24Aug/21

MGM Resorts names Hornbuckle as acting CEO

first_img Casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Bill Hornbuckle as acting chief executive and also named Paul Salem as the new chairman of its board.Hornbuckle will replace Jim Murren, who last month announced that he was to step down from the role, bringing to an end almost 12 years in charge of the operator.Murren had agreed to remain in the role until a successor was appointed, but has now left MGM to provide continuity of leadership, in light of the ongoing situation with the global novel coronavirus pandemic.Hornbuckle previously served as chief operating officer of MGM and is currently an executive committee member and a board of director of MGM China Holdings.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Bill Hornbuckle as acting chief executive and also named Paul Salem as the new chairman of its board. MGM Resorts names Hornbuckle as acting CEO 23rd March 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games People Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & gameslast_img read more

12Jul/21

Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

16Jun/21

NCVO appoints its first Director of Enterprise

first_img Howard Lake | 13 September 2006 | News NCVO appoints its first Director of Enterprise About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has created its first ever Department of Enterprise. Richard Williams, previously Group Development Director at BTCV, has been appointed to the Director’s post.Williams, who was with the BTCV Group for 17 years will head NCVO’s enterprise development, membership and customer relations. The new Director will head a department of 22 and starts at NCVO on 1st October. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Williams has worked in the voluntary and community sector for 23 years. A keen environmentalist, he is also Vice President of BTCV and a trustee of the Environment Council. He is founder and Chair of the Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre and a volunteer with ‘Minorities of Europe’.last_img read more

14Jun/21

We Need a Right to Eat Bill

first_imgBy Gary Truitt SHARE If the food radicals can get laws passed that ban big cups from convenience stores or cupcakes from school classrooms, then we should be able to  pass a law that protects a consumers right to choose what they want to eat. By Gary Truitt – May 27, 2013 Facebook Twitter Taxing food is not the only threat; some cities have just outright banned the sale of some food products.  From banning big drinks in New York to pulling chocolate milk from schools, the land of the free does not mean you are free to eat what you want. Even if the science or logic behind the ban is faulty or in most cases non- existent, activist groups are having success in taking certain food items right out of our mouths. Yet, more and more consumers are willing to swallow the misleading media spin and complacently allow their food choices to be limited. Facebook Twitter Home Commentary We Need a Right to Eat Bill SHARE Without the protection of a Right to Eat law, we soon return to the days of prohibition. if you want to drink soda, eat snacks, or enjoy bacon, you will have to go to a speakeasy, give the secret password, and be ushered into a back room to indulge in your favorite culinary delight, far from the eyes of the food police.  A Right to Eat law would affirm that, along with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is the right to decide for ourselves what to feed ourselves. This law should also establish to the president that we accept personal responsibility for what happens to us as a result of our food choices. We Need a Right to Eat Bill In some communities, public harassment of retailers who sell certain food items is occurring. For example a San Francisco bacon restaurant is closed after neighbors complained of the smell coming from the establishment. It is possible that the restaurant called “Bacon Bacon,” will remain closed until at least July and able to secure the right permits to reopen.   In the meantime, the restaurant’s owner will run his operation out of a food truck. There is a website dedicated to reopening the store. “Save Bacon Bacon” has amassed over two-thousand signatures. Previous articleABC Sportscaster Comfy around Farmers as well as RacersNext articleVillwock Worried About Crop Insurance Funding in Farm Bill Gary Truitt This kind of law is needed to stop the relentless efforts by advocates to limit our food choices to only what they approve.  For example, currently the California legislature is considering a measure — Senate Bill 622 — to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state.   In Nevada, Assemblyman Harvey Munford recently proposed a 5-cent extra tax  on fast-food meals more than 500 calories.   Similar “fat tax” laws have been implemented in dozens of states.  They are all predicated on the theory that taxing “junk” food will mean people will eat less of it and thus lose weight. Unfortunately, this assumption is not backed up by facts.  Consumer Freedom.com reports that, ” A 2010 study funded by the pro-soda tax Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that a soda tax of 40 percent had no statistically significant effect on the weight of individuals in the lowest income quartile. A 2010 Cato study found that ‘soda taxes are unlikely to correct for any real or imagined problems related to our nation’s obesity rate.’” Right to Farm laws are quite common in most agricultural states. In recent years, efforts have been made to go a step further and place these in state constitutions to insure that farms cannot be denied the chance to raise crops or livestock for food. In 2012, North Dakota became the first state place such an amendment in its state constitution.  In 2014, both Indiana and Missouri will have measures on their ballots to make right to farm amendments part of their states’ constitutions. Given the kind of aggressive efforts by anti-agriculture activist groups, these amendments are needed. But given recent efforts to limit what food we can eat, perhaps we need a right to eat amendment.last_img read more

27May/21

NWRCBG launches new website

first_img Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ WhatsApp NWRCBG launches new website Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook The North West Region Cross Border Group has launched a new website that allows users to make business or investment decisions in the area.The online project, which is being led by Donegal County Council uses statistics, remote sensing and GIS technologies to identify changes in the rates and levels of urbanisation.It also sets out to identify what drivesd growth within urban areas in the region.Lorreta Mc Nicholas is Research and Policy Manager with Donegal County Council. She says the project is relevant to residents and tourists, and particularly to business people……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/lrtta1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – January 23, 2014 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article2,000 tonnes of waste to be sent back across border from FermanaghNext articleGovernment urged to resolve 11 year delay in issuing foreshore licence for Burtonport business News Highland News Pinterest Facebook Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

18May/21

Ma’Khia Bryant’s family demands answers, investigations into teenager’s death

first_imgJEFF DEAN/AFP via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The attorney for the family of Ma’Khia Bryant said in a press conference Wednesday that they will be calling for federal investigations into the April 20 killing of the 16-year-old girl.Attorney Michelle Martin of The Martin Law Firm said she will be fighting to see a Health and Human Services investigation into Ohio’s foster care system, which Bryant was a part of. She is also calling for an investigation from the Department of Justice into the shooting.“We are here, and we’re going to investigate every agency that had a time and an opportunity to prevent Ma’Khia’s death,” Martin said. “We will push for those investigations beyond this shooting. All systems failed her.”Her family tearfully remembered the teenager.“I want the world to know my baby was a talented, bubbly, loving teenager,” Paula Bryant, Ma’Khia Bryant’s mother, said. “She never should’ve been gone from this world. She had a full life ahead of her that ended in tragedy. I love my baby. She was a good little girl.”Bryant’s father, grandmother and aunt also spoke about the 16-year-old, calling her “vibrant” and saying she had a “mother’s instinct” of caring for her family members.“To know her was to know peace,” Myron Hammonds, Bryant’s father, said.Bryant’s family members told the Associated Press that the teenager was the one who called 911 and summoned police to the scene in a plea for help.“We got these grown girls over here trying to fight us. Trying to stab us,” a female voice says on the 911 call, which Interim Police Chief Michael Woods played at an April 21 press conference. “Get here now!”The woman who cared for Bryant in foster care, Angela Moore, later told CNN that a fight began between Bryant and two former foster family members about the home being messy.Officer Nicholas Reardon was dispatched three minutes after the 911 call, according to Columbus officials. Reardon arrived on the scene at approximately 4:44 p.m. and exited the car to see Bryant rushing toward 20-year-old Shai-Onta Lana Craig-Watkins with a kitchen knife and then charging at 22-year-old Tionna Bonner, the body camera footage shows.Reardon then yelled “Get down!” and shot Bryant four times, 11 seconds after he exited his vehicle.“If we sweep this under the rug, without answering to Ma’Khia’s pain, then we fail her again,” Martin said in the press conference. “If you’re not angry about why this continues to happen, then you are truly the problem. We have to protect our children, they are our core.”The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating Reardon’s actions for potential wrongdoing, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said. Reardon was hired in December 2019 and is off street duty until the investigation is concluded.Bryant’s cousins Don Bryant and Deja Torrence released a statement on the family’s behalf following her death. They said the teenager was “loved by many” in the area and are demanding justice for her death.“Ma’Khia was a good student, a good person and did not deserve what happened to her,” the statement read. “We want to remind everyone Ma’Khia was only a 16-year-old teenage girl. We are deeply disturbed by the unproportionate and unjustified use of force in this situation.”Bryant’s funeral will be held in Columbus at the First Church of God at 12 p.m. on Friday.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

02May/21

Bayonne PAL Junior Girls Semi-Finals

first_imgFMBA 11 defeated BYPA, 11 – 5. For FMBA, Caitlyn Gaetani scored 6, Kayla SantoPietro with 2, Katherine Sorrentino with 2 and Sheila O’Neill with 1. For BYPA, Cyniah Smith scored 3 and Shea Torres with 2.Mayor Jimmy Davis beat Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, 14 – 13. For Mayor Jimmy Davis, Samantha Russell scored 10, Tamaya Thomas with 2 and Kylie Hall with 2. For Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Riley Williams scored 5, Kennedi Cotter with 4 and Giselle Davis with 2.last_img

02May/21

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_img× HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES — The students in Mrs. Murphy’s P.M. Pre-Kindergarten class at Mary J. Donohoe School had a great afternoon with their friends enjoying the Halloween festivities.last_img

20Apr/21

WWII veteran heads to D.C. on Honor Flight

first_imgWWII Veteran Bob Friberg.TEMPLE – Bob Friberg has been packing his bags for the last three weeks.“I’ll be getting pretty nervous next week at this time. I’ve already packed five different times, wondering what it will be like,” he said.Friberg is a 92-year-old Wold War II veteran. He lives in Temple with his wife Lu who he’s been married to anywhere from 60 to 65 years, depending on the day.“I say a different number every time,” he laughs.His trip next week will take him to Washington D.C. where he will participate in an Honor Flight event: an all-expense paid visit to see the memorials from the war. Friberg served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 in the latter years of the war. Stationed in what is now recognized as Alaska, Friberg recalls the time as exciting. He was 17 when he enlisted, stepping up to volunteer before being drafted at 18.“It was all war. We didn’t think about it every minute of every day, but whenever the boys got together it was what we talked about. It was exciting to think we were going to be like all the other guys going over seas. I wanted to drive a P-40, be a big pilot. But I never got into that. They gave me two choices – the Navy or the Navy. So I chose the Navy.”After being discharged, Friberg went on to get a college degree in physical education and coaching. He and Lu had seven children and eventually wound up in Franklin County where Friberg coached and taught gym class for 25 years. Sharon, Friberg’s third daughter, initiated the idea of the Honor Flight.“I guess she’s been pretty anxious to have me honored,” he said.Sharon and another daughter, Laurie, will be accompanying their father on the trip. Friberg said he wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of his daughters, but he is looking forward to seeing the memorials again. He and his wife took a trip to see them after they got married in 1949, which would make this anniversary number 70.“I’m not as excited as I am interested. There will be 24 other vets and I’m wondering what they’re looking like now and what they’re feeling like,” Friberg said.One of Friberg’s favorite local spots, Aubuchon Hardware on Wilton Road, will be collecting thank you cards to honor their long time customer. The cards will be given to Friberg on the flight home as part of the Honor Flight’s Mail Call.Bob and his daughter Laurie will be heading to Washington D.C. next week.last_img read more

01Mar/21

New voice at Memorial Church

first_imgLucy Forster-Smith majored in philosophy and theology while in college, but she also studied music and voice and dreamed of one day standing on a podium leading a large musical ensemble.“I wanted to be a conductor, or conduct a big orchestra,” Forster-Smith said by phone recently from her office in St. Paul, Minn.But she long ago traded her vision of a place on a musical podium for a concrete spot on the dais. She opted to become a minister and chaplain who helps guide people not in song, but in spirituality.“I do conduct,” said Forster-Smith, but “I do it in another way.”On Sunday, Forster-Smith was introduced to the Harvard community as the Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and senior minister to the Memorial Church.Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, said his own inexperience as a university chaplain inspired him to create this position “in order to recruit someone with a wealth of chaplaincy experience in a multifaith setting like Harvard. ““In seeking advice from those with similar roles at peer institutions like Yale and Princeton, Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith’s name came up every time,” Walton added. “Lucy’s career has been all about promoting peace, justice, and religious understanding on college campuses. Harvard is fortunate to have someone of her caliber in the community.”Forster-Smith attended Princeton Theological Seminary and has spent her career in higher education as a college and university chaplain. For the past 20 years, she has been chaplain and associate dean for religious life at Macalester College in St. Paul.Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, Forster-Smith is a past president of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs. Her 2013 book, “College & University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century: A Multifaith Look at the Practice of Ministry on Campuses across America,” explores how college chaplains can support and mentor diverse, multifaith communities.Forster-Smith said she found the dual nature of the Harvard job appealing.“Being the senior pastor of Memorial Church and having the chance to really work in the context of a congregation was a huge draw for me. And then being a chaplain at a university like Harvard is just so exciting. The context, the energy of a place like Harvard is definitely a draw.”Forster-Smith said her multifaceted role includes helping people through challenges and difficult times, supporting a range of spiritual traditions, generating interfaith dialogues, and working closely with outreach and public service opportunities.Her approach to multifaith engagement, she said, is based on the notion of deeply honoring other people’s experiences and backgrounds and helping people “talk to each other about differences and similarities in religious traditions and to be very respectful of all of the ways that people approach the religious or spiritual dimension of their life.”“I can think of no better place for that to happen than in a college or university setting, because you are just bumping up against people all the time who have very different perspectives than your own,” she said.Forster-Smith said her own college chaplain inspired her to consider chaplaincy as a vocation when he told her she would do well in the role. A few years ago, she asked him what he had seen in her so many years ago.“He actually said to me that I was a person who always had a kind of curiosity and an imagination for life, and that I was always kind of pushing out of the normative patterns into territory that might be a little more unsettling.“I think on a college and university campus that is something that people look for. They look for people who are intellectually curious, who probe deeply into life questions and life assumptions and meaning.”Forster-Smith said she is also looking forward to tapping into her passion for music by engaging with the Memorial Church’s vibrant program in that area.“Being a music major in college and then having the chance to be in a context with … excellence in music is such a gift.”last_img read more