Facebook to shake up email

first_img Tags: NULL EXPERTS expect Facebook’s new email service to provide a real threat to rivals such as Google and Microsoft.Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the platform will offer integrated email, chat and text messaging to its users. The firm believes it can take advantage of a fragmented communications market where internet users must switch between websites for different services.Phil Story, consultant at email marketing firm eCircle told City A.M.: “Even if just 10 per cent of Facebook users adopt the service, that’s 50m people using it for everyday personal use. It will undoubtedly send shock waves through existing email services.”Both Microsoft, through its Hotmail platform, and Google through Gmail have attempted to integrate social networking into their email offerings with limited success. Google this year scrapped its much-hyped Buzz social networking add-on to Gmail after a poor take-up from its users. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tuesday 16 November 2010 8:10 pm Sharecenter_img Facebook to shake up email KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapplast_img read more

El Consejo debate estatus del Pacto Anglicano en pequeños grupos

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Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] El Consejo Consultivo Anglicano consumió una hora el 31 de octubre (hora local) en una conversación privada para debatir el estatus del Pacto Anglicano, pero no tomó ninguna decisión.Esas conversaciones en grupos de reflexión, precedidas por una breve sesión plenaria abierta al público, ha sido el patrón de esta 15ª. reunión del CCA.Antes de que empezaran las conversaciones de reflexión el 31 de octubre, Victoria Matthews, obispa de la Diócesis de Christchurch en Nueva Zelanda, le pidió a los miembros que consideraran “¿por qué [el Pacto] es causa de temor [para algunos] y por qué una señal de esperanza para  otros?”.Los resultados de los diálogos de reflexión se les entregaron a la Comisión Permanente Interanglicana sobre Unidad, Fe y Orden (IASCUFO) y al Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana “mientras se disciernen los medios de llevar el asunto adelante”, según un folleto sobre el proceso.Está programado que los miembros se reúnan otra vez para debatir sobre el pacto el 6 de noviembre, el penúltimo día de la reunión [que se extiende] desde el 27 de octubre hasta el 7 de noviembre. No resulta clara si cualesquiera resoluciones acerca del pacto se propondrán durante esa sesión.Josephine Hicks, miembro del CCA en representación de la Iglesia Episcopal, le dijo a Episcopal News Service que su grupo de reflexión sostuvo “una conversación muy buena” en la cual participaron miembros de [las iglesias de] Tanzania, Kenia, Burundi, Australia, Escocia, las Antillas, México, Cuba y Pakistán, además de ella misma.Los integrantes de los grupos intercambiaron opiniones acerca del estado de la discusión del pacto en su provincia, cómo ha sido el proceso y qué le ha enseñado la experiencia a la provincia respecto a ser anglicanos y ser parte de la Comunión Anglicana.Hicks dijo que la conversación acerca de los procesos utilizados en cada provincia “nos hizo recordar que nos gobernamos a través de diferentes procesos en la Comunión y nos esforzamos por entender los procesos de los demás”.“Alguien comentó que enterarse de que una provincia ha rechazado o aceptado el pacto afecta el proceso de dilucidar de otra provincia”, dijo ella, añadiendo que otra persona resaltó que “escuchar en las primeras etapas lo que pensaba [del pacto] cierto número de iglesias africanas en particular no había afectado lo suficiente el criterio de las provincias”.Cuando el grupo consideró lo que los miembros habían llegado a saber a través del proceso del pacto, dijo Hicks, “el verdadero tema de esos comentarios fue que hemos madurado como Comunión y que obviamente tenemos diferencias pero que lo que nos mantiene unidos es mucho más fuerte que lo que nos divide”.“Observamos que aún estamos en la Comunión, aunque algunas provincias hayan rechazado el pacto y algunas lo hayan aceptado y algunas estén aún considerándolo”, abundó Hicks. “Eso nos demuestra que aún podemos estar en Comunión sin un pacto”.Algunos miembros del grupo dijeron que “el proceso del pacto nos ha ayudado a concentrarnos en algo más que en los asuntos que nos dividen”, según comentó Hicks.Hicks comenzó su período de tres reuniones en la reunión de 2005 en Nottingham, Inglaterra, cuando miembros del CCA tanto de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos como de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá asistieron como observadores luego que ambas provincias retiraron voluntariamente su participación aviniéndose a una petición de los primados anglicanos —o arzobispos principales— para darle espacio a la consideración de los problemas de la sexualidad.Ella dijo que algunos de los miembros de su grupo de reflexión aquí comentaron que “hay un espíritu mucho menos contencioso en esta reunión [si se le compara con la reunión intermedia de Jamaica en 2009] y la gente cree que parte de eso es el proceso del pacto que nos ha ayudado a concentrarnos en las relaciones como algo que es más importante que un pedazo de papel”.“Ese espíritu parece palpable en esta reunión”, concluyó ella.Matthews dijo durante su presentación que  “no es la labor de la  IASCUFO promover el pacto, sino más bien supervisar la recepción del pacto”.La obispa dijo que en el curso de esa supervisión, ella, como miembro de la IASCUFO, había aprendido que “hay en verdad dos documentos circulando. Uno es el documento que la gente tiene en mente y el otro es el Pacto Anglicano en el papel”.“A veces el documento en discusión es irreconocible como el Pacto Anglicano”, apuntó.Durante una conversación de mesa el día anterior, miembros del CCA discutieron la manera en que sus provincias tomaban las decisiones difíciles.“De la misma manera que su provincia le hace frente a una decisión difícil, así lo hace la Comunión Anglicana de iglesias”, dijo Matthews en el Consejo. “La interrogante detrás del pacto es cuál es el mejor camino. ¿Hay un camino seguro de mantenernos unidos? ¿Cuál es nuestro temor más profundo cuando consideramos los procesos de la toma de decisiones?”Haciendo notar que el Consejo había dedicado la noche anterior a considerar cómo las familias pueden cambiar sus interacciones de respuestas violentas a pacíficas, Matthews sugirió “que en la idea original del pacto había un deseo de permitir que la Comunión Anglicana de iglesias fuese un lugar seguro para el diálogo y el intercambio de ideas.“El documento actual del Pacto Anglicano no logra eso para todas las iglesias de la Comunión Anglicana y es por eso que algunas iglesias han rechazado el documento”, dijo ella. “No obstante, según escuchamos anoche, en el tuétano del pacto de Dios está ‘yo seré tu Dios y tú serás mi pueblo’. Y debemos tener eso presente”.Debido a que están “los que dicen que [el pacto] es punitivo y los que dicen que no tiene dientes”, Matthews afirmó que ella cree que el pacto “ni siquiera se percibe, no digamos se recibe, como un camino verdaderamente seguro en el cual encontrarnos los unos con los otros”.Ella invitó a los miembros [del Consejo] a considerar el porqué para algunos el pacto es “algo de temer y para otros un señal de esperanza”.Y Matthews le pidió al Consejo “reflexionar sobre lo que hay en el pacto que nos brinde un camino posible para que caminemos juntos” y si el pacto pudiera ser “potencialmente útil en su provincia cuando usted tenga que enfrentarse con una situación difícil”.El Pacto Anglicano se propuso por primera vez en el Informe Windsor de 2004 como un modo de que la Comunión y sus provincias pudiera mantener la unidad a pesar de las diferencias, especialmente relacionadas con los problemas de la interpretación bíblica y la sexualidad humana. La última reunión del CCA, en mayo de 2009 en Jamaica, decidió aplazar el someter a la consideración de las provincias el tercer y último anteproyecto del pacto porque los miembros del CCA pensaban que el proceso del pacto para resolver disputas necesitaba trabajarse más.Luego de que un pequeño grupo de trabajo solicitara reacciones de las provincias acerca de ese proceso, la versión final del pacto se sometió a la consideración formal de las provincias en diciembre de  2009. Un relato actualizado del estatus de esa consideración puede encontrarse aquí.Antecedentes del CCAEl CCA es uno de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión, siendo los otros  el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que sirve como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados.Instituido en 1969, el CCA incluye a clérigos y laicos, al igual que a obispos, entre sus delegados. La membresía [del CCA] consta de una a tres personas de cada una de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, dependiendo del tamaño de la feligresía de cada provincia. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos. La Constitución del CCA puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo se reúne cada tres o cuatro años y la reunión de Auckland es la 15ª desde su creación.La Iglesia Episcopal está representada por Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte; la Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio y el obispo Ian Douglas de Connecticut.Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su carácter de miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que se reunió aquí antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA.  Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.Una lista completa de los participantes en la 15ª reunión del CCA se encuentra aquí.Toda la cobertura que ha hecho ENS del CCA15 se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Three high tackles, Three entirely different outcomes

first_imgFriday Dec 4, 2009 Three high tackles, Three entirely different outcomes Yesterday Samoan back Henry Faafili was suspended for three weeks following his high tackle and red card against Italy last weekend. This once again makes a mockery of the disciplinary process, as there were two very similar incidents recently that had entirely different outcomes.Despite Faafilis clean record, the tackle he made on Luke Mclean was deemed to be dangerous and an independent Disciplinary Committee banned the Leeds Carnegie player until Dec 21st.Faafili was red carded for the tackle. That alone was questionable. A yellow card would probably have sufficed. To get suspended as well, throws the whole process into question.The problem is the inconsistency that were seeing week in and week out. If that type of tackle is a red card worthy offence, fine, but we need to be clear about that.Not too long ago All Black Dan Carter was given a one week suspension for a high tackle on Martin Roberts of Wales. The tackle was missed by the ref as it happened, but Carter was given a slap on the wrists after the Welsh media and coach made a hoo-hah about it.So one week because it was missed on the field, but three weeks for Faafili after he was red carded and penalised. Was Faafilis tackle somuch worse than Carters?Then, during the clash between Ireland and South Africa at Croke Park, JP Pietersen stuck out a despairing arm in an attempt to stop Tommy Bowe as he stepped inside him. His arm caught Bowe square in the nose, but no action was taken.Referee Nigel Owens apparently said Bowe ducked into it. Even if he did, it was still a dangerous tackle, as the blood from Bowes nose confirmed.Pieterson was neither penalised, nor carded, and there has since been no suspension. Can we then assume that Faafilis tackle was three times as bad as Carters, and Pietersen getting nothing was because the Irish didnt cause a stink about it?Im tempted to say that had Ireland lost the match, Pietersen would be suspended by now. If Wales had beaten New Zealand, the Carter hit would be forgotten about and he would never have been suspended.The point is that this year, the disciplinary process has been a farce, and something needs to change. As fans, were not only baffled by the decisions most of the time, but were also being let down when it comes to understanding the processes.Were these three tackles so extremely different that one got nothing, another got a week, and the third warranted a red card and three week suspension?According to the powers that be, the answer is apparently a resounding yes.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

2005 Direct Debit Charity Awards now open

first_img2005 Direct Debit Charity Awards now open AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 May 2005 | News BACS Payment Schemes Ltd (BPSL) has launched the 2005 Direct Debit Charity Awards to recognise the efforts of charities in increasing regular donations by encouraging Direct Debit payments amongst donors.The benefits of encouraging donations by Direct Debit are well known. Direct Debit costs charities less to process than cheques, standing orders and cash donations, giving the charities a planned and regular income. In addition, Direct Debit patrons are less likely to cancel their donations and benefit from being completely in control of their pledges.BPSL’s inaugural Direct Debit Charity Awards are designed to promote this message further by recognising how some charities are using this tool to greatest effect. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Individual giving There are three categories:the Achievement Award for the charity with the most improved (year on year) Direct Debit take upthe Innovation Award, for the most creative use of original ideas and processes to promote Direct Debit.the Best Practice Award, presented to the charity achieving the highest level of organisational improvements and customer satisfaction by offering Direct Debit as an alternative payment method. Each winner will be presented with a trophy and all entrants will be entered into the Direct Debit Charity Awards Prize Draw to win a donation of £1000 to their charity.The closing date for all entries is 31 August 2005.Michael Chambers, Managing Director, BACS Payment Schemes Ltd, said: “The impact of Gift Aid cannot be understated. Earlier this year we highlighted astonishing research uncovering that charities forego income approaching £400 million a year because of donations that fail to take advantage of the tax breaks available to them. It makes sense for Direct Debit to work with charitable organisations to try and maximise the flow of funds for worthy causes.”  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

TCU student to represent Texas in Washington, D.C.

first_img + posts Twitter Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ printA TCU doctoral student will represent the state of Texas Sunday at a forum on early childhood education.Jayna McQueen, who is working on her doctorate in the College of Education,  was selected to join the Texas State Public Policy Team at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Public Policy Forum.NAEYC website states this year the forum is scheduled for Feb. 28 to March 1 in Washington D.C. and advocates for the needs of education for young children.“Each one of you is an advocate. And we need your voice now more than ever,” said NAEYC.org’s page on the forum.This is McQueen’s first forum, but she said she’s prepared.“They meet together to discuss political advocacy and learn the ins and outs of lobbying and what’s currently in place for early education and policy for young children,” McQueen said.The team also expects to meet with senators, lobbyists and representatives, McQueen said.McQueen applied for the position on the Texas team through the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC).“My interest in applying evolved from research on the policies that surround young children and families in poverty,” McQueen said.“I just wanted to know the other piece of the policy end.”It was a graduate class taught by Dr. Kathleen Kyzar at TCU that McQueen said first sparked her interest in early childhood education and NAEYC.McQueen plans to eventually take on more of an advocacy role in early childhood education. She has already done research on children and families in poverty.“I’m beginning to scratch the surface of the needs and some of the success, but mostly failures, of policies that are in place,” McQueen said. “Attending NAEYC is one way I hope to gain direction towards my dissertation.”She said the ultimate goal is to learn how to be an agent of change.“I have more questions than I have answers,” McQueen said. “I would really like to actually help make change in communities.”McQueen’s participation in NAEYC is funded by TCU’s Center for Public Education.Regardless of the opportunities and information learned at the forum, McQueen said she plans to stay involved with the work and policies of TAEYC. Facebook Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Linkedin ReddIt Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting ReddIt Previous articleMathematicians gather to talk researchNext articleDean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Jayna McQueen working at her computer in preparation for the forum. Molly Jenkins The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Students join TCU Better Together for a night of community service

first_imgParking lot closures cause new problems for students Corinne Hildebrandt Linkedin ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ printStudents gathered around the table with TCU’s Better Together interfaith group to join in the organization’s first night of community service. Better Together, a campus organization designed to invite students of all spiritual and religious backgrounds, worked with students from different campus organizations to make sandwiches for the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth. Annelise Severtson, a junior student and member of TCU Better Together, said her passion for interfaith sparked her interest in bringing the organization to campus. Although the group’s community service nights are just one way for students to get involved, Servertson said it is a good way for students to see their actions have an impact. Students are making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to give to a local homeless shelter.“I think that service events like tonight are great because it’s a very tangible thing,” Severtson said. “People can show up, do an action and leave having something tangible that they created.”One junior and member of Leaders for Life, Alex Candelas, said she came to help out because it was a way for her to do something in return for the supportive local community. “The community really supports TCU so I think it is just a really good way to give back,” Candelas said. Britt Luby, the staff adviser for TCU Better Together, said that although the university has had an interfaith group for many years, the group has really taken off as of this year.Better Together has increased its campus involvement through local religious site tours, as well as the organization’s newly implemented Know Your Neighbor nights meant to unite different campus groups. Luby said the interfaith group attracts students of all different backgrounds, whether it is racially or religiously, who all work for the common goal of helping those in need.“There’s something about being in a group of people who know kind of what it feels like to be in emergence,” Luby said. Severtson said she wants Better Together to continue opening up student’s perceptions to have a more diverse approach because many students are unfamiliar with the idea of interfaith. “Really the hope is that people are asked to think outside of how they typically do,” Severtson said. “To learn something even just one new fact about a new religion or religious holiday.”Through events like Better Together’s Know Your Neighbor Nights, Luby said the organization is trying to reach out to other students on campus to raise awareness about interfaith and to build a stronger community. “At TCU there is religious diversity if you look for it,” Luby said. “But sometimes people don’t want to take the time to find it, so we’re just trying to make it easier to find.” Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Facebook TAGScommunityinterfaithphilanthropyReligion Twitter + posts Facebook ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleAardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocatesNext articleSGA Elections: Get to know the candidates Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Three former Horned Frogs to play in Super Bowl

first_imgFacebook Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin Facebook Former Horned Frog Marcus Cannon is headed to his 5th Super Bowl in the last 8 years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) printFormer Horned Frog Marcus Cannon is headed to his 5th Super Bowl in the last 8 years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Feb. 3 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will feature three former Horned Frogs. Marcus Cannon has started every game he’s played over the last three years for the AFC champion Patriots and will be making his fifth Super Bowl appearance in the last eight years. Cannon was a three time all-conference offensive tackle during his time as a Horned Frog and earned All-American honors during his senior season. Offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom and linebacker Travin Howard will represent the NFC Champion Rams. Noteboom has seen action in every game of his rookie season after being selected in the third round last April.Howard finished his career as the all-time leading tackler under head coach Gary Patterson with 343. He is currently a member of the Rams practice squad after being selected in the seventh round.Howard has more tackles than any other player during Gary Patterson’s 18 year tenure. Photo courtesy gofrogs.comThe Horned Frogs have had a player in nine of the last eleven Super Bowls.The game will kick off at 5:30 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter ReddIt Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: January 22, 2019Next articleLate rally not enough, Horned Frogs fall to No. 11 Texas 73-67 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Court ruling deals major blow to media freedom and Inter-American body

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court ruling deals major blow to media freedom and Inter-American body “We protest against this Honduran Supreme Court decision and we call for the withdrawal of all the legal proceedings against Alvarado,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Latin America desk. Organisation Reporters Without Borders and PEN International condemn the actions of the Honduran Supreme Court in failing to implement a legally-biding order by inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protect journalist, Julio Ernesto Alvarado’s right to work in his profession. The Radio and TV Globo journalist’s last possible appeal against a court ban on working as a journalist for 16 months was rejected on 4 September, setting a dire precedent for freedom of expression and information in Honduras.The Honduran Supreme Court’s decision to reject the appeal filed by Alvarado in October 2014 was the final injustice in a drawn-out defamation suit against Alvarado that began being heard in 2013. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts News In November 2014, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the government of Honduras to implement legally-binding precautionary measures to protect Alvarado’s rights. The IACHR’s decision in Alvarado’s case was a landmark ruling and a clear message to governments in the region to protect journalists and guarantee the right to freedom of expression and information. It is the first time that the IACHR has revoked a ban on a journalist practising his or her profession. Specifically, the IACHR asked the Honduran authorities to postpone implementation of the ban until it had ruled on the substance of the case. Reports RSF_en HondurasAmericas The Supreme Court’s decision is a second violation of the IACHR mechanism, which was created under the San José Pact. As no further legal recourse is available to Alvarado in Honduras, it is now the responsibility of the IACHR to put pressure on the Honduran government to respect its legally-binding order. “Let’s be clear about this. Honduras has legally committed itself to respect rulings by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as their last court of appeal. They must respect their own legal engagement. Their Supreme Court ruling on Julio Ernesto Alvarado’s case does not stand.” – John Ralston Saul, International President of PEN International. The judicial persecution of Alvarado reflects the harassment to which all outspoken journalists and opposition media are subjected in Honduras. The authorities have targeted Radio Globo y TV since the 2009 coup d’état. Five of its employees have been murdered since 2011 without any adequate investigation being carried out.This impunity sustains the high level of murders of journalists in Honduras. Alvarado has also been the target of many acts of intimidation and, since 2012, disturbing surveillance measures. He decided to suspend his programme “Medianoche” in 2013 after receiving constant threats for more than a year.center_img HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras The ban is the result of a defamation case that Belinda Flores Mendoza, the former dean of the economics faculty at the Autonomous National University of Honduras, brought against Alvarado for reporting supreme court charges against her on his TV Globo programme “Mi Nación.” Help by sharing this information “This ruling sets an appalling precedent for freedom of information in Honduras and defies the IACHR request, which the Honduran authorities have an obligation to respect. These prolonged judicial proceedings are a sham and a repressive tool against a journalist with one of the country’s most popular critical radio stations.” News May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Honduran justice ignored the request just weeks later when it issued an order upholding the ban, but the IACHR’s Precautionary Measures request allowed Alvarado to work until last week. to go further News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Honduras is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Supreme court releases outspoken blogger

first_img News June 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court releases outspoken blogger RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation NOTES TO EDITORS: The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan is a coalition of 20 international NGOs working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. For more information about the Partnership, please contact Rebecca Vincent at +44 (0)207 324 2500 or [email protected] AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Related documents azerbaijan_joint_statement_100311.pdfPDF – 292.2 KB RSF_en Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News June 8, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out more Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a blogger who had spent 15 months in prison for criticizing the government, was granted an early release today by the supreme court but will not be able to travel abroad without special permission for another nine months, until the period of his two-year jail sentence is over.“We are relieved by Hajiyev’s release, but he should not have spent a single day in prison and we call for the remaining restrictions on his movements to be lifted immediately,” Reporters Without Borders said.“I was arrested on political orders and it is on political orders that I have been freed,” Hajiyev said today after his release. He added that he intended to resume blogging but also wanted to rest at home first and then spend some time abroad.The supreme court’s decision was in response to an appeal against an earlier decision by a court in the Baku district of Garadagh not to release him (read below). Hajiyev was arrested in March 2011 after calling on social networks for an anti-government protest but was convicted and sentenced on a charge of evading military service.(Picture: Turan)————–30.12.2011 – One blogger denied parole, another pardonedReporters Without Borders reiterates its support for the jailed blogger and activist BakhtiyarHajiyev and calls for his immediate release after Judge Reshad Mustafaev, presiding a hearing inthe Baku district of Garadagh, yesterday rejected a request for his release on parole.Hajiyev’s lawyer, Intigam Aliyev, described the proceedings as biased and politically motivated.No attention had been paid to defence objections, he said, announcing his intention to refer thecase to the European Court of Human Rights in the coming days.Hajiyev is serving a two-year jail sentence on a charge of evading military service under article321.1 of the criminal code. The charge was originally brought against him last January afterhe posted videos online highlighting alleged fraud during the November 2010 parliamentaryelections. He was arrested on 4 March after calling for an anti-government protest on socialnetworks.Jabbar Savalan, a blogger who was given a 30-month jail sentence in May on a trumped-upcharge of drug possession, was meanwhile pardoned on 27 December. He was arrested on 5February after calling for a protest on Facebook.Bloggers and online social network users were among the leading targets when the authoritiescracked down on the pro-democracy protests that took place in March and April in Baku, in thewake of the Arab Spring.————10.03.2011 Youth Activists Targeted as Freedom of Expression Clampdown ContinuesMember organisations of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan condemn the recent wave of arrests of youth activists and bloggers in connection with planned pro-democracy protests in the country, and call for their immediate release. Reports of restrictions on freedom of expression and pressure by the Azerbaijani authorities have escalated in recent weeks, as calls for pro-democracy protests – inspired by the events in the Middle East and North Africa – have gained momentum in the country. The undersigned organisations are calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the five youth activists currently being detained and to cease restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The detained youth activists are: • Jabbar Savalan, an opposition political activist who was arrested on 5 February 2011 after posting on Facebook calls for pro-democracy protests. He was charged with possessing drugs with intent to resell after police allegedly found 0.74 grams of marijuana in his pocket. Savalan has no history of drug use or drug possession, and his supporters claim the marijuana was planted. He remains in pre-trial detention and faces up to three years of imprisonment. • Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a blogger and civic activist involved in organising the planned 11 March 2011 mass protest, who was arrested on 4 March 2011 on charges of evading military service. Although military service is compulsory, the Azerbaijani Constitution provides for alternative military service, which Hajiyev has requested. In a letter sent from detention in the city of Ganja, Hajiyev reported being beaten and threatened with rape by police. He remains in pre-trial detention and faces up to two years of imprisonment. • Dayanat Babayev, an opposition political activist, who was arrested on 4 March 2011 whilst talking on his mobile phone in public. He was given an administrative sentence of 10 days’ detention for “violating public order”. Babayev, who was held incommunicado for two days, reported that police told him his detention was connected with the planned 12 March 2011 opposition protest.• Youth activist Rashadat Akhundov and opposition political activist Sakhavat Soltanli, who were both arrested on 8 March 2011. Akhundov was charged with defying police orders, and Soltanli was charged with “auto hooliganism”, for which they were each sentenced to five days of detention. Both maintain that the charges are false.These arrests took place against a broader backdrop of intimidation, harassment, violence, and imprisonment of individuals who express opinions critical of the Azerbaijani authorities. In addition to the arrests, police have recently shut down three non-governmental organisations in the city of Ganja and detained and questioned employees of the Baku-based Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. A number of online activists have reported being harassed and questioned by police in connection with their Facebook activities.The Azerbaijani authorities are bound by international law to respect and protect the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, which are fundamental to democratic society. The undersigned organisations call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the detained youth activists and to cease practices which restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The following organisations support this statement:• ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression• Freedom House• Human Rights House Foundation• Index on Censorship• Media Diversity Institute• Norwegian Helsinki Committee• Reporters Without Borders “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Newslast_img read more

Texas lawmakers hope an additional $200 million will decrease dreaded wait times at driver’s…

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp TAGS  State lawmakers are poised to spend more than $200 million to decrease Texans’ wait times for driver’s licenses. The lion’s share of the money, $141.5 million, will be used to hire another 762 employees for the program. Legislators also plan to give raises to current driver’s license specialists and open new driver’s license offices in Angleton, outside of Houston, and Denton, north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The legislature’s reforms come after spikes in wait times at driver’s license offices last summer. Near Dallas, some people waited up to eight hours, with part of their time spent in 100-degree Texas heat. Election anxieties have upped the ante for lawmakers, who say many voters consider this issue their most pressing concern. “If someone had the resources and ran against you on this issue?” said Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston. “You would get yourself in political liability over this issue alone.” A committee comprised of lawmakers from the House and Senate approved the plan, which was released Saturday as part of the state’s proposed two-year budget. Both the House and Senate have to sign off on the budget before the legislative session ends Monday. Still, lawmakers worry that the agency currently in charge of the driver’s licenses, the Department of Public Safety, has mismanaged public money in recent years. Wait times at driver’s license offices have only worsened, even as the legislature has funneled more than $300 million into the program since the 2012 budget year. DPS aims to process driver’s license and ID applications in 45 minutes, but the agency only hit that target 30 percent of the time last year — down from 40 percent in past years. “You can’t just throw money at something and fix it.” said Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, at a January hearing. So, budget writers appropriated another $1 million to study the pros and cons of transferring the program to the Department of Motor Vehicles. “DPS has far too many tier-one tasks hanging on its Christmas tree,” state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, said in a January committee hearing. “And the driver’s license function is an ornament best given to DMV because it more lines up with the administrative function of DMV than a law enforcement function of DPS.” In a 2018 report, the Sunset Advisory Commission, a legislative group that evaluates state agencies said DPS has a history of transferring money from of the driver’s license program to fund other duties. And in 2017, DPS chose not to spend $8 million that the legislature allocated for the program. The agency argued that unspent money isn’t unusual because of the high turnover rate for their staffers, and the raises proposed in the 2020-2021 budget will help with employee retention. According to the commission, DPS also didn’t invest in important technology, like customer management software for phone calls. And 381 budgeted positions for the driver’s license program are currently unfilled. The House this year agreed to accelerate the program’s transfer to DMV with House Bill 11, by State Rep. Ed Thompson, R-Pearland, so DPS would start the transition process in September. But the Senate Transportation committee never gave the bill a hearing. Some senators worried that rushing the process would create chaos. They argued that the DMV is much smaller than DPS and already has frequent technology problems. “You move [the driver’s license program] to DMV with all the issues they currently have, and you’re going to have a cluster,” said Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, during a January committee hearing. Read related Tribune coverageTexas lawmakers want to fix wait times at driver’s license offices. Will they agree on a solution?After criticism, DPS restores extended hours at busiest driver’s license offices The Texas Tribune. Texas lawmakers hope an additional $200 million will decrease dreaded wait times at driver’s license centers Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Previous article052419_OHS_Graduation_JF_02Next articleCENTERS’ PIECE: Realize potential through life choices Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more