CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK YOU WILL WATCH MORE TV ONLINE?

first_img Share CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK YOU WILL WATCH MORE TV ONLINE? Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BEN ARAM | KENNEDYS“I am from Germany and so I use such websites to catch up on shows I have missed. I am also a frequent YouTube user. Websites such as BBC iPlayer strike me as very useful and I see myself using them more in the future.”TOM SPILLER | WILKINS BEAUMONT AND SUCKLING“I will not be watching TV online in the future. Television fills a particular void but I do not like it enough to go looking for it online.”TONY STARNS | NATWEST“I have Sky Plus and that suits all my TV needs. I would much rather use my large television screen than a small computer screen.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvdcenter_img KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 26 August 2010 7:50 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

High oil prices a concern for head of Saudi oil firm

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:03 pmcenter_img Share OIL prices dipped yesterday after the head of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company expressed concern that the high price level could damage the global economy.Khalid al-Falih, chief executive of Aramco, said Saudi Arabia was not comfortable with the level of the oil price, echoing comments from Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi last week.“We are not comfortable with oil prices where they are today…I am concerned about the impact it could have on the global economy,” Falih told a conference in South Korea.Brent crude futures have risen to $124 per barrel from $95 three months ago as Middle East unrest added to growing energy demand from emerging markets. But Saudi Arabia has cut oil output, citing market oversupply due to the pressure of high prices on recovering economies. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof High oil prices a concern for head of Saudi oil firm last_img read more

iGB Diary: Deja vu for Lotex, Sportsbet stuffs up, Kenny’s pay cut and VHS player anyone?

first_img Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Happy Friday igamers! This week we guess what other long-delayed events might take place before the Lotex sale ever goes ahead, cover Sportsbet’s woes Down Under, marvel at the time it took to discover a VHS shop was a front and ponder Kenny Alexander’s pay cut.Lotex: If at first you don’t succeed… .. keep doing the same thing over and over and over. That’s the message from Brazil this week, where the privatisation of the state’s instant win games business Loteria Exclusiva Instantânea (Lotex) has once again fallen flat on its face. Once again, there was a dearth of parties interested in taking charge of the business, which has already seen a BRL640m reduced sticker slapped over its original BRL1bn price tag. With the process delayed for a seventh time, it looks as if we’ve got more chance of seeing George R R Martin publish the sixth Game of Thrones novel before it’s finally completed. Or Crossrail actually completed and opened to the public. Or even the UK working out whether or not it wants to be part of the European Union. And, of course, we’ll probably have seen the Spider-Man franchise rebooted several times. Unless a reluctant new owner is paid to take it, expect this to run and run.Sentiment souring on Sportsbet Sportsbet has been one of the star performers in the Paddy Power Betfair (now Flutter Entertainment) stable in recent years but it’s been a rough couple of weeks for the company. First, taking a leaf out of its parent company’s books, it decided to pay out early on Labor winning the Australian election but ended up regretting it when the Liberal Party-led coalition pulled off a surprise victory. It was a double whammy for the bookie as it then had to pay out those who bet on the winner, having offered them extremely favourable odds. In total, Sportsbet lost more than $5m on the election result. The bad run continued when it this week found itself in hot water after voiding some Australian Football League bets over the weekend, prompting outrage among punters. One was so incensed they started a Twitter account called Sportsbet Lawsuit, which has already gained almost 1,500 followers. A number of fans also started trying to put together a class action, with various lawyers going on the record against Sportsbet, which had blamed a pricing error for the voided bets. The bookie then did something of a U-turn and paid out the bets at the revised odds, but that didn’t appease players – unsurprising really when some saw their odds slashed from 150/1 to 9.5/1. One has to wonder if rather than saying it was allowed to cancel the bets under its terms and conditions it might have been better off saying, ‘Oops, we made a mistake but are going to pay out anyway’. If you’re willing to throw away money on paying out elections early despite repeatedly getting it wrong, why not on punter goodwill?  Another reason to speed up sports betting regulation in all US states While many US states have for many years been champing at the bit to get legal sports betting up and running, Georgia has historically been one of the more conservative states when it comes to gambling liberalisation. There are signs this is changing, however, with a senate committee now looking into making changes. It’s just as well really given the resources the state has when it comes to stamping out illegal betting. The news this week, covered by WSB-TV in Atlanta, that a police investigation uncovered an illegal gambling ring operating via a VHS store was somewhat perplexing given the store had been there for many years. Apparently police had pegged it as a front several years back, but not had any undercover staff available to investigate. Speaking after the store was finally busted this week a police spokesman told the TV station, “It’s just a cover, obviously a cover”. Well, duh. Does anyone even own a VHS player anymore? He went on to say that a detective had described how the most recent movie in the store was an action movie from 2007. Just goes to show that the truth really can be stranger than fiction. At least in Breaking Bad the criminal masterminds had the sense to run their drug operations through chicken stores, laundromats and car washes, i.e. business that people still use. Wonder if Blockbuster is regretting shutting down all those stores – it could have had a good few years of alternate income in seems…How to cope with a 15% pay cut This week brought news of GVC boss Kenny Alexander volunteering to give up £150,000 of his £950,000 annual salary, taking his pay down to a mere £800,000, in a bid to stave off a shareholder rebellion. If only the rest of us had such problems… Usually articles aimed at those who’ve taken a pay cut, say to change careers or spend more time with their kids, give handy tips such as, ‘take a packed lunch’ and ‘use the bus instead of the train’. But with £800,000 and training as an accountant, we’re pretty sure Kenny won’t need to do either of those things. Unfortunately for Kenny, not many seem to think it will smooth things over with shareholders. He might have been better off taking the cash and donating it personally to GambleAware given the recent furore about some betting firms donating as little as a fiver last year – the charity’s list of donors revealed that a company called Best Bets donated only £5 last year. GVC, of course, was one of the biggest donors but a personal contribution from its CEO would certainly have gotten some good PR.That’s it for this week. See you next week! 31st May 2019 | By Joanne Christie Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates People Sports betting Strategy iGB Diarycenter_img Regions: Asia Europe LATAM iGB Diary: Deja vu for Lotex, Sportsbet stuffs up, Kenny’s pay cut and VHS player anyone? Finance Email Addresslast_img read more

No savings at 60? Here’s what I’d do immediately

first_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images It’s never too late to start saving for the future. So, even if you’ve reached 60 years of age and you’ve got no savings to retire on, now sould be the time to get started.No savings at 60The first thing I’d do if I had reached 60 with no pension savings would be to open a SIPP. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Any saver who’s  just started planning for retirement at 60 needs as much help as possible. SIPPs can provide an additional leg up for investors. Anyone under the age of 75 can pay into a SIPP, even if you aren’t earning, although contributions are capped at £2,880 in this scenario. The most significant benefit of using a SIPP is its tax advantages. Any money you put into one of these pots attracts tax relief at your marginal tax rate. That’s 20% for basic rate taxpayers. For every £80 contributed, the government will add another £20, to take the total up to £100. Higher and additional rate taxpayers can claim back even more on their tax returns. What’s more, any income or capital gains earned on investments held inside one of these wrappers don’t attract tax. This benefit is desirable for higher rate payers. Start investingUnfortunately, even though SIPPs can help give your savings a leg up, if you’ve reached 60 with no money put aside for retirement, you might have to work a bit longer. How much longer depends on how much you can save. For example, a saver who can contribute the maximum of £40,000 to a SIPP every year, could achieve a pension pot of £467k within a decade. That’s assuming a relatively low annual rate of return of 3%. Meanwhile, a saver who contributes £1,000 a month or £1,250 after tax relief, could build a nest egg of £175k over the space of a decade. According to my calculations, this could provide an annual income of £7,000 in retirement. To increase the annual growth rate, I’d invest SIPP funds in the stock market. Following this strategy could help any saver improve their retirement prospects. Over the past three-and-a-half decades, UK blue-chip stocks have produced an average annual return of around 8%. Plugging this figure into the examples above gives the following results. The £1,000-a-month saver could end up with a final pot worth £230k after a decade. Meanwhile, the £3,333-a-month investor could achieve an absolute investment value of £614k. My figures suggest these values would be enough to generate an annual income of £9,200 and £24,000 in retirement respectively.The bottom lineThat’s the strategy I’d use to improve my retirement prospects immediately. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Diocese of the Dominican Republic notified of successful canonical consent…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Nov 16, 2015 Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of General Convention, have notified the Diocese of the Dominican Republic that Bishop Coadjutor-elect Moisés Quezada Mota has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.Quezada was elected bishop coadjutor on July 26.  His ordination and consecration service is slated for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016; the presiding bishop will officiate.While Quezada has received the necessary majority of consents, consents will continue to be accepted up to and including the Dec. 19 deadline date.In Canon III.11.4 (b), Standing Committees, in consenting to the ordination and consecration, attest they are “fully sensible of how important it is that the Sacred Order and Office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion without partiality, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify that we know of no impediment on account of which the Reverend A.B. ought not to be ordained to that Holy Office. We do, moreover, jointly and severally declare that we believe the Reverend A.B. to have been duly and lawfully elected and to be of such sufficiency in learning, of such soundness in the Faith, and of such godly character as to be able to exercise the Office of a Bishop to the honor of God and the edifying of the Church, and to be a wholesome example to the flock of Christ.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Diocese of the Dominican Republic notified of successful canonical consent process Bishop Coadjutor-elect Quezada Mota ordination and consecration on Feb. 13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Elections, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Kentucky bishop balances calls for peace and justice after grand…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Racial Justice & Reconciliation [Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 23, just a few hours after the announcement that a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with her death, Kentucky Bishop Terry Allen White presided over a penitential Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville to mark the occasion.Standing next to a candle and a sign reading “Justice for Breonna” with the number of weeks since her death (now 27) – which has been displayed prominently in the cathedral’s livestream services for months – White preached on Matthew 10:32-42, which contains the much-examined line “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”True peace, he said, is hard to come by now – because of both the racist violence taking place in America and the urge to respond out of anger.“I confess to you right now,” he said, “evil is tempting me to commit evil actions. And part of that reason is feeling angry.”White was feeling angry over the grand jury’s decision not to file homicide charges in the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT who was killed in her Louisville apartment by police. Just after midnight on March 13, three officers executing a “no-knock” search warrant broke into Taylor’s apartment, exchanged gunfire with her boyfriend and shot her eight times.The officers and one other witness have said they knocked and announced themselves; Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has said he did not hear them. As they broke into the apartment, Walker said, he fired a warning shot, which hit an officer in the leg. The three officers then fired 32 shots into the apartment, killing Taylor.In the months since then, Taylor’s killing – along with that of George Floyd and other African Americans – has come to symbolize the crises of systemic racism and police brutality in the United States. Taylor’s name has been invoked by many in The Episcopal Church, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who said last week that her death “exposed the death-dealing depth of racism and white supremacy deeply embedded in the soil and in the soul of America.”The grand jury charged one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of “wanton endangerment” for firing 10 shots indiscriminately into Taylor’s apartment, thereby endangering lives in a neighboring unit, but none of the officers was charged with killing Taylor. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that is because they acted in self-defense.“Our investigation showed, and the grand jury agreed, that [Officers] Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their return of deadly fire,” Cameron said.Protests against Taylor’s killing and the lack of charges in the case have been underway in Louisville since May 28. After yesterday’s announcement of the grand jury’s decision, protests escalated in Louisville and various cities around the country, and two police officers were shot in Louisville.In his sermon that evening, White reexamined the meanings of concepts like justice and peace, though he did not directly address the specifics of the grand jury’s decision. Citing the passage from Matthew’s Gospel, White said peace is not merely the absence of violence.“You might say that Jesus doesn’t sound very Christian here,” White said. “At least that’s the way it sounds to my white ears,” he said. “Much of that has to do with how I was formed in understanding the meaning of peace, and then how I live out that definition in my life. My own definition has emphasized peace as the absence of disagreement.”Acknowledging his privilege as a white man, White said that for him, “peace usually meant the status quo. I was fine with that because I had status. I need to change, and I am trying to change.”As he called for deep societal change to reflect the kingdom of God, White also urged listeners to resist the temptation to respond to evil with evil. At “the end of a day like this one,” he said, Christians must turn to faith instead of anger.“That must be what we rely on, and not returning evil in the face of evil temptation. Now, I will continue to struggle with resisting that response at times, and beloved, I need your help and example. Indeed, we need each other now.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Kentucky bishop balances calls for peace and justice after grand jury finds police killing of Breonna Taylor justified Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Belleville, IL By Egan MillardPosted Sep 24, 2020 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

No. 4 Baseball splits Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic

first_imgCarolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Linkedin Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Photo By David Cohen, BHEphotos printTCU right-hander Jared Janczak threw seven shutout innings and the offense contributed with 10 runs to complete a 10-1 victory over USC Friday night in the opening game of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic.The junior (1-1) was threw an impressive eight strikeouts. He only allowed five base runners and never faced more than four batters in any one inning. During his time on the mound, only one batter reached second base.First-year left-handed pitcher Augie Mihlbauer and sophomore right-handed pitcher Trey Morris filled the final two innings for TCU.Both teams were scoreless heading into the third inning until the Horned Frogs’ offense used a two-out rally to get on the board. Third baseman Conner Shepherd drew a one-out walk and scored on a two-out double from right fielder Connor Wanhanen. Shortly after, sophomore catcher Zach Humphreys followed with a base hit to give TCU a 2-0 lead.This marked the seventh straight game Humphreys safely reached base.TCU scored three more runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 5-0. Back-to-back singles from left fielder Josh Watson and designated hitter Michael Landestoy put runners on the corners.This marked the 16th game straight game Watson reached the base safely.Senior center fielder A.J. Balta collected his first of two doubles on the night to drive in Watson. An RBI-groundout from Shepherd made it a 4-0 game. First-year Coby Boulware and Balta executed a double steal, making it the fourth time this season multiple bases are stolen in a game. Balta slid across home plate to make it a 5-0 game.TCU would go on score five more runs in the sixth inning. Balta’s double into the right-field fence later allowed him to score off of Boulware’s base hit. A throwing error from USC gave first-year shortstop Adam Oviedo opportunity to score. With two on the bases, junior first baseman Luken Baker launched his fourth home run of the season to left center, which increased the lead to 10.The Trojans put themselves on the board in the ninth inning with a lone run on a two-out ball.Saturday’s matchup against UCLA was canceled due to inclement weather.Following the cancellation, TCU faltered Sunday against No. 15 Vanderbilt in the final game of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic, 7-4.Vanderbilt opened up to a 5-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back. While the Horned Frogs would cut the lead to 5-3 in the second inning, they could not get over the hump.The Horned Frogs suffered an immediate deficit in the first inning as Vanderbilt scored three runs with their first eight batters. A base hit from center fielder Pat DeMarco scored Vanderbilt’s first run, and a two-out bases-loaded base hit from shortstop Connor Kaiser extended Vanderbilt’s lead to three.A two-out rally extended TCU’s deficit to five. After back-to-back batters loaded the bases, third baseman Jayson Gonzalez smacked a single into center field to score two runners.The Horned Frogs made up some ground in the bottom of the second inning as A.J. Balta’s base hit started the surge. After Adam Oviedo was walked, Conner Shepherd hit his first-career home run to cut the deficit to two.The game was as close as it would get in the fifth inning when TCU’s Michael Landestoy’s ground-out scored Humphreys from third to make it a one-run game.Vanderbilt took advantage of some mental errors by the Frogs, including a wild pitch and balk, to extend its lead.The Horned Frogs had several chances to come back but stranded 10 baserunners in the game.Nick Lodolo (3-1) took the loss after giving up five runs on six hits in one-and-two-thirds innings. Sean Wymer came in to relieve Lodolo but allowed two runs on two hits and struck out four. Cal Couglin, James Notary and Augie Mihlbauer pitched the final 3 2/3 innings.The Horned Frogs will complete their road trip Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Houston when they face Rice University. Facebook Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Previous articleBeach volleyball suffers seventh consecutive lossNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Spring Break edition Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Student expected to launch sports betting app TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Boschini questions English-only alert system + posts Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

No let-up in the gagging and jailing of journalists!

first_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en July 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No let-up in the gagging and jailing of journalists! News February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption May 11, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today protested at the sentencing yesterday of freelance Uzbek journalist Dilmurod Sayid (photo Ferghana.ru) to 12 and a half years in prison on a charge of “extortion” and “producing forged documents”.His lawyer, Ruhiddin Kamilov, said the court in the Toylok district in Samarkand province in the south of the country, had not produced enough evidence against the journalist, who continued to maintain his innocence. Kamilov also objected that the trial was held behind closed doors.“We are outraged at this heavy sentence handed down to Dilmurod Sayid”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We urge the Uzbek authorities to release this journalist or at the least to deign to allow him a fair appeal,” it added.“Sayid has become the 8th journalist to be imprisoned in Uzbekistan and in the eyes of our organisation the real reasons for his conviction are not those given to the court, but are connected with his professional activities”“His case recalled that of Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov, a journalist who was sentenced in 2008 to ten years in jail for ‘use and trafficking of drugs’. Uzbekistan is tightening its grip on freedom of expression”, said the organisation.The journalist was arrested by agents of the Samarkand prosecutor on 22 February 2009. He was held first in Tashkent then in Samarkand after a woman reported him to the authorities for allegedly extorting a large sum of money (between 5,000 and 6,000 US dollars) from a businessman in the Samarkand region, allegedly asked him for money in exchange for agreeing not to write critical articles about him. Before becoming freelance and a member of the Uzbek non-governmental organisation Ezgulik, which defends the rights of farmers, Sayid worked for a number of different newspapers including Advokat-Press, Darachki, and Kihslok Hayoti. He had written a number of critical articles about the government and in particular the authorities in Samarkand whom he accused of impoverishing the region’s farmers. Uzbekistan is ranked 162nd out of 173 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ 2008 world press freedom index. News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Organisation last_img read more

Nouveau Courrier journalists acquitted on criminal charges, due to be released

first_img Receive email alerts News November 27, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go furthercenter_img Reports July 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nouveau Courrier journalists acquitted on criminal charges, due to be released News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s decision by an Abidjan criminal court to acquit the editor, managing editor and publisher of the Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan newspaper, who had been originally been charged with theft of an official document, publishing information about a judicial case that has not yet been tried and revealing a confidential document. See the previous release .The three journalists, editor Saint Claver Oula, publisher Stéphane Guédé and managing editor Théophile Kouamouo, who were arrested on 13 July, were however convicted on a lesser charge. Abidjan prosecutor Raymond Tchimoub’s press officer, Patrice Pohé, who allegedly leaked a confidential report to them, was also acquitted. He has been held since 23 July.“We take note of the three journalists’ acquittal,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are relieved that the court dismissed the charges brought under criminal law and focused on those relating to Côte d’Ivoire’s press freedom law, which excludes imprisonment. We nonetheless condemn the fact that the journalists remained in detention throughout the proceedings.”Pohé’s trial began yesterday afternoon. A journalist by profession who is also the president of the National Conference of Côte d’Ivoire Publishers, he allegedly leaked a report about corruption in the coffee and cocoa trade. The prosecutor’s official requested a two-month jail sentence and a fine of 100,000 CFA francs (150 euros) for Pohé on charges of theft of an official document and revealing a confidential document.The prosecutor’s office meanwhile changed one of the charges against the Nouveau Courrier journalists from theft of an official document to receiving a stolen official document, and asked the court to sentence them to a month in prison and a fine of 5 million CFA francs (7,500 euros).After deliberation, the court dismised the theft charge against Pohé on the grounds that it had not been established that anything was stolen and acquitted Oula, Guédé and Kouamouoof receiving a stole document. But it found the three Nouveau Courrier journalists guilty on the charge of publishing information about a judicial case that has not yet been tried and sentenced them under l’article 73 of the 2004 press law to a fine of 5 million CFA francs (7,500) and suspended the newspaper for two weeks.Reporters Without Borders said: “We urge the authorities to relax the laws applied to press offences. Contrary to what Côte d’Ivoire’s laws say, publishing information and reports about matters that have not yet come to trial is part of an investigative journalist’s work. In many countries, this freedom allows the media to reveal subjects of public interet, inform the public about sensitive issues, prevent information from being suppressed and assist with an investigation.”The press freedom organisation added: “This is an essential condition for journalists to be able to be independent of the judicial and political authorities, who decide which cases are opened and which are closed. Côté d’Ivoire, which already took a big step forward as regards press freedom when it decriminalised press offences in 2004, has the possibility of improving its legislation, bringing it into line with international standards and reinforcing fundamental rights.”Oula, Guédé, Kouamouo and Pohé were all due to be released today. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Caltech’s New Vice President for Student Affairs Named

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Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Joseph Shepherd PhD ’81. Photo courtesy CaltechJoseph Shepherd (PhD ’81), the C. L. “Kelly” Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is leaving his post as dean of graduate studies to succeed Anneila Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’78), the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, as vice president for student affairs. Shepherd’s new role is effective September 15.Sargent, who served the campus as the leader of student affairs the last eight years, announced in March that she was leaving the post to return to research and teaching full time. Shepherd, who joined the Caltech faculty in 1993, has served the last six years as the dean of graduate studies.We recently sat down with Shepherd to talk about his past role and his new one, his strengths and goals, and his experience at Caltech.Q: What does the vice president for student affairs do?A: Student Affairs includes the offices of the undergraduate and graduate deans as well as obvious things like the registrar, undergraduate admissions, fellowships and study abroad, the career center, the health center, and the counseling center. It also includes things you might not think of—athletics; performing and visual arts, which includes the music programs, the theater program, the various arts programs, and all of the faculty and instructors that make these programs possible; and a whole group of organizations lumped under “auxiliaries.”The term “auxiliaries” is misleading, because they’re central to student life. Housing and dining are the biggest parts, but there are services like the C-Store, the Red Door Café, the Caltech Store and Wired.Q: What makes this role exciting for you?A: People speculate about what it is that makes Caltech a great school. A lot of folks say, “Well, it’s because it’s so small.” But I think it’s also because we work with people instead of creating some bureaucratic mechanism to solve problems. We say, “All right, what’s the issue here? How can we resolve this?” instead of, “We need to create a rule. And then we need to create a group to enforce the rule.” My approach is to ask, “What do we want the outcome to be?” In Student Affairs, you want the outcome to be something that supports the students, supports the faculty, and then you make sure that it’s not going to adversely affect the Institute.Q: Are there any changes coming, any initiatives you want to establish?A: We need to think about how we build on the strengths we have and improve the things that we’re weakest at. Before you make any changes to an organization, you need to understand those two things. There are a lot of parts to Student Affairs, so I need to understand the strong points of those organizations, and then get them to help me formulate what’s important to do.You always have to be careful of unintended consequences. As they say in chess, you want to think several moves deep. All right, suppose we do that. What will it mean for different parts of our population? Do we make this choice based on the data we have, or do we need more data? Will there be effects on people we haven’t thought about? Maybe we need to go talk to those people.When you have the authority to change things, you also have the responsibility to ask, “Are these the right changes?” Nothing happens in isolation. Anything you do is invariably going to wind up touching quite a few people.Q: You’ve been dean of graduate studies since 2009. Did you consider taking a breather before jumping into this?A: Well, much to my surprise, I found that being the dean of graduate studies was rewarding in many different ways. Sometimes you had to do some difficult things, but I actually liked being the dean. I was able, to some extent, to continue my research. I did some teaching—although last year I taught a major course all three terms, and I had my research group—and I was the dean of graduate studies. That taught me a lesson: a man’s got to know his limitations.So when I was asked if I would take this position, I did think about taking a break and not doing it. I enjoy my research and I enjoy teaching. I enjoy working with students, but I also enjoy trying to help the Institute as a whole. Here at Caltech, we pride ourselves on the notion that we have this very special environment. We have this small school, and we have dedicated professionals that work together with faculty to nurture that environment—having faculty who are invested in participating in the key administrative roles is essential.When I was a graduate student here, my adviser was Brad Sturtevant [MS ’56, PhD ’60, and a lifelong faculty member thereafter]. Brad was the executive officer for aeronautics [1972-76]. He was in charge of the committee that built the Sherman Fairchild Library and he was on the faculty board. He emphasized to me that being involved in administration was just as valuable as all the other aspects of being a faculty member. He was a dedicated researcher, but he also felt strongly that you should be a good citizen. You should contribute.Q: It seems like this is more than just a duty to you, though.A: I’m looking forward to it. I’m also very conscious of the responsibility. I think it’s going to be important for us all to think about how we maintain the excellence of the Institute and that we imagine how this place is going to evolve. As society evolves around us, we will naturally wind up changing. We need to do that in a thoughtful way so that we continue to be the special organization that we are.At the end of the day, I’m counting on help from the faculty and staff. Caltech works because of the committed individuals within our organizations, the personal connections we form as we work together and the cooperation across the campus that these connections enable. It’s a collective enterprise.I think administration is not something that’s done to people. It’s being responsible for making sure that folks have the right work environment, the right job assignments, and the right resources. It’s making sure we’re doing the right things with the finite resources we have. One of our former presidents said something that’s always stuck with me: an administrator’s goals are not about their own career so much as helping the careers of others. You need to think about how you’re helping the people working for you, because they have goals and aspirations. That’s where you take your satisfaction. Community News Education Caltech’s New Vice President for Student Affairs Named By DOUGLAS SMITH Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 11:13 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more