whatsapp Share Tags: NULL whatsapp SEVERAL private equity companies including Guy Hands’ vehicle Terra Firma fell short of the Walker guidelines this year, the group responsible for policing the transparency rules said yesterday. Terra Firma withdrew Autobahn Tank & Rast from the guidelines because “it is not fully compliant with the UK requirements”, the Guidelines Monitoring Group said. Meanwhile, TPG’s company Vita Group could not be checked as its accounts were not made public until after the review had begun. A spokesperson told City A.M. that Vita no longer had enough employees in the UK to fall under the rules.Most of the 32 companies reviewed had satisfactory disclosure policies. The Walker guidelines were introduced in 2007 to make private equity-backed firms more transparent. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalCleverstLittle Boy Brings $2 Painting to Antiques Road Show, Not Realizing Who It’s ByCleverstElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressFamilyMindedThe Most Common Astrology Questions People AskFamilyMinded KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Hands’ firm falls short of Walker disclosure goals More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Monday 13 December 2010 9:26 pm
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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland’s outside centre Brian O’Driscoll reacts during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and France at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on March 9, 2013. France drew with Ireland 13-13. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) His return may be vital for Sharks’ relegation battle, but Warren Gatland will not have time to be convinced before he names his squad on April, 30. If he is not a fan already it could be too late.Ben MorganThe No 8 battle is still considered to be the most wide-open in the run up to the squad selection. However, despite not turning out since his strong display against Scotland in the opening round of the championship, it has taken until this week to be ruled out for the closing game.He may not have been a consideration, but he was scribbled in as someone to return by the end. If you are looking for a bolter to come in somewhere, at the back of the scrum may be one of those places… Mr Delve.Dazed: O’Driscoll takes a breather during Ireland’s drawBrian O’Driscoll Clipped captain: Ryan Jones feels the pain as he suffers from a broken bone in his shoulder against ScotlandBy Alan DymockIT IS hard to explain why sports stars enjoy having the underdog tag heading into big contests, but when something like the Lions tour comes up around the bend you can at least understand why being heavily backed could be seen as a bad thing. It is not so much a curse, but when you are touted to tour some players may want to avoid ladders, black cats and breaking out the pocket mirrors.Ryan JonesBarely a week ago I asked Ryan Jones if he paid any heed to the buzz around his chances to tour. He claimed he was prepared to wait and see, not willing to say he was in the mix. This despite me telling him mow much he was fancied by the nation’s bookmakers.Felled giant: Richie Gray tears his hamstring in Round 4In the midst of the much-curtailed contest at Murrayfield, though, Jones suffered a blow. Despite helping Wales to victory his role in the match was somewhat bittersweet, and he was helped from the pitch. Later we were told this was due to a broken bone in his shoulder.He has been given six to eight weeks to recover, but it would be optimistic to say he will be in the mix in April, despite his injury. Speed recovery.Richie GrayA hamstring tear has ruled out the giant second-row for a few months. The jolt of seeing the lock with the blond shock being zoomed off the pitch on Saturday may have been slightly distressing for Scots fans, but the Sale Shark’s chances of touring Down Under hang on by a thread, with him said to be returning before the season’s close. He may still be cleared to play, but the former Lions captain and his centre partner Luke Marshall are both under observation following bumps to the noggin during Ireland’s draw with France. With scrum-half Eoin Reddan out with a broken leg and Fergus McFadden also crocked it is a tough time for the Ireland squad.O’Driscoll could still be taken, just because it is BOD, but the window of recovery is a small one. If he is absent, someone may have to rise up and put in a big time performance in the centre to fill as massive void.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Influential All Blacks centre Conrad Smith is out of the third Test against England in Hamilton this Saturday.Having played an influential role in New Zealand’s 28-27 win in the second Test at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr, the centre has had to pull out of the series with a broken bone in his hand. He may also miss the rest of the Super Rugby season.“It’s bad luck for [Smith],” said All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, “but an opportunity for someone else in the group. Other than that, everyone else is fine.”Hansen refused to say which of his centre options, Malekai Fekitoa or Ryan Crotty, will come in to replace Smith and start. However, the other issues that Hansen is keeping quiet on before New Zealand name their team on Thursday is the availability of No 8 Kieran Read, who missed the first two Tests against England after sitting out with concussion, while there are also calls for Beauden Barrett to replace Aaron Cruden at fly-half.England, on the other hand, will name their squad on Wednesday night, BST. There are yet to be any updates on the fitness of four of England’s starters from the second Test who have question marks over them: half-backs Danny Care and Owen Farrell and centres Billy Twelvetrees and Luther Burrell. On this he said: “[Fekitoa] been playing well and it’s just whether we think he’s ready to start. Ryan’s been there and done that, and been in the atmosphere. That’s what it’ll come down to – whether we think Malakai’s ready to start or not.” Missing influence: Conrad Smith is out of the third Test against England on Saturday
Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Anglican Communion Rector Tampa, FL ‘Games pastors’ to help visitors at London Olympics Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Jo SiedleckaPosted Feb 8, 2012 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Ecumenical News International] More than four million visitors are expected to arrive in London during this summer’s Olympic Games. More Than Gold, an ecumenical charity originally launched during the 1996 Atlanta Games, is recruiting and training 1,000 volunteer “Games Pastors,” who will be deployed at airports, bus and railway stations.“They will be there to serve, whether people need directions, advice or simply a listening ear. We’re not doing this to evangelize, but we want to show people the love of God by the support we give them,” Jon Burns, U.K. director of More Than Gold, said.The organization began recruiting last year, when it launched a countrywide “Get Set” tour visiting churches and other Christian communities, running workshops and information evenings. They have also produced packs suggesting practical ways churches can engage with the Games, including festivals, street parties, children’s games, sports quizzes and competitions.“The response has been terrific. Thousands of events are being planned and hundreds of people have signed up as Games Pastors. We are fortunate in the U.K. already to have a large number of trained sports chaplains who work with the 75 football clubs, rugby, cricket and other sports teams,” Burns explained.“Sports is as vital a part of the church program as, say, youth work, or women’s ministry. Indeed, by its all-encompassing nature, it can reach out to both men and women of all ages,” Burns said.On 18 May, the Olympic Torch Relay begins at Britain’s southwestern tip, Land’s End in Cornwall. During its 70-day tour throughout the country, which ends in London, it will come within ten miles of most U.K. churches and many are planning welcome parties.“We will be decorating the church ourselves. People are getting very excited,” said Philip Horsington of the Ilchester Church of England Parish Council in Devon.In Cardiff, Wales, the relay will be met by a male choir. Jim Mundy, a 60-year-old ambulance worker who has run 266 marathons, will carry the torch between Ipswich and Norwich. The Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical and Methodist churches in Norwich will be getting decorated for hisarrival. In Glasgow, Catholic and Protestant pipers will welcome the Olympic flame.On the Sunday (22 July), before the Olympics begin, the Church of England has prepared prayers and readings for the Olympics and Paralympics. On 27 July, the day the Games begin, all churches are being asked to ring their bells for three minutes at 8 a.m. local time.“Many people, of all faiths and none, are being introduced to bell ringing for the first time. It is a marvelous opportunity to reach out to the community,” Burns said. 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Area: 31 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Japan Photographs: Daici Ano + 23 Share Tokyo Balconies / KINO Architects Architects: KINO Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: Houses Projects ArchDaily CopySave this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodEGGEREGGER Surfaces in Stormede Manor HotelFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Panels – öko skin stripesText description provided by the architects. In Tokyo where building density is high both the “Geographical map”, defining the undulating land, and “Town planning and zoning regulations” have a large influence on construction. This house is on a site where the features of these two geographical maps come together successfully. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThis site is off a busy shopping street in the middle of Tokyo. The southern part of the site belongs to a “commerce” zone, and the northern part to a “1st priority residential” zone. To the north of the site the residential zone continues. These two different zones have different regulations in regard to the height of buildings. The design proposes to make the best use of building on the boundary of two zones. The design included four floors with a large balcony to the north on the top floor. This balcony could also take advantage of the geography to the north giving an outstanding view of the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe balcony feature from the top floor is repeated on each floor; internal space is enhanced with outside balcony space. It is too difficult to provide a garden in the super-high density Tokyo environment; also balconies are not included in the calculation of building volume. Therefore many balconies were used to produce an urban garden. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe balconies have two additional roles: to communicate with the surroundings and to obstruct a direct view from the road. The balconies gradually connect the inside and outside.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Open Exchange’ Green Square Library and Plaza Competition Entry / MODUArticlesAIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information KnowledgebaseArticles Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316426/tokyo-balconies-kino-architects Clipboard Tokyo Balconies / KINO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTokyo Balconies / KINO ArchitectsSave this picture!© Daici AnoHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316426/tokyo-balconies-kino-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeKINO ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on January 10, 2013Cite: “Tokyo Balconies / KINO Architects” 10 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Facebook Twitter The House Ag Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the potential opportunities for American producers if trade relations were normalized with Cuba. Much of the conversation revolved around the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act (HR Bill 3687) as well as the potential removal of financial restrictions that limit trade opportunities with Cuba. “The history between the U.S. and Cuba is long and complicated,” said House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway (R-TX). “The Castro regime’s stranglehold on the island nation has long prevented normalized trade relations between the countries.” He added that many are starting to believe lifting financial restrictions on agricultural trade could improve the lives of Cubans and also help American producers who are struggling through one of the worst economic downturns they have seen since the Great Depression.Conaway said he hopes to find a path forward to allow and expand agricultural trade to Cuba, but at the same time, he remains firmly against lifting the travel embargo.Source: NAFB News Service Home News Feed House Ag Committee Talks Trade with Cuba SHARE House Ag Committee Talks Trade with Cuba SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 14, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleWeekly U.S. Ethanol Production UP Hoosier Ag Today
printTCU senior defensive back Caylin Moore thought he was at O.D. Wyatt High School on Fort Worth’s east side Monday night to stress the importance of education to student athletes.But, instead of encouraging student athletes Monday night, Moore received special recognition for his dedication and commitment to his service to the community. Moore was awarded a plaque, naming him to the 25th anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.“I had no clue, it’s so humbling, I just thought we were at the school to speak to the kids,” Moore said.Moore said it seems natural to use his status as an athlete to encourage others by talking about his life.Moore and other TCU players have created a foundation – Strong Players Are Reaching Kids or S.P.A.R.K. – that visits schools throughout DFW to talk to student athletes about crucial times in their lives.“I have a 100 percent responsibility to tell my story,” Moore said. “What I can do encouraging others intellectually far outweighs me dancing in the endzone.”Ceylon Moore shares his story with youth football players. (Garrett Podell/TCU 360)Moore’s childhood includes being homeless for a time after his mother “left a volatile home,” according to a press release from Allstate.Moore said the message he shares far outweighs the nerves he sometimes has when it comes to public speaking.“When I get up and speak, something comes over me and I become a different person,” Moore said.Moore said that it’s about using your platform as an athlete and inspiring kids to be able to do something.However, S.P.A.R.K doesn’t just affect the youth outside of TCU. He said seeing his teammates and other students on campus develop on campus as leaders is a tremendous joy.“I feel like I have an important piece to share with the kids, but I’m always impressed with what my teammates have to say,” Moore said. He started his college football career at Marist College, and that is when adversity hit.“My third year there I hurt my back,” Moore said. “It was projected that I wouldn’t be able to play football again. But, my mom said I would play football again.”While he wasn’t playing football at Marist, Moore worked as a janitor in order to make money to continue his education.“Being a janitor showed me that no matter what I do, I must do it to the best of my abilities,” Moore said.After Marist, Moore went to Princeton University for a pre-graduate program and studied education and public policy, which sparked his interest in the field.After transferring to TCU in 2015, Moore found himself on the football field once again.Moore said his football career has been a blessing.“By way of God, I ended up at TCU, playing football,” Moore said. “I’m not even supposed to be here right now and I made it happen.”Even with the heavy time commitment of playing football, Moore continues to make time for community service.“Honestly, no matter what happens, my impact now as a man here will be far greater than my playing time,” Moore said.Moore’s teammates have taken notice of his passion.Wide receiver Michael Carroll said that Moore is dedicated to everything he does and his attitude and mentality is contagious.“It’s just a blessing to be around that guy,” Carroll said.After graduation, Moore said he wants to continue giving back to the community. He said he has seen how education can change lives and he wants others to feel those effects as well.“I want to work in educational policy and public policy so that I can ameliorate certain situations for disadvantaged youth, especially people of color,” Moore said.Moore will be recognized along with the other 25 members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team at the Sugar Bowl. Facebook Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGSphotos Garrett Podell + posts Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 02 – Shailene Woodley, Aubrih and more)Next articleTCU takes a new step to help sexual assault victims Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook ReddIt
News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenImpunityInternet “Threatening citizens, in particular, a country’s journalists and media outlets, are not part of an ambassador’s attributions,” RSF said. “The British authorities should monitor these activities, which pose a threat to press freedom and a danger to journalists.” The threats are targeting Iranian journalists working for international media such as the BBC, Voice of America, and Radio Farda (Radio Free Europe) and privately-owned Iranian exile media such as the Iran International and Manoto TV channels and the Kayhan London news website. At the same time, their relatives in Iran are being summoned and threatened by members of the Revolutionary Guard intelligence services. News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenImpunityInternet News According to the information gathered by RSF, the threats against Iranian journalists based abroad often take the form of online attacks, insults and intimidation, mainly on social networks. Organisation February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists He even posted a video on Twitter that showed a BBC reporter covering a demonstration by Iranians outside the Iranian embassy in London and said the reporter was talking to a terrorist group. The videos and their accusations are always in Persian, never in English. The Iranian ambassador in London meanwhile announced in a tweet on 22 November that his embassy has filed a complaint with the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the UK’s broadcast media regulator, accusing the BBC, Manoto and Iran International of “distorted coverage of events in Iran and inciting massive violence against state institutions.” to go further Two days after the Internet was completely disconnected in Iran in order to restrict the flow of information about the regime’s crackdown on a wave of protests, the ambassador reiterated his threats against Iranian journalists based abroad in an angry, accusatory tweet. Most of these journalists prefer not to be named for fear of provoking more harassment. Very few dare to refer openly to such harassment, as Farnaz Ghazizadeh, a BBC journalist, did in this tweet on 23 November: “My 73-year-old father has been summoned and questioned by Iranian authorities in relation with my sister and myself working for the media outside Iran. Our families are under pressure just because we are journalists.” Receive email alerts Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Iranian intelligence agency harassment and threats against Iranian journalists based abroad, especially in Britain, and against their families still in Iran, and the role played by the Iranian ambassador in London in relaying these threats. Iranian journalists have for years been receiving long jail sentences on charges of “collaborating with enemy media” and spying. RSF is aware of at least 25 cases of families of journalists being summoned and threatened, usually by intelligence ministry agents, since the start of the year. The same day that this tweet was posted, the parents of several journalists based abroad were summoned and threatened by intelligence ministry agents who, in essence, told them: “Tell your children to stop working for enemy TV channels. It will be better for them and for you.” Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News RSF_en Ever since Hamid Baeidinejad, the Iranian foreign ministry’s former director of political affairs and international security, took over as the Islamic Republic’s ambassador in London, he has been threatening these media and journalists on Twitter. Protected by his diplomatic immunity, the ambassador repeats the accusations of the Iranian intelligence services and uses the same rhetoric as they do, accusing journalists of being the “agents and mercenaries of foreign services, paid by the country’s enemies and acting against the national interest.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran June 9, 2021 Find out more It said: “The Iranian people will never forget these days in which enemy TV channels such as the BBC, VOA, Manoto and Iran International – subsidized by the money of foreign governments and the Pahlavi group – have put Iran in danger by trying to portray the rioters, who are murderers and arsonists, as political dissidents.” Pahlavi is the name of the former shah of Iran’s family. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists November 26, 2019 Iranian ambassador threatens UK-based Iranian journalists and media