first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Automatic Systems Ltd company page on AfricanFinancials.Automatic Systems Ltd Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar AIM-listed tin miner, AfriTin Mining (LSE: ATM) is having a good year at the stock market. It started rallying early in 2021 and by mid-March, its share price had gained a whole 189%, reaching all-time highs. It has slipped a bit recently, but the AfriTin Mining share price is still elevated compared to last year. A whole 41%, to be exact. This sounds promising. But as an investor, I want to know if the price increase can be sustained. For this I took a look at its fundamentals, which are a mixed bag. First, the positives: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…#1. 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first_imgJoe Piette, Bryant Arroyo, and Ted KellySCI Frackville, Pa. — Even from within the confines of a state correctional institution in rural Pennsylvania, Bryant Arroyo is on the move. Just in the last few months he has spoken at Harvard University and Haverford College, testified at a roundtable discussion on prison conditions in Center City Philadelphia and been the keynote speaker at the 2018 Yale Environmental Forum.“I’m on tour!” Bryant exclaimed in one of our recent phone conversations.That conversation, like all the speeches he delivers live from a prison phone booth, are interrupted intermittently with a monotone prerecorded message: “This is a call from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections … .” `The calls are disconnected after fifteen minutes. At the roundtable event in Philly this spring, Bryant was only able to answer one question from the group before getting cut off. That’s why his Yale address was prerecorded and hosted on, where many of his addresses can be heard. Each recording contains a voice that is thoughtful and deliberate as it recites highly poetic rhetoric.In person, Bryant is energetic and talkative. His jovial demeanor isn’t constricted by that deep maroon jumpsuit he is forced to wear. He’ll clap you on the shoulder after making a joke or gently grab hold of your forearm as he gets more emphatic. If ever he pauses, it is to great effect.It was during one such pause, in the midst of talking about the “distractions and divisions” that keep our class from organizing itself, that Bryant leans in close and punctuates his point:“Because I hate to break it to you, but you’re in prison, too.”He’s not referring to the fact that Joe Piette and I are sitting with him in the visitation room at SCI Frackville, where Bryant is currently living out a sentence of life without parole for a crime he did not commit. (He is still fighting to overturn this unjust conviction.)We sit together on molded rubber seats in the packed chamber where prisoners are huddling together with their visitors. Some of them are eating lunch with their children and grandchildren. Others are sitting silently, facing a blank wall together, arms intertwined with their spouse’s. It’s a Sunday morning. These loved ones surrender their car keys and wallets, turn out their pockets and willingly cross over the gated threshold that separates the “free” from those in bondage.The person we came to see is a Puerto Rican man who grew up in Lancaster, Pa. His father owned a grocery store that was bought out from under them by gentrifying land-grabbers when Bryant was a child. His family was left scrambling for a steady source of income. By the time he was supposed to be in tenth grade, Bryant had dropped out of school to find work.He speaks passionately about the lessons his father taught him about the grocery store customers, many of whom were desperately poor, disabled and elderly. “We treat them with respect when they walk in this store,” Bryant’s father would insist, regardless of the person’s background. “We serve them and they serve us,” he’d say, pointing up at the light above their heads — a reminder of how the bills got paid.Bryant doesn’t hesitate to name the people who created the conditions of destitution and misery in his community. Bryant calls them “the corporate raiders.”When he says, “I hate to break it to you,” he’s talking about power in our society. The people don’t have it. The corporate raiders have seized it from us.Roots of the struggleA man who has now spent a quarter of a century behind bars, Bryant Arroyo knows what it is to experience powerlessness. He is one of the 2.2 million people who are imprisoned right now by the United States government, and therefore he is a member of the most oppressed sector of the working class in this country. He describes the position of the prisoner as being “completely indigent.”This is a clear echo of the political platform that “prisons are concentration camps for the poor,” reverberating from a time in history when Workers World Party maintained an active Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee. This committee was so organized and well-respected among prisoners that in September 1971 it was invited to send a representative into the Attica prison yard to assist those rebels in negotiating for their demands.It’s an event that WWP First Secretary Larry Holmes described as “the Black Liberation Movement’s Paris Commune moment.” The Attica demands included the right to a union, vocational training, pay scales, a limited-hour workweek, health care and injury compensation — in short, to be considered workers. “This is a class issue,” the Attica statement said.In his address to the Yale Environmental Forum, Bryant began:“As we struggle to put people, and not corporations, in charge of our lives and governance, who seek real and sustainable victories toward that goal, it is vital that we link our dissent, our strategies and our vision, to their roots.”He warns that any action that is “insufficiently informed by the history and worldview that brought us our present will greatly exhaust our energies and weakly reward our hopes. In the critical work of ending corporate dominance and building democracy, we must always be against the threat of de-radicalism.“These strategies need to reflect an understanding of the current rule of law that puts we, the People, subordinate to the propertied few, organized in their corporate forms, and they must reflect our commitment to reversing that law.”On the moveWith this worldview, it should come as no surprise that Bryant has been a thorn in the side of prison officials. Highly litigious, never hesitating to issue a grievance when his rights are violated, Bryant also defends his fellow inmates as stridently as he defends himself. He helps them draft their own grievances, research statutes relevant to their cases and strategize for their parole hearings.Since he has no shot at getting paroled himself, the Department of Corrections ironically has one less threat they can hold over Bryant’s head. Even so, for all his procedural confrontations with prison staff, Bryant has never once been sent to the Restricted Housing Unit — except to assist his fellow prisoners who were placed there. This is remarkable for 25 years and counting, given how impulsively guards throw prisoners “in the hole.” This torture method is even more egregious when one considers the severe lack of mental health resources in U.S. prisons.Educational materials for English language learners are nearly nonexistent. In a state where an increasing proportion of prisoners speak little to no English, Bryant is sometimes the only person on hand to translate. Bryant says the best tool he has at his disposal to help his fellow hispanohablantes [Spanish speakers] acquire more English is Workers World newspaper.The back page of this newspaper — the Spanish Mundo Obrero section — is the key text in the ad hoc English as a second language instruction Bryant offers. There are over 300 imprisoned subscribers to Workers World in Pennsylvania, but some of them have access only to that one page.For his fellow inmates, Bryant’s assistance means a renewed chance at winning their freedom. All this has led to prison officials wanting to get Bryant out of their jurisdiction whenever he makes too much trouble. He’s been transferred to several different cell blocks and even to other prisons.In one move, he was sent back to SCI Mahanoy’s F Block, which is actually the first place he landed after his bogus conviction. One morning after the move, Bryant woke up in his cell and caught a glimpse of a remarkably familiar figure. Though the man was unsteady on his feet from decades in the hole, stooped and shuffling past the cell door, there was no mistaking the wise eyes, that intelligent face and those long black dreadlocks.Word got around quickly that Mumia Abu-Jamal was back among the general population after 30 years in solitary confinement. His new cell was next to Bryant’s.Prisoners flocked to Mumia like they have to every prophet throughout history. But Bryant kept his distance at first. He did not want to overwhelm the revolutionary who had finally, miraculously, emerged from the hell on earth that is death row.Their friendship was eventually born out of Bryant’s unflagging compassion. He started dropping F Block survival tips to Mumia: what to wear on your way to the shower, which days to keep your cell clean for inspection, who you can trust, who to avoid. A bond soon formed and before long the two could often be spotted in the yard walking long laps around the track, talking and theorizing.The former Black Panther and Philadelphia radio journalist turned to Bryant and said, “You know, B, you got a great radio voice.” Normally, that alone would be a huge compliment coming from an orator like Mumia Abu-Jamal. But Bryant was floored for an entirely different reason.“Mu had no way of possibly knowing this, but my father was an AM radio jockey for WLAN. When I was a kid, I did impressions of him all the time.” While telling the story, Bryant breaks into a flawless parody of classic Spanish-language morning radio tags: “Buenos días, estás escuchando a 93.7 Ramón y Lucci. No toques esa esfera … .”It seems fated that Bryant Arroyo would cross paths with Mumia Abu-Jamal and adopt him as his mentor. One of Bryant’s biggest heroes was Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the heavyweight boxer who won his freedom after being falsely imprisoned for 20 years. He had hoped to meet him one day, but this dream was never realized when Carter died of prostate cancer in 2014. “But Mu got to meet him, “Bryant says. “Hurricane went to see Mu. That’s just as good.”‘The world’s first jailhouse environmentalist’Years later, when Bryant Arroyo led an unprecedented kind of prison uprising, it was his friend and mentor Mumia Abu-Jamal who dubbed him “the world’s first jailhouse environmentalist.”Writing in 2013, Mumia explained the background. “In 1998, a former Pennsylvania governor, Tom Ridge, invited an area businessman to join him on a trek to South Africa. He, John W. Rich Jr., was a power plant operator and a major landowner in the Mahanoy Susquehanna County area, a distressed, impoverished region where coal mines closed down decades ago. Rich met and made deals with the South African Sasol energy and chemical company, and before long, he announced plans for a major coal-to-liquid-gas project, literally right next door to the state prison in Mahanoy.”An official notice from the Environmental Protection Agency caught Bryant’s eye among what he calls a “maelstrom” of other notices, regulations and advertisements tacked up on the bulletin board at Mahanoy. He pulled it down and asked one of the bemused superintendents that he wanted to see the environmental impact statement for this coal gasification plant that was slated to be built 300 feet from the prison he was confined to. The results were clear — this plant was going to poison everyone in the facility.So Bryant went up against SESOL, Bechtel, Chevron, Shell, Jack Rich, Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell. He called it real “shoe-leather” organizing, walking the block and getting other prisoners to join him in stopping the construction of the plant. He managed to get the most precariously positioned inmates, LGBTQ folks, rival gangs and both Black and racist factions to cooperate with each other.While circulating petitions among prisoners is expressly illegal, Bryant couldn’t find any reason that he couldn’t organize prisoners to send in their own letters. He changed the language in the text from “We,” “Us” and “Our” to “I,” “Me” and “Mine.” The censors could only shrug their shoulders. Ironically, individualism provided the loophole for revolutionary collective action.When the local paper ran a front-page story about the prisoner-led campaign to fight the chemical plant, Jack Rich and his cronies were apoplectic. Later that same week, inmates at Mahanoy could hear deafening construction noises from just beyond the walls. At certain vantage points in the yard, it was clear that Rich was clearing the area for construction, leveling the earth and cutting down trees.So Bryant responded by getting another 500 prisoners to send letters. All told there were 902 letters, sent from a prison population of 2,300. To visualize what an astonishing accomplishment this is, imagine walking a prison cell block, knowing every third cell was occupied by a prisoner who risked severe retaliation for writing a letter signing on to this movement.The class contradictions were so stark that even some corrections officers in the prison quietly applauded his efforts, making small gestures of support from guard to inmate that are normally unheard of. Bryant says he learned “to judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their uniform.” After all, he says, “We’re all locked in here together.” The prison guards’ union joined the opposition to the project.In the end, the project was scrapped. Bryant Arroyo fought the corporate swindlers — and won.One home, for all of usBack at Frackville, Bryant is telling us about an interview he read with an astronaut who was on the International Space Station. He explains eloquently and in detail what living in zero gravity conditions does to the body, how the spinal column expands and how the astronauts are actually an inch or two taller when they return. Bryant was struck by the astronaut’s description of the transcendent and mind-altering experience of seeing Earth from outside the Earth and how the petty barriers — walls, borders, white picket fences — distract us from the fact that we all have a single thing in common.Bryant, despite himself, pauses for quite some time. He cannot proceed until collecting himself. “We all have one home. And no matter where you’re headed, you’re always trying to go from point A to point B. We’re all trying to make our way home.”Bryant Arroyo has the compassionate heart of an environmentalist. Always when discussing the toxic effects of the coal plant he helped block, he is adamant that this was about protecting prisoners, the guards, the community at large, but specifically about our “progeny” and the generations yet to come. Bryant, a father himself, is deeply concerned with safeguarding the health of children, who are so vulnerable to pollution and toxic waste. It is only appropriate that the educational program that enabled Bryant to get his GED diploma is named after Daniel Pennock, a 17-year-old boy who died in 1995 after toxic sludge was dumped by his home near Reading, Pa.“When a child dies,” Mumia wrote after the murder of Tamir Rice, “the natural order is torn, the stars weep and the earth quakes.”Whether they poison the child with sludge or lead or chemical dust, or they shoot him without 2 seconds’ consideration, corporate moguls are inhuman in their disregard for children’s lives. Bryant is stalwart in fighting against just this kind of inhumanity.As we drove away from Frackville, I hastily scribbled notes on a legal pad I’d brought for the interview. Despite multiple assurances by prison staff leading up to the visit, Joe and I were denied clearance to bring in a pen and paper. Our reporters’ clearance was mysteriously, conspicuously struck from the record. As I wrote down as much as I could remember from our conversation with this extraordinary individual, that unfathomable figure came back to me: there are 2.2 million others in U.S. prisons.This was just one story. One story among millions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

first_img Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy L-R: Junebum Park, 3 Crossing, 2002, Single channel video, 1 minute 43 seconds, Courtesy of the artist; Myoung Ho Lee, Tree 1, 2006, Ink on paper, Courtesy of the artist © Myoung Ho Lee; Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 160-13, from the Series “India”, 2007, Chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist.Pacific Asia Museum presents Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea from August 23 through November 24, 2013 in the Focus Gallery.This exhibition introduces four contemporary Korean artists who construct striking examinations of their environments, both urban and rural, using the seemingly infinite possibilities of digital media such as video and photography. For example, in Atta Kim’s images, busy cities such as New York, Paris and New Delhi become eerie ghost towns as rows of cars and crowds disappear due to extended exposure times, sometimes up to eight hours. While Kim captures known locations modified by time, Minkyung Lee intentionally creates a new reality in her images. She ‘builds’ her own spaces in miniature and then captures them with the camera. Some are then subjected to further manipulation, thereby creating layers of constructions for the viewer to unpack. Junebum Park’s videos capture mundane moments in busy cityscapes such as pedestrian and automotive traffic, or the passing of weather over a building, but deliver an uncanny sense of omniscient observation through the insertion of a figure at a super-human scale. Finally, in his Tree series, Myoung Ho Lee questions the concepts of reality, experience and representation by forcing the viewer to look at trees in their natural surroundings, isolated by artificial backgrounds and lighting.This exhibition is part of a year-long series that is designed to provide contemporary perspectives on visual art in Asia from four different countries: Japan, Korea, Israel and Pakistan. Begun with Takashi Tomo-oka, the series addresses a variety of underlying conceptual issues and cultural questions, challenging viewers’ assumptions about Asian art.This exhibition is generously supported by the Pasadena Art Alliance, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Mike and Sookie Garrison.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * around town 6 Pacific Asia Museum Announces New Exhibition Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 8, 2013 | 11:54 am 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — The Vecino Group has been selected as the preferred developer for the Green Street Garage Project.After receiving four proposals for the site, the city had narrowed the field to Vecino’s “Asteri Ithaca” proposal and a proposal from Visum Development/Newman Development for “120 East Green.” Mayor Svante Myrick and members of the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency board cited Vecino’s commitment to affordable housing as the primary reason for favoring their plan.Related: Final proposals in hand, city to decide on preferred Green Street Garage developer this weekThe IURA vote is not the last word. The board’s recommendation will go on to Common Council, who could choose to reconsider both finalists’ proposals. Nevertheless, the IURA recommendation signals a big step forward for Vecino.As members of the IURA board acknowledged, the two final proposals have much in common. Both promise over 500 parking spaces, a possible conference center, and some apartment units below market rate.Discussion Thursday at a packed meeting centered on a few key differences, however: how affordable units would be structured, how housing will be managed once occupied, and the building’s architectural design.Vecino’s proposal includes 206 housing units, all priced at 50 to 80 percent area median income. The group is counting on getting $5 million in grants and New Market Tax Credit equity. Seeking public funding comes with risk because the application process is competitive, but tying the project to public funding also comes with a guarantee that units will remain affordable into perpetuity, with income caps for eligible renters.As Stacy Jurado-Miller, chief mission officer for the Vecino Group, told the board, “With state and federal funding comes state and federal regulation.”Related: Green Street Development Opinion: Vecino group delivers more affordable housing than other proposalsVisum/Newman’s proposal also includes affordable units, though their vision is for a mixed-income development rather than a 100 percent affordable development. Their proposal would ensure 71 units at 43 to 80 percent AMI, 108 workforce units at 80 to 90 percent AMI, and 27 market rate units at up to 125 percent AMI. Their plan would cap rents, but would not legally impose income limits on renters.Related: Green Street Development Opinion: The best project does the greatest good – and can be builtTracy Farrell, the vice-chair of the IURA board, ultimately voted for the Vecino proposal but said she preferred the Visum/Newman plan in part because it would foster an integrated mixed-income community. Others countered that Vecino’s fully affordable development would create a mixed-income community too, though, given the number of market rate units in nearby buildings. Devon Magliozzi Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi “We have two great projects,” said board member Karl Graham, “but my concern from the very beginning has been affordable housing.” Graham acknowledged the appeal of mixed-income neighborhoods but said in tandem with other developments the Vecino proposal would create a mix. “We need affordable housing and this is our opportunity to really address that issue, so therefore I support the Vecino project,” Graham said.Members of the public spilled into the hallway at Thursday’s crowded IURA meeting. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Members of the public spilled into the hallway at Thursday’s crowded IURA meeting. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)On the issues of property management and design, comments tended to favor the Visum/Newman proposal.Visum/Newman proposed contracting Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services to manage the property, whereas Vecino proposed contracting Christopher Community, Inc., a Syracuse non-profit property manager. Members of the public and board members said they were nervous about relying on a management company based outside Ithaca.“All things being equal it would be great to work with a partner we know,” said board member Chris Proulx, noting his support for INHS.In the end, IURA added language to the resolution recommending Vecino to urge them to do further research and provide more information about how the property will be managed before negotiations are carried out.Visum/Newman’s architectural and landscape design won praise from several public commenters and board members, particularly with regards to how it connects with the Harold’s Square development and the Commons.Mitch Glass, who sits on the city’s Planning and Development Board, said during public comment that the project proposed by Visum/Newman “would be an iconic public space for Ithaca” and praised the proposal “as an example of how to successfully integrate landscaping with architecture.”Molly Chiang, an architect for the Vecino Group, said the board should treat design details as “an after-award question,” however.Graham said he liked Visum/Newman’s design but calculated that design would change significantly as the project made its way through the planning process. Myrick likewise said design was not the deciding factor for him, since it is liable to change.“I’ve learned to not fall in love with the design before it goes to the Planning Board anyway,” Myrick said.The IURA added language to the resolution asking Vecino to prioritize the project’s relationship to neighboring developments and street setbacks as plans move forward.A contingent of local union workers was on hand to insist that whatever developer wins the project, they use local labor. Union leaders have spoken with both the Vecino and Visum/Newman teams, and both said they would prioritize jobs for local workers. Vecino’s proposal includes plans to meet with trades and union representatives, as well as local contractors, before soliciting project bids.Vecino will enter a 90-day exclusive negotiation agreement with the city before heading back to the IURA board and Common Council for further approval.Featured image provided by the Vecino Group. 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first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories You Might Like Highway protest rally not held Monday came and went without a rally featuring “national leaders” blocking U.S. Highway 231 to call for evidence in the… read more Couple requests zoning change for ‘Adult/Teen Challenge’ Email the author Book Nook to reopen “The Adult/Teen Challenge facility that we hope to open has six bedrooms and can accommodate up to ten if placed two to a room,” Poe said. “This will not be a long-term residential facility. It will be a place where we can get teens and adult women off the streets. It will be a facility to address immediate needs.”Poe said his wife sees the need for a facility like this and they both have a heart for teens and adult women who are struggling with addictions.“Mary Jane and I want the community to be aware of what we hope to do by requesting the rezoning of the property,” Poe said. “We don’t want the residents to feel they are being blindsided. We’ve talked with several ministers in the city and with some residents. They also see the need and are supportive of the Adult/Teen Challenge facility.” Sponsored Content When the City of Brundidge Planning Commission meets Thursday, the members will consider a rezoning request for property on the corner of  South Main and Lee Street from R2, which allows for two residential dwellings, to R3 that permits multi-family units.The rezoning request is being made by Bobby and Mary Jane Poe who have plans to locate an Adult/Teen Challenge facility for women in the home.Adult/Teen Challenge is a Christ-centered, faith-based program that offers solutions for those struggling with life-controlling problems, such as alcohol and drug addictions so they can live hope-filled and purposeful lives, Bobby Poe said. Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:45 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Poe said it his hope, and that of his wife, to reach out to families in need – families that are being torn apart by drug and alcohol addictions.“We want to help this population and the Adult/Teen Challenge is a way we can do so,” he said.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article This month’s newsMajor research into bias The Cabinet Office has announced a major package of initiatives aimed atstamping out discrimination and harassment. It proposes to reviewanti-discrimination legislation with a view to harmonisation; to implement theStephen Lawrence inquiry action plan on institutional racism; to eliminate thegender pay gap and simplify equal pay law; to give greater personal choice overwork patterns and to carry out research into religious discrimination. Union deals hit new high Seventy-five new recognition agreements were signed by unions in the 10months between January and October 1999, the highest number ever reported in aTrade Union Trends survey. Four in 10 unions responding to the survey said theimpending legislation had been influential in securing the new deals. Six outof 10 unions surveyed said the new legal rights had affected the way theycampaigned. New protection for children The Criminal Records Bureau is to start issuing information to prospectiveemployers from July 2001 to help them protect children in their care, the HomeOffice has announced. Three levels of check will be available by July 2002. TheCRB will be permitted to pass on information from List 99 which containsdetails of people barred from or restricted in work with schools, furthereducation and the youth service. Banker’s sex bias win £300,000-a-year banker Kay Swinburne has won a long-running sexdiscrimination case against her former employer Deutsche Bank. Her complaintsagainst her line manager included him suggesting she must be having an affairwith a major client after she had dinner with him. Swinburne is expected to netup to £1m in compensation. Related posts:No related photos. NewsOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgCaddie training tees off for allOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. E-learning will be used to sharpen up the skills of golf caddies in theFife-based centre of excellence for golf, Elmwood College. KnowledgePool hasbeen commissioned to design and develop the programme, which is being funded byScottish Enterprise. It will be based on the Caddie Connect training scheme launched in 2001,which for the first time provides potential caddies with the opportunity toacquire a professional caddying qualification. The ‘traditional’ course is available as a one-week residential trainingscheme at Elmwood covering golf history, rules of the game, customer serviceand practical experience of caddying and it leads to the St Andrews Standardand a certificate of competence recognised by the Scottish QualificationAuthority. (SQA). The e-learning version of Caddie Connect will comprise four parts, whichwill cover topics such as rules, the responsibility of the caddie, selectingthe appropriate club, and communication and time management skills. More than 60 caddies have completed the residential Caddie Connect andElmwood is keen to promote such best practice throughout the golfing resortindustry. “By using this innovative e-learning programme, the course will be madereadily accessible from anywhere in the world,” says Carol Borthwick,director of golf and leisure studies at Elmwood College. “I would like tosee a lot more of the clubs in Scotland offer a caddie service, which will alsohave a beneficial effect on the tourist industry here.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more