Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Interactive timeline traces all presiding bishops of The Episcopal Church

first_img Submit an Event Listing Edmond Browning, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Tags By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 30, 2015 Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. To explore an event, click on it. You will then have options to read the details, delve deeper and connect with related online resources.For a full screen version, click here. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] The role of the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church has been evolving practically ever since the position was created.The General Convention of 1785 was composed of a single house of clerical and lay delegates from seven of the nine states outside of New England.Bishop Samuel Seabury of Connecticut and representatives from New England declined to attend a convention that had made no provision for episcopal presidency. Seabury, the only American bishop at the time, had been ordained in Scotland after being refused ordination by the Church of England. The Episcopal Church in Scotland, unlike the English Church, did not require bishops to sign a loyalty oath to the sovereign.The 1785 convention drafted an ecclesiastical constitution, adopted liturgical revisions consistent with the American Revolution and formulated a plan for obtaining American bishops from the Church of England.In the summer of 1786 the English Parliament gave permission for the consecration of American bishops without requiring the loyalty oath.The General Convention of 1786 supplied the necessary testimonials for bishops-elect William White of Pennsylvania and Samuel Provoost of New York to seek consecration in England.Attempts to deny the validity of Seabury’s consecration were defeated and the convention avoided any actions that might prove injurious to future union.The proposed ecclesiastical constitution was adopted by the convention with the provision that “a bishop shall always preside in the General Convention…”The General Convention of 1789 took decisive actions to form a single national Episcopal Church. The first session of the convention affirmed unanimously the validity of Seabury’s consecration and created a separate House of Bishops as he advocated.Seabury and delegates from New England attended the second session of the convention, which adopted a constitution, ratified a body of canons and issued an American Book of Common Prayer.The first rule of order of the House of Bishops declared that “the senior Bishop present shall be the President” and Seabury presided. The General Convention of 1792 modified the rule and provided that “the office of President of this house shall be held in rotation, beginning from the north” and Provoost of New York took the chair.Although White presided at all General Convention from 1795 until his death in 1836, the rule of order providing that “the senior Bishop present at the opening of any Convention” was restored in 1804.The first reference to the term “presiding bishop” is in the rubric before the consecration of a bishop added to the Prayer Book in 1792. In 1795 White signed the minutes of the General Convention as the “Presiding Bishop.”In 1799 the canons used the title “presiding bishop” for the first time, authorizing the holder of the office the right to call special meetings of the General Convention. In 1820 canon law invested the presiding bishop with the privilege of taking order for all episcopal consecrations. The same year the General Convention made the presiding bishop the president of the new national missionary society and referred to the office as “of this church” instead of being restricted to the House of Bishops.The presiding bishop’s role and duties continued to be expanded and refined during the intervening years. In 1895, the position was still to be held by “the senior bishop of the Episcopal Church, in order of consecration, who holds the office for life unless he resigns or is removed from office by the vote of a majority of the bishops,” according to the Constitution and Canons.In 1919, the General Convention began the process to amend the constitution to provide for the election of the presiding bishop, and canons were changed to set an age limit for the presiding bishop and a term of office. This meeting of convention also made the presiding bishop the president of the newly created National Council with 24 members (now the Executive Council, with 38 members). The first elected Presiding Bishop, John Gardner Murray, took office on Jan. 1, 1926.In 1967 General Convention for the first time used the term “chief pastor” to describe the theological responsibilities of the office of presiding bishop and gave the presiding bishop the right and responsibility to make a visitation to each diocese during the term of in office.The title of “primate” was added to the presiding bishop’s title by the 1982 meeting of General Convention to make clear that the office ranked with the leaders of the Anglican Communion’s other provinces. However, the General Convention declined to change the title to “archbishop.” The addition of the title granted no further authority or power to the presiding bishop.General Convention reduced the presiding bishop’s term of office from 12 years to nine years in 1994. The change in term length took effect in 1997 with the election of 25th Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold.The 1997 meeting of General Convention passed several canonical amendments, most of which form the basis of the canons still current today as to the role of the presiding bishop and the Executive Council. The presiding bishop was “charged with speaking for the Church as to the policies, strategies and programs authorized by the General Convention.” In addition to being the chair and president of Executive Council, the presiding bishop became “the chief executive officer” of Executive Council.Currently, the presiding bishop is chief pastor and primate of the church, chair of the Executive Council, and president of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. The canonical outline of the presiding bishop’s election and term can be found in Title I Section 2 of The Episcopal Church’s Canons.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)According to Title I Section 2, the presiding bishop as chief pastor and primate is “charged with responsibility for leadership in initiating and developing the policy and strategy in the church and speaking for the Church as to the policies, strategies and programs authorized by the General Convention.”The presiding bishop also “speaks God’s word to the church and world as the representative of this Church and its episcopate in its corporate capacity,” represents The Episcopal Church to the Anglican Communion, serves as chief consecrator of bishops, and leads the House of Bishops. He or she also holds a significant role in the discipline and changes in status of bishops, according to Title I Section 2.Also, the presiding bishop exercises a significant role in the governance of the church by making appointments to various governing bodies, making decisions with the president of the House of Deputies, serving as a member of every churchwide committee and commission, and serving as chair and president of key church governing boards. He or she is the chair and chief executive officer of the Executive Council, which is the board of directors for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, according to Canon I.4, and oversees the execution of the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention and carried out by the Society.The staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society report to the presiding bishop, who is the Society’s president, either directly or through a group of senior staff and officers who, according to canon, report and are accountable directly to the presiding bishop. (The office of the General Convention, by canon, maintains a separate reporting structure.)– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Interactive timeline traces all presiding bishops of The Episcopal Church Roles, duties of presiding bishop have evolved with life of the church Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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House by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUS

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897023/house-by-the-sea-gerner-gerner-plus Clipboard Year:  Houses 2017 Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897023/house-by-the-sea-gerner-gerner-plus Clipboard House by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUS Architects: GERNER GERNER PLUS Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rupert Steiner+ 8Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Greece “COPY” Photographs House by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUSSave this projectSaveHouse by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUS ArchDaily Photographs:  Rupert SteinerSave this picture!© Rupert SteinerText description provided by the architects. A dream villa created after plans by GERNER GERNER PLUS has taken shape on a park-like plot of land on the Island of Crete.Save this picture!© Rupert SteinerWith the mountains at their back and the sea at their feet, two blocks were arranged in such a way on slightly sloping terrain that the residents are treated to a spectacular 180° panoramic view of the deep-blue Lybian Sea. While one building is intended for guests, situated behind it and somewhat higher is the main building, sixty metres long. The ground plans of both buildings are straight-lined and functionally organised. The living and lounge areas are aligned to face the sea, whereas ancillary rooms and access routes are located in the rear.Save this picture!PlanTwo highlights dominate the grounds: the large-sized pool with outdoor bar and a seating group nearby, also a patio illuminated from above, which is used as a herb garden. Surrounded by stone walls, the plants are protected from strong winds, fine slits simultaneously ensuring sufficient air circulation. The top-class craftsmanship strikes the eye, setting the highest of standards especially in the processing of the stone. For instance, the glass safety barriers were not simply placed onto the stone steps, but integrated into them, and the drain channel crafted in the finest stonemasonry.Save this picture!© Rupert SteinerBuilding on CreteOnce a wasteland, now like a paradise garden – but at first it took a considerable outlay to make it viable as a building site. One major issue was the drainage of floods cascading down in heavy rainfall. Building materials were mainly from local sources, hence a large part of the walls is made of a Cretan stone. Despite the mild climate, Austrian standards were priority. Core insulation and underfloor heating ensure warmth and comfort even in the winters, which tend to be somewhat cooler.Save this picture!© Rupert SteinerProject gallerySee allShow lessSoft Loft / Line architectsSelected ProjectsHongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesignSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeGERNER GERNER PLUSOfficeFollowProductsGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGreecePublished on June 29, 2018Cite: “House by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUS” 29 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Kerrygold Community Awards open for community groups

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 13 April 2010 | News Kerrygold, the butter brand owned by a cooperative of Irish dairy farmers, has launched the Kerrygold Community Awards.First run last year, the awards are designed to” encourage, support and reward people all over the UK that come together to achieve a common goal that brings benefits to a whole community”.People or organisations with a good idea for a community project and who require funding may enter the Community Awards. However, national registered charities are excluded from entering: the rules state that projects must be “staffed by members of that community. These projects should be non-profit generating and should not be initiated by national registered charities”.Last year the “Incredible Edible” won the Most Inspirational Community Group award, chosen from around 100 entries nationwide. The group aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town of Todmorden to reduce the town’a carbon footprint. Businesses, schools, the community, and institutions such as the health services and local authority are all encouraged to be involved in planting and maintaining communal vegetable patches whilst any disused public spaces have been transformed into community herb gardens, orchards and vegetable patches.www.kerrygold.co.ukwww.facebook.com/kerrygoldcommunityawards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Funding  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kerrygold Community Awards open for community groupslast_img read more

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Voter rights: Pushing back fascists in North Carolina

first_imgChapel Hill, N.C.During this election season, the struggle for “Defend the Vote” protection is especially sharp in the South, where ballot access has historically been a powerful organizing tool in the Black freedom struggle, including the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A 24-foot ‘Black Lives Matter’ billboard was installed in July in Chatham County, N.C., paid for by a local GoFundMe campaign, to protest the flying of a Confederate flag.In 2013 in North Carolina — one of the states still under limited federal oversight by the VRA — the state legislature had a number of voting-related laws which were slated to be struck down as unconstitutionally racist under the VRA. Then the Shelby v. Holder decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the VRA and opened up years of vicious attacks on access to the vote by poor and oppressed people.The struggle to access the vote has showed up dramatically and locally at polling sites such as those in Chatham County in rural North Carolina during the 2020 primary. There, members of various white-supremacist militias staged a “flagging” demonstration, flying equal numbers of Trump, Confederate, U.S. and white-supremacist militia flags at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center on Feb. 15. They arrived to intimidate during the first Saturday of early primary voting — and at the same time as major efforts from local Black community organizers to turn out the vote.The militias present included the League of South — a national group that gained infamy for numerous violent felonies at the Unite the Right fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 — and a number of local groups, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a white-supremacist militia. These groups took over the parking lot and demonstrated at the only entrances to the polling site, even inside the legally mandated buffer zone. Within that zone, supposedly no electioneering is allowed, and voter harassment is barred. The militias demonstrated there with impunity, under the direct protection of the Chatham County Sheriff’s department.For the general election this November, local anti-racist formation Chatham Stands Up and Democracy N.C., the statewide organization sponsoring the Election Protector program, were able to respond to the neofascist threat and win minor changes to election law that offered slightly better protection for voters across the state.One approach by Democracy N.C. relies on an all-volunteer group of vote protectors to find and report voter intimidation and suppression efforts to civil rights attorneys. These are then able to gain new polling sites and improved hours and investigate irregularities in reported vote totals. With President Trump’s recent message to the Proud Boys militia to “stand by” for intimidation during the coming election, the need has accelerated for strong local “Defend the Vote” actions to stop these racist, fascist groups. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates

first_imgFacebook + posts Martin Vershel“Make your VP an MVP. Vote Martin for Vice President“Academics: Sophomore theater major with an acting emphasisInvolvement: College of Fine Arts SGA Representative, President of Choreographers United, Operations Director of HerCampus, TCU Dutchmen, student member of the Traffic and Regulations Committee and Wassenich Award Selection Committee, Hays Hall Crew.Platform: Project TCU: idea days, culture weeks, outdoor SGA meetings, a social media site for TCU students, community engagement CORE requirement, more organizations, increased SGA representative interaction, and networking events. Linkedin ReddIt Catherine CunnighamAcademics: Sophomore political science and English double majorInvolvement: Director of Communications for the Student Government Association (SGA), an AddRan representative for SGA, Phi Mu Fraternity Greek Relations Committee member, and AddRan Ambassadors.Platform: Increase the number of local restaurants covered by FrogBucks, create a more active and empathetic campus community through difficult discussions about race, gender, sexuality, increase [email protected] visibility across campus and create more tangible resources to improve mental health visibility on campus. NewsCampus NewsSGA electionsTop StoriesMeet the 2021 Student Body Officer CandidatesBy Olivia Wales – April 8, 2021 766 Liliana Ogden“Action Continues”Academics: Junior pursuing a dual-degree in economics and financeInvolvement: Current student body vice president, TCU Dutchmen, Gamma Phi Beta, Leadership Scholars Program, Leaders for Life, Frog Camp Facilitator.Platform: Advocate for the use of SANE exams at the TCU Health Center to better support survivors of sexual assault, increase diversity by working with the admissions office, film videos on social media platforms to update students on what SGA has been actively doing and recreate TCU homecoming weekend to be a larger event to encompass more organizations’ participation and cultivate the student, faculty, and family experience at TCU. Anastasia Helms“All in for Anastasia” Academics: Sophomore nursing major with a minor in Spanish for Health ProfessionsInvolvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Nurses Association, founding member, campus correspondent, and editor in chief for the TCU chapter of Her Campus, Interim Chief of Staff for the former Interim Student Body President, SGA Executive Board Student Outreach Committee leader, creator of the Diagnosed, Not Defined Initiative. Platform: Wellness: Increase awareness and responsiveness for students with adverse diagnoses, disabilities, and/or disorders. Advocate for resources on campus that students can connect with. DEI: Advocate for direct DEI initiatives. Work with constituencies on campus to bring speakers and create more opportunities for cultural and heritage appreciation events. Community: Create a campus-wide faculty and staff appreciation week. Communication: Create a forum to receive feedback and recommendations for initiatives. Lydia Baldner“Utilize Your Potential“Academics: Sophomore ballet and strategic communications double major.Involvement: SGA Fine Arts Representative, Chi Epsilon member. Platform: 1. Transparency: Increase student awareness of the University’s financial decision making and reporting. 2. Accessibility: Ensure that all clubs and organizations have the tools necessary to utilize their potential. 3. Equity: Advocate for all arts organizations, clubs, and individuals and allocate more funds for the arts. 4. Relief: Advocate for extended scholarship in the form of tuition assistance. ReddIt Twitter Olivia Wales Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes center_img Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ printGet to know the 2021 Student Body Officer candidates before the election with TCU360’s election guide. The primary election for vice president is on Wednesday April 14 and the general election is on Friday April 16. Click or tap on a candidate’s photo to learn more about them.PresidentLau’Rent HoneycuttLiliana OgdenVice PresidentCatherine CunninghamAnastasia HelmsMartin VershelTreasurerLyvia BaldnerCourt PutnamLau’Rent Honeycutt“Let’s Do More!”Academics: Junior marketing major with a finance minor.Involvement: SGA Student Experience Chair.Platform: Sustainable book swap program: develop a system in which students can easily sell or swap textbooks bought for particular classes. Increased applicant diversity: a program where student leaders sign up to visit local high schools and increase community engagement. Graduate test scholarships: create a scholarship fund to assist students as they apply for the next phase of education. Horned frog pride: start new traditions as a school. For example, the night before a huge rival game, a statue of our rival school can be placed on campus for students to paint and topple. Post college preparation: increased focus on financial literacy, organization, and home care in first-year classes. Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Court Putnam“Put your money on Putnam!“Academics: Sophomore finance major and accounting minor.Involvement: Phi Kappa Sigma academic chair, second vice president of Neeley Fellows, TIP Board Member.Platform: Expand the role of treasurer, and expand student benefits through an awareness campaign, a Frog Saver app revamp and larger portfolio of benefits. Life in Fort Worth Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Biden to unveil gun control plans, MLB moves All-Star Game to ColoradoNext articleRRI plans first campus scavenger hunt with free travel as the prize Olivia Wales Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Studying abroad during a pandemic ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Lessons of perseverance RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Serbia : RSF urges Serbian authorities to condemn verbal attacks on journalists

first_img RSF_en The Serbian officials and politicians indulging in this kind of verbal abuse in recent days include Marko Parezanovic, a domestic intelligence agency official who said the biggest threat to Serbia nowadays came from “foreign agents who work in the media, NGOs and political parties opposed to the government.” June 7, 2021 Find out more News The climate in Serbia has become more and more tense since Vucic, the former prime minister, was elected president in April 2017. Vucic uses the pro-government media to intimidate journalists and such labels as “treachery” and “spy in the pay of foreign countries” are becoming common. The most serious case has been the wave of hatred unleashed against Tatjana Vojtehvski, an investigative reporter for the commercial TV station TV Pra, after the station screened the third in a series of reports by her about alleged embezzlement at a factory in the town of Lucani. Slavisa Lekic, the head of the Serbian Association of Independent Journalists (NUNS), told RSF: “These recent incidents, which are typical of the criticism that Serbian politicians level against the media, create a climate of hostility towards journalists and generate new attacks.” July 2, 2020 Find out more SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Follow the news on Serbia “We strongly condemn the harassment of a respected investigative journalist whose reporting ruffled feathers,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “Regardless of the stories they cover, no journalists should have to fear being imprisoned because of what they investigate and report. We call on the Serbian authorities to public condemn these verbal attacks, which are polluting the public space.” This serious incident was preceded by a series of verbal attacks on reporters and media outlets that have created an extremely toxic climate for independent journalism. The CEO of the factory and its spokesman reacted by staging a protest outside the plant and called for Vojtehvski to be jailed on the grounds that she had attacked a company that manufactures arms for the Serbian defence ministry. Even more troubling was the fact that the defence ministry itself relayed the protest call. Tatjana Vojtehvski/ DR Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Serbian authorities to condemn an alarming series of verbal attacks on journalists in recent days and to stop this dangerous escalation in threats to the freedom to inform. The NUNS has registered a total of 60 cases of threats, insults, intimidation and harassment of journalists by public officials since the start of 2016. Serbia is ranked 76th out of 180 countries in the latest 2018 World Press Freedom Index, after falling ten places in the space of a year. At the same, Aleksandar Martinovic, a senior representative of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), said in the Serbian national assembly that Nedim Sejdinovic, the head of the Vojvodina Journalists’ Association (NDNV) “does not wish his country well” and wants to “harm everything positive that Serbia has accomplished.”center_img News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts During a national assembly session devoted to the environment the next day, Marijan Risticevic, the representative of a party allied to the SNS, launched his own diatribe against Sejdinovic, accusing him of spreading “spiritual pollution.” News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage A well-known investigative journalist, Vojtehvski has long been the target of threats and harassment from Serbian politicians, including President Aleksandar Vucic, and these attacks have been relayed by social networks and the Serbian tabloids. But a street demonstration by members of the public or, at least, factory employees, is an altogether new phenomenon. News October 25, 2018 – Updated on December 14, 2018 Serbia : RSF urges Serbian authorities to condemn verbal attacks on journalists June 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Organisation RSF also calls on the authorities to investigate a physical attack on Zeljko Matorcevic, the editor of the Zig Info news website, who was badly injured in Grocka on 9 October, when an unidentified young man followed him and them struck him on the head. Those responsible must be identified and brought to trial, RSF said.last_img read more

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Two young men held for TV journalist’s murder

first_img May 8, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts April 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two young men held for TV journalist’s murder January 7, 2021 Find out more News GuatemalaAmericas News Help by sharing this information GuatemalaAmericas Rolfi Antonio López, 20, and Estuardo Pirir, 19, are being held as suspects in the 1 April murder of Rolando Santis, a journalist employed by privately-owned TV station Telecentro. The two young men were arrested on 3 April, the day of his funeral, in a vehicle containing drugs and firearms. Their involvement in the Santis murder has yet to be established. Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results in the investigation.______________2.04.09 – TV reporter shot dead in Guatemala City, cameraman badly injuredReporters Without Borders is dismayed by the death of TV reporter Rolando Santis in a shooting attack yesterday in Guatemala City, in which his cameraman, Juan Antonio de León Villatoro, was seriously injured. Santis, 42, and De León, 28, worked for privately-owned TV station Telecentro.They were driving back to the station in a Telecentro vehicle after covering a bus driver’s murder for the programme “Telecentro 13” when they came under fire from two men on a motorcycle. Witnesses said seven shots were fired of which at least four hit Santis. De León, who was in the passenger seat, was hit in the neck and chest. The two assailants drove away immediately after the attack. De León was taken to a hospital where doctors described his condition as serious.“Guatemala’s alarming level of violent crime has cost a journalist his life while he was out covering the violence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The motive has not yet been established, but we hope this murder will not go unpunished. Other attacks will follow if it is not solved. The presence of organised crime does not diminish the need for a proper public security policy. We offer our condolences to Santis’ colleagues and we wish De León a speedy recovery.”Although the motive is unknown, interior minister Salvador Gándara referred during a news conference to “the method used by organised crime to create confrontation between the government and the press.” The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) was been put in charge of the investigation. Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! August 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Organisation RSF_en News News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Two men aged 19 and 20 who were caught with drugs and firearms in their car are being held on suspicion of carrying out the fatal shooting of Telecentro TV journalist Rolando Santis on 1 April in Guatemala City. to go furtherlast_img read more

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Community Discussion on Increasing Public Participation in the City Planning Process Scheduled for Next Month

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Photo: Brian BieryLocal residents interested in participating in a community forum on increasing public participation in the city planning process will have their chance at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6.“We the People: How to Make Voices Heard,” will include a discussion moderated by local photographer Brian Biery, an adjunct professor at Pacific Oaks University.District 2 Councilmember Felicia Williams will sit on the panel along with community activist and Linda Vista-Annandale Neighborhood Association President Nina Chomsky, former Azusa, Ventura and Santa Monica City Manager and former Pasadena Councilmember and Mayor Rick Cole, and Michael Diedlen, founder and president of Creative Housing Associates.“People often confuse ‘input’ with ‘participation.’ Input is giving your opinion, which is fine for what it’s worth,” Cole said. “Participation though is actually having dialogue with people of different opinions with the goal of coming to workable solutions. We need more people participating in government, not just expressing their opinions. We ask too much of government and too little of ourselves.” Subscribecenter_img Community News 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,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community Discussion on Increasing Public Participation in the City Planning Process Scheduled for Next Month STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 2:40 pm 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newslast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, March 5

first_img Pinterest Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 5 Twitter By admin – March 5, 2018 WhatsApp University of Texas Permian Basin Star professor Sepehr Arbabi in the Drilling fluids lab, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, March 5. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A surge of early voters turned up at the polls on Friday, the last day of early voting for the Primary Election. 2. When a mass school shooting occurs like the one in Parkland, Fla., Ector County Independent School District Police Department Lt. Jeff Daniels said the impulse is to look within — even if it’s just reviewing the emergency manual — and make sure the best efforts are being made for all the students and campuses.3. A STARs grant from the UT System will be used to set up a research laboratory, purchase equipment and hire undergraduate assistants to support their respective research.4. District Clerk Clarissa Webster is asking the Ector County Commissioner’s Court to approve a motion to allow her office to host the county’s first Passport Fair, opening up the courthouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to dedicate that time in the clerk’s office to handling passport applications. 5. Dr. Raphael Nwojo injects high-dose steroids into the middle ear to reverse the inflammation. Nwojo added that it’s actually the inflammation from a virus or other source that causes the hearing loss. Fruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, March 5 Previous articleNew STAR-grant professors at UTPB attracted by new programsNext articleELAM: A change in mood preceded the change in markets admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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