US — #WeeklyAddress September 18 – September 24: Trump still attacking “fake news” media for reporting on Russian election interference

first_img News United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States to go further Trump denounces Russia investigation as “Fake News” On Friday, September 22, President Donald Trump tweeted at 5:44am: “The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?” At 6:26am he tweeted: “The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media “screaming” for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Next, she was a bad candidate!” These tweets followed the news that Facebook released thousands of ads linking Russian companies to congressional committees as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump maintains the belief that Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not happen; the CIA, NSA, FBI, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all concluded that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. Sean Spicer threatens reporter who emailed him questions On Thursday, September 21, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer threatened to report Axios AM reporter Mike Allen to “the appropriate authorities” after Allen emailed Spicer asking for information to use in an article. The article Allen was working on speculated that the FBI was interested in notebooks Spicer kept, detailing his time in the White House. When Allen, who claims to be a close friend of Spicer, texted him for more information, Spicer replied “Mike, please stop texting/emailing me unsolicited anymore…Should you do it again I will report you to the appropriate authorities.” The former Press Secretary was criticized heavily for his inflammatory statements against the press, from calling credible articles “fake news” to accusing reporters of “deliberately false reporting”. Fox News host wants reporting leaked information to be illegal On Wednesday, September 20, Fox News host Julie Banderas stated on air that reporting on top-secret information should be “illegal,” a claim that would make it impossible for reporters to cover stories based on information given to them by whistleblowers. During Fox News’ segment “Happening Now”, Banderas questioned her guest, reporter Howard Kurtz, on reporters’ ability to use classified information. In their discussion, she said: “Where do these media organizations start to take responsibility for meddling in our U.S. government? This evidence is top secret. It’s illegal to leak this stuff. It should be illegal to report on it if you’re reporting on top-secret information.” The topic of the segment discussed leaked information from the Justice Department indicating that Special Investigator Robert Mueller might indict former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for his alleged role in Russian interference with the 2016 election. Court revives Rolling Stone defamation suit On Tuesday, September 19, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided that Rolling Stone can be sued for defamation over the infamous 2014 article on an alleged fraternity gang rape at University of Virginia. The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was retracted after inconsistencies with the story appeared. While the article did not use the perpetrators’ real names, they claim in their lawsuit that enough information was given to deduce their identities. There has been a trend in lawsuits against reporters, media outlets, and companies for their stories. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is currently fighting a defamation lawsuit from CEO Robert Murray over a critical segment on Murray Energy Corporation. Hollywood Reporter sued for defamation over Sony hack article On Wednesday, September 20, Nicole Basile filed a lawsuit against the Hollywood Reporter and parent company Eldridge Companies for defamation. The suit claims that an article, written by Gregg Kilday and Tatiana Siegel in March of 2014, falsely implicated her as the perpetrator of the infamous 2014 Sony hack. Over the span of several weeks in 2014, a group called the Guardians of Peace leaked unreleased movies and other valuable insider information from Sony. Shortly after the article was published, the FBI announced that the North Korean government was responsible for the hack as retaliation for The Interview, whose plot was the assassination of Kim Jong Un. Basile is suing Sony for five million USD. The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. September 25, 2017 US — #WeeklyAddress September 18 – September 24: Trump still attacking “fake news” media for reporting on Russian election interference Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of September 18 – September 24: Receive email alerts RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News News Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Arrival Group to Present at the Wolfe Research Virtual Autos Conference on February 25

first_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Global technology company Arrival today announced that members of its management team will present at the Wolfe Research Virtual Autos Conference on Thursday, February 25 at 12:10-12:45 PM Eastern Time. In addition, management will host virtual one-on-one and small group meetings with institutional investors throughout the days on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 2021. The live presentation can be accessed here. About Arrival Arrival is reinventing the automotive industry with its entirely new approach to the design and assembly of electric vehicles. Low CapEx, rapidly scalable Microfactories combined with proprietary in-house developed components, materials and software, enable the production of best in class vehicles competitively priced to fossil fuel variants and with a substantially lower Total Cost of Ownership. This transformative approach provides cities globally with the solutions they need to create sustainable urban environments and exceptional experiences for their citizens. Arrival was founded in 2015 and has a global presence, with over 1,400 employees located across its UK and US headquarters and offices in Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Russia, and Luxembourg. The company is deploying its first two Microfactories in South Carolina, US and Bicester, UK in 2021. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006123/en/ CONTACT: Media Victoria Tomlinson [email protected] [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE OTHER AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS SOURCE: Arrival Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 04:19 PM/DISC: 02/23/2021 04:19 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006123/en TAGS  Twitter Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter Arrival Group to Present at the Wolfe Research Virtual Autos Conference on February 25 WhatsApp Previous articleL’Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association annonce l’arrivée de nouveaux membresNext articleHALCON dévoile son premier missile de croisière antinavire à l’occasion de l’IDEX 2021 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Shhh. Listen to opportunity knocking

first_imgSkip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like America’s optimism brings hope to all Sometimes, perception leads to reality … or at least a perceived reality. And, as any business leader will tell you,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder We were opportunity knocking.But now that we live in an electronic world, the World Book company has probably gone bankrupt and kids are wired to the World Wide Web instead of having their noses buried in books.But, from time to time, opportunity comes knocking and, when it does, some folks still run like scared rabbits.Several years ago when the Brundidge Historical Society decided to expand what it does at the We Piddle Around Theater to include storytelling, folks ran. They didn’t want to sit and listen to people tell stories. Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Published 7:38 pm Saturday, January 24, 2009 Shhh. Listen to opportunity knocking Print Article If you’ve ever tried to sell World Book Encyclopedias door-to-door, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.Folks run from you.For several years, Sis and I “tried” to sell World Books and Child Crafts to friends and neighbors. Soon, we didn’t have any friends and our neighbors kept their doors locked and the window shades down. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Folks would actually dart out into traffic to get on the opposite side of the street from us, and we didn’t get invited to Tupperware parties anymore.Why, you would have thought that we were runaways from a leper colony.But, we actually believed that we were offering folks a much-needed service. Children needed the Child Craft to spur their interest in reading and satisfy their curiosity about many subjects. Older kids needed World Books for enlightenment and research. In my limited wisdom, I didn’t understand that.I grew up listening to stories. That was my only entertainment, except for the radio, the Saturday picture show and an occasional all-night singing.Mama and I listened to the Grand Ole Opry every Saturday night and, when there was an all-night singing at the Brundidge school auditorium, we went with Bubba tagging along. When he fell asleep, we would take him home and put him to bed, where Daddy had been since the sun went down. Mama and I would go back and stay until the last note was sung.Between those times, my only entertainment was listening to stories told mostly by Eunice, Amos, Lizzy and the other folks that lived in the tenant houses on my granddaddy’s “place.”In the late afternoons, I would make my way to Eunice’s kitchen and rob the oven in her wood stove of a baked sweet potato or a pone of cornbread and find a listening place on her front porch.Pop always said, “Shhh! Be quiet and listen. You never learn anything when you’re talking.” So, I did a lot more listening than talking while “loitering” on the rough wood floor of that ol’ porch. And, perhaps, the most important thing I learned was to listen.I learned to listen to the different sounds of their voices. I love the way that Amos could turn a phrase and the way those wonderful ladies said things in ways that I’d never heard before. I loved the pictures they painted in my mind with words.Listening opened a world of wonder for me. The sounds of birds singing, the whirr of the cotton gin, the babble of a creek, the sound of rain on the roof and the sound of a cold, dark night.So, no. I didn’t understand when folks said, “I don’t want to sit and listen to people tell stories.”But with a little arm-twisting and a whole lot of begging door-to-door, the first Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in 2007 was a great success. Folks “didn’t know it would be like that!” They were amazed that they could be entertained with words.My daughter, who was the most doubting Thomas, said listening to Donald Davis was like watching a movie. She could see the pictures in her mind. Her pictures …not some that had been created by a Hollywood movie producer. Her pictures.That’s the beauty of storytelling.We each create the pictures in our mind and they are unlike those created by anyone else. So storytelling becomes a very personal art and every listener an artist.Next weekend, the Brundidge Historical Society will bring four of the top storytellers in the country to the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater and the Trojan Center Theater.Kathryn Tucker Windham — and I dare not call her a legend – at age 90, will be back, as will Donald Davis. Those two are the masters of storytelling. “It just don’t get no better than that.”Joining them will be two incredible storytellers, Carmen Agra Deedy and Bil Lepp, both are repeat tellers at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Deedy, like Davis, is high energy, so hold on to your seat. Lepp is laid-back but then most all “liars” are. Aleta Davis of Montgomery will also take the stage Friday night and folks will leave amazed at what she can do.There’s an old adage that says you can’t know where you are going unless you know where you’ve been.It’s through the oral tradition that we have learned who we are as a country, as a community, as families and as individuals.And, those stories have been passed down because someone said, “Shhh! Be quiet and listen.”I’m still listening.Jaine Treadwell can be reached at [email protected] Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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The biodiversity and ecology of Antarctic lakes: models for evolution

first_imgAntarctic lakes are characterised by simplified, truncated food webs. The lakes range from freshwater to hypersaline with a continuum of physical and chemical conditions that offer a natural laboratory in which to study evolution. Molecular studies on Antarctic lake communities are still in their infancy, but there is clear evidence from some taxonomic groups, for example the Cyanobacteria, that there is endemicity. Moreover, many of the bacteria have considerable potential as sources of novel biochemicals such as low temperature enzymes and anti-freeze proteins. Among the eukaryotic organisms survival strategies have evolved, among which dependence on mixotrophy in phytoflagellates and some ciliates is common. There is also some evidence of evolution of new species of flagellate in the marine derived saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills. Recent work on viruses in polar lakes demonstrates high abundance and high rates of infection, implying that they may play an important role in genetic exchange in these extreme environments.last_img read more

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Jazz fan banned over taunting incident sues team

first_imgDecember 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz fan banned over taunting incident sues team Tags: Russell Westbrook/Shane Keisel/Utah Jazz Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailA Utah Jazz fan is suing for $100 million after being banned for life from the team’s Salt Lake City arena over what were called racial taunts directed at point guard Russell Westbrook.The lawsuit says Shane Keisel denies making racial remarks while heckling Westbrook during a game in March.He says the high-profile incident has cost him his job and exposed him to violent online threats. The Jazz stand by their decision to ban him.Team officials say they investigated what happened and will fight the lawsuit.last_img

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Former Penn State football player suing over ‘campaign of hazing’

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailwellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) — A former Penn State football player is suing the university, his old coach and a current player for what he described as an orchestrated campaign of hazing that included sexual harassment, threats and physical punishment, according to a lawsuit.In some of the alleged instances, the player who is being sued, Damion Barber, and three others named in the suit made references to disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.The players warned Isaiah Humphries, the plaintiff, and other younger teammates, “I am going to Sandusky you,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday.Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012.Humphries also claims in the suit that his former teammates also said they were going to make the underclassmen “their b—- because this is a prison,” according to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. Middle District Court.The alleged physical and sexual acts included simulated intercourse, placing genitals on the face of underclassmen and restraining players while they were naked, the lawsuit claims. Humphries is seeking unspecified financial damages for the harm he said it caused to his physical and mental health, and to his football career.In a statement to ABC News, Penn State said the university “has established processes in place for responding to claims of potential misconduct” and followed the appropriate steps after learning of the hazing allegations, including forwarding their findings to the Office of the Centre County District Attorney, which declined to pursue charges.The players named in the suit — defensive tackle Barber, linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Jesse Luketa — allegedly “orchestrated, participated in, directed and/or facilitated a campaign to harass and haze lower classmen members of the Penn State football team,” the lawsuit claims. The four also specifically targeted Humphries “with a common purpose to haze, harass, assault and batter and retaliate” against him.Humphries and his father, Leonard, a former Penn State football player who also played in the NFL, reported the hazing to head coach James Franklin.Members of the coaching staff also allegedly saw firsthand the harassment and hazing, however, neither Franklin nor other coaches took “substantive action” to prevent it. No coaches reported the incidents, according to the lawsuit.Penn State claimed in its statement that the school did not learn of any information that backed the allegations against Franklin or claims of hazing against anyone in general.Humphries alleges he was subjected to retaliation for reporting the behavior.He was required to participate in athletic drills that were “designed to ensure [his] failure” and then used against him as evidence for why he couldn’t play, the lawsuit states. Humphries is also said to have been denied proper medical care by the team to “manage diagnosed conditions of anxiety and narcolepsy.”At one point, in the wake of Humphries’ reporting, Luketa told him that if he ever visited “his city” in Canada, he’d make sure Humphries was gunned down upon arrival, the lawsuit claims.The university’s Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response received word of the alleged hazing through an anonymous complaint and launched an investigation in May 2019, according to Penn State officials.The investigation concluded Barber “committed prohibited behavior” and was sanctioned, however it was not immediately clear what those sanctions were.Barber was suspended from a game in September 2019, but Penn State declined to comment on that disciplinary action, saying it’s a confidential matter under federal law.Barber appeared in two games during the 2019 season, according to his online player profile.Franklin, Barber, Parsons, Gross-Matos and Luketa did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News.Humphries, who attended Penn State from January to December 2018, eventually transferred to the University of California, Berkeley.“What this young man is doing is courageous,” said Steven Marino, Humphries’ attorney. “He didn’t leave Penn State because he wanted to. He didn’t leave because he couldn’t compete at the D1 level. He left Penn State because of hazing and harassment and abuse.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedcenter_img January 14, 2020 /Sports News – National Former Penn State football player suing over ‘campaign of hazing’last_img read more

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Empty homes: numbers rise across England

first_imgThe number of empty homes across England has risen for the second consecutive year to 216,000, the highest level since 2012, according to official figures.The number of long-term vacant properties – empty for at least six months – rose by 5.3% to 216,186 in the 12 months to October, according to the MHCLG. It is the highest level since 2012, when 254,059 properties were unoccupied.Analysis by modular home builder Project Etopia shows that long-term vacant homes now account for £53.6bn of property in England.Coastal towns and cities, led by Portsmouth, posted the biggest percentage rise in long-term empty homes: more than doubling to 939 in the year to October.Local councils have a range of powers to tackle long-term empty homes. I expect them to make full use of them.Hartlepool had the second-largest rise, up 53.8% to 726, while Eastbourne posted the third largest increase, rising 48.4% to 518. The number in London has also gone up, by 11% to 22,481 – representing £10.7bn worth of property.Project Etopia Chief Executive, Joseph Daniels, said, “The stubbornly high number of empty homes is compounding the housing market’s deeply entrenched problems with lack of supply remaining a key driver of high prices and low affordability. New homes are not being built fast enough and the constant spectre of abandoned properties aggravates an already tough market.”Kit Malthouse, Housing Minister, said, “Local authorities have a range of powers at their disposal to tackle long-term empty homes, and I expect them to make full use of these so everyone has a roof over their head. All local authorities in England have the power to charge homes that have been empty for at least two years an extra 50% on their council tax bill, and now from April, they can increase this to 100%.”project etopia empty homes Etopia vacant homes April 10, 2019The NegotiatorOne commentCambell Evans, Evans Bros Evans Bros 10th April 2019 at 11:45 amShouldn’t we be concentrating on getting all these empty properties upgraded and occupied first BEFORE building new homes? It’s a pet hate of mine; I constantly hear the media bang on and on that there is a shortage of properties yet again there’s a sizeable percentage of empty properties. Go figure as they say! Lets get the existing stock upgraded and occupied first before building new ones.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Empty homes: numbers rise across England previous nextHousing MarketEmpty homes: numbers rise across EnglandThe number of empty homes across England has risen for the second consecutive year to 216,000, the highest level since 2012, according to official figures.Sheila Manchester10th April 20191 Comment1,381 Viewslast_img read more

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Oxford MP’s criticised over expenses

first_imgThe Telegraph has reported that Adam Smith, Labour MP for Oxford East, used his expenses account to makeover his house.Mr Smith defended his spending, saying, “My mortgage interest costs are much less than the mortgage or rent for many other MPs, but I have had to spend significant amounts on repairs.”One of his claims from February 2006 includes the cost of a new dishwasher, oven, fridge, microwave, gas hob, and a 50p carrier bag from Ikea.Oxford West’s Dr Evan Harris MP has published his expenses record on his website. “I consider this job to be a privilege and not an exercise in income generation,” he said.last_img

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Indiana Prosecutors Recognize Excellence In Criminal Justice

first_imgIndiana’s Attorney General-Elect Curtis T. Hill, Jr., was recipient of the Eugene “Shine” Feller Award from the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc., Monday, December 5 during the annual winter conference of Indiana prosecutors in Indianapolis. Mr. Feller was a career prosecutor and an early proponent of better training for prosecutors. The award in his honor recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions on behalf of prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement in the state of Indiana.Mr. Hill is presently serves as Elkhart County’s Prosecuting Attorney. He was nominated for the honor by Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards who cited Hill’s service to the people of Elkhart County and to his service to prosecutors in Indiana and, through his various roles with the National District Attorneys’ Association, his contributions to prosecutors around from the country. He is the first Indiana Attorney General in many years to be elected from the office of prosecutor and received the most votes of any candidate for any office in Indiana history.Scott County Prosecutor Jason M. Mount was recipient of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council’s Stephen J. Johnson Award. Named for IPAC’s former executive director who spent his entire 38-year career with the state agency, the award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the same level of professional dedication and excellence as did Johnson. Nominated by Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Chad Lewis, Prosecutor Mount demonstrated excellence in criminal justice. Additionally, he has been a community leader and a leader in the legal profession. While serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Mount has raised the public profile of Indiana prosecutors. He has been elected judge of Scott Circuit Court and will assume that office in January.The Prosecuting Attorneys Council also presented awards in the areas of legislative excellence, law enforcement, victim advocacy, and prosecutor’s office support. The Council also recognized Indiana prosecutors and staff members for 10, 20 and 30-year service. Award winners are:Law Enforcement – Anderson Police Officer Marty Dulworth and St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit Commander Tim Corbett.Nominated by Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, Officer Marty Dulworth was wounded in the line of duty and his K-9 Kilo killed. Officer Dulworth subsequently lost his lower leg and wears a prosthesis. He is still an officer with the Anderson Police Department.Nominated by St. Joseph County Prosecutor Kenneth Cotter, Tim Corbett assumed command of the specialized unit following retirement from the South Bend Police Department. His unit has solved and seen prosecuted 85% of all assigned homicides. Subsequently, the prosecutor’s office has achieved a conviction rate in 95% of those cases.Legislative Excellence – Sen. Jean Leising and Rep. Tom Wasburne, nominated by Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.Sen. Leising has been an ally of prosecutors and law enforcement in opposing the legalization of marijuana. She is a staunch advocate for public safety and includes prosecutors in the ongoing debate related to CBD/Hemp oil and marijuana.Rep. Washburne is chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee. He has assisted in securing legislative criminal code fixes and has supported hearing of criminal code and public safety bills.Victim’s Advocate – Morgan County Prosecutor Steven Sonnega nominated Marlene Tyler-Black. She has worked tirelessly advocating for the rights of crime victims in Morgan County courts and within the community. She goes out of her way to talk and listen to victims, arrange for medical and counseling services, explain the protective order process, coordinate with shelters and has made “house calls” to victims when transportation was an issue.Kathy Faulkner Richey Award – Office managers Madonna Carroll of Hendricks County and Susan Sauer of Marshall County received awards in recognition of their tremendous service as office administrators. Kathy Faulkner Richey was office administrator for the IPAC for 38 years.Nominated by Hendricks County Prosecutor Patricia Baldwin, Madonna Carroll has been with the office for nearly 30 years, through explosive growth in the county and through a corresponding increase in the prosecutor’s office staff. Ms. Carroll has always set the standard by working outside of office hours at public safety events and by assisting crime victims.Nominated by Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman, Jr., Susan Sauer has survived management styles and organization of three different prosecutors and shoulders a tremendous amount of responsibility, all completed with consistently outstanding timeliness and with attention to detail. She recalls defendants, case facts, families, case resolutions and victims in Marshall County over the span of her career.Indiana prosecutors with more than 30 years of service were also honored. They include: Allen County Prosecutor Karen E. Richards (35 years), St. Joseph County Chief Deputy Thomas Sanders (30 years) and Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Kern (35 years).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Cornish Bakery gets CBILS loan from Clydesdale Bank

first_imgThe Cornish Bakery has secured £1m funding through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) from Clydesdale Bank.All 45 of the business’ bakeries closed their doors to customers on 23 March, with all but seven of its 400-strong team furloughed.The loan, The Cornish Bakery said, would allow it to ensure there was adequate cash flow to reopen the doors in the coming weeks, as well as fund new health and safety procedures including providing staff with protective clothing – such as masks and visors – and introducing new Perspex screens around all customer counters.By the end of June, the bakery hoped to unfurlough all staff and reopen all sites, except for those based at the National Exhibition Centre, without having to make any redundancies. It sait it was even looking to make additional hires to see it through the summer season.In addition, the loan has given The Cornish Bakery the chance to launch an online mail order and click-and-collect service.“The loan provided by Clydesdale Bank will allow us to quickly reintroduce cash flow into the business to allow us to become operational again,” said The Cornish Bakery founder Steve Grocutt.“Our hopes now are to not only to return the business to normal but, hopefully, grow the business through these new revenue streams and, in time, through acquisition. We are incredibly positive about the future of the business.”Stewart Linnane, relationship manager at Clydesdale Bank, owned by Virgin Money UK, said The Cornish Bakery was one of the first companies to approach it.“Within two weeks, the business had received both the application approval and had the full amount transferred into its accounts.”He added that Covid-19 meant time was of the essence, particularly as businesses were still incurring costs even though they were closed. However, it has also presented some opportunities, allowing businesses to diversify and future-proof in challenging market environments.“Those businesses that have seen success during the pandemic to date are those with e-commerce functions. We are proud to be able to support The Cornish Bakery in helping to secure that positive future.”A recent survey by British Baker found that 8% of respondents had applied for CBILS, while 46% sought help through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.last_img read more

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