Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgTourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is a gaming and hospitality company in Nigeria which owns and operates Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos. The company also operates a casino, banqueting facility and a pool club in the city. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopalians, Methodists unite against malaria

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Cost effective, saving many young lives, and church and corporate partners on something so basic, and proven to work. Kudos to all on this! NetsforLife® volunteers use theater as one way to teach about the importance of using an insecticide-treated net to avoid contracting malaria. Here one such play is part of a community gathering, known as a durbar, in Apodabogo in the northern Ghana Anglican Diocese of Tamale. ENS Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Relief & Development‘s NetsforLife® program partnership and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) announced May 23 that they have formed a partnership to prevent and control malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.The new effort will be able to reach Africans in 21 countries where malaria is endemic, the two groups said in a joint press release.“The goal of this partnership is to decrease sickness and death due to malaria, build local organizations’ capacity to mobilize their communities against this disease, and strengthen connections across faith denominations, sectors and countries in order to share knowledge and develop best practices,” Episcopal Relief & Development President Rob Radtke said in the release.“The strength of our NetsforLife® program and UMCOR is that we both work with churches and other grassroots institutions to fill gaps in health service coverage – mostly in rural areas – and develop solutions that fit the context and challenges of each locality.”NetsforLife® fosters a “net culture” in communities by combining distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets with community organizing and education about malaria prevention, proper net use and maintenance. Much of the work, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation of net use, is done by trained local volunteers.Since 2006 when Episcopal Relief & Development began to manage NetsforLife®, the program has expanded from eight to 17 countries. It has distributed more than 8.5 million nets, trained nearly 74,000 volunteer malaria control agents and reached more than 25 million Africans, according to statistics here. Between 2006 and the end of 2011, the nets have saved the lives of more than 100,000 children under the age of five and reduced the overall malaria-related death rate by 45 percent in communities where NetsforLife® is active, the program said here in April.The Episcopal-Methodist partnership began informally in 2010 and has been particularly effective in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, according to the release.Shannon Trilli, director of UMCOR’s Global Health Initiative, said, “There is still much to be done in our malaria prevention work, especially at the community and village level. By joining UMCOR’s resources and expertise in developing health-care infrastructure and communications to the NetsforLife® programming, monitoring and evaluation approach, we can strengthen and deepen our impact.”In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the relationship led to the successful mobilization of communities through a public launch event hosted by South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The event was followed by a door-to-door distribution of 30,000 nets and the founding of CORESA, a groundbreaking faith-based coalition to promote health, the release said.NetsforLife® and UMCOR aligned their work with the National Integrated Maternal and Child Health Campaign in Sierra Leone, where approximately 400,000 nets were distributed and more than 3,800 volunteers were trained. Aimed at achieving universal coverage of the population at risk of contracting malaria, the project was the largest health effort in the country’s history, according to the release.The two organizations will now work together and in partnership with others in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as continuing the work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone.The Episcopal effort is funded in part by the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund which aims to educate, engage and unite Episcopalians to support the Millennium Development Goals and fight against malaria. It also hopes to raise $5 million by December to help NetsforLife® continue its work.The fund has its roots in the 75th meeting of General Convention in 2006 when the Episcopal Church endorsed what became known as the Millennium Development Goals Inspiration Fund. It raised more than $3.2 million in three years. In 2009, the church renewed that support by endorsing the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and contributing 0.7% its triennial budget as seed money (about $800,000) for the effort.The NetsforLife® program’s current partners include the ExxonMobil Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Starr International Foundation and the J.C. Flowers Foundation.The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria project hopes to eliminate death and suffering caused by malaria in Africa by 2015. The UMC is a founding partner of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which works through Imagine No Malaria and focuses on improving health infrastructure and empowering communities for a sustainable victory over the disease, according to the release.Malaria used to kill nearly one million people each year — most of them children younger than five years. Now the World Health Organization estimates 655,000 died last year, a reduction credited to anti-malaria campaigns. Sleeping under insecticide-treated nets is a simple yet highly effective way to reduce the incidence of malaria. However, it is not easy to convince people to sleep under nets.NetsforLife® teaches people about malaria and why sleeping under long-lasting insecticide-treated nets is crucial to avoid contracting malaria. It encourages recipients to keep using the nets, in part by helping them understand that the decrease in the number of times family members get sick from malaria is related to the fact that they are sleeping under nets.Radtke told the church’s Executive Council in 2011 that “NetsforLife® has changed the way the entire global health community is thinking about how to eradicate malaria.”The change is happening because the agency’s statistics show that its efforts have resulted in greater and more sustained net use. The global health community considers sustained use of nets to be “the holy grail” of malaria prevention, he said.Episcopal News Service coverage of NetsforLife® work in Ghana is here, with an accompanying video report here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.In Spanish: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 John McCann says: Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Gurthro Steenkamp picks on Gerhard Mostert in big hitting Toulouse debut

first_imgTuesday Nov 8, 2011 Gurthro Steenkamp picks on Gerhard Mostert in big hitting Toulouse debut Springbok Gurthro Steenkamp made his Top 14 debut for Toulouse last weekend, and made quite an impact as he came off the bench shortly after halftime. Here’s a quick look at a few of the hits, and a big charge, that he made once getting on the park. The Top 14 is yet again rammed with foreign talent this season, which makes it a fascinating competition to watch and follow. After the World Cup ended, a few players made first time moves there, while some switched around from club to club.  Loosehead Steenkamp made a fresh new start, having been successful at the Bulls in Pretoria for so long. He’s now cashing in on the change of scenery, a new lifestyle, and a chance to play with some of the best players in the world in a truly cosmopolitan league.Ironically the man that he dished the punishment out to is also South African, and a Springbok tourist in the Tri Nations. Gerhard Mostert made his debut for Stade Francais recently, having moved to Paris from the Sharks in Durban.There was talk of him being called up to the World Cup when the Springboks had a bit of an injury crisis in the second row, but he stayed in France, and seems suited to the physical style of play, with his natural bulk an asset to any side. Steenkamp however, seemed to pick him out on more than one occasions.First there was a cracking hit, then a big charge just before Toulouse’s second try. Both worth seeing. The try that followed was great too, and you can watch that on the Felipe Contepomi drop goal blooper incident, which happened in the same match.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House Gross / EM2N

first_img Year:  House Gross / EM2N 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!+ 12 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: EM2N Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. In fact, all the clients originally wanted was a larger living room window – now their three children live in a patio house of their own. From a present-day perspective the use of space in this 1960s development of single-storey row houses with basement seems wasteful. The layout of the estate is far from dense, and in terms of the density permitted by the building regulations there are reserves of potentially usable space. But exploiting the permitted density means conducting intensive negotiations with all neighbours affected before any new building project can be started. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Porcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodEGGERLaminatesSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightAs, according to the building regulations, underground buildings do not count as utilization of space, we suggested to the clients making an underground patio house as a “second house” of their own. So we place an independent underground patio house beside the existing house, without adding a single square metre of surface area above ground thus eliminating the necessity of obtaining the neighbours’ approval. While two differently shaped courtyards are incised in the garden, the new bedrooms and a bathroom are attached to the existing basement. A former crawl space was converted into a home cinema and new hobby room. A huge screen fills one of the narrow sides of the room while the opposite wall is completely covered with mirrored-glass. Backlit panels with cut-out patterns are located on the side walls, offering specific lighting situations depending on different uses. Save this picture!A narrow stairs connects the upper house with the lower one. The gaze is directed through the new south window into the garden. The garden is cleared out almost completely and later filled up again. Through large areas of glazing in the patio and the new windows on the ground floor the principal orientation of the house is now south-west. The courtyards are painted white to transport the maximum amount of light. The bays between the railing uprights are filled with a transparent mesh material. Two circular roof lights provide additional light for the children’s bedrooms. They can be closed off with horizontal sliding shutters. The house and the garden interlock. The increased amount of space underground allowed separate rooms at ground floor level to be combined increasing the size of the living room and giving this initially small and compartmented house a certain expansiveness and generosity.Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Futures #7: JaJaArticlesUniversity of Melbourne Architecture Building Competition: finalists announcedArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Greifensee, Switzerland Projects Switzerland House Gross / EM2NSave this projectSaveHouse Gross / EM2N ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeEM2NOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesGreifenseeSwitzerlandPublished on June 03, 2009Cite: “House Gross / EM2N” 03 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House Gross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 streamlast_img read more

Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

first_imgArchitects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Angelo KaunatText description provided by the architects. The structure of the senior citizens residence and the social center is in line with the east-west axis that divides the site into two outdoor facilities with different spatial qualities. The public area that rises between the buildings forms an urban crossing for the senior citizens with the town citizens. The private garden (the “hortus conclusos”) provides the senior citizens with a variety of outdoor activities and, if necessary, constant supervision by the nursing staff. Save this picture!© Angelo KaunatRelaxing under the fruit trees, taking walks, or caring for the flower beds are just some of the possibilities. The pivotal point of the interior is its multifunctional foyer (reception, dining room, event area, etc.) which is seamlessly annexed to the public space. Earthy and warm tones characterize the atmosphere and are also used as orientation aids within the building. Skylights and large windows admit light and air into the building.Save this picture!© Angelo KaunatProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Blue Award 2009 CompetitionArticlesThe University of Helsinki City Campus Library / Anttinen Oiva arkkitehditArticlesProject locationAddress:Salzburg, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Austria 2007 Save this picture!© Angelo Kaunat+ 6 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / KadawittfeldarchitekturSave this projectSaveSenior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur CopyHousing•Salzburg, Austria Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur Year:  “COPY” Area:  5100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKadawittfeldarchitekturOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasSalzburgHousing3D ModelingAustriaPublished on November 09, 2009Cite: “Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur” 09 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Altenmarkt老年公寓 / Kadawittfeldarchitektur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 streamlast_img read more

Social distancing’s impact on service delivery is charities’ biggest challenge says research

first_imgSocial distancing’s impact on service delivery is charities’ biggest challenge says research Melanie May | 19 May 2020 | News 40% say that they have drawn down on their financial reserves, while 22% have applied for support from the government’s £750 million charity-specific package.Asked to rate the sufficiency of the government’s financial support for civil society in the face of Covid-19 (1 = entirely insufficient and 10 = entirely sufficient),  68% scored the response at five or below, with 41% scoring it 1-3 and 10% scoring it 8-10.Three-in-four (74%) charities say it was unlikely that the financial challenge associated with Covid-19 will cause their organisation to stop operating altogether in six months’ time. However, 10% said it was likely that they would cease operating, with 3% saying it was very likely.Small charities were most likely to say that social distancing had the biggest impact on their ability to deliver services at 42%, followed by medium sized charities (37%) and then large charities (34%). However, the order reverses in relation to the effect of Covid-19 on fundraising, with 34% of large charities citing it as the single biggest issue, followed by 29% of medium sized charities and 28% of small charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The most frequently mentioned response to the crisis among smaller charities was having reduced activity in a significant way (61%), followed by applying for non-government emergency funding (47%) and seeking funder flexibility (42%). 38% said they have furloughed staff, compared to 75% of large charities say that they have furloughed staff, while 54% of large charities say they have reduced activity in a significant way.Matt Whittaker, Chief Executive of Pro Bono Economics, commented:“Seven weeks into the Covid-19 lockdown there is little sign of any easing of the pressures being faced in the social sector.“The good news is that three-in-four say they think it is unlikely that the crisis will force them to stop operating within the next six months. Nevertheless, a sizeable minority of one-in-ten think they will cease to exist. That’s significantly lower than figures reported in other sector surveys, but it would still represent a big loss to social and economic wellbeing in the UK.“It is important too to note that the proportion thinking they will go out of business rises to 15% among smaller charities. Organisations in this group appear less able than larger charities to access financial support from the government and others. They also appear to have less financial wiggle room: 31% have drawn down on their financial reserves, compared with 43% of large charities. In the absence of such sources of resilience, the primary response of smaller organisations has instead been to cut back on their activity.” Advertisement  590 total views,  2 views today  591 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Nine-in-ten charities say the pandemic has negatively affected their ability to fulfil their objectives, with Covid-19’s impact on service delivery and fundraising their biggest challenges, according to Pro Bono Economics’ weekly survey, which monitors the impact of the pandemic on charities and voluntary organisations across the UK.406 charities completed Pro Bono Economic’s survey over the 12 and 13 of May. These were split between 125 small charities (annual income of less than £500,000), 211 medium sized charities (£500,000 and £10 million), 67 large charities (£10 million or more), and three ‘others’.Charities stated their biggest challenges were:The impact of social distancing on their ability to deliver their services (38% of respondents)The way in which Covid-19 has affected their ability to fundraise (30%)Its effect on their ability to plan ahead (22%) Tagged with: Research / statistics Nearly all (97%) of charities say they have taken some form of action in response to the financial challenges raised by the crisis. The most cited response was the furloughing of staff and use of the government’s Job Retention Scheme, with 60% of respondents saying they’ve done this. 56% have reduced their activity in a significant way, while half (49%) say they have sought funder flexibility on their spending plans, project delivery and reporting requirements. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Outrage at human rights activist Hu Jia’s arrest in Beijing

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on China RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Around 20 policemen arrested Hu Jia, one of the foremost representatives of the struggle for free expression in China, yesterday in Beijing. His wife and six-week-old daughter are now under police surveillance.Reporters Without Borders condemns the crackdown on human rights activists in the run-up to the Olympic Games. News News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more The arrest of leading human rights activist Hu Jia yesterday at his Beijing home is condemned “with the utmost firmness” by Reporters Without Borders. Hu is accused of ” incinting subversion of state power “, a charge often used by the Chinese government against dissidents.”The political police have taken advantage of the international community’s focus on Pakistan to arrest one of the foremost representatives of the peaceful struggle for free expression in China,” the press freedom organisation said. “Together with the Fondation de France, we had just awarded Hu and his wife, Zeng Jinyan, a special prize on 5 December for their courageous stance in defence of human rights in the approach to next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We express our solidarity with Hu and Zeng and their six-week-old daughter and we urge the European Union and the rest of the international community to rally to Hu’s defence so that he does not become another victim of China’s pre-Olympics repression.”Aged 34, Hu was at home with his wife, Zeng, who is also a blogger and activist, Zeng’s grandmother and their six-week-old daughter, Hu Qianci, when 20 policemen burst in at around 3 p.m. yesterday, disconnected their Internet connection and phone lines to prevent them from telling the outside world, and arrested Hu.According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, police officers remained in the house after Hu had been taken away in order to prevent Zeng from telling anyone what had happened. They showed her a warrant for his arrest for “subverting state authority”. No one knows where he is now being held.Both Hu and Zeng are human rights and environmental activists and bloggers. They had been under a form of house arrest in Beijing since 18 May.Using his webcam, Hu participated in a European parliamentary hearing in Brussels on 26 November on the human rights situation in China. He said at one point during the hearing: “It is ironic that one of the people in charge of organising the Olympic Games is the head of the Bureau of Public Security, which is responsible for so many human rights violations. It is very serious that the official promises are not being kept before the games.”Hu also used a webcam to speak to the press during the award ceremony organised by Reporters Without Borders in Paris on 5 December.Sign the petition for the release of Hu Jia Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures December 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Outrage at human rights activist Hu Jia’s arrest in Beijing June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Two refused bail in Romanian crime gang probe

first_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 23, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Two men who were arrested by Gardai in Letterkenny as part of an investigation into a Romanian organised crime gang have been refused bail. The two were detained are due to appear before the courts again at a later date.A third man who had also been arrested has been released pending a file to the DPP.All three are Romanian nationals.Officers raided a house in the town last week and found a number of items relating to suspected fraud in Northern Ireland.They include cloned credit cards, stolen passports, fake IDs and 2 cars bought using bank accounts opened with false names.Garda Sean Sweeney has been giving this update:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleDoherty seeks clarification on Greencastle wastewater treatmentNext articleJohn Quigg takes over as Institute manager News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Two refused bail in Romanian crime gang probe News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Woman says cellphone burst into flames, destroyed car while she was driving

first_imgWXYZ via — All that remains of a Michigan woman’s Nissan Maxima is a burnt out hulk after she says one of her cellphones burst into flames while she was driving. Her car is totaled, but the woman says she was just lucky to escape with her life.The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, spoke to Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ Friday after her car caught fire and burned. She now says she is considering a lawsuit.She was driving on Evergreen Avenue in downtown Detroit on May 21 and said she had a Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S8 in her cupholder when she saw a spark and one of the phones caught fire.“I thought I was going to die when I saw the sparks and the fire,” she told WXYZ.“It happened quickly. It just went up in flames. People were telling me to get away from the car. What if I was on the highway stuck in traffic and couldn’t get out?” she added.The woman pulled over to the side of the road and got out of her car. It was quickly engulfed in flames.The Detroit Fire Department confirmed to WXYZ they responded to the fire.Samsung has had problems with phones bursting into flames, but neither the Galaxy S4 or S8 are on recall lists. The phone maker says it is investigating the incident.“We stand behind the quality and safety of the millions of Samsung phones in the U.S.,” Samsung said in a statement to WXYZ. “We are eager to conduct a full investigation of this matter and until we are able to examine all of the evidence, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident.”Samsung dealt with major fallout from one of its phones overheating in late 2016.The Galaxy Note7 had problems overheating and bursting into flames shortly after it was released in August 2016. It officially issued a recall the following month, and then halted production in October 2016. The Federal Aviation Administration banned the Note7 from flights in October 2016, as well.A lawyer for the woman whose car burst into flames says they reached out to Samsung and may file a lawsuit, though none has been filed yet. The woman’s lawyer, Gerald Thurswell, said he expects a recall once an investigation is complete.“We’ve contacted Samsung. They’ve been very responsible and sent a crew to examine the car and portions of the phone,” Thurswell told WXYZ. “Once it’s determined which of the phones [caught fire] and that one is recalled, we’ll probably save lives.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A School Record 12 U of U Men’s Swimmers/Divers Named As Scholar All-Americans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNORFOLK, Va.-Wednesday, the University of Utah men’s swimming and diving squad had a school-record 12 student-athletes named as Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.Earning first-team honors for the Utes were senior Ben Scott of Steilacoom, Wash., senior Jack Burton of Ringwood, England and junior Austin Phillips of Centennial, Colo.This was special for Phillips as it commemorated the first time he had received a national academic ward as a collegiate student-athlete.The other nine Utes’ swimmers/divers to be honored received honorable mention status from the CSCAA.These include junior Daniel Theriault of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, sophomore Rahiti De Vos of Nice, France, sophomore Brody Lewis of Greeley, Colo., senior Nathan Makarewicz of Salt Lake City, junior Colten Montgomery of Winters, Calif., freshman Jenner Pennock of Temecula, Calif., senior Chris Taber of Rancho Santa, Calif. and sophomore Jeremy Young of Casper, Wyo.This past season, the Utah men’s swimming/diving team had a collective GPA of 3.11 and the Utes had six student-athletes named to the Pac-12’s all-Academic first team. Making the all-conference first team were Scott, Theriault, Lewis, Sogne and Young. Those on the second team included Burton, Phillips, Taber and De Vos. Brad James June 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local A School Record 12 U of U Men’s Swimmers/Divers Named As Scholar All-Americans Tags: Austin Phillips/Ben Scott/Brody Lewis/Chris Taber/Colten Montgomery/Daniel Theriault/Jack Burton/Jenner Pennock/Jeremy Young/Nathan Makarewicz/Rahiti De Vos/Scholar All-Americans/Utah Swimming/Diving Written bylast_img read more