Virgin mulls legal action over Heathrow disruption

first_img Virgin Atlantic may take legal action against airport operator BAA over the part closure of London’s Heathrow airport last month and will withhold fees until a probe into the disruption is complete.“We’re exploring our legal options but will continue talking to BAA and want the inquiry into what happened last month to be both independent and robust,” Virgin Atlantic spokesman Greg Dawson told Reuters. Heavy snowfall paralysed BAA’s Heathrow airport late last month, leading to a spate of flight cancellations after its second runway was closed due to bad weather.Virgin Atlantic also said it would stop paying landing and parking charges at Heathrow until BAA explains why a day’s snowfall left thousands of air passengers stranded in the week before Christmas.Virgin plans to withhold bills from 1 January until it sees the results of an internal BAA inquiry – headed by non-executive director Prof David Begg – into the disruption, due to be published in March.“We have written to BAA this weekend to advise them that we are withholding our fees from the airport operator until its inquiry into the snow enforced runway closures in December is completed,” Virgin Atlantic said in a statement.“Despite the airport operating conditions being way beyond our control, Virgin Atlantic is taking responsibility by paying out millions to customers that suffered disruption to their Christmas travel plans.”Payments withheld by Virgin, which are dependent on its aircraft’s movements at Heathrow, would likely be less than £10m for the period between January and March, an aviation source said.“We will work with airlines during the Begg enquiry. Meanwhile Heathrow’s conditions of use do not provide any basis for Virgin Atlantic or any other airline to withhold airport charges,” a BAA spokesman told Reuters.Ferrovial-owned BAA could legally seize Virgin aircraft for repeated failure to pay its bills but has not yet considered this option.Other major airports were closed by snow before an after the over the Christmas holiday period, including Germany’s Frankfurt and New York’s JFK airport.“We’re not withholding fees anywhere else. JFK is not an issue for us at the moment – it was a 24 hour thing,” Virgin’s spokesman said.British Airways last month said it expected to take a £50m hit from the disruption in its third quarter, while BMI said it is also mulling its legal options against BAA. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Share Monday 10 January 2011 5:25 am Virgin mulls legal action over Heathrow disruption Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThis Game Can Train Your Brain To Think StrategicallyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramBill CruncherArizona Drivers With No DUI’s Getting A Pay Day This Month (Check If You Qualify)Bill Cruncher whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ John Dunne last_img read more

Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (  2020 annual report.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio Tecalli

first_imgPhotographs:  Patrick Lopez, Roberto MartínezSave this picture!© Patrick LopezRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Designed from a high tech, local handmade perspective. This residence integrates regional materiality elements like the red brick due to the closeness of the local brick producers in San Pedro Cholula.Save this picture!© Patrick LopezSave this picture!Section X-XSave this picture!© Patrick LopezThe material is arranged in an artisanal way, allowing expressive geometry due to the modular repetition.  This introverted house incorporates natural lighting through the lattice and window openings defined by the interior programme and outside relevant views.   Save this picture!© Roberto MartínezThe inside space is articulated through a central lounge that integrates living room, dining room, kitchen and the main bedroom in the second level. Serving as a vestibule to the top floor programme: Service areas, guest bedroom, and roof garden. All surrounding an inner courtyard for an adequate lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!© Patrick LopezOriginally published on January 03, 2018. Project gallerySee allShow lessWildcoast House / FGR ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBlue Terracotta Apartment / Rina LovkoSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” Architects: Estudio Tecalli, Proyecto Cafeína Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Saint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio TecalliSave this projectSaveSaint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio Tecalli ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Patrick Lopez+ 26Curated by Danae Santibañez Sharecenter_img CopyHouses•San Pedro Cholula, Mexico Saint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio Tecalli “COPY” Mexico CopyAbout this officeProyecto CafeínaOfficeFollowEstudio TecalliOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVietnamSan Pedro CholulaIcebergMexicoPublished on June 06, 2020Cite: “Saint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio Tecalli” 06 Jun 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?红砖错叠,双伴分离小屋 Saint Peter House / Proyecto Cafeína + Estudio Tecalli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 Area:  118 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Button advertiser adds testimonial

first_img  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jo Bance, Marketing Manager at event organiser Centaur Conferences International told UK Fundraising this morning that “the button on UK Fundraising has worked well for us, dramatically increasing the flow of traffic to our own site even after one week.”You can read other testimonials to the effectiveness of online advertising with UK Fundraising at: Howard Lake | 9 February 2006 | News Button advertiser adds testimonial A new advertiser has shared her delight with the performance of her button advertisement on UK Fundraising for an upcoming conference. Her testimonial to the impact of the button on traffic to her organisation’s website has now been added to the testimonials section of this site.The button advert, towards the bottom of the left-hand column, promotes a conference in April in London covering maximising return from the latest new media and CRM techniques for donor recruitment and retention.The button advert only went live a week ago but rapidly generated visitors to the organisers’ website. Sufficient numbers converted to paying delegates that the organisers have extended their advertising presence on UK Fundraising with a banner advertisement running across the site. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Institute of Fundraising announces new Director of Policy and Communications

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising announces new Director of Policy and Communications Howard Lake | 19 July 2012 | News  133 total views,  1 views today Ceri Edwards has been appointed as the new Director of Policy and Communications at the Institute of Fundraising.A former BBC political producer, Edwards has worked at Liberty, Action for Children and Children in Need. At London Councils he was Director of Policy and Communications. He starts at the Institute on 23 July, taking over from Simon Morrison who took the role on an interim basis.Edwards said: “Making sure the sector’s voice is heard during the next stage of the Hodgson Review will clearly be a priority and I’m looking forward to engaging with our members to make sure we make a real impact for charities and those who use their services.”  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity communications Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Nightmare ends for two journalists

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists The nightmare is over for two journalists. Ako Kurdnasab of the weekly Karfto was released from Sanandaj prison in Kurdistan province on 17 January on completing his sentence. Franco-Iranian documentary filmmaker Mehrnoushe Solouki flew back to France two days later after the lifting of a 10-month-old ban on her leaving the country.In other recent developments, two other journalists, Ejlal Ghavami and Emadoldin Baghi, were allowed to leave prison temporarily to receive medical treatment, while Said Matinpour of the weekly Yarpagh was transferred back to Tehran, more than 300 km from his family in the northwestern city of Zanjan.“Kurdnasab spent six months in prison, while Solouki was kept in Iran for more than 10 months against her will after being imprisoned for a month,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are glad the nightmare has ended for them. But Ghavami and Baghi will have to return to their cells at the end of their medical leave.”Kurdnasab was freed on 17 January after being held for 180 days in Sanandaj. He was arrested on 21 July 2007 at Karfto’s headquarters by intelligence ministry officials. His initial sentence of three years in prison for “trying to overthrow the government by means of journalistic activities” was reduced to six months on appeal.Solouki flew back to Paris on 19 January after the bail guarantee embargo on her parents’ house was lifted. But she is still charged with “trying to make a propaganda film” for preparing a documentary on the events that followed the 1988 ceasefire between Iran and Iraq. She has not been given back the footage she shot, which was confiscated after her arrest in February 2007.On 18 January, Baghi was allowed out of Evin prison, where he has been held for three months. When he was briefly hospitalized in December with severe heart problems, his family had submitted a request for temporary medical leave to the head of the judicial system, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. Ghavami, a contributor to the weekly Payam-e Mardom-e Kurdestan, obtained a two-week extension to the medical leave he was originally granted on 26 December to seek treatment for an eye infection exacerbated by the lack of hygiene in his cell in Sanandaj prison, where he is serving his sentence.Matinpour was transferred to Evin prison for the second time on 4 December, his wife said. Arrested on 28 May 2007 at his home in Zanjan, he was initially placed in detention there. He was transferred to Evin in July but was moved back to Zanjan in September. His wife said he is charged with “activity against national security.” The authorities have said he can be released on bail of 500 million toumen (500,000 euros), but the family is unable to raise this sum.The press department of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance meanwhile banned the newspaper Arya on 19 January for “failing to publish regularly.” Suspended in April 2000 during a wave of closures of pro-reform newspapers, Arya had received permission from a Tehran court in 2006 to resume publishing. A new team of journalists had been preparing to bring out a new issue. News Organisation News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more News News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election to go further RSF_en March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more January 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nightmare ends for two journalists Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts The nightmare is over for two journalists. Ako Kurdnasab of the weekly Karfto was released from Sanandaj prison in Kurdistan province on 17 January on completing his sentence. Franco-Iranian documentary filmmaker Mehrnoushe Solouki (photo) flew back to France two days later after the lifting of a 10-month-old ban on her leaving the country. last_img read more

Threats and censorship at peak in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Zacatecas

first_imgMichoacánAt dawn on 14 August this year, troops and police arrested 45 alleged members of an armed civilian group in the town of Aquila in the coastal region of Michoacán. Such “self-defence” groups emerged in March this year, officially with the aim of combating organized crime. Angel Elías Méndez Morales, managing editor of the local newspaper Entérese who also works for various regional news organizations, was present at the roundup. Although identified to the troops as residents of the town, the journalist and a colleague came under attack from a self-defence group. Stones were thrown at the two men, their vehicle was ransacked and equipment seized. They were prevented from leaving the town and were forced to hide, without food or water, for most of the day. Although alerted by Reporters Without Borders, the authorities were slow to go to their assistance. “After everything that happened, I started thinking about things and I’m convinced I should concentrate on myself and my family from now on,” Méndez told Reporters Without Borders philosophically. The anti-drugs initiative by former President Felipe Calderón was launched in Michoacán, his home state. Four journalists disappeared in the region between 2006 and 2010. In each case, clues pointed to the police but the investigations hit a brick wall. News In the view of Ismael San Martín, managing editor of the newspaper Noticias, the murder of reporter Alberto López Bello “was nothing to do with his job and the newspaper for which he worked (El Imparcial) knew that he was ‘involved’.” The term “involved” refers to possible links between the victim and the drugs trade, but the managing editor was not specific. However, a former colleague of López who prefers to remain anonymous believes he was killed because of his work “because he knew too much”, in particular about the links between the police and drug cartels.López had pointed the finger at a police officer, Lorenzo Eduardo Lopez, alleging he was implicated in corruption, summary executions and false imprisonment. In an article published on 27 July, Noticias explicitly called for an investigation into Jacobo Israel Guzmán Hernández and Fernando García, former heads of the State Investigations Agency (AEI), for alleged involvement in the journalist’s murder. Despite the impact of the murder, the investigation is making no progress and his family, forced to leave Oaxaca temporarily, have been given no assistance. “No one contacted us after Alberto’s murder, neither the government nor the El Imparcial management, although they had promised to help us,” a family member told us. MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information News OaxacaSince Gabino Cue Monteagudo took office as governor of Oaxaca in 2010, the state justice ministry has opened preliminary investigations into more than 50 cases of attacks on journalists and news organizations. Many of them have been blamed on people holding official office, such as police officers or politicians, or on local businessmen whose interests are threatened by certain news reports.Oaxaca has been less affected by the devastating fall-out from the anti-drugs offensive but security has recently deteriorated as a result of an increase in drug-related crime. This has exposed journalists to greater risks and does little to encourage mutual support, which was already at a low ebb. Under the successive presidencies of Vicente Fox (2000-2006) and Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), Mexico joined the ranks of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries for journalists and, more broadly, those involved in news and information. Eighty-eight were killed and a further 17 disappeared in a decade, against a background of the collapse of law and order and almost total impunity.This appalling record includes six victims – four who were murdered and two who disappeared – since the start of the year, after the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) returned to power. The offensive against drug trafficking launched by Calderón, in which 60,000 were killed, officially ended almost a year ago. “Officially”, because terror and impunity still persist, and self-censorship – as well as regular censorship – have gained ground. To protect themselves, or in response to pressure, journalists and the organizations they work for tend to play down violence, which also affects them. These new problems have emerged in interviews with journalists and their families conducted by Reporters Without Borders in four federal states. VeracruzFour former journalists stood as candidates in local elections in Veracruz State on 7 July this year. None included the protection of their fellow journalists in their election platforms, despite the fact that nine had been killed and three had disappeared in the state since 2010. Javier Duarte, who was sworn in as governor that year, was bizarrely awarded a prize for “his efforts to guarantee the full exercise of freedom of expression”. The general silence surrounding such cases is partly explained by the hold the government has over media organizations. Few dare to break it, whether among online newspapers or on social networking sites.Luz María Rivera, who was assaulted on 18 May this year, regrets the existence of “censorship and self-censorship enforced by fear”. Rivera, the director of the online newspaper El Mercurio, has had to move several times to make sure her family is not in danger.Sergio Landa Rosado, a crime reporter for Diario Cardel based in the town of Cardel in the north of the state, has been missing since April. “In the eyes of the Veracruz media, the disappearance of Sergio Landa never took place,” said his Diario Cardel colleague Jesús Olivares. Impunity is encouraged by censorship, inadequacies in police investigations and the slowness of the court system. Those behind the murders of journalist Miguel Angel López Velasco , his wife and one of his sons have still not been found after two years of investigation. The authorities maintain there is insufficient proof, yet crucial information is missing from the police report, such as the fact that he had received threats from 2007 up to a few weeks before his death. The report also contains no reference to any of the articles that support the theory that he was killed because of his work. According to the state justice ministry, the presumed perpetrators were believed to belong to the Los Zetas paramilitary group and were now dead. The investigation has been shelved until new evidence emerges. RSF_en September 30, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats and censorship at peak in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Zacatecas MexicoAmericas Oaxaca State, which is dotted with indigenous cultures, is also the scene of persistent social conflicts between communities and local authorities. In these circumstances, crackdowns are often directed against human rights campaigners and those who run community radio stations.Threats and equipment seizures suffered by the editorial department of Radio Totopo in the Juchitán region in March this year illustrate the type of persecution suffered by voluntary and not-for-profit news outlets, many of which have been waiting for years to be granted a broadcasting licence. In Oaxaca, as in many other Mexican states, community radios have been ruled illegal and have been excluded from the debate on regulation. “In Oaxaca, there is currently a legislative proposal specifically to regulate indigenous and community news outlets,” said Sócrates Vázquez García, of the Mexican branch of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). “Community radios must be allowed to take part in the debate. One of the biggest challenges they face is gaining official recognition, and having input into the legislation would be a step in this direction.” In October 2006, US journalist Brad Will, a cameraman for the Indymedia agency, was shot dead at the height of a conflict between civil society activists and the administration of the then governor of Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. He was fatally injured during a demonstration by gunshots that came from the direction of bodyguards employed by Ruiz, a leading member of the PRI. Seven years on, the investigation has made no significant progress. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ZacatecasEight journalists from Zacatecas gathered recently outside the interior ministry in Mexico City to draw attention to the violence prevalent in the state and the attempts at censorship by the state government. One of them, Horacio Zaldivar Espino, head of the ABZ Noticias agency, pointed out that more than one thousand people had been murdered or kidnapped since the start of the year but the authorities refused to allow information of this type to be published. He referred to the intimidation to which he and his colleague Alfredo Valadez Rodríguez had been subjected after they had exposed the death toll of clashes between criminal groups in the national daily La Jornada. The authorities immediately denied the disclosures and launched a hostile campaign against some local journalists. Zalvidar received threatening phone calls, which he established had come from a communications area used by the local government. Other journalists, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that they had received threats that advertising would be withheld from their news organizations if they continued to publish stories that damaged the image of Zacatecas state. On 13 March, the government and some local newspapers signed an agreement entitled “For the Sake of our Image” restricting the coverage of bloodshed.The delegation of Zacatecas journalists questioned the federal government on this matter in view of suspicions that its is playing down the real level of violence in the country. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation Reports Follow the news on Mexico May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Villa Esperanza Services Elects New Members to the Board of Directors

first_imgPeople Villa Esperanza Services Elects New Members to the Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 2, 2016 | 2:23 pm More Cool Stuff Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday L-R: Villa Esperanza welcomes 3 new board members. Alexis Casillas, Jeri Wright and Phil Davis.Villa Esperanza Services is pleased to welcome Alexis Casillas, Phil Davis and Jeri Wright as the newest members to the Board of Directors.Alexis Casillas is a special needs advocate attorney with Newman Aronson Vanaman. She has been committed to special education advocacy since her brother was first diagnosed with autism. She attended Columbia Law School where she was trained to work with special-needs families by Advocates for Children of New York and volunteered with the Autism Legislation Project. Alexis spent her final year as a law student at Stanford where she participated in YELP, a clinic devoted to providing free legal assistance to low-income special-needs students. Alexis also served as an extern to the Honorable Kim Wardlaw on the Ninth Circuit.Phillip A. Davis is a partner with Sheppard Mullin in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He specializes in corporate and securities litigation, director, officer, shareholder and partnership litigation, real estate litigation, and creditor’s rights. Phil received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and Trinity College, Oxford. He volunteers as Judge Pro Tem and arbitrator for Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts and is active in philanthropy serving on two foundation boards.Jeri Wright served as Managing Assistant City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office from 2001-2010. There she advised City Council, City Planning Commission, Area Planning Commissions, Board of Building and Safety Commissioners and Building and Planning Departments. Jeri was primary advisor to Planning and Land Use Management Committee handling litigation, legislation and advice for the division. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School with her Bachelors of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, Cum Laude. Jeri is now retired and enjoys family, travel and volunteering.Newly elected Board Chairman, Jay Henneberry, welcomed the members sharing, “We are delighted to have Alexis, Phil and Jeri join Villa’s Board. They bring great knowledge and expertise to the organization. We are grateful to have them supporting Villa and advocating for those that cannot speak for themselves.”Villa serves infants to seniors with intellectual/developmental disabilities including more than twenty different diagnoses. Our wide variety of programs and services assists more than 600 individuals and their families each year in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since 1961 we have been a leader in advocating and advancing services for individuals with special needs. Villa excels in offering progressive and innovative approaches and solutions. Our ability to forecast and meet the changing needs of our clients has established us as a unique service provider, offering individualized programs and a continuum of care over the course of a lifetime. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, log on to Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

Community Pays Tribute to Veterans

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Veterans Day Flyover 2019 at City HallPandemic precautions prevented the community from gathering in person to thank current and former military service members on Veterans Day, so the city took its annual celebration to virtual space to convey the heartfelt sentiment.A Veterans Day commemoration was aired both online and on local access TV, featuring statements from a host of speakers interlaced with footage from previous events — such as a color guard ceremony, an aircraft flyover, and a rendition of the National Anthem — held prior to social distancing measures.Mayor Terry Tornek read the city’s Veterans Day proclamation and offered his gratitude to the nation’s warriors.“While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, some tragically, certain things remain the same,” he said. “As a people, we must take the time to recognize those who have served the nation: The veterans.”Countless Pasadena residents “have served the armed forces with courage and distinction,” he said.Staff Sgt. Shamoneka Collins of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines based in Pasadena was the keynote speaker. Collins has been on active duty for more than a decade.“I am honored to share my appreciation for those who paved the path before me and allowed me to wear this uniform I now stand in,” she said.She spoke of three characteristics that unite all veterans, from all times, from all branches.“Commitment, sacrifice, selfless service,” she said. “Veterans of the past, present and future came from all walks of life, but these three attributes can be found in all who served. They will be committed to the values that this country holds and will support and defend this country long after they’ve hung up the uniform.”The sacrifices made by military men and women, from missed holidays and anniversaries to laying down their lives, “has been done in service to their fellow brothers and sisters who wear the uniform next to them, to the citizens of this great nation, but most of all, to the values that this great country represents,” Collins said.“Let us not forget the fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters who answered the call to service and selflessly risked their lives and sacrificed in the pursuit of continued freedom,” she said.Lt. Col Rudy Salcido of the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines in Pasadena offered gratitude to fellow veterans.“On behalf of the Marines and sailors from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines — your Pasadena Marines — we extend our gratitude to our Pasadena veterans and veterans across our amazing country and globe,” he said.U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger were among the dignitaries who shared their reflections on the meaning of Veterans Day and offered words of gratitude for the nation’s military.Pasadena Police Department Cpl. and retired Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Joaquin Gurrola spoke of transitioning from one uniform to another but maintaining a sense of duty and service.“The veteran’s military training brings a special skill set to their Police Department in the form of leadership, maturity, self-discipline, and poise under pressure,” Gurrola said. “Exposure to a wide variety of people and cultured in a myriad of situations from peacekeeping to warfighting positions a veteran to be a well-rounded officer who is able to engage the community with compassion.“When a veteran officer hears the words ‘thank you for your service,’ we are grateful, and it motivates us to be better stewards of our community,” Gurrola said.Harold Martin, a Pasadena City College psychology professor and Vietnam veteran with 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army, said Nov. 11 has additional personal significance for him.It was the day he arrived in Vietnam, as well as the day he was promoted to the rank of captain, he said.Veterans Day falls on the day World War I came to an end in 1918.“Nov. 11 was set aside, originally, as a day of peace, and then it morphed into a day to honor veterans. In keeping with the original purpose, I think a good way to honor veterans is to work hard at making sure we don’t have more of them fighting and dying in wars,” Martin said.“Another good thing to do to honor veterans is to serve and support them upon their return to society,” he said.“Most veterans benefited from the time of their service. They were strengthened by it,” he said. “However, for significant numbers of others, the sacrifices and aftermath have rendered them needing assistance, sometimes for years.”“My generation was not honored or helped enough, and the consequences of that neglect are still with us,” Martin said.That’s why he said he established a club for veterans on campus at PCC in 2006, then began teaching courses to help student veterans readjust back to civilian life in 2008, as more and more students were returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.“For over 10 years, the campus has had a Veterans Resource Center that has been a model, not just for California, but for the entire country,” he said.“It has been my honor, my pleasure, to be able to give back and see veterans thrive in a community that has been supportive of them,” Martin said.A schedule of replays of the ceremony will be posted at, city officials said. 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Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatal wreck

first_imgLocal News Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatal wreck Twitter WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img A 52-year-old man was arrested Friday after he reportedly ran a stop sign that resulted in a fatal collision with a 21-year-old Odessa man.John Fitzgerald Hunt was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony.The fatal collision happened at 4:57 p.m. last Saturday near the intersection of Andrews Highway and 100th Street, an Odessa Police Department release stated.Nathan Subia, 21, of Odessa died as a result of the wreck. Subia was traveling north on Andrews Highway in a white 2003 GMC truck, the release detailed. The passenger in the truck was identified as 32-year-old Ernesto Sanchez of Andrews.Hunt was traveling east on 100th Street and ran the stop sign before being struck by the GMC truck, the release detailed.Subia was transported to MCH, but was later pronounced dead by medical personnel, the release stated. Sanchez was also transported to MCH with non-life-threatening injuries, but he was treated and released, a MCH official said over the phone on Monday. There were no reports of any other injuries.Hunt was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center and was still in custody as of Friday afternoon, jail records show. A bond had not been set as of Friday afternoon.The investigation continues. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Previous article041819_Paxton_WILDNext articlePríncipe Mohammed bin Salman anuncia a Soudah Development Company (SDC) Odessa Americanlast_img read more