News story: HMA Simon Collis send his best wishes in the occasion of Eid Al Fitr

first_img Al Salam Alekom, I would like to send the best wishes to Saudi Arabia in the occasion of Eid al-Fitr which comes after a month of fasting. This is my fifth Eid in Saudi Arabia. Since my arrival in Saudi Arabia in 2015, I am witnessing positive developments in all sectors at all levels. Saudi Vision 2030 was the most important development. With these changes, British-Saudi relations have also grown very significantly in the fields under the Saudi vision, such as education, health, investment, security and defense. In his message, he said:last_img read more

Brace’s Bakery warms up chilly parents

first_imgA new campaign by Brace’s, the Newport-based bread bakery, is to bring tea and toast to parents at sports matches.Brace’s Bakery will be championing parents who brave the elements to support their children at sports matches, by giving them the chance to warm up with tea and toast on the touchline. The campaign, called #MakeMeToasty, will be surprising cold, wet and windswept supporters with a hot cup of tea and a slice of toast throughout February, March and April.All parents, families and clubs have to do is post on social media where and when they will want warming up, using the hashtag #MakeMeToasty.Scott Richardson, chief executive at Brace’s Bakery, said: “I am one of those parents stood in the wind and rain every weekend watching my children play sport, so I know how miserable it can be. At Brace’s we are always looking at ways to give back to our loyal community so by going out to clubs with toast, we hope to raise the spirits of loyal parents; it would certainly warm me up!”To apply, tweet @BracesBakery with the time, date and match venue, or share on using the hashtag #MakeMeToasty.last_img read more

Valley Stream Man Charged With Ice Cream Robbery

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William HotzHere’s one guy who allegedly did a lot more than scream for his ice cream.A 59-year-old man was arrested for robbing a $3.50 ice cream cone from the Carvel about a mile from his Valley Stream home on Wednesday morning, Nassau County police said.William Hotz walked into the store on Dutch Broadway, placed his order and then gave the clerk a coupon for “One Free Ice Cream Cone,” but the 55-year-old woman behind the counter told him it was expired and he had to pay, police said.Hotz turned around and walked out of the store exit without paying and then punched the victim several times in the face when she chased the suspect down and confronted him, police said.When officers arrived, the alleged ice-cream thief refused to be handcuffed, flailed his arms and twisted his body before eventually being taken into custody, police said.The victim declined medical treatment for a laceration and swelling to her lip. The suspect apparently missed free ice cream day at Carvel last week.Hotz was charged with robbery and resisting arrest. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Building transaction volume and cardholder loyalty with card controls

first_imgFinancial institutions are constantly competing in digital and mobile technologies. On top of that, nontraditional players are going after consumer relationships and reducing the big institutions’ relevancy. To implement a new strategy, institutions face skyrocketing integration costs for solutions that aren’t flexible, scalable, tailored or focused. And, with an estimated 36 percent of millennials* making spending decisions based on mobile offerings, institutions cannot afford to take a “wait and see” approach.Controlling fraud is another reason to offer a card control solution. Even though some cardholders may still be wary of mobile platform security, the opposite has proven to be true. Issuers have found that mobile card controls can increase the institution’s ability to control fraud. In fact, many cardholders leave their card turned “off” until they are ready to make a purchase. This limits transactions used with counterfeit, lost or stolen cards. Issuers save fraud dispute costs, and consumers do not have to deal with disputing charges on their account.Empowering cardholders with mobile card controls can provide a variety of card management options to tech-savvy, modern cardholders, including Gen Y and millennial users. And, financial institutions can build customer loyalty and increase transaction volume by engaging cardholders more frequently.Contact Allied Solutions to learn more about how your financial institution can increase consumer loyalty through offering card control solutions. 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mick Oppy After getting his start helping to build out some of the first online banking experiences, Mick Oppy jumped into a pursuit to build technology solutions across the US in a … Web: Detailslast_img read more

E. Java, S. Sulawesi downgraded to COVID-19 orange zones

first_imgCiting the recent elimination of COVID-19 red zones in East Java and South Sulawesi, the national COVID-19 task force has said other regions should take the provinces as examples of how to address the pandemic.According to data published on, 28 of East Java’s 38 regencies and cities have lowered their COVID-19 statuses to orange, while the remaining 10 have been designated yellow zones. Previously, all the regions in the province were red zones. In June, East Java was declared a new COVID-19 epicenter as it had recorded the nation’s highest number of cases by province, surpassing Jakarta.Based on the task force’s guidelines, regencies or cities at critical risk are categorized as black zones, those at severe risk are red zones, those at medium risk are orange zones, those at low risk are yellow and those with no known active cases of COVID-19 are green zones. South Sulawesi recoded a decline in weekly new cases, from 722 to 505, a 30.1 percent decrease. The recovery rate in the province is 81.93 percent, and the death rate has dropped 46.2 percent.Read also: Bogor regency faces backlog of 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples“Both [provinces] have a higher recovery percentage than the national average,” said Wiku.East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said that despite the fact that COVID-19 transmission was coming under control in the province, residents should not let their guard down.“Please keep adhering to health protocols until we can cut the chain of transmission totally,” she said, as quoted by thanked all the stakeholders who had cooperated to make the improvements possible.“Thank you for all the hard work from regional and city administrations, the military and the police, attorney’s offices, courts, campuses, media outlets, health workers, religious leaders, volunteers and especially all the residents of East Java who are on front lines of controlling the spread of COVID-19 by being disciplined in wearing masks. They are the main factor in this success, she said in a statement published on, South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah said the development was a source of pride for South Sulawesi residents, the South Sulawesi administration, the military, the police and health workers.“What’s really encouraging is that South Sulawesi used to be the province with the highest number of COVID-19 cases outside Java, but now the national COVID-19 task force has declared that we are out of the red zone,” he said, as quoted by said it was important to keep adhering to health protocols as a COVID-19 vaccine had yet to be found. “This doesn’t mean that we are free, so we need to tighten our discipline in imposing health protocols in our daily lives,” he added.“To tell you the truth, we have no idea when vaccination can be carried out. The best thing we can do now is maintain our immunity with good nutrition, adequate rest and by consuming vitamins and avoiding stress,” Nurdin said. (iwa) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : All of South Sulawesi’s 21 regencies and cities are now orange zones.“All provinces must compete in stepping up efforts to fight COVID-19 in their respective regions. It’s prestigious if COVID-19 handling in a region becomes the best,” said national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito in a press statement recently.He said weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases in both provinces had been declining and that neither province currently contained red zones.East Java recorded an 8 percent decrease in weekly new COVID-19 cases last week, from 2,182 to 2,008. The recovery rate in the province is 88.53 percent. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #avoidcrowd #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #usesoap #socialdistancelast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Enters Fourth Year of Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Enters Fourth Year of Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault It’s On Us PA,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state and national It’s On Us initiative leaders today to announce nearly $1 million in grant to combat campus sexual assault at 38 colleges and universities. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and nearly three years ago established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign.“We must never tolerate sexual assault on our campuses or a culture that allows it,” said Governor Wolf. “Over the past three years, my administration has worked with students, schools, and communities to build programs to stop sexual assaults. These grants will help schools across the state to make campuses safer, and help stop sexual harassment and assault.”It’s On Us is national initiative championed by President Barack Obama. The Wolf Administration has invested a total of nearly $3 million for It’s On Us grants over the past three years.“Since launching It’s On Us Pennsylvania in 2016 Governor Wolf and his administration have set a new standard for states across the nation in combatting campus sexual assault,” said Tracey Vitchers, It’s On Us Executive Director. “Pennsylvania’s leadership on this issue should serve as a model for state governments across the country, and a reminder that fighting sexual assault in our nation’s educational institutions requires bold, forward-thinking investments that ensure safe learning environments for all.”“I believe that It’s On Us has given students throughout Pennsylvania and the northeast the tools and skills necessary to advocate for survivors and affect change surrounding the culture of campus sexual violence, said Michael Blichar Jr., Northeast Regional Advisor for It’s On Us and a Kutztown University student. “It is It’s On Us student leaders who are creating the groundwork needed to end sexual violence once and for all.”Officials from several colleges and universities joined the governor for the press conference at the state Capitol. Colleges and universities can use the grants to create programs ranging from campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff, to institutional campaigns to raise awareness of the reporting process and the resources available to survivors of sexual violence.“We thank our colleges and universities for taking proactive steps to help prevent sexual assaults and harassment on our campuses and to improve the reporting and response systems to better serve all students,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “The It’s On Us PA grants help our schools provide critical training and resources to students and employees so they can study and work in safer environments.”The 2018-19 It’s On Us PA recipients include public and private, 2-year and 4-year institutions in every corner of the state, and include 18 first-time It’s On Us PA grantees (marked with an *). The 38 postsecondary institutions selected for grants include:Cabrini UniversityCarnegie Mellon University*Chatham University*Chestnut Hill CollegeCheyney University of PADelaware County Community CollegeDickinson CollegeEast Stroudsburg University of PAElizabethtown College*Holy Family UniversityImmaculata UniversityIndiana University of PA*Jefferson University*Juniata CollegeKutztown University of PALackawanna CollegeLafayette College*LaSalle UniversityLycoming College*Manor College*Mansfield University of PA*Marywood University*Mercyhurst UniversityMillersville University of PAPeirce College*Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts*Robert Morris University*Saint Vincent CollegeSeton Hill UniversityShippensburg UniversitySlippery Rock UniversitySusquehanna University*University of Pittsburgh at Bradford*University of Scranton*West Chester University of PAWidener University*Wilkes University*York CollegeThe governor invited everyone to take the It’s On Us PA pledge. Thousands of students, teachers, families and communities have made a personal and public pledge to help prevent, address and respond effectively to sexual violence.center_img January 09, 2019last_img read more

UK regulator pledges to be ‘bolder’ on master trust oversight

first_imgThe UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said it will take “bolder” steps to tackle risks stemming from the master trust market and soon revise the voluntary assurance framework for the sector.Lesley Titcomb, TPR’s chief executive, said bolder regulatory action was needed in light of emerging risks, including cyber crime and developments in the defined contribution (DC) market.She added that the regulator would be more “innovative” with the kind of support offered to trustee boards and sponsors.The regulator’s corporate plan for 2016-19 noted that large numbers of new pension savers – it estimated 71% of new savers in the seven years to December 2015 – now had accounts with master trusts, and that more than half of all DC savers were members of one of the four largest master trusts. While it stressed the benefits of scale of master trusts, noting that they were often better governed, it said it nonetheless had concerns about the risk of one of the schemes failing.“A major failure of a large master trust, having no sponsoring employer to support it, could result in members being forced to meet the administration costs as a result of its disorderly exit from the market,” the report says.“It would also leave potentially large numbers of employers needing to find alternative arrangements to comply with AE.“Alternatively, members of small master trust schemes risk becoming trapped in a scheme that attracts insufficient members or assets to be sustainable.”The regulator said that either of the above cases could lead to a loss of member savings and damage confidence in the market.As a result, it said it would “guide” employers to use providers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or master trusts that had completed the master trust assurance framework designed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).The regulator said it would work with the ICAEW to draw up a revised assurance framework, to comply with its revised DC code.The UK government has already pledged stricter regulation of the master trust sector.Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director for regulatory policy at TPR, previously told IPE the regulator needed to think “very hard” about how to prevent the number of master trusts rising further than the current 73 providers.While no concrete details have been announced, pensions minister Ros Altmann told the work and pensions select committee that either the regulator’s powers of intervention could be strengthened to protect members, or it could introduce “protections” to ensure members would not shoulder the cost of the disorderly collapse of a master trust.last_img read more

Hiker presents cheque to Child Heart Fund

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Hiker presents cheque to Child Heart Fund by: – June 25, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Shanne Anthony presents a cheque from Jolly’s Pharmacy to Kay Robinson, Treasurer of the Children’s Heart Fund. They are flanked by Jefferson Casey (R) of Jolly’s and Simon Walsh of the DHTA.Every step he made, every breath he took was for the children. Shanne Anthony, an employee of Harris Paints, participated in all three hikes organized by the DHTA during the month of May as part of Tourism Awareness Month and was the first person to register 75,000 steps during the Hike Fest. As a result of this feat, he was able to present a cheque to the Children’s Heart Fund (CHF) on Thursday, June 21st, 2012.The donation was made possible because Jolly’s Pharmacy, leading the way in healthcare, came forward and presented the DHTA with pedometers so that all hikers could keep track of the number of steps made, and they added an incentive. Jolly’s would donate $1 for every 100 steps to a charity selected by the first person to reach 75,000 steps.Choosing the Children’s Heart Fund was easy, said Shanne. He admitted that the word “children” tugged at his heart strings. “The word ‘children’ in the name of the charity just did it for me. My cousin is seven years old and she suffers from seizures because of a problem with the flow of oxygen to her brain and she has to seek medical attention overseas so I thought of her and other children who might be suffering from other ailments.”Receiving the cheque on behalf of CHF was Kay Robinson, the organization’s Treasurer. “We were excited when we heard about the Jolly’s incentive and that a hiker had selected CHF. We are on a drive to raise funds and Shanne must have heard our prayers. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Jolly’s, Shanne and the DHTA for making this contribution possible. One of our goals is to extend our reach to help all children with health-related illnesses so every dollar counts,” said Kay.Jefferson Casey of Jolly’s Pharmacy said Hike Fest was a natural fit for them. “Our major focus for sponsorship is health and a natural element of this is exercise, so we approached the DHTA and presented them with pedometers for all the participants. We also wanted to assist a charitable organization and we are very happy that the Children’s Heart Fund was selected,” said Jefferson.According to Simon Walsh, the DHTA’s PRO, an average of 76 persons participated in each hike with just under 10 persons completing all three hikes and registering their pedometers. “We were very pleased to partner with Jolly’s in order to provide the hikers with pedometers and to be able to facilitate this donation to CHF. We have seen Hike Fest grow over the years and the aim of the DHTA is to take Hike Fest regional. We’ve already had enquires from St. Maarten and the French islands for next year’s event so planning has already begun,” he added.Hike Fest 2012 included a River Hike on May 5th, which stretched from Pond Casse to Castle Bruce, a Cross-country Hike on May 19th starting in Colihaut Heights and ending in Picard and a Beach Hike from Eden by the Sea to Londonderry on May 26th.Press Releaselast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 23

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 539; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 456; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 404; 4. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 306; 5. Tim Ward, Chan­dler, Ariz., 287; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 269; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 255; 8. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 254; 9. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 253; 10. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 241; 11. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 240; 12. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 239; 13. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 238; 14. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., and Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., both 232; 16. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 225; 17. Zachary Madrid, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 223; 18. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 221; 19. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 203; 20. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask., 198.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 213; 2. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 189; 3. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, and Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., both 188; 5. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 179; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 167; 7. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 161; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 146; 9. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 142; 10. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 139; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 137; 12. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 13. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 129; 14. Kenny Mer­ritt, Lorena, Texas, 127; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 124; 16. Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., 121; 17. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill., and Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, both 113; 19. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 107; 20. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 106.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoenix, Ariz., 167; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 146; 4. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 107; 5. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 6. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 101; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, both 79; 9. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Wat­kins, Hawley, Texas, both 74; 11. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 72; 12. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 70; 13. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, and Kyle Singleton, Princeton, Texas, both 68; 15. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 67; 16. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 17. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 40; 18. Francisco J. Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 38; 19. Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., 35; 20. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 33.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 493; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 455; 3. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 347; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 327; 5. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 319; 6. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 313; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 281; 8. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 9. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 263; 10. Bo Par­tain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 260; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 253; 12. Wayne Dotson, Bakers­field, Calif., 228; 13. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 227; 14. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 217; 15. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 213; 16. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207; 17. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 180; 18. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Oregon, 179; 19. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 160; 20. Brian Roode, Brooks, Alb., 154.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 205; 2. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 197; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 186; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 134; 5. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 118; 6. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 97; 7. Devin Burgess, Stephenville, Texas, 79; 8. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 74; 9. Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, 73; 10. George Egbert III, Salado, Texas, 71; 11. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 68; 12. Talon Minten, Seguin, Texas, 64; 13. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 63; 14. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 60; 15. J.J. Jennings, Corpus Christi, Texas, 58; 16. Gerald Hender­son, Georgetown, Texas, 57; 17. Charlie Knight, Granbury, Texas, and Mitchell Wachsmann, West, Texas, both 56; 19. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, and Robert “Scotty” Cook, Abilene, Texas, both 55.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 73; 2. Clifton Whisenant, Proc­tor, Texas, Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, each 71; 5. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 70; 6. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 65; 7. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 64; 8. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 61; 9. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 37; 10. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 36; 11. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 31.last_img read more

Burkhart has a blast while winning national, Northern Region Stock Car rookie awards

first_imgTroy Burkhart earned IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region rookie of the year honors, in addition to the Kansas State crown this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)HAYS, Kan. – Twenty years or so ago, Troy Burkhart raced and had a lot of fun in a local cruiser class.Last year he followed son Tathan’s first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock campaign.This season Burkhart got back behind the wheel and raced to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region Rookie of the Year honors, as well as the Kansas State championship.“The thing about the Stock Cars is that they’re always competitive. The cars are equal and at the end of the night there are hardly any cautions and 10 cars are battling for the win,” said Burkhart, from Hays. “I like the open motor and I like the body style.”Burkhart caught the travel bug while on the road with Tathan last season. He recorded 54 starts at a dozen tracks in four states, with five wins and 22 top five finishes.He ended third in points at Salina, where he got his first win on April 27. Tathan was the Hobby Stock champion there and also earned a Kansas State crown as the pair completed a unique dou­ble.“I didn’t go into the season with the intention of running for rookie of the year. I had high expecta­tions but there are a lot of good drivers around here and it’s tough to get a good finish,” Burkhart said. “We had a blast doing this as a family and it definitely brought us together. We’d load up the cars on Friday and didn’t get home until Sunday.”“We lived it and breathed it. It was awesome,” he added. “I’m excited to travel even more next year. We had a blast this year.”Wins-5                    Top Five Finishes-22             Starts-54 HIS CREW: Sons Taron and Tathan and wife Tiffany.HIS SPONSORS: Xibit Customs, El Dos Mexican Restaurant and Jump Start Fitness, all of Hays; Kip­pis Insurance of Victoria; Walt’s Machine of Colyer; Sterling Supply of Stockton; Money Land & Cattle and Multi-Fire, both of Penokee; Perry Misner and Chubby Chassis, Albert; Mike Peter­silie and 1st Class Chassis of Hoisington; Mike Goldfuss of Dwight; Outlaw BBQ of Wright; and Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa.last_img read more