Beta Glass Company ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Beta Glass Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Welsh rugby: Five things we’ve learned in June

first_img Stay strong: Owen Williams has received messages of support from all over the world Owen WilliamsOwen Williams sustained a significant spinal cord injury whilst playing at the inaugural World Club 10s competition. You’ll often hear people refer to an event as ‘putting things in perspective’.  An event which makes the trivial concerns seem just that. Owen’s injury was one of those instances. It was genuinely upsetting to see such a player rich with promise and a fine young man too, suffer such cruel misfortune.Owen’s accident drew support from all around the globe with fans and players taking to social media. The hashtag #staystrongforows dominated rugby timelines and illustrated the deep concern that people have for Owen. Thankfully, he has now returned to Wales with his family, where he will continue his rehabilitation. Good luck, Owen.  Everyone is behind you.Still waiting: The RRW and WRU are still to agree on a Participation Agreement to move forwardParticipation agreement endsWelsh rugby has been playing ‘countdown’ with the Participation Agreement (P.A.) for quite a while. But June saw the ticking finally come to an end. Leaving Welsh rugby with a real conundrum.I’ll leave you to solve it – SHTISTOMRWithout the P.A. Welsh rugby could fall into chaos in a very short space of time – even more chaos, if that’s possible. The PA is Welsh rugby. It is the foundation on which all regional rugby and test rugby is run in Wales. It dictates release dates for test players, Welsh player quotas, remuneration for the regions and this time round may even include the allocation of centrally contracted players. Rumours suggest that the new PA is close to being finalised in the coming weeks. Fingers and toes crossed.Lower League restructuresYou could be forgiven for thinking that Welsh rugby’s problems are limited to the elite game. But no. Welsh rugby has many problems, on many levels – so much so that it would be a perfect sponsorship fit for NCP car parks. The most recent of which has been the restructuring of Wales’ lower leagues. June saw the passing of the new structure by a vote of 61% (70% of those eligible voted). But whilst it is undoubtedly positive that a resolution has been found; some remain unconvinced.The restructure will see reduced travelling to away games for certain clubs, lowering travel costs – which are a major headache for smaller clubs. However concerns have been raised that the restructure will also see teams from lower divisions pitted against teams from higher divisions – the possible difference in quality, size and fitness of the opposition leading to demoralising margins of defeat and potentially posing an injury risk. It will be interesting to see if the experiment works. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Goodwill abounds for Owen Williams, the Participation Agreement deadline passes, Ian Evans heads over the Severn Bridge and an improved Wales are all covered Pride is back: Wales’ much improved performance has raised spiritsThe 2nd test was a commercial win for WalesWales’ performance in the  Second Test was vitally important for Wales – but not just on the field. The commercial impact of the performance will have made the Autumn International fixtures a far easier sell – and Welsh rugby needs every penny that it can get.Pushing tickets, advertising space and corporate boxes is hard enough in the current climate – selling them to punters who think that Wales are unable to compete with the big three from the southern Hemisphere, would be a tall order. Wales’ display in the second test would have undoubtedly pleased Warren Gatland, Rob Howley, and Robyn McBryde – but it will also have brought a Cheshire cat sized-smile to the face of the WRU’s commercial team.Bristol-bound: Ian Evans chose the best domestic offer on the tableBristol sign Ian EvansJune saw Bristol RFC announce yet another marquee signing in Ian Evans. It was yet another enormous show of power and wealth from Bristol and has added to what is essentially an AVIVA Premiership squad. However, whilst Evans’ signing was lauded in the West Country it was met with jeers and boos from Wales.But why? You can’t blame Ian Evans for signing a lucrative contract at the age of 29 – especially with his injury record. You can’t blame Bristol for using their substantial player budget to lure the best playing talent available, particularly at this late stage in June. And you also can’t blame Sean Holley for using his relationship with his former players – that’s what good coaches do. If you’re looking to point the finger – point it at the delayed Participation Agreement. If the extra money that is rumoured to be part of the new deal had been allocated to the regions earlier they would have been more able to be more competitive in the transfer market.last_img read more

Concern for mental health stigma after Sagamihara stabbings

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Concern for mental health stigma after Sagamihara stabbings Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Health & Healthcare Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Aug 3, 2016 Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Two Sheds / DREAMER + Roger Nelson

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses Tomkinson Group, John Guise ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Landscape Designer: Year:  Lead Carpenters: ArchDaily Australia Manufacturers: Geberit, Alspec, Brodware, Dulux, FRANKE, Fisher & Paykel, Hafele, Miele, ROGER SELLER, Revolution Roofing, Rheem, Capral, Made Retail, Messmate 2019 CopyHouses•Lorne, Australia Project Lead:Ben ShieldsProject Team:Ben Shields, Malisa Benjamins, Mitchell Sack, Roger NelsonPlanning:Phil Rosevear, Andrew RoddaBushfire Assessment Bmo:EcotideJoinery:Mawson JoineryBrasswork:Elias Katsouranis, Made RetailCity:LorneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rory GardinerRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Two Sheds is located on 25 acres of bush in the hills immediately to the west of the Lorne township, Victoria, Australia. It is a retreat allowing the clients to disconnect from the world of city, noise, and work as they come together to reconnect and begin a 30-year project to rejuvenate the surrounding bushland. The project uses a minimal material palette and a simple design language drawing from local cottages, agricultural buildings, and Australian vernacular. It provides a backdrop for cherished family experiences as the inhabitants slow down, notice and engage with the simple joys of living.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerSave this picture!Kitchen sectionSave this picture!© Rory GardinerViews to the hills and beach, privacy, and constructability had all been carefully balanced in siting of the previous design. In addition, the clients and design team wanted to avoid any further time spent in town-planning and the original location was kept. Save this picture!© Rory GardinerTwo almost identical but mirrored gable-roofed timber-lined sheds, compose the public and private zones of the house, with the timber externally charred and raw within. The forms are separate but remain connected internally via a glazed gallery and externally via a terrace and path. They align with existing contours and are consequently cranked to face away from each other, increasing privacy to sleeping shed and bedrooms. Save this picture!© Rory GardinerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Rory GardinerVerandas line the hill and ocean sides of the buildings, mediating the sun and providing a deep threshold, from inside to out. Importantly these have also become great informal social spaces for a drink and chat. The verandas expressed rafters and roof eaves are reminiscent of Australian typologies such as the cottage and shed and similar elements are can be found on buildings nearby. Save this picture!© Rory GardinerThe social/living shed to the west is an open space occupied by a dark central box housing the kitchen, laundry, WC, and living joinery. This box creates two volumes at either end of the shed forming the kitchen/meal areas and living/lounge. These are distinct spaces but still connected. Conversely, the sleeping shed is divided repeatedly, creating a compact bedroom and bathroom spaces, connected via a corridor to the south. A concrete wall in the living space necessary for bracing became an opportunity for a long shelf/seat and spot for a wood heater.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerIn the sleeping quarters, the zoning, seamless sliding and pivot doors, and increased acoustic control through timber-clad blockwork walls all work hard to create intimate, quiet spaces, secluded but still connected to bush and ocean. The bathrooms are intentionally located within the building, with low ceilings that release into full height shower spaces, lit by skylights. They are experientially different from the rest of the house as the soft light and cementitious render highlight the timber materiality present elsewhere. Save this picture!© Rory GardinerA loose court is present on the hillside of the house, created by the retaining wall, main house, and carport/future bungalow. This space has been left open to change as the family’s needs to grow in the future.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Somiatruites / Xavier Andrés ArquitecteSelected ProjectsARI House / Greenbox DesignSelected Projects Share Photographs Vegetation: Two Sheds / DREAMER + Roger NelsonSave this projectSaveTwo Sheds / DREAMER + Roger Nelson Inlite Eckersley Garden Architecture, Scott Leung Save this picture!© Rory Gardiner+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Structural Design: “COPY” Ecology and Heritage Partners Builder: Birregurra, Nathan Lewis, Mark Jolley Lighting: Two Sheds / DREAMER + Roger Nelson GD Construction, George Dragovitch Photographs:  Rory Gardiner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: DREAMER, Roger Nelson Area Area of this architecture project Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 4D Workshop, David Doolan, Brett Stewart Civil Engineering: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDREAMEROfficeFollowRoger NelsonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLorneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 21, 2020Cite: “Two Sheds / DREAMER + Roger Nelson” 21 Sep 2020. 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Robinson leads nation’s top passing offense into week of non-conference road tests

first_img + posts Previous articleWhat we’re reading: We have good chemistryNext articleProposed Title IX changes open for public comment Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Garrett Podell Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Twitter “He shoots the ball well so he gives another guy to spot,” said Dixon. “He spaces the floor, on the perimeter he’s a consistent shooter and he’s obviously a great ball handler.”However, Fisher’s impact extends beyond his abilities as a ball-handler. Dixon said his movement without the basketball creates opportunities for Robinson to find him and others for easy baskets.“He’s made our offense better without shooting at a high, high percentage … he’s one of our best guys at playing without the ball,” said Dixon. “That’s what makes us better with him.”TCU point guards Jaylen Fisher (10) and Alex Robinson (25) talk strategy against Central Michigan. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Through six games, Robinson is tied with Jeff Jacobs for fourth-place all-time in program history with 475 assists. Jacobs suited up for the Horned Frogs from 1993-1997. The senior is 100 assists away from tying the program leader, Corey Santee, who is now an assistant coach on Dixon’s staff.It’s not just Robinson whose assists numbers have continued to impress. Freshman backup Kendric Davis got in on the action Friday against Central Michigan, playing a turnover-free 12 minutes while accumulating six assists, a career-best.“That was his best game for us, we’ve been talking to him about being a point guard that gets other guys shots, and he had six assists and no turnovers, which is what we’ve been working on and that’s what he did,” said Dixon.TCU forward JD Miller slams home two points for the Horned Frogs against Central Michigan. Photo by Cristian ArugetaSotoUp Next: SMU and USCThe Horned Frogs leave the friendly confines of Schollmaier Arena this week for their next two tests as they face SMU at 9 p.m. Wednesday before playing USC at 8:30 p.m Friday.Playing in a battle for Metroplex bragging rights, the Mustangs are re-integrating one of their best players into its lineup, forward Jarrey Foster, following a torn ACL that ended his 2017-2018 season.“They are similar to us as far as fitting a guy in they were counting on in Foster who wasn’t playing early and is now back,” said Dixon.TCU vs. SMU has long been a historical rivalry, and it’s one that will be felt on the hardwood Wednesday.“They’re definitely going to give us their best shot because it’s a huge rivalry game, it’s bragging rights in the DFW area,” said Robinson. “We’re going to take this game extremely serious and take it to them as well.”USC enters Friday’s game coming off a 73-61 loss to No. 6 Nevada this past Saturday, the team the Horned Frogs defeated a year ago in Los Angeles, 84-80.“For me, it’s just being on the Lakers court — that’s amazing to me,” said Robinson. “Looking up there in the rafters, it’s an amazing experience to see all the greats that have played there.” Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebookcenter_img Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU point guard Alex Robinson finishes at the rim against Central Michigan. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Garrett Podell ReddIt Facebook Linkedin printTCU point guard Alex Robinson finishes at the rim against Central Michigan. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Senior point guard Alex Robinson and the rest of TCU men’s basketball have turned the phrase “sharing is caring” into an on-court manifestation as TCU leads the nation in assists per game with 22.2.Robinson leads the nation individually with 9.5 per game.“It’s just like last year: everybody on our team has been unselfish, and that’s pretty much what we pride ourselves on, being unselfish and making all of our teammates better,” said Robinson. “I just play and if I have double-digit assists, then I have double-digit assists. But if we play the right way, things usually work out.”After consecutive wins against Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan, including a season-high 89 points against the Chippewas Friday, Jamie Dixon’s team seems have found its offense at the perfect time. The Horned Frogs travel to Dallas to play SMU Wednesday and Los Angeles on Friday for a contest against the University of Southern California.“Alex is a better player than he was last year,” said Dixon. “He’s shooting the ball a little better, he’s staying on the ground offensively on penetration, and he probably has a better understanding of where our guys are going to be.”Another critical component to the offense finding its rhythm has been the return of both junior point guard Jaylen Fisher and redshirt sophomore forward Kouat Noi from knee injuries.“Alex has had big numbers in the last couple games too, so with Kouat and Jaylen in there too, that’s going to help,” said Dixon.TCU forward Kouat Noi throws down a slam dunk against Central Michigan. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Noi put together a career-best performance against Eastern Michigan, pouring in 27 points.Fisher scored 12 points against Eastern Michigan and then added 14 against Central Michigan.The junior sat out for about 11 months after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee during a team practice last January. After two knee procedures, Fisher’s return has allowed the Horned Frogs to play a more efficient offense. Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Okonkwo’s career day pushes women’s basketball to WNIT quarterfinals

first_imgColin Post Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post printAmy Okonkwo poured in a career-high 36 points and 14 rebounds, including 10 points in the final 1:04, as TCU women’s basketball defeated Arkansas 82-78 to advance to the WNIT quarterfinals for the second-straight season.“She’s [Okonkwo] just such a tough matchup for a lotof people,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “Seniors help you this time of year.”The senior’s 36 points were the most-ever by a Horned Frog in the postseason (male or female).It was a rocky start in the game for TCU, as the Horned Frogs failed to score in the first four minutes. Okonkwo started a run in which TCU made their next seven shots to put themselves back in the game and only down seven, 25-18, at the end of the first quarter.The second quarter went back and forth, with the Horned Frogs staying alive but struggling to take a lead with center Jordan Moore in foul trouble. They were able to win the scoring advantage in the quarter though, and they headed into the halftime break only down five points, 44-39.TCU looked ready to play coming out of the locker room, tying the game at 44 almost immediately. An Arkansas run gave them the lead back later in the period, but TCU was within striking distance with ten minutes left, down just 58-56.Knowing that it was win or go home, the teams traded punches in the fourth-quarter battle. Behind sharp offensive play, the Horned Frogs were able to produce the knockout punch — a 10-0 run in the final minute to all but put the Razorbacks away.Any chance that Arkansas had of coming back was halted by 8-8 shooting from the free throw line by TCU in the last 46 seconds, and the Horned Frogs stole a game in which they only led for 4:38.“The strong message is chin up and securely place thatchip right on your shoulder,” Pebley said of the team’s effort in the WNIT. “Ifyou really want to prove that you should’ve been in [the NCAA tournament], yougotta go put your money where your mouth is.”After struggling from the free throw line early in the season, the Horned Frogs went 23-25 from the charity stripe in the contest.  Alongside Okonkwo, Lauren Heard, Jayde Woods and Adeola Akomolafe combined for 34 points in the victory.The come-from-behind win gives TCU their first-everwin in Fayetteville.  They were previously0-13.Moving on to the quarterfinals, the Horned Frogs will return home for a matchup with Cincinnati on March 31. Tipoff at Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. “Now the message is ‘Don’t be satisfied,’” Pebley said.  “We didn’t come in this to win a couple of games. We’re in it to win it.” Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. + posts Twitter ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Okonkwo scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Horned Frogs to victory. Image courtesy of ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Previous articleWhat we’re reading: No deal on BrexitNext articleFriends, family motivate L.J. Collier to NFL Draft potential Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Facebook Facebook Colin Post Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Two men set to go on trial for €1.6 million drugs haul near Laghey

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Two men set to go on trial for €1.6 million drugs haul near Laghey Google+ News Facebook Two men have been sent forward for trial in custody over a €1.6 million drugs haul near Laghey earlier this year.2,000 plants where discovered in a converted warehouse outside the south Donegal village in May.Detective Garda Paul McHugh told Donegal District Court this morning(Mon) that he had served books of evidence on 44-year-old Ming Sun and Xia Hua He, 34, both of no fixed address.They are charged with unlawful possession, possession with intent for sale or supply and cultivation of cannabis at Trummon in Laghey on May 25.Inspector Denis Joyce told Judge Kevin Kilrane that the Director of Public Prosecutions had ruled that the defendants be tried at the next sitting of Donegal Circuit Court on December 11.The men, Chinese nationals, were arrested when gardai discovered 2,000 cannabis plants in a converted warehouse Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleLast two Donegal Gathering 2013 meetings this evening and tomorrowNext articleOver 20,000 people turn out to welcome Donegal team home News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter By News Highland – September 25, 2012 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Punjab & Haryana High Court Resorts To Restricted Virtual Functioning

first_imgNews UpdatesPunjab & Haryana High Court Resorts To Restricted Virtual Functioning LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 April 2021 8:54 PMShare This – xKeeping in view the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has resorted to restricted functioning through video-conference mode for taking up only the extreme urgent cases. The Administrative Committee of the High Court has resolved that: Only urgent matters already filed in the year 2021 till April 22 and fresh cases in which mentioning has been accepted through online ‘Mentioning Portal’ w.e.f. April 23 will be listed w.e.f. April 28. All ordinary cases pending from April 27 to April 30 will be adjourned to future dates, given as under: Cases listed on April 27 and April 28 to be heard on August 17Cases listed on April 29 to be heard on August 18Cases listed on April 230 to be heard on August 17 However, in case of urgency, the counsels appearing cases listed on above dates may request for moving an application for preponement, through online mentioning, Further, all the pending applications of the year, 2021 for Regular Bail & Suspension of Sentence in Criminal Appeals & Criminal Revisions will be listed. Interim orders passed in the cases which were adjourned on April 22 shall continue till further orders. The practice of making request before nominated Judge for fixing the case on the same Court working day (fixing the case for today) shall remain suspended till further orders. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTags#Punjab and Haryana High Court Restricted Functioning Virtual courts COVID-19 second wave Next Storylast_img read more

ATO talks ‘Walk Hard’ at Female Factor

first_imgSkip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Female Factor on Wednesday was sobering as the ladies who packed The Studio were asked to remember where they were and what they were doing on September 11, 2001.“We can all remember hearing about the planes hitting the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon and the plane that was brought down by 40 civilians in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania,” said Diana Lee.  “We remember that almost 3,000 Americans died on that day.”Lee said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that came after the 9/11 attacks have claimed the lives of more than 6,700 members of the U.S. military. More than 52,000 have been wounded in action and many others carry wounds that are not visible. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Print Article Sponsored Content Email the author You Might Like Conecuh Ridge land up for rezoning Two years after the City of Troy announced that Conecuh Ridge Distillery would locate in Troy, the whiskey company is… read more Published 9:26 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019 By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration In the spring of 2018, 32 ATO brothers walked from Troy University to Pier Park in Panama City and raised an outstanding $62,000 for Jeep Sullivan’s program. The fraternity raised $71,000 on Walk Hard 2019.All the proceeds were donated to Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures that provide opportunities to some of America’s bravest citizens – opportunities they might otherwise not have.Troy University junior Fate Calton, 2020 Walk Hard chair, said the ATOs are fervent believers in “walking hard.”“Walk Hard is a six-day, 128.3-mile walk,” Calton said. “Each ATO walks with a 40-pound pack and carries water. Every mile becomes harder. Why do we do this? Because of Jeep Sullivan and Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures.” Sullivan and his wife Meg are the founders of Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures. Sullivan, said God transitioned him out of church ministry to lead a ministry that would offer opportunities for hunting, fishing and fellowship to veterans and combat wounded that would facilitate the healing of the spirit, soul and body“And this would be offered at no cost,” Sullivan said. “Through these outdoor adventures coupled with a Christ-centered ministry, we seek to heal the mental wounds related to combat. And also, to ensure these warriors that they will not be forgotten by incorporating them into a network of good men and lasting friendships.”Sullivan said he dubs the Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures the “Ministry of Smiles” because of the joy and happiness expressed by the warriors that participate in the ministry.Lance Gieselmann, who attended Female Factor, was a tank gunner serving in Iraq. When his tank was hit by an explosive, he was violently ejected. He received a severe head injury and his leg had to be amputated below the knee.“After that, I became a hermit,” he said. “I would not go out of the house, not until Jeep Sullivan and Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures made a difference in my life.”Gabriel Sistrunk told the Female Factor gathering that  he, too, became a hermit after being wounded. “I was not a hero,” he said. “I had given up on everything until I got connected to Jeep Sullivan. I got my life going again. I’m so thankful.”The Female Factor audience stood and applauded the efforts of Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, which connects warriors, many of whom, like Gieselmann and Sistrunk, had slipped into a life of isolation, until they connected with others like them through outdoor adventures and a Christ-centered ministry.Karen Herring, committee member, said Female Factor is eager to support  the Troy University ATOs with a monetary donation toward Walk Hard 2020. She encouraged the participants to support the efforts over the next two months. The public is also invited to support Walk Hard 2020 through monetary donations.For more information, contact Karen Herring at Troy Regional Medical Center or Diana Lee at Troy Bank & Trust. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories ATO talks ‘Walk Hard’ at Female Factor The members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Troy University not only remember, they Walk Hard.“Each year, members of Alpha Tau Omega walk 128.3 miles to Panama City, Florida during their spring break to raise money for their philanthropy, Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures,” Lee said. She added, laughing, that when her son told her he was going to participate in Walk Hard 2018 her response was  “During Spring Break? One hundred and twenty-eight miles? In the rain and cold and heat? Yeah?”Really. 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LIVED® Leadership Development – enabling effective learning for a VUCA World

first_img Emotions – to enable us and our learner Leaders to continue to understand and relate to others. The size of the challengeAs the 2011 DDI/CIPD Global Leadership Survey declares at its outset “Quality of Leadership can either make or break the success and sustainability of any organisation” (p.2). Their research demonstrated powerfully that organisations with the highest quality leaders were much more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom-line metrics and, moreover, are more commonly those organisations with highly motivated and engaged staff who stay longer in a role.  If we accept Nigel Povah’s principle, as espoused in his June 2016 article ‘Leadership Development for the 21st century’, that leaders have to be right for the time and right for the circumstances that their organisations face, what does this mean for those of us tasked to design and facilitate ‘solutions’ to fill gaps in leaders’ competencies? How can we balance the demands of creating programmes that are bespoke (maybe even individual to meet very specific needs), ‘vs’ the practicalities of limited budgets, the time that leaders can carve out to participate in self-development and all the advantages that come from leaders learning together, whether within and across their home organisation or networking more widely with leaders from other sectors?And as if this isn’t enough of a challenge, how do we respond to the gauntlet thrown down in the McKinsey article of January 2014 of the 4 most common mistakes made by organisations in trying to improve the capabilities of managers and nurturing new leaders? This article shares a&dc’s response and lessons learned from the creation of its flagship LIVED leadership development programme, designed to complement an accompanying assessment process.The contextThe acronym VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous – has been commonly used in business parlance for at least the last 10 years. However, surely with the imminent consequences of Brexit and the arrival of the Trump administration in the US, VUCA has never been more relevant and important? Yet in a&dc’s continued work with a wide range of UK and global businesses, whilst HR colleagues acknowledge its significance, we remain disappointed that  there appears to be real reluctance amongst C-suite colleagues to seriously engage with what this kind of world could look like and mean for their businesses. As Learning and Development (L&D) professionals, we know instinctively that leadership development plays an important role in planning for and navigating these stormy waters.Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane’s work cites research from 2012 that estimated US companies were spending almost $14 billion annually on leadership development alone.  Here in the UK, the 2015 CIPD learning and development survey reported that 80% of respondent companies cited planning leadership development activities within the coming year; moreover, a key area for the focus of that development was the enhancement of the skills of new and existing leaders to think in a more strategic and future focused way. Yet, in the McKinsey article we also read that UK business school findings suggest that that only 7% of senior managers believe that their companies develop leaders and managers effectively. So clearly whilst just about any business sees investment in their leadership cadres as critical to future success, there’s still much work to be done to ensure that all this money and time are well spent. a&dc’s end-to-end response – the LIVED®  leadership development programmePovah’s 2016 article outlines the research and development process that resulted in the creation of a&dc’s response to the challenge of VUCA – the LIVED® model (shown below) and leadership assessment process, useful for both selection and development purposes.Both the LIVED® and LIVED-lite® assessment processes result in high quality, detailed and objective evidence of leadership capabilities (strengths and areas for continued development) for each of the model’s dimensions. In the context of personal development for individual leaders – at any of the first four levels of Charan, Drotter and Noel’s Leadership Pipeline  – and indeed for the businesses that employ them, the obvious next questions are ‘so what?’ and ‘now what?’; in particular, the options for plugging the gaps that have been identified.Clearly, one size should never fit all (especially in respect of leadership development) so our task was to design a learning solution that was of high quality, yet flexible enough to respond to the demands of very different kinds of organisations, business sectors and cultures, individual needs and interests; whilst also offering a cost and time-effective solution.What became the core development programme is illustrated below.This development programme aims to:Equip leaders to grapple more confidently with an increasingly fast paced world in which VUCA is the new normal;Support leaders to develop and improve leadership skills aligned to the LIVED®  model’s five dimensions, balancing skills development with exploration of business context; aligned to the individual’s current and next level of the leadership pipeline; andThrough a rich variety of assessment and development methodologies, enable leaders to deliver tangible business results for their sponsoring organisation.Its key features include:Pre-programme organisational scanning to ensure that the content of the programme is aligned to organisational context and culture;Pre and post development programme assessment to measure learning programme end impact; on-going review of progress with personal learning goals and end of module commitments;Five one-day workshops, each focused on exploring in a practical way the dimension’s three elements for individual leaders, their teams and businesses;Recommended, flexible programme additions (individual/group coaching and/or action learning, masterclasses) to enhance the learning experience and application;Tool-kit of resources for on-going support and new ideas/information.Meeting McKinsey’s challengesHopefully it’s already becoming clear how in the design of the programme we have sought to overcome the four common mistakes that Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane highlighted in their McKinsey research.Overlooking context – for a&dc this underlines the importance of organisational scanning, including an in-depth look at culture (organisational and national where appropriate). This data shapes the adaptation of the material to suit the specific audience; alongside consideration of the Leadership Pipeline level of participants (actual and desired) and the resulting adaptation of programme delivery to suit these.Decoupling reflection from real work – action learning and/or project work ideally sits alongside the core modules, as does individual and/or group coaching. Our evaluation of programmes run to date proves the value of these add-ons, in addition to constant support and challenge through facilitator questioning and in-module exercises to relate what is being explored to the workplace. Finally, personal journals and workbooks offer encouragement to programme participants to relate learning to past and current experience.Underestimating mind-sets[1] – this is done throughout the programme through use of a range of psychometric tools[2]; questioning and exploration, but especially in the content of the Values and Emotions modules.Failing to measure results – a&dc’s evaluation framework which offers clients the Greatest Certainty that any investment in our solutions delivers the desired impact informs the development of a bespoke strategy to ensure during and post-programme assessment happens. This typically includes measures of pre and post programme 360 data, progress towards personal programme development goals, achievement of post-module Commitments to Change and Sustainability Set meetings.And, by way of a final quality check, the programme design was benchmarked against a&dc’s development design principles:Practising what we preachLearning is at the core of the LIVED® model (if its five dimensions are the digits on your hand, Learning would be the thumb – you can’t be effective without it!), so we must do likewise with our own leadership development programme and continue to adapt and respond to feedback. We need to close the loop with our on-going evaluation to ensure that what we are delivering is as good as we can possibly make it.To date the programme has been run successfully at Levels 1, 2 and 4 of the Leadership Pipeline, here in the UK and overseas, for both a&dc clients and partners, so we’re beginning to build up a useful picture of how the programme works best in practice. We’d be happy to share with readers key findings and themes from our evaluation, but in essence we seem to be getting it right – it’s very common to read comments like:“I am finding that I can take practical tools away from the training and deliver them with my team.”“Important learning about how my values massively affect my daily work.”“A really good mix of discussion, exercises and theory. Well-paced with lots of new learning and a feeling of being stretched.”Programme facilitators and leaders’ managers also have a key part to play in reporting learning:“Significant shift in knowledge and confidence re personal responsibilities to create a learning culture within their team.”“As with earlier modules, levels of knowledge and confidence to apply learning has generally been sustained and, in some cases, increased from the end of module assessment by the time of the 1st Sustainability Set meeting.”“The Sustainability Set meeting was really encouraging. I was struck by the level of support offered to each other in solving a current leadership challenge; the sheer quality of the questions asked was impressive and observations/examples offered led many to comment that their colleagues had offered important new insights.”Always valued highly is the practical nature of the programme and the methodologies and the tools used and offered. Sponsoring organisations have acknowledged really important learning both for the organisation as a whole, as well as for the individual leaders. Best results are seen where coaching is offered in support of and alongside the five one-day modules.The core workshops are most commonly facilitated on a monthly basis, but in some instances it just isn’t feasible to get 12 busy leaders together for one day, so we’ve been challenged to find alternative ways to deliver some or all of the same material, including a quotation to develop one-to-one coaching sessions for the whole programme content – and so the design journey begins again – not from scratch this time round, but nevertheless requiring us to remain alert to the same demands for adaptation and change as those leaders for whom the programme is designed.In (LIVED) conclusionWithin a&dc the LIVED®  dimensions are as important to us as they are to the practice of leadership, so there’s no better way to close this piece than by relating the model’s dimensions to our own practice as leadership development specialists: CIPD Learning and Development 2015, Annual Survey ReportDDI/CIPD Global Leadership forecast 2011, UK highlightsGurdjian, P; Halbeisen, T and Lane, K Why Leadership Development Programs FailJanuary 2014Povah, N. Leadership Development in the 21st century: the need for a new approach’, September 2016 Government Business Magazine, Volume 23.5[1] This is about addressing root causes of behaviour – assumptions, thoughts, feelings, beliefs[2] Saville’s Wave profile has been mapped against the LIVED framework, pre and post development programme 360, a&dc’s Resilience tool and Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles inventoryKaren West, FCIPD, MSc, MEd, B.A. Hons ReferencesCharan, R; Drotter, S and Noel, J The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company, Josey-Bass, 2011 Previous Article Next Article Learning – the importance of providing agility to tackle the unforeseen challenges of leadership development design and delivery. Intellect  – to cope with the complexity and unpredictability of enabling leaders to learn and develop in and for a VUCA world.center_img Drive – to take forward a culture for learning and our organisations with real passion. LIVED® Leadership Development – enabling effective learning for a VUCA WorldBy a&dc on 6 Jul 2001 in Continuous professional development, Personnel Today, Leadership, Leadership training Values – to serve as our ‘true north’ through uncertain times. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more