Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2014 presentation 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

Massachusetts announces nominees for bishop election

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 House of Bishops Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jan 15, 2014 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Elections, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Massachusetts announces nominees for bishop election Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Diocese of Massachusetts press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts announced Jan. 15 its slate of nominees for election as bishop.  They are:The Rev. Holly Antolini, 61, rector, St. James’s Church, Cambridge, Mass.;The Rev. Ronald Culmer, 49, rector, St. Clare’s Church, Pleasanton, Calif.;The Rev. Alan Gates, 55, rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio;The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, 54, rector, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, Penn.; andThe Rev. Sam Rodman, 54, project manager for campaign initiatives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.More information about each of the nominees is available at http://mabishopsearch.org/candidates_for_bishop.A petition process for submitting additional names opens with and will close on Jan. 31.  Complete information about the petition process and the petition form are available at http://mabishopsearch.org/petition_process.The slate is the result of a seven-month discernment process conducted by a Discernment Committee comprising lay and clergy members from across the diocese and reporting to the diocesan Standing Committee. With the announcement of the slate, a Transition Committee, also comprising lay and clergy members from across the diocese, implements the next stages of the election process, also reporting to the Standing Committee.The nominees will participate in a series of open meetings around the diocese March 14-19, giving the people of the diocese an opportunity to meet and learn more about the nominees.  Details will be announced.The election will take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  All canonically resident clergy of the diocese and lay delegates (two elected from each of the diocese’s parishes and missions) vote separately as “orders”; a majority of votes on the same ballot from both the clergy and lay orders is required for election.Pending consent from a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and a majority of dioceses (via their Standing Committees), the consecration of the bishop-elect is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, with the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding.The current bishop, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, became the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts in January 1995. In preparation for retirement, he plans to resign his office at the time of the new bishop’s consecration in September.The Diocese of Massachusetts, among the Episcopal Church’s oldest and largest, in terms of baptized membership, comprises 183 parishes, missions, chapels and chaplaincies in eastern Massachusetts. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

RFA Says New DOE Research Highlights Economic Success of RFS

first_img SHARE The Renewable Fuels Association notes a recent research article concluded the Renewable Fuel Standard is producing significant positive economic effects in the U.S. The paper is authored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The study finds that the RFS is reducing crude oil prices, decreasing crude oil imports, increasing gross domestic product and having only minimal impacts on global food markets and land use – and that these economic benefits will be amplified once the advanced biofuel requirements of the RFS are fully implemented. According to RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen, “The bottom line is the RFS is an unrivaled American success story.”As Congress returns and hearings are scheduled – Dinneen says Big Oil and Big Food will undoubtedly ramp up their campaign to smear the RFS. Instead of listening to oil lobbyists or giving credence to sham studies funded by grocery manufacturers – he says independently funded, unbiased, third-party research like this study should guide the debate. Dinneen says we can’t allow profit-protecting fear mongers in the oil and snack food industries scare Congress into changing a flexible policy that is making important contributions to the American economy and environment every day.Source: NAFB News Service Home Energy RFA Says New DOE Research Highlights Economic Success of RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter RFA Says New DOE Research Highlights Economic Success of RFS By Andy Eubank – Feb 4, 2013 Previous article10 receive Purdue Ag Alumni Certificate of DistinctionNext articleNew Administration to Participate in FFA Week Kickoff Andy Eubanklast_img read more

TCU’s tuition can be steep for families earning less than $100,000 a year

first_imgFacebook Caroline Love Students share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum ReddIt Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. + posts Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ The One Million Reasons program helps students prepare for the future by building financial literacy skills. Starting school in the ‘red zone’ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleSchools help Fort Worth tackle a litter problemNext articleFall semester Greek chapter conduct report finds hazing, alcohol violations in 7 organizations Caroline Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printTCU’s rising tuition and low discount rate might be shutting the door to some aspiring Horned Frogs, especially those from lower-income families. “Frog legs are expensive,” said Nowell Donovan, the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He said the number of TCU students from the top one percent of income levels is nearly equal to the total count of students from the bottom 60 percent. He added TCU is losing lower-income students as its tuition increases.TCU’s direct estimated cost for the 2017-18 school year is $58,090 – tuition alone was $44,670. Next year tuition is set to increase to $46,806, meaning a 4.9 percent increase.Karen Espino, a junior mechanical engineering and math double major, received a full ride, the community scholar award, for her last two years at TCU. Timeka Gordon, the director of inclusiveness & intercultural services and the community scholar program, said Espino was awarded the scholarship after another student lost their scholarship privileges. Before she received the community scholar award, Espino said she had to rely on other financial aid. “I would not be able to afford coming to TCU if it wasn’t for financial aid,” said Karen Espino, a junior mechanical engineering and math double major.Donovan cautioned that TCU’s tuition isn’t affordable for anyone who earns less than $100,000 a year. He said the amount of the scholarships and grants available to TCU students through the university is low when compared with other institutions. The scholarship rate or “discount rate” for TCU is 30.9 percent, compared to a national average of 44.2 percent for private universities, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in 2016.Chancellor Victor Boschini said the low tuition discount rate at TCU is a “product of supply and demand.” Boschini said the low discount rate allows TCU to spend more money on other things, including facilities. He added other schools have to spend money on financial aid instead of spending it on something else benefiting students.“We have been lucky enough to not have to do that,” Boschini said. TCU has taken steps to reduce the cost of applying. First-generation applicants can get waivers for the application fee, said Heath Einstein, TCU’s dean of admission. He also said TCU lowers the cost of applying by allowing applicants to self-report test scores.TCU is need-blind, which means income isn’t factored into the admission process, Einstein said. To meet all student financial aid needs the endowment would have to increase. Cost of TCUInfogramEspino said TCU should increase its tuition discount rate to match the average private school discount rate.“There are a lot of people at TCU who have to take out loans and are in debt because of this,” she said.Lexy Vorhies, a senior strategic communication major, said the high tuition probably does deters some lower-income students from applying. “It is a high tuition price,” Vorhies said. “It does kind of intimidate people, which is why we have low diversity on campus.” Espino said the TCU’s rising tuition costs create financial stress for students. “I know a few students who have really big loans,” Espino said. “Because of this, have more stress than they should.” Department of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students Twitter Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Two journalists arrested, held in unknown location

first_imgNews Organisation Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Their arrests coincide with yet another seizure of a newspaper issueTwo journalists – Abdelrahman Alaagib of the daily newspaper Al-Youm Al-Tali and freelance photographer Eisa Aizain – have been held in an unknown location since 22 September, when the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested them in central Khartoum for reasons that are also unknown.Reporters Without Borders has been told that, during a TV broadcast, a NISS official accused Alaagib of being involved in the conflict in Darfur, the province he comes from. The official also stressed the fact that Alaagib is a member of the Ma’alia tribe.“By playing up ethnicity in a bid to disguise its repressive policies, the government is just casting oil on the flames of the conflicts that are wreaking havoc in Sudan,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “We call for the immediate release of Alaagib and Aizain.”These latest arrests are symptomatic of a still oppressive climate for the Sudanese media a year after hundreds of people were killed when the authorities used force to crush a wave of demonstrations in Khartoum. Censorship has continued ever since, with newspapers often being suspended or issues being confiscated.Today, the authorities seized all copies of the latest issue of Al-Jareeda, an independent daily that has been the target of repeated intimidation. One of its journalists, Hassan Ishaq, has been detained since 10 June.In July, the Sudan Tribune quoted information minister Yasir Youssef as openly saying that the national political situation did not permit respect for media freedom in Sudan.Sudan is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo : Yasir Youssef, Minister of State for Information) RSF_en April 10, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sudancenter_img September 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists arrested, held in unknown location SudanAfrica to go further News News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica Receive email alerts March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Finding Mentorship In The Legal Profession

first_imgColumnsFinding Mentorship In The Legal Profession Goutham Shivshankar14 Jun 2020 10:08 PMShare This – xOne of the side effects of the Covid-19 lockdown is the deluge of webinars being hosted on a variety of legal subjects. This spurt in discussion and mentorship in the legal profession is undoubtedly seasonal and is unlikely to continue when the lockdown eases. When everyone becomes busy again, young lawyers would need to actively seek out mentorship rather than it being offered to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOne of the side effects of the Covid-19 lockdown is the deluge of webinars being hosted on a variety of legal subjects. This spurt in discussion and mentorship in the legal profession is undoubtedly seasonal and is unlikely to continue when the lockdown eases. When everyone becomes busy again, young lawyers would need to actively seek out mentorship rather than it being offered to them gratuitously. Over the past 15 years, first as a law student and then as a lawyer, I have learnt a little about the importance of finding the right kind of mentorship in the profession. I felt I could help others by sharing what I have learnt. In these years, I have met many lawyers who have shown great courage, leadership, resilience and wit. They have both inspired me and counseled me in difficult situations. You may not have heard much about many of these lawyers. This is not because they don’t deserve fame, but because they go about their work with an unseen and quiet dignity, navigating a profession that is rife with nepotism, systemic access barriers, inequalities and work-a-day rejection. They are not perfect human beings nor even heroic ones, but they are very good men and women. As young lawyers, we need mentors for a whole host of reasons. Even if we are very bright at reading and understanding the law, we often lack the experience to reliably anticipate how events will unfold, how clients will behave or how judges or regulators will react. When we face the unexpected, we are likely to panic and flit about like headless chickens. If you are like me, you may even panic thrice a day. You might also outrage on social media at the unfairness of the world. Trust me, that doesn’t really achieve much. More dangerously, if the pressures we face become too much to handle, we may hit the bottom of a bottle or leave the profession. Even worse, we may resort to unethical means. Good mentorship helps us navigate around our inexperience and manage our anxiety. To access the right kind of mentorship, one just needs to be observant, respectful, truthful and courteous to the community of lawyers around you. This has been my experience and I hope it can be yours too. Here are just a few suggestions that could set you on your way. Classifying mentors Searching for mentorship entails looking for mentors. Mentors are people and people can be classified in many different ways. A most basic but still useful categorization is dead people, old people and young people. In between the old and the young, is another category, which has been artfully described by Arundhati Roy as “not old, not young, but a viable-dieable age”. Mentors too are available in all of these categories, and each category offers us a different sort of mentorship. I have benefited greatly by looking for and learning from each kind. Dead lawyers likely outnumber the living. To learn from the dead, one needs advanced technology: books, brains and a motivation to read. Fortunately, books and brains are available aplenty. There are some delightful biographical and autobiographical accounts of Indian lawyers, judges and their lives. These books are not only wonderful to read, but also give us glimpses into the working methods and ethics of successful lawyers of the past. Please do search for them and read them. The advantage with learning from dead people is that they have no axe to grind with us. Personally, I found the works by and relating to Nani Palkhivala most inspiring and educative when I was a law student. Those would be a great place to begin for an Indian law student. If you have the right sort of imagination, the characters you meet in books are very real people indeed. I would urge you to find your own favourite dead lawyers, read about them and learn from them. Old lawyers too have memoirs. After all, the proper way of doing things is to first write a memoir and then die. Older lawyers are also invited to give lectures and contribute their insights on a wide variety of issues in the written word. These lectures and articles are now widely circulated on social media and easily available. The memoirs and speeches of old lawyers differ from the memoirs of dead lawyers in one significant way. You can see many old lawyers still attending to their craft in courtrooms, law firms, board rooms, civil society organizations and other professional settings across the country. This gives us opportunity not only to read and hear what they say, but also observe what they do. This is both a blessing and a curse, for people often say something grand in their memoirs and speeches and do something quite different in real life. When I encounter dissonance between what lawyers say and what they do, I try not to be outraged or judge them for it. Instead, I try to introspect on how being a good lawyer is a very difficult thing to do, and how even the most experienced and talented men and women can fail at the high standards of conduct that the profession demands. I then ask myself: “how can I equip myself so that I don’t falter in that same way?” Now comes the “neither-too-old-nor-too-young” category. In India, these are lawyers at the primes of their professional lives. They are extremely busy people whom we are likely to encounter frequently in some tangible way. You may be their chamber junior, a lawyer who briefs them on cases, their junior associate on a deal, or even their opponents on a case. Whichever form that interaction takes, they are unlikely to have the time to teach you personally. However, that does not mean you cannot learn from them. Learning in this case, just requires a different approach. It requires you to keenly observe these lawyers in action when you interact with them, and when they interact with the public. Moreover, if you are sincere about your work and that shows in your work product, these lawyers are very likely to notice you and take an interest in promoting and guiding you. I have received a great deal of support, encouragement and extremely useful feedback from this category of lawyers. There is then the category of young lawyers. Since I am a young lawyer myself, all of what I say about this category applies to me as well. With this category, I have found that I need to be much more careful about looking for mentors. This is for a variety of reasons. There are undoubtedly many driven, highly efficient and intelligent young lawyers in the profession. However, since these lawyers are young, they are very much in the process of “becoming” excellent lawyers. Young lawyers make plenty of their own mistakes can be reluctant to admit to them. When it comes to learning from younger lawyers, I have found one rule to be extremely useful. If someone sounds very sure of themselves, steer clear of them. Certitude at a young age seems to lead us to dark, dangerous places. The Right Attitude To learn well from mentors, one needs to have the right attitude. Humility is a good place to begin. You might indeed know more than a mentor on a whole range of subjects. You might even have fancy degrees from Ivy League universities. None of that matters. Your mentors know something better than you do, and your job is to learn that something well from them. They will teach you only if they like you and you are good to them. It also helps to be earnest and proactive. Even if you are shy or an introvert, like I am, please don’t hesitate to approach elder lawyers in a quiet way and ask for help. As the Bible says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” The Bible also tells us that “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Lastly, be there for your mentors when they need your help. This is very important. It is also self-explanatory. Two Important Cautions There are two cautions I would like to end with. Firstly, when looking for mentors steer clear of bullies. Regretfully, our profession has largely normalized the idea that senior lawyers can be abusive towards junior ones. This is true of both law firms and litigation. I have lost count of the number of stories I have heard of hostile, abusive work environments perpetuated by highly sought-after lawyers. For women lawyers, there is the added menace of sexual harassment. No mentorship is worth subjecting oneself to abuse. No salary is worth it too. If you encounter abuse, politely excuse yourself and leave as quickly as you can. If you are threatened with dire consequences, pay no heed and still leave. If dire consequences are indeed thrust upon you, reach out to others and ask for help. You will find many helping hands to support you. Second, don’t make your mentors out to be more than what they are. They are human and fallible. They may be heroes, but they are almost certainly flawed ones. The Arctic Monkeys, a British rock band that I am quite fond of, said it best: “Your heroes aren’t what they seem, when you’ve been where we’ve been.” Respect your mentors but be mindful of their flaws. This, I hope, was of a little help to you. (Goutham Shivshankar is an Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court. He may be reached at [email protected] He tweets @gousgame). Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday February 14th

first_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday February 14th Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday February 14th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/14news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Pinterest By News Highland – February 14, 2020 Previous articlePlans for phase 2 of Burtonport/ Arranmore Regeneration Project publishedNext articleLate Institute goal earns draw at Warrenpoint Town News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Felicity Huffman released from prison after stint for college admissions scandal

first_imgABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — Actress Felicity Huffman was released from prison Friday after serving time for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.She served 11 days of an initial 14-day sentence, with her early release coming because of a Bureau of Prisons rule that allows for early release when the original end date is set to happen over a weekend or holiday. The Bureau of Prisons reports that her scheduled release date was set for Sunday, Oct. 27.The “Desperate Housewives” star was sentenced to jail time as well as an order to pay a $30,000 fine, complete 250 hours of community service and serve one year of probation. These penalties came as a result of her guilty plea to fraud and conspiracy after paying someone $15,000 to correct and improve her daughter’s SAT exam.Huffman, 56, was the first parent to be sentenced following her guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.At sentencing, Huffman apologized.“I am deeply sorry to the students, parents, colleges, and universities who have been impacted by my actions,” Huffman said. “I am sorry to my daughter Sophia, my daughter Georgia, and I am sorry to my husband Bill. I have betrayed them all.”Federal prosecutors accused Huffman of stepping over a moral line for which she deserved prison time despite her request to avoid it.“In prison, there is no paparazzi,” assistant US attorney Eric Rosen said. “In prison, everyone is treated the same. Everyone wears the same clothes and is subject to the same rules. Prison, as we’ve pointed out, is the great leveler. Prison is necessary here.”Huffman said she was “deeply ashamed” of her conduct and recounted for the judge a conversation with her daughter after she was charged.“She said to me, ‘I don’t know who you are anymore, mom.’ And then she asked me, ‘Why didn’t you believe in me? Why didn’t you think I could do it on my own?’ I had no adequate answer for her. There is no adequate answer. I can only say I am so sorry, Sophia. I was frightened. I was stupid, and I was so wrong.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ISP First Sergeant Paul Hansard Receives Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The American Association of Police Polygraphist recently held their annual conference in Houston, Texas. A highlight of the conference was the awards ceremony. Five year AAPP member, Indiana State Police First Sergeant Paul Hansard, was presented the Region II Richard O. Arthur Directors Award for his significant contribution in a 2016 Spencer, IN murder case.In March, 2016 Indiana State Police polygraph examiner, F/Sgt. Paul Hansard was contacted to conduct a specific issue polygraph examination on a suspect to determine his truthfulness as to whether or not the suspect caused a female to go missing.  During the course of the investigation F/Sgt. Hansard determined the suspect was deceptive to the main issue. A second polygraph examination was utilized to determine the female’s location. The suspect displayed strong reactions to one particular area and during the interview concerning these deceptive results the suspect told F/Sgt. where the female’s body was located. The information gained from the polygraph examination and post-test interview led investigators to the female’s body.The suspect was ultimately sentenced to a 60 year prison sentence for murder.“The information gleaned from the suspect in our case by First Sergeant Hansard proved to be instrumental in securing a conviction,” stated Owen County Prosecutor Donald R. VanDerMoere II.   “I and the other citizens of Owen County owe Paul a huge debt of gratitude.  It gives me great pleasure to see such a diligent, hardworking and professional officer like Paul receive the recognition he deserves.”The objectives of the AAPP is:A. To encourage and develop cooperation among all American Law Enforcement Organizations in the application and utilization of accepted polygraph techniques.B. To develop the highest standards of proficiency in the polygraph profession by fostering and encouraging scientific training and research through advanced study and progressive techniques.C. To promote and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, honor and conduct in the polygraph profession.D. To provide an opportunity and forum for the exchange of information regarding polygraph experiences, studies and research.E. To cooperate with other national, regional and state polygraph associations and other professional organizations in matters of mutual interest and of benefit to the polygraph profession.First Sergeant Hansard is a ten year Indiana State Police veteran. He resides in Delaware County with his three children.Photo: Left to right- AAPP Region II Director Derek Piasecki, ISP F/Sgt. Paul Hansard, AAPP President James Wardwell.-30-MYERSContact Information:Rich [email protected] full details, view this message on the web.last_img read more

Lois Patton To Be Recognized On February 4

first_imgLois Patton To Be Recognized On February 4Patton Is A Pioneer For Women’s AthleticsEVANSVILLE, Ind. – Earlier in the school year, it was announced that Lois Patton will be the recipient of the Missouri Valley Conference John Sanders Spirit of the Valley Award. On February 4, she will formally be honored on the University of Evansville campus for the accomplishment.A luncheon is set for approximately noon on the 4th at Ridgway Center on the UE campus. All are invited to the event to honor Patton as representatives of the Missouri Valley Conference will be on hand to present her with the award. To register, click on the above link. Cost for attending is $20 and includes lunch and the program.Patton, who has been a pioneer for women’s athletics for 50 years, is a legend with the Purple Aces. Patton was responsible for starting varsity women’s sports in the 1970’s and built several of the great programs that continue to be successful to this day.She still remains active with the university. Patton has volunteered countless hours to the athletic department as a photographer and is one of the most supportive fans of each program at UE.– INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville, log on to the sport page on GoPurpleAces.com or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.– DONATE: For information on giving to UE Athletics or its individual athletics programs, visit the DONATE tab on the top of GoPurpleAces.com.– TICKETS: To purchase tickets for University of Evansville athletics events, log on to GoPurpleAces.com and click on the TICKETS tab on top of the page.-www.GoPurpleAces.com-FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more