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first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC that aggregate limits on campaign contributions through the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 are unconstitutional under the First Amendment.The 5-4 ruling opens the door for individuals to make unlimited contributions to politicians, political parties and political action funds, commonly known as PACs. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) released the following statement:“The Supreme Court’s decision today in McCutcheon v. FEC effectively places our democracy for sale to the highest bidder. Every American deserves equal influence at the ballot box, but the impact of this decision will mean those with the deepest pockets will have the most sway in our elections. This ruling, along with Citizens United v. Holder, effectively drown out the voices of average Americans and replace them with special interests who can afford to fund entire campaigns on their own. We must reinstate reasonable campaign finance laws to ensure public officials remain accountable to the public at large.” HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Rep. Chu Denounces Supreme Court Decision as “Undermining Campaign Finance Laws” Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 3:57 pmcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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first_imgNewsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Twitter An entrepreneur recruitment campaign gets underway in Letterkenny today – as part of the Government’s Action Plan on Jobs.It’s part of a national programme to help people start their own business which is being rolled out at Institutes of Technology around the country, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland.The Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock says New Frontiers aims to deliver 100 new companies a year.Martin Lyes of Enterprise Ireland explains has been outlining the targets……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/entir830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp LYIT involved in entrepreuner recruitment campaigncenter_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Previous articleTourism Minister tells winter school that Irish Open will be great for DonegalNext articlePoll finds Donegal accent is the sexiest in Ireland News Highland Google+ By News Highland – February 27, 2012 last_img read more

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first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Insensitive Reporting On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death: NBSA Imposes Rupees One Lakh Fine On AajTak, Asks Zee News, India TV And News24 To Apologize Akshita Saxena8 Oct 2020 1:13 AMShare This – xThe News Broadcasting Standards Authority has directed electronic news channels, Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 and India TV to air an apology for insensitive reporting and sensationalizing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The self-governing authority has censured Aaj Tak, Zee News and News 24 channels for running insensitive Tag Lines that had the effect of violating the privacy…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe News Broadcasting Standards Authority has directed electronic news channels, Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 and India TV to air an apology for insensitive reporting and sensationalizing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The self-governing authority has censured Aaj Tak, Zee News and News 24 channels for running insensitive Tag Lines that had the effect of violating the privacy and affecting the dignity of the deceased. Whereas, India TV along with Aaj Tak have been found guilty of showing images of Rajput’s corpse. It said, “While it is the duty of the news channel to report news, which may be in public interest and the persons being reported upon may get justice from such media reports, it is equally important to present the news in a manner which does not violate the privacy of the dead nor sensationalise a tragic incident. It is important that the dead must not be subjected to unnecessary media glare.” Referring to Aaj Tak’s infamous “Hit-Wicket” tagline, the authority said, “It appears that the questions are being addressed to Sushant Singh Rajput, who is no more, therefore the Taglines are offensive, violate privacy and affect the dignity of the deceased.”[Breaking] NSBA Imposes a fine of Rs One Lakh to @aajtak for telecasting fake tweets relating to actor late Sushant Singh Rajput.#SushantSingRajputDeathCase #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/UmpnGibQjy— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 8, 2020 Referring to a tagline run by Zee News, ‘Patna ka Sushant, Mumbai me fail kyu?’ the authority said, “the Tagline…tends to give the impression that committing suicide is failure and therefore the Tagline violates the privacy and dignity of the deceased. There may be various reasons for suicide but the impression created was that a small town boy committed suicide in a metro city which was his “failure”.” Similarly, it has concluded that the Taglines run by News 24 were “offensive and affect the dignity of the deceased” by indicating that Sushant had forgotten the anti-suicide message given by him in his movie Chhichhore. The authority has observed, “Undoubtedly, the media has the right of freedom of speech and expression. It also cannot be doubted that when wellknown public personality like Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide, not only it becomes a big news, but also a matter of discussion which can revolve around various complaints and hypothesis. Therefore, telecast of such programmes, per se, can neither be discouraged nor criticized. The freedom of speech and expression comprises not only the right to express, publish and propagate information through circulation, but also to receive information. By disseminating information, media is facilitating the citizenry to avail this right.” It added, “if the programme carried by Aaj Tak, Zee News and News 24 were without such Taglines, it may not have violated the guidelines relating to privacy, sensationalisation and dignity of the dead. However, since the programmes carried the aforementioned Taglines, NBSA is of the view that the said broadcasters have violated the Specific Guideline Covering Reportage.” Inter alia, the authority has directed Aaj Tak and India TV to apologise for publicizing images of Rajput’s corpse. Allegedly, Aaj Tak broadcasted photographs of late Mr. Rajput’s corpse from his bedroom and it explicitly described the method used along with the colour of the cloth used for strangulation. India TV is also alleged to have repeatedly described in detail the colour of the lips of the body and the marks on Rajput’s neck. It also allegedly showed the body covered in a cloth being carried out of the apartment, repeatedly. The authority said that this an “egregious violation” of the NBSA Guidelines viz.: Fundamental Standards-Clause B which states that “Reporting should not sensationalise or create panic, distress or undue fear among viewers.”Law & Order, Crime & Violence – Clause 3.6, which states that “the dead must be treated with respect. Close-ups of dead or mutilated bodies should not be shown.”Guidelines relating to Impartiality, Objectivity and Fairness PrivacyBroadcasters should exercise discretion and sensitivity when reporting on distressing situations, on grief and bereavement.Clause 3.1 of the Guidelines for telecast of news affecting Public Order which states that “Content should not glamorize or sensationalize crime or condone criminal actions, including suicide.” Significantly, the authority has let off News Nation for showing Rajput’s corpse in their telecast, in view of their remorse and assurance that the same shall not be repeated. ABP Majha has also been let off with a warning as the authority noted that it did not telecast close-up images of the body.Aaj Tak has also been directed to pay a fine of Rs. 1,00,000 for its failure to conduct a due diligence before telecasting some tweets and attributing them to the actor.Allegedly, Aaj Tak falsely reported on the fake tweets stating that Rajput posted three tweets which he later deleted on June 14, 2020, hours before his death, however, the channel later deleted the tweets and took down the article. Taking serious of the same, the authority said,”the broadcaster should have conducted its due diligence and verification prior to telecasting/uploading the tweets and not subsequently, which due diligence is a basic tenet and requirement of journalistic ethics and telecasting the tweets without verification had the tendency of spreading misinformation amongst the public. NBSA found that the broadcaster had violated the Specific Guidelines Covering Reportage relating to Accuracy which states that:(i) Information should be gathered first-hand from more than one source, if possible.(ii) Reports received from news-agencies should be attributed and where possible be verified.(iii) Allegations should be reported accurately as made. (iv) Errors of fact should be corrected at the earliest, giving sufficient prominence to the broadcast of the correct version of fact(s).” Lastly, the authority has found that Aaj Tak violated its Guidelines on Privacy inasmuch as its reporters barged into Rajput’s parents’ house and questioned his various family members, who were shocked and in a grieving state. Significantly, reporters from ABP News channel also rushed to interview the Rajput’s cousin sister. However, the authority has let off the channel with a warning as it noted that the cousin had “voluntarily” given an interview.Click Here To Download StatementRead StatementNext Storylast_img read more

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first_img Tagged: flooding, Road closure, traffic Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi (Update 7 a.m. Saturday) — Safety tips from Ithaca Fire Department and weather update added.Though the flood watch is over for Tompkins County, the Ithaca Fire Department is reminding people to be prepared as cold weather is on the way, which could lead to frozen pipes and other issues.The National Weather Service has issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for Tompkins and several counties in the region. Temperatures Saturday will rapidly fall to near freezing and rain will turn to snow for many locations, which means previously wet roads may become slick, the NWS says. People traveling Saturday morning are advised to be cautious.On Friday, local emergency responders were called to many reports of flooding, which caused some road closures.The IFD says to watch out for frozen pipes and never warm them with an open flame, only use a hairdryer. Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Residents in low-lying areas or near creeks and streams should be diligent and check their basements for flooding, and also check that sump pumps are working, the IFD said.“Everyone is asked to prepare, be patient and assist each other as needed. As always, for all true emergencies call 911. For any non-emergency questions, Tompkins 211 is available to handle calls,” the IFD said.Earlier–(Update 11:40 p.m.) — Rt. 79 is open to traffic in both directions.TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Route 79, or Mecklenburg Road, is closed from Sheffield Road to Westhaven Road due to flooding.Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.A flood watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.Below is a video of the intersection of Mill and Main streets Friday evening. Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice.Featured image: Road flooding at Mill and Main streets in Newfield Friday evening.center_img Devon Magliozzi last_img read more

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first_imgkali9/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, JOSH MARGOLIN and JACK DATE, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wis.) — Kyle Rittenhouse was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the Tuesday shooting, some of which was captured on cellphone video.One of the victims in the deadly shootings at a protest Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot five times, including in the head, and a second was shot in the chest, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.The violence occurred late Tuesday night near a gas station in Kenosha, some 40 miles south of Milwaukee, amid a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, who remains hospitalized in serious condition.The two victims died from their injuries, according to the Kenosha Police Department. A third gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with “serious, but non-life-threatening injuries,” police said.Cellphone video from Tuesday night’s protests showed a white man, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, running past police and being chased by demonstrators. The footage showed the man trip and fall and appear to open fire on protesters. He then is seen running away.The alleged gunman, identified as 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Illinois, surrendered to authorities in Antioch, Illinois, before dawn Wednesday, according to Antioch Interim Police Chief Geoff Guttschow. Rittenhouse was arrested based on a warrant issued by authorities in Wisconsin’s Kenosha County, charging him with first-degree intentional homicide. He’s also being held on a charge of “fugitive from justice,” for purposes of extradition to Wisconsin, Guttschow said.Charges against Rittenhouse were officially filed in Wisconsin on Thursday, and included two homicide counts and one attempted homicide count. Rittenhouse was also charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety and possession of a dangerous weapon by a juvenile.A criminal complaint filed Thursday identified the two people killed as Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and the injured victim as Gaige Grosskreutz.Rosenbaum followed Rittenhouse and threw a plastic bag at him in the parking lot of the auto repair shop Car Source Auto Service, according to the complaint. Based on a video prosecutors reviewed, Rosenbaum approached Rittenhouse following a loud bang. After four more bangs, Rosenbaum fell to the ground. After allegedly shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse made a phone call and said, “I just killed somebody,” the complaint said. An autopsy found that Rosenbaum was shot five times — in the right groin, back, left hand, left thigh and right side of his forehead, according to the complaint.Rittenhouse was then chased by protestors and fell, according to the complaint. At that point, Huber tried to pull Rittenhouse’s gun away when he was allegedly shot and killed, according to the complaint. Rittenhouse then allegedly shot Grosskreutz, who had his hands in the air, in the right arm, according to the complaint.Huber’s autopsy showed he had a gunshot wound to his chest that perforated his heart, aorta, pulmonary artery and right lung, the complaint said.The long gun allegedly used in the shootings was a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style, .223 rifle, court records show.Authorities investigating social media accounts associated with the suspect’s name have found references of support for President Donald Trump and a video that appears to show the poster at a Trump rally, law enforcement officials told ABC News.The social media accounts were deactivated Wednesday and are now part of the investigation into the deadly shooting. Investigators are looking to determine whether the accounts are legitimate and are scrubbing them for any information pertinent to the probe, two law enforcement officials told ABC News.Local law enforcement agencies are not commenting on the social media accounts.Trump’s reelection campaign issued a statement Wednesday night distancing itself from the alleged shooter.“President Trump has repeatedly and consistently condemned all forms of violence and believes we must protect all Americans from chaos and lawlessness,” Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump 2020 campaign, said in a statement. “This individual had nothing to do with our campaign and we fully support our fantastic law enforcement for their swift action in this case.”Rittenhouse is currently being held at the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, according to Guttschow.Antioch Fire Chief Jon Cokefair confirmed to ABC News that Rittenhouse was a cadet with his fire department from September 2018 to March 2020. The Grayslake Police Department in Illinois has also confirmed to ABC News that a former public safety cadet from its youth program is a suspect in the Kenosha protest shootings.Attorney John Pierce of Los Angeles told ABC News that he has been retained to represent Rittenhouse.“We will obtain justice for Kyle,” said Pierce, adding he was headed to Wisconsin Thursday night to meet with his client’s family and appear at Rittenhouse’s bail hearing on Friday.Pierce said he has established a legal defense fund for Rittenhouse through a Texas 501(c)(4) nonprofit called #FightBack Foundation Inc. that was formed by him and Georgia attorney L. Lin Wood.“That will be the sole authorized vehicle to fund Kyle’s defense,” Pierce said.Meanwhile, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in tracing a firearm recovered Wednesday that is believed to have been used in Tuesday night’s shooting, a law enforcement official told ABC News.The civil unrest in Kenosha unfolded Sunday evening after Blake was shot by police in broad daylight. Cellphone video taken by a witness shows three Kenosha police officers following Blake around his SUV, and at least one of them is seen shooting Blake multiple times in the back as he opened the driver’s side door and entered the vehicle, where his three young children were still inside.The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, which is leading the probe into the incident. The Kenosha Police Department does not have body cameras.Authorities, in a statement, later said that officers attempted to stop Blake with a stun gun but that efforts were unsuccessful.Since then, hundreds of protesters have converged at the Kenosha Police Department headquarters and the Kenosha County Courthouse. Some have smashed patrol car windows and set fires to buildings. Police in riot gear have repeatedly deployed tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.The violence prompted Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to mobilize additional members of the National Guard to Kenosha.Blake’s family has repeatedly called for peaceful protests.A statement released Wednesday night by the Wisconsin Department of Justice identified the officer who shot Blake and provided more details on the incident.Officers from the Kenosha Police Department were dispatched to a residence Sunday, after a female caller reported that her boyfriend was there and “was not supposed to be on the premises,” according to the statement. During the incident, the officers tried to arrest Blake and deployed a stun gun in an attempt to stop him, but “the taser was not successful,” according to the statement.Blake then walked around his car, opened the driver’s side door and “leaned forward,” according to the statement. Officer Rusten Sheskey, who has been with the Kenosha Police Department for seven years, fired his gun seven times into Blake’s back while holding onto his shirt, according to the statement. No other officer fired their weapon, the statement said.The officers “immediately provided medical aid” to Blake, who was then flown to a hospital in Milwaukee, according to the statement.During the investigation following the initial incident, Blake “admitted that he had a knife in his possession,” according to the statement. Investigators recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of Blake’s vehicle. No additional weapons were found, according to the statement.When taking questions from reporters at a press conference Wednesday night, Wisconsin Department of Justice officials would not say whether Blake was the person who the female caller said was at her home.Prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Blake’s family, said his client was attempting to de-escalate a domestic incident when police drew their pistols and stun guns on him. Crump said Blake was walking away to check on his children when police shot him.He told ABC News that Blake’s family is calling for the officers involved in the shooting to be terminated from the police force and charged with attempted murder.“Where is humanity? Where is the professionalism? Where is the training? Why is it again that we’re seeing another African American who the police are supposed to protect and serve like anybody else use this brutal, excessive force?” Crump said. “It was done in front of his three little boys … who were all sitting in the car. Eight years old, five years old, three years old. Can you imagine the psychological issues these babies are going to have?”Blake’s family told ABC News he is currently paralyzed from the waist down but that doctors hope the paralysis is temporary.Blake is handcuffed to his hospital bed, his father, Jacob Blake Sr., told ABC News. A warrant was issued on July 7 for Blake’s arrest on sexual assault and domestic abuse charges, yet it is unclear at this time if that is why he is handcuffed.Despite his condition, Blake has been the one trying to comfort family.“That tells you what kind of man he is,” Blake’s uncle told ABC News in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”ABC News’ Andy Fies, Sabina Ghebremedhin, Whitney Lloyd, Will Steakin and Jim Vojtech contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Image: Black Swan Energy has commissioned its Creek gas processing facility in Canada. Photo: courtesy of Lisen Kaci/Pixabay Black Swan Energy has opened its 100 MMcf/d Nig Creek gas processing facility in the Canadian Province of British Columbia.The plant will deliver natural gas to pipelines flowing to various markets in North America. The associated propane production will be exported to premium Far East markets.Creek gas processing facility includes several green initiativesAccording to the company, the construction and design of the Creek gas processing facility have included several green initiatives including waste heat recovery installation to reduce emissions by 10,000 tonnes per year.A liquids pipeline is being constructed operationally to lessen trucking, enabling a further annual reduction of 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide.According to the company, the plant can be expandable to accommodate more than 80 MMcf/d of incremental raw processing capacity. The emissions efficiencies are expected to improve further when the plant attains its full operational capacity.The company has designed the well sites flowing into the facility with solar panels to reduce negative environmental effects. The solar panels are expected to result in greenhouse gas reductions of about 600 tonnes annually per wellsite.Black Swan said: “When benchmarked to our regional Montney peers the overall impact of our environmental efforts results in a greenhouse gas intensity of approximately 50% less than the area average for other major facilities.“Black Swan is working everyday to demonstrate what a leaner, greener and cleaner future looks like for Canadian energy.”The Alberta-based company said that with the new facility being operational, the production of the company is on target to achieve exit 2019 guidance of 40,000 to 42,000 boe/d.The facility has already achieved a daily record rate of 42,600 boe/d on 3 October 2019.In September 2018, AltaGas had agreed to acquire a 50% stake in the 210 MMcf/d Aitken Creek natural gas processing plants of Black Swan Energy in Canada.AltaGas has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in the 210 MMcf/d Aitken Creek natural gas processing plants of Black Swan Energy in Canada. The facility will deliver natural gas to pipelines flowing to various markets in North Americalast_img read more

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first_img View post tag: Exercise Training & Education View post tag: ships View post tag: Training August 3, 2011 View post tag: Visit Japanese Naval Ships Visit Norfolk for Training Exercise with U.S. Navy View post tag: Navy Three Japanese naval ships are visiting Norfolk following a training exercise with the U.S. Navy…(therepublic)[mappress]Source: therepublic, August 3, 2011;center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Naval Ships Visit Norfolk for Training Exercise with U.S. Navy Share this article View post tag: Japanese View post tag: U.S.last_img read more

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first_imgChrist Church JCR has voted to declare war on Brasenose College, in its fourth week General Meeting on Sunday evening. The motion came after Brasenose JCR’s declaration of war against Christ Church one week previous.The debate centres on the controversial result of mixed lacrosse cuppers held on Saturday of third week. Members of the Christ Church team raised an objection to the collaboration of Brasenose with players from LMH, in the composite ‘Blazenose Hall’ team. This triggered a playoff, which ‘Blazenose Hall’ lost, giving Christ Church a place in the semi-finals.The motion, which was passed by a simple majority and noted that Brasenose was an “immature and stroppy college”, mandated Christ Church JCR to appoint war ministers to collaborate with Lincoln JCR and Lincoln war ministers, which is already at war with Brasenose. Lincoln and Brasenose are famous for a long standing feud amongst undergraduates.Juliette Aliker, a first year History and Politics undergraduate at Christ Church who voted against the motion, said “despite our reputation, Christ Church is a really friendly col-lege and I believe this attitude should be reflected in the general interactions of its members with other colleges in the University. College wars, although amusing, spur an inter-college rivalry that can easily be taken too far.”The declaration of war follows a Brasenose motion which kickstarted the idea of a paintball fight against Lincoln. It is unclear whether Christ Church will get involved with the paintball fight. The Brasenose motion noted “current war efforts against Lincoln continue to run smoothly, with recent developments including tapping communication lines of key opposition leaders.”The motion creates mutual antagonism between two of Oxford’s most famous colleges, who last went to war with each other in Trinity Term 2014. Although previous college wars have involved pranks played by war ministers and tampering with opponent colleges’ property, the tactics of Christ Church, Brasenose and Lincoln in the most recent spark of conflict are as of yet unclear.last_img read more

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first_img“You can have a relatively mild infection that is affecting a large bulk of the world’s human population. That would be a pandemic,” said Ryan. The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic Wednesday afternoon after the number of cases continued to grow. There is no specific number to define “large” in this case, but with so many countries reporting cases of the virus, it was upgraded. It’s a word we don’t hear used very often at all, so what exactly does it mean? With the Coronavirus, health officials say we’re seeing both the severity and the large number of cases at a fast rate. “A pandemic, pan means all around. So pandemic means an infection that has spread to large parts of the world,” said Broome County Health Department Medical Director Christopher Ryan.center_img (WBNG) — “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” said World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday. The key thing health officials want to emphasize is that a pandemic describes the number of infections, not the severity. “It gets the attention of the public to say hey we need to pay attention to this, learn what we need to do, keep a level head certainly, but learn the facts of what we need to do to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities,” said Ryan. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

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first_imgOn February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France. Juve accused of bringing the virus to France A former Lyon doctor believes the pandemic entered France through that match. It would be the ‘ground-zero’, the moment when the disease arrived in France, a theory that a few others share. Marcel Garrigou-Grandchamp, a former Olympique doctor, shared this opinion on ‘Sport’. “That match should not have been played, as it brought Juventus fans to Lyon, which was not a risk area,” he said. On 26 February, there were only 445 confirmed cases in Italy and only 20 deaths. All of them, in the north, were concentrated in Lombardy, a region close to Piedmont, whose capital is Turin.Advertisement Read Also: Man Utd eye Juventus defender after failing to settle in Italy Juventus, for their part, dissociate themselves from this theory of Garrigou-Grandchamp and rely on the study carried out by the Regional Health Agency of Lyon, in which the relationship between the positives registered in the 14 days following the match and this one was ruled out. Now, more than a month after that, it is clear that everything should have stopped before, but talking about it afterwards is easy. It was hard for Europe to see that the virus would be so problematic, and it will pay for it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time In France, on the other hand, there were only 18 cases, with only one death. The situation soon got out of hand in Italy, and in France too. This match had not received as much media attention as the Valencia-Atalanta match two weeks later, which clearly brought the virus with it (35% of the Valencia squad have suffered from it).last_img read more

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