June 12

Court ban on TV programme condemned as anachronistic

first_img July 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court ban on TV programme condemned as anachronistic Help by sharing this information News Organisation RSF_en ChileAmericas November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murdercenter_img News Receive email alerts November 26, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Chile July 6, 2020 Find out more ChileAmericas News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the banning of programme on the public TV station Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) on 23 July by a decision of the Santiago appeal court that was taken in response to a defamation suit.”This is an utterly anachronistic case of censorship,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, calling on the Chilean authorities to repeal the laws that give the courts such powers, and to thereby bring Chile’s legislation in line with both its own constitution and the international treaties it has signed.Article 13 of the Inter-American Convention of Human Rights expressly forbids censorship, even in cases of defamation. Censorship is also banned by the Chilean constitution, of which article 19 (12) guarantees “the freedom to express opinions and inform without prior censorship.”The banned programme, “Enigma,” which raised doubts about the guilt of one of the presumed perpetrators of the murder of lawyer Patricio Torres Reyes, was the subject of a lawsuit by the lawyer’s widow, alleging that the programme was an offence to the family’s dignity and honour.The programme’s producer Patricio Polanco complained that neither the widow, nor her lawyers, nor the judges ever viewed the programme.last_img read more

June 12

Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s Teacher Tax Credit Bill Passes Revenue and Taxation Committee

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Government Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s Teacher Tax Credit Bill Passes Revenue and Taxation Committee Legislation to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Route 66 Passes First Policy Committee Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 2:09 pmcenter_img 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 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 area Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to address California’s teacher shortage, Assembly Bill 586, passed the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. Specifically, AB 586 would allow newly-credentialed teachers either an individual tax credit or deduction for professional development expenses to fulfill the requirements for a California Clear Multiple, Single Subjects Credential or Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) Credential.California’s shortage of professionally qualified teachers directly impacts the quality of our children’s education,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Tax relief can encourage new teachers to remain in the profession.”Expenses pose a particular hardship for many new teachers who serve at the lowest end of salary scales, while still paying off their college loans. In a 2016 survey by the Learning Policy Institute of more than 200 California school districts, 75% were experiencing teacher shortages, and the vast majority was getting worse.Holden’s legislation that would establish the Route 66 Centennial Commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the California Historic State Route 66 passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with a 13-0 vote.“This bill helps preserve the rich cultural and political history of Route 66 and will bring back lively tourism to cities, museums and vintage California monuments along the route,” said Holden.Holden’s legislation to establish a storm water compliance fund and increases the California Tire Fee to raise revenue for water treatment, Assembly Bill 1180, passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee with 7-3 vote. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more

June 4

New contract to cure hospital ills

first_imgTwitter by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW Emergency Department to cure the ills of the University Hospital in Dooradoyle came a step closer this week, with the awarding of a contract for the fit-out and completion of the facility.However it now seems likely that the original delivery date of 2016 will not be met.The existing emergency department has made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent times, with regular overcrowding and patients facing marathon wait times on trolleys for admission.A public works contract has been awarded to John Sisk & Son Holdings for the fit-out and completion of the new emergency department and also for the delivery of a new 24-bed dialysis unit. The company has already begun setting up on site.The estimated combined cost of both projects comes to around €25 million and it’s expected they will take approximately 18 months to complete.The new emergency department will be located on the ground floor of both the critical care block and the adjacent extension and will be three times the size of the current emergency department.A new state-of-the-art new dialysis unit will be provided on the first floor of the extension block on the same floor level as the hospitals new intensive care unit. The unit is being supported by the Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust with support from the JP McManus Pro-Am Committee.It is expected to be up and running within 12 months, with the emergency department taking longer due to the number of phases involved and the logistics of the works, including having to power down to install electrics while keeping vital supplies going to the critical care block and the existing operating theatre and paediatric blocks at the hospital.UL Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan said that the new emergency department was designed with the comfort of patients very much in mind.“It will mean a much improved patient experience in terms of access and their journey through the hospital. It will also mean more dignity and privacy for our patients, who will be treated in pod-like facilities where they will get specialist care”.While acknowledging that the original target opening date of the end of 2016 for the emergency department may not be met, Prof Cowan said it was important to plan such a complex project properly.“We had hoped to open by the end of 2016 but these things can sometimes take a bit longer than planned”. Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Print Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsNew contract to cure hospital illsBy Bernie English – August 10, 2015 825 Linkedin TAGScontractemergency departmentfeatureduniversity hospital limerick 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Emailcenter_img Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Previous articleFifth life claimed on Limerick roadsNext articleDream of a City; poem for the day Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Facebook Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bedlast_img read more

June 4

Two Limerick firms through to final of Irish innovation Awards

first_imgTwitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Attention Business/News Desks 15/6/2018 Repro Free.Electricity Exchange, the leading provider of smart grid technology and virtual power plant services on Friday announced that due to the rapid growth, the Company will now begin the process to double its workforce over the coming months. Photographed at the announcement were co-founders Duncan O’Toole(left) and Dr Paddy Finn(right) with Sean Kelly, MEP who sits on the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, the International Trade Committee and the Fisheries Committee with some of the latest advanced power monitoring solutions.Photograph Liam Burke Press 22The Company, co-founded by Dr. Paddy Finn and Mr. Duncan O’Toole and in which Bord na Móna took a 50% share in 2016, operate a virtual power plant from its 24hr operations centre in Limerick. Electricity Exchange offers a virtual power plant service, which pays large electricity consumers to make excess energy available to the grid when its required. Their ground-breaking hardware and software ecosystem is capable of remotely reducing electricity demand on the sites of hundreds of large electricity consumers, either by turning on existing back-up generators or by shutting down non-essential processes for short periods, to make their power available to other users on the electricity system. This achieves the same net effect as a conventional power power plant with the added benefits of being faster, more scalable and less costly and carbon intensive to deploy.The Irish Innovation Awards nominees have been announced with two Limerick businesses making it to the final.Electricity Exchange and Farmhedge are among the fifteen finalists from established companies and start-ups which have been nominated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Electricity Exchange, which is based in Plassey, is a Limerick start-up which has developed a fast-acting control and metering system to maximise the revenues which can be earned from Eir-Grid’s DS3 System Services programme.This product is designed to meter, detect and respond to frequency deviations on the national grid at speeds nearly three times faster than the fastest rate of response required by EirGrid. For its customers the system maximises the reward for being on standby to resolve frequency deviations on the grid.Farmhedge, which is based in UL, has been nominated in the IT and Fintech category for building a technology platform that enables fast and personalised communication across the agriculture supply chain. Transactions are initiated either on the supply side or demand side and create distinct economic benefits for farmers and the companies they work with.For the Awards, three finalists are nominated in five different categories with the category winners going forward to compete for the overall Innovation of the Year Award. The winners will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony at the RDS in Dublin on November 5th. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Advertisement Facebookcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsLimerickTwo Limerick firms through to final of Irish innovation AwardsBy Meghann Scully – September 30, 2019 285 Previous articleLet’s Get Physical – Physical activity can help older people in Limerick to live healthier for longerNext articleCouncillors approve plans for O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSElectricity ExchangeFarmhedgeinnovationInnovation awardsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

June 2

Stay aware of privacy settings on social media

first_img By admin – June 17, 2018 Facebook Stay aware of privacy settings on social media Twitter WhatsApp With the pervasiveness of Facebook and other social media, people have to make sure they know who is viewing their information and be careful who they share posts with.Daya Sharma, professor of computer science at Odessa College, said as soon as you log in and register, you have to check the settings to see who you are sharing information with. Sharma said people are using the platform to connect and for entertainment, but what Facebook and other social media companies get out of it is information about the user.This way, they can target users with specific products, find out what your views are about things and your likes and dislikes, Sharma said.Sharma said the company has posted videos on how people can protect their privacy.The average teenager spends almost 4.5 hours a day on Facebook and other social media, mainly by way of their smart phones, Sharma said.According to the Pew Research Center, most Facebook users visit the site at least once a day.Seventy-four percent of Facebook’s users in the United States say they visit the site on a daily basis, according to a January 2018 survey, the Pew Research Center site said.“That’s statistically no different from April 2016, the last time the Center asked this question. The share of users who visit Facebook at least once a day is higher than the share who visit Snapchat (63 percent) and Instagram (60 percent) at least once a day. However, Facebook and Snapchat have similar shares of users who say they visit each respective site several times a day (51 percent versus 49 percent),” the site said.As a result, Sharma said Facebook has a “wonderful opportunity” to advertise products to users.“We forget that Facebook is a company which has to make a profit, so we basically trust, I would say blindly, and share our information, our views and attention. The health side of using the social media sites are that people who are using social media tend to have more depression and anxiety issues, compared to those kids who go out and play sports, or go to religious kind of gatherings,” Sharma said.He added that users may also experience depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties.There also are the issues of social awkwardness, social media addiction, social media exacerbating a communication gap between parents and children and cyberbullying.On the subject of hacking, Sharma said there are password manager tools where you just have to remember one master password, but they generate passwords for multiple sites.Sharma said professors try to share the latest information with students so they have some security awareness when they get into the job market or are working online.“When you keep clicking those links, you download malware and spyware on your computer. Basically, they monitor your every single activity. The solution to all these issues would go to better education. With better education, you can bring better awareness,” Sharma said.He also shares cybersecurity information during professional development sessions.Sharma recommends using a credit card instead of a debit card for purchases because if something goes wrong with a credit card, it’s the bank’s money not yours.Sharma said he also works with healthcare institutions to spread awareness of cybersecurity.He added that the vice presidents and deans are interested in offering a cybersecurity certification and ultimately a degree program at OC. WhatsApp Local News Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOUR VIEW: Juneteenth in Odessas is a big dealNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why hasn’t ECISD board heard us? adminlast_img read more

May 18

Nurses work together on alcohol programme

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Leading nurses from across the UK have formed a body to co-ordinatealcohol-related advice and services. The Nursing Council on Alcohol, launched in November, will promote awarenessof the issue within nursing. It will initiate training programmes, andestablish a network of experienced individuals who can educate others in theprofession. There will also be assistance for nurses who have alcohol-relatedproblems. Hazel Watson, interim secretary of the council, said various researchprojects have shown a reluctance by nurses to be involved in the detection andprevention of alcoholism and similar problems. Research has also indicated that screening and advice can help people find asensible level of drinking. “Registered nurses have continually highlighted the lack of educationand training,” Dr Watson said. “The council will provide an activelink between the nurse and training and support in identification andprevention.” The council’s interim chairman, David Cooper, said, “It is amazing thatnurses hardly flinch at asking the patient or client about his or her bowelmovement, yet they feel reluctant to explore alcohol use.” [email protected] Related posts:No related photos. Nurses work together on alcohol programmeOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

May 8

Weber State beats Sac State in battle for 1st in Big Sky

first_imgNovember 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State beats Sac State in battle for 1st in Big Sky Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Davis ran 25 times for 177 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night and Weber State took sole possession of first place in the Big Sky standings with a 36-17 win over Sacramento State.Kris Jackson added 46 yards rushing and two TD runs for the Wildcats (7-2, 5-0), ranked No. 3 in the FCS Coaches poll. Weber State led 23-10 at halftime and scored the first two touchdowns of the second half to extend the lead to 36-10. Jake Constantine passed for 177 yards and two TDs for Weber State. Ty MacPherson caught five passes for 117 yards and a score.Kevin Thomson passed for 144 yards and a touchdown for the Hornets (6-3, 4-1), ranked sixth. Thomson was hit while throwing a pass and hobbled off the field late in the first half. Jake Dunniway replaced him for the rest of the game, throwing interceptions on his last pass of the first half and his first pass of the second half.Dunniway finished with 154 yards passing, including a 58-yard TD toss to Pierre Williams, who had five receptions for 135 yards and a TD. Tags: Big Sky/Weber State Wildcatslast_img read more

May 8

Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

first_imgJanuary 23, 2020 /Sports News – National Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Police issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a truck driver. Brown, 31, and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both accused of assaulting a moving truck driver outside of the football player’s home in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday over a disagreement about the moving fees. Holt was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of burglary with battery, according to police. Officers said they attempted to make contact with Brown to question him, but were unsuccessful.The warrant charges the free agent receiver with one count of burglary with battery, one count of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief. Police said they had been to his home at least four times in the past month due to domestic disturbance calls. Holt’s attorney, Eric Rudenberg, told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV that police claimed there had been a disagreement between movers about some items belonging Brown.The driver was reportedly there to deliver items that Brown had stored in California, but the athlete initially refused to pay the $4,000 fee, according to a police report obtained by WPLG. The driver had attempted to leave with the delivery items still in his truck when Brown allegedly threw a rock, damaging the vehicle, the report said. At one point, Brown allegedly entered the truck’s cabin and began to assault the driver. Holt approached the cab a short time later and attempted to grab the keys to the truck and caused cuts and scratches to the driver, according to WPLG. Holt, 35, was out on bond as of Wednesday evening. His attorney said he intends to plead not guilty. “I’m glad the state attorney’s office was reasonable here and agreed to a bond that my client can afford,” Rudenberg told WPLG. “This is a serious charge, but these allegations are way overblown.”Brown found himself at the center of controversy last year when he asked to be released from the Oakland Raiders after the franchise awarded him a contract that included $30 million in guarantees. He was released by Oakland and later signed with the New England Patriots, but the team cut him in September when a former trainer accused him of rape and sexual assault. Brown’s release from the team coincided with a report in Sports Illustrated that another woman accused Brown of sexual harassment while she was working at his home. Brown’s lawyer has denied the sexual assault allegations. The receiver was a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons, totaling seven Pro Bowl appearances and four first-team All Pro selections. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

May 8

Thom Brennaman’s apology for anti-LGBTQ slur falls flat, advocates say

first_imgAugust 21, 2020 /Sports News – National Thom Brennaman’s apology for anti-LGBTQ slur falls flat, advocates say Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesBy KARMA ALLEN and TONY MORRISON, ABC News(CINCINNATI) — LGBTQ advocates are pressuring broadcast executives to sever ties with veteran Cincinnati Reds play-by-play man Thom Brennaman amid growing outrage over his use of an anti-gay slur caught on a hot mic.Brennaman, who also announces NFL games for Fox, shocked many during Wednesday night’s Reds-Royals game when he referred to a city or place as “the f– capital of the world.” Brennaman apologized on air, stopping midway through his statement to return to play-by-play action to call a home run. He finished his apology, then handed over his microphone.“I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of,” Brennaman said. “If I have hurt anyone out there, I can’t tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart I’m so very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith.”Brennaman, who’s worked as a national broadcaster for the MLB on Fox for nearly two decades, acknowledged that his career might be in jeopardy in light of the remark. He apologized directly to his employers.“I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again. I don’t know if it’s going to be for the Reds. I don’t know if it’s going to be for my bosses at Fox,” he said. “I will apologize for the people who sign my paycheck, for the Reds, for Fox Sports Ohio, for the people I work with, for anybody that I’ve offended here tonight.”Social media erupted after the remark with many calling his apology flat and insincere. Reds pitcher Amir Garrett tweeted his own apology to fans, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.“To the LGBTQ community just know i am with you, and whoever is against you, is against me,” he tweeted. “I’m sorry for what was said.”The Reds blasted Brennaman’s actions as “horrific” and suspended him indefinitely, effective immediately.“We share our sincerest apologies to the LGBTQ+ community in Cincinnati, Kansas City, all across this country, and beyond,” the team’s statement said.pic.twitter.com/cdmmqsGjlg— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 20, 2020Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, called the incident “unfortunate” in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America on Thursday.“This unfortunate incident is just a reflection of the bias that we still have in our communities and we have to root it out,” David said. “Although he made an apology, I think we need to really think about how this is how he felt so comfortable in the first place.”GLAAD issued a similar rebuke.“It’s troubling how casually and recklessly Brennaman used the slur — while wearing a microphone, during a live broadcast — like he didn’t know or care how hurtful it was to say it,” the organization said in a statement.The LGBTQ media advocacy organization said Brennaman “whiffed with his ‘I’m sorry if I offended’ apology,” a move it said highlights the broadcaster’s “bigoted beliefs.”“It’s a weak way of not owning up to your mistakes and bigoted beliefs. LGBTQ people, who are among Reds fans and Royals fans, deserve far better,” GLAAD said.The organization, which dubs itself as “the voice for acceptance,” said it reached out to Major League Baseball, the Reds and Fox Sports to demand accountability for “this unacceptable and thoughtless behavior.”Major League Baseball officials called the incident “disheartening” in a statement, and Fox Sports said later on Thursday it wouldn’t have Brennaman call NFL games this fall.Billy Bean, a vice president and special assistant to the commissioner, issued a statement on behalf of MLB. Bean was among the first MLB players to come out as gay, giving an interview on the subject in 1999, four years after he retired.“The Reds’ immediate response and statement are a powerful example of MLB’s zero-tolerance policy for harassment, discrimination, or bias toward the LGBTQ+ community or any person at any time,” Bean said in a statement Thursday. “There is no doubt where MLB stands in regard to respect and acceptance for our players, coaches, employees, fans, and our television viewers. Our unified belief in education and workplace protection has helped change the landscape for all of professional sports. Last night is a difficult reminder that there is still much work to do.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more