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Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England: Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard III tomb design

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group September 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm I just hope that prayers are said for them from whatever house of worship people go to. Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III. Photo: Leicester Cathedral[Anglican Communion News Service] The detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III were revealed today by Leicester Cathedral, as they seek planning permission for the design. The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England will review the plans and is expected to make a decision by late October.The King will have a raised tomb of finely worked Swaledale fossil limestone deeply incised with a simple cross, placed at the center of a rose carved in white limestone, surrounded by a band of dark Kilkenny limestone, in a special area created by re-ordering part of the interior of the cathedral. The top of the tomb is inclined towards the east, as a symbol of the resurrection of the dead.The name of the King, the dates of his birth and death (1452-1485), his personal motto “Loyaulte me Lie” (Loyalty binds Me) and his “boar” badge will be carved into the dark circular band on the floor around the tomb. The area will be defined by wooden screens, between the new altar under the tower and a new chapel which will be used for private prayer and for regular daily worship.The site of the tomb is in what is now the chancel of the cathedral, a traditional place of honor. This is equivalent to the position of the King’s original grave in the Grey Friars Priory.The Dean of Leicester, the Very Rev. David Monteith, said today: “We fully respect the process of the Judicial Review which will ensure the procedure leading to the reinterment is correct. While this takes its course we must, as would any Cathedral in this position, seek planning permission for the detailed and costly changes  which need to be made to the building.“The overall concept is regal and respectful in its elegant simplicity, as befits the final resting place of a King of England. By placing the tomb in our chancel, we are giving King Richard the same honor as did those friars more than 500 years ago.”The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt. Rev. Tim Stevens, said: “I am proud to support the cathedral in continuing to progress its responsibility to prepare for the reinterment of King Richard while the judicial process continues. Our cathedral deserves our prayerful support during this exciting and challenging time.”The improvements to the inside of the cathedral – which include opening up the area directly under the tower – will also create a better experience for the thousands of people expected to visit, leading them through the building, past the tomb area and through various interpretation boards telling the story of the King and the cathedral.The cathedral site is also being dramatically improved through the Cathedral Gardens project, which will create a new public open space, including re-siting the statue of Richard III now in Castle Gardens and a new piece of artwork funded by the County Council.  This project is currently out to tender and work is expected to start next month.Phil Stone, chair of the Richard III Society, described the design as “utterly inspired.” He said: “Because of the Judicial Review, the Society must stick by its neutrality. If in two to three months’ time it is clear that Richard is coming to Leicester then I hope this will proceed according to these plans. This design is utterly inspired and if it does not come here, I hope they will do the same thing somewhere else.”The overall design work has been guided by a project group chaired by the Rev. Canon Mandy Ford, which included representatives from the Richard III Society, the City Council and the University of Leicester. Mandy said: “This design is the result of wide and careful consideration. The architects have responded to our desire for a monument which speaks of the great Christian themes of life, death and resurrection, while marking the resting place of one individual”.All the designs have now been submitted to the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England for final approval. The CFCE is the statutory planning body who have to approve all proposed alterations to English Cathedrals. A decision is expected by the end of October. The documents and pictures can all be seen on the website, with a short video from the dean.The tomb and interior designs were created by the firm of van Heyningen and Haward Architects. The designs were presented to interested groups earlier in the week, including local MPs and Peers, the Richard III Society and the wider Cathedral community. The cost of the reinterment and the reordering of the Cathedral in connection with it will be around £1.3m (US$2.08m). The tomb and vault will cost in the region of £96,000 (US$153,812). Posted Sep 20, 2013 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Mary Nelson says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release England: Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard III tomb design Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC September 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm A tomb worthy of a Crowned and Anointed King of England. He was not the first sovereign nor the last to labor under the burden of a controversial reputation. Nonetheless he deserved better than he received at the time of his death. May all be reconciled in death by the Grace and Mercy of God in Christ Jesus. May Richard III, The Princes in the Tower and Henry VII all rest in peace. Donald Lowery says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Comments (2) last_img read more

Limerick fathers are looking after their babies

first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleElderly Limerick woman duped into money scamNext articleLimerick memorial to heroes of the Great War Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsSocietyLimerick fathers are looking after their babiesBy Editor – November 7, 2017 2285 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDeirdre CluneEU employment committeefathersFine GaellimerickMEPparental leavepaternity leave Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live More Limerick fathers are taking paternity leave1,039 fathers in Limerick have taken paternity leave since it came into operation just over a year ago, according to Munster Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune.Ms Clune, who is a member of the EU Employment committee, has welcomed figures released to her by the Department of Social Protection which show that Paternity leave take up amongst Irish fathers is steadily increasing.The figures show that 34 per cent of Irish fathers took paternity leave in the first three months of 2017 and 27,307 have availed of leave since the scheme came into operation in September 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s not a bad start. Take up is as low as four per cent in France where a campaign to make paternity leave compulsory has kicked off. In Germany, men and women have equal rights to parental leave of 12 to 14 months on 65 per cent of the individual parent’s salary, she explained.“Ireland has one of the highest birth rates in Europe. Almost 64,000 babies were born here in 2016. The national birth rate in the first quarter of 2017 was 16,487 and the number of fathers who claimed paternity leave for the same period was 5,711.“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women. Shared responsibility for new- born babies is the key to equality in the labour market – but the responsibility will always fall on women unless men play an active role in child rearing and actually take the paternity leave.“Depending on the ongoing take up, we should look at more incentives to encourage fathers to take paternity leave. I would be extremely reluctant to go down the road of making paternity leave mandatory, and propose that we use other incentives like “use it or lose it” to further increase the take up of paternity leave.Ms Clune said she was conscious that employers, particularly in small businesses, would fear the cost of temporarily losing men as well as women to these family friendly policies, but she urged them to change how they view family time off.“Employees being absent is a cost to business, especially a small one, but I think we’re going to have to accept that this is a cost of doing business just like holiday pay and sickness benefit”.last_img read more

In UK, roving teams bring COVID-19 vaccine shots to homeless

first_imgLocal NewsUS NewsWorld News Facebook Facebook TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 In UK, roving teams bring COVID-19 vaccine shots to homeless Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSigfox Collaborates with Google Cloud to Accelerate its Global IoT StrategyNext article‘We’ll be left without families’: Fear in Ethiopia’s Tigray Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Andhra Pradesh High Court Gives Nod For Gram Panchayat Elections As Per Election Commission’s Schedule

first_imgNews UpdatesAndhra Pradesh High Court Gives Nod For Gram Panchayat Elections As Per Election Commission’s Schedule R Prasanth21 Jan 2021 10:03 PMShare This – x”The ultimate decision as to whether it is possible and expedient to hold the elections at any given point of time must rest with the Election Commission.”A Division Bench of AP High Court comprising Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice C Praveen Kumar held that the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the APSEC notifying the election schedule for the local bodies need not be interfered with as the facts and circumstances of the case does not warrant suspension of the order.Background of the case:The court was dealing with a Writ Appeal…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 Division Bench of AP High Court comprising Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice C Praveen Kumar held that the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the APSEC notifying the election schedule for the local bodies need not be interfered with as the facts and circumstances of the case does not warrant suspension of the order.Background of the case:The court was dealing with a Writ Appeal filed by the APSEC challenging the interim order dated 11.01.2021 passed by a single judge in W.P.No.1158 of 2021 suspending the election notification issued by the APSEC dated 08.01.2021 for Gram panchayat elections.A petition was filed by the AP State Government challenging the election notification issued by the APSEC with averment that the notification was based on “consideration of material extraneous to record, arbitrary and irrational rejection of the views of the government, and on surmises, conjectures, and assumptions, vitiated by malice in law.” The single-judge bench in its interim order observed “Decision to conduct elections certainly hampers and create hindrance to mammoth vaccination programme taken up by the Union of India.” The single judge also observed that the SEC issued the impugned order “without preceded by any pragmatic decision, based on the decisional consultation with the state government”, as mandated by the Supreme Court in State of Andhra Pradesh v. Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission, Writ Petition (Civil) No.437 of 2020.The single judge further observed that the Court observed that “the SEC had failed to consider the inputs supplied by the government objectively, in its proper perspective.”Submission of the State Election Commission: It was argued by Senior Counsel B.Adinarayan Rao, appearing on behalf of State Election Commission that the learned Single Judge was wholly in error in suspending the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the State Election Commission.He submitted that single judge came to a definite conclusion that APSEC failed to consider the inputs supplied by the State Government objectively even without adverting to the order dated 08.01.2021 passed by APSEC. He further submitted that the single judge came to the conclusion that conduct of election will hamper and create hindrance to the vaccination programme undertaken by the UOI without assigning any reason.He submitted that the SEC had considered the views of the state government dispassionately while notifying the election schedule and the ultimate decision as to whether it is possible or expedient to hold the elections rests with the Election Commission.He has submitted that the vaccination programme for Corona Virus will be an ongoing process for a considerable period of time and in that circumstance, it will not be correct to keep the democratic process suspended till the vaccination programme comes to an end.Submissions of the state of Andhra Pradesh:Advocate General S Sriram appearing for respondent State of AP in the Writ Appeal at the outset argued that the Writ Appeal under clause 15 of the Letters Patent Appeal is not maintainable as the interim order impugned in the Writ Appeal is not a Judgment, against which only a Writ Appeal lies.Advocate General drew the attention of the court to a letter dated 28.10.2020 addressed by the State Election Commissioner to the Home Secretary, Government of India, to contend that the Commissioner had unwarrantedly attributed motive to the State Government ruled by the YSR Congress party that it was determined not to hold elections in his tenure, which is till March 2021, and this is what was uppermost in his mind while issuing the order dated 08.01.2021.He submitted that State Government delegation was met by the SEC on 08.01.2021 and on that very day itself, the schedule of election was notified, which shows that commissioner had already fixed schedule and his meeting with the state government delegation was a mere window dressing. He argued that the apprehensions of the state government as to the logistical constraints because of the vaccination programme, were not looked into.He has submitted that the State Government wants the election be postponed till the first phase of vaccination programme is completed.Observations of the Bench:Maintainability: On the aspect of maintainability of Writ Appeal the bench relying on Midnapore Peoples’ Coop.Bank Limited and others v. Chunilal Nanda and others delivered by Supreme Court observed that ” that the interim order is not a routine order passed in the writ petition to facilitate the progress of the case till its culmination in the final decision and that it has the effect of granting final relief as prayed for in the writ petition without the matter being tested on merits and without determining the rights and obligations of the parties. The interim order has also affected vital and valuable right of the State Election Commission tocarry out the constitutional requirement ofholding election to the local panchayats. In that view of the matter, we are of the considered opinion that the interim order passed by the learned single Judge falls within the meaning of the word “judgment” and, therefore, this appeal is maintainable.”Bad Faith: On the aspect of allegations regarding Bad Faith the bench in para 32 held ” By the order dated 08.01.2021, the State Election Commission had decided to fulfil its obligation to hold election, which is overdue by almost 2½ years. Thus, the Commissioner was acting on the legitimate exercise of power that he has. It is not explained to us how in pursuing a legitimate exercise, the Commissioner had been acting malafide in the sense of pursuing an illegitimate aim. In any event, the Court would be slow to draw adverse inference unless material of high order of credibility is placed before the Court regarding malafide, more so, when imputations are attributed to holder of an office discharging high responsibility such as the Commissioner of the State Election Commission.”The bench further observed that “Only because of the fact that the Commissioner had articulated that the State Government was not willing to have the election conducted during his tenure and that a senior political functionary of the ruling party was canvassing that elections would be held in the month of April or May, it cannot be readily accepted, as argued by the learned Advocate General, that just to make sure that election is held during his tenure and thus, to prove a point, the election is announced by him, unmindful of the ground realities.”Retarding, interdicting, protracting or stalling of the election proceedings:The bench referring to the Election Commission of India ThroughSecretary v. Ashok Kumar and others delivered by Supreme court observed that ” that the Court must guard against any attempt at retarding, interdicting, protracting or stalling of the election proceedings.”Power to take final decision must rest with Election Commission:The bench observed at para no.43 ”To recapitulate, as held in ElectionCommission of India vs state of Haryana the ultimate decision as to whether it is possible and expedient to hold the elections at any given point of time must rest with the Election Commission. In Mohinder Singh Gill, the Supreme Court had reiterated that discretionvested in a high functionary maybe reasonably trusted to be used properly, not perversely. If it is misused, certainly the Court has the power to strike down the act.”The division bench while allowing the Writ Appeal opined that ” Having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case as discussed above and in view of the law as it stands today, we are of the considered opinion that present was not a case warranting suspension of the order dated 08.01.2021, which has the effect of postponing the election process. Taking that view, we set aside the interim order passed by the learned single Judge.”The bench impressed upon the parties to the proceedings that both election and vaccination programmes being of vital importance for the people, the parties will make all endeavour to ensure that both the programmes are conducted smoothly and successfully.Click here to download the JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Bayer brings in car scheme as retention drive

first_imgBayeris introducing a scheme to make new cars available to its 2,200 staff as partof its recruitment and retention strategy. The chemicals conglomerate has an arrangement that will allow employees who arenot part of a company car scheme to lease purchase one directly fromFleetlease, at low interest rates and without paying a deposit. Ian Peacock, group HR director at Bayer, said, “I believe that givingstaff more choice and flexibility when it comes to their remuneration packageultimately helps Bayer attract and retain quality people.” He added, “We wanted to cut back the cost of running such a largevehicle fleet and part of this rationalisation was to put in place a dedicatedpersonal leasing scheme that can benefit all staff.” The scheme has been individually tailored to Bayer’s requirements. Peacocksaid, “Many employees relocate to other countries – sometimes at shortnotice – so it was important that the scheme included early termination cover,decreasing the penalties normally associated with returning a vehicleprematurely.” Staff pay for a new or used vehicle, either by individual direct debit ormoney can be deducted from the employee’s pay. So far, 42 employees have participated. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Bayer brings in car scheme as retention driveOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

RADS entries raise their game in a tough market

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The current economic downturn may be hitting the jobs market, but it isstill essential for employers to recruit the best talent. And thus explains why the 12 judges on the Recruitment Advertising Awards(RADS) panel have had so many entries to review this year, 520 in the 17categories of the competition. Rob Smith, chair of the judging team, explained that despite tough times inthe market, the aims of recruiters remain the same, and they have to raisetheir game even higher: “It is about how organisations are using theirbrand to attract and recruit more skills into the business. Employers arehaving to be much sharper,” he said. He said originality was one of the key criteria but the judges are alsointerested in how recruitment advertising fits into a company’s whole businessstrategy. “It is no longer just about recruiting new people. It is aboutadvertising and promoting the employer’s brand. Recruiters have to understandthe candidate,” he said. The extensive two rounds and three full days of judging will produce awinner in each category as well as an overall Best Work of the Year Award. According to Smith, the eventual winner will be the advert that bestdemonstrates the modern recruitment process: “It will be somethingunquestionably original and at the very top of its trade in art direction, useof copy and how it works with its audience.” Despite the ‘wow’ factor that many ads aspire to, it is still essential thatthe overall aim is fulfilled and they get the right people and the right skillsinto the business. Jamie Zuppinger, European resources manager at retailer Claire’s said:”Ultimately it has to recruit the right type of people for the role it istrying to fill. That’s its fundamental role.” Gill Davies, recruitment manager at T-Mobile added: “You don’t wantinnovation or something new just for the sake of it. It has to be functionaland fulfil its job as a recruitment advert.” Pauline Moignard, an HR consultant, is on the panel for the second timeafter a break of six years. In that time she said the standard has risendramatically, with the growth of the internet playing a significant role. She added that the public and private sectors have almost swapped places interms of recruitment budgets and the methods used to attract new staff. However, she said her criteria in picking a winner had largely remained thesame, despite the changes in the market. The judges will meet again to finalise the shortlist and choose the winners.And as Amanda Saker, a recruitment consultant with Virgin, explains the mostsuccessful entries will have a balance between boundary breaking innovation andensuring the advert does its job. By Ross WighamThe Recruitment Advertising AwardsWill be presented at a spectacular dinner on 16 January at the GrosvenorHouse Hotel in London.  For more detailsvisit www.radawards.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. RADS entries raise their game in a tough marketOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Election: OULC and OUCA lose out

first_imgLabour  12 The final composition of Oxford City Council is now: Labour – 23, Lib Dem – 16, Green – 7, and IWCA – 2.  IWCA Lib Dem  208 Independent In the last elections in 2006, Lib Dem candidate RichardHuzzey won Holywell, with the Greens‘ Matthew Morton coming second with half as many votes asHuzzey. The Greens took Carfax with only a 23 vote lead over the Lib Dems.Of the 25 seats up for election in 2006, Labour won 10, withthe Lib Dems winning 9, the Green Party 5 and the Independent Working Class Association winning 1. {nomultithumb}Check the final election results here  375 Labour Kieran Hutchinson DeanLabour Yet in the end Lib Dem candidate Nathan Pyle, who works at St John’s and has a DJ slot at the Purple Turtle, won by a strong margin. Final election results: Green  182 Carfax Ward The results mean the two majority student wards are now both under Lib Dem control.  196  3 Holywell ward was expected to see a close fight, with twostudent candidates: Kieran Hutchinson Dean, Labour candidate and student atWadham, and Alex Stafford, Conservative candidate and student at St Benet’s.  481 Labour will be particularly pleased to win Blackbird Leys, beating the Independent Working Class Association (IWCA ), who have lost two of their seats, both to Labour. Green Conservative  0 Liberal Democrat The Liberal Democrats have conceded control of Oxford City Council to Labour, despite strong support in student wards.  239 Votes Candidate Party The Lib Dems had signs of strong student support by winning in Carfax and Holywell. These wards cover almost all the colleges and residences in the city centre.The Green Party won two seats, fewer than the previous election in 2006.  0 PartySeats Respect The Lib Dems had been running a minority administration of theCity Council, with Labour only four seats ahead, so the stakes were high with two leading parties neck-and-neck for most of the results.Nationally, key issues centred around cuts in services, suchas post offices, rubbish collection, and schools, but also antisocial behaviour,the environment and council tax.In Oxford, mostcandidates had been promoting environmental policies and plans aimed at making Oxfordsafer at night. Two other hot topics were animal rights protestors and tuitionfees.Holywell candidates Lib Dem  144 Claudia Fitzherbert The Conservatives notably failed to win any seats, with both their councillors – Lib Dem defectors Paul Sargent and Tia MacGregor losing their seats to Labour.Close results Chip Sherwood  0 Holywell Ward Voters in Oxford headed to polling stations on May 1st to choose 24 of the city’s 48 councillors.Nationally, the local elections were the first opportunity for voters togive their verdict on Gordon Brown’s premiership. They were also Lib Dem leaderNick Clegg’s first electoral outing since becoming party leader.Labour won four more seats than the Lib Dems, increasing their number in the Council to 22. This is short of a majority, but they are now the largest party by some margin. Alex Stafford More results may be found at Oxford City Council’s website. Stephen Brown Council Seats Won:  8 Conservative Votes Conservative Sarah Hutchison  1 Nathan Pyle Paul Sargeant CandidateParty Green  284last_img read more

JULY 14 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays READERS POLL question is: DO YOU FEEL THAT THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE IS IN FINE FINANCIAL SHAPE?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column doesn’t represents the views or opinions of our advertisers.last_img

Seasonal seller

first_imgAlthough available all year round in frozen or dried form, fresh cranberries are in season now. Native to North America, they are the fruit of low-growing, creeping shrubs that grow in acidic bogs. When the fruit turns red in early October, the beds are flooded and a harvester removes the fruit from the vines. The fruits are graded for quality and 95% are used for drinks, sauces and sweetened dried cranberries. The best quality are sold fresh or frozen.Cranberries, when ripe, are acidic and need a fair amount of sugar to counteract the sharpness. They can be used in muffins, loaf cakes and breads, in tarts and pies, cakes and cheesecakes. They mix very well with orange zest and juice, apples, dark and white chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, almonds, hazelnuts and pecans. They can look spectacular cooked with a little sugar and used as a glaze on a rich decadent chocolate cake. Or, as a different take on a Bakewell tart, a few can be mixed with raspberry jam and spread on the pastry base before topping with frangipane.Make a cranberry and apple tart or crumble by mixing apples with cranberries, pecans and cinnamon. They can also be added to mincemeat just before using in mince pies for a Christmas twist.In season: end of October – end of DecemberBy Fiona Burrell, co-author of Leiths Baking Bible, from the world-famous Leiths School of Food and Winelast_img read more

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