Express Limited (XPRS.ke) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgExpress Limited (XPRS.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Express Limited (XPRS.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited (XPRS.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (XPRS.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jenkins and Lydiate return for Wales

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones, Ryan Jones, Ian Evans, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (capt), Toby Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Paul James, Lou Reed, Andy Powell, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Scott Williams.Scotland: Rory Lamont; Lee Jones, Nick de Luca, Sean Lamont, Max Evans; Greig Laidlaw, Chris Cusiter; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford (capt), Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, Alasdair Strokosch, Ross Rennie, David Denton.Replacements: Scott Lawson, Ed Kalman, Alastair Kellock, John Barclay, Mike Blair, Duncan Weir, Stuart Hogg.Referee: Romain Poite (France) Gethin Jenkins returns for Wales on Sunday WALES welcome back Gethin Jenkins and Dan Lydiate for their RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland on Sunday, and have made a total of three changes to their starting XV.Jenkins, who has successfully recovered from a knee injury, replaces Saracens youngster Rhys Gill at loosehead prop, while Lydiate, returning from an ankle problem, will step into the No 6 jersey. Ryan Jones, who played at blindside flanker last week in the victory over Ireland, moves to the second row to replace Bradley Davies, who has been handed a seven-week ban for a tip tackle on Ireland’s Donncha Ryan.Lou Reed The final change is on the bench, as uncapped Scarlets lock Lou Reed takes the place of Osprey Justin Tipuric, who has injured his ankle.Head coach Warren Gatland said: “Gethin brings a wealth of experience to the team, which is the main reason we have brought him in for Rhys, who is unlucky to miss out with Paul James covering both sides of the scrum from the bench.“Dan’s return from injury is timely and Ryan’s versatility allows us to cover for Bradley with minimum disruption, with Lou Reed also giving us an extra option from the bench.“We cannot afford to underestimate Scotland, the amount of possession and territory they had against England last weekend meant that they should have won the game and they will come to the Millennium Stadium buoyed by that knowledge.”WALES v SCOTLAND, MILLENNIUM STADIUM, SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY, KICK-OFF3pm <> on January 17, 2010 in Llanelli, Wales. See Shane Williams break Scottish hearts at the Millennium Stadium in 2010 belowlast_img read more

New round of Stalinist-style trials gets under way

first_imgPhotographer Mehraneh Atashi and her husband were arrested on 12 January. After working for various international media for several years, Atashi had recently decided to concentrate on artistic photography. It is not known where she and her husband have been held since their arrest. IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the start of another mass trial of government opponents before a Tehran revolutionary court for their role in protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection, including the major demonstrations on 27 December. IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more “The regime’s leaders seem to think that prisoner executions will help to restore calm in Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Several of the currently detained journalists and bloggers, who were arrested illegally, are accused of being ‘enemies of God’ and are being subjected to considerable pressure to make confessions.” The press freedom organisation added: “The new round of Stalinist-style political trials that has just started is a judicial farce and even violates Iran’s own laws. We caution the international community that the regime is now capable of taking this macabre scenario to the bitter end.” Receive email alerts News All of the 16 defendants in the latest trial, which began on 30 January, are accused of being “mohareb” (enemies of God) and “corrupt on earth” – charges that carry the death penalty – and of activities against national security. They include Omid Montazeri, a young reporter for various newspapers, who was arrested on 28 December because of journalistic activities that have included giving interviews for news media based abroad. “The regime intends to make Montazeri suffer the same fate as his father, who was murdered 21 years ago, in 1988, like many other political prisoners,” Reporters Without Borders added. February 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New round of Stalinist-style trials gets under way News Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img Various sources say Montazeri is being pressured to confess links to organisations based abroad that are opposed to the regime. His lawyer has not been able to visit him or see the prosecution case file. He has also not been told when Montazeri will appear in court and has not been allowed to go to the court. Help by sharing this information As in the previous Stalinist-style show trials in August, the defendants are not being allowed to talk to their lawyers, who are unable to find out what their clients are alleged to have done. Instead, the Tehran state prosecutor has appointed defence lawyers with the links to the intelligence services. – As ceremonies marking the 40th day of mourning for Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri’s death were taking place on 29 January, police arrested several people including Ali Asharf Fathi, a theologian at the Koranic school in the religious city of Qom who edits the Tourjan website. A moderate known for criticising extremists, he is the son of a famous Revolutionary Guards commander who was killed in the Iran-Iraq war. News Internet connections have meanwhile been slowed right down in several cities ahead of the Islamic Revolution’s 31st anniversary, as they have been during all events likely to be used by the opposition to stage demonstrations. Several websites have been also been the targets of attacks by hackers, including the Radio Zamaneh website, which was attacked by the “cyber-army,” a Revolutionary Guards group. Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned of the arrests of three more journalists in the past few days: Montazeri, who wrote for Shargh and Kargozaran, newspapers that have been closed by the government, was arrested after responding to a summons to report to the revolutionary court. The previous day, 27 December, plain-clothes agents from the intelligence ministry searched his home and arrested his mother, Mahin Fahimi. Following Montazeri’s arrest, both were transferred to an unknown place of detention. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en News – Alireza Saghafi, the editor of Rah Ayandeh (a magazine closed by the authorities in May 2008), was arrested on 1 February after responding to a summons to go to the intelligence ministry. On the evening of the same day, computers and books were seized in a search of his home. A member of the Iranian writers’ association, he was previously arrested on 1 May 2009, an hour before the start of May Day demonstrations, and was freed on 10 June on payment of 70 million toman in bail. He was summoned several times before his arrest.last_img read more

City Hoping Cases and Vaccinations Hit the Mark for June 15 Total Reopening

first_img Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Dr. Ying-Ying GohThe city’s health director said she hopes that Pasadena would be in a place to lift restrictions if Gov. Gavin Newsom’s June 15 plan holds up.Newsom said on Tuesday that if cases don’t spike and vaccinations hold up all restrictions in California would be lifted in June.“We certainly hope that case rates will be so low and vaccination rates so high that we would be in a good position to lift restrictions,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh.The odds of hitting the mark increased on Tuesday, when President Joe Biden announced the vaccine would be available to all adults on April 19.Pasadena has been making inroads in its fight against the virus.The city has reported just one fatality in nearly two weeks and continues to ramp up its vaccinations.As of Wednesday morning, the city’s dashboard reported 68,280 local residents have received at least one vaccination and 41,592 have been completely vaccinated.Huntington Hospital is not treating any COVID-19 patients in its intensive care unit and 10 infected patients are still being treated at the hospital.“We all want this pandemic to be over,” said Dr. Kim Shriner, an infectious disease doctor at Huntington Hospital. “The best way for this to happen is for people to get vaccinated when they can. I’m concerned about the variants making their way to cities throughout the country though and the expanded reopenings. We aren’t out of the woods yet.”Despite that progress, the county’s weeks-long decline in COVID-19 case rates stalled according to numbers released on Tuesday. The stalled numbers prevent the county from advancing to the state’s yellow tier for at least three weeks.The state’s weekly update put Los Angeles County’s seven-day average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections at 3.1 per 100,000 residents, the same level as last week.But even if the city moves to the yellow tier, it won’t matter if Newsom lifts all restrictions on June 15, he will end the state’s tier system.The decision to completely reopen in two months is largely being driven by the vaccine supply, which has been steadily increasing in the state and county. Los Angeles County this week was allocated nearly 400,000 doses, its highest level to date. That figure doesn’t include thousands more doses allocated directly to some providers in the county, such as pharmacies, large health care providers and the federally operated vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles.According to City News Service, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the June 15 date was chosen because its two months after COVID-19 vaccines are made available to all Californians aged 16 and over. And the decision to lift all the blueprint requirements comes in response to rising vaccination numbers and continued decreases in all key pandemic-tracking metrics, such as case numbers, positivity rates and hospitalizations.“With all of that, we are at the stage where we’re ready to consider the next aspect of our pandemic response,” Ghaly said.“The road to this moment hasn’t been easy. We have come together as Californians to save thousands of lives. And now we look at what is beyond that Blueprint for a Safer Economy that has been guiding California’s slow, public-health-minded transition and opening of our economy. … We look to get to that end of the blueprint.” CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 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. Business Newscenter_img Community News 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 Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News City Hoping Cases and Vaccinations Hit the Mark for June 15 Total Reopening By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 4:22 pmlast_img read more

Nevada gov outlines plan to reopen state as stay-at-home order is extended

first_imgLPETTET/iStock(CARSON CITY) — As lawmakers in Western states join forces to tackle the next steps in handling the coronavirus pandemic, Nevada’s governor has created a roadmap for how he plans to safely reopen the economy.Gov. Steve Sisolak joined ABC News’ “Pandemic: What You Need to Know” on Wednesday to discuss the recently formed Western States Pact. He also offered details of his plan to reopen the economy in phases, taking Las Vegas into careful consideration, and explained why he decided to extend the state’s stay-at-home order.“Joining the Western Pact has been extremely important to us. Those governors are friends of mine,” Sisolak said, adding that “they are a big part of our tourist base.”The pact had previously involved California, Oregon and Washington, but on Monday, Nevada and Colorado announced that they’d be joining.“We’re exchanging best practices in coming up with a plan because the virus does not respect state borders. It is important to get groups together to combat this virus and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Sisolak said.Sisolak’s forthcoming reopening plan, named “Nevada United Road Map to Recovery,” will start out by allowing hospitals to resume medically necessary procedures before beginning to ease restrictions on retail and outdoor activities.“We’re going to loosen up what some of the restrictions are. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to extend the stay-at-home order a little bit because we just have not reached exactly where we want to get in the downward trajectory,” he said. “Our statistics have plateaued. We’ve got almost 5,000 cases now in the state of Nevada and 225 fatalities.”“Those numbers have kind of stabilized and our hospitalizations and intensive care hospitalizations have begun to decline,” he continued. “So that’s what we’re looking for to continue to bring our economy back to life a little bit.”Amid pressure from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman to reopen casinos and businesses right away, Sisolak said there would be multiple people involved in orchestrating that process as the proper safety measures need to be ensured.“The strip is actually in Clark County. We’ve got a great partnership with Chairwoman Kirkpatrick at the county commission, and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve in particular, to help us with the openings,” he said. “I’m in regular contact with the resort operators. It’s not something as simple as flipping a switch and suddenly everybody is going to come back to Las Vegas.”Sisolak said officials also need to “work on the travel part” together, which was one of the reasons Nevada joined with its adjoining states to help get people to come visit again.“The casino and the gaming enterprises will probably come in the third or the fourth phase of what we’re doing here because we’re just not ready yet to handle that type of a volume,” Sisolak said.“We want everybody to come to Las Vegas. Reno’s a great place to come and enjoy yourself. But it has to be safe both for our employees and for our visitors,” he added. “Our culinary union, for example … that handles a lot of the strip. They’ve had 11 fatalities of their members and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that they don’t double that number in the future.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Recruitment: Why the long……….process?

first_imgRecruitment: Why the long……….process?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today What’s with the long, arduous multi-stage recruitment processes that seem to be increasingly common place these days? When chatting to job seekers I find that a 6 stage (or more) recruitment process that may incorporate psychometric testing, multiple technical tests, cultural evaluations, competency based screening (to name a few), is nothing out of the ordinary and I can’t help but wonder if it’s necessary?Has the length, rigorousness or even quirkiness of a company’s recruitment process become a marketing tool to tell the world that what lies beyond this extensive screening must be worth all the work and effort put in?I believe that in this day and age we should be striving to create efficiencies, thus not being on-board with what seems to me to be an in-efficient waste of time. The only thing I believe you can be certain of after a 6-8 stage process is just how keen the candidate is on the position/company given the willingness to stick around for that long. I don’t believe that you will gain any more of an in-sight into their suitability to the position, over a well put together 2 stage interview process where the questioning is intelligent, relevant to the role and type of person you are looking to hire, which may or may not include a specific skills based test. Specific preparation is key! Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.center_img Read full article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Drake Friday

first_imgMarch 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Drake Friday Tags: America First Event Center/Andre Adams/Brady Ellingson/Brandon Better/Cameron Oluyitan/D.J. Wilkins/Division I/Drake Bulldogs/Harrison Butler/Missouri Valley Conference/Nick McGlynn/Nick Norton/SUU Men’s Basketball/Tremell Murphy Since the Thunderbirds advanced to Division I in 1988, this is the first time they have hosted a postseason game. Written by Drake scores 75.5 points per game and surrenders 69.9 points per contest. Brad James They are led by redshirt junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.8 points per game), senior guard Brandon Better (12 points per game), junior forward Andre Adams (10.2 points, 6.3 rebounds per game) and freshman guard Harrison Butler (10.2 points per game). Southern Utah scores 75.4 points per game and surrenders 75.9 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Friday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (16-16) hosts the Drake Bulldogs of the Missouri Valley Conference at the America First Event Center in the first round of the collegeinsider.com postseason tournament. Many Bulldogs share the scoring load, led by senior forward Nick McGlynn ( 15.2 points, 8.3 rebounds per game), senior guard Nick Norton (14 points, 5.9 assists per game), senior guard Brady Ellingson (11.8 points per game), freshman guard D.J. Wilkins (11.2 points per game), and junior forward Tremell Murphy (10.4 points, 6 rebounds per game). The Bulldogs, who hail from Des Moines, Iowa, come in with a record of 24-9.last_img read more

Bleak Weather Doesn’t Stop Ocean City Vacationers From Having Fun

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiShopping bags in hand, Mary Ellen Buono and Joan Cesarini stopped at an Asbury Avenue boutique Saturday afternoon to check out the sale items on a clothing rack outside the store.Buono noted she had already bought some pillows for her home and a top for her granddaughter. Next, she was looking for a birthday gift for her niece.She joked that Cesarini was her shopping “assistant.”“I’m helping to carry all of the items,” Cesarini quipped.The two friends from Pennsylvania, both enjoying summer vacations in Ocean City, were out shopping to salvage what was otherwise a dreary day following an overnight storm that pummeled the Jersey Shore with torrential rain.They weren’t alone. The downtown shopping district along Asbury Avenue brimmed with tourists who were determined not to let the cheerless gray skies ruin their weekend.“Eat, drink and be merry,” said Karen Casey, of Chalfont, Pa.Casey was part of a group of eight women from Pennsylvania who were in Ocean City for a ladies-only weekend getaway.“No husbands and kids. We are happy to be here. It’s our girls weekend,” said Diane McNamee, of Exton, Pa.McNamee explained that the eight women had pretty much planned out the entire weekend: “Eating, shopping and drinking later,” she said as the group burst out in laughter.Asbury Avenue in the downtown retail district bustled with shoppers.With a beach day wiped out by strong winds, chilly temperatures and a choppy surf, vacationers hunted for bargains in the downtown area or strolled the Boardwalk to make the best of it.Ione Talese, owner of Artisan Body Products, a soap and lotion shop on Asbury Avenue, said the bleak weather was good for business.“Today’s been great so far,” Talese said, shortly after a group of customers left her store. “It’s not a beach day, so people will look for other things to do. That includes doing the kind of things they can do with their kids.”Jennifer and John Strohm, tourists from Rockville, Md., who are spending a weeklong vacation in Ocean City, said they were looking for ways to entertain their sons, Philip, 7, and Henry, 5. While the boys were busy playing the popular mobile game Pokemon Go, their parents were savoring the array of soap scents inside Artisan Body Products.“This is my favorite store and my favorite place in the world,” Jennifer Strohm said in a glowing endorsement that brought a smile to Talese’s face.Ione Talese, left, owner of Artisan Body Products, talks with customers John and Jennifer Strohm, of Rockville, Md., and their sons, Philip and Henry.The Strohms were somewhat worried when they heard about the flooding from the storm, but were confident that the sunny weather would return.“We came here, even though we heard there was a lot of flooding. But the rest of the week should be good,” Jennifer Strohm said. “There is always so much to do here.”Kristen Morgan, of Stafford, Va., said she spent Saturday morning cleaning up 5 or 6 inches of stormwater in front of her Ocean City vacation home. After she was done, she took her 10-year-old son, Ryan, and 7-year-old daughter, Kara, up on the Boardwalk to enjoy the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove. They were joined by the children’s grandmother, Linda Pettersen, of Annapolis, Md.Pettersen and Morgan noted that five generations of their family have vacationed in Ocean City, so they are well aware of other family-oriented diversions to do when capricious weather spoils a beach day.“It’s known as ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort,’” Morgan said, reciting the city’s tourism slogan.Sister and brother Kara and Ryan Morgan enjoyed the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the Boardwalk.Although whipping winds and a rough surf left stretches of the beachfront pretty much deserted, some people found the ocean too tempting to pass up Saturday. While the air temperature was a chilly 70 degrees for late July, the water was a balmy 72.“It’s extremely warm,” declared Tim Dorsey, who waded out to his knees at the 11th Street beach while holding his 3-year-old daughter, Kendall, and 2-year-old son, Andersen.Dorsey and his wife, Chrissy, of Easton, Pa., had booked their hotel room for a weekend trip in Ocean City before the storm hit. Knowing they would lose their deposit money if they canceled their hotel reservations, they chose to come.“We took a chance with the flooding, but now that we’re here, we’re having a great time. The weather didn’t stop us,” Tim Dorsey said.Tim and Chrissy Dorsey, of Easton, Pa., show their children, Kendall and Andersen, the choppy surf. Friends Mary Ellen Buono, left, and Joan Cesarini, vacationers from Pennsylvania, salvaged an otherwise dreary day by going shopping.last_img read more

Movement prompts discussion of diversity

first_imgThe meeting, titled, “Call to Action II: Will You Answer?” continued conversations begun at last year’s initial town hall meeting, Emerald Woodberry, president of the Black Student Association (BSA) said.   Woodberry and Chinelo Onyeador, president of the African Students Association (ASA) serve as co-chairs of the policy committee for the Call to Action movement.  Onyeador and Woodberry said they have created a platform aimed at increasing diversity on campus, with goals ranging from instituting mandatory hall staff diversity training with a national discrimination expert to requiring a spirit of inclusion clause to be articulated on all syllabi for courses throughout the University.   The Call to Action movement grew in response to the town hall meeting held March 4th, 2012 where the Notre Dame community shared stories of discrimination experienced on campus.   This town hall meeting was organized in response to discriminatory incidents of which the campus community was informed in a Feb. 24, 2012 email. Pieces of fried chicken were put in the BSA and ASA mailboxes, which motivated the leaders of both clubs to spearhead the creation of the incipient movement. Student body vice president Katie Rose said student government has worked closely with the Call to Action movement. “We need to recognize each student as an individual,” Rose said.  “We have all been on the fringe and we have all felt marginalized. We seek reform because we genuinely care about the students next to us in class, the people in our dorms.” Hugh Page, dean of the First Year of Studies, said his office has developed efforts attempting to develop a spirit of inclusion for freshmen from the moment they first arrive on campus.  These initiatives include the implementation of a new one-credit course aimed at increasing awareness of diversity, Page said.   “We have formulated a strategic plan of diversity in the First Year of Studies,” Page said. “Indeed, one of the twelve items on the ‘Dean’s A-list’ is ‘Take advantage of opportunities to encourage cultural competency.” Keri Kei Shibata, assistant chief of safety services of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) said her department has taken measures to increase awareness of discrimination and cultural differences among its staff.   “Since last year’s Call to Action, we have had a number of meetings with various student leaders, participated in an [inter-race] forum, what police are allowed to do in a situation and what your rights are when you interact with the police,” Shibata said. Onyeador and Woodberry collaborated with student government to share a video of speakers from last year’s town hall meeting.  Students at Wednesday’s meeting were asked to share experiences of discrimination on campus during the town hall meeting. Alex Coccia, student body president-elect, said he would support the Call to Action movement during his term in office. “We believe that any discriminatory actions or policies are intolerable and our duty is to make sure the dignity of each individual is respected,” Coccia.,Members of the Notre Dame community gathered Wednesday night in a town hall meeting to review the initiatives developed by the Call to Action movement on campus and to discuss the need for continuing reform. The meeting, titled, “Call to Action II: Will You Answer?” continued conversations begun at last year’s initial town hall meeting, Emerald Woodberry, president of the Black Student Association (BSA) said.   Woodberry and Chinelo Onyeador, president of the African Students Association (ASA) serve as co-chairs of the policy committee for the Call to Action movement.  Onyeador and Woodberry said they have created a platform aimed at increasing diversity on campus, with goals ranging from instituting mandatory hall staff diversity training with a national discrimination expert to requiring a spirit of inclusion clause to be articulated on all syllabi for courses throughout the University.   The Call to Action movement grew in response to the town hall meeting held March 4th, 2012 where the Notre Dame community shared stories of discrimination experienced on campus.  This town hall meeting was organized in response to discriminatory incidents of which the campus community was informed in a Feb. 24, 2012 email. Pieces of fried chicken were put in the BSA and ASA mailboxes, which motivated the leaders of both clubs to spearhead the creation of the incipient movement. Student body vice president Katie Rose said student government has worked closely with the Call to Action movement. “We need to recognize each student as an individual,” Rose said.  “We have all been on the fringe and we have all felt marginalized. We seek reform because we genuinely care about the students next to us in class, the people in our dorms.” Hugh Page, dean of the First Year of Studies, said his office has developed efforts attempting to develop a spirit of inclusion for freshmen from the moment they first arrive on campus.  These initiatives include the implementation of a new one-credit course aimed at increasing awareness of diversity, Page said.   “We have formulated a strategic plan of diversity in the First Year of Studies,” Page said. “Indeed, one of the twelve items on the ‘Dean’s A-list’ is ‘Take advantage of opportunities to encourage cultural competency.” Keri Kei Shibata, assistant chief of safety services of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) said her department has taken measures to increase awareness of discrimination and cultural differences among its staff.   “Since last year’s Call to Action, we have had a number of meetings with various student leaders, participated in an [inter-race] forum, what police are allowed to do in a situation and what your rights are when you interact with the police,” Shibata said. Onyeador and Woodberry collaborated with student government to share a video of speakers from last year’s town hall meeting.  Students at Wednesday’s meeting were asked to share experiences of discrimination on campus during the town hall meeting. Alex Coccia, student body president-elect, said he would support the Call to Action movement during his term in office. “We believe that any discriminatory actions or policies are intolerable and our duty is to make sure the dignity of each individual is respected,” Coccia.last_img read more