Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Gemma Hallett – Pontyclun and Wales

first_imgGemma Hallet The Welsh back row took some time out of her busy training schedule to discuss how she got into the game, pratical jokes, and hopefully ending up relaxing on a beach somewhere.RUGBY WORLD: How did you get into rugby?GEMMA HALLETT: I started playing properly at the University of Central Lancashire. I also played for local side Preston Grasshoppers and Wales Students. From uni I travelled to Sydney and led Eastern Suburbs, and when I came home I decided to concentrate on making the Wales side. It took a complete shift in attitude and commitment.RW: What are your aims for this year’s Six Nations and World Cup?GH: I have the ambition to win every game – pulling on the shirt everyone should be of that mindset. If we collectively thought like that, I’ve no doubt we could win the Six Nations and the World Cup – after all, it’s just winning a series of individual games.RW: Any jokers in the Wales squad?GH: Everyone’s a joker. From players to management, we don’t miss an opportunity for a giggle. Treacle (Jenny Davies) is always up to something – we can be quite naughty together.RW: Any practical jokes you can share?GH: I was annihilated in the last Six Nations. Going to Italy, coach Jason Lewis had me a corker at the check-in… clipping a strappy queue divider to my rucksack. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t seen him start to do it and made a big scene about how I’d “caught him out and he’d have to get up early to catch me”. Unbeknown to me he did actually attach it and I dragged the rails along, much to everyone’s amusement. Another time, flankers Kifty (Jamie Kift) and Cat (Catrina Nicholas) conspired to steal one of my trainers on a flight from France. I staged a sit-in on the runway and when I eventually got off, limping, my lonesome trainer was making its way round the carousel.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?GH: In a uni game, we had a lineout five metres out and the ball ended up in prop TQ’s (Elaine Edwards) hands. Someone cried “kick it!” and with sheer panic on her face she hoofed it 30 metres… vertically! I can’t recall if they scored or we regathered as we were p***ing ourselves.Weddings and funerals, dessert trays and Kings of Leon…RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?GH: It’d have to be the ability to fly. I could go anywhere in the world… oh the possibilities – South Pacific here I come.RW: What couldn’t you live without?GH: Air, I think it would be suffocating.RW: What’s your favourite joke? GH: It’s not really a joke but when my old aunt and I go to a wedding, she always annoys me by saying, ‘You’re next’. So to stop her doing this I started saying the same thing to her at funerals.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?GH: Myself and my two housemates, but I’d do it very dramatically… commando roll from the upstairs window, devise a lowering device, save them and be forever known as the ‘hero’.RW: What are your bugbears?GH: Negative people bug me. I just switch off.RW: Any phobias?GH: I can’t risk Treacle finding out – what I say would end up in my room when we’re away.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?GH: A lift engineer and room-service dessert tray.RW: Who would you invite to a dinner party?GH: A comedian – Rod Gilbert is my fave at the moment. I’d invite Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) because I do a pretty impressive ‘Woohoo, your Sex is on Fire!’ and I’d have to invite Gareth Thomas for my nan – she’s supported him for years. I’ll have family and friends too.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?GH: To see the world – but as I can’t actually fly this might take some time – live on a beach and write a book whilst swaying in my hammock.RW: How do you want to be remembered?GH: It’s not really up to me… as long as it’s not Gemma Who? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Check out Gemma’s team mate Non Evans…Check out her profile for Wales…last_img read more

Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

first_img The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleHolding on while letting goNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Arun Vishwanath, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and first published on theconversation.com.The first step in conducting online propaganda efforts and misinformation campaigns is almost always a fake social media profile. Phony profiles for nonexistent people worm their way into the social networks of real people, where they can spread their falsehoods. But neither social media companies nor technological innovations offer reliable ways to identify and remove social media profiles that don’t represent actual authentic people.It might sound positive that over six months in late 2017 and early 2018, Facebook detected and suspended some 1.3 billion fake accounts. But an estimated 3 to 4 percent of accounts that remain, or approximately 66 million to 88 million profiles, are also fake but haven’t yet been detected. Likewise, estimates are that 9 to 15 percent of Twitter’s 336 million accounts are fake.Fake profiles aren’t just on Facebook and Twitter, and they’re not only targeting people in the U.S. In December 2017, but German intelligence officials also warned that Chinese agents using fake LinkedIn profiles were targeting more than 10,000 German government employees. And in mid-August, the Israeli military reported that Hamas was using fake profiles on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to entrap Israeli soldiers into downloading malicious software.Although social media companies have begun hiring more people and using artificial intelligence to detect fake profiles, that won’t be enough to review every profile in time to stop their misuse. As my research explores, the problem isn’t actually that people – and algorithms – create fake profiles online. What’s really wrong is that other people fall for them.My research into why so many users have trouble spotting fake profiles has identified some ways people could get better at identifying phony accounts – and highlights some places technology companies could help.People fall for fake profilesTo understand social media users’ thought processes, I created fake profiles on Facebook and sent out friend requests to 141 students in a large university. Each of the fake profiles varied in some way – such as having many or few fake friends, or whether there was a profile photo. The idea was to figure out whether one or another type of profile was most successful in getting accepted as a connection by real users – and then surveying the hoodwinked people to find out how it happened.I found that only 30 percent of the targeted people rejected the request from a fake person. When surveyed two weeks later, 52 percent of users were still considering approving the request. Nearly one in five – 18 percent – had accepted the request right away. Of those who accepted it, 15 percent had responded to inquiries from the fake profile with personal information such as their home address, their student identification number, and their availability for a part-time internship. Another 40 percent of them were considering revealing private data.But why?When I interviewed the real people my fake profiles had targeted, the most important thing I found was that users fundamentally believe there is a person behind each profile. People told me they had thought the profile belonged to someone they knew, or possibly someone a friend knew. Not one person ever suspected the profile was a complete fabrication, expressly created to deceive them. Mistakenly thinking each friend request has come from a real person may cause people to accept friend requests simply to be polite and not hurt someone else’s feelings – even if they’re not sure they know the person.In addition, almost all social media users decide whether to accept a connection based on a few key elements in the requester’s profile – chiefly how many friends the person has and how many mutual connections there are. I found that people who already have many connections are even less discerning, approving almost every request that comes in. So even a brand-new profile nets some victims. And with every new connection, the fake profile appears more realistic and has more mutual friends with others. This cascade of victims is how fake profiles acquire legitimacy and become widespread.Who actually wants to be your online friend?niroworld/Shutterstock.comThe spread can be fast because most social media sites are designed to keep users coming back, habitually checking notifications and responding immediately to connection requests. That tendency is even more pronounced on smartphones – which may explain why users accessing social media on smartphones are significantly more likely to accept fake profile requests than desktop or laptop computer users.Illusions of safetyAnd users may think they’re safer than they actually are, wrongly assuming that a platform’s privacy settings will protect them from fake profiles. For instance, many users told me they believe that Facebook’s controls for granting differing access to friends versus others also protect them from fakers. Likewise, many LinkedIn users also told me they believe that because they post only professional information, the potential consequences of accepting rogue connections on it are limited.But that’s a flawed assumption: Hackers can use any information gleaned from any platform. For instance, simply knowing on LinkedIn that someone is working at some business helps them craft emails to the person or others at the company. Furthermore, users who carelessly accept requests assuming their privacy controls protect them imperil other connections who haven’t set their controls as high.Seeking solutionsUsing social media safely means learning how to spot fake profiles and use privacy settings properly. There are numerous online sources for advice – including platforms’ own help pages. But too often it’s left to users to inform themselves, usually after they’ve already become victims of a social media scam – which always begins with accepting a fake request.Adults should learn – and teach children – how to examine connection requests carefully in order to protect their devices, profiles, and posts from prying eyes, and themselves from being maliciously manipulated. That includes reviewing connection requests during distraction-free periods of the day and using a computer rather than a smartphone to check out potential connections. It also involves identifying which of their actual friends tend to accept almost every friend request from anyone, making them weak links in the social network.These are places social media platform companies can help. They’re already creating mechanisms to track app usage and to pause notifications, helping people avoid being inundated or needing to constantly react. That’s a good start – but they could do more.For instance, social media sites could show users indicators of how many of their connections are inactive for long periods, helping people purge their friend networks from time to time. They could also show which connections have suddenly acquired large numbers of friends, and which ones accept unusually high percentages of friend requests.Social media companies need to do more to help users identify and report potentially fake profiles, augmenting their own staff and automated efforts. Social media sites also need to communicate with each other. Many fake profiles are reused across different social networks. But if Facebook blocks a faker, Twitter may not. When one site blocks a profile, it should send key information – such as the profile’s name and email address – to other platforms so they can investigate and potentially block the fraud there too. 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House in Miashi / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates

first_imgArchDaily 2018 Manufacturers: LIXIL , Tajima, ikutaArchitect In Charge:Daisaku Hanamoto, Daisaku HanamotoDesign Team:DAISAKU HANAMOTO Architect & AssociatesStructural Design:Takeshi KanekoCity:HiroshimaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kenji MasunagaRecommended ProductsCarpetsCaneplex DesignHandmade Bamboo MatsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapCreate a space by creating difference in the brightness. This architecture consists of a house and a veterinary hospital.The client requested stable lighting and many small rooms at the vet clinic. The housing part is contrasted with them. We designed space where clients can feel the natural light positively and relax.Save this picture!© Kenji MasunagaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kenji MasunagaIn this house, the theme was to create a space by creating difference in the brightness that appears on the floor, walls, and ceiling that make up the building. In order to be able to feel the subtle differences created in the floors and walls, the planning will be flexible room that can overlook many surfaces at the same time.Save this picture!© Kenji MasunagaThe hanging walls (Tarekabe) divide the ceiling into a grid shape to block the line of sight Moderately and brings depth and rhythm to simple spaces. The divided ceiling surface has a clear lightness difference due to the relationship such as the size of the opening and the sense of distance.  And the rough finish emphasizes its presence. It is predicted that the perception of light on the floor and walls will weaken as start living and furniture are placed.   However, this ceiling has always remained the frame of this architecture.Save this picture!© Kenji MasunagaProject gallerySee allShow lessTaga Town Central Community Learning Center / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPassage of Time Garden / July Cooperative CompanySelected Projects Share Photographs:  Kenji Masunaga Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Miashi / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates CopyMixed Use Architecture, Veterinary Clinic, Houses•Hiroshima, Japan Save this picture!© Kenji Masunaga+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945943/house-in-miashi-daisaku-hanamoto-architect-and-associates Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Architects: Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Area:  193 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture Japan Year:  House in Miashi / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Miashi / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates CopyAbout this officeDaisaku Hanamoto Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureHealthcare ArchitectureVeterinaryVeterinary clinicResidential ArchitectureHousesHiroshimaVeterinarian OfficeOn FacebookJapanPublished on August 21, 2020Cite: “House in Miashi / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates” 20 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?广岛三志住宅,兽医院与家的结合 / Daisaku Hanamoto Architect & Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945943/house-in-miashi-daisaku-hanamoto-architect-and-associates Clipboardlast_img read more

Rags and riches

Howard Lake | 27 September 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation Network reports that Bristol University Rag Committee has teamed up with the Greater Bristol Foundation to ensure that the money they raise is used effectively. The Rag Fund is now professionally managed by the Greater Bristol Foundation to support a range of local good causes. The students also get some experience in the grant-making process. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rags and riches read more

NCVO issues invitation to tender for procurement guide

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project and Futurebuilders-England are inviting tenders for the writing of a two-part publication consisting of Guide to Procurement for the voluntary and community sector supported by a selection of case studies. The guide will be aimed in particular at the many small and medium sized voluntary and community organisations engaged in delivering public services which are inexperienced in navigating the complex realm of rules, procedures and practices that constitute the public sector procurement process. Contact Trudy Muwanga at the Sustainable Funding Project, NCVO, by 3 June 2005 for details. Advertisement  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO issues invitation to tender for procurement guide Tagged with: Finance Howard Lake | 26 May 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Students pray for peace, tests, hurricane victims at annual event

first_imgFacebook Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Students stood together in light of a national day of prayer. Facebook Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ ReddIt Linkedin Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival + posts Kelsey Emery Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors printWhile lines of students shuffled to their morning classes and cars screeched at streetlights, one small ring of about a dozen students stood beneath campus flag poles with their heads bowed in hushed reflection.For over 25 years, “See You at the Pole” (SYATP) has marked Sept. 27 as an international day of prayer, uniting students all around the world and in every time zone.It started in 1990 in Burleson, Texas, according to Doug Clark, a SYATP coordinator, when six teenagers felt compelled by God to pray for people in their community in front of nearby schools and sought a spiritual awakening. Their youth pastor helped spread the word throughout Texas for a second event that year at the Dallas Reunion Arena, which attracted over 20,000 students.Clark called it a “great grassroots swell” as these student-led initiatives reached four more states by 1991 before it appeared in all 50 states and 63 countries across the globe.Now, 27 years later, an estimated 1 million students from junior high through college participate all around the world, in more than 64 countries. This includes Canada, Korea, Japan, Turkey and the Ivory Coast.The event was brought to TCU three years ago by now junior finance and computer information technology double major Rebeca Gonzalez through her Christian student organization Chi Alpha. Gonzalez said prayer is powerful and it’s important for Christians on campus to pray for their school.Gonzalez lead the service and prayed for the campus’ safety in light of the armed robbery on campus.“I pray against violence on this campus,” she said in prayer. “I pray against robbery. I pray against sexual assault. I pray against all those awful things that are happening at TCU’s campus, that this just becomes a safer place, that it becomes a safer haven. It becomes a place where people build each other up and walk with each other through these difficult situations. God we just ask for protection over this campus, protection to be over the students.” Other students in the circle had their fellow Horned Frogs in their minds.Students prayed over the community, family and friends.“I was praying over our community,” sophomore education major Jessica Harper said. “Over the safety of it, over students, over the tests- especially because this is such a hard time of year for students- people feel the weight of school actually kicking in.”First-year undeclared major Nicholaus Noguez said the power of community is what compelled him to join Wednesday morning.“In the Christian faith and in many faiths in general, prayer is just stronger whenever more people are together,” Noguez said. “I think it’s just amazing to see so many different countries coming together.”Gathered around the flag poles in front of Sadler, TCU students unite in prayer.Recent natural disasters in the U.S were also lifted up in prayer this morning. Being at a Texas school, several of the participating TCU students had personal ties to Hurricane Harvey and wanted to pray for their family and friends affected.“I’ve had a lot of family members affected by [Hurricane Harvey] and we are just not strong enough to do it on our own and we need Christ in order to get through it,” junior nursing major Michael Rodriguez said. Other students said they felt the same need for the extra support brought through prayer.Norguez said with all that is currently going on the world, “prayer is the best thing you can do.” Twitter Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Previous articleTCU alumni’s açaí bowl business takes offNext articleHoroscope: September 28, 2017 Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ Kelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more

Nursing project aims to get people outside

first_imgprintA project emerging from the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences is working to help residents of Fort Worth spend more time outside in hopes of improving their physical and mental health.Although the coronavirus has limited in-person meetings, Dr. Gina Alexander and Dr. Vicki Brooks are continuing to develop RxPLORE, which stands for “Prescribing Life Outdoors and Real Exploration.”The project, headed by Alexander and Brooks, began last semester. It revolves around social prescriptions, a concept in which clinicians instruct patients to engage in more physical activity, eat more fruits and vegetables, or be in nature. “The body can heal itself, and we can prevent a lot of illnesses if people practice basic health promotion and wellness on their own,” Alexander said. “One of those ways is by being outdoors, being in nature.”Nursing students work outside with children at Morningside Elementary. Photo courtesy of Kaley KuczekThe purpose of RxPLORE is simple: help people spend more time outside. Or, as graduate DNP family nurse practitioner student Rachael Taber put it, “less screen time, more green time.” Taber is part of the team working to implement RxPLORE at TCU. She and an undergraduate nursing student are planning and brainstorming ways to integrate this initiative on campus. Alexander and Brooks said being in nature offers many health benefits, including reduced levels of anxiety of depression, lowered blood pressure, decreased needs for prescription medications, more physical activity, weight loss and an improved immune system. “I think a lot of people have the sense that when they’re outdoors, their mood improves. There’s a lot of beauty around us, and I think people innately see that that’s very calming and a good thing to, sort of, unplug from our devices and be outdoors.”Dr. Gina AlexanderThe methodBefore social distancing orders were put in place, RxPLORE members met with patients face-to-face where they would interview them to learn about their work schedules and interests. Then, they would input their zip codes into ParkRx to locate green spaces near where people live. “It was really, really neat because a lot of the families had no idea there were so many parks so close to them, so many different green space options,” Taber said.  Brooks said the RxPLORE team added 283 parks in the Fort Worth area to the ParkRx database. The RxPLORE team then prescribed the patients to be intentional about spending time outside several times each week.“It’s things that they would already be doing, but maybe being a little more purposeful and mindful about connecting with nature while they’re doing those outdoor activities,” Alexander said.The prescription was sent to the patients’ phones, and they were able to record their progress and “refill” their prescription, Taber said. “They can kind of track and feel motivated, and they can see their progress, so it really empowers them, too,” she said. The RxPLORE team set up at table at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Photo courtesy of Vicki BrooksHowever, just because the patients have prescriptions, it does not mean they will follow them. Alexander said RxPLORE needs funding to determine the dose-response and outcomes of spending time outdoors.“What we don’t know is if people are establishing a real pattern of being outdoors in nature, what those health benefits are and really what is the dose of nature that they need in order to get those health benefits,” Alexander said.RxPLORE bases its prescriptions on cross-sectional evidence. The research Alexander and Brooks hope to do will investigate and expand on the already existing information. RxPLORE’s solutions take into consideration social determinants of health, the idea that social and economic conditions affect an individual’s health. Since parks and other public outdoor areas are free to access, anyone can take advantage of the benefits that arise from being outside. “It’s a prescription, again, that doesn’t cost anything, and it’s still promoting health.” Dr. Vicki BrooksThis introduces another objective of RxPLORE: to assess the quality of the green spaces in the city. Alexander said they will ask members of the community about how public outdoor areas can be improved. To do this, RxPLORE has partnered with the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department. Robert Denkhaus, the nature center manager at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, said he was first introduced to RxPLORE when Alexander and Brooks came to him with their idea. “Basically it is in line completely with what we do at the nature center, which is all about trying to get people outside to have them appreciate and value the outdoors,” he said. A project in progressBefore the COVID-19 outbreak, RxPLORE was coordinating with the Zoo Run and Mayfest, both of which have been canceled. But progress on the remaking of the garden at Morningside Elementary School, another of RxPLORE’s projects, is still on track. Senior nursing major Kaley Kuczek, an ambassador for RxPLORE, is leading the project. She owns a business called The Organized Frog, a company that specializes in decluttering and organizing people’s homes. Kuczek merged her love for the school and passion for her business in order to clean out and redo the greenhouse. Nursing students work with the students at Morningside Elementary. Photo courtesy of Gina AlexanderThe garden beds at Morningside Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Kaley KuczekThe greenhouse at Morningside Elementary. Photo courtesy of Kaley KuczekKuczek cleaned out the greenhouse before spring break. Photo courtesy of Kaley KuczekKuczek painted this bench for the garden. Photo courtesy of Kaley KuczekChairs for the garden. Photo courtesy of Kaley Kuczek“I’m getting to combine my company with nursing school, and I love that,” she said.So far, Kuczek has raised about $4,000 through donations from local businesses, people she knows and a GoFundMe to pay for the renovations.Before Fort Worth’s stay-at-home order was issued, Kuczek gutted the greenhouse. Once people can return to Morningside, the turf needs to be added, the landscaping needs to be completed and the structure of the greenhouse needs to be fixed. In the meantime, Kuczek has been making progress at her home, building tables and painting chairs that will go in the greenhouse.Although Kuczek said she doesn’t know where she will live after she graduates in August, she is motivated to finish what she started. “No matter what, I’m gonna finish the greenhouse,” she said. Looking forwardWhile RxPLORE doesn’t have the technological tools in place to write prescriptions for patients during the current situation, Alexander said the importance of being in nature–while following social distancing guidelines–remains. “If you can find a more isolated area, it’s very healing to be outside and not stuck inside,” Alexander said. Alexander and Brooks want to implement RxPLORE on campus. Working to achieve that goal, they spoke with Jane Torgerson, the medical director of the Brown-Lupton Health Center, in hopes of creating some “tentative plans” for next semester. Alexander said she, Brooks, Torgerson and a representative from the counseling center hope to begin meeting in-person in August. One of their first tasks will be to map the green spaces so that on-campus students can access to tap into the health benefits nature provides. Another priority involves coordinating with the University Recreation Center — particularly the adventure trips.Alexander said they have focused their community-based implementation to conservation education and hiking. At the end of the fall, they want to include undergraduate students as research assistants to understand the effects of an intervention located in lower-income communities in southeast Fort Worth. “So a lot of things are going to be happening in the fall, once we all are back face-to-face,” Alexander said. “I think we’ll see a lot of momentum, and we’ll be able to see some more growth of this program and more investment by other people.”To do this, Alexander and Brooks plan to finish their nature and forest therapy guide training in the fall, enabling them to train research assistants. Then they can enroll families from those areas into their program, which will introduce them to hiking and nature conservation education. Linkedin Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: April 14, 2020:Next articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 108 – Broncos and Falcons Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The RxPLORE team set up at table at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Photo courtesy of Vicki Brooks Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ + posts ReddIt TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Twitter Facebook ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Renee Umsted Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Odessa bike club serves God, community

first_img Texas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre and other clubs gather for a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) By Federico Martinez – May 23, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club member Doc Dominguez, left, watches as his club gathers outside of Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest From left, Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club members Crystal Camunez, Tammy Martinez and Kiesha Alvarado talk around their motorcycles during a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Previous articleFootball player aims for nursingNext articleSOCCER: Sockers FC caught in final moments of draw Federico Martinez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre and other clubs gather for a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) GOOD NEWS: Retirement Fueled by drugs and alcohol, Odessa’s Robert Ceniseros’ life spiraled out-of-control for years until his troubles earned him a 10-year prison sentence.In 2006, he was released early from prison for good behavior. He was determined to turn his life around.“When I was in prison, I read the Bible and attended Bible study classes,” Ceniseros, 53, said. “I knew when I got out, I wanted to do something to bring praise to God’s name, but I wasn’t sure what that mission would be.”After his release, Ceniseros saved enough money and purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle — a dream he had carried since childhood.The Harley Davidson of Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club president Robert “Road King” Ceniseros sits parked outside of Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant during a fundraising event Tuesday evening in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Now a proud Harley owner, he began attending biker events and meeting others who shared the same morals and ethics.For the first couple of years the small, but growing group would get together for road trips and family gatherings, Ceniseros said.“But then God put it in my heart that we could do some good together and help the community,” Ceniseros said.The members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre pose for a group photo before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)One year ago, the group of now 15 members, officially christened themselves Raza Style Siempre, a community-centered motorcycle club.The club’s name comes from the low-rider-style bikes that they ride, which feature high handle bars, spoke wheels and fish tail exhaust systems.During the past year, the club has organized numerous community fundraisers, focusing primarily on helping organizations that benefit youth and women.From left, Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club members Crystal Camunez, Tammy Martinez and Kiesha Alvarado talk around their motorcycles during a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)“They are a great group; friendly and so happy to help,” said Valerie Slater, former director of Pink the Basin, a support group for women with breast cancer. “Last year we had to cancel our biggest fundraiser because of COVID.“They approached us and asked if they could do a fundraiser for us. They ended up raising more than $5,000 for our group.”The club has also raised money for many other local organizations, including Harmony Home Children’s Advocacy Center, Boys & Girls Club of Odessa, the YMCA and High Sky Children’s Ranch Inc. in Midland.Ceniseros, who serves as the bike club’s president, is quick to point out that the club isn’t a one-man show. Each member is very involved and passionate about their efforts. Bike club family members are often involved in the group’s community efforts.Members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre and other clubs gather for a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Despite their loyalty to their club, the group agrees that their priorities are “God comes first, family second, job third and the club last.”“We all realize that we need to keep the right perspective about the things we do and how we live our lives,” Ceniseros said.“The reason we try to help people isn’t about self-gratification,” he said. “It’s about helping others.”In his spare time, Ceniseros, who works as a health, safety and environment coordinator for Crosby Energy Services, counsels’ drug and alcohol addicts.“I was one of the less fortunate kids growing up,” Ceniseros recalls. “We were lower income; my father was an alcoholic. It was a difficult childhood.“In prison, I realized I had hit bottom and it was time to take responsibility for myself. I realized that I couldn’t keep blaming my dad for my bad decisions. I couldn’t blame the system or my friends.”It’s been a long path to redemption, admits Ceniseros, who chose “Road King” as his biker nickname. Despite the moniker, he makes it clear; the real king for him is Jesus Christ.For more information about the club, email Ceniseros at [email protected] Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club president Robert “Road King” Ceniseros, left, watches as a fellow club member backs up his motorcycle before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Harley Davidson of Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club president Robert “Road King” Ceniseros sits parked outside of Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant during a fundraising event Tuesday evening in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club members park their bikes before the start of their fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) 1 of 11 TAGScommunityfundraiserGodHarley DavidsonmotorcycleRaza Style SiempreRobert Ceniseros WhatsApp Twitter The members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre pose for a group photo before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club president Robert “Road King” Ceniseros, right, his fellow club member, Crystal Camunez, back up her motorcycle before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club president Robert “Road King” Ceniseros, left, watches as a fellow club member backs up his motorcycle before the start of a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) A small group of Raza Style Siempre motorcycle club members talk around their bikes during a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 GOOD NEWS: Names in the News Twitter Members of the motorcycle club Raza Style Siempre and other clubs gather for a fundraising event Tuesday evening at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Home Local News Odessa bike club serves God, community Local News Odessa bike club serves God, communitylast_img read more

Breaking: AIIMS Assault Case: Delhi Court Affirms Conviction Of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti U/Ss 147,149 IPC &PDPP Act, 2Year Jail Term Upheld

first_imgNews UpdatesBreaking: AIIMS Assault Case: Delhi Court Affirms Conviction Of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti U/Ss 147,149 IPC &PDPP Act, 2Year Jail Term Upheld Nupur Thapliyal23 March 2021 5:39 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Tuesday affirmed the conviction of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in the AIIMS Assault Case under sec.147 (punishment for rioting) read with sec. 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence commit­ted in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code along with sec. 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984. Howeverer, the Court set aside his…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 Delhi Court on Tuesday affirmed the conviction of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in the AIIMS Assault Case under sec.147 (punishment for rioting) read with sec. 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence commit­ted in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code along with sec. 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984. Howeverer, the Court set aside his conviction under sec. 323, 353 read with sec. 149 of the IPC. Special Judge Vikas Dhull pronounced the judgment in an appeal preferred by Somnath Bharti, while allowing the appeal partly, which challenged the earlier order dated 23rd January 2021 sentencing him to 2 years of imprisonment in the case. “Accordingly, appeal is dismissed qua the conviction and sentence of appellant u/s 147 IPC read with Section149 IPC and under Section 3(1) of PDPP Act. Appellant be taken into custody and be sent to Jail for serving the sentence as awarded by the Ld.Trial Court vide its sentence order dated 23.01.2021 fort he offence under Section 147 IPC read with Section 149 IPC and under Section 3(1) of PDPP Act.” The court ordered.The case dates back to 2016 wherein FIR was registered on 10.09.2016 on the basis of a complaint against Somnath Bharti, Jagat Saini, Dileep Jha, Sandeep, Rakesh Pandey and approximately 300 unknown associates of Som Nath Bharti for allegedly breaking the fence of boundary wall of AIIMS with JCB for creating an access to AIIMS on 09.09.2016 at around 9:45 AM.According to the complaint, they were not accompanied by any government official and had damaged the fence boundary of AIIMS wall which is a Government property.The complaint also alleged that they misbehaved and injured the security personnel of AIIMS while protecting the government land.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey while pronouncing the judgment observed that the Prosecution duly proved the case beyond all reasonable doubts against Somnath Bharti, however, the Court went ahead to observe that the prosecution could not prove its case against the other 4 co-accused in the case, namely, Daleep Jha, Jagat Saini, Rakesh Pandey and Sandeep.Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more