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The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By David PaulsenPosted Apr 16, 2021 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Executive Council, Tags Racial Justice & Reconciliation Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, meeting online April 16, approved a resolution allocating up to $40,000 in pandemic relief for each diocese that requests it – no formal application necessary, no strings attached.The emergency relief will total more than $4 million if all 109 dioceses and mission areas request the money. The vote at Executive Council’s one-day meeting signaled the culmination of a yearlong deliberation among church leaders about how best to help dioceses and congregations weather the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when The Episcopal Church remains on solid financial ground.Though no formal application is necessary, the council invited dioceses to engage in discernment about how the money they receive can best serve the mission of the church.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry welcomes Executive Council to its April 16 online meeting.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in his opening remarks, emphasized there was more at stake for the church than providing direct financial assistance. “What began as a problem of financial relief emerged as a possibility of churchwide revival in the midst of a pandemic,” he said.The money, to be drawn from the church’s financial reserves, will be available starting May 1, and dioceses can request the one-time grants through November 2022. Executive Council settled on up to $40,000 per diocese because it was “substantial enough to provide relief in various different forms to various different programs of the dioceses,” said the Rev. Mally Lloyd, Finance Committee chair. “The need for relief was not universal, and yet our charge was to provide relief to every diocese.”The church’s ongoing reconciliation work also figured prominently during the April 16 meeting of Executive Council, which serves as the church’s governing body between meetings of General Convention. Council members approved a resolution affirming Episcopal support for LGBTQ equality and inclusion in the church, and a separate resolution condemned recent incidents of violence and hatred against people of Asian descent and Pacific Islanders.“This is a very timely and somewhat overdue resolution,” said Warren Wong, a member from the Diocese of California, who was the primary author of the anti-hate resolution. “We’re experiencing a heightened amount of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and especially targeting women and the elderly.”The resolution drew specific attention to the deadly attack in March at a spa in Atlanta, Georgia, where a gunman killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent. Since then, church leaders have spoken out against that attack and the broader problem of racist hatred toward Asian Americans.The LGBTQ+ resolution alludes to the church’s shift over more than 40 years toward welcoming gay and lesbian Christians more fully into the life of the church, and it grieves the harm done by the church against members of the LGBTQ+ community.“Executive Council is committed,” the resolution says, “to ensuring that the Episcopal Church truly and authentically reflect the ‘full and equal claim’ that LGBTQ+ people have upon the ‘love, acceptance, and pastoral concern and care of the Church,’ by focusing on, honoring, and recognizing LGBTQ+ voices, experiences and leadership, proclaiming that we support LGBTQ+ equality not in spite of our faith, but because of it.”The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, voiced her support for renewing those commitments by “listening to the people who have been harmed by the church’s exclusion.”“This pandemic year continues to push us to redouble our commitment to being agents of God’s love and justice and continuing on our path toward beloved community,” Jennings said in a prerecorded video. Jennings is recovering from shoulder surgery and was unable to attend the meeting live.Executive Council typically meets three times a year in person, but during the pandemic, all of its meetings have been held online via Zoom. The April 16 session was held in plenary, with no committee meetings, and it was livestreamed on YouTube.The church governing body has 40 voting members, including the presiding bishop and House of Deputies president. Twenty of the voting members – four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 laypeople – are elected by General Convention to six-year terms, with half of those members elected every three years. The other 18 are elected to six-year terms by The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces, with each province sending one ordained member and one lay member.In January, at its last meeting, Executive Council reviewed a request from the Province IV bishops to allow dioceses to exempt federal pandemic aid from the diocesan income that The Episcopal Church will count when it calculates the next round of annual assessments. Loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, can be converted to grants if recipients meet certain conditions. The Episcopal Church also received $3 million in PPP assistance.Lloyd, in her presentation, walked members through her committee’s deliberations over how the church should treat diocesan PPP revenue. She noted that PPP “was not distributed evenly or even justly.” Not all dioceses and congregations requested and received that assistance, and since it was a U.S. program, dioceses in other countries were excluded.Ultimately, the committee concluded that the PPP assistance met the church’s definition of income and must be reported as such, Lloyd said.But Executive Council members expressed a consensus on the need to provide some form of financial relief to dioceses, especially given the sound position of denomination-level finances. The Episcopal Church ended 2020 with $10 million more in revenue than expenses, according to a report from Kurt Barnes, the church’s treasurer and chief financial officer. Those results were partly due to the spending cuts church leaders made after the pandemic hit in March 2020, as well as pandemic-related restrictions on staff travel.Church leaders and their diocesan counterparts, however, remain uncertain about the long-term financial impact of the pandemic, and “2021 might not be the worst year ahead of us,” Lloyd said in her presentation. The pandemic relief grants, then, will be available for the next 19 months, if and when dioceses need them.Dioceses do not need to give a reason for requesting the grants or even to say how they intend to spend the money, Lloyd said, though the request form includes optional questions intended to encourage discernment about local needs.The committee also drafted guidance for diocesan discernment. The guidance suggests that, in some cases, using the money to offset shortfalls in diocesan or congregational budgets would be the best way to maintain the church’s mission in the community. Other dioceses may invest the money in ongoing social justice and racial reconciliation work, or use it to support vulnerable and marginalized members of the community. Some dioceses may choose to pass the money on to non-Episcopal organizations that are engaged in that work. They also can choose not to request a grant and leave the money for Executive Council to determine how it should be used.After Executive Council voted to approve the grants, Lloyd expressed optimism at the action. The discernment process, she said, could “open the church up to think more broadly about how we’re called to be church, how we support our siblings who are feeling so beleaguered and so unheard and unappreciated.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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TAGSpollenThe Conversation Previous articleDr. Francoeur Cadet recipient of the 6th annual Dr. Bookhardt AwardNext articleAn unwanted visitor on the Wekiva River Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Kara Wada, The Ohio State UniversityBlooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery: allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery eyes; sneezing, runny nose; cough and wheezing are triggered by an overreaction of the body to pollen.Every spring, trees and grasses release billions of buoyant pollen granules into the air, using the wind to disburse across the countryside in an effort to reproduce. It’s all about survival; plants that release more pollen have the survival advantage.As an adult and pediatric allergist-immunologist in the Midwest, the onset of spring signals my busy season treating hundreds of patients for their seasonal allergy and asthma symptoms. If you suffer through the season, know that you are not alone. Throughout history, pollen has taken the fun out of spring for many. In modern times, however, medical science has identified practices and treatments that help.Older than the dinosaurs, as wide as the worldFossilized specimens of pollen granules have been found predating dinosaurs and alongside Neanderthals.And, sinus and asthma symptoms and treatments are documented throughout history and across the globe. People just didn’t know exactly how to treat the symptoms, or exactly what was causing them.For example, over 5,000 years ago, the Chinese used the berries of the horse tail plant, ma huang (Ephedra distachya), to relieve congestion and decrease mucous production associated with “plant fever” – a condition affecting people during the fall.In Egypt, the “Papyrus Ebers,” written around 1650 B.C., recommended over 20 treatments for cough or difficulty breathing, including honey, dates, juniper and beer.Although Homer’s “Iliad” describes the loud noise of breathing in battle as “asthma,” Aretaeus of Cappadocia of the second century A.D. is credited with the first clinical description more consistent with modern understanding of this condition. He wrote of those who suffered that:“They open the mouth since no house is sufficient for their respiration, they breathily standing, as if desiring to draw in all the air which they possibly can inhale… the neck swells with the inflation of the breath, the precordia (chest wall) retracted, the pulse becomes small and dense,” and if the symptoms persist, the patient “may produce suffocation after the form of epilepsy.”Tobacco leaves were exported to Europe for experimentation in treating the symptoms of spring time coughing and sneezing.Jeep 2499/Shutterstock.comBy the time Columbus landed, indigenous populations in Central and South American were utilizing ipecacuanha, a root found in Brazil with expectorant and emetic properties and balsam, which is still used in some cold remedies today. Coca and tobacco leaves, used medicinally by the Incas, were later exported to Europe for additional experimentation for the treatment of rhinitis and asthma.Aside from the “plant fever” described in China, the first written description of seasonal respiratory symptoms is credited to Rhazes, a Persian scholar, around 900 A.D. He described the nasal congestion that coincided with the blooming of roses, termed “rose fever.”Symptoms noticed, but no cause identifiedAs scientific advancement was stifled during the Middle Ages, in large part due to the plague, it wasn’t until 900 years later, in 1819, that Dr. John Bostock published a description of his own seasonal allergies. But he didn’t know what was causing them.Having suffered from “summer catarrh” since childhood, Bostock persisted in his study of the condition, despite an initial lackluster response from the medical community.In the nine years between his first and second publications, he found only 28 additional cases consistent with his own seasonal allergy symptoms, which perhaps demonstrates the lower prevalence of the condition at the time. He noted that nobility and the privileged classes were more often afflicted by seasonal allergies. This was thought to be the consequence of wealth, culture and an indoor life.Societal changes with their roots in the Industrial Revolution, including increased exposure to air pollution, less time spent outdoors, increased pollen counts and improved hygiene, all likely contributed to the increased prevalence of allergies that we continue to see today. They also helped form the hygiene hypothesis, which states that in part decreased exposure to particular bacteria and infections could be leading to the increase in allergic and autoimmune diseases.The source of seasonal symptoms at the time was also thought to be caused by the smell of new hay. This led to the coining of the term “hay fever.”Bostock instead suspected the recurring symptoms were triggered by the summer heat, since his symptoms improved when he spent the summer on the coast. It would later became common for nobility and aristocrats to spend allergy season in coastal or mountain resorts to avoid bothersome symptoms.Identifying the true culpritThrough methodical study and self-experimentation, Dr. Charles Blackley identified that pollen was to blame for allergy symptoms. He collected, identified, and described various pollens and then determined their allergic properties by rubbing them into his eyes or scratching them on his skin. He then noted which ones resulted in redness and itching. This same technique is used in skin prick testing by allergists today.Inspired by discoveries related to vaccination, Dr. Leonard Noon and John Freeman prepared doses of pollen extracts for injection in an effort to desensitize patients with allergic rhinitis in the early 1900s. This effective treatment, called allergy immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is still used today.Antihistamines first became available in the 1940s, but they caused significant sedation. The formulations with fewer side effects that are used today have only been available since the 1980s.Pollen counts likely to growPollen on a street in Atlanta, March 31, 2019.Lynne Anderson, CC BY-SAThough recognized by ancient civilizations, seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma have only increased in prevalence in recent history and are on the rise, now affecting 10 to 30 percent of the world’s population.Fueled by warmer temperatures and increased carbon dioxide levels, pollen seasons are longer, and pollen counts are higher. Many experts believe this will worsen in the coming years due in large part to climate change.To keep you and your loved ones safe from pollen, close windows and change out of clothes exposed to pollen as soon as you come indoors.Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comWhat can you do? Often, those who are allergic need a multifaceted approach.Find out what allergens are causing your symptoms.Take note of when your symptoms start by making a note in a calendar or planner.Minimize exposure to allergens.Track pollen counts. When pollen counts are high, keep the windows closed at home and in the car. After spending time outdoors, shower and change clothing to prevent ongoing exposure to pollen.Take a pro-active approach to treating symptoms.Starting medications before symptoms develop can prevent symptoms from getting out of control. This can also decrease the amount of medication needed overall. Long acting non-sedating antihistamines are helpful for itching and sneezing. Nasal corticosteroid sprays are more helpful for stuffy noses.Consider a visit to see a board certified allergist/immunologist. She or he can help you determine which particular pollens maybe the source of your symptoms.Explore the role of immunotherapy with your doctor. Immunotherapy changes the immune response through administration of small regimented doses of allergens over time. This induces a state of tolerance, eventually helping people become less allergic over time.While pollen season is coming, taking a multifaceted approach can provide much needed relief from the symptoms that have plagued humankind throughout the millennia.Kara Wada, Clinical Assistant Professor, Allergy/Immunology, The Ohio State UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear
Photographs Projects Houses Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster ArchDaily Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas FústerSave this projectSaveLas Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster CopyHouses•Asunción, Paraguay “COPY” Paraguay “COPY” Architects: Lukas Fúster Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012 Photographs: Lauro RochaCollaborators:Patricia Troche, Carla Bento da SilvaClient And Construction Company:Lukas FústerCity:AsunciónCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lauro RochaRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The project for Las Mercedes House was to intervene in a “sausage” house (Paraguayan housing typology where all the spaces are interconnected and also linked to a common intermediate space which is the gallery). This typology allows for multipurpose spaces, expanding the diversity of uses that can be given to the construction.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaThe proposal adopts this spatial interconnectivity and enhances it extending openings between spaces and heights, creating a single space virtually separated from the pre-existence.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaThe state of the house, built in the 1940s, was quite deplorable due to the moisture from numerous leaks and a roof on the edge of collapse due to the presence of cupi’i (termites) in the timber.Save this picture!PlanThe intervention was to be done with a minimal budget (3 times lower than the reference price per square meter) which implied the recovery of materials, the reuse of all existing materials and the introduction of recycled materials.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaWe proceeded to disassemble the tile roof with care in order to reuse the tiles and the timber (recovering the unaffected pieces). We removed the plaster in the entire project except in the facade, to allow the walls to breathe, and we demolished interior walls. The openings were recovered entirely, also some floors. The facilities were redone externally to avoid damaging the existing walls.Save this picture!SectionThe new roof was placed in the traditional manner of a tile roof, except it forms half a paraboloid, in a gesture that extends the height of the house, introduces natural light and creates a mezzanine and access to a terrace / outdoor garden; without losing the spatiality of the original house.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaThis construction strategy is achieved with a “beam” of rods with variable section. It also allows for light to enter indirectly, separated from the roof of the original walls.Save this picture!SchemeThe large space that is generated, which contains the entire housing program (cook + eat + work + rest + sleep + bath) is divided only by a rotating wall of recovered pallets of 2.40 x 2.60 m, containing the TV to optimize the versatility of the space.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaNext to the old house, we built a space that contains the toilets, laundry room and a study / workshop. This space is constructed with dimensions set by the pre-existing building but in a contemporary way. The roof is a concrete slab that acts as terrace / garden, the exterior walls and floor are made of bricks recovered from demolition, the glass panes come from discarded uses, and the only structural pillar was made with reclaimed wood from demolition with a constructive system that threads discarded wood in compression with a 16mm rod prestressed by two reinforced concrete cylinders.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaThe end result is a “sausage house” with spaces suited to a contemporary lifestyle without discarding the genius loci in the existing building and the surrounding landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessHarvard and Oxford Take On ISIS with Digital Preservation CampaignArchitecture NewsPAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles SkyscraperUnbuilt Project Share Save this picture!© Lauro Rocha+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772714/las-mercedes-house-workshop-lukas-fuster Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772714/las-mercedes-house-workshop-lukas-fuster Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLukas FústerOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAsuncionParaguayPublished on September 01, 2015Cite: “Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster” [Casa-Taller Las Mercedes / Lukas Fúster] 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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. Howard Lake | 16 October 2006 | News 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The level of customisation combined with these other tools, designed to help affiliates with “an opportunity to up sell” [sic] should make it worth testing by almost any charity with a website, whether an existing Amazon.co.uk affiliate or those new to online affiliate marketing.One weakness is accessibility (the site can be displayed, as below using the iframe tag), but there are three display options to choose from.UK Fundraising’s example below was put together in about four minutes, and demonstrates that we need to give the content wider space. When we integrate this with the site later we’ll ensure it gets its own page, without the two right-hand columns. Nevertheless, this should help you get the idea of how well the aStore does in keeping visitors on your site viewing Amazon.co.uk-sourced content, and with any luck, persuading them to purchase and generate income for your organisation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online retailer Amazon.co.uk has enhanced the ways in which website owners, including charities, can generate affiliate income by helping to sell its products with the facility to create a co-branded ‘aStore’ within the affiliate’s site.For the past nine years Amazon affiliates have been able to present Amazon content in a range of formats, some hard-coded and others dynamically updated from the Amazon servers.Now Amazon.co.uk affiliates can integrate what in effect becomes their own branded Amazon store within their own site. There is a great deal of customisation on offer, from layout and branding, through to which products to offer (chosen by keyword and/or subject category), and which additional services to add, such as customer reviews, similar items, and ‘customers who bought this also bought…’ Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Trading Amazon.co.uk enhances affiliate options with ‘aStore’
to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en February 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Baloch newspaper editor seriously injured in shooting attack Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an attempt to murder editor and civil servant Jan Muhammad Dashti yesterday in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan. The owner and editor of the Quetta-based daily Asaap, Dashti was flown to Karachi for treatment after being shot in the head and arm. The attack has been claimed by a radical Sunni group.“The current level of violence against Baloch journalists and news media is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This shooting attack on a newspaper owner known for defending Baloch rights highlights the government’s inability to protect journalists. We call for an investigation and the arrest of those responsible for the attack.”Two Baloch journalists have been killed and several news media have been attacked in Quetta since the start of 2008.Yesterday’s attack on Dashti came as he was being driven to his office in Quetta. Gunmen blocked the vehicle’s path and opened fire, hitting Dashti in the head and an arm. He was later said to be in a stable condition in the Karachi hospital to which he was transferred. His driver was also wounded in the attack.Known for supporting Baloch nationalism and opposing the province’s Islamisation, Dashti was fired as a civil servant by Gen. Pervez Musharraf in 2000 but was subsequently reinstated by a court. The provincial government put him in charge of managing the province’s mines in 2008.He launched Asaap in 2001 in order to defend Baloch rights. The newspaper has become very popular but has been subject to a federal government advertising boycott for the past five years.Yesterday’s shooting was claimed by a spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an armed Sunni groups that has accused Dashti of insulting the prophets Jesus Christ and Mary in a book he wrote, extracts of which were published in Asaap. Allegedly supported by elements in the Pakistani intelligence services, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has also threatened to attack the newspaper’s office if Dashti does not stop writing.The Pakistani military has meanwhile threatened several journalists who recently wrote about the fate of Baloch women including Zarina Marri who have gone missing. The statements of several witnesses clearly indicate that they were kidnapped by members of the armed forces. News Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News PakistanAsia – Pacific January 28, 2021 Find out more
Graffiti “mort aux journalistes” à Zadar, Croatie / DR Zadar news These punitive messages have the same purpose – to attack, intimidate and smear journalists to the point of dissuading them from pursuing their mission to report the news. Hrvoje Zovko, the president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND), commented: “There are constant attacks against journalists from sectors ranging from the Catholic Church to politicians, and yet the government says nothing. It’s open season on journalists.” June 2, 2021 Find out more News CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists InternetViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the Croatian government’s silence about aspate of hate messages and threats against journalists and calls on the authorities topublicly condemn these attacks in order to end the impunity enjoyed by those responsible. “The Croatian authorities must explicitly condemn such practices and end the unhealthy climate of impunity reigning in Croatia, which is a real danger for its journalists,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “Doing nothing is tantamount to giving a free rein to those who threaten the media.” Organisation September 10, 2019 Croatian government’s oppressive silence about attacks on journalists News RSF_en Several police investigations have been opened with the aim of identifying those responsible for the anti-media graffiti but the Croatian authorities have remained astonishingly silent about them and other recent attacks on journalists. Are the Croatian words “Smrt novinarima” (“Death to journalists”) going to become commonplace in Croatia? They were written on the outside of a news website’s offices in the coastal city of Zadar in late August. And the same words were painted near the Zagreb headquarters of the N1 TV channel and two websites, Net.hr and Telegram.hr, in March. Receive email alerts Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Due to assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in less than four months, Croatia is ranked 64th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. When Velimir Bujanec, a TV presenter sympathetic to the far right, physically attacked Croatian journalist Daniel Majić as he was covering a pilgrimage by Croatian nationalists and neo-Nazis to the Austrian border town of Bleiburg in May, there was no reaction from any Croatian officials, not even from President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Follow the news on Croatia Help by sharing this information to go further CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists InternetViolence And yet, when asked by Swiss TV broadcaster RTSin mid-July about the behaviour of police who were driving back migrants and asylum-seekers trying to cross into Croatia from Bosnia, the president triggered an outcry by urging Croatian journalists “not to follow foreign media working for I don’t know what interests” and instead “to present the Croatian version of events.” December 2, 2020 Find out more News In Split, journalists were insulted and likened to “Novinari crvi” (“Earthworms”) on 8 September, while eggs were thrown at journalist Andrea Topić’s car shortly after its tyres were punctured. News Contrary to all expectations, the Croatian judicial authorities decided a year ago to take no action against the person who had posted death threats on the Facebook page of journalists with the widely respected news website Index.hr. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 23, 2020 Find out more
Email Previous articleWATCH: O’Mahony “excited” ahead of must-win Racing clashNext articleTonight at the Museum 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. Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Print Linkedin NewsPoliticsPension Bill would put people on doleBy Bernie English – January 9, 2020 1318 Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLimerick City and CountyMaurice QuinlivanNationalNewspension billpoliticsSinn Fein Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanA MOVE to stop Government proposals to increase the pension age will have the support of a Limerick TD when it is debated in the Dáil.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said that Government plan to increase the pension age to 67 in January 2021 and to 68 years in 2028 means that workers, and especially those approaching retirement, may not access their State Pension at 66 years, as is now the case.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These increases will see Ireland have one of the highest pension ages in the world.Currently, anyone obliged by contract to retire at 65 years is forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for one year before accessing their State Pension at 66 years.“From next year, retirees will be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for two years. This is an unacceptable situation for people who have worked hard and paid their taxes.“This will see Ireland have a pension age that is well ahead of the majority of our EU counterparts. Our nearest neighbours England do not plan to move their pension age to 68 years until 2046, eighteen years after Ireland.“Our Bill calling on the Government to establish a Pension Age Task Force would look at pension age and make recommendations based on evidence rather than cost-saving measures. This Bill will be debated in the Dáil in the coming weeks.“Nobody due to retire should be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment. I hope that all parties and none will support this Sinn Féin Bill,” Deputy Quinlivan added.
Hundreds of power outages have been occurring this afternoon, caused by the windy weather traveling west across the Permian Basin.Oncor Customer Operations Manager Gus Ortega said, as of 5 p.m., they had 657 customers lose power, and up to 2,500 customers temporarily lost power.Ortega said to expect more outages this evening and that Oncor will have technicians out working overnight to get power running.City of Odessa Spokeswoman Andrea Goodson said there have been two reported downed power lines due to the weather and three grass fires, and have had one reported structure fire since the weather began.Goodson said all residents should stay inside if they can and use caution when traveling.Odessa district of Texas Department of Transportation Spokesman Gene Powell said around 4 p.m. blowing dust had dramatically reduced visibility on U.S. Highway 285 north of Pecos and it was virtually impossible to see any approachable distance ahead. Powell stressed to avoid the area if at all possible.The Midland/Odessa National Weather Service office said they expect the winds to keep blowing until around sunset or an hour after sunset, which is between 6 and 7 p.m. The office said they recorded wind gusts up to 57 knots at their office at Midland International Air and Space Port.Elevated fire weather was expected through 6 p.m. today, NWS Midland/Odessa reported, with 45 to 55 mph gusts possible at times, reporting that the elevated fire weather was due to the strong winds, warm temperatures, low humidity and dry grasses and vegetation throughout West Texas. Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter By admin – January 10, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Local News Windy weather causes mass power outages WhatsApp Blowing dust and high winds were causing fires, power outages and visibility problems across the area Wednesday as a cold front moved into the region. WhatsApp Previous articleCity, hospital sales tax revenue climbsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Avoiding more administrative missteps admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Home Local News Windy weather causes mass power outages Pinterest