first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 2 November 2010 10:05 pm whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESITV BLAMES REGIME FOR NEED TO CHASE RATINGSITV could invest more in arts, factual programming and drama were it not for regulations, its managers told a Lords committee. Archie Norman, chairman of the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, and Adam Crozier, chief executive, told the communications committee that ITV had been driven into a “ratings rat race” by regulations, particularly the contract rights renewal measure.LAWYERS CAUTION ON COSTS TO JUSTICEThe fairness of trials could be undermined by court closures and greater use of video links and telephone legal advice under plans to slash funding of the £23bn criminal justice system, legal experts say. The coalition is being urged to ensure that its plans do not threaten fundamental rights for suspects to be properly represented and to answer their accusers in person.US BANKS SEEK FORECLOSURE EXPERTSUS banks are beefing up their mortgage departments in response to growing pressure and concern over the use of “robo-signers”, employees who rubber-stamped thousands of foreclosure documents without checking the accuracy of the information they contained, as required by law. Recent job postings indicate that banks are recruiting “foreclosure specialists” and “bankruptcy documentation” experts.CHINA’S BANKS IN DRIVE TO BOOST FUNDSChina’s biggest banks plan to raise more than a combined 190bn yuan ($28.4bn) in the coming weeks through rights issues in Shanghai and Hong Kong as they seek to shore up their balance sheets in the aftermath of a record lending spree.THE TIMESTALKTALK ORDERED TO CLEAN UP ITS ACTOfcom has given TalkTalk 30 days to resolve a problem that triggered adeluge of complaints from former customers who received bills despitecancelling contracts. The regulator said it had issued a stinging rebuke to Britain’s second-largest internet provider and Tiscali, which the company acquired in May last year, for breaching consumer protection rules after more than 1,000 customers wrote in with their protests. LESOTHO MINE OFFERS SECOND GIANT DIAMONDA giant diamond worth about $10m has been unearthed in southern Africa. The find by the London-listed miner Gem Diamonds is the second exceptionalrough diamond to come from the Letseng mine in Lesotho in the past two months.The Daily TelegraphWESTFIELD SET TO REVEAL DEMERGER PLANSWestfield, the world’s largest shopping centre owner, is expected to announce the spin-off of its Antipodean assets in a move that could pave the way for development plans in the UK. The Australian group issued a statement requesting that trading in its shares be halted “pending a further announcement about a possible transaction”HOME OWNERS INCREASINGLY OVER 40Britons who own their own homes will increasingly be in their 40s, 50s and 60s, lenders said yesterday. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said the shift follows the first significant decline in home-ownership since 2003. Owner-occupation peaked at 70.9 per cent in 2003 but had declined to 67.9 per cent by 2008/9, it said.WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPE’S DEBT WORRIES RETURNBorrowing costs of weaker European countries are again on the rise amid a steady stream of bad news. Several factors are contributing to the misery of bond markets in countries on the geographic edge of the 16-nation euro bloc. Ireland’s bank bailout is getting ever more costly, and it looks like taxpayers may have to take control of another large bank. Officials in heavily indebted Greece are talking more openly about potential debt restructuring. In Portugal, political opponents have had a tough time finding a convincing budget compromise.RUSSIA BACKS A RENAULT-NISSAN STAKE IN AVTOVAZRussia yesterday gave its backing to French car maker Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan building up a 50 per cent stake in car maker OAO AvtoVAZ. Tags: NULL KCS-content WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapplast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment!    0  – Business   2 –  Residential   8 –  Vehicle Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleHurricane Irma: Still a Category 5 and still a dangerous threat to FloridaNext articleOrange County opens sandbag distribution at 3 PM today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 9/4/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 8/28/2017 – 9/4/2017 shows 10 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Two burglaries were reported at residences at the 300 block of Monroe Court, and the 1100 block of Errol Place Circle.Eight vehicle burglaries were reported on the 2700 block of Spicebush Loop, the 2100 block of Hayfield Way, the 3900 block of Hogshead Road, the 1700 block of South Orange Blossom Trail, the 2000 block of Wavyleaf Court (2), the 300 block of East Monroe Avenue, and the 100 block of North Highland Avenue.There were no burglaries at businesses this week.Michael McKinley, Chief of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week: Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

TCU has multiple programs to help international students

first_imgFacebook William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Linkedin William Konig Students that are involved in the Intensive English Program at TCU. (Photo credit: Home page of IEP’s website) ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025center_img Twitter Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations ReddIt Linkedin Twitter printTCU offers many programs to help international students adjust to culture in the U.S.TCU now has students from 78 countries as of Fall 2016. For the International Student Services, this means adding programs to help those students adapt to life at TCU.TCU’s International ProgramsAccording to Project Atlas, there are roughly 1 million international students in the U.S. as of 2016. There were only 560,000 students in 2006.Business and engineering are the most popular fields of choice, as they make up 40 percent of what international students are studying.TCU has more than 600 international students from 78 countries. International advisor James English said TCU has plenty of programs to help these students adjust to the U.S.English said that he is primarily an immigration advisor, and he helps international students with their visas and immigration documents.In addition to helping students with their documents, the TCU International Student Services works on something they call the Quality Enhancement Plan.“The university chooses discovering global citizenship with the idea of increasing the university’s engagement with the world and with developing nations,” English said. This is because not every student is able to travel to other countries.“We recognize that not every TCU student can travel extensively, especially internationally, and it’s a way to bring the world to TCU,” he said.OrientationInternational students are required to attend two orientations. One being Orientation, the one every first-year student goes to, and the other being designed by the International Student Services.English said that their orientation covers immigration, culture shock and the U.S. academic system. For a lot of the international students, classes back home consisted of sitting through lectures and then taking one exam at the end of the year.“In many ways, our international students are not having trouble so much with the U.S. culture because it’s a very globalized world,” English said. “We noticed they are having trouble adapting to the U.S. academic system because it is much different from their home country.”He added that in their orientations, they have shifted more focus to the academic system so they can adapt to the system here.Football 101“It’s hard to believe now, but a few years ago we discovered that international students were not going to TCU football games,” English said. “What we discovered was that they just didn’t understand the game and the role it played.”The International Student Services decided to adopt a program called “Football 101” to solve this issue. The program allowed these students to go to the indoor stadium and try the sport out for themselves.English said that students got to try on helmets, football pads, and they explained the rules of the game to them and allow them to run plays.“Since we started the program, nearly all the international students go to the games because they understand the game,” he said.Global XInternational Student Services also designed a program called Global X, which partners international students with U.S. students. They pick a global topic and develop a public presentation together.“It’s a globally themed, code learning program that partners U.S. students and international students and not in a mentor-protege way but instead they are on a team together,” English said.The program is a competition, and the winning team gets to go on an international trip together.From Rwanda to TCUAccording to the TCU Office of Institutional Research, our biggest international population comes from Vietnam and China. As of Fall 2016, there are 97 students from Vietnam and 80 students from China.The TCU Fact Book also states that 38.7 percent of international students come from eastern Asia while 17.1 percent come from Central America or the Caribbean.Over the past few years, TCU has had a few students come here from Rwanda. One of their brightest students is Patrick Rutikanga.Patrick (shown on the left) is one of the TCU students from Rwanda. (Photo Credit Rutikanga)Rutikanga is the fifth recipient of the Carl & Teresa Wilkens Award and is in his last semester of the Intensive English program.The scholarship is offered annually to one student from Rwanda to study in the Intensive English Program at TCU.For many students at TCU, the mission statement is something they try to follow to the best of their ability. For Rutikanga, the mission statement was what brought him here. He said that it was life changing to receive this scholarship and to get into TCU.“I saw the e-mail. That I was accepted. You know to come here to TCU,” he said.  “I mean I couldn’t believe that I was like is it really true that I’m coming to TCU. This is when you read like e-mail like you know some couple of time to really feel like you know it’s true. But it was really it was life changing. I thought it was a dream that I was leaving because I was like feeling hey this is what I wanted to pursue I just wanted to go somewhere I can experience.”Students learn grammar, reading, writing and much more through the Intensive English Program. Rutikanga said that this program has helped him develop skills that he could take back home.“I saw that the Intensive English Program was not only help us to get to know the English perspective, but it also gave us a sense of knowing people from different countries,” he said.Kurk Gayle, Intensive English Program director, said that the program has helped a lot of students with their communication skills.“World class musicians, a three-time Olympian, a record-holding TCU athlete, a university president and provost, physicians and nurses, principals of a national telecom firm, entrepreneurs and business owners, these diverse TCU alumni in the global community is why the Intensive English program is an important part of TCU,” he said.While Rutikanga is working toward obtaining his social work major, he wants to come back for grad school and pursue a Master’s degree in Child Developmental Trauma.“I have a strong attachment with working with children”, he said. “My passion is to help orphans and refugees and other children who are vulnerable”Rutikanga said that Rwanda is still behind in implementing programs that help children and he wants to implement the programs the U.S. has.Once he completes his Master’s at TCU, Rutikanga wants to go back home and build institutions and community centers like in the U.S.“I really want to help develop children’s rights and be able to advocate for children all over Africa that have problems and be able to help them out,” Rutikanga said. Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 16 – DWTS, Drake and more)Next article“Beauty and the Beast” dances into mediocre territory William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedylast_img read more

The journalist Sofiane Faishi attacked

first_imgNews The journalist Sofiane Faishi was attacked in the Sanaa district of Habra. Employed by the government newspaper Al-Thawra and a correspondent of Akhbar Al-Youm and other local publications, Faishi was one of the first journalists to come out in support of the opposition movement. July 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The journalist Sofiane Faishi attacked RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img

One cyber-dissident freed, but two others get custodial sentences

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders regrets that the release of Urumqi-based cyber-dissident Tao Haidong on 8 July on completing a seven-year jail sentence has been overshadowed by the custodial sentences passed on two other cyber-dissidents and human rights activists, Zhang Qi and Zhang Peng, for criticising the government online. Zhang Qi, an independent blogger based in the southwestern city of Chongqing, was sentenced on 7 July to four years in prison and two years without civic rights for “inciting subversion of state authorities” in his blog. Zhang Peng, a blogger based in Shenyang, the capital of northeastern Liaoning province, was sentenced without a trial on 27 June to 18 months in a reeducation camp on the same charge for referring to the 1989 pro-democracy movement. “Tao Haidong was only freed because he had completed his sentence, while two other cyber-dissidents, Zhang Qi and Zhang Peng, have been convicted because of their opinions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The repression never lets up, regardless of the reassuring comments by the Chinese leaders,” the press freedom organisation added. “We firmly condemn these sentences, which yet again highlight the severity with which the regime punishes those who express views at variance with those of the ruling Communist Party.” Zhang Qi, 26, had been held in Qixian prison since 26 June 2008 in connection with eight articles he had posted on line. His arrest was formally confirmed by the Chongqing Public Security Bureau on 31 July 2008. Zhang Peng, 27, had been held since 28 May of this year in Shenxin prison for making T-shirts commemorating the 1989 democracy movement and for posting an article online entitled “Is there really nobody who dares to be on the street for the 4 June commemoration?” (referring to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre). Tao Haidong was arrested on 9 July 2002 by the Public Security Bureau in Urumqi, the capital of the troubled far-western province of Xinjiang, for criticising the government in articles posted online and in a book about its economic policies. He was sentenced on 16 February 2003 to seven years in prison and three years without civic rights. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img News July 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One cyber-dissident freed, but two others get custodial sentences April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Gang associate ‘suspicious’ about authenticity of garda

first_img Previous articleBoy dies in Mid-Western Regional Hospital of meningitisNext articleRegeneration hosts Bondi Beach Boy Blue admin Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGang associate ‘suspicious’ about authenticity of gardaBy admin – January 14, 2010 703 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img AN ASSOCIATE of a notorious Limerick gang charged with public order offences, had, according to his solicitor, expressed doubts about the authenticity of a garda who had stopped and questioned him.Forty-six-year-old Jimmy Collins of Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, was charged with being highly abusive towards garda Gary Farrell who had stopped him in the company of four other men, in the Hyde Road area of Limerick last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Giving evidence in the District Court, garda Farrell noted that the accused became highly abusive when questioned.Inspector Seamus Ruane told the court that the accused man was “known to gardai and had 34 previous convictions”, the last of which came on March, 2009, for the theft of deli goods to the value of €2.46 from Tesco, Roxboro.Sarah Ryan, solicitor, handed in correspondence to Judge Tom O’Donnell noting that the accused had become suspicious about certain people purporting themselves to members of the gardai.“My client had suspicions of people presenting themselves as gardai, as previous incidents had proven this. The gardai member in question arrived to the area in a an unmarked patrol car and this aroused the suspicions of Mr Collins”.Judge O’Donnell asked garda Farrell as to whether or not he was dressed in his official uniform, and the garda member confirmed that he was in uniform.The solicitor responded saying that her client would “know more of the senior members of the force and just did not know garda Farrell, and was therefore suspicious.“I find it hard to believe that this is the case”, added Judge O’Donnell, “especially given that garda Farrell was in uniform”.Judge O’Donnell, satisfied as to the facts of the case, and taking into account the guilty plea, convicted and fined Collins, €250, and ordered that it be paid within six months or if found to be in default, serve five days in prison. Print Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Kantorei concert slated

first_imgPermian ChoirTexas Music Educators AssociationThe Permian High School Kantorei Choir has scheduled a preview concert for its performance at the Texas Music Educators Association annual clinic and convention in San Antonio.The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5) at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788.The TMEA gathering is Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. The choir will perform Feb. 15 at the Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.The trip is an expensive one for the entire choir — in the neighborhood of $65,000 — and while the school district will help with some of the cost, the students are holding a preview concert as a fundraiser and tune-up, a news release said.Tickets are on sale through the Wagner Noel. WhatsApp Local News Facebook WhatsApp By admin – February 3, 2018 Pinterest Permian Choir center_img Twitter Kantorei concert slated Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Wealth-based bail system needs to changeNext articleECISD not considering closing due to flu adminlast_img read more

Two vehicles set alight outside Bridgend business premises

first_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 18, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Two vehicles set alight outside Bridgend business premises Twitter Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleStill not enough North South cooperation in Covid battle – ScallyNext articleDonegal woman falls victim to smishing scam News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Gardai are appealing for information after two vehicles were set on fire outside a business premises in Bridgend on Wednesday last.Its believed an accelerant was used to start the fire at around 11:30pm at the Tyre Centre.Sergeant Charlene Anderson is urging anyone with any information to come forward:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/bridgendfire1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Business round up

first_imgBusiness round upOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today • Thorn UK, one of Britain’s largest electrical retailers, has appointed The Prolog Group to manage its payroll and HR functions. Thorn, which owns Radio Rentals and employs 6,000 people, outsourced the activity to reduce internal staffing and premises costs. Additional efficiency gains are also predicted – Thorn expects to save money by not having to worry about legislation and changes in IT. Prolog won the contract in December 1999 after a three-month trawl for potential suppliers. It will manage all aspects of Thorn’s payroll processes including P11D administration, liaison with the Inland Revenue and the distribution of payslips and management reporting. Thorn’s HR department will benefit from complimentary administration services provided by Prolog.Deal aids US expansion• Gas supplier Centrica has announced it has agreed to acquire North America’s largest unregulated natural gas supplier Direct Energy as part of its international expansion programme. The deal has the unanimous recommendation of Direct Energy will be funded from Centrica’s existing cash resources and debt facilities. Centrica chief executive Roy Gardner said the acquisition would provide a platform for the company’s growth in the US. Analysts said the move would allow Centrica to expand abroad while its British market remained static. FT.comAston aims for profit• The former engineering chief of the insolvent South Korean car maker Daewoo has been appointed head of luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin. Ulrich Bez, Daewoo’s engineering chief from 1993-98, will be chairman and chief executive of the Ford subsidiary. He has been charged with returning Aston Martin to profit – it made pre-tax losses of £6.2m on sales of £56.8m in 1998. He is expected to introduce a third model line at Aston Martin’s Buckinghamshire HQ to lift sales to 3,000 a year. In 1999, it sold 651 cars, with 800 expected this year. FT.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Hemsworth bros sell Malibu crash pad

first_imgLiam, Chris and Luke Hemsworth with their Malibu home (Getty, Zillow)With demand especially high for Malibu real estate, the brothers Hemsworth tapped in.Actors Chris (“Thor”), Liam (“Hunger Games”) and Luke (“Westworld”) Hemsworth sold their 4,600-square-foot Point Dume pad for $4.25 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. That’s nearly 25 percent more than the trio paid for it in 2016, and a 13 percent discount from the $4.9 million they listed it for in the fall.The home at 6315 Gayton Place, on 1.3 acres, has four bathrooms, four bedrooms, a theater room and 750-bottle wine room. It also includes a “Big Buck Hunter” arcade game and views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains, according to the Times.Recently, celebs including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Gal Gadot and Avril Lavigne have either bought or sold Malibu homes.For the Hemsworth brothers deal, Eric Haskell of the Agency had the listing and Compass’ Chris Cortazzo represented the buyer, who was not named. [LAT] — Alexi Friedman  Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsCelebrity Real EstateLA luxury real estateMalibulast_img read more