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BP and Transocean shares shrug off oil spill report

first_img SHARES in BP and Transocean have risen in trading despite the publication of the US Presidential panel report that spreads the blame for the country’s worst-ever oil spill.Investors are betting that the companies will avoid a highly costly gross negligence charge in spite of the report’s findings.BP’s London-listed shares were up one per cent to 504 pence in trading this afternoon, while Transocean’s US-listed shares were up 1.8 per cent at $74.57 (47.9p). The STOXX 600 European oil and gas sector index was up 1 per cent, on higher oil prices.The report blamed the rig blast and subsequent spill on bad decision-making by BP, drilling contractor Transocean and well cementer Halliburton, which it said highlighted bad industry practice and regulatory shortcomings.Halliburton shares traded down 1.4 per cent at $38.86 after the report accused the company of using an unproven cement mix to seal the well, which subsequently blew out. The company denied the accusation.Investors and analysts said the fact that the blame for the blowout was shared so widely suggested BP and Transocean were less likely to be pinned with a allegation of gross negligence.Under US law, BP faces fines of $5bn because the spill happened on its exploration block.However, the fines could rise above $21bn if Europe’s second-largest oil company by market value was found to have been grossly negligent in the run-up to the blast.Peter Hitchens, oil analyst at Panmure Gordon, said comments made in the report that the management failure which caused the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig reflected industry-wide flaws, also made BP appear less culpable.And while the report was damning, Richard Griffith, analyst at Evolution Securities said it could also mean BP can offload some of the costs of cleaning up the spill onto its contractors.“The report may provide grounds for BP to claw back monies from licence partners and possibly Transocean and Halliburton,” he said in a research note.BP shares have gained over 60 per cent since falling below 300 pence at the height of the crisis in June last year. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Thursday 6 January 2011 11:48 am alison.lock Tags: NULL BP and Transocean shares shrug off oil spill report center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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Boyd swings to 2020 loss as revenue drops 34.5%

first_img Email Address Full year results 2020 While gaming continued to make up the vast majority of Boyd’s revenue, this was down 28.5% to $1.78bn. Food and beverages brought in $178.8m, down 60.0%, while room revenue dropped 55.8% to $105.0m and other revenue was down 24.4% at $119.3m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Boyd Gaming Read the full story on iGB North America Almost three quarters of revenue came from casinos in the Midwest and South regions, which brought in $1.52bn, down 30.5%. Las Vegas local casinos saw revenue decline 36.2% to $94.5m. Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Results 2020 Boyd swings to 2020 loss as revenue drops 34.5% Boyd’s casinos in downtown Las Vegas were hit hardest, with revenue down 63.3% 17th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: US Nevada Boyd Gaming Corporation saw revenue decline 34.5% year-on-year in 2020, as the fourth-quarter recovery of regional casinos wasn’t enough to prevent the operator slipping to a $134.7m loss. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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El Salvadoran president officially apologizes for 1981 massacre

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls [Ecumenical News International] On the 20th anniversary of the end of the El Salvador civil war, President Mauricio Funes issued an emotional public apology for an infamous 1981 massacre of civilians by army troops.Speaking Jan. 16 in El Mozote, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital of San Salvador, Funes said, “For this massacre, for the abhorrent violations of human rights and the abuses perpetrated in the name of the Salvadoran state, I ask forgiveness of the families of the victims.”Soldiers from the now-disbanded Atlacatl battalion entered El Mozote 11 December 1981 looking for left-wing rebels and sympathizers. In two days, they slaughtered nearly 1,000 men, women and children. Bodies were tossed inside a church which was set on fire. It was the bloodiest single episode of El Salvador’s 12-year civil war that left some 75,000 dead. Twelve thousand more disappeared during the conflict.“I ask forgiveness of the mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of those who still today do not know the whereabouts of their loved ones. I ask forgiveness from the people of El Salvador, who suffered an atrocious and unacceptable violence,” Funes said in a speech in front of thousands of farmers at the massacre site, the Associated Press reported.Under its program Communication for Peace, the Toronto-based World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has supported several film documentary projects and workshops in El Salvador in the past few years to gain public acceptance of the need to come to terms with the country’s violent past, according to a recent news release.One of the documentaries, “Colima,” focused on a mother whose daughter disappeared during the civil war and on the family’s search for truth. The 2008 film was screened in cinemas throughout El Salvador and at festivals abroad and “facilitated the beginning of a judicial process of exhumation of the victims, their identification and the return of the bodies to their families,” according to the WACC news release.However, Msgr. Gregorio Rosa Chavez, the assistant bishop of San Salvador, observed “there is still a lot to do,” even with the peace accords. “We have a lot of ground to make up in human rights,” Chavez told the AP, “as there is in the economic situation of the poor, the poorest part of the population continues to be the poorest.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN By ENI staffPosted Jan 20, 2012 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET El Salvadoran president officially apologizes for 1981 massacre Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Michael Potter says: Submit a Job Listing January 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm I speak from my heart as I have been to El Salavdor three (3) times, and plan to go many more times if I can. The people of El Salvador are truly some of the most wonderful and heartfelt people in world and deserve to be treated that way. Michael Potter-Urbanek Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (2) June 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm My grandma , raised me and my brother in a Refugee camp in Honduras, after my father, and four of her other sons were killed by the government. Now we live in Canada and my grandma wants to go back to El Salvador and exhume the remains. If anyone has any information on how she can go about this, please email [email protected] Carlos Guevara says: Featured Eventslast_img read more

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Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus’ baptism

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Middle East Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus’ baptism [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has spoken of his “delight” at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism.The baptism site at Qasr el Yahud, south of Jericho, was closed in 1967 after the Six-Day War. In 2011, the site was partially re-opened with access to the river and baptism site made possible through a small track past a military checkpoint. But the land around the road – and the numerous churches on it – remained fenced off with warnings of mines.Now, the Halo Trust, a British anti-mining charity has secured permission from both the Israeli Government and Palestinian Authority, and the agreement of the denominations which were forced to abandon their churches in the area, to begin mine clearance.“I am delighted to know that mines are being cleared on a Holy Site after so long,” Dawani told ACNS. “The clearance of these sites, and others in the Holy Land, are vital for the wellbeing of the local community.“This site will allow more pilgrims to visit one of the holiest places in the region. The Jordan valley is not only the place where Jesus was baptized, it is a place where he stayed, preached and healed.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, described the move as “a symbol of hope to a region that struggles with deeply held divisions. It is a source of much pain that a traditional site of the baptism of Christ is now a site scarred by the debris of war. . .At the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of reconciliation, so it is an inspiration to see Halo’s work helping communities to overcome these divisions. Everybody wants to see this land returned to use by the local churches as a place of peaceful prayer and worship: Halo is reaching across the divide to make this vision a reality.”It is estimated that up to 4,000 mines cover the 136-acre site; and there are reports that booby-traps have been placed at the seven churches in the area. The work by the Halo Trust will cost an estimated $4 million and take two years to complete. It will allow Coptic, Ethiopian, Greek, Romanian, Syrian and Russian Orthodox Churches and one Roman Catholic Church to be “restored to their proper purpose and enjoyed by thousands of pilgrims and visitors,” the Halo Trust said. A plot of land belonging to the Armenian Orthodox Church will also be de-mined.“At a time when many religious sites are being destroyed in the Middle East, the clearance of these churches by the Halo Trust offers a powerful symbol of hope,” Mar Severios Malke Mourad, Archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox church in Jerusalem, said. “The Syrian Orthodox church supports Halo’s de-miners in their task, which will enable us to conduct mass and prayer in safety.”The former Custos of the Holy Land, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, said: “The Franciscan church has long tradition of worship at Qaser al-Yahud, particularly at Epiphany. Whilst we continue to do so today, our access has been limited due to the deadly legacy of landmines.“We look forward to the day when, thanks to Halo, we will be able to celebrate the sacrament of Christ’s baptism in safety.”The area is considered by tradition to be the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. It is also traditionally considered to be the place where the biblical Israelites crossed the Jordan River and where Elijah ascended to heaven.Following the closure of the site after the Six-Day War, an alternative baptism site for pilgrims who wanted to be baptised or renew their baptism vows in the River Jordan was created at Yardenit, near the Sea of Galilee.Since 2002 it was also possible for pilgrims to be baptized in the River Jordan from the Jordanian side of the river at Al-Maghtas, Bethany beyond the Jordan. In 2008, Jordan’s King Abdullah II donated land atAl-Maghtas to the Diocese of Jerusalem for the construction of an Anglican Church. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 29, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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‘Career ready’ out of high school? Why the nation needs to…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Anthony P. Carnevale, Andrew R. Hanson, and Megan FasulesEditor’s Note: First published in theconversation.comUnlike old-fashioned vocational education, high school-level career and technical education doesn’t really prepare people for jobs directly after high school. While the stated end goal of K-12 education in America is for students to be “college and career ready,” the reality is the existence of career-ready high school graduates is a myth. The expectation that high school produces career-ready adults in a 21st-century economy is unrealistic and counterproductive.While there have been efforts to revive vocational training in high school, it has become clear that, for today’s students to be prepared for tomorrow’s jobs, all pathways must lead to a credential with labor market value, such as a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Good jobs that only required a high school education, in blue-collar fields and the military, have declined, while the jobs that took their place in fields like healthcare, information technology, and business services require more than a high school education.On average, CTE courses comprise only 2.5 out of the 27 credits high school students earn, not nearly enough coursework to prepare students for an entry-level job with a career ladder. What’s more: CTE “concentrators” – that is, students who take at least three CTE courses – and who don’t go on to obtain a college degree, certificate or certification earn 90 cents more per hour than concentrators.This matters because – as we’ve shown through research here at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce – half of young adults are failing to successfully launch their careers. If we fail to recognize that the game has changed and that high school is no longer enough, we will also fail to prepare future generations for tomorrow’s jobs.Not your parents’ high schoolThe movement away from the tightly focused job training in high school – and toward the richer mix of academic and career-related learning in CTE – began in 1983 with the publication of “A Nation at Risk.” That seminal report urged the nation’s schools to adopt a set of new academic basics that stripped K-12 education of its vocational mission and watered down academic track in favor of a highly standardized academic college-prep curriculum for all students. The shift was driven by both changing economic and political realities – specifically, the postindustrial restructuring of the American economy and the criticism that vocational education put advantaged and disadvantaged students on separate educational tracks.At the same time, it became clear that high school degrees no longer provide enough general or career-specific education to prepare young people for good jobs.Since the 1980s, the relationship between education and careers has changed in other profound ways. The narrow job-specific training provided by traditional vocational courses, such as auto mechanics, was no longer enough in an economy where skill requirements were constantly rising at a fast pace. In modern economies, narrow vocational preparation at the high school level leaves workers without enough general education to land middle-class jobs.Toward a college prep curriculumFurthermore, in an increasingly diverse society, many policymakers in the ‘80s and ’90s became convinced that narrow vocational and academic tracking by race, class and gender was inefficient and unfair. This tracking left poor and black students in shop class and women in home economics – a reality that was characteristic of the comprehensive high school curriculum that had been in place since the end of WWII. Such tracking created indefensible differences in education and career opportunities for people from different backgrounds.With vocational education and the watered down education track removed, the K–12 system became the host for a standards-based academic curriculum designed to prepare students for college and life in a modern democracy – but not for work in a particular job.As a result of the curriculum reforms since 1983, there is no longer much room for career preparation in high school. For instance, an average of 22 of the 26 credits required for a high school degree are reserved for academic courses necessary to meet state graduation standards in subjects such as English, math, and science.Because of the shift from vocational to academic preparation, high school curriculums have become one-size-fits-all. They no longer have a direct relationship with most college majors or careers. Career preparation has shifted to the postsecondary sphere. Even the much heralded Career Academies haven’t been shown to land students in living wage jobs, even eight years after graduation.CTE programs – commonly in healthcare, agriculture, and business – that gradually replaced the old-style job training provide little actual job training. Compared with traditional vocational training programs, CTE is available to a much broader diversity of high school students by race and class. As a result, CTE today is much less likely to be accused of tracking by race, class, and gender.Modern CTE programs have multiple functions. CTE programs provide hands-on learning models. They also provide employability skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and self-management. Those skills are portable across occupations and different work settings. Modern CTE programs also help foster career exploration across in-demand career fields. But there is substantial room for improvement.How CTE must changeWe first have to recognize that the current vision is only working for half of our young adults. That is, less than half of young adults earn a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or industry-recognized certificate postsecondary credential – the current standard for career readiness – by the age of 30. The advantaged half of our high school students earn college degrees, and most, if not all, move on to successful career pathways.Our research shows that among those who earn college degrees and certificates, the vast majority make more than the average high school graduate.Recent developments in federal policy, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, are not enough to meet the challenge of helping the forgotten half of young Americans. The act includes the words “career readiness,” but the career-ready high school graduate only exists in the collective imagination. Similarly, reauthorizing the Perkins Act, the chief federal funding source for CTE, would be a positive step. Ultimately, however, the major reforms must take place at the state or regional level.In the best cases, a handful of states, like Delaware and Tennessee, are successfully developing pathways to in-demand careers. Middle school students are exploring careers that suit their talents and interests. High school students are gaining employability skills and practical work experience in career fields so that they are ready to shop for postsecondary programs in their junior year.We must scale up this new model in more states and cities across the country and invest more in programs that connect education to work. Only then will we reach the forgotten half of young adults who aren’t making it in today’s economy. Please enter your comment! 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Easter Bunny comes early for TCU alumni and families

first_imgJessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. Previous articleTCU close to deal with Dixon, sources sayNext articleNew food truck joins Blue Zones Project Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Jessica Ranck Twitter Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU alumni and members of the Fort Worth community kicked off the Easter festivities early this year in front of Sadler Hall.The 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt and Alumni Family Picnic was hosted by the TCU Alumni Association on Sunday.The event invited families to participate in balloon art, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt that lasted a total of five minutes.Children ran through the lawns and collected as many eggs as they could find. Some were lucky enough to find golden eggs that could be turned in for prizes.Each egg hunt was separated by age group to give all children a fair chance at collecting eggs.“My best part was that I never stopped collecting eggs,” said Tyler Shuman son of TCU Alumna Brooke ShumanAlthough the children had fun, the picnic was also a time for TCU alumni to visit and reconnect with their old college friends.We’ve been coming [to the egg hunt] for a few years now,” said TCU Alumna Brooke Shuman. “It’s a great time to see old friends and their families and have our kid see the campus.Families stayed around after the egg hunt to enjoy the sunny weather and good company.By the end of the event, TCU Alumni and their families left with happy smiles and full baskets. + posts ReddIt print Linkedin Closures continue on I-35 ReddIt Facebook Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/center_img Children run to gather as many eggs as they can find. Twitter Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Families line up to get a photo taken with Mrs. Easter Bunny. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Families patiently await for the cue to start hunting Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Children lined up to get a balloon animal or hat. Eggs were scattered across the Sadler Hall lawn. Facebook Political involvement remains low among TCU studentslast_img read more

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Former editor of Turkey’s sole Kurdish daily facing up to 525 years in prison

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Organisation News Vedat Kursun, the biggest shareholder in Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily, Azadiya Welat (Free Country), was sentenced to three years in prison by a court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on 30 March on a charge of propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The newspaper’s managing editor until jailed last year, Kursun is the latest in a series of Kurdish journalists to fall victim to Anti-Terrorist Law No. 3713. In this case, he was convicted under article 7 of the law for content in the issues of 11 and 12 August 2007 but he could eventually accumulate a combined jail sentence of 525 years for other stories published between 2006 and 2008.“We condemn the persecution of this newspaper and its editors,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These disproportionate punishments expose the contradictions of the government’s policies, especially last year’s initiative that was supposed to give more rights to Turkey’s 25 million Kurds (a quarter of the country’s population) and draw them closer to international standards.”The press freedom organisation added: “The Turkish authorities seem unable to shed their repressive attitudes even when the country’s only Kurdish-language daily newspaper is concerned. The sentence speaks volumes.”An Istanbul court has meanwhile just suspended Azadiya Welat for two months under article 6 of the Anti-Terrorist Law, which empowers the courts to close media which “in the context of terrorist activities, openly incite a crime, praise a crime or a criminal, or disseminate a terrorist organisation’s propaganda.” The newspaper’s offence was to publish an article in its 27 March issue referring to the PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Öcalan, as “the Kurdish people’s leader.” It is the seventh time it has been suspended since becoming a daily in 2006. Its issues are also often confiscated.As far as the authorities are concerned, many of Azadiya Welat’s articles contain pro-PKK propaganda and, as a result, their authors and the editors in charge at the time of publication are all liable for prosecution under the Anti-Terrorism Law. Launched in 1978 to fight for Kurdish independence (or nowadays, autonomy), the PKK turned to “armed struggle” in 1984 and is on the government’s list of terrorist organisations.Kursun is still facing prosecution in Diyarbakir for another 103 alleged violations of article 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Law and one violation of article 6, which says that “anyone carrying out an action in the name of an illegal organisation must be punished as a member of that organisation.” Speaking at the 30 March hearing, Kursun said: “I did not publish the content with the aim of spreading PKK propaganda, but under the right to obtain information and communicate it to the public.” Ozan Kilinç, who took over as editor after Kursun’s conviction in 2009, was himself sentenced to 21 years and three months in prison on 10 February.The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Turkey 12 times for violating free expression. Seventeen percent of the rulings issued by the court since 1959 have concerned Turkey.center_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts April 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former editor of Turkey’s sole Kurdish daily facing up to 525 years in prison April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Museum of History Welcomes Stephen Acker and Richard A. McDonald as Trustees

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Stephen Acker (l) and Richard McDonald (r). Photo courtesy Pasadena Museum of HistoryPasadena attorneys Stephen Acker and Richard A. McDonald have been elected to the Board of Trustees of Pasadena Museum of History.As the governing body of Pasadena Museum of History, the volunteer Board of Trustees acts collectively to guide the Museum and further its mission to collect, preserve, and share the rich history of Pasadena and the West San Gabriel Valley. Its individual members are among PMH’s most accomplished and active supporters.Stephen Acker is a member of Acker & Whipple, a sixteen attorney defense law firm in Los Angeles. Before joining his current firm, he was Diplomatic Secretary and Consular Officer of the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in Buenos Aires (1986-1988) and in private practice in Pasadena (1975-1985). Acker is a past treasurer of the Pasadena Bar Association. He currently serves as Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee of Defense Research Institute, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has tried sixty-two cases to verdict in California courts.Acker re-joins the PMH Board, having served from 2008-2013. Within the community, he has also been a member of the Pasadena City Council (1979-1983) and has served terms on the Pasadena Housing Advisory & Appeals Board; the Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena Airport Authority; Pasadena Design Commission; and the Pasadena Transportation Advisory Commission. A Pasadena native, Acker attended Pasadena City Schools before earning degrees at UC Santa Barbara and the UC Hastings College of Law.Richard A. McDonald specializes in complex business litigation, land-use, real estate, environmental, and administrative law. He has represented property owners, developers, and neighborhood associations throughout Southern California. Local projects include the restoration of the Constance Hotel and the YWCA Julia Morgan Building, among others. As an experienced trial attorney, McDonald has successfully appeared as lead trial and appellate counsel on behalf of companies throughout the United States. He joined the Pasadena firm Carlson & Nicholas as Of Counsel in 2014.In the Pasadena community, McDonald has a longstanding record of participation and leadership. His numerous activities include serving on the Board of the Pasadena Center Operating Company (2013-present); South Lake Avenue Business District; City of Pasadena’s Planning Commission, Transportation Advisory Commission, and Redistricting Task Force: WPRA Board; and the Flintridge Foundation Planning Committee, among many others. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School, earned a Master’s in Public Administration from USC, and received a B.A. from UC Berkeley. He also studied at Worcester College, Oxford University, England.For additional information, please visit the Museum’s website at www.pasadenahistory.org. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News People Pasadena Museum of History Welcomes Stephen Acker and Richard A. McDonald as Trustees From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:56 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Life sentence for Limerick murder

first_imgNewsLife sentence for Limerick murderBy Editor – January 25, 2014 1385 Twitter TAGSCentral Criminal CoiurtChristopher McNamarafeaturedJames BoycemurderMusic LimerickPauline Whelan Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articleClosure of welfare clinics another blow to rural communitiesNext articleNext chapter to Limerick Arts Encounter(s) Editor Linkedin Advertisement Christopher McNamara arriving at the Central Criminal Court where he was found guilty of murdering James Boyce.Christopher McNamara arriving at the Central Criminal Court where he was found guilty of murdering James Boyce.A Limerick man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a retired soldier by choking him with the handle of a sweeping brush.Christopher McNamara (21), of Good Shepherd Villas, Pennywell Road had pleaded not guilty to the murder of 71-year-old James Boyce at his home in St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park in Limerick between March 6 and 7, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court heard that Mr Boyce had been the victim of an assault with a long striking edge and that the fatal injuries were those on his neck, where multiple fractures of the larynx were found.The two-week trial heard that McNamara had confessed killing Mr Boyce to his mother.In a statement read to the jury, Pauline Whelan had asked McNamara: “Did you do it son?” to which he replied: “I did, Mam”.The statement then revealed that McNamara admitted he had choked Mr Boyce with the handle of a sweeping brush, demonstrating with his hands how he had done it.Full report in next Thursday’s Limerick Post. First Irish death from Coronavirus Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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Barnett secures $380M mezz financing for Central Park Tower

first_imgExtell’s CEO Gary Barnett (Central Park Tower) Gary Barnett landed $380 million in bridge financing for his $4 billion Central Park Tower supertall condo tower.Barnett’s Extell Development raised the new capital in the form of mezzanine debt secured by “Class C” shares in the property, according to a filing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.Read moreViews from Central Park Tower’s topping outInside Extell’s private club for the 0.1%Extell brings on Corcoran Sunshine to help market Central Park Tower Sail Harbor Capital and the hedge fund Baupost Group provided the financing, according to a source familiar with the loan. The loan carries an interest rate of 14 percent and matures at the end of this year with options to extend for another 18 months, according to the TASE filings.ADVERTISEMENTA Cushman & Wakefield team of Adam Spies, Doug Harmon and Adam Doneger arranged the debt.Barnett and the Cushman team could not be immediately reached for comment.With a projected sellout of $4 billion, Central Park Tower, at 217 West 57th Street, is the most expensive condominium project ever developed in New York City. Barnett secured $1.1 billion in financing for the project in early 2018, including a $900 million construction loan led by JPMorgan Chase.Extell is developing the 1,550-foot-tall tower — the tallest residential tower in the world — with SMI USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Shanghai Municipal Investment. The project, where more than 20 units will ask $60 million or more, topped out in September 2019.In October 2020, the developer tapped Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group to help market units.Since Barnett first landed financing for the project, however, the market for high-end condos has slowed due to a glut of new supply, particularly along Billionaires’ Row. The pandemic has also made it more difficult for developers and owners to sell high-priced units.At the same time as the refinancing, the senior loan was modified to remove certain sales requirements, according to the TASE filing. Previous filings indicated that the developer was required to have $500 million worth of units in contract by the end of last year.Contact Rich Bockmann Email Address* Message* Full Name*center_img TagsCentral Park TowerExtell DevelopmentManhattan Condo MarketReal Estate Finance Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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