Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgTurnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnall Holdings Limited produces and markets materials for the building and construction industry in Zimbabwe. The company operates in a number of segments; building products which includes ceiling boards and roofing sheets, partitioning and fascia boards, flat sheets and ceiling molds; piping products which includes water and sewer reticulation pipes; and concrete products which includes roof tiles. The company also produces a line extension range that includes Turnallware flowerpots and garden décor product, Nutech non-asbestos sheets and Spanish pavers. The fiber cement division targets the low-income housing sector, local authorities and municipalities through two divisions; Turnall Building Products and Turnall Piping Products. Turnall Holdings Limited has distribution outlets in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. Turnall Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: FTSE 100 is up 17% from its lowest. Here’s how I’m investing now

first_imgStock market crash: FTSE 100 is up 17% from its lowest. Here’s how I’m investing now Enter Your Email Address A little over a month ago, the stock market crash hit its worst. The FTSE 100 index fell below 5,000, the lowest since 2011. The Covid-19 crisis was becoming more severe as the UK, among many other countries, went into lockdown, bringing economic activity to a grinding halt. Disastrous predictions about the future of the economy followed. If I had panicked and sold stocks then, I’d be sitting on a loss. And a futile one at that. Rising from the ashesA month later, the FTSE 100 has more than begun its upward climb. By the end of March, it had already recovered substantially, with the index up 13.6% from its lows. It continued to rise, albeit with a few bumps along the road through April. At the last close at the time of writing, it’s up 17% from said lows. Index levels are now back up almost to the levels before the stock market crash became official, that is, fell by over 10% in a single day. At least some of my investments are now back in the green.  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…But just because the FTSE 100 is back to pre-stock market levels, I’m not for a minute thinking that the world of investing is also back to where it was earlier. The one key difference I spot is the increased number of potentially short-term disruptors, both good and bad, which can blur our long-term perspective. Keeping long-term perspective in the stock market crashExamples of impacted stocks are retailers on the one hand and oil companies on the other. While retailers like Ocado have seen a spike in sales as it’s safer and more convenient to shop online, oil companies are dealing with trying oil prices. The year started with geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran. The coronavirus pandemic soon lowered demand levels, a disagreement among oil producers on production targets followed, and after showing much weakness in recent months, oil prices fell into negative territory for the first time ever.However, neither of these trends should impact long-term investors’ decisions in my view. There’s no denying the rise of internet commerce going forward and I’m a believer in Ocado’s potential from that perspective. It exists irrespective of pandemic driven lockdowns or not. I’d invest in it based on my estimate of where its share price can head in the next few years. Similarly, for now and the foreseeable future, the world depends on oil to meet its energy needs. Overtime, as we move towards alternative energy sources, oil demand will decline. But that time hasn’t come yet. Oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP are among the biggest FTSE 100 stocks in terms of market capitalisation. They’ve been around for a long time, and I’d be very surprised if they suddenly went under. I might have any number of other reservations about investing in them, but short-term price shocks aren’t one of them. As growth comes back, so will oil demand. Until then, I’m holding tight. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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. Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP. 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Old Swinford Hospital – School Team of the Month (February 2012)

first_imgBack row (from left): D Luxton, A Chikosi, J Feek, J Elphick, J Dancer, H Taylor, R Williams, E Attah, C Brookes. Middle row: L Hopkin, F Brookes, S Smith, N Mann, J Harbourne, J Mahal, J Wrafter, B Edwards. Front row: E Garbett, M Stelling, E Taylor (capt), J Mockett, W Harris. Back row (L-R): D Luxton, A Chikosi, J Feek, J Elphick, J Dancer, H Taylor, R Williams, E Attah, C Brookes. Middle row: L Hopkin, F Brookes, S Smith, N Mann, J Harbourne, J Mahal, J Wrafter, B Edwards. Front row: E Garbett, M Stelling, E Taylor (C), J Mockett, W Harris. OSH win their first-ever Schools Team of the Month award, fending off challenges from Llandovery College, Clongowes Wood, King’s Worcester and Belfast Methodist.The Stourbridge state boarding school reached the last four of the Daily Mail-RBS U18 Cup for the second year running and then went one better by clinching a place at Twickenham with a win over local rivals King’s Worcester. OSH began with a walkover and then won seven ties on the trot. Under No 8 Ed Taylor, they showed great conviction. Two of the last three ties were tight affairs when grit, character and coolness under pressure saw them home.They beat Warwick and Lymm HS by less than a score before repeating an earlier success over King’s (22-14) in the semi-final. Taylor, centre Max Stelling, lock Joe Dancer and flanker Sam Smith were models of consistency, other big contributors being prop Joe Wrafter, flanker Ed Garbett and centre-cum-flanker Josh Feek.There were England call-ups for Taylor (U19), goalkicker Stelling and Garbett (U18), Wrafter and Feek (U16), but it was the all-round work-rate and willingness of the pack to put their bodies on the line, plus the speed of ball behind the scrum, that took OSH so far.There were also notable wins over Colston’s (31-8), Millfield (29-15) and Clifton College (38-5). Check out January’s School team of the MonthThis article appeared in the May 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. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Anglicans reflect on summer’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglicans reflect on summer’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Fire rages in the distance behind the historic Anglican church of St. John at the Latin Gate, located on the Ashcroft Reserve, during the peak of the British Columbia wildfire season in July. Photo: Anglican Church of Canada[Anglican Church of Canada] This summer’s wildfire season was the worst ever recorded in British Columbia’s history. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, hundreds of buildings were destroyed, and much of the province’s livestock was put at risk. As of Sept. 28, more than 100 wildfires were still burning across the province.Much of the devastation impacted Anglicans residing within the Territory of the People. For some, the threat of the encroaching fires forced the evacuation of friends and neighbors, while others were made to flee and leave their own homes. At the height of the evacuations, many Anglican clergy and laypeople provided assistance and pastoral care to evacuees.“One way or another, every single parish in our territory was affected,” said the Very Rev. Ken Gray, currently serving as episcopal commissary during the sabbatical of Bishop Barbara Andrews.Experience of evacuated parishesIn certain parishes, particularly 100 Mile House, Alexis Creek and Williams Lake, residents were evacuated as the fire threatened buildings and parishioners’ homes. Meanwhile, major centers such as Kamloops and Prince George took in large numbers of evacuees.The Revs. Kris and Keith Dobyns — who share positions serving St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in 100 Mile House and St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Williams Lake, as well as St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Alexis Creek — were among those evacuated in July. Days after the fires began near their home in 100 Mile House, Kris received a warning from fire volunteers going door-to-door that she might have to leave.“About 45 minutes before the evacuation, all of this black smoke started billowing in … I live downtown, and it looked pretty ominous,” she recalled. “My neighbors were out and they all decided to leave. They had ash falling in their backyards.”Making the decision to evacuate, Dobyns packed and left a note with her name and phone number on her front door. She stayed with parishioners just outside the evacuation zone on a Sunday night before leaving early Monday morning. After meeting up with Keith, who had been away visiting their grandson in Ontario, they drove to stay with their son and his family in Abbotsford, B.C.Two weeks later, officials re-opened 100 Mile for residents to return, and the couple returned home. But when fire threatened the surrounding areas of Elephant Hill and Canim Lake, Kris ended up leaving for Abbotsford for a few more days on the advice of Bishop Andrews.“It was just so smoky and there had been more evacuations on both sides of us,” Dobyns said. “Our bishop was visiting to provide pastoral care and all these other evacuations had happened, and she looked at me and said, ‘You need a break.’”During that time, members of the Canim Lake Band were themselves evacuated following a lightning strike and ended up in 100 Mile.Partnering with the Stemete7uw’I Friendship Centre — which is located next to St. Timothy’s — to help care for evacuees, Anglicans joined band members for a potluck attended by Bishop Andrews, during which they brought food and other items such as clothing.“We have a free store at our church that can be opened at any point,” Dobyns said. “So we opened that up for people who needed clothing or blankets because they had just had to leave in the middle of the night with no warning.”Providing care to evacueesIn larger urban centers where many of those evacuated ended up, Anglican clergy were on the front lines of helping evacuees.The Rev. Isabel Healy-Morrow, regional dean for Kamloop-South Rivers, spent time at two areas set up by authorities to receive people evacuated from their homes in communities such as 100 Mile House, Clinton, Ashcroft and Cache Creek. One was the Kamloops Powwow Grounds, where a cluster of tents and travel trailers had sprung up.“I would go down and sit and visit with families, drink coffee with them, play with the children, and give them someone to vent their anxieties to,” Healy-Morrow said. “Those in the ranching industry were consumed with anxiety about their livestock.”With a background in farming and ranching, Healy-Morrow was able to converse with fleeing ranchers about the evacuation of cattle and other livestock. Many horses were evacuated and taken to the Kamloops Exhibition Grounds and nearby farms.For the evacuated people themselves, many had left quickly and been compelled to leave behind essentials such as prescriptions and clean clothing. At a second indoor reception area, the Interior Community Savings Arena, hundreds of cots were set up, while provincial Emergency Social Services provided food, clothing, toiletries and other benefits.At the arena, Healy-Morrow encountered a group of First Nations elders from the coastal community of Bella Coola, who were unable to go home after a Vancouver conference due to the Hanceville wildfire blocking the road from Williams Lake.“There was no indication as to when it might be safe to travel,” she recalled. “I was able to provide a pastoral presence, hug people, [and] hand out water and snacks and pamphlets showing the location of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where evacuees were welcome to drop in and rest, pray or talk.”Healy-Morrow also visited evacuees who had been admitted to the emergency room at Royal Inland Hospital after experiencing cardiac and breathing issues due to the cumulative effects of stress and poor air quality resulting from smoke, ash and particulate matter — a particular health risk for those suffering from conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.“They were glad of a smile, a hug, someone to sit by their bed and talk, pray if requested, and bring them coffee and snacks,” she said.“The pastoral presence of the clergy was appreciated by the evacuees, and it was clear that a smile and a hug went a long way to those who were frantic with anxiety over the possible loss of their homes and assets.”Though the wildfires have subsided since their summer peak, residents in affected communities now find themselves dealing with the aftermath of the destruction.This is the first installment of a two-part story detailing the experience and aftermath of the B.C. summer wildfires from an Anglican perspective. 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Protests outside Mahanoy and Frackville prisons call for clean water, hep c drugs

first_imgA car caravan transported prisoners’ family members, friends and prisoners’ rights activists to SCI Mahanoy and SCI Frackville prisons on Sept. 25. Outside both prisons in Frackville, Pa., they held signs and handed out fliers raising prisoners’ complaints that tap water is brown and foul-smelling. They also demanded that the state provide curative hepatitis C treatment to prisoners.The leaflets explained that the problems with water are not just issues for prisoners, but for the surrounding communities, which have also had dirty water.  Water is, of course, essential for life and is considered a basic human right, as agreed to by the United Nations.After their visit with political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal inside Mahanoy, Pam Africa and Charlotte O’Neal reported to a rally outside that the water there is still undrinkable. Other prisoners told them that the discolored water leaves an oily sheen on their skin after they wash or shower.  Africa is minister of confrontation for the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ), and Charlotte O’Neal is a former member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party and a longtime activist in Tanzania.At Mahanoy, inmates are only allowed three small cups of water at each meal, while at Frackville, prisoners are given a gallon of water daily for all purposes.  There is not even clean water available for purchase at Mahanoy, so the imprisoned brothers are limited to buying soda or juice from vending machines.  This is not only expensive for prisoners who have little money, but it is a serious danger to those with diabetes — and unhealthy for everyone because of the high sugar content.Prison officials are threatening inmates with lockdown to prevent them from calling outside and reporting what’s going on.The ICFFMAJ, the International Action Center, the MOVE Organization, and the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition NYC organized the rallies.6,000 inmates with hep C denied cureDemonstrators also criticized the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, which still refuses to give inmates the new, highly effective medications to cure hepatitis C.  This is despite an Aug. 31 court decision finding the state’s hep C protocol unconstitutional.  Over 6,000 inmates in the state, including Abu-Jamal, have this deadly disease.  The DOC refuses to treat them with Sovaldi and Harvoni, which have an up-to-99-percent cure rate.Abu-Jamal explained to his visitors that his skin still itches, and he continues to take medicine to relieve the discomfort, even though it causes diarrhea. He and other prisoners are suffering from these and other symptoms of hep C, which could be eliminated if the DOC treated them with the new medications.Pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. owns the patent for the hep C cures and has a monopoly on both medications.  Gilead charges up to $1,000 for one pill and from $84,500 to $94,500 for the full 12-week treatment. In contrast, a humane approach is carried out in India, where the government has set the price of one pill at $4 and $378 for the full treatment.By not curing hep C in prison, this contagious disease can spread within communities, as ill prisoners are released and could transmit the virus to other people. Most families cannot pay for the exorbitantly priced medicines their loved ones need once they return home.Court ruling: Prison hep C policy “unlawful”In August 2015, Mumia sued members of the Pennsylvania DOC for failure to treat him with the known cure for hep C. On Aug. 31, U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled that the DOC’s hep C protocol for treating the state’s prisoners is unconstitutional, violates the 8th Amendment prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and engages in “deliberate indifference to the known risks which follow from untreated chronic hepatitis C.” Arguing that prisoners have rights to health care, the judge established that “the standard of care for individuals with chronic hepatitis C is no different within the prison walls than in the community.” (Abolitionist Law Center)Judge Mariani’s ruling nevertheless denied Mumia’s request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the judge to order his immediate treatment. He denied the motion on a technicality — that Mumia’s lawsuit did not name members of the DOC’s Hepatitis C Care Committee, the body charged with treating prisoners with hep C. An appeal on this ruling has since been filed.Take action!Activists demand immediate action by state officials on the following: Investigate reports of water problems; give all prisoners an adequate supply of bottled water for drinking and access to clean water for showering and personal use; treat Mumia and all 6,000 state prisoners who are at risk of dying from the untreated disease with the hep C cure; and provide free hep C curative treatment for all Pennsylvania residents with the deadly disease.Further, activists ask supporters to phone these state officials and register the demands for clean water and hep C treatment:Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf — 717-787-2500Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel — 717-728-4109Report complaints about the lack of clean water at SCI Mahanoy and SCI Frackville to the Environmental Protection Agency at 800-438-2474.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Leap: Staff predicts 90th Academy Awards moments

first_imgListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Linkedin Twitter Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Twitter The Leap 3/3/20 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Facebook Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots ReddIt Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Mahershala Ali, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Moonlight”, from left, Emma Stone, winner of the award for best actress in a leading role for “La La Land”, Viola Davis, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for “Fences”, and Casey Affleck, winner of the award for best actor in a leading role for “Manchester by the Sea”, pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) And the Oscar goes to…“Loving Vincent” should totally win Best Animated Feature Film. The movie, directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is up against “The Breadwinner”, Disney Pixar’s “Coco”, “Ferdinand” and “The Boss Baby”. Half of these movies aren’t even in the same realm as “Loving Vincent.” Comparing such a groundbreaking film to “The Boss Baby” is almost disrespectful. “Loving Vincent” is the first ever fully painted feature film. Over 100 artists hand painted each of the 65,000 frames in the movie. Painters used variants of oil paints and used over 800 canvases. The sheer amount of talent that went into making this movie is revolutionary. The movie follows the story of Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), the son of a postman who is tasked to deliver a handwritten letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo. This task is simple but turns into a moment of grievance and an investigation on the part of Roulin, who become obsessed with Van Gogh’s mysterious death. It raises questions about Van Gogh’s death: “Why was he so depressed?” “Why wasn’t there more investigation into his death?” and “How important are the messages portrayed in his paintings?” The acting was superb. As you watch the movie, you become even more entranced in the detective role that Roulin takes on. This film was incredibly enjoyable, tantalizing and makes you think long after the movie is over. Also, the movie’s featured soundtrack is phenomenal and adds to the nature of the film. Plus, the movie was just plain good. -Bernice OgbondahGuillermo del Toro deserves the award for Best Director. He put a large amount of work into his film and should be awarded for his talents. However, if the Academy Awards turned into the “Andrew Awards,” then Greta Gerwig would be receiving Best Director on Sunday for her work on “Lady Bird.” Gerwig was shut out at the Golden Globes but was finally given some recognition that should not go unnoticed. She created a gorgeous film about adolescence, relationships and Sacramento. All of the characters have a story and she brought this story to life with her cast. Every shot was well thought-out. Gerwig is not the only new director on the block that deserves this award. Jordan Peele created an intense film, “Get Out”, that could also land him the Oscar Sunday. He constructed a social movement horror film and characters that were either likable or very easy to hate – and I mean it when I say “very easy.” It would be nice to land in a world where Gerwig or Peele wins the award and I’m not saying it’s impossible, but Guillermo del Toro is the clear frontrunner.  -Andrew Van HeusdenFor some odd reason, I’m going to predict that “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will beat “The Shape of Water.” Don’t ask me why, but I just have this psychic feeling. I think “The Shape of Water” will not win because of the sci-fi elements throughout the movie. Personally I’m not the biggest sci-fi person, and the traditional voters are the same. We shall see who comes out on top! I’m not too sure which song will win Best Original Song, but I will add the performing lineup is great. I’m predicting Keala Settle’s performance of “This Is Me” at the Academy Awards will be the crowd’s favorite and the award frontrunner because the movie came out recently. Additionally, Settle’s vocal range is unlike any other performers on stage Sunday night. -Michelle RossI’m predicting “Get Out” to win Best Picture. With the recent racial tension and unrest in the country over the past year, the film chose the perfect time to shed light on the issue, all while creating a successfully thrilling horror movie. The acting itself was amazing, with each cast member delivering a fantastic performance. I also gained a lot of respect for TSA. For best Lead Actress, I’m going with my girl Margot Robbie. Not only is she an engaging and flexible performer, but she proved her dedication to her craft with training. She did almost all of her own stunts– minus some crazy jumps– and managed to pull off the persona of a professional ice skater. Go look up her training schedule for the movie. Trust me, you’ll be amazed. -Riley Knightcenter_img Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Andrew Van Heusden ReddIt The LEAP 10/22/20 Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Linkedin printAfter a year of “Wonder Woman,” #MeToo, Timothée Chalamet, exposed celebrities, emotional indie films and many biopics, it all comes down to one final night: The Oscars. The 90th Academy Awards are on Sunday, and here is what our staff is predicting– whether it’s best director, best film or what they think celebrities will be wearing on the red carpet.Red Carpet Galore Brie Larson arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)I don’t think there will be any organized fashion attire for the Time’s Up movement because information would have been leaked (because we all know how fast word travels in Hollywood). Viola Davis stunned in a blazing red dress in 2017, so I’m looking forward to see what daring dress she wears this year. Another person I know won’t disappoint is Brie Larson. Last year she wore a sleek black dress, which had the perfect balance of sophisticated and graceful. This year, I think she will wear a neutral color in light of what is happening in Hollywood. -Taylor BoserAllison Williams arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Last year, Alison Williams absolutely stunned in a midnight blue Miu Miu gown at the Oscars Vanity Fair after-party. Williams is always beautiful on the red carpet. Despite the all-black memo passed around Hollywood for the Golden Globes, Williams put a twist on the trend. She wore a gorgeous black and red jeweled Giorgio Armani gown. With a strong track record of award show gowns, I expect Williams to amaze at this year’s Oscars. -Megan GuterAcceptance Speeches“A new day is on the horizon!” Oprah Winfrey declared in her lengthy acceptance speech at the Golden Globes condemning sexual misconduct. Her sentiments were emotionally charged and widely heralded by fellow Hollywood stars as the #MeToo movement gained more traction. Unfortunately, Feb. 14 marked a new day too– a grim one that suddenly pivoted the national conversation. Seventeen children were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. after a student open fired on his classmates with an assault rifle. Now, it’s guns under public scrutiny. Gun control debate has dominated news coverage as activists demand stricter gun laws from the president and the NRA and conservatives move to resist the pressure. Naturally, the Oscars is an ideal opportunity for liberal Hollywood stars to raise their voices. Host Jimmy Kimmel has already spoken out about Parkland on his late-night show with a teary-eyed, angry monologue. Others have offered donations and verbal support- Winfrey and George Clooney chief among them. With gun control at the forefront of public debate, it’s highly likely that the 90th Academy Awards will shift the spotlight to Parkland, whether it be through an emotive Kimmel monologue, a solemn memorial for those killed in the shooting, rousing speeches or all of the above. As stars approach the microphone with an Oscar in hand, they’ll have only a few minutes to give thanks and opinions. My prediction is that Hollywood may not make time for #MeToo. -Shane Battis Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ The Leap 2/18/20 + posts Facebook Previous article‘Man on Fire’ discusses the lingering racism in Grand Saline, TexasNext articleBreakShuttle offers students trips to Texas cities for academic breaks Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Rajasthan Political Crisis: SC To Hear Tomorrow BJP MLA’s Plea Against Speaker Approving BSP-Congress Merger

first_imgTop StoriesRajasthan Political Crisis: SC To Hear Tomorrow BJP MLA’s Plea Against Speaker Approving BSP-Congress Merger Radhika Roy10 Aug 2020 2:15 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the SLP filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision apporoving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC). A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing on…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?LoginThe Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the SLP filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision apporoving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC). A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing on behalf of Dilawar, who apprised the Court of the background of the case. He further brought up the aspect that while Dilawar’s plea was dismissed was the High Court, the six MLAs had filed a Transfer Petition. “My client’s plea for stay was dismissed by the Single-Judge Bench as some technicality was not met with. In the interim, these 6 MLAs have filed a Transfer Petition. You can see what they will do. They will now go to the High Court on the next date [August 11] and say that the Transfer Petition is pending in the Supreme Court”. In light of the above, Salve sought for both the matters to be listed together and taken up either tomorrow or day after. Accordingly, Justice Mishra has directed for both the matters to be listed tomorrow. In September 2019, the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, Dr. CP Joshi, had allowed for the merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress. These six MLAs had been elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in December 2018 on the ticket issued by BSP. An Application submitted by them to the Speaker in September 2019, who allowed for the merger. Challenging the Speaker’s decision, Dilawar had moved the Rajasthan High Court in March 2020 under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, seeking for a stay of the same in order to restrict the six MLAs from attending proceedings in the House while was the matter was pending in Court. This plea was allegedly withdrawn and the impugned order was delivered on 28th July. This was further challenged by Dilawar before the Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court. On 6th August, the Division Bench of the Rajasthan HC disposed of the appeal, “without considering the Petitioner for interim relief”. The Petitioner has therefore approached the Supreme Court by way of a Special Leave Petition. In the meanwhile, a Transfer Petition was filed by the six MLAs, seeking a transfer to the Supreme Court, the petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving the merger with Congress. The Transfer Petition contends that the merger of the “entire Legislative Party of the BSP” with the INC was recognized by the Speaker of the State Assembly, who subsequently went on to dismiss a disqualification petition “for non-compliance of Rule 6 of the Rajasthan Legislative Members (Disqualification on the ground of Defection) Rules, 1989”. Subscribe 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

Hydrological features above a Southern Ocean seamount inhibit larval dispersal and promote speciation: evidence from the bathyal mytilid Dacrydium alleni sp. nov. (Mytilidae: Bivalvia)

first_imgThe Maud Rise seamount (65°07.80′S 2°39.60′E), a distinct habitat in the Southern Ocean, was studied during the ANDEEP-SYSTCO expedition in 2007–2008 to describe its unique benthic assemblage, characterised by higher biomass and lower diversity than other SO locations. Epibenthic sledge deployments during the expedition revealed exceptionally high abundances of the small bivalve genus Dacrydium with a total of 516 specimens collected from this seamount, resembling up to 1860 bivalve individuals per 1000 m−2. The Dacrydium specimens were examined for taxonomic identification, population and reproductive biology. Shell and soft part morphology as well as life history characteristics were compared with all known congeners for which data are available. Hinge dentition, prodissoconch size and adult gill structure are notably different, supporting classification as a separate species, herein formally described as Dacrydium alleni sp. nov. Dacrydium alleni sp. nov. produces lecithotrophic larvae, capable of long-distance dispersal, yet is apparently restricted to the Maud Rise area, supporting the hypothesis that larval dispersal at isolated seamounts may be constrained by hydrographic rather than biological features. In addition to providing insight into the benthic assemblage at Maud Rise, this work also summarises the current taxonomic status of the genus Dacrydium in the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

St Peter’s professor found dead

first_imgA St Peter’s professor was found dead at a property in Southmoor, Abingdon on Wednesday night. Police are investigating the incident as murder.A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is currently being held in custody.Professor Steven Gregory Rawlings, a Tutorial Fellow in Physics and Professor in Astrophysics, was reported injured after “an incident” at a house on Laurel Drive at 11.22pm, according to Thames Valley Police. The 50-year-old was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.The property is believed to belong to Dr Devinder Sivia, a Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics for the Sciences at St John’s, who co-wrote a book with Professor Rawlings.Students at St Peter’s and St John’s were sent emails by their Heads of College yesterday, both of which referred to an ongoing police investigation.Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter’s, stated, “We are all greatly saddened and shocked. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Linda and all his family, friends, colleagues and students.”Sir Michael Scholar, President of St John’s, warned students about potential media interest over the coming days “following an incident which took place near Oxford yesterday evening”.Detective Superintendent Rob Mason, of the Major Crime Unit, said, “The investigation is still in the early stages and we are endeavouring to establish what has happened in the house and we are keeping an open mind until all our enquires are concluded.“On attendance at the address CPR was administered by a member of the public, police officers and paramedics, but unfortunately the man had passed away.“Officers have located family members and I would like to extend our condolences to the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”The initial post-mortem was “unable to establish a cause of death at this time.”Professor Rawlings joined St Peter’s in 1992, holding positions first as a Lecturer in Mathematics, before becoming a professor in 1994. He was Head of the sub-Department of Astrophysics and took leading roles in the international Square Kilometre Array project and the redevelopment of the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station as a radio astronomy facility.University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said, “The entire University community has been profoundly saddened and shocked by the tragic and untimely death of Professor Steve Rawlings. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Sam Lecacheur, a second year Physicist at St Peter’s, commented, “He really was a good tutor and a great person. He achieved so much in his field, and he was very inspirational as a teacher. What’s happened is a real shock.”A St Peter’s professor was found dead at a property in Southmoor, Abingdon on Wednesday night. Police are investigating the incident as murder.A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is currently being held in custody.Professor Steven Gregory Rawlings, a Tutorial Fellow in Physics and Professor in Astrophysics, was reported injured after “an incident” at a house on Laurel Drive at 11.22pm, according to Thames Valley Police. The 50-year-old was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.The property is believed to belong to Dr Devinder Sivia, a Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics for the Sciences at St John’s, who co-wrote a book with Professor Rawlings.Students at St Peter’s and St John’s were sent emails by their Heads of College yesterday, both of which referred to an ongoing police investigation.Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter’s, stated, “We are all greatly saddened and shocked. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Linda and all his family, friends, colleagues and students.”Sir Michael Scholar, President of St John’s, warned students about potential media interest over the coming days “following an incident which took place near Oxford yesterday evening”.Detective Superintendent Rob Mason, of the Major Crime Unit, said, “The investigation is still in the early stages and we are endeavouring to establish what has happened in the house and we are keeping an open mind until all our enquires are concluded.“On attendance at the address CPR was administered by a member of the public, police officers and paramedics, but unfortunately the man had passed away.“Officers have located family members and I would like to extend our condolences to the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”The initial post-mortem was “unable to establish a cause of death at this time.”Professor Rawlings joined St Peter’s in 1992, holding positions first as a Lecturer in Mathematics, before becoming a professor in 1994. He was Head of the sub-Department of Astrophysics and took leading roles in the international Square Kilometre Array project and the redevelopment of the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station as a radio astronomy facility.University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said, “The entire University community has been profoundly saddened and shocked by the tragic and untimely death of Professor Steve Rawlings. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Sam Lecacheur, a second year Physicist at St Peter’s, commented, “He really was a good tutor and a great person. He achieved so much in his field, and he was very inspirational as a teacher. What’s happened is a real shock.”last_img read more

South Bend Councilman Henry Davis Jr. issues separate statement regarding George Floyd death

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter IndianaLocalNews Pinterest By Jon Zimney – June 4, 2020 4 460 (Photo supplied/City of South Bend) Members of the South Bend Common Council have penned a statement speaking out about the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, but not all members singed the statement. 2nd District Councilman Henry Davis Jr. says he opted not to sign the statement because, he said, the moment needs more than just a statement. Davis Jr. stated, as council members, they have the power to legislate for transformation and create and pass ordinances that provide safe communities. He says he will stand with his fellow lawmakers on legislation.Below is the statement released by eight members of the South Bend Common Council:Members of the South Bend Common Council condemn the brutal public killing of Mr. George Floyd. These are harsh words, but no words are harsh enough to express the anger, frustration, and fear caused by the scenes that have played out on television and social media innumerable times over the past week. We share in the outrage and disappointment regarding the actions of a police officer who continued to force his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck while other officers stood in inactive silence. The only words heard were Mr. Floyd’s, crying “I can’t breathe” and calling for his dead mother.Some have these feelings because they see it in terms of a black man and a white police officer. Others share these feelings because they see it in terms of a man accused of a minor crime being killed on our streets without even a chance for justice. Still others share these feelings because Mr. Floyd’s death is another example of the disregard some in our society have for human life.Whatever the precise reason for a person’s feeling of outrage, there is no denying the history of black men being killed by white police officers. That outrage has been, and continues to be, felt locally through the killing of Eric Logan last year. The original outrage is compounded by an investigation into the shooting which left many valid questions unanswered in many people’s minds. This outrage stems from historical injustices and racial disparities that have existed in our country for hundreds of years. It must change and it must change now.The residents of South Bend apparently understand the problem of uncontrolled and unnecessary violence better than many others. They expressed their outrage, frustration, and fear through peaceful calls for change instead of the violence and property damage caused by a small number of people that played across our television screens over the past weekend. You demonstrated that we are better than that.Just as the South Bend Common Council continues to fight for change and justice in the wake of condolences expressed for Eric Logan’s family, the Common Council extends its sincere and deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family and friends, as well as to the people of Minneapolis and everywhere else who are struggling to deal with the aftermath of the murder. In doing so, the Council continues to demand justice and dignity for all.In that regard, the Council will continue to work to eliminate acts of violence between police and residents as we continue to build trust between police and residents. Before the COVID-19 pandemic slowed everything down, the police, the Mayor, citizens, the Board of Public Safety and the Council were working on a policy matrix regarding use of force and equality of justice for all residents of South Bend. The Common Council is also studying and will consider the possibility of a citizen review board for policing in South Bend, together with other legislation working towards inclusive justice.Below is the statement released by District 2 South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr.:I appreciate my colleagues and their statement of empathy for George Floyd. However, there are many victims of police abuse and some reside in South Bend. I am not a signatory on the statement because I believe this moment requires more than a statement. We are lawmakers. I believe that our Common Council can legislate for transformation. Our empathy should guide our efforts to create and pass strong ordinances that provide safe communities for Black citizens. We are lawmakers and have the authority to improve unjust, inequitable, and unfair conditions. With that being said, I hope that their statement is a catalyst for the passage of a long sought after Citizens Review Board, our thorough review of the police budget, and stronger community oversight of the police collective bargaining agreement. We are lawmakers and I stand willing to work with my fellow lawmakers on legislation. Facebook WhatsApp Google+ South Bend Councilman Henry Davis Jr. issues separate statement regarding George Floyd death Google+ Previous articleMan, 46, arrested on crack cocaine, crystal meth related charges in Berrien CountyNext articlePerson struck, killed by train in western St. Joseph County Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more