New Journey Youth Center Offers Spring Break Program

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSNew JourneySpring Break Program Previous articleMica gets VA Nursing Home transferred to Central FloridaNext articlePaint Apopka Purple for Relay For Life Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here  There is a free Spring Break program for children 12-17 years old at The New Journey Youth Center on March 21st-25th from  9am until 5:30pm at the John H. Bridges Community Center. The the application deadline is March 15th. New Journey Youth Center is a year round nonprofit youth development organization that provides a vast array of useful activities, events and programs to teens ages 12-17 at the John H. Bridges Community Center in building A . New Journey Youth Center was developed in 2009 out of the need for all youth to have a voice, opportunities to be heard and understood. They are also a place that provides vital resources to ensure youth success, community involvement and empowerment.Some of their programs are afterschool enrichment where students receive homework help and participate various clubs such as Media, STEM Robotics, Performing arts.During the winter, spring and summer break educational experiences students enjoy a variety of life skills development, careers speakers, college tours and job readiness training. They also offer mentoring at 2 locations at Taylor Apartments in Apopka and at the Apopka Community Center VFW on selected Saturdays. Saturday Mentoring sessions allows youth to work on team building activities and plan community events. Some of the upcoming events are Seminole State College night March 16th 6pm at the John H. Bridges Community Center building A, and a Saturday March 19th 11am Mentoring at the Apopka Community Center VFW. To enroll or for more information call Danyiel Yarbrough, the Program Director, at 407-970-9263 .last_img read more

Ryhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + R…

first_img Ryhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + Rndr Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400778/ryhan-villa-complex-gate-winning-proposal-waltritsch-a-u-rndr-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400778/ryhan-villa-complex-gate-winning-proposal-waltritsch-a-u-rndr-studio Clipboard Projects “COPY” Ryhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioSave this projectSaveRyhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + Rndr Studio Save this picture!Courtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioWritten by Alison Furuto Share ArchDaily Cultural Architecture “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWaltritsch a+uOfficeFollowRndr StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureMazandaranCulturalCultural CenterResidentialIslamic Republic ofIranPublished on July 11, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Ryhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + Rndr Studio” 11 Jul 2013. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyWaltritsch a+u, in collaboration with Rndr Studio, just won the 1st prize in a international competition for the design of the Ryhan villa complex ‘s gate in Mazandaran province, North Iran. The entrance will warmly receive the people back home, and bless them before they leave for their daily activities in the world. The architects’ inspiration from beautiful forms of Iranian architecture has been summarized into a simple and delicate gesture. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsConstructing a gate to a residential complex might be considered a privilege for an architect, as it allows him to get in touch with the most intimate side of people’s everyday life. Off course as foreigners, we are not too familiar with customs and habits of people living in the Mazandaran Province.Save this picture!Courtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioEven though it might be a debatable point, we think that to be a non-local person might present certain points of advantage, as you are not involved with many discussions and sometimes tensions, that many times strongly influence the decision process when it comes down to make a building and decide how to develop a territory. This might be true for Iran as well as for Italy, Great Britain, Russia or any other country in the world. Save this picture!Courtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioWe have taken our deep fascination for several gems of Iranian architecture to a point of re-interpretation, allowing us a great dose of freedom in doing so. We are concerned not only with beautiful forms of the Iranian tradition, but with topics like light, scale, decoration and with the art and crafts tradition of carpets and clothing as well.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioAll of that has resulted in an inverted motion for entering as well as for exiting the site, and materialized through the use of polished reinforced white concrete columns, and corrugated corten steel plates.  The so constructed gate, gently placed on a green flower bed, becomes an iconic signal for the driver passing along the coast road, and part of the deep identity of the resident of the villa complex.ArchitectsRndr Studio, Waltritsch a+uLocationMazandaran, IranLocationMazandaran Province, IranTeam LeaderDimitri WaltritschCompetition OrganizersA.S.E company, in cooperation with Islamic Azad University and Rehyah complex managementCompetition Status1st Prize (Announcement July 8, 2013)Project Year2013PhotographsCourtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioProject Year2013PhotographsCourtesy of Waltritsch a+u + Rndr StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTurkish Parliament Passes Bill to Protect Historic SkylinesArchitecture NewsShield House / Studio H:TSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mazandaran, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Hammerbakken House / SpaceGroup

first_imgSave this picture!© Jeroen Musch+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949038/hammerbakken-house-spacegroup Clipboard “COPY” Norway Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949038/hammerbakken-house-spacegroup Clipboard Hammerbakken House / SpaceGroupSave this projectSaveHammerbakken House / SpaceGroup 2017 CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway Year:  Houses ArchDaily Architects: SpaceGroup Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Jeroen MuschDesign Team:Gro Bonesmo, Gary Bates, Frederik Krogeide, Claudia LaarmanClients:Arild Wabø, Elisabeth NæssCity:OsloCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeroen MuschRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightCarpetsCaneplex DesignHandmade Bamboo MatsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Hammerbakken House is designed to meet the highly particular needs of a special child while simultaneously finding space for the entire family. Unlike any other project we have considered, the idea of ‘a machine for living’ in architecture was never more prominent where solutions were dictated by the technical requirements of the family and their daughter.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jeroen MuschThe house was foremost conceived as a collection of individual spaces organized around an exercise pool, with an existing forest completing the ‘loop’. Each personal room is joined by a collective space for the family to meet, play, exercise, or read.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschThe functional performance of the house dictated a size that exceeded the budget, placing ’quantity (maximum area for experiences) before quality’ and challenging every detail and solution. The residence is elevated promoting a close connection to nature for all the main activities of the house.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschExposed concrete was chosen for its robust and durable qualities. Detailing was kept to a minimum. The residence is extremely open, with large common spaces oriented to capture a rich variety of views, yet offering the possibility to withdraw into individual enclosures, acknowledging everyone’s need for privacy.Save this picture!© Jeroen MuschProject gallerySee allShow lessP-Flat / Gitai ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMushroom Buildings? The Possibilities of Using Mycelium in ArchitectureArticles Share CopyAbout this officeSpaceGroupOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloOn FacebookNorwayPublished on October 12, 2020Cite: “Hammerbakken House / SpaceGroup” 12 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Hammerbakken House / SpaceGrouplast_img read more

We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World

first_imgWe First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News 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.  7 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img [amzn_product_post]A social media expert with global experience with many of the world’s biggest brands – including Nike, Toyota and Motorola – Simon Mainwaring offers a visionary new practice in which brands leverage social media to earn consumer goodwill, loyalty and profit, while creating a third pillar of sustainable social change through conscious contributions from customer purchases. These innovative private sector partnerships answer perhaps the most pressing issue facing business and thought leaders today: how to practice capitalism in a way that satisfies the need for both profit and a healthy, sustainable planet. Mainwaring provides case studies from companies such as P&G, Walmart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Nike, Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Nestlé as well as a bold plan for how corporations need to rethink their strategies. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fundraising is the ‘Intel inside’ of the charity sector

first_imgFundraising is the ‘Intel inside’ of the charity sector Howard Lake | 8 December 2014 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ‘Stealing’ market shareAlthough he opened his presentation by admitting that he was “shameless” about stealing market share, CRUK’s director of fundraising Richard Taylor said he would prefer to collaboratively grow the giving market, which has remained static for the past 20 years. But he said charities had to resort to “disruptive” techniques and campaigns – such as Pilion Trust’s ‘Fuck the Poor’ viral video – to grab attention. “That’s the lengths we have to go to but my worry is that all it has done is steal donations from other charities,” Taylor said. He said one way to grow the giving market would be to “meet donors halfway” in other markets where they are already present as “consumers rather than donors”.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBuC_0-d-9Y[/youtube] Fundraising needs be positioned as the ‘Intel Inside’ of the charity world.Jeremy Hughes: Fundraising is “central” to charitiesSpeaking last week at Revolutionise’s second Annual Lectures in London, Jeremy Hughes, ceo of the Alzheimer’s Society, described the “centrality” of fundraising to everything charities do.“When I have an induction for new staff I tell them that the only reason we are here is because we want to change the world and because we have the money to do that – that I wouldn’t even be here inducting new staff if we didn’t have enough money,” Hughes ­– how has also held senior fundraising, marketing and communications positions at Leonard Cheshire and the Red Cross ­– told delegates“Fundraising is what ties money to the mission, but we don’t sell ourselves and fundraising effectively or tackle the myths that fundraising faces.”He gave the example of the launch ITV’s Text Santa appeal, when presenter Philip Schofield (whose JustGiving page for the appeal has so far raised more than £77,000) told viewers that all money would go directly to helping people in need. “We need to stop people saying things like that,” Hughes said. “It’s not helpful when charities are saying these things.”Just as microprocessor manufacturer Intel has positioned itself as the driving force behind a string of computer brands, so fundraising should be positioned as “fundraising inside” to all the charities it is central to. However, Hughes said: “We are too often seen as ‘evil inside’.”One simple way to start tackling the issue and present the ‘fundraising inside’ brand would be for every charity to talk about fundraising at the start of its annual report, Hughes said, rather than tuck it way at the back with the financial reporting. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Photo: computer chip by Eprom on Shutterstock.comcenter_img Advertisement People ‘need’ to giveSumming up the event, Alan Clayton – Revolutionise’s creative director – said that a traditional way of viewing charitable giving had been that ‘people give to need’. However, he said that the first two presentations at the Annual Lectures – Decode Marketing’s Phil Barden looking at the behavioural drivers to charitable giving, and Professor Jen Shang’s exploration of how major donors managed the risk inherent in their philanthropy – suggest this argument should be reversed. “It’s not so much that people give to need, but that people need to give,” Clayton said.Clayton also suggested replacing the term ‘the nonprofit sector’ with ‘profit with purpose’s sector. Also at the Annual Lectures‘Something about now’ for corporate partnershipCorporate fundraising consultant Jonathan Andrews told delegates he thought there was “something about ‘now’” that would allow charities to reinvigorate corporate partnerships. He said that because public trust in companies was at an “all time low”, some businesses were “waking up to the fact that doing good and being good are a great for their business”. Andrews said he had completed research interviewing charity and business leaders that would be published in February next year exploring the issue. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Boston Pride forum on resisting oppression and capitalism

first_imgBoston Pride forum, June 16.The Action Center in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain was packed June 16 for Stonewall Warriors and Workers World Party’s LGBTQIA Pride forum on “Capitalism, Racism, LGBTQIA Oppression and the Class Struggle.”The forum was a follow-up to and celebration of the historic Stonewall Warriors Queer and Trans PoC Liberation, Anti-Capitalist Contingent in Boston’s LGBTQIA Pride demonstration on June 10. (Workers World, June 14, tinyurl.com/yalc8fl8)The forum opened with a report by Christine Allsopp on the reopening of the Sexual Minorities Archive in Holyoke, Mass., with the dedication of the Sylvia Rivera Room and the Leslie Feinberg Library. A video was shown of WWP member Minnie Bruce Pratt reading a poem in memory of Feinberg, who was her spouse. Several participants spoke of the impact of becoming aware of key LGBTQIA history for the first time at the SMA dedication. (Workers World, June 7, tinyurl.com/y74ech54)Nate Heathman followed, with a moving tribute to Black and other trans women of color murdered in the last two years. He led the group in saying the names of these many trans women.Diva T. Williams gave the main report, followed by discussion, on the  historic Stonewall Warriors Queer and Trans PoC Liberation, Anti-Capitalist Contingent in Boston’s LGBTQIA Pride demonstration. Williams’ report included video footage from both the main contingent and from the direct action at the front of the march, which lifted up the names and images of Black and other trans women of color killed in 2017. It also highlighted the coordinated demands to rid the annual parade of big-bank sponsorship, police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement  presence, and return Pride to the protest spirit of the historic Stonewall Rebellion.Two direct-action participants attested to how empowering the actions were. Williams concluded her report with a proposal to organize an expanded effort to bring this revolutionary spirit to the entire march in 2018.The forum ended with a review by Frank Neisser of the origins of the oppression of LGBTQIA people, the overthrow of the matriarchy and the subsequent division of society into classes, as explained in two books by Workers World Party comrades: Bob McCubbin’s “The Roots of Lesbian and Gay Oppression, a Marxist View” and Leslie Feinberg’s “Transgender Warriors.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Eastern Kentucky trans people support locked out Harlan County coal miners

first_imgLill is a resident of Harlan County, Ky., and a member of a transgender anarchist support group (blackjewelminersblockade on Instagram) assisting coal miners locked out by the Blackjewel coal company. “Most of us are trans and the miners think that’s really cool,” she said. Blackjewel miners and supporters watch a train engine leave without its load of coal. To prevent the entrance or exit of coal trains, they have occupied the railroad tracks ever since.Blackjewelminersblockade has been providing support for the miners’ encampment set up on and adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks leading out of the mine. The encampment began July 29 after a few miners blocked a CSX train transporting over $1 million worth of coal. There are now hundreds of people either living at the encampment or visiting on a regular basis.In late June, Blackjewel, one of several of the largest coal companies in the U.S. to go bankrupt, fired the Harlan County miners and about 1,300 others at 38 mines in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and Wyoming. Not only did the miners lose their jobs, but after Blackjewel zeroed out its bank accounts, transferring all funds to a separate family-owned account, the miners’ last paychecks bounced to the tune of a collective $12 million! Plus, the company owes millions to the miners’ 401(k) retirement accounts.Just prior to filing bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported that Blackjewel’s primary stockholder, founder and former CEO Jeffrey Hoops Sr., transferred $34 million in cash out of the company to a bank account owned by members of his family. In the bankruptcy documents, Hoops lists himself as the primary creditor of his own company, claiming that the company owes him personally $22 million. He claims an additional $5.9 million that is owed him by a Blackjewel-owned real estate company which is part of the bankruptcy filing and that Blackjewel owes $11 million to The Grand Patrician theme park and golf course, which Hoops is building on the site of a closed hospital. (news.littlesis.org, Aug. 15)Hoops claims the funds are now unavailable to pay the wages and pensions owed the workers. The miners’ response is: “No pay, no coal!”Building solidaritySupport from blackjewelminersblockade includes cooking, cleaning, child care, fundraising and other support.  Lill says, “They [miners, families, friends] are just thrilled that people want to be there and help maintain things at camp, that people with training and experience in protest care want to help.”  Their protest experience includes building a concerted grassroots movement that helped shut down the Trump government’s plans for a new federal prison in neighboring Letcher County.Lill and others told the miners about Lesbians and Gays Support Miners, a group that supported British coal miners during the 1984-85 lockout by the Thatcher government, portrayed in the 2014 film “Pride.”Lill went on to say, “We are building solidarity with folks who aren’t necessarily just like us — though we’ve found that we have more in common than we don’t.” Because the miners and their supporters face arrests and jail time, Lill says she and her group are also opposed to jails: “We have asked for a hard rule of letting us deal with problems at the camp, in-house, no cops. There is no one in denial that the prison and jail system is messed up and many of these folks have been touched by the opioid crisis and the criminalization of addiction. We have been [talking] and will continue to talk about racism and white supremacy, prison abolition and how we are wrecking the planet.“We’ve also been surprised a few times. For example, one of the miners spent a lot of years of his life in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. I can’t reiterate enough that people from eastern Kentucky are full of complexities and painting us with a broad brush of conservatism is just classism.” All quotes from Lill: earthfirstjournal.org; general info: teenvogue.com and nytimes.com. See a video clip of Blackjewel miner supporters at tinyurl.com/y52tzz8l.In 1974, Johnnie — then John — Lewis wrote the pamphlet, “Till Every Battle’s Won: The Brookside Strike of Harlan County,” with the comradely help of Vince Copeland, a founding member of Workers World Party and then editor of Workers World newspaper.The Brookside strike was an important victory for all workers, not only because of the heroism of the miners who engaged in armed struggle with the coal operators, their gun thugs, and local and state police.  But also after the miners (men) were all arrested for breaking a court injunction, women — including the miners’ spouses, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, friends and other relatives — took over the picketing, which included toe-to-toe battles with gun thugs and scabs.Having struggled her entire life with sexual orientation and with gender, Johnnie is now living as a transwoman in Portland, Ore., where she is a WWP branch organizer. 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Indiana’s Don Villwock to Attempt Leap to AFBF Presidency

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 16, 2015 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana’s Don Villwock to Attempt Leap to AFBF Presidency Facebook Twitter Indiana’s Don Villwock to Attempt Leap to AFBF Presidency SHARE Don Villwock runs for AFBFOne day after the retirement announcement by American Farm Bureau president Bob Stallman, the retiring Indiana Farm Bureau president has announced his intention to run for the national post. Don Villwock says becoming the AFBF president would fulfill a dream started when he served on the Farm Bureau board as national Young Farmer & Rancher chairman in 1983. He told HAT from the state president’s meeting in Washington DC Wednesday that encouragement from others helped him ultimately decide to run.“There are a lot of great, fellow presidents here at the meeting and I’ve been thinking about that. I had been asked a little earlier in the year to start thinking about that. There has been a lot of encouragement from some great leaders all across the country which is critical to getting elected, and so with their encouragement and the support of my family we decided to throw our hat in the ring.”Villwock said experience is part of what he has to offer the nation’s largest farm organization.“Agriculture is very diverse across this country. There are very few farming and ranching operations I’ve not visited in my tenure in Farm Bureau, and I have great respect for the leadership across this country and the passion American farmers and ranchers have. I think my job would be to communicate and be their spokesperson and maybe even rise to the bully pulpit a little bit stronger to make sure the public and the congress and the administration know how important agriculture is to this great country.”The Villwock resume includes being a director on the American Farm Bureau board and part of its executive committee. The Knox County farmer is also national vice president of the Farm Bureau Bank, American Agricultural Insurance Co. and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services.He said the road ahead will be difficult as candidates campaign for the support of state presidents and the 400 delegates to the January convention. A number of those state leaders have also expressed an interest in the job.According to South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal, a total of four candidates announced their intentions at the meeting in Washington D.C. Vanderwal says they current AFBF Vice President Barry Bushoe of Oregon, Georgia Farm Bureau President  Debbie Duvall, Indiana Farm Bureau President  Don Villwock and Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers. Vanderwal says they all have great experience with the organization.In paying tribute to the retiring Stallman, Villwock said he has been a great leader to emulate. Hear more on that and the issues Farm Bureau must continue to address, in the HAT interview with Don Villwock: Don Villwock on Run for AFBF President Previous articleUSDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture LandsNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Power outage affects campus Tuesday

first_imgHays Hall uses a stool to prop the door open during the power outage. Photo courtesy: Marissa Stacy ReddIt Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ + posts printSome classes were canceled and students reported having limited access to residence halls Tuesday after a nearly campus-wide power outage. A tree falling on a primary power line and other equipment issues related to heavy rainfall in the area triggered the outage, according to Oncor Electric Delivery. The power went out around 10 a.m. and returned for a few minutes as crews worked to switch the campus to alternate lines. It was fully restored around 11 a.m.Crews arrived on campus to assist a staff member who was trapped in an elevator during the outage. Photo courtesy: Benton McDonaldFaculty and staff received emails from TCU’s assistant vice chancellor for facilities around 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. about the situation. However, students didn’t receive any official information until power was restored. The outage caused the campus WiFi, along with the projectors and AirMedia equipment, to go offline. Some teachers dismissed classes early during the outages, while others canceled 11 a.m. classes.The stoplights on University Drive stopped working during the power outage. Photo courtesy: Jean Brown Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increasescenter_img Previous articleHoroscope: October 9, 2018Next articleThursday night football game proving difficult for administration, students Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Campus dining was also affected. The King Family Commons was unable to charge students and had to shut down its four dining options during the outage. Bistro Burnett, located in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, gave away its refrigerated items to students to prevent them from going to waste. Chick-Fil-A gave away food until it resumed normal operations around 12:30 p.m. Market Square had a short recovery time to allow the kitchens to heat up before resuming its normal lunchtime operations, said Scott Majestic, a general manager for Sodexo. Some students living in the Greek Village and nearby dorms said their ID cards wouldn’t open residence hall doors. The ID swipe technology introduced to students in 2013 was made to be more cost-effective than keys. If a student loses an ID, the card can be deactivated and replaced, instead of having to change out keys. Craig Allen, the director of housing, said a backup battery should have kept the doors accessible. However, during the outage, doors at some residence halls were propped open, and students stood outside buildings, waiting for someone to answer their knocks.Annie Feeley, a sophomore speech pathology major who lives in the Delta Delta Delta house, said she was not able to get inside her house for 10 minutes. She said she sent a text to a group chat asking for someone in the house to open the door.Milton Daniel and Hays Halls had the front doors propped open, so residents were able to enter. Marion Hall had a woman stationed at the door.Allen said having the doors to the building propped open is a safety concern and not something the residence halls need to do.A front desk assistant at Colby Hall said students couldn’t swipe into the building and some had difficulty swiping into the individual rooms. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin Twitter Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more

Iran frees Parvaz, Libya frees four other journalists

first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more May 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iran frees Parvaz, Libya frees four other journalists Follow the news on Bahrain Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News LIBYA Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of four foreign journalists in Tripoli. An AFP reporter said they “appeared tired but in good health” when they arrived at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli.Three of these journalists were captured by pro-Gaddafi forces near Brega on 5 April. They are Clare Morgana Gillis, a US reporter covering Libya for The Atlantic magazine’s website and other US media, James Foley, a US reporter working for GlobalPost.com, Stars and Stripes and Al-Jazeera, and Manu Brabo, a Spanish freelance photographer. The fourth is British journalist Nigel Chandler.Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim had announced yesterday that four journalists would be released. However, while naming the first three, he had indicated that the fourth would be Anton Hammerl, a South African freelance photographer who disappeared the same day.Today Ibrahim told journalists there had been a “mix-up” about the identity of the four journalists being released, adding that Hammerl had not been located.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, all four journalists appeared before an administrative court yesterday on charges of entering the country illegally, for which they were fined 200 dinars (122 euros) and were given a suspended sentence of one year in prison.Since the start of the uprising in Libya on 16 February, many journalists have entered the country across the Egyptian border without permission to cover developments from rebel-held areas. In comments on 21 February, Muammar Gaddafi said he regarded such journalists as Al-Qaeda accomplices and as “stray dogs.” At the same time, the government has invited foreign journalists to Tripoli to relay its own propaganda.The following journalists are still held:- Kamel Ataloua, a British journalist working for Al-Jazeera who has been held since the start of March.- Lotfi Ghars, a journalist with Tunisian and Canadian dual nationality working for Al-Alam TV, who has been held since 16 March.- Matthew VanDyke, an American freelancer who has been missing since 12 March.- Six Libyan journalists. October 14, 2020 Find out more OMAN Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the course that events are taking in Oman, noting in particular that the Tamol.net (www.tamol.net) news website removed all of its videos of protests a few days after the Al-Hara Al-Omaniyya online forum was blockedThe authorities have for several days been cracking down hard on the anti-government demonstrations taking place in several parts of the country including Muscat, the nearby port city of Sohar and the southern city of Salalah (1,000 km south of the capital). The protests and the repression are now getting virtually no news coverage. SYRIA Reporters Without Borders hails Syrian journalist and activist Malak Al-Shanawani’s release on 15 May. She was held for six days. Receive email alerts News Newscenter_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest BAHRAIN Frederik Richter, a German journalist who has been the Reuters correspondent in Manama since 2008, left Bahrain yesterday at the behest of the government, which has accused him of biased reporting. In a dispatch published by Reuters yesterday, he described a country transformed by fear.The government has been accusing the international media of supporter Bahrain’s anti-government protesters ever since they began demonstrating in February. Many foreign reporters have been denied visas or turned back at Manama airport.As a result of the government crackdown, Bahrainis began refusing to talk Richter to him by phone, preferring discreet personal meetings. He had to use clandestine methods to meet his sources as both Bahrainis and foreign residents working for the government thought their phones were tapped. Richter added that he thought King Hamad’s announcement of the lifting of the state of emergency on 1 June has come too late for a country that has been traumatized by the government’s handling of the crisis. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa March 17, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News IRAN Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of the Al-Jazeera journalist Homa Dorothy Parvaz, who had disappeared on arriving at Damascus airport on 29 April. Parvaz, who has US, Canadian and Iranian nationality, arrived this morning in the Qatari capital of Doha on a flight from Tehran. The Syrian embassy in Washington had announced in press release on 11 May that the Syrian authorities had deported Parvaz to Iran on 1 May. But Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Iran’s official news agency IRNA on 14 May that Iran had “no information” about her.The Seattle Times today quotes her brother as saying he spoke to her after her arrival in Doha. She told him that, while in Tehran, she was held in solitary confinement in Evin prison, interrogated by the authorities and denied any contact with her family. He did not say whether she mentioned being mistreated.Tehran prosecutor-general Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi has meanwhile been quoted by IRNA as saying she was held for “verification” of her passport. She is expected to return to Canada tomorrow. to go further RSF_en last_img read more