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Barber raises over £3,700 in 5 days with Donate™ for Mayor’s Fund for London

By on June 16, 2021

first_img Tagged with: contactless Finance National Funding Scheme Technology Barber raises over £3,700 in 5 days with Donate™ for Mayor’s Fund for London Melanie May | 13 February 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. A community barber in London has raised £3,715 for the Mayor’s Fund in five days with National Funding Scheme’s Donate™ contactless donation technology.Barber Streisand, located in Exmouth Market, partnered with the Mayor’s Fund for London to donate one week of takings to the charity to provide healthy food to children through its Kitchen Social campaign. With most customers paying for their haircuts and beard trims by contactless card, the barber needed a way of donating that used similar technology.National Funding Scheme‘s DONATE™ provided Barber Streisand with a contactless tap+DONATE™ donation box so that customers could make a donation of the price of the cut. The contactless donation box provided a direct route for the donations to reach the Mayor’s Fund for London. Explanatory material was also available to explain the initiative to customers and how their donations would provide an immediate benefit to the local community. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 An overall total of £4,302.41 was donated over the five days, with an average donation of £25. £3,716 was made in contactless donations (£86% of total raised) and £586.41 in cash donations.Ellie Pamphilon, owner of Barber Streisand said:“We wanted to give back to the community and the Mayor’s Fund for London provided us with a charity that would resonate with our customers. All but two customers donated their haircut to the Fund and without contactless, the preferred method of payment, we would not have collected a quarter of this amount. The tap+DONATE™ solution and customer service has been brilliant. They’ve provided us with a 360 solution and we will definitely work with them again.”Customer, Ian Watts, said: Advertisement  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 “I don’t usually carry much cash and always pay for my haircuts on card, so having the card machine available made this a really simple and convenient way to donate the full price of my haircut to the Mayors Fund.”Patzi Shepperson, Head of Development at the Mayor’s Fund for London said:“This has been a huge success for us. We’ve been looking to develop a community fundraising drive for Kitchen Social and the combination of Ellie’s generosity and the tap+DONATE™ service has made this a highly successful trial. We fully intend to roll out the service and look forward to replicating the model with other London retailers in order to support young Londoners who struggle for food and face isolation during the school holidays.”  215 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Defying imperialism and Kiev, Eastern Ukraine votes for people’s power

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgWorkers voting in Donetsk, May 11.May 13 — The people of eastern Ukraine have defied imperialist threats from Washington, Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels and their puppets in Warsaw and Kiev and have carried out highly successful referendums under virtual wartime conditions.In two oblasts (regions) — Donetsk and Luhansk — the people voted overwhelmingly for statehood and declared their independence from the neoliberal, right-wing, coup-installed regime in Kiev.The meaning of this new political status has yet to unfold, as both republics try to deal with the new reality on the ground and all the formidable tasks ahead. But at a minimum the referendums were a resounding rejection of the neoliberal, imperialist-backed junta. For the present they establish hard-fought, armed sovereignty in two regions, with a combined population of 6.5 million people, in the strategic industrial heart of the country.The latest news is that the two republics are in discussions about uniting.The voting turnout, according to various sources was very high — around 75 percent in both oblasts. The vote, according to Donetsk and Luhansk official sources, was 89 percent for independence in Donetsk and 96 percent in Luhansk.Even the right-wing Wall Street Journal, mouthpiece of U.S. big business, had to admit, “Sunday’s vote saw long lines at some polling places and was immediately hailed as a triumph by separatist leaders and Russian state media. Kiev’s fledgling government is scrambling to mount presidential elections May 25, which it hopes will shore up its legitimacy, and faces growing hurdles after losing control of provinces in the east. … Local police in the region are of dubious loyalty, and army units have stalled in their offensive against rebel strongholds.” (May 11)The Journal continued, “In the coastal city of Mariupol, which was the scene of deadly clashes between separatists and Ukrainian soldiers last week, there were only four [voting] stations. Thousands of people turned out to join lines that stretched for city blocks. Some residents brought lawn chairs to rest their legs as they waited.” Mariupol is a city of almost half a million in the Donetsk oblast.Only thing ‘illegal’ is Kiev regime; Washington sends Blackwater mercenariesWashington and Kiev denounced this exercise in democratic, mass political participation as an illegal vote and a sham. But the coup regime has never received a single vote, except from the fascists who put them in power by invading parliament and overthrowing the elected government of Viktor Yanukovich.The Kiev junta got the vote of the U.S. State Department, which chose Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be Ukraine’s president. This was revealed in an infamous recorded phone conversation before the coup in which Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Pyatt that “Yats” should be president.In contrast to the conspiracy made in Washington, millions of Ukrainians braved a U.S.-backed military offensive by the coup government in Kiev in order to cast their votes for independence. The assault, whose aim was to stop the referendum, consisted of tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, Ukrainian ground forces and Right Sector fascist squads, some in National Guard uniforms and some without.In addition to Ukrainian forces, the resistance faced a force of 400 mercenaries from the Academi Corporation, according to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag of May 11. It cited German intelligence sources saying that Academi forces were on the ground fighting the resistance in Slovyansk in the Donetsk region. Academi is the new name for the infamous Blackwater mercenary corporation, which carried out massacres and intimidation during the Iraq war.Dozens of people were killed or wounded resisting the Ukrainian government military offensive. An additional 46 people died in a massacre carried out by the fascist Right Sector forces in Odessa. Nevertheless, the offensive failed to disrupt the organization of the referendums, which were held in schools, hospitals and government buildings throughout the region.May 25 elections: figleaf for outlaw regimeBoth the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic have announced that their regions will not participate in the May 25 election organized by Kiev and fervently supported by the imperialists, who are desperate to find some figleaf of governmental legitimacy for their puppets in the Ukrainian capital.The government in Kiev is a highly illegal government by any standards, in addition to being an odious product of a neo-Nazi assault on the Ukrainian Rada (parliament). The imperialists know full well that, as an illegal government, all its acts are illegal. The May 25 elections, in which billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate, are meant to plug this hole of illegality.Thus, the treaty signed by Kiev to join the European Union should be null and void because it was not signed by a legal authority but by a rag-tag bunch of right-wing politicians hastily hustled over to Brussels in the wake of the coup.Rebellion against IMF austerityWhat follows from this is that the IMF austerity agreement, which is now coming down on the backs of the Ukrainian people, is also illegal.In fact, the masses in the eastern regions are fighting not just for political sovereignty or for the right to use the Russian language, but to get free of the austerity regime imposed by Kiev, which is working for the bankers, the oligarchs and the International Monetary Fund.For example, Volodymyr Chemeris, a long-time Ukrainian political activist, said in an interview with the Spanish-language news site Rebelion.org: “Social programs were reduced by 7 billion hryvnias [approximately $875 million]. Due to the demands of the IMF, energy prices and thus communal and transport rates soared. Currently the hryvnia is in free fall, prices rise and wages and pensions are frozen. Experts say that due to the jumps of changing national currency, speculators and banks have gained about 3 billion dollars.”Russian leftist Boris Kagarlitsky wrote on May 1: “Discontent had long been building up in the southeast, and the final drop that caused the cup to spill over was the dramatic worsening of the economic crisis that followed the change of government in Kiev. After signing their agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the authorities decreed steep rises in the charges for gas and medicines, and a social explosion became inevitable.” (Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal)While the political direction of the rebellion in the east is still unclear, the driving force of the rebellion, which led people to support armed defense against the forces of reaction, is the profound economic attack on the masses by the IMF and the puppet coup regime.This development is not exclusive to the eastern regions. Suffering is everywhere. And this forms the basis to expand the struggle of the Ukrainian workers as well as the middle classes throughout Ukraine, even in the western regions.Aim of imperialists: disarm resistanceThe key aim of the imperialists and Kiev is to disarm the struggle. If that can be accomplished, the road would be paved for gradually reasserting state power of the neoliberals and their imperialist backers throughout the country.Washington, Berlin and Paris have tried all manner of maneuvers to accomplish this goal. They put forward a statement in Geneva that called for the disarming of “illegal groups” and evacuation of “illegally seized buildings.” The Donetsk and Luhansk forces refused to recognize that treacherous agreement.The Kiev regime offered to negotiate more regional autonomy on the condition that the resistance forces in the east disarm. While this maneuver was being rejected, the junta sent its military might to try to crush the rebellion, only to be met by the determined armed resistance of the popular forces.The latest maneuver has been cooked up by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is to meet soon in Brussels and promises to offer a “roadmap” that would include disarmament, dialogue and constitutional reform.Contradictions of Ukrainian struggleIn all these maneuvers, Moscow has played an ambiguous role. It signed the Geneva accords of April 17 but then demanded that the agreement be applied to Kiev first.  Putin asked that the referendums be put off, but then said it would respect the will of the Ukrainian people once the voting took place. Now the Russian Foreign Ministry is promoting the OSCE roadmap negotiations.The situation is highly complex, with many maneuvers taking place to get the popular forces to disarm. Nevertheless, a victory for the imperialists in Ukraine would mean a defeat for the Ukrainian masses and a dire threat to Russia by the Pentagon.But there are two struggles playing out in Ukraine. One is the geopolitical struggle of Washington against Russia — that is, a campaign to seize Ukraine and undermine Russia and eventually reduce it to a vassal state.The other is the struggle of the Ukrainian masses to get out from under the thumb of the IMF, the Ukrainian oligarchs and the right-wing regime in Kiev.The Ukrainian people need the support of Russia. They need political and material support, and they need a sense of military backup if things get out of control. But that support must not come at the price of subordinating the mass armed struggle against the exploiters and oppressors, represented by the coup regime in Kiev.The mass struggle in eastern Ukraine and the struggle of Russia against imperialism can be both mutually supportive and also lead to conflict. The Russian capitalists rely on the struggle of the masses in the east to weaken the Kiev regime. On the other hand, Moscow is seeking to avert an escalation of the conflict with the dangerous forces of the Pentagon, NATO and the EU.Furthermore, as a capitalist power, Moscow has no interest in supporting a genuine class struggle in Ukraine. However, the crucial struggle of the eastern Ukrainian masses for liberation from the oppressive oligarchs and right-wing forces is leading precisely in the direction of conflict with imperialism, and must be supported.For the resistance, this is a difficult path to negotiate. But supporters of the struggle in Ukraine — and opponents of imperialism — must be clear on the two struggles taking place simultaneously. They must take a firm stand in defense of the masses of the east and fight to stop a U.S. takeover of Ukraine and Russia.Fred Goldstein is the author of “Low-Wage Capitalism” and “Capitalism at a Dead End,” which has been translated into Spanish as “El capitalismo en un callejón sin salida.” See website and blog lowwagecapitalism.com, where books are available.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Photos: TCU celebrates a Horned Frog Christmas

By on June 13, 2021

first_imgStudent spreads ‘hope’ during time of uncertainty Facebook Heesoo Yanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/heesoo-yang/ Life in Fort Worth Heesoo Yanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/heesoo-yang/ Linkedin Heesoo Yang World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Twitter Grand opening ceremony for new Fine Arts Buildingcenter_img ReddIt NewsCampus NewsCommunityMultimediaPhotojournalismTop StoriesPhotos: TCU celebrates a Horned Frog ChristmasBy Heesoo Yang – December 13, 2020 1748 print Previous articleFreshmen shine in TCU’s blowout of Louisiana TechNext article20 years later, Gary Patterson has made TCU football a winner Heesoo Yang ReddIt Twitter Facebook + posts A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Heesoo Yang is a Junior Film-TV-Digital Media Major. He is a staff photographer of two years. He enjoys spending his time taking pictures and shooting videos.last_img read more

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Father-of-two jailed for murdering his Limerick flatmate

By on June 4, 2021

first_imgLinkedin Latvian Arnis Labunskis was found guilty of murdering his Limerick flatmate in 2015A LITHUANIAN man who came to Ireland in search of a better life was bludgeoned to death in his Limerick home just two-months after his arrival in the city.Dainius Burba was 39 when his flatmate beat him to death with the leg of a coffee table at an apartment they shared off Wolfe Tone Street in Limerick in April 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Friday, Arnis Labuskis (56), a Latvian father-of-two, began a life sentence when he was found guilty of the murder after initially blaming the violent attack on a fictitious intruder.Mr Burba was murdered between April 20 and 21, 2015, after he suffered several blows to his face and a broken skull.When he was questioned by Gardaí, Arnis Labuskis blamed an intruder but during the trial at the Central Criminal Court, he claimed he had acted in self-defence.He said that Dainius Burba called him in to a darkened room in the middle of the night and attacked him with the leg of a coffee table. He managed to get the table leg off his attacker and used it to swing out in defence.He walked for four hours before calling to his daughter’s house and telling her he had been in a fight. He returned home a short time later and when a neighbour checked in on him, he was found trying to hide evidence. He had also dumped a bloodied t-shirt in a nearby wheelie bin.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtin said he found Mr Burba’s blood-stained body on a bed and that he had “full thickness” injuries as well as a broken skull and jaw. He had received around 19 blows to the head and face which caused his death.Sergeant John Farmer read a short victim impact report on behalf of Mr Burba’s sister, Gitana Burbaide who described the victim as “a good person, who never wanted to die.“He came to Ireland two months before his death looking for a better life,” she explained.The statement went on to describe the impact the killing has had on the lives of Mr Burba’s family.After the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict, Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy jailed Arnis Labunskis for the mandatory life sentence and commended the Gardaí involved in the investigation.“This investigation is a fine model of how investigations should be conducted,” she said. Print Facebook Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleChildbirth deaths don’t make courtNext articleThe Pied Piper in panto at the ’Bridge Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsFather-of-two jailed for murdering his Limerick flatmateBy Staff Reporter – February 20, 2017 1218 Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

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Global Oncology Partnering Directory 2015-2020: Updated with the Latest Deal Trends, Players and Financials…

By on June 2, 2021

first_img WhatsApp Global Oncology Partnering Directory 2015-2020: Updated with the Latest Deal Trends, Players and Financials – ResearchAndMarkets.com TAGS  Previous articleJohn Sarkis Joins Align as Chief Revenue OfficerNext articleFA rescinds 1 of Southampton’s red cards in 9-0 loss Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Oncology Partnering 2015-2020: Deal Trends, Players and Financials” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Oncology Partnering 2015-2020: Deal trends, players and financials report provides an understanding and access to the oncology partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies. The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter oncology partnering deals. The majority of deals are development stage whereby the licensee obtains a right or an option right to license the licensors oncology technology. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and commercialization of outcomes. Most of the deals included within the report occur when a licensee obtains a right or an option right to license a licensor’s product or technology. More often these days these deals tend to be multi-component including both a collaborative R&D and a commercialization of outcomes element. The report takes readers through the comprehensive Oncology disease deal trends, key players and top deal values allowing the understanding of how, why and under what terms companies are currently entering Oncology deals. The report presents financial deal terms values for Oncology deals, where available listing by overall headline values, upfront payments, milestones and royalties enabling readers to analyse and benchmark the value of current deals. In addition, a comprehensive appendix is provided with each report of all Oncology partnering deals signed and announced since 2015. The appendices are organized by company A-Z, stage of development at signing, deal type (collaborative R&D, co-promotion, licensing etc) and technology type. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. In conclusion, this report provides everything a prospective dealmaker needs to know about partnering in the research, development and commercialization of Oncology technologies and products. Understanding the flexibility of a prospective partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into the negotiation process in terms of what you can expect to achieve during the negotiation of terms. Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered – contract documents provide this insight where press releases and databases do not. This report contains a comprehensive listing of all oncology partnering deals announced since 2015 including financial terms where available including over 4,000 links to online deal records of actual oncology partnering deals as disclosed by the deal parties. In addition, where available, records include contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners. Contract documents provide the answers to numerous questions about a prospective partner’s flexibility on a wide range of important issues, many of which will have a significant impact on each party’s ability to derive value from the deal. Report scope Global Oncology Partnering 2015-2020: Deal trends, players and financials is intended to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding and access to oncology trends and structure of deals entered into by leading companies worldwide. Global Oncology Partnering 2015-2020: Deal trends, players and financials includes:Trends in oncology dealmaking in the biopharma industry since 2015Analysis of oncology deal structureAccess to headline, upfront, milestone and royalty dataAccess to over 4,000 oncology deal recordsThe leading oncology deals by value since 2015 In Global Oncology Partnering 2015-2020: Deal trends, players and financials, the available deals are listed by:Company A-ZHeadline valueStage of development at signingDeal component typeSpecific therapy target Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Trends in Oncology dealmaking 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Oncology partnering over the years 2.3. Oncology partnering by deal type 2.4. Oncology partnering by industry sector 2.5. Oncology partnering by stage of development 2.6. Oncology partnering by technology type 2.7. Oncology partnering by therapeutic indication Chapter 3 -Financial deal terms for Oncology partnering 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Disclosed financials terms for Oncology partnering 3.3. Oncology partnering headline values 3.4. Oncology deal upfront payments 3.5. Oncology deal milestone payments 3.6. Oncology royalty rates Chapter 4 – Leading Oncology deals and dealmakers 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Most active in Oncology partnering 4.3. List of most active dealmakers in Oncology 4.4. Top Oncology deals by value Chapter 5 – Oncology contract document directory 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Oncology partnering deals where contract document available Chapter 6 – Oncology dealmaking by therapeutic target 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Deals by Oncology therapeutic target AppendicesAppendix 1 – Directory of Oncology deals by company A-Z since 2015Appendix 2 – Directory of Oncology deals by deal type since 2015Appendix 3 – Directory of Oncology deals by stage of development since 2015Appendix 4 – Directory of Oncology deals by technology type since 2015 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ofadi1 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005813/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Decision on Foyle Ferry Service put on hold after meeting on Friday

By on May 27, 2021

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Directors of the Foyle Ferry Service have put on hold any decision about the future of the 12 year old service which has carried more than 2 million passengers between Greencastle and Magilligan since its inception.TDs and Councillors from all political parties in the Republic met the directors on Friday to hear at first hand the financial implications if the service was to continue without subvention.Also attending was East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat who has raised the future of the Ferry Service on the floor of the Northern Ireland Assembly on a number of occasions.He said: ‘I regard this meeting as very positive and constructive and hopefully leading to a long-term solution which will ensure the future of this ferry service which has played a major role in the development of tourism both in Donegal and in the North over the last 12 years.‘We need to find a short-term solution to ensure the service resumes in the Spring but it is also imperative that ministers in Dail Eireann and the Northern Ireland Assembly recognise the need to jointly fund the future operation of the service to ensure its long-term viability.‘The amount of money needed is miniscule compared to the amount of case spent on the Strangford Ferry and given the will and commitment it should be possible to convince the directors of the Foyle Ferry Service to continue ferrying cars and passengers across the Foyle for the foreseeable future.‘Over the next few weeks meetings will be arranged with various bodies to ensure that the strategy worked out today delivers for the people North and South of the border.’ Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 4, 2014 Twitter Decision on Foyle Ferry Service put on hold after meeting on Fridaycenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleLatest survey shows house prices in Donegal begin to riseNext articleMacLochlainn: HSE must explain why Maura Porter lay for 50 minutes after crash before Ambulance arrived News Highland last_img read more

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Sproles, Stairs to Highlight Sports Memorabilia Show

By on May 2, 2021

first_imgEagles star Darren Sproles comes to Ocean City to be part of the Sports Memorabilia Show. (Photo provided by City of Ocean City) Two players who helped bring championship rings to Philadelphia will be part of the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, March 30, at the Ocean City Music Pier. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles and former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions at the show.The show will feature vendors and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. It also will include interactive sporting activities for kids. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for the show is $7 for adults and $3 for 12-and-unders with tickets available at the door. Admission includes a free Q&A session with Sproles (11 a.m.) and with Stairs (2 p.m.)   Sproles is one of the NFL’s career leaders in all-purpose yards. Though he was injured early in the season, he was part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team in the 2017-18 season. Stairs helped bring the 2008 World Series title to Philadelphia in 2008. He holds the record for most pinch-hit home runs in Major League Baseball history. Sproles will be available for a meet-and-greet session at 11:45 a.m. Tickets for an autograph (on a photo or item you supply) and a selfie photo with the player are on sale for $40. A meet-and-greet with Stairs ($20 for autograph and selfie with the player) is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. A combination package that includes both players is available for $55. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway) to purchase tickets.COMING UP SOON:EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL (April 1): Book lovers and food lovers are invited to unite at the 6th annual Edible Book Festival 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 in the atrium outside the Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Ave.). The event asks contestants to come up with food that offers a play on book titles. The public can compete or just see the entries and vote on favorites. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. – followed by an open invitation to sample the edible books. Entry registration deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 29. Register at https://tinyurl.com/YXV9YQUW. POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC (April 3): Celebrate National Poetry Month at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Readings at 6:30 p.m. will feature poets Echezonachukwu Nduka and Nancy Reddy. Following a short intermission there will be an open mic for performances of two minutes or less. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.Ocean City’s Girls Weekend brings hundreds of shoppers to town to enjoy good buys. From left, Joanne Kowall, of Ocean City, and friends Cathy Randazzo, Lacye Ciccarelli and Ines Casado, all of Pennsylvania, in 2018.GIRLS WEEKEND (April 5 to 7): The fourth annual Girls Weekend from April 5 to April 7 will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season. The event kicks off with a fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Avenue). It features clothes and accessories for sale in Ocean City’s retail shops and modeled by local men and women, including members of City Council. The lighthearted event will be catered by local restaurants.Advance tickets ($20) are required and on sale now at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave.), the Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury Ave.) and Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave.).Tickets also can be purchased online this year (click on the “Buy Now” button on the event blog). For a detailed schedule of Girls Weekend events, accommodations and participating businesses, call 609-399-1412, visit the Girls Weekend blog or the Facebook event page.OC-CON COMIC BOOK AND MEMORABILIA FESTIVAL (April 6 to 7): Ocean City’s tribute to comics and memorabilia returns to the Music Pier. “Star Trek,” “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” icon LeVar Burton will highlight this year’s event. Now in its fourth year, the festival will return to early spring after being held in June last year. The star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will be a special guest for both days, and tickets are on sale now for exclusive photo and autograph sessions.Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7. Visit www.ocnjcon.com for complete information on all of OC-Con. WILD WILD WEST EVENT (April 11): A Wild Wild West-themed cocktail party will be held at the Atlantic City Country Club on Thursday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ocean City Arts Center. The $35 donation includes light fare, live demonstrations of painting, music, dance and more, artwork and jewelry for sale, a 50/50 raffle and cash bar. Themed- attire is welcome. Prize for Best Costume for Cowboy and Cowgirl.  To reserve your tickets, call (609) 399-7628 or visit the Ocean City Arts Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.Members of the 500-strong basset hound pack saunter down the Boardwalk during the 2018 Doo Dah Parade.DOO DAH PARADE (April 13): “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden will lead this year’s parade as grand marshal. Individuals, groups, businesses and any other comic entries are invited to participate in the parade by signing up at www.ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade. MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT (April 13): The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the Ocean City Music Pier. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The pageant includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question. Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. Visit www.ocnj.us/mrmature for more information.THE GREAT EGG HUNT (April 13 and April 20): Two massive egg hunts on the beach for children up to 7 years old. The free events start at 2:30 p.m. and feature areas divided by age group and for children with special needs.EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE (April 21): A traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. The service starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.DUELING PIANOS SHOW (April 21): The Philly Keys will perform their hit dueling pianos show starting at noon. The performers will take a break for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade.Siblings McKenzie Whilden and Ben Merrifield, center, both of Somers Point, put on their Easter best for the Ocean City Easter Fashion Promenade in 2018.EASTER FASHION PROMENADE (April 21): Families are invited to come dressed in their Easter’s best to stroll in the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 p.m. on the Boardwalk at the Ocean City Music Pier. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family. COLONY CLUB FASHION SHOW (April 27): The local Colony Club’s annual Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Ocean City Senior Center (1735 Simpson Ave.). The Fashion Show will feature fashions from Ta Dah and a luncheon buffet.Tickets are $35. Contact Judi Levy for tickets at 609-247-1332 or email [email protected] Proceeds benefit the Colony Club of Ocean City Scholarship Fund.HISTORICAL MUSEUM SUNDAY BRUNCH (April 28): An Ocean City Historical Museum fundraiser will feature a presentation by John Loeper on “Snow, Ice and Sand.” The event will include brunch at Clancy’s by the Bay in Somers Point. Ticket prices: $32 general public, $28 members. Tickets may be purchased at the museum within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave.) or by calling 609-399-1801. Reservations are required.last_img read more

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Smith: Lawyers are obligated to render pro bono

By on December 19, 2020

first_img February 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Smith: Lawyers are obligated to render pro bono Mark D. Killian Managing EditorBecause lawyers have been granted the exclusive privilege to practice law, they should be required to provide pro bono assistance to ensure all Americans have access to the courts, according to Chesterfield Smith.“It seems to me suitable, proper, seemly, timely that the organized legal profession formally recognize that each lawyer has a mandatory obligation for some public service without compensation, which if unreasonably ignored, warrants professional sanctions,” said Smith, a former ABA and Florida Bar president.“Heretofore, it has been perhaps professionally acceptable for some good lawyers to serve only paying clients, but I perceive a new professional standard. . . . No longer can the lawyer — old or young — look out only for paying clients. No longer can the legal profession merit public approbation under a random or haphazard standard that lets some lawyers do good, some do not so good, and some do no good at all.”Smith called for a mandatory pro bono standard at the Public Interest Law Section’s recent Midyear Meeting luncheon in Miami. Currently, the Florida Supreme Court has set an aspirational standard that each lawyer render 20 hours of pro bono service per year or provide a $350 contribution to a legal aid provider. While performing the pro bono work is voluntary, reporting if you have met the standard is mandatory.During 2001-2002, Florida attorneys provided more than 1.3 million hours of pro bono service and donated $2.5 million directly to legal aid organizations.As the benefactors of a “professional monopoly,” Smith said, lawyers are free to govern and police themselves. But in return, lawyers have an “ethical duty and professional obligation” to make sure all segments of society have proper access to the legal system and a right to individual justice.“We, as lawyers, cannot simply work for ourselves and our deep-pocketed clients,” Smith said. “We, as lawyers, must discharge our professional obligations always to help provide access to the legal system to all citizens.”Smith said to ensure the essential legal needs of all Americans are met, each lawyer must help. He said while many lawyers render pro bono “not all or perhaps even most” provide free or substantially reduced compensation to mitigate the problems of the indigent in the justice system.“Society long ago made a determination that a fiercely independent and unshackled legal profession is essential to our system of government and the individual rights of its citizens,” Smith said. “It placed lawyers in a posture to be both financially free and professionally independent by establishing our monopoly. The grant of monopolistic privilege by society to a limited number of people to render specialized services manifestly creates in my mind an obligation by those people to make available to society those special skills nurtured by those who were granted that monopoly.”If that obligation is not met, Smith said, the public will have no choice but to seek those skills in others.“Others who in time will curtail and ultimately eliminate the public benefit sought when the public legal profession was created,” Smith said. “Lawyers must make the system work for all, the rich and the poor.”center_img Smith: Lawyers are obligated to render pro bonolast_img read more

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CUNA hones in on Durbin repeal language in CHOICE Act

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgThe House Financial Services Committee will mark up Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. (ET). CUNA sent a letter to the committee during a hearing on the bill last week, outlining positive aspects, concerns and additional suggestions, and will submit a letter for the markup.The markup could stretch out over several days, and CUNA will remain engaged as amendments are offered and voted on. CUNA will be paying particular attention to the CHOICE Act language concerning CUNA-backed repeal of the Durbin amendment.The Durbin amendment requires the Federal Reserve to limit fees charged to retailers for debit card processing. A provision in the CHOICE Act would repeal the Durbin amendment.CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says CUNA is expecting an amendment to strike Durbin repeal language from the CHOICE Act.“We will strongly oppose this amendment if it is offered, and are working with league partners and credit unions to make sure members of the committee understand that this is a very important issue for credit unions,” Donovan said. “We strongly oppose any amendments that strike the Durbin repeal language.” 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Air Canada Rouge introduces direct flight Toronto-Zagreb

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgThe arrival of the new airline Air Canada Rouge on the Toronto-Zagreb-Toronto route was marked with a traditional water greeting at the Franjo Tuđman Airport.Air Canada last flew in Croatia in the summer of 1991, and with its re-arrival it will enrich Zagreb and Zagreb Airport with another intercontinental flight. Air Canada Rouge spokeswoman Carolyn Hadrovic, who arrived by plane from Toronto, expressed satisfaction with the welcome in Zagreb and the cooperation with the Zagreb airport team, and expressed confidence that this flight will contribute to further rapprochement between Croatia and Canada and strengthen economic and tourist ties. and Croatia traditionally nurture.On behalf of the Embassy of Canada, Daniel Zaharychuk, Program Manager of the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service of the Embassy of Canada, addressed the audience, noting that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Croatia. Toronto will, among other things, be a powerful generator of economic and tourist arrivals, of which there were more than 150.000 last year.Air Canada Rouge is the largest Canadian airline with a fleet of over 400 aircraft operating to more than 350 destinations in Canada and the world. The airline’s home airport is in Toronto, an airport with nearly 50 million passengers and the largest hub of international passengers in North America. Air Canada Rouge will fly to Zagreb with Boeing 767-300 aircraft, and the flight will last 9 hours and 25 minutes.last_img read more

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