Chris Ashton Equals Top 14 Try-Scoring Record

first_img For the record: Chris Ashton with his trademark ‘Ash Splash’ dive to score LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS English wing tots up 21 tries so far this season – equalling Napolioni Nalaga’s record Related: Newcastle’s Vereniki Goneva celebrates a try like Alan ShearerClermont would have felt positive ahead of the Toulon clash, with a strong team selection and the encouraging returns of invaluable half-backs Morgan Parra and Camille Lopez. However, they now head into their Euro quarter-final match with Racing 92, off the back of a battering.As Clermont boss Franck Azema said: “Conceding 50 points before a European Cup quarter-final is humiliating. I had trouble doing my job this week and failed to motivate the guys. We are not going to hide – everything was bad.”center_img Ashton, 31 on Thursday, is not the only trailblazer on the wings of Toulon. Remember Vincent Clerc? The veteran wide-out notched his 100th Top 14 try this month. The prolific 36-year-old wing only needs one more score to become the top try-scorer in Top 14 history. Wow!Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Chris Ashton Equals Top 14 Try-Scoring RecordFormer England, Saracens and Northampton Saints winger Chris Ashton has been in scintillating try-scoring form for French outfit Toulon. And yesterday he ensured his name will be in the Top 14 record books by the end of the season.In scoring a try in Toulon’s 49-0 rout of Clermont, he drew level with ex-Clermont wing Napolioni Nalaga’s league record of 21 tries in a season, which he sat back in season 2008-09. With four rounds of regular season action left before the Top 14 heads into its play-offs, there is still time for Ashton to overtake Nalaga for the outright record.Related: Heyneke Meyer takes over at Stade FrancaisThe Toulon romp ensures that reigning Top 14 champions Clermont will not make the play-offs this season.Joint-top: Napolioni Nalaga during his time with ClermontBoth teams head into the European Champions Cup quarter-finals this weekend. Levels of anticipation in Munster will be raised after Toulon’s seven-try showing before they head to Thomond Park. While Ashton splashed into headlines, it was the centres who made things happen, with the bombastic Mathieu Bastareaud and Malakai Fekitoa dominating. With Ma’a Nonu also available for the European clash, Toulon have menacing options.last_img read more

CPG appoints Francis P. Armstrong chief operating officer

first_img Submit a Job Listing Posted May 23, 2016 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Francis “Frank” P. Armstrong[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a provider of employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and published works to the institutions and individuals that comprise the Episcopal Church, May 23 announced the appointment of Francis “Frank” P. Armstrong as executive vice president and chief operating officer.In this role, he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all client-facing programs and business operations. He will report directly to CPG Chief Executive Officer and President Mary Kate Wold. He replaces former COO Jim Morrison, who recently retired after 15 years of outstanding service to CPG.“Frank has been involved with our work, and has been an important part of the CPG leadership team, for many years,” said Wold. “This appointment will ensure a seamless transition as we continue to focus on providing our clients with a comprehensive set of products and services designed to suit the unique needs of those we serve. Building on the work Jim started, Frank will continue to push us forward so we can continue to meet the needs of the changing Church.”Prior to his appointment, Armstrong served as senior vice president, benefits policy, and chief actuary of CPG since 2011. Before CPG, he served as a managing principal and practice leader for the eastern region for Hewitt Associates’ Health Management Practice, where he served as lead consultant to CPG. Prior to this, he was an actuarial consultant for Buck Consultants and an actuarial associate for US Life Insurance Co.He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a BA from Rutgers University.“We feel very fortunate to have been able to fill the role of COO with someone as talented as Frank,” Wold continued. “As he was recruited and trained by Jim, I have every confidence that he will continue the tradition of compassionate yet fiscally sound service to the Church.“I want to thank Jim for his efforts over the past 15 years. He was instrumental in the creation of various service models that have allowed us to operate more effectively and provide the best possible experience to our clients. Jim is a tremendous colleague and friend, and we wish him the very best in his retirement.”About The Church Pension FundThe Church Pension Fund is an independent organization affiliated with theEpiscopal Church with approximately $12 billion in assets. CPF and its affiliated companies, collectively the Church Pension Group, provides retirement, health and wellness, and life insurance benefits to clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church. CPG also offers property and casualty insurance, as well as book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Episcopal Church. Its affiliated companies include Church Life Insurance Corp., the Episcopal Church Medical Trust, the Church Insurance Companies and Church Publishing Inc. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC CPG appoints Francis P. Armstrong chief operating officer Replaces outgoing COO Jim Morrison, who retired after 15 years of service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Eventslast_img read more

Best Buddies: Paired organ donation saves Ed Leerdam’s life

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Florida Hospital ApopkaEd Leerdam, who lives with his wife Maria in Orlando, has polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys. Common complications include high blood pressure and kidney failure. Ed received his first kidney transplant from a deceased donor in 1989. His kidney lasted for 25 years.In May 2014, he found out he needed to have another transplant. Perhaps, one of his five children would be a match. But none of them were eligible to donate. His 21-year-old twins have the possibility of inheriting the disease, so he didn’t feel comfortable letting them do this, his oldest son couldn’t donate because his body has an antigen that likely would cause Ed’s body to reject the kidney and another daughter was ruled out because she has polycystic fibrosis.“Ed’s friend Roy Baden immediately stepped up to offer a kidney, but it turned out Ed had an antibody against one of Roy’s HLA proteins,” says Bobby Nibhanupudy, MD, medical director, Florida Hospital Transplant Institute.HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigens) proteins play an important role in your immune system’s defense against invaders such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.For organ transplants,  when a donor’s HLA is different from the recipient’s, the immune system of the recipient will recognize the donor’s HLA antigens as foreign. This causes rejection of the transplanted organ.Roy called Ed’s wife Maria around that time. She told Roy about the Paired Donation program, a way to swap donors who are incompatible.“When a potential recipient has somebody, whether it’s a family member or friend, who wants to donate a kidney but is incompatible, we can put that pair into a database and look for similar pairs,” Dr. Nibhanupudy explains. “The computer program finds optimal donors for recipients and the different pairs will swap donors with each other.”Roy decided to see if he could be part of a paired donation. During the process, which lasted about six months, Ed became sicker and spent several weeks in the hospital.“He was close to moving out of the window of opportunity to have a transplant,” Dr. Nibhanupudy explains. “He almost reached the point where he would not have been able to tolerate a transplant.”By the end of December, however, they found somebody. Ed donated his kidney to someone in Minnesota and Ed received a kidney from someone in Minnesota.Dr. Nibhanupudy says “the nice thing about a living donation is it’s a normal kidney. On average, it lasts about five years longer than a cadaver kidney. In addition, it usually takes about two months to coordinate blood tests and such with a living donor kidney. With a cadaver kidney the patient has to go on a wait list, where the average wait time is about three to five years.”When it comes to making an organ donation, a lot of people still think a donor has to be a blood relative. “It really isn’t true,” says Dr. Nibhanupudy. “If you take a cadaver donor kidney where all HLA proteins match the recipient and compare it to the living donor kidney, that will still last longer. Having a healthy kidney that is taken out and put in so quickly gives you the best chance at longevity. A living donation will last longer regardless if it’s a blood relative or complete stranger.”Needless to say, with the number of organs available for transplantation worldwide at a shortage and the number of people requiring transplants on the rise, Dr. Nibhanupudy encourages people to “sign up at their Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and tell family members that you want to be a donor, so we can recycle organs and save lives instead of letting good organs go.”You can also sign up online at Donate Life Florida.Today, both Ed and Roy are doing well and enjoy fixing up old cars together.“Last time we saw Roy, he was fantastic,” says Dr. Nibhanupudy. “I saw Ed in April during our annual picnic, and he looks great, too.”“I’m glad I was a part of helping Ed enjoy life longer,” says Roy. “God was helping us through he whole thing.”Advantages of a living donation:Having time to plan the surgery and ability to prepare in advanceLiving donor transplants, on average, last twice as long as a deceased donor transplant. This is due to many factors, including the donor being healthy and the kidney having less time out of the body, which increases the chances of it working right away. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleEarth Day Feature: 4 tips for living green when the weather is warmNext articleKilsheimer speaks out on new business venture Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Online training courses for US grant-seekers

Online training courses for US grant-seekers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Both courses are four weeks in length and all participants will be able to interact directly with the instructor by e-mail. Participants will receive everything necessary for their course work by e-mail-lessons, articles, readings, worksheets, tips and suggestions. Find out more from Grant Guides Plus. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Grant Guides Plus, in collaboration with Nonprofit Education & Training Associates (N.E.T), is kicking off a new series of online training sessions for non-governmental organisations with two summer programs. Grant Guides Plus, in collaboration with Nonprofit Education & Training Associates (N.E.T), is kicking off a new series of online training sessions for non-governmental organisations with two summer programs. The series is designed for NGOs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and other international agencies who want to raise grant funds from North American and Western European sources.The Art and Politics of Raising Grant Money provides an overview of the major principles, concepts, and skills needed to raise grant funds. Writing Successful Grant Proposals provides training on the initial approach to U.S. foundations, the various sections of a grant proposal, documents and appendices to accompany your proposal, researching funders on the Internet, “do’s” and “don’t’s” of proposal writing, and other practical tips on writing and packaging your proposal. Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 July 1999 | News read more

FTSE 100 companies still not accessible online to disabled people

first_imgFTSE 100 companies still not accessible online to disabled people 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2001 | Newscenter_img The top UK companies are still not publishing accessible Web sites, says a survey.Ony 5% of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies are publishing Web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities, according to Web developer Aspect Internet. They measured the companies’ Web sites using criteria set by automated online accessibility tool Bobby.Over half of all company Web sites used inappropriate font size, which makes their content difficult to access for partially sighted Web users. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Acevo becomes registered charity

first_img Howard Lake | 11 June 2006 | News Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, said: “Promoting the voluntary sector for the benefit of the public is a charitable purpose which is increasingly relevant to support today’s community-based organisations. Acevo carries out valuable work in support of the third sector and we welcome its transition into a registered charity.” Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management The Charity Commission has registered the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (acevo) as a charity with the objective of working to promote the third sector for the benefit of the public.Acevo was established in 1987, acevo provides advice and training to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and works with a range of third sector organisations.The Charity Commission recognised the promotion of the voluntary sector as a charitable purpose in its own right in 2004. Professional bodies may be charitable if they are established for a charitable purpose for the public benefit, as opposed to promoting private interests. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Acevo becomes registered charity  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Low Methane Beef Campaign a Positive for Beef

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Last week, fast food giant Burger King announced it would be adding low methane beef to its menu. Is this a positive or negative issue for the beef industry? That depends on who you ask.The Burger King announcement was based on research that suggests feeding lemon grass to cattle produces less methane and, thus, is good for the environment. It was met with derision by many in the beef industry as another attack on livestock production.Indiana-based author, speaker, and ag economist Damian Mason says, actually, the move is a positive for beef.“Many consumers are being indoctrinated, especially the Gen Z  and millennial crowd into feeling guilty that what they eat is harming the environment.  Burger King has given these guilt-ridden consumers a reason to buy a cheeseburger.”Mason told HAT the science behind this is shaky at best but stresses this is not an a science-based issue.“Consumers do not pay attention to science. I have been pointing this out for a long time, consumers don’t do science — they do feelings.”Mason is the author of a book Food Fear that explores how emotions dictate consumer food choices.In an on-line video interview with HAT, Mason asserted that if consumers feel good about the beef they eat, they will eat more of it.“The good news here is that Burger King may actually sell more burgers, and hence more beef, because of this new approach,” he stated.Social media reaction by many in agriculture was negative with some cattlemen threatening to boycott Burger King. Mason said the fast food chain is not attacking agriculture but simply trying to sell more burgers.“More and consumers are making purchases based on the social and environmental responsibility of a company and this is a way for Burger King to tap into that.”Mason points out that most customers at Burger King just want a hamburger and are not going to be too worried about the level of methane in the flatulence of the cattle used to make their burger. But telling a positive story about beef production is overall a good thing.“The story here is Burger King uses cattle that are on a low methane diet and that is good. It is a little bit of rainbows and unicorns and silly science, but consumers buy on feelings and this makes them feel good.”Burger King said they intend to target the promotion in cities with strong consumer concerns about the environment. Previous articlePurdue Team Gets $1 Million to Develop Rapid Sensor Tech for Cattle DiseaseNext articleCommentary: When to Rely on Science and When to Ignore It Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Low Methane Beef Campaign a Positive for Beef By Gary Truitt – Jul 19, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Low Methane Beef Campaign a Positive for Beef SHARElast_img read more

RSF condemns attacks on Radio Globo in report marking Honduran Journalists Day

first_imgRead the report here.Entitled How Radio y TV Globo journalists broadcast the news amid crimes, threats and attacks, the report highlights the pressure being put on the independent broadcaster, which the Honduran authorities have had in their sights since the June 2009 coup d’état. Staff members told RSF’s correspondent Dina Meza about how they perceive the pressure they are under. The report also sheds light on the Honduran government’s repressive policies towards independent news organizations. “Honduran Journalists Day is marred by the dire situation of independent news organizations and by the lack of freedom of information in the country,” said Virginie Dangles, RSF’s deputy programme director.“We deplore the fact that those working in the Honduran media must choose between fear and self-censorship. We urge the authorities to comply with their international commitments and support media freedom and freedom of information.” Worsening situationSince the 2009 coup d’état, Honduras has been among the deadliest countries for journalists in Latin America. A number of independent news organizations have faced threats, attacks and murder. In its Press Freedom Barometer, RSF records that 12 journalists have been murdered in Honduras since the 2009 coup. This is particularly worrying since crimes against those who work in the media generally go unpunished. According to the National Commission for Human Rights (CONADEH), 96 percent of the murders of journalists recorded since 2003 remain unpunished.To this can be added pressure by the authorities to muzzle freedom of information, using lawsuits against independent media organizations and creating a legislative framework conducive to censorship. At the time of its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Commission on 8 May this year, the government presented its Law on Official Secrets and Classification of Public Information, passed by the Congress in January 2014, as a step forward for freedom of expression. But the main objective of the law, reassigning the responsibility for classifying information of public interest to each ministry and state agency, has been described by Reporters Without Borders as an additional barrier to freedom of information. The concentration of news and information in the hands of several large media groups and the widespread practice of “journalism for hire” severely hamper independent and critical news reporting.Honduras is ranked 132nd of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders in February this year. News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts May 25, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF condemns attacks on Radio Globo in report marking Honduran Journalists Day HondurasAmericas Related documents rsf_-_reporte_radio_globo_-_mayo_2015-3.pdfPDF – 836.05 KB News Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policiescenter_img In recent months, the staff of Radio Globo have been subjected to many forms of pressure, which RSF has regularly highlighted. On May 14, Radio Globo director David Romero Ellner received death threats. Speaking on the programme “Interpretando la Noticias”, the journalist said he was threatened after he alleged that President Juan Orlando Hernández was implicated in a case of embezzlement of funds from the Honduran Institute for Social Security (IHSS). The Radio Globo director said he learned that a contract had been taken out on him and he had been given police protection. The threats are all the more worrying since this year the station had already lost 21-year-old journalist Erick Arriaga, shot dead in February while he was on his way home. The authorities denied that his death was linked to his work, presenting it as gang-related. To date five members of the Radio Globo staff have been murdered. In December 2011, programme presenter Luz Marina Paz Villalobos was shot dead by contract killers. In June 2013, Anibal Barrow, the station’s programme director, was abducted and brutally murdered near San Pedro Sula. Exactly four months later, cameraman Manuel de Jésus Murillo Varela was gunned down. In December that year, Juan Carlos Argeñal, a local correspondent for Radio Globo, was murdered outside his home in the southeastern town of Danlí. Besides physical violence, several journalists have been subjected to judicial harassment. RSF has several times condemned the judicial sanctions against Globo TV journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado who was banned from working as a journalist for 16 months after a long-drawn-out trial. The decision was confirmed by an appeal court in December 2014, despite a request from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights a few weeks earlier to refrain from implementing the measure. Alvarado told our correspondent: “We feel we are being persecuted, sometimes in an obvious manner and sometimes more subtly. I confess I don’t have as much freedom as previously. I worry about contract killers, prosecutions and even government pressure…” Organisation Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more To mark Honduran Journalists Day on Monday 25 May, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing a report on Radio Globo, one of Honduras’ most popular independent broadcasters. RSF interviewed members of its editorial staff who give their assessment of the state of freedom of information in the country and speak out about the difficulties faced by Radio Globo. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports News December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF USA announces new advisory board members and a new West Coast chair

first_imgThe office of Journalism and Technology will focus primarily on issues at the intersection of journalism and technology and the impact of emerging tech on freedom of the press and information. From its new strategic location and with the assistance of the West Coast advisory board, RSF will be able to develop its presence in the dynamic tech ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Area and across the West Coast. The office will be led by Sabine Dolan, who joined RSF in July 2018. Prior to RSF, Dolan worked with the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF and as a show producer at CNN, BBC World Service, Reuters, AP and CNBC. In the US, RSF is a 501(c)3 organization carrying out the mission to protect and defend journalists working both internationally and in the United States. RSF USA seeks to raise awareness and involve Americans in preserving freedom of information, as well as monitor and take action to prevent press freedom violations in the United States, Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean.  April 28, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Bill McCarren has served as the Executive Director of Washington DC’s National Press Club since 2007. McCarren is a close partner of RSF, having hosted events at the National Press Club including an exhibition displaying the photographs of Austin Tice, the American journalist detained in Syria. Before joining the National Press Club, McCarren served as the Founder and CEO of US Newswire, a national news release wire service that distributes media materials to the US government and non-profit agencies, from 1986-2006. Thor Valdmanis is an award-winning financial journalist who has served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Relationships at Dow Jones since 2015. Prior to his work with Dow Jones, Valdmanis was a Principal at The Dilenschneider Group, a strategic communications consultancy, and a Managing Director in the financial services group of FTI Consulting. As a journalist, he covered mergers and acquisitions for the Evening Standard in London and later for USA Today in New York. News to go further Follow the news on United States News June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas With the official opening of its new bureau of Journalism and Technology in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 23 hosted by Bloomberg News and attended by RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire, RSF announced the creation of a West Coast advisory board which will work towards engaging the leadership of west coast media, technology, and entertainment sectors to conceive and conduct programs consistent with the mission of RSF. The board will be chaired by Norman Pearlstine, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Times. Additional co-chairs and members from the journalism and technology sectors will be announced in the coming weeks. Within the last year, members who have joined the US board include Marty Schenker, Chief Content Officer at Bloomberg News, Roxanne Taylor, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Accenture, James Schwab, President at VICE Media, and Brad Jakeman, Senior Advisor and Consultant at PepsiCo. RSF looks forward to strengthening the work of its organization in the US with the addition of these esteemed members.    Chairman of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) US Board Peter Price is pleased to welcome new members William McCarren and Thor Valdmanis to its US board, as well as announce the creation of the RSF US West Coast advisory board. News Organisation News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists October 26, 2018 RSF USA announces new advisory board members and a new West Coast chairlast_img read more

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Last Week’s Critical Incidents

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Editor’s Note: In this report, Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez reviews noteworthy incidents which occurred or were concluded in recent weeks in Pasadena.On March 28, at about 9:47 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2100 block of East Foothill Boulevard regarding a report of a Male Hispanic Adult blocking the driveway and threatening to shoot people. On arrival, officers located the suspect, who was acting erratic & bizarre. The suspect was armed with a metal cylindrical object and deliberately struck a nearby police vehicle. PPD officers verbally ordered the suspect to surrender; however, he refused to comply. As the suspect approached the officers (still armed with the metal pipe), they used a less-lethal device to contain him, however, the device had minimal affect. Knowing the less lethal device had no significant impact on the suspect, the officers maintained a safe distance while evaluating their options to contain the violent suspect. The suspect continued to advance on the officers and subsequently commandeered a marked police vehicle. PPD officers chased the suspect for approximately 12 minutes. As he approached the intersection of Lake Avenue and Claremont Street, the officers used a PIT maneuver to contain him. The suspect immediately exited the police car and began threating the officers. The officers deployed a Taser Device (Conducted Electric Weapon), which temporarily incapacitated the suspect and he was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. The investigation is ongoing.On March 30, at about 6:51 a.m., Pasadena Police and Fire personnel responded to Lake Avenue and Villa Street regarding an injury collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that a light blue 2006 Kia Sorrento collided with a maroon 2003 Ford Mustang in the intersection. As a result of the collision, the Mustang impacted a metal light pole on the southwest corner. The driver and sole occupant of the Kia (Female Hispanic, 46, Los Angeles resident) sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Mustang (Male Hispanic, 23, Pasadena resident) sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The front passenger (Male Hispanic, 17, Pasadena resident) died on impact. Two additional passengers in the Mustang (Male Hispanics, 22 and 27, both Pasadena residents) sustained moderate injuries and were taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.On March 31, at about 6:07 p.m., Pasadena Special Enforcement Section (SES) officers conducted a probation search in the 2000 block of North Raymond Avenue. During the search, SES officers located a SKS (7.62mm) assault rifle. The rifle was equipped with a full high-capacity magazine. The suspect, a known local street gang member, was arrested without incident and booked at the Pasadena jail. This case is another example of the daily proactive police work conducted by the Pasadena Police Department. The efforts of the SES officers removed another dangerous firearm from our community.On April 2, at about 1:51 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Villa Parke regarding calls of shots fired. On arrival officers talked with several witnesses who provided conflicting statements. Some of the witnesses said a vehicle drove by and shot at a group of individuals sitting along the east curb, Garfield Avenue, south of the soccer field. Others stated the suspect(s) fired into the air. Nevertheless, PPD offices recovered expended shell casings at the scene. There was a youth soccer game in progress at the time of the incident. Fortunately, PPD officers did not locate any victims and it does not appear anyone associated with the game was the intended target. PPD will maintain a strong uniform presence in the park for the remainder of the afternoon. Our investigation is ongoing. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. 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