University Press (UPL.ng) Q22018 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2018 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Without Sonny Bill Williams, the All Blacks have a tough selection decision to make

first_img“Ngani’s performance proved he was working hard even when he wasn’t in the group.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIt is difficult to put a black mark against a player’s name when filling in for a red carded colleague, even if he was at fault in the build-up to Conor Murray’s try.The one constant in all of this is Anton Lienert-Brown. It sound very un-All Black to say that a 22-year-old centre holds the key to their backline clicking, yet a lot of pressure now falls on his shoulders. Back in black: Malakai Fekitoa is in the All Blacks camp againFekitoa and Lienert-Brown both started in the centre for the All Blacks’ 21-9 win over Ireland in November, a result that avenged their loss in Chicago a few weeks previous. Which means there is a level of understanding there. But with the Lions thriving with their spiced-up backline, with Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell at ten and 12, perhaps taking a leap will be good for the game. Perhaps the All Blacks will fancy seeing how destructive their new League convert can be with a full team on the field.With the series coming down to a one-off decider at Eden Park, the stage is set for unexpected heroes on either side. The All Blacks may well see the former New Zealand Warriors star as that man. Or they can allow Fekitoa, discarded before the run-in by the All Blacks – as rumours also circled that the short-on-form centre is off to Toulon – to redeem himself and re-enact the heroics of last November. Fronting up: Sonny Bill Williams after hearing of his four-week ban STEVE HANSEN has never been afraid of chucking players in the deep end and seeing if they can swim. However, sometimes the chucking is taken out of his hands – as with Sonny Bill Williams seeing red in last week’s 24-21 Lions win.Williams is out of the decider after a citing commission judged that his dangerous play – a shoulder charge on the head of Anthony Watson – was worthy of a four-week ban. It is worth noting that Williams has used his shoulders like this before.Now Hansen and his crew have a tough selection decision to make. With Ryan Crotty also out, they have drafted in Malakai Fekitoa to the squad, but they may  consider sticking with Ngani Laumape, who came off the bench to plug a SBW-shaped hole in midfield, making his All Blacks debut in the process.Hit parade: Ngani Laumape tackles Elliot DalySpeaking of how unfortunate it was for Laumape to start his international career like this, All Blacks assistant Ian Foster said: “What a tough way to start your test career; to come in and have to do your role and someone else’s. I think in those circumstances he did really well. I would like to think whilst he’ll be pretty disappointed with the result he should be proud of what he did out there. He was still able to express himself and do what he likes doing.“Like the rest of the team there will be some lessons that when you drop a man it requires a slightly different focus in some areas. We didn’t get that 100% right obviously but he should be pretty proud of his first game.center_img The All Blacks must opt for the promise of Ngani Laumape or the redemption of Malakai Fekitoa LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

O2 Inside Line: Episode 1, Season 3

first_imgThursday Nov 8, 2012 O2 Inside Line: Episode 1, Season 3 England have been hard at work preparing for their QBE Autumn Internationals, which start off against Fiji this coming weekend. A new look O2 Inside Line returns as we give you a look at what they’ve been up to off-field leading up to the game. The show was hugely popular last year during the Six Nations, and then again during the Rugby World Cup, with James Haskell as host. This time around it follows a slightly different format and has a new presenter, Layla Anna Lee.Layla will be conducting interviews from inside the camp with not only the players themselves, but coaching staff and all those involved in the succesful running of a training camp.England play Fiji, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand as part of a packed few weeks that is sure to put Stuart Lancaster’s squad through their paces ahead of new year’s Six Nations.Through the show we’ll get exclusive access to Player Cam, match analysis from members of the squad, and a look at some skill challenges, where players will go head to head against the clock.England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “O2 Inside Line is a fantastic way for fans to get closer to the team  and see what life is like for the players, management and staff as we build up to the crucial 80 minutes at Twickenham each Saturday.”England vs Fiji, Saturday, 10 November, Kick-off: 14:30 GMTEngland team: Alex Goode, Charlie Sharples, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, Ugo Monye; Toby Flood, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Tom Palmer, Geoff Parling, Tom Johnson, Chris Robshaw (captain), Thomas Waldrom. Replacements: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Joe Launchbury, Tom Wood, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Mike BrownFiji team:Simeli Koniferedi, Samu Wara, Vereniki Goneva, Sireli Naqelevuki, Watisoni Votu, Metuisela Talebula, Nicola Matawalu; Ratu Makutu, Viliame Veikoso, Deacon Manu, Leone Nakawara, Apisolame Ratuniyarawa, Api Naikatani, Malaki Ravulo, Akapusi Qera. Replacements: Seremaia Naureure, Setafano Samoca, Manasa Saulo, Sekonaia Kalou, Iliesa Ratuva, Kelemedi Bola, Josh Matavesi, Ravai Fatiaki To get the inside scoop on the England squad every week of the QBE Internationals, as well as fun features and team chat, sign up for alerts and watch O2 Inside Line on RFU TV at O2InsideLine.comADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error O2 Inside Line Related Articles 377 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 9 – England… 378 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 8 379 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 7 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Recap and Press Conference after Stuart Lancaster steps away from coaching England

first_imgThursday Nov 12, 2015 Recap and Press Conference after Stuart Lancaster steps away from coaching England The RFU confirmed yesterday that Stuart Lancaster has stepped down from his role as England Head Coach. It was stated that the decision was made by mutual consent. This follows England’s disappointing World Cup campaign, that saw them knocked out in the pool stages.“I am obviously extremely saddened to finish the way we did in this World Cup and to step down from the role.” said Lancaster. “As I have always said, I ultimately accept and take responsibility for the team’s performance and we have not delivered the results we all hoped for during this tournament. I did, however, want to take part in the review to ensure I understood the views of others before making a decision.“The reality is that, while many aspects of the review were very positive, we didn’t achieve success on the field when it mattered and we all have to take responsibility for that but me especially as head coach.“I took on the role in difficult circumstances and it has been a huge challenge to transition the team with many hurdles along the way. However, I am immensely proud of the development of this team and I know that there is an incredibly strong foundation for them to progress to great things in the future.“We have played some excellent rugby and it was always going to be tough to get the right level of experience into them in time for 2015. It is a young group of players with the huge majority available for the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019, where I believe their recent experience will make them genuine contenders.“I would like to thank the players, coaches, management and everyone at the RFU for their commitment, support and hard work in my time as head coach. But most of all, I would like to thank the England rugby fans, who have always backed us and given us amazing support.“The team feels a close connection with everyone across the grassroots game, which has been important to us all.”The recruitment process has already begun, with a few names being thrown around as possibles to take over. RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has alluded to the fact that money is no object, and they are seeking a head coach with international credentials.Above is a recap of the resignation, while below is a full audio recording (33:28) of the press conference with Ritchie and RFU Chairman, Bill Beaumont.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab

first_img 2011 Japan CopyHouses, Renovation•Kaga, Japan Year:  Year:  Projects “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Tailored design Lab Area Area of this architecture project House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design LabSave this projectSaveHouse Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab Save this picture!© Yuji Nishijima+ 18 Share Area:  105 m² Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Yuji NishijimaPhotographs:  Yuji NishijimaSave this picture!© Yuji NishijimaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | Alba“I lived in this house until I was eighteen years old. This house could be restored to its original scenery and beauty for me.”Save this picture!Floor PlanWith this statement, the nature of this project was determined: to renovate the 70-year-old house to match the 70-year-old man’s original fond memory of his earlier home where he lived until he was eighteen years old.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaThe surrounding village has almost fully vanished due to depopulation. The ground floor space that was originally used for large village gatherings and ceremonies has now been remodeled to be a more intimate Doma-space for meeting close friends and family.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaWe wanted to symbolize purity in the Doma by making a “renovation of subtraction”. By carefully stripping the wood from the ceiling joists, we create a large double-height space that uncovers the buildings pure structure and reveals the robust roof trusses above.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaThe wood,  with an elegant local red cedar traditional red stain that has maintained its original quality and color, is repurposed from the ceiling to the ground floor as floorboards, tabletops, and handrails. To complete the Doma and form a more dignified space, the ground floor’s original soil is solidified and a window is made high above.Save this picture!SectionBecause the man had lived in an urban center for 50 years, it was also necessary to upgrade the house into a modern living space by making a “renovation of addition”. The damaged kitchen walls were replaced with an airtight double-wall that is insulated and earthquake-resistant.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaThe areas of subtraction and addition are connected by cutting a large window into their intermediate wall. This connection creates a relationship of mutual awareness between the spaces, strengthening each individually and the house as a whole.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaOur intention in the design is to recover the original scenery and beauty of the house according to the man’s memory and further modernize the house. The existing materials reflect the past; through a minimalist method, we have carefully reorganized them to create a respectful house for the 70-year-old man’s last home.Save this picture!© Yuji NishijimaProject gallerySee allShow lessYuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT OfficeSelected Projects21st Century New York: What Would Jane Jacobs Do?Articles Share CopyAbout this officeTailored design LabOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationKagaJapanPublished on December 27, 2015Cite: “House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab” 26 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?加贺市住宅翻新项目 / Tailored design Lab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 ArchDaily House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779213/house-refurbishment-in-kaga-tailored-design-lab Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779213/house-refurbishment-in-kaga-tailored-design-lab Clipboard Photographs Houseslast_img read more

Electoral Commission awards grants to promote democracy

first_img Electoral Commission awards grants to promote democracyThe Electoral Commission has announced that it will award almost £1.2 million to community based organisations across the United Kingdom. The chosen projects, running over the next two years, aim to increase registration rates and provide information on how to vote.The projects will focus on three key groups: Young people not in formal education, people from BME communities and people with disabilities. These groups are recognised as being under registered and more receptive to community based activity rather than through traditional advertising channels.Nina Ziaullah, Head of Campaigns and Public Information at the Electoral Commission, said:“These groups have been targeted as they are recognised to be under registered and to face particular barriers to engaging with democracy. We we are very pleased to be working with all these groups. By providing innovative thinking and ideas to encourage registration and understanding of the democratic process, the projects the Commission has funded will be able to re-engage hard to reach audiences across the United Kingdom.”Seven projects will receive a total of £1,177,477 over the next two years to work in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.Scottish Council on Deafness is an umbrella organisation that will work with its member organisations to provide workshops for deaf and deafblind people of all ages across Scotland. The group will also produce a downloadable DVD in British Sign Language explaining democratic structures and how to register to vote. The project was awarded £152,618 over two years.Operation Black Vote aims to increase voter registration among BME communities in Scotland by delivering a number of road show events across Scotland and the rest of Great Britain. Public and political figures will inspire and encourage participants to get involved in politics and the week of Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday will mark the launch of a UK wide BME voter registration week. The project was awarded £196,596 over two years.The Fawcett Society will target women from BME communities across the UK in six locations including Glasgow. Using a variety of large and small events, workshops, media campaigns and ‘participant champions’, the group aims to increase voter registration and understanding of the democratic process. The project was awarded £160,825 over 2 years.All Wales People First will increase understanding and awareness of political processes and increase voter registration rates among people with learning disabilities across Wales. Residential training will be provided to 22 People First projects, who will then cascade learning through peer education to fellow members. They will also provide seminars to organisations across Wales and produce a printed toolkit explaining the voting process. The project was awarded £152,618 over 2 years.UK Youth Parliament will increase the confidence of young people not informal education to enable them to participate in elections and increase their understanding of the democratic process. Youth services across the UK will be trained to deliver workshops to 6000 young people. Young people will help deliver the workshops and be supported to become Peer Leaders. The project was awarded £200,000 over 2 years.The Prince’s Trust aims to make politics relevant and increase registration rates. The Trust will engage young people not in formal education by providing residential training and activities such as visiting parliaments, taking part in government consultations and meeting their representatives. The project was awarded £169,497 over 2 years.Speaking up will help people with learning disabilities across East England to attend interactive workshops and training days. Voting champions will be elected from participants at these sessions, who will then cascade the learning to other disabled people. The project will also produce a web-based toolkit which will be an information resource for learning disabled people and those who support them. The project was awarded £151,543 over 2 years.ends/For further information please contact:Euan Holloway on 020 7271 0529Out of Hours 07789 920414Textphone 18001 020 7271 0700Email [email protected] to editors1. The Electoral Commission is an independent body established by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Its aim is integrity and public confidence in the UK’s democratic process.2. The Partnership Grants Scheme awarded grants in 2006 and 2007 to organisations working with the following groups; young people outside formal education, people from BME communities and people with disabilities. It is recognised that these groups are under registered, and more likely to be receptive to community based activity rather than through traditional advertising. In 2007, the Commission awarded £1.2million over two years to 7 projects across the UK. The scheme is now closed for applications. Tagged with: Awards Funding Howard Lake | 11 February 2008 | News  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Electoral Commission awards grants to promote democracy 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

2020 graduates talk about coming back for graduation a year later

first_imgFacebook Twitter Staying healthy while in quarantine World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous article‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisisNext articleFrogs First organizers look forward to bringing back revamped program in the fall Hannah Gagow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Senate votes to proceed with Trump’s impeachment trial, investigation into crash that killed NBA star concludes What we’re reading: Unemployment claims rise, Biden pitches ‘American Jobs Plan’ Hannah Gagow Hannah Gagowhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gagow/ ReddIt Twitter ReddItcenter_img Hannah Gagowhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gagow/ Hannah Gagowhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gagow/ Facebook Linkedin The class of 2020 will be in the Amon G. Carter Stadium on May 7 to celebrate their graduation.(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Linkedin + posts printTCU is preparing an official send-off for the Class of 2020 after a year filled with delays and postponements due to COVID-19.The university announced earlier this spring that a ‘make up’ graduation for the class of 2020 will be held in person in Amon G. Carter Stadium on May 7. Those who plan on coming back are happy to have the opportunity to return to campus and walk the stage. “I’m grateful 2020 graduates are able to experience commencement,” said Morgan McBride. who earned a degree in communications and child development. “We put a lot into our four years at TCU and deserve the experience graduates have had prior to COVID.”Morgan McBride is pictured in front of Frog Fountain with her graduation cap. (Photo courtesy of Morgan McBride)The ability to walk for graduation is not only important to McBride, but for her entire family. “I’m coming back for commencement because I want my hard work to be recognized. More importantly, my family deserves this celebration,” she said. “I’m the first child of six to graduate from college, so this is a family affair. Every family member had become a TCU fan during my time there, and they wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Mary Elizabeth Monroe, who earned a degree in news and media studies, said that in-person graduation meant a lot to her family as well. “In-person graduation was important to me because I am the first grandchild to graduate and I wanted my grandparents to be able to see me graduate,” Monroe said. Monroe is unable to attend the make up commencement due to conflicting commitments. “I am still disappointed that I can’t make in-person graduation,” Monroe said. “But since it has been close to a year since I actually graduated, I’m not as disappointed as I was the first time.” COVID-19 forced last year’s graduation to take place virtually, but the ceremony was unsatisfactory to students and faculty. Olivia Moody posed for a picture in her graduation gown in the TCU Commons. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Moody)Olivia Moody, journalism degree alumni, was disappointed in the virtual graduation hosted by TCU. “Virtual graduation was extremely disappointing,” Moody said. “The class of 2020 got zero closure on our years at TCU.”Dominic Tovani, who earned his degree in film, television and digital media, echoed Moody. “Virtual graduation was very disappointing, I didn’t even watch it,” Tovani said. “I am happy about grads getting to come back for a graduation celebration because I know a lot of people still wanted to walk, but at this point, I am over it. I won’t be walking.”A new stage Those who don’t plan on returning said they are at new stages in their lives.“In-person graduation is crucial. I won’t be coming back to walk this year,” Moody said. “I feel like I have already moved on to the next phase of my life. I also do not want to take away from the class of 2021.” Matt Mayer, marketing major and finance minor, also made the decision not to participate. “Personally, I will not be walking this coming spring with the 2021 graduates,” Mayer said. “Many of my former classmates I have spoken to feel as though it is not truly a 2020 graduate ceremony and therefore will not be walking.” Although a makeup commencement is taking place, COVID-19 still places restrictions on students and their families. “Personally, my decision not to walk this coming spring is partly family traveling logistics with COVID-19, but also the shared feeling that this ceremony does not feel personal,” Mayer said.  More information on graduation can be found here. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40

first_img to go further RSF_en RSF and English PEN urge Theresa May to fulfil pledge to repeal punitive law Help by sharing this information News Reports United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the long-awaited announcement that the UK government plans to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which was considered threatening to press freedom by RSF and other free expression groups, and by many media organisations. Follow the news on United Kingdom Organisation Receive email alerts March 6, 2018 – Updated on March 7, 2018 RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40 News On 1 March, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock announced in an oral statement to parliament that the government will be closing the Leveson Inquiry without undertaking part two, which was expected to examine the relationships between journalists and police. The government will also not implement Section 40, and will seek to repeal it at the “first appropriate opportunity”.Both are measures that RSF has advocated, in particular the repeal of Section 40, which contains a cost-shifting provision that could have seen publishers that did not wish to sign up to state-approved regulator IMPRESS held liable for the costs of all legal claims made against them, regardless of merit.Hancock’s statement was made in response to the government’s ‘Consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation’, which closed on 10 January 2017. RSF and English PEN published a joint submission to the consultation, as well as a joint letter to Theresa May calling for the government to respond to the consultation after a full year had passed with no developments.The government reported receiving 174,730 responses to the consultation, along with a number of petitions. On the Leveson Inquiry, Hancock stated “We do not believe that reopening this costly and time-consuming public inquiry is the right way forward”, noting that 12 percent of consultation respondents were in favour of reopening the inquiry, and 66 percent against. Hancock also stated the government had found “serious concerns that Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 would exacerbate the problems the press face rather than solve them”, noting that only seven percent of respondents favoured full commencement of Section 40, with 79 percent favouring full repeal.“We are pleased that the government has finally responded to this important consultation, and the fact that Section 40 will not be implemented is very welcome news. We call on the government to formally repeal Section 40 at the earliest opportunity, in the interest of protecting press freedom”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The UK is ranked 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. January 10, 2018 Find out more Free speech groups welcome repeal of punitive law May 18, 2017 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression RSF and English PEN response to consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation January 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

Co-ordination unit to deal with major emergencies in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Emailcenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCo-ordination unit to deal with major emergencies in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 1349 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleNew primary health care centre for LimerickNext articleLimerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael Ryan, chief fire officer, Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, and Inspector Paul Reidy, Henry Street Garda Station. (Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters)A NEW on-site co-ordination unit has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to help in the response to major incidents that take place in the region.As part of the Major Emergency Management programme, the new mobile co-ordination unit will provide local authority personnel with an on-site facility to respond to major emergencies in a more effective and efficient manner.Launched this week by Mayor Kevin Sheahan, the unit will act as a command and control centre on-site for the Council’s response to major incidents along with facilitating meetings with the other principal response agencies in the region such as An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive.“This new vehicle will be a huge asset to our staff dealing with major incidents such as flooding, severe weather incidents, road traffic events or other major emergencies,” Cllr Sheahan predicted.Work is currently underway in conjunction with the Council’s ICT Department to set up a teleconference facility in the vehicle which will allow a live teleconference back to the crisis management team and local co-ordination centre located within the local authority’s headquarters.Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Niall Murray, who oversaw the fitting out of the vehicle locally, said it had been designed to be functional and for personnel to respond to incidents irrespective of location.“Decision making and communication is vital to an effective response to a major incident. The new co-ordination vehicle allows us access an electronic information management system which is used to identify key issues and capture the evolving events of a major incident. This allows information to be automatically recorded and communicated to all relevant personnel and agencies and will greatly assist us particularly during evaluation in post event reviews,” said Mr Murray. Linkedin TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMajor Emergency Management last_img read more