first_imgL to R – Vince Owens, England and Bath star- Matt Banahan, David SmallwoodSUTTON-BASED rugby fan, Vince Owen, won the Rugby World competition for an exclusive break to meet players from Bath Rugby Club and take a brewery tour, courtesy of Wadworth, one of Bath Rugby’s key sponsor.The Captains RunVince Owen was delighted when he discovered that he was the winner of the pair of tickets.“I couldn’t believe my luck. I am passionate about Rugby and real ale so it couldn’t have been a better prize for me. I took a friend, David Smallwood, and we had a really great time.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The competition prize included a look around Bath Rugby Club and a chance to watch the Captain’s Run and meet some of the team. The Captain’s Run is a training session run by the team’s Captain rather than the coach and is traditionally held the day before a premiership game.center_img The trip to watch Bath Rugby training was followed by a tour of the Wadworth brewery and Visitor Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire and then a night at the The Bear Hotel, with dinner and breakfast.The climax to the winning break was a pair of tickets to see the game against the Harlequins on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgDate of birth 10 January 1995. Country England. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Saracens RW Verdict: This 6ft 3in back started all five games as England reached the final of this year’s (2015) World Rugby U20 Championship, having helped them win the title in 2014. He should thrive in the senior game.First published in the October 2015 edition of Rugby World magazine. When did you first play for England age groups?I played England Clubs at 17 or 18, then for England Schools U18 and then the U20s. I played the majority of my rugby for England U20 last season because I was out for six months with a series of groin injuries.What are your aims for the new season?Now there’s no more age-group stuff it’s about going back to my club, progressing through the ranks and trying to get as much game time in a Saracens shirt as I can. When did you start playing rugby?At Bedford Junior Blues when I was five. From the age of 18 I was training with the Saracens Senior Academy but still playing for Bedford.Did you play other sports?I played county cricket as an opening bowler, county athletics at 200m and golf. At 15 I had to make the decision about which one to continue with and rugby was the one I enjoyed the most.Have you played in different positions?I played at fly-half until about 16, then I was advised to move to full-back. I can play wing too.You’ve done a bit of goalkicking…When there are long-distance kicks I tend to get thrown the ball. I have always been able to hit it quite a long way. I practise a lot because I want to be a good option for any kick.Who has had a big influence on you?My dad Rick. Also Alan Brown, who was my teacher at Biddenham Upper School, Mike Rayer at Bedford and now Don Barrell at Saracens. Fast track: Aaron Morris on the attack for England U20. (Photo: Getty Images) last_img read more

first_img House of Bishops Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC BishopGary R. Lillibridge hands over the diocesan bishop’s crozier to BishopDavid M.Reed. This cozier has been carried by the bishops of the Diocese of West Texas for 98 years. Photo: John Gaskins[Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed was invested as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on June 3, during a service held at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. Clergy and lay members of the diocese filled the 500-seat chapel. Reed was first consecrated bishop in 2006 when he was elected to serve as the diocese’s fifth bishop suffragan. Reed is the first bishop suffragan of the diocese to be chosen as diocesan bishop.On Saturday, the Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, ninth bishop of the diocese, who retires this summer, presided over the investiture service for Reed and lead him through the renewal of his ordination vows. During the service, Lillibridge symbolically handed over to Reed the diocesan bishop’s crozier, a crozier that has been carried by bishops of the Diocese of West Texas for 98 years.During his homily, Reed said he was able to accept all the pageantry around a bishop’s investiture, as long as the diocesan family “doesn’t forget where we’re headed together with Jesus, if we will give ourselves to the work of remembering the life to which we are called by the grace, mercy, and love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. I will go along with this, if you will go along with me … this way, following Jesus … toward the Kingdom.”Last year, Reed introduced his vision for the diocese: the Kingdom of God, which, he said, is the purpose for which the Diocese of West Texas exists. “Together, we’re going to go this way … the way of Christ.”On June 3, Reed continued, “I can be audacious enough to take the pastoral staff and serve as a shepherd only because Jesus is our one, true Good Shepherd; and therefore, the whole Church—all of us sheep of his pasture—are called to rise up on our hind hooves and be shepherds of the Kingdom with him.”Referencing the diocesan annual theme, “Behold, I make all things new,” (Revelation 21:5), Reed said, “This passage is not a call to our churches to shelter in place and await the sweet by-and-by. Our hope and expectation of an end—God’s purposeful completion—frees and empowers us to live, love, and serve more fully in our own places.”Reed said, “May the Spirit awaken us anew to the liveliness of this kind of life, in which we are empowered to join with Christ in his abundant self-offering.”Changing up the traditional closing procession, Reed exited the chapel first, along with the other visiting bishops, and he asked the acolytes, vergers, and children to go last, “the place of honor in a parade,” he said.“Real shepherds don’t stay in the back, but lead and move among the sheep and know them by name. And shepherds are called to lead the Church outside … passionate and open-armed … where Jesus is calling us, into the pain, anger and division of our world,” said Reed.Visiting bishops included the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas; the Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez Martinez, bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Mexico; the Rt. Rev. Nathan Kyamanywa, retired from Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese of Uganda; the Rt. Rev. Francisco Moreno, bishop of the Diocese of Northern Mexico; and the Rev. Ray Tiemann, bishop of the Southwestern Texas Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Reed was first ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in January 1984 after receiving his Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin in 1983. He served as the assistant rector of St. Alban’s, Harlingen (1983-1987); rector of St. Francis, Victoria (1987-1994); and rector of St. Alban’s, Harlingen (1994-2006). He is married to Patti (Kopec) Reed, and they have two adult children.As the diocese celebrated the Investiture of Reed, many expressions of congratulations and love were received from past parishioners and family friends. Pat Menville, formerly from St. Francis, Victoria, said of Reed and his wife Patti, “Amazing people like you are like ripples in water – and you may never see the shores touched by the ripples, but they have all been shaped by that water.”The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas comprises 26,000 members in 87 congregations spread across 60 counties in Central and South Texas and covers 69,000 square miles. The diocesan headquarters are at the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio, Texas.— Laura Shaver is communications officer for the Diocese of West Texas Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Laura Shaver Posted Jun 5, 2017 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 David M. 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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. World Vision was one of four UK charities that has trialled online affiliate marketing. A charity spokesperson commented that, as the charity reviewed its income and expenditure, it currently believed “that this is not a best use of our expenditure at this time of year.” However, it was expected that the programme would be relaunched in September to December 2004. Tagged with: Digital World Vision withdraws Great Gifts online affiliate programme Howard Lake | 24 January 2004 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis World Vision has suspended its online affiliate programme that it used to promote its Great Gifts online catalogue.The affiliate programme enabled World Vision to secure banner adverts for its Great Gifts catalogue on thousands of Web sites, in return for paying a percentage of income generated. The system was managed by dealgroupmedia’s programme, begun in December 2002, is currently suspended so affiliates will not earn any further income. It will be terminated on 23 February 2004. Advertisement  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img The Big Lottery Fund is investing £50 million in buildings that will be hubs for communities, hosting a wide variety of activities for all sections of the community.The Fund’s new Community Buildings programme will put Lottery good cause money into buildings across England to strengthen the key role they play in local communities.The Big Lottery Fund will make £50 million available over three years, with grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 to improve, replace or introduce a building into a community that provides services and activities to meet the needs of a range of people. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Big Lottery Fund offers £50 million for community centre buildingscenter_img The programme is open to voluntary or community organisations (which includes charities, unincorporated associations, not-for-profit companies, credit unions, self-help groups or co-operatives and faith based community organisations), parish councils or church-based faith organisations.Under Community Buildings, the Big Lottery Fund will give out grants that broaden access to and increase the use of existing services; create a greater number and wider range of new services; improve opportunities for the community to access a wide range of learning; and improve the skills, knowledge and capacity to respond to community needs.The programme will support sustainable buildings that are adaptable to a variety of community needs, have a reduced impact on the environment and can be maintained by the community in the long term. It is also important for applications to demonstrate accessibility and meaningful involvement of the local community in both use and management of the centre.Applications to the Community Buildings programme will be assessed in two stages and applicants wanting to apply for a grant, must submit their first stage application form by 30 April 2007. Application forms are available at: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 July 2006 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Facedrive Inc. (“ Facedrive ”) (TSXV: FD) (OTCQX: FDVRF), a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem, is pleased to announce that its food delivery vertical Facedrive Foods continues to experience substantial growth, with total orders exceeding 4,500 meal deliveries per day. Restaurant partners are now nearing 4,650, with over 260,000 active users registered on a platform that is now operational in 19 cities across Canada – including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Kingston, London, Edmonton, Halifax and other locations. In order to meet growing demand for responsible food delivery services, the platform has developed ambitious service extension and geographical expansion plans which will be announced shortly. As reported earlier, Facedrive Foods has capitalized on the dramatic shift in commerce patterns and consumer behavior in the wake of the pandemic. As store fronts and restaurants in many regions continue to limit their offerings to take out and delivery services, volumes of orders made through online on-demand food delivery platforms continue on a growth trajectory. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding companies to do business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The tandem of these two trends has played strongly into the Facedrive Foods’ playbook and growth strategy. In addition, the ethnically diverse North American market continues to demonstrate increasing demand for national cuisines, adding to the positive factors that provide a strong tail-wind for Facedrive Foods. The Company has also received very positive feedback on its recently-introduced feature allowing Facedrive Foods to provide grocery delivery services, connecting multiethnic supermarkets and convenience stores with the end customer. Another popular and key differentiating feature is extended delivery radius, which enables service access for residents in remote areas who often find themselves underserved by conventional providers. Furthermore, Facedrive Foods continues to roll out a number of health and safety upgrades aimed at enhancing user health, safety and confidence as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. One key safety precaution that has been implemented throughout the Facedrive Foods platform is in-app temperature display. This function allows customers to see body temperature of the driver delivering their order and automatically disables drivers who exhibit above normal body temperatures. Another fundamental addition to the Facedrive Foods offering will be the integration of Facedrive’s proprietary TraceSCAN product, a standalone contact-tracing wearable solution built on cutting-edge Bluetooth technology and enabling functionality such as contact-tracing and social distancing alerts. Facedrive Foods will be the first food delivery platform to implement contact-tracing technology as a part of its COVID-19 prevention protocol. Rollout of the latest TraceSCAN wearable technology with Facedrive Foods drivers is aimed at protecting the health and safety of all platform users, supporting the government’s efforts to slow down the spread of the pandemic, and helping communities and businesses minimize its adverse economic impact. By the end of Q1 2021, Facedrive Foods expects integration with TraceSCAN to be complete and for all Facedrive Foods drivers to be donning TraceSCAN wearables. “We are thrilled to see our restaurant, driver and user networks grow day by day across multiple geographies. This is the strongest validation point demonstrating that our team is on the right track to build a responsible people-and-planet-first food delivery network,” said Di Han, General Manager of Facedrive Foods. “We also continue to work on materializing Facedrive Foods’ expansion plans and will be making some exciting expansion announcements very soon. Just like before, all our offerings will continue to be centered around the safety and well-being of our customers and driver partners as we continue to navigate this global pandemic,” added Han. About Facedrive Facedrive is a multi-faceted “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem offering socially-responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. As part of this commitment, Facedrive’s vision is to fulfil its mandate through a number of verticals that either leverage existing technologies of the Company or project synergies with existing lines of business (the “ Facedrive Verticals ”). The Facedrive Verticals include its rideshare business (“ Facedrive Rideshare ”), sustainable e-commerce platform (“ Facedrive Marketplace ”), food-delivery service (“ Facedrive Foods ”), e-social platform (“ Facedrive Social ”) and its contact-tracing and sustainable health services business (“ Facedrive Health ”). Facedrive Rideshare was among the first to offer a wide variety of environmentally and socially responsible solutions in the Transportation as a Service (TaaS) space, planting thousands of trees based on user consumption and offering choices between electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles (including, more recently, electric and hybrid vehicles on a subscription basis through Steer). Facedrive Marketplace offers curated merchandise created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless delivery of a wide variety of foods right to consumers’ doorsteps, with a focus on doing so in a socially and environmentally-conscious manner. Facedrive Social strives to keep people connected in a physically-distanced world through its HiQ and other e-socialization platforms that invite users to interact based on common interests and by offering gamification and mutual community support features. Facedrive Health strives to develop and offer innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges including its proprietary TraceSCAN wearable technology for contact tracing. Facedrive envisions changing the ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce, social and health tech narratives for the better, for everyone, and is currently operational in Canada and the United States. For more about Facedrive, visit Facedrive Inc. 100 Consilium Pl, Unit 104, Scarborough, ON, Canada M1H 3E3 Forward-Looking Statements Certain information in this press release contains forward-looking information. This information is based on management’s reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results and the timing of events, such as those pertaining to the platform-wide rollout of the new TraceSCAN technology, may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. See “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Corporation’s Filing Statement dated August 28, 2019 for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 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first_imgTaphouse_Studios/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The images are stark — people clashing with police, buildings on fire, vandalism, shootings and even killings.Some, including President Donald Trump, appear to have conflated some of the violence across the nation with protests that have sprung up in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.But an ABC News examination of a string of fatal and non-fatal confrontations that have occurred amidst the unrest has found the alleged motive for most of the carnage in those incidents are not directly linked to peaceful civil disobedience.The recent shooting deaths of two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a protest over a police shooting that left Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, paralyzed, and the death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a 39-year-old white man, fatally shot in Portland, Oregon, coincided with ongoing demonstrations but the motives remain under investigation.Some of the deaths have allegedly been perpetrated by suspects with their own agendas that do not include social justice; others have allegedly been carried out by agitators seeking to use the protests as cover for their own purposes, including looting and other violent acts. Some may have resulted from personal disputes.Protests nationwide began in the aftermath of the May 25 death of Floyd, a handcuffed Black man captured on cellphone video pleading for his life as Minneapolis police officers held him face-down on the ground, one with a knee planted on the back of Floyd’s neck.Here are a dozen deaths examined by ABC News that have occurred during the protests in which police have either charged suspects, identified those allegedly involved, or obtained video of the crimes:Armed teenager arrested in Kenosha double slayA group of armed individuals gathered in Kenosha, claiming they were there to help police protect businesses in the city of 100,000 after buildings were set ablaze and stores were looted during protests in the wake of Blake’s shooting. Investigators say they suspect that among the group was 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who was seen in cellphone videos armed with an AR-15 style rifle.Prosecutors allege Rittenhouse, who at one time was part of a youth public safety program run by local Illinois police, shot and killed two men, Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded a third man, during an Aug. 25 protest. Attorneys for Rittenhouse, who was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and reckless homicide, said he acted in self-defense.Trump has declined to condemn Rittenhouse, who is being charged as an adult and has yet to enter a plea, saying at an Aug. 31 news conference that the teenager’s actions amounted to “self-defense.”“He probably would have been killed,” Trump said at the news conference.Fatal shooting in PortlandAaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, was shot to death on Aug. 29 in Portland. Danielson, of Portland, was part of a group of people who described themselves as Trump supporters who came to Portland en masse and clashed with protesters. Friends said he was also a supporter of the right-wing group “Patriot Prayer.”Last Thursday night, a 48-year-old Washington man wanted in Danielson’s death was fatally shot when a federal task force comprised of FBI and U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest him. Authorities allege the suspect, Michael Reinoehl, pulled a gun on the federal agents as they moved in to take him into custody in Lacey, Washington.Reinoehl is believed to be the same man who appeared in a Vice News interview that aired Thursday night, in which he claimed he was providing security for the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and appeared to say he shot Danielson in self-defense. Police have not commented on a motive for the shooting.Police said Danielson was fatally shot in the chest during a confrontation around 8:46 p.m. that was caught on cellphone video by a videographer who told ABC News that Trump supporters fired paintball guns and pepper spray at protesters from the backs of pickup trucks as they rolled through the city. Police said the caravan had mostly cleared out of the downtown Portland area when the shooting occurred.During a briefing on Aug. 31, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany mentioned Danielson, saying, “The president believes that people of all ideologies should be able to peacefully protest and not have their lives put at risk like Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson.”Reading a statement at a news conference on Aug. 30, Chandler Pappas, a friend and business partner of Danielson’s, mourned him as “a good man” killed “senselessly.”“He was Christian. He was conservative,” Pappas said.Protester fatally shot in AustinGarrett Foster, 28, was pushing his wheelchair-bound fiancee during a protest on July 25 in Austin, Texas, when police say a car drove into a crowd of demonstrators marching in a street and was quickly surrounded. Police said Foster was carrying an AK-47-type rifle when he was allegedly shot three times by the driver.The driver was identified as Daniel Perry, an active-duty U.S. Army sergeant based at Fort Hood, by his own attorney, Clint Broden.Perry, who was working as an Uber driver the night of the shooting to earn extra money, surrendered to police for questioning but was later released, Broden said. Austin police have only confirmed that the person who shot Garrett was released pending further investigation.Broden released a statement saying Perry did not know a protest was taking place when he turned down Congress Avenue in downtown Austin and found himself surrounded by demonstrators. He alleged that protesters began banging on Perry’s car and that Garrett motioned for him to roll down his window before raising the barrel of his gun at him.Broden said Perry shot Garrett in self-defense and that someone else in the crowd fired a gun at Perry’s car as he drove away. Broden released photos of the damage to Perry’s car that he claimed was caused by protesters, including an image of a bullet hole in the vehicle.Austin police have not publicly confirmed Perry’s account of what transpired and said the shooting remains under investigation.Fatal Seattle hit and runSummer Taylor, 27, died from injuries suffered when a car plowed into Black Lives Matter demonstrators on July 4 on a Seattle freeway that had been shut down for days due to the civil unrest, police said. The incident also left another protester, Diaz Love, severely injured.Surveillance video captured the 2013 Jaguar apparently speeding down the freeway, swerving around cars supporting the protest that were blocking the lanes and striking Taylor and Love, who were walking on the shoulder, knocking them into the air, over the roof of the vehicle and onto the pavement. Police said the driver kept going but was followed by a protester in a car, who forced him to stop.The driver, Dawit Kelete, 27 — who has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and reckless driving — allegedly entered the closed freeway at 1:40 a.m. by going the wrong way on an exit ramp, and drove at high speed toward a crowd of people protesting the police-involved death of Floyd, authorities said. Kelete, who is Black, was not participating in the protest.His lawyer, John Henry Browne, called the incident a “horrible, horrible accident” and said, “there’s absolutely nothing political about this case whatsoever.” Police have not commented on whether they believe the incident was intentional.Fatal shootings at Seattle’s protest zoneLorenzo Anderson, 19, died after being shot June 20 in an area of downtown Seattle that had been taken over by protesters and called the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” (CHOP) zone close to the city police department’s East Precinct. But police say Anderson’s death appears not to be related to the demonstrations over the death of Floyd.Last month, King County prosecutors filed murder charges in the shooting against Marcel Levon Long and a $2 million warrant was issued for his arrest. Long has yet to be located, officials said.Long was charged after investigators reviewed surveillance video allegedly showing the suspect and Anderson arguing, prosecutors said. Security video showed Long chasing Anderson with a gun, prosecutors said. At one point, according to prosecutors, several people occupying the CHOP zone tried to stop the suspect who they say broke free and ended up allegedly shooting Anderson multiple times.The incident appears to be unrelated to the protests, police say, adding that a witness told investigators the shooting possibly stemmed from an old dispute between the men.Another fatal shooting occurred near the CHOP zone on June 29 in which a 16-year-old boy police identified as Antonio Mays Jr. died after being shot while driving a Jeep. Police have yet to make an arrest in Mays’ killing and have not released a motive for the shooting but said they do not suspect it was linked to the ongoing protest.The killings prompted authorities to clear the CHOP zone of camped-out protesters on July 1.California protester killed by motoristRobert Forbes, 56, died on June 6, three days after he was hit by a car during a protest in Bakersfield, California, according to the coroner’s office and police. Forbes was among protesters marching in a darkened roadway when he was struck by a driver, who claimed he didn’t see the protesters in the street until it was too late to avoid striking Forbes.Police said the driver was not charged.“There was no report of the driver accelerating or making movements to indicate he was targeting the pedestrian,” Bakersfield police said in a statement.The driver later posted a message on Facebook, writing that the incident was not intentional.“I did not and would not ever run into or hit anyone with my car,” he wrote.Retired police captain fatally shotRetired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn, 77, was fatally shot on June 2 in St. Louis when he went to investigate an alarm going off at a friend’s pawn shop and found a group of people looting the business, police said. When Dorn approached the shop, the suspect was walking to his car and holding a gun in his hand, police said in a statement citing surveillance video.Stephan Cannon, 24, who was convicted of felony assault and robbery in St. Louis County in 2013, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.“At the time the shots were fired, (Cannon) was the only person standing at that corner,” according to a probable cause statement filed in the case that cited the surveillance video. “Multiple plumes of smoke” were also seen coming from where Cannon was standing, the statement said, and police said they found shell casings at the spot.Dorn’s death came on a violent night in St. Louis in which numerous businesses were looted as protests over Floyd’s death were simultaneously occurring. But police and prosecutors have released no evidence that Cannon participated in the protests.Dorn’s widow, Ann Dorn, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer, spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC) last month in support of Trump’s reelection, saying, “violence and destruction are not legitimate forms of protest. President Trump understands this.”Fatally shot by National GuardDavid McAtee, 53, owner of a barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, was shot dead by a member of the Kentucky National Guard while in his own business during a night of protests on June 1, authorities said.McAtee, described as a “pillar of our community” by his family’s attorney, was cooking in his restaurant, located miles from where protests were occurring in downtown Louisville over the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician fatally shot by police in her Louisville home. Police and National Guard troops responded to reports of a crowd gathering near McAtee’s eatery in violation of a curfew, said J. Michael Brown, secretary of the state’s executive Cabinet, who released preliminary findings of an investigation.At least one police officer was seen on a surveillance video released by police officials shooting pepper balls at the restaurant where McAtee was inside with other people, and investigators say they suspect McAtee responded by allegedly firing a gun in the direction of police and guardsmen, Brown said. One of the guardsmen, armed with a rifle, returned fire, hitting McAtee in the chest as he stood in a doorway, Brown said.The shooting prompted Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to fire police Chief Steve Conrad when he learned that the two police officers involved in the incident and who also returned fire failed to activate their body cameras.No charges have been file in the case, which remains under investigation.Air Force sergeant charged in fed agent’s deathFederal agent Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, was killed and his partner was wounded during an ambush shooting on May 29 as he guarded a federal building in Oakland, California, during protests that erupted over Floyd’s death, officials said.Steven Carrillo, 32, an active-duty Air Force sergeant, and Richard Justus, 30, were arrested and charged with one count of federal murder and attempted murder, authorities said. Carrillo was also charged with murder in the June 6 shooting death of Santa Cruz County, California, Sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38.Federal prosecutors allege Carrillo and Justus are linked to an emerging movement called “boogaloo,” a term used by far-right extremists to signify a coming civil war and/or fall of civilization, according to federal court documents.Carrillo and Justus have pleaded not guilty to the charges.During a speech at the RNC, Vice President Mike Pence invoked Underwood’s name, saying the federal agent “was shot and killed during the riots in Oakland” without mentioning Carrillo and Justus’ alleged involvement.Prosecutors said Carrillo and Justus were not involved in the protests.Allegedly shot dead by one-time family friendItalia Kelly was hanging out of a car window chanting for justice along with other protesters on May 31 in Davenport, Iowa, when a man fatally shot her, police said. The 22-year-old woman’s family said they initially thought she was the target of a random shooting and her sister, Jasmine, said in a Facebook Live video shortly after the shooting, “A protester shot my sister.”But when police arrested Parker Beltz, 21, and charged him with first-degree murder, Kelly’s family said they immediately recognized him.“We were surprised. My other daughter, Italia’s sister, was best friends with him in middle school,” Kelly’s mother, Sharon Kelly, told ABC affiliate station WQAD-TV in Moline, Illinois. “We have a lot of photos of him with Italia, with other members of the family, with friends that we consider family.”In a criminal complaint, Davenport police alleged Beltz committed the shooting “with premeditation, malice aforethought and intent to kill” and Kelly’s mother said Italia had been in a dispute with Beltz over Facebook posts. Beltz has yet to enter a plea.Run over by FedEx truck at freeway protestBarry Perkins was among a crowd of protesters who blocked a freeway in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 30 in a demonstration over George Floyd’s death when some people who appeared to be involved in the civil unrest were recorded on cell-phone video looting a FedEx tractor-trailer rig bogged down in traffic, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.Perkins, 29, was killed by the truck when the driver suddenly accelerated, dragging Perkins underneath his rig, according to police. The driver told police he was unaware he struck someone and police ruled the incident an accident.An attorney for Perkins’ family released a statement claiming Perkins was “peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd and was not looting when he was dragged” by the truck.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Top job: Terry Coode, deputy director of personnel, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS TrustOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Terry Coode has recently moved to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Hospital Trust inLondon, one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the country. He has previous public sector experience from local government, and joinsthe NHS after more than 15 years in the financial services sector. Prior to hisappointment, he held a senior and wide-ranging HR role at Barclays. What will be the duties in your new role? I’m accountable for the trust’s operational personnel support and also leadits contribution to modernisation, which is all about the delivery of patientservices. What do you hope to achieve in your role? For the personnel function to be viewed by the organisation as a true andactive business partner in supporting success. I also want the team to enjoythese challenges. What’s the best thing about HR? The breadth and diversity of what we do. Part of this is getting to know allaspects of the business because people, and people issues, cut across allorganisational boundaries. And the worst? Constantly having to prioritise between competing demands and balancingshort-term needs against longer-term requirements. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? It must be an early morning preparatory meeting that took place by theroadside with a mug of tea in one hand and a bacon roll in the other, on routeto a serious disciplinary case. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? The existing trend will continue: HR administration will become less visibledue to automation and process re-engineering. Line management will be empoweredand equipped, as self-reliant people managers and HR specialists will be at theheart of the business as either technical experts or business partners andcoaches. Who is the ultimate guru? I’m a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh for his ‘keep things simple’ view of life.Who would play you in the film of your life and why? See answer to previous question. What is your essential viewing? I enjoy watching most sports. I also enjoy good comedy; anything that makesme laugh because it feeds the essential HR attribute – a sense of humour. What advice would you give someone starting out in HR? Recognise that HR is a diverse discipline and sample as many aspects of itas you can to broaden your experience and skills. I would also say that time ina line management role gives a very useful insight. How do you fill your spare time? Sleeping. Coode’s CV2003 Deputy director of personnel,Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust Hospital2001 Head of infrastructure, employee relations and reward,Barclays2000 Group HR manager, Woolwich1999 Group services manager, Woolwich Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgThe rates of plankton community production and respiration were determined from in vitro changes in dissolved inorganic carbon and dissolved oxygen and the incorporation of (NaHCO3)-C-14 at a coastal site in East Antarctica between 16 December 1993 and 12 February 1994. The breakout of seasonal fast ice was associated with a succession of dominant phytoplankton from Cryptomonas to Phaeocystis to a diatom assemblage. Gross production reached 33 mmol C m(-3) d(-1) and C-14 incorporation peaked at 24 mmol C m(-3) d(-1) on 23 January 1994, at the time of the chlorophyll a maximum (22 mg chi a m(-3)). Dark community respiration reached its maximum (13 mmol C m(-3) d(-1)) 4 d later. Photosynthetic rates calculated from C-14 incorporation were significantly lower (17 to 59%) than rates of gross production. The derivation of plankton processes from changes in both dissolved oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon allowed the direct measurement of photosynthetic and respiratory quotients. A linear regression of all data gave a photosynthetic quotient of 1.33 +/- 0.23 and a respiratory quotient of 0.88 +/- 0.14. Concurrent determinations of bacterial, heterotrophic dinoflagellate, nanoflagellate and ciliate respiration could account for 15 to 58% of measured dark-community respiration. This study has improved the sparse data set of plankton respiration measurements, confirmed that heterotrophic respiration is a significant process in the carbon flux of coastal Antarctic waters and achieved a first apportionment of community respiration to the major microbial groups in this regionlast_img read more

first_imgMay 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Anna Camp; Kate Sorensen, each advance to the NCAA National Championship Meet Friday Tags: Anna Camp/Kate Sorensen/Michaela Peskova/NCAA Track and Field regionals/Whittni Orton Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Friday, two Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums advanced in the NCAA West regional to national championship competition June 5-8 at Austin, Texas with strong performances in their respective events.BYU junior women’s distance runner Anna Camp placed sixth in the women’s 800-meter run (2:03.69) quartefinals to advance to the semifinals in this event at Austin.Camp is a former Millard High star.Former Gunnison Valley High star hurdler Kate Sorensen, competing for Weber State, placed 10th in the 400-meter hurdles quarterfinals (57.46) tied with Nebraska’s Michaela Peskova.Additionally, former Panguitch High star, Whittni Orton, will have a chance to join Camp and Sorensen at Austin if she can place in the top 12 in the women’s 1500-meter run Saturday. Brad Jameslast_img read more