Innodis Ltd ( Q32012 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (  2012 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Geoff Hurst kicks it off for Brainwave

first_img Footballing legend, Geoff Hurst kicked off children’s charity, Brainwave’s National Raffle with ticket number one. And what better time to do it as all of England contemplates the national team’s chances at this year’s World Cup.Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football when he became the first and, to date, the only, player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup Final. This was during England’s 4-2 win over West Germany at Wembley in 1966. As well as playing 49 games for England, Sir Geoff has been player, coach and manager at a number of well known clubs including West Ham, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.Brainwave, established in 1982, works with families to deliver individual, home based therapy and exercises for children with disabilities and Development Delay to reach their full potential. This can be anything from walking to recognising numbers. The Charity looks after a whole range of children with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome and Autism. The Charity has three Centres in Essex, Somerset and Cheshire as well as satellite clinics in Scotland and Ireland.Christine Cryne, Brainwave’s Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘The raffle’s first prize is fantastic. It is to sail onboard the Princess Cruises’ luxurysuperliner, Grand Princess, sailing a 14 night Mediterranean cruise from Southampton for two. The cruise includes calls to Barcelona, Rome, and Gibraltar and the winners will enjoy the luxury accommodation of a private balcony stateroom. The Charity hopes to raise up to £15,000, which will be used towards the running cost of the Centres, such as heating and lighting. These are traditionally areas which we struggle to raise money for from elsewhere. We are very grateful to Sir Geoff for helping us on the road achieving a goal of our own!’Editor’s notes1. Places on the programme are available for children at the South West Centre. For more information see ; email:[email protected] or phone: 01278 429089.2. Brainwave’s team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists development therapists and teachers seek to transform the lives of children with disabilities. By working with parents, giving them relevant therapy equipment and teaching them correct handling skills, they are empowered to actively participate in their child’s development.3. Families are invited to the Centre for a two day Initial Assessment where the child is assessed and a programme designed for the child. On the second day the family are shown how to undertake the exercises, which they then carry out at home, retuning to the Centre every 4-6 months when the exercises are adjusted.4. Brainwave currently has around 500 families on Programme and the enquiries are growing at 30%.5. See the charity’s video at .6. Brainwave uses mainstream neuroplasticity techniques in its programmes. Most of it therapists NHS trained.Press information: Jane Adkins, Tel: 01935 813114 or email: [email protected] on the programme are available for children at all three Centres. For more information see ; email: [email protected] or phone 01278 429089. Tagged with: Celebrity Gaming Geoff Hurst kicks it off for Brainwave Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 June 2010 | News  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Clayton Burnett launches executive coaching service for charity sector

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The coaching team currently consists of: Clayton Burnett launches executive coaching service for charity sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Consultancy, coaching and creativity company Clayton Burnett is now offered an executive coaching service for the voluntary sector, with the aim of developing sector leaders and enhancing fundraising performance.As well as the company’s existing team of consultants, the service will also be provided by Sarah Briggs and Ben McKie, fully qualified executive coaches with whose clients have ranged from FTSE directors to middle managers who are ready to move to senior leadership. They help extend the company’s existing coaching services to include more personal values and behaviours shifts.The service has already been tested with several fundraising clients, from within charities and from suppliers to the sector. Advertisementcenter_img Ben McKie: specialist in level-five leadership. Sarah Briggs: specialist in level-five leadership. Jacob Rolin: specialist in leadership (based in Copenhagen.) Ken Burnett: specialist in communication. Alan Clayton: specialist in high impact change. Lucy Gower: specialist in innovation.Clayton Burnett offers two programmes – the immersion programme which consists of weekly 50 minute sessions in groups of 10 or 25, by phone, online or in person in London; and the intensive programme which consists of full days of face-to-face meetings bought in groups of three or five sessions.Photo: coaching ideas by suphakit73 on  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 27 June 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Caltech Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away from Airports

first_img 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Credit: Soon-Jo Chung/CaltechEngineers at Caltech have developed a new control algorithm that enables a single drone to herd an entire flock of birds away from the airspace of an airport. The algorithm is presented in a study in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.The project was inspired by the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson,” when US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese shortly after takeoff and pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles were forced to land in the Hudson River off Manhattan.“The passengers on Flight 1549 were only saved because the pilots were so skilled,” says Soon-Jo Chung, an associate professor of aerospace and Bren Scholar in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science as well as a JPL research scientist, and the principal investigator on the drone herding project. “It made me think that next time might not have such a happy ending. So I started looking into ways to protect airspace from birds by leveraging my research areas in autonomy and robotics.”Current strategies for controlling airspace include modifying the surrounding environment to make it less attractive to birds, using trained falcons to scare flocks off, or even piloting a drone to scare the birds. These strategies can be costly or—in the case of the hand-piloted drone—unreliable, says Chung, who is a researcher at Caltech’s Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies.“When herding birds away from an airspace, you have to be very careful in how you position your drone. If it’s too far away, it won’t move the flock. And if it gets too close, you risk scattering the flock and making it completely uncontrollable. That’s difficult to do with a piloted drone.”Herding relies on the ability to manage a flock as a single, contained entity—keeping it together while shifting its direction of travel. Each bird in a flock reacts to changes in the behavior of the birds nearest to it. Effective herding requires an external threat—in this case, the drone—to position itself in such a way that it encourages birds along the edge of a flock to make course changes that then affect the birds nearest to them, who affect birds farther into the flock, and so on, until the entire flock changes course. The positioning has to be precise, however: if the external threat gets too zealous and rushes at the flock, the birds will panic and act individually, not collectively.In 2013, while he was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chung received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to tackle the problem. Originally, Chung intended to build a self-guided, flapping robot whose flight would mimic that of a falcon, figuring that the bioinspired design would make it even more effective at controlling flocks by presenting them with a natural-seeming threat. While the work in that direction did yield an entirely new style of drone—the “Bat Bot” that Chung unveiled in 2017—he found that an off-the-shelf quadrotor drone was just as effective at herding birds.To teach the drone to herd autonomously, Chung and his colleagues, including Aditya Paranjape of Imperial College London, one of his former graduate students, studied and derived a mathematical model of flocking dynamics to describe how flocks build and maintain formations, how they respond to threats along the edge of the flock, and how they then communicate that threat through the flock. Their work improves on algorithms designed for herding sheep, which only needed to work in two dimensions, instead of three.“We carefully studied flock dynamics and interaction between flocks and pursuers to develop a mathematically sound herding algorithm that ensures safe relocation of flocks using autonomous drones,” says Kyunam Kim, postdoctoral scholar in aerospace at Caltech and a co-author of the IEEE paper.Once they were able to generate a mathematical description of flocking behaviors, the researchers reverse engineered it to see exactly how approaching external threats would be responded to by flocks, and then used that information to create a new herding algorithm that produces ideal flight paths for incoming drones to move the flock away from a protected airspace without dispersing it.“My previous research focused on spacecraft and drone swarms, which turned out to be surprisingly relevant for this project,” Chung says.The team tested the algorithm on a flock of birds near a field in Korea and found that a single drone could keep a flock of dozens of birds out of a designated airspace. The effectiveness of the algorithm is only limited by the number and size of the incoming birds, Chung says, adding that the team plans to explore ways to scale the project up for multiple drones dealing with multiple flocks.The study, titled “Robotic Herding of a Flock of Birds Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” was also co-authored by Hyunchul Shim from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Support for the research came from the National Science Foundation. Science and Technology Caltech Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away from Airports With a new algorithm, a drone can autonomously protect airfields By ROBERT PERKINS Published on Monday, August 6, 2018 | 11:57 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Newslast_img read more

LA County Reports 29 More COVID-19 Deaths

first_img Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Los Angeles County health officials reported 620 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths on Wednesday, bringing the county’s totals to 7,530 cases and 198 deaths.The number includes Pasadena’s 80 cases. Pasadena has its own health department and as of 1 p.m. on Wednesday officials there numbers have not updated the numbers in that city, which means the county’s numbers could increase even more.Typically county health officials don’t include Pasadena in the county numbers.The death count marks the deadliest day since the crisis began.The new deaths included 17 people over age 65, with 16 of those people having underlying health conditions. Seven of the deaths occurred in people between 18 and 40, and five of them had underlying health problems.The mortality rate among coronavirus patients in the county continued to rise slowly, reaching 2.6 percent on Wednesday, Ferrer said. The figure means 2.6 percent of the people who have tested positive for the illness in the county have died.Last week, the mortality rate was 1.8 percent.The county’s coronavirus cases include 43 cases that occurred in jail settings — three inmates and 40 staff members — along with 10 cases in the state prison system — eight inmates and two staffers.Two cases have been reported in a county juvenile facility, both involving staff members at the Barry Nidorf juvenile hall in Sylmar.Twelve cases have been confirmed among the county’s homeless population, up from two on Tuesday. Four cases have been reported in homeless shelters, involving two residents and two staff members.Ferrer said there are now 131 institutional settings — such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, shelters, jails and prisons — that have had at least one case. Those institutions have had a total of 596 cases and 37 deaths, all among residents.As of Tuesday, roughly 36,500 people have been tested for the virus in the county, although Ferrer noted that number is likely low, since multiple new testing sites have opened in recent days but figures have not yet been gathered from those new locations.The county has set a goal of testing 10,000 people per day. With roughly 10 percent of those people ultimately testing positive, Ferrer has warned that the daily increases in case numbers will likely approach about 1,000.New testing centers opened Wednesday at East Los Angeles College and at the Charles Drew University medical campus in Willowbrook. The county now has more than 20 testing centers across the region. Those centers and others operated by individual cities are restricted to people showing symptoms of COVID-19.Ferrer noted that as of Wednesday, 324 health care workers have tested positive. More than half of them work in hospitals, but other cases have occurred at outpatient facilities and emergency medical services personnel.Nurses have had the largest number of cases, but doctors, paramedics and emergency medical technicians have also tested positive. Two health care workers in the county have died from the virus. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News LA County Reports 29 More COVID-19 Deaths 620 new cases reported as fatalities surge CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1:47 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Limerick to host 2021 Tag Rugby World Cup

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and Countylocal newsNewstourism Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Facebook Twitter Previous articleHistory continues to be made at BunrattyNext articleLimerick show for John Murry Staff Reporter Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsLocal NewsLimerick to host 2021 Tag Rugby World CupBy Staff Reporter – February 6, 2019 1069 Mayor James Collins with tag rugby players Ellen O’Sullivan, Lesley Walsh and Paul Clinch at the launch the Tag Rugby World Cup.Photo: Oisin McHughLIMERICK’s status as a location for international events has been highlighted by the announcement that it has won the bid to become the first northern hemisphere host of the Tag Rugby World Cup. A joint bid led by the UL Conference and Sports Campus and the Irish Tag Rugby Association landed the event for Limerick which will host 3,000 tag rugby players and their followers from more than 20 countries in August 2021.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event is expected to deliver at least €5 million to the local economy with accommodation providers benefitting from an extra 20,000 bed nights.  It is held across four days but, with many participants travelling from the Southern Hemisphere, teams are expected to stay for up to three weeks in advance of the competition.The bid involved a year-long process that was initiated after two of the Tag Rugby Ireland management team Barry Keary and Shane Landers approached the UL Conference and Sports Campus team with the idea.A partnership involving the three local entities supported by Fáilte Ireland put together a detailed bid and beat off stiff opposition, particularly Great Britain, after organisers decided to take the event out of the southern hemisphere for the first time.The bid was also supported by Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau and Limerick City and County Council.Tag rugby has grown enormously in popularity over the past decade, particularly in Australia and New Zealand but also in Ireland and the UK. The three previous World Cups were held in New Zealand (2012) and Australia (2015,2018).Limerick Mayor James Collins said the successful bid was a victory for Limerick and recognition of its status as a city of great hospitality and great facilities.“We all know Limerick’s proud sporting heritage, not least in rugby. Tag rugby has become very popular in Limerick over recent years, not least as a result of the hugely successful Pig ‘n’ Porter festival. The Tag World Cup is, however, a very serious and competitive event and tailor-made for Limerick.  We have the rugby DNA, the hospitality and warmth and UL provide outstanding facilities so the mix was perfect and the bid equally so.UL Sport and Recreation Director David Mahedy said they were excited at the prospect of hosting the competition and work had already begun to make it a World Cup to remember for every player and supporter who makes Limerick their home for the duration of the Championship. Email Advertisement WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Matching website for house sharers seeks £1.3m from investors

first_imgHome » News » Matching website for house sharers seeks £1.3m from investors previous nextProptechMatching website for house sharers seeks £1.3m from investorsIdealFlatmate has launched the bid on crowdfunding platform Seedrs and claims to help tenants, landlords and letting agents find ‘matched’ tenants.Nigel Lewis24th September 20190420 Views Ideal Flatmate, a proptech platform that claims to enable the UK’s three million house sharers to find compatible people to live with has launched a bit to raise £1.3 million through crowd funding site Seedrs.According to co-founders Rob Imonikhe and Tom Gatzen (pictured above, LtoR), the site also helps lettings agents, landlords and build-to-rent developers find matched tenants.The pair claim demographic changes mean many more people are now house or flat sharing and doing it much later into their lives.“Until now the process of finding someone to live with has been completely broken,” says Gatzen.Since launching two years ago, the company says it has listed 40,000 shared properties over the past six months and wants to use the cash to be the ‘biggest flat sharing platform in the country’, launch an app and build a digital tenancy capability.Ideal Flatmate says it makes money from charging landlords, letting agents and BTR developers to use its service, although it is free to use for tenants.The company has so far raised £989,570 of the £1.3 million it’s seeking, although £950,008 of that is from a single but anonymous investor who is likely to be an existing backer of the company. It has also received £24,564 from Seedrs, but the remaining 58 investors are all private individuals.Ideal Flatmate matches tenants by using research completed for it by Cambridge University’s Department of Psychology which identified the common features of happy flat shares, which it has turned into a ‘matching quiz’.Ideal Flatmate Rob Imonikhe tom Gatzen September 24, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Jack White Releases New Industrial Freak-Funk Single, “Corporation” [Listen]

first_imgJack White has shared the latest single from his forthcoming album, Boarding House Reach. Titled “Corporation”, the new track is White’s third offering from the record, which is due out on March 23 via Third Man Records/Columbia Records.As previously reported, Boarding House Reach finds White backed by a talented assortment of musicians, including drummer Louis Cato (Stay Human/Beyoncé/Q-Tip/John Legend), keyboardist Neal Evans (Soulive/Talib Kweli/John Scofield), bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger), percussionist Bobby Allende (David Byrne), and backing vocalists Ann and Regina McCrary of gospel trio The McCrary Sisters.Jack will support Boarding House Reach with a lengthy tour that includes stops at Shaky Knees Festival, Boston Calling, Governor’s Ball, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The album’s first two singles—“Connected by Love” and “Respect Commander”—were released earlier this month. Tickets for the tour are now on sale, and preorders for Boarding House Reach are currently available.“Corporation” – via Jack White VEVOJack White Tour Dates:April 19: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MIApril 20: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WIApril 21: 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MIApril 23: Baxter Arena – Omaha, NEApril 24: Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KSApril 25: Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MOApril 27: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TXApril 29: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TXApril 30: Revention Music Center – Houston, TXMay 1: Revention Music Center – Houston, TXMay 2: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TXMay 4 – 6: Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA May 6: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA May 26: Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA May 27: Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown, NYMay 29: The Anthem – Washington, DCJune 1: Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY June 2-3 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH June 4: Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater – Columbus, OHJune 6: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OHJune 7: Dome Arena – Rochester, NYJune 8: Artpark Mainstage Theater – Lewiston, NYJune 9: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ONJune 27: Hammersmith Apollo – London, UKJune 28: Hammersmith Apollo – London, UKJuly 2: AFAS Live – Amsterdam, NLJuly 3: L’Olympia – Paris. FRJuly 4: L’Olympia – Paris. FRJuly 7: Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium July 12 – 13: Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain July 14: NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal July 15: Ilosaaririock Festival – Joensuu, Finland August 6: The Armory – Minneapolis, MNAugust 8: 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, COAugust 9: SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UTAugust 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, ORAugust 12: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BCAugust 13: WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WAAugust 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CAAugust 19: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CAAugust 21: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CAAugust 22: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZAugust 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NVlast_img read more

Suffolk Merger Referendum OKd for November Vote

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, left, and County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, right.Suffolk County voters will decide on Election Day whether a proposal to merge the offices of the treasurer and comptroller is a preferred cost-cutting consolidation or an avoidable political maneuver.Twelve legislators—mostly Democrats—approved putting the referendum on November ballots while three Republicans voted no, two mavericks abstained and another member of the GOP was absent.“With our fiscal crisis, it is critical that we look at all opportunities where we can consolidate departments, improve efficiency and protect Suffolk County taxpayers,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who proposed the measure, said in a statement after the vote.Bellone, a Democrat, maintains that the consolidation would save $833,000 by merging the offices held by two Republicans to create a new elected office for a county Chief Financial Officer.County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, who lost to Bellone in the 2011 elections and is running for re-election this fall, is opposed to the idea, arguing it would do away with needed checks and balances in county finances.County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, who is term limited out of his job next year and favors the proposal, would run the office as interim CFO next year and then be allowed to run for the new post in 2014, should voters approve the merger.Legis. Tom Barraga (R-West Islip) and Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) joined the body’s Democratic majority in approving the controversial measure.last_img read more

Franklin Square Widow Launches Charity to Help Families of DWI Victims

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York What began as a horrific tragedy became an altruistic mission for a Franklin Square woman who lost her 46-year-old husband to a drunken driver two years ago.Denise DeCrescito founded the Christopher DeCrescito Memorial Foundation last year to honor her late husband. Its two primary goals are to raise awareness among teens about drunk driving and to offer a monetary gift to the families of victims of those killed by drunken drivers, said organizer Cristina Lopez-O’Keeffe. The group’s second annual fundraiser will be held this weekend.“This money is meant to offset mortgage and rent payments or to go toward bills—just something practical to help at a time when everything is in chaos,” said Denise. “We hope we can bring a small amount of relief to a family overwhelmed with grief.”Chris DeCrescito was driving past the intersection of Franklin and Corona avenues on Feb. 27, 2013 when a Brian Daly—who was drunk and high on cocaine—ran a red light and crashed into Chris’ vehicle, killing him. Daly pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges before being sentenced to 12 years in prison. DeCrescito’s death was an unfathomable blow to his wheelchair-bound wife, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, and their three school-aged children.In honor of Chris’ passion for bowling and his birthday on March 17, the DeCrescito Foundation will hold its second annual family bowling event at Garden City Bowl from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15.  Last year, the foundation raised $14,000 to help nine families in need.“Chris was always the first one to volunteer for anything,” Denise said. “Habitat for Humanity, letters to Santa… wherever he could help someone he would.”Preserving his memory in a charity seemed only natural.Two types of tickets are available for the event. A blue ticket, $20, includes bowling, entertainment and refreshments. A pink ticket, $60, includes bowling, refreshments and participation in the “Star Gazer Outerstuff” half-time fashion show, organized by East Coast Starz. Free clothing and professional makeup and hairstyling services will be provided for participants as well as a “swag bag” to take home.There will also be a meet and greet and autograph signings with former New York Jets football player and Hofstra alum Wayne Chrebet as well as a variety of musical performances.Various sponsors have donated baskets and items that will be raffled off, including Rangers tickets, an electric guitar set and tickets to Aladdin on Broadway.Two of the families that were aided by the foundation will be in attendance. Denise said that many of the people they help want to give back in some way, whether by volunteering or spreading awareness about drunk driving.“Drunk driving is a problem and it’s not going away,” Denise said. “We need to do more practical things to prevent it.”To that end, the foundation is working with Long Island car services to provide discounts for people who are unable to drive themselves home. Denise said there is nothing wrong with alcohol. But it’s the poor choices people make while drinking that leads to these fatal consequences.CDMF also developed a customized jewelry line this year. A variety of bracelets and necklaces are available for purchase through their GoFundMe page. Each piece of jewelry is engraved with the initials of the organization, CDMF. Some jewelry also has “Drunk Driving Kills” on its tags. All the proceeds go to the families of those killed by drunk drivers.“It helps keep me focused on something I can do,” Denise said of the charity. “Chris would be proud of what we’re doing.”Denise said that everything they’re doing comes from a family that understands what other families in this situation are going through in a way that others cannot. And her efforts aren’t slowing down any time soon. The foundation is already planning an outdoor event for September at Eisenhower Park.“You either have someone to turn to or you don’t,” she said. “Many widows are in a position where they have to sell their homes or rejoin the work force after being a stay at home mom. We want to help as many people as we can.”Tickets for the event can be purchased via the The event is also seeking raffle donations and lane sponsorships. For sponsorship information, ticket options and event questions, contact Denise DeCrescito at 516-491-1683 or [email protected]last_img read more