Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund opens for new grant round

first_img Small UK-based development charities delivering international development projects can now apply for a grant through the latest round of DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF).The SCCF is open to organisations with an income of less than £250,000, which can access grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to global challenges such as improving girls’ education, tackling climate change, and promoting access to healthcare in the developing world. Grants for larger charities are also available.The new phase of funding follows a two-year pilot scheme. Bristol-based Legs4Africa (pictured) was one of the funding recipients. Legs4Africa Director Phil Tunstall said:“Over 100 amputees in West Africa have received prosthetic legs and rehabilitation since we received our first SCCF grant. UK aid helped us with our project design, getting our policies and procedures in order, and with project funding, all of this has made our small charity grow and become more accountable and professional. This is important, because it means we can help so many more amputees walk again and find their independence.”Grants are available for projects up to of two years in duration. Those on offer are: Advertisement Tagged with: grants small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund opens for new grant round Project grants of up £50,000 for small British charities. Eligible projects will last up to two years, be implemented in DFID priority countries where the need is greatest, and will aim to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable.Capacity Development grants – up to six grants worth up to £100,000 for larger organisations. These grants are aimed at expert CSOs and networks of CSOs that can deliver specialist capacity development in small UK-based charities in areas including finance, communications and governance.The first review date for applications is 28 November 2019. More information is available on the UK Aid Direct site.   461 total views,  2 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 6 September 2019 | News  462 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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

Drones Fly and Rain Falls in Demonstrations at Indiana Farm Expo…

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Drones Fly and Rain Falls in Demonstrations at Indiana Farm Expo Beginning… Drones Fly and Rain Falls in Demonstrations at Indiana Farm Expo Beginning TodayThe Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo kicks off today in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It all begins with Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch at 9am as she kicks off the show and a donation will be made to the Indiana FFA Foundation from the Expo. Demonstrations will begin at 10:30 in the newly formed Demonstration Zone sponsored by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.Purdue Extension Coordinator for digital agriculture, John Scott, says drones will be flying in the West Pavilion, and men with those pesky bald spots coming in may want to wear a hat!“With the televisions that we have here, we’ll beam what the drone sees through the camera onto the television, so folks can actually see what the drone sees and see what we see when we fly.”Nine different Extension educators will be on hand throughout the Expo to share how they use the information they get from their drones.“We have educators that have done corn and soybean fields, flown those and looked at things, we’ve got folks that have done some work with livestock, we’ve got some folks have done some work with ponds looking at fish and vegetation growth in that, and we’ve got some folks that have looked at some structures.”Purdue Extension will be doing drone demos at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 each day of the Expo. NRCS will also be demonstrating the Demonstration Zone at 11:30 and 1:30 each day with their rainfall simulator.NRCS State Soil Specialist Stephanie McLain told HAT, “Under this rainfall simulation, we have soils and these soils are under different types of management and we look at how that management affects the ability of that soil to function. Our soil has really important functions that we take for granted such as infiltration, providing nutrients to our crops, holding water when we need it for later in the growing season. All of these things occur, and our management of that soil really affects how well that soil can do those things.”The full demonstration and seminar schedule can be found at www.indianafarmexpo.com. Drones Fly and Rain Falls in Demonstrations at Indiana Farm Expo Beginning Today By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 10, 2018 Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Looks Toward 2019; Schneider to Speak at Indiana Farm ExpoNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 11, 2018 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Provost recommends decentralized testing centers

first_imgFacebook Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ ReddIt printProvost R. Nowell Donovan told the Faculty Senate he prefers testing centers in each of the colleges, rather than a campus-wide testing center.The Faculty Senate has been discussing for several years the merits of a testing center for students who can’t take tests during designated periods or who have met the requirements for additional time.“The bigger it gets, the harder it is to accommodate,” Donovan said. “The deans tell me that they think [the decentralized centers] are working pretty well.” TCU has five testing centers. All of the colleges have set aside classrooms for instructors and students for testing. The tests are usually proctored by graduate students. A centralized testing center might not meet the needs of the students. For instance, Faculty Senate Chair Jesus Castro-Balbi, who is a cello professor, said his exams might require a piano. “That, of course, is not a requirement for biology or the business school,” Castro-Balbi said. “Since we already have existing centers, it makes sense to complete the picture.”But others argue that if colleges combine their efforts it would cost less.  “It would be much easier to staff one [center] at the university level that a student with disabilities could use instead of building eight,” said Dr. Eric Yorskton, who’s in the Neeley School of Business.College of Science and Engineering professor Rhiannon Mayne said her students have had bad experiences in the testing center.  “They say people are getting up and down the whole time, it’s no quiet space… We’ve had students say ‘Well I don’t want to go to the testing center.’”Donovan the decentralized testing allows students to have questions answered as quickly as possible and if the testing center is in the same building as the professor this would be a lot easier for them both.“I don’t think I’ve ever given an exam where a student hasn’t had a question,” Donovan said.Below is a graphic showing the testing centers across campus: 编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Donovan said he is also concerned about the cost, space requirements and staffing of a centralized testing center. He said that the Addran College of Liberal Arts alone cost about $400 in staff wages and it would be much more for a bigger center.  “Addran doesn’t run all day long and a centralized center would have to run all day long,” he said. “We’re putting items into the budget to help with [decentralized centers].”  For more information on the Faculty Senate, visit http://www.fsn.tcu.edu/. Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Linkedin Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Student admissions process changes New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ courtesy: maps.tcu.edu Facebook Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school year Linkedin Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Nia Brookins + posts Twitter Previous articleTCU adds new Eventing Club SportNext articleRising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Course Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Best-selling author tells stories at local library Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

New Orleans TV reporter Nancy Parker dies in stunt plane crash during filming

first_imgiStock(NEW ORLEANS) — A TV reporter for the local Fox affiliate in New Orleans was killed on Friday when the stunt plane she was filming a piece in crashed near Lakefront Airport.Nancy Parker, 53, had worked for the station for 23 years, WVUE said.Franklin J.P. Augustus, the pilot of the plane, was also killed.“This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation continues: Earlier today, a Pitts A-2B aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances, approximately one-half mile south of Lakefront Airport, New Orleans,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “The NTSB will lead the investigation, and the FAA’s investigation will become part of the NTSB’s series of reports.”Parker was filming a piece about Augustus, who was honoring the pioneering World War II-era African American pilots the Tuskegee Airmen, the station said.“For more than two decades, Nancy Parker sat opposite John Snell as the FOX 8 co-anchor and gave us the news of the day,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. “She told it to us straight, but with a combination of professionalism, intelligence, warmth and grace we may never experience again. New Orleans did not just lose a five-time Emmy-winning journalist, or a familiar, comforting face on our TV screens. We lost a loving mother of three, a beautiful human being, and an invaluable member of our community.”Cantrell also honored Augustus, saying, “He never forgot the magic he felt as a youth about flying. He spent countless hours introducing flying to area youth through the Young Eagles program and Civil Air Patrol.”New Orleans EMS, fire department and police department all responded to the accident at about 3 p.m. local time.The New Orleans Police Department said, “At the NOPD we strive everyday to better the lives of our residents — to make our home a better place to live, work and visit. Fox 8 anchor Nancy Parker shared that same mission. A true lover of New Orleans — and New Orleans truly loved her back.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

George Floyd protest live updates: Protesters stop looters, mayor looks to honor them

Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.The National Guard has been activated for civil unrest response in Washington, D.C. and 23 states: Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio,, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.In the wake of Floyd’s death, murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin and the other three officers at the scene have been fired. The Department of Justice is investigating.This story is being updated throughout the day Monday. Please check back for updates:11:12 a.m.: NYC mayor addresses his daughter’s arrest for protestingMore than 250 people were arrested during protests overnight Sunday in New York City, which included significant looting, vandalism and theft of luxury stores in SoHo in the early morning hours of Monday.Looting is rare for New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday condemned the behavior as “unacceptable.”The NYPD believes the destruction of property, particularly at high-end retail stores, is part of a preconceived plan by agitators who have co-opted the demonstrations related to Floyd’s death.“We’re seeing a lot of outside and independent agitators connected with anarchist groups who are deliberately trying to provoke acts of violence,” Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said on Sunday.These “agitators” came prepared to commit property damage, Miller said, and directed followers to do so selectively, only in wealthier areas and at high-end stores.More than 1,000 people have been arrested since protests began in New York City on Thursday.Of those arrested, about one in seven is from outside the city, the NYPD said. Arrested protesters have come from at least 10 states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and Minnesota.Among the 345 arrested Saturday night was de Blasio’s 25-year-old daughter, Chiara. She was arrested for unlawful assembly and given a desk appearance ticket, according to NYPD sources.“I love my daughter deeply,” the mayor said Monday. “I’m proud of her that she cares so much.”“She was acting peacefully. She believes that everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest,” de Blasio said. “I will let her speak for herself … But I admire that she was out there trying to change something that she thought was unjust.”The NYPD overall “showed restraint” as they worked to keep the peace and allow demonstrators to continue to protest on Sunday, the mayor said.But De Blasio did condemn what he called the rare act of officers acting inappropriately, bringing up the “troubling video” of two police cars moving through a crowd in Brooklyn Saturday night.Video showed one police SUV being blocked by a group of protesters behind a barricade as various items and objects can be seen striking the vehicle. Another NYPD SUV then pulled up alongside the first vehicle before both of them can be seen accelerating into the crowd of people knocking many of them over as the screaming and yelling from the crowd began to intensify.“Not acceptable,” the mayor said, stressing that there’s “no situation where a police vehicle should drive into a crowd of protesters or New Yorkers.”The incident is under investigation.De Blasio also called for the officer who pulled a gun on a group of protesters to be fired.“Any officer who does the wrong thing there needs to be consequences and they need to be fast,” the mayor said.10:24 a.m.: Minnesota AG ‘seriously looking’ at prosecuting other officersMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” on Monday that he’s “very seriously looking at” prosecuting the three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death.“I’m not prepared to announce anything at this moment,” Ellison said, adding, “I will say that we are going to hold everybody accountable for what they did wrong and what they did that’s illegal.”“We are reviewing the video tapes, the audio tapes, all the evidence, and we will make a charging decision based on the facts that we can prove,” he said.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Sunday that he has asked Ellison to help with the case.At a Sunday night news conference Ellison said he wanted to give people “a dose of reality.”“Prosecuting police officers for misconduct is very difficult,” Ellison said. “We are pursing justice relentlessly and we are pursuing it on behalf of the people of Minnesota.”9:36 a.m.: 481 arrests in Twin Cities over the weekendIn Minnesota’s Twin Cities — the epicenter of the protests — 481 people were arrested over the weekend, state officials said. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is imploring the public to remain focused on what caused the protests to begin in the first place: the death of George Floyd.“The situation in our city continues to be an enormous amount of rage and frustration, thankfully we’ve been able to work with many of our community members as we’ve called for peace but not for patience,” Carter said.Speaking about the violence during the protests, the mayor said that while “anger is really the only human compassionate response … we also know that those of us who are disgusted by injustices against black and brown people in our community cannot exercise that disgust by furthering those injustices.” Carter said there are clearly people from outside the community that are coming in to join the protests, but the more important thing is how the acts of violence amid the demonstrations is taking the focus away from Floyd’s death.“George Floyd ought to still be alive. All four of those officers need to be held accountable,” Carter said. “All four of those officers are complicit in his death.” “We have deep soul searching work to do in our country to make sure this pattern stops,” he added.9:13 a.m.: Miami-Dade County mayor wants to honor protesters who stopped potential looters In Miami, video overnight showed a group of protesters shattering the glass door of a CVS as they prepared to loot the store — only to be stopped by a group of peaceful protesters who formed a line to prevent them from entering. Police then arrived and dispersed the crowd. Monday morning, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he wants to meet and commend the protesters who kept the potential looters from breaking in. “Anyone who can identify the people responsible for keeping the peace as they, themselves, properly exercised their right to assemble and protest, please reach out to the Mayor’s office via social media on the Mayor’s Facebook page Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, or on Twitter @mayorgimenez,” he said in a statement.7:05 a.m.: St. Paul mayor wants focus to remain on George FloydWhile acknowledging the “anger,” “rage” and “frustration” from protesters, St. Paul, Minnesota Mayor Melvin Carter implored the public to remain focused on what caused the protests to begin in the first place: the death of George Floyd.“The situation in our city continues to be an enormous amount of rage and frustration, thankfully we’ve been able to work with many of our community members as we’ve called for peace but not for patience,” Carter said.Speaking about the violence during the protests, the mayor said that while “Anger is really the only human compassionate response … we also know that those of us who are disgusted by injustices against black and brown people in our community cannot exercise that disgust by furthering those injustices.”Carter said there are clearly people from outside the community that are coming in to join the protests, but the more important thing is how the acts of violence amid the demonstrations is taking the focus away from Floyd’s death.“George Floyd ought to still be alive. All four of those officers need to be held accountable,” Carter said. “All four of those officers are complicit in his death.”“We have deep soul searching work to do in our country to make sure this pattern stops,” he added.6:45 a.m.: Over 250 arrested in NYC protests overnight; St. Patrick’s Cathedral vandalizedMore than 250 people were arrested during protests overnight Sunday in New York City, which included significant looting, vandalism and theft of luxury stores in SoHo in the early morning hours, the NYPD said on Monday.A half dozen police officers were hurt. None of the injuries are considered life threatening.The NYPD believes the destruction of property, particularly at high-end retail stores, is part of a preconceived plan by agitators who have co-opted the demonstrations related to Floyd’s death.Destruction of police vehicles is also part of that plan, the NYPD has said.St. Patrick’s Cathedral was also defaced on Saturday, police said.Of the more than 1,000 arrested since protests began in New York City on May 28, approximately 1 in 7 is from outside the city, the NYPD said.“We’re seeing a lot of outside and independent agitators connected with anarchist groups who are deliberately trying to provoke acts of violence,” Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said on Sunday.Arrested protesters have come from 10 states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and MinnesotaMiller said the NYPD has “high confidence” certain anarchist groups anticipated the eruption of protests over Floyd’s death in custody and began to raise bail money and recruit medics.“We believe that a significant number of people from out of the area, as well as the advanced preparation, advanced scouts, having resupply routes for gasoline and accelerants, the raising of bail, the placement of medics, taken together is a strong indicator that they planned to act with disorder and violence,” Miller said.These “agitators” came prepared to commit property damage, Miller said, and directed followers to do so selectively, only in wealthier areas and at high-end stores.The NYPD is now investigating which individuals and groups have been behind it. Miller said they appear to be only loosely affiliated and skilled at using encrypted communication.3:01 a.m.: Seven police officers hospitalized in Boston, 40 people arrestedAs of 3:00 a.m. this morning, the Boston Police Department has confirmed that seven injured officers have been transported to the hospital with many more treated on scene. A total of 21 police cruisers have been damaged and about 40 individuals placed under arrest during the protest. The situation remains active and the numbers are subject to change, according to the BPD.2:22 a.m.: Derek Chauvin moved to state prison in Oak Park Heights, MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell has confirmed that Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd, is now in custody at the state prison in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota.Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchison made the request to move him over concerns about the large number of people who could possibly be booked into Hennepin County Jail tonight and concerns over COVID-19.Chauvin’s court date has also been pushed back a week to next Monday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. local time.1:40 a.m.: In several cities, protesters and police share a hugAlthough Sunday’s protests included much of the looting and violence of the previous week’s demonstrations, there were signs throughout the country that relations between protesters and police were warming.In Orlando, Florida, photos on social media showed two police officers holding hands with protesters through a barricade. A video on Twitter showed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in Miami detach himself from a security line to offer a hug to a woman sitting on a motor scooter, who said, “I appreciate your patience” after troopers remained calm when protesters approached them.Elsewhere in Miami, video showed a group of protesters shattering the glass door of a CVS as they prepared to loot the store — only to be stopped by a group of peaceful protesters who formed a line to prevent them from entering until the police arrived and dispersed the crowd.In New York City’s Foley Square, a cheer went up among protesters when a group of NYPD officers took a knee in a show of solidarity.In Oklahoma City, cameras also captured sheriff’s deputies taking a knee, with some hugging protesters near the Oklahoma County Jail.And in Flint, Michigan, video showed Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson telling a crowd of protesters that he’d ordered his deputies to lower their batons and that he wanted to make the event “a parade, not a protest.” The crowd then applauded the sheriff and invited him to join the march.1:12 a.m.: Entire Washington, D.C. National Guard now activatedThe entire Washington, D.C. National Guard has been activated by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to assist U.S. Park Police in the city, says Master Sergeant Craig Clapper, a spokesman for the DC National Guard.Clapper says the additional forces will be unarmed and in a support role to U.S. Park police and that they will be equipped in protective riot gear.Last night, elements of the D.C. National Guard were sent to Lafayette Park in front of the White House and to other landmarks on the National Mall.The Army Secretary is in charge of the D.C. National Guard because it is the nation’s only federalized National Guard since it is not run by a state governor due to the fact that the district is not a state.Clapper would not disclose the number of additional guardsmen that would be activated.The size of the entire D.C. National Guard is 3,400 personnel.12:41 a.m.: Clashes continue in some cities, while others are more calmArrests during Sunday’s protests have driven the total number of demonstrator arrests to more than 4,000 since protests began early in the week, according to reports.Confrontations between police and protesters continued for another night in Brooklyn, New York, where demonstrators clashed with officers outside Barclay’s Center.In Boston, an SUV drove through a crowd of protesters but officials said no one appeared to be seriously hurt.In Washington, D.C., members of the U.S. Marshals Service and DEA agents were called in to assist National Guard troops responding to protests near the White House, a Department of Justice official said.In Atlanta, two police officers were fired for using excessive force during an arrest of two college students during Saturday night’s protests. Video of the incident appeared to show officers Tase the two students as they sat in their vehicle, and then forcefully drag them out of the car.Protests in other cities, however, remained largely peaceful Sunday. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said protesters were “largely cooperative” in his state. Large crowds surrounded the State Capitol in Denver but stayed calm, according to reports.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

Virginia Military Institute leader resigns after state opens investigation into ongoing racism

first_imgwellesenterprises/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LEXINGTON, Va.) — The superintendent of Virginia Military Institute has resigned after state officials alleged there’s “ongoing structural racism” at the school.Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III wrote Monday in his resignation letter to the Board of Visitors — the school’s 16-member supervisory board — that he was stepping down because Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s “chief of staff conveyed that the governor and certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership.”Northam’s press secretary, Alena Yarmosky, said in a statement to ABC News, “Change is overdue at VMI, and the Board of Visitors bears a deep responsibility to embrace it.”Peay’s resignation comes after The Washington Post reported this month that Black students — about 8% of the student body — face an “atmosphere of hostility and cultural insensitivity” as well as “relentless racism.”The Post referenced a recent graduate who lodged a complaint last year, claiming a white professor “reminisced in class about her father’s Ku Klux Klan membership.” The professor continues to teach, according to the Post.In 2018, a white student told a Black freshman during Hell Week that he’d “lynch” him, according to the Post. The student was suspended but not expelled, according to the Post.Last month, two Black students were punished for boycotting a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, the Post reported.Two days after the Post article was published, Northam, along with several other legislative leaders including the state’s attorney general and lieutenant governor, wrote to the president of the VMI Board of Visitors, blasting the school for what they called a “clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism.”“Black cadets at VMI have long faced repeated instances of racism on campus, including horrifying new revelations of threats about lynching, vicious attacks on social media, and even a professor who spoke fondly of her family’s history in the Ku Klux Klan,” the letter said. “This culture is unacceptable for any Virginia institution in the 21st century, especially one funded by taxpayers.”The state officials said they’re ordering “an independent, third-party review of VMI’s culture, policies, practices, and equity in disciplinary procedures.” The state’s requesting preliminary results by the end of the year.Virginia’s chief diversity officer and secretary of education will meet with the Virginia Military Institute’s Board at least three times this year to review best practices and help with its diversity plan, the governor’s letter said, stressing that there’s a “clear expectation” that “the culture of VMI will change.”The president of the VMI Board of Visitors, John Boland, denied the existence of systemic racism at the school, writing in a letter to the governor on Oct. 20: “Virtually all colleges in the 50 states can point to inappropriate behavior by their students or faculty members. VMI is not immune. However, systemic racism does not exist here and a fair and independent review will find that to be true.”Boland said, “the incidents detailed in The Washington Post article, several of which are many years old, had more to do with an individual’s lapse of judgment than they do with the culture of the Institute. Each one, as is the case with any allegation of racism or discrimination, was investigated thoroughly and appropriate action was meted out in a timely fashion. These incidents were perpetrated by few individuals and were in no way condoned by the Institute.”Boland said he welcomes “an objective, independent review of VMI’s culture and the Institute’s handling of allegations of racism and/or discrimination.”“We have spent countless hours seeking the input of a diverse group including of cadets, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders,” Boland continued.“Administrators have already begun a review of nearly 30 operational elements of the Institute including traditions, ceremonies, culture, and the relationship between our cadets and alumni just to name a few,” he said. “The way forward was thoroughly reviewed and discussed at the September 2020 Board of Visitors meeting and was endorsed as a path toward ensuring an Institute free from racism and discrimination.”Boland said Monday that Peay’s resignation was accepted “with deep regret.”“General Peay has served VMI as superintendent exceptionally well for more than 17 years,” Boland wrote. “General Peay is a great American, patriot, and hero. He has profoundly changed our school for the better in all respects.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by Catherine

first_imgComment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by CatherineShared from missc on 2 Dec 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article No one forces you Mark to work with an agency. It’s a free world. You can and are free to find your own work, or your own employees.Read full article last_img

Marine moult migration of the freshwater Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus revealed by stable isotopes and geolocators

first_imgScaly-sided Mergansers Mergus squamatus breed on freshwater rivers in far eastern Russia, Korea and China, wintering in similar habitats in China and Korea, but nothing was known of their moulting habitat. To investigate the moult strategies of this species, we combined wing feather stable isotope ratios (males and females) with geolocator data (nesting females) to establish major habitat types (freshwater, brackish or saltwater) used by both sexes during wing moult. Although most Scaly-sided Mergansers of both sexes probably moult on freshwater, some males and non-breeding and failed breeding females appeared to undertake moult migration to brackish and marine waters. Given the previous lack of any surveys of coastal or estuarine waters for this species during the moult period, these findings suggest important survey needs for the effective conservation of the species during the flightless moult period.last_img read more

HRONCICH, MATTEO

first_imgA mass of Christian burial was held June 21 at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, for Matteo Hroncich, 93. He passed away June 16 at Hackensack University Medical Center. Born in Croatia, he immigrated to the United States in 1950. Matteo lived in Secaucus for many years. Predeceased by his wife Giacomina of 54 years, his father Matteo, his mother Maria, a brother Biagio, three sisters-in-law Maria, Mary, and Josephine, three brothers-in-law Giacomo, Stefano, and John Picinich, he is survived by two daughters Maria Tarabokija and her husband John Mattea Petruzzella and her husband Frank, three brothers John and his wife Maria, Nick and his wife Fides, and Mario, three sisters Antonia Hroncich, Maria Morin and her husband Mario, and Liberata Tarabocchia and her husband Nick, four grandchildren Jason, Justine Taddeo and her husband David, Nina, and Niko, three great grandchildren Jake, Gavin, and PJ.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus 07094.last_img read more