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first_img to go further News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region March 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Receive email alerts August 4, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moderate Islamic group detains journalists in central Somaliacenter_img February 24, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Somalia News SomaliaAfrica The journalists Abdi Mohamed, correspondent for the Somali National TV, Abdijamal Moalim Ahmed, correspondent for the privately owned Kalsan TV and Bar-kulan radio and Bashiir Mohamoud Salad, correspondent for Horncable TV, Ms. Nafiso Hersi Oogle, director of privately owned radio station based in Dhusamareb and freelances several media stations based in Mogadishu, Abdullahi Farah Roble reporter for the Mogadishu based Kulmiye Radio and Radio Codka Bartamaha and Ms Leylo Nor of Radio Codka Bartamaha were freed on Monday afternoon and their charges were dropped.————————————Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the arbitrary detention of a total of six journalists in the central town of Dhusamareb by Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a, a moderate Islamic Sufi group that controls the region.The arrests of the six journalists were made during a 48-hour period beginning on 31 July. All six were reportedly released on the evening of 2 August but were rearrested the next day (yesterday).Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a supports the national government and opposes the radical Islamist rebel militia Al-Shabaab.Three journalists were arrested on 31 July. They were Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, a reporter for Somali National TV, Abdijamal Moalim Ahmed, a reporter for privately-owned Kalsan TV and Radio Bar-Kulan, and Bashiir Mohamoud Salad, a reporter for Horncable TV.Two Radio Codka Bartamaha reporters, Abdullahi Farah Roble and Leylo Nor, were arrested the next day. Finally, Radio Codka Bartamaha manager Nafiso Hersi Oogle was arrested on 2 August.According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a had ordered all local journalists to “register” by filling out forms provided by the group in which they were required to enter their personal information.When several journalists questioned the impact that the provision of this information could have on their safety, Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a responded with the wave of arrests, prompting dozens of other journalist to flee the town to avoid the same fate.“We condemn the arbitrary detention of six journalists by the authorities in Dhusamareb and call for their immediate and unconditional release,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said.“These arrests and acts of intimidation against journalists and media outlets in the region are unacceptable. Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a is creating a hostile climate for the media, but freedom of information is essential for establishing a democratic society.”This is not the first time that Alhu Sunna Wal Jama’a has harassed the media. According to NUSOJ, the group closed Radio Galgaduud in the nearby town of Guriel on 18 May, arresting deputy manager Abdulkadir Gure and preventing it from broadcasting for a week after he refused to accept the strict regulations it wants to impose on the media.Somali National TV reporter Osman Mohamed Adan was detained the next day and was deported to Mogadishu.Somalia is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, who are arrested, threatened and murdered with complete impunity. Of the 43 murders of journalists reported since 2009, only one led to a conviction.While rebel groups such as Al-Shabaab, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom, are responsible for many of the physical attacks against journalists, the government is also guilty of crimes against media personnel. Abuse of authority is common and officials often break Somalia’s laws by closing media arbitrarily and carrying out repeated illegal arrests.Somalia is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. SomaliaAfrica RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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first_img Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the four-year prison sentence imposed today by a court in Alexandria on Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting President Hosni Mubarak in his blog, for which he used the pseudonym of “Kareem Amer.”“This sentence is a disgrace,” the press freedom organisation said. “Almost three years ago to the day, President Mubarak promised to abolish prison sentences for press offences. Suleiman’s conviction and sentence is a message of intimidation to the rest of the Egyptian blogosphere, which had emerged in recent years as an effective bulwark against the regime’s authoritarian excesses.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “As a result of this conviction, which clearly confirms Egypt’s inclusion in our list of Internet enemies, we call on the United Nations to reject Egypt’s request to host the Internet Governance Forum in 2009. After letting Tunisia, another violator of online freedom, host the World Summit on the Information Society, such a choice would completely discredit the UN process for debating the future of the Internet.”The organisation added: “This heavy sentence is also a slap in the face for the international organisations and governments that support President Mubarak’s policies. It is time the international community took a stand on Egypt’s repeated violations of press freedom and the rights of Internet users.”Suleiman, who was arrested on 6 November 2006, got three years for inciting hatred of Islam and one year for insulting the president. The judge dismissed the charge of “spreading rumours liable to disturb the peace” which had been included in the prosecution’s indictment. Suleiman’s blogs regularly criticised the government’s religious and authoritarian excesses. He also criticised Egypt’s highest religious institutions including the Sunni university of Al-Azhar, where he studied law.Egypt is on the list of the 13 Internet enemies which Reporters Without Borders compiled in 2006. The government wants to host one of the stages of the Internet Governance Forum, a series of UN-sponsored negotiations about how to regulate the Internet (see: http://www.intgovforum.org/).On 23 February 2004, the newly-elected president of the Union of Egyptian Journalists, Galal Aref, made an important announcement: President Mubarak had just telephoned him and had formally undertaken to abolish prison sentences for journalists in connection with their work. In effect, he was promising a major overhaul of the laws concerning press offences. Three years later, nothing has changed. Journalists still risk being imprisoned despite the semblance of a reform last year. Reporters Without Borders believes that people writing online, like professional journalists, should enjoy the basic right to freedom of expression and it condemns any use of prison sentences to punish offences linked to the publication of views and information. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the four-year prison sentence imposed today by a court in Alexandria on Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting President Hosni Mubarak in his blog, for which he used the pseudonym of “Kareem Amer.” February 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff ————Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org center_img News News News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four-year prison sentence for blogger “Kareem Amer” Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Also speaking in advance of Friday’s event was Stiofán Newman who believes that Limerick is “particularly fortunate in having had a long tradition of scholars engaging with the material and believes that the manuscripts are a dynamic resource, capable of being re-imagined visually, musically or artistically. ’Stephen himself will be on hand on the day facilitating a Round Table discussion with Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill, Scholar and singer; Úna Nic Éinrí, scholar; Cathal Poirtéir, Radio Producer and frormer chairperson of IMRAM Festival, and David Bracken, Limerick Dioscesan Archives.The title for the event – Bárantas- echoes the term used by the poets to summonfriends to their convivial poetic gatherings- it is a call to action combined with a socialgathering. Barántas will also cater for those with little or no previous knowledge ofthe manuscripts – personal headphones will provide a simultaneous translation ofthe Irish language material.More about education here. Facebook Twitter TAGSBarántasGaelicheadphonesmanuscriptsMary Immaculate College NewsEducationBarántas talk and exhibition to take place in Mary Immaculate CollegeBy Staff Reporter – April 24, 2018 1239 Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day WhatsApp Advertisement Email Print Mary Immaculate CollegeBARÁNTAS, taking place on Friday 27 April from 2-5pm in Mary Immaculate College Room G10 from 2-5 p.m., aims to draw attention to the potential of Limerick’s Gaelic manuscripts as a creative and cultural resource for Limerick and the Mid-West.The free event, which is open to the public, will consist of an exhibition of Limerick’s Gaelic manuscripts. Educators, representatives from arts organisations, cultural and civic leaders and the general public are invited to join in the discussion and hear from leading scholarsand practitioners about the many dynamic ways in which we can engage with themanuscripts.Co-organisers of the event, lecturers from MIC, Róisín Ní Ghairbhí and Stiofán Newman believe that ‘Limerick’s amazing Gaelic manuscripts are a relatively untapped resource in the civic, cultural and creative life of the region’. Limerick scribes formed part of a dynamic network of Munster scribes operating in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and their manuscripts – containing poems, songs, stories and historical and spiritual material – are preserved in libraries and institutions across Ireland and overseas. Some manuscripts are still here in Limerick,including the De Bhál collection in the Diocesan Archives in Henry Street. Speaking in advance of the event Róisín Ní Ghairbhí said: “Many Limerick people will have heard of the poets of the Maigue and their association with places like Kilmallock, Croom and Adare but there are scores of other scribes and poets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Previous articleEarls and Murray nominated for Player of the Year awardNext articleLimericks Darren Named Mr Gay Ireland 2018 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie PREVIEW: Senior and Intermediate championships reach Round 2last_img read more

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first_img Andreas Dombret Named Independent Chairman of DACH Region for Houlihan Lokey to Spearhead Firm’s Growth in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Previous articleWindstream Enterprise Unveils WE will: An Authentic and Unmatched Customer CommitmentNext articleSmith’s 3 beats buzzer, SE Louisiana tops Texas A&M-CC 78-75 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, announced today that Dr. Andreas Dombret has been appointed Independent Chairman of the firm’s activities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). Dr. Dombret was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the firm last year and will now devote more time to Houlihan Lokey in his expanded role. As Independent Chairman, he will provide senior leadership and strategic counsel to the heads of our Corporate Finance and Financial Restructuring businesses in DACH and spearhead our further expansion in the region. “As we continue to expand our businesses across Europe, we are delighted to have Andreas guiding our growth in the DACH region. His experience and expertise in both policy and investment banking provide him a unique perspective that will give our clients unparalleled insights,” commented Scott Adelson, Co-President of Houlihan Lokey. “Having made an immediate impact after joining the firm last year as a Senior Advisor, it became clear to us that Andreas was the ideal person for this new role, to play a critical part in driving our businesses forward in DACH,” added Matteo Manfredi, Head of Corporate Finance in Continental Europe for Houlihan Lokey. “Andreas is an eminent figure in the German financial community, and having him on board in a leadership capacity will have a meaningful impact on our business in the region,” said Joseph Swanson, Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s EMEA Restructuring Group. Andreas Dombret commented, “Houlihan Lokey is already the leading U.S. mid-cap corporate finance advisory firm, and has shown its clear intention to match that position in Europe with the continued expansion of the business here. Within DACH, I can see many growth opportunities for both Corporate Finance and Financial Restructuring, and I look forward to helping the firm achieve its strategic goals in the region.” The appointment comes as the firm’s two businesses in Germany prepare to move into a new office in Frankfurt in April. In DACH, Houlihan Lokey’s Corporate Finance team is headed by Managing Directors Tobias Rieg, Martin Bastian, Christian Keller, and Nicolas Zintl. The German Financial Restructuring team is led by Managing Directors Niklas Lerche and Malte Wulfetange. Between 2010 and 2018, Andreas Dombret served as a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the German central bank; from 2014 to 2018 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB); and from 2012 to 2018, he was a Board Director at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Prior to joining the Bundesbank in 2010, he was Vice Chairman of European Investment Banking at Bank of America. From 2002 to 2005, he served as a Partner at Rothschild & Co. in Frankfurt and London. He joined Rothschild after 10 years with J.P. Morgan, where he was a Managing Director covering the financial institutions sector in Germany and Austria. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 1987. Since leaving the Bundesbank in 2018, Andreas Dombret has taken on a number of international advisory positions, which are unaffected by this appointment. About Houlihan Lokey Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters). View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005392/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations 212.331.8225 [email protected] Relations Richard Creswell +44 (0) 20 7747 1480 [email protected] KEYWORD: AUSTRIA GERMANY EUROPE SWITZERLAND INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Houlihan Lokey Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 03:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 03:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005392/enlast_img read more

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first_imgHomepage BannerNews Rents rise by just over 4% in Donegal By admin – February 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Rents continue to rise in Donegal with a 4.1% increase in the final quarter of last year.The latest Daft.ie report shows the average advertised rent in the county is now €517, up 6% from their lowest point in 2013.Nationally rents rose by an average of 9.0% during 2015.Ronan Lyons, economist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the Daft Report says the outlook for Donegal for this year looks like further increases due to supply and demand:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ronanrent.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Reserves Order On Manoj Tiwari’s Plea Against Summons In Manish Sisodia’s Defamation Case Shreya Agarwal7 Dec 2020 4:35 AMShare This – xA Single Judge bench of Justice Anu Malhotra of the Delhi High Court today reserved its order on BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s petition seeking quashing of summons issued against him by a Delhi Court in a criminal defamation case by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The court has also allowed the parties to file their written submissions by the next date. The defamation…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?LoginA Single Judge bench of Justice Anu Malhotra of the Delhi High Court today reserved its order on BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s petition seeking quashing of summons issued against him by a Delhi Court in a criminal defamation case by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The court has also allowed the parties to file their written submissions by the next date. The defamation case relates to a complaint filed by Sisodia against BJP leaders — Members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and Pravesh Verma, MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Vijender Gupta, and Spokesperson Harish Khurana — for allegedly making defamatory statements of his involvement in corruption of nearly Rs 2,000 crore in the building of classrooms in Delhi’s government schools. Challenging the summons issued by a Rouse Avenue court to Tiwari and other co-accused persons in November last year, Sr. Adv. Pinky Anand’s main line of attack on the summons order was that the same was based on a CD which had been relied upon as evidence, even in the absence of a record. She argued that in the absence of a record, the CD was not legally admissible as evidence and that the certificate produced under Section 65B of the Evidence Act, was also “wholly unreliable”. Section 65B. Admissibility of electronic records— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any information contained in an electronic record which is printed on a paper, stored, recorded or copied in optical or magnetic media produced by a computer (hereinafter referred to as the computer output) shall be deemed to be also a document, if the conditions mentioned in this section are satisfied in relation to the information and computer in question and shall be admissible in any proceedings, without further proof or production of the original, as evidence of any contents of the original or of any fact stated therein of which direct evidence would be admissible. Sub-section 4 of Section 65B of the Evidence Act deals with the requirement of a Certificate accompanying an electronic record, for it to be admissible as evidence. It states that: (4) In any proceedings where it is desired to give a statement in evidence by virtue of this section, a certificate doing any of the following things, that is to say,— (a) identifying the electronic record containing the statement and describing the manner in which it was produced; (b) giving such particulars of any device involved in the production of that electronic record as may be appropriate for the purpose of showing that the electronic record was produced by a computer; (c) dealing with any of the matters to which the conditions mentioned in sub-section (2) relate, and purporting to be signed by a person occupying a responsible official position in relation to the operation of the relevant device or the management of the relevant activities (whichever is appropriate) shall be evidence of any matter stated in the certificate; and for the purposes of this sub-section it shall be sufficient for a matter to be stated to the best of the knowledge and belief of the person stating it. Anand also submitted that Sisodia’s case had relied on newspaper reports, and that the same could not classify as “good evidence”. She said, “You can’t pick up a newspaper and say this is good evidence. No newspaper is good evidence, it’s not a matter of public record.” The Court then asked her if any testimony of any viewer had been taken on record, upon which the testimony of 1 viewer was pointed out. Sr. Adv. Vikas Pahwa appearing for Sisodia, on the other hand, pressed that the Section 65B certificate produced in the matter did not suffer from any anomaly and was very well valid. He relied on a judgment by the High Court and argued that it was settled law that this Certificate could be submitted at any stage. He also argued that the accused persons had not denied at any stage that the press conference had in fact taken place, and if there indeed was any corruption, the accused persons should have filed a criminal complaint. “If there was any corruption, have they filed any criminal complaint? An RTI doesn’t count,” he said, referring to one RTI application filed by the accused persons on the corruption charge. The AAP leader filed the complaint under Section 200 of CrPC r/w for commission of offences under Sections 499, 500 r/w Sections 34 and 35 of the IPC – for making false and defamatory statements in print, electronic and social media. The accused are out on bail in the matter. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgTop Stories’Advocates Can Only Earn Livelihood If They Come Into Contact With People’ : SC Says Lawyers’ Demand For Vaccine Priority Need Consideration LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 March 2021 2:53 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday orally observed that the concerns of the legal fraternity regarding priority for COVID-19 vaccination were genuine, which require consideration.”Advocates can only earn livelihood only if they come into contact with people. They need assurance that they will not die if they come into contact with people”, the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Solicitor…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 Supreme Court on Thursday orally observed that the concerns of the legal fraternity regarding priority for COVID-19 vaccination were genuine, which require consideration.”Advocates can only earn livelihood only if they come into contact with people. They need assurance that they will not die if they come into contact with people”, the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.The bench, also including Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, was considering the transfer petitions filed by vaccine manufacturers Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India seeking to withdraw to the Supreme Court the suo moto case taken by the Delhi High Court on vaccine priority for legal fraternity.While Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Harish Salve, appearing for Bharat Biotech and SII respectively, took exception to the High Court asking the companies to reveal their production capacities, the CJI said :”We understand why the High Court has passed the order. It wants to know the capacity. There is no judgment passed”.The claims of the advocates are coming out of the fact that they have to come into contact with people to earn their livelihood, the CJI said.”It is a genuine concern for advocates”, the CJI added.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who also supported the pharma companies’ plea for transfer, said that there were many other categories of persons who also need to come into contact with people to earn livelihood.”I belong to the (legal) fraternity. I am also not vaccinated. How do I distinguish between a 35-year old colleague of mine and a 35-year old vegetable vendor who is doing business in market with equal bustle and hustle?. There are several such professions. How do we distinguish?”, the SG said.The SG added that tomorrow journalists may come with such a demand, followed by other professions such as bank employees.”Tomorrow, journalist also make a similar demand. They also come into contact with people, perhaps more than lawyers”, the SG said.”We don’t know how journalists work. But we don’t think a journalist has to come into contact with people.Advocates find it very difficulty not to meet people”, CJI replied.The SG said that there is no point in giving examples and counter-examples.The SG explained that the vaccination criteria has been formulated by the expert committee by following global standards. As per global norms, priority is given to health workers, then to frontline workers(such as police, municipal worker, sweepers). Next, persons aged above 60 years, and persons in the age bracket of 45-60 with comorbidities are given vaccines, having regard to the mortality risk, the SG explained. He also said that it will be difficult to consider competing claims raised by different professional groups seeking vaccination priority.The CJI repeatedly asked if the concerns of the lawyers can also be considered by the expert committee.”We are not attributing mala fides to you. We are only asking can you consider and explain to this group”, the CJI observed.After a brief exchange, the SG agreed that he will place the representations concerning legal fraternity before the expert committee, which will take a decision in the next 2-3 days.The CJI also commented that the Government of India has “distinguished” itself by leading the supply of vaccines across the globe.”We have no doubt that India is leading in it, and doing a great job and the government has distinguished itself by leading the supply of vaccines to smaller countries”, the CJI said.After the hearing, the bench issued notice on the transfer petitions of the pharma companies and stayed the suo moto proceedings in the Delhi High Court.Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Governor’s budget submission causes local concern Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Farm tags could see change in restrictions Alabama farmers would have the option to purchase additional farm tags for trucks and tractors if legislation sponsored by Rep…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Gov. Robert Bentley has submitted a budget to the State Legislature that removes all arts funding from the Education Trust Fund and places it in the state’s General Fund, which is already $200 million in the red.Al Head, Alabama State Council on the Arts executive director, has expressed concern, saying the move would put pressure on the Legislature to adopt new taxes and other sources of revenue to fund the General Fund.“Being placed in the General Fund would be a hazardous and risky place for us to be,” Head said. “If no new taxes were approved, there would have to be significant cuts in the General Fund. ASCA would be facing issues and problems with the potential results of significantly having to cut funding to schools and educational programs.” Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell Skip “Our mission is the cultural enrichment of the lives of all citizens through exposure to and education in the arts,” she said. “Our mission would be greatly compromised if we lost our ASCA funding. But, it’s not just the Johnson Center for the Arts that would be adversely affected. Other arts organizations in the county as well as arts organizations all across the state would suffer. We, here in Pike County, need to let Gov. Bentley and our Legislators know how important the arts are to education and to our quality of life.”Pritchett is encouraging all Pike Countians to let their voices be heard by contacting Rep. Alan Boothe and Sen. Jimmy Holley with their concerns.Holley may be contacted at [email protected] Boothe may be reached at [email protected] Print Article Sponsored Content Email the author Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center for the Arts executive director, shares Head’s concerns.“The Johnson Center would suffer greatly if our funding from ASCA was significantly cut,” Pritchett said. “We would no longer be able to keep the doors of the Johnson Center open free of charge. We would not be able to offer the high caliber exhibits that people have come to expect nor would we be able to offer the summer teacher workshops or go into the classroom with our arts programming.”Pritchett said the Johnson Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization and depends on grants, memberships, donations and fundraisers to keep the doors open. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) “The public’s perception is that the City of Troy owns the building but it does not,” she said. “We get funding from the city and it is greatly appreciated but it’s not enough to meet the expenses that a facility like this incurs.”Pritchett said there is a $1.5 million note on the Johnson Center.“Then, we have utility bills to pay along with maintenance costs and salaries,” she said. “And, there are costs associated with the exhibits and programs we offer. ASCA grant funding is essential to our being able to continue to offer quality exhibits, educational programs and keep the doors of the Johnson Center without charging admission.”Pritchett said she is very concerned that, by moving ASCA from the Education Trust Fund to the General Fund, the Johnson Center’s educational component will “go away.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

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first_imgKABC(LOS ANGELES) — A sniper located in an apartment building in Los Angeles County opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy just outside his station house on Wednesday afternoon.The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster station by someone in the apartment building across the street, which is a government-subsidized facility.The shooting took place in Lancaster, about an hour north of downtown Los Angeles, at about 2:45 p.m. local time.“Think about what happened here — a sniper took out one of our deputies,” Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said at a press conference. “And the only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on.”“He was getting ready to take that vest off,” he added. “Had he done so, it would’ve been a much more tragic situation.”The suspect is still on the loose, authorities said early Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies cleared the apartment building overnight and did not find the person. The suspect has not been named, and it is unclear if they are a resident of the building.Reinosa has been treated and released from the hospital and there was no puncture wound.He has been with the sheriff’s office for about a year and at the Lancaster station for just three months, authorities said.Sgt. Benjamin Grubb, in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau, called the shooting a “contemptible assault.”Parris was critical of a mental health facility, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, that shares a parking lot with the apartment building, however, the apartments provide housing for a variety of low- and middle-income residents and those who were formerly homeless, according to the Los Angeles Times.“It’s not just a four-story apartment building, it’s a four-story apartment building that is government subsidized for mentally ill people,” Parris said. “I mean, let’s call it what it is. Why do you put mentally ill people in a four-story apartment building across from the sheriff’s department?”A spokesperson for the facility told Los Angeles ABC station KABC that the mental health facility is in the same complex, but separate from the apartments, which are not specifically for patients.“They let people live in our apartment complex who have mental illness,” Terrisa McGhee, who lives in the apartment complex, told KABC. “It’s kind of scary because there’s no security onsite 24 hours. Management is never here when things happen. The cops are in there constantly. So it’s not a surprise.”It is unknown whether the suspect is a patient.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Aggies’ overall statistical leader is Spanish national Ivan Aurrecoechea (9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds per game). FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS CRUCES, N.M.-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball returns to action for the first time since January 30 as they visit New Mexico State. The Aggies lead the Wolverines 8-3 all-time and 4-1 all-time in the series at Las Cruces. Nationally, the Wolverines rank 18th in field goal percentage (48.4 percent) and are 42nd in 3-point field goal percentage (37.7 percent). Written by The Wolverines are currently 16-7 (5-3 in WAC play) headed into this tilt at Las Cruces, N.M. against the conference-leading Aggies who are 20-4 (9-1 in WAC play). Tags: Conner Toolson/Ivan Aurrecoechea/Jake Toolson/Las Cruces/New Mexico State/Terrell Brown/UVU Men’s Basketball Junior guard Terrell Brown (12 points per game) keys a balanced New Mexico State scoring attack. February 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball To Visit New Mexico State Thursday Utah Valley scores 76.9 points per game and surrenders 71 points per contest. Redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson scores 16.5 points per game for the Wolverines, while senior guard Conner Toolson averages 13 points per contest. The Aggies score 77.1 points per game and surrender 65.7 points per contest. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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