June 14, 2021

Search for new Dean of Undergraduate Admissions down to 3 finalists

first_imgprintThe search for the next Dean of Undergraduate Admissions is narrowed down to three finalists who will each take place in a question and answer session this week.The finalists include; Heath Einstein, the interim Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at TCU, Michael Elgarico, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at California Lutheran University and Jason McGrath, the Associate Director of Admissions at Vanderbilt University.The three will be meeting with various groups of faculty, staff, students and members of the administration in the coming week.Each candidate will also outline their vision on the major challenges facing higher education today and how they can meet those challenges at TCU in a forum open to all members of the TCU community. Einstein’s meeting will be Wednesday, Elgarico’s Monday and McGrath’s Tuesday. All three meetings will be from 2:30 to 3:30 in the Scharbauer Hall Debate Chamber.Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nowell Donovan said in an email that he encourages everyone to participate and requests their feedback on the candidates.A committee established to search for the new dean operated under the leadership of Dr. Leo Munson, Associate Provost for Academic Support, and a national search firm.Donovan said he hopes a decision will be made in the next few weeks. Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articlePolice: TCC student found dead near TCU knew killerNext articleA&J Podcast – May 2, 2017 Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare ReddIt TCU commons. Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education ReddIt Linkedin Twitter CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Facebook Elizabeth Campbell Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Call for release of Hindu minority lawyer arrested a year ago under security law

first_imgNews News News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Help by sharing this information January 29, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Malaysia Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Malaysian human rights lawyer P. Uthayakumar, who has been held since 13 December 2007 at Kamunting prison (northeast of Kuala Lumpur) under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for posting a letter he wrote to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on his website (http:// www.policewatchmalaysia.com).“Uthayakumar’s detention yet again shows to what degree the ISA is used to violate the principle of free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By allowing someone to be arrested and held without charge, this law enables the government to silence its opponents. We urge the authorities to release Uthayakumar, who just used his right to free speech.”Uthayakumar was arrested under article 8 of the ISA, which says: “If the (interior) minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or the economic life thereof, he may make an order directing that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years.” The detention order can be renewed indefinitely.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote to the British prime minister on 3 November asking him “to intercede as quickly as possible and to press for Mr. Uthayakumar’s release.” The 10 Downing Street staff told Reporters Without Borders that the prime minister had “taken note of his request.”In his letter to Brown, dated 15 November 2007, Uthayakumar asked him to support a UN security council resolution condemning the Malaysian government’s “atrocities” and “persecution” of the country’s Hindu minority and referring the case to the International Criminal Court.Urging Brown to act on behalf of Malaysia’s Hindus, Uthayakumar wrote that: “Since independence in 1957, the Malaysian Indians have been permanently colonialised by the Islamic fundamentalists and Malay chauvinists of the (…) government.” He also wrote that: “Every week one [Hindu-minority] person on average is killed in a shoot-to-kill policy and every two weeks one person is killed in police custody.”Aged 47, Uthayakumar has been campaigning for more than 10 years on behalf of Malaysia’s Hindu minority and trying to alert public opinion about the deaths of Hindus in detention.center_img February 22, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News December 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of Hindu minority lawyer arrested a year ago under security law MalaysiaAsia – Pacific New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Organisation to go further March 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Photographer arrested in round-up of North Korean refugees

first_img Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on China to release at once a freelance South Korean photographer, Jae-Hoon Saek, who was arrested during a police crackdown on North Korean refugees in northern China between 11 and 18 January.It noted, in a letter to Chinese foreign minister Tang Jiaxuan, that it was not the first time journalists, especially from South Korea, had been threatened for investigating the ill treatment by the authorities of North Koreans fleeing the regime of Kim Jong-il.The photographer, a freelance who has worked for the New York Times and other papers, was arrested on 18 January with refugees in the port city of Yantai, in Shandong province, opposite the Korean peninsula. The police had promised to help them leave China by boat for South Korea and Japan but then rounded them up and took them to detention centres to send them back to North Korea. Ten others had been arrested in the northeastern province of Jilin between 11 and 15 January.Chinese police usually try to prevent journalists, especially South Koreans, from reporting on the harsh treatment of thousands of North Koreans fleeing their country’s poverty and repression. China has an agreement with North Korea to return home all those who try to flee.Last August, police searched the home of the Beijing correspondent of the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo and took away files and other material about North Korean refugees in China. ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures January 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer arrested in round-up of North Korean refugees Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Newscenter_img News Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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County resident survives snake bite

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration County resident survives snake bite Print Article Skip Published 10:59 pm Monday, June 15, 2009 Leon Donaldson was saddling his horse late Sunday afternoon, and his wife, Elaine, was searching for the place the mama cat had moved her kittens. And, had it not been for the continuous barking of their dog, there would have been nothing unusual about the hot, summer Pike County day.“The dog just wouldn’t hush, and the horse was acting up, but I just thought that was because it hadn’t been ridden in a while,” said Leon Donaldson.All the while, Elaine Donaldson was making her way around the back yard looking for the kittens. Sponsored Content “I was looking down at the ground, and I didn’t see anything but I stepped on something,” Elaine said. “When I moved my foot to see what it was, some hit my leg. That’s when I saw the snake coiled up. I yelled but I didn’t see any blood, and it didn’t really hurt. Leon came running but I told him that I wasn’t sure it bit me.”But in a matter of minutes, Elaine said her foot began to throb and swell.Her son got her in the car and they rushed from their home near Center Ridge church about 15 miles out on Highway 87 to meet the rescue unit at Gateway. The snake bite occurred about 6:10 p.m. Sunday. Elaine was treated in the emergency room and kept in intensive care through Monday. She hopes to go home today.Leon said the moccasin was the only snake that he has seen on their property in the six years they have lived there.“The other one was a black snake,” he said. “We don’t live near water or anything and the yard is clean — not anywhere that you would think there might be snakes.”Elaine said some leaves had fallen in the area where the snake was coiled, and it blended in with the leaves so she didn’t even see it.“People need to be very careful because snakes could be anywhere,” she said.“They aren’t just in the high grass or bushes. They could be in your flowerbeds or just out in the open like the one that bit me. From now on, everything will look like a snake to me.“I know that I was lucky, and the doctor said that we did the right thing to get to the hospital as fast as we could.”The Donaldsons were complimentary of the care that Elaine received at Troy Regional Medical Center. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell “Leon shot the snake and put it in a sack and came behind us to the hospital,” Elaine said. “I was scared to death, and I’ve never been so proud to see an ambulance in my life. I knew then that I had help. I had panicked, and what they did on the ambulance was start an IV and try to keep me calm.“When I got to the emergency room, they were able to identify the snake as a cottonmouth moccasin so they knew exactly what kind of anti-venom to give me. My foot swelled and hurt so bad but the doctor said I was lucky because only fang really got me. I might have broken one of the fangs when I stepped on the snake or maybe the other fang just grazed my foot.”Leon said the snake was about three feet long and as big around as a quarter.“But a little snake can have as much venom as a big one,” he said. By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Exchange Club plays host to prayer breakfast If there’s one local club that doesn’t mind early mornings, it’s the Troy Exchange Club. At least that’s how it… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Stockton Dean to Speak in O.C. About Plans for Showboat Casino

first_imgThe Showboat property occupies a block of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk front north of the Trump Taj Mahal.Lisa Honaker, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Stockton University, will be the guest speaker at the annual Membership Meeting of the Ocean City Arts Center 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.Dr. Honaker will discuss the conversion of Showboat Atlantic City Casino into a branch of Stockton University. Stockton purchased the former casino for $18 million on December 12, 2014.The university will create an Island Campus, which is planned to include student housing, classrooms, student dining and recreational facilities, a hotel, along with retail and restaurant space. Some summer session classes are planned for the upcoming season.Dr. Honaker (Ph.D., Rutgers University) joined the Stockton faculty in 1995. She teaches a variety of courses in Victorian through contemporary British literature, as well as literary research methods, serial narrative, environmental literature, popular culture, and rhetoric and writing. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, Norhtheast Victorian Studies Association, American Democracy Project and Political Engagement Project.The Ocean City Arts Center is hosting the dean of the university as a service to the community. The meeting provides a venue for residents to become informed about the upcoming expansion of our local university into Atlantic City.During the Annual Membership Meeting, staff and board members of the Ocean City Arts Center will report on the status of classes, events and activities at the center as well as the election of several members of the Board of Trustees.The Ocean City Arts Center is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2015. It is one of the oldest Community Arts Centers in New Jersey and the largest in the area. Monthly exhibits, more than 100 Arts Classes, and three Juried Art Shows are held each year. The Arts Center is located on the second floor of the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.For further information visit www.oceancityartscenter.org or call (609) 399-7628. Hours are 9 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free and Somers Point artists Heather Mulvenna is featured in March. Juried Photography Show entrys will be received from March 16 through March 26 at the Center for the exhibit in April.— News release from the Ocean City Arts Centerlast_img read more

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Hopes build for Harvestime sale

first_imgAdministrators hope to get the sale of Harvestime (2005) “wrapped up by Christmas”, as potential buyers start putting offers in.Joint administrator John Kelly of Begbies Traynor said the six potential buyers had been invited to put offers in this week. He expects all bids to be in by the end of the coming week.Administrators may split up the company’s bakeries in Walsall, Peterborough and Leicester and sell them piecemeal, or sell the company as a whole. Mr Kelly commented: “They are quite distinct units, so they could be sold separately. We have an open mind; it depends what is in the best interests of the creditors and which are the best offers.”Harvestime may be restructured out of administration or its assets sold, he said. All potential buyers have been or are currently connected with the UK baking industry, Mr Kelly revealed and added: “We hope we will have all offers in by next week and get it wrapped up by Christmas. Lawyers work all-night sessions on these things.”Meanwhile, trading at the Walsall bakery has “much improved”, he said. Administrators made a further 17 redundancies at the end of November – of staff who had been paid up to that date before they were called in. Suppliers remain supportive and staff have agreed to changes in weekend working patterns to make production more efficient. The bakery has stopped producing crumpets, as they were not a cost-effective line, Mr Kelly added. Trading will continue as long as there’s interest from buyers in Harvestime (2005), he said.last_img read more

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Aryzta grows in Europe, but suffers drag from US

first_imgBakery giant Aryzta has slowed its fall in turnover in the past year, although the business has been hit by declines in its US operation.The group reported flat organic revenue (excluding impacts from acquisitions/disposals and currency exchange), with total revenue down 1.5% to €3,383m (£3,030m). A year ago, Aryzta reported a 9.5% fall in revenue, down 1.2% on an organic basis.In the past 12 months, the company saw organic revenue in Europe grow 1.9%, while organic revenue in North America fell 3.8%. Rest of world organic revenue grew 8.9%.Underlying EBITDA rose 1.9% to €308m (£276m), with the underlying EBITDA margin up 30 base points to 9.1%. Underlying net profit rose 50% to €74m (£66m).Aryzta reported that its Project Renew cost reduction programme was progressing well and had delivered €26m (£24m) in savings across the year.It had saved €11m (£10m) in its European business, primarily from staff reductions, improved efficiency – including automation projects – and supply chain optimisation.Last year, the company sold businesses including Signature Flatbreads and raised €740m (£630m) in capital.Aryzta has also agreed the sale of a 43% stake in French frozen food business Picard for €156m (£140m), taking the total of its non-core assets disposal to €380m (£340m).“The steps we have taken in FY19 have established foundations on our path towards stability, performance and growth,” said Aryzta chief executive officer Kevin Toland. “This is reflected in the delivery of group-level underlying EDITDA stability.“We are realistic about and resolved to address the clear revenue challenges presented by our North American business,” he stated, adding the company would see further organic loss in the first half of the coming financial year in the US before new contracts kicked in during the second half.“We expect to see an improved underlying EBITDA performance in the North American region in FY20.”last_img read more

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Professors and students discuss importance of protests

first_imgThe last ten years have seen a surge of protest both on the left of the political spectrum, mostly in reaction to President Donald Trump’s policies, and on the right, with the Tea Party Movement. This spirit of protest has bled over into Notre Dame’s campus with student groups engaging in demonstrations this semester on campus and in Washington, D.C. Tuesday evening in the Geddes Hall Coffee House, associate professors of sociology Kraig Beyerlein and Ann Mische and two student activists, Sarah Drumm, the secretary of the Right to Life club, and Jessica Pedroza from We Stand For, discussed the power of demonstration as a part of ND Votes’ Pizza, Pop and Politics Series.Beyerlein argued that protest is central to all democracies.“Protest and democracy go together like America and apple pie,” he said. “Protest flourished in American democracy — the women’s suffrage movement, textile workers protest … the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”Beyerlin also commented upon the recent surge in protests in the United States.“This recent wave of protests has the largest number of participants that at least we have records of, in American history,” he said. “The idea is that protest size signals to elected officials that a majority of citizens are behind a protest and the cause of the protest.”Mische added that this wave of protests was also a global phenomenon.“In the years since [the global financial crisis] protests have erupted across the world, austerity protests in Greece, protest relates to Israel’s occupation [of Palestine],” she said.According to Mische, protest is not just necessary to creating democracies, as seen with the Boston Tea Party and the Storming of the Bastille in Revolutionary France, but is also crucial in solidifying these democracies.“The expansion of democracy has depended on protests of various sorts — they contribute to democratic accountability,” she said. “Once you have a democracy it’s not set, regimes can become more or less democratic over time.”After the professors spoke, the student activists detailed their movements and reasons for protesting.Drumm began by discussing the ideals that drive Right to Life.“We exist as a club because we believe all life has innate worth. However society has the tendency to label some lives as not worth living — we see it as our duty to change this mindset,” she said. “As a club we stand for the most vulnerable in society. This includes refugees, the young mother, the unborn child, the mentally disabled, the elderly and those who, in many circumstances, might not be able to demonstrate for themselves.”Drumm stressed the importance of the March for Life, which the club participates in every year in Washington, D.C., in getting the club’s message across.“It has been one of the most effective ways for us to get our message across,” she said. “This year alone we were interviewed for four newspapers, one of them being the New York Times, and ever since coming back to campus there’s been a viewpoint in The Observer talking about our club or if you’re pro-life and pro-choice.”Pedroza then discussed the structure of We Stand For.“We Stand For is a coalition of a large group of people who have many different ideas and stand for social justice,” she said.This coalition, which was founded after President Trump’s election, gave students a way to speak out against what they saw as unjust. “One of the reasons why I demonstrated … it was a way to place my anger and frustration in a constructive way,” Pedroza said. “I think demonstrating gives people a chance to come together. As people who care about issues we can communicate with each other and organize.” Tags: Pizza, Pop and Politics, protest, Right to Life, We Stand Forlast_img read more

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Shaw’s teams with American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Vermont

first_imgWEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shaw’s Supermarkets Inc,Shaw’s Supermarkets has partnered with the American Red Cross to help raise funds to support their ongoing efforts in response to Tropical Storm Irene here in Vermont as well as their local disaster relief fund. The company will also match donations up to $35,000.‘Like many in Vermont, Shaw’s was impacted by flooding from Irene and we know firsthand that many are still dealing with the aftermath from the flooding,’ said Mike Stigers, president, Shaw’s. ‘The support that Vermonters have given to us, and to each other, has been extraordinary and we wanted to launch this program with the Red Cross to enable continued support to those still in need.’From now until October 27, customers can purchase $1 and $5 dollar ‘pinups’ at participating stores in Vermont and in the Lebanon, New Hampshire area to show their support for their neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Irene as well the over one hundred fires, floods and other disasters that the American Red Cross responds to each year in our region. All of the proceeds raised from the campaign will go directly to the American Red Cross in support of their disaster relief efforts in Vermont and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. In addition, Shaw’s will also match the donations up to $35,000.‘Tropical Storm Irene left a wide path of destruction and the scale of the response was both massive, yet at the same time very local as businesses, communities and individuals pitched in to help their neighbors,’ said Larry Crist, Regional Executive for the American Red Cross of Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley. ‘The money raised by Shaw’s and its customers during this campaign will help provide the resources necessary so that the American Red Cross can continue to shelter, feed and assist people in the aftermath of disaster.’Shaw’s has also worked closely with the Vermont Foodbank as part of the recovery effort. To date, the company has donated close to $70,000 in food and grants to the Food Bank.‘Shaw’s was one of the first calls we received asking ‘what do you need?’ after Irene hit,’ said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. ‘The ice, water, cleaning supplies and ready-to-eat food went right back into the hardest hit communities in the state. Shaw’s is a great partner in hunger relief every day, and we know Shaw’s will be with us for the long-term recovery effort in Vermont.’Shaw’s Ludlow StoreWork continues on the Shaw’s location in Ludlow, Vt., which suffered massive flooding and necessitating a complete rebuild of the inside. The company anticipates having the store completely redone and open by the middle of December. Shaw’s has been operating a temporary store under a tent in the parking lot of Ludlow location since a week after the storm.‘Certainly setting-up a temporary outdoor store was something we hadn’t done before,’ added Stigers. ‘However, as the only grocery store in the area, we wanted to do what we could to help serve the community there and we hope we’ve been able to do that.’About Shaw’s SupermarketsShaw’s, Osco and Star Market are part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® INC. (NYSE: SVU) family of grocery stores. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 169 store locations employing approximately 21,000 associates. For more information about Shaw’s, visit the all-new web site at: www.shaws.com(link is external).About SUPERVALU INC.SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $37 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,290 stores composed of 1,107 traditional retail stores, including 801 in-store pharmacies; 1,283 hard-discount stores, of which 907 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,900 independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 140,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit http://www.supervalu.com(link is external). last_img read more

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Mexico Approves Reform of Armed Forces for Participation in The Fight against Organized Crime

first_img The modification was made to Article 164, according to which military personnel on active duty may be reclassified under a different service or arm, for the purpose of maintaining Army and Air Force operational capability in the performance of specific tasks requiring a high degree of specialization, in the hope of thereby achieving significant savings in time and training resources, whenever the service personnel already have military training. Thus, the new Organic Act authorizes the Secretariat of National Defense to make use of all the administrative and professional personnel of both forces by shifting them to active service, according to the newspaper El Sol de México [The Mexico City Sun]. The Mexican Army and Air Force will participate in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking, following the approval by the National Defense and Legislative Study Conference Committees of a new law, an initiative of President Felipe Calderón, that reforms the legal provisions that regulate both forces’ activities. By Dialogo March 14, 2011 The Mexican authorities now have at their disposal a mechanism for the availability of professionally trained and better instructed troops.last_img read more

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