Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgEngen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.last_img read more

RIP: Bert Medley, broadcast journalist, digital innovator, succumbs to cancer

first_img Tags Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm An appropriate tribute to a gracious and respected colleague. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Obituary, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (7) Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm Thank you for a moving tribute to a man who could prove that nice people can finish first. As I remarked earlier, Bert and I met, and became friends and confidente’s in the late 60s, lost contact a few years later, and resumed contact (by fortunate accident) two years ago. At the outset of our friendship we both came to know that skin color had nothing to do with friendship, professional and personal. A third colleage, Donn Doak, shared that feeling. Bert’s legacy will be imprinted on TV’s book of accomplishments with a bright star. March 18, 2014 at 10:33 am I am the aforementioned college roomate who was Bert’s girlfriend. I am happy to say that I did keep in touch with him for most of the past 45 years. Jane put it so eloquently — visionary and global soul. And kind, gentle and loving.No one who has ever met Bert does not love him and cherish the friendship. I was so fortunate to explore that beautiful soul to its extreme depths. I will love him always and miss him dearly.Bon voyage, dear friend. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Del Glover says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm I knew Bertram as a child as we grew up together in his home church and faith in Philadelphia PA. I was very sorry to hear of his death, but very proud of his accomplishments in life. May he now rest in peace until Jesus comes.An erstwhile friend. Jane grissmer says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 RIP: Bert Medley, broadcast journalist, digital innovator, succumbs to cancer Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT People Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET March 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm Alessandra and company – Thank you for this beautifully written tribute to a beautiful person. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Alessandra Pena, Allison Davis and Dan WebsterPosted Mar 12, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Comments are closed. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA L. Leonita Ashley Herrington says: March 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm I met Bert in the early 70’s in dc. He dated my college roommate . We were all white girls. He surely noted that but always went beyond that. A true visionary and global soul to the end. Reading his obituary and the further expression of his soul in the world, I am only sad that I lost touch with him. He lived fully and beautifully. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bertram Albert Medley, Jr., age 69, passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital in N.Y. Tuesday night (March 11) after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on July 21, 1944 in Philadelphia to a family of devout Seventh-day Adventists, he attended an integrated public high school where he discovered two traits in himself that would shape his life both personally and professionally.Firstly, he learned that he was able instinctively to seek out the human commonalities he shared with others, beyond any racial or religious differences. While this would later inform his journalistic talent for getting to the true “heart” of a news story; more importantly and poignantly, his life-long open minded/big-hearted inclusiveness allowed him to be surrounded in his final months by cherished pastors who were Episcopal priests and Jewish rabbis, by beloved African-American family members and Swedish American “nephews,” and a support team of devoted “framily,” who rivaled any U.N. gathering in their diversity. Skypes from Israel and South Africa were as common to his hospital bed as were the stream of visitors from around the country that brought such comfort to him and amazement to hospital staff. His hospice physician at Calvary, Dr. Carrington commented that “in my entire career, I have rarely seen such an outpouring of love and support for a patient.”His second discovery at Olney High School, Philadelphia, was the fascination of evolving broadcast technology. This would lead to Bert’s illustrious 33-year career with NBC, first as a network news producer and later as a pioneering visionary who helped lay the groundwork for the digital media age at MSNBC.Bert caught the broadcast bug after a white, fellow Adventist and classmate invited him to his suburban home to show him the low power radio station he’d set up in his basement. Bert was hooked and the rest was history. From there, he honed his skills working at the college radio station at his alma mater, Temple University. In 1968, he got his first professional television post with NBC News in Atlanta. He later worked in bureaus in Cleveland, Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv, Israel (where he served as Deputy Bureau Chief from 1985-88), before finally landing at network headquarters in New York City.His innate compassion and keen story telling skills came to the fore when he teamed up with correspondent Bob Dotson to produce pieces were for a Today Show segment called “…in Pursuit of the American Dream,” which ran from 1975 to 1984. Dotson recalls the story that had the biggest impact on Bert “was the one we did on a Philadelphia beat cop, Bill Sample, who granted wishes to sick kids. In a nutshell the cop’s neighborhood effort paved the way for ‘Make a Wish’ and all the other big time charities that followed.  Bert found the story in his hometown and the piece was nominated for an Emmy.”Bert Medley was also a futurist. He invested in a computer long before it was a household staple, realizing that this device sitting on top of a desk could engage the “viewer” with words, pictures and sound and that this rich multi-media experience – controlled and guided by the user – could have a much greater impact on presenting news content than the passivity of the television screen.In 1995 he jumped at the chance to be an integral part of the first teams at NBC News working to bring original news content to the internet. Even before MSNBC.com, there was “NBC Supernet” and it was Bert’s vision that helped lead a small band of digital news pioneers to this new age of journalism.“Bert was instrumental in bringing his television broadcast colleagues to this new frontier,” said Allison Davis, former NBC News colleague. “Few understood this digital realm but Bert led them by the hand, teaching them to ‘think differently.’”In 1995 there was no book or script. There was no model to follow.  NBC was the first broadcaster to go online and arguably the first news organization to produce original journalism on the internet.“We made it up as we went along,” Davis said. “Bert created content and sweet talked his way into using the servers of the parent company, General Electric, that provided the hosting, storage and distribution of our original NBC News content.”Every Friday, Bert worked late to build an online page that chronicled the week’s news. There was even a news quiz with a T-shirt prize for the user who was first to answer the questions correctly. It wasn’t long before NBC Supernet was absorbed by the partnership between NBC News and Microsoft. Bert was tapped to help direct news coverage at MSNBC.com; his last position at NBC News but certainly not his last job in the digital world.His work at NBC was recognized with awards from The Associated Press, Women in Communications, the Catholic Academy and the Epilepsy Foundation of America. During his broadcast and cable career he had been active in several professional organizations including NATPE- National Association of Television Program Executives,SIIA – Software & Information Industry Association, NABJ – National Association of Black Journalists, and BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York.In early 2001, he took early retirement from NBC but his communications career was far from over. Having converted to the Episcopal Church years before, he deepened his connection to the Church when he accepted the post of Director of Television and New Media for Trinity Wall Street in lower Manhattan.“I realized my entire professional experience prepared me for my work at Trinity,” he said from his bed at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx on his last Christmas Eve. “I thought I was guided to Trinity.”On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Bert Medley was at Trinity Television studios, located in a church building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center. He was preparing to videotape a theological program led by the Right Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams, soon to become the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. As the attacks unfolded before their eyes the archbishop led a prayer and Bert went into news producer mode.“The journalist in me just kicked in,” Bert recalled. In fact, one of the freelance videographers Bert hired that day recorded the second plane crashing into the World Trade Center tower.The experiences of the archbishop as he and the clergy and countless employees at Trinity then scrambled to save their own lives and the lives of the nursery school children at Trinity Day Care, would inform his book of theological reflections on 9/11, Writing in the Dust: After September 11.Archbishop Rowan never forgot Bert. Few people who ever met him could. Upon learning of his declining health, he sent a personal note to him with Bishop Herbert Donovan, one of Bert’s close friends and pastor.In the months following 9/11, Mr. Medley’s team at Trinity Television would go on to document the extraordinary 9-month volunteer ministry that was housed at St. Paul’s Chapel, a Trinity-owned church directly across from the Twin Towers. St. Paul’s miraculously survived the collapse of the towers unscathed and became a respite center for first responders. In 2003, it opened one of the first memorial exhibitions in the area.During his five years at Trinity Wall Street, Bert also worked on video projects bringing together renowned international theologians of many faiths to explore the roots of fundamentalist violence and extend the call for non-violent reactions to conflict. Through these projects he came to work both with Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Southern Africa and also his successor, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, with whom he developed a close personal friendship.Bert also became a respected lay leader in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, serving on the vestries of both his own parish, St. Bartholomew’s on Park Avenue, and later at Trinity Wall Street. He also served on the Advisory Board of Episcopal Charities. This did not mean that he forgot his love and respect for the church of his birth. He shared his torn loyalties and recalls being much assuaged by the Rev. Dan Matthews, then rector of Trinity, who reminded Bert that the first client for the Trinity Television production studios he helped revamp was the Seventh-day Adventist program, “Faith for Today.”Bert’s final professional project fulfilled a life-long personal dream.  After leaving Trinity in 2007, he helped a vibrant new start-up channel “K24” in Nairobi, Kenya to develop into a 24-hr. news station. In a rare moment of racial commentary, his friend Alessandra Pena recalls his sharing how unexpectedly overwhelming it was for him to see an entire news station full of young black journalists after an early career being one of a handful of African Americans in any given U.S. newsroom.“I joked that he was having his ‘Roots’ moment,” says Ms. Pena, “and he let out that deep wonderful belly laugh of his and said, ‘Absolutely, and I got to see the dream come true at least once, somewhere!’ ”In October of 2007, while in Kenya, Bert was diagnosed with a recurrence of the spinal astrocytoma he had first battled in 1997. He finally succumbed on March 11 shortly after 11 p.m. surrounded by family and friends, the “framily” who had supported him throughout his final journey.He is survived by his sister Diane and brother-in-law Larry Smith; brother Carlos and sister-in-law Denise Medley; and nieces Bethany Medley Smith, April Jeanene Medley and Deidre Medley Coutsoumpos.A funeral service will be held in April at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street.  In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to be made in the name of Bert Medley to “Episcopal Charities of New York” 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY  10025 Attn: Rev. Mary Beth Sasso. David Rush says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Diana Wilcox says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm A wonderful human being. Bert, you will be so very much missed! May light perpetual shine upon him, and may God’s grace and all abiding love embrace all who mourn. Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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MIMA Light / MIMA Architects

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Jose Campos+ 67 Share Houses Projects Portugal ArchDaily Architects: MIMA Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784243/mima-light-mima-architects Clipboard 2015 “COPY” Photographs MIMA Light / MIMA Architects CopyAbout this officeMIMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesViana do CasteloPortugalPublished on March 23, 2016Cite: “MIMA Light / MIMA Architects ” 23 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?超轻MIMA小屋 / MIMA Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784243/mima-light-mima-architects Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: PortilameSave this picture!© Jose CamposRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with an iconic and minimal image. This home seems to levitate above the ground due to the lining of the base with mirrors. Inspired by the minimalist sculpture of artists such as Donald Judd, John McCracken and Robert Morris, the new MIMA Light aims to be epitome of sophistication, synthesizing a surprising combination of sculptural depuration and interior comfort.Save this picture!© Jose CamposSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Jose CamposOutside, a sober and sharp object can be appreciated from any angle – so light that it seems to levitate. Inside, the comfort of a uniform coating in pine – combined with the elegance and minimalism of the details, the chromatic choice and the quality of components and materials – results on a very seducing home.Save this picture!© Jose CamposMIMA Light is simple to produce and more practical to achieve than any other Mima product. This module is completely produced and assembled in factory and then transported to the local site, ready to be implemented. It is perfect for a Market sector that covers tourism, temporary homes and vacation homes. This house is available in two sizes: MIMA Light and MIMA Light Plus, with 9m and 12m length, respectively, and it is currently distributed to all countries in the European Union.Save this picture!© Jose CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessC.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur Win Competition to Design Future SølundArchitecture NewsTerry Farrell Among Speakers at Forthcoming Conference on PostmodernismConference Share MIMA Light / MIMA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMIMA Light / MIMA Architects CopyHouses•Viana do Castelo, Portugal Photographs:  Jose Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

RSA donates £327,000 to Motability

first_img Howard Lake | 23 April 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RSA donates £327,000 to Motability Commercial insurer RSA has donated £327,000 to disability charity Mobility to fund heavily adapted wheelchair accessible vehicles for use at both its Mobility Solutions Centre and throughout the UK.The donation has enabled Motability to purchase six special assessment vehicles complete with the latest high tech adaptations to ensure that customers have the right car for their needs, whether travelling as a passenger or driving the vehicle from a wheelchair.RSA has a long established business relationship with Motability. Due to the nature of these specially adapted cars, insurance cover was not easily provided due to the complexity of every different vehicle. RSA therefore created a bespoke product for Motability, to ensure every customer can be insured by RSA.www.motability.co.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Summer 2018 sculpture trails round up

first_imgGreat to meet Evie 9 and Chloe 6 who have found 25 hares over two days and enjoying family time in their Hare ears!! Ticking off the hares on the app and a map today. Thank you for letting us share your picture and for supporting @break_charity buying our ear merchandise too! pic.twitter.com/kOThdfarOC— GoGoHares 2018 (@GoGoHares2018) August 14, 2018GoGo Hares NorwichChildren’s charity Break is benefitting from Norwich’s 2018 summer trail, GoGo Hares. There is a city trail, a county trail in the wider Norwich region, and its learning programme trail, GoGoCreate. Altogether there are 50 hares to find, and 164 leverets before it ends on 8 September. Have a giraffe with #WorcStandsTall this summer for the @StRichardsHosp #Build2020 Appeal! Come and find all 57 painted giraffe sculptures before the trail ends on September 16th! Download the map and app from our website https://t.co/Vnqd7F74HA @wildinart pic.twitter.com/2oxsZgTiY1— WorcesterStandsTall (@WorcStandsTall) July 9, 2018Worcester Stands TallGiraffes are roaming Worcester this summer, in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. There are 57 to find, all within a one-mile radius of the city centre, and the giraffes will be in situ until 16 September. The Worcester Stands Tall auction will raise money for the St. Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal, which is aiming to raise the final £1.4 million needed to build a bigger hospice.  281 total views,  1 views today Have you seen our amazing Hoodwinked sculpture trail around Nottingham yet? ? Download the Hoodwinked app and find the Robins to unlock loads of offers and rewards including the opportunity to make a £1 donation to @nottshospice https://t.co/yyz2xl7sQZ pic.twitter.com/TzfAi32XuY— My Nottingham (@MyNottingham) July 23, 2018Hoodwinked NottinghamNottingham’s summer Hoodwinked trail stars the robin, with 33 sculptures dotted around the city, inspired by the Robin Hood legend. The trail raises funds for Nottingham Hospice, and is on until 30 September. Tagged with: arts Fundraising ideas  282 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Today we’re paying a visit to the sweetest ‘Sprinkles’ around! For the perfect afternoon find this frosting, sprinkle & candy-coated Gromit at @BTPcafes on Gloucester Road. This Gromit was painted by artist @tomhoveyart and is sponsored by @ArthurDavidFWS. #SculptureOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/lHZ04UBOG3— Gromit Unleashed (@GromitUnleashed) August 15, 2018 Advertisement Spot the Michelin penguin as part of #maggiespenguinparade at St Peter’s Cathedral in Dundee. Painted by artist Judi Milne and Braeview Academy pupil Amy Lorimer the penguin joins 79 other sculptures in and around Dundee. Raising money for @maggiesdundee #penguininvasion pic.twitter.com/fgPKJyl6uG— Michelin Community (@MichelinCSR) July 2, 2018Maggie’s Penguin Parade, DundeePenguins have hit the city of Dundee this summer in Maggie’s Penguin Parade, which benefits Maggie’s Centre. There are 69 hidden in the city until 7 September, with more elsewhere. The mould for the unique penguin sculpture was designed by artist and Senior Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Janice Aitken after researching penguins at St Andrew’s Aquarium and a penguin specimen at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thomson Museum. Summer 2018 sculpture trails round upcenter_img Gromit Unleashed 2Gromit Unleashed 2 is Bristol’s second Wallace & Gromit themed sculpture trail, and raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity’s Grand Appeal. This year it boasts interactive sculptures and contactless donation points with over 60 sculptures to find in total. It ends on 2 September then giving people the opportunity from 15 – 30 September to visit the sculpture showcase exhibition The Greatest Dog Show on Earth® 2 and bid farewell to their favourites before they go under the hammer to raise funds for the hospital. Melanie May | 23 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tyrell is a replicant owl from the #dystopian world of #BladeRunner – a symbol of how beautiful creatures we take for granted might one day only be available to the rich & powerful. ??https://t.co/eEMlbUrErW #OwlsOfBath @GuildhallMarket pic.twitter.com/6eMdxEslp8— Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 (@OwlsofBath) August 15, 2018Minerva’s Owls of BathBath is currently full of owls, with over 80 Minerva’s Owls of Bath raising funds for four local charities: Royal United Hospital Cancer Centre, the Bath Young Carers Centre, The Archway Project, and the UK Little Owl Project. Following the end of the trail, there will be a Owls Hoot Farewell auction preview weekend on 29-30 September, followed by the charity auction on 17 October. Bristol has Wallace & Gromit and Bath has owls, but this summer also sees a number of other cities entertaining the masses with sculpture trails that also raise funds for charity. Here are some of the ones on offer. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Want a great way to get the kids out and active this summer? You may have noticed a few bees on your travels around the city lately. The #beeinthecity trail is a public art trail with a difference ?Gather the family and swarm to the city discover more: https://t.co/bjLALmQnIY pic.twitter.com/BJsiuD1xDY— Manchester City Council (@ManCityCouncil) August 8, 2018Bee in the City ManchesterWild in Art and Manchester City Council have brought Manchester’s communities together for Bee in the City this summer. There are over 100 large honeybees currently residing in the city, as well as 130 small bee sculptures, with this trail benefitting We Love Manchester and available until 23 September.last_img read more

Students make toys for animals

first_imgFacebook TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Rachel Tiede Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history Website| + posts Linkedin Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Facebook Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/center_img ReddIt Previous articleFort Worth ISD athletes commit to being student-athletes in collegeNext articleFrogs look to rebound against winless Kansas Saturday Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter a 9-year-old family friend asked a TCU art professor if he had ever made toys for elephants, the Zoo Enrichment Project got its start.Cameron Schoepp, a TCU associate professor of art, started a class called the Zoo Enrichment Project, where 15 students make toys for animals living at the Fort Worth Zoo.“Each one of these objects brings something to increase positive behavior in their environment,” Schoepp said.Schoepp and Victoria Bennett, an assistant professor of environmental science, put the students into groups, with each group building a toy for a specific animal, including black bears, river otters, black rhinoceroses, red kangaroos and orangutans.The zoo provided recommendations on what animals would be good to work with, Schoepp said.Then, students did research on what materials would be suitable for their respective animal.“The zoo’s been really supportive,” said Beau Hartweg, a doctoral science education student. “They’ve given us good feedback and helped us kind of figure out and finalize how this design might actually work in the exhibit space.”While some of the materials used to build the toys were donated, such as Styrofoam, epoxy and Plexiglas, some of the money for materials came out of the students’ pockets.“Ours wasn’t too bad, because the materials weren’t that expensive,” said Alexis Ackel, an environmental science graduate student, whose group members each spent $150 on materials. “But for some of the other guys, they’ve had to do GoFundMe because their materials are more expensive.”Students said they are happy to make toys that promote positive natural behaviors in these animals.“Making rhinos happy is important!” said Mallory Melton, a senior environmental science major. “It’s prehensile lip is what it uses most in the wild and it’s not using it at all in the enclosure.”The class will present the toys to the animals in early December, and the public will be able to see the students’ creations in the enclosures, Hartweg said.“That’s the goal,” Hartweg said. “We hope that this will be something that everybody can see at the zoo.” Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions Twitter Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Twitter Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course ReddItlast_img read more

Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy Launches Legal Database Software ‘Joti Journal’

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy Launches Legal Database Software ‘Joti Journal’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jan 2021 9:00 PMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy on Thursday launched its own legal database software called “JOTI JOURNAL SOFTWARE” for use of judiciary. The software was inaugurated by Justice Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, in the presence of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Rajeev Kumar Dubey.The software covers nearly 10,000 judgments, 700…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 Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy on Thursday launched its own legal database software called “JOTI JOURNAL SOFTWARE” for use of judiciary. The software was inaugurated by Justice Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, in the presence of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Rajeev Kumar Dubey.The software covers nearly 10,000 judgments, 700 legal articles and more than 500 Acts, amendments, circulars and notifications that are of direct use of the judges of district judiciary in their day-to-day work. It has been developed absolutely free of cost, without any expense from public exchequer, by the officers and staff of Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy. Yashpal Singh, Deputy Director and IT Team comprising Rahul Agrawal, Rahul Jaltodiya and Anoop Kumar Patel alongwith staff of the Academy under the able guidance of Shri Ramkumar Choubey, Director of the Academy played an instrumental role in the development process. “The software is very user friendly and can be accessed through both online and offline mode. Multiple search options have been provided which make this software at par with most proprietary legal softwares that are in vogue,” a press note issued by the Academy stated. Justice Sujoy Paul and Justice Anand Pathak joined the occasion virtually from Indore and Gwalior Benches respectively. Shri Ramkumar Choubey, Director alongwith other officers of Academy were also present.Next Storylast_img read more

Without Demonstrated Intention/Knowledge, Doctor’s Absence From NICU When Fatal Injection Administered Not Culpable Homicide: Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesWithout Demonstrated Intention/Knowledge, Doctor’s Absence From NICU When Fatal Injection Administered Not Culpable Homicide: Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 March 2021 11:19 PMShare This – x“..even if everything as mentioned in the charge-sheet was presumed to be true, at the most, may lay a blame of dereliction of duty at his doorstep, for which Departmental action can always be taken by the authorities”, the Court said.The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court recently quashed criminal proceedings against a junior doctor charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for alleged negligence that led to the death of four infants at a hospital. The infants were wrongly administered “Potassium Chloride” instead of “Calcium Gluconate”, which was the injection prescribed. A Bench of Justices…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 Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court recently quashed criminal proceedings against a junior doctor charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for alleged negligence that led to the death of four infants at a hospital. The infants were wrongly administered “Potassium Chloride” instead of “Calcium Gluconate”, which was the injection prescribed. A Bench of Justices Avinash G. Gharote and Sunil B. Shukre found that no charge of culpable homicide punishable under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as against the junior doctor was disclosed from the facts at hand. Drawing on the definition of culpable homicide in Section 299 IPC, the Court underscored that intention or knowledge needed to be present to make an act one of culpable homicide. “There must be an act or omission coupled with the intention or knowledge as contemplated in Section 299 of the I.P.C. on the part of the person and if there is no such act or omission, there would be no offence of culpable homicide. If there is no offence of culpable homicide, further questions as to whether it amounts to murder as defined under Section 300 or it does not amount to murder as envisaged in Section 304 of the I.P.C. would not arise.” The petitioner doctor approached the High Court aggrieved that he had been implicated for causing the death of the infants in a chargesheet filed by the police in Amravati, Maharashtra. The infants had been admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Department of Paediatrics at Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Medical College, Amravati. After the nurse on duty at the NICU administered drug “Potassium Chloride” instead of the injection prescribed, the infants died. It was found that the petitioner, who was occupying the post of Junior Resident Doctor was absent. Citing his absence at the crucial time, he was arrayed as an accused on the ground that he had not taken proper care and the deaths were attributed to him. In Court, the petitioner’s counsel Senior Advocate Anil Mardikar, argued that charging the petitioner with the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with acting on common intention was not justifiable in light of what transpired. He asserted that the petitioner while admittedly the petitioner was not present at the relevant time, he had not prescribed the injection that was to have been administered or the one that was finally injected. The nurse on duty had admitted her mistake, he submitted additionally. Pointing out that the offence punishable under Section 304 required intention/knowledge that the act was likely to cause death, the Senior Advocate stated that the petitioner did not possess the required intention. At the most, a departmental inquiry for his absence could be launched against him, the Senior Advocate said. The APP S.M. Ghodeswar submitted that there it was the duty of the petitioner in his role as officer-on-duty at the NICU, to ensure that proper drugs were administered. Contending that the petitioner’s actions amounted to criminal negligence, he prayed that the Court would dismiss the petition. After referring the records produced, the Court concluded that the petitioner had no role to play in the entire matter, either of prescribing the drug, storing the same or of administering the drugs. With reference to the charge of culpable homicide, the Court said, “At the relevant time, the petitioner was not at all present in the NICU and so, there is no question of the petitioner doing any act with the requisite intention or knowledge. There would also not be any question of the petitioner omitting to do any act with such intention or knowledge as is required under Section 299 of the I.P.C…” While stating that the situation would have been different if it had been demonstrated that the petitioner had deliberately stayed away from the NICU at the relevant time, the Court pointed out that no such material had been brought on record. The Court specifically took notice of the fact that the hospital did not place on record a Standard Operating Procedure followed when injections were administered to the newborns in the NICU. Reasoning that this could imply that no SOP was in place, the Court concluded that there was therefore no duty of care cast upon the doctor to be personally present while the injections were being administered. The Bench held, It then follows that this is a case wherein apart from absence of any blameworthy act, there being no act whatsoever done by the petitioner, there is also missing the element of culpable omission on the part of the petitioner, there being no duty in him to personally monitor the administration of injection by a trained nurse which absence of duty led to no breach of duty by the petitioner. In this light, the principles developed in Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab, viz. (i) duty to take care, (ii) breach of duty and (iii) consequential damage were not disclosed in the case, the Court ruled. Holding that continuance of criminal proceedings against the petitioner would be an abuse of process, the Court quashed proceedings. The Court clarified that its directions were in the context of criminal proceedings only. “..even if everything as mentioned in the charge-sheet was presumed to be true, at the most, may lay a blame of dereliction of duty at his doorstep, for which Departmental action can always be taken by the authorities”, the Court said.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

MLB suspends Houston Astros GM, manager for sign-stealing in 2017 World Series

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailA.J. Hinch, manager of the Houston Astros, during a regular season game on May 31, 2019. (Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)(HOUSTON) — Major League Baseball handed down stiff penalties to the Houston Astros organization on Monday for stealing signs during its 2017 World Series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were both suspended for one year. MLB’s ruling also forces the Astros to forfeit their first and second-round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 MLB drafts, according to an announcement from the league on Monday. Shortly after the release of the report, the Astros fired Luhnow and Hinch, the team announced.“I find that the conduct of the Astros, and its senior baseball operations executives, merits significant discipline. I base this finding on the fact that the club’s senior baseball operations executives were given express notice in September 2017 that I would hold them accountable for violations of our policies covering sign stealing, and those individuals took no action to ensure that the club’s players and staff complied with those policies during the 2017 Postseason and the 2018 regular season,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Monday.“The conduct described herein has caused fans, players, executives at other MLB Clubs, and members of the media to raise questions about the integrity of games in which the Astros participated. And while it is impossible to determine whether the conduct actually impacted the results on the field, the perception of some that it did causes significant harm to the game,” Manfred added.The Astros will also be fined $5 million as well, which is the maximum allowed under current MLB rules.MLB’s investigation, which covered a period starting in 2016 until today, began following a November 2019 article by The Athletic that the Astros engaged in sign-stealing.The Astros, according to MLB, began using live game footage from the center field camera in an attempt to decode the opposing team’s sign sequence from the catcher and pitcher when an Astros player was on second base. This would give a batter the advantage of knowing the pitch type, significantly increasing his chances for a hit.“Once the sign sequence was decoded, a player in the video replay review room would act as a ‘runner’ to relay the information to the dugout, and a person in the dugout would notify the players in the dugout or signal the sign sequence to the runner on second base, who in turn would decipher the catcher’s sign and signal to the batter from second base,” MLB’s report on the investigation said.Alex Cora, who is now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was the bench coach for the Astros in 2017. MLB’s report said after the sign-stealing operation started, Cora began to call the replay room on the replay phone to obtain sign-stealing information. On multiple occasions, MLB said, employees in the replay room sent sign-stealing information to staff members’ smartwatches or phones on the bench.The Astros’ sign-stealing operation advanced when players, including current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, went to Cora with a way to improve sign-stealing.MLB said Cora arranged for a monitor displaying the center field camera feed to be placed immediately outside of the Astros’ dugout, which was allowed by MLB rules at the time. The feed, which was supposed to be used for “player development purposes,” was instead used by the Astros to set up the sign-stealing operation.Players, MLB said, would watch TV with the center field feed, decode the signs and then bang on a trash can with a bat to alert the batter as to what pitch was coming.“Generally, one or two bangs corresponded to certain off-speed pitches, while no bang corresponded to a fastball,” MLB said. “Witnesses consistently described the scheme as player-driven, and with the exception of Cora, non-player staff, including individuals in the video replay review room, had no involvement in the banging scheme.”Cora, who is facing similar allegations during his current tenure as Red Sox manager, was not handed a punishment Monday by MLB, but one is expected.“I will withhold determining the appropriate level of discipline for Cora until after the DOI [Department of Investigations] completes its investigation of the allegations that the Red Sox engaged in impermissible electronic sign stealing in 2018 while Cora was the manager,” Manfred wrote in his report Monday. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2018 .During its investigation, MLB said it interviewed 68 witnesses, including 23 current and former Astros players. MLB said it also reviewed “tens of thousands” of emails, Slack messages, texts, video clips and photographs.Trying to decode a catcher’s signs is not illegal, according to MLB rules, so long as no outside or electronic equipment is used. In 2017, MLB issued a warning to all 30 teams that sign-stealing would not be tolerated. The Astros, Manfred said, deliberately ignored MLB’s orders.“The Astros continued to both utilize the replay review room and the monitor located next to the dugout to decode signs for the remainder of the regular season and throughout the postseason,” the MLB report said.MLB said the Astros stopped using the sign-stealing scheme at some point during the 2018 season and did not use it during the 2018 playoff nor at any point in the 2019 season.While Hinch and Luhnow were not the masterminds or organizers of the sign-stealing, MLB said it had to hold those at the top accountable.“Regardless of the level of Luhnow’s actual knowledge, the Astros’ violation of rules in 2017 and 2018 is attributable, in my view, to a failure by the leaders of the baseball operations department and the field manager to adequately manage the employees under their supervision, to establish a culture in which adherence to the rules is ingrained in the fabric of the organization, and to stop bad behavior as soon as it occurred,” Manfred said in his report.Manfred said he is not suspending any players involved because it would be “impractical,” given many players are with different teams and it’s difficult to determine “with a degree of certainty” who should be held accountable.The Astros organization and its baseball operations were previously under the spotlight last year when then-assistant general manager Brandon Taubman reportedly made threatening comments to a group of female sports reporters.The year before, the Astros acquired Roberto Osuna, while he was serving a 75-game suspension for domestic violence.Taubman, following playoff game against the New York Yankees in October 2019, reportedly turned toward a group of female reporters in the clubhouse and said several times, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” Sports Illustrated reported. He was fired not long after the allegations became public. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img January 13, 2020 /Sports News – National MLB suspends Houston Astros GM, manager for sign-stealing in 2017 World Serieslast_img read more

Lewis Iwu penalised for dirty campaign tactics in OUSU race

first_imgOUSU Presidential front-runner Lewis Iwu’s campaign actively attempted to seek out information in order to defame another candidate, the Returning Officer ruled on Wednesday.Iwu’s campaign agent, Jason Sarfo-Annin, sent emails to former Oxford students who have since left the University, trying to find details that would enable him to maliciously discredit Labour Club candidate Olivia Bailey, who is also running for President.OUSU Returning Officer James Dray ruled that Iwu’s campaign was in breach of rules relating to mailings and use of the Internet to distribute electoral material. He reduced Iwu’s publicity limit by a fifth, cutting 100 posters from his campaign, and fining him £10 from his £50 deposit.Dray added to his ruling, “It may not sound like a lot but it’s about as strict a fine as I can give, it would normally be 30 or 40 stamps. Lewis didn’t do it himself and may not have known that his agent did it. But his agent was asking for information which was clearly going to be used in a malicious manner, which is a serious offence.”In an email to Steve Longden, last year’s Campaigns & Membership Officer for the Oxford University Labour Club, Sarfo-Annin said, “We’re enjoying great support from students at the moment, even from a lot of members of the Oxford University Labour Club. However, due to political reasons most of them are sitting on their hands and don’t want to be seen helping us, which is fair enough.“However, a few have mentioned the fact that Olivia worked for Labour Students, and was forced to resign her position. I know that you know the story. I wanted to get the exact details first hand, I was hoping that you’d be able to give me the details.”He added, “Naturally, this is all off the record and if we do decide to use this info it will never be traced back to you.”Longden promptly forwarded the email to members of Olivia Bailey’s campaign, who issued a formal complaint to the Returning Officer.Included in the complaint was a copy of a similar message sent on Facebook to London Young Labour Campaigns Officer Lynne Wells, and an admission by Iwu’s agent Sarfo-Annin that a similar message was sent to Kenny Young, Chair of Labour Students.In the message to Lynne Wells, Sarfo-Annin asked for “exact detail and circumstances” of Bailey’s resignation from Labour Students. He added, “I’d like to ask you if you could put some pressure on Stephen Longden or even Kenny Young if you know him. Because of the nature of these elections, it’s very easy to leak stuff without people knowing the source. So anonymity is guaranteed if that’s an issue.”Figures close to Lewis Iwu’s campaign team have suggested that they will not be appealing against the decision. Sarfo-Annin was unable to comment due to election regulations preventing candidates or their agents speaking to the press. Labour Club sources suggested off the record that Bailey resigned as National Treasurer for Labour Students to concentrate on her work as new JCR President for St Hilda’s, not having the time to maintain both positions of responsibility.by Staff Reporterslast_img read more