ICFM seeks input on VAT on direct marketing

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 June 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers in partnership with the Future Foundation is researching VAT on direct marketing and its impact on ICFM affiliate charities.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers in partnership with the Future Foundation is researching VAT on direct marketing and its impact on ICFM affiliate charities.ICFM add that a similar questionnaire relating to Lotteries legislation will be issued in approximately three weeks time. Advertisement ICFM seeks input on VAT on direct marketing 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Download their two-page VAT questionnaire from the ICFM Web site. It is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF. last_img read more

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Half of charities fear funding levels will be inadequate for meeting 2020 objectives

first_imgHalf of charities fear funding levels will be inadequate for meeting 2020 objectives Melanie May | 26 September 2019 | News 40% of charities now hold ‘alternative’ investments,Over three quarters (77%) of charities with investment policy statements contain ethical criteria.58% of charities negatively screen their investments.  Just 13% positively screen investments, holding investments in companies that contribute to society.47% of charities believe their trustees’ understanding of financial and investment knowledge to be good or very good.Half (48%) of charities agree that they would benefit from trustees with more varied skill sets.43% of charities believe that current regulatory requirements are too demanding.Murphy added:“There is an alphabet soup of requirements from MIFID, FACTA and SORP, plus the demands of the Charity Commission.  It is not surprising that 43% of trustees believe that the requirements are simply too demanding.“Given that the average size of a charity’s board of trustees is between six and ten, they have little realistic chance of digesting easily all that is required of them.  The one-size fits all approach to charity regulation isn’t working, and the likely result is that charities will find trustees in short supply.  A number of our survey respondents made comments about regulators, including calls for the Charity Commission to introduce a telephone helpline for trustees. Charities want a simple and speedy response.” 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. Half of charities are not confident that their funding levels will enable them to meet their charitable objectives in 2020, according to research by charity investment managers Brewin Dolphin, with political uncertainty and fears of an economic downturn among the biggest concerns.Brewin Dolphin’s report Charity Investment: navigating uncertain times is based on the views of 110 charity trustees and senior managers of grant-making and service-providing charities.It found that a slowdown in the economy is considered the biggest risk to future income and the ability to meet charitable objectives for 45% of charities, while the number of charities fearing a global recession has more than doubled to 26% against 11% in 2017. Over a third (35%) say political uncertainty is among their primary concerns.Ruth Murphy, Head of Charities at Brewin Dolphin said:“Charities are being asked to take on more every year and cracks are beginning to show, particularly for small and medium-sized charities.“That half of the charities surveyed do not believe current funding levels and fundraising activity will allow them to meet their charitable objectives over the next year is worrying.  Grant-making charities can always cut their cloth accordingly by reducing the grants they make, but service-providing charities do not have that flexibility.”Low growth in markets is cited as the primary investment risk for nearly half (48%) of charities, followed closely by volatility (44%).In addition, the research found: Advertisement  370 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Finance Funding research  371 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23last_img read more

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“Resident Evil” a monster of a mess

first_imgChris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) printThe sixth and last film in the franchise, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” tries to remake some of the series’ greatest moments but fails on almost every level possible. Picking up after “Retribution”, “Final Chapter” follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she returns to Raccoon City in search of a cure for the world-ending T-Virus.The film opens with a confusing recap of the series that retcons important plot elements from three of the previous movies. From there, the story only devolves further as it attempts to explain the large majority of the plot through short exposition-filled bouts spoken by the main characters and skips chunks of material entirely. These are placed between the seemingly endless number of action scenes “Final Chapter” throws at the audience, leaving the film with large pacing issues. Because of this, everything quickly starts to drag, and it feels like nothing of consequence is occurring. The only positive factor in the story is that it wraps everything up and leaves little room for a sequel.Milla Jovovich stars as Alice in Screen Gems’ RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER.The problems with the story are emphasized further due to the lackluster acting from the film’s stars. Milla Jovovich phones it in as Alice, giving a sense of boredom as she progresses from scene to scene. Because the film focuses primarily on her, it becomes inherently harder to watch and care about her or anything happening to her character. None of the other actors are memorable either, often having one or two lines of dialogue, and Iain Glen’s villain is over-the-top and laughable in a bad way.This leads to the absent character development that plagues the movie as well. Alice’s journey through the series comes to a standstill in “Final Chapter”, with what little growth she’s had undermined entirely by a poorly-executed twist. The five characters that accompany her are forgettable due to their lack of dialogue, and it becomes hard to tell or care whenever someone dies. A mix of new characters and motivations are also thrown in late into the film’s final act, and the emotional payoff at the end feels completely unearned.Unfortunately, “Final Chapter” also suffers from some of the worst visuals to come from a big-budget production. The noticeable and poorly-used green screen makes the film seem fan-made. The constant flashing of lights makes it difficult to watch for extended periods of time as well. The worst, however, is the migraine-inducing editing, with shots cutting constantly and lasting under a second each. This, mixed with poor lighting choices, makes the film’s many action sequences unwatchable.All of these issues make “Final Chapter” an absolute skip. Fans wanting any of the series’ cheesy action or answers to the multitude of unanswered questions will be left with nothing, and anyone not already invested in Alice and her journey won’t find anything worth justifying their time or the cost of a ticket.Verdict:Unnecessarily convoluted and hard to watch, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is a cinematic trash fire that ends the franchise in the worst possible way.0.5/10 Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Facebook Linkedin + posts Previous articleBaseball unanimously ranked No. 1Next articleA father’s memory helps raise money and awareness for cancer Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chris Garcia World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Milla Jovovich stars as Alice in Screen Gems’ RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER. ReddIt Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter TCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

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9 people indicted in alleged hazing death of 18-year-old Ohio University student Collin Wiant

first_imgGoogle Street View(ATHENS, OH) — Nine people were indicted on a range of charges related to the alleged hazing death of an 18-year-old Ohio University student, officials announced.An Athens County grand jury handed down the indictments Monday, just over a year after Collin Wiant died of asphyxiation from nitrous oxide ingestion on Nov. 12, 2018.The charges include hazing, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, trafficking and tampering with evidence, according to a statement from the Athens County prosecuting attorney.The individuals indicted include: Joshua Thomas Androsac, 20; Saxon Angell-Perez; Dominic A. Figliola; Corbin Michael Gustafson, 22; Zachary Herskovitz, 22; Cullen Willi McLaughlin, 20; Elijah Robert Wahib, 22; James Dylan Wanke, 25; and Stephan Brent Lewis, 27.It was not immediately clear if any had yet retained legal representation.On Tuesday, an attorney for Wiant’s family said the indictments marked “a very important day.”“Without severe consequences, there will not be change and lives will continue to be lost. … The criminal justice system needs to send a message and we believe that’s exactly what the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office is doing,” attorney Rex Elliot said in a statement to ABC News. “Our goal is to eliminate hazing in its entirety so that no other mother and father have to lose a child.”Wiant was a freshman at the university and had been selected as a pledge two months before he died, according to a wrongful death suit filed by his family in February against the fraternity and 10 unnamed individuals.The teenager died inside a Sigma Pi Epsilon annex house in Athens, Ohio, where he was allegedly beaten with a belt, pelted with eggs, deprived of sleep and forced to take drugs and drink a gallon of alcohol in an hour, the lawsuit alleged.Since Wiant’s death, and amid new reports of hazing, the university announced in October it had suspended all 15 of its Interfraternity Council fraternity chapters.The full list of charges are as follows:Joshua Thomas Androsac: one count of permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of hazing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; one count of involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree; two counts of trafficking in harmful intoxicants, felonies of the fifth degree; and trafficking in cocaine, a felony of the fifth degreeSaxon Angell-Perez: one count of permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of hazing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; and one count of trafficking in cocaine, a felony of the fifth degreeDominic A. Figliola: one count of permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of hazing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, an unclassified misdemeanorCorbin Michael Gustafson: one count of reckless Homicide, a felony of the third degreeZachary Herskovitz: one count of permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of hazing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degreeCullen Willi McLaughlin: two counts of trafficking in LSD, felonies of the fifth degreeElijah Robert Wahib: one count of tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree; permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree; one count of hazing, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; one count of assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree; one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, an unspecified misdemeanorJames Dylan Wanke: one count of involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree; two counts of trafficking in harmful intoxicants, felonies of the fifth degree; one count of involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the third degree; and one count of improperly dispensing or distributing nitrous oxide, a misdemeanor of the fourth degreeStephan Brent Lewis: one count of trafficking in harmful intoxicants, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of improperly dispensing or distributing nitrous oxide, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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From here to maternity

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. From here to maternityOn 8 Nov 2006 in Personnel Today Q What changes to the maternity leave provisions were made on 1 October 2006? A The changes affect women with an expected week of childbirth (EWC) on or after 1 April 2007. Where an employee has an EWC prior to this date, regardless of her length of service, she is entitled to ordinary maternity leave, but must have 26 weeks’ continuous service as at the end of the 15th week before the EWC to qualify for additional maternity leave. For women with an EWC on or after 1 April 2007 this requirement has been removed, so that all employees who qualify for ordinary maternity leave also qualify for additional maternity leave. This means that they are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave in total, and are able to take advantage of the concurrent increase in statutory maternity pay from 26 weeks to 39 weeks. The new provisions also mean that an employee on maternity leave can agree to work for her employer for up to 10 days during her maternity leave without bringing her maternity leave period or pay to an end. These keeping-in-touch days are by arrangement between the employer and employee, with the employer having no right to demand that work is undertaken and the employee having no right to be offered such work. While a woman is not required to forewarn her employer if she intends to return to work the day after her maternity leave ends, she must give notice if she wishes to return to work at an earlier date. Women with an EWC prior to 1 April 2007 must give 28 days’ notice, but this has been extended to eight weeks’ notice for women with an EWC on or after this date. A woman may change her mind about her return date, provided that she gives at least eight weeks’ notice before whichever is earlier: the date on which she now intends to return or the date on which she had intended to return. Q As the statutory maternity pay period has been extended to 39 weeks, has the ordinary maternity leave period also been extended? A To qualify for statutory maternity pay an employee must have 26 weeks’ continuous service into the 15th week before her EWC and average earnings of at least the lower earnings limit for National Insurance purposes. While qualifying women with an EWC prior to 1 April 2007 are entitled to up to 26 weeks’ statutory maternity pay, this has been extended to 39 weeks for women with an EWC on or after this date. All women with an EWC on or after 1 April 2007 are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave. This consists of 26 weeks’ ordinary maternity leave, followed immediately by 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave. Statutory maternity pay is, therefore, payable for the 26-week ordinary maternity leave period and 13 weeks of the additional maternity leave period. Q If an employee with an EWC beginning 1 April 2007 gives birth before this date, how many weeks’ statutory maternity pay will she be entitled to? A The new provisions entitling pregnant employees to 39 weeks’ statutory maternity pay apply to women with an EWC beginning on or after 1 April 2007, regardless of when their baby is born. If her baby is born early, a woman with an EWC on or after this date will still be entitled to 39 weeks’ statutory maternity pay. Women with an EWC prior to this date are entitled to 26 weeks’ statutory maternity pay, regardless of when their baby is born. If her baby is born late, a woman with an EWC before 1 April 2007 will be entitled to 26 weeks’ statutory maternity pay. Q Under the new provisions can a woman return to work at the end of ordinary maternity leave without giving notice? A Once an employee has given notification of the day on which she intends to begin her maternity leave, the employer must respond within 28 days, informing her of the date on which her maternity leave will end. The employee does not need to give notice of her return to work if she returns on the day after the end of her maternity leave, which for all women with an EWC on or after 1 April 2007 is a period of 52 weeks. If, however, an employee wishes to take only 26 weeks’ ordinary maternity leave – for example, because she wants to guarantee her right to return to the same job – she must give the employer eight weeks’ notice of her return to work because she will be returning to work before her full 52-week leave entitlement has ended. Q Can an employer contact an employee on maternity leave to ask if and when she intends to return to work? A The law was previously unclear about the extent to which employers were permitted to contact employees on maternity leave. However, where the EWC is on or after 1 April 2007, there is now a specific statutory provision enabling reasonable contact to be made between employer and employee during maternity leave – for example, to discuss the employee’s return to work – without it bringing the period of maternity leave to an end. Either party is entitled to make reasonable contact. However, if the employer does contact the employee in these circumstances, the employee is under no statutory obligation to reply. She is entitled simply to return to work at the end of additional maternity leave. If the employee wishes to return early, she must give eight weeks’ prior notice. If the employee does not intend to return to work at all, she is obliged to give the notice of termination required by the contract of employment. Subject to these notice periods being given where appropriate, there is nothing the employer can do if the employee refuses to confirm on request if or when she intends to return to work.XpertHR is the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive source of HR information made available as a single online subscription service www.xperthr.co.ukFor more on the Work and Families Act, turn to page 22 UK mothers to benefit from extended paid maternity leave www.personneltoday.com/37478.article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Spanish MPRA Crucial to EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta

first_img Share this article Spanish MPRA Crucial to EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta View post tag: crucial Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish MPRA Crucial to EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta View post tag: MPRA View post tag: Naval March 20, 2013 View post tag: ATALANTAcenter_img View post tag: Spanish View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: operation Playing a key role in the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta are the Spanish Airforce P3-M Orion Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA).The aircraft are based in Djibouti and have been a stalwart part of the operation since 3 January 2009, they provide an unbroken expertise assisting and co-ordinating other MPRA contributors based both in Djibouti and the Seychelles. The Spanish MPRA detachment in Djibouti consists of one aircraft and 56 personnel including aircrew, maintainers, picture analysts and operations personnel. The aircraft fly around 13 missions per month which totals 100 flying hours.The P3 is the perfect aircraft for the operation able to take both imagery intelligence and conduct radar surface searches.As well as providing the P3-M support to Operation Atalanta the Spanish detachment have a 24 hour communications centre and provide a focal point for Search and Rescue and Combat Search and Rescue (SAR) to the operation. This allows the co-ordination of SAR for all the units of the Atalanta Task Force.Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Clavero Mañueco, the Commanding Officer (CO) of the detachment, said:” It is a great honour to be deployed with the EU Naval Force and I am very proud to be in command of a great team in this detachment. The Spanish MPRA has been continually deployed with Operation Atalanta providing continuity and co-ordination for the operation. There is great co-operation, especially with the French and German MPRA crews. We share crewmen with all three nations flying on each others missions. We also share spare parts, and support each other whenever needed.”Asked about his task providing reconnaissance to Operation Atalanta, the CO said: “Pirates success has certainly fallen but there are still 2 vessels with 60 hostages in pirates’ hands. I think our operation, patrolling the coast of East Africa and sea off the Horn of Africa, checking skiffs, dhows, beaches and villages has an impact on piracy, probably contributing to a change in their business model. But the current trend is reversible and Spain will remain committed. We are concerned about vessels transiting the area exposed to the threat of piracy.”MPRAs provide the EU Naval Force with essential information to assess the situation off the Horn of Africa. Additionally they are the instrument of choice to locate pirate logistic dumps on the coastline and pirate action groups at sea, able to cover a large search area.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 20, 2013; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: EUNAVFORlast_img read more

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Guam Hosted USS Ashland

first_img Guam Hosted USS Ashland View post tag: asia View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Guam Hosted USS Ashland Authorities View post tag: Naval The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) pulled into Guam for a four-day port visit, Aug 3.The ship’s crew and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in three community service events; Umatac Village Cleanup, Juan M. Gerrero Elementary School painting and Chagui’an Massacre Memorial Preparation.Ashland is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, and is a part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations.Image: US Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Guam August 10, 2015 View post tag: USS Ashland Share this articlelast_img read more

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The Midlands? What’s that?

first_imgName a city in the Midlands.  Birmingham.  Well done.  Now name another one.  Err… Having trouble?  You’re probably not the only one.  A friend of mine certainly did when I asked him to think beyond Birmingham, and he lives with two Midlanders.  He wrinkled his brow and said I should give him time to think, so I left the room to make some coffee.  His brow was still wrinkled when I came back in and he was staring at a fixed point in deep concentration.  I drank my coffee.  “Nottingham?”  He eventually ventured.  Finally! It was a bit of a shame that it took him so long when one of his housemates actually lives in Nottingham I thought, but then I realised that he hadn’t finished yet.  I waited expectantly.  “Isn’t Nottingham really in the North though?” he asked.   Sigh.  Why do people find it so difficult to accept that there is such a place as the Midlands?  Ok, they find it pretty hard to ignore Birmingham – it is England’s second city after all, so most people can vaguely point to it on a map.  But, Brummies aside, the rest of us have to jostle for position in the varying arguments about where the north/south divide is and try and plead that we are most definitely on one side or the other.  I’m not just blaming people from outside the Midlands for this.  In fact, the worst culprits are those of us who actually live there and still pretend that it doesn’t exist.  I’ll admit it: I was one of the offenders when I first came to Oxford.  I came from Derbyshire and I thought that made me northern.  I liked brown sauce, I expected gravy with my chips and I was certain that the word ‘bath’ didn’t have an ‘r’ in it.  As a scared first year surrounded by so many Londoners, I felt it safest to ally myself with the northerners.  They seemed cool.  But where was the gang of friendly Midlanders?  Why couldn’t I stand there during the inevitable North vs. South debate and say, hang on, the Midlands is clearly the best place to live?  Why was I so sure that if I said that, no-one would be on my side?   Maybe it’s because that ruins the whole point of the debate.  If there isn’t a definite line between North and South, if it is possible to be something ‘in the middle’, then things become much more ambiguous.  In the southerner’s imagination, ‘bloody northerners’ live practically at the north pole, not just a couple of miles away in the next county.  And for northerners, the south is practically France.  It’s an alien nation, not t’other side o’ hill.   Someone from the middle is left to feel a bit like a pariah.  We complicate matters and thus are ignored.  The worst thing though, is that we don’t have our own identity.  I was keen to be one of the northerners because they are seen as being down to earth, tougher than southern ‘pansies’ and good for a laugh, but what are Midlanders?  Well, we’ve got Robin Hood, the birthplace of rugby, lots of ex-coal fields and the Peak District.  I’m not seeing a unifying theme here.  Maybe it is false to look for one, but, dammit, our region is just as good as any other!  Until more of us Midlanders start thinking like this though, we might as well not exist.  We can’t expect northerners or southerners to do it for us.  Sticking up for the Midlands would be the first step on the slippery slope to admitting that the north/south divide isn’t such a big deal.  So we have to start doing it for ourselves.  Picture: Birmingham Bull Ring http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/465924531/Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img read more

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Herbert McFarlan Birch, Jr., 72

first_imgHerbert McFarlan Birch, Jr., 72, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Tuesday, May 16th at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, NJ.A family man to his core, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kerry Treasure; daughter Melanie Birch (and her child Gaia Rose); son Mac Birch (his wife Janis and their child Miles); daughter Charlie Birch; son Jake Birch (his fiance Laura and their child Stella); foster son Dario Campolattaro (his wife Ashley and their children Jackson, Maxwell, and Wesley); foster daughter Isabella Yosuico (her husband Ray and their children Pierce and Isaac); his brother Anthony Laws Birch; his brother Terrell Calhoun Birch.Born in Bethesda, MD, Birch spent his life traveling the globe, summering and eventually residing in Ocean City, NJ, his favorite place in the whole world.Birch was a graduate of Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland at College Park.After a short stint in the National Guard during the Vietnam era, Birch embarked on what can only be described as an epic journey of community work, job creation, and entrepreneurship.In 1976, together with his wife Kerry and partner Willie Davis, he started Birch & Davis Associates, which became an internationally-recognized healthcare consulting firm. In 1999, after 23 amazing years, the B&D team decided it was time for a change and sold the company.After the sale, Birch moved to southern New Jersey where he launched his musical career under the stage name “Bubba Mac.” The Bubba Mac Blues Band, which offered what Birch called “happy blues,” played countless shows at the Bubba Mac Shack in Somers Point, NJ. This popular venue, which he started, owned and operated with his eldest son Mac, was featured in an original TV program “LIVE at the Bubba Mac Shack.” The show aired after Saturday Night Live for a few seasons.The band continued to play after the Shack closed in 2007. His proudest moment as a musician was opening for BB King at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL. Bubba played his last gig on May 6th, 2017, at the Ocean City Block Party just days before his passing.At the time of his death, Birch was grateful for 17 years of sobriety. During this time he was very active in the substance abuse and recovery space, sponsoring, inspiring, and coaching others struggling with addiction. It was not uncommon to hear people say, “Bubba saved my life.” He understood the importance of community and advocated for the creation and celebration of sober social events, such as music festivals.Bubba marched to the beat of his own drum, working hard, playing harder, and spreading love and joy wherever he went. A celebration of his life will be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle on Sunday, May 28th, from 5pm to 8pm. A brief remembrance service will be followed by an open mic all star performance. This event is open to the public. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent in Herb’s name to; chARTer~TECH High School for the Performing Arts, ATTN:  Lew London, 413 New Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244; OR Ocean City Tabernacle, ATTN: Son Club Playground Fund, 550 Wesley Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226.For condolences, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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Coroner: New Carlisle girl, 6, died due to asphyxiation

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/The St. Joseph County Homicide Unit) The six-year-old girl found dead in a wooded area in New Carlisle died due to asphyxiation. That’s the preliminary determination by the coroner. Grace Rose was reported missing Friday evening. Her body was found in the woods near Chapman Street. A 14 year old-boy was arrested and taken into custody. The boy’s case is still in the juvenile justice system. A hearing on the case is set for next Monday.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit provided the following update on Monday, March 15:As previously released, on 3/12/21 around 6:30 p.m., six year old Grace Ross of New Carlisle was reported missing in the area of Chapman St., New Carlisle, Indiana. At approximately 8:25 p.m., Grace was located in a wooded area nearChapman. She was deceased. Due to the circumstances, CMHU was called to the scene to investigate. An autopsy revealed a preliminary determination of homicide by asphyxiation. Further test results are pending.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) and the St. Joseph CountyProsecutor’s Office met with Grace Ross’ family earlier today to explain the autopsyresults and the progress of the investigation.As also previously released, a 14 year old male was arrested and taken into custody inconnection with this investigation. At a detention hearing earlier today, the St. JosephCounty Probate Court made the initial determination to detain the 14 year old, and set afurther hearing date for Monday, March 22, 2021.Pursuant to statute, the Juvenile Probation Department recently prepared a preliminaryinquiry, which the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office will review this evening. Thelaw allows a Prosecutor’s Office to file a petition alleging delinquency only after thepreliminary inquiry is prepared and filed.Please note that the release of information concerning an allegation of delinquency isstrictly controlled by statute. Pursuant to I.C. 31-39-3-2 and I.C. 31-39-2-8, the identity ofthe 14 year old and other information may be released only after a petition of delinquencyhas been accepted by the Court. By Jon Zimney – March 16, 2021 1 377 Twitter IndianaLocalNews Coroner: New Carlisle girl, 6, died due to asphyxiation Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleAdvisorSmith: South Bend has highest levels of reported crime for Indiana’s large citiesNext articleFire at Forest River plant on College Avenue in Goshen Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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