Strong growth for Filtrona

first_img KCS-content Thursday 26 August 2010 8:19 pm British plastic and fibre products supplier Filtrona reported a 37 per cent rise in its first-half adjusted pre-tax profit, helped by a revenue rise in its higher margin divisions, and forecast strong growth in the second half. The company, which develops and manufactures products for use in consumer, medical and industrial markets, raised its interim dividend by 11.1 per cent to 3p. January to June adjusted pre-tax profit was £34.6m, compared with £25.3m a year ago. Revenue for the year was up 8.7 per cent at £247.6m. Strong growth for Filtrona by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Northern boating enthusiasts help Florida Keys floating neighborhood damaged by…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Contractors hoist a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11. Response crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency have managed vessel removal operations, with a priority placed on vessels leaking fuel or hazardous materials. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert[Episcopal News Service] When your only home is a boat, chances are good you’re in trouble during a hurricane.Before Hurricane Irma’s September wrath, Christle Tallant, a single mother with two jobs, moored her 40-foot 1987 trawler in Boot Key Harbor in the city of Marathon in the middle of the Florida Keys. She and two of her three daughters fled their boat home to seek safety at a hotel in Orlando.When she returned, her home was smashed up against other boats in the marina canal with large holes and missing windows starboard, and small holes on the port side with deep gouges near the water line. The bow’s walkway was damaged, along with the stanchions and anchor roller, and the stern suffered damaged fiberglass, swim platform and trim tabs.Tallant has done some repairs herself, but she can’t do it all.“I’ve been reading on how to repair everything … I’m like, how do I even do this? I don’t know. It’s a little overwhelming,” Tallant told Episcopal News Service more than five months later. They’re still living on the boat.Boot Key Harbor resident Christle Tallant’s 40-foot trawler, where she lives with two of her three daughters, is in need of serious repairs. Photo courtesy of Christle Tallant and Boot Key Harbor City MarinaGeoffrey Smith, chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church, heard the harrowing stories from a few Keys boat residents like Tallant when he accompanied Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on a post-hurricane pastoral visit to the islands in January.A former deacon in Maine and a lifelong boating enthusiast, Smith thought he could use his connections in the northern boating industry and church friends to help. He also used to work as a risk manager for Brunswick Corp., a large boat builder.“I thought this might be a way I could help,” Smith said.So, Smith wrote an email to the Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, bishop of the Diocese of Maine, and Lane passed the word to parishioners, clergy and people in the boating industry around Maine.“It’s just a good example of how sometimes, we can serve as connective tissue. We have boat builders in our community, and some of our parishioners are boat builders,” Lane told ENS.The Rev. Nina Pooley, rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Yarmouth, Maine, took the lead. Based on the responses from the community, she organized the volunteers into two groups: boating experts who can travel to the Keys to help with repairs and people with connections to large companies in the boating industry.“Geof was right. We have these ties, the capacity and the will,” Pooley told ENS.The liveaboard boating aid project is in early stages, and there is so much work to be done.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission had removed more than 1,100 unsafe vessels from the Florida Keys waterways by Oct. 31. The Weather Channel reported that by late November, the U.S. Coast Guard recovered nearly 1,500 boats that were damaged or destroyed.U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth Freeman prepares a tracking sticker for a displaced vessel at Vaca Key Marina in Marathon, Florida, Sept. 27. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members are collaborating to assess and report the pollution potential of vessels displaced or sunken as a result of Hurricane Irma. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Rene PenaThat work continues, as there are so many more damaged boats than these numbers suggest. Smith needed a way to narrow down the project to some of the most desperate cases. They were the working-class families whose boats are their only homes — boats that weren’t destroyed but damaged to the point of needing expert help with repairs.Smith turned to the Rev. Debra Maconaughey, rector of St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, which has taken a lead in local hurricane relief and recovery.“I asked Debra, ‘We can’t address all the thousands of boats damaged, but what can we do?’ She identified 16 boats, and we’re working to find help for those,” Smith said.Maconaughey talked with the harbor master at Boot Key Harbor City Marina, who had his assistant make rounds and identify those 16 liveaboard boaters, compiling their stories and boat photos so that those who want to help in Maine will know what’s needed.“We already had money set aside to help with boats, but this was a way to partner with people to do way more than we could alone. This is exciting. We’re ready. It’s an unusual project but it’s great project. And it’s needed,” Maconaughey said.Christle Tallant acquired a floating dock to hold a generator so she can do post-hurricane repairs to her 40-foot trawler, where she lives with two of her three daughters in Boot Key Harbor in the city of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Episcopal volunteers from Maine want to help. Photo courtesy of Christle Tallant and Boot Key Harbor City Marina“There’s so much need, we don’t have enough people down here to do the repairs,” Maconaughey continued. “To have an experienced group of people down here who know about boats, that would go a long way.”Mike Funkhauser and Antoinette Smith have a 3-month-old girl named Bay and live aboard a 43-foot 1977 Formosa. At the last minute, a then very pregnant Smith, Funkhauser and five birds evacuated in a church van as Irma barreled toward them. Funkhauser insists their boat isn’t bad at all compared to the wreckage they witnessed when they returned home after the storm. But there are serious issues.Funkhauser, who repairs boats for a living, is encountering work beyond his expertise, he said. He was able to fix their main mast, but the wooden mizzenmast has two cracks and is a few inches from their electrical system, which powers everything in their home. As time goes on, he keeps finding more problems.“I’m really concerned, and it’s out of my pay grade. I can’t get it wrong. I have a baby to think of,” Funkhauser said. “This is just — oy — it turned into a lot of stuff.”Mike Funkhauser and Antoinette Smith live with their newborn daughter, Bay, on this 43-foot Formosa in the city of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Their boat needs repairs, and Episcopalians in Maine want to help. Photo courtesy of Mike Funkhauser and Boot Key Harbor City MarinaPooley said that while New England boaters have a reputation for being affluent, many of those in Maine’s boating community are working-class boating people, like the many year-round people in the Keys, just with a different climate. They understand, and they want to help.And, as the families in the Keys continue in their long-term recovery, they say they are looking forward to that help.“Any little bit of help is appreciated,” Tallant said. “I don’t expect them to fix everything, but just to guide me in how to go about it would be a big help.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. 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The Pulse shooter widow’s trial and the Apopka runoff election highlight…

first_img Reply April 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply April 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. April 2, 2018 at 7:27 pm This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will discuss the trial of the Pulse shooter’s widow and how the Government failed to make its case. Also, with April 10th quickly approaching, we will look at the potential outcome of the Apopka Runoff Election between Incumbent Apopka City Commissioner Diane Velazquez, and challenger Alice Nolan. Things have quieted down quite a bit since the regular election, but this is equally an important race. You want predictions, so we will give predictions. Join the LET’S TALK NATION to hear much, much more.Check out Rod Love and Greg Jackson on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every MONDAY from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680.LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … This is a can’t miss show that will blow your mind! Mama Mia *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 24th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. April 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm Reply Please enter your comment!center_img Episode 25 From Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia 4 COMMENTS In my first posting, I intended on posting the word “censored” not “censured”, like I posted….sorry, I do know the difference. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I caught all of the show, except the first eight minutes tonight. Okay, I have been listening, but somehow I missed the “frog croaking lesson” from Perry, Fla…LOL. How was that again, now, if you don’t mind me asking? Mama Mia TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleAre we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ autism in babies?Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I have been reading about the large amount of mail to the Florida school shooter from young groupie girls, who have been sending him sexy photos and saying they love him, others who have been filling his jail account with more than petty cash, to buy what ever he wants that is allowed in the jail, and the holy- roller types who are praying for his soul, and telling him to go to the arms of God. He is on suicide watch, and he has requested a Bible, and they have denied him one. I don’t think that is right, and I am not feeling any sympathy for him, but I think he should be, at least, allowed a Bible on suicide watch. They have censured his mail, gone through his mail of course, at the jail, and the sexy pictures and risqué photos have not been forwarded to him, fine, but allow him a Bible as they have allowed the religious letters through that were written to him.last_img read more

Vaea Fifita cops ban after ‘questionable’ red card is ruled to be the correct call

first_imgTuesday Jun 4, 2019 Vaea Fifita cops ban after ‘questionable’ red card is ruled to be the correct call Hurricanes forward Vaea Fifita’s sending off has been upheld after a disciplinary hearing ruled that he had indeed contravened law Law: 9.13, for dangerous tackling, against the Sharks in Super Rugby on Saturday. ADVERTISEMENTThe Hurricanes came away from Durban with a 30-17 win but lost Fifita to a red card with just six minutes left in the game.His tackle on Dan Du Preez was deemed worthy of a red card as it was with force and at the throat area (high). A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing backed up the referee decision and has now suspended him for three weeks.Hurricanes coach John Plumtree was unhappy with referee Nic Berry’s call at the time.“I questioned that it had force (the tackle). For me it looked like a swinging arm. He didn’t quite get the height right in the tackle, but I certainly questioned the force. That’s what the discussions were about,” Plumtree said.“Another referee would’ve yellow carded that. That’s just the consistency that everyone is after. But again Nic made the call and we have to live with it.”ADVERTISEMENTIn her finding, the Judicial Committee Chairperson Helen Morgan ruled the following:“With respect to sanction, the Judicial Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of 6 weeks due to the World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level. Taking into account mitigating factors including the Player’s clean judicial record, his acceptance of foul play and his expressed remorse, the Judicial Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks.“The player is therefore suspended for 3 weeks, up to and including 22 June 2019.”Law: 9.13 A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Marestail Expected to be Special Challenge for Farmers this Spring

first_img A mild winter was just right to create conditions for a higher incidence of the marestail weed on farm fields this year, a Purdue University weed specialist says. Farmers need to do what they can to gain control of it early in the planting season, said Travis Legleiter, weed science program specialist in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. “As we go into spring, I think farmers need to be aware of how much marestail is in their fields,” Legleiter said. “I think this spring we may have more marestail, or marestail that’s further advanced in its growth stage, than we’ve had in the past.” An effective burndown is the best method to control a marestail infestation, said Legleiter, who advises farmers to use herbicides other than 2,4-D and glyphosate.Along with marestail, farmers should be aware of giant ragweed, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp. Identification is key to fighting weed infestation. Farmers who need help identifying weeds can send samples to the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory. Cost is $11 a sample for Indiana residents and $22 for non-Indiana residents. Other resources for identification are available in publications from the Purdue Extension Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu, including the 2016 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois (search for product code WS-16-W) and Palmer Amaranth Biology, Identification and Management (product code WS-51).Legleiter advises farmers to scout fields regularly and clean equipment, especially when moving between fields with heavy weed populations but also between fields with small or no weed populations. “We consider combines to be one of the biggest contributors to the spread of seeds,” Legleiter said. “Everything a farmer can do to keep the weeds spreading from one field to the next is going to be beneficial.”When using herbicides, Legleiter stresses the importance of applying them while the weeds are 2-4 inches tall for optimal effectiveness. Not only is it important to apply early, but also applying a mixture of herbicides with different sites of action is best for resistance management. Sites of action refer to where, on a molecular level, the herbicide affects the weed. Many herbicides have the same site of action, so it is important that farmers use herbicides that have different sites of action. Farmers can use the Herbicide Classification chart, found at https://bit.ly/1Mj6IfC, to aid in choosing different sites of actions herbicides. “If you’re using the same site of action multiple times in a year, year after year, you’re just selecting for the weeds that are resistant to that herbicide,” Legleiter said. “When you use multiple sites of action, where one might fail the other can pick up.”Legleiter recommends using as many herbicides with different action sites as possible and not applying those with the same sites of action more than three times in a year. Home CROPS Marestail Expected to be Special Challenge for Farmers this Spring Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 22, 2016 Previous articleFrazier Named to Lead NCBANext articleFood and Agriculture Groups Express Support for New Opportunities in Cuba Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Marestail Expected to be Special Challenge for Farmers this Springlast_img read more

Indiana Grown’s Monumental Marketplace Returns June 18

first_img Indiana Grown’s Monumental Marketplace Returns June 18 On June 18, more than 75 farmers, artisans, agricultural partners and Indiana-based businesses will be returning to Monument Circle for Indiana Grown’s fourth annual Monumental Marketplace. This one-day event will feature everything from locally-grown food and drinks to homemade wares and food trucks. This year, Indiana Grown is presenting Monumental Marketplace in partnership with Downtown Indy, Inc., whose guidance and support will provide an experience that is bigger and better than in past years all while following CDC and Marion County Department of Health guidelines for safety.Indiana Grown’s Monumental Marketplace is free to attend and open to all, so mark your calendars and come have lunch with us on the Circle in downtown Indianapolis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET) while supporting the farmers and businesses in attendance.WHAT: Indiana Grown’s Monumental MarketplaceWHO: More than 75 Indiana Grown vendors to include farmers, artisans, agricultural partners, businesses and food trucksWHEN: Friday, June 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)WHERE: South half of Monument Circle (1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204)Visit indianagrown.org for more information about Indiana Grown and its members. By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – May 20, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana’s Corn Checkoff Seeking Candidates for Board of DirectorsNext articleA Dry Weekend on the Way Before Rain Hits Again Early Next Week Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Grown’s Monumental Marketplace Returns June 18last_img read more

TCU announces modified spring break, condensed semester to reduce travel

first_imgSettlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ The Brown-Lupton University Union (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Facebook Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printThe spring semester at TCU will be condensed and include a three-day “on-campus spring refresh” in place of a traditional spring break as the university continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chancellor Victor Boschini announced the calendar revisions in an email to staff and faculty Friday. This is a change from the university’s message on Sept. 10, when Provost Teresa Dahlberg said at the Faculty Senate meeting there would be no breaks next semester. The semester will begin Jan. 19 and conclude April 30, with final exams set for the week of May 3. There will be no classes between Tuesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 11 as part of the on-campus refresh. “While this modified calendar eliminates traditional Spring Break to reduce travel and the potential for spreading COVID-19 and the flu, we remain focused on the benefits of pausing to refresh while keeping our Horned Frog family as safe and healthy as possible,” Boschini wrote. Student Affairs is planning several programs for students over the three-day period. Classes will occur on Monday and Friday of that week. Students will also be off on Friday, April 2 for the Good Friday holiday. Online-only and in-person/dual learning options will be offered to students for the full semester as they were for the fall, Boschini wrote. “We are prepared to be flexible and continue innovating to ensure academic goals are achieved,” he wrote. Boschini also announced an online-only winter intersession that will be held between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18 for “undergraduate students who choose to focus on academic progression.”He told TCU360 that winter intersession courses will cost the same amount as other terms. Classes will be held every day during the intersession. Twitter Previous articleEpisode 210 – NFL Week 1, CFB Week 2 RecapNext articleEpisode 211 – NBA Conference Finals Set Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall + posts Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

A year without graduation

first_imgA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. printIntroductionThe graduates of 2020Boschini’s addressA first for TCUThe Big 12’s responseImportance of ritualsLooking for jobsParents reactSenior photosA Year Without GraduationHow the COVID-19 pandemic impacted one of the most iconic rites of passage in the U.S. Work produced by the students in the advanced visual journalism courseat Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TexasIntroductionBy Marissa Stacy In March, COVID-19 hit the United States and left people in a state of uncertainty.The pandemic forced colleges and universities to extend spring break while administrators devised a plan for reamined of the spring semester. But nobody was ready for the extent of the impact that COVID-19 would have on higher education. Chancellor Victor Boschini announced in an email on March 19 that TCU would be moving to completely remote learning for the rest of the spring semester. Students were confused, concerned and unhappy. Never before were they taught from their computers. And after getting used to living on their own, many found themselves back in their childhood homes. The class of 2020 was weeks away from something they had looked forward to their entire lives: college graduation. Julie Doles, a May 2020 graduate, felt a whirlwind of emotions when classes went online.“I didn’t really want to think about it [classes going online] because I knew I would get too sad thinking of all the things I was missing – the end of basketball season, baseball games, senior toast, senior bar crawl, graduation, my family visiting me in Texas one last time, seeing all my friends again and much more,” said Doles. Boschini announced that graduation would go on as planned but at a later date: Aug. 8. Students were excited to get to celebrate their achievements with their peers and have Senior Toast the night before. This gave the class of 2020 something to look forward to throughout isolation. It was one final way for them to say goodbye to their friends. It was July 6 when Boschini had to break the news. The in-person graduation scheduled for August had to be canceled and moved to a virtual ceremony.“I just want to apologize, even though I didn’t cause the global pandemic, I do want to apologize because you have been robbed,” Boschini said. In August, 2020 graduates across the country sat with their families and watched their names scroll across a screen in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.The class has had mixed feelings about not being able to cross the stage in the Schollmaier Arena. Evelyn Candido, a senior nursing major who is graduating in December, is angry she won’t get that moment. “Four years here working and even more in my major. I mean, we are going into the field that is helping fight this pandemic, the least we deserved was our pinning ceremony. I feel rage. I expected more from the school to give us something,” Candido said. Not only did COVID-19 affect May 2020’s graduation, but December 2020’s graduation has also been canceled. Both have been invited to join the class of 2021 in May to celebrate their achievements. Graduation has a lot of different meanings for everyone. To some it is to celebrate four years of hard work. To others, they are the first in their family to graduate. TCU’s advanced visual journalism class decided to look at the many aspects of a lost graduation to help the class of 2020. The authors of these pieces looked at every angle of graduating in 2020 – from the job market in a pandemic to the history of graduation at TCU.Most importantly, they heard from the graduates themselves to make sure the class of 2020’s voices were heard. The graduates of 2020 By Ariana Williams and Cristian Argueta SotoClass of 2020 Interviews from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.With 2020 coming to a close, TCU’s the graduating class reflected on their year without an in-person commencement ceremony. TCU students Ethan Gallegos, Faith Hevey, Makenzie Honeywell and Warren Riley all had anticipated walking across the stage for their commencement ceremony. “At first they had said it was going to be in May on the original date,” said Hevey, a class of 2020 graduate who majored in supply and value chain management. “Then it was moved to August, and the university still planned for it to be an in-person ceremony, but eventually it moved completely online.” “I was super pumped for graduation, especially being a first-generation student,” said Honeywell, a social work major. “I was so excited to set the stage for my nieces and nephews, so when we got the email that it was officially cancelled, I cried.”The university opted for a virtual commencement that was held on Aug. 8. The ceremony was broadcast online, and viewers could see graduates’ names scroll across the screen located within the Schollmaier Arena.“I had been working for three months at that point,” said Riley, a 2020 graduate who majored in computer science. “So, me and all my roommates got together and turned it on in the background and when one of our names would pop up we would all celebrate then return whatever we were doing.”Students who graduated in the spring and fall of this year have the option to return in spring 2021 to participate in a commencement that may be in person. “All my friends are graduating in May,” said Gallegos, a communications studies major and graduate of fall 2020. “So, the cancellation is a blessing in disguise because I will get a chance to walk with them in May.”The class of 2020 may not have received the commencement ceremony they anticipated, but they have displayed strength despite the adversity.“We really went through it at the end, and it feels like all of your work gets thrown away,” said Honeywell. “But it really didn’t because at the end of the day we still have our degree.” Con la cancelación de las ceremonias de graduación en persona vino la tristeza, pero para algunos estudiantes de ascendencia Latina, la tristeza fue mucho más profunda.Evelyn Candido, licenciada en enfermería y graduada en diciembre de 2020, esperó cuatro años duros para poder caminar por el escenario, pero ese sueño no se puede realizar hasta la ceremonia de graduación de mayo del próximo año.”Es un orgullo grande [graduarme de la universidad] por que mis papas no pudieron estudiar,” Candido dice. “De todas las cosas que a hecho en mi vida, esto es lo mas grande que a hecho.”Como estudiante de enfermería, Candido dijo que siente rabia porque no va a recibir una experiencia de ceremonia de colocación de alfileres de enfermería a pesar de que va a “trabajar en lo que esta causando esto.”Candido dijo que ha hecho todo por su cuenta al comparar su situación con la de sus compañeros de clase cuyos padres son abogados y médicos.”Mi mama limpia casas,” dijo. “Ósea, yo he hecho todo sola.”La carrera universitaria de Candido terminó amargamente. No podía tener una ceremonia de graduación en persona ni una ceremonia de colocación de alfileres de enfermería.Del mismo modo, para Salma Juárez, una graduada de mayo de 2021, las cosas no parecen esperanzadoras.Juárez dijo que deseaba que la universidad hubiera hecho más para tratar de planificar una ceremonia en persona, pero que su falta de esfuerzo ha hecho enojar a los estudiantes.”Es un poco frustrante, honestamente,” dijo. “No puedo mentir que e igual sentido como coraje y decepción por que veo que la escuela decide tener otros eventos que atraen a muchas personas como los juegos de futbol.”Para ella, graduarse de la universidad será una hazaña que nadie más en su familia ha logrado. Dijo que quiere ser un modelo que seguir para aquellos que vienen después de ella en su familia.”Siento que a este punto ya es esperado como si no lo llegara hacer seria una decepción o un fracaso, quizás,” dijo. “Siendo emigrante de El Salvador y México, y todo lo que ellos tuvieron que dejar para que yo y mi hermano tengamos un mejor futuro es esa misma responsabilidad que yo siempre me recuerdo y sigo aquí.”Juárez está confundido porque la escuela no ha anunciado si habrá o no una ceremonia de graduación en persona en mayo de 2021.Chancellor Victor Boschini addresses TCU class of 2020By Leah BollingTCU’s Chancellor Victor Boschini apologized to the class of 2020 over the loss of in-person commencement ceremonies. “You’ve been robbed,” Boschini said. Boschini said that what makes TCU so special is how connected the community is. But TCU’s close-knit community is what also makes it so monumental when something like commencement is cancelled. “I’m sad we didn’t have a commencement because it’s my favorite thing to do,” Boschini said. “But it also is a good closure for everybody- for the graduates, for the faculty, for the staff and for the families, too.”Boschini said that in the 18 years he has been at TCU, every commencement ceremony has been held normally, until this year. The only issues they have had in the past were more logistical ones regarding the venue or parking.Boschini said that they had come up with many alternative plans to hold commencement for the 2020 graduates, including ceremonies in Amon G. Carter stadium or a venue in downtown Fort Worth.“We were meeting every week with the Tarrant County Board of Health, and it was just strongly advised to us not to do it because it would be bringing too many people together at one time,” Boschini said.Boschini said that he thought what TCU did was very comparable to other schools.“We did a virtual commencement too, and we tried to make it as neat as possible,” Boschini said. “We even put every student’s name on the screen at the Schollmaier like we normally do; it was just empty.”Boschini said that despite the unfortunate circumstances he still felt the love from the TCU community. While he received some angry emails, the majority of the messages were compassionate towards the situation. People recognized that TCU wouldn’t have made this decision unless it was something extremely important. “People rallied around and were so positive about it,” Boschini said. “And that’s who you have to concentrate on because if you get stuck in the negative, you really go down fast.”Boschini said that TCU plans to hold the class of 2021’s commencement in the Schollmaier Arena as usual, only with less people than they normally have. In addition to this, students who missed out on their commencement ceremony in 2020 will be invited back to celebrate with the class of 2021.“This is going to be very hard but we’re going to do it,” Boschini said. “We’re going to do two sets of commencement – one for the class of 2021 who’s graduating, and one for the class of 2020 who didn’t get theirs, either in August or December.”No in-person ceremony a first for TCUBy Chad VautherineFor the first time in its near one hundred and fifty year history, TCU cancelled their in-person commencement ceremony in the spring of 2020. Graduating as a Horned Frog is no small task. Since the school was founded in 1873, TCU has always made sure to celebrate the newest alumni. Previous TCU students have graduated in-person during two world wars, a draft lottery, and a global pandemic in the early 1900’s; however, the coronavirus proved to be too dangerous to carry on such a tradition.  TCU held its eighteenth annual commencement ceremony in 1891. This is the earliest document of a TCU graduation. (Chad Vautherine) TCU held its eighteenth annual commencement ceremony in 1891. This is the earliest document of a TCU graduation. (Chad Vautherine) Boys in Clark Hall at TCU placed their mattresses outside to “sun” them, hoping the heat would kill any germs on the beds during the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic. (Horned Frog Yearbook, 1919 ) Boys in Clark Hall at TCU placed their mattresses outside to “sun” them, hoping the heat would kill any germs on the beds during the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic. (Horned Frog Yearbook, 1919 ) Druthers (above), Haltom City Co, and other haberdasheries sold graduation advertisements in The Skiff in 1919 to help TCU students look sharp for their commencement. (TCU Special Collections – The Skiff – Vol 17 – May 26, 1919) Druthers (above), Haltom City Co, and other haberdasheries sold graduation advertisements in The Skiff in 1919 to help TCU students look sharp for their commencement. (TCU Special Collections – The Skiff – Vol 17 – May 26, 1919) In 1943, TCU introduced the V-12 Navy College Training Program to prepare young men to enter the military during World War II. The students checked in and out of Clark Hall and Jarvis Hall throughout the war (TCU Magazine, Marcia Melton) In 1943, TCU introduced the V-12 Navy College Training Program to prepare young men to enter the military during World War II. The students checked in and out of Clark Hall and Jarvis Hall throughout the war (TCU Magazine, Marcia Melton) TCU held a commencement ceremony at the Robert Carr Chapel in 1969, the same year of the Vietnam War Lottery drawing. (Linda Kaye, TCU Photo Collection) TCU held a commencement ceremony at the Robert Carr Chapel in 1969, the same year of the Vietnam War Lottery drawing. (Linda Kaye, TCU Photo Collection) TCU and many other universities continued to hold traditionally commencement ceremonies throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s during the peak of the Vietnam War. (TCU Special Collections – Photo Collection) TCU and many other universities continued to hold traditionally commencement ceremonies throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s during the peak of the Vietnam War. (TCU Special Collections – Photo Collection) The city of Fort Worth and TCU continue to recognize many tragedies and hard times that students and this country have faced. The campus never forgets to remember September 11, 2001, the day the Twin Towers of World Trade Center were attacked. (TCU360) The city of Fort Worth and TCU continue to recognize many tragedies and hard times that students and this country have faced. The campus never forgets to remember September 11, 2001, the day the Twin Towers of World Trade Center were attacked. (TCU360) The H1N1 virus, or the “Swine flu”, affected close to 100 TCU students during the spring semester of 2009. (Martin Meissner, AP Images) The H1N1 virus, or the “Swine flu”, affected close to 100 TCU students during the spring semester of 2009. (Martin Meissner, AP Images) The Schollmaier Arena has served as the location of TCU graduation ceremonies since the spring of 2006. (TCU360) The Schollmaier Arena has served as the location of TCU graduation ceremonies since the spring of 2006. (TCU360) For the first time in its 146-year history, TCU held its first ever virtual graduation ceremony on August 8, 2020, cancelling the in-person event. (Chad Vautherine) For the first time in its 146-year history, TCU held its first ever virtual graduation ceremony on August 8, 2020, cancelling the in-person event. (Chad Vautherine) COVID-19: The Big 12’s responseBy Kathryn Lewis COVID-19 affected not only TCU’s graduation plans, but the entire Big 12 conference. TCU is just one of ten total schools in the Big 12. Each school has handled commencement differently. For example, Iowa State held a virtual commencement in May for the graduating class of Spring 2020.TCU’s rival school, Baylor University, also opted for a virtual commencement. May and August graduates were celebrated on Aug. 15 with a ceremony broadcasted through Facebook. Due to Baylor’s shortened fall academic calendar, it will not be having a fall commencement ceremony; instead, December 2020 graduates will be celebrated alongside May 2021 graduates in the spring. Baylor is also allowing students who participated in a virtual ceremony to participate in any in-person ceremony later on that fits in their schedule.The University of Texas at Austin had a similar ceremony to Baylor’s, with the addition of a convocation for each individual college beforehand where graduates were able to be honored individually.Though many schools opted for a virtual ceremony, not every school has held their commencement yet. The University of Oklahoma had a ceremony where the names of the graduates were read, but have plans for a bigger ceremony next spring. The plan is called “Graduation Gear-Up” and will allow students to record a walk across the stage in their cap and gown that will then be included in the virtual ceremony. Texas Tech University has also not held its commencement for the class of Spring 2020 yet. The university plans on having an in-person ceremony for May and August graduates in Spring 2021. As of now, it is still planning to have an in-person commencement for December graduates next month. Oklahoma State University is honoring its Fall, Spring and Summer 2020 grads on December 11 and 12 at a virtual commencement ceremony.Kansas State University originally planned a combined commencement for this November, but it has been cancelled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases statewide. The University of Kansas’s commencement for the graduating class of 2020 has also been delayed until 2021. It is planning on having two separate ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021; the date for the former has yet to be determined.West Virginia University has a virtual ceremony planned for December 2020 graduates. The university is planning on holding an in-person ceremony for May and December 2020 graduates when it’s safe to do so.Graduating during a pandemic: The importance of ritualsBy: Amanda VasquezThe grief felt by the class of 2020 when graduation was cancelled was not just limited to the students. Not only did they lose a chance to celebrate their accomplishments, so did their families. Dr. Ellen Broom, assistant professor in the psychology department at TCU, explained the grief that follows for students and their families. “So it’s not just you who’s invested but, it’s also family. So again, coming together for that celebration and when you feel like it’s not going to look the way you wanted it to look, it could be really sad and difficult,” she said. Graduating seniors at TCU were also looking forward to two commencement rituals held every year: Senior Sunrise and Senior Toast. However, Dr. Broom encourages students to not let the cancellation of graduation take away from their accomplishments. In fact, they can use the unique circumstances of the pandemic to redefine their expectations of graduations. The Class of 2020 will never be forgotten, according to Dr. Broom, because the pandemic is now part of our history.“So, this is part of our history. So, kind of redefining our thoughts on everything and just remembering what is important and what is important is that you have graduated and that you have your diploma, that’s going to take you to the next chapter of your life,” she said. By redefining expectations and making the most of graduating during the pandemic, graduates may be able to find some closure.Graduating Seniors hugging at Senior Sunrise 2017 – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentGraduating Seniors hugging at Senior Sunrise 2017 – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentTCU students and their families – Photos taken from 2019 TCU YearbookTCU students and their families – Photos taken from 2019 TCU YearbookTop: Class of 2017 sitting in the Amon G. Carter Stadium for Senior Sunrise Bottom: Class of 2017 celebrating Senior Toast – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentTop: Class of 2017 sitting in the Amon G. Carter Stadium for Senior Sunrise Bottom: Class of 2017 celebrating Senior Toast – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentGrad holding her diploma – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentGrad holding her diploma – Photo By: TCU Media & Communications DepartmentGraduates looking for jobsby Joey PalmeriDespite the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, TCU has not seen a decline in the number of students receciving jobs after graduation this year. The rates of hiring, internships and graduate school for graduating students have remained practically identical to May 2019. One example of a student finding unemployment despite the uncertainty of the pandemic is business student and 2020 graduate Ryan Padgett. Padgett is already employed after receiving a business information systems degree and credited the Neeley School of Business for helping him find a job. “I think Neeley has done a tremendous job with getting students hired, despite COVID-19,” he said.Mike Caldwell, the executive director of the TCU Career Center, has said that more jobs are being posted after a decline in the early parts of the pandemic. Caldwell also suggests that students who are graduating in 2021 and even beyond should start their job search now to get ahead. Parents react to cancellation of in-person commencementBy Sederick OliverCOVID-19 abruptly halted life and all of its everyday endeavors. Companies, industries and schools were forced to alter the constructs of their operations. Schools and colleges more specifically were tasked with handling certain events, one being graduation. As momentous as graduating is, schools and colleges were burdened with the decision to not hold formal graduation ceremonies due to the rising COVID-19 cases. TCU was among those that decided to forgo the ceremony. Several students were deprived of their special moments. Though unfortunate for the graduates, parents were also greatly affected.”It was just surreal for us,” Terri Weinman, a parent of a 2020 TCU graduate said. The unconventional nature in which students were forced to finish the semester caught Weinman by surprise. “So, I guess you’re going to finish this online… she actually took her last exam in the exact chair I’m sitting in,” Weinman said.Students dream and work towards graduating in hopes of accomplishing their goals and relishing the moment with their loved ones.  The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 led to a much more anticlimatic and virtual experience. Another parent, Charlotte Holliday, compared the anomaly of a semester to her daughter’s prior semesters. “The difference between her last semester and her other three years…night and day, absolutely night and day,” Holliday said. Holliday also elaborated on the inability to thoroughly enjoy her daughter’s last few months on campus alongside her. “That was taken from us, those last precious months of us being on campus together, it never happened,” she said. Senior photosBy Lauren CottrellWhile COVID-19 has negatively affected countless businesses, photographers have not felt that impact.Since the start of the pandemic, many photographers have seen a spike in their business as seniors are looking for a way to document their four years in college.Travel photographer Daniel Ebomwonyi was among the photographers whose business increased during the nationwide quarantine. Embomwonyi had decided to begin traveling around Texas and taking senior photos a year before the pandemic struck and said that he was lucky to not have lost business as he was still able to continue his tour even after quarantine.“Now that everything is getting cancelled, more people are wanting to capture their moments, so I’ve been getting a lot more bookings than usual,” Ebomwonyi said.Embomwonyi said he had just reached his two hundredth photoshoot of the year – a monumental increase as he had never reached more than one hundred in past years.Another photographer in the area, Merissa De Falcis, said that once the lockdown sanctions were lifted in May, her business intensified as Spring 2020 graduates wanted some way to remember their graduation.“Most of them are not actually walking across the stage in their cap and gown or be able to take photos around campus on graduation day like usual, so having these photos meant a lot more to them this year as a way to remember their school experience,” De Falcis said.Despite the lost graduation for many and a virtual one for others, Ebomwonyi focuses on the bright side as he said he believes this pandemic will teach people to live in the moment and appreciate more.“People are going to start to realize how important just living life is and capturing the moment,” Ebomwonyi said. 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Crime reporter shot dead in Tehuacán, as reign of violence and impunity continues

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learned that freelance reporter Adrian Silva Moreno was shot dead while covering an army raid on a warehouse containing stolen fuel on 14 November in Tehuacán, located in the east-central state of Puebla about 110 km southeast of its capital.Advised by soldiers to pull back from the warehouse, Silva had begun driving away when two pickup trucks suddenly appeared and their occupants opened fire on his car, killing him and Misray López González, a former municipal policeman who was accompanying him.Aged 34, Silva worked for the daily newspaper Puntual and the news website [email protected] México.“We urge the authorities to rapidly identify those responsible for Silva’s murder, which was apparently linked to his work as a journalist, and to pursue the case with determination until justice is done,” Reporters Without Borders said, offering its condolences to his family and friends.“We have repeatedly urged the Mexican government to launch an all-out effort to combat impunity and end the slaughter of media personnel that has gone on for years. Mexico is now the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for journalists, with 100 killed or missing in the past decade.Reporters Without Borders added: “Five media workers have already been killed in 2012 and four others have disappeared, the latest being Adela Jazmín Alcaraz López, a TV presenter who has been missing since 26 October.Puntual’s editor told Reporters Without Borders that Silva had continued to supply the newspaper with stories about police operations in the region ever since it employed him in 2010 and 2011 to cover local elections.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Puntual journalist who had worked with Silva on crime stories told Reporters Without Borders that his murder may have been ordered.Known for always being the first reporter at the scene, Silva was present during a federal police operation two weeks ago that led to the arrest of a person for the theft of a car from the company Coppel and the discovery of a container with several other stolen cars inside.The same Puntual reporter also said that, on going to the morgue where Silva’s body had been taken, he learned that its employees and relatives of Silva had received threats from unidentified persons. On being notified, the police immediately sent 40 officers to protect the morgue.Silva, who also worked for two other dailies, Punto Noticias and El Mundo de Tehuacán, leaves a wife and two children. After his body was handed over to his family on 15 November, it was taken to the town when he came from, Orizaba, in the nearby state of Veracruz. RSF_en Reports MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas to go further Organisation Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policiescenter_img Follow the news on Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state November 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Crime reporter shot dead in Tehuacán, as reign of violence and impunity continues May 13, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Efforts continue to secure Assetco workers a pay-off

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Efforts continue to secure Assetco workers a pay-off By News Highland – November 15, 2012 Twitter Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest Previous articleKillybegs woman in High Court seeking damages for abuseNext articleWarning: Don’t feel obliged to appear hospitable to strangers News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Workers at the Buncrana call-centre which closed yesterday have been given a glimmer of hope that they may get wages owed to them for November.Workers were given until yesterday afternoon to agree to terms of exit with the administrators, but the terms that had been offered were pulled at the last minute.But Deputy Joe McHugh has secured them a meeting with the National Employment Rights Authority and Enterprise Ireland and Assetco Managed Services in Buncrana for next Tuesday.He says it is up to all parties now to accept the offer of a meeting:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/joe830BUNCRNA.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+last_img read more