Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How COVID-19 vaccines will get from the factory to your local…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Bahar Aliakbarian, Research associate professor of supply chain management, Michigan State UniversityBahar Aliakbarian is an expert in supply chain management in pharmaceuticals and a professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Below, she describes the vaccine supply chains of Pfizer and Moderna, which are expected to be the two major early suppliers of the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. She also talks about challenges in distribution and the work being done to ensure safe and systematic delivery of the vaccines.What are the main challenges in distributing the newly developed COVID-19 vaccines?The two major U.S. developers of the early COVID-19 vaccines are Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. They both developed mRNA vaccines, a relatively new type of vaccine. A major supply chain issue is the temperature requirement for these vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at between minus 112 F (minus 80 C) and minus 94 F (minus 70 C), and the Moderna vaccine needs temperatures around minus 4 F (minus 20 C), which is close to the temperature of commercial-grade freezers. A third company developing vaccines, AstraZeneca, says it needs regular refrigeration temperature of 36 F to 46 F, or 2 to 8 C.Moderna’s vaccine can remain at minus 4 F for up to six months, and then for a month in a refrigerator, according to the company. Pfizer says its vaccine has a shorter shelf life of five days after being transferred from ultracold storage to a refrigerator, leaving a short window to administer the vaccines.Temperature requirements for the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. The Conversation US, CC BY-NDHow will these vaccines be transported and stored?Moderna plans to use an approach similar to that used in previous outbreaks such as the H1N1 swine flu pandemic in 2009. In this case the vaccines will be shipped from the manufacturing facilities in the Northeast U.S. and Europe to a distribution center in Irving, Texas, which will be equipped with freezers to store the vaccine for longer periods. From there they are distributed to hospitals, pharmacies and other vaccine administration sites.Pfizer is manufacturing its vaccines in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It will handle the transportation to the administration sites by working with logistics partners. Because ultracold storage is available only at large facilities and hospitals, that’s where they’ll be stored for short periods before being distributed to administration sites.Some states, like New York, are considering setting up their own distribution hubs.Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech use different distribution strategies because of different requirements for their vaccines, and Moderna’s participation in Operation Warp Speed. The Conversation US, CC BY-NDHow will the required temperatures be maintained?Pharmacies and hospitals are trying to develop or acquire ultralow-temperature freezers, but it is a huge cost for them. We’re now seeing extremely high demand for freezers and dry ice, and there is risk of shortage. So the vaccines need to be supplied and administered efficiently to ensure they reach the public without any waste or bottlenecks in the supply chain. In 2019 alone, around US$34 billion worth of vaccines were wasted because of fluctuations in temperature during transportation.Dry ice is used to maintain ultralow temperatures required to store the vaccines.The Conversation US, CC BY-NDDry ice is an inexpensive way to maintain low temperatures. Pfizer’s suitcaselike “thermal shippers” need about 50 pounds of dry ice to keep them at temperature for a few days. It is considered to be a hazardous material in planes, but the Federal Aviation Administration has granted permission to use up to five times the normally permitted amount to be transported along with the vaccines.The staff at administration sites must be trained to check the temperature and make sure that Pfizer’s thermal box is not being opened more than a few times a day, not more than a few minutes at a time, and to fill it with new dry ice at the right times. Some of this training is already underway.What can be done about monitoring and traceability?Tracking and monitoring them throughout the process ensures that the vaccines are stable and not tampered with. Making this data accessible to governments and the public can increase trust in the vaccines. This is especially important because these vaccines require two doses to work, and we need people to come back to get the second one, and to follow up with them for feedback about any possible adverse effects.My team and I are working on developing technologies to improve tracking and monitoring using smart packaging by implementing sensors and other communication technologies.Monitoring and tracking also involves developing databases that integrate data within an end-to-end supply chain, from the manufacturers to the administration sites. Right now, Pfizer and Moderna will have the information until it reaches the administration sites, and the hospitals and pharmacies will have the data about the patients though electronic health records (EHR). So there are some challenges we are still trying to overcome to have an integrated and interoperable system with improved capability to be upgraded and used nationwide.Insurance companies and the government are thinking about how to provide coverage for the vaccines while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues guidelines to ensure that most of the population receives the vaccine efficiently.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Dry ice pellets can be used to maintain the ultra-cold temperatures required for Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. 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Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

first_imgWednesday Feb 25, 2015 Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby It has been an eventful few days for Kiwi forwards, as three were suspended following striking and punching incidents in round two of Super Rugby. Owen Franks, Kane Hames and Hayden Triggs will all be out of action for a few weeks. To start with, Crusaders and All Blacks prop Owen Franks has been banned for two weeks for striking after he targeted Josh Hohneck of the Highlanders twice in their clash on Saturday.Replays were shown of the Franks incident but the referee didn’t bother to check, so he stayed on the field. A citing followed however, and he was given what some may say is a fairly lenient sentence considering the intent he showed.“The player submitted that he was attempting to remove the Highlanders player from the wrong side of maul,” SANZAR Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner said. “His intention was to remove the player, who was quite bigger than him, by grabbing him around the chest which would require some force, then using his bodyweight to attempt to force his opponent down and away from the ball.“The player conceded that in these attempts, he struck his opponent with his arm in a careless way, but there was no malice intended. After taking all relevant facts of the incident into consideration, I found the incident to have a lower end entry point for breaches of 10.4 (a) Punching or striking which stipulates a two week suspension,” Stelzner noted.In the same match prop Kane Hames of the Highlanders had a go at Crusaders lock Dominic Bird, clearly connecting with his cheek. It also wasn’t picked up at the time, but he has since been suspended for 5 weeks. “After taking all relevant facts of the incident into consideration, I found the incident to have a mid-range entry point which stipulates a five week suspension,” Stelzner said.“Several aggravating factors for the case included the injury to Mr Bird and a deterrent for this type of conduct occurring in the game, resulting in a two week increase to the sanction. This was then reduced by two weeks due to Hames’ remorse and prompt guilty plea for the incident.”In the case of Blues lock Hayden Triggs, his incident was a bit different in that there wasn’t much footage available. All we could really see was him having a swing (or two) at Duane Vermeulen, causing the burly number eight to fall to the floor.Triggs received a straight red card, putting his team at a disadvantage, which the duty judicial officer took into account. He also noted that Triggs was acting in retaliation, although he didn’t reveal what specifically provoked the punches.“I found the incident to have a low-range entry point which stipulates a two-week suspension. This was then reduced by one week due to Triggs’ prompt admission of guilt, remorse for his actions and excellent disciplinary record in over 10 years of playing professional rugby,” Stelzner said.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House CCB / Ralph Germann architectes

first_img Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•Switzerland House CCB / Ralph Germann architectes Switzerland “COPY” House CCB / Ralph Germann architectesSave this projectSaveHouse CCB / Ralph Germann architectes “COPY” Builder: Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRalph Germann architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on May 23, 2021Cite: “House CCB / Ralph Germann architectes” 23 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961946/house-ccb-ralph-germann-architectes Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961946/house-ccb-ralph-germann-architectes Clipboard 2020 Photographs Architecture:Ralph Germann Interior Design:Ralph Germann Furniture Design:Ralph Germann Lighting Design:Ralph Germann Country:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lionel HenriodRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. In the Swiss Alps, architect Ralph Germann turns a traditional barn into a luminous residence. Behind the monumental stone walls that have remained intact, he envisions a bright interior bathed in natural light.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Lionel HenriodAt first, the massive 1854 building impresses. It bears the marks of time: four generations have seen it evolved from hay barn to stable, and then to wine storage. In 1950, a wooden extension is added to the family property. As a new chapter opens, the owner and architect agree: the impressive stone facade has to be preserved.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodSave this picture!© Lionel HenriodHighlighting the mineral character of the original construction, Ralph Germann plays with volumes, giving them a new perspective. In this stunning stone shell, he carefully places a wooden and glass cube and turns it into a contemporary living space. The breathtaking view on the freshly brushed timber frame confers to the interior a timeless atmosphere.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodFrom the entrance hall, a concrete staircase leads to the upper floor, with direct access to the main room and the terrace. In perfect balance between the two eras, the minimalist allure of the new construction enhances the raw aspect of the old building. Giving a new life to the place and the material, the architect uses the wooden boards of the old barn to design bespoke furniture for the kitchen and the bedroom. In one of the bookshelves, a movable panel unveils an opening between the living room and the bathroom to enjoy a relaxing bath with a view of the fireplace.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodThroughout the day and the year, natural light shapes the space according to the rhythm of nature. In addition to the original narrow windows of the barn, four loopholes are pierced in the roof in order to bring zenithal light in. The subtle light is thought down to the smallest detail. Even the setting sun is beautifully filtered by a carved shutter. “There is something musical. The light punctuates the space, vibrates in crescendo.”, appreciates the owner.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodProject gallerySee allShow less13 House Projects Enhanced by Landscape DesignArticlesThe Second Studio Podcast: Interview with Toshiko MoriArticles Share Manufacturers: Flexform, Catellani & Smith, Le Corbusier, Silvia Rohrmoser Save this picture!© Lionel Henriod+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Lionel Henriod Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Ralph Germann architectes Area Area of this architecture project Franco Meraglia salast_img read more

Obama’s second term: Which road to liberation?

first_imgLarry HolmesWW photo: Brenda RyanThese excerpts are from a Feb. 23 Workers World Party Black History Month Forum in New York City given by Larry Holmes, WWP’s first secretary and Secretariat member. Other forum speakers included Brenda Stokely, a leader of Million Worker March Movement, and the Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a representative of the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly. I really loved what Brenda said about Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks — where you give the individuals credit for their courage, but they were connected to a mass movement. When we think about their centennial anniversaries, one of them passing [Tubman] and the other of their birth [Parks], we don’t just think about them as wonderful sister freedom fighters, but we think about the struggle, where they represent millions of people.The same thing is true of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom that C.D. talked about. With all the anniversaries we think about through Black History Month in 2013, it seems that the re-election of Barack Obama may appear to some people to be more relevant. Indeed, it is an unusual phenomenon: Not only was an African American elected to be president, but re-elected. What does that all mean?It is a mixed bag because I hope you all agree that nothing has changed fundamentally. But the election and re-election of Obama does reflect a change that the masses have undergone. It is revealing. They are tired of racism, reaction, war, homophobia and stepping on women’s rights. They want another planet. They want something done about climate change, about justice, equality and social needs. They don’t want to be the enemy of people who speak different languages and live across bodies of water. Maybe they are not able to articulate it, and the candidate they voted for certainly doesn’t represent this. But I would still argue that the re-election of Obama is a sign that people want to break from the past; that the re-election has also nudged Obama to a left posture. Emphasize “nudge” and emphasize “posture,” as opposed to any real meaning.The fact that people have moved and are moving to the left, however you would characterize it, has given Obama the room to posture to the left — nothing real; posture. And this is a political and even an ideological problem for the working-class movement, for the African-American movement, for oppressed people, fighting in the struggle.Not so much at the grassroots. People are still doing their worker organizing. They are still fighting to stop hospital closings. They are still doing the foot-soldier work that the other two speakers described so eloquently. Maybe at the middle and higher levels of leadership in the labor movement, that is where you see this political and ideological problem that Obama has come to represent. It is a temporary problem.It seems to usher in a revival of the Democratic Party — a box with no exit for the working class and oppressed masses. It seems to revive the idea of bourgeois liberalism, FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] and the New Deal.Where is the jobs program? There is no jobs program. Everyday more and more people lose their jobs. And lose the possibility of a job in their lifetime.Where are the social programs? They are not coming. They are going. Everything is being taken away. But still through Obama there is this illusion of a revival of bourgeois liberalism. It died a long time ago. And it is only an illusion that it has some life in it.Most importantly, it can give some people, if not consciously but on another semi-conscious level, the idea that maybe capitalism has some hope; that there is some hope for reforms. In other words, restore faith in capitalism at a very interesting time in the global scene when conditions are getting worse everywhere; when the magnitude of this unprecedented global crisis of capitalism and imperialism has never been more of an opportunity for a revolutionary growth of consciousness, deep down amongst the masses — an anti-capitalist, pro-socialist, pro-revolutionary political consciousness. The times have never been riper for that.But instead, for a little while, for some, because of the re-election of Obama, what you get is a nice face on capitalism and imperialism; a nice face on the expanding drone war against Africa — they just opened up another base in Niger — against the Middle East and Asia; a nice face on the deportation of immigrants — almost half a million more than Bush; a nice face on the train taking young people to jail and mass incarceration; a nice face on austerity, on union busting, on cops brutalizing, killing people. There was a Stop the Cops demonstration today which was pretty good, especially since it was raining.Obama’s words & actionsObama did something very clever after the election. Instead of talking about austerity or emphasizing austerity, he said, “I am going to emphasize ‘Let’s tax the rich’; not much, a little bit. But I am going to yell about it. But at the same time, of course we have to have some cuts, Social Security and Medicaid. Those programs are not sustainable.” You all heard it — “We’ve got to give up something — health care and daycare — but we are going to tax the rich a little bit.” So that will be like sugar coating for a pill with poison in it.It is just so interesting, looking at all of the missed opportunities because of this illusion that somehow Obama can now usurp and replace the workers and the oppressed and fight on behalf of them. The politicians in Michigan, Democratic politicians, told the union members when they put in the anti-union law a couple of months ago, “Don’t worry, when we get the governorship back we’ll do something to help out.”The five Democratic Party mayoral candidates in New York City sent a letter to the workers [school bus drivers and matrons] that said: “Go back to work. Stop your strike. When we get elected, we will do something about job security.”This is what Obama has come to represent: “I will fight the rich, fight the right, fight the Republicans so you don’t have to fight. As a matter of fact you can go home. Why have a new office? Who needs a new office? I’m going to do it for you.“But we have to be reasonable. You are not going to get everything. As a matter of fact, almost everything is going to be taken away from you. But if you want to be realistic, I’m going to get you the best deal you can get.”More brutal cutsAnd in the meantime, our movement is paralyzed. It is a huge problem. Potentially devastating.In terms of March 1, another deadline for sweeping brutal cuts and layoffs, I am not even sure what is supposed to happen, because they keep it purposely confusing especially for ordinary people. It could amount to as much as a million furloughs of people who get government paychecks, more than 100,000 layoffs, permanent layoffs, closings of daycare centers, and schools and hospitals, and yes, including school bus drivers and matrons, cuts in aid which would push some states into bankruptcy.Whether this is all going to happen on March 1 or April 1, it is all bad news. It is capitalist austerity to save their system. If there wasn’t this delusion that Obama was going to do it all for us and we need not fight, and if the working class really realized that what is needed more than ever is to be independent and to fight the system that exploits and oppresses you, maybe March 1 would be a nationwide general strike, not just of the unions, but all the people just coming out into the streets and just stopping things like the Palestinians do, like people all over the world do when they are angry.And instead of an ultimatum being placed on us by the two bourgeois parties, maybe the working class will make the ultimatum — either we have our jobs and our schools and our unions and all the things we need, or we will shut down everything. One day it is going to happen.I am not saying this to discourage anyone. This delusion, however long it might last and [whomever it affects], is temporary. Our class is going to fight back. They will find their road to fight back. They will clear the cobwebs. We are certain of that.As revolutionaries, though, we can’t wait for that. We are obliged as revolutionaries to organize and plan and help the fightback.I know that there are a lot of progressives, militant revolutionaries and activists who are deeply frustrated by the situation I am trying to describe; some of them so much so that they are blaming the masses for being taken in by Obama. And if you read some of the things they write and you see the anger and frustration, I don’t know if this is having any effect. I understand it. We are with them, but it seems to me to be to no avail. It won’t help.Independent program of fightbackWhat we need is a plan, and it has to be at least a two-part plan. One is to make sure that whoever is plotting to paralyze the class struggle is defeated. It means planning the fightback. I am deeply interested in what the sisters are going to do on International Women’s Day, which is very close to the centennial of Harriet Tubman’s death.I am interested in May Day, which was important last year, the year before, but even more important in 2013. The coalitions have come together. They are figuring out their program and their demands, how to make it big, and how to force the unions to be a part of it. And also how to be connected to May Day all around the world, which is all the more important because of the global nature of the crisis.I am also deeply interested in what brother C.D. raised about May 11 — the Poor People’s March on Washington, starting from Baltimore.Most of the people will be coming from Baltimore and the region, but they want delegations to come from all around the country so that it will be at least a representative march and that it is not only the people from Maryland marching on Washington, on the White House, on Congress and wherever else they will march.Maybe they will camp there for a few days and I am hoping, one of the final things they will do while they are in Washington in the days May 11, 12, 13, 14, is to convene a People’s Power Assembly.I think they are thinking about getting a big tent. Maybe we’ll get it on the Mall — wherever we can get away with it — where we will have delegations from all over the country coming and the purpose will be, on top of this Poor People’s March, to sit down and plan a nationwide fightback against these attacks.The people are going to fight. The question is: What are we going to do? They are going to fight back because conditions are going to get worse. Whether it is March 1 or two months from now, hell is coming. And it is not only austerity. It is the global capitalist crisis. It is deepening.In a New York Times article entitled, “In the developed world, growth contracts,” it stated: “For the first time since 2009, the economies of major developed countries are shrinking. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34 countries, said this week that the combined gross domestic product of its members declined at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the final three months of 2012. It was a sign of just how far the global economy has weakened since 2010, when it appeared that the recovery was gathering strength.”What does this mean? We have to open up a serious ideological offensive against capitalism. What the hell do we want with a system that says you can’t retire; that we can’t afford to give you retirement benefits, social security, pensions; we can’t afford to take care of you; we don’t have enough?We have got to get rid of this system, but we have got to fight it ideologically. If we don’t do it, our inaction will only serve to inflate the illusion that all of these things have been revived: the Democratic Party, bourgeois liberalism and faith in the capitalist system.You are not going to win the hearts and minds of young people who are angry and ready to fight if you are not telling them that we need revolutionary change. It is not going to happen. We will find ourselves taking up the rear, instead of leading.We are obliged to do it. Remember how surprised some of you were when Obama was elected? It never could happen in our lifetime. Well maybe if you hold up high the revolutionary socialist banner, maybe we will be surprised by how many people will come and say, “I’ll carry that.”Happy Black History Month everybody.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NEEDTOBREATHE rocks the Campus Commons

first_imgReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Video: cello ensemble closes out semester with winter concert Linkedin Kelsey Ritchie Previous articleTCU soccer blows past Cyclones in conference openerNext articleWomen executives talk about the career ladder Kelsey Ritchie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Rwandan students host commemoration Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summercenter_img Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ printThousands of students and visitors crowded the Campus Commons Friday night to see NEEDTOBREATHE, the Grammy-nominated, Christian rock band, perform. The event was hosted by Beta Upsilon Chi and theEnd.Beta Upsilon Chi, also known as Brothers Under Christ or BYX, is a Christian fraternity.  Each year, BYX hosts its Island Party, which is open to guests and aims to celebrate community.“Island Party is something near and dear to the heart of BYX, and as officers we wanted to make this year’s Island Party something special,” said Bryce Baca, president of BYX. “We figured that our best bet at getting a large crowd was having a concert on campus.”The fraternity began brainstorming smaller bands before they had the idea of partnering with theEnd.They approached theEnd, an organization on campus that hosts events on the weekends to provide students an alternative to the “party scene.”“We figured we could pool our resources and do something bigger and better working together,” Baca said. “The process led us to picking NEEDTOBREATHE, a favorite among our chapter and as I understand, a favorite throughout the school.”To advertise the event, BYX created a Facebook page with an open invite. Before the concert, more than 1,400 guests had signed up.“We knew we could expect a great turnout,” said Kelly Lee, director of theEnd. “We just listen to the students, in the case a group of students, and try to find entertainment that would be appealing to a large audience. We want to create an awesome experience where TCU students can come together and make their college experience memorable.”The night began with Baca leading the crowd in prayer.“Each of their songs tell an incredible story and I believe it just urges their audience to be bold about who they are and stand firm in who the Lord has created them to be,” said Ally Greene, a senior speech pathology major. “Never before have I seen a crowd so on fire and a band that absolutely killed it. Last night was a little taste of heaven for sure.”“We want to love this student body because we were first loved by an awesome God,” Baca said. “It’s great getting to share this blessing with such an amazing school.” Facebook Website| + posts TCU vs Baylor in Photos Twitter ReddIt Kelsey Ritchie is a junior Political Science and Journalism double major from Tulsa, OK. She is currently serving as the Student Organizations line editor. Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Fans enjoy pregame activities at the Alamodome Twitterlast_img read more

Sports reporter gunned down in Goiânia, police investigating link to work

first_img to go further Follow the news on Brazil BrazilAmericas July 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sports reporter gunned down in Goiânia, police investigating link to work RSF_en News Reports Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Newscenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Organisation Radio sports commentator Valério Luiz de Oliveira was gunned down in Goiânia, the capital of the west-central state of Goiás, on 5 July, bringing to four the number of journalists killed in probable connection with their work in Brazil since the start of the year.“We offer Luiz’s colleagues our heartfelt condolences and we hope this case will be solved quickly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As he had received threats, the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work is being taken seriously by investigators. Despite the dramatic increase in murders of journalists in recent months, the authorities have been making a real effort to bring those responsible to justice. We have seen this in the Décio Sá case, in particular.”Aged 49, Luiz had just left the station where he worked, Rádio Jornal 820 AM, and was about to start his car when one or two men on motorcycle stopped alongside and fired six shots at him. He died a few minutes later while being rushed to hospital in an ambulance. As nothing was taken from him, the motive was clearly not robbery and everything points to a contract killing.G1, the online edition of the daily newspaper Globo, reported that several persons, who asked not to be identified in media reports, told the police that Luiz had received death threats. He had a reputation for being outspoken and controversial like his father, who is also a well-known sports commentator.Without ruling out other possibilities, the police are reportedly trying to establish a link between the murder and Luiz’s journalistic work. Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Police Stop Commercial Burglary Spree, Ask Public’s Help in Identifying Third Suspect

first_img Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Image of outstanding burglary suspect wanted by law enforcement. Click on image to enlarge. Image courtesy Pasadena PoliceOn Friday, January 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department- Compton Deputies detained two occupants of a vehicle suspected in the involvement of a commercial burglary committed in Pasadena.Pasadena Commercial Burglary Detective Kourtney Zilbert developed investigative leads from a commercial burglary that occurred on January 5, 2019. Detective Zilbert issued an investigative felony stop on the suspect vehicle. Compton deputies stopped the vehicle and held the occupants for further investigation. Pasadena Police responded to Compton, arrested the suspects, and booked them at the Pasadena city jail. After the suspects’ arrest, Detective Zilbert conducted further investigation.Detective Zilbert collaborated with Detective David Torres and Detective Hector Salas of the Los Angeles Police Department, Northeast Division. Detectives believe the suspects are responsible for at least ten commercial burglaries that all occurred on the morning of January 5, 2019, along Colorado Blvd in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles and Northwest Pasadena.On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 10-counts of second degree commercial burglary against both Suspect Morales and Suspect Sowell. The arraignment for both suspects was held on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Suspect Morales’ bail has been set at $200,000.00 and Suspect Sowell’s bail has been set at $100,000.00.Their preliminary hearing has been set for March 3, 2019. No additional information is being released at this time since the police investigation is on-going.The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the Public’s Help in identifying a third commercial burglary suspect. -See Exhibit AAnyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Detective Kourtney Zilbert, Pasadena Police, at (626)- 744-3862 or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. latest #1 Pasadena Police Stop Commercial Burglary Spree, Ask Public’s Help in Identifying Third Suspect ARRESTED: Juan Manuel Morales, male, 19-years old, Los Angeles, CA residentKiyonte Levell Sowell, male, 18-years old, Los Angeles, CA resident Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 4:40 pmlast_img read more

Alleged assault victims of late financier Jeffrey Epstein expected to speak at hearing

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Multiple alleged victims of the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein are expected to make statements at a federal court hearing in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, sources with knowledge of the matter told ABC News. The hearing was set by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman to hear one last time from the government and Epstein’s lawyers before the criminal case is officially closed following the multimillionaire’s suicide death earlier this month. Attorney Brad Edwards, who’s represented multiple Epstein accusers for more than a decade, said he expects it to be a “historic day for crime victims.”“Eleven years ago, we filed an action under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) because the rights of more than 30 victims of Jeffrey Epstein were violated when they were not given the opportunity to be a part of the process,” he said in a statement Monday. “I am proud to say that things have changed, in part because of that case and because of the brave victims who fought for their rights.”“This case has ended in the most unfortunate way, marking layers of tragedy. However, this hearing has great significance. While it does not provide complete closure, it solidifies the fact that victims are an integral part of the process,” he added.Epstein’s estate is estimated to be worth $577.6 million, including about $56.5 million in cash, according to court filings.Epstein is accused of sexually assaulting dozens of minor girls at his homes in New York and Florida.He was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center earlier this month. The medical examiner’s office said he died of suicide by hanging.The 66-year-old ex-financier was being held without bail at the jail, awaiting a trial next year on federal sex trafficking charges involving multiple minors. He faced 45 years in prison if convicted. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more

Global evolution of a substorm-associated DP2 current system observed by superDARN and magnetometers

first_imgThis paper deals with an evolution of the electric field in the dayside auroral and equatorial ionosphere during asubstorm on July 16, 1995. A southward turning of the IMF detected by WIND (171 Re) caused enhancements in the auroral electrojet intensity in the 7–10 MLT and 15.5–18.5 MLT sectors as observed by the IMAGE (74-56 cgmlat) and CANOPUS (70-58 cgmlat) magnetometer chains. SuperDARN detected an equatorward motion of the radar scattering region at speeds of several −10 degs/hour in the dayside (05–17 MLT), suggesting an increase in the flux of the open magnetic field in the polar cap. Furthermore, coherent magnetic variations are observed at subauroral to equatorial latitudes simultaneously with the auroral magnetic variations within a temporal resolution of 10 s. This suggests that the electric field increase during the growth phase is established instantaneously around the convection reversal in the 15.5–18.5 MLT sector, and furthermore penetrates instantaneously to mid and low latitudes. SuperDARN detected a continuous equatorward motion of the auroral oval during the expansion phase around the cusp, which implies a continuous magnetic merging at the day-side magnetopause during the expansion phase. A rapid decrease in the electric field is inferred from coherent auroral and equatorial magnetic field decreases during the recovery phase, which may have been caused by northward turning of the IMF. This magnetic field decrease resembles the change in magnetic field of the counter-electrojet at the dip equator in the afternoon sector.last_img read more