Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Tobi Carter ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Fort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogs ReddIt Linkedin printA group of 14 students have a new leadership role on campus that includes travel, small-group conversations and the Horned Frogs that are not yet on campus.Frog Camp is a nationally-recognized program that is offered to first-year students as an extended orientation. As part of the program, students apply and are selected to be a part of the director board to lead others affiliated with Frog Camp.The members of the new director board are:Kate Spitters, executive directorHunter Vaccaro, executive directorSeth Baldock, training and staff development directorMadelyn Carter, logistics and supplies directorCalvin Dutcher, community service directorLauren Hunsicker, relationship manager directorFrank Jackson, training and staff development directorMackenzie Koss, transportation and check-in directorDanielle LaSor, faculty and staff liaisonFaith Lawrence, faculty and staff liaisonHolly McDonnell, transportation and check-in directorMakenna Morris, logistics and supplies directorKally Nord, community service directorChris Pozzi, marketing and technology directorTrung Nguyen, the assistant director of the first-year experience, said he chose the members of the Frog Camp director board with the help of StrengthsQuest, an assessment that helps students understand their talents and where their skillset is most needed.“Regardless of your major, Frog Camp is going to use that strength to help make Frog Camp successful,” Nguyen said.Co-executive director and junior marketing major Kate Spitters said everyone on the board expects the mindset of “servant leadership” from one another.“Everyone’s on the same page when it comes to being willing to put in the time and work it takes to help others,” Spitters said. “We all expect from one another a mindset of, ‘This isn’t for us. This is for first-year students.’”Nguyen said the board is a great way to make an impact on the TCU community.Emphasizing the servant’s role in the position, Mackenzie Koss, the transportation and check-in director for Frog Camp and a junior neuroscience major, said Frog Camp helps the first-year community better themselves.Hunter Vaccaro, the other co-executive director and a junior entrepreneurial management major, said he was looking forward to making an impact on the first-year community.“You literally get to see a large majority of the freshman class and you shape and mold their first-year experience. That mold is the foundation of their TCU experience. The snowball effect goes on from there,” Vaccaro said.Some of the director board members said they decided to apply for the position because of their own experience with Frog Camp.Frank Jackson, the training and staff development director and sophomore film, TV and digital media major, said, “Frog Camp showed me before I even stepped on campus that this is the community I want to be a part of, the community I want to grow with, the community I want to make better.”Koss said as a transfer student, Frog Camp was the community she needed during her transition.“There’s another side of TCU that is so caring and compassionate and wants to know you for who you are and accept you for who you are without having to put on a facade or impress anyone. It eases a lot of your apprehension of coming into a new place for the first time,” Koss said.Frog Camp has been a staple of the TCU community since 1994. There are currently 12 camps that first-year students can choose from, with more camps being added soon. New literacy initiative rolled out in Fort Worth ISD Facebook The new Frog Camp director board poses for a picture. The two members of the director board not pictured are Frank Jackson and Lauren Hunsicker. Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Local artist and TCU alum presents new exhibit TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history New bus route eases commute to Denton Facebook Twitter Previous articleMissouri president’s resignation prompts TCU reactionNext articleTCU student wins national award in journalism Tobi Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tobi is a senior journalism major from Lewisville, Texas. She works as the downtown Fort Worth multimedia reporter. + posts Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
Organisation La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says Receive email alerts August 4, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en June 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor re-arrested just two days after he was released News Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked Reporters Without Borders has protested against the re-arrest of newspaper editor Daher Ahmed Farah on 5 June, just two days after his release, and has called on the authorities to set him free at once. The editor of the newspaper Le Renouveau and head of the Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), Farah is the subject of several libel suits by the armed forces.”Although he was put back in custody for a different matter from the one for which he was released, we are outraged by this utterly unjustified decision,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to state prosecutor Djama Souleiman Ali.”Farah was just exercising his right to inform the public, a right guaranteed by several international treaties ratified by the Republic of Djibouti,” Ménard saidHe referred in his letter to the opinion of Stéphane Zerbib, an international lawyer engaged by Reporters Without Borders to defend Farah because no lawyer in Djibouti was willing. Zerbib said Farah’s re-arrest was all the more unjustified as Gen. Zakaria Cheik Ibrahim, the army chief of staff had offered to withdraw his lawsuit in return for a letter of apology. Farah declined, but if he could have avoided prosecution by means of a mere apology, imprisonment seemed even more disproportionate to the wrong Gen. Zakaria claimed to have suffered.Ménard also reminded the state prosecutor that the United Nations condemns imprisonment for the peaceful expression of an opinion and views it as a serious violation of human rights.On 28 May, the appeal court reduced the sentence that had been passed on 7 April in one of Gen. Zakaria’s libel suits against Farah, over an article on 6 March accusing the army high command of carrying out politically-motivated dismissals. But it passed what is still a very heavy sentence for a press crime, namely a four-month suspended prison sentence and 500,000 Djibouti francs (2,417 euros) in damages. The original sentence was a six-month suspended prison sentence, a fine of 200,000 Djibouti francs (1,000 euros) and 2 million Djibouti francs (10,000 euros) in damages. Le Renouveau criticised the army again on 17 April, accusing it of lacking “neutrality” and saying it “should be apolitical.” As a result, Farah was arrested three days later but he requested a provisional release and this was finally granted by the investigating judge on 3 June. The prosecutor appealed against the release, obtaining an order for Farah’s re-arrest. This was carried out on the morning of 5 June by criminal investigation and special affairs police who detained him at his mother’s home, where he had just passed the night. They took him to Gabode prison where he had been held before in appalling conditions.Farah has also been prosecuted for “undermining the army’s morale” as a result of a complaint by another general and the defence ministry. His appeal against the six-month suspended prison sentence and fine of 200,000 Djibouti francs in this case has not yet been heard.He was detained several times in the past few years. In most cases, he was prosecuted for press offences and sentenced to prison terms or fines. to go further July 17, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Djibouti DjiboutiAfrica News December 9, 2020 Find out more Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City DjiboutiAfrica Reporters Without Borders has protested against the re-arrest of newspaper editor Daher Ahmed Farah on 5 June, just two days after his release, and has called on the authorities to set him free at once. The editor of the newspaper Le Renouveau and head of the Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), Farah is the subject of several libel suits by the armed forces. News
MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to shed light on all aspects of journalist Carlos Ortega Melo Samper’s fatal shooting outside his home in Santa Maria del Oro, a town in the northern state of Durango, on 3 May. Municipal officials were known to have been extremely irked by Ortega’s columns for the Tiempo de Durango newspaper.“It is tragically symbolic that Ortega was gunned down on 3 May, a day dedicated to press freedom throughout the world, in what is now the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said, voicing its support for Ortega’s family and colleagues.“We join the Tiempo de Durango’s management in calling for a proper investigation into this murder and we would also like to know why the Durango state judicial authorities paid no attention to the threats that Ortega had received.”The Tiempo de Durango’s management told Reporters Without Borders that Ortega was intercepted by four men travelling in two vehicles as he was about to enter his home on the afternoon of 3 May. They tried to kidnap him and, when he resisted, they shot him twice.Ortega, who was also a lawyer, had criticised the local authorities about the poor hygiene in the municipal abattoir in a column on 28 April. It led to a serious altercation the next day with Mayor Martín Silvestre Herrera and the municipal official in charge of federal programmes, Juan Manuel Calderón Guzmán. Ortega also accused Calderón of defrauding the Durango Union of Livestock Breeders.The murder motive has yet to be established but the Tiempo de Durango’s management has urged the authorities not to neglect the possibility that he was killed because of his articles. His car was set on fire while parked outside his home two months ago, but the local representative of the public prosecutor’s department, Salvador Flores Triana, refused to order an investigation. The Durango state prosecutor’s office has just transferred Flores, replacing him by Héctor Pérez Martinez, who is now in charge of investigating the Ortega murder.Ortega had worked for the Tiempo de Durango for the past year, writing an often caustic column. He had previously written for El Siglo de Durango, another regional daily, for five years. According to the tally kept by the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH), he is the 48th journalist to be murdered in Mexico since 2000, and the third since the start of 2009. May 5, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reports May 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist at odds with local officials gunned down in Durango state News Receive email alerts
Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A JUDGE has praised the work of Limerick Gardaí who intercepted an “armed posse” on their way to the home of a family who were subjected to a high level of “premeditated intimidation”.Detective Garda Ivan Muldoon told Limerick Circuit Court that Gardaí received confidential information that eight men were on the way to a house at Bru na Grudhain, Castletroy in Limerick on October 16, 2013.The men, who were travelling in a Volkswagen Golf car, were armed with a variety of weapons including a pick axe handle, screwdrivers and a car jack.Gardaí, who had earlier evacuated Christopher and Nora O’Donnell and their children from the house, intercepted the car before “serious damage could be done”.Detective Muldoon said the incident was connected to a dispute between members of two extended families.Three men before the court, Shane Ryan Casey (21) of April Rise, Old Cork Road; Jason Stokes (23) of Woodpark, Castleconnell and Wesley Stokes (20) of Curragh Birin, Castletroy pleaded guilty to the possession of weapons.Shane Ryan Casey also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the house in Castletroy and to two other charges dating back to September 2, 2013 where he was found in possession of a hurley and with causing criminal damage to the former home of the O’Donnell family.Stating that such intimidatory incidents could not be tolerated in society, Judge Tom O’Donnell they were “premeditated and always carried out by a large group to maximise the fear”.Following their guilty pleas which were entered last year, the court heard that both Wesley and Jason Stokes had engaged well with the Probation services.Suspending an 18-month prison sentence for three years for both Jason and Wesley Stokes, Judge O’Donnell said they were part of a “maximum effort to intimidate the family, but it was extremely fortunate that the armed posse was intercepted by Gardaí”.Jailing Shane Ryan Casey for two years and six months for the four offences, the judge said he was one of the “main protagonists” in the incident and he had to take a serious view of that.As he was taken into custody, Casey, who has previous convictions for beating a horse to death, shouted profanities at the court claiming that he just wanted to “spend time with his woman” and warned that “there’s a new family feud in Limerick”. WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement NewsGardaí praised for intercepting armed eight-man posseBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1169 Print Facebook Linkedin Email Previous article#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 3Next articlePrisoner jumped out Garda Station window while consulting with solicitor Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Arnell Brady Daryl Fairweather racial divide Redfin Reginald Edwards U.S. Census Bureau 2021-04-20 Eric C. Peck The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Examining the Racial Divide in Home Sales Previous: The Future of Remote Work in the Housing Finance Industry Next: Fudge, Calabria Discuss Housing Affordability, Equity, and More April 20, 2021 650 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Examining the Racial Divide in Home Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Subscribe Tagged with: Arnell Brady Daryl Fairweather racial divide Redfin Reginald Edwards U.S. Census Bureau Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save According to a new Redfin analysis, the average home in a primarily Black neighborhood nationwide is worth $46,000 less than a comparable home in a primarily white neighborhood. Redfin analyzed the values of more than seven million listed and sold from 2013 through February 2021, accounting for the fundamental factors that contribute to a home’s value, such as size, condition, neighborhood amenities and schools.”Our analysis rules out all the factors that are typically associated with home value and still finds a significant difference between the values of otherwise nearly identical homes in similar Black and white neighborhoods. We’re left with bias and systemic racism to explain the variation in home values,” said Redfin Senior Economist Reginald Edwards. “Today’s Black homeowners are missing out on $46,000 worth of wealth due to racist housing policies that were outlawed in the 1960s and continuing biases among homebuyers and housing professionals in parts of the homebuying process like appraisals and mortgage lending—and that’s $46,000 that would multiply as the years go on and benefit future generations.”The gap in home values between homes in Black and white neighborhoods has held steady over the last eight years, fluctuating just slightly year by year. Homes in primarily Black neighborhoods nationwide were valued at an average of roughly $41,000 less than comparable homes in primarily white neighborhoods in 2020, compared to a $46,000 devaluation in 2013.The U.S. Census Bureau reports that slightly more than 44% of Black Americans own the home they live in, versus 74.5% of white Americans. The Black families who do own their homes have less equity than other races, with median home equity of $89,000 in January 2021 versus $113,000 for white families.”No real progress on the racial home-value gap has been made over the last decade, which highlights the depth of the problem and how difficult it is to change,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “There isn’t a policy that would make people less prejudiced. We would need to see a broad cultural shift in the way homebuyers view neighborhoods that are predominantly Black. I’m hopeful that can happen. It used to be that many white homebuyers would consider a neighborhood undesirable if there were any Black residents at all, but now diverse neighborhoods aren’t as stigmatized. However, there still appears to be a stigma against primarily Black neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the longer Black Americans have lower home values than their white counterparts, the longer they are missing out on wealth that could be used for other investments and to pass along to their children.”Redfin examined trends in homes sold over the last five years in the Chicago metro market. Crime rates are one factor in sale prices. Incorporating crime rates into Redfin’s city-level analysis for Chicago shows that all else being equal—including crime rates—homes in primarily Black neighborhoods are valued at an average of $56,000 less than comparable homes in primarily white neighborhoods.”Homes in majority-Black parts of Chicago are valued lower, and the cycle set in motion by policies like redlining make it tough to equalize home values,” said Arnell Brady, a Redfin Mortgage Advisor based in Chicago. “There’s simply a perception that a home in mostly Black Bronzeville, for example, is worth less than a home in Lincoln Park, which is mostly white. It might be the exact same house, but the demographics and amenities of the neighborhood are different.”Click here for more information on Redfin’s latest study. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleFlood waters recede, but continued care advisedNext articleDMRT applies to council for funding News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Mayor of Letterkenny is urging local nightclub owners to put an end to cheap drinks promotions in the town.A number of nightclubs in the town have recently been selling drinks for under a euro during the week recently.Last Wednesday night, the HSE says 26 young people presented themselves to Letterkenny General Hospital with alcohol related conditions.Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle says it’s not a coincidence………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/gerry830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Letterkenny Mayor criticises cheap drink promotions after 26 attend A&E in one night By News Highland – October 25, 2011 Twitter
This year’s Cowley Road Carnival has been cancelled by organisers so the community can focus on events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.John Hole, chair of Trustees for the charity Cowley Road Works which runs the carnival, said, “To make the Carnival the best it can be, we can use the 18 month lead time to attract help and participation from all parts of the community and to secure crucial funding and sponsorship”.Third year Cowley resident Charlotte McCann said, “The carnival was fantastic last year. As a student, it’s easy to feel separate from the community, so it’s a shame it won’t be happening this year. I can understand the decision though as I’ve heard of lots of other events planned for the summer.”The event has run since 2001. It was attended by 20,000 people last year.
As Neil Young continues to dip into his extensive catalog during live performances with Promise Of The Real, it’s no surprise that the legendary guitarist wants to bring some of that music back into the limelight. With vinyl records more popular than ever, Young has announced the re-release of four albums on the audiophile-friendly media.The four albums include Time Fades Away (1973), On The Beach (1974), Tonight’s The Night (1975) and Zuma (1975). While the albums were reissued as a box set in 2014, this marks their first re-release as individual records. The four albums will be due out on September 6th! Highlights from the four releases include sit-ins from all three members of Crosby Stills and Nash, as well as both Levon Helm and Rick Danko from The Band.All four albums in this collection hit the top 40 charts, but eventually faded from the record store shelves. For any Neil Young fan and vinyl collector, this release must be calling your name.[Via Ultimate Classic Rock]