Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

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Down returns for Blues against Scarlets

first_img“Players from both teams contributed significantly to the Wales team success and we have looked at these returning international players individually to see where they are mentally and physically.”“Now that we are entering the business end of the season the competition level rises and everybody is fighting for positions in the starting XV. Ultimately the players know, although they may not like it sometimes, that there can only be 15 people that can be on the field and we are picking the team that will get the victory.”Cardiff City Stadium, Saturday 24 March, 6.30pmStarting XV:15. Ben Blair14. Alex Cuthbert13. Casey Laulala12. Dafydd Hewitt11. Tom James10. Dan Parks9. Lloyd Williams8. Xavier Rush (C) 7. Josh Navidi6. Michael Paterson5. James Down4. Macualey Cook3. Scott Andrews2. Ryan Tyrell1. John Yapp Lloyd Williams returns in club colours after a successful Six Nations campaign with WalesCardiff Blues second row forward James Down has recovered from a fracture dislocation of his ankle to make his first start since Racing Metro in November.The Blues also welcome back Grand Slam heroes Alex Cuthbert and Lloyd Williams to the side following their heroics against France last Saturday.Sam Warburton and Gethin Jenkins are both out with shoulder injuries while Leigh Halfpenny is out with a dead leg. Jamie Roberts has been rested while Bradley Davies is suspended.On the pitch the Blues have lost just one home game in any competition since October and take on a Scarlets side who have won back to back matches in the PRO12, at home to Treviso and Connacht. It is a crucial game for both teams who are locked on 45 points, two points behind the play off places.Speaking ahead of the match, Cardiff Blues backs coach Gareth Baber said,“The Scarlets have a good blend of youth and experience. They work hard for each other, have a good work ethic and work hard around the field to create opportunities, so we know it’s going to be a difficult match but we are ready for the challenge.” BATH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Lloyd Williams of Cardiff Blues passes the ball during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Bath and Cardiff Blues at The Recreation Ground on November 05, 2010 in Bath, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) Replacements:16. Marc Breeze17. Nathan Trevett18. Sam Hobbs19. Cory Hill20. Maama Molitika21. Richie Rees22. Ceri Sweeney23. Chris CzekajPlayers unavailable for selectionLeigh halfpenny – dead leg, Gethin Jenkins – shoulder, Sam Warburton – shoulder, T Rhys Thomas – neck, Martyn Williams – ribs, Paul Tito – Head, Richard Mustoe – hip, Fau Filise – shoulder, Andries Pretorius – knee, Deiniol Jones – shoulders, Bradley Davies – suspended LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Apopka candidates for City Commission Seat #2 gave heart and thought…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By staff writersIt’s less than two weeks until Election Day, and the four candidates running for the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 are giving their closing messages to the voters. Typically in municipal elections, that would include knocking on doors, sending mailers, signage, attending meet-and-greets, standing on busy Apopka streets waving to drivers, and in-person debates.But in this time of campaigning during COVID-19, some of that strategy has changed – in-person debates being one of them.One of the mainstays on the Apopka political tour is the Florida Farmworkers Association Forum. It is typically an in-person event held at the Florida Farmworkers Headquarters in Apopka.Many of the residents of the farmworking community live in the shadows. They keep their heads down. They don’t make waves, interact with politicians, or go to City Council meetings. They are not seen as a large “super-voter” bloc and often get ignored by candidates and elected officials.Despite doing a great deal of Apopka’s labor, they often hold a small voice in the community.On Wednesday night, The Hope CommUnity Center (HCC), Farmworkers Association of Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition hosted a Virtual Candidate Forum via Facebook Live in the place of its annual in-person forum.  It featured three of the four candidates running for Apopka City Council Seat 2: Yesenia “Jesi” Baron, Nick Nesta, and Diane Velazquez. The fourth candidate, Gene Knight, did not participate in the event.Eli Garcia, and Jacques Werleigh moderated the event. Garcia is a Community Organizer for HCC. Werleigh, formerly with the Orange County Environmental Protection Division, is a Co-Coordinator with the FA. Garcia and Werleigh asked the three candidates questions on a range of subjects, including low-income housing, gentrification, migrant rights, community engagement, racial and ethnic tensions, and COVID-19.The migrant worker’s plight was a focus of the forum, and the moderators wanted to know what these candidates would do to improve the relationship between government and the local migrant community.Nick NestaNesta has lived in Apopka since 1994. He started a real estate brokerage firm in 2013. He went to elementary, middle, and high school locally and graduated from UCF with a BA and MA in real estate. It’s his first run for the city commission. He says his experience in the real estate industry has helped him understand the plight of the migrant.“As a current business owner, I understand the needs of workers,” said Nesta. “And as an employer, I understand that at the commission level we have to build relationships with organizations like the HOPE Center and the Farmworkers Association to move forward correctly. We need to open dialogue to understand the needs of migrant workers, to make sure their working atmosphere is safe, that they collect fair wages.”Diane VelazquezVelazquez was the former Seat #2 commissioner from 2014-2018. She is a retired New York City Police Department detective, serving as a medical insurance fraud investigator. She drew on her experience as a commissioner to point out her concern for migrant workers while on the City Council.“When I was Commissioner, I worked on this for four years,” she said. “I started going to the Farmworkers and HOPE events. I was involved because it was important to me. They knew that I thought they were important. We need to help educate migrants and provide resources. I asked the [Apopka] Chief of Police ‘how do we give them [migrants] the power to be comfortable to report illegal wages?’  He’s asking civil and criminal [experts] to move forward. Migrants need avenues to pursue justice, and we need to continue to build relationships with them.”Yesenia “Jesi” BaronBaron moved to Apopka in 2012 and was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and then a Master of Science in organizational management from St. Thomas University. She started her professional career at the Department of Business and Professional Regulations as an investigative specialist. In 1997, she graduated from the police academy and rose to become a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Baron retired in 2012 and is now a Regional Liaison for the National Criminal Justice Training Center, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. She was also an appointed member of the Community Action Board for Orange County District 2. She believes dialogue is at the forefront of results.“Communication is key,” she said. “Hispanics and Creoles don’t have representation. They need to be able to go to council meetings, events, forums, and be represented, and to have interpreters. We need interpreters at council meetings so they can be vocal and represented. It’s the biggest gap right now that’s not filled. When it comes to labor and health rights, we need to establish official relationships. Moving forward we need to prosecute illegal wages, so they get legal wages. Knowledge is key.”With racial and ethnic tensions high in the US, the moderators asked the candidates what they would do to protect black and brown residents, and Velazquez believes the Apopka Police Department is already showing a proactive, positive response to that issue.“Here in the city, the APD has made a great effort in going to communities and having forums,” she said. “To assure residents of issues they want to be addressed, the best way is to have community forums, for police to have forums in the communities, and to assure them of policies and procedures… and listen to communities. The only way to ease the perception of how they’re viewed and treated is to go out into the communities.”“Most important is Communication,” said Baron. “You have to have a conversation to understand one another. You need to be proactive instead of reactive and sit down with them and to understand. Most of the issues are fear and not understanding important cultural differences. You need to have someone to go to that is willing to say ‘let me have this conversation with you.’ We need to be open and trusting, willing to be proactive, and to listen.”As a city commissioner, Nesta thinks he can be a link to these underserved communities.“If you’ve seen our materials, social media, there’s a bridge on it,” he said. “I understand there are tensions and gaps, and I want to be a bridge to those gaps. I understand. The first thing we need to do to bring races, generations, and different socioeconomic groups together to grow as a community. We need to create compassion to reduce tension. We need better education, and police policies need to be proactive in understanding who they are serving. Education is key to truly understand, ease tension, bring us together as a community, and make us stronger than we’ve ever been.”It is always a concern that candidates and elected officials seem interested in the farmworking/migrant community only during an election. With that in mind, the moderators asked the candidates what would they do to keep engaging and collaborating with their community?Baron returned to a theme she had throughout the forum.“Communication is key,” she said. “I’m a facilitator. I have done this throughout my career as a Special Agent and Regional Liaison. I made sure we were building collaboration and an opportunity to create a forum where we can come together to have a discussion. I’ve got to make sure I’m representing our community in the best way and making sure I’m there and giving them a voice and opportunity. I want to stay true to my upbringing, make sure to remember what I did as a child for my family [translating for her parents], and understand opportunities to build collaboration and opportunities to build community. Communication is key to understanding perspective and being proactive. We can solidify. To become one community, one Apopka – let’s be committed to Apopka together.”Velazquez again made the point that she has been doing this in the community for quite a while.“From way back I have been involved in the community. I went out of my way to engage them. I remember attending every event you had and celebrating your community. I was a community presence at Journey, Hope, FW. I brought the Mexican Consulate here. I would make sure they feel they are a part of Apopka, and they matter to me. I would be continuing that service. I remember how I met each one of you. Eli [moderator], I saw you from high school on up through the ranks. This community needs to know they’re important and shouldn’t be living in the shadows anymore – that their vote is just as important as everyone else’s. Vote for me and welcome me back.”Nesta believes the best way to stay involved in this community is to be innovative and build towards a common goal.“We should be creating community and understanding that we have different cultural and historical backgrounds,” he said. “What makes Apopka unique and special is its past. It’s a great and rich history, but we need to create a new history. COVID-19 has changed so much. We need to try new things to connect with communities. We have to do new things. I’m an innovative candidate, and we shouldn’t just do what’s been done in the past, but try new things. Events and forums are key. The past has led to tensions and issues. We need to build toward one goal – to appreciate each other.”This is the final scheduled forum for the Apopka City Commission candidates for Seat #2. Election Day is November 3rd.To watch the full forum, you can go to the Hope CommUnity Center Facebook page. TAGSApopka City Commission Seat #2Diane VelazquezFarmworkers Association of Florida ApopkaFlorida Immigrant CoalitionHope CommUnity CenterNick NestaVirtual Candidate ForumYesenia “Jesi” Baron Previous articleFlorida to conduct ‘additional reviews’ of COVID-19 death tollNext articleFinding Strength and Hope in an Unexpected Place Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Botanica Khao Yai / Vin Varavarn Architects

first_img 2014 Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Botanica Khao Yai / Vin Varavarn ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBotanica Khao Yai / Vin Varavarn Architects CopyHospitality Architecture, Residential Architecture•Pak Chong District, Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/645488/botanica-khao-yai-vin-varavarn-architects Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Spaceshift StudioArchitect Team:M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Kanoksak Yodmongkol, Santiparp Rattanakamnuan, Mechai Jaroenporn.Landscape Architect:T.R.O.P (Terrains + Open space)Main Interior Design:Define StudioInterior Design (Lobby & Restuarant):MADA Design FactoryEngineers:Vin Varavarn ArchitectsConstruction Management:Qbic Engineer & Architects Co,. LtdMain Contractor:Grand Frame Construction Company LimitedCity:Pak Chong DistrictCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The project is located on the edge of Khao Yai mountain range, one of the most important and extensive national reserve forested regions of Thailand. The existing site is an abandoned agricultural land but has a great potential of viewing the beautiful panoramic view over the area.  On the front, the land faces a small local road, and, on the back, there is a small mountain right next to the boundary line.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe brief is to create a unique residential project which should be different from other residential projects in the area, in term of overall concept and design. Since the project is locate next to one of the beautiful forest regions, where people come for holiday and enjoy the natural resources, the nature has become the most important factor for architect to create a concept of ‘slow life’ living space where resident and visitor can enjoy to spend times outdoor as well as indoor.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioFrom that idea, the design concept of the project has been proposed with an inspiration of ‘the journey to Khao Yai’, where people experienced the visual beauties of many different species of natural greeneries from every direction throughout the journey until reaching their destination. This inspiration is transformed into a design concept of “The Path” and “The Forrest” for the project. These two concepts will transform the public area of the project, to enable residents options of choosing their pathway amidst natural and recreational spaces to their accommodations.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe land is separated into 2 main parts. The front part, next to the road, is the residential area. The second part of the plot, next to the mountain which is not allowed to build big structure, is reserved as a public park for recreational activities of the residents. In the front part, the architect proposes a series of building, with careful consideration of appropriate planning layout to ensure that the residents are able to see either beautiful panoramic scapes on the front or close-up mountain view on the back.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioTwo main 6-storey buildings, A and B, both connected to the main swimming pool located in between buildings. With the proposed building gap, the pool can, at the same time, open up to both panoramic and mountain views. The Building A has been proposed by the architect with a V Shape layout, in order to fit all unit requirements rather than to raise up the building height. Along the road, 12 two-storey villas are also created, with private gardens and pools. While both buildings required to face to the South by the client and his Feng-Shui master, the design of spacious cantilever balcony for each unit has been proposed by the architect, to prevent the strong direct sunlight and create enough shading during the late afternoon.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe public areas have been designed as open-air spaces without using air condition. Careful considerations have been given to the possibility of integrating natural lighting into areas of walkways to ensure cost-saving on the use of electricity within the building. While the project is constructed on the edge of the mountain ‘Khao Pang Ma’, the Mountain Stone has been selected as the main architectural materials and interior design, as well as landscape design, because it can be acquired without any additional cost during the foundation construction process. This idea would also help to reduce the cost of construction waste disposal from the site.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioFor the landscape design, T.R.O.P, the landscape architect of the project, has created a link between the architecture and Nature. For the front part of the land, ‘The Forest’ has been proposed as main landscape concept for the opening space among architecture forms. The Main objective of landscape design is to integrate the man-made architectural blocks into the greenery surrounding.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe floating units on tall columns remind of the gigantic trees in the rain forest. The area underneath, with much less Sunlight, is very similar to condition found under those big trees. This different availability of Sunlight is the main criteria to re-create a forest-like landscape. “The Path” is also introduced as the main circulation system in between Residential Blocks and Villas, with private entry for each units. The proposed circulation system is an elevated walkway, raised a bit above the landscape terrains, enabling residents’ options of choosing their pathway amidst natural spaces to their accommodations. It is also a recreational route, where visitors could exercise or take a leisure walk and experience direct contact with nature.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioOn the second part of the land, ‘The Park’ has been proposed as the recreational attraction for the residences. With the neighboring mountain as a backdrop, a variety of landscape programs has been introduced to the property. Working with the architect, the team has proposed the idea of having functional pavilions floating in the green landscape field. On the left, the Dining Pavilion, with cafe is built to frame the boundary of the Park. Right next to it, an outdoor dining terrace is created as an extension of the facility, encouraging residents to spend more time outdoor.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioOverall, the main design objective of the project is to create a contemporary context, but still keeping intact the essence of a tropical feeling and atmosphere. The design team believes that contemporary design does not have to be in opposition to nature, on the other hand, with the right design, both can cohabitate with each other.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioOriginally published on June 23, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessClaudia Andujar Art Gallery / Arquitetos AssociadosSelected ProjectsDos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Hospitality Architecture CopyAbout this officeVin Varavarn ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureDabasHotels and RestaurantsPak Chong District3D ModellingResidentialIcebergOn FacebookThailandPublished on December 01, 2019Cite: “Botanica Khao Yai / Vin Varavarn Architects” 01 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. 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Youth’s visit to Moscow exposes U.S. imperialism’s lies about Russia

first_imgMoscow march against fascism in UkraineMoscow — As I arrived at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow, directly across from the entrance to Red Square, I saw the AntiMaidan demonstration being set up to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the neofascist coup in Ukraine, whose social support came from regressive demonstrations in Maidan Square in Kiev. Nearly 100,000 people marched in Moscow, representing various political forces in Russia, including the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Russian veteran organizations, Greens and Nightwolf Bikers, among many others. Their aim was to send a message that a “Russian Maidan” or a color “revolution” orchestrated by Washington or a Western non-governmental organization would be resisted. It was a show of strength among what could be referred to as patriotic Russian elements.I went to Moscow as part of a small delegation of peace activists from the United States. Our goal was to demonstrate that among working people of all countries, cooperation is possible and in our best interests. The other delegates were Óscar Hernández-Santoyo of Milwaukee, an immigrant rights activist with “Youth Empowered in the Struggle,” and Joe Iosbaker, of the Rasmea [Odeh] Defense Committee and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.Demonizing Russia and expanding NATOIn the last few years, the mouthpieces of the Pentagon and State Department and their obedient media have once again begun hyping up the imaginary threat of the great Russian bear in the Kremlin, endlessly plotting the demise of the so-called “Land of the Free.” As Russia has begun to get back on its feet after the overthrow of the Soviet Union and the abolishment of socialist measures during the turbulent 1990s, it has once again started to stand up for itself and its allies. Russia’s defense of Iran and Syria from U.S. imperialism, while based on self-interest, is nevertheless very much appreciated by these countries as well as by anti-imperialist activists around the world. With the Russian government refusing to be pushed around at will by the U.S., it is facing “consequences.” Since 1990, NATO has expanded into 12 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, most of thom are former members of the Warsaw Pact, which was the military alliance of the Soviet Union and its allies. NATO is thus encircling Russia militarily and politically. The goal is to intimidate and apply pressure on Russia, just as the U.S. did to the USSR decades ago, which had a significant role in the USSR’s dismemberment.Since the U.S./EU-backed coup in Ukraine, where the U.S. State Department handpicked the Kiev junta leadership, the Russian government has defended its interests. From Moscow’s viewpoint, the Kiev coup was one intervention, one encroachment too far. Because Moscow is standing up for its interests, the Russian government has come under attack.The result is a game of chicken between the world’s largest superpower and its NATO military bloc on one side, and Russia on the other. Russia’s large military is designed to defend Russian territory. The U.S. Armed Forces, on the contrary, stretch across a myriad of bases littered around the entire globe. Should Washington’s aggressive stance lead to conflict between two nuclear powers, it could mean the end of humanity.Our host during our stay in Moscow was Alexander Ionov, president of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia. This is not a homogenous organization representing one ideological current. Some of its members subscribe to Korean socialism and some are “Putinists,” that is, champions of the Russian president, among other tendencies. The underlying current among the membership is staunch opposition to Western imperialism and the belief that all nations have the right to self-determination. On the wall in the group’s office are framed photographs of Hafez and Bashar Al-Assad of Syria, Kim Il Sung of socialist Korea, Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara of Cuba, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Omar Torrijos of Panama — all political leaders that U.S. imperialism has demonized. The Anti-Globalization Movement held weekly demonstrations in solidarity with the Cuban 5 political prisoners as well as a demonstration in solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement outside the U.S. Embassy. Human toll in Donbass bombingIn Donbass, the southeastern region in Ukraine that is in revolt against the Kiev regime, the U.S.-armed and -directed Ukrainian army indiscriminately bombs the civilian population. In the last year, an estimated 6,000 people have died in the fighting, many of whom are noncombatants. While in Moscow, I visited a hospital where seven Ukrainian children are being treated for injuries sustained in the shelling. One was a 10-year-old boy named Vanya, who is a famous case. One day when Vanya and his five-year-old brother were playing outside in the garden, the junta’s shelling struck their home, bringing it completely to the ground. Vanya’s brother died, and Vanya’s legs were blown off, he lost one arm, and he was entirely blinded by shrapnel. We visited others whose conditions were not as serious, but whose lives will be forever altered by this conflict that they had no responsibility for starting and had no say in. The head doctor at the facility has publicly called for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Putin to conduct their negotiations over the conflict near Vanya’s hospital bed, so they can be aware of the human toll at stake and to highlight who is bearing the brunt of the suffering.Most of the attendees at the Anti-Globalization Movement conference held in Moscow in late February were young and belonged to the organization. Besides our U.S. delegation, there was a speaker from Iran and a Venezuelan Embassy representative. The declaration of the conference, which this writer had a role in drafting, was based on mutual cooperation among the various peoples of the world. This understanding shaped the character of the event. From what I could see and ascertain, the Russian government does not seek conflict with the West, from which it can gain nothing. The sanctions imposed on them — which also affect the economy of the European Union countries — are mutually harmful to all parties, with the exception of a miniscule grouping inside the NATO sphere. The Russian ruling capitalists themselves, at this present stage, are primarily interested in commerce, and even German imperialists lose business because of the sanctions. Russian capitalists are in no way capable of, let alone interested in, landing on U.S. shores or bombing U.S. cities as they are portrayed in the Western media. To believe such tales, one would have to be completely ignorant of the balance of forces vis-a-vis NATO. Russia does not have bases stretching across the world. It does not have troops in Mexico and Canada. The vast majority of Russia’s army is behind Russia’s borders.We hope to further cultivate a relationship among the Anti-Globalization Movement, the Russian people and ourselves. To stop U.S. leaders from plunging humanity into a nuclear armageddon, we will be vocally on the side of those defending themselves from reckless imperialist aggression.Tom Michalak is an activist in Detroit with the national youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU’s new website designs causes some issues for departments

first_imgDepartment of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students Twitter Starting school in the ‘red zone’ Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Love Linkedin ReddIt The TCU marketing department is redesigning campus websites printThe marketing department is responding to faculty criticism as it redesigns TCU’s websites, which could take at least two years to finish.Holly Ellman, associate director of strategic communications management, said the reasons for the redesign were to improve promotion of the university, and website efficiency and navigation. “Ultimately, the goal is to provide a better user experience for both internal and external audiences,” she said. The changes are being applied by the web and marketing teams of the marketing and communications department, along with the help of deans and department chairs.The website redesign has received criticism from some professors in multiple departments, including theater, Spanish and Hispanic studies and English. Krista Scott, an associate professor in the theatre department, said the theatre program has lost potential students because of the changes. “We’re losing applicants daily,” she said. “We’re losing very talented students.”Students applying to the BFA theatre program are required to submit a portfolio and other information to a specific online program in order to receive an invitation to audition. “There is no explanation of that step,” Scott said.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Information about the portfolio review was previously missing from the TCU websiteDavid Bedford, an instructor in the Spanish and Hispanic studies department, said it seemed like information was removed from his department’s website, but he said it might be related to the navigation changes. “I had to guess where they might have put things,” he said. “It can be frustrating. Part of the frustration is the loss of control.” He said the marketing department has listened to their requests to upload information and has a feeling things are working out. Steven Sloan, the chair of the Spanish and Hispanic Studies department, said he has been working with Taylor Quales, the marketing representative for the Addran College of Liberal Arts, to address problems. “She’s already addressed a number of issues that we had,” he said.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Ellman said the website redesign is a constantly ongoing process and the marketing department has already learned lessons.“Thanks to faculty feedback, we have worked quickly to address issues,” she said. “Such feedback, in addition to website analytics and user testing, will help us identify any other potential problems and courses of action to solve them.”Sloan also said the redesign was in a transition period but was beginning to improve. “We all have to be patient with each other,” he said. The marketing department is working with the faculty senate executive committee to address complaints and consider faculty suggestions. “The most effective websites are constantly being monitored and improved in order to achieve the best possible results,” Ellman said. Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ ReddIt Students share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleDistrict 9 comes up short in 2018 proposed bondNext articleTCU Flu Clinic to offer fewer vaccines this year Caroline Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Concern grows about imprisoned journalists as country’s main paper is shut down

first_imgNews RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders today denounced the closure of the country’s biggest daily newspaper, Hamshari, and said it was concerned about the fate of two arrested journalists. Five reformist papers have now been shut down in the past three weeks by the regime’s hardliners. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News “The present offensive against Iran’s most popular newspapers is alarming and the excuse for the closure of Hamshari is clearly bogus,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard. “At this rate, the non-conservative press will simply disappear in Iran,” he said, calling for the ban on all five papers to be lifted at once and for the two journalists to be freed, along with seven others. There are more journalists in prison in Iran than anywhere else in the Middle East.Hamshari was suspended for 10 days after refusing to print a right-of-reply article from Ali-Reza Majub, secretary-general of the government-controlled trade union, the Workers’ House, and other officials. The paper has been singled out by the authorities, who have banned its circulation beyond the capital, on the pretext that it is owned by the Teheran city authorities.At the same time, Taban, a paper in the northern town of Gazvin, was also suspended. Since the beginning of the year, three other papers, the dailies Hayat-é-No, Bahar and Nowrooz have been suspended.Little has been heard of the two journalists, Alireza Eshraghi and Ali-Reza Jabari, since their arrest on 12 January and 28 December last. Esraghi, of Hayat-é-no, was picked up after the paper reprinted on 8 January a 1937 US newspaper cartoon about the pressure exerted by then-President Franklin Roosevelt on the US Supreme Court, represented by a bearded, black-robed old man resembling the Islamic regime’s founder, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It was printed alongside an interview with a social science professor about “social collapse” in Iran. The cartoon was considered insulting to Khomeini’s memory and the paper was closed. Esraghi is being held at Evin prison, near Teheran. On 19 January, intelligence ministry officials took him to his office and searched it. The same day, another Hayat-é-No journalist, Akram Didari, was summoned by the religious court for questioning.Jabari, a translator and freelance contributor to several independent newspapers, including Adineh, was arrested at his office in Teheran on 28 December by non-uniformed individuals. The next day his wife went to Adareh Amaken, a city police department considered close to the intelligence service and which has summoned many journalists for questioning in recent weeks. She was told nobody by the name of her husband had been arrested. She was given the same answer at the central police station.An interview with Jabari was published on 25 December in a Persian-language newspaper in Canada, Charvand, in which he said the country’s hardline spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Guide of the Islamic Revolution, wanted the crisis in Iran to get worse. Jabari, a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association, has translated many Iranian works, some of them banned, into English. His wife is concerned about his fate because he has heart problems. to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News February 25, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information January 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern grows about imprisoned journalists as country’s main paper is shut down News IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020last_img read more

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UTPB student feels blessed by Falcon Award

first_img Noel earns award WhatsApp Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSouthern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Danny Martinez, an undergraduate student at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin majoring in engineering, is the first recipient of the President’s Falcon Award, presented during the Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 16. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Registration set for engineering camp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Home Local News Education UTPB student feels blessed by Falcon Award UTPBGrowing up on the north side of Houston, Danny Martinez wasn’t expected to go very far. But he’s proving the skeptics wrong by moving toward a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.A first-generation college student and now a senior, Martinez is hoping to graduate in the spring, but he said it could be summer or fall. Helping him to achieve his goal is the President’s Falcon Award, presented for the first time at fall commencement in December.The award is presented to a student whose accomplishments during the course of their undergraduate years are exceptional and reflect the highest ideals of UTPB, a news release said. Nominees demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, integrity, selflessness, leadership and service to the community.UTPB alumni Dr. Francisco J. Morales, an optometrist, donated the money for the award. Morales earned his undergraduate degree from UTPB before attending medical school.Martinez attended KIPP Houston High School, a college preparatory school. He was accepted to Texas A&M University and was planning to go, but at the last minute a counselor told him UTPB was very interested in students from KIPP Houston High School and was willing to bring him to Odessa for a private tour.The Falcon Promise was also a factor because it pays for a student’s education if their families make less than $60,000 a year. Martinez said Texas A&M also was going to provide financial help, but everything just seemed like it was tailored for him at UTPB.“It’s a smaller college which gives me the one-on-one time with my professors. Also, I like the environment with the students, the culture and things like that,” Martinez said.He also liked the fact that the engineering program was relatively new and it had ABET, or Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, accreditation.“Overall the program is very good,” Martinez said. “… They really have been trying to prepare us for the field. There are professors that have a lot of experience in the oil and gas industry, or mechanical engineering.”Martinez’s dream was to become an astronaut. In an economics class he took, the students did a project on oil and gas that caught his attention.One of seven children, Martinez said he was headed in the wrong direction in Houston. Expectations were that he would end up in a gang, selling drugs, in prison or dead. People kept telling him he wouldn’t graduate from high school or be anything in life, and after hearing it enough times, he said you can start to believe it.But his teachers, and especially his parents, motivated and encouraged him. Without that support, Martinez said he would have given up. He also has strong faith in God and is grateful to his professors, UTPB President Sandra Woodley and the donor, Dr. Morales.Because he’s so close to his family, it was difficult for him to leave home. But he decided he needed to become independent.Now at UTPB, he’s in his second year in the Student Senate, an organization he never thought about being involved in before.“I like to help people encourage, motivate and empower others. I joined the Student Senate because I learned you do have a voice,” Martinez said.Winning the $5,000 Falcon Award plus a matching grant in housing will enable Martinez to finish school.“It was a blessing and a surprise. Everything worked out. That scholarship is what’s helping me continue to finish. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to finish and be able to soon graduate. I’m just really thankful. I thank God for all that stuff. It’s been awesome I didn’t really expect any of that stuff,” Martinez said.Martinez said people have been reaching out to him with job opportunities and he hasn’t let go of his dream to be an astronaut.His advice to others is never give up or allow anyone to derail your dreams.“To tie in with that … no matter what problems or situations you’re going through, God is there for you. All you’ve got to do is call on Him and he’ll help you. He has never let me down. … If it wasn’t for him, I would have given up a long time ago,” Martinez said.Forrest Flocker, interim engineering dean, said he applauds Martinez for his determination and willingness to stick with things to the end.“It’s a compelling story. I don’t know of anyone else who has been through our engineering program with that kind of a tough start. It certainly does show that determination is a good asset to have. Determination and perseverance can overcome a lot of obstacles and Danny certainly has the perseverance and stick-to-itiveness that’s got him where he’s at now. Previous articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Jan. 11 – Jan. 17Next articleSuper Sunday undie drive admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local NewsEducation UTPB student feels blessed by Falcon Award OCA top 2 were ESL students Facebook By admin – January 21, 2018 last_img read more

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Alligator captured in Pocosin area

first_img Josh Sikes put the alligator in the back of his truck and tied it to the body of the truck.“We called the game warden but we were afraid that it might get loose before he got there that’s why we tied it. It was only about three feet long but it was strong.”Sikes said she has been living in the Pocosin area for about 30 years and that was the first time that she had seen an alligator. The snake struck at the four-wheeler Kathy Sikes’ grandchildren were riding on in her front yard on Parron Church Road Sunday afternoon.Her husband ran to get the children out of harm’s way and their dad, Josh Sikes, grabbed a hoe to kill the snake. But he was stunned to see that the snake was actually a small alligator.“We couldn’t tell that it was an alligator until it opened its mouth,” Kathy Sikes said. “It started runnng around in circles and snapping at everything. Josh got a rope and circled around with it until he could get the rope looped over its mouth. We got some electrical tape and Josh taped up the alligator’s mouth but it put up a good fight.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “There are a couple of creeks in the area and I guess it came from there,” she said. “What worries me is that it’s got a mama and a daddy somewhere close by.”Sikes said the game warden took the alligator and said it would be released. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By Jaine Treadwell “I don’t know where they release alligators but I hope it’s not anywhere close around,” she said, with a smile. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Ida to bring heavy rains, winds Tropical Storm Ida is expected to make landfall around 6 a.m. today, bringing with it heavy rainfall and winds with… read more Sponsored Content Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Alligator captured in Pocosin area The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Book Nook to reopen Latest Storieslast_img read more

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A new home

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip “The city council is in full agreement with this location and both directors are happy and excited about the location,” Lunsford said. “Having the nutrition center at this location will provide immediate access to the library for our seniors who participate in the nutrition program and its activities and it will enhance the area.”Lunsford said the architects will work together so that the library and nutrition center complement each other and to design a parking area that will accommodate both.“This is an ideal location for the nutrition center and it’s a win-win situation all around,” Lunsford said. “The nutrition center will have a new facility with green space. The Colley Senior Complex will have additional space that they really need. The Collier house will still be a part of the senior complex and there will be plenty of green space for the its outdoor programs and activities.”Green said that she is very happy that a home has been found for the nutrition center. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Thursday, July 14, 2011 Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Both Hassie Green, manager of the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center, and Janet Motes, director of the Colley Senior Complex, expressed concerns about the loss of green space if the new nutrition center was built on the Collier house site. There was also concern among seniors about taking down the house that is being used for a variety of senior activities.“Anytime the parties involved in a situation are not satisfied, we try to find a solution that is agreeable to everyone,” said Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford. “We have found a solution that is agreeable to all involved. I’m very excited to announce that the city’s new nutrition center will be built on city property within the new library complex.”The new nutrition center will face the entrance to the new library, with its back toward Academy Street. “We’ll have a brand new facility in a wonderful location,” she said. “I’ve got to be pleased. I feel so honored to be the center manager and for us to be endowed with this new facility.“It will allow us to expand our activities to meet the changing needs of our increasing senior population. We’ll be able to continue to offer our seniors affordable, nutritious meals in a serene, hospitable environment dedicated to the enrichment of their nutritional, social, emotional and educational needs.“On behalf of our seniors, I want to thank all of those who have made this project a reality and a special thanks to our mayor who has a special place in his heart for the seniors of Pike County.”Motes said that she, too, is pleased and appreciative of the efforts of all those who have made it possible to expand and enhance the senior programs.“I’m really thrilled with the results,” she said. “Everybody got what they wanted. I wanted to make sure that the senior programs were not too far apart and the nutrition center will be just down the street.“When the nutrition center moves to its new facility that will give us about 5000-square-feet of additional space that we really need, especially in the exercise classes. We’ll have a commercial kitchen that will allow us to offer baking and cooking classes. We already use the kitchen for our singles’ socials once a month, for our veterans programs and other special events.”Motes said that she, the staff and board are in the process of reviewing the programs offered at the Complex.“We’re looking at what we can add and what we can expand,” she said. “The Collier house annex is an important part of our programming. Our art guild meets there and it’s also a place where artists can go to paint on their own or collectively. We are proud that it will still be available and, of course, we love the green space. We’re just very happy with the way things have turned out.”The Troy Public Library and the new nutrition center will share common ground.William White, Troy Public Library director, said he and the library board are extremely excited to have the city’s nutrition center as a close neighbor.“Having the nutrition center at this location will help the library serve another demographic,” he said. “We will be more accessible to our seniors from their new location and we will complement each other. Having the nutrition center and the library in the same area will put a focus on the hill and tie into the downtown area.“With the library and the nutrition center in the same location, we are promoting a sense of community. A unification of sorts and it can only strengthen our community. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen A new home You Might Like Troy Police seek suspects in strong-armed robbery Troy police need your help in locating two suspects wanted in an apparent strong-armed robbery that took place on Vine… read more Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford talks with Hassie Green about plans to construct a new nutrition center on property near the new Troy Library. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Plan will save Collier House, give nutrition center new homeA location site for the new Troy nutrition center as been agreed upon by all parties concerned.That’s a turn around from a couple of weeks ago when the Troy City Council voted to remove the Collier house on Elm Street to make way for the new nutrition center. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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