Let’s Talk About It – Episode 9: Florida’s most precious assets

first_img LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson will feature Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. Abromowitz leads over 10,000 volunteers in what is widely considered Florida’s most effective advocacy initiative, reaching over 25,000 children, and has received numerous awards andAlan Abramowitzrecognition. Abramowitz will discuss the Guardian ad Litem Program as it stands ready to protect some of Florida’s most precious assets — children.*****Let’s Talk About It, now on its 9th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleAAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Thanksgiving weekendNext articleThe strange story of turkey tails speaks volumes about our globalized food system Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Kingsville Residence / Richard King Design

first_imgArchDaily Seventy7 Projects 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877357/kingsville-residence-richard-king-design Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRichard King DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneAustraliaPublished on August 09, 2017Cite: “Kingsville Residence / Richard King Design” 09 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Houses Structural Engineer: Kingsville Residence / Richard King DesignSave this projectSaveKingsville Residence / Richard King Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877357/kingsville-residence-richard-king-design Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Tom Roe+ 16 Share Year:  Photographs Australia Photographs:  Tom Roe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Kingsville Residence / Richard King Design Builder: ESD: Site Area:280 m2City:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom RoeRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. RK-D were engaged to design this house remodel, which took close to two years to complete. A dilapidated, Federation cottage with a 1990s lean-to was extensively demolished and extended into a two-level, contemporary house, which follows passive-house design principles.Save this picture!© Tom RoeThe property grew from 85m² to 185m². The existing gable-end roof line was extended through to the rear, to reference the buildings original architectural character.Save this picture!© Tom RoeWe utilized the generous roof height and proportions to add on a mezzanine level and double-height space, at the rear of the property. The house has a mix of private, social and work spaces. The front portion of the house is retained as bedroom and “adult” living space.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!MezzanineA central spine corridor connects the old part of the house to the contemporary extension. Additional bedrooms, bathroom, entrance/laundry lead onto a double height, open-plan kitchen, dining and “social” living room at the rear. A feature staircase connects to a large mezzanine study and en-suite.Save this picture!© Tom RoeProject gallerySee allShow lessBOY Siam Square / Stu/D/O ArchitectsSelected ProjectsStudents Construct 7 Inhabitation Structures at Hello Wood’s 2017 Project VillageArchitecture News Share Keith Long & Associates CopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia Interior Designers: Richard King Design Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Policrete, Redhill Designer Cabinetry, S&A Stairs, Timber Revival EnviroGroup Area:  185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

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British Gas Twitter campaign raises £100,000 for Shelter

first_img  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 British Gas has reprised its Christmas Twitter campaign on behalf of Shelter, donating £100,000 to the homeless charity in response to 100,000 shares of its hashtag on Twitter.The original target was £25,000. To unlock a £1 donation from the energy provider you simply had to tweet #TweetForShelter. British Gas employees introduced the campaign on a video. British Gas Twitter campaign raises £100,000 for Shelter  247 total views,  1 views today British Gas sensibly published terms and conditions for this campaign. Other hashtag-to-donate campaigns have proved wildly popular with the corporate donor ending up having to donate more than was planned. Some terms and conditions can help limit the chances of that.For example, British Gas stipulated that it was only open to Great Britain residents aged 18 or over. In addition it stated that the campaign would run from 9am (UK time) on Monday 28th November 2016 until 11.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 4th December 2016 .This year the campaign did remarkably well, with over 100,000 tweets of the hashtag. Consequently the company decided to quadruple the size of its original donation to £100,000 at the end of the one week campaign. Not surprisingly Shelter’s staff were delighted:center_img Last year’s campaignIn November 2015 British Gas ran the campaign for the first time, aiming to raise £10,000 for Shelter in the same way. In the end, 16,564 people took part so British Gas rounded that up and donated £20,000. Fundraising consultant John Thompson (originator of the FiverGiver campaign idea) wondered publicly whether, based on last year’s campaign result, British Gas might just be persuaded to double its donation to £200,000, given the number of people who were continuing to retweet the hashtag after the £100,000 level had been reached. Tagged with: christmas corporate hashtag Twitter Howard Lake | 8 December 2016 | News 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.last_img read more

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Parkland students do the right thing

first_imgParkland, Florida on February 15, 2018.The young people who survived the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are doing the right thing. They are not bottling up their shock and sadness, to live with fear and trauma over the gunning down of their friends, as has happened after so many other mass shootings in the past. They are fighting mad and organizing to try and change the world around them.Many hundreds of students walked out of schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties in solidarity with those in Parkland who had lived through the shooting, as well as in remembrance of the 17 people who perished in the hail of bullets. One hundred of the Parkland teenagers then took a seven-hour bus ride to attend a session of the Florida House in Tallahassee, where a bill to ban assault weapons was on the table. Despite the students’ angry pleas, the legislators refused to take up the bill.The youth then went to the media to denounce politicians whose votes are bought by big contributions from the National Rifle Association.What is important here is not that these students might have illusions that a gun-control law will fix the problem. What is important is that they turned their grief and shock into concerted action against the powers that be. They were not passive or paralyzed in the face of such an unbelievably horrendous experience. From many different backgrounds and identities, they came together to try to take destiny into their own hands.Where gun violence comes fromGun violence in this country has been an awful reality ever since the first European settlers mowed down Indigenous peoples in order to take their land. Guns made it possible for agents of the Southern slavocracy to kidnap whole families from Africa, taking away all their human rights so they could be bought and sold as profit-making commodities. Hired guns made it possible for the Rockefellers and other robber barons to break workers’ strikes in the early days of union organizing, and cops with guns are still called out whenever there’s a picket line or a protest.The AR-15 assault rifle, the fearful weapon used to massacre the Parkland students, is but one of the death-dealing devices developed for the Pentagon to carry out its imperialist interventions around the world.What causes a young man to take such a weapon into a school and kill his fellow students? CNN reported on Feb. 18: “In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.” As with Dylann Roof, who slaughtered nine Black parishioners in Charleston, S.C., in 2015, racism was a big factor in Cruz’s violent act, even though the majority of students he killed were white.He was also immersed in the state-sponsored gun culture. The book “National Security Cinema” documents how the Pentagon and CIA have worked with Hollywood to produce more than 800 films and over 1,000 network TV shows that glorify war. And how many more make heroes out of the police and their guns?Guns in the hands of the military, the police and the Nazi-fascist-Klan right wing — as seen last summer in Charlottesville, Va. — are meant to oppress and repress the people.When the workers and oppressed arm themselves — as did Robert Williams and the Monroe, N.C., branch of the NAACP in the 1960s, the Black Panther Party founded in 1966 and Native people at Wounded Knee in 1973 — it is a justifiable act of self-defense.But you don’t hear the NRA or its paid politicians endorsing that.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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U.S. Bee Colonies on the Rise

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Bee Colonies on the Rise Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE U.S. Bee Colonies on the Rise Pollinator weekA survey a couple of months ago by USDA showed an increase in the number of bee colonies in the U.S.  Dr. Becky Langer-Curry, manager of the Bayer Bee Care Program in North America said, “We learned a few months ago through a USDA survey of colonies that we are at 2.78 million colonies, that’s the highest number we’ve had in over 20 years.”A recent report of honey bee colony losses from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides welcome news for beekeepers in their efforts to improve the health of their colonies in the United States. An estimated 21.1% of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-2017 winter, representing an improvement of 5.8 percentage points compared to the previous winter and falling well below the 10-year average total winter loss rate of 28.4%. It’s the lowest winter loss rate since these surveys began.“This is terrific news for everyone who cares about bee health,” says Dick Rogers, Principal Scientist and beekeeper for the Bayer Bee Care Program in North America. “As I reported last month, we are not out of the woods, but there is a reason for optimism, given the industry’s commitment to protect these vital pollinators.” Bayer continues to conduct research into the many factors affecting bee health and supports efforts to improve pollinator nutrition caused by a lack of forage through its Feed a Bee initiative. Bayer is also working closely with many partners to improve bee health, including Project Apis m. through its support of the Healthy Hives 2020 initiative.Dr. Langer-Curry says they know there are two key factors that provide stress to bee colonies. “When we talk about honey bees there’s specifically the Varroa mite. This is the giant like cake that attaches to the bee and it injects viruses and bacteria while making that bee sick so we need beekeepers to monitor for Varroa mites, treating them and keeping them under control.  Langer-Curry added, “Secondly what affects all of the pollinators, not just the honeybees, is forage and habitat. We’ve lost a lot of our natural lands through urbanization and growing acres of row crops and so we can all do our part by providing forage and habitat for the pollinators.”Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to showcase innovative research aimed at making an immediate impact on honey bee colony health. To register for free, click here.Researchers working on projects funded through the Healthy Hives 2020 initiative, a $1 million research effort to improve the health of honey bee colonies in the U.S. by the end of 2020, will present their findings on a number of critical bee health issues during a webinar series open to anyone interested in bee health.The webinars include:“Tracking the Changing Deformed Wing Virus” – Monday, June 19 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET – where Stephen Martin, Ph.D., Professor, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, will discuss how the viral landscape is changing, how these changes are affecting U.S. honey bees and, specifically, how the Varroa mite is providing a new viral transmission route for a previously rare and largely benign virus called Deformed Wing Virus (DWV).“The Keys to Colony Success” – Wednesday, June 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET – where Julie Shapiro, Coalition Facilitator, Keystone Policy Center, Keystone, CO, and Mike Smith, Project Director, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), West Lafayette, IN, will discuss the Honey Bee Health Coalition (HBHC) Bee Integrated Demonstration Project showcasing the best management practices (BMPs) that help to reduce honey bee colony loss through a coordinated and collaborative effort.“Smarter Hives, Healthier Bees” – Friday, June 23 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET – where Joseph Cazier, Ph.D. and Ed Hassler, Ph.D. of the Center for Analytics Research and Education, Appalachian State University, and James Wilkes, Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Appalachian State University, and Founder, HiveTracks.com, will discuss advancements in the use of technology-assisted data collection at the honey bee colony level to assist beekeepers in making wise hive management decisions.This National Pollinator Week webinar series is an extension of Bayer’s commitment to research, education, partnerships and stewardship to address the needs of honey bees. 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Newly renovated library opens with celebration

first_imgThe library also has a screening room with a flat-screen television. ReddIt Linkedin Facebook The east entrance is not yet open to outside but can be access through the sky bridges or through the west entrance. The newly renovated east entrance to Mary Couts Burnett Library. It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar print The library now features many study rooms open to all students, while smaller pods are available for reservation. Previous articleWhat to expect for traffic during HomecomingNext articleFaculty Senate votes against guns on campus Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Mary Couts Burnett Library opened its new wing Thursday with 16,000 square feet of newly renovated space inside.Students and faculty enjoyed the grand opening of the new wing of the library, and the celebration was complete with Superfrog, cheerleaders, cupcakes, balloons, and the chance to explore every new aspect of the library.“It’s very important to me that the library is celebrated because I feel that it’s a contributor very much to academic success on campus,” said June Koelker, dean of the library.The library showed off plenty of new amenities, including:*3D printing lab* New study rooms and spaces*Technology sandbox* GIGA lab for multimedia editing stations* New expanded Bistro Burnett* Private graduate student study spaces* Purple wave cave underneath the stairs* Screening room with a flat-screen televisionStudents said they were amazed with the transformation and said there were many more places to study.“I’m really excited for the new study spaces,” said sophomore nursing major Kiana Powell. “Everything looks so cool, and I can’t wait to have more space in the library.”Sam Baxter, a junior supply chain management major, said he thinks the study rooms are a great way to collaborate with groups and get work done.Students said the new café was impressive as well.“I love it, there’s so many places to study, and I think the new café is super convenient and has really good food,” said Tessa Redmond, a sophomore business major.Overall, student reaction was very positive and students couldn’t wait to start spending time in the new wing.“I can’t wait to see how the students utilize everything,” said Tommy Miller, a first-year pre-business major. “It’s an amazing facility, and it’s going to be greatly handled.” Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ The new Bistro Burnett in the renovated portion of the library. Kristen Weaver Twitter Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Students responded positively to the 16,000 square feet of renovated space. Until the east entrance is open, students can access the renovation portion of the library through either the sky bridges connecting to Rees-Jones Hall or through the west entrance facing University Drive. Students study in one of the larger open areas in the renovated portion of the library. The east entrance is not yet open to outside but can be access through the sky bridges or through the west entrance. Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Twitter A group walks from the old part of the library into the new. Linkedin Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ + posts Facebook ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/last_img read more

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“Blade Runner 2049” may be the best sequel ever made

first_imgWilliam Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Twitter Linkedin William Konig Photo by Warner Brothers. William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Verdict:“Blade Runner 2049” is an engaging movie with amazing music and fantastic visuals. This film raises many question on what it means to be human and does so in the most epic way possible. I would recommend this to those who loved the original and to those who didn’t. This may be one of the best films to come out in 2o17. ReddIt ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleFormer frog Clint Gresham promotes new book at campus storeNext articleSizzle Reel Season 2 Episode 6 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 9.75/10center_img Twitter Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations print“Blade Runner 2049” is a beautifully written and visually stunning movie that may be the best sequel ever made.The sequel takes place 30 years after the first film and is now following Officer K (Ryan Gosling) as he plays the new blade runner. Officer K digs up something from the past that leads to chaos within the world. He eventually runs into the old blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Soon Officer K starts to question whether he is a human or a replicant.The music in this movie is perfect. It feels exactly like the universe of the first movie, with its dark and loud sounds that vibrate the theatre chair, making you feel like you are standing at the entrance to this world. Visually, this movie is stunning– it contrasts the dark and light colors beautifully and is true to the original. This movie works well using the black and gray and then mixing in the bright colors that gives it a beautiful appearance.Ryan Gosling’s acting in the lead role was great. It starts off and you can feel he is a replicant, but when he starts questioning if he is a human, so does the audience. You can feel the struggle and pain he is going through as he tries to figure out who he really is.Performances by Harrison Ford and Jared Leto were good. Rick Deckard did not feel forced into the sequel and played a pivotal part of the plot.The movie seemed slow and when I thought I had everything figured out, the movie added in new details and destroyed everything I thought I knew. As a sequel, “Blade Runner 2049” surpassed the original in every way and may be the best sequel made so far. Facebook Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Draft decree would end online anonymity, force foreign Internet firms to censor

first_imgNews to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 22, 2021 Find out more News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trangcenter_img News VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam April 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Draft decree would end online anonymity, force foreign Internet firms to censor Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders calls on the Vietnamese authorities to abandon plans for a decree that would increase online censorship to an utterly unacceptable level and exacerbate the already very disturbing situation for freedom of expression in Vietnam.According to information provided by the banned pro-democracy movement Viet Tan, which Reporters Without Borders has verified with various sources, the government intends to issue the decree in June. Entitled “Decree on the Management, Provision, Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online,” it would reinforce the already considerable legislative arsenal deployed against dissidents.Using a deliberate vague language that would allow arbitrary interpretation, the current draft of the decree suggests that the government wants to pressgang Internet companies, including foreign ones, into helping it to reinforce online censorship and control of Internet users. Google and Facebook could be among the foreign companies affected.As well as developing the privatization of censorship, it could criminalize any expression of dissident views and reporting of news that strays from the Communist Party official line. It also seeks to prevent journalists, bloggers and netizens from using the protection of pseudonyms when reporting online.Reporters Without Borders urges the Internet companies concerned to resist the government’s pressure to turn them into the accomplices of its censorship. By making them locate servers and data centres in Vietnam, the decree could force them to install filtering and self-censorship systems and to reveal information about their Vietnamese users.Reporters Without Borders would also like to point out to the Vietnamese government that the proposed new provisions could have a negative impact on the economy. Imposing restrictions on the operations of Internet companies could slow growth in a sector that is important for the economy, especially if foreign companies were forced to terminate the services they provide to Vietnamese users because of the draconian conditions imposed.By creating trade barriers, the decree could also be odds with the undertakings that Vietnam has given to the World Trade Organization and the Trans-Pacific Partnership which is currently being negotiated between several countries including Vietnam and the United States.In its current form, the proposed decree would:- Force Internet users to use their real names.- Ban Internet users from “abusing the Internet” to oppose the government, reveal confidential government information or spread defamatory information.- Force foreign companies that provide online services such as social networking, blogging, discussion forums and chat to cooperate with the Vietnamese government and provide it with the information it needs to crack down on activities banned by the decree. It could also force them to locate data centres in Vietnam and open offices there.- Make all news websites subject to government approval and force them to comply with existing media laws. Website administrators would have to report any banned online activities to authorities. Those responsible for “personal” blogs would have to post their names and contact information and would be held accountable for the content they posted.In order to head off any destabilization attempts in the wake of the Arab spring, the government has reinforced repressive measures and controls in recent months, relying above all on surveillance and arrests, as well as increased online filtering.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” With a total of 18 netizens currently detained for expressing their views freely online, it is the world’s third biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, after China and Iran. Help by sharing this information News April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Serena Beeks to Serve as Graduation Speaker at The Gooden School

first_imgHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Serena Evans Beeks, D. Min., Executive Director, Diocesan Commission on Schools, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Photo courtesy The Gooden SchoolA passionate advocate of “education for the whole person – mind, body and spirit,” Serena Beeks, who oversees nearly 40 Episcopal schools in the Los Angeles Episcopal diocese, will provide the graduation address to The Gooden School’s 2014 eighth grade class. The graduation will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, on the school’s campus in Sierra Madre.“I’m delighted to be invited to give the graduation address at Gooden,” said Beeks. “Gooden is such a beautiful place, with an energetic atmosphere where doors of possibility are opened to children. And graduation is such an exciting time of transition as students continue their journeys of discovery.”Since 1998, Beeks has served as Executive Director, Diocesan Commission on Schools, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She did however take a break to serve as division head of a new independent school in Las Vegas for five years, which gave her a perspective on challenges and opportunities in education outside of the world of Episcopal schools. Prior to her position at the diocese, Beeks served as founding head of school of St. Mark’s, in Upland, for 16 years. Beeks received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Claremont Graduate School. She serves as a Governing Board member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and is an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Center.Additionally, Beeks enjoys serving as a liaison between Episcopal schools such as Gooden and their sister schools in Haiti. “It’s a meaningful way for students to look outward,” said Beeks. It’s a theme she plans to focus on in her graduation address.“Thinking of others is not our default,” Beeks said. “Through the sister school program, and other service learning opportunities, children begin to realize that what they do matters – whether it’s small acts of generosity, creativity, caring or sharing.”Reflecting the school’s reputation for academic excellence and its emphasis on the arts, Gooden students are accepted by the finest area high schools. This fall, graduates will attend Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Salle, Loyola, Mayfield Senior School, Maranatha, St. Francis and Westridge.Established in 1975, The Gooden School offers a classical education for the 21st Century. The independent Episcopal school, K – 8th grade, is located in Sierra Madre. For more information, visit www.goodenschool.org. Business News Make a comment Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Serena Beeks to Serve as Graduation Speaker at The Gooden School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 12:16 pmcenter_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Leafly and Jane Announce Strategic Partnership to Build Enriched Cannabis Shopping Experiences

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleChiefs under pressure to ditch the tomahawk chop celebrationNext articleBboxx et Trafigura s’unissent pour accélérer les progrès de l’ODD 7 de l’ONU en Afrique Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Leafly and Jane Announce Strategic Partnership to Build Enriched Cannabis Shopping Experiences Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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