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What we’re reading: Hurricane Sally moves north, Trump to visit California

first_imgCOVID-19 safety measures limit routines and practices of TCU spirit groups Linkedin Caroline Garlandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-garland/ This satellite photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at 2050 GMT. Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send a life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP) Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Equestrian team member inducted into NCHA Youth Hall of Fame World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Caroline Garlandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-garland/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook printHurricane Sally moves northGulf coast residents prepared for a new weather battle as Hurricane Sally moves northward, according to Fox News.Storm chasers from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sally is expected to reach the shore by Tuesday morning, leading to dangerous weather conditions including flooding in regions extending from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves warned residents to prepare for Sally immediately.Sally could produce rain totals up to 24 inches by mid-week.The coronavirus pandemic exceeds 29 million casesMore than 29 million people around the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and it has killed over 924,000 people worldwide, according to ABC News.The United States has had more cases than any country, with over 6.5 million reported cases and at least 194,000 deaths.California is leading the United States in COVID-19 cases, with more than 749,000 people diagnosed with the virus. Texas and Florida are close behind with 669,000 cases and 654,000 cases, respectively.Sept. 2, 2020, a student at San Diego State University wears a mask on campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the world experiences a surge in cases. (AP photo, Gregory Bull, File)Trump plans to visit California amid growing wildfire concern The devastating western wildfires have presented a catastrophe amid the pandemic and economic recession, according to The Washington Post.After a long silence regarding the West Coast wildfires, President Trump announced he will be in California today to talk with firefighters and emergency officials.The wildfire crisis is a chance for Trump to redeem himself in California by offering federal aid and support to the people affected by the fires, The Washington Post wrote. Police pepper spray protesters after fatal shootingA Pennsylvania crowd gathered outside the Lancaster Bureau of Police Station on Sunday night to protest the fatal shooting of a man prosecutors said had run at a police officer with a knife, according to NBC News.The crowd of more than 100 people was warned by the police department that “chemical munitions would be deployed” if the protesters did not move.Police pepper sprayed the crowd, who damaged a county vehicle, threw bricks at the police station and launched bottles, rocks, bricks and road barricades at the officers. The gathering of protestors was in response to the shooting of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz. Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025center_img + posts Linkedin ReddIt Caroline Garlandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-garland/ Caroline Garlandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-garland/ Caroline Garland ReddIt Previous articleJane Does Nos. 1, 2 and 3 ask to remain anonymous in lawsuit against TCUNext articleWhat we’re reading: Fires in the Pacific Northwest continue, Trump holds indoor rally Caroline Garland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Sigma Kappa’s walk to end Alzheimer’slast_img read more

Syrian journalist killed in Aleppo, rebels blamed

first_img Follow the news on Syria News Help by sharing this information His death brings to 45 the number of citizen-journalists killed in the course of gathering and disseminating news and information in Syria in 2012. March 12, 2021 Find out more January 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Syrian journalist killed in Aleppo, rebels blamed Read in Arabic (بالعربية)The pro-government TV station Al-Dounia has reported that the journalist Suhail Mahmoud Al-Ali died on 4 January from gunshot injuries received while covering fierce fighting in the city of Aleppo.The government media are blaming his death on opposition rebels, who they continue to describe as “terrorists.” Al-Ali’s death brings to 19 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011. At least 45 citizen-journalists have also been killed.—————————————————————————————————————–26-12-2012 State TV cameraman gunned down in DamascusRead in Arabic (بالعربية)Syrian state TV reported on 22 December that one of its cameramen, Haydar Al-Sumudi, was gunned down by “rebels” outside his home in the west Damascus suburb of Kafar Souseh the previous evening.“Violence against news providers is becoming more and more widespread and is targeting both pro-government and pro-opposition journalists and citizen-journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We firmly condemn this latest murder and the increasingly heavy toll that coverage of this war is taking on journalists.“While we are not yet able to take a position on who was responsible for Al-Sumudi’s death, we call on all those involved in this conflict to respect the work and physical integrity of all journalists.”According to the government news agency Sana, gunmen were waiting outside Saudi’s home and shot him several times when he appeared. Born in Damascus in 1967, he worked for the state-owned daily Al-Thura before joining the state TV broadcaster in 1998.His death brings to 18 the number of professional journalists killed in connection with their work in Syria in 2012. The annual freedom of information roundup that Reporters Without Borders published last week referred to Syria as a “cemetery for news providers.”A citizen-journalist known as Sami Waeel received serious head injuries from rocket shrapnel during a Syrian air force attack on Aleppo on 24 December. At the time of the attack, he had been filming rubble in the city’s Boustane Al-Qassr district, which has been repeatedly shelled. He worked with local media and with various humanitarian and relief organizations including “Al-Sidq”.Finally, the Syrian Journalistic Association reports that citizen-journalist Mohamed Qwaider was fatally shot while covering a violent clash between the regular army and the rebel Free Syrian Army in Arbeen, a town to the southwest of Damascus), on 6 December. Qwaider was one of Arbeen’s first citizen-journalists and reported for its Facebook and Twitter martyrs page. March 8, 2021 Find out more Related documents 24122012-cp_syrie_miseajour_ar.pdfPDF – 48.14 KBcp_syrie_07012013_ar-2.pdfPDF – 230.9 KB News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alertscenter_img Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News to go further Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Organisation February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Hospital supervisor wins landmark appeal over workplace bullying

first_img Previous articleBusy week ahead in the PJ Matthews Premier LeagueNext articleO’Donnell to see how German public banks operate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Michelle Hayes, Hayes Solicitors. Pic: Cian ReinhardtA SUPERVISOR who was intermittently bullied by the staff she supervised at University Hospital Limerick has been successful at the Court of Appeal in overturning the decision to dismiss her case for damages.According to her solicitors, the verdict extends the law on employer liability in relation to employees and imposes a higher duty of care on employers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Geraldine McCarthy sued ISS Ireland and HSE after she was subjected to five separate incidents of intimidation, shouting, abusive and unwelcome conduct in her workplace at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).Employed by ISS Ireland at UHL, Ms McCarthy claimed that the incidents of unacceptable conduct were perpetrated by fellow employees under her supervision and when she complained to her superiors no action was taken.The case was heard at the High Court by former High Court President Mr Justice Kearns who dismissed Ms McCarthy’s case on the basis that ISS Ireland was not liable to her over the actions of her fellow employees.He said that the incidents were isolated and unrelated There were several months between each incident and involved different employees.However, Ms McCarthy appealed the ruling of the High Court through her solicitor, Michelle Hayes, of Hayes Solicitors to the Court of Appeal.Overturning the decision of the High Court, the three judge Court of Appeal after it was convinced of the cumulative effect of the various incidents that Ms McCarthy was subjected to, the breaches of health and safety which had occurred, the failure of the employer to provide a safe place of work, and the failure of ISS Ireland to investigate each incident following the complaints made and to take action to prevent a recurrence.Commenting on the decision of the Court of Appeal, solicitor Michelle Hayes said that the case extends the law on employer liability in relation to events of this nature in the workplace involving fellow employees.Outlining that supervisors such as Ms McCarthy would not have a remedy before this ruling.“The case imposes a higher duty of care upon employers. In Ms McCarthy’s case, the Court of Appeal ruled that the employer had breached its duty of care to Ms McCarthy, had failed to provide a safe place of work and was negligent.“The judgement is of particular importance to employers and employees when considering potential employer liability for inter-employee events in the workplace,” she added.In its ruling, the three judge court said that the incidents caused stress and anxiety to Ms McCarthy and resulted in her leaving her employment.Justices Peart, Hogan and Whelan concluded that Mr Justice Kearns erred in dismissing Ms McCarthy’s caseDespite referring to Ms McCarthy as “a very genuine person” who “was doing her best”, he was wrong to suggest that ISS Ireland was not liable to Ms McCarthy for the actions of fellow employees under her supervision.ISS Ireland failed to provide a safe place of work at UHL and was therefore negligent.Mr Justice Peart said that Ms McCarthy was not the employer of those whom she supervises, yet she has authority over them. She can both direct the work they are to do, and check that it has been done correctly. It is the sort of role that can potentially bring her into conflict with those under her supervision.“I would consider it reasonable that an employer of such a supervisor should have a particular duty of care towards a supervisor, and to anticipate that such conflict might occur, and to have procedures in place to minimise such conflict and to deal with it when it occurs so as to prevent as far as reasonably possible any recurrence.” Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list NewsCrime & CourtHospital supervisor wins landmark appeal over workplace bullyingBy Staff Reporter – September 6, 2018 11420 Twitter WhatsApp TAGSCourtHayes SolicitorsLimerick City and CountyNews Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Ellen Noël adjusts to new normal

first_img Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the Ellen Noël Art Museum on the UTPB campus has adapted its activities and exhibits to the new way of the world. It has adjusted to social distancing, limited hours and online activities. The museum promotes activities, shopping, community events and more through YouTube and its Facebook and Instagram pages. Development and Marketing Manager Ashley Flores said Art Tales is online on its social media pages. “We also have, at the moment, Art to Go. We usually go to the schools around this time for second graders, but because of COVID we weren’t able to so we decided to bring it online …,” Flores said. “Any student can come in and pick up an Art to Go kit for the month. We have different artists every month. This month we have Frida Kahlo,” Flores said. “They get to watch Story Time and then do an art activity at home with us, so that’s something that we’re trying to do online.” The most recent Thursday night discussion was held in person because there were only 10 people and they had enough room to social distance. If they get more than that, Flores said they will take it online. The Fine Arts Connection for third graders also went virtual. “It is different for us because we’re normally used to doing everything here and having people come in for these programs …,” Flores said. She added that she feels the museum is getting good interaction online. “I think people are really loving it. We have a page called Museum from Home that has everything on there,” Flores said. “They can go in and view our Art Tales. Our Fine Arts Connection is still up, so students can still see that. Then our Art to Go program (and) the book talk discussions. Then we also have one coming up on Jan. 21 with Steven Porterfield and our curator Daniel Zies. They’re going to talk about ‘Betrothed: 250 Years of Wedding Fashion.’” Betrothed is on display through March 7, 2021. People can vote on their favorite dress each week. The winner is announced on Mondays on the museum’s social media at 6 p.m. “I think visiting the museum is pretty safe,” Flores said. “We only allow a certain amount of people — 30 max — and we can spread out to be safe.” Flores said the museum will announce Book Your Bubble today. “It’s where people can come in, book their time that they want. We have specific hours that they can choose from and visit the museum just by themselves. It will be like $20 for five people,” Flores said. The first hour the museum is open is dedicated to senior citizens and at-risk people as well. “We have had pretty good traffic in the evenings, especially with school out,” Flores said. Educator Annie Stanley said the effort to make the museum experience safe started in March. “So this is kind of old hat for us right now. Some of our stuff is online; some stuff we can do in small numbers. The preschool story time/art tales, we’ve kept that online. We have our summer camp. We did in person and our monthly classes we’re still doing in person for children ages 6 to 12. That’s called Adventures in Art and that’s once a month. … We make everyone wear masks and we have them enter through the gardens. They don’t come through the building because our classrooms have access to the garden. We sanitize everything and we keep the classes really small. We’ve been able to do that safely. … We’ve continued to do our Community Art Days for our families and we’ve adapted those where we’re limiting how many people can come in the building. It’s kind of a one-way route so they come in, they can go through the galleries, but when they exit to the garden there are stations they can stop. It’s all no contact, so the last one we did we had artists doing demonstrations, but the people were just watching not touching. Then when they left, they got a goodie bag that had all the supplies. They could go home and do some of the things at home,” Stanley said. Stanley said she hopes by next fall to be back in the schools to offer Art to Go. “… That’s much more dynamic in person. That’s probably the most challenging one to do online,” Stanley said. Twitter TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 1, 2021 Local News Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleNew Year’s resolutions you can actually stick toNext articleBarnabas boosted First Century churchGreek-speaking native of Cyprus a key helper of the Apostle Paul Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ellen Noël adjusts to new normal WhatsApplast_img read more

NTC’s Dave LaRose Contributes to MISMO’s New Business Glossary

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post NTC’s Dave LaRose Contributes to MISMO’s New Business Glossary Sign up for DS News Daily Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC) , a post-closing services provider for financial institutions, investors and servicers, announced that Dave LaRose, NTC’s VP of Technical Excellence will volunteer to support the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) as it works to create a mortgage industry Business Glossary. MISMO announced plans to create the glossary earlier this year and called for industry volunteers to support the effort.”Dave is an ideal candidate to support this effort,” said NTC CEO John Hillman. “With over 30 years of experience, he has worked as a notary, a title researcher, a real estate agent, a real estate investor and with us as our resident industry expert. In every role, he has mastered the technologies required to succeed and speaks that language fluently. He will have a great impact on MISMO’s effort.”According to MISMO, the Glossary will reflect all processes in the mortgage industry, from initial borrower queries to loan payoff and all events in between, including the provision of services by vendors to regulatory reporting. MISMO hopes the effort will reduce complexity and enable broader use of the organization’s existing data standards.LaRose has been with NTC for the past 20 years. During that time, his responsibilities have included developing technical procedures and making them understood and applied by all personnel. He has also helped NTC develop and establish new lines of service, and was instrumental in developing the training courses and seminars that have contributed to NTC’s unprecedented 99.98% statute compliance rate and .77% reject rate at all 3600+ counties nationwide.”This is an important task,” LaRose said. “I’ve worked with plenty of people in our own industry who were in management and still couldn’t define what a mortgage actually is. I can think of three definitions for this word off the top of my head including one as a verb. It’s time we set the standard.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 14, 2017 1,371 Views in Featured, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Home / Featured / NTC’s Dave LaRose Contributes to MISMO’s New Business Glossary Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: MISMO Mortgage Bankers Associations Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization Nationwide Title Clearing NTC The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine Next: IDS Announces New Document Preview Feature Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago MISMO Mortgage Bankers Associations Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization Nationwide Title Clearing NTC 2017-06-14 Staff Writer About Author: Staff Writer Subscribelast_img read more

Vitamin D metabolism in polar vertebrates

first_img1. Studies of serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OHD) in the Antarctic have been undertaken in husky dog, seal and penguin and compared to man.2. Husky dogs showed a reversal of the expected seasonal variation of serum 25-OHD with maxima in June when the hours of bright sunshine and amount of u.v.-B radiation were lowest. li3. Values for random serum 25-OHD values in seals showed large interspecies differences, the values for Weddell seals being significantly greater than for Crabeater seals (P < 0.01).3. Penguin sera showed low concentrations of serum 25-OHD with no evidence of a response to prolonged exposure to sunlight.last_img

Minor League baseball player speaks out after family killed in triple murder

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmiflippo/iStock(NEW YORK) — Minor league baseball player Blake Bivens has broken his silence two days after his wife, child and mother-in-law were killed at their Virginia home, allegedly by another family member.Bivens, a 24-year-old pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, posted a photo on his Instagram page late Thursday, showing his mother-in-law standing beside his wife who’s holding their baby son. All three were smiling. “Two days ago my heart was turned to ash. My life as I knew it is destroyed,” Bivens wrote in a lengthy caption accompanying the image. “The pain my family and I feel is unbearable and cannot be put into words. I shake and tremble at the thought of our future without them.”Joan Bernard, 62, Emily Bernard Bivens, 25, and 14-month-old Cullen Bivens were found dead Tuesday morning inside the family’s home in Keeling, an unincorporated area near Virginia’s southern border with North Carolina. Matthew Bernard, 18, was arrested later that day following a manhunt on three counts of first-degree murder for killing his mother, sister and nephew, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.A firearm was used in the killing and a 911 caller reported a shooting. The causes of deaths have not been confirmed, authorities said.In his Instagram post Thursday, Blake Bivens wrote tributes to each of his slain family members.“Emily, my sweetheart, you are the best wife and mother this world has ever seen,” he wrote. “You made me into the man I am today and you loved me with all of my flaws. You brought our precious baby boy into this world and made our family complete. Your love and kindness changed countless lives, including mine.”He continued, “My sweet little boy, dada loves you so much! I can’t breathe without you here. I finally understood what love was when you were born and I would have done anything for you. You have changed my life forever, you are my reason why. I long to hold the both of you again in heaven. I’m so glad you are with all your Great-grandmothers now, I know they are eating you up. This earth did not deserve either of you; you were just too wonderful to comprehend.”“Joan you were the best mother-in-law anyone could ask for,” he added. “You loved your family more than anyone I’ve ever seen. You raised the most wonderful girl in the world. I’m so glad y’all are still together. You were the best Nana this world has ever seen and I will never forget you.”Bivens also expressed his gratitude for the relatives, friends and colleagues who have shown him support in the wake of the tragedy. Bivens said he and his father-in-law “will get through this together as a family” and “will not let the devil win.”“Thank you God for giving me the most wonderful family in the world! I’ve been blessed beyond belief,” he wrote. “I’m not sure what is next for me, but I do know God has a plan even though I can’t see it.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img August 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Minor League baseball player speaks out after family killed in triple murderlast_img read more

Fixflo plugs insurance giant AXA’s repairs contractor network into its service

first_imgAgents struggling to find tradespeople to fix problems within their rental properties can turn to a service launched today jointly by insurance giant AXA and repairs software firm Fixflo.Its clients can now log into the firm’s online repairs reporting system and gain emergency access to the hundreds of local tradespeople within AXA Assistance’s contractor network if their own suppliers aren’t available.The tool is being piloted in the Midlands and Northern England and already has its first agent customer in Leeds.Fixflo says the service is game changer because it offers a 24-hour service. It is free to access and then agents are charged an hourly rate at a level pre-agreed within the Fixflo system, but undisclosed to the Negotiator.“Agencies use many contractors to meet their requirements, but there are always going to be occasions when their existing suppliers cannot help,” says Fixflo Managing Director Rajeev Nayyar (pictured).AXA’s innovative deal with Fixflo is part of the insurer’s aggressive expansion plan in a highly competitive market.Almost all the major insurers in the UK now offer home insurance policy holders add-ons that provide emergency repairs services, at a cost.Market leader“As a market-leading B2B Home Emergency provider, our strategy is to embrace innovation, work with tech partners, and continually explore new ways of making the lives of our customers easier,” says Kelly Ward, Sales & Innovation Director at AXA Partners.“Our partnership with Fixflo is one example of how we can utilise our experienced contractor network, aside of our standard insurance service, helping UK letting agents tend to their home emergencies quickly and seamlessly.”One of the first agencies to begin using the service is Let Leeds, one of the city’s more larger lettings companies, which has two branches.“We think this is going to be a fantastic tool for both landlords and agents in terms of them being able to continue to provide a high-quality, assured service, especially when managing properties outside their local area,” says Managing Director Luke Gidney (pictured).“Maintaining and strengthening customer relationships is vital for agents and this, coupled with Fixflo’s other features, will help us continue to do so.”let leeds Luke Gidney AXA axa assistance Fixflo June 1, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Fixflo plugs insurance giant AXA’s repairs contractor network into its service previous nextProducts & ServicesFixflo plugs insurance giant AXA’s repairs contractor network into its serviceGround-breaking deal between global insurer and repairs reporting service is designed to help agents complete repairs when existing contractors can’t.Nigel Lewis1st June 201801,214 Viewslast_img read more

Jobs to go at Hayden’s Bakeries?

first_imgUp to 60 jobs could be at risk at Hayden’s Bakeries as rising commodities costs hit the company hard.Despite an 8% increase in output by the Devizes-based firm, it is unable to pass on the 25% average increase in the cost of its raw materials to consumers, according to The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald.Managing director Paul Smith reportedly said that the company has been forced to make savings by cutting manpower, through the loss of agency staff, and by asking for voluntary redundancies.Hayden’s – a major bakery, patisserie and desserts supplier into Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Costa – launched Hopton Distribution, earlier this summer, based at the firm’s site in Devizes, Wiltshire. It features a picking operation that supplies Waitrose stores, with consolidated loads going into Waitrose depots.>>Door opens to supply Waitrose in the south westlast_img read more

News story: Treaty on voting rights signed with Luxembourg

first_imgPrime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay have today [18 June] signed a reciprocal agreement to guarantee the rights of one another’s citizens to vote in local elections.This marks the third such agreement the UK has reached with an EU Member State following the treaties signed with Spain and Portugal.The treaty underlines the importance of the relationship between the UK and Luxembourg as well as reinforcing the significance we attribute to the rights of our citizens.Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said:“I am very proud to be able to sign this treaty that secures in law the democratic rights of UK nationals here in Luxembourg, and Luxembourgish citizens in the UK, further demonstrating our commitment to protecting the rights of our citizens.“We’ve now signed three reciprocal voting rights treaties and I hope we can agree many more in the coming months with the remaining Member States.”last_img read more