Sherborne ups ante in F&C pursuit

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Sherborne ups ante in F&C pursuit F&C Asset Management’s rebel shareholder Sherborne Investors stepped up its attack on the current board yesterday with a critique of its strategy.In a letter to shareholders, Sherborne said it had invested in F&C due to its persistently poor performance compared with peers and it believed investor concerns over strategy were the cause of its low valuation.F&C chairman Nick MacAndrew called the letter “a partial and flawed critique of the past” and said Sherborne had not offered an alternative strategy. Sherborne’s move escalates its bid to take control of F&C ahead of a meeting on 3 February to decide whether to replace MacAndrew and director Brian Larcombe with Sherborne representatives. “We believe that F&C’s many strengths have not been reflected in the performance of its share price,” the letter said.Sherborne, which has built up a 17.6 per cent stake in F&C since August, argued that the decisions to buy REIT Asset Management in 2008 and Thames River Capital last year saddled F&C with debt, diluted shareholders’ interests and generated income from volatile performance fees rather than steady management fee income. Sherborne also criticised F&C’s debt management, arguing that a renegotiation of debt terms in 2009 caused a dividend cut.“We believe that the company’s financial policy…has caused reductions in shareholder value that were avoidable,” it said.MacAndrew said Sherborne had “misunderstood the economics of and rationale for the acquisitions… both of which were overwhelmingly supported by shareholders.” He added Sherborne had not addressed concerns that its three proposed board members – Edward Bramson, Ian Brindle and Derham O’Neill – lacked the experience to run the firm.Numis analyst David McCann said the letter left shareholders “still none the wiser as to what Sherborne might do differently if it were to get in.TIME LINE | SHERBORNE’S STAKEBUILDING17 August:Sherborne Investors buys 5.2 per cent stake in F&C for £15m. F&C’s shares rise 23 per cent.18 August:Sherborne raises stake to 9.7 per cent to become F&C’s second-largest shareholder.20 August:Sherborne adds 0.5 per cent to its stake, taking it to 10.2 per cent or 52m shares, worth £32.9m.26 August:Sherborne increases stake to 11.3 per cent, worth £36.2m.31 August: Sherborne raises stake to 14.6 per cent16 December: Sherborne calls an extraordinary general meeting to oust F&C chairman Nick McAndrew and director Brian Larcombe and replace them with three of its choice.20 December: Sherborne cashes in further share options to raise its stake to 17 per cent.6 January: F&C appeals for shareholders to vote against Sherborne at the EGM.14 January: F&C publishes plan to restructure its operations and cut £12m costs.19 January: Sherborne sends letter to shareholders criticising F&C’s strategy; F&C rebuffs allegations.3 February:EGM and vote on board to take place. KCS-content Wednesday 19 January 2011 7:49 pm Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMoneyPailBurning Money: Common Cars Rapidly DepreciatingMoneyPailNext RefinanceFishermen See Animal On Iceberg, But Then Look CloserNext Refinance Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GVC chief Alexander slams APPG report as “ridiculous”

first_imgCasino & games GVC chief Alexander slams APPG report as “ridiculous” Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Slots GVC Holdings chief executive Kenny Alexander hit back at the All-Party Parliamentary Group that accused him of “cowardly behaviour” and their recommendation of a £2 stake limit on online casino games, a suggestion he labelled “ridiculous”.He also warned that should its recommendations be adopted, the UK could see an epidemic of problem gambling, with consumers pushed to playing via unscrupulous, offshore operators. On 4 November, the UK’s Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) suggested a £2 limit on online slot-machine style games, following a six-month inquiry. The limit woulld be in line with the fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) limit that came into effect earlier this year.While the APPG said the disparity between online and retail stakes was indefensible, Alexander said the two types of game were vastly different in terms of player protection.“They said that because it’s £2 in slots, it must be £2 in online casino, but that’s like comparing apples and pears,” Alexander said in his keynote speech at Clear Concise Media’s Reputation Matters event at the Soho Hotel in London on 7 November. “It’s completely and utterly ridiculous.“We did definitely need the stake limit on FOBTs to come down,” he continued. “It didn’t need to go all the way down to £2, but it did and so be it. But to compare FOBTs and online casinos is completely false.”Alexander said that, where it’s difficult to monitor FOBT players, it is much easier to recognise a potential problem gambler online.“We – not just GVC but all licensed operators – have controls, techniques, mechanisms for complete visibility of our players that for FOBTs you could never have,” Alexander said. “You could go and play a FOBT, lose £100, then go down to the shop down the road and play another one and another one. It was very hard to control it, it had to be brought under control and now it has been done.”“Online, though, we have so much more transparency. We can step in, we can monitor players’ behaviour and if it’s becoming problematic then we can step in.”Alexander added that another difference between online gambling and FOBTs was the presence of a black market. The GVC chief executive said he believed a stake limit would only drive gamblers to play at unlicensed websites with no such regulations.“The other difference is that there is no underground black market for FOBTs,” Alexander said. “They don’t exist. But if they put a £2 limit on online casinos, the day after that, virtually the same amount of people who used to stake more than £2 will go to the black market. They’ll play at sites in Costa Rica, they’ll play at sites in curacao, they’ll play at sites that may not be licensed anywhere. These sites will not be paying taxes – and GVC is the 20th-highest taxpayer in the UK – they will have no interest in responsible gaming, no interest in protecting the player.“This epidemic of problem gambling in the UK, I don’t necessarily think there is an epidemic right now, but there will be one if they continue down this route because players will play at offshore, illegal sites. And there’ll be a reduction in taxes and more job losses. This reduced stake is flawed, does nothing to prevent problem gambling and is only going to make it worse.”Alexander also said he was worried about the future precedent that could be set by limiting the stake on online games, with the potential for similar reasoning being used to introduce stake limits on other types of gambling.“And where does it stop?” Alexander asked. “If you’re going to say that you have the £2 limit on FOBTs so now you have to have the limit on online casino, what are we going to do next? Are we going to put a £2 limit on the land-based casinos? Are we going to say you can’t spend more than £2 at the Palm Beach or the Hippodrome? Then what? Do we say you can only have £5 on the football, £3 on the greyhounds?”When it released its report, the APPG said it was “appalled at the cowardly behaviour” of Alexander, who did not appear before MPs or send a GVC representative. However, Alexander said that he wished to take any criticism himself and did not want anybody else at GVC to be criticised on his behalf.“I have many weaknesses, but I can tell you that I am no coward,” Alexander said. “I had a board meeting that had been in my diary for a whole year. It was in the Isle of Man, so I couldn’t go. I can also tell you that not a single listed CEO turned up.”“I also knew that it would be lively, it would be a bear pit, punches would be thrown. And if punches are going to be thrown, then I will take it. I’m the CEO and I will take it on the chin. I’m not sending other people and putting them into that position. If I have to take difficult questions, I will take them. I have written to the chairman of the APPG group and I will happily meet her at any time.”While Alexander was critical of the APPG report, he said he believed the future of the industry still looked positive.“I think sense will prevail,” Alexander said. “I think we’re on the right path. I think the industry has a very, very bright future and we’ll come out on the other end in very decent shape.” GVC Holdings chief executive Kenny Alexander hit back at the All-Party Parliamentary Group that accused him of “cowardly behaviour” and their recommendation of a £2 stake limit on online casino games, a suggestion he labelled “ridiculous”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines 11th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New York elects Allen K. Shin bishop suffragan

first_imgNew York elects Allen K. Shin bishop suffragan Posted Dec 9, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 10, 2013 at 3:26 am congratulations bishop for the new appointment , my name is rev rev kakooza living and serving in the Anglican church of Uganda in Africa .looking foreword to seeing you being used by God and hoping that you will visit us in Uganda . New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA December 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm Congratulations to an EMU grad! Go Hurons! Comments are closed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (3) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Aris Efthimides says: [Diocese of New York] On Dec. 7, at a special election convention held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Rev. Allen K. Shin was declared the bishop suffragan-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The new bishop suffragan will replace Bishop Catherine Roskam, who retired at the end of 2011, and will work alongside the diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche.Shin, who is currently rector of St. John’s Church, Huntington, Long Island, NY was elected on the 4th round of balloting by a majority of the active clergy who participated in the election AND by a majority of the lay delegates who participated in the election. A brief biography of the bishop elect may be found here (where you will also find information on the other nominees and videos of all).Shin was one of five candidates nominated in early October by a special Committee to Elect a Bishop, which began work following the call for the election of a suffragan by Bishop Dietsche’s predecessor as diocesan, Bishop Mark S. Sisk, at the diocese’s annual convention in November 2012. Bishop Sisk retired, and Bishop Dietsche was installed as XVI Bishop of New York, on February 2, 2013.The bishop suffragan-elect must now receive the consent of a majority both of the other diocesan bishops of the Episcopal Church and of the standing committees of the Church’s dioceses, before being consecrated in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Elections, Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Keith C. Edwards says: Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN rev paul kakooza says: Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY December 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm Here, here. Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls House of Bishops, last_img read more

35 Social Housing Units / mobile architectural office

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Nicolas Grosmond+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 35 Social Housing Units / mobile architectural office Apartments Photographs France 35 Social Housing Units / mobile architectural officeSave this projectSave35 Social Housing Units / mobile architectural office “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: Jansen, Carrelage du Marais, KP1, Le Relais, X-Tend Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officemobile architectural officeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on November 07, 2020Cite: “35 Social Housing Units / mobile architectural office” 07 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴黎35社会住房 / mobile architectural office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 2020 Projects “COPY” Products used in this ProjectWindowsJansenWindows – Jansen Art’SystemClients:Emerige + OgicCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charlotte Toscan du PlantierText description provided by the architects. A project steeped in the industrial past The construction of a building that includes 35 housing units (privately owned and social housing) and a cabinetmaking workshop located on the ground floor. A former Botelli cabinetmaking workshop, the workshop contributes to the historical continuity of the site and evokes the past through the architectural design. In continuation of the adjoining architecture, through the construction details, the building evokes the history of the site (cabinetmaking workshop), our epoch, and contemporary construction methods.Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Nicolas GrosmondThe MAO practice design intent was to reinterpret the archetypes of Parisian light industrial architecture while giving the new building a contemporary interpretation. The building seeks to serve as a reference point rather than an object out of context. The project bears witness to the site history, even though the century-old original workshop was unfortunately demolished for economic reasons and the decline in workshops within city limits. The architects wanted to evoke this past through the clever use of timber in the project.Save this picture!© Charlotte Toscan du PlantierSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nicolas GrosmondA building assembled like a piece of furniture. The building is designed as an assembly of different components, just like a piece of furniture. Its vertical precast concrete structure (prémur), reduced to a strict minimum, supports the floor slabs. Between these structural elements, large timber trusses give the building its identity, through the clever and intricate assembly of concrete and timber elements. The construction technique of prefabricated concrete and timber is also part of the site history – the building is designed, prefabricated, assembled, and adjusted like a piece of furniture. The project expresses the assembly of the intangible and the tangible: Assemble history, Assemble stories, Assemble spaces, Assemble functions, Assemble materials, Assemble memories, Assemble lights, Assemble landscapes, Assemble intentions.Save this picture!© Nicolas GrosmondThe project is a subtle blend that ultimately allows each element to find its own balance which contributes a richness that enhances the composition and harmony of the building. Space and materiality in harmony with the site The quality of a home depend largely on its luminosity and thus the design of its windows. The practice attaches great importance to detail and the proper use of materials that encourage multiple uses, appropriation by the occupier, and great durability of the element. At street level recalling the rhythm of former workshops, the timber joinery is integrated into the elevation grid. All the windows are very tall to maximise light within the home.Save this picture!© Charlotte Toscan du PlantierThe windows are either inward opening or fixed bow windows. The alternation between the fixed and opening elements facilitates the maintenance of the entire facade. On the ground floor, the joinery takes on the “workshop spirit”, with window frames in upper and lower segments. At the “loft” unit level, a double skin in the facade creates a buffer zone between the street and the unit interior. In terraces, the winter gardens on the roof deck create intermediate living spaces in the extension of the internal spaces.Save this picture!© Nicolas GrosmondThe kitchen winter garden creates a cosy place to install a dining table, meal preparation table, herb garden, raised beds for a roof deck vegetable garden, an armchair for reading and to have breakfast, etc. …This space is a direct relation with the outside that creates a homely atmosphere within the apartment. The site and its history heavily inspired us to create an elegant and sober project that fits into the urban and architectural context of the historically light industrial neighbourhood in Rue de Charonne. The practice wanted to locate the project with-in a historical continuity while preserving its soul.Save this picture!© Nicolas GrosmondProject gallerySee allShow lessCreate Differently Workspace / Rotunno Justman ArchitectesSelected ProjectsANZ Raranga at Sylvia Park / ArchitectusSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:9 Rue Charrière 11th, 75011 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: mobile architectural office Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Nicolas Grosmond, Charlotte Toscan du Plantier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Paris, Francelast_img read more

Two vacancies and three events added

first_img 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. Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 January 2002 | News Two vacancies and three events added  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising has just added two vacancies for fundraisers at London and Norfolk-based organisations.In addition we have just added the next three dates for the Charities E-fundraising group’s meetings.Visit UK Fundraising’s jobs page and events directory.last_img read more

Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2008 winners announced

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News The winners of the Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2008 have been announced.The Awards celebrate the most outstanding and creative partnerships between businesses and arts organisations in Scotland. Forty-four partnerships were short listed across nine categories.The winning partnerships were announced at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster Janice Forsyth in the Music Hall, Aberdeen. They are:* Bank of Scotland and Aye! Write Bank of Scotland Book Festival* Whyte & Mackay (Jura Malt Whisky) and Scottish Book Trust* Scottish Widows and [email protected]* Talisman Energy (UK) and St Magnus Festival* Bank of Scotland and Edinburgh Festival Fringe* Henzteeth and National Library of Scotland* Orkney Auction Mart and The Pier Arts Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2008 winners announced Tagged with: Awards corporate Scotland  18 total views,  1 views today 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

Wade Transfers To BYU

first_img Robert Lovell July 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Wade Transfers To BYU FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Provo, UT)  —  Former Utah Gatorade Player of the Year Jesse Wade is coming home.Wade has decided to transfer from Gonzaga to Brigham Young.  He made the announcement  via Twitter.The former Davis high school standout appeared in 20 games for the Zags last season and averaged 1.3 points.  Due to NCAA transfer rules, Wade will be forced to sit out next season. Written by Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/Jesse Wadelast_img

USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor

first_img Training & Education View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor Share this article View post tag: USS Boxercenter_img USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor August 31, 2016 Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), with embarked units from Amphibious Squadron 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 29 for their first port visit in the U.S. since leaving their San Diego homeport for a seven-month deployment.“The Sailors and Marines aboard Boxer did an outstanding job carrying out each mission we conducted throughout 5th and 7th Fleet [areas of operation],” said Capt. Mike Ruth, Boxer’s commanding officer. While deployed, Boxer supported Operation Inherent Resolve and conducted community relations projects during port visits to Hong Kong, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Singapore, Oman, and Malaysia.The port visit also marks the first reunion of Boxer Sailors and Marines with family and friends as many journeyed to Hawaii to meet their service member.Boxer, flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 13th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.last_img read more

Ocean City Education Foundation Awards $13,968 in Grants

first_imgThe Ocean City Education Foundation awarded $13,968.30 in grants to Ocean City educators on Friday morning.The awards will finance an array of special purchases — from the high-tech (stations at the Ocean City High School library for “augmented reality books” that come to life with 3-D imagery and links to relevant multimedia) to the low-tech (supplies for the Ocean City Primary School Knitting Club … whose advisor, Dolores Vivarelli, says that even though “it wouldn’t have gone over real well” many years ago, the club has quite a few boys who maintain their street cred as they knit on the playground).The Education Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that raises money to enhance educational opportunities throughout Ocean City.Chairperson Dave Allegretto called the grant awards “the highlight of the year” for the OCEF. The group has awarded more than $100,000 in the past six years.The OCEF received more than 100 grant applications and made its award decisions based on helping “the widest group of students possible,” according to Allegretto.Award winner are as follows.[table caption=”District Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantDeborah Huber (Occupational Therapist) and Kristina Bonstead (Physical Therapist), $137.92 for a jogging trampoline and stabilizer bar[/table][table caption=”High School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantHeather Cox (Art Teacher), $1749.95 for Wacom drawing tabletsMary Greenfield (Spanish Teacher), $449 for a document cameraJames Conroy (Special Ed Teacher), $1000 for supplies for sustainable gardenRosemary Millar and Jill Geller (Nurse and Nurse’s Aide), $709 for the purchase of a TV monitorJoseph LaTorre (Health and PE Teacher), $599 for purchase of FitnessGramJoan Vicari (Librarian), $1537 for iPad Air – Stands – and Reality Books[/table][table caption=”Intermediate School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantJesse Parker (Health and PE Teacher), $501 for Raider Fit T-ShirtsLeigh Ann Lubas (Consumer Sciences Teacher), $1550.43 for an FM SystemAndrew Benfer (4th Grade Teacher), $1550.43 for an FM SystemSonja Parker (8th Grade Language Arts Teacher), $182.59 for the enrichment curriculum “Bullying Hurts”[/table][table caption=”Primary School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantKathleen Yates (Speech Teacher), $1029.75 for document camera and flat-screen TVPaola Neff (Spanish Teacher), $800 toward the Cultural Food/Music CelebrationBritney Biederman (1st Grade Teacher), $1396.25 for Bluetooth iPad keyboardsCathleen Smith (Principal), $635.98 for games and supplies for recess activitiesDolores Vivarelli (Preschool Teacher), $140 for Knitting Club supplies[/table]__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook Eighteen Ocean City educators shared $13,968.30 in grant money awarded by the Ocean City Education Foundation on Friday morning.last_img read more