African Sun Limited ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about African Sun Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the African Sun Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for African Sun Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$668.84K (ZWL55.19M). An average of US$55.74K (ZWL4.6M) per month.African Sun Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video: Ashes to Go

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Godfrey Perrott says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 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 Sally Lindsay says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm St Peter’s Episcopal, Beverly MA took Ashes to Go to our commuter rail station from 5:30 – 8:30 am on Ash Wednesday. We used three teams of two (a Deacon, 4 LEMs and a catechist) each working for an hour and imposed ashes on about 35 people. Many more said they were glad to see us doing this. Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm What a great way to bring people to our Lord. Maybe it will open the hearts of those who received ashes to become more in touch with their Lord and Savior. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 22, 2012 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Lent, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN February 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm I love this idea! Submit a Press Release Comments (6) 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm Several of our clergy throughout the Diocese of Newark took part in this ministry, including the Bishop, Canon to the Ordinary and Chief Financial Officer. Please visit our website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Donald Snyder says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Canon Gregory Jacobs says: [Episcopal News Service] One of a growing number of Episcopal Church priests takes Ash Wednesday out of the church and into the streets or, in this case, the train station. Video Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Judith Wood says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Rev. Daniel Hanna says: February 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm “Ashes to Go” is both pastoral and grounding for the churched and unchurched alike. Many will be blessed by this proactive ministry. A brilliant idea comes into its own! Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Video: Ashes to Go Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 23, 2012 at 10:35 am I think this is an excellent idea. We did a similar thing at Church of the Epiphany in Washington. Our Rector, Randolph Charles, was outside the entrance to the church to impose ashes after our 12:10 liturgy and again from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the evening liturgy for Ash Wednesday. 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 last_img read more

AAA: Florida gas prices reach 20-month high

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter AAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 120,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. Click here to view current gasoline price averages Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoHighest Price on Record Florida$2.458$2.461$2.421$2.298$2.075$4.079 (7/17/2008) Motorists can find the lowest gas prices in their area by downloading the free AAA Mobile app.Oil Prices Hit 3-week LowsCrude oil prices declined $3 last week, settling at $49.62 on Friday – the lowest daily settlement since March 29. The decrease over last week’s settlement came amid news that Russia said it would be willing to extend its cut to crude oil production that was agreed upon with OPEC last year. However, demand continues to grow steadily, with total U.S. petroleum deliveries in March reaching their highest point for this time of the year since 2008, according to the American Petroleum Institute. OPEC, Russia and other producers agreed to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of the year. They will reconvene on May 25 to discuss the potential of extending the agreement through the second half of 2017. Analysts are pessimistic the extension will carry, based on concerns that OPEC would lose market share to the United States, whose shale oil sector has helped push domestic inventories to record levels.Fuel Fundamentals(Based on weekly data provided by the EIA)Crude oil prices declined $3 last week, settling at $49.62 on Friday – the lowest daily settlement since March 29Wholesale gasoline prices are 10 cents less than a week agoU.S. crude inventories declined 0.10 percent to 1.2 million barrelsDomestic crude production rose 17 barrels a day to 9.3 millionGasoline demand declined by 0.56 percentGasoline inventories remain slightly lower than last year, but climbed more than a half percent compared to the week beforeGasoline production rose 1.4 percent; eclipsing year-ago levelsRefineries increased capacity 4 percentage points; surpassing year-ago levelsDaily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Motorists can find the lowest gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AND PAST PRICE AVERAGESRegular Unleaded Gasoline Please enter your comment! Georgia$2.282$2.284$2.288$2.167$2.086$4.164 (9/15/2008) Florida gas prices hit a 20-month high last week. The state average reached $2.47 on Friday – the highest daily average since August 2015. Prices declined fractions of a penny on both Saturday and Sunday, but remain 4 cents more than last week and 38 cents more than this time last year.The most expensive metro markets are West Palm Beach/Boca Raton ($2.54), Fort Lauderdale ($2.48), and Miami $2.47).The least expensive metro markets are Pensacola ($2.40), Tallahassee ($2.42), and Jacksonville ($2.45).“Falling oil and wholesale gas prices should push pump prices lower this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “However, oil prices have been fickle this year, so motorists should expect continued volatility in the next couple of months as oil prices fluctuate, demand rises, and refineries complete the switchover to more expensive summer blends.”center_img Web ToolsAAA Mobile AppAAA Gas Price WebsiteTop Ways to Save Money on Gas Visit the AAA Newsroom Follow @AAAFlorida LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tennessee$2.173$2.175$2.175$2.041$1.949$4.118 (9/15/2008) TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleReport: Florida residents pay 6th lowest state taxesNext articleApopka man dies in crash on State Road 50 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here National$2.420$2.421$2.407$2.292$2.131$4.114 (7/17/2008)last_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Muhammad Ali –‘the greatest!’

first_imgIt was January 1942, when the baby Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born to a working-class Black family in Louisville, Ky.In those days, Kentucky was famous for its distinctive blue grass, its championship horses and its whiskey. None knew that the brown boy born to the Clays would become one of the most famous and most revered men in the world.In 1960, at 178 lbs., Clay would win an Olympic gold medal as a talented light heavyweight amateur. For many, that’s more than enough for a place in history.But a mere four years later, he would stun the world by defeating the dreaded Sonny Liston, a man few expected him to beat, to become heavyweight champion of the world.Soon thereafter he would announce his conversion to the Nation of Islam, and his acceptance of a new, holy name: Muhammad Ali. The world would come to know, and remember him today, by that name, and he would emerge as the biggest, boldest personality in the world of sports.We forget today how his name, his faith and his steadfast refusal to fight for the American Empire in Vietnam marked him as one of the most hated men in America. We have forgotten how his fights occasioned many, many death threats against the world’s boxing champ.When the World Boxing Association stripped him of his title in 1967, many thought this was the end of his career. For refusing military enlistment he faced five years in prison; but he sued all the way to the Supreme Court — and won! In the interim, however, almost four years had passed, and these were the prime years of a boxer.In 1974, he regained his title, and won it again in 1978 before retiring a year later. He dazzled his opponents and his fans with his uncanny hand speed and fancy footwork, which became known as the “Ali Shuffle.” He was a beautiful fighter, not simply because he was a beautiful man. For an athlete of his impressive size, he danced around the ring and developed a fighting style that carried him through an outstanding career. (His motto: “Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee.”)In 1975, he said, boldly (and presciently): “I am America. Only, I’m the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me: Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own — get used to me!”And guess what? The world got used to him. He lived through 74 springs and became a beloved living legend.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three of the counties six civic amenitie sites to go out to contract

first_img Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Three of the counties six civic amenitie sites to go out to contract Three of the Counties six civic ameniety sites are to be tendered out to contractors.The sites at Milford, Letterkenny and Stranorlar are going out to contract, and it’s hoped that the three remaining sites in Dungloe, Laghey and Carndonagh will get a contractor in the near future.It’s hoped now that opening hours at the sites will be improved.Cllr Patrick McGowan said the sites would now be cheaper to use……[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Twitter By News Highland – September 15, 2011 Previous articleMan charged in connection with Letterkenny stabbing back in court todayNext articleReddin Coaches from Muff fined £400 for being driven in dangerous state News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Health guide for research staff

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Health guide for research staffOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today The Health and Safety Commission has targeted managers in higher and further education establishments and published a guide to looking after the health and safety of researchers.John Cullen, chair of the education services advisory committee which published the guidance booklet, said, “Health and safety legislation is often seen by academics as bureaucratic and not appropriate for research activities. But health and safety legislation applies just as much to research work as any other work activity.The risks are widespread, ranging from lone working and violence from clients during social studies to the those from chemicals, microorganisms and lasers. Managing Health and Safety Aspects of Research in Higher and Further Education is available from HSE Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

EPA Wraps Up America Recycles Week with Second Annual Recycling Summit

first_imgAgency Published National Framework To Advance U.S. RecyclingU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler convened EPA’s second Recycling Summit on America Recycles Day to address the major challenges facing the U.S. recycling system. The Summit engaged executives and leaders from across the recycling value chain to build on their success over the last year and commit to continuing to work together through implementation of a national framework to advance recycling in the U.S.“On America Recycles Day, I am proud to release the National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System, which summarizes our accomplishments over the past year and recommends actions for 2020,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Under the Trump Administration, EPA is working diligently to identify market-based strategies and innovative ideas to create a more sustainable recycling system in America and across the globe. I look forward to continuing our work with our partners to improve infrastructure, develop secondary markets, and more effectively communicate with the public about addressing the entire lifecycle of recycled materials.”“The President’s Executive Order on Efficient Federal Operations directed Federal agencies to increase the efficiency of Federal buildings and vehicles, improve environmental performance, and reduce costs,” said White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Mary Neumayr. “Agencies continue to innovate and advance solutions to drive waste diversion and recycling. Last year, agencies diverted more than 50% of their municipal solid waste from landfills. I look forward to continuing to work with Federal agencies as well as States, localities, academia, and the private sector to support waste prevention and recycling.”“The Trump Administration recognizes marine debris poses a significant threat to our oceans, marine life, and coastal communities. Together we can support development of next-generation biodegradable plastics and enhance recycling efforts through the implementation of a robust national framework and committed partnerships. We look forward to collaborating with industry and appropriate stakeholders to develop innovative, cost-effective technologies to gather, recycle, and treat plastic waste,” said White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier.“This past year EPA has brought some of the most innovative, forward-thinking organizations to the table to solve some key challenges in the recycling system. I have no doubt that together we can leverage our collective resources and expertise to strengthen the U.S. recycling system,” said EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management Assistant Administrator Peter Wright.“This is an issue that touches homes and communities across the nation and at the same time offers everyone the opportunity to be better stewards of the environment,” said Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez. “Under the leadership of Administrator Wheeler, EPA is seeking to help provide an incredible opportunity for bringing a broad cross-section of groups and individuals to have fruitful discussions about the complex challenges of recycling and the development of real-world, sustainable solutions.”Since signing the America Recycles Pledge in November 2018, EPA and participating organizations met regularly to undertake actions to promote education and outreach, enhance materials management infrastructure, strengthen secondary materials markets and improve measurement. The work of this ongoing collaboration is described in the National Framework to Advance the U.S. Recycling System, which was released today and details the efforts to-date and outlines future activities. The 2019 Summit was a chance to highlight the successes of this work and to announce new initiatives.“I commend Administrator Wheeler and his team for bringing stakeholders together to build on the recycling industry’s successes and help raise awareness of America Recycles Day. We all know that recycling is a commonsense way for us to be responsible stewards of our environment, but recycling also strengthens our economy and creates hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs nationwide. The new developments from this year’s summit should help advance both those causes. It is truly a win-win,” said U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Co-Chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus. “Recycling is an important part of numerous efforts to help ensure a clean, healthy environment. The best policies governing the manufacture and disposal of goods in commerce are grounded in sound science and take into account the various social, economic and environmental needs involved. The EPA’s Recycling Summit signals the Administration’s commitment to environmental conservation that will yield important opportunities and benefits for generations of Americans to come. I will continue to advocate for the effective preservation and reutilization of our tremendous natural resources,” said U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). “Industrial and commercial recycling is good for our economy and our environment, and consumer recycling is one of the most important actions average Americans can participate in for our climate,” said U.S. Representative John Shimkus (IL-15). “I applaud EPA’s attention to this issue and the work the agency is doing to address challenges to more effective recycling systems.”“The nation’s Mayors are leading the way when it comes to investing in recycling and solid waste management, but we need assistance if we are to meet today’s recycling challenges. We appreciate the work that EPA has done to bring the public and private sector together to develop solutions as we move forward,” said Bryan Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI). “Responsible environmental stewardship and economic opportunity are top priorities for America’s counties,” said National Association of Counties Executive Director Matthew Chase. “We are proud to participate in America Recycles Day to highlight the role counties and our residents play in ensuring the strength of our environment and our economy.”“As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s important to celebrate what municipalities have accomplished over the years, while also understanding how much more work still needs to be done,” said National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony. “With the changes in recycling markets and the uncertainty we see in today’s industry, it is a critical time for public, private and nonprofit sectors to double down on new solutions.”“We appreciate U.S. EPA’s engagement to support states. Under Governor Hutchinson’s leadership, Arkansas has realized tremendous environmental, energy, and economic benefits through effective policy and community-based programs. We encourage industry to continue to invest in technology and sustainable practices to build on the progress made to turn recyclables into resources,” said Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Secretary Becky W. Keogh. “On America Recycles Day 2019, cities across the nation are working to find fresh solutions to turn challenges into opportunities for innovation. As Phoenix celebrates our recycling program’s 30th anniversary, we are working to maintain a sustainable legacy that future generations will be proud to inherit,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.“Recycling and reducing waste are important elements in building a future in which our community uses materials responsibly,” said Clackamas County, Ore. Chair Jim Bernard. “Realizing that responsibility helps to protect our local and global environment, our long-term prosperity, and respects the needs of future generations.”EPA and its stakeholders announced other work that they have completed over the past year, including:Creating a “virtual clearinghouse” led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that will serve as a one-stop shop for municipalities and local governments to find tools and resources, case studies and best practices to improve their recycling programs.Publishing an infographic compiling recycling statistics and quotes from executives recognizing recycling’s importance for various industries and the economy.Developing a list of funding opportunities for recycling infrastructure improvement, included within the virtual clearinghouse.Developing a draft definition of recycling, to help organizations create recycling goals, track progress towards achieving these goals and evaluate recycling programs.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New ‘Coastal Cottages’ on the Market in Ocean City

first_imgThe new Costeria Cottages will be constructed between 12th and 13th streets off Haven Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. Eighteen new single-family homes were listed for sale this week, and the modest structures — “coastal cottages” — are part of a new concept to attract more year-round families to Ocean City.Instead of building eight duplexes (16 units) on eight vacant lots, the “coastal cottage” plan calls for small houses to share single lots — some accessed by an alley, others by the street.The properties will be constructed on a vacant tract on the 1200 block of Haven Avenue with asking prices between $499,900 and $649,900.City Council paved the way for the concept by approving a zoning change in May 2013, and the Planning Board approved the site plan in February 2014.The board sought to revitalize a block of vacant commercial properties and to test a new offering for year-round families in a town that has seen its year-round population fall as high-priced new duplexes get purchased by investors and wealthy summer residents.The new “Costeria Cottages” will be very affordable by Ocean City standards for single-family homes and will meet all new flood elevations requirements, according to Gary Jessel of Fox Real Estate, the broker for the properties.A plan for the new Costeria Cottages shows 13th Street on the left, Haven Avenue at bottom and an existing alley at top,A grassy common area — a “plaza” with a sidewalk — will separate some houses. A new alleyway parallel to 13th Street will separate others.Architect George Wray Thomas told the Planning Board earlier this year that the impervious coverage (the amount of ground covered by buildings) will be no more under the plan for 18 coastal cottages than it would be under a plan for eight duplexes.“It’s nice to see more green space around buildings,” Planning Board Chairman John Loeper said at the time.Each house will have a single-car garage for off-street parking. Living space in the homes ranges from 1,300 square feet to 1,500 square feet.The homes will be constructed on lots formerly occupied by the Car Caress car wash and Coggins Waste Management). The 42,500-square-foot area has a 370-foot frontage on Haven Avenue and 115 feet on 13th Street.A homeowner’s association has been established for joint maintenance of the common areas and alleyways.Jessel said construction on four homes will begin early in the new year and are expected to be complete by summer. New units will be built when properties are purchased. Duncan Homes At The Shore and Costanza Builders (Carmen Costanza) will be the contractors for the job.The PDFs below show the site plan, facade varieties and pricing, as well as floor plans for different units.Anybody interested in more information, can call Jessel at 877-626-5369.Download (PDF, 893KB)Download (PDF, 593KB)Download (PDF, 597KB)Download (PDF, 839KB)Download (PDF, 827KB)last_img read more

County commissioner speaks on service, experience

first_imgSt. Joseph County Commissioner, Deb Fleming, discussed on Saturday what led her to her current position as county commissioner: her desire to serve.This was the first of three talks in Saint Mary’s College Republican’s Lecture Series, an new initiative to expose students to local politics and national issues. Sophomore Elizabeth Zaczyk, president of College Republicans, said the focus of the club this semester was to make students interested in politics and to prepare them for the November elections by inviting local government officials to speak about their own platforms and experience. “You can only do so much at club meetings,” Zaczyk said. “If you bring outside people in with their ideas and especially if you’re interested in going into politics yourself, it’s a great opportunity to learn something new that you might not get at a regular club meeting. I also thought this was a good semester to have speakers with the election coming up. We can all learn a lot from these speakers.”A wife and mother of four, Fleming, a South Bend native, attended University of Kentucky on a volleyball scholarship where she later completed dental school. Thirty years later, Fleming is still practicing dentistry but now implements her desire to serve, not only in the field of medicine but in the political arena as county commissioner. “During my time as county commissioner, I have been very proud of the many improvements we’ve been able to achieve for the county,” Fleming said. “For example, when I first came on, there were no department head meetings so I started these meetings in the county and because of that we’re working together and now we have developed our mission, vision and values for our county. This has led to a renewed focus on economic growth by hiring our first economic development director in the county.” In addition to updating internal systems to improve efficiency and safety and updating energy systems to make the county more energy efficient, Fleming said her main focus is working with and for the elderly, as they make up the highest percentage of residents in St. Joseph County.“We are the first county in our state to become age friendly,” she said. “We will hopefully be able to help our parents and grandparents as they continue to get older.” With the various number of universities that are present in northern Indiana, Fleming also said she prioritizes improving the economy to bring more jobs to the county to keep young graduates local and to prepare a thriving business community for the future. “I have been disappointed that our country has not grown for over forty years,’’ she said. “Back in the ‘70s we were the third largest county in the state and now we have dropped down to sixth, but because of our economic promotion and improving services, we have grown by 3,000 since 2015. “We have great universities here, but we don’t have good economies for jobs here so our young graduates have to move away to California, Texas, New York. I want to help the people that are here which is why I made the county age friendly, but now I would also like to develop our economy to bring in businesses so young people can stay here and get good jobs.”Fleming concluded by returning to her opening point that a life of service is both a universal call and the means of finding greatest fulfillment. “Serving as county commissioner is one of the ways I have chosen to live in the interest of others,” she said. “I believe strongly that when we look to consider others as more significant than ourselves, we will find true meaning and ultimate joy. “ … I challenge others here today, myself included, to think about how each of us can do more to serve. Where can you serve our schools and work places? How can we serve others who are less fortunate or different from us? And how can we all serve to the point where it requires sacrifice?”Tags: county commissioner, service, St. Joseph Countylast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Allison Williams Defies Gravity & More

first_img View Comments Duck Your Head, Clear the Air for Allison Williams She’s flying! Allison Williams took to Instagram to share an inside look at her first day of flight rehearsals for the forthcoming NBC broadcast of Peter Pan Live!. Paying homage to the late Robin Williams’ performance in Hook, she wrote, “Thinking about and missing a hero of mine who once did this and left big shoes to fill.” The Girls star will lead a cast on December 4 that includes Christopher Walken and Tony winner Christian Borle. Look Out! Little Shop Urchins Sing for Charity The three belty urchins from the Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors will reunite for a great cause. Carla J. Hargrove, Trisha Jeffrey and DeQuina Moore will headline the seventh annual Living for Today benefit concert. Proceeds will go to Gilana’s Fund, which celebrates and encourages educational programming promoting acceptance and understanding in our community. “Shing-a-Ling: A Night with the Broadway Urchins” will play Joe’s Pub on October 27. Last year, Idina Menzel made a surprise appearance at the benefit. No guarantees this year, but we’re just saying. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.center_img People Will Be Singing Frozen Forever Speaking of Idina, when’s the last time you belted out “Let It Go”? If it’s been a while, fear not: soon you’ll be able to sing along to the global phenomenon that is Frozen (as if we weren’t doing that already?). The Disney flick will release a sing-along edition DVD on November 18. It’s the perfect holiday gift for your newborn baby Elsa. The Leftovers Will Stick Around Look who’s here, they’re still here. The HBO series The Leftovers, featuring Tony nominee Carrie Coon, has been renewed for a second season. The rapture-themed show ends its first season on September 7. So far, we’ve seen a handful of Broadway faces, including Tony nominee Billy Magnussen, Sebastian Arcelus and Cabaret’s Bill Heck. We wonder what other stage faves we’ll see next season?last_img read more