An urgent appeal to raise funds for Ramona Africa’s health care

first_imgRamona Africa, MOVE’s Minister of Communication, a Philadelphia-based organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the only living survivor of the May 13, 1985, fire bombing of a MOVE home in Philadelphia, has been hospitalized as result of health complications from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).Her condition is a direct result of the on-going government war waged on the MOVE Family. They have lost 24 members to date, two dying in prison under suspicious circumstances.Once again, Ramona Africa is battling to survive. She cannot stand or walk without assistance and urgently needs therapy before she will be ready to be released from the hospital.Yet on Aug. 16 the hospital informed her that her insurance company would no longer be responsible for paying hospital and therapy bills, and that she will be released unless she can pay herself.For more information and to help raise funds for Ramona Africa, use the url: gofundme.com/helpsaveramonaafrica.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Panamanian asylum for former intelligence chief an “insult to DASgate victims”

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America November 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Panamanian asylum for former intelligence chief an “insult to DASgate victims” RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News to go further Receive email alerts News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reports Reporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that Panama has offered political asylum to María del Pilar Hurtado, a former head of Colombia’s leading intelligence agency, the Administrative Department of Security (DAS). Hurtado is due to go to the Panamanian consulate in Bogotá today to receive documents allowing her to travel to Panama.Panama’s decision is an insult to all the victims of the DAS dirty tricks – illegal phone tapping, smear campaigns and acts of sabotage – committed during Alvaro Uribe’s two presidential terms. As well as journalists critical of President Uribe’s “democratic security” policy, the victims included human rights activists, trade unionists, judges and politicians.The head of the intelligence agency from August 2007 to October 2008, Hurtado is one of the three former DAS chiefs among a total of 18 senior Uribe administration officials who have been subject to disciplinary sanctions since 1 October. The sanctions concern phone-tapping alone.Reporters Without Borders is still waiting for the report to lead to further investigations and criminal prosecutions for all of the different kinds of dirty tricks. A formal request for prosecutions was filed on 6 October by Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, one of the so-called DASgate’s victims.Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, a close ally of Uribe, gave “regional stability” as grounds for offering Hurtado asylum. Does political neighbourliness justify violating basic legal principles and endorsing impunity? Hurtado is not a victim of political persecution. She is a government official who exceeded her authority. Is a person who defended the mechanisms of state security now saying she does not feel protected by them?The Organization of American States must demand an explanation from both governments and prevent a bad precedent being set, especially as asylum requests have reportedly been submitted by other former officials involved in the DASgate scandal.Photo:DAS May 13, 2021 Find out more News ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Colombialast_img read more

College Access Plan Supports Two PUSD Gates Millennium Scholarship Finalists

first_img Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Education College Access Plan Supports Two PUSD Gates Millennium Scholarship Finalists From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 | 1:49 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuffcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News Abigail Jacob of John Muir High School and Carlos Valladares of Blair High School. Photo courtesy College Access PlanCollege Access Plan, a Pasadena nonprofit that provides free programs in college preparedness and success, has had the honor of supporting hundreds of underserved students who attend Pasadena’s public schools as they reach for their college dreams. This year, CAP assisted two students who have been selected as finalists for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS). Thousands of underrepresented minority students apply each year for the opportunities the GMS program offers. According to the GMS website, the program “selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.” Gates Scholars receive “personal and professional development through…leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.” (http://www.gmsp.org/). The application process includes writing eight personal essays and submitting transcripts and multiple recommendation letters.Both Carlos Valladares, who attends Blair High School, and Abigail Jacob, who attends John Muir High School, first came to CAP with a determination to attend college that they cultivated at a young age, guided by older siblings who set examples by attending college or illustrating that hard work pays off.Carlos’s parents, who immigrated from Honduras, support Carlos’s college dreams but never attended college themselves; it was Carlos’s older sisters who attended college and set an example that he is eager to follow.While Abigail’s father attended college in the family’s home country, The Philippines, and her mother received a degree in the United States, family circumstances made it hard for her parents to help Abigail and her sisters navigate the complex college process. It was Abigail’s older sister who served as her role model, encouraging Abigail to work hard and pursue her dreams.During their senior year, multiple CAP staff members provided a support system for these two exceptional students and their quest to become Gates Scholars. Although Carlos had heard of the GMS program, he thought he had virtually no chance of winning the honor until CAP Program Coordinator (and past Gates Millennium Scholar) Jeanny Fuentes encouraged him to apply. He says, “Jeanny convinced me and became one of the best proof-readers and mentors I’ve ever had.”Abigail notes having been directly influenced by the enthusiasm and encouragement of CAP’s Executive Director, Mo Hyman, and a number of CAP staff members. Abigail states, “CAP was actually the motivation I needed in writing the eight essays [required for the application]. It was the idea that there’s at least four people who believe that I had a chance in getting the scholarship and were ready to help me.”Opportunities AheadCarlos is excited about the potential to capitalize on the various GMS program opportunities that would be offered to him and his fellow students from underrepresented groups should he become a Gates Scholar. He is thrilled that he has made it this far in the process and notes, “I know that it places me in the pantheon of great scholarly minds before and after me.” Carlos will pursue a career in the critical study of the cinematic arts and hopes to one day to become a professor of film studies.Abigail is also excited to meet the other Gates Scholars if she wins the award. She says, “These are amazing people who have overcome countless obstacles to get to a place in which they’re leaders who are pursuing and/or creating projects to make an impact on the world they live in.” Abigail plans to major in material science and engineering with a minor in bioengineering, and she wishes to promote STEM education to young girls and students from low-income backgrounds. When she goes to graduate school to work in a field related to human technology or stem cells, the GMS program will continue to support her there if she wins the prestigious award.While both students first used CAP services during their junior year, they have appreciated CAP’s guidance and support during the college application process their senior year. Carlos credits CAP with helping him apply to schools and finding ways to stand out to university admissions as a future film scholar. Abigail received tips on how to identify schools that were good matches for her interests, help with revision of personal essays, and assistance with time management and schedules for due dates. She says CAP has been her “number one source for scholarship opportunities.”In the fall, Carlos will attend Stanford University and Abigail is headed to University of California at Berkeley. Both students have already received full-ride scholarships for their undergraduate degrees.About College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, and other local agencies, CAP provides no-cost drop-in college readiness advisement and topic-specific workshops on site at four PUSD high schools as well as at Washington Middle School. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures. 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Madhya Pradesh HC Unveils “MP Domestic & International Arbitration Centre” [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh HC Unveils “MP Domestic & International Arbitration Centre” [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 July 2020 11:52 PMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently inaugurated the “Madhya Pradesh Domestic & International Arbitration Centre”, for providing speedy and timely justice and to enhance the ease of doing business. The Centre, first of its kind in the state, was unveiled in by Justice AK Mittal, Chief Justice of the MP High Court in the presence of Justice Sanjay Yadav, Administrative Judge,…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?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently inaugurated the “Madhya Pradesh Domestic & International Arbitration Centre”, for providing speedy and timely justice and to enhance the ease of doing business. The Centre, first of its kind in the state, was unveiled in by Justice AK Mittal, Chief Justice of the MP High Court in the presence of Justice Sanjay Yadav, Administrative Judge, Jabalpur and other companion Judges on July 4, 2020. Its building is annexed to the main High Court building and its functioning will be governed by the Madhya Pradesh Arbitration Centre (Domestic and International) Rules, 2019, as notified in the Gazette Notification dated September 6, 2019. The Centre will be supervised by the Board of Governors comprising five Senior High Court Judges and there is also a Directorate of the Centre, headed by the Director who is a Senior Judicial Officer. It offers the facility of Pro-bonc Arbitrator facility of amicable settlement of dispute within 1 year, or fast track procedure for disposal within 6 months. Inter alia, the parties may: select Arbitrator of their own choice at standard fees according to value of the matter;prefer the matter to mediation or conciliation at any stage; appoint Expert on specific issues;refer International disputes to the Arbitration Centre; place online request and seek telephonic coordination from the Centre;avail facility of good infrastructure and skilled manpower support with nominal charges. This skilled staff, comprising of Law Researchers and Judicial Officer, will provide complete assistance to the Arbitrators in the arbitration proceedings and no separate personal manpower will be required to the Arbitrator. Multiple Arbitration Units with Secretariat of the Office, Waiting Lounge, Cafeteria, Library and Record Rooms have also been established. Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more

Mayor of DCSDC extends sympathies to family of Nora Quoirin

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Facebook Previous articleGardai investigate reports of suspicious behaviour in RossnowlaghNext articleInternational experts to investigate Dept of Education’s design and build programme News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, today extended condolences on behalf of the people of Derry and Strabane to the parents, family and friends of Nora Quoirin.Reflecting on the teenager’s tragic death on holiday with her parents in Malaysia, Cllr Boyle said: “Like everyone I have been closely following this sad story as it’s unfolded in recent days. It has deeply touched everyone in our City and District, and I would like to send our support and prayers to Nora’s family at this very difficult time.“There are no words to express the sadness we feel at the news that has emerged about Nora’s death, as a parent it is unimaginable. But I hope it’s of some comfort that she has touched the lives of every one of us as we have learned more about Nora during this sad time. I extend our deepest condolences on behalf of everyone in Derry and Strabane.” Mayor of DCSDC extends sympathies to family of Nora Quoirin Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Graft is the only way to succeed

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Graft is the only way to succeedOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The only way to get ahead in companies is by hard work, according to 2,000 personnel professionals across the globe.A worldwide survey by employment services giant Manpower revealed employers are looking for employees who can get the job done.British respondents said their most important consideration when assessing employees was the ability to complete assigned projects, with 51 per cent of UK companies listing this as the most important quality in an employee.Other considerations like networking (21 per cent) and innovating or introducing new ideas (21 per cent) will not get you up the career ladder half as fast.The rewards are immense, with 34 per cent of UK companies offering share schemes to those making it to executive level – more than any other country surveyed, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and US.www.manpower.co.uklast_img read more

Irving Shipbuilding Celebrates Selection to Negotiate Right to Build Canada’s Future Combat Fleet

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Irving Shipbuilding Celebrates Selection to Negotiate Right to Build Canada’s Future Combat Fleet Irving Shipbuilding Celebrates Selection to Negotiate Right to Build Canada’s Future Combat Fleet Share this article Industry newscenter_img Irving Shipbuilding celebrated its successful selection to negotiate the right to build Canada’s future combat fleet under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The company gathered late in the day to recognize its employees, community and government partners, and Canadians from coast to coast to coast for the outstanding support of Nova Scotia as a Canadian shipbuilding Centre of Excellence.“This is tremendous news! On behalf of the men and women of Irving Shipbuilding, we are honoured to be chosen by Canada to build the Navy’s new combat vessel fleet for those who serve and we look forward to successful negotiations in the coming months,” said Jim Irving, CEO, Irving Shipbuilding. “We’d like to assure the Government of Canada, and all Canadians, that we will continue to devote our efforts to building quality vessels for our men and women in uniform and delivering best value to Canadians for this important investment, one that will provide economic benefits across Canada.”The company recognized the federal government for its leadership and vision in establishing the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy in June, 2010. This Strategy has now resulted in the creation of two centres of excellence for the construction of large vessels to deliver sustained value, productivity and skilled employment to Canada. This long term commitment to shipbuilding by the federal government will avoid the boom/bust cycles seen in the past and will ensure sustained investments in the industry.“Our employees are the best shipbuilders in Canada, and to them we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude for their support throughout this process,” said Steve Durrell, President, Irving Shipbuilding. “They continue to put their expertise and skills to work every day for our current customers, and we know they’ll look for every opportunity to make each vessel we construct even better than the last.”The company, which has built over 80% of Canada’s current surface combat fleet and is presently working on refitting seven Halifax-class frigates for the Navy and building nine HERO Class Patrol Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, has invested $90 million over the past five years to be ready for its newest assignment.“We’re fortunate to have an owner in the Irving family that saw the potential of our workers, our experience and our facilities and chose to invest heavily in infrastructure, technology and people since acquiring Halifax Shipyard in 1994,” added Durrell. “One of the most important ways in which they did that was by choosing to build their own vessels right here at Irving Shipbuilding.”The year-long NSPS bid process took a great deal of human, financial and intellectual capital. It was also a time when the employees of Irving Shipbuilding learned how much support they, their families, and the entire industry have among the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and the entire nation.“To every Nova Scotian and Canadian who put up a lawn sign, put a pin on the electronic map or sent us words of encouragement, we can’t thank you enough — the workers of Irving Shipbuilding are incredibly touched by your interest and your support,” said Jim Irving. “And to Nova Scotia and every member of the Ships Start Here partnership, you have made this a true community effort and demonstrated the power of a community with confidence, pride and a clear objective – thank you for your belief and your support.”Negotiation of contracts with the Federal Government will take place over the next number of months, after which Irving Shipbuilding anticipates specific program details would be released in a joint communiqué between Canada and the shipyard.“It’s a great day for shipbuilding in Canada. We’re proud to be a part of this heritage and we understand our responsibility in building this industry and the next generation of shipbuilders into the future” said Jim Irving. “Irving Shipbuilding is privileged to be poised to negotiate the combat vessel contracts, commencing with the Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels, and looks forward to delivering Canada’s next generation combat vessel fleet to those who serve.”[mappress]Source: irvingshipbuilding, October 24, 2011 October 24, 2011last_img read more

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (Henry Harris)

first_img ×  1 / 2  Grade 1 students Tristan Cordero and Za’Niya Belle  2 / 2  Grade 4 students Jason Oliviera and Sophia Milachouski ❮ ❯ 1 / 2  Grade 1 students Tristan Cordero and Za’Niya Belle  2 / 2  Grade 4 students Jason Oliviera and Sophia Milachouski ❮ ❯ INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES — Henry Harris Community School is delighted to have Mrs. Halsey display inspirational decal quotes throughout the school. Encouraging words, uplifting messages, positive sayings are enjoyed by students and staff as they pass through the hallways each and every day. Pictured are Grade 1 students Tristan Cordero and Za’Niya Belle and Grade 4 students Jason Oliviera and Sophia Milachouski.last_img

Ocean City Primary School Teacher Randall Kohr Wins Prestigious Emerging Leader Award

first_imgPrimary School Teacher Randall Kohr  The Ocean City School District is proud to announce that one of its own, primary school teacher Randall Kohr, was chosen as winner of the 2017 Emerging Leader award by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Mr. Kohr will be honored in June at the ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.“Randall Kohr is one of the most talented technology teachers in the teaching profession,” said Dr. Kathleen Taylor, the district’s superintendent. “As a computer science teacher, he uses best practices in technology education to establish a dynamic learning environment for his Kindergarten through third grade students. Best of all, Randy has all of his students engaged in designing and creating innovative projects using digital tools and resources to demonstrate what they know and can do.”“I am beyond proud of the experiences and skills our students developed in the lab this year and am excited that our program, school, and district are being recognized,” said Kohr, a computer science teacher. “The ISTE conference and awards ceremony is known as the mecca of technology resources for educators and will be a great opportunity to explore emerging ideas and curriculum.”ISTE serves educators committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Through its award program, ISTE showcases the inspiring accomplishments of outstanding individuals who are making a difference in education. The Emerging Leader Award honors individuals from around the world under the age of 35 who demonstrate vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve learning and teaching.“Awardees demonstrate that they’ve made an impact on students and the education community, actively share ideas and continually strive to improve their professional work. Mr. Kohr embodies these traits,” wrote Richard Culatta, chief executive officer of ISTE in a letter to the district. “Mr. Kohr will be honored for his unwavering commitment to academic achievement for all students. I’m confident Ocean City Primary School has benefited tremendously from Mr. Kohr’s contributions.”last_img read more

A simple country bake

first_imgReading Sylvia Macdonald’s Viewpoint in the British Baker ofFeb17th one thing that struck me was the point she made referring to the fact that Governments paid little real heed to comments made by Trade Associations with membership of less than three thousand.This made me think where does that leave the National Association of Master Bakers? And dare I publicly air my views as a serving member of the Board. The answer I gave myself as you will have guessed by now is yes as long as I make it clear they are mine alone and in no way represent the Board.Every member has their own views on what the N.A. should do and I am restricting these opinions purely to the matter of whether it should be a major lobbying organization on behalf of all members of the Bakery craft industry. Should we wish to increase membership to include all craft bakers then the subscription rates has to be low enough for all to consider it is worth paying.This would mean inevitably that costs would have to be dramatically reduced and the only way that could be achieved would be by looking at every service provided and saying to members if you want the service you must pay for it as and when needed. No longer can a service be provided for the very few using it and paid for by the vast majority of members who have no need for it.This means probably providing only a few core services such as advice on Employment Law, keeping members up to date with current legislation and lobbying, in the main become a service facilitator rather than provider. Inevitably this would upset many stalwart long term members of the N.A. but I would suggest our businesses have had to change to survive in many cases dramatically and the same must go for the N.A. change or perish.Like many in fact I believe the majority of members wish it to survive as a group run for and by Bakers and to do that and have any influence with Government we must become larger and more inclusive. That inevitably will mean a comparatively low subscription rate, there will be those that will say provide a high standard of services which the members want and they will pay for it. True but not enough will or do that is the fact of life, wishful thinking does not increase membership. There could be a creation of a main board representing various food organizations consisting of working representatives of each trade meeting say once or twice a year. This means actual working members not only Chief Executives of each trade group as I have always believed that unless you are at the coal face it is only to easy to lose a sense of perspective, as do many poor men who become rich forget what it was like to be poor. Unless you have to meet a wage bill year in and year out it is only too easy to come up with ways to spend money. Always I am being told “You must realize Tony running a trade Association is different than running a business” Well I thought you still had to balance the books not waste money and provide a servicelast_img read more