Thanks

first_imgHappy Holidays, Cappuccino-ers! Because today, on my side of the pond, it’s Thanksgiving. Stories of Pilgrims and Native Americans aside, this holiday is a wonderful chance to overdose on Brussels Sprouts, Candied Yams and the all-American Pumpkin Pie . In between, we’re supposed to find time to count life’s blessings. Here are my thank-yous for the day:1. I am thankful for Wikipedia , by virtue of which I will be hastily writing two essays without visiting the library once this weekend.2. I am thankful that I was broke when I left England in May and that I remain broke enough today to stash whatever small sums of money I have under my sofa and not in any bank accounts the Exchequer might be managing. 3. I am thankful that a judge in New York is allowing the theater workers’ strike to continue but has made the performers in the year’s holiday play—“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”—come back to work . Forget labor politics: the city without its Christmas tourist attractions is a true economic crisis.4. I am thankful that the U.K. and the Commonwealth are talking tough to Pakistan’s military dictator , since the United States appears a bit too enmeshed to do the right thing.5. I am thankful for hot cups of tea, and for my mother’s care packages of Indian curry mix from home, a delicious break from the horrors of student dining.6. I am thankful that I live in a country with a holiday exclusively devoted the consumption of large quantities of food. What are you thankful for?Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of external links.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 6, 2017

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that todays “Readers Forum” will provoke “…honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that our tax dollars should be spent on putting painted abstract Murals on side of buildings? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]center_img EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Baking Industry Awards seats sell out!

first_imgTickets for the Baking Industry Awards have now sold out! Those of you who have secured your seats for the industry’s premier event, hosted by top comedian Ronnie Corbett, are sure to have a fantastic night, and we are delighted to announce that Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will provide entertainment on the night.Darren, who now dances with his wife Lilia, won the second series of Strictly Come Dancing with Jill Halfpenny and recently starred in the third series alongside Gloria Hunniford.The 1930s-themed awards, which take place at the Park Lane Hilton, London, on Tuesday 8 September, will be full of all the top names from the industry, so provides a great opportunity to network.last_img

Four suspects charged in shooting death of 19-year-old man in South Bend

first_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleLocal man arrested on multiple drug charges during traffic stop in MishawakaNext articlePeanuts gang holiday specials moving to AppleTV+ this year Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter By Jon Zimney – October 20, 2020 0 1109 Four suspects charged in shooting death of 19-year-old man in South Bend (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office) The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against four individuals in connection with the March 3 shooting death of Alan Diaz, 19, in the 1600 block of North Elmer Street in South Bend.James Edward Birtcher, III, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with murder and a felony firearm sentencing enhancement. An arrest warrant has been ordered issued and he is currently being sought.Oliver Mulenga Bwalya, 22, of Elkhart, is charged with aiding, inducing, orcausing murder.Oluwatomipe Jeremiah Makanjuola, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with murder, and a felony firearm sentencing enhancement.Adonis Zakeydaryll Harris, 17, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with murder, anda felony firearm sentencing enhancement.Bwalya, Makanjuola and Harris, are currently in custody in Michigan on unrelated matters. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Charity automatic disqualification rules: changes to the law

first_imgToday (1 August 2018) charity automatic disqualification rules have changed. These include new disqualification reasons for trustees and some charity senior manager positions (chief executives and finance directors – and those in equivalent roles).New reasons for disqualification include being in contempt of court, being named under particular anti-terrorism legislation or being on the sex offenders register.IndividualsIf you’re a trustee or senior manager (at CEO or finance director level) at a charity, check if you are disqualified by reading the guidance for individuals.If you are disqualified this guidance explains what you need to do and how to apply for a waiver.CharitiesMake sure you read the guidance for charities. This guide also includes a handy disqualifying reasons table that you can download.Ask your trustees and senior managers (at chief executive or finance director level) to confirm that they are not disqualified.We’ve produced sample declarations for senior managers and trustees to state that they are not disqualified from acting in these positions. You can download these from the guidance for charities.If someone is disqualified, tell them that they can apply to have their disqualification waived. They can find out more in the guidance for individuals.Further supportUnlock is an independent charity that provides support for people with convictions. They have a dedicated charity page with further advice and support.last_img read more

Former Morrisons boss Sir Ken Morrison dies

first_imgFormer Morrisons chairman and life president Sir Ken Morrison CBE has died.Sir Ken led Morrisons for more than half a century, during which the company grew from a small family business into the UK’s fourth-largest food retailer.Under his leadership, the business introduced innovations including Market Street and a vertical sourcing model, with the business operating 15 of its own manufacturing sites, including the Rathbones Bakery in Wakefield.Sir Ken was Morrisons’ chairman until 2008. At the time of his retirement, Morrisons had 375 stores.He was awarded the CBE in 1990 and knighted in the Millennium New Year’s Honours list for services to the food retailing industry.Morrisons said he will be “greatly missed by many thousands of his current and former colleagues, a large number of whom became close personal friends over the years”.“I know I speak for the whole company when I say how profoundly sad we were to hear of Sir Ken’s death,” said current Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson.“He was an inspirational leader and the driving force behind Morrisons for over half a century. Although he retired several years ago, his legacy is evident every day and in every aspect of our business.“Taking Morrisons from a small Bradford-based family business to a major UK grocery retailing chain is an outstanding achievement in the history of UK business. On a personal level, Ken was an enormous help to me as we made some significant changes to set the business on a new course; his knowledge of retail and his strategic insights have remained as relevant and intuitive as they were when he first built the business.“Ken will be remembered by us all for his leadership, his passion for retailing and for his great love of Morrisons. To honour his memory in the most appropriate way we can, we will continue to develop the company that he built and loved.“We will miss his friendship and his wise counsel very deeply, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”last_img read more

US judge paves way for extradition of American father, son accused of sneaking ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of Japan

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — US judge paves way for extradition of American father, son accused of sneaking ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of Japan.last_img

In the US, camera phones increasingly expose racism

first_img“I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life,” she told Cooper as he filmed her dial 911 in a video that has been viewed over 43 million times on Twitter.Rodney King In February, Ahmaud Arbery — also African American — was shot and killed by two white residents while jogging in their neighborhood in Georgia. A third man, who was later also charged over Arbery’s death, filmed the murder, with the cellphone video sparking outrage when it was leaked onto social media earlier this month.The filming of such violent incidents is not new. Since the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police in 1991, which was filmed by an amateur cameraman, videos have frequently documented acts of racism across the United States.But in recent years the capturing of such incidents, with them subsequently going viral online and then being broadcast across major news networks, has becoming more systematic.”Here’s the sad reality,” tweeted Senator Kamala Harris, a black former candidate to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.”What happened to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery & Christian Cooper has gone on for generations to Black Americans. Cell phones just made it more visible.”Katheryn Russell-Brown, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida, said the videos remind us that “wherever people of color are there’s a vulnerability.”I would be hard pressed to think of cases involving Whites that show the same kind of instances of harm and assault particularly if we’re talking about law enforcement,” she told AFP.The increased use of police officers wearing body cameras while on duty over the past decade had raised hopes that the use of force against African Americans would fall.But after initial studies showed encouraging results, more in-depth reports found that “the cameras aren’t producing the reductions in use of force that were expected,” according to Urban Institute researcher Daniel Lawrence.Many forces allow officers to turn the cameras off whenever they want, while some have been accused of editing the images before making them public.’Torn apart’ In the death of Eric Garner — by asphyxiation at the hands of a New York police officer in 2014 which sparked the nationwide “Black Lives Matter” movement — it was witnesses who filmed the incident, not police, like with Floyd’s death.”These videos that are published in public forms really do point to a kind of dysfunctionality in our criminal legal system,” said Russell-Brown.”It’s sort of suggesting that we need private citizens to make it necessary to watch public officers or people in public spaces to achieve justice or to at least raise the alarm bells about justice,” she added.Russell-Brown also notes that the presence of a camera often doesn’t prevent the act from being committed in the first place.Filming can also have major repercussions, with specialists warning of the risks of rushing to judgment on social networks.Within a day of the Central Park incident, Amy Cooper lost her job as vice-president of a wealth management company, her anonymity and her dog amid a media storm.”I’m not excusing the racism. But I don’t know if her life needed to be torn apart,” said Christian Cooper, who is no relation to Amy.As powerful as videos may be, they mean little, if the law doesn’t run its course, say experts.”They got fired,” said Russell-Brown referring to the officers involved in Floyd’s death.”Is that enough? No. We have a dead person. So now we want the legal system to do what it’s supposed to do.” From the death of a black man in Minneapolis to a racist incident in Central Park, camera phones are increasingly being used as a weapon against racism even when justice doesn’t always follow.Two videos shot on smartphones spread from social media to mainstream media this week, highlighting how bystanders are now frequently capturing incidents that in the past may have gone unnoticed.It was a member of the public who filmed George Floyd grasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes on Monday. Floyd went still and was later declared dead in hospital. Four police officers were fired from their jobs but remain free and the city has witnessed two nights of angry protests.”If we did not have a video, would the officers have been fired as quickly? Ibram Kendi, director of the American University’s anti-racism research center, asked in an interview with Democracy Now!”Would they have believed all of those witnesses who were looking at what was happening and who was the asking officers to stop?In the second incident, a white woman falsely reported Christian Cooper, an avid birdwatcher to police after he requested that she leash her dog in a wooded area of New York’s Central Park.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Indosat launches digital operation with Ericsson, Huawei

first_imgThe publicly listed company reported in May that its data traffic rose 27 percent in the Idul Fitri period from the average traffic prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as customers stayed at home.Indosat booked a 7.9 percent year-on-year (yoy) increase in revenue to Rp 6.5 trillion (US$454.3 million) during the first quarter, largely driven by a 10.6 percent growth in cellular revenue to Rp 5.4 trillion. The company, however, recorded a 107 percent increase in losses to Rp 605.61 billion as organization rightsizing added to expenditures.Al-Neama went on to say that the company’s latest technology setup included artificial intelligence, fault predictability, data-driven analytics and machine learning platforms.“We have achieved on-time delivery with excellent execution despite the COVID-19 pandemic and we are very confident that this new digital operation model will help us better manage the increasing demands and expectations of our customers,” he said. Telecommunications company PT Indosat, which owns Indosat Ooredoo, has announced that its operating model will go fully digital, made possible with the help of its global partners, Swedish technology Ericsson and China-based Huawei.The company said the digital transformation would make its back-end system more sophisticated, allowing better services for customers in the long run.“We will be able to build efficient and fully automated network operations with this new digital operating model,” Indosat president director and CEO Ahmad Al-Neama said in a statement on Tuesday. “This allows us to give more focus on service quality and end-user experience.” Indosat claimed that the new ecosystem can create hundreds of job opportunities as well as intensive knowledge transfers to upskill their workers.The company, which reported 56.2 million mobile consumers in the first quarter of the year, also said that collaboration with its global partners aimed at supporting the development of Indonesia’s digital economy.Stocks of Indosat, traded at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code ISAT, jumped 1.17 percent Thursday, versus a 0.14 percent increase recorded by the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI).Indosat has lost 1.52 percent of its stock value in the last year. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal hero Bukayo Saka ‘upset’ with Freddie Ljungberg before Standard Liege game

first_img Comment Saka drew Arsenal level against Standard (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg hailed Bukayo Saka’s heroics against Standard Liege, but admitted the youngster was annoyed with him before kick-off.Saka rescued a draw for a young Arsenal side against Standard in their final Europa League group game, setting up Alexandre Lacazette before scoring the equaliser himself.Arsenal were 2-0 down and heading for another humiliating defeat before Saka and Gabriel Martinelli stepped up to salvage a point.Asked about how he rated Saka’s performance, Ljungberg said: ‘He was amazing.ADVERTISEMENTHe’s made one, and now he’s scored one! 🔥Bukayo Saka with a lovely one-two before placing it into the bottom corner 👌Lovely finish from the youngster… pic.twitter.com/vVoXpQdPnN— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 12, 2019 Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 12 Dec 2019 9:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link245Shares ‘He was a bit upset with me before the game that he had to play wing-back and full-back.‘He’s a tremendous talent. His final ball & last bit is always effective.’AdvertisementAdvertisementSaka, 18, was starting his first game under Ljungberg and will now be pushing to be included in Arsenal’s Premier League sides.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe left winger has started four league games this season, but has managed just 12 minutes since Ljungberg took temporary charge.The result meant Arsenal finished top of their group and ensured they would be top seeds in the last-32 draw.‘It’s very, very good. We started the group really well and had some problems,’ Ljungberg said of topping the group.center_img Saka didn’t want to play at wing-back (Picture: Getty)‘We played a lot of games lately, I wanted to give the young ones a chance but I needed to rotate.‘We have a game again on Sunday.‘Of course it was a small gamble but I believe in those young players and they pulled through and we’re top of the group.’MORE: Freddie Ljungberg ‘feels sorry for Arsenal’s young players’ despite Bukayo Saka’s ‘tremendous night’MORE: Martin Keown hails Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli and slams ‘lucky’ Freddie Ljungberg Advertisement Arsenal hero Bukayo Saka ‘upset’ with Freddie Ljungberg before Standard Liege gamelast_img read more