New Clarendon school honours memory of Haitian earthquake victim

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More than 100 children are now being schooled at Steph’s Place, a newly-built elementary school located in Race Course, Clarendon.Through the assistance of Food for the Poor, the school was dedicated as a tribute to the legacy of former student of Lynn University, Stephanie Crispinelli, one of the victims of the destruction of the Montana Hotel, Port-au-Prince, during the Haiti earthquake last January.Stephanie was a 19 year-old student, majoring in Human Services, who had volunteered with Food for the Poor (FFP) on several projects in Jamaica and Haiti and was doing such work in Haiti, at the time of her death. Her parents, Lin and Lenny Crispinelli of New Jersey, decided to create a legacy of charity in her honour.Her first volunteer stint with FFP was in Jamaica, where it was stated that she fell in love with the country and people during her visit. So, her parents decided to construct a school to carry out their daughter’s mission as she was committed to changing lives.Updating friends and nationals of the Caribbean Diaspora, at a recent thanksgiving service at the FFP Headquarters in Coconut Creek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robin Mahfood, said that the project is one of many programmes funneled through the Christian-based international relief and development organisation, in Jamaica.The Service held last Thursday (November 18) was followed by an information session and tour of the facilities. A collaborative event of the Consulate General of Jamaica, the Diaspora Advisory Board Southern USA and the Food for the Poor, the programme was an effort to foster continued relations with the community to establish ongoing response methods to areas of need, as well as disasters in the Caribbean region.Mr. Mahfood explained that Lin and Lenny Crispinelli had agreed to build a school every year in Jamaica, to honour the work of their daughter. They have now begun to raise funds for the effort, under the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund, established since her death.A group of 28 family and friends, including Lin and Lenny Crispinelli, travelled to Jamaica in June, where they collaborated with Food for the Poor staff and local residents, to complete construction of the school – Steph’s Place – in two days.“Family and friends came together in a real meaningful way to fulfill Stephanie’s mission, a tremendous blessing for the people of the Clarendon community,”Mr. Mahfood said. The school was an unfinished church building, described as an environmentally unsafe, with limited bathroom facilities and no kitchen access.Food for the Poor has been ranked among the ten largest charities in the United States. Started in 1982, it has had a history of relationship with countries of the Caribbean region in the area of international relief and development organisation.Working with churches and missionaries, other non profit and service organisations, the goal of Food for the Poor is to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the communities it serves in nearly 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.Programme development is carried out in those communities, through an expansive network in education and skills training, feeding and food distribution, provision of medical care, orphanages, clean water projects, micro-enterprise development in agriculture and fishing, and school and housing construction for the destitute.Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths, encouraged the Diaspora community leaders to create mechanisms to do even more goodwill for the community, through collaboration with international agencies, like the Food for the Poor.These sentiments were echoed by St. Lucia’s Consul General, Kent Hippolyte, as he expressed gratitude to the organisation, and the wider Diaspora community for ongoing support since the recent devastation of Hurricane Tomas.Also in attendance were Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board representative to the Southern USA, Marlon Hill; Executive Director, FFP, Angel Aloma; FFP’s Jamaican and Haitian project managers, Susan James and Delane Bailey-Herd, respectively; FFP’s Director, of public relations Kathy Skipper; and other staff members of the organisation.A video presentation detailing the work of Food for the Poor was shown, followed by a tour of the facilities, including extensive storage facilities. New Clarendon school honours memory of Haitian earthquake victim EducationNovember 25, 2010 RelatedNew Clarendon school honours memory of Haitian earthquake victim RelatedNew Clarendon school honours memory of Haitian earthquake victimcenter_img RelatedNew Clarendon school honours memory of Haitian earthquake victim Advertisementslast_img read more

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Board OKs opinion on overseas outsourcing

first_img Board OKs opinion on overseas outsourcing Senior EditorA proposed ethics advisory opinion on outsourcing paralegal work overseas has won approval from the Bar Board of Governors, but the issue will be studied further to see if regulation is needed on outsourcing, whether domestic or foreign.The board, at its July 25 meeting in Clearwater, voted to approve Proposed Advisory Opinion 07-02 with a change recommended by the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics.The opinion, originally drafted by the Professional Ethics Committee, holds generally that there is no ethical prohibition on a lawyer sending paralegal work to a company in another country. It does, however, note that offshoring the work may require the lawyer to take extra steps to ensure client information is kept confidential and that the lawyer “should” inform the client that information is being sent to another country.Committee Chair Steve Chaykin said the additional language concerns the handling of sensitive information obtained from third parties or opposing parties.The extra language suggested by the committee and approved by the board reads:“In addition to concerns regarding the confidentiality of client information, there are concerns about disclosure of sensitive information of others, such as an opposing party or third party. In outsourcing, there is the possibility that information of others will be disclosed in addition to the disclosure of client information. Lawyers should be mindful of any obligations under law regarding disclosure of sensitive information of opposing parties and third parties, particularly where the information concerns medical records or financial information.”Chaykin said the committee considered but ultimately recommended against additional language which would have said the lawyer should or must inform opposing or third parties if any of their sensitive information would be sent overseas.“That language. . . is the most controversial in that it would require notice be given to the opposing party. . . if a lawyer or law firm intends to send information overseas,” he said. “You could then go into court and obtain some sort of protective order [to prevent the offshoring].”The committee decided not to recommend that verbiage because “there is uncertainty whether there are sufficient ethical rules in place that would require that notification be given,” Chaykin said.After the board, without discussion, approved the opinion as recommended by Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, Chaykin said there will be more review of the issue. He asked that the outsourcing rule and rules on confidentiality be referred to the appropriate committees to see if additional rules are needed to govern outsourcing, whether it is done domestically or overseas.The issue has been controversial, with the Professional Ethics Commitee taking nearly a year to debate the issue and draft its proposed opinion. Supporters have said that lawyers could save substantial sums for clients by sending paralegal work to countries such as India. Opponents have argued there is no way to guarantee that information sent to another country will be kept confidential, can be transmitted securely, and that the company or individuals performing the work overseas are free from conflicts of interest. They also said the information, including any sent from opposing parties, could become subject to a court in the foreign jurisdiction and that it should be mandatory that clients be told of the offshoring.The final opinion holds that under ethical rules, there is no practical difference whether a lawyer outsources work to another state or another country, although exercising adequate supervision as required by the rules can be more difficult when the work is done in another country. It also says that lawyers “should” inform the clients about outsourcing and the decision should be based on “whether a client would reasonably expect the lawyer or law firm to personally handle the matter and whether the nonlawyers will have more than a limited role in the provision of the services.”The text of the opinion is here. Board OKs opinion on overseas outsourcing August 15, 2008 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

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AJ Bell moves HQ in boost for ‘Canary Wharf of the north’

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Dominion Gas awarded Nord Stream Project

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Football Association wants Fifa to delay election

first_imgThe Football Association wants Fifa to postpone its presidential election scheduled for Wednesday 1 June.Current Fifa president Sepp Blatter is the only candidate in the running after the withdrawal of Mohamed Bin Hammam.The FA recently chose to abstain from voting following allegations of corruption against world football’s governing body.It now wants the vote delayed and an independent body to recommend “improved governance” of Fifa.FA chairman David Bernstein said in a statement: “On 19 May, 2011 the Football Association announced it would be abstaining in the forthcoming election for the Fifa presidency.“There were two main reasons for this decision. First, a concern, that a series of allegations relating to Fifa ExCo Members made it difficult to support either candidate. “Secondly, a concern about the lack of transparency and accountability within the organisation, contributing to the current unsatisfactory situation.“Events of the last few days have reinforced our views, and we call on Fifa and ask other national associations to support us with two initiatives.“First, to postpone the election and give credibility to this process, so any alternative reforming candidate could have the opportunity to stand for president.“Secondly, to appoint a genuinely independent external party to make recommendations regarding improved governance and compliance procedures and structures throughout the Fifa decision-making processes for consideration by the full membership.“This has been a very damaging time for the reputation of Fifa and therefore the whole of football. “To improve confidence in the way the game is governed at the very top, we believe these requests would be a positive step forward and the minimum that should take place.”The FA has made its move in the wake of concerns from sponsors Coca-Cola and Adidas over the damage the ongoing allegations of corruption are having on Fifa.More to follow.Source: BBClast_img read more

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Liverpool is keeping an eye on the Coutinho – Neymar situation

first_imgAdvertisement alz8nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1oab84Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elsq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8xmWould you ever consider trying this?😱7u8l9Can your students do this? 🌚3nov83Roller skating! Powered by Firework Philippe Coutinho, once the ace player of Liverpool FC who left Liverpool in January 2018 to win the Champions League with Barcelona has found himself in a bit of a fix. Liverpool have won the Champions League in 2019 and Coutinho is not in Barcelona’s plans in the coming season.Advertisement A poor season for Barca which saw the playmaker/winger score less than 10 goals and under-perform in various important matches like the Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool and the Copa Del Rey finals has rendered the Brazilian unwanted by Camp Nou officials and loyals equally.Advertisement However, in case of having to leave Barça , Coutinho’s priority would be to play again in the Premier League .It is said that he discarded United , because it wont play the Champions League, and Chelsea too, because they can not sign any new players because of the FIFA sanction.Advertisement Liverpool , his former team is on alert of your situation and might bid to retrieve their former star . Obviously it would be a downgrade given the current squad depth. In fact, it would be a situation almost identical to that of Barça with Neymar . The player wants to return, but Barca does not plan to pay even the 222 million he received for him from PSG in the summer of 2017 . Advertisementlast_img read more

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Communities receive bank bounty

first_imgBy Taylah Eastwell Community groups in Kooweerup and Lang Lang have received the benefits of banking locally, with the Bendigo Community Bank donating…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Trafalgar’s Micah May shocks the field at the Kootenay Kramp 2011

first_imgMicah May of Trafalgar did the unthinkable at the West Kootenay Kramp High School Cross Country Race held last week in Nelson.The Grade 8 Totem runner shocked the experts by edging out pre-season favorite Shawn DeGroot at the wire to capture the Senior Boy’s race at the LVR hosted race near the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.May won the Senior Boy’s race in a time of 37 minutes, 35 seconds.The time five seconds better than DeGroot, a senior at LVR who raced despite suffering from a bout of sickness.Levi Smith and Owen Thurston, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth behind third-place finisher Peter Locke of LVR. Locke’s time was 39:10.Eli Bukoski of Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries finished sixth with Walker Dempster, Dale Cushway, Oliver Hale and James Janz, all of LVR, rounding out the top ten. In the Senior Girl’s race, Andrea Stinson of LVR won for the second time this season with a time of 30:07. Jill Reynolds of Rossland, a full two minutes behind Stinson, was second with Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries third.Suzanne Fraser of Rossland was fourth followed in fifth by Katie Camilleri of LVR. Darya Huser and Lynsey Gray, both of Salmo, finished sixth and seventh. Amy Akselson-Schroder of Rossland, Claire Young of LVR and Lara Lamers of LVR placed eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively.In the junior divisions, Kieran Marchand of Trafalgar edged Tyrell Bostic of New Denver and Ezra Fox of Trafalgar at the wire to capture the Boy’s race.In Junior Girl’s, Maya Ida of Trafalgar easily won the title, capturing the crown by a full six minutes over Jocey Terwood of Salmo.Anika Nykanen of Self-Design and Rebecca Bracewell of Waldoff finished tied for third.The West Kootenay circuit shifts to Champion Lakes Wednesday as the Salmo Falcons play host to the race.The West Kootenay Championships go October 19th at the Camp Busk Trails south of Nelson.The East/West Kootenay Championships are hosted in Fernie October 26th.The top runners qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in [email protected]last_img read more

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Galway and Wexford teams for Walsh Cup final

first_imgGalway team v Wexford: Galway hurling manager Micheal Donoghue has announced the team to play Wexford in today’s Walsh Cup final in Enniscorthy, with 7 changes from the side that beat Dublin in the semi final last weekend. Joe Canning starts at centre forward, while there are first senior starts for Joe Mooney from Loughrea at wing back and Jarlath Mannion from Cappataggle at corner forward. Galway will be without their NUIG Fitzgibbon contingent, including Jack Fitzpatrick, Brian Concannon, Sean Loftus and Conor Whelan. Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald has named a strong starting team as his side look to defend the Walsh Cup title they won in 2018. Fergal Flannery (Padraig Pearses),Jack Grealish (Gort),Ronan Burke (Turloughmore),Aidan Harte (Gort);Kevin Hussey (Turloughmore),Padraig Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh),Joseph Mooney (Loughrea),Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh),Sean Kilduff (Clarinbridge),Ronan O’Meara (Portumna),Joe Canning (Portumna),Jack Coyne (Castlegar),Jarlath Mannion (Cappataggle),Sean Bleahene (Ahascragh Fohenagh),David Glennon (Mullagh)center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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LPM Survey Results: That Store Clerk Had No Business Shooting a Suspected Shoplifter, Readers…

first_imgIn last week’s LPM survey, we discussed a store clerk that ended up in jail after turning the tables on a theft suspect in north Nashville, TN. According to police, a shoplifter turned shooting victim claimed to have a gun in his jacket pocket and ran out the door with beer when the store clerk allegedly shot him in the leg. The clerk was charged with aggravated assault as a result.This is just one of several recent—and ongoing—incidents that involve store clerks shooting at suspected shoplifters as they are fleeing the scene. Many of those involved in these shooting incidents claim that they have the right to defend themselves from these and further incidents, citing other armed thefts where employees have been shot and killed by robbery suspects in similar situations. Others, including local police in this situation, feel that the clerk committed a criminal act by shooting the suspect as he was fleeing from the store and posed no further risk to the store employee.The original article, “Store Clerk Charged after Shooting Theft Suspect,” can be viewed here.- Sponsor – Survey ResultsOur survey participants overwhelmingly believe that the clerk’s shooting of the shoplifting suspect was in no way justified. 87 percent indicated that while the clerk’s fear and anger may be understandable, the clerk was no longer in any imminent danger once the shoplifter left the store and had no right to shoot him. The remaining 13 percent of respondents concluded that the store clerk never should have had a gun in the store in the first place, stating that there is nothing in a store worth someone being hurt or killed.Additional Comments“Personal feelings about this incident are irrelevant. The law is clear. The suspect was no longer a danger.”“Shooting someone over a case of beer? Really? There should really be a law prohibiting people from being that stupid in the first place. I guess it’s almost as stupid as putting yourself in a position to be shot over a case of beer.”“If the suspect as he was leaving threatened others with the gun, then maybe the clerk could be justified.”“It was simply a bad decision, period.”“Can understand why someone could be angry or afraid, especially if it’s happened before. But that still doesn’t make it right.”“Clerks with guns, especially those that don’t know how to use them, is a really bad idea.”Do you have any additional thoughts? Let us know what’s on your mind.   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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