Kohli to be rested for NZ tour last two ODI, T20…

first_img Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kohli to be rested for NZ tour last two ODI, T20 series Cricket Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Virat Kohli will return home after the three games of the on-going One-Day International series in New Zealand. The Team India captain will also not take part in the upcoming three T20 Internationals.Kohli has been rested for the fourth and the fifth ODI and the T20 International series in New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed in a Press release. Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Football TAGSIND vs NZIND vs NZ SeriesIndia New Zealand ODI SeriesIndia New Zealand T20 SeriesVirat Kohli SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – January 23, 2019 Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingConsidering his workload in the last few months, the team management and the senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia, stated the release.Australia will play three T20Is and five ODIs in India between February 24 and March 13.Rohit Sharma will lead the team in his absence, while the BCCI has not announced any replacement for Kohli for the five games.The team India captain has had an outstanding year in the international cricket. He became the first cricketer ever to sweep all the three major International Cricket Council awards – the ICC Cricketer of the Year, ICC Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI player of the year as the world governing body for the sport yesterday announced its annual awards for 2018. Kohli was also named the captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year.Along with compatriot Jaspreet Bumrah, he was the only other player to figure in both the teamsAlso Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Full schedule, live streaming, live telecast & TV channel, broadcasting…IPL 2019 schedule: Confirmation only after General Election announcementThis is my biggest achievement: Virat Kohli Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleRonaldo pleads guilty in tax case, to pay $21.6 mn fine to evade arrestNext articleLIVE Streaming & Updates: All you want to know about India-NZ series Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow…last_img read more

Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

UK stock investing: 3 growth shares I’d buy right now

first_img conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Standard Chartered. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Conor Coyle | Monday, 1st March, 2021 | More on: FUTR JD STAN “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. UK stock investing: 3 growth shares I’d buy right nowcenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The UK stock market has gone through a difficult time of late. While some other global stock markets have thrived despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the FTSE 100 hasn’t fared so well. The UK’s primary stock index has recovered in recent months but still trades 1.7% lower than this time last year.I still see value in UK stock investing at the moment, however. A stock market recovery has coincided with optimism surrounding the speed of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the UK.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here are three UK stocks I’m backing to achieve share price growth over the next few years.Future planningOne FTSE 250 stock which has massively outperformed the market in recent years is international media group Future (LSE:FUTR). A strong record of acquisitions over the last number of years has seen the company’s share price mushroom by more than 400% since 2018.What I like most about Future is that it is able to charge advertisers a premium for its digital and magazine subscriptions, as they focus on highly niche areas.For example, the company owns four separate publications related to guitars. That level of depth exists across a number of sectors, including tech, gaming, and sports.Strong performance in its media division in the first four months of the trading year led to Future raising earnings expectations for the year.As a colleague here has noted, the company’s focus on acquisition can leave it difficult to ascertain how sustainable its growth is. Underlying performance may not exactly be as positive as management reports – this is where the risk lies with Future. But I’d still buy the stock today based on its strong profits and history of successful acquisitions.Sporting endeavourSports fashion company JD Sports Fashion (LSE:JD) is another company I’d consider buying as part of my UK stock investing portfolio.JD has an impressive acquisition history, and profits have remained strong due to increased online sales during Covid-19. The company has been expanding its operation in the US, and I believe there is significant growth opportunity for JD if it can continue to acquire well in this market.Based on its current share price of 830p, JD could be considered an expensive buy at 24 times earnings. As the company pursues an aggressive global growth plan, there is no guarantee that this will play out as expected. I’m backing the JD share price to grow despite those risks, however.Banking on growthAnother UK stock I think has growth potential is FTSE 100 bank Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN).While the Asia-focused bank saw its full-year profits decline by 57% as a result of Covid-19, management announced last month it would be reinstating its dividend as it forecast a return to growth by 2022.With interest rates still at basement levels, banking stocks are still operating in difficult conditions. This is a headwind which is unlikely to reverse any time soon.That said, there has been a strong recovery from the initial shock of Covid-19 among Asian markets. I think StanChart can benefit further from this recovery.If the bank’s forecast of income growth of between 5%-7% by 2022 can be delivered, I think the share price can also grow with it. Barring any further economic setbacks that is. As a result I’d add the stock to my list of growth shares today. See all posts by Conor Coylelast_img read more

New report on charity sector from Mintel

first_imgConsumer intelligence supplier Mintel’s latest charities report confirms that the changes in tax-efficient giving legislation in 2000 have been successful in increasing charities’ income.Mintel’s latest report on the charities sector reveals that the amount donated to charity through payroll giving reached £73 million in 2001/02 and an estimated £86 million in 2002/03.The report’s coverage is wide-ranging. According to Mintel, apparent trends in giving vary, with data showing that the percentage of households giving to charity has fallen over a 20-year period by over 5 per cent, although the average donation has risen such that total household donations have gone up in real terms. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 September 2003 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics New report on charity sector from Mintelcenter_img This upward trend will be encouraged by growing proportions of ABs in the population, as well as by growing proportions of older age groups, both having a higher propensity to give. However, the report finds that today’s young households are less likely to give than today’s middle-aged were when they were young. There is thus a possibility that the number of donors could fall in aggregate with passing time. Younger age groups are increasingly being directly addressed with specifically tailored messages or with different campaigning activities by charities. Fundraising events, which offer the possibility of participation, also attract younger age groups. For instance the London Marathon has around 75% of its runners running for charity. Another possible pointer for generating funds in future may be through CRM activity, which attracts above-average levels of participation from younger and less affluent groups.The rise in tax-efficient giving might also bring other additional benefits, according to the report. For instance some evidence suggests that payroll giving helps to bring more non-traditional donors, namely those that are younger and less affluent.Mintel’s report concludes that charities must still do more to publicise planned giving in all its varieties, both in order to maximise income and also to foster assured income streams.The report’s table of contents consists of:Market Background External Market Drivers Internal Market Drivers Market Size and Trends Market Segmentation The Supply Structure Advertising and Promotion The Consumer The Future The Mintel Charities Report 2003 can be purchased and downloaded online. It costs £545 although there is a discount available to registered charities.For more information on Mintel’s Charities report, contact Emily Measor.  55 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Revised financial guidance for charities from Charity Commission

first_imgRevised financial guidance for charities from Charity Commission AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance Law / policy Howard Lake | 8 June 2010 | News 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. The Charity Commission has published four updated sets of financial ./guidance for charities and their advisers covering risk management; financial difficulties and insolvency; reserves and internal financial controls. The ./guidance has been revised to reflect new developments and the difficult economic climate that charities now face.The Commission’s latest Economic Survey of Charities showed that 47% of charities thought the sector would feel the effects of the recession later than the private and public sectors, and take longer to recover.Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission said: “Careful management of risks, strong internal financial controls and a clear reserves policy form the cornerstone of a well managed charity. At a time when many charities are reviewing their financial and risk management, it is important that they have the right tools to be able to mitigate risk, overcome financial difficulties and to be clear about how to manage reserves and establish internal financial controls.“In an uncertain economic climate, it is more important than ever for charities to review and actively manage the risks they face. Regardless of a charity’s size, this revised ./guidance is something for all trustees to read.”The four new sets of ./guidance, Charities and Risk Management (CC26); Financial Difficulties and Insolvency (CC12); Charities and Reserves (CC19) and Internal Financial Controls (CC8) supplement other information for charities about financial issues that can be found online.www.charitycommission.gov.uk  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The DNC and big money

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this July 26 — The Democratic National Convention has barely begun, and it is already quite clear that a large number of people who had hoped that the Sanders campaign would push the Democratic Party to the left and give people a chance to vote in November for real change are not just disillusioned, they are hopping mad.They should be.The familiar stench of capitalist politics drifts over the convention. The commands of big money are being carried out behind the scenes through an opaque alchemy brewed by a tightly controlled political machine.The Democratic Party, especially since the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, has posed as the party of the people, in contrast to the Republicans. A skeptic might point out that Roosevelt himself was the scion of a rich and powerful political family, and only did what he thought was necessary to placate the masses and save the system in a time of capitalist breakdown and rising class struggle. Yet the popular image of the party remains.And so it is that the convention, which has so many working-class delegates, a good number of them union activists, people of color and immigrants, and caucuses of LGBTQ people as well as artists and writers with a progressive outlook on social themes, has already, for the most part, been whipped into line to support Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee. But not without the biggest struggle in many, many years, with those in the Sanders camp feeling the nomination was stolen from him.Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for president by either of the two big U.S. capitalist parties. That’s how backward this country is politically and socially. Since 1918, many women have actually served as heads of state in other countries around the world — guide2womenleaders.com lists 175 of them! Finally, it could happen here. But Clinton is a woman who is trusted by the big money men not to depart from the rules they have imposed on Washington.Rule number one: She must accept the dictates of the warmongers and send U.S. troops around the world whenever the U.S. transnational corporations and banks demand it to advance their far-flung profit interests. She as well as all the preceding Democratic Party presidents, including Barack Obama, have understood this and have never used their powers to refuse the generals, even making war without getting a declaration of war from Congress — a clear violation of the Constitution.The flap over Clinton’s emails and Benghazi just underscores the fact that, as secretary of state, she was in the middle of that completely illegal assault on the sovereign state of Libya, which has since been ripped apart by mercenaries serving competing oil cliques.Rule number two: She must maintain the status quo of rule by the super-rich while trying to placate the masses with minor reforms. This has been standard operating procedure for Democratic administrations, like those of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton especially promised improvements for the masses of Black people and cultivated an image to go with his promises. But in reality he consciously destroyed welfare, the last resort for poor women of color with children, and supported legislation that led to the highest level of mass incarceration in the world — with a disproportionately high percentage of Black people behind bars. Meanwhile, the gap between rich and poor is greater than it has ever been.One thing the elections have shown, even at this early stage, is that a large section of the population is fed up with the status quo and looking to change things. The Sanders movement appealed to workers and low-income youths based on their class interests.The Trump campaign is stirring up fear and anger to reinforce racism and xenophobia. Trump and his ilk want to turn them against anyone but the super-rich, who really run the show and are the cause of rising economic insecurity.The capitalist system is in a growing crisis, as technology displaces workers and thereby undercuts the very market they need to realize their profits. And the bosses always try to solve their problems on the backs of the workers.The argument is already being made strenuously by the Democrats to support Clinton because the alternative, Trump, would be unthinkable. But it is a false argument. Yes, Trump is an openly racist agitator in comparison with Clinton, but voting for the Democrats will neither stop the racist police violence nor advance the struggle for urgently needed social change. That has to happen in the streets, in the workplaces, everywhere that the masses of people can be engaged to fight in their own defense against the exploiters and the masters of war.The best outcome at the present time is that the Sanders movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, the low-wage worker movement, the LGBTQ movement, the reproductive justice movement, the movements against deportations and mass incarceration — all retain their independence from both capitalist parties, stay in the streets and collaborate to unite and fight this racist, oppressive, exploitive and dangerously unstable system.last_img read more

Conference strategizes tearing down statues, walls

first_imgDurham, N.C. — Energized by the fall of the Silent Sam statue in neighboring Chapel Hill, N.C., just days before, activists and community members representing a wide spectrum of progressive interests gathered on Aug. 25 at the historic Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C., for “How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall,” a conference and celebration marking one year since one of Durham’s own Confederate monuments was brought to the ground.Planned by the group Defend Durham, the conference brought together anti-racist organizers, religious leaders, student activists and anti-capitalist advocates from groups like Stop Killing Us, Comité de Acción Popular, Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE), Charlottesville Standing Up For Racial Justice, Duke University’s Graduate Student Union, Workers World Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Green Party and others to assess the state of the movement one year after horrific right-wing violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted freedom fighters locally and nationally to intensify the struggle against racism — both symbolically and materially.“I’m glad that our action has made people open their eyes and interrogate the seemingly natural order of everyday life,” said Takiyah Thompson, a Workers World member who became a national symbol of resistance when she climbed a ladder and tied the rope that brought down Durham’s statue. “When we see these monuments to white supremacy, we have to understand that they exist as an attempt to humiliate and dehumanize all who are nonwhite. But if you want a truly humanizing experience, there’s nothing quite like physically destroying an altar of your oppressor.”Panels covered a multitude of topics, including im/migrant rights, capitalism’s inextricable links to racism, the state of University of North Carolina student activism and the need to build political power outside the traditional U.S. two-party system. But in light of the churning controversy over Silent Sam — a small pro-Confederate rally and much larger counterdemonstration were taking place simultaneously over in Chapel Hill — the monument issue was never far from the microphone.“My heart cries out to all of our oppressed ancestry who had to endure the racism, the rape, the murder, the nonstop killings,” said the Rev. Curtis Gatewood of Stop Killing Us, a Durham advocacy group seeking police accountability, calling the continued presence of Confederate monuments a “slap in the face.” In a breakout session, Gatewood stressed the importance of pushing for immediate reforms, such as stronger measures ensuring that police do not violate the constitutional rights of Black and Latinx people, while simultaneously combating underlying structural issues.“The solution is not just having better police,” he said. “Everything we do has to be based upon our desire to fight institutional racism. … I don’t care how much diversity training you get, if you’re a racist white supremacist with a badge you’re going to murder Black people.”While speakers addressed several topics of national importance, some discussions were more locally focused. The Rev. John Gumbo of Durham’s Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, which serves a largely im/migrant population, discussed the difficulties his church is experiencing in a rapidly gentrifying city. After being gifted use of his building 10 years ago by another Methodist church, the predominantly white North Carolina Council of Churches is attempting to purchase the property, leaving Gumbo to fear that Shepherd’s House’s future is in danger. “Come and join us into the ministry, but don’t overtake everything [and] leave us with no place we can call home,” he said.Other speakers raised issues of im/migrant exploitation and argued for a deeper analysis of their issues. Teresa Gutierrez, WWP member and deputy secretary general of the International Migrant Alliance, noted that many in the U.S. who hadn’t been conditioned to see im/migrant issues as any of their concern had recently been horrified by the actions of the Trump administration at the Mexican border. “To see children in cages, to see children torn away from their parents, to have parents deported and their children remaining here in the United States just shocked the senses of broad layers of the population,” she said.While praising the many individual acts of resistance that have garnered attention in this period — from a mother hearing about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s abuses and driving to the border in protest, to others collecting frequent flier miles to donate in the service of reuniting families — Gutierrez noted that these acts weren’t enough on their own. It is “the task of the left,” she said, “the task of the working-class movement to take this moment in history, this consciousness in support of im/migrants, and take it further. … You can’t be passionate for that Honduran mother or father and still support U.S. policies that create the most violent destabilizations [in those countries]. You just can’t do that.”Most panelists echoed something of a universal theme: that all of these struggles were connected, and that any successes in realizing a more just world come from the people themselves.“The hashtag that started going out after [Aug.] 14 [when the Durham statue came down] was #doitlikedurham,” said Workers World Party’s Elena Everett. “I don’t think any of the activists came up with that. It really was Durham that took that statue down. Each of us are actors on a larger historical stage, but we wouldn’t have been able to do it, we wouldn’t be able to sit here before you if it wasn’t the will of the people.” The question now, she said, was how to raise consciousness that “this movement, this community is tearing down white supremacy from Durham to Charlottesville to the White House to South Africa to all over the world; that we’re interconnected.”Thompson, who reminded the audience that the conference was taking place during Black August and a nationwide prisoners strike, reiterated that point: “We have to tear down the wall in a physical sense, but also in an ideological sense.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City wide food drive sparks competition, provides almost 300,000 meals

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth + posts Twitter Caitlin Andreen Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Linkedin Previous articlePreviewing TCU vs MinnesotaNext articlePolice chief finalists to be announced today Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Linkedin “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Facebook Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals printThe competitive spirit of Cowtown came alive this summer as government departments and neighborhoods faced off to see who could donate the most food and money to the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB).Together the city of Fort Worth donated enough food and money to provide almost 300,000 meals for the TAFB, said Angela Rush, city of Fort Worth human relations administrator.The competition’s winners, the internal audits division and the Monticello Neighborhood Association, donated the most money and combined meals per person in the office or per occupied household (based on census data).“I find it funny that internal audits who has 13 employees beat out every department,” Rush said. “They work it.”The winners will be recognized during a City Council meeting later this month.The second and third place finishers, the City Manager’s Office and the City Secretary’s Office, along with the Riverwood Homeowners Association and the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association, will receive certificates for their achievements.Tanglewood resident and TAFB employee Amie Hedbige said she thought the Tanglewood food drive went fantastic as they collected 764 pounds of food and more than $1,000 in donations.“They really listened and responded to the protein request,” Hedbige said. “We had lots of canned tuna, chicken, beans, some of those items that we are desperately low on in the summer months.”Rush said city employees used the canned drive as a chance to bring out their competitive side and even issued challenges to each other internally.“Municipal courts threw down the gauntlet,” Rush said. “They said were going to increase their collection and they did.”Rush said it seems as if many offices followed municipal courts’ challenge since collection increased by 2.5 percent since last year, an increase that the TAFB director of communications, Andrea Helms, said was because of the commitment from the city.“We really appreciate all the time and effort they put into to make it larger and better than ever,” Helms said. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

Michel Kilo free at last after completing a three-year jail sentence

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomes writer and journalist Michel Kilo’s release at 11 p.m. last night in Damascus from the Damascus headquarters of the intelligence services, where he had been held and interrogated for the previous five days.Intelligence agents had seized Kilo as he was freed from Adra prison in Damascus at midnight on 14 May on completing a three-year jail sentence. His family says his state of health is very worrying.Four journalists and bloggers are still detained in Syria.—————-19.05.2009 – Journalist Michel Kilo held by intelligence services since release from prison five days agoReporters Without Borders is very worried about writer and journalist Michel Kilo, who was released from Adra prison in Damascus at midnight on 14 May on completing a three-year sentence, but was immediately taken to the Damascus headquarters of the intelligence services and has been held there ever since, undergoing interrogation.His family has told Reporters Without Borders its concern is compounded by the fact that he has kidney stones in the urethra, the presence of which was confirmed by an ultrasound scan carried out in the Adra prison infirmary on 14 May.“Kilo must be released and allowed to go home,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He has served his three-year prison sentence. His interrogation by the state security police violates his rights. Furthermore, his state of health is very worrying and requires urgent medical treatment.”Now aged 68, Kilo was arrested on 14 May 2006 after signing the “Beirut-Damascus/Damascus-Beirut Declaration”, an appeal for a radical overhaul of relations between Syria and Lebanon, and was given the three-year sentence on a charge of “undermining national sentiment.” He was made to serve the entire sentence although a judge ruled in favour of early release. He was awarded the British Parliamentary Press Gallery prize in October 2008.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the lifting of the state of emergency that has been in force for the past 46 years in Syria, suppressing civil rights and freedoms. All dissent was silenced during Hafez Al-Assad’s 30-year dictatorship. After the dictator was succeeded by his son, Bashar Al-Assad, in 2000, people were given a limited opportunity to express their views for a brief period known as the “Damascus Spring”.But a wave of arrests followed a December 2007 meeting by pro-democracy activists allied in what was known as the Damascus Declaration National Council. In all, 12 leading figures were arrested by the intelligence services, including three journalists – Fayez Sara, Ali Abdallah and Akram Bounni.A total of five journalists are currently in prison in Syria, which was ranked 159th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. President Bashar Al-Assad is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” March 8, 2021 Find out more News May 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Michel Kilo free at last after completing a three-year jail sentencecenter_img to go further Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Inquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partner

first_imgNewsInquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partnerBy Staff Reporter – April 25, 2016 818 Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Facebook 2016 Limerick women in business award winners named Hi-Way Bar Limerick operators win court battle to stay trading A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guises Print TAGSfetauredJulia HolmesKimerickthomas ruttle Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind Twitter Thomas Ruttle is laid to rest WhatsApp Previous articleOn the reel: visual arts in LimerickNext articleTesco ballot Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Senior Limerick Garda nominated for LGBT equality award A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guisesDETAILS of the mysterious deaths of serial con-woman Julia Holmes and her Limerick partner Thomas Ruttle are expected to emerge at an inquest in Newcastle West this Monday.Julia Holmes, who adopted a number of aliases in the course of her life, died alongside Limerick bee-keeper Thomas Ruttle at his family home at Boolaglass outside Askeaton on May 18, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their badly decomposed bodies were found by burglars who had broken in to the house which they believed was abandoned.Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes or Julia McKitterick, (63) had not been seen for a number of weeks prior to the grim discovery. Pressure had been mounting on Ms Holmes who was being sought by police after a number of her cons were exposed.The PSNI from Northern Ireland were looking to arrest her after she failed to turn up at a court hearing over an £18,000 theft allegation.A native of Tyrone, Ms Holmes abandoned her young son when she emigrated to Canada and the US where she was jailed over $500,000 fraud. She had been married to a Texan business man despite being still married to her first husband in Northern Ireland.She was also accused of fraudulent activity in Australia before she linked up with Thomas Ruttle, a well respected and unsuspecting farmer from County LimerickWhen they moved into the roadside farm property at Boolaglass, Ms Holmes failed to pay a local builder €50,000 for extensive renovations on the two storey house.Thomas Ruttle was buried at the family plot in Askeaton but his partner’s body was cremated in Cork after it remained unclaimed for a number of weeks.Next Monday afternoon, the final chapter in Julia Holmes’ remarkable life will be heard at the inquest into the couple’s deaths.Statements had been taken from the men convicted of the burglary at Boolaglass but it is unlikely that they will be called to give evidence of their shocking discovery.The burglars contacted Gardaí after they found the bodies so as to distance themselves from the deaths.Deputy Coroner for West Limerick Antoinette Simon BL, will preside over the inquest which is to be held at Newcastle West courthouse.State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy is expected to give evidence as well as a number of Gardaí who were dispatched to the scene. Advertisementlast_img read more