Four people dead in suspected early morning murder-suicide

first_imgiStock(FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas) — Four people are dead as a result of a suspected murder-suicide early Sunday morning.The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. when authorities in Fort Bend County, Texas, responded to reports of a shooting at a home west of Houston.When the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office arrived they discovered four people shot to death inside the home.The circumstances around the deaths have not yet been disclosed and the identities and ages of the suspect and victims is currently not known.Sheriff Troy Nehls is expected to provide updates on Sunday.Investigations into the incident are currently ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Redskins’ Josh Norman donates $18,000 to immigrant detention center

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Redskins cornerback Josh Norman extended his mission to help with the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday by giving a big donation to a Texas detention center. Norman donated $18,000 to the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, an organization run by the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Norma Seni Pimentel, executive director of the charity, shared an image of the player, sporting a simple black hat and black long sleeve tee, with several young children gathering around a large cardboard version of the signed check.“Kudos to Josh Norman with the Washington Redskins for visiting the humanitarian respite center/McAllen today & contributing to our response to restore human dignity,” she wrote.It’s not the South Carolina native’s first time opening his wallet to help those impacted by the border crisis.He also sprung into action last summer amid national uproar over a Trump administration policy that allowed immigrant children to be separated from their parents at the southern border.After hearing about the “zero-tolerance” policy on the news in June 2018, Norman said he jumped on a flight to San Antonio and took a trip to Walmart, where he filled dozens of shopping carts with toys, treats, books and school supplies and delivered them to children at local detention centers.“We all see it, but nobody’s moving to action,” he told The Washington Post last year. “And to be honest with you, I would actually like to have done more. … Because it was needed.”Norman will make $11 million with the Redskins this season. He was a first-team All Pro in 2015, and also made the Pro Bowl that season. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Redskins’ Josh Norman donates $18,000 to immigrant detention centercenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

UK: Royal Navy Members Lead Parade Amid Celebration of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Sailors saluted Prince Charles in the heart of Edinburgh as the three Services paraded through the Scottish capital to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.Ship’s companies from Scottish-based submarines, vessels such as HMS Defender that are being built on the Clyde, plus sailors drawn from across the Senior Service including Portsmouth-based HMS Lancaster and Richmond, Commando Helicopter Force and HMS Heron, joined brethren from the RAF and Army, including the Scots Guards, as well as members of the Royal British Legion in the march, which concluded with saluting Prince Charles.They were in the capital both to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year and for members of the public to show their appreciation for the Armed Forces.The Royal Navy’s most senior officer in Scotland, Rear Admiral Chris Hockley, Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland (FOSNNI) was among the dignitaries at the parade yesterday.“Members of the Royal Navy have been proud and delighted to lead the parade today in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” said Lieutenant Eleanor Hollingworth, the Rear Admiral’s Flag Lieutenant.“It is a day of celebration and we are honoured to have been part of this once-in-a-lifetime event – it is an occasion which we will all remember.”The parade stepped off from Edinburgh’s historic castle at noon and marched down the Royal Mile.Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife – the Royal couple are known as Duke and Duchess of Rothesay north of the border – took the salute in the Abbey Strand after the parade had passed the Scottish parliament and other famous civic buildings.The servicemen entered the forecourt of the Palace of Holyrood House, where Prince Charles made an inspection.Lt Hollingworth said:“It has been fitting to mark this historic event at the heart of Scotland’s ancient capital city and it’s a great honour that we have been received by His Royal Highness alongside our colleagues from the Army and the Royal Air Force.”Hundreds of members of the public watched the pageantry as the parade progressed along the Royal Mile and at the palace gates.Music was provided by the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland and The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 11, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: members UK: Royal Navy Members Lead Parade Amid Celebration of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee View post tag: celebration View post tag: Jubilee View post tag: Royal View post tag: Queen Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Parade View post tag: Navy View post tag: Diamond May 11, 2012 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Members Lead Parade Amid Celebration of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee View post tag: Amid View post tag: LEADlast_img read more

A tribute to nostalgia

first_imgMacphie has launched a new Viennese Mix to capitalise on the popularity of small indulgent bakery treats, as well as the trend for nostalgia.To use the mix, bakers just need to add softened butter or margarine to create a pipeable paste. It can be used to produce traditional Viennese-style biscuits, fingers, whirls and shells, and is available in 12.5kg bags. It can also be used as a lattice topping on fruit pies and tarts.”The idea behind the Viennese Mix launch is that people are instantly reminded of their childhoods when they taste the Viennese biscuits and it makes them feel good,” commented marketing manager, Jania Boyd.The ingredients firm also recently launched a new Brownie Mix and Concentrate, which is available in 12.5kg bags.www.macphie.comlast_img read more

See the winning bakes from IBA German Championship

first_imgCousins Nicole Mittmann and Patrick Mittmann have won the fourth German Championship of Bakers with a stunning display of products.Competing against three other pairs of contestants, the Mittmanns produced elaborate breads and pastries, and an impressive show piece inspired by the competition’s ‘Europe’ theme.The other participants were:Thomas Schmitt and Sebastian Brücklmaier from MunichKatharina Regele and Florian Siegel from Abtsgmünd-Laubach and OftersheimMarkus Steinleitner and Gerd Distler from Straubing and SchwabachThe winners will now join the German national bakery team.”It was really a tough head-to-head race and all the teams did a fantastic job, but in the end the pair was able to deliver consistent performance at the highest level, across all product groups,” said team principal Wolfgang Schäfer summing up the result.Pictured below are some of the Mittmanns’ winning creations:last_img read more

Future fumigant needed

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaScientists in Georgia are developing a system that uses plants like mustard, collards and turnips to replace a soon-to-be-banned farm fumigant.Methyl bromide is an efficient, reliable fumigant used worldwide to kill bugs, weeds and other pests. For the past half-century, it’s been used primarily as a soil fumigant for many farm crops.CriticalIt’s “the best game in town” for vegetable growers, said Ken Seebold, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They use it to quickly sterilize their soil beds before planting.”The growers in one step can use it to control most of the soil plant pathogens, nematodes and weeds,” he said. “This gives their young transplants a critical head start.”But an international monitoring group has slated methyl bromide to be completely phased out of production and use by Dec. 31, 2004.Vegetable farmers are concerned. They have no viable alternative, Seebold said, to do what methyl bromide does so effectively for them. The growers recently got a critical-use exemption to use methyl bromide through 2005. But that’s only a temporary reprieve.Natural fumigantSeebold and a team of CAES scientists are trying to develop a management strategy that will use a natural fumigant found in brassica crops — collards and their cousins. They’re working on a $422,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Brassica crops contain compounds called glucosinolates. When these compounds break down in soil, Seebold said, they release isothiocyanates, which can kill soil pests in much the same way methyl bromide does.This natural fumigation quality of the brassica family has been known for years, Seebold said. But no viable way has been developed to use it economically on a vegetable farm.Over the next three years, Seebold and his team will grow local and exotic brassica crops and monitor the fumigation potential of each. Because brassicas are generally lower-value crops, farmers don’t fumigate beds before planting them.The scientists will work out a system that might allow a farmer to grow these crops specifically to till back into the ground to break down and fumigate the soil in preparation for higher-value crops like tomatoes, cucumbers or squash.The farmer could harvest part of his brassica crop for market and till in the rest to use as a fumigant, he said.”The most important thing for any alternative to methyl bromide is to be economically viable for the farmer,” he said.ProtocolThe Montreal Protocol is an international treaty to control the production and trade of ozone-depleting substances. More than 160 countries signed it, including the United States.In 1992, its regulating board found that methyl bromide depleted the ozone layer and would have to be phased out of production and use. Barring any further critical-use exemptions, methyl bromide is slated to be completely banned by 2005.The United States uses about 21,000 tons of methyl bromide annually. Agriculture uses the lion’s share of this.The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service also uses it to fumigate foreign commodity shipments for invasive species. A small amount is used to fumigate buildings.last_img read more

Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you think

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Baby boomers and millennials share many similarities when it comes to saving and spending money, according to a survey released Monday by TD Ameritrade.However, compared with boomers, millennials face increased pressure on their spending because of student loans and the negative influence of social media.Head Solutions Group conducted a 20-minute online survey in mid-June with 2,100 American adults, half millennials and half baby boomers, 52% women and 48% men.Nation of SaversMillennials have gotten a bad rap for carelessness with money in some media outlets, but this is true only of a subgroup of their generation, according to TD Ameritrade. continue reading »last_img read more

How to discover + define your brand values (and why it matters)

first_img“It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s non-negotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream.” – Danny MeyerIt’s hard to believe that we’re already standing at the starting gates of Q2 for 2019, isn’t it? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 2018’s successes while setting our sights on the intentions of 2019. That means now is the perfect time to check in on the state of your state and evaluate where your brand is in real time. We can be all too guilty of waiting until the calendar year is over and looking back on what was and “problem-solving” after. How much more effective do you imagine your strategies would be if you shifted and course corrected when the moment was still ripe to effect change?One of our favorite ways to check in is by coming back to our core values and asking where we are as a brand and a team in relation to those values. Wrapping up the first quarter of the year is the perfect time to return to these values that essentially act as both a filter for your brand and as a system of accountability and alignment.If you don’t already have a set of clearly identified and uniquely defined values, now is the time to start getting clear. Here are some tips to get you started: Be who you are – When we talk about values, the MOST important factor is that they are authentic and real. This isn’t about declaring things that make us look good. Our values are about embodying the truth. You will feel it when you’ve got a value that is 100% true to your organization, and so will the people you’re here to empower. Forget about looking good – It can be tempting to make declarations of what you think your brand “should” be or what “looks” good. The pitfall here is that you can’t be held accountable and keep your word around something that isn’t authentic to you. “Integrity” might sound like something you SHOULD value, but maybe it’s not AS important to or true for your brand as “Creativity.” Remember that all the things you want to work towards improving can and should be alive in your strategies and goals. Define what they mean in your own words – Forming your own unique, brand-specific definitions of your values is what really activates them. You could compare five companies whom all have “creativity” in their Core Values, but it would represent something unique to each one. Using your own brand language to give life to these concepts is what moves them from the two-dimensional, into the three-dimensional world and makes them yours. Check in quarterly – Use your values as a way to check your alignment. The end of every quarter is the perfect time to look at what is and is not alive in your brand right now as it relates to the values you declare. Follow the path of your values back home when you get off track. Keep in mind that as your organization evolves, so too will your values. If something doesn’t resonate anymore, great! Change it up and get curious about what does. Your values should evolve and transform as your brand does. It’s a sign that you’re actively listening and committed to growth.So as Q1 comes to a close, take some time with your team to connect with your values and get clear on your goals and intentions as you move into Q2 informed and empowered.Need some core value ideas? Not sure where to begin? Get empowered here. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Hilary Reed Hilary Reed, founder of EmpowerFi, is an innovative thought-leader who has been involved in various aspects of strategic sales and marketing for 15 years. Her career began in 2000 when … Web: www.empowerfi.org Detailslast_img read more

Norwich High School and Middle School to go remote on Thursday

first_imgThe district says the students will be exempt from the BOCES programs. NCSD says both buildings will be closed on Thursday for contact tracing and deep cleaning. According to a statement on their website, the decision comes after the Norwich City School District discovered a positive COVID-19 student case at the high school, and learned a middle school teacher’s family member had tested positive. Stanford Gibson and Perry Browne Elementary schools will remain open, and will follow the normal schedule. For more information, click here. NORWICH (WBNG) — The Norwich High School and Middle School will have remote instruction Thursday, Nov. 19. The district is working with health officials to contact trace and will determine whether the buildings will be reopened for in-person instruction on Friday, Nov. 20.last_img read more

Haslemere nets 19% profit rise

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