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Help Orange County grow an urban tree canopy

first_img Please enter your comment! Share your ideas at a community meeting next month From the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County has been selected for a study about beneficially integrating trees into the County’s storm water management programs.  Join us at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 13th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to share your vision for protecting, restoring and increasing Orange County’s tree canopy.  The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, First Floor, County Administration Center, 201 South Rosalind Ave., Orlando, 32801.The consultant for the study, Green Infrastructure Center (GIC), will provide some background on the value of trees in helping communities comply with storm water permits, reduce flooding, and meet surface water quality goals. GIC will present maps detailing current tree canopy coverage in unincorporated areas of the County. As contributors to the study, attendees will be asked to provide input on the following concepts:perception of current County tree canopy coverage [For more info and services, check out tree maintenance experts in Apopka.]specific locations in Orange County that need more tree canopytree-related practices led by citizens or local government that could be implemented but are not currently in place“Those living and working in unincorporated Orange County have a good perception of the environment around them and what improvements they’d like to see in their neighborhoods,” said Lori Cunniff, deputy director of Orange County’s Community, Environmental and Development Services Department. “They have an investment in what happens in their community and their input is valuable in the planning process.”Orange County is one of only three municipalities in Florida selected by the Florida Forest Service (FFS) to participate in the study sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, which covers seven southeastern states. Funding for GIC’s technical assistance is being provided through a grant provided by the FFS.“This environmental strategy is intended to map, evaluate, protect and restore urban forests to achieve better stormwater management and clean water,” said Louis Shepherd, FFS coordinator of the Urban and Community Forestry Programs.Orange County is required to contribute by matching the funding awarded by the FFS grant.   As part of this match, Orange County is performing a tree inventory and analysis to help quantify the composition, health, and environmental and economic benefits of the urban forest in unincorporated areas. These efforts support a strategy in Orange County’s “Our Home for Life” community sustainability plan that seeks to promote urban forestry and expand tree canopy.For more information about the community meeting or the tree canopy and stormwater study, please contact David Jones via e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at 407-836-1434. To register, go here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSOrange CountyTree Canopy Previous articleAAA tow to go program available on Memorial Day weekendNext articleMemorial Day: How to Honor the Fallen Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

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New Fijian wardance performed vs Scotland – The I Bole

first_imgFriday Jul 6, 2012 New Fijian wardance performed vs Scotland – The I Bole If you watched the Fiji vs Scotland game recently you will have noted that through the shakey camerawork and occasional throw backs to black and white TV, we got to see an all new prematch wardance, which is called the I Bole, and replaces the Cibi. Fiji did away with their traditional Cibi recently, having replaced it with the new I Bole, which seems to have a lot more energy, and is in fact more fitting for what is about to take place.The story goes that the original Cibi was first performed on the rugby field back in 1939 for a tour of New Zealand, when then captain Ratu Sir George Cakobau felt that his team should have something to match the Haka of the All Blacks.It has perhaps been used incorrectly though, as the word Cibi actually means a celebration of victory by warriors, whereas Bole is the acceptance of a challenge. The latter was composed by Ratu Manoa Rasigatale, and is explained as follows.I’m challenging you to be uprooted, yes, it will be done, let’s turn them up side down. I’m ready, you think I’m afraid of you, you can’t break my defence. You’re only a hen, I’m the rooster, let’s fight and you’ll see. I don’t sleep and will watch you. My strength can reach the crushing of the waves, I will not be drowned, you think you’ll defeat me by drowning? Your fence is only made of wawamere creapers, It’s easy to untangle. I can uproot you, I can uproot you, yes it will be achieved.You can watch the Fiji vs Scotland full match again hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Traditional wardances Related Articles 263 WEEKS AGO Southland Boys upset Otago Boys as Hakas… 289 WEEKS AGO Emotional Hakas farewell Jonah Lomu at final… 296 WEEKS AGO History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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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High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

first_imgArchDaily High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveHigh Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805622/high-meadow-dwellings-at-fallingwater-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805622/high-meadow-dwellings-at-fallingwater-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Nic Lehoux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHousing, Dorms•Mill Run, United States “COPY” Landscape Architecture:Bohlin Cywinski JacksonMep+Fp Engineer:Iams ConsultingArchitects In Charge:Kent Suhrbier, Bill JamesMep Engineer:Iams ConsultingFire Protection:Iams ConsultingCity:Mill RunCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxText description provided by the architects. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has designed four new dwellings at High Meadow, the new home base for Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art and design. Fallingwater Institute will begin its second season of increased operation this spring. Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxLocated on a historic farm adjacent to Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater residence, High Meadow’s original 1960s cabin, with only four bedrooms, lacked square footage needed to meet the Institute’s growing demands. After exploring a variety of design options over several years, a decision was made to enlarge the footprint of the existing house, doubling the property’s capacity with four new dwellings.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux“The building’s main entry welcomes visitors into a central screened porch, which joins the new architecture to an existing cabin and serves as the outdoor gathering and dining space,” says Bill James, project architect from the firm’s Pittsburgh office. “A horizontal screen, made of Norway Spruce harvested and milled on site, extends from the main cabin and continues along the walkway leading to the dwellings.”Save this picture!AxonometricDescribed as modest wood portals with framed views of the surrounding hilltops, the dwellings rest above ground on a network of nimble steel columns, imparting minimal disturbance to the site. Each small abode contains a desk, closet storage, full bathroom and two twin beds. Materials and finishes are deliberately minimalistic and durable, lending a sparse elegance to the space.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxHigh Meadow received the 2016 AIA Pennsylvania Silver Medal, the highest honor given by the Institute’s Pennsylvania chapter. The jury noted: “The scale and materiality of the building is in great contrast to the beautiful background. The graceful addition to the existing structure successfully provides new public and private amenities.”Save this picture!Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski JacksonIn addition to High Meadow, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is responsible for several other notable projects completed for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including the 2006 adaptive reuse of the Barn at Fallingwater, originally built in 1870. Entrusted to the Conservancy in a 1963 grant that also included the Fallingwater residence, the Barn was transformed to provide a variety of gathering spaces for exhibitions, lectures, classes and events. The project received an AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten award for sustainable excellence in 2005.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV + Austin-Smith:Lord Selected to Reinvigorate Downtown GlasgowArchitecture NewsOMA’s Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Selected to Design MPavilion 2017Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Mill Run, PA 15464, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Structural Engineer: Area:  3025 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 13 Share Housing Manufacturers:    Auson, Seech Industries, Inc.,  Pennsylvania Slate,  Zandur High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson K2 Engineering Photographs Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsMill RunUnited StatesPublished on February 20, 2017Cite: “High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 20 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Horizon House / Bauen

first_imgPhotographs:  Daniel Ojeda, Darío Mereles Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Horizon House / Bauen ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961917/horizon-house-bauen Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Deca, Eurocable, Protek, Saccaro, Samsung, Trimble, Vidriocar Landscape Architecture Lead Architect: Horizon House / BauenSave this projectSaveHorizon House / Bauen Other Participants :Fátima Estigarribia, Iris DierickxStructure Calculations:Enrique GranadaCity:San BernardinoCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Darío MerelesRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in UniEléctricaWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The city of San Bernardino is known for its rugged topography in most parts of its territory. We place ourselves in a land with privileged views. Taking in mind the particularities of the site, we decided to focus our objectives on enhancing the most captivating aspect of it: THE HORIZON. Save this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Darío MerelesThrough two horizontal parallel plates of concrete, joined together by 4 columns in one level, a strict grid of 9 modules of 4.33mts is generated (a tic tac toe (1)). A square of 13x13mts is established, where the only unalterable module it’s the one place in the center; which is the module where the fire resides, the meeting space around the food, “the kitchen”. All the other modules are modifiable, where by means of sliding planes, the spaces can be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled as required. These spaces can be 2, 3, or 5, the studio can become the living room and vice versa, all subordinated to the needs of the moment.Save this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!© Darío MerelesThis formation, structured and modulated, is wrapped in vertical planes that allow a space that can be dressed and undressed; a house that shelters, opening and closing towards the outside. A reconceptualization of the 360° gallery, the endearing “jeré” corridor (1), typical of the Paraguayan culture, a passage that defines the interior-exterior connection through the dimness and intermediate spaces. This composition is topped off with a green coverage that, besides reinforcing the thermal isolation, generates a new space that acts as a lookout, exploiting most of the impotent views that the site offers.Save this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Darío MerelesThe intention is to intervene in the land the least as possible. The house, made almost entirely of concrete, floats over the ground. The downhill topography of the land goes diagonally so it is drugged in a corner where the house is buried, while the pool is laid in the other corner. This semi-burial of the house allows the perspective of the passerby that walks on the street to be respected, a visual continuity. The view is democratized, it belongs to no one but everyone; we don’t appropriate of it, we just admire it together.Save this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!© Darío Mereles(1) Paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a diagonal, horizontal, or vertical row is the winner.Save this picture!© Darío Mereles(2) From the Guarani idiom “jeré”: which means environment, round, around. A peripheral gallery that surrounds the houses, typical of the colonial era.Save this picture!© Darío MerelesSave this picture!© Daniel OjedaProject gallerySee allShow lessBegijnhoflaan 27 House Renovation / Eagles of ArchitectureSelected ProjectsDen Da Coffee Shop / KSOUL StudioSelected Projects Share CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•San Bernardino, Paraguay Architects: Bauen Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  345 m² Photographs Save this picture!© Daniel Ojeda+ 45Curated by Clara Ott Share Aldo Cristaldo Kegler. Dario Mereles “COPY” Paraguay Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961917/horizon-house-bauen Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBauenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesSan BernardinoParaguayPublished on May 21, 2021Cite: “Horizon House / Bauen” [Vivienda Horizonte / Bauen] 21 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Apple y FBI – corporación más rica del mundo contra federales

first_imgEl FBI tiene un iPhone usado por Syed Rizwan Farook, uno de los acusados de disparar en el ataque en San Bernardino-California. Un juez ha ordenado a la compañía Apple asistir al FBI para romper la clave de acceso que bloquea el ingreso al aparato. El presidente de Apple, Tim Cook, ha desafiado esa orden diciendo que hacer eso pondría en riesgo la seguridad de todos los iPhones.Esa es la versión oficial, pero no lo es todo.Edward Snowden, el ex contratista de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad, dice que los hechos se están ocultando y que hay muchas razones para desconfiar de las declaraciones oficiales.La verdad es que Apple ya ha ayudado al FBI ampliamente en este caso. Apple puso a sus ingenieros totalmente a su disposición y ya ha proporcionado todos los datos de la última copia de seguridad del dispositivo, copia que se hizo seis semanas antes del ataque. Eso es una gran cantidad de información.Si usted no lo sabía, el teléfono iPhone mantiene un registro de todo lo que usted hace: donde va, donde compra, lo que come y mucho más.Ese iPhone no era el teléfono personal de Farook. Su teléfono personal fue destruido antes de que el tiroteo comenzara. El iPhone que el FBI tiene en su poder es el teléfono de su trabajo y es propiedad del Departamento de Salud del Condado de San Bernardino, el cual dio el permiso para la investigación. Así que no hay problema de Cuarta Enmienda (de privacidad) en el caso, ni Apple dice que la privacidad esté en cuestión.Ya hay una puerta traseraTim Cook dice que el tema es la seguridad y en su carta pública dice que Apple no quiere construir una puerta trasera en sus dispositivos debido a preocupaciones por la seguridad. Pero ya todos los dispositivos de Apple tienen una o más puertas traseras. Apple utiliza regularmente las puertas traseras existentes para dar acceso de los datos en los dispositivos de Apple a las agencias policiales y de espionaje del gobierno.Una puerta trasera, utilizando la definición que se encuentra en Wikipedia, es una manera de burlar la seguridad normal en un sistema. Una puerta trasera puede ser una parte oculta del sistema, un programa independiente o puede ser parte del dispositivo (hardware).Aunque normalmente ocultas, en algunos casos las puertas traseras son intencionadas y ampliamente conocidas y pueden tener usos legítimos, tales como proporcionar al fabricante una manera de lidiar con la pérdida de las claves de las/os usuarios. Por ejemplo, las claves pre predeterminadas pueden funcionar como puertas traseras si no son modificadas por la/el usuario.En los dispositivos de Apple, una puerta trasera común es la copia de seguridad de iCloud. Ésta da acceso a Apple de todos los contenidos del dispositivo sin tener que utilizar el código de acceso cifrado. Apple utiliza este para recuperar los datos personales de las/os usuarios, fotos por ejemplo, cuando un dispositivo se ha perdido o ha sido robado. Esto también significa sin embargo, que se trata de una puerta trasera que Apple puede utilizar regularmente para entregar datos de las/os usuarios a los federales.Lo que el FBI está pidiendo en este caso es una modificación del sistema operativo que permitiría repetir entradas de contraseñas erróneas. La modificación permitiría al FBI romper fácilmente los códigos de acceso del iPhone en cuestión de minutos. Pero ellos no necesitan esto para acceder al iPhone de Farook.John McAfee, fundador de la compañía del software antiviral McAfee, escribió en el sitio web Business Insider el 18 de febrero, que el FBI podía hacerlo por sí solo. “Voy a descifrar el teléfono San Bernardino de forma gratuita”, es el título de su comentario. (Tinyurl.com/jdm9ks6).  El técnico de seguridad Bruce Schneier, dice que las agencias de inteligencia ya han descifrado el iPhone y está de acuerdo que el FBI podría hacerlo por sí mismo. (Tinyurl.com/gmrfkwh)La revista alemana Der Spiegel informó en el 2013 que la NSA tiene acceso completo al iPhone, y que pueden activar el micrófono y la cámara sin que la/el propietario del dispositivo lo sepa. (Tinyurl.com/kradbdq)En una entrevista realizada en el programa “Panorama” de la BBC en octubre del año pasado, Edward Snowden dijo que los espías del gobierno pueden introducirse en cualquier teléfono para escuchar lo que está sucediendo en el lugar, ver archivos, mensajes y fotos, determinar exactamente dónde una persona está, y supervisar cada movimiento y cada conversación de una persona, incluso cuando el teléfono esté apagado.El FBI no ha dicho por qué no pidieron a la NSA que les diera acceso al teléfono del Farouk.Registros no están en el celularAlgo que está comúnmente mal entendido es el registro de comunicación del teléfono. Puede parecer que el FBI necesita acceder al iPhone de Farook para obtener los últimos registros de comunicación, pero el FBI ya tiene todos los registros de este iPhone. Los registros de comunicación para todos los dispositivos móviles siempre son almacenados por el proveedor de servicios, no en el propio teléfono.Apple, en su apelación de la decisión judicial, ha demostrado que el FBI ha mentido acerca de muchos de los detalles del caso. No sólo Apple ha provisto total asistencia al FBI todo el tiempo, sino que la compañía también dijo al FBI cómo forzar una copia de seguridad completa del dispositivo al iCloud. El FBI manejó mal eso y no forzó una copia de seguridad, lo que les habría dado un acceso fácil a los datos que dicen que están buscando.El FBI dijo ante el tribunal que lo que estaba solicitando sería únicamente para este teléfono, pero Apple mostró en su apelación que el Departamento de Justicia ya ha realizado solicitudes de este mismo procedimiento para otros 12 casos. El FBI miente. Realmente no ha cambiado su modo o métodos desde sus días más notorios como fuerza de policía secreta del ex director del FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.‘Estrategia de mercadeo’ de AppleEl Departamento de Justicia – el FBI es el brazo ejecutor del Departamento de Justicia – hizo una inusual acusación en su respuesta judicial a Apple: “la actual negativa de Apple para cumplir con una orden de la Corte, a pesar de la viabilidad técnica de este modo, parece estar basada en su preocupación por su modelo de negocio y su estrategia pública del mercadeo de la marca”.El Departamento de Justicia rara vez ataca a alguna empresa por su modelo de negocio o su estrategia de mercadeo. De hecho, es la tarea principal del Departamento de Justicia el proteger los intereses comerciales. Pero hay intereses comerciales en competencia y tal vez son precisamente los intereses comerciales de Apple la razón de que haya tomado una posición pública en contra de la orden judicial.Apple es la transnacional más rica del mundo, número uno en el Financial Times Global 500 desde el año 2012. Es decir, que era la número uno hasta el mes pasado, cuando Alphabet, la empresa matriz de Google, le sobrepasó.Apple está en una batalla codo a codo con Google, y en menor medida con Facebook, Microsoft y Amazon, para ser el principal portal al mundo digital. Es una clásica batalla por la dominación del mundo – y es intensa.El modelo de negocio de Apple es vender dispositivos de alta tecnología a un precio alto. Google y Facebook permiten el acceso libre y recogen muchos datos sobre sus usuarias/os, que luego venden a otros, a anunciantes, por ejemplo.Apple tiene que convencer a la gente de comprar su producto sobre otras opciones gratuitas o menos caras. Una de las promesas claves de Apple ha sido que se garantiza la privacidad y la seguridad. Lo que el Departamento de Justicia reveló es que hay una puerta trasera de entrada al iPhone. La estrategia de mercadeo de Apple ha dado a entender que eso no existe o se ha cerrado con su última actualización del software.Desde que esta vulnerabilidad fue revelada, el New York Times, que invierte fuertemente en Apple y sus productos, informó que Apple había puesto en marcha una operación interna para cerrar este agujero que ahora es ampliamente conocido.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Women’s basketball rallies to defeat UT Rio Grande Valley, 71-67

first_imgReddIt Twitter Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt printThe TCU women’s basketball team improved to 5-1 on the season, winning a back and forth game against UT Rio Grande Valley 71-67.While the Horned Frogs led the majority of the game, they had to climb out of a five point hole with 2:45 left in the game. Senior guard Zahna Medley scored nine of the Frogs’ final 12 points.The Frogs were without two of their starting guards, Veja Hamilton and AJ Alix, as well as reserve forward Ola Akomolafe due to injuries. Medley took it upon herself to fill the void of those three players, scoring a game-high 31 points, just four points shy of her career high of 35.“I knew I needed to take a stronger leadership role because one of our captains was out, but I took it upon myself to be a little more aggressive today,” Medley said.Coach Raegan Pebley was pleased with the way her team overcame losing the turnover battle 16 to 9.“It says a lot about our team that we lost the lead, kept our composure, regained the lead – our defensive rebounding was key in the late the game,” Pebley said. “Jordan Moore had some huge boards, which were needed.”Moore and Caitlin Diaz led TCU in rebounding with nine each.TCU hit 80.8 percent of their free throws against UT RGV, shooting 21-26 from the line, while UT RGV shot 14-21 from the line for 66.7 percent.“It might have been the difference in the game for sure. Being able to hit those free throws allowed us to get our press set, which was huge,” Pebley said.TCU rarely utilized their full-court press, down three key players.“It was because of depth,” Pebley said. “We had players playing out of position today, we knew that Jada, Zahna, Caitlin, and Toree were going to have to play a lot of minutes and you just can’t sustain an effective press with the amount of minutes they were playing, so we just used it in spot moments.”Hamilton and Alix are day-to-day and Akomolafe could be out two weeks, according to Pebley.TCU’s next game is Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Indianapolis against the Butler Bulldogs. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleTCU Student Filmmakers Association films new movieNext articleWith the strength of a warrior: TCU cheerleader returns to American Ninja Warrior Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Zahna Medley dropped 31 points for the Frogs against UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Government ban on foreign radio stations called “strategic error”

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by the National Television and Radio Council’s decision today to ban foreign radio stations from broadcasting on local FM and medium wave frequencies from 1 January.“This is a return to another age,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Coming after the president won another term in irregular elections in November and with a referendum on ending presidential term limits due to be held in March, the termination of Azeri-language broadcasts by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America and the BBC bodes ill for the future.”The press freedom organisation added: “We are baffled by this. What kind of impression does President Ilham Aliev expect to give by insisting on isolating his people from news and information behind an iron curtain? They will temporarily lose access to quality news outlets but they will know who to blame. In the end they will undoubtedly find ways to get round the constraints that the government has tried to impose, to the detriment of Azerbaijan’s image. It is a strategic error.”Today’s decision withdraws the licences of foreign radio stations to broadcast on local frequencies. As well as RFE/RL, Voice of America and BBC, the measure affects the local FM broadcasts of Russian radio station Europe Plus. In principle, it takes effect immediately although in practice it will probably be enforced from 1 January.The National Television and Radio Council said its decision was based on legislation stipulating that only Azerbaijani radio stations can broadcast on local frequencies. This was a very biased sided interpretation as the broadcast law provides for exceptions established by inter-governmental agreements.The underlying reason seems to be political, as RFE/RL, VOA and the BBC have been the only independent news media to tackle subjects that are ignored by media loyal to the government. Broadcasting 67 hours of programming a week, RFE’s Azeri-language service has had a very large audience, one drawn by the diversity of views expressed on the air and its coverage of issues such as corruption, infant mortality, the state of the health system and the elections.The precursor of today’s move was an all-out offensive against the press in November 2006 in which the authorities ordered the closure of radio and TV broadcaster ANS. The station recovered its licence the following month after agreeing to change its editorial policy, and since then it has been loyal to the government.The three western radio stations that have been banned today were threatened with a similar ban back then, but an agreement was reached at the last moment. At the same time, the leading opposition daily Azadlig and the independent news agency Turan were evicted from their offices and had to move to the outskirts of the capital. A number of journalists were also arrested around that time.Azerbaijan was ranked 150th out of 173 countries in this year’s Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Four journalists are still in prison in Azerbaijan – brothers Sakit and Ganimat Zahidov of Azadlig, Eynulla Fatullayev of Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan, and Mushfig Husseynov of Bizim Yol. Organisation News RSF_en News Follow the news on Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information center_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more December 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government ban on foreign radio stations called “strategic error” Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

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ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS Jan. 8, 2018

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Arts Council of Midland logo The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.ASSAULTPeggy Jones Maples, 46, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt Dec. 18 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney and Clay George was the prosecutor.Timothy Brian Couch, 28, had two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed Dec. 22 because he pleaded guilty to the charges in county court. Judge John Smith presided. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Keith Watson, 46, had charges of assault (family violence) and assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction dismissed Jan. 2 because the victim requested dismissal and it is in the interest of justice. Judge James Rush presided. Mansur was the defense attorney and Lisa Borden was the prosecutor.Jonathan David Freeman, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to assault (family violence) and was sentenced to two years in prison. Freeman also had charges of credit card or debit card abuse and insurance fraud dismissed. Smith approved the deal. Roy Bell Jr. was the defense attorney and Chris Fostel was the prosecutor.CREDIT CARD ABUSEAdam Joseph Zontok, 49, pleaded guilty Dec. 7 to credit card abuse and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.CRIMINAL NEGLIGENT HOMICIDELuis Saucedo Lopez, 24, pleaded guilty Dec. 27 to two counts of criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to five years probation. Judge Stacy Trotter approved the deal. H.W. Leverett Jr. was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.DEADLY CONDUCTTommy Nguyen, 27, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt Dec. 21 on charges of deadly conduct and evading arrest. Whalen approved the deal. Julie Prentiss was the defense attorney and George was the prosecutor.DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATEDJoe Angel Hernandez, 50, pleaded guilty Nov. 17 to driving while intoxicated, third or more, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Rush approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Joey Albert Chavarria, 48, pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to driving while intoxicated, third or more, and had his probation revoked. Chavarria was sentenced to four years in prison. Whalen approved the deal. Prentiss was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCERogelio Armendariz Baca, 39, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed Dec. 22 as part of a plea agreement when he pleaded guilty to charges in another case in county court. Smith presided. Jason Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.April Luffman, 40, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to two years probation. Trotter approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.THEFTTony Alvarado Bermea, 45, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to theft, $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, and was sentenced to two years in state jail. Bermea also had a charge of sexual assault of a child dismissed. Smith approved the deal. Isaiah Jackson was the defense attorney and Dusty Gallivan was the prosecutor. Twitter ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS Jan. 8, 2018 By admin – January 8, 2018 Local NewsCrime WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePresidential art workNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 8 admin Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Executive Acting In Breach Of Judgments Would Be Invitation To Anarchy: Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre For Not Making Appointment In CERC

first_imgTop StoriesExecutive Acting In Breach Of Judgments Would Be Invitation To Anarchy: Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre For Not Making Appointment In CERC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Dec 2020 6:34 AMShare This – x”We have shown considerable restraint in this matter. Our restraint seems to be misunderstood!”, remarked the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while it pulled up the Central Government for not appointing law member in Central Electricity Regulatory Commission [CERC].Expressing its anguish, the court observed that the ‘Government does not seem to be interested in coming…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”We have shown considerable restraint in this matter. Our restraint seems to be misunderstood!”, remarked the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while it pulled up the Central Government for not appointing law member in Central Electricity Regulatory Commission [CERC].Expressing its anguish, the court observed that the ‘Government does not seem to be interested in coming to the aid of the consumers or making the Commission functional, which is not an unusual scenario seeing the functioning of the other Tribunals and Commissions, on account of lack of appointments to deal with the matter.’In 2018, the Supreme Court had held that it is mandatory that there should be a person of law as a Member of the Commission, which requires a person, who is, or has been holding a judicial office or is a person possessing professional qualifications with substantial experience in the practice of law, who has the requisite qualifications to have been appointed as a Judge of the High Court or a District Judge. The Contempt petition was filed against non-appointment of a law member to the Commission. The court, observing that there is prima facie willful disobedience, had earlier directed two members of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission to go on leave until a Member law is appointed to the Commission.The bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, observed that the Government is showing no anxiety about the interests of the consumers or the Commission. The bench observed: “We have to express our anguish with the manner in which the Government sought to act, contrary to a judgment of this Court. It is the legislative function to pass the Acts and the administrative function to implement the provision of that Act. It is left to the judiciary to interpret the law. The law was interpreted by our judgment. The Executive cannot be expected to act nor permitted to act in breach of the judgment of this Court. This would be invitation to anarchy! The mutual respect of the three pillars of democracy requires each of them to respect the role and functioning of the other.”The court also refused the plea to lift the stay order to the extent of permitting the judgments to be pronounced as the consumers are affected. The bench observed:”The passage of time also doesn’t seem to have awoken the Government to the problem at hand and almost four months have passed since then. We are unable to come to the aid of the consumers because the Government does not seem to be interested in coming to the aid of the consumers or making the Commission functional, which is not an unusual scenario seeing the functioning of the other Tribunals and Commissions, on account of lack of appointments to deal with the matters.”The court has, however, posted the matter on 20th January 2021 accepting the request of Additional Solicitor General. CASE: K K AGARWAL VS. SANJIV NANDAN SAHAI [CONMT.PET.(C) No. 429/2020 ]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Ithaca’s youth join global strike against climate inaction

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — “What do we want? Climate action! When do we want it? Now!” hundreds of young people chanted as they marched from Ithaca High School down to the Commons. By “striking” Friday, local students joined tens of thousands of other youth across the globe who showed up to protest inaction on climate change. “Like you, they’ve all come to realize a simple fact: we need to take action on climate change. Right now, our generation is facing an uncertain future plagued with disasters of biblical proportions. And what’s infuriating to me, as a member of the next generation, is that this isn’t a future we made for ourselves. This is a future formed with the interests of corporations and inactive governments who have enabled them as the world around us crumbles to the ground. … Today, we demand that politicians across the globe take our future seriously and treat climate change for what it is: a crisis.” Speakers protested government inaction on climate change. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Maya Soto, a sophomore at LACS, said it was important to march not only as young people but also in solidarity with indigenous communities. “As a young indigenous woman I feel the need to step up to the plate with other people here who are fighting for climate justice. It’s also fighting for indigenous sovereignty, and that is very important to me,” she said. Students and adults linked up on Cayuga Street next to the high school at about 11:30 a.m. before heading off toward the Commons. Along the march they chanted “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Fossil fuels have got to go,” while holding signs reading “Young Lives Matter” and “Make The Climate Great Again.” “I think the current administration doesn’t believe it exists and today’s youth, who are charged with doing something about this, are trying to show everybody that it’s really happening, and that we should stand up and listen to them. It makes my heart grow seeing all these students here today,” he said. “I’m doing what a lot of people are doing. I’m protesting for climate change policies to change. I think that we are the younger generation, that we are the ones that’ll be most affected by the change and we’ll be the ones left with whatever society has left,” said Jacob Ellis, a sophomore at Lehman Alternative Community School. Taking the microphone at the rally, Dominic Woolf, a senior research associate in crop and soil sciences at Cornell University, pledged to support the young people who have created this movement. A couple hundred people gathered for the rally. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) “Honestly, when we were starting out we were hoping to just get like 15 people, and it’s obviously way more than that, which is brilliant. We’re basically just hoping to raise awareness about what’s been going on and people need to take action and that the youth really care. We want action. We want change,” Patt said. Students at the rally explained that their generation will be most impacted by climate change and were proud to stand in solidarity with similar marches taking place across the world. “This movement has been built in just a matter of weeks by young people and children who have found the voice and strength to demand that their futures finally be respected,” Woolf said. “Some people say I should be in school instead. Some people said I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve’ the climate crisis. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is wake up and change. And why should I be studying for a future that soon will be no more when no one is doing anything whatsoever to save their future?” Thunberg said during a Ted Talk in February. “I think that if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not coming to school for a few weeks, imagine what we could all do together if we wanted to.” Tagged: climate change, global strike for climate change, ithaca high school, lehman alternative community school, new roots charter school, student rally Data from NASA shows the past five years have been the warmest on record, and a report last year by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that without aggressive action, the world will face worsening wildfires, food shortages and other catastrophic effects as early as 2040. After the marchers streamed onto the Ithaca Commons and spread out around the Bernie Milton Pavilion, one of the event organizers, IHS senior Mira Driskell, told the gathered crowd that by showing up today, they have officially claimed their place in a global movement to protest climate inaction. The Global Climate Strike was sparked by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish student who sat before her country’s Parliament in August and refused to attend school to protest adults’ lack of action of climate change. Over 2,000 events were scheduled in at least 125 countries for the March 15 climate protest, making it one of the largest climate protests in history. Students rally for climate change on the Commons. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) “All the solutions are known and they are achievable, and the only thing that’s been missing up until now is the social momentum to actually do what is needed,” he said. Woolf told the crowd that he has worked on climate change solutions for about 30 years, and in all that time he said he has found “very few occasions to really dare to hope that we can sufficiently act on and solve this issue.” However, he said the movement launched Friday gives him hope. Though this global movement is youth-led, students agreed that adults can help by listening to the younger generation and by showing their support on climate action. As Pearl Wood, a student at LACS, put it, “The time is now and we can’t wait any longer to protest about the climate. I think everybody, both students and adults, should be taking about this issue, but I think youth are the best ones to continue the momentum for the movement because historically a lot of positive change has been led by youth. I also think adults should listen to the youth because that’s ultimately who’s going be living here in years to come.” Students at the rally shared a sentiment of hope despite bleak climate forecasts. Sophia Patt, a member of Green Team, said they originally expected around 15 people to attend the rally, and that they were proud of the large turnout. Featured image by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice. Some students in Ithaca said they are frustrated that the issue of climate change has sparked a debate rather than launching a national emergency here in the United States. “The reason it’s turned into a controversy is because we live in corporate America and all the people who have the money know that if we started boycotting all of the main businesses they would go out of business. I hope this rally makes people feel empowered to make changes in their own lives because we can’t compensate for the people that refuse to be a part of this movement,” said Genevieve Chase, a student at New Roots Charter School. One of the organizers, IHS senior Mira Driskell, addresses the crowd gathered March 15 on the Ithaca Commons. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Mark Johnson, IHS’s Green Team teacher advisor, likewise said he was proud of his students for joining the global strike and taking the lead on climate change. J.T. Stone J.T. Stone is a contributor for The Ithaca Voice and a 2020 graduate of Ithaca High School. Questions? Story tips? Email him at [email protected] More by J.T. Stonelast_img read more

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