing, Kenneth Freeman was found dead in a parking lot, gagged and handcuffed.We know that there were clear violations in relation to the selection of the jury. Eleven out of the prosecution’s 14 peremptory challenges were used to eliminate Black jurors. Of course, this in itself, as it’s already been pointed out, supports the call for a new trial. The Supreme Court has ruled that the elimination of jurors on the basis of race is a major violation. And as Johanna and others have pointed out, newly discovered file boxes in the DA’s office, which were there for 37 years or so, contained a list of potential jurors highlighting their race.And perhaps even more egregious are the instructional tapes that were produced by Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon, who pointed out that educated Black people should not be selected to serve on the jury. But also, as he said, “Blacks from the low-income area are less likely to convict” and, as a result, “I don’t want these people on your jury.” As he said: “It may appear that you’re being racist or whatnot but again you’re just being realistic. You’re just trying to win the case.”So finally, the framing of Mumia and his incarceration are part of a larger story of structural racism and repression linked to global capitalism, linked to racial capitalism. Racism drives incarceration and infects policing all over the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg, to London, to Paris. Here in the U.S., mass incarceration especially affects Indigenous people and Black and Latinx communities.And I think we need to emphasize the fact that the very same forces that have driven the creation of the prison industrial complex are responsible for the fact that many people in other countries, in countries of the Global South, have seen their whole economies destroyed by capitalist incursions. They have no other choice than to flee. Thus, the borders and the walls and immigrant detention facilities are integrally linked to racist policing and the prison industrial complex.I should point out that abolitionist strategies emphasize the connections of all of these institutions. At a time when structural critiques of racism are gaining traction, and specifically its centrality to policing, we gather here to demand the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other political prisoners whose trials and sentences were irreparably influenced by their political beliefs and by their challenges to this very system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Domino’s Pizza Reject PETA Demand

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Domino’s Pizza Reject PETA Demand Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter U.S. vegans will have to wait longer for vegan-friendly options at Domino’s. According to the Detroit Free Press, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) proposed Domino’s add vegan cheese and meat to its topping options.Despite their request, Domino’s shareholders overwhelmingly rejected the proposal by an estimated 43.2 million votes. Less than one percent of shareholders supported the idea. It should be noted PETA owns 39 of the company’s shares. “Like any prudent restaurant operation, we only add new items to our menu when there is meaningful consumer demand for that product,” the board told MLive in a report here. “We have yet to see clear indication of that demand, which would suggest that we add it to the menu of our more than 5,000 U.S. stores and, therefore, the Board cannot and does not support this proposal.”Domino’s vice president of communications Tim McIntyre echoed the board’s statement.“We’re constantly looking at consumer trends and new things. There has been no sign of consumer demand,” he told Detroit Free Press reporters. “We know a little bit more about launching products than they do. We know a little more about running our company than they do.” By Gary Truitt – Dec 31, 2015 Domino’s Pizza Reject PETA Demand Previous articleDomino’s says “no” to PETANext articleCruz and Paul Fail RFS Test Gary Truittlast_img read more

Volleyball loses close one to Texas Tech in 5 sets

first_imgSam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Twitter ReddIt Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss + posts Sam Fristachi TCU Volleyball falls to Tech in 5 sets despite a strong performance from élan McCall. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang. Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Linkedin Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ printDespite 27 kills from outside hitter élan McCall, TCU volleyball fell short against Texas Tech on Saturday, losing in five sets.McCall’s kill total was a program record for a Big 12 match.“I thought our team played really hard,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “I thought we did some real great things offensively to make it a great match. We need to take care of the simple balls and that’s going to come.”The offense was a big factor in the first set for TCU, with the team hitting a .314 hitting percentage. McCall had seven kills in the first set alone. Four of them came when the game was tied 19-19. This pushed the Frogs to a 25-22 first set victory.élan McCall had a strong offensive day with 27 kills, 2 blocks and 1 ace. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang.Tech jumped out to an early 11-7 lead in the second set and never allowed TCU to come within a point. Adams had five of her 11 kills in the second set, but the Red Raiders tied the match at one set apiece. The third set went back-and-forth with six lead changes and 17 tie scores. Katie Clark, Afedo Manyang and McCall helped lead TCU to a 26-24 victory.Tech tied the third set 23-23 but the trio delivered kills to put the set away and give TCU a 2-1 match lead. McCall finished with six kills in the set, along with five from Clark and three from Manyang. McCall also led the team with four digs.TCU jumped to a 10-7 lead in the fourth set, but Tech came back to tie the score five times, eventually winning the set 25-23. McCall led the team again with six kills, while libero Dani Dennison delivered five digs.Tech took a lead early in the fifth set and never looked back, winning the set 15-11 and the match 3-2. TCU battled to the end but couldn’t mount a strong enough comeback to win the match. The Frogs will close out their regular-season home schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 27 against the Oklahoma Sooners. The team will honor its three seniors. The match is set to start at 7 p.m. inside The Rickel. Facebook Previous articleFootball’s comeback effort falls just short in NormanNext articleMen’s basketball blows 15-point lead, falls in overtime to Clemson Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Senator Portantino Issues Statement on the Governor’s 2019-2020 Budget Proposal

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Uncategorized Senator Portantino Issues Statement on the Governor’s 2019-2020 Budget Proposal Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 12:41 pm Subscribe 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. Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following statement:“I am proud that the legislature worked diligently over the past several years to have a budget in remarkably good shape and that there are significant resources available to ensure our goals for California. Today’s budget shows that our state is in a positive position for the long-term while investing an additional $4.8 billion in our Rainy-Day Fund — bringing its total to $15 billion. The 25th Senate District is home to many terrific public school districts, the best community colleges in California and over a dozen 4 year colleges. I am happy the budget includes $1.4 billion for higher education in order to increase college enrollment and graduation rates. I also want to take the time to thank Governor Gavin Newson and his new administration for allocating $40 million for a second free year of community college tuition. California is ensuring a long term investment in higher education for all students at any level. With much work ahead, I will continue the collaborative process in ensuring our students at all of our public schools and across California have success to high quality and affordable public education.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

When the housing crisis hits home

first_imgWhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Damian Sheehan and his partner Alison Coffey with three of their six children Ronan, Dhannon and Morgan outside their Shannon Banks home. by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Damian Sheehan and his partner Alison Coffey with three of their six children Ronan, Dhannon and Morgan outside their Shannon Banks home.“I WILL never forget the 1916 Centenary and that’s for sure.”These were the words of a despondent Limerick father-of-six, who this Easter Week finds himself desperately trying to find an affordable home for himself and his young family.46-year-old Damian Sheehan and his partner of 23 years, Alison Coffey (42), are at their wits end in an effort to secure a new home for themselves and their children.Along with their children, Morgan (7), Dhannon (8), Ronan (10), Emily (13), Callum (15) and Conor (17), they must leave their rented home at St Munchin’s Drive in Shannon Banks next week as the owner is selling it.If they can’t secure housing by Friday, April 1, they will be moved into emergency B&B accommodation.The landlord informed them last June that he intended to sell the house and they would need to secure new accommodation. Mr Sheehan describes his landlord as a “lovely guy” who bent over backwards to help him, even allowing three extensions on the date to vacate the property since last November.However, the unemployed construction worker, who this year deferred his final year of a Civil Engineering Degree at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to try find suitable housing, says he never believed that they would be left without a home.Damian now finds himself under huge pressure and said he feels “demented” from the stress of not being able to provide a home for his children.“We had been living in the house since we returned from London in 2009 and we love it. We have made it our home and never thought we could find ourselves in this position,” he told the Limerick Post.“Our rent was originally €650 per month and the community welfare officer said the landlord would have to bring it down to €500 as that was our cap for rent allowance, so he did. He has been very good to us and has thrown us those lifelines. He’s not making a cent from renting out the house in fairness to him.“The Council have told us that it would be illegal to put us into a three-bed property because of overcrowding, as there is eight of us, and they currently have no four-beds available. They say the best they can do for us is B&B accommodation.”According to Mr Sheehan, himself and his partner have been on the housing list since July 2009. They have also been searching for a rental property in Limerick since last June but to no avail.“There are currently nine four-bed properties to rent in the whole of Limerick. I rang about one this morning and the man asked me was I working or would I be in need of government subsidies. He cleverly didn’t even ask me if I was on rent allowance as it’s illegal to turn us down on those grounds.“The other houses are extortionate prices between €900 and €1,500 per month. The rents were that high in London back in 2009, it’s total madness,” he said.He has spoken to several local councillors and TDs, even driving up to Minister Alan Kelly’s office in Nenagh to seek help, but claims that no one has to date done anything for him.“I feel very aggrieved. All these politicians came knocking at my door in the run up to the General Election and they promised us the sun, moon and stars. We never heard from any of them again.“I am really angry with the council as they have done absolutely nothing. One council official even suggested that my eldest son would be 18 soon and would be responsible for himself, but I will be responsible for all my children until the day I die.“The council isn’t buying houses or building them, so how are things ever going to improve? If you have no socks you can’t pull them up.”As the clock ticks down to April 1, Mr Sheehan and his partner are dreading the prospect of having to move into B&B emergency accommodation.“I’m not a drinker, but this situation would drive you to drink. My children come first, they are my responsibility, and I don’t know how I am going to explain to them next week that we no longer have a home.“We have two first communions coming up next month. One of our boys is doing his Junior Cert this year and another doing his Leaving Cert next year. How are we supposed to live like a family in B&B accommodation? How are we to cook and wash clothes and have a place for the kids to do their homework? This is not what we came home to Ireland for!”Novas’ Family Support Service in Limerick City says they are accepting referrals at unprecedented levels. The service, which has a capacity of 40 families per month, is currently supporting 50 families in the city, who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement TAGSAlan JacquesAlison CoffeyDamian Sheehanemergency housingfeaturedhomelessnesshousing crisislimerickNovas Intensive Family SupportShannon Banks NewsLocal NewsWhen the housing crisis hits homeBy Alan Jacques – March 24, 2016 1388 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleHunt Museum hosts symposium, ‘Limerick and the 1916 Rising’Next article#Limerick barber cuts to source of male mental health with #BarberTalk Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more