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Let’s Talk About It: The connection between domestic and gun violence

Let’s Talk About It: The connection between domestic and gun violence

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Let’s Talk about it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleWhy traditional advertising doesn’t work anymore…Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, while the Holiday season is upon us and should bring joy and cheer, the “Dynamic Duo” will revisit a topic most would like to ignore — domestic violence and the correlation to gun violence.According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1-in-3 women and 1-in-4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. The presence of a gun increases the risk of homicide by 500 percent.Don’t miss tonight show where ahead of the November 29th forum “A Silent Cry, A Cry Not Heard,” Rod and Greg we will welcome to the studio, and to the discussion, Monique Morris and  Carmen Ruiz will discuss how they addressed the issues of domestic violence.  Stephanie Dixon Daniels, mother of Sade Dixon, who was a victim of a horrific crime stemming from domestic violence will be a panelist on November 29th with Ms. Morris and Ms. Ruiz.These and other topics will be discussed by two of the most-influencial voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at www.LetsTalkNation.net Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Occupy ICE shuts down ICE in Los Angeles

Occupy ICE shuts down ICE in Los Angeles

first_imgOn Sept. 11, LA cops arrested CJ Fitisemanu (far left) and WWP member John Parker (center) for blocking entrance to Metropolitan Detention Center Almeida, in support of Occupy ICE.Occupy ICE Los Angeles called a protest press conference on Sept. 11 at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The purpose was to bring awareness that the day remembered by many as the anniversary of an “act of terrorism” in the U.S. actually led to the creation of a terrorist organization in 2003 known as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).Sept. 11 was used by the U.S. to fuel more imperialist wars that create the crises and conditions that force people to become immigrants and refugees in the first place. Now ICE kidnaps and incarcerates those very im/migrants.The Occupy ICE LA demands were to close all detention centers, end family separation, and abolish ICE, the police and the Pentagon.Several organizations hosted and supported the press conference, including Humanity First, American Indian Movement SoCal, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Black Lives Matter, Assistance for the Resistance, Puerto Ricans in Action, Union del Barrio, FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), Democratic Socialists of America and Workers World Party. The National Lawyers Guild was also present.The people decide: ‘Shut it down!’John Parker of WWP spoke at the press conference on the role of U.S. imperialism in forcing migration, the war that targets Black and Brown people within U.S. borders, and the necessity for people to resist these terroristic policies and close down ICE by any means.After the press conference, attendees collectively decided to take direct action to shut down the ICE facility. First, several banners were used to block the Alameda entrance to stop a Department of Homeland Security van from leaving the facility. Then DHS officers started pushing and throwing people out of the way and into the street, ultimately arresting several people.But the people’s action forced the cops to put the main entrance into lockdown. This, ironically, would later result in three Orange County sheriff’s buses, the cars of some government “employees,” and several DHS vehicles being blocked and denied entry.DHS agent Jason Lynd, who is known for his white nationalist tattoos, and another officer then used their vehicle to drive over and destroy a memorial that had been placed at the Occupy ICE encampment on Aliso Street.Finally, all three entrances were taken by the people. When an escalation occurred between the demonstrators and cops at the Temple Street entrance and DHS staff became more violent, the protesters took direct action, which shut down that entrance entirely. After that, several state agencies got involved, including officers from DHS, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshals and the Department of Justice.After all entrances to the facility were successfully shut down for a large portion of the day, LAPD arrested CJ Fitisemanu and John Parker.Fitisemanu, who works with Assistance for the Resistance and Humanity First Coalition, later stated: “[I] have been a part of the Abolish ICE actions taking place at the Downtown Metropolitan Detention Center LA (where [the state] holds immigrants trying to seek asylum) for over three months. I feel strongly that our government is practicing unjust and inhumane acts against these families who are seeking asylum. … My wife Lanee Fitisemanu and I feel protesting and going to jail is a small price to pay when there are kids and babies that can’t even speak yet who are being separated from their families and put in cages by companies like GEO Group, which are profiting off human trafficking. We will not be silent and we will not stop until all families are safely together and out of prison!”John Parker said, in part, after his arrest: “Officials working at the Metropolitan Detention Center, the LAPD and whatever government entity was advising these forces, seemed unprepared for the level of militance by activists and their organizations on the day that facility was essentially shut down by midafternoon. … The participants of this demonstration were determined to block all three of the entrances into the Detention Center, in spite of the shoving, even if it meant arrests.“We decided it was time to do something that would stop traffic permanently and force an arrest. So, we simply sat down in front of the driveway. They then amassed about 17 LAPD cops, cops with bean bag guns, then more cops on horseback to be used to surround and intimidate us — still we didn’t move!”This action truly demonstrated the movement chant, “When we fight, we win.” Righteous people’s resistance shut down one of the state’s detention centers in Los Angeles for almost an entire day.A total of four people were arrested during this action. There will be court support for them on Oct. 3. The resistance has inspired plans for more actions, even as Occupy ICE LA continues to hold weekly events.The vow is to continue to fight until ICE and the system that creates these terroristic, fascist forces are abolished.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Campus Carry recap

Campus Carry recap

first_imgprintBy Nov. 14 the TCU community will know if concealed handguns may be carried on campus.The TCU Board of Trustees is set to make the final decision about campus carry during its meetings on Nov. 11-14.Chancellor Victor Boschini said he will use the discussions that have been held on campus to make his recommendation to the board.“I have heard plenty of conversation about it all around campus both in the formal planned forums and sessions and just in general,” Boschini said. “I think it is definitely on the minds of folks around here.”Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 11 June 13. The law, which goes into effect Aug. 1, 2016, allows anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a weapon on public and private college campuses. Universities can designate areas where weapons are allowed and private universities can opt-out altogether.“We are pleased that the final version of this bill preserved the opt-out discretion for our private colleges and universities – which are situated on private property,” Boschini said in an email on June 3.Student Debate The TCU Forensics team hosted a debate over campus carry Sept. 10 in the BLUU ballroom. Team members Shelby Whitson and Donald Griffin argued on behalf of opting in and Erika Simonson and Timothy Betts countered that TCU should opt out.Simonson said she thought that both sides presented their arguments well, but the debate could not cover all the ins and outs of the legislation.“The debate was good at getting some of the general ideas out there, but I think it would be best if students read the bill itself,” Simonson said.While Simonson said that many people have misconceptions about firearms, she still thinks it is important for students to be vocal about their thoughts.“I think everyone should voice their opinions that way TCU can make the best decisions for the students,” Simonson said.The Student Government Association also had discussions about campus carry. The university charged SGA to make a resolution that reflected student opinion.SGA polled students before proposing the resolution. Of those who responded, 74 percent of undergraduates voted for TCU to opt-out.“I thought the campus carry resolution process went smoothly, largely because of the time and energy we put into gathering student opinion beforehand,” Student Body President Maddie Reddick said. “By the end of the process there was no question in my mind, and also it seems the minds of the representatives, that the majority of students are in favor of opting out.”The House unanimously passed a resolution Oct. 13 recommending that TCU opt-out. This resolution will be presented to the Board of Trustees when they make their decision.The Graduate Student Senate was also asked to provide a recommendation.The GSS emailed the bill to graduate students and offered them the chance to voice their opinions either in a Oct. 7 Senate meeting or by emailing [email protected] Student Body President Jackie Hoermann said they are working on compiling all the emails to send to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull.Hoermann said they have received an overwhelming number of opinions opposed to campus carry.  Concerns  range from mental stability and PTSD to the threat of a possible brain drain if students and professors feel uncomfortable on TCU’s campus.“We’re primarily concerned with how this affects the learning environment for our students,” Hoermann said.The Senate is planning on passing a formal resolution to be presented to the Board of Trustees next week.Faculty and Staff Debate  The TCU Faculty Senate voted Oct. 1 in favor of a resolution urging TCU to opt-out in a 40-3 vote with two abstaining.The faculty senate discussed the law at its Sept. 3 meeting and it surveyed faculty members.Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Stathis Michaelides said he thought the senate handled the issue of campus carry magnificently.“Everything was done in a very good and civilized manner,” Michaelides said.In addition to the faculty senate meeting, about 30 faculty and staff met Sept. 23 during an open forum about campus carry. The lunchtime discussion offered faculty the chance to anonymously voice their opinions.Alternative safety options, such as panic buttons or GPS for Froggie Five-0, were also discussed at the forum.The Staff Assembly was also asked by the university to present an official recommendation to the chancellor and its executive committee will be finalizing its official recommendation Oct. 20.The Staff Assembly held a discussion on campus carry Oct. 6 and the members were also encouraged to attend campus meetings and the Sept. 10 debate, Staff Assembly President Jay Iorizzo said.“Staff Assembly at TCU handled the issue of campus carry with outstanding professionalism, mutual respect, and openness to learning about the Legislature,” Iorizzo said.University Action In addition to the various discussions hosted by groups on campus, the University set up the email [email protected] where members of the TCU community could voice their opinions. Cavins-Tull said that she has received about 200 written comments to the email.“I have read every one of them and they have been very thoughtful,” Cavins-Tull said. “The campus community has impressed me with its ability to discuss and debate this very important issue in a civil and collegial way. It has been a good representation of the ideals of an educational community.”The chancellor’s cabinet will take these written responses, the formal resolutions and debates into consideration as it prepares a resolution for the Board of Trustees.In addition to the issue of campus carry, Cavins-Tull said the debates led to an even larger discussion about safety at TCU.“Without a doubt, we all agree on the importance of safety, community and academic freedom for our university,” Cavins-Tull said. “We have some differing views of how to maintain those ideals in the context of the campus carry law.  It is a complicated issue that has required all of us to consider campus safety as much more than a simple issue of guns.” Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Previous articleFogelson Honors Forum speaker warns of dangers facing education systemNext articleTCU flu shot clinic vaccinates 3,500 patients Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts educationcenter_img + posts ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell Facebook Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Three journalists face prison for revealing existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe

Three journalists face prison for revealing existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe

first_imgNews Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Protecting media freedom and free speech when regulating digital platforms Help by sharing this information Organisation Gérald Sapey, President Reporters Without Borders in Switzerland Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the Swiss justice and defence ministers to drop complaints against three journalists who revealed the existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe.In letters to the federal councillors, Justice Minister Christoph Blocher and Defence Minister Samuel Schmid, it has pointed out that the journalists only fulfilled their duty to report on a case of public interest.Zurich-based weekly SonntagsBlick on 8 January this year reproduced a fax from the Egyptian foreign minister to his embassy in London, referring to the existence of secret CIA detention centres in Kosovo, Macedonia, Ukraine, Rumania and Bulgaria. The case produced an outcry in Switzerland and worldwide and the country’s secret services were implicated in the leak of the confidential document. Romania and Bulgaria denied the allegations. The United States admitted the existence of flights chartered by the CIA over numerous European countries but not the existence of prisons.A damning report from the Council of Europe condemned abuses committed by the US administration in its fight against terrorism and its recourse to torture, comparing the camps to one in Guantanamo Bay. The Swiss authorities, fearing a deterioration in their diplomatic relations with the US, with whom they are in the process of negotiating a free-exchange agreement, have sought to defuse the crisis by opening two investigations, one criminal, one military, to track down who was behind the leak. The journalists on SonntagsBlick face prison sentences under the terms of both investigations. Geneva, 8 February 2006 RSF_en Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal Reports SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia The case of secret CIA prisons in Europe has shaken Switzerland. On 8 January, a Zurich-based weekly published a confidential document revealing their existence. The Swiss authorities have sought to defuse the crisis by opening criminal and military investigations. Journalists face prison sentences under the terms of both investigations. Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the Swiss authorities to drop complaints against them. SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia center_img Dear Federal Councillor, News to go further June 26, 2020 Find out more Yours sincerely, Robert Ménard, Secretary general November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Switzerland News Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation for the defence of press freedom, is particularly concerned about the investigations that have been opened by military justice and the federal public ministry against the editor of SonntagsBlick, Christoph Grenacher and two of his journalists, Sandro Brotz and Beat Jost. They are accused of having published on 8 January 2006, a fax from the Egyptian foreign ministry to London revealing the existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe. Under Article 293 of the Swiss criminal code, invoked by the military investigation, the journalists face a fine and up to five years in prison for “publication of secret official debates”. The confederation’s public ministry accuses the journalists of having violated “the confidentiality of office”, making them liable to a fine or prison.Can respect for military secrets in this case be applied to journalists, who are not auxiliaries of the state? Also, according to Article 320 of the criminal code, the violation of confidentiality of office only applies to members of an authority or an official. We do not understand therefore why the federal justice system has invoked this article against the SonntagsBlick journalists. We understand that publication of secret official documents is embarrassing – even prejudicial – for the Swiss authorities, but they should not mistake their target by seeking to punish journalists who only doing their duty which is to inform public opinion.Swiss journalists should be able to benefit from the right to protect their sources included in the criminal code in 1998 (Articles 27a 1, 2a, 2b). We understand that the investigations that have been opened should pinpoint the origin of the leak of the official document which the newspaper published, but the journalists cannot be held responsible for it.Recent statements by Dick Marty, tasked by the Council of Europe to shed light on the existence of such places of detention, only confirms the public interest linked to the publication of this document. Let us not forget that allegations of inhuman or abusive treatment have been made in this case.As guardians of the Geneva Conventions, Switzerland owes it to itself to defend the principles contained therein, whatever the political circumstances of the moment.We also support the request from the Media Freedom Representative of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Miklos Haraszti, calling on the Swiss authorities to amend its punitive laws over breaking of confidentiality so as to bring them into line with international and democratic standards that recognise the overriding public interest, or the public’s absolute right to information, in a country under the rule of law.Knowing you to be sensitive to press freedom, we appeal to you to intervene so that the complaints against the SonntagsBlick journalists are withdrawn and so that they avoid receiving prison sentences. An editor from the same newspaper was already sentenced on 7 June 2005, to a six-month suspended prison sentence for violating military secrets. We also call on you apply journalists’ rights to protect their sources.We trust you will give our request your careful consideration. February 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists face prison for revealing existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe Receive email alerts April 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Shirlee Smith | Kids Aren’t Bored

Shirlee Smith | Kids Aren’t Bored

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week center column 5 Shirlee Smith | Kids Aren’t Bored By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 5:56 pm HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Community News Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Who says the little ones get bored?. Bored? Kids bored?Maybe they’re looking to be entertained. Maybe, just maybe, they’ve picked up this phrase from listening into someone’s conversation and thought it sounded like something they should pursue.When a 7-year-old claims boredom and the parents feel obligated to fill the void, might I suggest that something is terribly wrong with this relationship.Boredom, according to Google is “feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in current activity.”Children of any age being bored, according to my mother, meant it was time for adults to intervene and erase the stigma.Erasing the stigma for my mother was not quite what the parents I recently encountered had in mind. These folk who felt their 7-year-old had already outgrown the several electronic gadgets they had already provided were on the prowl for where to next spend their dollars.Neither my mother nor the rest of the wise women from back in the day didn’t raise bored kids.Kids who might have thought this way were cured quite quickly by being given a new list of chores.Back then, kids, even at the age of 7, didn’t get weary because they were unoccupied. If they lacked interest in their current activity, they didn’t let the adults know, as they simply learned to find something else to do for themselves. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pub patrons have close shave with razor-wielding barber

Pub patrons have close shave with razor-wielding barber

first_imgPrint Advertisement Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Linkedin Light Up A Memory 2020 ceremony at Milford Hospice goes virtual #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Previous articleCity families at greater risk of homelessnessNext articleSkates on for seasonal jobs in the city Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email CUSTOMERS of nine pubs in the city had a very close shave with barber Darran France on his charity pub crawl last weekend.Darran, co-owner of Da Vinci Barber Shop on Thomas Street, was armed with the tools of his trade as he visited well-known watering holes to raise money for Milford Hospice, Cycle for Sick Children and the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 70 men braved the barber’s cutthroat razor to have heads, moustaches and beards shaved off for these three very worthy causes. Darran was joined on his unusual rounds by staff member at his city centre barber shop, Louise Morrison.“It was great craic for some greater causes. People were going around pubs with empty pint glasses to raise money to coax their friends into taking part in the event, so it was a lot of fun,” he said.“This is our second year doing this fundraiser. I wanted to keep it local and raise money for charities in the city. Some of my customers are involved with Milford, Cycle for Sick Children and the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol which are very worthy causes,” he added.The final tally is not yet in, but Darran estimates the amount raised to be between €6,000 and €6,500.Pubs involved in the fundraiser included The Still House, The Blind Pig, Squire McGuires, The Village Inn, Mollys Bar, Fitzgeralds Bar, Smyths Bar, Jerry Flannery‘s and The Orchard Bar.“I would like to thank all the staff, management and customers of the pubs involved for helping make this fundraising event such a success,” said Darran.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsCommunityPub patrons have close shave with razor-wielding barberBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2013 984 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp TAGSbarberCorbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP)Cycle for Sick ChildrenMilford HospiceMusic Limerick last_img read more

Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home

Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Further details are emerging of an incident in Strabane over the weekend in which a man was assaulted and falsely imprisoned in his own homeSometime between 10pm and 1am on Saturday night last, a number of persons entered the mans home in the Springhill Park area.Police have described what happened as a very serious incident and are investigating burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and criminal damage.One person has been arrested and charged.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly made this appeal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kelly3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Previous article11 people waiting on a bed at LUH this morningNext articleLYIT Basketball making big Playoff Push starting this weekend News Highland Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 20, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Capitol Police officer’s widow wants his suicide death declared ‘in the line of duty’

Capitol Police officer’s widow wants his suicide death declared ‘in the line of duty’

first_imguschools/iStockBy MICHELLE STODDART and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The widow of Howard Liebengood, a U.S. Capitol Police officer who died by suicide three days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, has sent a letter to her member of Congress, asking she help get her husband’s death be designated as “in the line of duty.”“After assisting riot control at the Capitol on January 6th, USCP scheduled Howie to work lengthy shifts in the immediate days following. He was home for very few hours over the course of four days,” Serena Liebengood wrote to Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., revealing details apparently not publicly known.“Although he was severely sleep-deprived, he remained on duty — as he was directed — practically around the clock from January 6 through the 9. On the evening of the 9, he took life at our home,” she wrote of her 51-year-old husband.Liebengood called the “reluctance” by U.S. Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman to do so a “wrong which must be rectified,” asking that Congress intervene.Pittman responded in a statement Thursday, saying, “While I want to support the Liebengood family to the maximum extent possible, Line of Duty Death declarations are given to officers who die while carrying out official law enforcement responsibilities.”She cited that even law enforcement officers who had killed themselves after responding to the 9/11 attacks were not classified as having died in the line of duty.Liebengood also requested a bipartisan commission, which has been in the works in Congress, to examine the causes of the riot and security failures.“The Liebengood family wants Howie’s death to not have been in vain. Recognition of the cause of his death, much like the critical examination of the riot itself, will remain central to how we make right those tragedies and help avoid their repetition,” she wrote.“I’m hopeful that a bipartisan commission will examine the root causes of the January 6 riot and make recommendations to avoid its reoccurrence,” she wrote. “What must not be lost in all of this is that my beloved husband died as the result of his dedication to the USCP and the sacrifices he made to his well-being on January 6th and the ensuing days, just as assuredly as if he had been slain on the Capitol steps.”Liebengood noted she wanted her husband’s death to bring support to U.S. Capitol Police officers and reforms to the police force, especially when it comes to mental health and well-being.Pittman, in her statement, responded the force had increased access to mental health for officers.“With a full understanding of and immense appreciation for the toll our profession can have on officers, the Department has always made mental health resources available to our workforce and significantly increased those resources in size and scope after January 6th,” she said.Karen Solomon, who runs the law enforcement suicide group Blue HELP, which tracks law enforcement suicides around the country, told ABC News that there are no guidelines on establishing a suicide as a line of duty death.“What brought the officer to the point of suicide, and why couldn’t that officer get help? And once we can answer those two questions, we can assign it a line of duty death designation,” Solomon said.In her letter, Liebengood outlines her husband’s “warm, gentle, and compassionate” personality and his “devotion” to service in the Senate.“There is no way to convey what our family is going through, as we struggle to simply function in our grief,” Liebengood wrote. “We never could have imagined that we would lose Howie so early in our lives.”She emphasized that her late husband had deep roots with the Senate.Liebengood’s father had served for years in the Senate, she said, and even worked as Senate Sergeant at Arms. Liebengood started work at the Capitol as a page, and the Liebengood family totaled more than 50 years of service in the Senate. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave an emotional nod to his “friend” Liebengood in an floor speech at the end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.“Today I want to reaffirm the huge respect and gratitude that I have – and I believe all senators have – for the men and women of the USCP who put their own safety on the line every single day that they clock in and stand guard. Neither the institution of Congress nor the American people will ever forget the bravery and the valor of Officer Brian Sicknick, who sacrificed himself to protect this place and those inside it.“We will not forget our friend Officer Howard Liebengood,” McConnell said. “And we will never forget our debt to all brave USCP officers and their families. It is more than just comforting to come to work in a place protected by such fine men and women, at risk to themselves; it is also very humbling.”ABC News’ Rachel Scott contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Changes to bias law will boost claims, firms say

Changes to bias law will boost claims, firms say

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. TheGovernment’s proposals to switch the burden of proof in employment tribunals tothe employer in discrimination cases will encourage spurious tribunals andraise costs for employers.  TheInstitute of Directors’ response to the DfEE consultation paper, Towards EqualPay, argues that changing the European directive on burden of proof will givestaff a powerful incentive to launch tribunal claims against their employer,even if the grounds for doing this were relatively weak.Theconsultation period closed yesterday and the directive on burden of proof willbe implemented into UK law on 21 July. RichardWilson, the IoD’s business policy adviser, said, “We are concerned aboutshifting the burden of proof directive so that the employer has to disprove anequal pay claim. “Thiswill encourage more spurious tribunal cases as the applicant will be far morelikely to bring a claim. “Therewill be huge costs in principle as this will put employers off contesting thecase and to settle out of court.”Thepaper outlines proposals to introduce an equal pay questionnaire to help defineclaims, and cutting out unnecessary paper-work on multiple claims. Otherproposals were supported by the CBI and the IoD, particularly those to simplifyand speed up the tribunal system for equal pay cases. DominicJohnson, head of employment relations at the CBI, said, “The general view isthat employers are supportive of the technical changes proposed forstreamlining equal pay tribunals.”Headded, “Anything that speeds up the tribunal process and removes significantlegal costs is welcome. It’s a sensible package of proposals.”ByKaren Higginbottom Changes to bias law will boost claims, firms sayOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions

first_imgJob DescriptionDepartment:Admissions Recruitment and EventsPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:Office of Admissions and Financial AidFull-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff AppointmentThe admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions manages aportfolio of projects and initiatives and participates in multipleaspects of the admissions and financial aid process: conductinginformation sessions, managing an admissions recruitment territory,reviewing applications for admission, and traveling to highschools, community-based organizations, and college fairs. Weencourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to thediversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnicdiversity.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education andexperience0-3 years of relevant experience; experience in highereducation preferredOutstanding oral and written communication skillsStrong, self-motivated work ethic, high energy, and competitivespiritAppreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and ofdiverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiencesMust possess creative initiative, flexibility, and ability toexercise discretionProven ability to work both independently and collaborativelyas a member of a diverse communityValid driver’s license required and must meet the College’sFleet Safety Policy requirementsWillingness to travel by air is required at the time of hiringand throughout the term of employment QUALIFICATIONS: Evaluate admissions and financial aid application materials andprovide recommendations for first-year and transfer applicantsDirect the recruitment of students from an assigned geographicregion, leading outreach and engagement efforts and traveling tohigh schools, community-based organizations, recruitment events,and college fairs approximately 7-10 weeks annuallyManage a portfolio of admissions counselor projects, utilizingqualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic planning,decision-making, and implementation effortsLead group information sessions, conduct professionaldevelopment workshops, and advise students, families, andcounselors on Colby’s admissions and financial aid processesParticipate in implementing the general activities of theOffice of Admissions and Financial AidPerform additional duties as assigned; duties,responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with orwithout notice KEY RELATIONSHIPS:The admissions counselor/assistant director of admissions hassignificant interaction with prospective students and theirfamilies, faculty, staff, and external constituents.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :General open office and campus environment. Position involvessitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usageinvolving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Severalweeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend workrequired throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may benecessary.TO APPLY :Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the”Apply” button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letterof interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contactinformation of three professional references. Materials should beaddressed to:Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions -Search CommitteeOffice of Human ResourcesColby College5500 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901-8855last_img read more