News Briefs for April 8, 2021
News reports from Adventist Risk Management, Morningstar Farms, Stanborough Press, The 2021 Sonscreen Virtual Experience and Newbold College:
From the NAD: Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) announced on April 1, 2021, the appointment of Karnik Doukmetzian as interim president for both ARM and Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont (GICV). The appointment by the ARM board of directors came after president and CEO Tim Northrop submitted his resignation effective immediately. The announcement was made to the ARM staff by Juan Prestol-Puesán, chair of the board.
Doukmetzian previously worked for ARM for 12 years, including 3 years as claims counsel and 9 years as vice president for Underwriting, Claims, and Legal Services. While serving as interim president, Doukmetzian will also continue in his current role as general counsel for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Newsweek published a list of America’s Most Trusted Brands in its April 9 issue, based on survey research. It included Morningstar Farms as the most trusted brand for plant-based meat alternatives. This brand currently belongs to the Kelloggs Corporation but it was originally created by Worthington Foods Company in the 1980s when it was owned by a group of Adventist investors based in Worthington, Ohio.
One of the books published by Stanborough Press, the official Adventist publishing house for the UK and Ireland, won the Wise Woman Award for Top Christian Book 2021 on March 14, 2021. Stanborough Press’s book won the hotly contested prize over many other nominees.
The book that won is entitled Cooking With Kids by Kirly-Sue aka Susanne Kirlew from the Walthamstow SDA Church in London.
The Wise Women Awards Ceremony has been a tradition within the U.K. for years and it recognises the contribution that Christian women from across denominations in U.K, Europe, and the USA have made in the church and wider society.
The award-winning book is a plant-based cookbook for parents and kids. From bibimbap to beany balls, and from plantain porridge to banana bread, there are soups, salads, breakfasts, dinners, smoothies, and desserts galore in this charmingly illustrated healthy cookbook. With stunning food photography and more than 75 individual recipes, Cooking With Kids reveals a glimpse into the inner workings of her TV shows and philosophies. There are updates of time-proven favourite recipes, inventive new ideas and contemporary twists on some multi-ethnic dishes from around the world.
From the NAD: The 2021 Sonscreen Virtual Experience started April 2, continues through May 7. This year, Sonscreen Film Festival will be using the Gather virtual platform, which uses a combination of video calling (think Zoom) and a 2D map (think “Among Us”). Network with other film students, pro filmmakers, special guests, and presenters, and enjoy film screenings. The event stretches over two-hour sessions through six dates, April 2 to May 7, and is $25 for all sessions. Click here to register/more information.
From Berkshire, England-based Newbold College via Facebook: While we have all been pre-occupied with the pandemic, it has been easy to forget that our precious planet still faces an environmental and ecological crisis. María Alejandra Andrade has not forgotten.
She’ll be presenting “Global or local? To whom should we look now for leadership of the climate change debate?” live from Ecuador on the 13 April from 19:30 (GMT)
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