Robert Sessum, 10-time deputy, awarded House of Deputies medal

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted May 13, 2016 Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH May 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm Well done thy good and faithful servant ! It should be added Bob served St George’sCollege, Jerusalem as Finance Officer for several years in addition to his other activities. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Rev. Robert Sessum and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. Photo: Hans Flueck[House of Deputies press release] On May 1, the Rev. Robert Sessum, a ten-time deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Lexington, was awarded the House of Deputies Medal by President Gay Clark Jennings during her visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington.“Bob has held an amazing array of leadership positions in the Episcopal Church and given thousands of hours of service over more than three decades,” said Jennings. “He has always been a steady hand on the wheel through stormy ecclesiastical seas. That’s true here in the Diocese of Lexington, it’s true in the province and churchwide, and it’s true in the Anglican Communion.”Sessum, who was rector of the parish for nearly 17 years, served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, as president of Province IV, on the Standing Commission on Anglican & International Peace with Justice Concerns, the Standing Committee on the Structure of the Churchand as the Episcopal Church’s clergy member of the Anglican Consultative Council. He is currently a director of Kanuga Conference Center, an Episcopal camp and conference center in North Carolina, and a member of the board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church.During her visit, Jennings and Sessum presented a forum on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). Sessum was the Episcopal Church’s clergy member of the ACC from 1999-2005 and attended his final ACC meeting as a visitor because Episcopal Church representatives were not welcomed as voting members in the wake of the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. Jennings has been the Episcopal Church’s ACC clergy members since 2012 and recently returned from a meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, at which ACC members declined to enforce consequences against the Episcopal Church sought by the primates of the Anglican Communion in response to General Convention 2015’s adoption of marriage equality.“All of us who have followed Bob in this work are grateful to him for representing the Episcopal Church so honorably to the rest of the Anglican Communion during his tenure on the ACC,” Jennings said.The House of Deputies Medal was established in 2012 and is awarded to laypeople and clergy who have given distinguished service to the House of Deputies and the Episcopal Church. May 14, 2016 at 12:14 am Bob was also a Trustee of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem for many years, serving as Chair of Audit and other unglamorous but critical positions. Trusted, respected and loved by all. Congratulations, Bob. Well deserved. 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House for P / LOW Architecten

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519064/house-for-p-low-architecten Clipboard “COPY” Belgium 2010 House for P / LOW ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse for P / LOW Architecten Save this picture!© Stijn Bollaert+ 13 Share Photographs Houses photographs:  Stijn Bollaert, Yannick MilpasPhotographs:  Stijn Bollaert, Yannick Milpas Text description provided by the architects. NATURE AND LIGHTIn a wooded area in the town of Keerbergen, LOW architecten designs a private dwelling on one single level. The owner’s wish was to build a house with a plain structure and to live in touch with nature. The woods on the surrounding lots create large shadow parts over the parcel. This ‘limitation’ was the starting point for the idea to capture natural light through the roof. The result is a sculptural volume with two converging roofs.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaThe roof structure is tangible everywhere in the house, there are no straight lines when you look at the ceiling. The result is an extraordinary spatial perception when you enter the living area. The asymmetrical skylight provides extra daylight to splash into the room.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertINTROVERT BUT OPENAt first sight, the house appears introverted, almost ascetic, in fact.  The restrained facade design and the robust use of materials create that effect.  But the bunker-like building actually opens up completely to the countryside at the rear.  The association with a bunker is reinforced by the two funnel-shaped roofs. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanDespite its unusual design, the materials used are rather traditional: bricks for the façade, ceramic cladding for the roof and aluminum windows. Brass joinery for the front doors gives the façade a special touch.Save this picture!© Yannick MilpasNATUUR EN LICHTVerscholen in de bossen van  Keerbergen ontwerpt LOW architecten een gelijkvloerse particuliere woning.  De wens van de klant was een huis te bouwen met een duidelijke structuur en om in contact te leven met de natuur.  De bebossing op de omliggende percelen creëert grote schaduwvlakken over delen van het perceel.  Deze ‘beperking’ werd het vertrekpunt van het idee om natuurlijk licht te vangen doorheen het dak. Het resultaat is een sculpturaal volume met twee naar elkaar toelopende daken.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertDe dakstructuur is overal in het huis voelbaar, er is geen enkel recht plafond.  Het resultaat is een bijzondere ruimtelijke ervaring wanneer men de leefruimte betreedt.  Het asymmetrische dakraam zorgt voor extra zenitaal licht dat in de ruimte kan schijnen.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertINTROVERT MAAR OPENOp het eerst zicht lijkt het huis introvert, bijna ascetisch zelfs.  Het sobere gevelontwerp en het robuust gebruik van materialen creëren dit effect.  Maar het bunkerachtige gebouw opent zich  achteraan helemaal naar het landschap.  De trechtervormige daken versterken deze associatie met de bunker nog meer.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertOndanks zijn opmerkelijke vormgeving zijn de gebruikte materialen eerder traditioneel: baksteen voor de gevel, een keramische bekleding van het dak en aluminium ramen.  Het messing schrijnwerk van de voordeuren geeft de voorgevel een bijzondere toets.Project gallerySee allShow lessDoes London Really Need the Garden Bridge?Architecture NewsAberto Studio / AR ArquitetosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Antwerp, Belgium Year:  Year:  Area:  140 m² Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2010 House for P / LOW Architecten Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519064/house-for-p-low-architecten Clipboard Architects: LOW Architecten Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLOW ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAntwerpHousesBelgiumPublished on June 25, 2014Cite: “House for P / LOW Architecten” 25 Jun 2014. 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Australian non-profits accept online donations

Australian non-profits accept online donations Howard Lake | 28 February 2001 | News Pro Bono Australia recently ran an online straw poll asking if charities were accepting online donations. They found that 24% of Australian non-profits were offering an online donation facility. Another 33% were planning to offer such a facility in the next 6 months, and 18% within 12 months. The site is following this up with a straw poll asking “What percentage of Donors do you contact by email alone?”Visit Pro Bono Australia. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 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. read more

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Royal Marsden receives largest-ever single donation of £25m

first_imgRoyal Marsden receives largest-ever single donation of £25m Melanie May | 7 June 2018 | News Tagged with: Finance trusts and foundations  267 total views,  3 views today  268 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51center_img The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has received a £25million donation towards a new cancer facility.The £25 million lead gift comes from its long-term supporter, Oak Foundation, and takes the Trust’s fundraising total for the new centre over halfway to target. HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of The Royal Marsden, launched the appeal for the new centre in 2015.Due to open in 2021 on the Trust’s Sutton site, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity needs to raise £70 million to build the new Oak Cancer Centre. The Centre will place over 300 researchers alongside patients with the most challenging and rare cancers, putting patients at the heart of research and helping to speed up the development of new treatments to improve survival.The £25 million donation from Oak Foundation, a family-led foundation formally established in 1983, is The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s largest single donation to date, and takes the total amount donated by Oak Foundation to date to £43 million.Oak Foundation has supported The Royal Marsden for 15 years; they donated the lead gift for The Royal Marsden’s Oak Centre for Children and Young People, which was opened by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, and have made an important contribution to drug development, in particular helping to find new treatments for children and young people with hard to treat cancers.Professor David Cunningham, Director of Clinical Research at The Royal Marsden, said:“I’d like to thank Oak Foundation for this incredibly generous gift. Through pioneering new treatments and proving their effectiveness, the work carried out in the Oak Cancer Centre will benefit patients not just at The Royal Marsden, but throughout the UK and beyond.”Main image: Architect’s drawing of the new Oak Cancer Centre. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51last_img read more

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‘No more racist police killings!’

first_imgHouston Los Angeles Atlanta Philadelphia Bostoncenter_img Rochester, N.Y. New York Times Square July 11 — Hundreds of protests, militant marches and highway blockades have been held across the country in the past week as the killings of Black people by racist police continue with impunity. The July 5 murder of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., by two white cops was videotaped and seen worldwide. The day after, police in Falcon Heights, Minn., shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile; his fiancee videoed the aftermath of the gunshots.In Baton Rouge, some form of protest has been held every day since Sterling’s death. Neighborhood gatherings have grown into marches to the police station. Peaceful protest has been met with cops in riot gear, pounding batons on shields. Hundreds have been arrested.Five thousand marched in St. Paul, Minn., after Castile’s death and hundreds protested at the Minnesota governor’s mansion on July 7. An into-the-night blockade of Interstate 94 beginning on July 9 ended with police violence and more than 100 arrests.Scores have also been arrested and threatened by police in various cities as militant demonstrations took place. An uprising against racism and police terror continues to grow. The following summaries from WW activists show the breadth and depth of protest in a few cities across the U.S.Albany, N.Y.: ‘Enough is enough’More than 200 people rallied July 8 in Albany, N.Y., organized by the Upstate New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, to protest the police killing of five Black and Latino men in the U.S. in the last seven days: Alton Sterling, Delrawn Small, Anthony Nuñez, Philando Castile and Pedro Erik Villanueva. “We raise up our voices and say enough is enough is enough,” emphasized Patrick Avery, pastor at Kingdom Reigning Worship Center. (timesunion.com, July 8)The rally ended with a stirring speech by 11-year-old Alicia Clemente. “I’m afraid to walk to school,” she yelled into a megaphone. “I’m tired of being scared. I’m scared to be next. I’m scared of the next. I don’t want to hear ‘Say her name’ every time I turn on the news. I don’t want to see bombs go down in Afghanistan. I don’t want to see it anymore.” — Chris FryAtlanta: 10,000 marchDetermined demonstrators have marched, chanted, blocked traffic, shut down interstates, danced and sung for hours every night since July 7. These protests covered miles of Atlanta streets, beginning in the early evening and lasting until the following morning. Despite attempts by police agencies to thwart movement with barricades and patrol cars, the marchers have stayed in the streets, joined by new recruits and supported by motorists caught in traffic.On July 7, some 1,000 people, mostly youth, blocked the Downtown Connector of I-75 and I-85 that passes through the heart of Atlanta. The following day, 10,000 people took over key sites, from the CNN Center to Peachtree Street and Centennial Olympic Park. For more than five hours, thousands faced off against a small army of police and state troopers at the Williams Street entrance to the interstate. Participants represented every segment of the Black community, including families, elders, and faith and Civil Rights organizations.Black Lives Matter activists were key to six- to eight-hour protests on July 9 and July 10. A dozen or so were arrested. A July 11 action is moving to the affluent Buckhead neighborhood, where two elite shopping malls are located.While many signs and chants refer to Sterling and Castile, the names of local victims of police violence — Anthony Hill, Kevin Davis, Nick Thomas, Alexia Christian and others — make clear that Atlanta families have suffered similarly and received no justice. — Dianne MathiowetzBaltimore: protesters criminalizedOn July 8, some 1,000 people, organized by the People’s Power Assembly, shut down traffic coming off Interstate 83 as protesters marched to Baltimore police headquarters.Two PPA organizers, one of whom is five months pregnant, plus two other people were arrested and handed a number of various charges. Released the following afternoon, one of the four was hospitalized after being attacked and beaten by police.In an attempt to criminalize and violence-bait protest, the Baltimore Sun printed mug shots of the four, along with their ages and city of residence, in an article in the “crime” section of the website on July 10. In an earlier article the Sun reported, ominously, that along with police helicopters “officers were positioned on rooftops along the route” of the march. (July 8)On July 9, marchers took over downtown streets and blocked the main police headquarters. They also shut down Interstate 83, a major Baltimore artery, and blocked traffic on East Pratt Street. — Sharon BlackSan Francisco Bay Area: ‘Shut it down!’Thousands turned out in the Bay Area to angrily protest the police killings. In Oakland on July 7, crowds gathered downtown at Oscar Grant Plaza in response to a call by Live Free, the Anti Police-Terror Project and the Frisco 500. People took the street and marched to the Oakland Police Department Headquarters for another brief rally.The crowd marched up the I-880 freeway off-ramp adjacent to OPD’s headquarters, shut down one side of the freeway and then climbed over the barriers to shut down the entire freeway in both directions. Led by members of the clergy, marchers linked arms at the front of the crowd.Someone with a projector displayed images of Sterling and Castile on the side panel of a friendly semi-trailer truck. Marchers chalked graffiti about Black lives all over the road and barriers. When asked by a news reporter about someone needing to get through for an emergency, Pastor Michael McBride responded that his people have been in a state of emergency for 400 years.Protesters shut down the freeway for more than four hours. As they left, they found a display denouncing the police across the entire front of the OPD headquarters. The front doors had been splattered with red paint.The next night a rally began at Chelsea Manning Plaza in San Francisco. Swelling to about 2,000 people, protesters marched to Powell and Market, where people sat down in the street before continuing to City Hall. That rally was co-sponsored by the Answer Coalition, Bayard Rustin Coalition, Justice 4 Alex Nieto Coalition, Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition, [email protected] Young Democrats of San Francisco, San Francisco Black Leadership Forum, San Francisco BLM and West County Toxics Coalition.On July 9, a group of recent high school graduates converged for another protest. The crowd grew to about 500 and began an afternoon-long march blocking three different entrances to the Bay Bridge and entrances to a shopping mall and various shops. — Terri KayBoston: ‘Unite and fight’Hundreds rallied July 9 for five hours of protests and two marches. They targeted the Boston Police Headquarters, located in the Black community, then marched through Boston’s oppressed communities of Roxbury and Dorchester.Protesters remembered police brutality and murders in New England. Many of the families of murdered Black victims attended and spoke, remembering Burrell Ramsey-White, Jeffrey Pendleton and others. Usaamah Rahim’s mother testified that her 26-year-old Black American Muslim son, in a vicious Homeland Security operation, was gunned down by Boston police and FBI agents in 2015 in the Roslindale neighborhood.The day was organized by MASS Action Against Police Brutality, Boston’s Black community, other communities of color, the Muslim community, the Nation of Islam, unions, fast food worker-organizers, Fight for $15 and other supporters. MASS Action called for a protest on July 13 at Boston Police Headquarters to “unite and fight for our fallen.” — Stevan KirschbaumDes Moines: solidarity with BLM“Des Moines in Solidarity with BLM” demonstrators rallied at Cowles Commons and marched through the streets of downtown on July 8. The event was hosted by Black Lives Matter activist Kaija Carter. Members of grassroots organizations such as Iowa Citizens for Justice and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement also attended. The rally was followed by a march to the Des Moines Police Department.Attorney Tina Hassane Muhammad of Justice Law Firm, founder of Iowa Citizens for Justice, told WW that the organizers’ goals were to stand in solidarity and to highlight the police terror and systematic racism that are taking Black lives every 28 hours. — Mike KuhlenbeckHouston: Sandra Bland, now Alva Braziel Daily protests are taking place in Houston, sometimes two or three a day, since the killings of Sterling and Castile. Added to those outrages is Houston’s latest victim of “death by cop.”Alva Braziel, a 38-year-old African-American man, was shot and killed in the early hours of July 9 as he was looking for his stolen horse. Black Lives Matter Houston called a press conference July 9 at Discovery Green, a popular downtown park. As the crowd grew, a decision was made to march to City Hall, where a large rally with an open mic was held. Community members, many of them young people, expressed anger, sadness and outrage. The multinational crowd continued to rally for several hours as Houston cops stood by.Events have been held at a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in MacGregor Park. Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Houston held a militant protest in front of the Houston Police Department headquarters on July 10 and then marched through downtown. Later that day clergy, politicians and police held what amounted to a love-in for the dead Dallas cops. They weren’t pleased when BLM activists appeared and turned attention to the victims of the police.July 10 was the one-year anniversary of Sandra Bland’s arrest in Prairie View, Texas. An event called “The Shout” was held at the site where the arrest took place. There is an ongoing memorial there with fresh flowers, stuffed animals and photos. Some of the activists went to the Waller County Jail, where they plan to spend the next three nights holding vigil until the exact time Bland’s body was allegedly discovered hanging in a jail cell on July 13, 2015. — Gloria RubacLos Angeles: Black and Brown unityMore than 200 people responded July 9 to a call from Unión del Barrio for an emergency demonstration in front of the Los Angeles Police Department. The protest called for unified responses to police killings of Black and Latino/a people in Los Angeles. About 10 organizations were represented, including Workers World, BAYAN-USA, Brown Berets, L.A. Community Action Network, as well as Black activists and spoken word artists. People blocked the intersection in front of the LAPD, which had an almost invisible presence even when the streets were taken.ABC’s Channel 7 asked Maggie Vascassenno, of the People’s Power Assembly, why she was there: “I think it’s very important for white people especially to be here today, in solidarity with our Black and Brown sisters and brothers facing tremendous repression.” John Parker, of Workers World Party, talked of the historic unity of Black and Brown peoples, from slavery to the formation of the Black Panthers, Brown Berets and Young Lords. Parker praised the Black Lives Matter movement for sparking a struggle that can only get stronger with greater unity.Francisco, a Black veteran, spoke of the irony that the ambush of Dallas police was a tactic the shooter had been taught in order to kill people in U.S. wars abroad. — John ParkerNew York City: ‘No justice, no peace!’For four consecutive days, thousands surged into the streets of Manhattan to express outrage over the police murders of Sterling, Castile and Delrawn Small. Massing at Union Square on July 7, protesters headed north on Fifth Avenue facing rush-hour traffic, tying up Midtown and outmaneuvering the cops. Motorists honked and waved support as marchers chanted “No justice, no peace! No racist police!”The huge multinational and multigenerational crowd headed to Ninth Avenue, then marched across 42nd Street to Times Square. They held that famous intersection until 8:20 p.m., when police attacked, arresting more than 40 people. Nonetheless, protesters stayed in the streets until well past midnight, marching north to Harlem, more than 100 blocks from the starting point.On July 8, demonstrators took to the streets in anguish and rage in many parts of the city, including Harlem and Union Square. On July 9, 1,000 marched from the Brooklyn Bridge to Union Square, where they held a brief rally, and then marched throughout the city. There were a few arrests at Union Square. Demonstrators repeatedly went around the barricades that cops spread across intersections. Marchers took over Fifth Avenue and then 42nd Street until they reached Times Square. Bystanders on sidewalks and in cars clapped and yelled in support. The march went on for hours and eventually shut down the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive.On July 10, hundreds of demonstrators marched through Midtown with their fists raised, chanting “Black lives matter!” — Bill Dores, Kathy Durkin and Brenda RyanPhiladelphia: ‘Racism and capitalism are intertwined’On July 6, the REAL Justice Coalition (RJC) and the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC) responded immediately by calling a “no business as usual” march through Philadelphia’s busy downtown shopping district streets, eventually occupying the on- and off-ramps of the I-676 expressway. Seasoned activists and first-time demonstrators spoke out against police terror for an hour before cops began threatening arrests. Twelve people sat down in a line across the on-ramp. After cops arrested the 12, 50 supporters waited outside the police station until they were released.On July 8, hundreds marched for four hours through North Philadelphia, growing in numbers as they passed through many neighborhoods. Marchers held short rallies wherever there were crowds, and many who didn’t join listened and raised their fists. Outrage against police brutality, poverty and mass incarceration is so common that most people of color easily understand why someone would start shooting at cops, as in Dallas the day before.At the intersection of Erie and Germantown, Shani Akilah of BBWC got the crowd chanting “Racism and capitalism are intertwined.” Protesters then surprised the police by getting on the Broad Street subway bound for City Hall. When bicycle cops later confronted demonstrators at a Center City intersection, protesters briefly surrounded the police. When the cops saw they were surrounded, they quickly retreated.In the third Philly protest in four days, RJC called a Rage Against Police Terror march on July 9 in the oppressed neighborhood surrounding the notorious 25th Police District. Hundreds of activists and Black and Brown area residents marched, stopping at intersections where people were congregated for short open mic rallies. Many residents raised their fists as marchers filed past with a banner that read, “You have nothing to lose but your chains.”Up to 300 participants marched right up to the precinct steps, then stood toe-to-toe against a line of cops for an hour, chanting between revolutionary talks by RJC and BBWC activists, as well as North Philly victims of police crimes. Cops were visibly angry but did not respond. — Joe PietteRochester: Police riotOn July 8, 400 multinational demonstrators stopped traffic in a series of protests in Rochester, N.Y., which began about 4 p.m. at the Liberty Pole downtown and lasted until nearly 1:30 a.m. the following day. The demonstrations were led by BLACK (Build Leadership And Community Knowledge), a local African-American youth group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement.The main confrontation came at about 10 p.m. when demonstrators blocked the intersection of East Avenue and Alexander Street in a gentrified part of the city filled with upscale nightclubs and bars.Although the protests were thoroughly peaceful, city police showed up in full riot gear. In a showdown of more than two and a half hours, they arrested 77 people, including two African-American TV reporters from the local ABC affiliate. The station’s general manager, Chuck Samuels, speculated this was racial profiling: “There were white TV reporters standing right there near them and they were not handcuffed. Whether it was [profiling] or not, I don’t know. But how can you not raise the question?” (democratandchronicle.com, July 10)The police used considerable violence. There were images of one demonstrator with blood pouring from a head wound and reports of demonstrators treated in nearby hospitals. The cops sent squads to forcibly take down individual demonstrators, even though they had complied with orders. — Gene ClancySeattle: War on Black AmericaMore than 1,000 protested the war on Black America on July 8. The multinational demonstration, called by Black Lives Matter, marched to the federal building, the federal courthouse and Seattle police headquarters. Marchers tried a quick rush to take Interstate 5, but were blocked by a huge force of cops, who used stun grenades and pepper spray to repel the militant action.The march also protested the February police killing of Black community member Che Taylor. Investigations have revealed that the gun taken from Taylor’s car had been registered to a county sheriff, raising suspicion that it was planted. Taylor was out of the car, hands up, when he was shot. — Jim McMahanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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More stick for the press after Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar November 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More stick for the press after Aung San Suu Kyi’s release News At least 10 Burmese publications have been sanctioned for paying too much attention to the release of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the opposition National League for Democracy, on 13 November.They have been suspended for one to three weeks on the orders of the military authorities in the capital Naypyidaw after the military-supervised Press Scrutiny Board gave them permission to print her photo and a short article about her release. Any further reporting about Suu Kyi is now banned until further notice.At the same time, the foreign media have been fairly free to cover her release although around seven foreign journalists were deported while trying to cover the national elections that the military junta held on 7 November.“The past few weeks have shown that the privately-owned Burmese media are capable of covering major events such as the elections and Suu Kyi’s release professionally and creatively,” Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association. “It is regrettable that the orders coming from Naypyidaw are for more censorship. We urge the authorities to rescind the suspensions and drop the system of prior censorship.”The publications that are known to have been sanctioned include Seven Days Journal and Venus Journal, which have been suspended for three weeks, and Open News Journal, Messenger, Myanmar Newsweek, Voice Journal, People Age and Snap Shot, which have been suspended for a week. The military officer in charge of censorship summoned their editors and notified them of the suspensions. Other publications were given warnings without being suspended.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association hail the creative use of cryptic methods by certain Burmese journalists to defy the censors and celebrate Suu Kyi’s release. The sports weekly First Eleven Journal, for example, published the message “SU FREE UNITE & ADVANCE TO GRAB HOPE hidden in a front-page headline about British Premier League football results. It has been suspended for two weeks. Hot News Journal, a publication owned by Gen. Khin Maung Than’s daughter, has also been suspended for two weeks.An editor told the two organizations: “The authorities force us to just publish photos of (Suu Kyi) on her own and to describe her party, the NLD, as an ‘banned party’ so we have to find veiled methods to cover what is going on. We thought that the Press Scrutiny Board would loosen its control after the elections but it did not happen.”In November 2008, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association revealed the existence of a 10-point directive in which the Press Scrutiny Board spells out the censorship rules for editors (http://en.rsf.org/burma-military-censors-send-privately-04-11-2008,29176…).After providing the junta’s parliamentary elections with extensive coverage, it is unfair and unacceptable that the Burmese media are sanctioned for covering Suu Kyi’s release. The military are using double standards. Asked about the reporting ban, Suu Kyi said it showed that things had not really changed since the elections.At least seven foreign journalists have been deported after being identified by the security services. Dozens of foreign reporters got into Burma on tourist visas during the elections and Suu Kyi’s release. “The police were on the watch during the elections and anyone identified as a journalist was expelled,” said a European journalist who managed to interview Suu Kyi in Rangoon. “But in the days following Suu Kyi’s release, it was obvious they did not have clear orders.”Among the latest deportees were two journalists working on a documentary for Australia’s ABC television, who were escorted to the border on 11 November. But the police failed to arrest John Simpson of the BBC, who was able to interview Suu Kyi. RSF_en RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Receive email alerts to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more News May 26, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Authorities cracking down hard on news providers again

first_img Organisation BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Related documents 130128_cp_ahmed_humaidan_ar-2.pdfPDF – 281.43 KB January 28, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities cracking down hard on news providers again Follow the news on Bahrain Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 15, 2020 Find out more BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News RSF_en March 17, 2021 Find out more News News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives October 14, 2020 Find out more Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders voices renewed concern about news providers in Bahrain, in particular, Ahmed Humaidan, a photographer detained since 29 December, and Sayed Yousef Al-Muhafda, a human rights activist who will go on trial tomorrow on charges of circulating false news.“We are sounding the alarm about the recent arrests of journalists and human rights activists in Bahrain and we condemn the government’s nearly two-year-old policy of harsh repression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities clearly want to obstruct journalists and prevent the flow of information about demonstrations and their suppression by the security forces.”Vice-president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and head of its documentation department, Al-Muhafda was arrested on 17 December and was held for a month before finally being released on 17 January pending trial.He is charged with deliberately disseminating false news on Twitter with the aim of inciting violence because, on 17 December, he posted a photo taken on 14 December of a young injured demonstrator together with the Tweet: “#Bahrain I can confirm one shotgun injury now in #Manama.”In a letter to Bahrain’s attorney general, Human Rights Watch explains that the security forces used force to disperse a group of about 30 demonstrators at around 9:15 p.m. on 14 December in the Manama district of Al-Makharqa, in the course of which a demonstrator sustained a gunshot injury to the leg.Shortly afterwards, a photo of the injured leg was posted on several online forums. The same photo was posted on Bahrain Online on 17 December with the caption “picture of the injury of one of the youth in Manama with shot gun.” Al-Muhafda posted the photo on his Twitter account on 14 December. It was posted again on his account on 17 December, while he was attending a demonstration at which the security forces did not open fire.Reporters Without Borders calls on the judicial authorities to change the charges against Al-Muhafda and, in particular, to drop the claim that he acted with the deliberate aim of inciting violence. The purpose of these charges is to severely punish his commitment to the free flow of information about human rights in Bahrain.Humaidan, 25, who has received 143 international awards for his photography, has been held since his arrest on 29 December after a month of continual harassment by the security forces. Around 15 plain-clothes police officers took him by force to a detention centre where, handcuffed and blindfolded, he was interrogated for two days and then placed in solitary confinement for the next five days. His family was not able to visit him until 6 January, when he said he had been subjected to psychological torture and death threats.Charged with attacking a police station in Sitra on 8 April 2012, although he was there just to take photos of the use of violence by the security forces, he was initially due to have been tried on 15 January but his trial has been postponed until 12 February. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him.More than 30 international human rights organizations including Reporters Without Borders sent a joint letter to US President Barack Obama on 18 January urging him to press the Bahraini authorities to release all the human rights defenders and activists they are holding. Newslast_img read more

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Off to France

first_imgTwitter TAGSbostonCalaisCllr Joe CrowleyCllr Kevin SheahanFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County Council Councillors told to look at bigger picture Facebook Advertisement Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Linkedin NewsLocal NewsOff to FranceBy Alan Jacques – June 4, 2015 660 center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cllr Joe CrowleyTWO leading Fianna Fáil members of Limerick City and County Council are at loggerheads this week over who should take up a council invitation to Calais in northern France. After a recent sojourn to Boston, Limerick’s first citizen Cllr Kevin Sheahan is now expected to make the trip to Calais this month to help foster links in the area of lace production. However, deputy mayor and party colleague Cllr Joe Crowley believes he is more deserving of the trip, which takes place between June 19 and 21. Cllr Crowley commented, “As I am coming towards the end of my term as deputy mayor, it would be nice to have had some trip away.” Mayor Sheahan declined to comment. Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Email Previous articleNew publication to mark 700 years at Adare Augustinian friaryNext articleGaelcholáiste Luimnigh secures new city site Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services last_img read more

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International Women’s Day LIT

first_imgLimerickNewsInternational Women’s Day LITBy Sarah Carr – March 8, 2021 105 Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener At the flag raising this morning was from l to r Dr Tracy FaheyHead of Department of Fine Art and Education; Jess Tobin, Training Programme Coordinator; Leader Print Contemporary Practice and [email protected] Artistic Director, Fiona Quill; and Dr Carol Wrenn, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager. At the flag raising this morning was from l to r President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane and Marian Duggan, Vice President Academic Affairs & Registrar, LIT. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WhatsApp TAGSInternational Women’s DayKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLIT Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print At the flag raising this morning was from l to r Dr Tracy FaheyHead of Department of Fine Art and Education Jess Tobin, Training Programme Coordinator; President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane; LIT Programme Leader Print Contemporary Practice and [email protected] Artistic Director, Fiona Quill; Dr Carol Wrenn, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager, LIT and Marian Duggan, Vice President Academic Affairs & Registrar, LIT. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK Institute of Technology began International Women’s Day 2021 by raising the International Women’s Day flag at its campuses this morning. The flag raising ceremony was followed by a number of online events in recognition of the United Nations theme for international women’s day Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIT’s flagship International Women’s Day event “Conversations on Creativity during Covid” which is scheduled for this lunchtime – has been sold out, but will be available to view free of charge on lit.ie this afternoon. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleRemembrance mass to be held for man whose unidentified remains were recovered 25 years ago while family continued to search for himNext article490 volunteers attend Tidy Towns webinar hosted by Limerick City and County Council Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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What is the truth on hiring foreign staff?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. What is the truth on hiring foreign staff?On 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Politicians, social commentators and the media often stereotypeasylum-seekers and refugees as benefit scroungers.  But asylum-seekers represent a potential untapped pool of talentfor UK organisations which are suffering skills shortages.  So what are the facts?  Recent research by the Home Officehighlights the benefits of employing immigrants and suggests that theGovernment should do more to harness their skills.  Compiled by Karen HigginbottomA Home Office report released in January shows that there are economicbenefits in employing non-British born workers. The report, called Migration:Economic and Social Analysis, claims that immigrants contribute more in taxesand National Insurance than they consume in benefits and other public services.It claims, “We estimate that the foreign-born population contributesaround 10 per cent more to Government revenues than they receive in Governmentexpenditure, equivalent to perhaps £2.6bn in 1998-1999. “Put another way, if there were no foreign-born people in the UK, taxeswould have to rise or expenditure would have to be cut back by £2.6bn (theequivalent of about a penny on the basic rate of income tax).” Migrants have met with mixed fortunes in the UK labour market. Some havebecome very successful, claims the report, but others find themselvesunemployed or inactive. Migrants have higher average incomes than natives but this masks thepolarisation of experience, with migrants over-represented at the top of theincome distribution scale, but also highly concentrated at the lower end. Key correlations of success include method of entry to the UK (and therequirements and restrictions placed upon them), education and English languagefluency, which interact in complex ways. Important barriers to migrant labour market success are lack of generalknowledge about the UK labour market, restrictions on access to employment, andlack of recognition of qualifications and/or access to certification/re-certification.Migration: Economic and Social Analysis also uses research carried out byShields and Wheatley Price in 1999, which indicates that the employment ratefor ethnic minority migrants is 20 to 25 percentage points higher when they arefluent in English. While migrants are more likely to be in receipt of unemployment and housingbenefits, they are less likely to be receiving sickness or disability benefits,claims the report. To some extent, the relative use of benefits reflectsdifferent eligibility rules for different types of migrants, particularlyrecent arrivals. Research on the educational qualifications of refugees in the UK is scant.The most recent statistics of the skills profile of refugees date back to 1995and reveal that nearly a third of those interviewed had a degree, postgraduatequalification or professional qualification. In a survey of 263 people, nearly half of those interviewed had furthereducation backgrounds and more than 60 per cent of those who had held jobs intheir former countries had worked as professionals, managers or businesspeople. Nearly half took some educational course in the UK, often to supplementqualifications from their home countries which are not recognised here. More than half of those with professional qualifications gained in the UKwere still unemployed, showing a waste of skills and resources that could be ofbenefit to the economy of the UK. Where migrants settle is likely to be a complex decision, and is one we knowrelatively little about. Migrants are highly concentrated – increasingly so –in London, reflecting the size of the capital’s labour market and itswell-documented shortfall in workers. In London, migrants are concentrated in areas of both relative prosperityand relative deprivation (and high unemployment levels). Elsewhere, many migrants tend to gravitate to areas where housing costs arerelatively cheap (and housing is available), and where there are already othersfrom their home country. Thus they tend to be concentrated in cities and inareas of relative deprivation in those cities. There is little evidence that native workers are harmed by migration, claimsthe report. There is considerable support for the view that migrants create newbusinesses and jobs and fill labour market gaps, improving productivity andreducing inflationary pressures. Continued skills shortages in some areas andsectors suggests that legal migration is, at present, insufficient to meetdemand across a range of skill levels. Migration: Economic and Social Analysis claims that the entry control systemis not sufficiently joined up with other areas of government policy, andpost-entry policies do not sufficiently address social and economic objectives.There are a number of areas where policy could enhance migrants’ economicand social contribution, in line with the Government’s overall objectives. Migration policy should be seen as a continuum, running from entry throughto settlement and to social and economic integration. The report concedes that there is a need for more research in this area –indeed, it is striking how little research on migration there has been in theUK. Migration: Economic and Social Analysis was written by a team of researchersfrom the Home Office’s economics and resource analysis unit www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uklast_img read more

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