Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “I’m so proud of the team. It’s been a tough year and they have put in the hard yards to help our charity partners raise as much as possible. It’s not lost on me that the £2m has come from people who have used some fundraising features never seen before in our sector and I’m grateful for the trust placed in us in those moments. It’s all been leading to higher amounts raised per person and we can’t ask for more than that. From tracks added to Spotify playlists to earning donations for every mile tracked on Strava, and everything in between, the British public have been amazing in using GivePenny to help them raise more.” GivePenny introduced its ‘connected giving’ concept in 2016, and reached £1m raised last year. Six months later, and following the success of virtual fundraising campaigns hosted for the likes of Cancer Research UK, Mind, Help for Heroes and Blue Cross, it has passed the £2m mark. Advertisement The digital fundraising platform integrates with sports, gaming, and events platforms including Strava, Spotify, Twitch, Fitbit, and Runkeeper, and also offers charity-facing integrations with the likes of Stripe, PayPal, Mailchimp and Eventbrite. GivePenny has now raised £2 million for charity by connecting apps to fundraising challenges. Tagged with: givepenny virtual event GivePenny passes £2m mark raised for charity About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Lee Clark, founder of GivePenny commented: Melanie May | 31 March 2021 | News 1,206 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3
Sit-in at San Francisco City Hall.Inspired by the stamina of the “Frisco Five” hunger strikers, hundreds of chanting supporters occupied the rotunda and grand staircase inside City Hall for seven hours on May 6. Their demand, “We won’t leave City Hall until the mayor fires Greg Suhr,” refers to the top cop complicit in a string of police murders of Black and Brown people in the city.Dubbed the #Frisco500, the protesters held their ground after the 8 p.m. closing time. Then, in a two-hour struggle, baton-wielding sheriff’s deputies finally succeeded in shoving, hitting, poking, pepper-spraying and dragging them all from City Hall by 10:30. There were 33 arrests and many injuries.Protesters cited Chief Suhr’s long record of justifying the police killing spree, even in circumstances — as in the cases of Luis Gongora, Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Kenneth Harding and Amilcar Perez-Lopez — where there was absolutely no justification for the use of lethal force.Meanwhile, the Frisco Five — Cristina Gutierrez, her son Ilyich Sato, Ike Pinkston, Sellassie Blackwell and Edwin Lindo — were hospitalized after two weeks with no solid food. A day after the battle at City Hall, they decided to end their 17-day hunger strike, at the urging of their supporters, with a call to step up the struggle to end police impunity. “It started with five of us fasting outside the Mission Police Station. Now it’s the #Frisco500,” they said. “Up next is the #Frisco5000.”Four days earlier, 300 marched from Mission Station, led by the Frisco Five in wheelchairs pushed by medical students in white coats who’d been monitoring the fasters’ condition. The marchers briefly took over the major intersection at Market and Van Ness, where a young Black singer gave a slow, moving interpretation of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.” By the time they reached City Hall, the crowd had swelled to nearly a thousand. A huge banner stretched across City Hall steps: “No Consequence, No Confidence. Stop Police Impunity.” People chanted: “Back up, back up, we want our freedom, freedom. Racist-ass cops we don’t need ‘em, need ‘em.” Also, “How do you spell murder? SFPD” and “SFPD-KKK.”While the hunger strikers were upstairs in their wheelchairs, challenging the Board of Supervisors to take police murders seriously, people outside held a speakout. One said, “This has a long history. When the Black Panther Party was formed in Oakland, what were they doing? Trying to stop racist policing in the Bay Area.” One person gave a possible reason for Democratic Mayor Ed Lee’s inaction on the police: that he’s under consideration to be ambassador to China if Hillary Clinton wins the election.Art Sato, longtime jazz programmer at KPFA radio and father of one of the hunger strikers, said: “As a Japanese American born in a U.S. concentration camp, I want to say to my son, I’m proud of you. I’m proud of Asians for Black Lives.” San Francisco-born, Filipino-American poet Tony Robles read a poem for the Frisco Five: “It took a hunger strike to make me feel alive in a city that feels dead. I’m proud to see the Frisco that I knew, once again.”The movement to fire Chief Suhr, stubbornly resisted by the city’s political establishment, is nevertheless gaining momentum. The California Federation of Teachers executive council has called for his firing and for the indictment of the police who killed Mario Woods. San Francisco Jobs With Justice has called for “new leadership” in the police department. There is also outrage over revelations of a second barrage of racist and homophobic text messages by city police.Mayor Lee has been touting alleged “investigations” of police behavior, which have been ongoing for years without producing any visible reduction in police killings. Recently a three-person Justice Department delegation went to a meeting of the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition. Community members raked them over the coals for being “fake investigators” whose purpose was to whitewash the police murders and cool out the community. Minister Chris Muhammad, of the Nation of Islam, sharply questioned the DOJ emissaries, forcing them to admit they had no investigatory powers and were only in San Francisco to “do an assessment” of the situation.The community is not placing much faith in paper investigations. Their focus is now on direct action to force change. As Alyssa, champion tweet journalist from the days of Occupy Oakland, tweeted from inside City Hall during the May 6 occupation: “I’ve been to a lot of protests … but never seen people hold so strong as tonight, nonviolent but strong and serious. So much respect for the #Frisco500.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Organisation News BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more Radio presenter Francisco Gomes de Medeiros’ murder on 18 October in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte was carried out on the orders of a jailed drug trafficker, according to a report in the Diário de Natal daily newspaper on 3 December, quoting the local police.Valdir Souza do Nascimento, who was arrested in 2007 and is now serving a sentence for drug trafficking in Alcaçuz prison, ordered accused hit-man João Francisco “O Dão” dos Santos to shoot Gomes because the journalist’s reporting was affecting the criminal activities that Souza was continuing to run from prison, the newspaper’s report said. Santos was arrested the day after Gomes’ murder.“The solution of this case in a very encouraging sign for the fight against impunity and the Brazilian authorities are to be commended,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Gomes’ murder is nonetheless a cruel reminder of the dangers to which journalists are exposed when they dare to cover organized crime. And the fact that a murder was ordered from inside a prison raises serious question about the state of the prison system in certain regions of Brazil.”_______________21.10.10 – Journalist murdered in Rio Grande do Norte because of his reportingA suspect has reportedly confessed to murdering local radio host and politically committed blogger Francisco Gomes de Medeiros because of something the journalist reported. Gomes was shot five times as he left his home in Caicó, a town in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, on the night of 18 October by two men on a motorcycle.The two gunmen fled the scene immediately after the murder but one of them, João Francisco “O Dão” Santos, was arrested last night and is said to have admitted to shooting Gomes because his reporting had led to Santos getting a longer jail sentence in 2007 for his role in a hold-up. Santos served an 11-month sentence. Investigators are not however convinced by the motive Santos gave and suspect he may have been the hit-man for an organised crime group.A crime reporter as well as a presenter on Radio Caicó, Gomes had recently written about organised crime in his blog and had accused local politicians of being involved in a crack-for-votes swap during the first round of the general elections on 3 October.Gomes said he began getting threats after writing about this issue on 29 September. In his last post on Twitter, Gomes also criticised the lack of media attention being paid to paedophilia cases involving priests.Although Brazil has risen in the latest world press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders released yesterday, it continues to be a dangerous country for journalists who cover organised crime, drug trafficking and corruption, especially in the north and northeast, where these problems are particularly serious.Until very recently, 2010 had seen a relative fall in cases of violence against the Brazilian press but the Gomes killing came just 48 hours after reporter and newspaper owner Wanderley dos Reis was murdered in the state of São Paulo.Aged 46, Gomes was married and had three children. His murder sent a shockwave through Caicó and an estimated 30,000 people attended his funeral. December 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Convicted trafficker alleged to have ordered journalist’s murder from inside prison Follow the news on Brazil to go further BrazilAmericas Reports Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News April 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en
Education Art Center Media Design Students’ â€œDesign for UNICEFâ€ Showcased in New York Article and Photo courtesy of ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN Published on Monday, April 1, 2013 | 3:01 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Art Center Media Design CenterArt Center Media Design Practices graduate students, in collaboration with the Collegeâ€™s Designmatters social impact department, were in New York last week, showcasing groundbreaking projects that feature insights from design research and prototypes created at the UNICEF Innovation Lab in Kampala, Uganda. The event was part of â€œDesign for UNICEFâ€ last Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the UNICEF House, located in the Danny Kaye Visitors Centre at the United Nations.The seven studentsâ€™ projects grew out of a partnership between Art Centerâ€™s MDP graduate program and the UNICEF Innovation Lab aimed at addressing issues of sustainability, access and equity. Faculty members Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Sean Donahue and anthropologist Elizabeth Chin head up the team. The student cohort â€” Jeff Hall, Maria Lamadrid, Judy Toretti, Betsy Kalven, Elizabeth Gin, Jacob Brancsi and An Mina â€” made multiple visits to Uganda and immersed itself in a broad range of issues challenging the countryâ€™s youth.The cutting-edge program works to develop new methods and technologies that will help advance the efforts of UNICEF. Among the design-oriented solutions the students are developing: ways to empower youth through enhanced connectivity and data transfer; prototypes to expand womenâ€™s access to digital technology; and new spaces and tools for dialogue around topics such as nutrition and womenâ€™s rights.â€œThinking through making immerses students in works about ethnography, colonialism and post colonialism. They also delve into political economy, feminism, structuralism, post structuralism and other theoretical perspectives,â€ Chin told MetropolitanMag.com. â€œKey to this approach is taking the time to immerse ourselves in the culture and context as much as possible, rather than coming in with an idea of what needs to be done.â€While the overall goal of the MDP research is to strive for dramatic innovations and new technologies, there already have been suggested improvements that can make an immediate impact. For example, the studentsâ€™ research revealed that women and girls are deterred from using Internet cafes in Uganda due to their male-dominated environments. As a result, UNICEF plans to redesign approximately 100 Internet cafes to address this issue. Additionally, UNICEF will begin revising aspects of its U-report system, which enables free speech via SMS technology. 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.
Government Rep. Chu Raises Alarm About the Impending Shut Down of Critical Small Business Administration Loan Program Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 2:02 pm More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) spoke on the House floor to call attention to the looming shut down of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program. The flagship program is designed to give small businesses access to capital through long-term loans in situations where capital cannot be found through conventional bank loans. Due to an increase in lending, SBA could reach the $18.75 billion legal lending limit for the 7(a) program as early as the end of July. Once this cap is reached, all 7(a) lending will be forced to come to a halt until the next fiscal year has begun.Rep. Chu stated, “I’m here to ring the alarm bell on the pending expiration of a very important program next week. It is the Small Business Administration’s flagship 7(a) loan program, which provides long-term loans to small business that are unable to secure financing through traditional channels. About 80% of small-business owners who apply for a non-SBA loan get rejected. It is SBA’s 7(a) that gets them the money they need to succeed.“In my district alone, more than $2 billion dollars in capital have been provided to small businesses since 1990. Not only does 7(a) lending directly support American jobs, it also operates at zero cost to taxpayers.“We cannot let this successful program lapse. At the current rate of lending, this program could be forced to shut down as soon as next week. I urge the Speaker to act on this critical issue before August recess and make sure that our small businesses thrive.”The full speech can also be found here. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
News UpdatesBombay High Court Takes Suo Moto Case To Ensure Swift Action Against Remdesivir Black marketers Sharmeen Hakim30 April 2021 8:18 AMShare This – xThe Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the back marketing of Remdesivir, an experimental drug used to treat Covid19 patients. A division bench of Justices ZA Haq and Amit Borkar registered the petition based on a news report in the Hitava (CityLine) of April 28, 2021, about the arrest of 32 persons, including a doctor for black marketing Remdesivir Injections. A sudden surge of Covid-19 cases has caught medicine manufacturers and distributors off guard, the bench observed, adding, the situation has led to unscrupulous people taking advantage. The slow pace of investigation and criminal trials are doing little to dissuade black marketeers, the court said. The bench added that it is necessary to take certain unprecedented measures in such an unprecedented time of crisis. In such crisis situation, the Courts cannot be mute spectator and cannot turn Nelson’s eye to such incidents which are reported in the newspaper. To send strong signals to people who indulge in black marketing of life saving drug, it is necessary that the investigation and trial of people accused of black marketing of life saving drug should be taken to conclusion and one of the effective way is to ensure that the trial is completed in swift manner. The bench appointed advocate SP Bhandarkar to be the amicus curiae in the case. He is also the amicus in the PIL on covid 19 management being heard by a cordinate bench. During such a crisis, the bench noted that certain persons involved in supplying medicines or having access to drugs try to exploit the needy patients by selling such drugs at astronomical prices. And such cases are seldom reported. “Since the lives of the needy patients are at stake, the relatives of such patients are ready to pay any amount to save the lives of their loved ones. Since the buyers at such astronomical price are concerned only about the lives of their loved ones, such cases are seldomly reported to the Law Enforcement Agency,” the bench noted. Therefore, it is necessary to initiate measures to deter such unscrupulous persons from indulging in black marketing of life-saving drug like Remdesivir Injection, the court said. “In exercise of the powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to secure the ends of justice, we are of the view that considering the reasons stated above, the contents of the newspaper report referred above needs to be registered as Suo Motu Criminal Application.”Click Hear To DownloadTagsBombay High Court Nagpur Bench Suo Motu Remdesivir Justice ZA Haq Justice Amit Borkar Next Story
DefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreement Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Works directly with a senior level manager and/or administrator inthe development, implementation and execution of multiple projectsor a very large, complex project; Responsible for budget, reportingand meeting the timeline expectations of assigned project. Willwork directly on behalf of the District and/or college to serve asthe point of contact for vendors, contractors, and outside agenciesto ensure contractual obligations are met. Maintains and updatesexpectations and changes in project goals or timelines directly tosenior level manager and/or administrator.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Work experience and/or training in related jobcategory is required, including valid licenses and/orcertifications, if applicable.Level II – Extensive work experience and/or training that isdirectly related to job category is required, including validlicenses and/or certifications, if applicable. Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. 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Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. 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Naya Gilchrist, 15, of Ocean City, shows her excitement to start the new school year at Ocean City High School where the day began with music and school spirit. By Maddy VitaleThe staff at the Ocean City School District is behind the students – 100 percent.And they made that known with a pep rally in front of the high school as some of the 1,275 students poured into a festive entrance, where Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and High School Principal Matt Jamison greeted them with handshakes, waves and even pom-poms.Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, teacher Kelly Halliday and High School Principal Matt Jamison give the students a warm welcome.Students also began classes in the Primary School and Intermediate School on Thursday.The day before classes, students in the Primary School and their parents had a chance to meet the teachers and other school staff, new friends and got to see their classrooms, all ways to help them acclimate before the big day, school officials explained.For a first day at the high school, the mood was anything but routine. Students strolled in with the school band playing in the background. Inside, teachers lined the hallways and spoke with each other and students. The staff members wore Red Raiders T-shirts with “100%” emblazoned on the back – the theme of the district for the new school year. “We want to show that we are there for our students – 100 percent,” Jamison said at the school entrance amid the bustle of students and staff. “We wanted to change the perception of the first day, as the dreaded first day of school, and make it an opening day.”A large banner was draped across the back wall of a staircase at the entrance to welcome students.Students got a huge welcome back to school.“The theme of being behind the kids 100 percent, is to show students that, although we are based on academics and athletics, we are also centered on emotional and social wellness,” Jamison said. Upper classmen handed out maps to freshmen and signage throughout the hallways welcomed the Class of 2022 and the other classes. Music filled the school, helping to set an upbeat and lively mood to start the new year. The hallway bustles with students on the first day of school.There was even a raffle where you would get tickets to various sports events if you guessed how many “Howies,” – the Red Raider mascot, were in a bin at the front of the school.Naya Gilchrist, 15, a sophomore from Ocean City, was already in a good mood before she set out for her first day of school Thursday morning.She said there are so many things she likes about Ocean City High School it is hard to say what she likes best.“I’m very excited to start sophomore year,” Gilchrist said. “It’s a great school. The athletics and academics are great. I love it here.”Students enter class and are greeted by the administration, their teachers, coaches and fellow students.The superintendent said the goal of the district is to offer an environment with a complete experience, which includes academics, athletics, health and wellness.“It is all about social and emotional support and providing a caring environment for our students,” Taylor said. “We love our kids and want them to feel that connection.”Jaden Millstein, 17, of Margate, is going to be a junior this year. He said he was happy to be starting the new year. He stopped to speak with Jill Berenato, the school’s student assistance counselor and nurse. Jill Berenato, the high school nurse and student assistance counselor, chats with junior, Jaden Millstein, 17, of Margate.“I love Jill. She’s great and I love this school,” said Millstein, who has attended Ocean City High School since he was a freshman.Students stopped to ask Berenato all types of things. One student asked her if he needed a hall pass.“Not today,” she said with a smile, then telling him to have a good day.Berenato said she is really pleased with the direction the district is going in offering a full experience for the students.“This year, we are concentrating on the overall health and wellness of the student, not only in the district, but in the community,” she noted. “I am really pleased.”The band and staff at Ocean City High School get ready for students to enter the school at the start of the school year Thursday.Ocean City Primary School had a meet and greet with families and school staff the day before school began. (Photo Ben Hale, JASM Consulting)
John “JmaC” McCarten, more famously known as Manic Focus, has found himself in the corner of hip-hop, funk, and electronic soul music. Unbound to any specific genre, the Chicago-based producer’s roots run deep in a diverse array of musical influences, from early classical piano training to a cultivation of hip-hop infused electro-soul bangers.Manic Focus Releases New Beat-Heavy Single ‘Sowing My Zone’ [Listen]Having toured extensively with Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Paper Diamond, Minnesota, and Break Science, Manic Focus will be bringing the heat to New York City’s The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night with none other than Buku. The two recently shared stages for both a New Year’s Eve throw-down and at The Ogden to crowds of over 1,000 dancing happy people. Limited amount of tickets remain, so act now.To last you from now until tomorrow, listen to the All Good Records Radio Mix #2, officially curated by Manic Focus himself. Turn it up!Manic Focus w/ Buku @ The Bowery BallroomMarch 4, 2016Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pmAges 18+Tickets // RSVP