Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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These cheap shares are up 18% in 3 weeks, but I still see a bargain buy!

first_img Image sources: Getty Images. Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: VOD These cheap shares are up 18% in 3 weeks, but I still see a bargain buy! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. It’s been a great November for UK shareholders, with share prices soaring. By Tuesday, the FTSE 100 index had jumped as high as 6,463.5 points, up over 885 points (15.9%) since Halloween. As I write, the Footsie hovers around 6,318 points, down 145 points (2.25%) from Monday’s peak. This November boost to stocks comes after Joe Biden won the US election, followed by news of two promising Covid-19 vaccines. In the US, share prices have also been buoyant, with the S&P 500 hitting all-time intra-day and closing highs on Monday. The US index is up 10.2% in 2020, but the FTSE 100 has slumped 16.2% this year. Thus, I can still see bargains for sale in the Footsie today — here’s one of my favourite cheap shares.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cheap shares: Vodafone suffers under Covid-19Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD), the global telecoms Goliath, is a household name in many parts of the world. Twenty years ago, before the dotcom bubble burst, Vodafone was the most valuable company in Europe. Today, it isn’t even one of the FTSE 100’s top-10 biggest firms, but is still a huge business. Across Europe and Africa, Vodafone has a staggering 625 million customers in 65 countries. Despite this huge and diverse customer base, Vodafone has been hurt by the coronavirus crisis, dumping its cheap shares into the bargain bin.On 27 November 2019, Vodafone’s share price was bullish, closing at a 52-week high of 160.44p. Alas, Covid-19 restrictions reduced mobile-phone sales and curbed Vodafone’s revenues from roaming charges, travellers, and tourists. But while the company’s business was doing just fine, its share price almost halved. By 4 September (less than 11 weeks ago), Vodafone’s cheap shares had collapsed to a 2020 low of 87.1p. For me, that was a crazily cheap price, so Vodafone duly obliged by rebounding.The Vodafone share price bounces backAt the end of October, you could still buy cheap shares in Vodafone for around a pound (103p, to be exact). A week before this, I argued that Vodafone’s financial strength and secure, predictable cash flows made it a sound buy. This month, Mr Market lit a rocket under this ‘unloved’ value share. On Monday, Vodafone’s share price surged to almost 128p, up 25p — almost a quarter (24.3%) — since October. Today, Vodafone’s stock trades at 121.78p — down 4.8% from Monday’s high, but still a tidy 18.2% ahead in November.Would I buy into this great British success story — valued at £32.1bn — at the current price? You bet I would, because Vodafone’s attractions as a value share remain unchanged. Its huge cash flows — totalling £4.5bn a year — enable Vodafone to pump massive cash dividends to its shareholders. At the current price, Vodafone’s cheap shares offer a 6.6% a year cash return, paid half-yearly. Where else could you such a high income without taking massive risks with your capital?Lastly, Vodafone is evolving — and this could be very profitable for its owners. The company plans to float off its highly profitable masts division via an IPO (initial public offering) of shares on the Frankfurt stock market in 2021. The new business, Vantage Towers, could be valued at £13bn or more. This IPO should partially unlock the hidden value of Vodafone’s substantial real-estate assets, helping to reduce its debt mountain. For sure, this listing will create a stronger Vodafone. That’s why I’d buy these cheap shares today, ideally in an ISA, to pocket bumper tax-free dividends and future capital gains! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcycenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Is it time to take a second look at Medicinal Marijuana?

first_img January 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm January 31, 2017 at 11:04 am TAGSGreg JacksonMedical Marijuana Previous articleBreaking News: Reward for Loyd increasedNext articleDemings to murder suspect: “Turn yourself in” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia 4 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Recreation marijuana, now that is very different subject than medical marijuana, and I am referring to the medical marijuana. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Reply Dat Poe January 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm Thank you for sharing Greg!The taboo or misunderstood can become, not so taboo, or misunderstood when we hear the personal stories of the people who stand on the opposing side of our own views. Our communities “Cannabis Controversy” has, always, been rooted in RACISM and ECONOMICS. It has never been concerned about the health consequences of use, as those who stand on the opposing side of the recreational or medicinal use of cannabis today would like us all to believe. For example, if this conversation took place in 1937 when cannabis became federally illegal we would be listening to the same anti-cannabis rhetoric we are hearing today, which is quite interesting. However, today we notice the arguments of the 20’s – 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 80-90’s are loosing their grip on the public opinion in our communities and around the world, causing a shift in perception. At the inception of cannabis becoming federally illegal we were told very intentional things about WHO was using it and WHAT it made them do. The conversation about who would benefit, economically, was not discussed much or given equal “air time” in the development of the peoples perception as to why it was so mandatory to prohibit. (Follow the money) The dialog continues about WHO is using it and WHAT it makes them do. The conversation on “who is using it” has done its damage. Skillful architects have painted negative portraits of black and brown people for over seven decades as criminals for using cannabis. And while the attacks have slowed, the messages communicated throughout those decades have remained etched in our minds. The conversation on “what it makes them do” continues today but the pendulum has swung dramatically from believing that it would make colored people rape white women to reliving a young girls seizure, to use your example. The conversation on “who is using it” is changing and so are our opinions, which is also quite interesting. So, what about the money (ECONOMICS) and as Mama Mia pointed out, “the growers who have invested heavily”, that is to be continued in a second post… Power To The People – #2 forbidden flower Dat Poe Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. So what about the money (ECONOMICS)? Amendment 2 has sent Florida into a Weed Rush of sorts.The growers MamaMia wrote a concern for the grower’s investments into the legal industry of marijuana and I say simply business is business. And business has always been about investment, risk, etc. Lets not begin to show such an exaggerated concern for the patients who could benefit from it’s use nor its investors as if Pill Mills (Pharmaceutical Companies) aren’t the epitome of “big business” and that people within the health and wellness industry haven’t known about alternative forms of medicine verses our preferred synthetic version we see shoved in our faces when walking down the aisles of any CVS or Walgreens. Our conversation around marijuana medical or recreational has always been tied to economics as any other commodity people choose not to make or are not able (legally) to make or can not make themselves. As far as paying attention to our local government and how they choose to bring in such establishments, I agree, but they are already here.We may not see the “smoke shop” with a cannabis embroidered flag flying high with Bob Marley blaring outside of it, because Apopka does need “smoke shops”. Apopka has land and established nurseries with facilities already cultivating a variety of plants and don’t think that cannabis is not on their minds. For god sake the University of Florida has a research and education center for Food & Agriculture located on the outskirts of Apopka. Do you believe they won’t begin to utilize their facility for researching different cannabis strains; they are already growing Florida specific hops for beer. Don’t be fooled by the fear propaganda that our society is going to go mad crazy because smoke shops they call dispensaries will pop up right in front of us, because they’ll be growing it right behind us. I apologize for this post, I try to write formally providing less emotional language with detailed facts, but none of us can afford being uninformed, especially when others who are the biggest beneficiaries are completely informed. Politics tend to trail behind business and business trails no one because the next billion-dollar business has already been identified while investors wait eagerly to invest in the next big idea. Bruce Hornsby said, “…That’s just the way it is…” and 2 Pac seconded it. Power To The People – #3 Reply January 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here A little wacky tobackyOpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Four years ago, when the conversation about medicinal marijuana in the State of Florida really picked up steam, I was staunchly opposed to even having a conversation about the legalization of weed for medical purposes or otherwise. As a person who has never partaken in the communal jester of “puff-puff-pass” my view of weed, herb, hemp, Mary Jane, or whatever name it was called back in the 90’s, was that it was a gateway drug; one that folks experimented with before moving on to the hard stuff.However, as the conversation deepened in 2016 and some of my friends confided in me that they were “smokers,” my stance on the topic lightened a bit. One of the more compelling reasons for medicinal marijuana was shared with me by a close friend who suffers from chronic joint pain (no pun intended . . . well maybe a little). My friend told me that there are times when he can hardly move around due to pain, so he takes a “toke” every now-and-again. According to my friend, weed is natural and since he is very leery about taking ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories that may damage his liver or kidneys due to long term use, he prefers to go natural. When I recommended my drug of choice – Icy Hot and an occasional deep tissue massage at RDV – he respectfully countered by stating his most effective relief comes from marijuana.Shortly after my discussion with my friend, I read a story about a young girl who suffered from seizures who found relief with medicinal marijuana. I read about a cancer patient who had severe nausea from chemotherapy and found relief with medicinal marijuana. Even more close to home, a family member who suffers from HIV shared that many of her friends with the disease use marijuana to help with weight gain. With each story, I developed a greater understanding of medicinal marijuana, its uses and benefits, and changed my stance a bit to support medicinal marijuana. However, after being contacted by an out-of-state entrepreneur seeking to establish a dispensary in West Orange County, “like the weed shop in the movie Entourage,” I surmised that with a medicinal marijuana grow facility less than 10 miles away, in Winter Garden, there is a very real possibility that a “weed shop” may be coming to a location close to home soon.Because my vision of a “weed shop” has always been the California-model that Snoop Dog brags about, I did some research and found that there are actually a couple shops already quietly operating in our state. Using Surterra, one of the five state approved dispensaries, which has a Wellness Center in Tampa as an example, folks should understand that these “weed shops” will be placed in approved areas and will follow strict guidelines. The Surterra dispensary is a 2,000-square-foot storefront that many say resemble a day spa or high-end salon. The store is supervised by a registered nurse and offers three types of marijuana products: two oral products that are sprays and tinctures, as well as lotions used to spot-treat pain. But the real question is: Will there ever be a move to approve the recreational use of marijuana? If so, are these dispensaries and “weed shops” the first step to bringing those establishments into existence in our state?While some municipalities have place moratoriums to ban “weed shops” for a set period of time, many folks in Apopka do not know what their future is in this regard. With a projected 450,000 Florida patients qualifying to use medicinal marijuana to address debilitating illnesses, dispensaries are looking to expand their operations, which will include “weed shops.” Now may be a good time to know where your local government stands on bringing such establishments to the Apopka community – in my humble opinion. Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 What seems apparent is that Trump’s appointed people will be nipping at the heels of the issue of medical marijuana that has been voted in by the different state’s voters. Jeff Sessions is very anti-marijuana. This is a perfect example of the Republicans claims that they don’t want to interfere in your personal life’s decisions, but the actions they legislate are the exact opposite. Medical marijuana is illegal under federal law, is what I understand. Will Trump and his people push to override state and local laws? We will have to wait and see. Meanwhile, there are people suffering and children who need the relief, some terminally ill, and who will most likely die before they ever have a chance to see if it works for them, due to politics of the goody-goody holier-than-thou federal politicians. I think our city council members will wait it out and see what transpires on the federal level, or at least see how the state is going to proceed, knowing Sessions views of marijuana. If Trump’s people come down on medical marijuana with strict enforcement, it is not fair at all to the growers who have already invested heavily or to sick people who need it’s relief.last_img read more

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City of London Corporation urges firms to give to international appeals after £75,000 donation

first_img  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 5 October 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  93 total views,  1 views today City of London Corporation urges firms to give to international appeals after £75,000 donation Advertisement The City of London Corporation is encouraging City firms to give to international disaster appeals after donating £75,000 to emergency appeals in Myanmar, South Asia and for those affected by Hurricane Irma.The donations have all been to the British Red Cross, with £25,000 going to the appeal in Myanmar, £25,000 to the South Asia Floods Emergency Appeal and £25,000 to the Hurricane Irma Appeal.The support comes from the City of London Corporation’s Disaster Relief Fund, and brings its total donations for 2017/2018 to £100,000. Earlier this year the City Corporation gave £25,000 towards the We Love Manchester Appeal to Manchester City Council following the terror attack in the City in May.Jeremy Mayhew, Chairman of City of London Corporation’s Finance Committee, said:“All three of these emergency appeals are helping people in desperate situations. They need all the funds and help they can get to assist as many people as possible.“These appeals are supporting people who have suffered traumatic and life changing experiences and many quickly need the most basic life essentials- food and clean water.“We have made four donations this year to organisations and appeals helping vulnerable people and those affected by major disasters. We encourage City firms to come together and support these appeals as best they can.” Tagged with: corporate London About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Report asks whether donations should bridge park funding gap

first_img  212 total views,  2 views today A report from the University of Leeds published today (18 July) is calling for a national debate on who should pay for the UK’s public parks and green spaces, and whether charitable donations could or should help bridge the funding gap.The report, Charitable Giving to Parks and Green Spaces, which will be available from the Leeds Parks Fund website, argues that charitable giving has an important but limited role in bridging the funding gap and stimulating greater civic engagement.The authors also argue that charitable donation initiatives are operating in the context of a long-standing belief that parks are a public service, managed by local authorities and funded through taxation, and that despite high levels of support for the principle of voluntary donations to add value to parks, much lower percentage of park users and business leaders reported that they would donate to parks themselves.Its findings are based on surveys carried out with 1,434 park users and 141 business leaders who were asked about their attitude towards charitable giving (among other funding options) to parks in Leeds. In addition, 45 business and civic participants took part in focus groups and in-depth interviews.Dr Anna Barker, from Leeds’ School of Law, led the research. She said:“Public parks are vital features of our towns and cities that provide numerous benefits for people, communities and the environment.“But park managers require new and diverse sources of external income if parks are to survive ongoing cuts, a lack of statutory protection, and no cross-funding from other public services that benefit from the contribution parks make to wellbeing, notably health.”“In this context, many local authorities are beginning to work with charitable partners to establish voluntary donation initiatives to help maintain and improve parks.”“There needs to be an informed public debate on the funding of parks, including the role of charitable giving and the urgent need for donations if parks are to survive deep cuts. Charitable giving should not be a substitute for local authority funding.”How Leeds is responding to budget cutsGiven as an example, Leeds has experienced a 50% cut to its parks budget since 2010 and has had to diversify its income base to offset the reduction, generating revenue from cafés, shops and visitor attractions, events, concessions and business sponsorship.Partnerships with communities through friends groups, corporate volunteers and organisations such as sports clubs and environmental charities have also played a significant role in helping care for public green spaces in the face of the cuts.Examples of its “civic enterprise” approach include two concerts by Yorkshire-born Ed Sheeran in the city’s best known site, Roundhay Park, next month, set to be attended by up to 150,000, and reframing the city’s biggest plant nursery, the Arium (which provides all the plants for Leeds’ flowerbeds), as an income-generating visitor attraction including a shop, café and children’s playground.Leeds City Council, along with Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum, also set up Leeds Parks Fund, a charitable fund for parks that provides businesses and individuals with a platform to support community-led enhancements to parks across the city.Councillor Mohammed Rafique, the council’s Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles, said: Advertisement Report asks whether donations should bridge park funding gap Tagged with: environment Funding “The research findings are of great interest to us. As a partner in the Leeds Parks Fund initiative, they will help us maximise the potential of the fund – the first such scheme established in a UK core city – while at the same time acknowledging that a full, rounded Parks and Countryside service does come at a cost that must be supported by core funding.”Amy Solder, Rethinking Parks Lead, Nesta, added:“There is a growing interest from the parks sector about the role of public donations including models such as parks foundations and crowdfunding. The report findings will not only help the Leeds Parks Fund but will be of use to any park manager, friends group or local authority interested in the role of charitable giving for parks and green spaces.”The report formed part of Rethinking Parks: a national programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Nesta to support park innovators across the UK.Several towns and cities are setting up charitable giving initiatives to harness voluntary public donations as part of the Rethinking Parks programme. These include operating a parks foundation model in Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath, Cleveland and Redcar; a Community Foundation-managed fund in Leeds and a crowdfunding platform for Scottish parks and green spaces. Technology such as “tap to give” contactless payments by park visitors is also being trialled, while other projects are exploring other aspects of charitable giving, such as volunteering, corporate social responsibility and community management.  213 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img Melanie May | 18 July 2019 | News More on fundraising for parks:£2.75m more funding announced for pocket parks plus programme 18 February 2019£1m funding available for community groups’ ‘pocket parks’ 7 December 2018MyParkScotland launches first crowdfunding site for Scottish parks & greenspace projects 3 June 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. 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Academic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rate

first_imgprintNew academic services for students could mean a boost in TCU’s retention rate.TCU’s retention rate has been stuck at the 90-91% mark since 2012, according to the TCU Factbook. That number may seem high, but in comparison to Texas schools like Rice University, 97%, and the University of Texas at Austin, 95%, according to U.S. News, TCU has room to improve. New student resources and increased use of existing ones may just be the way to do that. One new resource on campus is Meta-Tutoring, a fledgling tutoring program through Student Development Services.  “Originally we were going to call them super tutors, and that sounded a little funny, so I said what about Meta-Tutors?” said Brianne Varela, assistant director of the sophomore and junior year experience for Student Development Services.  The program helps students with study skills, time management, communication with professors and other campus resources, she said. “Meta-Tutors can tutor a student regardless of their major or the classes they’re taking,” said Varela. Meta-Tutoring is just one part of TCU’s new tutoring program, which launched in January.  “A lot of people maybe didn’t realize we didn’t have a centralized tutoring program [at TCU]… and they are excited … and hope to see it continue,” said Varela.  The program is still in its pilot phase, working on accreditation from the College Reading and Learning Association. “We obtained a list of courses that had high drop or withdraw or failure rates, [and] those are the classes we identified as really needing tutors,” said Varela. The Pilot Tutoring Initiative is currently holding tutoring sessions on Zoom but hopes to offer the choice of online or in-person sessions for fall 2021. A yard sign outside Mary Couts Burnett Library advertises the new Meta-Tutoring program. (Abby Hoffacker/Reporter)Prior to this initiative, students sought out tutoring through other departments and programs. One example is TCU’s Student Support Services, a program through the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO initiative. SSS offers tutoring and other support resources for students who qualify.  “It is harder for me to ask professors for help [with classwork],” said Lexi Carrizales, a sophomore nursing student. “Someone reached out to me … [saying] ‘Hey I know about SSS, I want to introduce you to it,’” she said. The program has helped her in classes and beyond. “Other than tutoring stuff, they give tips on other classes … and good advice,” Carrizales said.  Another pre-existing academic resource is the TCU Writing Center, which has been on campus since 1988.   “A place where people could come with any writing project … ranging from dissertation chapters to letters home begging for money,” said Steve Sherwood, director of the center since 2002.  The center offers one-on-one online tutoring and writing workshops, in addition to brainstorming and techniques to overcome writer’s block.  “You don’t even have to have something with you when you come to the writing center,” said Peter Christopherson, a second-year political science student and peer tutor at the center. Christopherson uses the writing center services for his own work as well.  “When I notice things in my own writing that I do without thinking … that’s super helpful when I teach others,” he said.With the writing center’s wide range of experts, the description of the staff sounds like the opening line of a joke.  “One retired English professor, a Minister, two PhDs,” said Sherwood. Not to mention, three novelists, an art historian and an inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. But students shouldn’t be afraid to come in, he said.  “My number one rule of this place [for the staff] is to be nice … it’s not like a punitive experience,” Christopherson said.The center expects to meet in person for the fall 2021 semester. Looking upwards During the 2020 academic year, TCU’s retention rates made some improvement. “The freshman retention rate is 91.7%, up slightly from 2019’s 91.3%. The retention rate among transfer students is 83.6% compared with 82.7% last year,” according to a TCU news statement from October 2020. “Attracting and retaining such highly qualified students during an unprecedented year with unforeseen challenges, speaks to the highly strategic efforts made to connect with our students virtually, TCU’s academic reputation and the unrivaled TCU experience,” said Chancellor Boschini in the announcement. .  A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Students studying at TCU Library (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ ReddIt + posts Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Abby Hoffacker TCU Vocal Jazz prepares for Thursday night concert with choreography number in the library ReddIt Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/center_img Twitter Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ TCU traditions and history Academics at TCU Previous articleFort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoodsNext articleTCU News Now 4/28/2021 Abby Hoffacker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

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Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Museum of History will honor local historian and popular newspaper columnist Sid Gally at a luncheon and program at The University Club of Pasadena on Tuesday, December 2, at 12:00 Noon. In gratitude for his unfailing contributions to the promotion of the Museum’s collections, former Trustee Sid Gally will be installed as a Trustee Emeritus — an honor the Museum has bestowed only once before, on Robert W. Winter, Ph.D. in 2008. Pasadena Star-News Public Editor Larry Wilson will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the festive event.After thirty years of dedicated volunteerism, Gally’s research continues to uncover the fascinating history and tantalizing anecdotes of past Pasadena residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations. He has shared the Museum’s rich photographic collection in the Pasadena Star-News for thirteen years and continues to enthrall his readers with untold stories in his weekly column “Past on Parade.”Tickets at $30; the luncheon is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased online at http://sidgallylunch.brownpapertickets.com/.The University Club is located at 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. For further information, please visit the PMH website at www.pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus Celebratory Luncheon Tuesday, December 2, at The University Club of Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 11:48 amcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Pasadena Executive Roundtable Invites Nonprofit Leaders to Discuss the Impacts of Race on Their Organizations With John Williams

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Pasadena Executive Roundtable Invites Nonprofit Leaders to Discuss the Impacts of Race on Their Organizations With John Williams STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 12:09 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News The impacts of race in the nonprofit sector will be discussed when John Williams of the Fellowship Center for Racial Reconciliation leads an interactive conversation at the Nov. 18 meeting the Pasadena Executive Roundtable.The Pasadena Executive Roundtable, or PERT, is an informal consortium of local nonprofit executive directors who meet to discuss leadership and management issues of common concern and hear presentations by expert speakers of interest.Williams is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School who as a lawyer has mediated and facilitated alternative dispute and conflict resolution sessions for individuals and small groups. He is also an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Life Pacific College teaching on Race, Reconciliation and Ministry.“At this time in our history, it is critical that nonprofit organizations are creating space to have this conversation on race. We live in a racialized society so it is important that we acknowledge and better understand race, racism, and reconciliation. In order to be successful in the nonprofit sector, we must build a common understanding so that we can confront the racism within our organization and grow into becoming an anti-racist organization,” said Williams.Williams closed his growing law practice in Pasadena to devote time and energy to teaching at Life Pacific and to the ministry at Fellowship Monrovia, where he serves on staff, according to the Life Pacific College website.Williams and his team from Fellowship Monrovia led a racial reconciliation workshop for Life Pacific students, faculty, and staff, bringing together every culture represented on its San Dimas campus. His goal was to find common ground for each person and to encourage new conversations from a shared sense of responsibility and grace.“It is important for leaders in the nonprofit sector to be aware of all issues related to race in our sector. We are change agents and if we work at it, we have the opportunity to create lasting and meaningful change in our sector,” said Elizabeth Dever, executive director of a national nonprofit and PERT chair.“The initiatives that we implement are a model for other segments of society. Education is where that change can start. I encourage all to attend our upcoming PERT virtual meeting. Our staff, our peers, our clients, and our board members look to us to lead the way,” Dever said.Because of the importance of this meeting, it will be FREE and open to any nonprofit executive director, CEO, and leadership team members interested in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in their nonprofit.“The reason nonprofit leaders should attend this meeting is simple: because Black lives matter,” said Melanie Goodyear, executive director of Jericho Road Pasadena and PERT membership chair. To register, visit http://evite.me/M73nYZYm28. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 44 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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SC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC

first_imgTop StoriesSC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC Mehal Jain28 May 2020 7:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for the petitioner, the bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian was pleased to issue notice.The SLP urges that the High Court did not consider that section 167(2) does not bar the filing of the chargesheet even after the period specified therein, that the implication of the provision is that if the chargesheet is not filed within the stipulated period, the magistrate is divested of the jurisdiction to authors the detention of the accused. The provision is an accrual of right in favour of the accused who is prepared to furnish bail, and not to be construed as containing the period of limitation for filing the final report.It is pressed that the objective of the Apex Court’s March 23 order was to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights, and that the denial of compulsive bail under section 167(2) would be an infringement of the precious fundamental right under Article 21.It is argued that the High Court, in passing the impugned order, has not duly appreciated the provisions of the CrPC, particularly section 473 which is the specific provision for extension of limitation in certain cases, where the delay is properly explained or it is deemed necessary to overlook the expiry of limitation in the interest of justice,The Supreme Court’s extension of limitation, as ordered on March 23, is applicable for the period of investigation specified under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, held Justice G Jayachandran of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on May 11.The order stated that accused cannot take undue advantage of the situation where there are “fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement”.”Order passed by the Supreme Court invoking Article 142 of the constitution is an equitable order. After putting fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement causing delay in completing investigation, the person accused of the offence cannot take undue advantage of the situation and seek default bail. The liberty enshrined under Article 21 is subject to restrictions. The order of the Apex Court is Law binding on all courts. The petitioner’s life and liberty is restricted only by due process of law and procedure established under law”.This was in contradiction of the earlier order of the same court, of another single bench of Justice G R Swaminathan, which had observed that the police cannot take benefit of the SC order to claim additional period for filing final report.On May 8, the Court had held that allowing such an interpretation would defeat the fundamental right to personal liberty of a person under Article 21 of the Constitution of India- “Personal liberty is too precious a fundamental right. Article 21 states that no person shall be deprived of his personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. So long as the language of Section 167(2) of Cr.Pc remains as it is, I have to necessarily hold that denial of compulsive bail to the petitioner herein will definitely amount to violation of his fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The noble object of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s direction is to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights. But, if I accept the plea of the respondent police, the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court which is intended to save and preserve rights would result in taking away the valuable right that had accrued to the accused herein”The Kerala High Court and the SC Order For Extension Of Limitation Does Not Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] Uttarakhand High Court have also expressed similar views in the matter. Last week, the Rajasthan High Court also reiterated, “In absence of any clear stipulation in the above referred order of Hon’ble Supreme Court, in my considered opinion, the investigating or prosecuting agency cannot claim self-serving extension, under the pretence or cloak of such order. If that be permitted, statutory period of completing assessments etc. in all statutes such as Income Tax Act, GST Act etc. will stand automatically extended, which, in absence of express statutory amendments is impermissible”,Click here to download the OrderRead the Order Here Next Storylast_img read more

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Security alert ongoing in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCouncil’s Mica Redress Committee meets todayNext articleDonegal Dr confident those wanting a vaccine will receive one by end of June News Highland Facebook Security alert ongoing in Derry Pinterest A security alert is ongoing in Derry this morning.The Skeoge Road is currently closed following the discovery of a suspicious object last evening.Diversions are in place, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.Meanwhile, an overnight security alert at the Craigavon Bridge in the city has now ended.Police and ATO examined a suspicious object and have declared it an elaborate hoax.The object has been taken away for further examination and the bridge has now re-opened. Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – May 13, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+last_img read more

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