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New appointment at Action Cancer

first_imgNew appointment at Action Cancer Northern Ireland charity Action Cancer has ended their protracted search for a new head of fundraising.Dougie King, currently head of fundraising at mental health charity Praxis, will take up the post at Action Cancer soon.Dougie previously ran the fundraising department at Disabililty Action, the main disability charity in Northern Ireland. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

As June 2 International Whores’ Day approaches: Support sex workers!

first_imgSable Pickett, a 19-year-old Black woman, was kidnapped and murdered by two serial killers targeting sex workers in Anaheim, Calif., in 2014. Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old Black trans woman also known as Peaches, was shot to death Dec. 14, 2017, in Baltimore. Gemmel Moore, a Black gay man, was found dead in Ed Buck’s home in July 2017 in Los Angeles. During a New York City police prostitution raid on Nov. 27, 2017, Yang Song, a woman from Shenyang, China, fell to her death from the third story of the massage parlor she worked in. Last year, Donna Castleberry was shot eight times by undercover officer Andrew Mitchell on Aug. 23 in Ohio. Melissa Ramirez, Guiselda Alicia Cantu, Claudine Luera and Humberto “Janelle” Ortiz were all shot in the head by Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Laredo, Texas, in September. Ashanti Carmon, a Black trans woman, was shot to death in Maryland on March 30. This extremely incomplete list of sex workers recently murdered by stigma, patriarchy, white supremacy, transphobia, ableism and by a world that can’t let women and gender-oppressed people have control of their bodies or have financial autonomy, can be summarized as sex workers who have been murdered by capitalism. The list also includes April Ellis, Ashley Brandeberry, Brittney Taylor, Brandie Seals, Jessica Newcomb, Isabell Pam, Jennifer Ann Wilson, Jarrae Estepp, Josephine Vargas, Kianna Jackson and Essence Owens. Sex workers have ‘long, badass history’But as sex workers are murdered and assaulted with impunity, they are fighting back. On Feb. 1, hundreds of construction workers, farm laborers and sex workers in Delhi, India, came together to demand better working conditions for all. In the U.S., sex workers are currently fighting against the misnamed SESTA/FOSTA acts, which criminalize sex work, promote stigma and wrongfully link sex work with sex trafficking. Sex workers’ organizations are demanding decriminalization as they pack courthouses and show up in the streets. Sex workers have a long, badass history of standing with one another and  with all women and gender-oppressed people around the world. Asociación Mujeres Meretrices de la Argentina en Acción por Nuestros Derechos, the first trade union for sex workers in Latin America, was organized in 1994. In 2007 sex workers in Bolivia sewed their lips together as part of a hunger strike demanding that brothels be reopened.On June 2, 1975, more than 100 sex workers occupied Saint Nizier church in Lyon, France, demanding the end of fines, police harassment and the release of 10 sex workers who had been recently imprisoned for doing their job. The parish priest refused to call the police on them, and the neighborhood brought them supplies. Eight days into the occupation, police forcibly removed the women from the church.June 2 is now commemorated as International Whores Day. Last year there were protests and demonstrations with thousands pouring into the streets across the globe to say sex workers are human and sex workers are workers. Workers World Party was represented in many cities across the U.S. with signs reading, “Self-determination for sex workers,” “Sex workers want rights, not rescue” and “Poverty is criminal; sex workers are not.” As June 2 approaches, we look forward to continuing to show up in support of all sex workers: full service, cam-girls, strippers, sugar babies, porn stars, etc. How can you support sex workers? Do not out sex workers! Sex workers get to decide who knows, when they know and how they find out. Show support in person and online for the decriminalization of sex work. Denounce SESTA and FOSTA and all laws that criminalize sex work and wrongfully conflate sex work and sex trafficking. Counter social norms that depict sex workers as lazy, dirty, diseased and not actually workers. Sex work is work, and it must be understood as part of the labor struggle. Support organizations run by and for sex workers. Pay sex workers for their services and labor. Always remember, fuck the police. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rain Puts Slow Harvest on Hold

first_img Facebook Twitter Rain Puts Slow Harvest on HoldRain put the harvest on hold in many areas of the state. After several weeks of ideal harvest weather, a short break came as a relief for most producers. Eric Miller, with DuPont Pioneer, says yields are continuing to come in above expectations, “Yield results for both corn and soybeans are coming in well above grower expectations, especially given the kind of planting and growing season we have had.”Miller says, despite very different planning dates, most fields have evened up as the season has gone along. However, moisture content remains an issue, “In the areas where we had replanting or late planted crops, harvest moisture levels are running a good 10 points above the earlier planted crops.” He added that vastly different growth stages were an issue this summer, but the warm and dry September weather has pushed all crops toward maturity quickly.Miller told HAT test weight differences are also notable between early and late planted crops, “This is due to the lack of growing degree units. In some areas we are running over 400 units behind the 10 year average.” He also stated that soybean yields, while good, were hurt by the lack of rain in August.Listen to the complete harvest update from DuPont Pioneer under the agronomy tab, and check Ryan Martin’s harvest forecast calendar for an indication when you can get back in the field. Facebook Twitter SHARE Rain Puts Slow Harvest on Hold Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain Puts Slow Harvest on Hold By Gary Truitt – Oct 10, 2017 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Communities to Benefit from New Round of Monsanto Fund DonationsNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

The blogger and human rights activist Sayid Yousif Al-Muhafdah disappeared

first_img Organisation The blogger and human rights activist Sayid Yousif Al-Muhafdah disappeared during a series of nighttime raids in which the authorities arrested two activists and four doctors. The police threatened his family, saying they would return every night if he did not report to the police station. News March 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The blogger and human rights activist Sayid Yousif Al-Muhafdah disappearedcenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Ali Khamenei

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Pasadena Mayor Announces Change of City Hall Meeting Time, Urges Cooperation With Police to Stem Violent Crime

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Mayor Announces Change of City Hall Meeting Time, Urges Cooperation With Police to Stem Violent Crime STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:03 pm Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo announced a new start time for City Council meetings beginning later this month, as well as implore the public to cooperate with police to stem an uptick in violent crime the city has experienced in recent months.Pasadena City Council meetings will be taking place Mondays at 4:30 p.m. beginning March 15, rather than at 2 p.m., as has become the recent custom during the pandemic, Mayor Victor Gordo announced in a video address delivered Friday.The move is being made “to accommodate more public participation,” he said. “After listening to many in the public request that we get back to a more normal meeting time, we’re going to be doing that.”Gordo also addressed the recent spate of violence in the city.“Many of you know we’ve had an uptick in violent crime in our city. While overall crime may be down, that’s no consolation to families who are struggling with violent crime in their neighborhood, or who have been affected by the violent crime,” the mayor said.“I want to encourage all of you to be a part of the solution. Join a neighborhood watch. If you see something, say something,” he said. “Certainly, if you are aware of the identities of any of these perpetrators, please share them with the police. You can do so anonymously.”I’ve spoken with the police chief, with the city manager and with our city prosecutor, and be assured that all are working very hard, including every officer in our police department, to ensure these crimes are resolved and the perpetrators brought to justice,” Gordo said.The mayor also reminded the public that the city has recently formed a Housing Task Force and is seeking members.The deadline for community members to apply for the Police Oversight Committee is approaching on March 15, he added. Top of the News center_img Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Teacher openings anticipated

first_img The importance of effective campus leaders, the ever-present need for teachers and ongoing efforts to figure out what schools of choice families want are just some of the issues Ector County ISD Superintendent Scott Muri and his team are working on.This is the time of year that principal, administrative and teacher moves and retirements tend to be made. For example, Kamye Smith was the principal at Pease Elementary School and is now campus chief at Blanton Elementary.Micah Arrott, who was the assistant principal at Pease, is now the acting principal of the school.Muri said the No. 1 factor that influences student success is the teacher and second is the principal.“… School will not be great unless it is led by a great leader, so our opportunity is to continue to work with our school leadership to make sure we have the very best people in each of the schools. At ECISD, there will always be principal transition. We have 43 schools, and principals sometimes … have opportunities that come their way,” Muri said.“There may be a promotion opportunity and so that creates a vacancy. We have retirements … That creates vacancies,” he added.Sometimes a principal isn’t a good fit for a campus.“… Principal turnover will continue in our system. It’s just a natural part of the process,” Muri said.With principal vacancies, the district goes through a hiring process.“We develop a principal profile. We talked with students, parents, teachers and community members about the type of candidate they would like to have at their school. We use that profile to review resumes. We post the position and we take those resumes and match them to the profile. From there, we create a list of candidates we’re going to interview. We select a group of people, again, parents, community members, staff members, district level personnel, to create the interview committee for principal. The selected candidates go through the interview process and then they’ll develop two or three finalists, if you will. … I do that final interview and make that final selection. I take that candidate to the Board of Trustees and they get final approval for principal, so it’s a pretty grueling process to become a principal …,” he said.Muri noted that this procedure started in the last year and a half.“When I came in … we brought our principal supervisors aboard (and) worked with them to develop this principal process. … The executive director that’s responsible for a school will facilitate that principal hiring process,” he added.Along with administrators, Muri is anticipating that there will be teacher openings. He acknowledges that being a teacher is stressful and layering a pandemic on top of that creates even more stress.“… We all anticipate that the profession may suffer a hit because of the current environment. And in our situation, we benefited from the pandemic from the perspective of the gas and oil industry (releasing) employees. We had some teachers that left that environment and came into the profession. And as that market cycles back up, we may lose some folks back to the gas and oil industry so that can create some challenges for us,” Muri said.“In addition, last year the commissioner, because of the pandemic, issued a waiver for one year for teachers that were not certified but in the process of becoming certified. So for one year they could teach, but within this school year, they had to complete their process so any of our any teachers that had not finished the certification process that waiver will expire at the end of this year,” he added.“We know we have some people that did not complete the necessary requirements to continue their certification so we’ll see that,” Muri said.There also are people moving out and new people moving in. “… ECSD is doing a lot to build our teachers — the Teacher Incentive Allotment, an opportunity for teachers to earn up to $25,000 more a year; providing National Board Certification; the Permian Strategic Partnership has funded that body of work for us. All of these, the Opportunity Culture, so providing opportunities for teachers to spread their wings a little bit and be teachers and leaders. All of the things that we’re doing to build our own teachers is attracting people from other places,” Muri said.Foe example, Burnett and Bowie are in the RISE program. Which will start in the fall. RISE stands for Rapidly Improving School Effectiveness. It is based on Dallas ISD’s Accelerating School Excellence (ACE) initiative.“We marketed that and we’ve been inundated with applications — teachers from all over the country not just Texas. … Specifically, we have multiple National Board Certified teachers who want to move here because we support that process, not only through building teachers to become board certified but also financially. Those teachers will be compensated and that type of thing is attracting teachers to our area. We’re excited about investing in the teachers we have, but it also is proving to be a great tool to recruit,” Muri added.The district also uses four grow your own teacher programs to attract local talent.“One of those grow your own programs looks at our high school students who are interested in entering the profession, shepherding them through. Odessa College and UTPB got together to identify high school graduates” that could graduate in three years, he said.The district also helps paraprofessionals who want to become teachers achieve that goal.“We’ll hire between four and 600 teachers a year,” Muri said.UTPB doesn’t graduate that many, so the district looks internationally as well.Part of ECISD’s strategic plan is to look at choice.“We as a system, we believe that parents and kids should have a choice in the type of learning experiences that they want — kids for themselves and the parents for their children. ECISD has multiple magnets dotted around our system. Some of those magnets are very popular and have waiting lists to get in. Other magnets aren’t as popular, and perhaps they’ve worn themselves out, if you will. Our opportunity might be to change some of the magnet themes to more appropriately serve what parents currently want. … We’re evaluating every magnet program. (For) every choice option in ECISD, we will determine if it’s still popular or effective. And for those that are successful, we’ll continue those. Those that are not, it may be time to revisit the magnet theme and either change the theme or make some adjustments based upon what that particular community wants. That’s the process we’re going through and we are just in the early stages of designing a rubric that we’ll use to help us to help guide those decisions with the ultimate goal being to create magnets and choices in ECSD that are appealing to all of our families and all of our kids,” Muri said. Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAccelerated teaching program off to good startNext articleVIPs glad to head back to school Ruth Campbell EducationECISD WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest By Ruth Campbell – April 5, 2021 Twitter Facebook Teacher openings anticipated Twitterlast_img read more

Delhi High Court Calls For High Level Meeting For Assessing Demand, Modalities For Importing And Supply Of Tocilizumab In India

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Calls For High Level Meeting For Assessing Demand, Modalities For Importing And Supply Of Tocilizumab In India Nupur Thapliyal6 May 2021 11:35 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court on Thursday called for a high level meeting for assessing the demand for Tocilizumab in India and also to discuss the modalities for import and supply of the drug as per the expected demand and further logistics for its placing orders.A single judge bench comprising of Justice Pratibha Singh was dealing with a petition filed by brother of one Sudhir Kumar Agarwal, a covid 19 patient admitted in Malik Radix Health Care Hospital, Nirman Vihar, New Delhi praying for directions on GNCTD and Union of India to urgently supply the Tocilizumab injection – Actemra 400 mg to the said hospital, so that the same can be administered to the patient urgently.”A high level meeting shall be called by the official(s) of the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Mr. Rajiv Wadhawan and Mr. Navdeep Rinwa and/or any of their team members, shall accordingly hold a meeting with the representatives of Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd. and its distributors in India, in order to communicate and assess the demand for this drug in India. They shall also discuss the modalities for import and supply of the drug as per the expected demand and further logistics for placing orders for the same.” Directed the Court.The said meeting has been directed to be held today at 12 30 PM, minutes of which shall be placed before the Court by May 9.The Court also asked Anurag Ahluwalia, representing the Central Government to obtain instructions from the Office of the Controller General of Patents and to place on record the documents relating to the Patents that have been granted or are applicable in relation to the said drug.The development came after Mr. Ahluwalia apprised the Court that according to the DCA Certificate issued under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, there are various entities which have been enlisted as being involved in the manufacturing, packaging and testing of the drug.The further submitted that the Government of India does not have any stock of the said drug and thay entire stock, which has been received by it, has been distributed to the States/UTs and other institutions.On the other hand, Mr. Anuj Aggarwal informed the Court that 500 vials received by the Delhi Government has already been distributed and that there is no stock available with the Delhi Government of the said drug.In view of the aforesaid submissions, the Court whole directing to call a high level meeting, posted the matter for further hearing on May 10 at 2 30 PM.During the previous course of hearing, the Court issued a slew of directions as regards to the availability of tocilizumab drug in India which may be read here.Click Here To Read OrderTags#Delhi High Court Tocilizumab High level meeting Justice Pratibha M Singh Covid drugs second covid wave COVID -19 Next Storylast_img read more

Widespread accumulating snowfall expected Thursday evening

first_img Your weather news is made possible with support from: Temperatures will hover around 40 F late Thursday morning, but as the low pressure of the storm passed east of Ithaca, the winds will turn to the northwest and colder air will begin to work its way into Tompkins County. Periods of moderate rain, persisting through the late morning and afternoon Thursday, will change over to snow by 2-3 PM at higher elevations, and by 4-5 PM in Ithaca and other valley areas, with widespread light to moderate snow through about 8 PM before drier air begins to move in. Lighter, more isolated snow showers persist through the overnight and into Friday. Brief freezing rain/ice accretion is possible on the hills west of Ithaca Thursday afternoon. Table courtesy of NWS Binghamton.Most folks know how to handle driving in snow by virtue of the fact that this is Upstate New York and you get used to it. However, be sure to use caution on the roads, given that the drivers around you may not be as used to the winters up here. Give yourself a little extra time for your evening commute, especially if it involves traveling through higher elevations or on less-used roads that may not be plowed as frequently.The weekend will be sunnier to start if still cold, with moderating temperatures by Sunday. However, a second shot of cold and potentially more snow is on its way for next week; an update on that will be in the next Sunday evening weather report. ITHACA, N.Y. — Heads up – if you need to stock up on rock salt, or dig the snow brush or snow shovel out of the shed or garage, do it tomorrow. Accumulating snows will likely begin late Thursday afternoon.As snowfalls go, this is not going to be a major accumulation. However, as the first sizable snowfall of the season, and that gives it an outsized impact, as either a first-time experience for newcomers unfamiliar with winter driving, or certain locals who just seem to forget how to handle slick roads.Graphic courtesy of NWS Binghamton.In the city of Ithaca and close to the lakeshore, expect about 2″ of snow, with 3-4″ more likely in the hills surrounding the city. This is a very topographically dependent event. The snow will fall through a layer of air warm enough to melt it into a cold rain, but if you’re as a higher elevation like the hills of Newfield, Enfield or Dryden, there’s not as much time between the cloud base and ground level for the air to melt the snow, and the evaporative cooling effects of falling precipitation will allow the rain to change over to snow sooner than it would in valley locations. If the air cools off more quickly, accumulations could be a widespread 4-6″; if it stays warmer longer, than accumulations will be no more than inch for most areas. Brian Crandall Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Tagged: Snow, weather, winter weather last_img read more

Concern locally over Summer Provision programme

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Concern locally over Summer Provision programme Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – June 19, 2020 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleMan arrested on suspicion of rape in OmaghNext articleFuture direction of Brexit “uncertain” – Van Der Leyen News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction It’s been claimed that not all children are being treated equally under a summer education plan announced by the Government. The Summer Provision programme is normally available to children with special needs; however this year it will open to children with behavioural problems and those with intellectual disabilities.But second level students with Down Syndrome have been excluded from the programme.PRO for the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association Gina Grant says not only that, there’s major confusion among parents and teachers as to how the programme will be put into practice:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ginagjklkjkjlrant1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more