Zimre Holdings Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Manu Samoa announce team to take on Ireland

first_imgThe Manu Samoa team to play Ireland this Saturday shows a wealth of experience at the highest level with eight of the starting XV playing in either the French Top 14 League or the English Premiership.  In the backline, Samoa boast two powerful wings in Wasps David Lemi and Alesana Tuilagi, who played for Leicester in the 2009 Heineken Cup final against Leinster.Inside centre Mapusua will be well known to Ireland as he played for London Irish in the recent Heineken Cup pool match against Munster and he will be relying on outhalf Tasesa Lavea, another player with considerable experience in the Heineken Cup and French league with his club Clermont Auvergne, to supply him with attacking opportunities.The side is captained by hooker Mahonri Schwalger, who plays his rugby with New Zealand province Taranaki and is part of a front row which also has premiership experience in prop Sakaria Taulafo. No.8 George Stowers, who also plays for London Irish in the Premiership, anchors a pack made of players, with the exception of former Connacht star Ofisa Trevarinus, who currently play in either the New Zealand provincial competitions or in Europe.Tickets for the game against Manu Samoa are still available for purchase as single tickets from www.irishrugby.ie up until this Friday or from the IRFU offices at 10-12 Lansdowne Road on the day of the game right up until kick off at 2.30pm.  Tickets are priced at €50 for adults and €20 for school children. The Manu Samoa Team to play Ireland in the Guinness Series this Saturday, 13th November 2010 (K.O. 2.30pm) at the Avia Stadium is as follows:15 – Paul Williams (Clermont Auvergne)14 – David Lemi (Wasps)13 – George Pisi (Taranaki)12 – Seilala Mapusua (London Irish)11 – Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester)10  – Tasesa Lavea (Clermont Auvergne)9 – Kahn Fotualii (Canterbury)1 – Sakaria Taulafo (Wasps)2 – Mahonri Schwalger (Taranaki) Captain LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 22 – Jamie Helleur (Auckland)center_img 3 – Anthony Perenise (Hawkes Bay)4 – Filipo Lavea Levi (Newcastle)5 – Kane Thompsen (Southland)6 – Ofisa Trevarinus (Malie, Samoa)7 – Manaia Salavea (Narbonne)8 – George Stowers (London Irish)Replacements:16 – Tii Paulo (Clermont Auvergne)17 – Simon Lemalu (Counties Manukau)18 – Iosefa Tekori (Castres)19 – Afa Aiono (Leulumoega, Samoa)20 – Junior Poluleuligaga (Exeter)21 – Gavin Williams (Clermont Auvergne)last_img read more

Five things we learnt in world rugby in March

first_imgRBS 6 Nations Championship 14/2/2015England vs Italy Italy’s Luca Morisi breaks a tackle and goes for his first tryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Giuseppe Fama Rugby needs to embrace missed tacklesMarch proved that missed tackles are good for world rugby. This may seem like an odd thing to say, but elite rugby needs to readdress the way in which we view missed tackles. Test rugby’s pursuit of perfection has resulted in a situation where not losing has become the goal, as opposed to winning.This fear-based approach has resulted in modern test rugby becoming the Formula 1 of ball sports, where only the result is of any interest – the bit in the middle, the race or match, is largely a sterile affair. You just need to look at the last weekend of the RBS Six Nations to realise that missed tackles shouldn’t be regarded as ugly warts, but beauty spots. The last three fixtures of the Six Nations saw all teams finish their game with a tackle completion below 87%, which is very rare. But this low tackle-completion rate shouldn’t be regarded as failure, but more of a success.Players didn’t miss tackles. They were stepped and forced to tackle on their weak shoulder, out-gassed or out-passed, and there is no shame in that. There is a big difference between tackling against simple, repetitive carries in the narrow channels when compared to a fast offload game in the wide channels. Rugby needs to stop deifying defence and instead shower praise on expansive passing, mesmerising steps and a change of pace. That’s the rugby that supporters, sponsors, and TV networks want to see.The Six Nations’ needs bonus pointsMany regard the Six Nations as untouchable. A tournament so resplendent that introducing bonus points would be tantamount to pinging the Queens’ bra strap. But the Six Nations needs to keep pace with the rest of rugby. A game that readily and openly accepts temporary and permanent law changes. A game that has adopted TMO technology, frequently experiments with law changes and a game that has recently seen the Chiefs (NZ) exploit the ruck interpretation in a beautifully anarchic way.Rugby changes every day, in every country, in every league and the Six Nations needs to keep pace. And for anyone who says that bonus points could reduce the impact of a Grand Slam, then the solution is simple: give Grand Slam winners an additional three bonus points. It’s worth a try, if it doesn’t work, change it back. Simple really.Kicking on: Dan Biggar had a very good month in MarchBiggar finally gets the loveDan Biggar had a magnificent Six Nations. His almost Wilkinson-esque defence of the ten channel, highly accurate kicking game, spectacular aerial work, and immaculate distribution was rewarded with inclusion in the shortlist for Six Nations player of the tournament.Biggar’s achievements at Test level shouldn’t be underestimated. He hasn’t been afforded a simple path into Test rugby. Thr lad has been forced to do it the hard way. There was a time, in Wales, when Biggar had a popularity rating equal to Margret Thatcher. He found himself in a septic bubble of negative opinion from the media, Welsh supporters, and at one stage was even booed by a minority of Ospreys supporters at an Ospreys kit launch. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But no longer. Biggar finally has the reputation and the shirt that he deserves. It’s seems almost churlish to suggest that his praise has been gained purely in the month of March 2015, when in reality his reputation has been forged over a 24 month period of elite performance. And remember he is still only 25. Double hat tip for Dan Biggar. Scratch that, a triple hat tip.Northern hemisphere needs to stop eating itselfLast week I watched a documentary about cannibalism and it’s near eradication in the modern world. However, there are two pieces of evidence that disprove this notion. Firstly, the dubious burger that I was served last week in what shall remain an unnamed Cardiff restaurant. Secondly, the northern hemisphere’s rugby calendar.March once again saw accusations that Test rugby eats away at club/regional squads and prevents them from being competitive at key points during the season. And that accusation is entirely correct. The reality is that the northern hemisphere season prevents either its club or Test game functioning at the level that it should. The northern hemisphere season is currently laid out like a ‘Pound Shop’ – stuff everywhere, in no particular order and with scant regard for the quality of the product.It doesn’t matter how much money you throw at it, or negotiate contracts and release periods, the structure up here is an amateurish shambles that blights a professional game. Can someone please sort it?Sense of perspective: Joe Schmidt is a winner, but there are more important thingsJoe Schmidt brings some perspectiveIt’s very easy to get carried away with rugby and its importance. Every aspect of the game, on and off the field is raked with a fine tooth comb often  so fine and exacting that it would be suitable for removing the dandruff from a juvenile tarantula. But every now and again someone gives rugby a reality check and Joe Schmidt certainly did that during March. Having won the 2015 Six Nations Championship everyone wanted to know where Ireland would go next. Can they improve? Are the centres an issue of concern? Can Ireland really win the World Cup?And then Schmidt delivered words with the same, if not more, impact than Courtney Lawes’ tackle on Jules Plisson. “I’ll park rugby for a while to care for my sick son,” he said.Those 12 words have more power and strength than any carry, tackle or kick can possibly deliver.last_img read more

RIP: Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson, lay leader

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jan 3, 2017 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 People Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET RIP: Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson, lay leader Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson died peacefully Nov. 30, 2016, at her home in Louisville, Colorado. Dixie had been diagnosed with cancer in January of 2016 and was under the care of hospice. Dixie was born in San Jose, California, graduated high school in Newport Beach, attended the University of Colorado, and lived in Dallas, Texas, for 60 years. In 2010 she moved to Louisville where she remained until her death.Dixie referred to herself a professional volunteer. Her family helped found Episcopal churches in Santa Rosa and Newport Beach, California, After she moved to Dallas, she was active in the diocese as diocesan altar guild directress, served on the Commission on Ministry, Executive Council, Episcopal Church Women’s Board and the Bishop Mason Center Board; three-time General Convention deputy, and two-time alternate. She was privileged to vote for Women’s Ordination to the Priesthood in 1976.  More opportunities to serve followed: Council for the Development of Ministry; Executive Council of the Episcopal Church; the boards of Episcopal Relief and Development, Hispanic Scholarship Trust Fund and Church Deployment; trustee of Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, University of the South and the Church Pension Fund.  In 1985 she was honored by Seabury-Western Theological Seminary with their Distinguished Christian Service Award. She was elected president of the Province of the Southwest of the Episcopal Church, the first layperson to serve in that office.She was a co-founder and sustainer of AD HOC, a group of laity and clergy formed to help support Bishop Donis D. Patterson (Dallas) in his move toward full inclusion of women in the ordained ministry.  She also convened “Gathering,” a group seeking to serve Christ in all persons and which provided a place to discuss and contemplate the Episcopal Church across the country. Eventually, the group took the name of Via Media Dallas and merged with the church-wide group, Via Media USA.After moving to Louisville, she attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder where she was a lay reader, a lay Eucharistic Minister, and assisted with homeless outreach.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Hutchinson, six months short of their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. They had two children, Kathy Fox (Steve), and Dixon Hutchinson (Jenny Paddock), three grandchildren, Carter Fox (Rhiannon), Jason Fox (K.D). Fox and two great-grandchildren, Simon and Elliot Fox. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder. The Rt. Rev. Sam B Hulsey will preach.In lieu of flowers, the family will be grateful for memorials to one of the following: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder, or Planned Parenthood of Boulder, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80302. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Isadora Dean: Every inch a teacher

first_img August 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia OCPS District 7 Candidate Feature: Isadora DeanAt her core, Isadora Dean is a teacher.The 42-year educator taught a generation of students, and after seeing them move on to careers as police officers, firefighters, doctors, attorneys, pastors, engineers, accountants, administrators, principals, motivational speakers, authors, and professional football players, Dean is ready to move on to her next career – school board member.Isadora DeanDean is running for the Orange County Public School Board District 7 seat against incumbent Christine Moore, and fellow challengers Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds. District 7 has over 100,000 voters and includes all of Apopka, where her husband Billie Dean is Vice Mayor, and a City Commissioner for the past 22 years.And if she is elected, Dean’s primary focus will be the same as it was for 42 years – the students.“I’m running for a seat on the school board to promote policies and fiscal integrity for our future – our children. I have seen, first hand, what a good education can do. I was there when it worked better.”Dean wants a return to those days, and her immediate concern is the loss in quality teachers.“Many OCPS students have fallen by the wayside because of our obsession with testing. Teachers are leaving the teaching profession in droves, and support professionals receive low pay and disrespect… and parents have little or no voice. It’s time for change. It’s time to involve parents, teachers, students and the community…This is not about me, it is about our students! My top priority would be to put the education of children first, by getting back to some of the basics, of making literacy a priority.And according to Dean, it’s her experience in teaching, and focus on students that separate her from the other candidates.“I am the best candidate in this race because of my 42 years of teaching experience in Orange County’s public education system. As both an educator and a parent of children who attended Orange County’s public and private schools, I always put students first. I have a plethora of experience teaching in middle and high schools, teaching home economics, life management skills at Apopka Middle and Apopka High and intensive reading at Ocoee High and Acceleration Academy West. I was also Lead Teacher with the Even Start Family Literacy Program, where I conducted and coordinated parent involvement/literary workshops, playtimes for parents and their pre-school aged children, GED and ESOL classes and conducted home visits and served as Migrant Advocate. I have worked in some capacity in many areas of district 7—- Winter Garden, Apopka, Ocoee, and Tildenville.”If elected, she would also strive to bring accountability to the school board in terms of keeping parents informed and with a tight budget.“It is the board’s responsibility to maintain certain standards such as engaging parents and community in key issues and keeping them informed in a timely manner. Just as teachers are held accountable for the academic performance of students, then school board members should also be held accountable for students’ academic performance. They should support the superintendent in improving student achievement… however, they are not employees of the superintendent. Actually, the board and the superintendent are our employees.”Dean has heard the voices of the parents calling for a mandate for recess, and she wants them to know she will be an advocate for them.“Recess benefits children physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually and if elected I will actively lead the push for a minimum of 20 minutes of mandated daily recess.”She would also like to see more challenges for students who may not be college-bound.“I really would love to see vocational education back into our local schools. I think we do a good job with our college-bound students, but tend to ignore the average and below average students. Vocational/technical/trade programs in local schools, expand middle school sports, mentoring, and parental involvement would help these students a great deal.”And when it involves teacher evaluations like the Marzano System, Dean remains fiercely loyal to her fellow educators.“Marzano stated in his book that there is “No One” Teacher Evaluation Instrument for effective teaching. Also, in my opinion, teacher evaluation should be based on performance, not friendships with administrators or district staff. OCPS needs to focus on the professional growth of teachers and allow teachers to do what they are trained to do – teach. Many teachers are disappointed in a school system where less than 3 percent of great, experienced teachers were rated “highly effective”. Rumors are that administrators were advised to give low ratings. To me…that’s wrong.”While being against standardized testing seems to be a common opinion among students, teachers, parents, administrators, board members and candidates, Dean has a more tempered approach with solutions.“Accountability is important and testing will not go away, however there needs to be balance. First and foremost students are children and it is proven that children process and learn in different ways. Passing a test just to pass for county or state requirements is a great disservice and injustice to our teachers and students and is not an accurate assessment of learning. Student performance should be evaluated throughout the school year rather than relying solely on one test given on one given day. Alternatives forms and multiple measures of assessing performance can and should be utilized, including authentic portfolios of student’s work throughout the year, projects, oral presentations, and interviews and teacher-made tests. All students deserve to engage in authentic and meaningful hands-on learning experiences and need time to process, discuss with their peers, internalize and enjoy learning…not spend valuable time preparing for a test, as it undermines student learning.”Dean announced her intentions to run for District 7 in March, and since that announcement she has gone full force at this goal to be the next OCPS board member. But win, lose or runoff, she will always view this experience as she does most things –  a teachable moment. Mrs. Dean you ran a great campaign, just know that, and I wish you had of won, but you know you had fun, and enjoyed the campaign hoopla anyway!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply 2 COMMENTS Mama Mia Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear Good Election Day morning, Mrs. Dean! I wish you the very best today in your quest to be elected as the new Orange County Public School Board, District 7 representative. Go Isadora! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 August 30, 2016 at 8:08 am TAGSIsadora DeanOCPS Board District 7 Previous articleWelcome to Apopka Primary Election DayNext articleTropical Storm expected to effect Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960610/costa-esmeralda-extension-siqueira-plus-azul-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Andre Nazareth+ 20Curated by Susanna Moreira Share Photographs:  Andre Nazareth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960610/costa-esmeralda-extension-siqueira-plus-azul-arquitetura Clipboard Architects: Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Lighting:Maneco QuinderéWoodwork:LatticeEngineer:Stewart EngenhariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andre NazarethRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. In a unique landscape of the Emerald Coast, the implementation of this project arises in favor of breaking the boundaries between the natural and the built. The concept of the construction consisted in placing the annex on an expressive plateau, with open spaces oriented to the widest view.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethPivoting panels and large shutters in oxidized copper mark the design of the main axis, in a color palette that mimics the surrounding vegetation, allowing for control over protection andventilation. A long glass skylight evidences the linearity of the annex, reinforcing transparency for greater use of natural light and visual connection with the outside.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andre NazarethThrough the use of natural materials in a unique language, the façade is composed of extensive freijó wood panels with rectilinear markings. Alongside the panels, the horizontal plane in a sand colored tone sought to explore the materiality as an integration component with the existing environment. An exclusive access made with local stones provides a path to overcome the topographical unevenness.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethThe annex houses a large living room, with special lighting and sound. The space has a small stage lined with solid bricks, which dialogs with the natural wood used within the project. In addition, the annex has furniture signed by national designers, contributing to a tropical characteristic.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse M7 / MFRMGR ArchitekciSelected ProjectsLa Increíble Library / MS EstudioSelected Projects Share 2016 “COPY” Projects Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCosta Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquiteturacenter_img Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Copy• Manufacturers: BTicino, Alice Cerâmica, Altena, ArqLed, Arquivo Contemporâneo, Deca, Hoy, Hunter Douglas, Kappah, La Fonte, Lumini, Maneco Quindere, Marmoraria Santa Cruz da Serra, MecaLux, Metalbagno, Punto Photographs Ether Daemon e Alexandra Marcondes Martins “COPY” Houses Landscape: CopyAbout this officeSiqueira + Azul ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMangaratibaPublished on April 25, 2021Cite: “Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura” [Anexo Costa Esmeralda / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura] 25 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Finance Minister says he has no role with banks in assisting Mica homeowners

first_img WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Finance Minister says he has no role with banks in assisting Mica homeowners By News Highland – April 23, 2021 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleDonegal Deputy says end of direct provision deadline will be missedNext articleFormer Derry player Higgins now wants success as a Manager News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Pinterest The Finance Minister has confirmed that he will have no role in any decision made by banks to assist Mica affected homeowners.There have been repeated calls for banks to help meet the 10% contribution required under the Mica Redress Scheme.Minister Colm Brophy confirmed to Senator Vick Boyhan in the Seanad this morning that Minister Paschal Donohoe has stated in a letter to the Housing Minister that he nor his department has any role in a decision by banks to assist with mortgages on mica affected properties.Senator Boyhan told the Seanad that for homeowners that is a hard pill to swallow:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/boyhan1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Man released following Ramelton drugs raid

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleMartin McHugh says Stephen Rochford’s proposed appointment is a brave moveNext articleRules for rural builds could present future flooding risk – Canning News Highland Man released following Ramelton drugs raid Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A substantial amount of drugs have been seized by Gardai after search was conducted at a house in the Ramelton area.Gardai from both Letterkenny and Milford raided the property yesterday afternoon.During the search, Cannabis with an estimated value of €14,000 and Cannabis herb with an estimated value of €2,000 was also discovered. Both are subject to analysis.The search was carried out as part of on-going investigations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Donegal area.A man in his 40s was arrested following the seizure and was detained under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act at Letterkenny Garda station.He was later released pending file to DPP. Investigations are said to be continuing. Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 17, 2018 Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+last_img read more

Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting says he would have done things differently

first_imgBreonna Taylor FamilyBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — In the seven months since he and his police colleagues executed a warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment that resulted in her being killed in a hail of 32 bullets, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said on Tuesday that he’s pondered what they could have done differently.In an exclusive interview with ABC News and Louisville’s Courier Journal, Mattingly, a 20-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department, said one of the biggest things he would have done differently was to storm Taylor’s residence without giving her time to answer what he claims were multiple knocks on her door accompanied by repeated announcements of “Police, search warrant!”“We expected that Breonna was going to be there by herself. That’s why we gave her so much time. And in my opinion that was a mistake,” Mattingly, 47, told ABC News’ Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan in a wide-ranging two-hour interview about the shooting that left him wounded, prompted nationwide protests, and led to demands that he and the other officers face homicide charges.“What would I have done differently, the answer to that is simple now that I’ve been thinking about it,” Mattingly said. “Number one, we would have either served the no-knock warrant or we would have done the normal thing we do, which is five to 10 seconds. To not give people time to formulate a plan, not give people time to get their senses so they have an idea of what they’re doing. Because if that had happened … Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent.”Speaking publicly for the first time about the fatal encounter in which Taylor was shot six times, Mattingly expressed empathy for Taylor’s family, saying the incident is something all good police officers dread.“I feel for her. I hurt for her mother and for her sisters,” said Mattingly, a father of four who recently became a grandfather. “It’s not just a passing ‘Oh, this is part of the job, we did it and move on.’ It’s not like that. I mean Breonna Taylor is now attached to me for the rest of my life. And that’s not again, ‘Woe is me.’ That’s me feeling for them. That’s me having a heart and a soul, going as a parent, ‘How do you move on?’ I don’t know. I don’t want to experience it.”Mattingly, who was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky as the son of a church pastor, said that on March 13 he worked a full shift before volunteering to assist other narcotics officers who had been investigating Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, on allegations of drug trafficking.He said that at a briefing attended by more than 50 officers, including police department command staff, Mattingly and the six other members of the team were told that Glover would be at another location on the list of warrants being simultaneously served across the city.“They wanted to do the right thing and they said, ‘Give her time to come to the door,’” Mattingly said.He said that prior to arriving at Taylor’s apartment, he and the others had no idea that Taylor’s new boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, would be inside the apartment and armed with a licensed handgun.Walker and 11 other witnesses at Taylor’s apartment complex claimed they didn’t hear police announce themselves before they stormed through the door. Walker said he thought the police were intruders, causing him to fire a single shot that ignited a barrage of bullets.Kentucky State Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that because Walker fired the first shot, Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were justified in their use of deadly force to protect themselves, which precluded prosecutors from pursuing homicide charges in Taylor’s death.Only one officer involved, Brett Hankison, who has since been fired from the police department, was indicted last month by a grand jury on wanton endangerment charges, for allegedly firing shots that penetrated a wall and entered a neighboring apartment occupied by a family. Hankison has pleaded not guilty to those charges.Describing how the incident began, Mattingly said the team of seven officers arrived at Taylor’s apartment after midnight and approached the front door in a line, “like a train.”He said that as the team reached the porch, a neighbor came out of his apartment and started arguing with them, engaging in an expletive-laced verbal dispute with Hankison.“I remember him saying at one point, ‘She’s a good girl, leave her alone’ or something to that effect,” Mattingly recalled. “Finally, I looked at Brett and said, ‘Leave that alone and pay attention to what we’re doing.’”Mattingly remembers initially banging on Taylor’s door, but not announcing immediately that it was the police.“So we get up, I remember banging on the door, it’s open hand, hard smack, bam, bam, bam, bam. First time, didn’t announce. Just hoping she would come to the door,” Mattingly said.He said the second time they banged on the door, they repeatedly yelled, “Police, search warrant!”Mattingly said they knocked on Taylor’s door six different times. He said the last time they knocked, Detective Mike Nobles, who was standing on the opposite side of the door across from him, thought he heard someone coming to the door.“So we stop, we listen. Nobody says anything. We yell again, ‘Police, search warrant. Open the door if you’re here,’” he said.Mattingly said that when no one answered, Nobles rammed the door open. Mattingly said he was the first inside and while trying to clear a hallway he saw two figures side-by-side at the end of the hall.He said the only light in the apartment was coming from a TV in a back bedroom and the lights on the guns of the officers behind him.“As soon as I turned the corner, my eyes went straight to the barrel of this gun. I could see the tip of it. And my eyes just focused in on it as soon as I saw it,” Mattingly said.Saying that “everything happened in milliseconds,” Mattingly said he heard a shot and immediately felt a burning sensation in his leg.“As soon as I felt the smack on my leg and the heat, I — boom, boom — returned four return shots, four shots,” he said, adding that he fired two additional rounds as the shooter rushed into a bedroom.Mattingly said he fell to the ground and scooted to an area to seek cover. He said Cosgrove opened fire two to three seconds after he stopped shooting.A ballistics analysis determined that Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor, officials said.“I reached down and felt my leg. I could feel a handful of blood and the heat — I thought my femoral artery. I said I can’t stand up because I’m going to pump the blood out if I keep pushing forward,” Mattingly recalled. “I remember I scooted back and sat on my bottom and I scooted my gun out for some reason. I let go of it. Then I thought real quick, ‘What am I doing? I can’t let go of my gun.’ I grabbed my gun and I pulled it back in and I yelled, I said, ‘Man, I got shot in my femoral.’”He said bullets were now whizzing over his head and he feared being shot again.He said he mustered the strength to stand and hobbled out of the apartment, falling to the ground when his wounded leg gave out.Mattingly said he was between two cars in the parking lot and could still hear gunfire.“The shots from beginning to end, from my shot to Brett’s last shot was maybe 10, 12 seconds,” Mattingly said.He said he didn’t learn that Taylor had been killed until the next day when he got out of surgery.“My first question was, ‘Did she have a gun? Was she a shooter?’ Because I didn’t know what took place after I moved out,” Mattingly said.Asked by Strahan about how he felt when he heard Taylor was dead, Mattingly said, “It was tragic. It’s horrible.”“Again, that’s a situation that you dread, that you pray never happens,” he said.In the aftermath of Taylor’s shooting, protests raged in Louisville for more than 100 days as Taylor’s family demanded justice. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city that was eventually settled for $12 million. As part of the settlement, the city admitted no wrongdoing in the incident, but it agreed to institute major police reforms.Mattingly said the anger and violence that erupted during the protests could have been avoided had officials immediately released accurate information about what transpired at Taylor’s home and had attorneys representing the family and Walker not fueled the fury with what he described as misinformation.Mattingly, who is white, also said Taylor’s death had nothing to do with her race.“This is not relatable to George Floyd. This is nothing like that,” Mattingly said of Taylor, who was Black. “It’s not Ahmaud Arbery. It’s nothing like it. These are two totally different types of incidences.”The veteran officer said Taylor’s death was simply a matter of circumstances.“It’s not a race thing like people want to try to make it out to be. It’s not. This is a point where we were doing our job, we gave too much time when we go in, I get shot, we returned fire,” Mattingly said. “This is not us going, hunting somebody down. This is not kneeling on a neck. It’s nothing like that.”Walker was initially charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but those charges were later dropped. Walker claimed in a lawsuit that Mattingly might have been shot by friendly fire from Hankison’s gun.Cameron, however, said that all of the officers who fired shots that night were armed with .40-caliber weapons. Mattingly was shot with a 9mm gun, which matched the one Walker fired.When Strahan countered that Walker claimed he fired only a warning shot and pointed his gun at the ground, Mattingly scoffed.“Let’s get one thing straight, he wasn’t shooting at the ground, he wasn’t firing a warning shot. He was in a stretched out, two hands. It’s called a Weaver stance, where your legs are apart. He’s pushed out with two hands, looking straight at me. I saw his gun. Our postures were the same looking at each other when he fired that shot,” Mattingly said.When the grand jury decision came in on Sept. 23, clearing him and Cosgrove, Mattingly said he and his family watched it on television. He said that while he felt relieved, he knew he is still the subject of an internal probe by the police department, and that an FBI investigation looking into whether Taylor’s civil rights were violated is still moving ahead.He said his family members have also suffered greatly.Mattingly said his family has received numerous death threats, including one just days ago in which someone threatened to kidnap his son, take him to a basement and torture him.“When they started personally getting the death threats, as a father you can imagine how that would feel. When your daughters are getting threatened — I mean, it just makes you feel helpless, number one, and angry at the same time because here you feel like you were trying to help the city,” Mattingly said.He said he is confident that he and the other officers involved did everything appropriately and that he feels betrayed by city officials, including Mayor Greg Fischer, for appearing to side with critics over cops.“I spent 20 years giving my time, blood, my energy trying to help the city that I grew up in, that I love,” Mattingly said. “And now when something tragic like this happens, now your family is the one that everybody wants to come after.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cullen report orders a rail training shake-up

first_imgThe railway industry has been ordered to make major improvements to stafftraining following publication of the report into the Paddington disaster. Lord Cullen made nine recommendations on driver management and training inhis report on the public inquiry into the crash following harsh criticism ofThames Trains. Michael Hodder, driver of the Thames train involved in the disaster, hadonly recently qualified when he went through a red signal leading to thecollision, which killed 31 people in October 1999. Cullen said, “I conclude that the safety culture in regard to trainingwas slack and less than adequate and that there were significant failures incommunication within the organisation.” In his report, Cullen said Thames Trains should have done more to organisemanagement and training in a systematic manner. Managers responsible for drivertraining taught classes in their own way, training material was not validatedand there were gaps in the training delivered He said in his report. Cullen recommended Thames Trains ensures its drivers have monthlyface-to-face meetings with managers responsible for driving standards. David Maitland, group HR director for Connex Transport, said his companywould be studying Cullen’s recommendations closely. Maitland said, “We recognise that train drivers have a stressful job,requiring a lot of decision-making and working on their own. Driver training iscrucial to the railways. It is a key part of the system.” A Thames Trains spokesperson said, “We were aware that there wereimprovements we wanted to make to training in 1999 when the accident happened. “We have implemented a wide range of improvements in driver training,recruitment and development in the past two years. That process is ongoing. Weaccept all the recommendations in the report.” By Katie Hawkins Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Cullen report orders a rail training shake-upOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more