Hat-tricks for wingers as Clermont thrash Aironi in Italy

first_imgMonday Jan 16, 2012 Hat-tricks for wingers as Clermont thrash Aironi in Italy Former All Black wing Sitiveni Sivivatu scored a hat-trick of tries as Clermont thrashed Aironi 82-0 in their Pool Four Heineken Cup match at the Stadio Brianteo to keep their quarter finals hopes alive. The result is Aironi’s heaviest defeat in the tournament. Clermont scored some wonderful tries as they racked up 12 in total and led by a mammoth 47-0 at the halftime break, leaving Aironi with an impossible task heading into the second period. Sivivatu and Frenchman Julien Malzieu both scored three tries a piece, completing their hat-tricks in the second half, while flyhalf Brock James kicked seven conversions after Morgan Parra had already kicked four of his own.Other try scorers included Welshman Lee Byrne, who scored two, while Alexandre Lapandry, James, and Elvis Vermuelen also crossed for tries.The bonus point win sets them up nicely ahead of next weekend’s home meeting with pool leaders Ulster, who themselves comfortably beat Leicester Tigers. Highlights of that game, and a few others, will be posted soon. Below are lengthy highlights of the match, with French commentary, including all twelve tries. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Casuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain Architects

first_img Structural Consultants: Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926350/casuarina-fence-house-meeta-jain-architects Clipboard Design Team:Meeta Jain, Karthik Mohan, Jwalant Singhala, Abhiroop DuttaClients:Arun KumarEngineering:SreeralshaLandscape:Meeta JainCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manoj SudhakaranRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Refurbishment and extension of an existing home to convert to a dual home. Lower home for aging mother and an upper home for Son and his family incorporating a lot of garden spaces at every. The project demonstrates a transformation of an old single-family house, into a dual family home on a 40ft x 70ft plot.Save this picture!© Manoj SudhakaranSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Manoj SudhakaranThe Neighborhood displays identical row house typology for all its occupants that have undergone constant transformations and yet managed to retain a sense of Dominant Green. Each house shared one common wall with the adjoining house demanding that extensions be made adhering to light and ventilation needs carefully.Save this picture!© Manoj SudhakaranHowever, for the expression, we relied on Casuarina, a construction scaffolding material, which is the most cheaply available wood, for creating an aesthetic of unfinishedness. A contrasting façade element, in times where ‘sleeker the smarter’ mantra rules. The lower house for the aging mother draws upon the nostalgia of her lived years through a mud finished gateway,  while the upper house for her children, poses a duality by staying modernistic in its treatment through partial glass boxlike exterior to the living room.Save this picture!Elevation and Section ASpecial ElementsLiving in a garden feel is continued into the house by careful use of rustic materials and through elements like skylight lit stair courtyard that further leads to an added terrace room for leisure and terrace gardening. The very rustic yet contemporary feel dominates the house by the expression of steel girders that remain natural lacquered and overhangs that express exposed concrete, creating a strong overall blending with Green. Rainwater harvesting is a dominant expressed too.Save this picture!© Manoj SudhakaranProject gallerySee allShow lessTapa Tapa Restaurant / Quarta & ArmandoSelected ProjectsEVOA – Environmental Interpretation Center / Maisr ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officeMeeta Jain ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBengaluruOn FacebookIndiaPublished on October 13, 2019Cite: “Casuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain Architects” 13 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 B.L. Manjunath & Co Architects: Meeta Jain Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Manoj Sudhakaran+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share India Casuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain Architects Photographs:  Manoj Sudhakarancenter_img Area:  3600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Bengaluru, India Casuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain Architects Lead Architect: Meeta Jain Photographs 2018 Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926350/casuarina-fence-house-meeta-jain-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Personal Telephone Fundraising’s capacity passes 1 million contacts

first_imgJane Cunningham, Managing and Creative Director at PTF, said: “Telephone fundraising remains one of the most cost-effective ways of recruiting new committed donors, retaining and developing existing ones. It also enhances the profitability of other fundraising methods including legacy marketing, where we have seen significant growth this year.”PTF have introduced a special projects area with a capacity of 300,000 contacts per year to manage new business and new product development.Rob Reaks, PTF’s CEO, added: “We are continuing to develop new ideas to complement our existing range of services, using technology and database analysis to further enhance the return on investment secured for our clients whilst increasing our turnover.” Personal Telephone Fundraising Limited has increased the capacity of its Brighton-based calling operation to over one million contacts per year.The growth has been the result both of greater activity for existing clients and new business wins. The telephone fundraising company has won five new clients in recent months, including Scope and Book Aid International.Existing clients such as Premier Christian Radio, Asthma UK and World Cancer Research Fund have all recently renewed their contracts. Peter Kerridge, Managing Director at Premier Christian Radio said that PTF’s ideas were sound and “we are making a significant investment in telemarketing this year as a result”. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 30 September 2007 | News Personal Telephone Fundraising’s capacity passes 1 million contacts Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Research / statisticslast_img read more

RNIB is health charity partner for Glastonbury Festival 2017

first_imgRNIB is health charity partner for Glastonbury Festival 2017  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: Events Advertisement Sight loss charity The Royal National Institute of Blind People will have a prominent role at this year’s Glastonbury Festival as official health charity partner.It will attend the world’s largest greenfield festival to encourage music lovers to look after their eyesight, and raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests. The partnership will focus on health and information and not fundraising.This year Glastonbury Festival takes place from 21-25 June.The event has partnered with many charities and campaigning groups over the years, including Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace. Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury Festival, said: “As I’ve got older, I’ve become more and more aware of the importance of looking after my eyes, and I don’t want to miss a trick! “In light of this, I’m delighted that we’re working with RNIB this year, and hope that lots of festival-goers will stop by the charity’s stall near the Pyramid Stage to find out more about how they can protect their sight.”Sally Harvey, RNIB Chief Executive, added: “Thousands of music lovers will be descending on Worthy Farm next month, and we hope lots of them will come and see us to find out how to look after their eyes.“Nearly half of sight loss is preventable, so our mission at Glastonbury will be to remind people of the importance of having regular eye tests in a fun way that taps into the sights and sounds of the festival.” Howard Lake | 23 May 2017 | Newscenter_img During May RNIB is celebrating braille with its Wear dots… raise lots campaign.WaterAid receives £245 from online auction of Glastonbury mud (2004)Glastonbury Festival raises funds online (2001) Glastonbury pyramid stage and crowd – photo (c) Andrew Allcock  147 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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

Title IX: TCU coaches see growth in opportunities for female athletes

first_imgKayley Ryan Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Linkedin TAGSin depthTitle IXWomen athletes Previous articleThe Skiff: November 9, 2017Next articleWomen’s basketball welcomes four in early signing period Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter printVolleyball director and coach Jill Kramer ‘99—who holds school records for kills and total career attacks—almost didn’t go to TCU.Jill Kramer (Photo by Jessica Smith, Courtesy of TCU Athletics)That’s because when she was looking at colleges, TCU was just starting its volleyball program, the 11th women’s sport the school has added since Title IX became law in 1972.Title IX, also known as the Education Amendment Act of 1972, mandates that universities that receive federal funds cannot exclude or discriminate against anyone in its university programs on the basis of sex. Otherwise, the law warns, they would have their funding revoked.Kramer received TCU’s first volleyball scholarship. By her senior year in 1999, the volleyball team had 12 women on scholarship.“Volleyball was created because of Title IX here,” she said.Volleyball wasn’t the only sport to benefit. TCU has added 11 women’s sports since Title IX, from tennis in 1972 to beach volleyball in 2015.And though women’s sports have grown significantly since Title IX was enacted, their struggle now is not getting administrative support but getting fans to come watch. Attendance is increasing, but coaches of the women’s teams say it will take time to build a fan base.TCU Associate Athletics Director Kim Johnson, who oversees Title IX compliance, said the law “has 100 percent aided women’s sports at TCU.”Title IX mandated several changes that ultimately changed the face of college athletics:Participation opportunities in sports should be equal to the proportion of male and female students.Scholarships awarded should be proportionate to participation.All athletes should have equal access to other services: facilities, equipment, food, housing, medical care, coaching, recruitment, publicity and support services.Participation – then and nowIn the 1998-9 academic year, TCU had the second worst participation proportion of female students among 114 schools, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report obtained by The Skiff in 2000.Title IX: 1999-PresentVenngage InfographicsTCU was 28 percent below Title IX standards, but the government didn’t stop funding the university because the act allows for a transition period if the university is making progress toward the standards. By 1999, TCU had added nine sports.Then-Chancellor Michael Ferrari said the report was disappointing but that the situation had not reached a panic state, The Skiff reported.“Any institution with a football program and such a high percentage of female students will always produce an unfavorable profile,” Ferrari said. “We are making progress, and we know that. But we can always do more.”Today, TCU has the same ratio of undergraduates as in 1998-9: 60 percent female to 40 percent male, according to the TCU Factbook. But the participation rate of female athletes has increased by 11 percentage points.Scholarships phase inAs TCU added women’s sports and ramped up the participation rate of its female athletes, the school began to phase in scholarships for student-athletes like Kramer, Johnson said.Kramer said she and two other athletes received the first three volleyball scholarships, and three scholarships were phased in each year until TCU fully funded volleyball scholarships up to the maximum limits set by the NCAA. For volleyball in the NCAA Division I, that number is 12.TCU Scholarship BreakdownVenngage InfographicsBecause TCU has a football team which is allowed 85 scholarships by the NCAA, the university had to add women’s sports to follow another Title IX guideline: to have scholarship money that is representative of its participation rate of male and female athletes. TCU met that requirement for the 2015-16 academic year, according to Equity in Athletics data it is required to report under Title IX.Coaches talk scholarshipsKaren Monez (Courtesy of TCU Athletics)Karen Monez, coach of the women’s rifle team, said she would like to have more scholarships for her shooters. The NCAA allows rifle the fewest of any sport, 3.6 partial scholarships, which Monez can divvy out to her shooters as needed.This year, six of her 10 shooters have some of that athletic money, she said. Monez added that some of her shooters have academic scholarships.It’s a different story for Raegan Pebley, coach of the women’s basketball team, who said she has too many scholarships for her athletes. Women’s basketball receives 15 full scholarships for 15 athletes, which is two more than men’s basketball.Raegan Pebley (Courtesy of TCU Athletics)A female basketball player might forego playing at another university because TCU has more to offer, which she said makes competitions unequal.If NCAA limits could be changed, she said she’d like to see more scholarships allocated to other women’s sports at TCU.“If you took three scholarships away from women’s basketball and allocated them to another women’s sport,” Pebley said, “that will have a trickle-down effect that’s going to create more equality because those [basketball] players are going to go to some other school.”Coaches reflect on recruitment money availableAnother possible area for growth is recruitment dollars, which are disproportionately allocated to men’s sports, according to Equity in Athletics data.By the Numbers: TCU Equity in Athletics DataVenngage InfographicsUnlike scholarships, recruitment dollars do not have to be equally spread among men’s and women’s sports programs, said Patrick O’Rourke, a certified public accountant and analyst for ScholarshipStats.com.While recruitment dollars are disproportionately allotted to men’s teams including football and basketball, coaches of women’s programs said they had enough.Pebley said she is able to request what she needs from administrators and have it soon afterward.“Well, I don’t really care what the men need,” she said. “Because our recruiting’s different. I don’t feel like I’ve gone without here. We are given what we need.”Rachel Garner practices shooting at the TCU rifle range. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)For Monez, more scholarship money for her team–which can’t be raised by TCU but by the NCAA–could help make recruiting easier and make TCU more affordable, she said. But she said she’s still able to recruit top-level shooters.O’Rourke said there is no hard dollar amount for recruitment, but teams have to follow certain rules. For example, the school can’t pay a student-athlete beyond scholarship money to recruit him or her.After reviewing the Equity in Athletics data, O’Rourke said TCU has a pretty good track record.“[TCU is] doing pretty well, to be honest with you,” he said.Equal access to other servicesBeyond the hard numbers of participation and scholarships, Title IX requires student-athletes have equal access to housing, food, tutoring, facilities, medical services and publicity. Coaches praised the university for its allotment of these services.Kramer said she never felt discriminated against as a female athlete at TCU. But she does remember a time she wanted to attend summer school so she could study and train for the upcoming season.“They said, ‘No you can’t do that. Can’t pay for summer school,’” Kramer remembers. “Why not? All these other athletes (football, basketball) are going to summer school, I don’t get it.”Later, she called the athletic office and asked if she could go to summer school.Screens track shots to their targets. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)“I was just wondering why that wasn’t available for me,” she said. “And then it was available.”Monez praised the university’s growth in facility improvement.She said her rifle team once shared a facility with ROTC storage.Now the rifle team has upgraded equipment with a display screen that lets fans track the bullet to its destination.PublicityAnother of the myriad services Title IX requires equal access to is publicity.This means men’s and women’s teams should have equal access to publicity resources and services including the athletics communications staff and the press releases they publish, according to the Women’s Sport Foundation, established by tennis star Billie Jean King.But women’s coaches say they also have to work hard to get people to come to games. They said they can’t expect media personnel to do all the work for them.Building a fan baseCoaches Eric Bell of soccer, Pebley of women’s basketball and Kramer of volleyball all have summer camps they use to train up a younger generation of female athletes and to build their fan bases.[View the story “Fans at TCU volleyball game” on Storify]“Our girls work hard all summer with marketing,” Kramer said. “And they go out to camps all over the metroplex and meet these kids. I think they understand that they’re role models and that their time is valuable to those people.”Kramer has more fan-building tactics in mind: she said before the season starts, her athletes and staff personally deliver about 30 to 40 season tickets to fans who’ve purchased them.“That takes time and attention, but those people remember that, and our girls connect with them,” she said.She said she wants to engage the business community in Fort Worth as well.Eric Bell (Courtesy of TCU Athletics)Bell is hoping to get more students to come to soccer games but says he’s encouraged by the family-oriented crowds who come.“When I first got here we weren’t very good,” Bell said. “They came out and still supported us. They still continue to do that. I don’t know what it is about TCU and this facility, but the fan base has always been good.”Pebley also involves her athletes in advertising for their basketball games, from putting up posters to throwing homecoming parades.“Our girls are invested,” she said. “I make them get invested in growing the fan base as well.”Attendance by the numbers: Building a fan base at TCUVenngage InfographicsEfforts to grow the fan base in the past 16 years have shown some gradual increases in attendance for basketball, soccer and volleyball games in different years.What these season averages leave out are spikes in numbers at particular games. Recently, Kramer’s volleyball team saw its largest crowd of the season and the third largest in program history in its Oct. 18 game against Oklahoma, according to TCU Athletics. More than 2,200 attended.[<a href=”//storify.com/kdelise97/oct-18-game-against” target=”_blank”>View the story “Kramer praises turnout at Oct. 18 game against Oklahoma ” on Storify</a>]Hope for more fans in the futureWhen sports columnist Jen Engel wrote for the Star-Telegram, she said she chose to cover men’s sports.“I am not covering women’s basketball because I knew what that meant: that meant less bylines, less features,” Engel said. “I got more bylines by covering more men’s sports. I knew early on if I made that trade I would be in trouble. I knew if I covered women’s basketball, I wouldn’t get coverage as much.”But as more women don jerseys and more fans crowd bleachers to watch them, the perception of women in sports has changed, she said.In her generation, Engel said playing sports or covering sports wasn’t seen as “sexy [or] feminine,” but it’s a different story for her 8-year-old daughter.“My daughter’s generation grows up thinking everyone plays sports, sports are amazing,” she said.Mac Engel, a Star-Telegram columnist, formerly worked on the publicity team for women’s basketball at TCU.[View the story “Delivering season tickets to TCU women’s basketball” on Storify]He said for women’s sports to stand out, they need to be creative in how they market themselves—access to what the coach is telling players in the locker room, for example.“You have to sell stories,” he said. “You’ve got to be honest with me. You’ve got to give me something different.”Johnson said she’s seeing how valued women’s sports are on a professional and Olympic level because of their success and competitive nature.“So the U.S. open, I’ve had the pleasure of going a time or two,” she said. “And when Serena’s playing, it is as packed as when Roger Federer is playing. So I think men, like women. like anyone – they respect high-level competition.”For women’s basketball at TCU, Pebley isn’t asking for more scholarships or recruitment dollars.“I just want people to see these amazing women and what they do and how they do it and why we do it,” she said. “They play for each other and they play for that crowd. I’d love for them to experience those diehards in there.”For Kramer, she just wants her athletes to have the same community connection she felt.“I had that as a player here,” she said. “I try to create that for my players as well.” $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ TCU volleyball saw a crowd of 2,248 people, the third largest in program history, on Oct. 18 against Oklahoma. 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Killing of two TV journalists indicative of permanent insecurity in Iraq

first_img Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders Reporters condemns in the strongest terms the murder two days ago of Mohamed Karim Al-Badrani, a reporter for the commercial television station Al-Sharqiya, and cameraman Mohamed Al-Ghanem in Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad.The two men were filming a report on preparations for the Eid al-Adha festival in the Al-Sarjakhaneh market in the city centre when gunmen opened fire in their direction. Both were fatally shot in the head. According to another reporter for the station, his two colleagues had received death threats from armed groups after they had been reporting on the security forces in Mosul, but did not take them seriously. “We express our sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of these two journalists,” the press freedom organization said. “We urge the authorities to launch an independent investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the double murder and to bring the perpetrators and instigators to justice. This appalling act must not go unpunished.“The murders are indicative of the deteriorating security in which those in media have to work. They are increasingly targeted because of their work. The Iraqi authorities are responsible for making sure they are able to carry out their duties without fearing for their safety.” On 18 September, Hassan Al-Shamari, a correspondent for the newspaper Al-Mada Press, was the target of an attempted kidnapping by the personal guard of the governor of Diyala Province, Omar Al-Hamiri. The journalist was attending a news conference during which the governor verbally abused Hadi Al-Anbaki, a correspondent for the local TV station Al-hurra Iraq. The altercation was filmed by Al-Shamari, who was set up by members of the governor’s personal guard after the news conference. They pulled him violently from his car and hit him several times. They then tried to force him in their own vehicle before they were stopped by police officers. The attackers then fled the scene. to go further News News News Receive email alerts October 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Killing of two TV journalists indicative of permanent insecurity in Iraq The attack took place a day after Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki gave a speech in which he accused some TV stations of focusing on negative aspects of the news and of hounding politicians, accusing them of seeing things in a religious light. On 13 September, the head of the Baghdad police, Ali Abdel-Amir, ordered the closure of the offices of the TV station Al-Baghdadia TV for the third time this year. Most of its equipment was seized. This followed a decision by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) which accused Al-Baghdadia TV of “a lack of professionalism in its media discourse”. The CMC refused to renew the station’s accreditation, thus making it illegal. The Iraqi journalists’ union condemned this latest interference by the commission and the absence of a court order to close the station. The commission was set up in 2003 as a non-profit and fully independent regulatory body. It has since been widely criticized for a lack of independence and its decisions that infringe freedom of the press. On 6 October, Dhi Qar provincial police arrested the whole of the station’s staff in Nasiriyah on the orders of the CMC. The head of the station’s local bureau, Riad Al-Ismaili, was released on bail the next day, while the photographers Maher Al-Saeeh and Shamm Riadh are still held. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq Organisation RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Small Cities Post Higher Credit Scores Than Big Ones Next: Carson: HOME, CDBG May Continue Under New Names Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Dodd-Frank Regulation 2017-04-14 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Regulation April 14, 2017 1,349 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago “For seven years now, the Dodd-Frank Act has stifled the American Dream—for half of the country,” said U.S. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) in an opinion piece on CNBC. According to Kustoff, Dodd-Frank requires rolling back, and it has caused plenty of harm since then. Though it saved plenty of big banks during the recession, its regulation has stifled many smaller banks.“Our smaller communities and hopeful entrepreneurs have been shut out, said Kustoff. “Those who are seeking to start or grow their small business are incapable of accessing the capital necessary to merely plant both feet on the ground.”The long-term effect of Dodd-Frank has been the negative impact on community banks, regional banks, credit unions and other lenders. “These smaller financial institutions have their hands tied with onerous regulations and high compliance costs, and their ability to loan money is constrained,” said Kustoff.Kustoff recommends rolling back some of the regulations in order to ease that strain on small banks. He is currently working with Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling to make that happen, and change the current system“[Federal Reserve] Chair Yellen said that our nation is at full employment and that, while there is still room for improvement, wages are rising,” said Kustoff. “Chair Yellen should take a drive through West Tennessee. She would see how that may be true for the half of America that benefitted from Dodd-Frank. Unfortunately, Chair Yellen’s evaluation was not considering a dynamic economy—an economy that encourages new businesses, new job creation and new salaries.”Washington’s “one-size-fits-all” regulations have made lending difficult for small banks, and Dodd-Frank has cut off access to credit cards and home equity lines of credit, as credit-card issuance hit a record low of 50 million fewer accounts than before the recession.Now, the opportunity is right to start rolling back that regulation.“The Financial Services Committee has already hit the ground running on legislation that will dismantle Dodd-Frank and open the door for all Americans to achieve financial independence,” said Kustoff “I am encouraged by the ambitious and productive schedule Chairman Hensarling has mapped out.”He continued, “Dodd-Frank created two Americas, but I see a unified U.S. economy that serves all Americans.”Read Kustoff’s full story here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Police appeal after Derry armed robbery

first_img Google+ By News Highland – January 18, 2010 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal County Council water supply updateNext articleCope predicts a May by-election News Highland Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery on the Buncrana Road during which staff were threatened and thousand of pounds stolen.Three men armed with guns entered Jolly’s Petfood store at around 6 o’clock last evening with staff forced to hand over money from the safe at gunpoint.The men told the Manager, David Scott, that his wife and baby were being held hostage, it was only after they left that he found out his family was safe.Mr Scott says it was a harrowing experience:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/dave530.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img WhatsApp News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Police appeal after Derry armed robbery HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By admin – June 16, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Organisers of Relay for Life Donegal are reporting that they will meet this year’s target of 50 thousand euro.It will be a few weeks before a final figure will be determined however they have announced that they have reached 40 thousand so far.The Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal is Robert O’Connor……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/robocon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article8% fall in number of permissions granted for new homesNext articlePictures: Donegal Youth Council attend state ceremonial admin Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

NRI NEET UG Students Seek Online Mode Of Examination/ Waiving Off Mandatory Quarantine For Students Coming For Exams [Read Rejoinder Filed In SC]

first_imgTop StoriesNRI NEET UG Students Seek Online Mode Of Examination/ Waiving Off Mandatory Quarantine For Students Coming For Exams [Read Rejoinder Filed In SC] Nilashish Chaudhary22 Aug 2020 1:25 AMShare This – xParents of applicants for the NEET UG 2020 entrance examination, who are residing in Doha, Qatar have filed a rejoinder in their petition challenging a Kerala High Court judgment which had dismissed their plea for assigning test centers for NEET in Gulf countries.In the the rejoinder the petitioner prays for online examination and waiving off quarantine period for students and their…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginParents of applicants for the NEET UG 2020 entrance examination, who are residing in Doha, Qatar have filed a rejoinder in their petition challenging a Kerala High Court judgment which had dismissed their plea for assigning test centers for NEET in Gulf countries.In the the rejoinder the petitioner prays for online examination and waiving off quarantine period for students and their parents coming from other Countries.The Rejoinder affidavit expressly denies the submissions made by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in their counter affidavit. The NTA had filed a counter affidavit before the Supreme Court, intimating that it would not be possible to have overseas examination centres for NEET 2020 because the examination is conducted in “paper book format”. In their rejoinder, the petitioners state that NTA is the recognized authority to conduct both Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as well as NEET. JEE will be conducted both online and offline, while it has centres in India as well as abroad, continues the petitioner. In this light, it is argued that NTA has the expertise to conduct examinations abroad and therefore, the NEET-UG 2020 examination may also be conducted using the same model. “It is to be noted that the List of examination cities for JEE (Main) 2020 as provided in the JEE information bulletin issued by NTA shows allocation of exam centres outside India are in Bahrain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, and Singapore. Since the NTA has got expertise in conducting the entrance examinations abroad, it is respectfully submitted that for this year’s NEET-UG 2020 examination, the same model may be adopted so that these students who are abroad may be able to take part in the examination without any difficulty or risks of losing their chance to attend examination.” Pointing out that the JEE Mains and NEET-UG examinations are scheduled to be conducted on September 1-6 and September 13 respectively after having been postponed twice, the petitioner argues that students who applied for both examinations, and chose centres abroad, will only be able to appear for the former but not the latter. The gap between the dates of the two entrance exams is not enough to enable students to appear for NEET in India due to the mandatory quarantine period, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, urges the Petitioner. Therefore, argue the petitioners, the decision of NTA is arbitrary. “It is to be noted that the gap between both the JEE and NEET exams are less than the mandatory quarantine period as prescribed in OVID-19 protocol. So, even if the students manage to reach India to attend the NEET examination, they would be in Quarantine during the day of NEET-UG 2020 examination and the students will lose their opportunity to attend NEET examination. Thus the decision of (NTA) to conduct the JEE and NEET examinations by providing only 6 days gap, and without providing adequate facilities for smooth conduct of both the examinations in the interest of the welfare of the students living abroad are impractical and thus the decision of (NTA) is arbitrary.” The petitioners further refer to the Central Government’s guidelines regarding ‘Unlock 3.0′, issued on July 29, to point out that international air travel is restricted till August 31. Even if these restrictions are lifted on August 31, urges the petitioner, “it will make it impossible for those students to attend the NEET-UG 2020 examination scheduled on 13.09.2020 in Indian Centres once after attending their JEE Mains exams on 6.09.2020 from foreign centres.” Given that students will be exposed to the risks of COVID-19, they may have to quarantine for up to 28 days depending on their destination of arrival in India, intimates the petitioner through their rejoinder. It is further pointed out that priority of travel from Gulf countries, specifically from Qatar, to India is given to passengers with emergencies and NEET applicants, or their parents, do not fall in the list of priority travel. In addition to this, the frequency of repatriation flights from Qatar to India is low. Therefore, it is extremely doubtful that all NEET applicants would even be able to travel back to India for the examination, submit the petitioners. In conclusion, it has been further informed that the Indian consulate in Qatar has shown willingness to provide facilities in Qatar to conduct the examination there itself. In this light, it is suggested that consulates in Gulf countries may be asked to act as “custodians of Question paper” if a decision is taken to conduct the exam in paper book format. In the absence of the same, it is urged that online examination be conducted. Reiterating their prayer, the petitioners urge that the risk of losing an academic year, having prepared for the exam over a few years, would cause severe mental trauma to the students. Earlier, in its counter affidavit, the NTA stood by the decision of Kerala High Court and submitted as follows- “the manner as to how examinations have to be conducted is a policy decision and, is, purely within the domain of the examining body viz., MCI and whether centres for conducting such examination should be provided in foreign countries, is in the province of MCI, to decide. MCI has taken its decision and, there is nothing on record which shows that the said decision of MCI is arbitrary or illegal.” In their counter, it was further informed that the NTA had duly consulted with the MCI regarding the students’ demand for overseas test centers. However, the MCI has clarified that as the examination is conducted through Multiple Choice Questions in paper book format given to all candidates and, uniformity has to be maintained for all candidates, therefore, NEET (UG) examination should not be conducted in online mode for candidates abroad. Highlighting the practical difficulty in fulfilling the students’ demands, the counter affidavit stated- “examination cannot be conducted in abroad cities due to the fact, as already stated, NEET (UG) has to be conducted in single shift at the same time, on the same day to maintain uniformity and, further, the questions papers and other exam materials are to be transported from NTA headquarters to a large number of examination centres in various cities, which would require meticulous planning for safe and secured delivery of the same at the examination centres on time.”The petition was filed by Advocate Haris Beeran and Pallavi Pratap on behalf of parents of students who are applicants for the NEET UG 2020 entrance examination and reside in Doha, Qatar, challenges the Kerala High Court judgement which dismissed the plea holding that the Court cannot issue directions to the Medical Council of India and National Testing Agency as they were expert bodies.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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