Bravura Holdings Limited ( 2015 Prospectus

first_imgBravura Holdings Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 prospectus For more information about Bravura Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bravura Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bravura Holdings Limited (  2015 prospectus Company ProfileBravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International) is an investment holding bank situated in Ebene, Mauritius, and invests in Sub-Saharan African markets, with particular attention on Mozambique and Zambia. Whilst the company is a subsidiary of Capital Markets Brokers, the latter is a leading shareholder of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since its establishment in 1989. The company disseminates its services through its subsidiaries offering financial services, financial advisory, investment banking for businesses and for entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity. Bravura Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Moore announces several endorsements

first_img Reply Christine Moore, the incumbent candidate for the District 7 seat of the Orange County School Board, announced six endorsements over the past few weeks for her re-election bid. Moore is challenged by Isadora Dean, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Laura Rounds. District 7 includes all of Apopka. Dean and Fitzpatrick are from Apopka. Rounds is from Winter Garden.Christine MooreAccording to Moore’s press release, The Central Florida Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC PAC), Business FORCE, Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, West Orange Political Alliance, and the Conservative Ministers of Central Florida have all endorsed her.ABC PAC, said of Moore, “We have appreciated your leadership and support for career and technical training, and for the capital expansion and renovation of the district’s schools.”BusinessFORCE further explained their endorsement, “Christine Moore is committed to building partnerships with the business community to attract new industries to Orange County as well as developing job training at technical colleges that best prepares our workforce for an emerging high-tech economy.”Orlando Regional Realtor Association congratulated her on supporting real estate issues and having a pro-business agenda.Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association “enthusiastically supports” Christine Moore and the West Orange Political Alliance felt she was the “most suitable candidate to lead the way for west Orange County”.Moore is running for her third term. Election Day for the OCPS Board District 7 seat is August 30th. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates will runoff against each other on November 8th. I see all of the school board members signs represented around Apopka now. Laura Rounds has been making her rounds, over here in Apopka too. Laura’s signs are popping up all around Apopka, like mushrooms after a rainy day afternoon. I saw Ted Edward’s big campaign sign along 441 and Hermit Smith Road……why? He is a Orange County Commissioner, District 5, I believe. He can put them where ever, but it doesn’t make sense over here in this area, which is Orange County Commission District 2. ????? Reply My apologies to questioning the Apopka Voice on censorship of one of my postings……so sorry, I am the one who screwed up. I had posted on a different article, not on the article above. This is called egg on my face! When I am wrong, I will admit it. Thanks again. Pray for the little school kids as they head back to school for the new school year. Perverts all around, reckless drivers, Zika mosquitoes, all kinds of dangers! Regarding the little kids walking to Apopka Elementary School, down 441, if that is still the case, we have seen big work trucks run red lights, or throw on brakes and skid across the intersections, and have seen big top- heavy work trucks turned over, lying on their sides at 441 and 451, from not slowing down enough to make the turns there at that intersection, where the school kids will cross! Again, please pray for the school kids. August 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm Mama Mia Reply I really like that highfalutin new sign at the new Dream Lake Elementary School. When they turned it on if shows WATCHFIRE. I want to ask Christie, what is watchfire? Is that the company that made the sign? Is it some new program? What the heck is watchfire? Does everybody know what it is, but me? Oh well, I know I am not going to get answers, so frankly my dear, I don’t give a ………..!!!! Reply August 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm August 9, 2016 at 6:39 am Whew…..forget police brutality, Apopka is onto school board member brutality! Ya”ll are brutal to Christine, I am telling you. Yes, her image was painted on the mural hanging at Apopka Elementary School, paid for by funding, but you all have to admit the imagine of her on the mural, does not show her face. I viewed the mural when it came to city hall for a council meeting visit, and over at the school’s opening, the public viewing, and Christine herself, showed me around the school. Her image on the mural is a blonde- haired woman wearing a multi-colored jacket. If she hadn’t of told me, that was her image, I would of not known, it was suppose to represent her. Then I noticed she had on the same multi-colored jacket, in person, as on the mural. Why did the artist paint Christine like that, truly? For all I knew, it could of been a blonde-headed exorcist represented, with her head spinning around. Ya”ll need to fight fair, or I will be forced to defend Christine against the mob mentality in this town! Reply Reply August 8, 2016 at 5:44 pm Mama Mia Reply August 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm Mama Mia I have been looking at the Board of Orange County Commissioners website. Talk about something that is annoying….. their website has the Orange County Commissioners photos spinning around in a circle, really fast, as you try to read their website information. What sick person designed that part of the website? Also today’s google bar has the most annoying little pineapple headed cartoon character hitting a tennis ball back and forth and it is so annoying. Well I expected the censorship because of the tea party comment, no biggie. I have been reading Rick Singh’s website, the Orange County Property Appraiser. A new surprise surfaced, that I didn’t know about, and that is that CRA areas don’t have millage rates. I thought what? How are the taxes paid, and what are they based on then? After reading some Volusia County stuff about CRA areas, it looks like to me, that surprise, surprise, it is the taxpayers of the city, and the tax-payers of the entire county, that pays the taxes and they don’t even know it in the CRA area. I guess it must be that way in Apopka too, not just Volusia. This article I read stated that CRAs cost the taxpayers, bottom line, every time a new CRA is approved of. August 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Wow, you all are kind of brutal to Laura Rounds too……my goodness, is it because she is from Winter Garden, instead of Apopka? Whew, GLAD I am not running for that job!!! August 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Censorship? Yeah, and I am still looking for campaign signs on government property………LOL. August 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm Reply August 6, 2016 at 5:54 pm Mama Mia Good morning everyone! You all are somewhat brutal to some of the school board candidates. LOL. Whew, you couldn’t pay me enough to run for, or do that job! Now, don’t be so brutal to Christine, for not answering peon’s questions, I mean, her constitutes questions, such as mine, you know, she is busy out and about campaigning for re-election with all of the challengers after her job! Don’t worry though because if Christine doesn’t get re-elected, she might land one of those jobs as civilian red light camera citation specialists……….. Did they ever get the issue of the kids that live around the subdivisions of Lake Doe and the others in that area resolved about the young kids having to walk down the sides of busy 441 and cross over to get to the Apopka Elementary School? I remember a while back that their answer was to bus them complementary for a year and then they would have to walk. Does this still hold true? I am not blaming school board members, as I believe it is out of their hands. This is where the state legislators need to demand changes to the busing practices of the state school system, to protect the kids from traffic and other safety issues. Reply Mama Mia Interesting that not one educator affiliated endorsement. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 August 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm Backpacks are such a big deal now, when school starts, but you know, I never had one to carry to school. It wasn’t like my parents could not afford one for me, it is just the kids at my schools, didn’t carry them. I don’t know when they got so popular. I used to really look so forward to going and getting the brand new school textbooks, and opening them, and inhaling that wonderful scent fresh off the prints. Ahhhhhh…….. then the schools started reusing them, and lots of times we would go and get old used books to start the school year. I hated them. I guess they never do that anymore, I don’t know. That is, if they even use textbooks now. I think it is all electronics now. I used to really look forward to when they passed out the “Weekly Readers” in class too. I learned to read from the “Sally, Dick, and Jane” books, with Spot, the dog, OMG, I am a dinosaur! Reply I don’t know who decides where to put the crossing guards for the coming school year or exactly how it is determined. If it is the city, or if it is the school board, but one place that I have found to be extremely dangerous when I walk, is crossing with the crosswalk lights at Park Av. and Martin St. intersection. I have almost gotten hit there several times by careless drivers, and the last time, it really shook me up, as I literally almost got killed, and jumped out of the way as fast as I could. I no longer cross at that intersection, even though I obey the crosswalk signals. People are just careless and reckless, and I pray for the young children who will be walking to school or walking from school, and may try to cross there with the crosswalk signals. It is a tragedy waiting to happen, as I see so many little kids cross the intersection without even glancing most of the time, even skate boarding across and biking too, without as much as a glance! A crossing guard should be there, but I don’t know your requirements. Christine, do you know how it is determined as to where the crossing guards are put? Reply Mama Mia I meant to say I see all of the school board candidates signs running for District 7, in Orange County, represented around Apopka now……..instead of all of the school board members, in my above posting. Sorry. You all knew what I meant to say though! As to other candidates signs, for other elected seats, I like Chuck O’Neal’s signs, as I see the hidden bear head on them. I like Bob Sindler’s signs with the paw prints and prescription for a good government, is what I think it says. Randolph Bracy has a lot of big signs around. Just observations. Seeing a lot of candidates for judges. Really though, not much excitement in the air,as of yet. I have not seen the first campaigner, waving a sign anywhere, as of yet. I suppose things will pick up once school starts, and the nightmare traffic begins. August 9, 2016 at 11:35 am Reply Reply Mama Miacenter_img August 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm August 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm August 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply Mama Mia August 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm Mallory walters Reply Mama Mia August 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm Actually I do remember, when I think about it more, I did have a small plaid vinyl satchel that had a plastic handle that you carried like a pocket book, that had two belted closures, the equivalent of a child’s briefcase, for one of the school years. I still never had a backpack for school, they just were not used at my schools I attended in that era. My parents had to buy everything for me to go back to school, as they never had any school supply giveaways, anywhere where we lived in those days. Also, back in those times, you never heard of the schools needing anything, and harping for more funding. Didn’t have the state lottery either, back then, to fund the schools!!! Please enter your comment! Mama Mia She is unlikely to respond. I asked about costs of artwork at Dream Lake Elementary school. No answer yet after 3 attempts. Valerie, Valerie Radcliffe, are you reading all the school talk on the social media sites??? What do you think about all the school talk going on? Thought I’d see if you are reading this and other sites……hope you are doing great. Are you still going to the Orange County School Board meetings? Take care, Valerie…….! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply August 6, 2016 at 10:02 pm August 9, 2016 at 6:53 am Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia August 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm August 9, 2016 at 6:37 am Laura Rounds, I don’t know if you will see this, but one of your campaign signs is upside down along Park Avenue. One side is correct, but another sign behind it is up side down. It is across from the Apopka Middle School, south of Maters and Taters on that side of the road near the chiropractor office. I didn’t fix it upright, but thought you should know, so you can fix it. Mama Mia Mama Mia August 9, 2016 at 6:45 am Mama Mia David Odom Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia 26 COMMENTS David, what kind of artwork? Way back when I was in elementary school, you know, in the dinosaur days, we had artwork hanging everywhere on the school walls. Finger paintings by the kids, primitive artwork of stick figures of kid’s friends, and teachers. Schools back then didn’t have professional artwork, that cost big $$$$$, the kids created the “treasured artwork”……. hand made clay ashtrays of their hand imprints to take home to their parents too as gifts……won’t see that anymore. LOL. August 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm TAGSChristine MooreOrange County Public School Board District 7 Previous articleOn This Day: First Atomic bomb is DroppedNext articleChange… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 9, 2016 at 11:25 am Christine, have you or Mayor Kilsheimer read the question I asked about who determines where the crossing guards are to be placed for the coming school year? As I stated, above in my posting, how dangerous Park and Martin intersection if for kids crossing, even with the crosswalk signals. In the coming school year a crossing guard needs to be there. After I posted the above writings about the kids that bike and skateboard across the roads, here in Apopka, without even a glance at the traffic, just last night I heard about a 14 year old kid who was hit by a car when he skate boarded across the road. I believe it was Debary or maybe Deland, somewhere over near that area. Also if a skate park is planned possibly for Lake and Martin at the old Apopka Little League Field there, it would be very dangerous as the teen aged kids would be skateboarding all around and crossing the busy roads along there to skate board there. Just a consideration. If the skate park is a reality to come, it would be better somewhere else for that reason. I have heard Park and Martin location, and Edward’s Field mentioned as possible locations for the skate park. Thanks. Correction, I meant to say a skate park planned for Park and Martin, not Lake and Martin Streets. Sorry. Mama Mia Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 August 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm August 9, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply I suppose the ninth grade center will go back to being the ninth grade center once the new Dream Lake Elementary School officially opens. I don’t know of any other new schools around here to be built right now. Most of them are all new. I haven’t seen the new Zellwood Elementary School yet. So far, I like Apopka High School the best, even though it is not new. I like Dream Lake Elementary, too. Apopka Elementary is just lacking something, more landscaping for one thing, and something else, just don’t know what it is. Clay Spring is okay, I just don’t appreciate the wall across the front, but I understand that was to hide the delivery area, and dumpsters. Reply Correction: Meant to say Christine, not Christie, I am used to saying a relative’s name. Sorry. August 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm Maybe someone in the know can answer this for me. It is not school board related. Over at the intersection of Sheeler Road, and Old Apopka Road, there at the intersection where the convenience store is located, or the back way to Walmart, why is it that the sign there says running a red light costs a $ 262.00 fine? I thought a red-light camera citation was more like $ 158.00 or $ 148.00. ……something like that? Why so high a fine, there, at that intersection? Anybody know???? That is beyond robbery! Mama Mia Reply Reply Please enter your name here 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

Apopka’s Memorial Day service won’t be virtual – the public is…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCity of ApopkaEdgewood Greenwood CemetaryMemorial DayVFW Post 10147 Previous articleKids entrepreneur contest offers $1,000 prize for invention or business conceptNext articleComing to Netflix in June Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10147 would like to invite the public to join them as the City honors the lives and legacy of our fallen military heroes on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.This service will begin promptly at 11 AM at the Veterans Memorial located at the Edgewood / Greenwood Cemetery located at 141 South Edgewood Drive, Apopka, FL 32703.Please social distance at the event. In addition, the use of masks are encouraged out of respect for our elderly citizens in attendance.Interested in decorating a gravesite? Here are the City’s guidelines:Artificial or fresh cut flowers may be placed in a metal or plastic vase at the top/head of the space at any time. However, they will be discarded when wilted, faded, broken, or anything of a similar nature.Sprays, wreaths and baskets made from fresh cut flowers will be allowed up to two weeks, or when they no longer conform to the decorum of the cemetery, or become a safety hazard.Items placed on cemetery spaces in celebration of a holiday must be removed within ten (10) days following the holiday, with the exception of Christmas which items must be removed within thirty (30) days following the holiday.Fences around burial spaces are strictly prohibited. Fences installed will be removed by the City and may not be replaced.The planting of any kind of trees, vines or shrubs is strictly prohibited without approval of the cemetery personnel.Burial space owners/heirs are responsible for the appearance of their burial space; however, the City reserves the right to regulate the method of decorating burial spaces and reserves the right, without notice, to prohibit, or remove benches, chairs, settees, hanging plant hooks, vases, artificial flowers, ceramic figurines, picture frames containing glass, grave corners, toys, or any articles that do not conform to the decorum or rules and regulations of the cemetery, or becomes a safety hazard. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Music Farm / Normal Arhitektura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Normal Arhitektura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Bosnia and Herzegovina CopyHouses•Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina Year:  Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily 2009 Photographs:  Munever SalihovićText description provided by the architects. Music studio with an apartment unit located at Ilidža, near Sarajevo reflected to the fact that nowadays, recent technologies and ways of mass production question where the border between industrial and administrative buildings is. Farm as a synonym for food production as a basic need for survival could be used even for music production that has become a product that is interlocked throughout all segments of modern living.Modern trends to design work spaces near to the living spaces is being reflected through a more rational use of time and resources. Save this picture!© Munever SalihovićRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingBuilding is located on a flat terrain with an existing one level building that consisted of three living units covered with four – gable roof. This building was partially demolished so that it could be adjusted to the new needs. Save this picture!© Munever SalihovićNew building is designed within the same dimensions as the previously existing one, and is divided into two functional areas: living area (80m2) and work area (recording studio 100m2), with all the necessary contents and recording standards as well as music production of top musicians.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Shohei Shigematsu (OMA NY) at U LavalArticlesSolar Park South / Jaramillo-Azuero ArquitectosArticles Share Music Farm / Normal ArhitekturaSave this projectSaveMusic Farm / Normal Arhitektura CopyAbout this officeNormal ArhitekturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndustrial ArchitectureRefurbishmentIlidžaBosnia and HerzegovinaPublished on December 06, 2010Cite: “Music Farm / Normal Arhitektura” 06 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!© Munever Salihović+ 20 Share Projects Music Farm / Normal Arhitektura Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Sector leaders call for more government support ahead of March Budget

first_img With the March Budget fast approaching and the charity sector still under increasing pressure from all sides as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, sector leaders are once again calling on the government to provide greater financial support.While the government’s £750m package of support announced in March 2020 was welcomed by charity leaders, against the predicted £10bn income loss for the year it was not enough to ensure they and other not-for-profit organisations could continue to deliver their essential services.The signatories lead civil society organisations, representing social change organisations of all sizes across the four nations, working in diverse areas including disability, homelessness, social exclusion, health, faith, community infrastructure, fundraising and funders.Amongst others they include: Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change; Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive, Locality; Dr Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices; James Banks Chief Executive, London Funders, Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group, and Vicky Browning, CEO, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.As well as asking for an emergency support package, the representation is also reiterating the sector’s Five Point Plan which sets out specific measures as to how the government can support civil society in the medium and longer-term:1. A targeted programme of support to succeed the coronavirus job retention scheme.2. The introduction of the Gift Aid Emergency Relief Package3. Repurposing and accessing stranded funds to support charity services4. Ensuring effective and efficient distribution of the Shared Prosperity Fund5. Strengthening the long-term financial sustainability of local authorities by increasing core government fundingSector leaders state:“…We ask you to deliver on your claim to make changes when necessary to ensure that this Budget delivers for social change organisations and the unique role they occupy in our economy to deliver public benefit.“Our sector is essential both to the immediate response to Covid-19 and to the medium and longer-term ambition to level up and build back better. Our nation needs our charities and social change organisations to play their part and your Budget must enable them to do so to.”They also urge Treasury to meet with them to discuss the proposals in more detail and a specific financial sum which would form part of an emergency package.  152 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 21 January 2021 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Finance Group Financecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sector leaders call for more government support ahead of March Budget 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 read more

Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders to Retire

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy News Feature Stories Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders to Retire Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 4:13 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe Pasadena Public Library announced that Library Director, Jan Sanders, will retire this summer. She will be in the office until Aug. 26 and will retire soon thereafter. Sanders’ decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of 45 years in library leadership throughout the United States, 11 of them in Pasadena. Her path to Pasadena wound through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Washington before bringing her to the Pasadena Public Library in 2005. Throughout her career she has served as children’s librarian, bookmobile librarian, branch manager, community college librarian, and library construction supervisor before first becoming a director in 1990.Jan Sanders has done a remarkable job establishing the Pasadena public library system as one of, if not the, premier library system in the state,” said Steve Mermell, Interim Pasadena City Manager. “Through her leadership Jan has proven that libraries can remain vibrant and relevant in the digital age and an ongoing source of creativity. I wish Jan all the best for her well-deserved retirement.”“It was a privilege to work with Jan. Her humor and ability to help everyone have a good time are surpassed only by her leadership. Pasadena’s libraries excel on every level because of Jan Sanders. She will be missed.” said Cynthia Kurtz, former Pasadena City Manager.“Never have I worked with a finer staff or community, or one so dedicated to the work of the library,” Sanders said. “During my tenure in Pasadena, we have seen libraries undergo monumental changes. We no longer serve as a simple depository for books and information. We have expanded to be the hub of community life, the center for conversation and ideas, and the spot for creation to occur.I look forward to staying connected with PPL as a faithful library user. I’m not leaving town, and I certainly won’t stop using this library. I can’t wait to see what’s next!”The City of Pasadena’s Human Resources Department will conduct the process to choose Sanders’ successor.During Sanders tenure as Director— from 2005 through 2016 — Pasadena Public Library:• Passed the extension of the Pasadena Public Library parcel tax in 2008 by an 80.4% vote, keeping Pasadena’s libraries financially solid until 2023.• Implemented eBooks via the “cloud” (2012), the first library in the state of California to do so, making searching and downloading titles much, much easier for patrons.• Completed the broadband connection of all 10 library sites providing free high-performance, high bandwidth, broadband, networking service to all library customers.• Hosted a variety of events celebrating “130 Years of Reading” in 2014, ending with a wildly-successful community fair, with nearly 2,000 people on the Central Library lawn!• Hosted the annual One City, One Story community read program, now in its 14th year.• Transformed the use of space at Central Library, opening the Internet Commons in 2009, Teen Central in 2011, Reading Wing, Law and Media Rooms in 2014 and in 2015 a children’s play area and the Studio on 4th as a production/creation space.• Transformed the libraries outdoor spaces into attractive, inviting drought tolerant gardens at Central Library and the Hastings, Hill Avenue, Lamanda Park, San Rafael and Santa Catalina Branches. Created a Butterfly Garden at Hastings Branch Library.• Assisted the Library Foundation in presenting a highly successful fundraising gala to pay for Central Library’s south façade restoration.• Founded the Pasadena Digital History Collaborative in partnership with the Pasadena Museum of History and Pasadena City College.• Assisted community members in forming Friends of the Library Associates groups at La Pintoresca, Linda Vista, Hastings Ranch and San Rafael Branches.• Established the Non-Profit Resource Center at La Pintoresca Branch Library through the generous donation of the Flintridge Center’s Philanthropy Resource Library.• Established a Homeschool Collection at Hastings Branch Library.• Launched a Community Seed Lending Library and the Pasadena Grows Garden Club at Hill Avenue Branch Library.• Developed a series of Sensory Storytime, Art and Book Club programs for children and youth on the autism spectrum.• Enhanced storytime offerings to include storytimes in Armenian, English, Mandarin and Spanish.• Enhanced the library’s community engagement with collaborations and partnership with hundreds of local organizations.• Implemented an annual all-staff training day, allowing for learning and reconnection for staff.• Hosted the California Library Association Annual Conference twice with Pasadena Library staff presenting best-practice programs.Pasadena Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joy of reading. Established in 1884, the library is a department of the City of Pasadena.For more information, contact Catherine Hany, (626) 744-4207 or [email protected] Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Location, Location, Location…

first_img Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Location, Location, Location… Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: What’s Driving the MSR and RMBS Markets? Next: Tony Meola Joins Veptas Board Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Affordability Homeowners HOUSING LendingTree 2018-11-19 Donna Joseph  Print This Post Location, Location, Location…center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Affordability Homeowners HOUSING LendingTree Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 19, 2018 1,065 Views In an attempt to find the average age of homeowners across 100 largest metros in the country, LendingTree has curated data using the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which studied occupied households from 2012 to 2016. The report ranked metropolitan areas by the average age of homeowners, based off surveys that explored over 300 metropolitan areas and compared average age across the following categories: average age, occupied housing units; average age, renter-occupied housing units; average age, owner-occupied housing units; and average age by MSA.The average age of a homeowner varies by location. People of different age groups have been flocking to different parts of the country based on personal preferences. For example, Florida is a hot favorite among retirees dominating the ‘old’ end of the list. Seven out of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the highest average homeowner age were in Florida. San Francisco, California and Austin Texas, are largely being opted by millennials over the past few years. The key findings of the report revealed that the average age of a homeowner across the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States is 54. Only two metros according to the report—Provo and Ogden, Utah—have an average homeowner age below 50. In fact, cities in Utah have the youngest homeowners in the country. Out of the 10 metropolitan areas with the lowest average age for homeowners, areas in Utah—Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City—held the top three spots, the report revealed. Among the top 5 cities in Florida out of the 100 metros surveyed, North Port topped the 100 metro areas list with the highest average homeowner age at 63.3 years followed by Cape Coral at 61.5, Deltona at 55.8, Palm Bay at 55.3, and Lake Land at 53.5 years of age. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Compounding Of POCSO Offences In Cases Of Teenage Relationships

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In Supreme Court Seeks Compounding Of POCSO Offences In Cases Of Teenage Relationships Akshita Saxena22 March 2021 4:25 AMShare This – xA special leave petition has been field before the Supreme Court raising the issue that whether an adolescent boy, who enters into a relationship with a girl who is less than 18 years of age, can be punished for the offence of sexual assault under the POCSO Act. “Punishing teenager having a consensual affair which later tums out to be sour for any reason cannot be considered as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA special leave petition has been field before the Supreme Court raising the issue that whether an adolescent boy, who enters into a relationship with a girl who is less than 18 years of age, can be punished for the offence of sexual assault under the POCSO Act. “Punishing teenager having a consensual affair which later tums out to be sour for any reason cannot be considered as an objective of the Act and it would only defeat the object of the Act. The Act is silent on the aspect where two individuals though may be less than 18 years, enters into a consensual relationship and in the absence of this, certainly the application of law in the Act cannot be permitted to charge and punish individuals in such relations keeping the fact of changing societal needs. Such consensual incidents certainly cannot be seen from the nature of such stringent provisions of the POCSO Act,” the plea states. The petition is preferred against an order of the Madras High Court in Maruthupandi v. State, holding that even if a minor girl falls in love and develops a consensual relationship with her partner, the provisions of POCSO Act will be attracted against the latter. Victim Girl & Man In Love & Living Together For 4 Years Won’t Make POCSO Offence Compoundable Even If Girl Agrees To It: Madras High Court In the said order, a Single Bench of Justice P. Velmurugan refused to allow an application moved by the accused seeking compounding of the offence, on the ground that any offence committed under the POCSO Act is not compoundable offence. The High Court was dealing with an application appeal filed by Maruthupandi against an order of conviction passed by the Magistrate under Section 5(l) read with Section 6 of the POCSO Act. During these proceedings, an application was moved for taking of additional evidence of the victim to the effect that both of them had been living together for the past four years and that their relationship was consensual. The application was ultimately dismissed. It may be noted at this juncture that at the time of alleged offence, both the victim and the accused (Petitioner herein) were around 17 years of age.The petitioner has contended that there was no sexual assault or violence involved, and has termed it as a case of ‘love affair going sour’. The Petitioner has challenged the Madras High Court’s order refusing permission to compound the offences alleged against him, as being contrary to a decision rendered by another coordinate Bench of the High Court in Vijaylakshmi & Anr. v. State. In that case(Vijayalakshmi), a Single Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh had observed that punishing an adolescent boy who enters into a relationship with a minor girl by treating him as an offender, was never the objective of the POCSO Act. Punishing An Adolescent Boy Who Enters Into A Relationship With A Minor Girl Was Never The Objective Of POCSO Act: Madras High Court Justice Anand had observed, “An adolescent boy and girl who are in the grips of their hormones and biological changes and whose decision-making ability is yet to fully develop, should essentially receive the support and guidance of their parents and the society at large. These incidents should never be perceived from an adult’s point of view and such an understanding will in fact lead to lack of empathy. An adolescent boy who is sent to prison in a case of this nature will be persecuted throughout his life.” Similarly, another coordinate bench of the High Court comprised of Justice V. Parthiban in Sabari v. Inspector of Police had discussed that persons of the age group of 16 to 18 years are involved in love affairs and how in some cases ultimately end up in a criminal case booked for an offence under the POSCO Act. “When the girl below 18 years is involved in a relationship with the teen age boy or little over the teen age, it is always a question mark as to how such relationship could be defined, though such relationship would be the result of mutual innocence and biological attraction. Such relationship cannot be construed as an unnatural one or alien to between relationship of opposite sexes. But in such cases where the age of the girl is below 18 years, even though she was capable of giving consent for relationship, being mentally matured, unfortunately, the provisions of the POCSO Act get attracted if such relationship transcends beyond platonic limits, attracting strong arm of law sanctioned by the provisions of POCSO Act, catching up with the so called offender of sexual assault, warranting a severe imprisonment of 7/10 years,” Justice Parthiban had expressed. Madras HC Suggests To Exclude Consensual Sex With Girl Aged Above 16 From Rigours Of POCSO Act The judge had suggested that more liberal provision can be introduced in the Act itself in order to distinguish the cases of teen age relationship after 16 years, from the cases of sexual assault on children below 16 years. In this backdrop, the instant Petitioner has contended that the impugned order refusing to compound the offences alleged against him are against the decisions of two Coordinate Benches. The Petitioners has also referred to the Supreme Court’s decision in S. Kasi v. State wherein it has been held that a coordinate bench must follow the decision of another coordinate bench and in case of ambiguity, should refer the issue to a larger bench. The Top Court had held, “a coordinate Bench cannot take a contrary view and in event there was any doubt, a coordinate Bench only can refer the matter for consideration by a Larger Bench. The judicial discipline ordains so”. The Petitioner has contended that before taking a contrary view to decisions of two coordinate benches on the same point of law, the Single Judge should have borne in mind the settled principles of consistency and Judicial Discipline. The petition is field through Advocate Rahul Shyam Bhandari.Next Storylast_img read more

Family of Tennessee driver killed by concrete chunk hurled from overpass want justice

first_imgWRKN(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Loved ones of a Tennessee man killed when a slab of concrete tossed from an overpass crashed through his car windshield pleaded for any witnesses to contact police, saying they want justice.As police in Nashville worked to identify the person responsible, Joe “Jody” Shelton Jr.’s family spoke out about losing the “foundation of our family” to what authorities suspect was a random act of violence.“I want people to be aware of what happened to my father, but I also want justice for him, for our family,” Shelton’s son, Jacob Shelton, told ABC affiliate station WKRN-TV in Nashville. “He was a loving and kind soul that didn’t deserve anything like this. We would like to find whoever did this, to know who took our father away from us prematurely, who murdered him.” Joe Shelton, 54, an employee at a Nissan plant in Smyrna, was driving to work on Interstate 24 in Nashville about 5 a.m. on Tuesday when a slab of concrete police say was thrown from an overpass crashed through his windshield, hit him in the face and killed him instantly.Metropolitan Nashville Police Department investigators are trying to identify the culprit by combing through surveillance video from cameras in the area and asking anyone with information about the tragedy to come forward. Jacob Shelton, a student at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, spoke on behalf of his grieving mother, brother and sister as they sat together on a couch in the living room of their family home in Springfield, Tennessee, a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations behind them. His said his father, who was nearing retirement, had taken the same route to work for 28 years and was an “extremely precautious” motorist who avoided driving next to 18-wheelers and other big trucks. “My father always said that ‘a poor man can’t do anything but work,’” he said, adding that it was still hard to believe that his father died driving to work. “This was a random act of violence that could have happened to absolutely anyone.”He described his father at “optimistic, upbeat and hardworking.” “My father was the rock of our family. He was the foundation and he’s someone we could all lean on. He was a great person all around and a joy to everyone that came to him,” Jacob Shelton said. He said he and his family would like to see Nashville city officials take steps to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring by increasing the height of fences and improving surveillance on overpasses. “My father wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else,” Jacob Shelton said. “He was a loving, kind soul and he would want Nashville to fix this, to protect its citizens, to protect the people that drive to work every day. You should be able to drive to work and not fear for your life.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US Marshal ‘Mindhunter’ activated in search for cold case fugitive Lester Eubanks

first_imgObtained by ABC NewsBy MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — When the lead investigator in the manhunt for escaped murderer Lester Eubanks came to Washington, D.C., this summer to meet with U.S. Marshal Service top brass, he made a special diversion to the behavioral sciences unit, whose offices are deep in the bowels of the agency’s sprawling headquarters.“We were looking for a different perspective – a real outside-the-box thinker – who could possibly give us insight,” Deputy U.S. Marshal David Siler explained.Siler had spent years dissecting the shards of evidence surrounding the 1965 murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener, Eubanks’ 1973 escape from an Ohio prison and his series of false identities to remain at large. ABC News profiles this case in our podcast, “Have You Seen This Man?,” hosted by “The View’s” Sunny Hostin.Siler wondered if a psychological profile could help fill in some of the many gaps in his probe. He reached out to the U.S. Marshals Service chief psychologist Dr. Michael Bourke for answers.Bourke is a former prison psychologist who runs the Behavioral Analysis Unit, a team of mental health experts, forensic scientists and criminologists who can help deputies dig into the mindsets of the fugitives they are seeking.“We took a look at behavioral patterns and habits and other aspects of psychology that might inform how they direct their energy,” Bourke told ABC News. “In that mix is where you hope there’s a breakthrough.”The role of profiling in criminal investigations has seeped into popular culture through books and television shows like “Mindhunter” and “Criminal Minds.” Experts said the potential for a deep psychological analysis to help uncover helpful ideas for finding Eubanks should not be underestimated.“It can be a tremendous benefit to investigators,” said Bradley Garrett, a former FBI profiler and hostage negotiator who consults for ABC News. “It can help you to pull out behaviors that would give you indicators of what he might be connected to today.”Bourke’s team looked at two main aspects of the Eubanks case. They looked for clues about his personality that might give Siler new directions for his search. And they provided guidance for how Siler could approach interviews with potential witnesses who may know something about Eubanks’ whereabouts but be reluctant to talk.One important takeaway of the review, Bourke said, was his belief that Eubanks remains dangerous, calculating and at times impulsive, even as a man in his late 70s.“What you see in him is an absence of caring and the ability to flip a switch and have his conscience disappear,” Bourke said. “He is absolutely capable of committing serious acts of harm.”Even though much of the material in Eubanks’ file dates back decades, Bourke said it is “extremely hard” for a grown adult to alter the way he interacts with others.This aspect of Bourke’s analysis mirrored comments from the man whose mother harbored Eubanks in the early years after his escape in the 1970s. Darrell Banks, a cousin of Eubanks, was a teenager at the time. But he shared the belief that Eubanks would struggle to avoid some kind of physical conflict.“With his personality and his physical stature, he had to end up getting in some kind of trouble with somebody, somewhere,” Banks told ABC News. “He can’t control that temper that he had indefinitely without losing it once or twice at the wrong time, OK? Guaranteed, something happened, somewhere, at some point in time.”Bourke said he believes the Marshals should prioritize finding ways to use DNA from Eubanks’ relatives to help track him down.“I would say there is a probability that his DNA was taken from some sort of violent act or sexual act and is now sitting in a box [of evidence] somewhere,” Bourke said. “That’s a distinct possibility.”Bourke also encouraged investigators to continue to seek help from friends and relatives of Eubanks – many of whom have been stubborn in their refusals to assist the Marshals.The Marshal Service recently took the unusual step of doubling the reward money for information leading to Eubanks’ capture to $50,000, the most the service has offered for a 15 Most Wanted fugitive.“I don’t know his family members,” Bourke said. “But I would almost bet that there is someone out there in his family that recognizes that doing the right thing for the family of Mary Ellen would add a little bit of justice back into the world.”Siler said he thinks the consultation will benefit the investigation. Their input “opened up several other possibilities to target Eubanks and his associates,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more