Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (  2008 abridged results.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: Attack from the box

first_imgDownload the PDF here, and take it to training! DOES YOUR team need to widen its attacking options? Rugby World is here to help! In the July edition, we asked ex-England fly-half and London Irish Academy coach Giselle Mather (right) to teach us how to attack from the box. Download our PDF to learn how to break the defensive line off the first phase by putting a support runner through a gap – or in a space out wide. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img © Andrew Fosker / Seconds Left Images 2010 – Teddington RFC Rugby World Team of the Year 2010 – 06/05/2010 – Bushy Park – UK – All Rights Reserved last_img

Caretaker’s House / Invisible Studio

first_imgCopyAbout this officeInvisible StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeaminsterWoodHousesUnited KingdomPublished on November 27, 2012Cite: “Caretaker’s House / Invisible Studio” 27 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Caretaker’s House / Invisible StudioSave this projectSaveCaretaker’s House / Invisible Studio Caretaker’s House / Invisible Studio United Kingdom CopyHouses•Beaminster, United Kingdom Save this picture!© Valerie Bennett+ 34 Share Photographs:  Valerie BennettText description provided by the architects. The Caretaker’s House at Hooke Park is truly ground breaking. Invisible Studio were commissioned by the world’s preeminent architecture school – the Architectural Association – to develop a student concept design into a prototypical low cost timber exemplar building using only timber grown and felled on site, and in its green state. Save this picture!Courtesy of Invisible StudioThe building uses unseasoned larch/cedar/poplar/douglas fir/spruce as appropriate, uses wood for heating and also for insulation. It is (as far as we are aware) the world’s first green timber building insulated to passivehaus standards, with passivhaus airtightness. Save this picture!Courtesy of Invisible StudioThe construction process is super-efficient. There are no wet trades whatsoever – the mini piles are steel and the only non timber structural item. Save this picture!© Valerie BennettThe key move of the building is the ‘heavy’ north wall to provide privacy and insulation, and is very open to the south where there is a large inhabited verandah conceived of as an extension to the living space. The roof form is generated by, at one end, the need to gain maximum east sunlight penetration into the master bedroom, and at the other end, a living space with high natural surveillance over the campus. The bed and living spaces are separated by an open ‘dog trot’ allowing framed views out into the forest. Save this picture!© Valerie BennettEven the joinery was manufactured on site – the kitchen (which uses exposed copper piping for taps) has chunky timber work tops,  and the stairs uses an innovative dry jointed system that gains strength as the timber dries. The handrail uses mild steel bent piping, welded on site.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFrederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts Winner: Andrea ZittelArticlesNew Institute Building for FOM / J. Mayer H. ArchitectsArticles Share Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Invisible Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Funderfinder offers free program to help write budgets

first_img “Budget Yourselves” is a free software program for PCs to help organisations write budgets.“Budget Yourselves” runs on Windows 95 and above and can be downloaded from Funderfinder’s Web site. It is aimed at smaller organisations with little or no experience of drawing up budgets for grant applications. Its structure and suggested budget headings could, however, make it useful for those new to grantseeking, even in larger organisations.“Budget Yourselves” is Funderfinder’s second free program, following on from “Apply Yourselves.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 December 2002 | News Funderfinder offers free program to help write budgets About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  17 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising responds to Buse Commission

first_imgThe Institute of Fundraising says that it does not accept that, as yet, there is a clear downturn in public confidence affecting the sector. Yet it acknowledges that a ‘wait and see’ approach is dangerous if public confidence is to be maintained or enhanced. Simply gauging public confidence in terms of voluntary income, the Institute believes that the sector is unlikely to notice adverse changes quickly enough to take corrective action in time to stem a decrease in income. Therefore, argues the Institute, “if there are steps we can take now to maintain or even increase confidence in the sector, and the cost and burden of such a scheme are balanced by the benefit, then we have a duty to take such measures.”As a result, the Institute asked Rodney Buse to conduct an independent inquiry into possible models of self-regulation. He will report in early 2004. The Institute’s preferred model is for two separate bodies to oversee self-regulation in the sector. One body would set standards and engage with fundraising organisations through membership. The other would act as a reactive arbitrator of complaints about fundraising practices. The Institute puts itself forward for the former role, with the latter being handled by a new independent body. The Institute adds that the complaints body should be independent of the fundraising community in order to have the confidence of a complainant and have access to expert opinion from a panel of fundraising professionals.The Institute’s model follows standards set down by The Office for Fair Trading (OFT) which oversees self-regulatory schemes in other sectors. The Institute lays claim to this role by citing its track record in publishing codes of fundraising practice which have been voluntarily signed up to by fundraising organisations. The Institute acknowledges that there would need to be “a clear, well-defined and close relationship between the self-regulatory structure and the regulators, the Charity Commission and bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland.” Quite rightly, a donor should not be expected to know where regulation stops and self-regulation starts.The Institute of Fundraising would expect the Government to fund the initial marketing of the new scheme together with ongoing costs of the complaints body. The Institute suggests the creation of a mark or symbol which would communicate to the public that the organisation has signed up to best practices, in the way that reputable travel agencies display the ABTA sign. Howard Lake | 17 November 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising responds to Buse Commission  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising has launched its outline response to the Buse Commission on the self-regulation of charity fundraising.In its response, the Institute argues that the voluntary sector needs “a simple but structured approach to self-regulation that builds on the work of the Institute in setting best practice standards over the last 20 years.”The Buse Commission grew out of the Government’s response to the Strategy Unit’s consultation document ‘Private Action, Public Benefit’, published in 2002. The Government’s response, entitled ‘Charities and Not-for-profits: A modern legal framework’, suggested that more formal self-regulation was the next step for the sector, with powers given to the Home Secretary to introduce statutory regulation if self-regulation fails to work. Advertisementlast_img read more

FRSB publishes results of Olive Cooke investigation and related complaints

Howard Lake | 20 January 2016 | News The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has published the results of its investigation into the case of Olive Cooke and complaints about charity fundraising received in the weeks following her death.• data sharing by charities led to a high volume of fundraising approaches to Mrs Cooke• Mrs Cooke’s details held on donor lists maintained by 22 commercial data suppliers• insufficient opportunities in most cases for her to opt out of receiving future mailingsThe FRSB’s report, published today, confirms that the sharing of Mrs Cooke’s personal details by charities which she supported led to her receiving ever-growing volumes of fundraising mail from other charities, leading her to feel ‘overwhelmed’ by the number of requests to donate. Tagged with: data protection ethics Fundraising Standards Board Individual giving Law / policy regulation Andrew Hind said:“Mrs Cooke’s experience demonstrates the inevitable consequences of a fundraising regime where charities have been willing to exchange or sell the personal details of donors to each other, and to commercial third parties. But Mrs Cooke was not alone. Her experiences were echoed in the many complaints that the FRSB received following her death.”The findings on these subsequent complaints were published by the FRSB in an interim report in June 2015. The report’s recommendations resulted in a number of substantial changes to the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice over the next few months. These include:• requirement for charities to provide clear opportunities to opt out of further fundraising communications in every written communication• requiring all charities and their fundraising agencies to end a fundraising call when asked and stipulating that calls must be made from an identifiable number that can be checked or reported• providing greater clarity on the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations as enforced by the Information Commissioner’s OfficeA future change will ban charities from sharing individuals’ data without express consent.Hind added:“We welcome the significant strengthening of the Code of Fundraising Practice in response to our Interim Report. The FRSB believes that if charities fully comply with the newly strengthened fundraising standards and reposition donors at the heart of their fundraising activities, this will go a long way towards ensuring that donors in the future will not be placed under the same pressures as those confronting Mrs Cooke”.He concluded that the investigation served to underline “the need for a charity’s right to ask for funds to be balanced with the public’s right to say no”. Institute of Fundraising’s reactionPeter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said of the report’s findings:“We welcome the FRSB’s report today following the tragic death of Mrs Olive Cooke who was such a generous supporter of so many causes. We are glad that the FRSB has recognised that the changes agreed to the Code of Fundraising Practice will improve fundraising standards to help to avoid people feeling overwhelmed with approaches from charities in future. Fundraising is essential to the good work that charities carry out across the country. We will work to support charities and individual fundraisers to rebuild trust of the public and long-term support from donors”.Suzanne McCarthy, independent Chair of the IoF’s Standards Committee, added:“The report highlights several of the important changes that the Standards Committee made over the summer to the Code of Fundraising Practice following the FRSB’s interim report. These will help to ensure that people have more control over the contact they have with charities. The Code bans the selling of supporters’ information. The Committee will continue to look at ways to improve the Code”.You can download the25-page FRSB Investigation Report Into Charity Fundraising Practices Instigated by the Mrs Cooke Case (in PDF). Background to the investigationThe investigation began on 18 May 2015 following media reports that suggested direct links between Mrs Cooke’s death and the volume of fundraising approaches she received. These resulted in further complaints about charity fundraising to the FRSB in the following weeks.The FRSB asked its member charities and 30 other charities to help it with its investigation: 1,442 charities participated. What the Cooke family saidAppropriately, given how so much was assumed about Mrs Cooke and conclusions drawn in contradiction to her family’s comments, the FRSB has given her family prominence in the report by reproducing their statement to the FSRB at the beginning of the report.In this they say:How the Cooke family would like Olive Cooke to be remembered.They expressed their gratitude to the FRSB for conducting the investigation and said that they were pleased that there had been changes to the Code of Practice and to the law “to prevent elderly and vulnerable people being pressurised to give when they can’t”.They also welcomed the planned introduction of a Fundraising Preference Service in this regard, specifying that it “will mean that vulnerable people can put a stop to fundraising approaches in the future if they want to”. Direct Marketing Association respondsThe DMA’s Managing Director Rachel Aldighieri responded to the FRSB’s findings, saying:“This report shows that charities routinely failed to consider their donors. The charitable sector is in a curious position because it has often been at arm’s length to the rest of the economy. The events of the summer mean that this can no longer be the case. Fundraising is to charities what marketing is to business and trust in fundraising needs to be rebuilt.“The only way of doing this is by charities putting their customers – the donors – at the heart of everything they do, which is the key principle of the DMA Code.” Comment by Andrew Hind in the FRSB report’s introduction. Insufficient opt-out proceduresThe volume of fundraising mailings was compounded by the fact that most communications she received, according to the FRSB, did not make it easy for her to choose to stop receiving future mailings. Only 14 of the 99 charities that wrote to Mrs Cooke offered her the specific opportunity to opt out of more mailings with a tick box in each communication.Instead, most charities required donors to make the effort to contact them to ask to be removed, should they wish to. Analysis of further complaints to FRSBThe FRSB’s report also examines the stream of complaints received from other donors following the news coverage of Mrs Cooke’s death. Following the extensive and ongoing newspaper coverage, the self-regulatory body received 384 complaints about charity fundraising from across the UK in the three weeks following her death (15 May to 5 June 2015).The FRSB reports that of these:• 70% related to direct mail activity;• 42% addressed the frequency of charity communications;• 35% were specific to fundraising approaches made to the elderly or vulnerable people;• 16% were about how consent is given for charities’ use of contact data, with concerns that the current opting out measures for charity communications was unclear. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44  485 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 FRSB publishes results of Olive Cooke investigation and related complaints How many charities contacted Mrs Cooke?The FRSB’s investigation confirmed that Mrs Cooke had been a long-term generous supporter. She had given to at least 88 charities during her lifetime, 48 of them regularly. She had also collected as a volunteer for many years for the Royal British Legion.Of the 1,442 charities that too part in the investigation:• 99 had Mrs Cooke’s details on file• of these 19 had begun contacting her before 2000• 32 charities began communicating with her in the past five yearsEach charity sent Mrs Cooke an average of around six mailings each year. As she gave to more charities and they contacted her, the total number of mailings from the charities that took part in the investigation rose from 119 in 2000 to 466 in 2014.This is one sixth of the number that Mrs Cooke claimed she had been receiving when she was interviewed by The Bristol Post on 30 October 2014.In his introduction to the report findings, Andrew Hind, Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board, acknowledged that: Advertisement Sharing of Mrs Cooke’s dataThe FRSB reports that:• 24 of the 99 charities had passed Mrs Cooke’s contact details to another organisation• seven in ten had obtained her contact details from a third party, such as another charity or a commercial list broker or data supplier.• her details were held on donor lists maintained by 22 separate commercial data suppliers  484 total views,  5 views today “It must be acknowledged that individual charities had no way of knowing the cumulative impact of their practices or how many other organisations might be approaching Mrs Cooke at any one time”.On the other hand:“One might question whether more consideration could have been given by charities to the potential consequences of sharing her details so extensively and indeed how charities can prevent this from happening in the future”. read more

Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom

first_img RSF_en Organisation The repression is now in full swing using both judicial and extra-judicial means. The aim of the authorities is to stigmatize and marginalize dissidents and to contaminate the arena of debate. It is a “hybrid” war, like all the wars waged by the men of the KGB. Roskomnadzor wanted us to remove the Pussy Riot icon, a report about a protest initiative in Siberia, or even the photo of a Charlie Hebdo cover, from our website. Authorities finally blocked the entire site and hundreds of our mirror sites. Help by sharing this information News My name is Yulia Berezovskaia and I am a Russian journalist. I am going to tell you how the end of media freedom came about in my country and why I was forced to exile in France.center_img In my case, the end of media freedom in Russia began with an army of trolls who invaded our website, Then the abuses became less virtual. Our reporters were systematically arrested and harassed by the police during demonstrations. Then it was the turn of our worst enemies, the grotesque but powerful officials of Roskomnadzor, the media control agency. Its work, paid for by our taxes, is to prevent Russians from freely reading what they want. We see our colleagues submitting to censorship and self-censorship. For example, even the boldest no longer dare to post the title of a banned poem in support of Ukraine or mention the “Putin, Butcher of Beslan” slogan used by the mothers of children massacred in 2004. The word “annexation” in reference to Crimea is also banned. Some colleagues even remove our video of an anti-war demonstration from their page along with their links to our site. May 2, 2017 – Updated on May 3, 2017 Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom In Russia, freedoms have been suppressed in the name of combatting terrorism and “extremism”, which has become synonymous with any dissidence. The pillars of the western world are now proving too fragile in the face of this toxic and effective “Putinian” rhetoric. The worldwide offensive against democracy is turning us all into activists, whether we like it or not. Freedom of expression is at the heart of this battle.last_img read more

ABC journalists’ accreditation will not be renewed

first_img Organisation “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News August 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ABC journalists’ accreditation will not be renewed RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News BelarusEurope – Central Asia The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today that the correspondents of the ABC American TV network will be deprived of their media accreditation as soon as their current one expires. Moreover, “ABC is persona non grata as far as any contact with an official Russian organization is concerned,” the Ministry also proclaimed in a press release. This is the first retaliatory measure the Russian government has ever taken against a major Western media. This decision follows ABC News July 28th broadcast of an interview with Chechen warlord Chamil Bassayev, considered to be Public Enemy No. 1 in Russia. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – August 1, 2005 Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Moscows turns its guns on Andrei Babitski and ABC News after interview with ChechenRead in russianReporters Without Borders today condemned the reaction of the Russian authorities to an exclusive interview which journalist Andrei Babitski conducted with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev on 23 June and which was broadcast by the US television network ABC News five on 28 July. Babitski faces possible prosecution. The government has condemned the interview as “offering a platform to a bloodthirsty terrorist.” And defence minister Serguei Ivanov yesterday declared ABC News “persona non grata” in Russia and said no member of the ministry would henceforth grant it an interview. “We are stunned to see the Russian authorities severely reprimanding the US government for not banning the broadcast of this interview in the United States although the decision as to whether or not to broadcast is the network’s sole responsibility, and the network simply complied with its duty to inform,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would furthermore be extremely serious if Babitski is prosecuted by the Russian authorities as he conducted the interview with the sole aim of informing international public opinion,” the organisation added. No Russian news media is allowed to carry any interview with Basayev, who claimed responsibility for last September’s hostage-taking at a school in Beslan which resulted in the death of 330 people including 186 children. US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the US government had “no authority to prevent ABC News from exercising its constitutional right to broadcast the interview.” Although he recognised that the US government had encouraged US networks to limit the broadcasting of pictures of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, he said it had made it very clear that it was up to them and them alone to decide. An ABC representative commented to Reporters Without Borders : “ABC News will continue to fully report on news from Russia and that very important region”. Held in a forest in the mountains of Chechnya, the interview contained no revelations but it was the first to be broadcast in several years with the man who has a 10 million dollar reward on his head. Dressed in black and holding prayer beads, Basayev said he was not responsible for the death of the Beslan school hostages because it was the assault by Russian troops that caused the “terrible tragedy.” Accusing the Russians of waging a “colonial war” in Chechnya under the pretext of combatting terrorism, Basayev said : “I admit I am a bad guy, a bandit, a terrorist. But what would you call them ?” Babitski, who works for the Russian-language service of the Prague-based US station Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, said he got the exclusive interview unexpectedly after going to Ingushetia. “A Chechen guerrilla took me to Stanica Nesterovska, where I changed cars,” Babitski said. “I was a completely shocked when I saw Shamil Basayev inside the car. I realised at once that the Russian authorities could prosecute me for ‘collaborating with a journalist’.” Reached by phone today, Babitski told Reporters Without Borders that as far as he knew, the Russian authorities have not yet initiated any criminal prosecution against him. In his reports in the past, Babitski has criticised the action of the Russian federal forces in Chechnya. In the course of the last five years, he has been detained in a camp in Chernokozovo, in northern Chechnya, arrested by the police, charged with possession of a false passport and prevented from covering the Beslan hostage-taking by a “hooliganism” charge. Receive email alerts Moscow has toughened its position against the ABC American TV network, whose July 28th broadcast featured an interview with Chechen warlord Chamil Bassayev, who has a 10 million-dollar price tag on his head in Russia. The ABC journalists are no longer permitted to have any contact with an official Russian organization. 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Pasadena Unified Names New Principal at Don Benito Fundamental School

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education Pasadena Unified Names New Principal at Don Benito Fundamental School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 3:20 pm Business News 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. Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald announced Monday the appointment of Linda Chang, Ed.D. as principal of Don Benito Fundamental School, pending board approval. Located in Pasadena’s Upper Hastings Ranch neighborhood, Don Benito is one of PUSD’s choice schools drawing over 600 students grades K-5 from across the district.“I am thrilled to continue the tradition of academic excellence at Don Benito,” said Chang. “I also embrace the challenge of guiding the school through the transition to Common Core State Standards.”Dr. Chang has been employed by PUSD for ten years. Her most recent position was as curriculum resource teacher at Willard Elementary School where she was at the forefront of an effort to deliver professional development to the staff at Willard as well as provide interventions and enrichment that can appropriately challenge all students. Previously she served as a classroom teacher at McKinley School and Burbank Elementary School. Dr. Chang was also the GATE site coordinator at Burbank and Willard and conducted data analysis at Willard to determine how to best serve students and meet their needs. Dr. Chang was a finalist for the Rotary Teacher of Excellence award in 2013 and was awarded the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator Award in 2009.“Dr. Chang is a PUSD home grown talent who has risen through the ranks to become a principal,” said Interim Superintendent McDonald. “I know Don Benito will continue to thrive under Linda Chang with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm she brings to the table.”Julianne Reynoso stepped down as Don Benito principal earlier this summer to become the district’s Executive Director of Elementary Education. “Replacing a legend like former Don Benito principal Julie Reynoso is never easy, but I look forward to her mentorship to take Don Benito and PUSD from good to great,” said Chang.Retired PUSD Principal Jill Girod has served as interim principal for the start of the school year. Dr. Chang will begin at Don Benito on September 15.Don Benito Fundamental School, 3700 Denair Street, Pasadena, (626) 396-5870 or visit more information about PUSD, visit HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

OPD seeks assistance in shooting investigation

first_img Local NewsCrime OPD seeks assistance in shooting investigation By admin – March 27, 2018 Odessa police are seeking information from the public after a shooting Monday night at 14th Street and Grant Avenue.An Odessa police release stated that several witnesses observed suspects in a silver Toyota 4-Runner fire a shot into another vehicle at around 7 p.m.There were no reports of injuries but officers observed a bullet hole in the complainant’s vehicle.According to the two complainants, they were behind the Toyota at a stoplight when the light turned green. The Toyota didn’t move, then after the complainants honked their horn, the Toyota started playing with its brakes in front of them. When the victims pulled around to pass, the Toyota sped up and a passenger in it fired one round at the victims’ vehicle.Odessa police encourages anyone with information to contact the department. Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 27Next articleMan arrested on family violence charges involving wife, child admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Fruit Salad to Die ForSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Police searching for man connected to hit and run Facebook Home Local News Crime OPD seeks assistance in shooting investigation Twitterlast_img read more