US retail sales rise despite fuel costs

first_img US retail sales rise despite fuel costs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia John Dunne US retail sales posted their largest gain in four months in February as shoppers stepped up purchases of autos, clothes and other goods even as they spent more for fuel.The report from the Commerce Department pointed to strong consumer spending and acceleration in economic growth in the first quarter.Total retail sales rose one per cent, the Commerce Department said, the largest gain since October and the eighth straight monthly advance. The rise was in line with economists’ expectations.January sales were revised up to a 0.7 per cent increase from a previously reported 0.3 per cent gain. Compared to February last, sales were up 8.9 per cent.“Consumer spending is still expanding at a healthy pace. Some of the strength we saw during the holidays continued into this year. That bodes well for the economy remaining on track for recovery,” said Gary Thayer, chief macro strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis.Excluding autos, sales rose 0.7 per cent last month after gaining 0.6 percent in January.US stock index futures briefly turned positive on the data, while Treasury debt prices fell. The dollar held gains against the euro.Consumers last month overcame a 3.7 per cent increase in gasoline prices to spend on a range of goods, including autos, whose sales rose 2.3 per cent after rising 1.2 per cent in January. Receipts at gasoline stations increased 1.4 per cent after rising 1.3 per cent in January. Excluding gasoline, sales rose 0.9 percent after rising 0.6 per cent in January.“Retail spending has mostly been accelerating among people with sufficient income for discretionary spending so they are not as affected by higher gasoline prices as people with more limited incomes,” said Jerry Webman, chief economist at OppenheimerFunds in New York.Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa has pushed Brent crude oil prices above $100 a barrel, raising concerns that high gasoline prices could eat into consumer pocketbooks already strained by high unemployment. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp Friday 11 March 2011 10:03 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgPhoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePhoenix Investment Company Limited is an investment holding company that works through two segments; insurance and corporate, to provide life insurance products and general financial services. The company controls Phoenix Beverages Limited as its subsidiary which deals in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of beverages. Phoenix Investment Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Koka House / Hearth Architects

first_img Houses Save this picture!© Yuta Yamada+ 13Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: Hearth Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHearth ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 16, 2020Cite: “Koka House / Hearth Architects” 15 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Koka 住宅咖啡店 / Hearth Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Koka House / Hearth Architects Koka House / Hearth ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKoka House / Hearth Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937540/koka-house-hearth-architects Clipboard 2019 Projects CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Japan Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  Yuta YamadaArchitect In Charge:Yoshitaka KugaDesign Team:Hearth ArchitectsCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yuta YamadaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The house is located at the end of T junction and surrounded by roads on three sides. The client wants to open a small coffee shop in the future. So, I made two delta roofs like a coffee shop in a mountain hut. One space is for private and the another is for half public. I connected the two spaces gently.Save this picture!© Yuta YamadaSave this picture!Arrangement PlanSave this picture!© Yuta YamadaThere’re an open kitchen which the client can use for a coffee shop in the future and floor mold living in the first space. There’re a living , plumbing ,and living space, where the client can protect privacy. I clarified the line of flow for life. I could make a house where the client can protect privacy but where the half public space and the city are connected each other gently.Save this picture!© Yuta YamadaThe exterior appearance with two delta roofs of the house is icon in the town. The trees in the garden will grow thickly and external wall by the burned cedar will decay well. The house will blend with the street when the client open a coffee shop in the future.Save this picture!© Yuta YamadaProject gallerySee allShow lessRandom Art Space / AIR architectsSelected ProjectsAbbaye Val Notre-Dame / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937540/koka-house-hearth-architects Clipboard “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Fairfax-Nine merger threatens media pluralism in Australia

first_imgAustralia is ranked 19th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The chronic lack of journalistic pluralism is one of the reasons why it is not ranked any higher. “Fairfax’s takeover is the end of a journalistic institution in Australia. Quality journalism must not be reduced to a variable dependent on commercial and advertising imperatives. This takeover is all the more worrying for journalistic pluralism and democracy because the level of media ownership concentration in Australia is already one of the highest in the world.” February 22, 2021 Find out more Media monsters Commercial synergy has endangered journalistic independence and media pluralism in what is, to say the least, an incongruous marriage. RSF_en Kept a close secret until announced on 26 July and valued at 4 billion Australian dollars (2,5 billion euros), the merger still has to be approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). “The freedom and independence of Fairfax’s journalists is clearly in danger,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We therefore urge the ACCC to block this merger until the new entity managed by Nine has adopted the Fairfax Charter of Editorial Independence in writing, in its statutes. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about pluralism and respect for editorial independence in the new Australian media conglomerate resulting from last week’s merger between the Fairfax Media newspaper chain and Nine Entertainment, a national TV network. News Aside from a loss of editorial independence, Fairfax’s journalists fear that newsrooms will be merged and many of the group’s rural and suburban publications will be closed. Although not very profitable, they have until now played a vital role in providing Australians with local news of a diverse nature. This is now permitted in Australia after the decision by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government a few months ago to repeal 30-year-old legislation restricting simultaneous ownership of both print and broadcast media. Observers fear that the Fairfax takeover will open the way to even more ownership concentration. Nine, which will have control of the new entity, has already announced 50 million Australian dollars (32 million euros) in budget cuts, to the alarm of news staff at Fairfax’s publications. They include The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, whose editorial freedom from political or economic interference was summed up in the slogan printed under each newspaper’s name: “Independent. Always.” Takeover There is concern about the editorial independence of The Age newspaper, one of the jewels of the Fairfax Media empire, now that it is to be run by Nine Entertainment (photos: William West / AFP). News On the one hand, Fairfax has provided quality investigative journalism via a network of representative regional print publications throughout the country since 1831, On the other, Nine is primarily a sports and entertainment broadcaster and its management is regarded as much more concerned about profits and cost-cutting than journalistic ethics. RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australiacenter_img The Fairfax brand will disappear in the new media group, in what is a clear sign that this “marriage of reason” is an outright takeover. News AustraliaAsia – Pacific Media independence Economic pressureFreedom of expression Organisation Follow the news on Australia Receive email alerts to go further August 1, 2018 Fairfax-Nine merger threatens media pluralism in Australia Like Australia’s other media and advertisement giant, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the future entity controlled by Nine will include national and regional newspapers radio, stations, traditional TV channels and online ones, and a string of news websites. Help by sharing this information News January 21, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia AustraliaAsia – Pacific Media independence Economic pressureFreedom of expression November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

More journalists abducted in eastern Ukraine and Crimea

first_img to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the continuing abduction of journalists in eastern Ukraine and Crimea and urges the Russian and Ukrainian authorities and all militias active in the region to respect and protect journalists regardless of the editorial policies of the media they work for.Two journalists kidnapped and beaten in CrimeaTwo journalists with the Centre for Investigative Reporting in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, reporter Sergei Mokrushin and producer Vladlen Melnikov, were arrested at around 8 p.m. on 2 June by members of a “self-defence militia,” who took them to their headquarters, beat them, and examined the contents of their mobile phones and social network accounts.Mokrushin received repeated blows to the abdomen and lower back while Melnikov’s head was smashed against a pane of glass. The journalists said two local politicians were present while they were being beaten. The mistreatment only stopped when policemen arrived and took them away to a police station.The editor of the Centre for Investigative Reporting said the militiamen accused Mokrushin and Melnikov of “hooliganism” without offering any details. The two journalists were released during the night after questioning by the police. According to preliminary diagnoses, Mokrushin has ribcage bruising and possibly broken ribs.The Centre for Investigative Reporting is one of the few remaining independent news outlets in the region, where several media were closed following the Russian intervention. A member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, it posts its findings on its website as well as reporting them as part of a TV programme. It also provides training in investigative journalism.Two newspaper editors kidnapped in DonetskThe editors of two regional newspapers – Aleksandr Brizh of Donbas and Leonid Lapa of Vecherny Donetsk – were kidnapped in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, on 2 June by anti-Kiev militiamen, who stormed into their offices and took them away.After being released later the same day, they said their separatist abductors had demanded a change in editorial policies. They refused on the grounds that, if they complied, their newspapers would be “breaking Ukrainian law,” which penalizes inciting separatism, and said that, instead, they would stop working into further notice.Vecherny Donetsk belongs to Rinat Akhmetov, an oligarch who is very influential in the region and who recently announced his support for the government in Kiev against the separatists of the “People’s Republic of Donetsk.”Myroslav Rudenko, one of the separatist leaders, said the two editors were abducted in reaction to the publication in recent weeks of special dossiers paid for by Akhmetov, “each page of which denigrated the People’s Republic of Donetsk and the people’s choice.”Dmytro Litvinenko, a journalist with the Ukrainian TV station STB, reported on 2 June that he was detained at a “People’s Republic of Donetsk” checkpoint for 12 hours on 29 May. The rebels examined his equipment and did not like the tone of his SMS messages and his recent reporting on the Donbas Battalion (a pro-Kiev militia).Litvinenko, his cameraman and their driver were tied up and beaten, and then taken with bags over their heads to the main SBU building in Donetsk, where the head of the separatist unit ordered their release as soon as he learned of their detention.Citizen-journalist still missing There is still no word of Artem Laryonov, an anti-Kiev citizen-journalist who was reported missing on 10 May. Ever since the start of the unrest in eastern Ukraine in March, he had been filming the activities of the rebels and the effects of the fighting, and posting his videos on Ustream and YouTube.According to two friends, he was seen for the last time at a Ukrainian army checkpoint between the eastern cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. The Ukrainian authorities say they known nothing of his whereabouts. Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Laryonov and urges anyone holding him to provide information about his current situation and state of health.Follow the Reporters Without Borders news feed on the main media freedom violations in Ukraine.(Photos: Viktor Drachev / AFP, AFP Photo / Artem Larionov family archive) News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central AsiaRussia June 4, 2014 – Updated on February 27, 2017 More journalists abducted in eastern Ukraine and Crimea center_img RSF_en UkraineEurope – Central AsiaRussia News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

Panther Paws has strong showing

first_img A poster in Permian’s Panther Paws dance studio reads “You earn your trophies at practice, you pick them up at competition” as they practice for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Nimitz Middle School Home Education ECISD Panther Paws has strong showing Permian’s Panther Paws seniors Kaycee Elrod, right, and Makayla Madrid practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy WhatsApp 1 of 11 Permian’s Panther Paws’ junior Maddie Ramirez and Senior Claire Hill practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Going against some of the top teams in Texas, the Permian High School Panther Paws made a strong showing in the recent Crowd Pleasers event in Galveston.Permian’s Panther Paws practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American)The competition was held March 26, 27 and 28.Coach Kristin Carter said their solos went on March 25.The Panther Paws earned Overall National Champions in Team Hip hop and Team Open; received National Champions in the Medium Team division for Team Open, Team Pom and Team Contemporary; 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip hop; and placed 2nd overall in the Medium Team division. The junior varsity team received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip hop and Team Contemporary, plus Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. PHS also had a National Champion Duet performed by Claire Hill and Emily Hill. Emily Hill was also solo finalist and was awarded 5th runner-up out of 50-plus solos, the district newsletter said.Having made the finals in all five routines, Panther Paws competed against everybody, regardless of size.“We were going up against teams with like 60 and 70 girls and we only have 21,” Carter said. “We ended up winning overall national champions in hip hop and in our open category, so we have some really fun banners that we get to hang up on our walls.In the solo finalist contest, there were 50 girls and Emily Hill got fifth runner up.“Her and her twin sister (Claire) … they won national champion duet. They did this really sweet dance about moving on because they’re both going to college next year,” Carter said.Last year got year was cut short because of COVID, so getting to go to this competition and finish what they started two years ago was gratifying.“Some of the routines we reused from last year and some were brand new, but it was such an incredible experience and the girls did amazing and we had a ton of fun representing,” Carter said.Permian’s Panther Paws’ junior Maddie Ramirez, center, practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American)This year, she said Panther Paws was one of the strongest teams she’s had the privilege of coaching.“I would say just the differences is we had taken a two-year break from competing, so it’s kind of like having to get your feet wet again. It was cool that we had two days because day 1 they were amazing. They were on fire, but day 2 they were hungry. They wanted to win …,” Carter said.“… We won two of our routines. It was … a really big deal to win that overall division in a style division is what they call it. I think we figured out there were about 20 teams that competed in this out of all the size divisions,” she added.On a recent Monday, the team was practicing for Black Magic April 29, 30 and May 1.Team Captain Emily Hill, an 18-year-old senior, has been in Panther Paws for four years.Permian’s Panther Paws’s Emily Hill, left, and sophomore Corey McCabe practice for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American)“… We felt really good about all of our performances and we were happy with how all of them went and so we were really happy leaving, especially since we got that hip hop title. We had never won overall hip hop before, so it was really cool to make history with this team.”Hill said she and her twin, Claire, performed a lot of duets when they were younger, but then they got busy and they didn’t perform as many.“We knew we wanted to do one our senior year and so it was really special getting to dance with her again, especially taking home first. …,” Emily Hill said.solo award: it was really cool specially going in Kallan Grewell, a 17-year-old senior, also is in her fourth year in Panther Paws.“I felt really good about what we accomplished. We came together as a team even stronger. We, of course, went to compete and try to win but … we grew as a team. Every time we competed, we did even better on the floor. We felt confident and proud of one another. It was just a really good feeling,” Grewell said. Permian’s Panther Paws’s Emily Hill, left, and sophomore Corey McCabe practice for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Permian’s Panther Paws practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) WhatsApp Twitter Permian’s Panther Paws seniors Emily Hill, Clair Hill and sophomore Corey McCabe perform a cartwheel during practice for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American)center_img Permian’s Panther Paws instructor Kristin Carter helps her teampractices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Permian’s Panther Paws’ junior Maddie Ramirez, center, practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) By Odessa American – April 19, 2021 Twitter Permian’s Panther Paws seniors Emily Hill, Clair Hill and sophomore Corey McCabe perform a cartwheel during practice for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Permian’s Panther Paws instructor Kristin Carter helps her team practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) EducationECISD Panther Paws has strong showing Pinterest Facebook Previous articleHarmony Public Schools hosting virtual job fairNext articleTeenager charged with pointing shotgun at passing vehicle Odessa American RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Permian’s Panther Paws’ sophomore Corey McCabe practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Pinterest Permian’s Panther Paws instructor Kristin Carter helps her team practices for the Black Magic Mojo Show Monday, April 5, in the Panther Paws’ dance studio. Black Magic Mojo Show themed Happy Ever After which will show at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and April 30, and at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Ector Theatre. Panther Paws varsity made finals in all 5 routines and ended up receiving Overall National Champions in both Team Hip-hop and Team Open at the Crowd Pleasers Dance national showcase. They also received numerous awards from the competition including National Champions in the medium team division for Team Open, Team Pom, Team Contemporary, 1st runner-up in Team Jazz and Team Hip-hop and placed 2nd overall in the medium team division. The JV team also received Nationals Champions in Team Jazz, Team Hip-hop, Team Contemporary and Overall National Champions in the Junior Varsity division. Permian’s Emily Hill and Claire Hill won the National Champion Duet performed.(Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinFruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Deputy Joe McHugh says there is no guarantee over Carn hospital

first_img Previous articleD-day for North west Fleadh bidNext articleDerry to host All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013 News Highland Deputy Joe McHugh says there is no guarantee over Carn hospital By News Highland – January 28, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Pinterest Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh says that while their can be no guarantee given that Carndonagh Community Hospital won’t close, it is essential that it remains open.Over 400 people packed the Colgan Hall in Carndonagh last night over fears that the facility faces closure.The facility has 30 patients and recently had its number of beds reduced – It is argued that the hospital provides key services for locals and eases pressure on Letterkenny General Hospital as it provides a step down service.That is a view shared by Deputy Joe McHugh:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/joerawcarn.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest Google+center_img Newsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

University of Texas at Austin suspends Texas Cowboys for 6 years over alleged hazing

first_imgTim Warner/Getty Images FILE(AUSTIN, Texas) — The University of Texas at Austin has suspended the Texas Cowboys spirit group from campus for six years following an investigation into alleged hazing during a retreat last fall, the night before a new member was injured in a car accident and later died from his injuries.The university’s Office of the Dean of Students handed down the six-year suspension to the registered student organization on Wednesday, along with two years of probation after reinstatement and other sanctions, according to a discipline report obtained by ABC News.The Texas Cowboys, a decades-old honorary men’s service and spirit organization at the University of Texas at Austin, known for firing a cannon at home football games, has the option to accept the sanctions, appeal the decision or request a formal hearing before a “university hearing officer,” according to the report. The organization’s board of directors did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.“The organization still has an opportunity to appeal, and the case will be judged on its facts,” the university’s president, Gregory Fenves, said in a statement Thursday. “Let me make clear — there is no place for hazing at the University of Texas.”School officials conducted an investigation and ultimately found, “by a preponderance of evidence,” that new members of the Texas Cowboys were subjected to “multiple forms of hazing, including physical brutality, physical activity, forced ingestion of unwanted substances, coerced consumption of alcohol and degradation” during the new member retreat on the night of Sept. 29, 2018, according to the report.The following morning, several Texas Cowboys members were involved in a car accident while driving back to Austin. A new member, Nicholas Cumberland, was injured in the crash and died from his injuries a month later.“His death was a tragedy felt throughout the university community,” Fenves said. “More than anything, it was an unimaginable loss for his parents, family and friends.”Cumberland’s family contacted the University of Texas at Austin in mid-November to raise concerns they had regarding the student organization and the recent off-campus retreat, prompting the investigation. Cumberland, 21, was in the fall semester of his junior year when he joined the Texas Cowboys.His family provided school officials with group text messages obtained from his phone and a shopping list of items new members were apparently instructed to bring to the retreat location, which is referred to as the “ranch,” including a live chicken, live hamster, gallons of milk, bottles of hot sauce, large quantities of food, tobacco and copious amounts of alcohol, according to the report.The Cumberland family told school officials several members of the Texas Cowboys informed them of hazing activities that took place at the retreat the night of Sept. 29 and continued into the early morning hours of Sept. 30, the report states.School officials subsequently conducted interviews with dozens of university students who were listed as new and active members of the organization, including three students named by the Cumberland family, according to the report.During the interviews, members stated they were forced or coerced to chug a gallon of milk and consume cat food, spam, hot sauce, minced garlic and whole onions. Members, including several under the legal drinking age, were also forced or coerced to drink alcohol, including “finishing a bag of wine and shotgunning beers,” according to the report.Members were allegedly subjected to various physical activities, including playing football and doing the so-called Oklahoma drill during the game, as well as going into the cannon’s trailer and being dropped off a distance away from the off-campus retreat site to find their way back together.They additionally said they participated in relay races, barrel rolls, bear crawls and human wheelbarrow races and worked on throwing football passes to hit people with accuracy, according to the report. Members stated they were subjected to degradation, including having chips and mustard poured on their shirts before competing in the relay race, according to the report.One new member was coerced into “biting the head off a live hamster” at the retreat, which members stated has been a tradition of the Texas Cowboys initiation process for years, according to the report.Meanwhile, per the report, active members who were also in fraternities branched off separately during the retreat and engaged in hazing behavior directed at their own fraternity brothers who were new to the Texas Cowboys, including beating them with a wooden stick or a paddle.The Cumberland family told school officials they were informed their son, who was an active member in the Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter at the University of Texas at Austin, was paddled during the Texas Cowboys retreat and still had “significant, specific bruising on his buttocks nearly a month after the retreat and car accident,” according to the report.A representative from Kappa Sigma’s national headquarters did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.In October, the Texas Cowboys Alumni Association launched an internal investigation into the student organization that apparently centered around the retreat and the subsequent car accident. The alumni association told officials at the University of Texas at Austin it had reprimanded or expelled several members as a result of the probe, according to the report.The overall plan was to leave the retreat location in the early morning and head back to campus, according to the report, which said several members confirmed they had a sober driver and that none of the members reported being prevented from sleeping during the retreat.The schools says that the conduct detailed in the report violates university policies barring hazing, harmful behavior and alcohol misconduct. In addition to the six-year suspension and two-year probationary period, the university’s Office of the Dean of Students has permanently prohibited the Texas Cowboys from having separate student organization sub-groups and from using live animals for events or other purposes.All incoming new member classes of the Texas Cowboys will be required to complete an alcohol education program through the university and must read the book “The Cowboy’s Secret” about Gave Higgins, a University of Texas at Austin student who died at his Texas Cowboys new member retreat in 1995.Each new member will also be required to write a two-page reflection paper on the book that must be approved by the organization’s adviser and sent to the university’s Office of the Dean of Students, according to the report.“Based on the totality of circumstances, even if the car accident had not occurred, it is important to note that the Texas Cowboys’ behavior at the retreat, and at the other specific occasions discovered in the course of this investigation, does in fact meet the institutional definition of hazing,” the report stated.“However, as with many accidents, the car accident that led to Nicholas Cumberland’s death could have been avoided had there been adequate risk management practices in place, such as providing transportation to all members and choosing a safer location, closer to campus.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersProfit/enterprise ratios would flag up innovation Innovative solutions are required to tackle issues raised by the article ‘HRheld back by inability to measure human capital’ (News, 24 September). One option might be to develop profit/enterprise ratios (P/E). These wouldshow the proportion of profits derived from new ideas and processes. Thisdirectly relates to the input of individual employees and therefore indicatesthe efficacy of recruitment, training and reward strategies in boosting thebottom line. While not an exact science, a first shot at arriving at a P/E might be to allocateprofit made over a set period to different generations of product innovationsand ideas. Each £1m of continuing profit could be divided between products or servicesin place for more than 10 years, 5 to 10 years, 3 to 5 years, and less than 3years. The idea is to favour profit derived from recent innovations and discountcash cows. Profits from business processes in existence for more than 10 yearsare divided in half, while profits from newer innovations are multiplied.Profits derived from processes in place between 5 and 10 years remain neutral.These figures are totalled and set in ratio to the total profit. While all business leaders recognise the importance of promoting innovation,few have been as quick to realise the importance of HR strategy. It is up to usto demonstrate the connection. Prof. Alec Reed, CBE Chairman, Reed Executive Move is wake up call for the UK Instead of being so willing to transfer call centre jobs to the other sideof the world, perhaps we would be better off concentrating upon improving thelot of our existing UK employees (Analysis, 17 September). The article claims that ‘training and motivation is better in India’, yetthese are issues which can be influenced through better training, increasedinvolvement and setting high service standards in the UK. UK call centres are not all the same – in our centre we deliver eight weekstraining for all new starts and have made improvements that have led todramatic reductions in absence and turnover figures. It is all about betterpeople management and creating an environment where people want to work. Let us not forget this is not just about cost, it is about deliveringservice to the customer. We should not be so eager to give our jobs away toother countries. Keren Edwards HR director, Kwik-Fit Insurance Services Lost chance to gauge absence The new code of practice on employment records (News, 17 September) will bea major hindrance to our operations. We employ around 120 labouring staff each year and have a high turnover oftemporary workers. We have just installed new procedures to help combatabsenteeism. These include friendly return-to-work interviews and monthly individual andgroup discussions on workplace strengths and weaknesses. Those employees who may take advantage of the system will not signauthorisation forms for the code, and I feel the new code will hinder anyattempts to understand absenteeism. Chris Manson Personnel officer, Shetland Catch last_img read more