Cameron spends £200m on hi-tech innovation drive

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Mouchel calls in Deloitte as austerity bites

first_imgThursday 2 December 2010 7:35 pm MOUCHEL yesterday confirmed Deloitte has been drafted in to examine how far the firm’s future income could drop, sparking fears it could follow Connaught and Rok into administration.The engineering consulting and design group has been rocked by swingeing cuts in government spending, resulting in the haemorrhaging of contract income.Deloitte was called in by the firm’s lenders – including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Barclays and Lloyds – to complete the review before it refinances its £190m debt pile.Mouchel is already spending huge sums to service its debt and if its banks are forced to lend it more it is likely to be at sky-high rates. Almost a third of Mouchel’s debt is due to be paid back in 2012. Industry sources told City A.M. the review does not mean Mouchel will follow in the footsteps of Connaught and Rok. However, the news is likely to spook investors who have already been hit by a series of profit warnings. A company spokesman said: “Mouchel confirms that Deloitte has been appointed by its lending banks, with the agreement of the company, to perform a limited scope review. “Mouchel continues to expect the refinancing to be completed by the time of its interim results in March 2011. Its banks remain supportive.”Mouchel, which works on government projects such as highway maintenance, slumped to a full-year loss in October and warned of an uncertain outlook due to government austerity measures, which has wiped more than a quarter from its stock market value this year.GERRY LOFTUSDELOITTEGERRY Loftus, national head of reorganisation services at Deloitte, is understood to be overseeing the Mouchel account.He joined Deloitte in May 2001. Before this he worked in PwC’s financial advisory services division for 14 years, seven of which he was a partner.He specialises in reviewing the business strategies of medium and large firms in financial trouble, including developing turnaround strategies and balance sheet reconstructions.Earlier this year Loftus is understood to have worked on the restructuring of troubled UK-based Greek telecoms giant Wind Hellas, which had only just emerged from administration.CONNAUGHT | BLAMES CUTSSeptember 2010Social housing repair firm Connaught put most of its business into administration after its lenders refused to fund the company further.The FTSE 250 member said its public sector business will be put into the hands of administrators KPMG, though its environment and compliance arms will remain in operation. The company blamed government spending cuts for its dire financial state. Unsecured lenders exposed to the firm’s social maintenance arm will recover at most one penny in the pound. It had around £220m of debt, provided by six banks and four other creditors.Connaught drafted in Deloitte to examine its accounting practices in July, the results of which have not been made public. The Connaught administration will be one of KPMG’s largest jobs in several years.ROK | NEXT DOMINO TO FALLNovember 2010Rok said it would go into administration and trading in its shares was suspended.Just 500 jobs out of a workforce of 3,800 look set to be saved after PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found buyers for only parts of the firm.PwC said it had sold parcels of the construction and social house building division to Mansell Construction Services, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty, saving 381 jobs. PwC is retaining a team of 200 people across the group to help wind up the business but these jobs will go once the parent group closes.In September Rok cleared its former finance director Ashley Martin after an investigation failed to uncover any evidence of malpractice on his behalf related to problems at its plumbing, heating and electrical unit. KCS-content Mouchel calls in Deloitte as austerity bites whatsapp Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 of the best UK shares to buy this March

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 2 of the best UK shares to buy this March Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harshil Patel | Monday, 1st March, 2021 | More on: GAW SMT center_img Enter Your Email Address Sometimes the best UK shares are those that have performed strongly during the past year. I like to find good-quality shares where the fundamental factors remain strong but the share price has recently drifted down.Best UK shares on saleOne of the best UK shares I’d buy this March is Games Workshop (LSE:GAW). I selected it as one of the top five growth stocks I’d buy in 2021. It continues to impress with consistent and positive trading updates. Business seems to be going well, and the lockdowns show rising demand for its fantasy miniatures.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In its most recent update for the six months ended 29 November, this FTSE 250 wargames manufacturer reported a pretax profit of £91.6m, up 56% from £58.6m the year before. Online sales rose sharply by 87%, which is consistent with the trend of many online businesses in 2020.Even before lockdowns, sales and earnings were growing well. The business has shown great resilience over the past year and continues to demonstrate its high-quality metrics. For instance, one measure of business quality is return on capital employed (ROCE). For Games Workshop, ROCE is over 50%, which is very good, in my opinion.No business is without risk, and Games Workshop will need to ensure it can successfully adapt its online selling strategy and manufacturing capacity as the company continues its growth trajectory. In addition, retail remains challenging. Extended lockdowns could potentially harm future growth from new customers, as the best way to start the hobby is with visits to the bricks-and-mortar shops.After an 84% increase in 2020, Games Workshop’s share price has drifted lower so far this year. My view is that this is an excellent opportunity to buy one of the best UK shares in the FTSE 250.Technology stocks drift lowerAnother investment that performed exceptionally in 2020 but has recently drifted lower is Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT). Lockdowns propelled technology stocks higher in 2020, and this technology-focused fund benefited.Overall, it became one of the best UK shares in my portfolio, rising 110% in 2020. Much of the performance came from its investments in electric vehicle companies, Tesla and Nio. Their share prices gained 743% and 1,110% respectively.Despite strong performance, risks should be closely watched. In the second half of February 2021, technology shares drifted lower. The prospect of a large U.S. fiscal support package, vaccine progress, and signs of upcoming economic recovery created concerns of elevated inflation. US bond yields jumped higher, which helped to cause many technology stocks to sell-off.High-growth technology stocks are particularly sensitive to changes in bond yields and interest rates. If inflation risks persist, and bond yields continue to rise, this could be a risk for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust investment case.Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has consistently tried to reassure the market that interest rates will not be rising for the foreseeable future. With further speeches coming soon, any indications regarding future interest rates from the Federal Reserve will be watched closely.Despite risks of further short-term stock market turbulence in the technology sector, the long-term investment case for SMT remains strong. It holds innovative and growing global companies with expanding end markets. I believe it’s also an excellent and cost-effective way to gain exposure to global technology giants. Harshil Patel owns shares in Games Workshop, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Shaun Edwards Says High-profile Union Players Interested in League Switch

first_imgPointing the way: Shaun Edwards working as Wales defence coach Explaining what Wigan need to do to become a lightning rod for talent, he said: “We have to make Wigan a place where people enjoy playing. A little bit like Saracens in rugby union.“People go to Saracens for probably less money than they go to somewhere else, because they know they’re going to an environment where number one they have fun, number two they become better players, and number three they are usually challenging for honours. That’s what we need to create here.”Serial winner: Shaun Edwards after a sixth successive Challenge Cup win for WiganReiterating what he told the press when it was announced that he would be taking up the role in Wigan, Edwards told the host Brian Carney (himself a dual-code rugby player): “I’ll be straight with you, I took a risk.“I’m pretty well thought of in rugby union, and maybe for the next ten or 15 years I’d have had some form of employment – I wouldn’t say guaranteed but there’s a lot of competitions in rugby union and each team has five or six coaches.“There’s the Celtic league (Pro14), there’s the Top 14 – I speak a bit of French – I’ve obviously won four Premierships and there’s Super Rugby. So there’s a lot of employment in rugby union, but there was still a burning desire in my soul somewhere to challenge for rugby league titles.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Shaun Edwards Says High-profile Union Players Interested in League SwitchThere are big-name union players who would like to switch codes to union in “three or four years’ time”, according to Shaun Edwards.The Wales defence coach, who announced this week that he will take up the reigns as coach of Super League’s Wigan Warriors after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, was talking to Sky Sports on their Golden Point Special show.He said: “I’ve had spoken to a couple of players – very high-profile players – in the last 24 hours, and they’ve put an interest about coming to rugby league in about three or four years’ time. I won’t tell you who they are, but they’re very, very high profile.”Related: Edwards to return to Wigan WarriorsEdwards knows all about success in Wigan. Through 14 years at the club, where he played full-back, stand-off and scrum-half, he won eight league titles and nine Challenge Cups. The question remains: Which players are interested in the switch and can they thrive?Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

France vs Australia November 2012 – Highlights

first_imgTuesday Nov 13, 2012 France vs Australia November 2012 – Highlights Watch quick highlights of France’s excellent win over Australia at the Stade de France. Watch the full gameTime: 01:13Credit: NZRugbyXVADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sports figures tackle Trump, racism

first_imgTwelve Cleveland Browns protest national anthem, Aug. 21.The Aug. 12 protest in Charlottesville, Va., where thousands of anti-racist activists united against armed white supremacist terrorists, has galvanized broad sectors of society to speak out against racism and fascism, including athletes and coaches.Even before Aug. 12, it was Colin Kaepernick’s silent but powerful protest against ongoing police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem throughout the National Football League’s 2016 season that sparked an unprecedented wave of various forms of protest in U.S. sports, amateur and professional.Those protests continue today as Kaepernick, who left the San Francisco 49ers, is still unemployed as a quarterback before the opening of the 2017 NFL season. Some prominent NFL players, including Richard Sherman, Michael Jenkins and Brandon Marshall, say that Kaepernick is being “whiteballed” by the 97 percent white NFL owners because they want to pressure others players to remain silent on social issues, especially racism.But this tactic will backfire, especially after ­Charlottesville.For instance, during the playing of the national anthem at their pre-season games, a few white NFL players, including Chris Long and Justin Britt, put their arms around their Black teammates — Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins and Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett — who protested.Long, a graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, stated, “If you don’t see why you need allies for people that are fighting for equality right now, I don’t think you’ll ever see it. My thing is Malcolm’s a leader and I’m here to show support as a white athlete.” (sbnation.com, Aug. 19)During an Aug. 21 game, 12 predominantly Black members of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns took a knee during the national anthem, with one being white. This is the largest single number of players who have knelt on one team.Other prominent athletes who have criticized President Trump’s support for the white supremacists include Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, the 2017 National Basketball Association’s champions. Durant, who won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, stated that he would boycott going to the White House if Trump was still in office. It is a tradition that amateur and professional championship teams pay annual visits to the White House for photo ops with the president.Other Warriors players, such as Steph Curry, David West and Andre Iguodala, stated right after they won the title that they would boycott the White House due to Trump’s racism and misogyny. Durant told ESPN, “I don’t respect who’s in office right now. … I’m representing a lot of people. As far as what’s going on in our country, for one, as an athlete, you have to commend Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, CP3 [Chris Paul and] Dwyane Wade for starting that conversation last year. Russell Westbrook also said something in his speech. A lot [of] guys with platforms have drove the conversation in a good direction. And what’s going on in Charlottesville, that was unfathomable.” (Aug. 17)LeBron James, recognized universally as the best NBA player today, stated on Twitter: “Donald Trump just made [hate] fashionable again!” (Aug. 15)Malcolm Brogdon, a member of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and a graduate of UVA, stated that Confederate statues “have no place in our society right now.” (rollingstone.com, Aug. 17) Since the presidential election, the Bucks have boycotted staying in Trump hotels.Steve Nash, a former two-time NBA MVP who is white, referring to Trump’s winery in Charlottesville, stated on Twitter: “To defend white supremacists and then slang his shitty ass grape juice pretty much sums the man up.” (Aug. 15)David Fizdale, the Black coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. said of Trump in a Aug. 16 interview, that equating the Nazi marchers with Black Lives Matter protesters was “disgusting.” “What are you taking about here, how can you even say that?” (Dime Magazine) Fizdale also expressed his solidarity with activists taking down Confederate statues in Durham and elsewhere.Women’s National Basketball Association teams such as the New York Liberty, Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics, Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks, the current WNBA champion, have linked arms during the national anthem at their recent games to show unity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Lack of Confidence Causes Barometer to Have its Largest Monthly Drop

first_img Lack of Confidence Causes Barometer to Have its Largest Monthly Drop Home Indiana Agriculture News Lack of Confidence Causes Barometer to Have its Largest Monthly Drop By Ashley Davenport – Apr 7, 2020 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIf You Can, Hold Off on Corn Sales and Moisture Coming Along with a Drop in Temps on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleTrump Says China Will Meet Its Obligations Ashley Davenport SHARE SHARE Lack of Confidence Causes Barometer to Have its Largest Monthly DropThe Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 47 points to a reading of 121. That is the largest one-month decrease in the history of the index that began in 2015.The drop from the all-time high of 168 is credited to lower commodity prices and the impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to on-farm profitability in 2020.“74 percent of the farmers in our survey this month said they were either fairly worried or very worried about the impact of the virus on their farm’s profitability,” said Jim Mintert, director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “That spilled over into an impact on the Farm Capital Investment Index as well, which fell to a reading of 54 from 72 a month earlier. That’s the lowest reading we’ve had on that index since last fall.”Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations also experienced their largest one-month drop since the barometer started.There was a drop in confidence in resolving the trade dispute with China. Mintert says perspective changed compared to the other readings from this year.“Only 47 percent of the farmers in our survey this month so they thought resolving that dispute would take place quickly, versus 61 percent a month earlier and 69 percent two months ago,” said Mintert.When asked if the trade dispute with China will be resolved to benefit U.S. agriculture, there was a lack of faith.“68 percent felt that way versus 80 percent a month earlier,” he said.The final highlight of the report shows that 62 percent of farmers are expecting to receive a Market Facilitation Program payment on their 2020 crop. Last month, 45 percent of barometer participants thought they would get a payment.The full report can be found here.last_img read more

Rhodes Scholarship finalist put herself second in athletics, academics

first_imgRobbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleNembhard’s game-winner lifts men’s basketball over UC Irvine to keep the Frogs perfectNext articleNoticiero TCU 22 de Noviembre 2019 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Sophomores Laska Anderson and Courtney May embrace each other following a stunning victory over Texas A&M. Image courtesy of gofrogs.com printSophomores Laska Anderson and Courtney May embrace each other following a stunning victory over Texas A&M. Image courtesy of gofrogs.comTCU’s newest finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship has made an impact on the community by helping others reach their fullest potential. She never thought she’d be in this position, though. Laska Anderson, a senior majoring in history and English and minoring in writing, learned about the opportunity to be a Scholar in 2016 when Caylin Moore won the award. “I never thought that I would be here,” Anderson said. “I always thought Rhodes Scholars were people that design non-profits and things like that. I didn’t really see myself in that light.”Rhodes Scholars are selected for their scholarly achievement, their character, commitment to others and the common good and for their potential for leadership in all of their potential careers, according to their website. It’s a highly competitive award – over 2,500 students applied across the nation. Anderson is one of 200 finalists. Anderson is TCU’s first finalist since Moore won the award in 2016. Josh Simpson in 2014 and Matthew Freedman in 2006 are other recent finalists from TCU. “There’s a personal statement and it’s only 1,000 words, so you have to condense your entire life into 1,000 words and you get 5 to 8 letters of recommendation in addition to a university endorsement,” Anderson said. Laska Anderson (English & History [AddRan]) was named Horsemanship Rider of the Year by the NCEA in May 2018. Photographed in studio 9/20/18. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.comOnly 960 applicants received a university endorsement. Although she has earned a 4.0 GPA, is taking graduate classes as an undergraduate and works with underprivileged children in the community, Anderson said she didn’t think her accomplishments were worthy of a Rhodes Scholarship. “I would say the thread that holds all of my involvement together is I’m very passionate about helping others reach a platform where they can see opportunities available to them and realize their own confidence,” Anderson said. Anderson, who is also on TCU’s equestrian team, has been giving free equestrian lessons to children since she was 13. However, she has stopped riding because of an illness, but she hasn’t left the team. She’s spent her time off the horse serving as a student coach to mentor her teammates.“It’s been so cool seeing the other side,” Anderson said. “I still feel like I’m just as involved in equestrian, but I’m just not the one going into the arena. I’m still part of prepping our girls to being the best that they can and helping them navigate the life of a student-athlete.”She also coaches under-resourced elementary and middle school children in life skills and volunteers with the Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden to provide nutrition education and adequate food supply to Fort Worth children.As a peer tutor in the writing center, she helps students expand and polish their ideas, mainly working with students whose second language is English. Anderson serves as a peer tutor in the writing center and also works with underprivileged children in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com “I think that that is my main passion is to be able to help others create a space for them to realize their potential,” she said.On top of that, she has earned almost every possible equestrian accolade – including NCAA Division 1 Rider of the Year in 2018 – and was selected to be an NCAA Elite Equestrian, an award given to one student-athlete at the national championship based upon performance record and highest GPA.“Laska is an accomplished researcher, a collegiate athlete who has reached the pinnacle of her sport, and a thoughtful citizen who uses her spare time to help people in need. Moreover, she considers history as a form of inquiry, has an uncanny talent for building trust, and possesses the moral force of character necessary to help change our world.”Chancellor Victor Boschini“What’s refreshing about Laksa is her authenticity,” said Ron Pitcock, the assistant dean of the Honors College. “The Rhodes Scholarship never served as the motivation for her extraordinary achievements in the classroom, her excellence in the equestrian arena, or her discoveries in international archives. Excellence is the common result of how Laska intensely and thoughtfully pursues educational and athletic endeavors with uncommon maturity and humility.”To her, being a Rhodes Scholar is all about being the best that you can be in everything that you do and seizing all the opportunities that are made available.But it’s not all about her, it’s about the people behind the scenes cheering her on. “My parents are incredible and the coaches I’ve had here are the most amazing women and my professors who have helped me,” Anderson said. “Applying for this award is great but I feel like it’s not about me. It’s about the people behind me who have helped to shape me.”Anderson hopes to get her doctorate in history and teach at a university in the future. For now, she’s preparing for her final interviews with the scholarship committee which she’ll have on Saturday. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Twitter What to watch during quarantine Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin Facebook Facebook Linkedin Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU + posts ReddIt Robbie Vaglio World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Essential workers share how front-line donor group ‘made an impact on my life’

first_imgPlease share these stories from essential workers with your family, friends, and coworkers. Even a small donation can make a difference! pic.twitter.com/i24tx3iPn9— Give Essential (@GiveEssential) July 2, 2020The service compiles boxes of household items that donors already own to be packaged up and delivered to personnel on the front lines.Pat, a nurse in Garden Grove, California, who asked ABC News not to share her last name, received a delivery that included groceries and masks.As Americans continue to thank the quiet heroes across the country who have answered the call during the COVID-19 outbreak, more are sending what they can through Give Essential.Cindy Shen from Salt Lake City shared her reason for donating with World News Tonight anchor David Muir in a video message.“I wanted to help a firefighter and his 2-year-old son, because I wanted to give back to the essential workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic every single day,” she told ABC News.A California-based delivery man, Gabriel Garciasalas, told Muir how much the donation service meant to him as well.“Throughout this whole pandemic, I have been working pretty much full time as a Door Dash driver,” he said. “So just the help that they were able to give me — I am very, very grateful.”Alyssa Henry from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took the opportunity to express her thanks in a video.“I am a tractor-trailer loader and Give Essential has made an impact on my life. I was given baby clothes for my son,” Henry said. “I want to thank the donators so much.”Luiza Odhiambo, a junior at Dartmouth who helped create Give Essential, told Muir in a message on World News Tonight why they’re doing this work.“I personally come from a family of essential workers and I heard firsthand form nurses, grocery store clerks and others about how difficult it was for them,” she explained. “So Give Essential for me was a way to help people like my family.”The team also said they vow to keep it going.“These problems are not necessarily COVID issues,” said Give Essential co-founder Amy Guan. “Nobody should ever have to choose between buying soap and being able to feed their kids for the week. So as long as we can fulfill these needs and create these resource matches, we will continue to do so.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. photo_chaz/iStockBy ERIC NOLL and KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Americans have celebrated essential workers keeping the country going during the coronavirus pandemic and now a new platform is giving back to those on the front lines.A group of Dartmouth College students started Give Essential, which links donors with essential workers struggling to make ends meet.Since the nonprofit first launched in April, Give Essential has reached over 15,000 essential workers and donors in 49 states with nearly $500,000 in donations.last_img read more