BHA forms steering group to assess Levy reform

first_imgHorse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Saumarez-Smith said: “There have already been extensive discussions recently about the various options for reforming the Levy. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Horse racing Email Address Major stakeholders from British horseracing have formed a steering group that will collaborate on a single set of proposals for reforming the Levy. “I am pleased that industry leaders have agreed on a united approach to government and the support this has had from trainers, breeders and racecourse groups,” BHA chair Annamarie Phelps said. “Now more than ever, racing needs to talk with one voice to government. “The Levy steering group has the full support of the representative bodies in racing and will now draw on the expertise of stakeholders across the industry, who will work with me and the BHA executive team to try and reach a united view of the industry on this crucial area of funding of the sport.” The steering group will also carry out a rapid assessment of Levy options as the government considers how best to help sports threatened by a further six months without spectators. The group will work closely with the BHA’s public affairs team, which led and coordinated the effort to extend the Levy to offshore betting. “It is vital that we work through the appropriate channels, recognising racing’s close relationship with the betting industry. Pursuing alternative routes risks dividing racing into competing factions.” Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img The group is to be chaired by British Horseracing Authority (BHA) independent director Joe Saumarez-Smith. It will meet for the first time this week, to assess all the options for Levy reform in light of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the expected economic downturn. Phelps added: “The Prime Minister promised that the Chancellor would prepare a package of support for sport. BHA forms steering group to assess Levy reform The steering group will also include representatives from both racecourses and horsemen, including acting Jockey Club chief executive Nevin Truesdale and Arena Racing Company CEO Martin Cruddace, and Charlie Parker and Philip Freedman, present and past chairs of The Horsemen’s Group. Will Lambe and Richard Wayman will be the BHA executive’s representatives. “We have sent government at their request a new assessment of the impact of COVID on the finances of racing, including the potential mitigating impact of reform to the Levy, and making clear that the return of the public to racecourses is essential. Further proposals on the Levy are now being developed, supported by Nick Rust and his team. The need for Levy reform was included in the BHA’s Racing Recovery Plan, which was published in August and laid out how the sport intends to work towards the resumption of full racing activity in front of spectators. In early September, the UK pilot events that allowed small numbers of fans to attend racing and other sporting fixtures was abandoned. 7th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy “Both I and other BHA board colleagues have been having constructive conversations with industry colleagues over the past few weeks. As a governing body, it is vital we listen to the views of those whose livelihoods are dependent on a prosperous and sustainable industry.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Florida teens inspired by inauguration, leadership conference

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Tags Comments (1) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Florida teens inspired by inauguration, leadership conference Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth & Young Adults Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA February 2, 2013 at 8:09 am We need more young teens like this ones.Glen Camilo, I am very proud of you! Keep it up….you will be something big!!! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Sharon SheridanPosted Jan 29, 2013 Submit an Event Listing Marylin Reoyo says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Glenn Camilo, right, shown here with his best friend David Dovi, was one of two teens from the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida to attend the Jan. 21 presidential inauguration as part of a high school leadership conference.[Episcopal News Service] A Miami native of Jamaican descent, 14-year-old Kerliee Neita says she’s never felt held back because of her race, but hearing the second inaugural address of President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, made her think about it.“Hearing the president speak and everything … the way they were criticizing him before, it could have happened to me,” Neita, one of two Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida members to attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, said in a Jan. 23 telephone interview from Washington, D.C.Neita said she found Obama’s speech, stressing equality for all Americans and delivered on the day honoring slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “very moving” and “very inspirational.”“It kind of spoke to me,” she said. “It really inspired me to keep pushing myself. Even though you get bumps in the road or obstacles, you just have to go over them and around them and keep pushing yourself and never let your skin color get in the way of anything. … It’s not just your skin; it’s who you are as a person in general.”Neita, a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Miami, and Glenn Camilo, a member of St. Nicholas in Pompano Beach, attended the five-day conference, open to alumni of several youth leadership programs.About 1,900 young scholars participated, divided into four “presidential” groups – his was Washington – and then subdivided into teams of 25 students, said Camilo, who turns 16 on Feb. 3. They attended classes about the presidential campaign process and the roles of the president, cabinet and the press. They heard keynote speeches by Condoleeza Rice, secretary of state and national security adviser to former President George W. Bush, and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO supreme commander.And on Jan. 21 they rose at about 4 a.m. for breakfast, an exclusive tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and reserved seats on the national mall to watch the inauguration.“I enjoyed hearing the speech. It was my first time actually seeing the president,” said Camilo in a telephone interview after returning to Florida. “I think it was very special how it also occurred on the observation of Martin Luther King Day.”Throughout the conference, the scholars learned about leadership skills, said Neita, an aspiring pediatrician, adding that there were “great life lessons” in the keynote addresses.“Gen. Clark’s main point was to never give up,” said Camilo, who was among the scholars chosen to be photographed with Clark. “It was a really motivational speech. I had a great time meeting him.”For the two Southern teens, one of the most memorable parts of the trip was the cold.“I’ve never felt that cold before,” said Camilo, who was born in Puerto Rico and also is part Cuban. “To me, anything under 70 [degrees] is cold.”“When I say I’m really not used to this cold weather, I’m really not kidding,” Neita said. “I am freezing. I think right now it’s maybe 17 [degrees]. In Florida, it’s probably like 80 degrees.”She did try to come prepared. She even met another Miami conference attendee while shopping for winter wear at a Florida mall. “Finding a winter coat in Miami,” she added, “is like finding a needle in a haystack.”Back home, Camilo attends Saturday-night Spanish services and is a youth group leader and catechism teacher in St. Nicholas’ Latin Portuguese Ministry, launched two years ago and run by his mother, Glenda Sanchez, and stepfather, the Rev. Jose de Jesus Sanchez. A Junior ROTC member at his Hialeah high school, he hopes to become an Air Force JAG (judge advocate officer) and later enter politics. “Defending my country – that’s my priority.”He sees his career goals connecting to his faith. “By serving my country, I’m also defending my family as well, and the people I love and the people in my community … I feel like I’m doing good to others … and that I’m protecting them.”In Miami, Neita is a member of St. Matthew’s. “I think that church is very important in our lives,” she said. “We all possess leadership qualities. People just have a hard time finding their leadership qualities and knowing how to use them.”Being involved with the church “keeps you grounded,” she said. “You can be the best person you can possibly be. That’s how God wants us to be.”With support from her church, Neita attended the conference with her mother, stepfather and 17-year-old sister. She took home the message that she should be “an actual leader,” not a follower, she said. “Always say what you think you know is right. Don’t just agree with someone. You have to have some peace of mind.”Attending the inauguration, Camilo said, “was a great experience. It’ll be very hard to top an experience like that. I saw history in the making.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Mathieu Bastareaud charges through lock Alexandre Flanquart

first_imgWednesday Dec 4, 2013 Mathieu Bastareaud charges through lock Alexandre Flanquart Toulon suffered a heavy defeat to Stade Francais in round 13 of the Top 14 as their star studded side went down 23-0 at the Stade Jean-Boiun stadium. One positive for the visitors was the form of Mathieu Bastareaud, who made this huge charge early on. Two second half tries and the boot of Julien Dupuy helped Stade Francais to a well deserved win over Toulon, who had many stars in the first fifteen, but were missing key man Jonny Wilkinson.It was actually in the flyhalf channel that they conceded one of the Stade tries, as talented number ten Jules Plisson cruised straight through a fairly feeble tackle attempt by Frederic Michalak. With Bryan Habana and Drew Mitchell starting for the visitors, Toulon weren’t without attacking threats but failed to create anything of note in what was a fairly dour affair.One highlight was this big run by the incredibly powerful Bastareaud, who returned from Test duty with France to throw his weight around in the midfield. He showed that he’s not only a bit of a wreckingball, but also has quick feet and isn’t too bad on defence either.This particular run ended badly for lock Alexandre Flanquart, who felt the full force of Bastareaud and had to leave the field not too long afterwards, likely due to the knock he received in contact.Stade Francais scored a late try to add further gloss to the scoreline, as Meyer Bosman kicked a loose ball ahead and Geoffrey Doumayrou picked up the scraps, before replacement flyhalf Morne Steyn slotted the conversion.Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has since blamed his team’s scrum for the loss, saying it is the worst in the Top 14. It doesn’t get any better for them either with the news that former England prop Andrew Sheridan might be forced to retire due to a neck injury.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fresh and Green House Extension / Sanya Polescuk Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Projects CopyHouses, Extension•London, United Kingdom 2019 United Kingdom Sanya Polescuk, Alex Blundell “COPY” Architects: Sanya Polescuk Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSanya Polescuk ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 06, 2019Cite: “Fresh and Green House Extension / Sanya Polescuk Architects” 06 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Argenta, Bette, Grestec, Hafele, IQ Glass, Ketley Brick, Nemetschek, Schiffini, Traditional Brick and Stone, Japan Garden Save this picture!© Emanuelis Stasaitis+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Fresh and Green House Extension / Sanya Polescuk ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFresh and Green House Extension / Sanya Polescuk Architects Houses Fresh and Green House Extension / Sanya Polescuk Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927815/fresh-and-green-house-extension-sanya-polescuk-architects Clipboard Photographs Design Team:Sanya Polescuk, Alex Blundell, Martyna Felus, Amanda Li-HopeEngineering:Engineers HRWConsultants:QS, AJ Oaks & Partners, EnhabitCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on Battens‘It’s all about the brick’ is how SPA future-proofed a garden apartment in a large Italianate semi-detached villa in North London. The clients wanted an enduring space to suit their growing family as their home forever. The answer was two-pronged: to remodel and retrofit the original and to expand into the mature garden, adding a true indoor-outdoor living. Central to remodeling was providing a flexible space for extended family visits and creating generous amounts of dedicated storage. Although the living space still occupies the same square meterage, resourceful design put away any potential clutter and all building services.Save this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisDedicated storage rooms, located deep in the lightless corners of the flat, provide ample space for services, dry food and bulky items of storage. In the open-plan living areas, subtle spatial differences in the floor, wall and ceiling treatments create varied spaces that allow family members to pursue a range of activities within a sociable distance. A light-filled study-off-the-kitchen becomes an optional, sound-separated bedroom, as sliding doors spring out of a hidden wall-pockets and a built-in fold-down bed appears from a customized wall of joinery. Save this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisSerendipitously, the entrance hall revealed a brick barrel vault which, once cleaned, lime-washed and illuminated, created a cohesive theme straight from the front door. To avoid overheating, the south-facing extension is brick and not glass built. Setting the extension apart from the original host building, the new brickwork, two shades lighter than the original, contains about 10% of overburnt green glazed faces. Glass is used sparingly, only to help connect to the host building or to let the light in strategically.Save this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisSlim clerestory windows let beams of light in from under the contradicting weight of the heavy brick ceiling above. Brickwork frames the view of the garden from above and underfoot. When all three slim-framed glazed doors between the extension and the garden slide away and stack up externally, the red brick floor leads, in an effortless transition, from indoor to outdoor. The last highlight of the extension is one that is a gift to both the occupants and the neighbors. The brick-made roof is embedded with a wildflower garden. This lovely and unexpected touch makes the “third wall” of the extension a unique tie to the garden.Save this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisSave this picture!Axonometric ViewSave this picture!© Emanuelis StasaitisProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Сall for Lety u Písku Holocaust Memorial Competition EntriesBuilt Projects & MasterplansOpen Calls: Concéntrico 06, International Architecture and Design FestivalBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927815/fresh-and-green-house-extension-sanya-polescuk-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Emanuelis Stasaitis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Irish core funding round open

first_img The Irish government’s core funding scheme for national community and voluntary organisations is open for applications.The Scheme to Support National Organisations’  (SSNO) overall aim is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.SSNO has an overall budget of €16m from 2016-2019 and is financed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and administered by Pobal.The primary focus of SSNO funding is on organisations which:• provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged• demonstrate good governance• deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following:• addresses poverty•  addresses social exclusion• promotes equalityTo date 71 organisations have been supported by the SSNO programme.Applicants can apply for up to three years of funding, from 01 July 2019 to 30 June 2022. Applicants can apply for a minimum grant award: €30,000 per annum up to a maximum grant award of €90,000 per annum.A number of pre-application events are being held and details are on the Pobal website.The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday 31 January 2019, although Pobal is encouraging applicants not to leave their application to the last minute because of the large volume of submissions at that time.Technical queries in relation to applications can be addressed at [email protected] or 01 511 7222. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Funding Ireland Howard Lake | 12 January 2019 | News Irish core funding round open Advertisement 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.  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  147 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

What we’re reading: Request to sequester denied in Chauvin trial, Michigan’s COVID-19 cases rise

first_img Previous articleEpisode 205 – NFC North Exit Interview (Packers, Bears, Vikings, Lions)Next articleHoroscope: April 13, 2021 Amanda Vasquez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west Amanda Vasquez Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Non-traditional classrooms to continue to be used next semester as distancing requirements persist George Floyd Officer TrialImage ID : 21102528922217In this image from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Monday, April 12, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Linkedin Boschini responds to faculty criticism over recent interview printRequest to sequester Chauvin trial jury after Michigan protests deniedA request to sequester the jury in Derek Chauvin’s trial was denied Monday, according to The New York Times.The request came after protests in Minnesota erupted over the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson requested that the jury be sequestered and told to avoid social media because he felt that the jury might be swayed by outside social pressures.Judge Peter Cahill denied the request because he felt that the protests do not correlate to the trial.The defense is set to begin presenting its case as the trial begins its third week. B-117 variant worsening Michigan’s COVID-19 crisisVirus Outbreak MichiganImage ID : 21099695290000In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Friday, April 9, 2021. Faced with the country’s highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)It’s believed that the B-117 COVID-19 strain, also known as the U.K. strain., is showing up in about 70% of new COVID-19 tests in Michigan, according to CNN.The variant is believed to be more deadly and transmissible, raising concerns for the state and the U.S. as a whole.“It’s causing a surge in cases and it’s causing more severe disease, which means that even younger people, people in their 30s, 40s and 50s are getting very sick and being hospitalized from this,” said epidemiologist Dr. Celine Gounder, according to CNN.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that cases in Michigan passed 100,000 and have reached No.1 for COVID-19 cases in the country. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says that she will not put the state into another shutdown, but encouraged people to not eat indoors for two weeks and for high schools to consider going back online, according to ABC. Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are all also experiencing increased numbers of COVID-19 cases.India rises to second highest COVID-19 cases in the worldDevotees take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar, northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Monday, April 12, 2021. Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed. (AP Photo/Karma Sonam)India surpassed Brazil for the second-highest numbers of COVID-19 cases as 13.5 million cases have been reported since last January. India reported over 168,000 cases in just 24 hours on Monday, according to CNBC.Despite the rising cases, Hindu devotees gathered to attend holy baths at the Ganges river on Monday. It was reported that about one million people had attended the religious festival.“The crowd here is surging…the police are continuously appealing to people to maintain social distancing,” said police official Sanjay Gunjyal, according to US News.Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the cases have risen because of “people’s lack of commitment toward wearing masks and practicing social distancing,” according to CNBC.Only about 4% of India’s population is believed to be fully vaccinated. center_img Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Facebook Twitter Twitter Linkedin Facebook Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Two years of impunity in murder of Zeta columnist in Tijuana

first_img Follow the news on Mexico In the two years since Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco (photo), columnist and co-founder of the weekly Zeta, was gunned down on 22 June 2004 in Tijuana, the investigation has bogged down and those responsible for the murder remain unpunished. Reporters Without Borders says the investigation should be restarted from scratch by the special prosecutor’s office that was created in February to investigate violence against the press. MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Reports News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Organisation Help by sharing this information News May 13, 2021 Find out more On the eve of the second anniversary of the murder of Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco, columnist and co-founder of the weekly news magazine Zeta, on 22 June 2004 in the northwestern border town of Tijuana, Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today that the case has never come to trial, despite the arrests of several suspected perpetrators and accomplices.“Ortiz’s murder and the failures of the investigation that followed are sadly emblematic of the impunity that surrounds violence against the press in Mexico, which last year became the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “In the course of two years, none of the arrests has led to an indictment and no trial has been held. Must we resign ourselves to never seeing this case solved?”Reporters Without Borders added: “We call on the new special prosecutor’s office that was created on 15 February to restart the investigation from scratch and to give itself the necessary resources, including an extension to its mandate so that it can investigate cases linked to drug trafficking and organised crime.”A member of the team that founded Zeta in 1980, Ortiz was shot four times on 22 June 2004 by two masked gunmen in front of his two children, then aged 8 and 10, on a street in Tijuana, the capital of Baja California state and a major centre for trafficking drugs into the neighbouring United States. Aged 48, Ortiz had often written about drug trafficking and local corruption. This was the third shooting attack against a member of the Zeta staff. The first, on 20 April 1988, cost the life of reporter Héctor Félix Miranda. Managing editor Jésus Blancornelas was badly injured in the second one, on 27 November 1997, but survived.The magazine did its own investigation into Ortiz’s murder and published a list of suspects in July 2004. It named future Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon and two members of the so-called Tijuana cartel (a drug trafficking cartel reputedly run by the Arellano Felix brothers), Arturo “El Nalgón” Villareal and Eduardo “El Niño” Ronquillo, as the alleged instigators of the murder.According to the magazine, the murder was carried out by Ronquillo himself, together with Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano, a member of a paramilitary group called “Los Zetas,” and another gunmen, Armando Gálvez Flores. The magazine’s investigations came to similar conclusions to the one carried out at the time by the Baja California prosecutor’s office. Nonetheless, no one was charged.The case was transferred on 18 August 2004 to federal judicial officials who have the job of combatting organised crime. They lost no time in blaming the murder on the Arellano Felix cartel but ruled out any possibility that Rhon – who had become mayor on 1 August 2004 – was directly involved.Ray del Billar, also known as “El Rey,” a young man who used to run a division of the Tijuana-based cartel led by Arturo Villareal, was arrested along with seven other traffickers a year later, on 4 August 2005. Del Billar quickly admitted to the Ortiz murder, but Zeta cast doubt his confession, claiming that “El Lazca” was probably the hit man.The justice minister said on 3 May of this year that three persons had been arrested in the Ortiz case, one for allegedly supplying the vehicle used by the hit man, and two others on suspicion of knowing in advance about the murder plans. The minister gave no further details about these suspects, but he said the hit man had probably been murdered by Tijuana cartel members who were directly involved.Six journalists have been killed in connection with their work in Mexico since 2000. Most of them had written about contraband and drug trafficking. No one has even been arrested or tried for ordering these murders. Strangely, the special prosecutor’s office that was set up in February to investigate violence against the press is not supposed to handle cases in which organised crime is suspected. News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further June 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two years of impunity in murder of Zeta columnist in Tijuana April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Calling Rose Parade Fans to be in TV Entertainment Special Airing on New Year’s Day

first_img 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday On Friday,  the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced a once in a lifetime opportunity for Rose Parade® fans – be a part of the New Year’s Day TV Entertainment Special. On Friday, January 1, 2021, the Tournament of Roses, along with our six broadcast partners, will air “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda.” And the best news … you can be a part of the show!“Together we will create a powerful, collective wish to celebrate the New Year.” Rose Parade fans from around the world can send a video featuring their messages and wishes for 2021. Submissions will form a video montage that will be paired with a moving musical performance – bringing the world together on January 1st.How to Participate:1. Think of what you want to say about or wish for in the New Year.2. Create a sign to share your message. On a large, white poster board or piece of paper, show us your message or wish. (We want to see it – so clear, large print is best)3. Film a short video of you holding your sign. (Video can be taken on your phone or tablet, and should be in high definition, horizontal in orientation, well-lit and between 15 and 30 seconds in length)4. Upload your video to our website at tournamentofroses.com/events/be-part-of-the-show5. Submit by Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020That’s it. Now sit back and enjoy the show … and get ready for your moment in the spotlight! For more information, or to find out more about the Television Entertainment Special, visit our website tournamentofroses.com. Business News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Calling Rose Parade Fans to be in TV Entertainment Special Airing on New Year’s Day STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, November 20, 2020 | 12:29 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community 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. Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Credible threat over ‘Joker’ film temporarily shuts down movie theater

first_imgWarner Bros. Pictures(HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.) — A “credible” threat over the new psychological thriller “Joker” forced a California movie theater to close down temporarily, police said.Authorities were called to the Century Huntington Beach and XD theater on Thursday about a possible threat in response to the opening of the film, which has been cause for concern over the possibility that it will incite violence, according to a statement from the Huntington Beach Police Department.Police deemed the threat was “credible enough” and, in working with the managers at the theater, canceled the final showings of “Joker” and closed the venue for the night, the statement read.The details of the threat were not immediately clear, and police did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment. However, according to the statement, they determined the theater could safely reopen Friday.An employee at the movie theater told ABC News that “Joker” screenings were running as planned Friday.The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, faced backlash from parents of the Aurora shooting victims. The parents, who wrote a letter to Warner Bros., called for the company to support gun reform in light of releasing “Joker.”“If you’re going to make a movie with such violence, at least be donating to those of us who are trying to stop the violence and survivors who have been affected by gun violence,” Sandy Phillips, who lost her daughter Jessica Redfield Ghawi in the shooting and was one of the five people who signed the letter, previously told ABC News.In 2012, 12 people were killed at a screening of “The Dark Knight,” which featured the Joker character played by the late Heath Ledger.“Of course it reminded me of our shooting, which happened at a Batman movie,” Phillips said. “I thought, ‘How many people are going to be triggered by this movie?’”The FBI said it was aware of and monitoring threatening posts on social media calling for “unspecific mass shootings” linked to the release of the film.Police in major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, said extra officers would be at movie theaters where “Joker” is playing.Phoenix, in an interview on “Popcorn with Peter Travers,” said he did not believe “movies influence people in that way.”“I don’t think they cause homicidal ideation, the creation of homicidal thoughts. I don’t think that’s the case,” Phoenix said on Thursday. “But the conversation around them, I think, can be dangerous.”Despite the controversy, “Joker” broke records at the box office. The film brought in $13.3 million for its Thursday night preview, beating out the previous record of $10 million brought in by “Venom” last year.“Joker” opened to 4,374 theaters in the U.S. Friday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Grant Thornton tests for the right balance

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Business and financial advisers Grant Thornton is currently piloting ablended training programme, provided by Balance Learning. Four trainers and four team leaders are in the final stages of ‘Leadershipand Teamwork’, a blended programme showing how facilitation skills can improveteamwork and enhance business performance. “We were keen to pilot a dedicated resource to test whether blendedlearning could provide effective and efficient training while reducing theduration of face-to-face training,” said Sue Cohen, senior trainingmanager at Grant Thornton. “The main benefit is that the e-learningensures the delegates reach a certain level of knowledge before they come to aworkshop,” she said. The pilot group is now engaged in the final part of the programme, whichinvolves action-based learning activities designed to help the group transferthe learning back to the workplace. “The pilot group preferred the blended approach to either puree-learning or face-to-face training,” Cohen said. “The process hasraised cultural issues for Grant Thornton, which need to be overcome – notably,how we create a conducive environment for delegates to access e-learning attheir desks.” www.balancelearning.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Grant Thornton tests for the right balanceOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more