Planning an eclipse party? Here’s everything you need to know…

first_img Reply A comprehensive guide to all things “Eclipse”From eclipse2017.nasa.gov Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 ​1. Choose a LocationMany eclipse enthusiasts host parties in local community centers, museums, observatories, parks or open fields. Even your own backyard is a good place to throw a party.It is always a good idea to choose place that has access to shade and facilities.You may also want to check weather-related Web sites for forecasts of your area. If the clouds move in, don’t worry! You can always connect to NASA’s live streaming event.Keep checking the Eclipse Event Map for other eclipse events in your area.2. NASA EDGE MegacastOn August 21, 2017, NASA EDGE will join forces with the NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium, the University of Southern Illinois Carbondale, and Lunt Solar Systems to air a 4-hour 30-minute live webcast of the total solar eclipse from outside Saluki Stadium at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Illinois. The webcast will begin airing at 11:45 AM EDT (3:45 PM UTC). During course of the Megacast, NASA EDGE will be tracking the eclipse as it starts in Oregon and makes its way across the country ending in South Carolina. You will be introduced to some of the leading experts in the field of Heliosphysics and learn all about the Sun-Earth Connection. Lunt Solar Systems will be providing high resolution and stunning imagery of the eclipse in three different wavelengths of light: Hydrogen-Alpha, Calcium-K, and white light. Oh by the way, you will experience a scientific balloon launch from inside Saluki Stadium, observe several science demonstrations, learn how you can become a citizen scientist, and engage with subject matter experts through social media. So if you’re unable to view the eclipse in person, don’t worry. Sit back, relax and let NASA EDGE turn your location into the best seat in the house!UStream Main Program Feed(link is external)YouTube(link is external)Facebook(link is external)Additional streams coming soon!3. Join an Online Discussion #Eclipse2017Stay up-to-date with the latest information from our eclipse community through a variety of social media channels. Social media icons can be located on every page of this website.ECLIPSE 2017Facebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external)Twitter(link is external)YouTube(link is external)Instagram(link is external)Flickr(link is external)Snapchat(link is external)In addition, the following social media venues will remain very active before, during and after the event!NASA EDGEFacebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external)YouTube(link is external)THE SUN TODAYFacebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external)YouTube(link is external)Pinterest(link is external)Blog posts(link is external)4. Provide Hands-On ActivitiesPrepare a variety of activities for your attendees. You can often find great activities and materials at local clubs, schools, and museums. Eclipse activities often include storytelling and/or arts and crafts. You can also find a wide selection of recommended activities online. Below are just a few to get you started:Measuring Angular Size and Distance(link is external)This is an activity about measuring angular size and understanding the solar and lunar proportions that result in solar eclipses. Learners will use triangles and proportions to create a shoebox eclipse simulator. They will then apply what they learn about angular size to predict the diameter and distance of one object that can be eclipsed by another. They will also complete three journal assignments to record observations and conceptual understanding. This activity derives from those demonstrated in the NASA CONNECT television series episode, titled Path of Totality.Big sun, Small moon(link is external)If you’ve ever seen a picture of a solar eclipse, you may have noticed that the moon comes very close to covering the entire sun. Use a coin and a plate to investigate why the sun and moon look like they’re the same size, though the sun is much bigger.How Can the Little moon Hide the Giant sun? Exploring Size and Distance(link is external)This is an activity exploring the concept that distance affects how we perceive an object’s size, specifically pertaining to the size of the sun and the moon as seen from Earth. Learners will complete a hands on activity where two balls of differing sizes stand in for the sun and the moon. By moving the balls away from each other, students will determine how far the larger ball needs to be in order to make the two seem similar in size. They will also use the balls to demonstrate a solar eclipse. Lastly, learners will complete a worksheet explaining their findings. Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon’s Shadow(link is external)This lesson provides students with a concrete model of the sun, Earth and moon and their interaction during a solar eclipse. Students observe and manipulate the 3-D model and simulate the movement of these bodies during an eclipse. Eclipsing the sun(link is external)Knowing that apparent positions of objects differ with different points of observation will help in estimating distances to the moon and sun. Finding distances by triangulation and scale drawings will help students to understand how the distances to the moon and sun were estimated and why the stars must be very much farther away. Pinhole Camera: All the sun Through the Eye of a Pinhole(link is external)This is an activity about observing the sun. Learners will construct a pinhole projector to project an image of the sun, observe and record the size of the projected image, and calculate the diameter of the sun using the measurements and a known distance to the sun. This activity is from the Touch the sun educator guide.Eclipse 3D Printable ‘USA and STATE’ Pinhole ProjectorsECLIPSE 3D Printable ‘USA and STATE’ PINHOLE PROJECTORS While those in the path of totality will see a TOTAL solar eclipse, everyone will be treated to a PARTIAL eclipse! Where will you be? Why not celebrate the eclipse by making your own 3D Printed Pinhole Projector in the shape of the USA and/or a US State?5. Explore Mobile AppsVisit our Eclipse Mobile Apps page for a growing list of apps.6. Provide Hand-OutsVisit our ‘Downloadables’ page for a growing list of eclipse materials (bookmarks, posters, etc.) that you can download and print!7. Watch Eclipse Videos, Visualizations and AnimationsNASA has produced several video clips that explain eclipses and how NASA is planning to study this eclipse.  They can be downloaded in various sizes and formats.NASA Previews 2017 Total Solar Eclipse:  The Path of Totality across the USA is represented.  On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth in alignment that will cast the moon’s shadow, 170 miles wide, onto Earth.2017 Eclipse Shadow Cones: The umbral and penumbral shadow cones travel across the surface of the Earth during the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.2017 Eclipse and the Moon’s Orbit: Solar eclipses can only occur at New Moon, when the Moon is between the Earth and the sun. But not every New Moon produces an eclipse. The Moon’s orbit is slightly tilted, and as seen in this animation, the tilt causes the Moon’s shadow to miss the Earth during most New Moons—about five out of six, in fact.2017 Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S.: A view of the United States during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, showing the umbra (black oval), penumbra (concentric shaded ovals), and path of totality (red) through or very near several major cities.2017 Eclipse: Earth, Moon, Sun: A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on the Earth. The shadow comprises two concentric cones called the umbra and the penumbra. Observers on the Earth who are within the smaller, central umbra see the sun completely blocked. Within the larger penumbra, the sun is only partially blocked.Path of Totality: Angular Distance(link is external)Learn about the natural phenomenon that creates a total solar eclipse and the relative movement of objects in our solar system.  Explore the history, mythology, and science surrounding these amazing events.8. Fielding Eclipse QuestionsPeople will have all sorts of questions about the eclipse and, most likely, about a wide range of astronomy topics, so be prepared to spend some of your time just answering questions. The following resources will help you with that task:Eclipse 101Frequently Asked Questions9. Invite Local SpeakersSpace Scientists – Contact your local university space science departments.Amateur Astronomers – Locate an astronomy club in your area at Go Astronomy (link is external)or at The Astronomical League(link is external).Educators/Teachers – Contact science teachers at your local school.Solar System Ambassadors – Locate a Solar System Ambassador(link is external) in your area.NASA Night Sky Network – Astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public(link is external)10. Safe Solar ViewingAn eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won’t want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. Don’t let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this singular spectacle! You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest! Do not use sunglasses: they don’t offer your eyes sufficient protection. Visit our SAFETY page for more information.11. Timing is EverythingObservers should be made aware of the times of ingress and egress and prompted with time updates every 10-15 minutes. For solar eclipses, announcements of the totality times (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th contact) should be made. Here it is especially important to sound an alarm maybe 15 seconds before totality ends so that people are not caught looking at or photographing the eclipse without solar filters when the sun reemerges from behind the moon.12. Work with Local Schools and ClassroomsShare the resources on this website with your local school districts or after school groups. Work with teachers to prepare students who you invite to your eclipse party.Pre-Eclipse Party – If hosting an event on the day of the eclipse isn’t possible, consider hosting your party before the eclipse to prepare your audience for the live webcast.Post-Eclipse Party – An edited copy of the live webcast will be available within hours after the eclipse. It’s the perfect addition to those of you who might want to host a party after the event.13. Hold a ContestHosting a contest can be a great way to get people excited about your launch party. You can announce the winners at your party, and offer a small prize to incentive people if you so choose. Here are a few potential ideas for contests:Best poster about eclipse themesBest essay about eclipse themesBest edible model designMost creative diorama14. Set Up an Eclipse (Party) Photo GallerySet up your own photo gallery(link is external) to Set up your own photo gallery to inspire people and showcase the beauty of the eclipse and your event! You can use your own photos, ask people for submissions, or use some of ours. Start by taking a look at our growing Flickr Group gallery(link is external). August 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I ain’t gonna look at that thing and go blind. I can’t half see good now, but will watch it on tv. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! 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House Between Trees / Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida

first_img Year:  Lead Architects: Photographs Engineering:Engetec Projetos e EngenhariaCity:Juiz de ForaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The premise of the project was to preserve the largest number of trees in the field, so the house plan follows a non-orthogonal tracing, bypassing them, so that their implantation occurs continuously and naturally, always preserving the contact with the vegetation and the internal/external relationship. Two rotating blind blocks and a detached cover make up the façade of the residence, revealing nothing of the interior and working them in such a way that the angulation of these volumes encourages and induces people to enter the space.Save this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiWhen entering the residence we find ourselves on the balcony, the large space integrator of the house welcomes the guests that when opening the main door do not come across the hall, as usual, but with a shelter, defined by being between different environments (garage, living rooms, and garden). In this shelter, the first sight of the guest will always be the first and only, since it will become different on every season, once nature itself changes the environment with the fall of the leaves, the harvested fruit, and the constant changes. Save this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiAt the same time that the balcony creates a changing entrance door, it functions as the transition from the internal to the external, integrating all parts of the house; social, service and intimate areas can be accessed by them by creating a spatial continuity of the green with the interior, thus losing some of the “inside” and “outside” concept. The implantation is marked by the presence of 3 levels that follow the natural unevenness of the terrain. The first level (garage and balcony) is the arrival space, from it the second is -54cm below, marking the spaces of the rooms, kitchen and service area. Save this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiThe intimate area is on the third level (-108cm of the second), arranged in a way so that the bedroom area creates a greater distance from the rooms, giving more privacy and allowing the rooms to open into the garden. The house was thought to be composed of three constructive systems. The garage, rooms, and kitchen in conventional reinforced concrete; the metallic covering unifying these spaces was used in order to overcome the 14-meter span of the balcony; the intimate area was built in structural masonry, which should only support the concrete flat slab. Save this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiAll the spaces of the house were thought for living together; in the living room the architecture itself functions as an integrating space, the bleachers in the kitchen and the access steps, for example, can be places where people can accommodate; always connected with the inside and with nature on the outside. The house is not closed to the outside by the absence of windows to the street but tries to preserve its essence in its interior.Save this picture!© Bruno MeneghittiProject gallerySee allShow lessDaB House / BAM! arquitecturaSelected ProjectsSou Fujimoto’s L’Arbre Blanc Through the Lens of Laurian GhinitoiuArticles Share Manufacturers: 3DS, Affinity, Biacongres, Blender, Coral, Duratex, Eliane, Embramaco House Between Trees / Ateliê de Arquitetura LíquidaSave this projectSaveHouse Between Trees / Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922156/house-between-trees-atelie-de-arquitetura-liquida Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Bruno Meneghitti+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922156/house-between-trees-atelie-de-arquitetura-liquida Clipboard House Between Trees / Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida 2018 “COPY” Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Photographs:  Bruno Meneghitti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Naiara Valéria, André Miguel Coronha CopyHouses•Juiz de Fora, Brazil Brazil CopyAbout this officeAteliê de Arquitetura LíquidaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureJuiz de ForaBrazilPublished on August 04, 2019Cite: “House Between Trees / Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida” [Casa entre Árvores / Ateliê de Arquitetura Líquida] 04 Aug 2019. 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Protesters ask, ‘Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown?’

first_imgBrandon Tate-BrownPhiladelphia — Organizers of a “Philly after Ferguson” town hall meeting at the Catalyst for Change Church on Feb. 11 was billed as an opportunity for dialogue on community-police relations “in the post-Ferguson era.” Dozens of protesters in the largely African-American audience used the event to demand police officials on the panel release the name of the officer who fatally shot Brandon Tate-Brown.On Dec. 15, Tate-Brown, 26, was headed home around 3 a.m. when police in Philadelphia’s Mayfair district pulled him over for allegedly driving without his headlights on. Police claim they saw a handgun in the center console of his car and asked him to get out.According to police accounts, Tate-Brown complied but struggled with the officers before running back toward his car. Claiming they felt threatened, the officers shot Tate-Brown in the back of his head.To date, police have refused to release the name of the officers involved or surveillance video from a gun shop that may have caught the encounter.Repeatedly chanting, “Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown?” people at the meeting, including Tanya Dickerson, his mother, and even some community-based panel members demanded that police release the officer’s name as well as the video.Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel and Thomas Nestel III, chief of police for Philadelphia’s transit system, were both on the panel, along with Kelvyn Anderson, head of the city’s civilian police oversight board; Daily News Editor-in-Chief Michael Days; activists from Philadelphia’s Black Lives Matter movement; and others.Bethel was repeatedly challenged as members of the audience demanded transparency from the police. Derision greeted his statement that the department could not release the officer’s name out of “concern over cop safety.”Nestel was denounced for posting racist remarks on Twitter in support of a pro-police rally held at the site where Tate-Brown was killed.Dickerson, given an opportunity to address the gathering, spoke of her pain on first learning that her son had been killed from the morning news on her way to work. She condemned the police for not having the courtesy to notify her.“Brandon was tried, judged and condemned by police, not a judge. So who judges the police, who holds them accountable?” Dickerson asked the panel.“Right to know” requests to obtain surveillance footage that might show the incident were denied by police on Feb. 6. Greg Brinkley, a private investigator hired by Brown’s family, said they plan to reveal more information on the case soon: “Circumstances surrounding Brandon Tate-Brown’s death are not consistent with the police account.”Dickerson also suspects that if video exists to support the police version, they would have released it to shut her up.Surveillance video that did lead to indictmentSurveillance video contradicting the police version of a case surfaced in February when a grand jury arraigned two Philadelphia policemen for the May 2013 beating of Najee Rivera, a Latino.The assault fractured an orbital bone in Rivera’s face and left him with numerous lacerations on his head. He was charged with assaulting the officers and resisting arrest.The officers who lied to cover up their attack on Rivera might have gotten away with it, except that Rivera’s girlfriend canvassed the neighborhood where the incident took place and discovered security camera video that disputed the officers’ accounts. Charges against Rivera were dismissed.The grand jury charged officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson each with eight separate charges for the alleged assault and subsequent cover-up.  Both officers received citizen complaints since being hired, and both were found to have previously violated the department’s “Use of Force” policy.Without public oversight there is no guarantee that if video obtained by police disputes their version of events, it will ever see the light of day — as with Tate-Brown’s fatal shooting.Dickerson and her family made it clear they are not giving up. “The police have the power of finance behind them. I have the power of strangers, coming together and organizing for change. The activists and organizations made it quite clear that we are serious; it is not going away.”On Saturday, Feb. 21, the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination, a major march calling for “Justice by Any Means Necessary” will take place in the Mayfair area, starting at 6600 Frankford Ave. at 2 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]MoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Villwock Announces Retirement

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Villwock Announces Retirement Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock has announced he will step down at the end of this year. During his tenure, he has been a major force in shaping Indiana and national ag policy and has been a powerful and effective spokesman for the farmers of Indiana. He is, by his own admission, first and foremost a farmer. Villwock farms 4,000 acres of corn, soybeans, seed soybeans, and seed wheat in Knox County. He has served as IFB president since 2002. Villwock served in many capacities with Farm Bureau prior to his election as president, including vice president, District 7 director, Knox County president, State Young Farmer Committee chairman, and Feed Grains Committee chairman. He has served on the Farm Bill Task Force and the Farm Credit Task Force. At the national level, Villwock is a member of the American Farm Bureau board of directors and a member of the executive committee. He is the National Vice President of the Farm Bureau Bank, American Agricultural Insurance Company, and AFBIS. In January 2004, he was appointed to the AFBF Trade Advisory Committee. In June 2003, he was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Farm Foundation. He is a member of the 25 x 25 Ag Energy Working Group, a national task force promoting the use of renewable fuels. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleOil Settles at One-Week High, Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE SHAREcenter_img Villwock Announces Retirement By Gary Truitt – Jun 18, 2015 Don VillwockA 1972 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in agricultural economics, Villwock was appointed by President Bush to serve as state executive director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service from 1989 to 1993. He also served as state agricultural liaison for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar. Villwock was appointed to the national Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture in 1997. Other leadership positions and awards include Purdue Distinguished Agricultural Alumnus, Certificate of Distinction from Purdue Ag Alumni Association, past president of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association, Prairie Farmer Master Farmer, Friend of Extension, 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana’s governor and also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Vincennes University. Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshotslast_img read more

Somaliland TV channel closed, its owner arrested

first_img News SomaliaAfrica Media independence CorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment SomaliaAfrica Media independence CorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment This is the second time in less than three months that this TV channel has been forced to close. As RSF reported at the time, Horyaal TV and Eryal TV were closed on the information ministry’s orders in June for allegedly broadcasting “propaganda” that threatened Somaliland’s security and its armed forces. September 10, 2019 Somaliland TV channel closed, its owner arrested “We urge the authorities to allow this TV channel to resume broadcasting, to release its president, and to put an end to the repeated press freedom violations recently seen in Somaliland.” Somalia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Last week a court in Hargeisa, which is Somalia’s second largest city, ordered Internet service providers to block Hadhwanaag.ca, a news website that published a report about the Somaliland central bank governor’s alleged involvement in corruption. The court did not hear the website’s representatives before issuing the order. March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Crédit : Horyaal TV center_img Follow the news on Somalia In a raid on Horyaal TV on the evening of 6 September, Somaliland’s Crimes Investigations Department ordered its journalists to stop broadcasting, forced all of its employees to leave and then shut it down. Horyaal TV’s owner, Mohamed Osman Mire Sayid, was arrested the next morning. The TV channel remains closed. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the forcible closure of a TV channel in Hargeisa, the capital of northwestern Somalia’s self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland. It is the latest in a recent series of crackdowns designed to silence independent and critical media outlets. RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts “These completely arbitrary measures illustrate the extreme difficulty of producing independent, public interest reporting in Somaliland and the dangers to which journalists and media outlets are exposed when they attempt to do this,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. According to local NGOs that defend journalists, the raid was prompted by a report broadcast a week before about women who chew khat, the narcotic leaves of a plant that is cultivated in eastern Africa. Many countries ban its consumption. News February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Malta: International organisations urge close scrutiny as the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia begins on 6 December

first_img The long awaited public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia will begin this Friday 6 December at the Law Courts in Valletta. For two years, our organisations have supported the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia in calling for an independent, impartial and effective inquiry. The inquiry will address questions including whether the State knew or ought to have known of the risk to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s life; whether they failed to take measures to protect her life; and whether the State is fulfilling its obligations to protect journalists whose lives are at risk from criminal acts. We will be in Malta to monitor the first hearing where Matthew Caruana Galizia and Peter Caruana Galizia will give statements. News The public inquiry is a critical mechanism to ensure the whole truth emerges in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia. It is essential for ensuring that lessons are learned and implemented to protect other journalists in Malta who remain at great risk. We urge full transparency in the process of the public inquiry, in particular that information pertaining to the inquiry is made publicly available in a timely fashion.Our organisations strongly urge media, international governmental organisations and diplomats to monitor this opening hearing.Our organisations will closely monitor the public inquiry, which is set to last 9 months. Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia for ARTICLE 19, will monitor the first hearing at 9am on 6 December. Signed:Reporters Without Borders (RSF)ARTICLE 19 Association of European Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)European Federation of JournalistsFree Press Unlimited (FPU)IFEXInternational Press Institute PEN InternationalTransparency InternationalScottish PENDetails: Friday 6 December 0900 CETCourt of Appeal,Republic St, Valletta, MaltaTerms of Reference for the Public InquiryFor media inquiries: – Rebecca Vincent, RSF, +44 (0) 20 7324 8903- Pam Cowburn, A19, [email protected], + 44 (0) 7749 785 932- Flutura Kusari, ECPMF, [email protected], +383 (0) 49 236 664 December 5, 2019 Malta: International organisations urge close scrutiny as the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia begins on 6 December Malta: RSF files complaint in France in connection with Maltese journalist’s murder MaltaEurope – Central Asia CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Help by sharing this information to go further Malta: International organisations condemn the further degradation of press freedom in Malta and the continued intimidation of journalists November 29, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Malta: Political resignations are not enough; RSF demands prosecution of the masterminds of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination News Follow the news on Malta December 4, 2019 Find out more RSF_en MaltaEurope – Central Asia CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News News Organisation November 27, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Foreign TV executives and editors back censored Pakistani TV stations

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific At the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, TV news executives and editors around the world have come out in support of the privately-owned Pakistani TV news stations that had been banned from broadcasting. In a joint statement, they have condemned the fact that “millions of Pakistanis have been deprived of independent news” since the declaration of a state of emergency on 3 November.”We, executives and editors of TV stations in Europe, Asia and the Americas, call on President Pervez Musharraf to immediately rescind this decision, which is contrary to free enterprise and the freedom to report the news, and we express our solidarity with the Pakistani TV stations and their staff,” they said.The signatories include Mark Wood, the chief executive of Britain’s ITN, Chuck Lustig, the foreign news director of ABC News in the United States, Torsten Rossmann, the head of the executive board of Germany’s N24, Jörg Harzem, N24’s chief editor, Nik Niethammer, the chief editor of Germany’s Sat.1 and Guillaume Dubois, the deputy director-general of France’s BFMTV.They also include Peter Kloeppel, the news editor of Germany’s RTL, Yves Bigot, the regional service director of Belgium’s RTBF, Saad Mohseni, the chairman of Afghanistan’s Moby Media Group, which operates Tolo TV, Stéphane Rosenblatt, the head of the Belgian station RTL-TVI, and Gilles Marchant, the head of the Swiss TV station TSR.The ban on cable distribution for the privately-owned TV stations was lifted yesterday for two of the stations, Aaj TV and DawnNews, but Aaj TV was forced to drop two of its talk-shows. The government has also imposed a new broadcast media law and a code of conduct for the TV stations. At the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, executives and editors from TV news organisations around theworld including ITN, ABC News, N24, BFMTV, RTL, RTBF, Tolo TV and TSR have condemned the fact that “millions of Pakistanis have been deprived of independent news” since the declaration of a state of emergency on 3 November. June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News November 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign TV executives and editors back censored Pakistani TV stations Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists RSF_en News News News to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Community News Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 5:11 pm 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe HerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

€55,000 funding for anti-bullying training

first_imgNewsEducation€55,000 funding for anti-bullying trainingBy John Keogh – September 17, 2014 715 TAGSbullyingDepartment of EducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Advertisement Delay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’ Previous articleFree tests in Limerick to protect against sight lossNext article1,000 Limerick people run 5k with Ray John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes New UL president invited independent inquiry WhatsApp Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.”Education Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has announced that €55,000 in additional funding is to be provided for nationwide anti-bullying training sessions for parents this year.This figure is in addition to the €60,000 originally allocated this year, bringing the total allocation for 2014 to €115,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary NPC-P and the National Parents Council Post Primary NPC-PP to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying, which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister O’Sullivan commented: “I recognise the very high level of demand among parents for this type of training.  Parents need the tools and know-how to support their children in preventing bullying from happening and in dealing with it when it does arise – in particular, I have already been contacted by many parents who are seeking more support in helping their children to combat cyberbullying.”She also thanked the NPC-P and the NPC-PP for their work in delivering the sessions and noted the very positive feedback from participants.The Minister encouraged all parents to avail of the training  and said: “Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone.”In 2013, funding of €60,000 supported the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 parents nationwide.It is expected that the funding in 2014 will allow more than 200 sessions to be organised throughout the country. Printcenter_img Linkedin Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Twitter €20 million funding plan for Limerick Institute of Technology Facebooklast_img read more

Young people encouraged to unleash their creativity at Limerick’s Cruinniú na…

first_imgLinkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook NewsCommunityEducationYoung people encouraged to unleash their creativity at Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓgBy Staff Reporter – June 5, 2019 177 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSCommunityeducationlimerickLimerick City and CountyMayor James Collinsyouth Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleO’Sullivan welcomes funding for apprenticeships at Limerick Institute of TechnologyNext articleNew Limerick Mayor to be elected on Friday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Pictured at the launch of Cruinniu na nOg in the Hunt Museum was Donnachadh and Cliodhne Burrows. Picture: Alan PlaceOver 30 free creative activities for under 18’s as part of Creative Ireland Programme initiative supported by Limerick City and County Council and RTÉMayor of the city and county of Limerick, Cllr James Collins is calling on all children and young people to fire up their imaginations and take part in one of the free Cruinniú na nÓg events that will take place around the county on Saturday 15th June 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities.  Led by the local Limerick Culture and Creativity Team, with huge support from local artists, arts organisations, creative practitioners and community festivals, activities include everything from free outdoor film screenings to stop motion animation workshops and shadow animation. With a strong emphasis on participation, activities are specially designed to spark an interest and encourage the inner creative in children to try something new or fulfil a secret ambition!Said Mayor Collins, “Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Limerick invites young people and children of Limerick to celebrate culture and creativity through the interdisciplinary medium of film. The exciting programme of events on Saturday 15th June,  will span across the city and county of Limerick, including film production workshops, arts and creativity workshops, screenings and a special highlight of the day, a Young Film Convention at our offices in Merchant’s Quay. Come and enjoy all the fun free activity in libraries, parks and cultural venues across Limerick.”Highlights of this Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓg include:Shadow Animation workshops 5-10yr Olds Libraries Granary Limerick, Watch House Cross, Dooradoyle, Adare, Kilmallock and Newcastle WestA hands-on 3-hour workshop for teens interested in filmmaking, called One Minute Wonders! 14-18-year-olds Limerick Youth Services City Centre, Killfinane, Newcastle West and CappamoreStop Motion Animation Hunt Museum 6-8 & 9-12-year-olds : These fun and exciting workshops will enable young people to experience each step of the Stop Motion process to produce a short animated filmMinister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:   Although only in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg has already grown in ambition and scale with almost double the number of free activities taking place across the length and breadth of the country this year. This unique and important initiative helps us to deliver on our promise to enable the creative potential of every child and to give them the sense of accomplishment that comes with participating in a creative project that really triggers their imaginations.Each of the activities and events have been carefully curated by our network of passionate and committed Culture and Creativity teams across the country. I would like to particularly thank the local authorities and RTÉ, who have been enthusiastic partners and collaborators on this event from the beginning, and also the many artists, arts and youth organisations, creative practitioners, festivals and communities who have helped to make this exciting new day of youthful creativity for children and young people a brilliant success.”Dee Forbes, Director-General, RTÉ, says: “Creativity and community are at the heart of RTÉ’s new mission statement.  They are also core principles of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Cruinniú na nÓg, which makes this partnership especially important for us. Encouraging and supporting opportunities for children and young people to come together to experience and explore their creative potential is a brilliant initiative. The diversity of creative activities available from gaming to a starter course in stop-start animation to Japanese kite-making is part of what makes Cruinniú na nÓg so unique.RTÉ supports over 130 arts and cultural events every year so recognizing and enabling artistic endeavour and creativity is something we take very seriously. We look forward to sharing in the excitement and fun on Saturday, June 15th when the next generation of Ireland’s future creatives take centre stage on this very special day.” Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more