Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Jubilee Holdings Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$3.68M (KES400.1M). An average of US$306.81K (KES33.34M) per month.Jubilee Holdings Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Video: Inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, with Dean David Ison

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Video ENS launches a four-part series on the ministry of cathedrals, featuring interviews with their deans. Further articles in the series will profile cathedrals in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Los Angeles, United States; and Paris, France.[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached March 9 during the 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.The Very Rev. David Ison, dean of St. Paul’s, told the congregation that Jefferts Schori’s invitation to preach was an expression of the ongoing partnership between St. Paul’s and the Episcopal Church.The full text of Jefferts Schori’s sermon is available here. She previously preached at St. Paul’s on July 25, 2010.“I give thanks for the remarkable witness and ministry of this cathedral, and pray that its faithful leadership may continue to bless the people of London and far beyond,” Jefferts Schori said recently.Ison has served as dean of St. Paul’s since May 2012. In this ENS film profiling the ministry of St. Paul’s, Ison talks about the role of the cathedral today and throughout its 1400-year history, as well as the impact and lessons learned from the Occupy London movement that encamped outside the building for more than four months beginning October 2011.Raised in Brentwood, Essex, Ison attended university in Leicester and theological college in Nottingham. At 24, he was ordained as a curate in Deptford, southeast London, where he was engaged in inner-city ministry and studied for a Ph.D. in early church history.After a further three years as a tutor at a Church Army training college in Blackheath, Ison became vicar of Potters Green in Coventry.From 1995, he served as a canon at Exeter Cathedral. In 2005, he became dean of Bradford with the task of rebuilding the cathedral’s ministry and mission.Ison is married to Hilary Margaret Powell, who also is ordained. They have two sons and two daughters.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events By Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 9, 2014 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Video: Inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, with Dean David Ison Presiding Bishop preaches at March 9 Eucharist Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Deans Series 2014, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Kaboom! City Council approves grant for Lake Avenue Park

first_img The City Council voted 5-0 to accept a grant ranging from $90,000-$270,000 from KaBOOM! and Foresters Financial [Independent Order of Foresters – IOF] for improvements on Lake Avenue Park in Apopka.According to the City Council’s agenda packet, the City would have to provide an $8,500 “match” of funds to receive the grant. In addition to the match requirement, the City should seed/sod the park, install hedge material, trees, mulch, and add irrigation to the site. The estimated costs for landscaping are: Seed/Sod installation $15,000 Irrigation installation $ 4,500 Miscellaneous plant material and mulch $ 2,400 The landscaping costs can be paid from the Tree Bank Fund.According to Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, the park could use the makeover.“Lake Avenue Park is horrible,” he said. “I’m embarrassed to call it a park. It’s not a park, it’s a big flat area with a lot of junky derelict equipment that’s been neglected for a long time. This grant will make this a proper park.” According to its website, KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. It’s done by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To achieve its vision, KaBOOM! works to catalyze and create great places to play, empower advocates to promote and protect play, and elevate public discourse around the importance of play. KaBOOM! believes play matters for all kids, because all the science affirms that play is critical to a child’s overall health, development and well-being. Moreover, play can help tackle a number of urgent issues plaguing society — especially those endemic among low-income communities.In its 2015 Annual Report, KaBOOM! contributed over $20 million in grants and contributions to 241 communities nationwide, It built 150 playspaces in underprivileged neighborhoods, and 197 grants for playspaces or play opportunities. It dispatched 37,756 volunteers for KaBOOM! projects and served 1,035,862 kids.KaBOOM representatives have scheduled a playground “Design Day” for the City’s elected officials, staff and the public on January 24. It starts at Lake Avenue Park (located at 439 North Lake Avenue in Apopka) with a “Site Walk”. A children’s design session will be from 4-5PM at the Fran Carlton Center (at 11 North Forest Avenue in Apopka), and then an Adult Planning Meeting from 5-8PM at the Fran Carlton Center. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here The Lake Avenue Park is in need of a facelift Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka City CouncilKaboomLake Avenue Park Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Attempted Murder/Suicide victims identifiedNext articleWhy Florida Hospital is housing the homeless Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Publix’s response to COVID-19: Reserved senior hours, refunds, sanitation and more

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSPublixsanitationsenior shopping hoursstockpiling Previous articleBreaking News: Orange County issues a curfew effective tonightNext articleWhy don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply 2 COMMENTS Please enter your name here March 21, 2020 at 12:24 pm Reply Phillip Mathes You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 21, 2020 at 6:08 pmcenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Disappointed Customer Tuesday will-be a great Day if only Publix has Tolet Paper in stock when us old Farts get there. Make Sure to stock the shelves up for us. ” THANKS ” Publix in Apopka on Rock Springs Rd. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Why are you still not requiring all your associates to wear gloves? I work for a retailer as well and it just gives me tbe impression that you don’t care about the safety of your customers or especially your associates. At this point it’s just the right thing to do. Makes me think that profit is still more important than public safety. From Publix Super MarketsThe following are the most recent updates from Publix as they continue to work to serve the evolving needs of our communities:Reserved senior shopping hoursBeginning next Tuesday, March 24, Publix stores and Publix Pharmacies will open early two mornings a week to allow seniors to shop ahead of the crowds. We invite customers age 65+ to shop 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support as we all work together to help protect the most vulnerable members of our community.RefundsWe encourage you to purchase only what you need—and not to stockpile. At this time, we are suspending refunds on products purchased during this declared emergency. We will of course continue to honor our Publix Guarantee for any products that do not meet our quality standards.Reduced emailsAt this time, our focus for email is providing our customers critical information about store operations and hours. You can always find the current Weekly Ad at When the time is appropriate, we will resume normal email delivery.A message from Todd Jones, CEOTo our customers and associates:Whenever our communities need us, Publix always strives to be a source of help. Publix has remained in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal and state agencies since January to monitor developments and updated guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19). I’m writing to share with you the actions Publix is taking across our entire operation to safeguard the health and well-being of our customers, our associates, and our communities.Sanitation. Our routine cleaning and sanitation standards already meet CDC guidelines. Additionally, we’ve put in place a heightened disinfection response program. We’ve also suspended food demonstrations in our stores until further notice.Product availability. We are working tirelessly to have the items you need on our shelves. We have applied purchase limits on some key items to allow more customers to get what they need.Alternative shopping options. Customers who need to, or prefer to, avoid public places may take advantage of delivery or curbside pickup of groceries and other items. Visit for details.We encourage you to visit the CDC’s website for up-to-date information on how to keep your family and yourself safe. Meanwhile, Publix will continue to focus on keeping our associates healthy—and our stores open and stocked—to serve and support all our communities. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

A fascinating look at how the weights of top international Hookers has changed over the years

first_imgWednesday May 27, 2020 A fascinating look at how the weights of top international Hookers has changed over the years The increase in the weight of professional rugby players over the past thirty years is well documented, with some positions seeing staggering rises. There are a variety of reasons for such changes, but the switch to professionalism perhaps had the most resounding effect on the physicality of rugby union, with huge strides in terms of the conditioning of the players. ADVERTISEMENTPrior to England’s encounter with the All Blacks at last year’s Rugby World Cup, The Guardian showed how much the average weight of each team had increased since the sides met at the 1991 RWC.The article showed that the average weight of an England player rose from 94.3kgs to 105.8kgs and 91.6kgs to 104.6kgs for the All Blacks over the course of 28 years, with the most significant rises coming in the tight five and the outside backs.So while it is undeniable that the average weight of players has risen since the amateur era, it is slightly different when looking at the game since the dawn of professionalism. Average weights of course have continued to increase, particularly in the backs, where it has become commonplace to see the formidable frames of players traditionally seen in the pack wearing the numbers 12-14 on their backs.In the forwards, however, the changing demands of the game, especially in terms of the speed, has meant mobility is now favoured over bulk in some cases. This applies to the modern hooker, where the role of the player has changed over the 25-year history of the professional game.When tracking the RWC winning hookers over the nine installments of the competition, there is a clear trend in terms of the weight of players in this position, but shows that there has not simply been an upwards movement.In 1987, the All Blacks’ Sean Fitzpatrick weighed 105kgs (16st 8lbs) (although The Guardian has him at 93kgs in 1993), while Australia’s Phil Kearns was 108kgs (17st) in 1991 and South Africa’s Chris Rossouw was 105kgs (16st 8lbs) in 1995.ADVERTISEMENTThere is not too much dissimilarity in the size of hookers during the amateur era, and that continued into 1999, with Michael Foley weighing 105kgs (16st 8lbs) and his replacement Jeremy Paul 104kgs (16st 5lbs).However, come 2003, there was a sharp rise with England’s Steve Thompson weighing 115kgs (18st 2lbs). While Thompson actually played the entirety of the 100 minute final, the increase in the use of substitutions meant that larger and more physically dominant players could be deployed for shorter periods and replaced with another; something that is an issue today.The Springboks in 2007 did not differ too greatly from England, with John Smit weighing 116kgs (18st 4lbs) and his replacement Bismarck du Plessis weighing only a kilogram lighter. Smit also played for his country at tighthead prop, which is an indication of the approach Jake White took in 2007 when choosing his front row.In 2011, Keven Mealamu started for the All Blacks, weighing in at 109kgs (17st 2lbs), with the 115kgs (18st 2lbs) Andrew Hore on the bench. Four years later, Mealamu was a replacement in the final, behind the more mobile Dane Coles, albeit one kg heavier at 110kgs.ADVERTISEMENTThe most recent winners South Africa started with Bongi Nbomanbi, who was the lightest hooker to ever win a RWC at 98kgs (15st 6lbs) (at least according to the RWC website), with substitute Malcolm Marx weighing 107kg (16st 12lbs).Different sizes of players can sometimes be down to the stylistic approaches of each team, but the Springboks in 2019 were no different from any other ‘pack orientated’ South African team in the past, but still fielded the two lightest hookers to win a final this century.South Africa perhaps provide the best insight into the changing demands of this position, as there is a stark contrast between the amateur era in 1995 and the surge in size come 2007. Twelve years after that win, and the hookers in Rassie Erasmus’ squad are noticeably different from Jake Whites’.Nbonambi fitted in with South Africa’s tireless and well-conditioned defence, while Marx is one of the leading hookers in the world, recognised for his work at the breakdown, and is more similar to an openside flanker than to a prop, as Smit was in 2007.Indeed, Schalk Brits, the third hooker in South Africa’s squad, actually started in the back row during the tournament in Japan.The notion of a hooker playing as a loose forward, usually a flanker, is growing more common, and was also seen in the RWC with Scotland’s Fraser Brown starting in both positions. Eddie Jones has also used Saracens’ Jack Singleton as a flanker from the bench. This could yet again be symptomatic of the changes to the game and the evolution of the position.Of course, looking solely at the RWC winners may not necessarily be reflective of the way the entire game operates, but it is reflective of the approach taken by the best team in the world at that time, which, in theory, other teams aspire to replicate.With that said, the average weight of starting hookers in the northern hemisphere during the first week of domestic action in January further suggests the modern player has moved away from those in the 2000s.No2s in the Top 14 averaged 107kgs, while those in the Gallagher Premiership and the Guinness Pro14 were 106kgs. Interestingly, the second-heaviest player across the three leagues was 2007 RWC winner Du Plessis, now playing for Montpellier, who at the age of 36 may well be a vestige of the former mode of thought.Thompson, Smit and du Plessis could well have been the exception rather than the rule, but they were nonetheless part of the most successful teams at RWCs, and show what a change has occurred over 20 years.* all weights are taken from the Rugby World Cup website.1987 Sean Fitzpatrick1.83m 105kgs (16st 8lbs)1991 Phil Kearns1.83m 108kgs (17st)1995 Chris Rossouw 1.82m 105kgs (16st 8lbs)1999 Michael Foley1.82m 105kgs (16st 8lbs)Jeremy Paul 1.84m 104kgs (16st 5lbs)2003 Steve Thompson 1.91m 115kgs (18st 2lbs)2007 John Smit1.86m 116kgs (18st 4lbs)Bismarck du Plessis1.9m 115kgs (18st 2lbs)2011 Keven Mealamu1.81m 109kgs (17st 2lbs)Andrew Hore1.83m 115kgs (18st 2lbs)2015 Dane Coles1.84m 110kgs (17st 5lbs)Keven Mealamu1.81m 109kgs (17st 2lbs)2019 Bongi Nbonambi1.77m 98kgs (15st 6lbs)Malcolm Marx 1.85m 107kgs (16st 12lbs) Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Footballers turn out in pyjamas in support of hospice fundraising event

first_img Melanie May | 30 January 2019 | News 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 Advertisement Wearing a selection of pyjamas, onesies and charity teeshirts, the team also recruited several Wombles and Louie the gorilla – the Hospice’s designated Cuddler, who usually lives in the children’s playroom at the Hospice, while Manager Wally Downes also joined the fun alongside the players.Claire Woodward, Senior Partnership Fundraiser at Princess Alice Hospice said:“Wally and the squad are fantastic supporters of the Hospice and we had an immense amount of fun and laughter at the training ground. They could not have done more to throw themselves into the campaign – except perhaps bring back the FA Cup when they once again triumph at Wembley!”The Princess Alice Hospice PJ Push takes place between 11 and 25 February with people free to choose which date they want to take part.  174 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21center_img Tagged with: celebration giving fundraising events sport AFC Wimbledon turned out in their pyjamas in the run-up to Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round match against West Ham, in support of their chosen charity of the year, Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, Surrey.The squad took part in a fun session in January in their PJs to promote the charity’s upcoming PJ Push before going on to knock out the Premier Division team 4-2.The Princess Alice Hospice PJ Push asks people to wear their pyjamas to their offices, schools, clubs, pubs and more to raise funds for the hospice. It supports its Care through the night campaign, which highlights its night nurse service and aims to raise £47,000 to ensure the nurses can continue to provide care in people’s homes across SW London, Surrey and parts of Middlesex.  173 total views,  3 views today Footballers turn out in pyjamas in support of hospice fundraising eventlast_img read more

Blogger still denied lawyer as he enters fourth month in detention

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News The Public Security Bureau’s formal refusal on 17 May to allow detained blogger and documentary filmmaker Hao Wu access to a lawyer on national security grounds is “absurd,” Reporters Without Borders said today, as Hao began his fourth month in detention. to go further RSF_en May 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger still denied lawyer as he enters fourth month in detention March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The Public Security Bureau’s formal refusal on 17 May to allow detained blogger and documentary filmmaker Hao Wu access to a lawyer on national security grounds is “absurd,” Reporters Without Borders said today, as Hao began his fourth month in detention.“Hao’s case is emblematic of the PSB’s methods,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is farcical to treat this blogger as a threat to national security. Is there any serious possibility that letting a prisoner of conscience have a lawyer might destabilise the Chinese government?”A formal request for Hao to be defended by a lawyer was filed with the PSB by his sister, Na Wu, who has reported on her blog ( “It appears that all efforts to seek legal help have reached a dead end.”According to the authorities, Hao is currently under “house arrest.” He cannot receive visits or telephone his family. The PSB is also still refusing to tell him why he has been arrested. But it has reportedly undertaken to make a statement to the family by August, which would be six months after his arrest.Hao had a blog called Beijing or Bust in which he wrote under the pseudonym of Beijing Loafer. He was also the North-East Asia editor of the website Global Voices, to which he contributed under the name of Tian Yi. He was arrested on 22 February while preparing a report on China’s underground protestant churches.Global Voices has set up a Hao support site:————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Native Conrad Ukropina Earns Pac-12 Honor

first_imgHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Sports Pasadena Native Conrad Ukropina Earns Pac-12 Honor From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 12:07 pm Conrad UkropinaStanford University senior and Pasadena native Conrad Ukropina, whose 45-yard field goal as time expired lifted the 13th-ranked Cardinal to a thrilling 38-36 victory against fourth-ranked Notre Dame Saturday night, was named Pac-12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.Ukropina has had a breakthrough season for the Cardinal. He has converted 15 of 17 field goal attempts, 56 consecutive extra points and leads the team in scoring with 101 points, tied for sixth in the league. He has also shares kickoff duties with freshman Jake Bailey.Ukropina joined the program as a walk-on in 2012 and became the starting kicker this season. David Shaw, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football, awarded him a scholarship on September 14.Ukropina was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist. He kicked a career-best 52-yard field goal against UCF and a 46-yarder at USC. Ukropina tallied three field goals against Washington State and Oregon.A science, technology and society major, Ukropina was selected to the 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic second team and CoSIDA Academic All-District.Ukropina attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, graduating Cum Laude with highest honors in 2012. He was varsity football captain for two years there and also played varsity soccer.Last week, Stanford sophomore running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey was honored as Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuffcenter_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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

10,000 Watch the Tournament of Roses’ Premiere Rosebud Parade

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 147 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Top of the 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. Non-Profits News 10,000 Watch the Tournament of Roses’ Premiere Rosebud Parade STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 4:05 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses (Click on image to enlarge)Today, the Tournament of Roses hosted the first-ever virtual Rosebud Parade, featuring homemade floats.The motivation? In a statement, the Tournament explained that “while our staff and volunteer members are diligently working on the 2021 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, we thought we’d have a little fun along the way.”“When we first imagined this Rosebud Parade, we hoped we could inspire creativity, as well as bring joy during this time at home,” the Tournament said.“We anticipated we would get around 50 submissions … but we were blown away by the response! We are pleased to announce that the Rosebud Parade featured over 200 submissions from Southern California, across the country and around the globe. These homemade entries weren’t just creative and fun; they are beautiful powerful and heartfelt symbols of what the Rose Parade is meant to be.”The virtual Rosebud Parade was viewed by nearly 10,000 during its live Facebook broadcast. The full broadcast will be available to view at the Tournament of Roses YouTube page HERE.The Tournament of Roses was proud to partner with Kidspace Children’s Museum and the Kidspace-At-Home initiative on the Rosebud Parade. Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newslast_img read more