[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”3″ gal_title=”Miss New Jersey Pageant Parade 2015″]Crowds lined the Ocean City Boardwalk on Wednesday evening to get a glimpse of the 28 contestants in the Miss New Jersey Pageant.A parade from Fifth Street to 14th Street on the boardwalk featured the young women who are competing to represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.Clear skies and warm temperatures made for ideal conditions for the event. The contestants dressed as characters from literature as part of the “Pages Through the Ages” theme. They also responded to the traditional pageant call of “show us your shoes.”The pageant’s preliminary competitions will be held Thursday and Friday (June 11 and 12) with the finals and crowning on Saturday (June 13) at the Ocean City Music Pier.Former Miss New Jersey Dena Blizzard will emcee the pageant. A TV and radio personality, Blizzard is now touring with her hilarious show, “One Funny Mother.”For tickets, visit www.missnewjersey.net and click on “tickets.”
Food Design (Harrogate, Yorkshire) has recently received its first major order for low-trans-fat confectionery inclusions, which can be used in muffin recipes.The order came from a toffee dessert manufacturer, which supplies one of the UK’s leading retailers. It comes over a year after Food Design decided to provide an alternative version of its confectionery inclusions. The range, which includes Truffle Fudge, Fudge Cubes, Bake Stable Toffee, Toffee Brittle, Fudjies and Toffee Crumb, also works well with muffins, cakes, biscuits and cookies.Food Design anticipates demand will continue to grow as pressure from consumer and health organisations pushes retailers to offer products with minimal trans-fat content. MD Colin Hunter says: “We’ve had growing interest in the range and a number of orders to date. But this is the first major order we’ve received. We foresee increased demand in the future, following trends in parts of Europe and the US, where health concerns are driving change.”
Email [email protected] Press office It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the Commission are available on GOV.UK.Notes to editors The Charity Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales. To find out more about our work see the about us page on GOV.UK. Search for charities on our check charity tool. Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers. Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787 whether the trustees have exercised sufficient oversight and control of the charity, especially with regards to its assets whether the trustees are willing/capable of managing the charity in accordance with its governing document whether the trustees have complied with previously issued regulatory guidance; and whether connected party transactions have been properly managed the governance, management and administration of the charity by the trustees, with particular regard to: The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into Asthan Babe Ke Trust (1027792). The inquiry was opened on 11 May 2018.The charity’s objects include advancing the Sikh religion and education, the relief of poverty, and the provision of facilities for social recreation and elderly care facilities in the region of the West Midlands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom.The Commission has serious regulatory concerns that the charity has not been properly managed by its trustees, as a result of an internal dispute.A regulatory compliance case was opened in 2017 after concerns were raised regarding allegations of personal benefits, unmanaged conflicts of interest, invalid appointment of trustees, undeclared income and poor financial controls. The Commission then set the charity an action plan to help the trustees resolve the dispute and issues raised which included commencing a mediation process.The Commission is concerned about whether the trustees have sufficient oversight and control over the charity’s funds, payments and records given that the charity is seemingly controlled and administered by an executive committee who manage the charity’s cash funds.The Commission is also concerned about the management of the charity’s freehold assets of almost £1.8m. In order to protect the charity’s assets, the Commission advised the trustees to vest its UK property in the Official Custodian. However, the trustees have so far failed to do so.The trustees have failed to make any meaningful progress against the regulator’s action plan. As a result the Commission has opened a statutory inquiry to address its concerns.The inquiry will examine:
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Officials plan to tap a river to help put out a huge fire at a northern New Jersey recycling plant they say could burn for days. The blaze broke out around midnight at the Atlantic Coast Fibers plant in Passaic. More than two dozen fire departments responded. Mayor Hector Lora says there were at least two explosions. Water from firefighters’ hoses froze. One firefighter was treated for exhaustion and another after slipping on ice. All the plant’s employees are accounted for. Officials say the cause of the blaze is being investigated. It is not considered suspicious because fires are not uncommon in recycling plants.
As Notre Dame’s largest student-run organization, the Student International Business Council (SIBC) will institute a program to give students a new kind of on-campus job as early as this semester, senior Brett Hummel said. Hummel, who is the vice president of domestic internships for SIBC, said the Council will pair students with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and small businesses for internships during the academic year. Depending on the companies’ employment needs, engineering, science and Arts and Letters students could team with business students to do real work for major corporations for the duration of at least a semester, he said. “While you’re on campus, during your academic year, instead of working at the Huddle or dining hall, you’d get the opportunity to work for companies like [General Electric] for 10 to 20 hours per week,” Hummel said. “And you’d be paid for that, and they’d be the highest-paid jobs on campus.” The internships will be open from students of classes ranging from second-semester sophomores to graduate students. Hummel said SIBC will broaden its reach and help students in all fields find valuable work experience with a new program for facilitating domestic internship opportunities. “[SIBC] members are always drawn more from the Mendoza students, and so the whole goal now is to try to broaden that,” Hummel said. “Students who are not necessarily business majors who want experience have the opportunity now to actually get that on their resumes.” Hummel said the domestic internship idea came from the “disconnect” he saw between the demands of employers for veteran workers and the struggle for undergraduates to gain meaningful work experience in the South Bend area. He worked with faculty advisors and associate vice president for career and professional development Lee Svete. “There is a degree of responsibility because it is actual, real work,” Hummel said. “The company’s going to take your work and give it to clients.” After completing an application and interview process modeled on that of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Hummel said students will then be assigned individual and team projects for a specific company. Team meetings and Skype calls with the company will ensure each student is making progress, he said. The new program will complement the SIBC’s existing international program, which currently consists of five positions in locations as far-reaching as Thailand and Ecuador. Sophomore Pedro Suarez, SIBC vice president of international internships, said the domestic program could eventually begin to incorporate international elements. “Hopefully, one day for the people who are looking for a global career, … it could suddenly become something where a company in Brazil could outsource their work to us,” Suarez said. Suarez said past internship experience does not necessarily make an applicant competitive. “I think more than experience, it’s someone who’s passionate about something, someone who can really learn and grow,” Suarez said. The new internship program will build invaluable skills for the future careers of students involved, Hummel said. “[The companies] can teach you all the stuff you need to learn, but they want to make sure that you are able to be taught and that you have those kinds of qualities to be a leader going forward,” Hummel said. An information session discussing both domestic and international internships will be held today at 7 p.m. in 155 DeBartolo Hall. Contact Lesley Stevenson at [email protected]
Tony winner Lea Salonga took a little trip down memory lane on July 3—after providing the singing voice for Princess Jasmine in the original 1992 Disney film, the star returned to Agrabah to catch Aladdin on Broadway! After seeing Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart do their thing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Salonga headed backstage to greet the whole cast and snap this adorable photo with Jacobs, who plays Aladdin in the hit musical. Check out this Hot Shot of Salonga hanging out in Agrabah, then see the hit musical on Broadway! View All (4) Aladdin from $57.50 Adam Jacobs Lea Salonga View Comments James Monroe Iglehart Courtney Reed Related Shows Star Files
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Gigi Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by The Today Show on May 29 to discuss her Great White Way debut in the Lerner and Loewe revival. “It kind of feels like Groundhog Day sometimes,” the High School Musical favorite joked of the shift from performing in front of the camera to in front of a live audience eight times a week. “It’s the ultimate test for an actor.” Her character faces a journey of self-discovery in the show, and Hudgens can certainly relate: “When you have to work very hard every single day, you toughen up…you come into your own.” Check out the interview below and catch Gigi, also starring Corey Cott and Tony nominee Victoria Clark, at the Neil Simon Theatre! View Comments
By Myriam Ortega/Diálogo July 28, 2020 The Colombian public force continues to deliver important results in the fight against narcotrafficking, affecting the finances of criminal gangs. Among the various successes of security forces are operations targeting members of organized armed groups (GAO, in Spanish) and their facilities.For example, on June 19, close to the border with Venezuela, in the municipalities of Tibú and Convención, Norte de Santander department, troops of the Army’s 1st Operational Energy Command found three illegal refineries to process stolen crude oil, the Army reported in a statement. The structures allegedly belong to the Juan Fernando Porras Martínez and Camilo Torres Restrepo fronts of the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish), the Army said.Troops of the Army’s 2nd Rapid Deployment Force, assigned to Joint Task Force Hercules, found 150 kilograms of cocaine base paste in an ambulance on a road in Barbacoas municipality, Nariño department, on June 18, 2020. (Photo: Colombian Army)“Inside them [the refineries], we found 20,000 gallons [75,708 liters] of stolen crude, 400,000 gallons [1.5 million liters] of pategrillo-type gasoline [low-quality fuel], two distillers, four pools, two motor pumps, and 200 meters of galvanized pipe,” Colombian Army Colonel Wilfredo Gómez Sepúlveda, commander of the 1st Operational Energy Command, told Diálogo. “With this operational result, the 1st Operational Energy Command affects the financial system of the ELN by about $75,260, resulting from the illegal commercialization of fuel used in the drug trafficking chain.”“So far this year , units of the 1st Operational Energy Command have dismantled 22 of these illegal refineries,” Col. Sepúlveda added.In mid-June, the Army also dismantled 16 narco-labs in two operations conducted in Chocó department, in the Colombian Pacific, the institution reported in a press release.In the first operation, troops of the Army’s 7th Division found 15 laboratories in the San José del Palmar sector and seized 216 liters of coca base paste, 9,709 liters of liquid and 930 kilograms of solid chemical substances, and 155 kg of macerated coca leaves, among other elements. The labs allegedly belonged to the ELN’s Omar Gómez Silgado Western War Front, the Army said.In parallel, in a rural area of Carmen del Darién municipality, the Army reported locating a cocaine processing lab housing 2,593 liters of liquid and 130 kg of solid chemical susbtances. The facilities are believed to belong to the Clan del Golfo’s subgroup, Pablo José Montalvo Cuitiva, the Army said.So far in 2020, the Army’s 7th Division, with jurisdiction in Antioquia, Chocó, and Córdoba, says to have destroyed 169 coca base paste labs and 60 seedbeds. In addition, they have seized 24,883 kg of coca leaf and eradicated 1,914 hectares of crops, among other results.For its part, the Army’s 3rd Division seized 445 kg of cocaine hydrochloride in Yotoco municipality, Valle del Cauca department, on June 18, the Army reported in a statement. The security forces found the shipment inside a suspicious vehicle, during a checkpoint inspection. The drug, bound for Central America, was worth $10 million, the Army said.On the same day, troops of the Army’s 2nd Rapid Deployment Force, assigned to Joint Task Force Hercules, detained two individuals, alleged members of the residual GAO Los Contadores, the institution said in a press release. The individuals carried 150 kg of cocaine base paste in an ambulance on a road in Barbacoas municipality, Nariño department.Crop reductionOn June 17, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime presented another important achievement of Colombian security forces in its Survey of Territories Affected by Illicit Crops, which reported a 9 percent reduction of the coca crop area in Colombia in 2019. Coca crops decreased from 169,000 hectares in 2018 to 154,000 in 2019, the report indicated.According to data the Colombian Ministry of Defense provided Diálogo on June 23, coca seizures in the country have been rising from 2019 to 2020. From January 1 to May 31, 2020, cocaine seizures increased by 14 percent compared to the same period in 2019, going from 167.6 to 190.4 metric tons. Coca base paste seizures increased from 28.2 to 29.9 metric tons, while coca leaf seizures went from 216.8 to 281.8 metric tons, the Ministry said.
Benchmarks January 15, 2004 Regular News Benchmarks Judge Lauren L. Miller has been appointed by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead to the Mediator Qualifications Board, filling the judicial vacancy in the Southern Division. K. Rodney May, formerly of Gronek & Latham in Orlando, has been sworn in as a U.S. bankruptcy judge in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida. Judge Israel Umberto Reyes of the 11th Circuit has become an adjunct professor for the Paralegal and Investigative Technique Programs at Florida International University in Miami.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneI don’t recall when I started reading stuff by Chris Brogan. He fires an email into my in-box every week or so. They are always good, but one recently was golden.I’d link to his post, but he doesn’t always write them that way. As far as I could tell, his recent post on being busy was only in email format.Chris often writes about taking control of your life. We complain that we’re too busy to do this or that, often pointing to someone or something else as the culprit. Chris doesn’t buy it.In a recent post, he argues that no one is too busy. Period. Again, I can’t link to it, so I’ll share some of the best parts that I received. I urge you to check out his page and sign up.One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves and others, is that we are “too busy.”You’re not. We’re not. Pull up a mug of something and let’s talk about it. I’ve got a nice hot cup of cocoa, because I’m snuggled into a cab in the woods in Maine with Jacq. What are you drinking? continue reading »