Minerva calls EGM following KiFin bust-up

first_imgWednesday 11 August 2010 8:21 pm Minerva calls EGM following KiFin bust-up Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleUndo PROPERTY developer Minerva has called an emergency meeting to drum up support following demands for a boardroom shake-up from rebel investor KiFin, owned by billionaire Nathan Kirsh. In the latest chapter of an extended power struggle at Minerva, KiFin has proposed the sacking of chairman Oliver Whitehead and chief executive Salmaan Hasan and called for more transparency on terms of its recent restructuring and profit share agreements.KiFin plans to install London property veteran Philip Lewis as interim chief executive, along with former Investec boss Bradley Fried as a non-executive director, if the moves win shareholder approval at an emergency meeting on 8 September. Minerva has hit back at the proposals, accusing leading shareholder KiFin of trying to take control of its activities without paying, after its 50p per share takeover bid collapsed earlier this year.“It’s a pretence to say they don’t want to take control, given their actions over a period of time,” Whitehead told City A.M. “We have no problem with them taking over as long as they pay a proper price. By trying to install Lewis, they are trying to gain control without the hassle of a takeover.” “Besides the demands set out, we have no idea what KiFin has planned for the company. They are just making mischief, putting out negative tittle-tattle,” Whitehead added. Lewis called yesterday for Minerva’s other board members to get involved and calm the dispute. “They have got three good non-executive directors who should be making an effort to find a solution to this problem,” Lewis said. “Kirsh is not seeking control of the company. We simply want management to understand the importance of full disclosure of the key financial information that we are requesting.” More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Pair can solve each other’s issues

first_imgSunday 6 February 2011 9:43 pm Share Pair can solve each other’s issues whatsapp PFIZER’S decision to close its British research facility, leading to the loss of around 2,000 British jobs, was last week held up as an example of the government’s failing industrial policy. But it was also a sign that the pharma industry is in ill-health. Sanofi’s decision to snap up US-based Genzyme tells a similar story.As with Pfizer, and to a lesser degree GSK, Sanofi’s drugs pipeline is looking worryingly empty. Last summer, the French drugmaker failed in a last-ditch attempt to stop the approval of generic versions of Lovenox, the blood-thinning drug that accounts for some $4bn of group sales. The bulk of its other best-sellers will also lose their patent protection over the next few years.That is why Chris Viehbacher, Sanofi’s acquisitive chief executive, has hit the buyout trail again. At first glance, Genzyme – a firm that is bedevilled by regulatory and production problems – seems an odd choice. But like Ireland-based Shire, it focuses of niche high-margin treatments for rare genetic diseases, which means patents are less of a headache. In that sense, the strategic rationale makes sense. Sanofi has the scale and expertise to help solve Genzyme’s manufacturing problems, while Genzyme has products that are relatively safe from generic insurgents. KCS-content Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgCipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$71.93K (UGX264.08M). An average of US$5.99K (UGX22.01M) per month.Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileCipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Kampala, Uganda. The company manufactures Anti-retroviral (ARVs), Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) and Hepatitis medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Hepatitis. Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The FTSE 100 fell 200 points in a day! Here’s my 3-point action plan for another market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The FTSE 100 fell 200 points in a day! Here’s my 3-point action plan for another market crash I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Since the stock market crash in March, the FTSE 100 index has recovered remarkably well. At the start of the week, the index was trading around 6,500 points. This is still down over a thousand points from the start of the year, but it’s certainly better than when it traded below 5,000 points in the first quarter.If you’re a regular reader of content on The Motley Fool, you’ll have noticed a number of articles talking about a second stock market slump recently. In the short term, there was a lot of rational thinking that the rally was getting ahead of itself, given the disconnect between the FTSE 100 and broader economic conditions. Yesterday we may have seen the start of this market crash, with the FTSE 100 shedding 223 points in a single session, to trade down at around 6,100 points.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…DisconnectedAny good investor keeps a finger on the pulse of the market and compares it to what the situation is like in the broader economy. If there’s a large disconnect, then something isn’t quite right. Over the past few weeks, the FTSE 100 has been performing exceptionally well. But there have clearly been issues regarding the UK (and world) economy. We’ve had figures out today showing that GDP fell by 20.4% in April, a staggering number. We’ve also had escalating tensions between the US and China and fears over a second wave of the coronavirus internationally. As a logical thinker, it seems a second stock market slump in the near term could be here, in response to the above. So here’s what I’m doing.FTSE 100 slump action planFirstly, I’m making a wish list of stocks that look attractive to me for the long term. For example, Rolls-Royce has been on my list for the past month or so. I could have bought it earlier this week, but since Tuesday, the share price is down 17%. The second slump has already provided me with a great discount to buy the firm at. I’ll monitor news for the next week or so, but this looks like a good opportunity to buy the dip in the market.Further, I’m looking at my overall allocation within my portfolio again. Interest rates are still at low levels (0.1%) and the commentary coming out of the Bank of England isn’t positive. I doubt interest rates will be moving higher any time soon. So with a second FTSE 100 slump looking apparent, it makes sense to move out of cash and into stocks.For this I’d be looking at making my cash work harder for income, so would be targeting safe dividend paying shares. I recently wrote about Vodafone, which showed a year-end operating profit of €4bn. With ample cash flow, the dividend yield of over 5% looks a good home for income hunters. A second market slump will only increase the dividend yield.Stay investedFinally, for stocks I’m already in the red on thanks to the first market crash, my action plan is to stay invested. The second slump may hit hard in the short term. But in the long term, history shows that patience is always rewarded! Jonathan Smith | Friday, 12th June, 2020 last_img read more

The Championship Blog: Round Two

first_img What it is all about: Below are the latest comings, goings and hammer-blowings in this season’s ChampionshipBy Richard GraingerThe Greene King IPA Championship’s newest side — Ealing Trailfinders, founded in 1871 — are also the longest established side in the division.This was of little consolation to the West Londoners as they have now leaked 19 more points than years they have existed in their first two outings in a highly competitive second tier.Rotherham 79, Ealing 9Argentine centre Juan Pablo Socino notched 34 points for the Yorkshire outfit at Clifton on Saturday with a try, three penalties and 10 conversions.Despite leading 6-3 after 10 minutes, Ealing were blown away by the home side who ran in 10 tries. However, despite this, the visitors stuck to their task and managed to create scoring opportunities late in the game.Plymouth Albion 34, Moseley 34Rugby World’s prediction of a bottom third finish for both Albion and Moseley looked a good bet as Plymouth threw away a 31-13 half-time lead. Following a spirited second half fight back by the Midlanders, Albion were the more relieved of the two teams to hear the final whistle.Plymouth’s discipline was woeful; 22 penalties and two yellow cards left referee Mr Matthew Carley’s whistle red hot, and this led to their second period implosion at Brickfields on Friday night.Both teams could be reasonably happy with three points, and the crowd could have no complaints at this eight-try thriller.Brief happiness: Cornish PiratesJersey 26, Bedford 14St Peter’s remains a fortress in the making, with Bedford the latest in the line of well-fancied outfits to take a tumble in the Channel Islands, going down 26-14 on Saturday. Jersey, renowned for their initiative in attack last term, showed that they were equally adept in defence by preventing last year’s finalists from scoring a point in the second period.However, when former Jersey stalwart Michael Le Bourgeois replaced the injured James Pritchard, who scored all the Blues’ points with a try and three penalties, Bedford came close to salvaging a bonus point. Frustrated Bedford Head Coach Mike Rayer blamed the 25 handling errors he counted.Cornish Pirates 20, Leeds Carnegie 27Head Coach Ian Davies blamed too good a start, which saw his side gallop to a 10-point lead in seven minutes, for complacency which gifted Carnegie a first win on Cornish soil in almost five years.Under the new Mennaye Field lights on Friday night, the Pirates’ faithful watched a handy lead evaporate to become a half-time 13-15 deficit, before the visitors took complete command of proceedings to record a bonus point win. Injuries and the crucial sin-binning of lock Gary Johnson didn’t help the Pirates’ cause.Planning an assault?: RobinsonBristol 31, London Scottish 18A crowd of over 5,500 watched Bristol overcome their shock defeat by the Cornish Pirates last weekend.Head Coach Andy Robinson was pleased with his side’s attitude and told the Bristol website that “… the ambition we played with was excellent.”However he added, “It’s going to be a rollercoaster ride this season,” suggesting that Robinson may be regarding this season as building a bridgehead for an all-out assault on the Premiership trail.Nottingham 19, London Welsh 46 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This win leaves the Exiles close to the top of the class this term, as one of only two unbeaten teams, just one bonus point behind Rotherham.Kevin Davis intercepted with four minutes left on the clock to bring up the bonus point, and the evergreen Gordon Ross stepped up to nail the conversion. This completed the former Scottish international’s perfect day with the boot which netted 26 points and Sky Sports’ Man of the Match Award. What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship last_img read more

Q&A: Washington Bishop Mariann Budde says church should ‘lead with…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, right, recites prayers at the first Way of the Cross station March 21, 2013, in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Budde, joined by Connecticut Bishop Suffragan James Curry, left, and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, was part of a procession against violence months after the massacre of students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Many Episcopal bishops, priests and deacons feel called by faith to bear public witness on issues of the day, but few have been as prominent or outspoken in recent years as Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde. As the top Episcopal leader in the nation’s capital, Budde hasn’t been shy in calling for federal policies that reflect Jesus’ call to care “for the least of these.”Budde, in an interview with Episcopal News Service, said she has tried to “lead with Jesus” rather than let politics guide her ordained ministry, going back to her 18 years as a parish priest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “If your Jesus always agrees with your politics, you’re probably not reading deeply enough into Jesus,” she said. At the same time, “I don’t think justice and societal issues are optional for clergy. They are embedded in our faith.”Since her consecration as Washington bishop in 2011, she said she has tried to focus on her primary role as chief pastor to the diocese’s Episcopalians. When engaging in advocacy, though, church leaders should “take a moral position and not a partisan position, to start somewhere we have authority,” Budde said.Budde and other church leaders also are responding to calls for healing after the recent presidential campaign and its tense aftermath. ENS spoke with Budde on Jan. 13, one week after a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and a week before the inauguration of President Joe Biden.The following questions and answers have been condensed and lightly edited for length and clarity.ENS: The Diocese of Washington is like any other diocese in that it covers a geographic area and encompasses a number of congregations and members, but it also is home to the seat of the U.S. government. Does that shape how you see your role as bishop of the diocese?The Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde was consecrated as bishop of the Diocese of Washington in 2011. Photo: Washington National CathedralBUDDE: The Diocese of Washington goes all the way down to southern Maryland. I wish it had a different name, actually – “The Diocese of Washington and Four Maryland Counties.” I mean, there are a lot of people whose profession is government in one form or another, and not just the political, elected side but the civil service side. The temptation is greater to focus on what’s happening on the federal side of the government, and that’s something that I’ve tried not to define my episcopate [by]. I’m not a chaplain to the government, I’m the pastor of pastors and a leader of congregations. I tend to pick my issues carefully.ENS: If you look back at the examples of bishops before you, several of them also spoke out on issues of their time. I’m thinking of Bishop John Walker in the late 1970s and 1980s and Bishop John Chane in the 2000s.BUDDE: Bishop Walker is a real model for me, and not simply his moral courage and his social justice leadership, which was iconic, but it was in the context of a very broad ministry. He loved children, he loved parish priests, he loved congregations. He was a man of tremendous grace, so I looked to him quite a bit. I think of him more than anyone, in terms of who has occupied this office.ENS: It seems like Chane, your most recent predecessor, might have had a different approach?BUDDE: This is no disrespect to Bishop Chane, because he had a phenomenal ministry, particularly on the world stage and in the Middle East and issues of Middle East peace, tremendous influence and importance. But I dare say that one of the reasons I was elected was I was not John Chane. It was a real pendulum swing for the diocese in the sense that they wanted somebody whose primary commitment was congregational life and vitality, and that the bishop was going to spend the majority of her time working to revitalize congregations. And that was my commitment to them. That’s what my passion, my sense of call, was.ENS: Do you still feel that today?BUDDE: I do. And I feel that the public witness is only as strong as we are strong. It doesn’t really matter how articulate a bishop is if she doesn’t have behind her strong, vibrant congregations who are making a difference in their communities and who can mobilize for the benefit of their neighborhoods and towns. And I also think the witness is stronger if there’s more than one voice.ENS: Do you provide any guidance to clergy in the diocese about how to approach political issues and when it is or isn’t appropriate to speak out from the pulpit or in public?BUDDE: In the context of our orientation for clergy new to the diocese and those newly ordained, I discuss the spiritual practice and vocation of preaching and stewardship of the pulpit. In that context, I share my approach and philosophy about speaking into politics and other topics of social concern, but that is only one dimension of preaching that I discuss. Stewardship of the pulpit is essential for good pastoral leadership.ENS: Is there an expectation for the bishop of Washington to speak out a little bit more? That U.S. politics is part of your mission field?BUDDE: Yep, happens all the time. And sometimes I answer to that, and sometimes I take a pass. And I try to do it based on the issues that the constituency I serve has some real expertise or experience with, or issues that are absolutely representative of who they are. Issues of racial justice, for example, are embedded in the life of this diocese, so if I were not committed to that, I’d be the wrong bishop. Immigration reform is an issue that affects not only the moral fabric of our country but the lives of people who are in our congregations.The Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of Washington, raises her hand in prayer outside St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2020. Photo: Jack Jenkins/RNSENS: Certainly, there is a risk that Episcopal leaders may be seen as being too political. People use the term “political,” but what I think they mean is “partisan.” A lot of the policy positions that the church has taken seem to be aligned with Democratic positions. I suppose you can’t be blamed for which party takes which position, but you must think about that. How do you respond?BUDDE: I think it’s a fair critique, let me just say that. Some leadership of The Episcopal Church, we tend to be more Matthew 25 Christians. We tend to be ones who talk about how we treat our fellow human beings and how we care for the poor and how we clothe the naked – all of those things that Jesus talks about in Matthew 25, as opposed to John 3:16 Christians, “for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, to the end that all who believe in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Those are the two classic definitions of what it means to follow Jesus. My public stance is more in line with the former because it seems to be the more universally compassionate position that aligns itself with the common good. And I am concerned about a very distorted view of Christianity that has the nation’s attention, and I do feel some responsibility to say there’s more than one way to live a public life as a Christian. I actually spend a lot of my time studying, reading and learning from Christian evangelicals, because many of them are way better than we are on some of the things that build healthy congregations. And I’ve learned that there’s a very broad swath of people and leadership styles and public leadership perspective within the white evangelical world. It’s not some big monolithic bloc. But all Christians must reject what we saw on Jan. 6 [at the U.S. Capitol].ENS: Do you think that faith can be a healing force in this time of extreme polarization? It could be a dividing force, but what are the ways you think that it can be a healing force?BUDDE: One of the things about religion is it can be all those things. It can be in service to our highest aspirations and to our most base behaviors. Of course religion can be a healing force. It’s the strongest of healing forces. One of my colleagues says, “There ought to be space for grace.” Religion, at its best, gives a way to talk about how we fail and how we start again and how we can be drawn back from behaviors that we regret and how we can find a place of healing, sometimes not by dealing with the conflict directly but coming at it indirectly. That’s what I see Joe Biden trying to do. I think he’s trying to say, “I’m going to do my best to find a way to bring us together according to the things that we really do value as a people.” I don’t think he’s perfect, but I hear him trying to do that and I pray for his success.ENS: Looking forward, how do you balance the desire to let your faith lead you toward that place of healing and at the same time look back on what has happened and say, “That’s not what I think we should be”? Is that in conflict?BUDDE: It’s somewhat in conflict, but I also feel there’s a process of reconciliation. You don’t just pick yourself up from pummeling someone and then say, “Let’s make peace.” There are consequences and accountability that do need to take place before we can have kind of a deep reconciliation. And I think that we’re learning that with our generational struggle with racial inequity. I feel that in some way we have to allow the people who have been most grievously wounded a chance to heal and to make sure that there’s safety and restitution. Healing is a byproduct of work and time. It can’t be decreed by a person saying, “It’s time for healing.” You actually have to work at it.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Apopka High School Debate Team Reaches Their Goals

first_img Previous articleApopka Celebrates the 4th of July with Fireworks and MusicNext articleAre You an Aquaholic? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The Apopka High School Debate Team has recently conquered two mountains.First, three team members qualified to compete in the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament in Salt Lake City next week.The second accomplishment was raising the funds necessary to travel to the tournament.The photo shows David Rankin and Bryan Nelson presenting Cathy Brown, Debate Coach, with two $500 checks.  One from the Rotary Club of Apopka and the other from the John Land Apopka Community Trust.Team members Ethan Uhlig and Morgan Donaghy are competing in Policy Debate.  Christopher Hamilton is competing in World Schools Debate, which is much like Parliamentary Debate in college.Policy Debate is a two-on-two debate that focuses on a selected policy question for the duration of the academic year. The format tests a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills. Policy Debate involves the proposal of a plan by the affirmative team to enact a policy, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that proposal. Throughout the debate, students have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.This year’s Policy Debate topic involved domestic surveillance by the U.S. government.Ethan and Morgan qualified for this at a National Speech & Debate Association qualifying tournament held in Florida earlier this spring.The World Schools Debate is a unique and dynamic form of debate, unlike any other practiced in the United States. World Schools Debate features a dynamic format combining the concepts of “prepared” topics with “impromptu” topics, encouraging debaters to focus on specified issues rather than debate theory or procedural arguments. This highly interactive style of debate allows debaters to engage each other, even during speeches. This challenging format requires good teamwork and in-depth quality argumentation.Christopher qualified for this because he was an alternate at the National Speech & Debate Association Congress qualifier held in the Spring. He will join other students from Timber Creek High School to form a World Schools Debate team. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 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. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Florida may follow in New Jersey’s footsteps with online betting

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Seminole Tribe is currently in talks with state legislators to draft proposals on regulating mobile sports betting in the Sunshine State. The fallout from COVID-19 has devastated economic activity and led to widespread unemployment across Florida. In an attempt to make up the budget shortfalls, Florida legislators are eyeing out-of-the-box proposals such as regulated online betting activity.This unprecedented move for Florida was made possible by the state of New Jersey which pushed to get PASPA of 1992 overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States. New Jersey is one of a few states in the USA that allows online gambling to legal-aged players. Online-casinos-nj.com lists the state’s legal online casinos which have set the benchmark for other states, including Delaware, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and others.Seminole Tribe will Pay for Exclusive Rights to Sports Betting OnlineThe Seminole Tribe of Florida owns and operates the hugely successful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. As lawmakers continue to work feverishly on crafting a budget for 2020/2021, unforeseen expenses and the shuttering of non-essential economic activity has ramped up financial pressures on state coffers. According to the New York Times, there are currently over 36,000+ cases of coronavirus in Florida, with 1,378+ deaths, and rising.Heading into May 2020, Florida received an estimated 2 million claims and has processed just a third of them – the slowest in the US. This has spurred calls to fast-track online gaming legislation with the Seminole Tribe. If projections are correct, the legislation could generate returns of $500 million for Florida in inception year, followed by at least $700 million per annum thereafter.Florida Voters Have Final Say on Gambling ExpansionNew Jersey has successfully implemented legal online betting and legal online gaming across the state, with significant year-on-year returns being generated. There have been certain hurdles to legal online gaming in Florida, notably a variety of opposing interests and amendments to the constitution.Nonetheless, it has widely been reported that the Seminole Tribe will be paying the $500 million for the first year and the $700 million every year thereafter to the state of Florida for exclusivity vis-a-vis online sports betting services.Lawmakers hope that legislation permitting mobile sports betting can mitigate the effects of severe budget shortfalls that are currently being experienced. Back in 2018, Florida voters decided by a margin of 71%-29% that they will have the final say on any further gambling expansion a.k.a. Amendment 3. Please enter your comment! TAGSCOVID-19EconomySeminole Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoThe Florida LegislatureThe Seminole Tribe of FloridaUnemployment Previous articleFL Dept of Health – Orange County announces third round of free, mobile COVID-19 testing sites, starting May 11Next articleThe top US horse races that could still go ahead in 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Brazil: A coalition of civil society organizations takes legal action over attacks against journalists

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Organisation News News A coalition of civil society organizations filed a civil action against the federal government due to its failure to promote security measures and ensure a safe environment for journalists reporting from outside the Alvorada Palace, where president Bolsonaro interacts daily with supporters and the press. The action was signed in Brasília by the city’s Union of Professional Journalists, the Vladimir Herzog Institute, the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the Intervozes Collective, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Artigo 19, which were represented by Aragão and Ferraro law firm. The initiative arose from the National Network for the Protection of Communication Professionals, a project that brings together organizations from all over Brazil and that develops strategies to repress cases of violation of freedom of expression around the country.Since last month, some of Brazil’s top news organizations, including Globo, Bandeirantes and Folha, have stopped assigning reporters to the Alvorada Palace’s coverage. The decision came after Bolsonaro supporters raised the tone of threats and attacks against media workers. In response to a claim by Brasília’s Union of Professional Journalists, the Institutional Security Office (GSI) adopted new security measures and reorganized the space, separating journalists and president’s backers. But the initiatives were deemed insufficient. In a conversation recorded by Bandeirantes, General Augusto Heleno, head of GSI, said that he would not curb threats and verbal attacks and that journalists had to “pretend they didn’t hear” the offenses. The civil action points out that these attacks are not one-time events and that, since Bolsonaro’s presidential inauguration and throughout his eighteen months of government, countless reports of abusive treatment towards the press by the president, his family, ministers and supporters were recorded.According to the document, freedom of expression is an essential element for the construction and maintenance of a democratic State in its fullest – not only regarding the possibility of expression itself, but also the right to gather and impart information, intrinsic to the work of the press, and society’s right to access to information. In other words, the protection of media workers is, above all, a guarantee of the right to freedom of expression, a fundamental pillar for the proper functioning of democracy and a prerequisite for the exercise of citizenship.Before the federal government’s omission, the aforementioned entities filed a civil action demanding new security measures for the area outside the gates of the Alvorada Palace. The lawsuit lists president Jair Bolsonaro; General Augusto Heleno, head of GSI; as well as the new Minister of Communications, Fábio de Faria; and the chief of the Secretariat of Social Communication (Secom), Fabio Wajngarten as responsible for promoting such measures.After the filing procedure, it is now up to Brasilia’s court to rule on the civil action. Press freedom organizations turned to the courts to demand the implementation of stronger protective measures for journalists reporting from outside the president’s official residence in Brasilia, after some of the country’s top media outlets had to withdraw their reporters for security reasons due to the increasing aggressiveness of Bolsonaro supporters. News July 9, 2020 Brazil: A coalition of civil society organizations takes legal action over attacks against journalists April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil Receive email alerts April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en last_img read more

Gilliams win top A&M honor

first_img The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal. The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal. WhatsApp The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal. Local NewsBusiness Gilliams win top A&M honor Giving Back to Gig ‘Em Twitter Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Previous articleBBQ & Baked Potato FundraiserNext articleStorm season is rolling in admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Gilliam credits W.D. “Doug” von Gonten, the university’s late petroleum engineering department head, with giving him crucial guidance.He had wanted to be a bioengineer, but working with his late father’s service company for a year and a half after graduating from Permian High School in 1975 directed him to petroleum engineering, said Gilliam, who founded Aghorn Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company, with his younger brother Tim in 1988.The 1980 A&M graduate and his wife have two children and two grandchildren. His mom Betty is at Carthage in East Texas.Foundation Board Chairman T. Randall CainFrosty and Rhonda are stalwart members of the Aggie community who have generously shared their time, talents and resources over the years.”Gilliam described himself as “the classic case of the 20-year disconnected Aggie” until his son enrolled at College Station in 2005 and his campus visits renewed his ties.A university spokeswoman said the couple endowed three petroleum engineering scholarships and a professorship in honor of Frosty Gilliam Sr. and contributed significantly to remodeling the Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center.They provided the lead gift for the Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ‘80 Indoor Track Stadium and made substantial contributions for the Plaza in the Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball and the Football Student Athlete Center in the Bright Football Complex, which are also named for them, along with a substantial donation to renovate Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park baseball stadium. They’re also credited with a significant gift for the renovation of the Kyle Field football stadium as founders.The spokeswoman said Rhonda Gilliam, a Sam Houston State graduate, “fully immersed herself into the Aggie life and became active in the Sandstorm Aggie Mom’s Club in Odessa.”The couple is on the Lead by Example campaign’s executive cabinet and the Chancellor’s Century Council. Gilliam is the immediate past chair of the 12th Man Foundation Board and is involved with the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Industry Board.Foundation Board Chairman T. Randall Cain of San Antonio said the Sterling C. Evans Medal, named for a 1921 graduate who served on the university board of directors from 1959-71 and helped President Earl Rudder transform the school by admitting blacks and women and making the Corps of Cadets voluntary, “is the foundation’s highest honor.“Frosty and Rhonda are stalwart members of the Aggie community who have generously shared their time, talents and resources over the years,” Cain said. “Their influence extends across Texas A&M’s campus. They’ve been instrumental in helping our petroleum engineering program remain a global leader and our athletics programs become a dominating force.”Gilliam was named a distinguished petroleum engineering graduate and the Odessa Heritage Foundation’s Statesman for Business in 2009, and he was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the A&M College of Engineering and as the Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2012. WhatsApp By admin – March 23, 2018 Recognized for an array of contributions, Frosty Gilliam Jr. and his wife, Rhonda, of Odessa were given the Texas A&M University Foundation’s highest honor, the Sterling C. Evans Medal, during a Thursday dinner at the Odessa Country Club.Gilliam said Monday that the university “provided me with a first-class education with mentorship from professors, other industry people and A&M graduates so that when we got re-engaged there, the natural progression was to give back.“It’s a great school with great core values and traditions,” he said. “There’s a lot of camaraderie and competition, and you want to excel because all the students are really bright and energetic.“Then when you graduate, the Aggie network helps you stay in touch not only with the school but also with Aggies throughout the state, the country and the world.”center_img The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal. 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