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Brazil goalkeeper Alisson moves to Liverpool from AS Roma

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 63/6 (24 ov)- Follow Live Updates Brazil goalkeeper Alisson moves to Liverpool from AS Roma Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start TAGSAlisson BeckerAS RomaEnglish Premier LeagueEPLLiverpool SHARE Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsUndo“I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning,” he told the club’s official website. “In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family.“You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”Alisson played for Brazil in all the five matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, where the Seleção were eliminated in the quarter-finals after a 2-1 defeat to Belgium. Brazil national team goalkeeper Alisson Becker has completed his transfer to Liverpool from the Italian Serie A side AS Roma. Liverpool have completed the transfer of Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Italian Serie A side Roma on a multi-year deal.The 25-year-old joins the English Premier League giants after undergoing a medical and completing the formalities of his move to the Reds on Thursday. Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Cricket Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football Football WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Football Football Cricket Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleWorld Cup 2018: Arabsat seeks FIFA apology over beoutQ piracy allegationsNext articleStephen Curry to endorse Full Swing Simulators for golf technology deal Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Copa America 2021 FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 20, 2018 last_img read more

Room Without Roof
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Main Contractor:V-Tech Construction Pte LtdLandscaping Contractor:Nyee Phoe Flower Garden Pte LtdProject Team:Kompiya Rattanangkul, Goh Chiou Hwa, Thomas OngCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. This 2 story brick structure has the archetypal form of a gable roofed house with an unusual twist – part of this form is actually an external courtyard that contains the swimming pool. This “room without a roof”, becomes the central focus of the house and blurs the distinction between inside and outside. It also gives the house privacy by controlling the views both from and to the house.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Basement and 1st Storey plansSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!2nd Storey and Attic plansSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is cladded in a dark grey and textured face brick, which is modulated in a variety of ways – either with brick sized openings or protruding bricks. On the second level is a precast concrete screen which is both for visual as well as sun screening. The last element in the external palette is a timber grid screen which gives a warm contrast to the brick and concrete.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellInternally, smaller pockets of green extend the inside-outside theme throughout. The staircase is a cantilevered structure with a triangular section facing a tiered landscape wall. The attic lounge has its own planting strip and is a continuation of the courtyard space vertically.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessYangcheng Lake Villas / Neri&Hu Design and Research OfficeSelected ProjectsExhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share 2017 Projects Houses Han Loke Kwang
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Getting to the Truth on Gestation Stalls Rather Than ‘Popular’ Opinion

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Getting to the Truth on Gestation Stalls Rather Than ‘Popular’ Opinion When it comes to the issue of gestation-sow stalls – National Pork Producers Council President R.C. Hunt says there’s no evidence that a majority of the populace actually supports their prohibition. He says groups like the Humane Society of the United States are trying to convince people that individual sow housing is inhumane and that the sows in gestation stalls suffer – when the truth is – they don’t. He notes a number of food companies have been coerced into proclaiming they want their pork suppliers to be gestation-stall free. But Hunt says the available supply of pork from housing systems other than stalls doesn’t match the company pronouncements. University of Missouri Ag Economist Ron Plain recently found that only 17.3-percent of the 5.74-million sows in the U.S. were housed in open pens. The majority of those also spent some time in a gestation stall.Taking it further – Plain said that a segregation and verification system would be needed to track pigs from sow to packer and to track pork from packer to retailer if consumers are to be assured of the production history behind their pork purchases. Hunt wonders if consumers are willing to pay more for their pork chops and bacon so they can know the type of system the sows that birthed the pigs that made the pork were housed in. If producers are forced to convert their barns from stalls to pens – Hunt says prices would rise. The estimated cost to America’s 67-thousand pork producers for converting from stalls to pens – according to Brian Buhr at the University of Minnesota – is between 1.9-billion and 3.2-billion dollars. He adds prices would be further impacted by the loss of production. He points out the United Kingdom abandoned stalls in 1999. Since then – pork production there has dropped by 50-percent and consumers now pay 10 to 20-percent more for pork. Hunt says the price of implementing a segregation and verification system for pork products hasn’t been determined.But Hunt argues the costs are secondary for most producers – who make the well-being of their animals their top priority. He says gestation stalls are the best housing system for providing care to pregnant sows – adding that was decided after years of working with animals, observing their behaviors and determining what worked best to provide the greatest possible care. Janeen Salak-Johnson at the University of Illinois has found that stalls work and says HSUS isn’t telling the truth about pigs in stalls. At best – she says the jury – scientifically – is still out on the optimum housing system for gestating sows. Each type of housing system has inherent advantages and disadvantages. But Hunt says it’s not the type of housing that ultimately affects animal well-being most. He says it’s the care given to each animal. He says America’s pork producers are committed to producing safe, affordable and healthful foods for consumers by using industry practices that have been designed with input from veterinarians and other animal-care experts. Hunt says providing humane and compassionate care for their pigs at every stage of life is one of the ethical principles to which U.S. hog farmers adhere. Getting to the Truth on Gestation Stalls Rather Than ‘Popular’ Opinion SHARE SHARE Facebook Twittercenter_img Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleSeed Supply Will Be Adequate for Next YearNext articlePurdue Day at Indiana State Fair Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 9, 2012 last_img read more

Law Enforcement Warns Public About Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Police, Fire & The Courts Law Enforcement Warns Public About Catalytic Converter Thefts Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 7:07 pm When you think of something being stolen from your parked vehicle, you may think of your stereo, a portable GPS unit, or even coins in the ashtray. There is one part you rarely, if ever, think of; your catalytic converter. This type of theft is actually a nationwide problem. A very few thefts have been reported to the Altadena Sheriff’s Station in recent months and everyone needs to be aware of the issue.The catalytic converter is part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. It is an emissions-control device that contains small amounts of precious metal (platinum, palladium, or rhodium) that act as catalysts. All vehicles sold in the United States since 1975 have at least one catalytic converter.Although thieves aren’t typically extracting the precious metals themselves, your catalytic converter is still a very valuable part. A thief can steal a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle in less than a minute and then sell it to a scrap yard for $50.00 to $250.00, depending on the part.Trucks and SUVs are the most commonly targeted vehicles due to their higher ground clearance and exposed exhaust systems. The thief can crawl under these vehicles and remove the catalytic converter without the use of a jack. Also, larger trucks and SUVs often have more than one catalytic converter to comply with emissions standards.Once under the vehicle, the thief unbolts the catalytic converter or simply cuts the exhaust pipe on each side of the converter using a cordless saw. The converter can then easily be removed.If your catalytic converter is stolen, you will know it as soon as you start your vehicle. It will sound like loud motorcycle mufflers. Although very loud, it is safe to drive your vehicle directly to repair shop without the catalytic converter. It does not need to be towed unless there is other damage to the vehicle.Your repair and replacement cost could be well over $2000.00.To prevent your catalytic converter from being stolen, here are a few ideas:*Always park in a well-lit, high traffic area*Many muffler shops can secure your converter to the vehicle’s frame by welding in some pieces of hardened steel*There are several catalytic converter theft deterrent systems available through your local auto parts store or online*Engrave your vehicle’s license number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your catalytic converter to make it traceable (factory parts are marked only with the general part number)Always watch for suspicious people near parked vehicles. Any parked vehicle could be a potential target, but be especially mindful in areas where vehicles are left unattended for longer periods of time. Bus stations, train stations, and “Park and Ride” lots are commonly targeted areas.Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS(8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website receive detailed, up-to-date information directly from Altadena Station via e-mail, register for “Nixle” alerts at and register for “LASD-Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff” and also register for LASD-HQ Newsroom (SHB). Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply, depending on your calling plan.Visit the Altadena Sheriff’s Station Web Page:http://www.altadena.lasd.orgFollow us on Facebook:…Follow Altadena Nixle:—altadena-s…Follow Altadena Twitter: faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Limerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation race

first_imgPrint Paid-for newspapers circulation takes a diveLATEST audited figures released by the UK-based Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) puts the Limerick Post in lead position having the highest circulation amongst the regions local newspapers. During a period when a substantial number of newspapers and particularly the paid-for newspapers are suffering uncomfortable declines in readership, circulation and advertising sales, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the Limerick Post has again shown its strength by being the region’s biggest and most widely circulated local newspaper.ABC publishes its reports twice annually to monitor the accurate levels of newspaper circulation in both paid-for and free newspaper markets. Its circulation figures are the recognised gauge of factual newspaper circulation statistics.The report comes at a time of plummeting circulation in the sales of paid-for local newspapers. Countless local newspapers are experiencing falls of nearly 20 per cent in readership over the past two years.This tied with advertising sales figures in paid-for newspapers in free fall, as traditional newspapers like the Limerick Leader are being forced into massive restructuring which only recently led to the Limerick Leader transferring 19 jobs to the North of Ireland in a bid to survive.ABC also publishes the accepted sales and readership figures for all of the top national and international newspapers in Ireland and the UK.The Limerick Post total certified door-to-door circulation increased by a massive 1,620 a week to 16,693, plus it’s bulk circulation of 32,315 makes the Limerick Post the runaway leader in the race to be Limerick’s most read newspaper.Circulation figures for the Limerick Leader fell again to just 19,034 while figures for The Limerick Chronicle have not been reported for this period.The Limerick Independent has also failed to report bulk circulation figures for the second consecutive six-month period.Industry sources say that failure to report figures by newspapers that had previously done so is an indication of an even more dramatic fall in circulation than was earlier feared.Many newspapers have opted not to be certified by ABC, as they endeavour to conceal plummeting sales and circulation figures in a time of exceptional crisis for the media industry.The trend of decreasing circulation has intensified; with some papers no longer reporting figures, much evident in the latest results from ABC for Ireland’s local paid for newspapers. Industry sources are placing this failure to report figures down to the spectacular fall-off in circulation for many local paid-for newspapers throughout the country.The latest report from ABC, covering the period January to June 2009, confirms the alarming rate of decline for many local papers.However, the latest ABC figures show that the paid-for newspaper market in Ireland is suffering major losses in newspaper sales, advertising sales and more importantly readership.Many newspapers around the country are planning or have already implemented layoffs, wage cuts and working hour reductions in a bid to survive. Media owners are now trying to reduce staff numbers to sustainable levels.Previous loyal readers of the paid-for newspapers are reluctant to pay prices in excess of g2 for their weekly newspaper when there is so much free news available through free newspapers and local radio. Owned by the media industry, ABC independently verifies and reports on media performance, providing a major trading currency for media buyers and owners across print, events, digital and evolving platforms.To checkout the latest newspaper figures online go to  Previous articleGig of the weekNext articleHowlett, Mafi and Manning start for Munster’s opener admin Email Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation raceBy admin – September 3, 2009 873 Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Brooklyn’s horrific death gave Sonia a different purpose to life

first_imgNewsCommunityBrooklyn’s horrific death gave Sonia a different purpose to lifeBy David Raleigh – January 16, 2020 22065 Print Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Previous articleFESTIVAL: Music MindsNext articleShannon set to become top European testing ground for driverless vehicles David Raleigh Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Twitter TAGSCommunitylimerickLimerick City and CountyNewssonia aylmer Sonia Aylmer, mother of Brooklyn Colbert. Photo: Cian ReinhardtLAST November, Limerick was shocked by the killing of 11-year old Brooklyn Colbert.In her first interview since her son’s death, Sonia Aylmer tells David Raleigh of her plans to honour Brooklyn by giving back to those who helped provide a pathway out of homelessness and of her hopes of helping others through the trauma of losing a child.Sonia Aylmer smiles as she recalls how she would playfully tease her son by constantly taking photographs and videos of him on her mobile phone, so she would have a lasting collage of memories recorded of him growing up into the man she knew she would be proud of.“I’m so glad I have all those photos and videos now. Brooklyn was very caring, he was like a protector, he had a great heart, he was very soft,” says Sonia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He loved animals as well; He thought his dog ‘Buddy’ was his brother, he loved the dog, they were always together.”She raises a smile remembering how Brooklyn and Buddy, were thick as thieves, planning their adventures together.Brooklyn was a dedicated Liverpool fan, and after hearing news of his death, the Premier League Club’s Chaplain Bill Bygroves sent Sonia a letter of “sincerest condolences, on behalf of everybody associated with Liverpool Football Club, the directors, manager, players, and staff”.“It was lovely to get, it was a surprise, I didn’t know I was getting that. It just shows the impact that Brooklyn had,” Sonia says.“Brooklyn was ill when he was a baby. He was born with a cleft palate, and so he was up and down to Temple Street Children’s Hospital for assessments, and I got a letter from them as well.“They remembered Brooklyn and his personality, and they wrote me a lovely letter about the memories they had of him, and the things he had said to them. He was a very funny child and very witty.”The letters are nice, she says. They confirm what she already knew, how Brooklyn would have “a great impact” on anyone who met him.“He had such a lovely aura about him, a lovely personality. He’d be delighted with Liverpool now they’re doing so well,” she adds.Sonia says the past ten weeks, following Brooklyn’s death, have obviously been “horrendous”.However, with the help of her friends and family members and the Novas organisation, she has been “taking baby steps”, as she tries to process and cope with such heartbreaking loss.“I just feel Brooklyn is giving me strength from somewhere,” she says.That strength shone out from Sonia’s and Brooklyn’s shared love of running.The 36-year-old has her sights set on participating in the Great Limerick Run next May, an event which the Limerick mother and son have taken part in on a number of occasions together.“The main reason is for Brooklyn, because myself and Brooklyn always took part in it. Brooklyn loved to do the Kids Limerick Run. One year he did it twice, so he got two medals that day. He loved it, he loved training.”“He also loved training with his Dad. They’d go running along the riverbanks. He was a very energetic child, and it was something he loved to do. So this is to keep his memory alive and for me to do something positive for Brooklyn,” she adds.“Himself and his Dad had a great relationship, and they used to always be training together, running together and they’d go for a swim. They were like best friends, so he is heartbroken as well.”“I’m focusing on the Run and training, and, knowing that I have to do it to make Brooklyn proud. It has been good for my mental health as well, I know he’d be very proud of me to do it.”“Brooklyn was into his sports, he played with Pike Rovers and Ballynanty FC, and he did some boxingWe used to box together in the Hub in Thomondgate, and he was better than me with the moves. We’d often partner up together as well. It was lovely.”Sonia also wants to run in order to raise awareness about the Novas charity, which helps people who have become homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.It’s a cause close to her heart.“Myself and Brooklyn were in our home for five years and we became homeless as our landlord wanted to move back in. That was about two years ago. We were fighting to stay in our home as long as we could,” she explains.“I got in touch with Novas and they put me in the right direction, they were very good to us.”Sonia and Brooklyn ended up living in a hotel for about two months, but their “unbreakable bond” ensured they remained resilient in the face of their adversity.Thankfully, Sonia says, Brooklyn took the ordeal mostly in his stride, joking he was like the movie character “Kevin”, played by then child actor Macaulay Culkin who finds himself staying in the five-star Plaza Hotel, New York, in the 1992 adventure comedy “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York”.“Brooklyn was a very easy going child so he never complained about it. We were in the hotel for about eight weeks, and while we were there Novas helped us with our washing and provided tokens for the launderette. You spend a lot of money in a hotel as well, so they gave us vouchers to get our dinner cheaper in Our Lady of Lourdes community centre.“Novas were very helpful with ringing landlords. They were brilliant in every way, and since Brooklyn has passed, they have been a massive help to me.”Sonia singles out Julie McKenna, a senior project executive with Novas, for special praise.“Julie has been helping me, and being there for me, she got me through Christmas, she got me over it,” Sonia says.“At the time we were made homeless, we didn’t know where to turn to. I didn’t know where to go, and we didn’t have anywhere to stay. My family live in England, and so me and Brooklyn…well, Brooklyn had his dad… but in terms of stability for me and Brooklyn, I didn’t have anywhere to go.“It was a blessing that I had Novas to do that for me. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving back to them and to try to do the fundraising for them.”“I know Brooklyn would love to give back, I know he’d love that, that he’d have something to do with giving back to Novas. He wasn’t embarrassed hat he was homeless. He told his friends and his teacher at school, he was very grounded, very happy.”No matter where they lived, as long as they were a pair, Sonia and Brooklyn were “happy”.Their hopes were answered last October when they secured a home with Novas’s help, through Limerick City and County Council.The celebrations were poignantly short-lived with Brooklyn’s untimely death on November 3.Sonia Aylmer with Brooklyn ColbertSonia says: “We got the house in October but I still haven’t moved in yet. I’m finding it kind of difficult to move in and start another chapter without Brooklyn, but I’m in and out of it doing it up.“Last week I took a step forward by going back to work, so maybe in the next few weeks, I’ll take another step forward by moving into the house.”“Brooklyn was in the house and he picked out his bedroom so I will still do up the room up for him and there will still be a part of him in the house.”Sonia’s work as a mentor with Limerick Sports Partnership, helping others move on from trauma and their own individual experiences through exercise, has also helped her own mental health.She continues to battle the “bad days” and greets the good days with a positive smile.Sonia says her “whole world crashed” when she was told Brooklyn had died.“Brooklyn was more than my son, he was my best friend, he was like the other part of me, we were inseparable. It was like my whole world ended.”“I have a good circle of friends and they’re getting me through it, and my uncle who reared me with my nana has been a massive support too.”Prayer has also sustained her faith that Brooklyn’s spirit remains close to her.“I go to the church most days and I talk to Brooklyn and I light a candle. Me and Brooklyn used to light candles in the church, it was a thing that we did. I have his picture in the Augustinians Church, so I go in there and I light a candle and I have a chat with him.”“It only came to me the other day that the Great Limerick Run finishing line is just after we pass that church, so it’ll be nice. It will mean something to have it finished outside the church, where his picture is, it’ll be nice, it’ll be special.”“I feel him with me, I still do. We had so much of a bond. The bond we had can’t just be gone, it can’t just be broken. I believe we still have that bond, and I think he is guiding me stronger than ever.BROOKLYN Colbert wasn’t the only child to benefit from the work of Novas over the last two years with 2018 ranking as the worst year on record for the number of children helped by the Limerick charity.Novas senior project executive Julie McKenna said it was the first time they worked with over a thousand children in Limerick, Tipperary, Dublin, Cork and Kerry.“In Limerick, alone we supported 592 children and these were children who were homeless or at risk of being homeless.”“We really are up against it and we are really humbled that Sonia would consider to give back to Novas despite everything that she is experiencing at the moment, and that she wants Brooklyn’s memory to live on through giving back to Novas.”“We are very thankful for that, and very thankful for everybody that is supporting her, and gathering momentum, and getting involved in the race as well including Limerick Sports Partnership and her friends.”Paying tribute to Sonia and Brooklyn’s courage, she addds: “We are so thankful and very privileged to know Sonia, and to have known Brooklyn and worked with him. He was a kid with a spark about him and he left an impact and a memory wherever he went. So, it’s lovely to be involved in this and keeping his memory alive.”“We will continue to support Sonia, I know her a long time, and I would have went to Sonia on the night Brooklyn passed away, and we would touch in and out with one another, and that will continue as long as she needs it.I’m proud to be part of an organisation that does that, it’s the least we can do,” Ms McKenna added. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Police use stun gun on Tennessee nurse who refused to leave emergency room

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in Tennessee used a stun gun on a hospital nurse who they say refused to comply when medical officials asked him to leave the facility’s emergency room, according to court documents.Roger Davis, a nurse at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, faces charges of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in the wake of the April 26 incident, which police say turned violent when the 42-year-old nurse started yelling and swinging at the officers, punching one in the lip, according to a charging affidavit.Chattanooga police officer Sarah Rogers said she and her partner, referred to in the document as “Officer Woody,” arrived to the hospital after getting a call about an employee who had refused to leave, despite being asked to do so by medical staff and the hospital’s vice president.Once on the scene, Rogers said she asked the employee, Davis, to speak more softly, warning him that she would have to ask him to leave if he continued to yell.Davis responded, saying “Then do it,” to which the officer replied, “OK, leave the building,” the affidavit said. But Davis stood still and just stared at the officer. The officer says she asked him to leave more than once, according to the affidavit.“At this point I placed my hand on his arm to escort him out the door. As I did this, Mr. Davis started swinging his arms in an attempt to keep me from making him leave,” the responding officer said. “I attempted to take Mr. Davis into custody. Mr. Davis continued swinging his arms and fists at one point punching Officer Woody in the face busting his lip.”Rogers said she and her partner continued to command Davis “put his hands behind his back and to quit fighting the police,” but Davis wouldn’t comply, and even told officers, at one point, to “go ahead” and use a stun gun on him.Rogers says the officers tried using another “take-down technique” to put him into custody, but that effort was unsuccessful.“I pulled my Taser. I placed it on Mr. Davis’ chest and advised three times if he would not stop resisting … I would deploy my Taser,” Rogers said, adding that she ended up triggering the device once. “Mr. Davis finally rolled over on his stomach and we were able to place him into custody.”The hospital confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday and thanked the officers for “containing the situation.”“Erlanger would like to thank our associates, security and the Chattanooga Police Department for containing the situation that occurred on the evening of April 26,” Erlanger spokeswoman Jennifer Tittsworth told ABC affiliate WTVC in a statement. “Because of their diligence, patient care in the emergency department was in no way impacted as a result of this isolated incident.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Two-way dividends

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Two-way dividendsOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today The Government hopes to double the number of companies offering shareincentives to staff with its new All-Employee Share Scheme – another step onthe road to the enterprise culture. Lynda Finan explains what’s in it foremployersChancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown announced the New All EmployeeShare Scheme in his pre-Budget statement last November. New Labour believesthat employee share ownership has an important part to play in raisingproductivity by giving employees a direct interest in the success of theiremploying company. “I want to encourage the new enterprise cultureÉ inwhich everyone contributes and everyone benefits from success,” Brownsaid. Britain’s share ownership is half that of the US. The UK has never been anation of worker-shareholders, despite the fact that share ownership plans arenot an innovation and that governments since the late 1970s have offered taxincentives to encourage employees to buy shares in their employing companies. In 1978, approved profit-sharing schemes arrived, allowing employers todistribute free shares across the company. This was followed by thesave-as-you-earn (Saye) Option Scheme in 1980 and the Company Share Option Plan(CSOP), for senior executives, in 1984. Despite the tax advantages they carry,employers have not consistently, or on a wide scale, offered share schemes totheir staff. The Government hopes the new scheme will be more successful and will doublethe number of companies offering such incentives to all, rather than a selectfew, employees. In last month’s Budget, Brown announced enhancements to the scheme,including a reduction in Capital Gains Tax, to encourage take-up (see box). Healso announced existing schemes including SAYE would remain unaltered. The new scheme will allow employers to permit their employees to buy up to£1,500 worth of shares in their own company from pre-tax income, which can bematched by the employer with up to £3,000 of shares. It will also allow theemployer to give a further £3,000 worth of shares, with the option of linkingthis award to performance. So long as the shares are retained in the plan forat least five years, no income tax or National Insurance contributions will belevied on them. As employees will be required to pay for “partnership shares” (seebelow) from the outset, the new scheme offers a different form of employeeshare ownership to the traditional option schemes. The Government has tried tobuild barriers against the risk to employees in committing their own funds byintroducing tax breaks, discounting opportunities on equity purchases andsetting a relatively low limit on the number of shares that can be purchased. With these sweeteners it hopes employees will be keen to be a part of such ascheme. It will be possible for an employee, with a purchase of shares at aneffective cost of £1,000, to receive shares up to a maximum of £7,500. Butthere is no guarantee all companies will be this generous. The Government has provided tax incentives for employers to set up thescheme. This may prove useful to companies which have not yet set up shareschemes for their employees, although the real incentive to companies is to beable to offer a scheme which encourages enterprise and promotes the identity ofemployees’ interests with those of the company and its shareholders. The legislation will allow the employer to set up a share ownership plancomprising one or more of three elements. Partnership shares Employers may include a plan which allows employees to allocate part oftheir pre-tax salary to buy shares in their company. These shares are referredto as “partnership shares” and staff can buy to a maximum value of£1,500 a year. As an example, a basic-rate tax payer will be able to purchase£1,500 worth of shares at an effective cost of about £1,000, since the shareswill be exempt from both income tax at a rate of 23 per cent and NIcontributions. Although partnership shares may be removed from the plan at any time, as anincentive to retention the Government proposes that if the shares are withdrawnfrom the plan within five years, other than in certain limited circumstances –including the cessation of employment by reason of death, disability orredundancy and on reaching retirement age – there will be a charge to incometax and NI contributions. As the partnership shares have been bought by employees, however, they cannever be forfeited although they may be subject to pre-emption provisionsrequiring them to be offered for sale if the employee ceased to be in relevantemployment. Matching shares Employers can offer up to £3,000 worth of “matching shares” toemployees who buy the full allowance of partnership shares. Employers willtherefore be able to award up to two free matching shares for every one theemployee buys. The only restriction proposed is that the same ratio of matchingshares must be awarded to all employees who have purchased partnership shares. As the matching shares will be offered to encourage the purchase ofpartnership shares, companies will be permitted to include provisions formatching shares to be forfeited, at no cost, if the corresponding partnershipshares are withdrawn from the plan within three years. Furthermore, matchingshares may also be lost if the employee leaves within three years, other thanfor certain “good” reasons such as death, illness or redundancy. Free shares The employer can give up to £3,000 worth of shares – “free shares”– whether or not it operates a partnership shares plan. The award of freeshares is a form of performance-related pay since the award can be linked toindividual, team, divisional or corporate performance as long as theperformance conditions are based on objective measures. The Government says thescheme will be closely monitored so employers do not abuse it by, for example,concentrating rewards on directors and higher-paid employees. Tax treatment Employees who keep their shares in the scheme for five years will pay noincome tax or NI contributions on those shares. Participants taking theirshares out after three years will pay tax and NI contributions on no more thanthe initial value of those shares – any increase in the value of their sharesin the plan will be free from tax and NI contributions. Employees removingshares within three years will be liable to pay income tax on the market valueof shares when taken out of the plan. On the sale of shares there is a capital gains tax liability only on anyincrease in the value of shares after coming out of the plan. Dividends may bepaid on the shares to employees and they are to be taxed in the normal way.However, the Government is encouraging further reinvestment by offeringdividends free from income tax if they are ploughed back into purchasingadditional shares. Creating a trust A UK trust will act as the vehicle for acquiring and handling shares for thebenefit of employees. The Government believes that since many companies arefamiliar with trusts and operate such arrangements at present, this will notcause any practical problems for those wishing to establish the new scheme. The trust required will be more flexible than the types of trusts currentlyused in conjunction with approved profit-sharing schemes. For example, themoney acquired to purchase the shares will come not only from the company butalso from the employees. Second, the trustees will be empowered to recycle freeand matching shares as a result of employees leaving their jobs. Third, cash tomeet Paye liabilities can be raised by the trustees by selling any of aparticipant shares. There will be a strict time limit for the use of deductions from salary toacquire shares. The current proposal is for 30 days, unless the plan providesfor an “accumulation period” of not more than 12 months. Tax relief As well as offering employees tax incentives to participate in the scheme,the new scheme offers tax advantages to the employer. The following can all bededucted in computing the company’s liability for corporation tax – the costsof setting up and administering the plan, gross salary allocated by employeesto buy partnership shares and the market value of free and matching shares whenacquired by the trustees. Administration and implementation For most companies, the scheme must be approved by shareholders. For publiccompanies with an annual general meeting to be held before July, considerationshould therefore be given to obtaining shareholder approval on the basis of thedraft legislation. Companies should review their administration procedures and systems to seeif they can cope with the mass of paperwork the new scheme will inevitablygenerate. Alternatively, they should consider outsourcing the administrativeburden. HR strategies Employers should be looking to review their HR strategies as soon aspossible, considering how they will monitor performance relative to the awardof shares. Existing schemes should be reviewed and employment packages may needto be reconsidered to take account of the existence of the new scheme. Lynda Finan is a share schemes specialist and a tax partner in the Leedsoffice of national firm Dibb Lupton Alsop final details of the proposals are to be contained in the Finance Bill,which is due to be published in April. The Finance Act 2000 is expected toreceive Royal Assent in July. The Chancellor has announced that the InlandRevenue will be geared up to review draft schemes submitted by companies inlate April.   The Inland Revenue is expected to preview schemes under a new Fast TrackApproval Procedure. It is also promising a helpline for initial queries, and isproposing to increase the number of officials working on share schemes in orderto deal with the likely increase in demand as a result of the implementation ofthe new scheme. It will also publish specimen documents, including the planrules and a trust deed.At a glance guideImprovements in the Budget– Companies will get corporation tax relief for the costs they incur inproviding shares for employees to buy, to the extent that such costs exceed theemployees’ contributions– Shares held in a qualifying employee share ownership trust (Quest) onBudget Day can be transferred to a new plan trust without losing thecorporation tax relief already given on the contribution made to the Quest– Companies can award free shares in respect of performance periods thatbegin before the 2000 Finance Bill becomes law– As a transitional measure, companies can run an APS scheme alongside a newplan that provides partnership shares – A simplification for trustees D employers can operate PAYE and account forNational Insurance– The dividend re-investment limits are simplified – up to £1,500 of dividendsmay be re-invested in shares tax free each year– The time limit for providing information to the Inland Revenue is extendedfrom 30 days to three months– The 30-day time limit for taking shares out of the trust when employeesleave is replaced by a new rule which gives employees and trustees freedom tomake their own arrangements about transferring the shares– Improvements specifically to help smaller companies– A new capital gains roll-over relief for existing shareholders who want to– Sell their shares to a new plan trust to be used for the benefit ofemployees – The existence of arrangements to enable employees to sell shares held in anew plan trust will not of itself make those shares readily convertible intocash and require employers to operate PAYE and account for National InsuranceWhere to go from here?– Review your HR strategy – Review employment packages – Review existing share schemes – Review administration systems – Consider seeking shareholder approval now Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

USU Football Will Have Five Home Games Streamed Live on Facebook This Fall

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State University announced that five of the football team’s home games will be live streamed on Facebook.The Maverik Stadium home dates for these contests are September 8 vs. New Mexico State, September 13 vs. Tennessee Tech, October 13 vs. UNLV, October 27 vs. New Mexico and November 10 vs. San Jose State. August 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Football Will Have Five Home Games Streamed Live on Facebook This Fall Tags: Maverik Stadium/New Mexico/New Mexico State/San Jose State/Tennessee Tech/UNLV/USU Football Written by Brad Jameslast_img