KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Wednesday 8 September 2010 8:23 pm MOST hedge funds lost money in August as some of the industry’s best-known names were caught out by dips in the stock market. The average fund lost 0.55 per cent last month after gaining 1.9 per cent in July, according to data released yesterday by New York consulting firm Hennessee Group. Hedge funds lost 1.29 per cent in June and fell 3.21 per cent in May, reported Hennessee, one of a handful of groups that track performance and asset flows in the secretive $1.5 trillion (£969bn) industry.John Paulson, who earned $15bn with a bet that the US housing market would crumble in 2007, told investors that his flagship Advantage Plus fund fell 4.3 per cent last month, leaving it down 11 per cent for the year, people who invest with him said. Hedge funds lost out in August after stocks fell More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼
There’s no place like Cheltenham whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ A is for Atmosphere – The roar of the tapes going up for the start of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is enough to send shivers down the spine of the calmest of human beings. When the commentator mentions the hot favourite “is absolutely cruising” rounding the home turn, the noise carries you along.B is for Betting – More than 250 bookmakers will be setting up their pitches on course in the various enclosures, taking an aggregate of around £1m per race. Add the action in Britain’s 8,862 betting shops, plus the telephone and online business, and it is estimated that in excess of £600m will be wagered on the 27 races over the four days. Who says we are in a recession!C is for the Craic – No better way to celebrate what the Irish call the bonhomie than with a bottle of bubbly, and 20,000 empties will be heading for the bottle bank come Friday night.D is for Don’t Drink and Drive – The police will be waiting for you on all the surrounding roads, so, unless there is a teetotaller in your party, hire a chauffeur.E is for ‘Ell – As one jockey once described the famous Cheltenham hill. It might seem like heaven at the start of the ascent, but it’s a brutal climb from the last obstacle to the top, and so many dreams have been shattered in those tortuous final 100 yards.F is for Freebies – Plenty of handouts at the gate through the week, with 1,000 special Centenary Bowler Hats given out to the first racegoers through the gates on tomorrow.G is for Guinness – There is no racecourse in the world where you will see more of the “black stuff” consumed, and 220,000 pints of every Irishman’s favourite tipple will have been downed come close of play on Friday. H is for Helicopters – 650 “choppers” are expected to land during the week, making it the busiest temporary airfield anywhere in the country, and that includes Silverstone on British Grand Prix day!I is for the Irish – Cheltenham would not be the same without the massive representation from across the water, and in the last six years their winning haul has been 9-10-5-7-9-7, so punters take heed, you ignore the boys in green at your peril.J is for Jockeys – So fearless, so brave and for 100 quid a ride. Would you do it?K is for Kauto Star – A crowd favourite, Kauto will be going for his third Gold Cup and is aiming to become the first horse older than 10 to win the race since 1969.L is for Ladies Day – Wednesday is for the fairer sex, and 5,000 goody bags will be given away to the ladies, who will also be able to participate in a Fashion Awards ceremony, when prizes include annual membership at a local spa.M is for The Manager – Both Sir Alex Ferguson (Man United) and Harry Redknapp (Spurs) have runners during the week, and, together with the BBC’s John Motson, they rarely miss the chance to switch off at the Festival.N is for Nightmare – The loos, especially the ladies, where the bladders are tested to their limits as the queues stretch half-way to Cleeve Hill.O is for Outsiders – Be prepared for the odd surprise package – favourites don’t always win, remember Norton’s Coin silencing the packed stands when landing the Gold Cup at odds of 100-1 in 1990.P is for Paddy’s Day – Thursday is the day when the Irish celebrate St Patrick, and the shamrocks will be out in force with Irish dancers entertaining in the enclosures, and, doubtless, the odd rendering of Danny Boy!Q is for Queen’s Hotel – The most famous hostelry in the town and down the posh end, where champagne costs an arm and a leg but the craic is so good that if you’ve backed a winner or two, who gives a Donald!R is for Ruby Walsh – Top jockey at the meeting for the last three years, and he is favourite to retain his crown. You can rest assured that the Kaiser Chiefs hit “Ruby, Ruby, Ruby” will be bellowing over the tannoy if he succeeds.S is for Shopping – 80 stands can be found in the Tented Village, selling everything from wellies to wine, silverware to Spanish properties, books to binoculars. You could even treat yourself to a hand-made rocking horse.T is for Tweed – Royal Ascot has its Morning Dress and posh frocks, but the NH Festival is all about tweed suits for the men, and included in the Fashion Awards’ prizes is a ladies coat from the Cousins Tweed Collection.U is for Umbrellas – Hope we won’t need them, but the long-term forecast suggests that if we leave them behind on the Friday we might look like “the wally without the brolly.”V is for View – Prestbury Park is one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. Whether you’re on the balcony of a fifth floor box, or slumming it in the ring, the view is simply breathtaking.W is for Winner’s Enclosure – The most hallowed place in jump racing, and a crescendo of noise greets every successful jockey, who will celebrate with a victory salute or a punch of the air as he enters the number one spot.X is for X-rays – Jockeys accept that falling is part and parcel of the job, but let’s just hope that there won’t be any need for the x-ray machine to be used during the week.Y is for You know it makes sense – Where else would any fan of jump racing rather be for these four days in March.Z is for Zara Phillips – Rarely misses a Festival, and the Queen’s eldest grand-daughter might need to back a winner with her wedding to England rugby captain Mike Tindall taking place at the end of July. whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 13 March 2011 9:22 pm Tags: NULL
CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 17: Joe Worsley of England leaves the field early in the first half with concussion during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on March 17, 2007 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Famous head knocks: Brian O’Driscoll during the 2010 Six NationsThe International Rugby Board has approved a revised set of protocols governing concussion, but has rejected the much-supported plan for a Concussion Bin at the top end of the game.An amendment to Regulation 10, approved by the IRB Council at its Special Meeting of Council in Dublin, has paved the way for a new robust set of guidelines surrounding concussion that will enhance the protection of players at all levels of the Game.Ashton took a huge knock to the head during the Autumn International against South AfricaPlayers, coaches, medics and administrators now have access to an easy-to-use dedicated set of guidelines that cater for the elite and community levels and recognise that medical diagnosis and support is not always available to players at every level of the game. Importantly, greater clarity and flexibility will aid the process.Grounded in extensive research to increase understanding, the new guidelines are now available at the IRB’s dedicated Player Welfare website www.irbplayerwelfare.com. Underpinning the programme will be the roll out of a Game wide education programme that highlights the dangers of ignoring the symptoms of concussion.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW GUIDELINESIRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The safety and welfare of players is of paramount concern to the IRB and its Member Unions. At the inaugural IRB Medical Conference we identified concussion as a key priority for the game. These new guidelines are the culmination of a process that has seen collaboration with medical experts within our Unions and consultation with independent experts.” “We all have a duty of care to our players and these new guidelines will deliver a more appropriate process of concussion identification and management for players at all levels of the game. This is a very exciting development for the Game.”“Education is key. Collectively we have a responsibility to ensure that players, coaches and administrators are fully educated on the dangers of concussion. A robust education programme is essential to ensure risks are not taken and concussion is appropriately managed by players and coaches.”Founded on the internationally accepted Zurich Consensus document of which the IRB was a contributor, the new guidelines feature two new processes. The first is a dedicated process of diagnosis and management. The second is a defined Graduated Return To Play protocol that recognises that players across the IRB’s 117 Member Unions do not have the same level of access to dedicated medical assessment and supervision. If there is no dedicated medical supervision a mandatory 21-day stand down applies. Medical supervision is mandatory for children and adolescents.Joe Worsley during the 2007 Six NationsThe new diagnosis and management guidelines clearly define concussion symptoms in an easy to access format and emphasise that risks should never be taken with players; that players should be removed from the field immediately if there is any doubt that concussion may have been sustained and that a Graduated Return To Play protocol is accessible to players at all levels of the Game. The Graduated Return to Play protocol will add more flexibility and clarity for players as they enter the rehabilitation process in preparation for returning to play. The new protocol enables a player to move through a defined six-level process from rest to gentle exercise through to contact practice in a monitored environment before being able to play over a six-day period. Any recurrence of symptoms will result in the player returning to the previous stage after a period of 24 hours rest.The amended Regulation 10 is operational with immediate effect and the supporting education programme through the IRB and Member Unions will be rolled out this year.
Photographs: Doublespace Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2016 Canada Year: Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878567/core-modern-homes-batay-csorba-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Area: 16000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHousing•Toronto, Canada CORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878567/core-modern-homes-batay-csorba-architects Clipboard Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects Area Area of this architecture project CORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba Architects Housing Photographs Manufacturers: Thermory, Tiltco, AyaClient:Mazenga Building GroupTeam:Jodi Batay-Csorba, Andrew Batay-CsorbaCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. CORE Modern Homes is a 16,000sf 7-unit townhouse development which explores the potential of spatially oriented apertures that work to induce movement and visual interest within an efficient volume which maximises programmatic potential. Located in Toronto’s Leaside neighborhood, the development occupies a prime site along Eglinton Avenue.Save this picture!Axonometric SectionThis street is poised to be one of Toronto’s new public transit corridors with the completion of the new LRT line. Designed with family life in mind, these contemporary residences offer generous living and dining rooms and spacious kitchens intended for the active cook. Each features three bedrooms, including a serene master suite that occupies an entire level, a flexible loft space perfect for family gatherings as well as 4 large completely private terraces each totaling 500–600 sqft per unit.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!Floor Plan 1Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe windows on the front street facing facades reference an inverted model of the traditional bay window, found on much of the city’s Victorian housing stock. The perceived carving of the windows further emphasizes the monolithic nature of the masonry volume.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyWhile the perspectively oriented windows animate the facade and work to maximize natural light and ventilation throughout each floor while extending visual limits of the house to embrace the primary view corridors of the site. Each residence establishes a continually unfolding relationship between its interior, exterior private garden spaces and the sky beyond.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessRua Maria Loft / KEMA studioSelected ProjectsLEGO to Release 774-Piece Kit of BIG-Designed Experience CenterArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects CopyAbout this officeBatay-Csorba ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingTorontoCanadaPublished on August 29, 2017Cite: “CORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba Architects” 29 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” 2020 Photographs: Minq Bui Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: NT’s Habitat / Flex.atelier Vietnam ArchDaily Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952539/nts-habitat-fletelier Clipboard “COPY” NT’s Habitat / Flex.atelierSave this projectSaveNT’s Habitat / Flex.atelierSave this picture!© Minq Bui+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952539/nts-habitat-fletelier Clipboard Manufacturers: An Cuong, Toto, AconceptArchitect In Charge:Khoi LeDesign Team:Flex.atelierCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Minq BuiRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Our NT’s Habitat project is to renovate an old-small warehouse located in the all-year-around hot-dry weather of Phan Thiet city to become a lovely home for a family of four.Save this picture!© Minq BuiFunctionality has always been one of our principles; as a result, within this particular project, we promoted this idea by firstly understanding the client’s needs and then observing the local environment to design a house that not only enhances the living but also harmonizes with the outside factors. To be more specific, the house consists of open areas for connecting and closed areas for privacy. The closed area includes bedrooms and bathrooms while the open area consists of working space, a kitchen, and a playground for kids. All connect to a skylight in the middle of the house. The presence of the skylight serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it enhances the ventilation to decrease the heat due to local weather. Secondly, it provides natural light during the daytime to minimize electricity consumption.Save this picture!© Minq BuiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Minq BuiWe used the common reinforcement concrete technique to create the construction frame, but the height is higher than usual to hold as much cool air as possible. Interestingly, the façade was made up of locally baked bricks and carefully installed, which enhances the beauty of the whole structure, creates channels for the airflow from outside to inside, and provide visibility for the households. Besides, sandstone sprayed white wall was used in the majority to reduce the absorption of sunlight.Save this picture!© Minq BuiLevel one is the place family gather together the most. Because of the home working of the parents, the working area is designed in the space having an opening view and take care of their children easily. A little library is underneath the staircase where the children read their interesting book or take a nap in the middle of the day. Moreover, the playground area is also a delightful place and designed as a central place of the house by creating a lower layer. It represents as a dining place in daily casual, but it will transfer to a playground where gather all family members in holidays, especially in Tet holiday.Save this picture!© Minq BuiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Minq BuiLevel two designed with the principle is out-bright and in-dark that makes the households feel cozy when taking rest in the bedrooms and have more energy in the morning. The changing shadows on the hallway walls as the day proceeds is one of the appeals on the second floor. By combing the gray tiles and green mosaic in the bathroom, we’ve created a soothing sensation for the users. By elevating the master bedroom, it became distinguished from the surrounding. Using slide doors on both sides of the room, we intend to make it more breathable.Save this picture!© Minq BuiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Hillside House / UPASelected ProjectsMurteira School Refurbishment / NOZ ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Architects: Flex.atelier Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vietnam Area: 190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFlex.atelierOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookVietnamPublished on December 03, 2020Cite: “NT’s Habitat / Flex.atelier” 02 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 17 April 2008 | News They were among 300 runners who successfully completed the Flora London Marathon raising an estimated £600,000 for the charity. Police ‘chain gang’ attempt marathon world record A group of 25 Metropolitan Police officers chain together completed the London Marathon to raise around £50,000 for CLIC Sargent. The group were attempting to break the World Record for the ‘Most Linked Runners to Complete a Marathon’. www.clicsargent.org.uk 55 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “It was a terrific event and we were amazed at the level of support we received from participants,” said Tamara Downes, CLIC Sargent Running Events Manager. “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran for CLIC Sargent, many of whom have spent months fundraising and training.” Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. The police officers chose to support the charity because of the help and support CLIC Sargent has given to Inspector Geoff Wooloff’s 14-year-old son, Matthew Wooloff, who has been receiving treatment for leukaemia over the last year. Advertisement
SHARE Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmi 11/30/2012Next articleACE Criticizes AAA for Trying to Scare Consumers about E15 Blends Hoosier Ag Today Seed Consultants Market Watch 11:28 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/30/2012 10:34 updateRope a dope equity trade as Washington mulls over fiscal issuesDollar index again testing 80 at 80.11 off 9More slippage in hogs extending minor reversalDec hogs are at a $4.28 premium to cashChinese corn production, up 8% to 208 MT, but cannot not keep up with expanding domestic demandMonth end evening of positionsDeliveries light in corn at 246 contracts but heavy in wheat at 2119Rains forecast for dry S Brazil and Argentina remains wet SHARE Facebook Twitter FinancialFiscal proposals fired “willy-nilly” onto the air by the administration and congressConsumer spending and income unchanged\German’s approve Greek debt dealChicago PMI this morning and 50.5 is expected versus 49.9 last monthOutside markets quietGold up $3 at $1732Crude oil $.12 higher at $88.19Dollar up 6 at 80.27 (80-81 range)Euro unemployment 1.7%Dow starts 6 higherLivestockFew beef at $202-204Cash may not shape up until New Year pricingLA and Long Beach port strikes impair beef exportsShow lists mixedBoxed beef higher on choicePork cutout down $.52 with loin’s steady and hams up $.71Slaughter is compared with last week’s holidayMinor reversal in Dec. and Feb. hogsGrain and soybeansNegative chart action ThursdayJan beans fail to hold above $14.50Export sales were poorCumulative exports 42% in corn versus 49% and 75% beans versus 61%Global soybean production seen up 12% with Brazil 25% higherArgentine soybeans 42% planted versus 37%, corn 52% against 50% and wheat 26%Today is first notice day on the December contractsSlow shipments out of Brazil may take year’s to catch up with soaring productionDrought concerns need not be monitored day to day, watch the trend as measured by wheat crop ratings at 33% g-x, versus a 50% averageQueasy outside markets and tax uncertainty bother all trading venues Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 30, 2012 Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 11:28 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/30/2012 11:28 updateQuiet equity tradeFeb cattle fall off $1.32 to $139.77Feb hogs continue to slip off $.45 at $86.67Light volume selling in March corn down 7, Jan beans and March wheat both 14 lowerVolume at 10:15 was 58,000 in March corn, 34,000 Jan beans and 44,000 March wheatWheat has been the upside fundamental leader recently on deteriorating crop
News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela A Caracas police officer, Charly Briceño, has been charged in connection with the 5 April murder of El Mundo photographer Jorge Aguirre. While on duty, he allegedly drove the motorcycle on which the accused gunman, former policeman Boris Blanco Arcia, was riding when he shot Aguirre. Caracas prosecutor Cristian Quijada has charged him with covering up a criminal act.Meanwhile Blanco, who is being held at the headquarters of the Directorate for Intelligence Services and Prevention (DISIP), has been charged with murder and posing as a police officer._________________________________________________________14.04.06 – Former policeman arrested for the murder of El Mundo photographer Jorge Aguirre Attorney-general Isaías Rodríguez announced yesterday that Boris Blanco Arcia, 33, a former Caracas police officer who was dismissed last October, has been arrested for the murder of El Mundo photographer Jorge Aguirre, who was gunned down in Caracas on 5 April. Blanco was detained after a search of his home turned up pistol cartridges that matched those found at the scene of the shooting. Investigators have not yet found the murder weapon or established the motive.__________________________________________________________06.04.06 – Photographer murdered apparently by a police officer during a demonstration Reporters Without Borders expressed outrage after the murder on 5 April 2006 in Caracas, of Jorge Aguirre, photographer on the daily El Mundo. The journalist was gunned down by a man on a motorcycle dressed as a police officer during a demonstration against insecurity after the murder of three youths.“The press is in its turn paying a high price for the climate of violence exemplified by the recent cases of kidnapping and murder, sometimes implicating the police,” said the press freedom organisation.“Even if it is not yet known whether Jorge Aguirre’s killer was a member of the security forces, we hope that the investigation will also probe their ranks,” said Reporters Without Borders, which welcomed reform of the police promised by the government.“Nearly four years after the unresolved murder of another photographer, Jorge Tortoza, this murder should not go unpunished,” it added.The sons of a Lebanese-born Canadian businessman living in Venezuela, Bryan, 17, Kevin,13 and Jason Faddoul, 12, and their chauffeur Miguel Rivas were abducted on the outskirts of Caracas on 23 February. After making an exorbitant ransom demand the kidnappers murdered the three boys and their chauffeur. The case prompted a public outcry and angry demonstrations across the country. The state prosecutor-general, Isaías Rodríguez, told a press conference on 5 April that the investigation would also probe possible police involvement.On the same day, Jorge Aguirre, driven by his chauffeur Julio Canelón in a car bearing the logo of the daily El Mundo, arrived to cover the renovation of a stadium close to the scene of the demonstration. His press vehicle was intercepted by a man dressed as a police officer, whose motorbike had no number plates. Since the policeman did not identify himself the driver did not stop. Aguirre then got out of the car to take some photos. The uniformed man turned back and opened fire, shooting at the journalist three times, hitting him in the upper body. As he fell to the ground, Aguirre managed to take a picture of his fleeing killer (photo). He was taken to the nearby university hospital, where he died of his injury shortly afterwards. Staff of press group Cadena Capriles, which owns El Mundo, were planning to rally at the offices of the Prosecutor-general on 6 April.Around 30 people are currently held hostage for ransom by kidnappers in Venezuela. On 28 March, Italian-Venezuelan Filippo Sindoni, owner of the local daily El Aragüeño and the channel TVS, was abducted and murdered in Maracay, west of Caracas. There too the investigation is focusing on the implication of regional police. Receive email alerts to go further News April 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 On-duty policeman charged in news photographer’s murder Follow the news on Venezuela News Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of photographer on El Mundo, Jorge Aguirre (photo), in Caracas on 5 April. The journalist was gunned down by a man in uniform during a demonstration against insecurity. The organisation called for possible police implication in the murder to be fully investigated. August 25, 2020 Find out more News VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more
Facebook Local NewsEducation Pinterest Following up on last year’s “College2Career: Five Commitments to the Students of Ector County,” Odessa College officials unveiled a sixth commitment — the first six semester credit hours of dual credit will be free for every Ector County high school student.The announcement was made during a news conference in the lobby of the Saulsbury Campus Center Thursday.“We believe in the transformative power of education. We believe in the transformative power of partnership and collaboration between ECISD, between the high schools in this community and between Odessa College and the community,” OC Vice President for Instruction Valerie Jones said.This is part of an effort to show that college can be for everyone and that OC will be with students on their journey, even far beyond the first six hours. She noted that the first class will still be offered free if students have already completed dual credit hours.“It’s a very simple start for students,” Jones said. “They will apply to Odessa College. They will test. The test will not determine whether or not they can start, it will determine how they start.”Students will then be able to meet with the academic partnerships team, including the College2Career coaches at Permian and Odessa high schools and one serving the middle schools, Jones said. They include Casey Sims at OHS, Sydney Higar at Permian, and Michaela Anang for the middle schools.OC President Gregory Williams reviewed the five commitments unveiled in May 2017.They include:To give 1,000 presentations to the community and ECISD. They made 1,353 and plans are to increase that to 1,500 with community participation. “Next year, we don’t want to be so selfish. We want to welcome the community to join us, so let’s do 1,500 presentations,” Williams said.Placing College2Career success coach at Permian and Odessa high schools.Hiring a College2Career coach for the middle schools.Allowing students and teachers to have access to the Fab Lab.Committing to admitting all eighth-graders through “informational admissions.” Williams said some things are still being worked through on this.“Through these commitments and the work of these people here, the landscape has changed and it will continue to change,” Williams said.He added that there are a number of students in the community who cannot afford dual credit.“They do not believe they can do dual credit. Therefore, they do not believe they can afford college and they never start. Dual credit has been a program that has benefited a number of people who are more affluent, to be totally honest with you. Now we can say it doesn’t matter what (your) level of affluence is,” OC will work with the community to raise more scholarship funds.Jones added that so few career paths are now open to students unless they have a credential or post-high school training.Awareness also needs to be raised that students can attend college for a credential that they can earn in less than a year, or earn a two-year associate degree that can transition to a four-year degree, Jones added.During the last year, Katie Nisbet, associate dean of academic partnerships at OC, said the College2Career coaches have helped students fill out college and financial aid applications, and they have created an experience for students visiting the OC campus that “cannot be rivaled,” Nisbet said.She noted that more than 300 people from the college participated in the OC Invasion of Zavala Elementary School and 70 representatives took part in the Soar to Success event at Ector Middle School last fall.Education activist Lorraine Perryman said Odessa College is the place students can reach for and the community needs to show them that it is attainable and available.Perryman, who is chairman of the executive committee of the Education Partnership, said Thursday’s announcement fits like “a glove and a hand” with the collective impact organization.“This is the basic meaning of collective impact when everybody in the community — individuals, parents, educational institutions — are working together to create that education culture in Odessa for kids to stay in school and graduate and then go to college. Odessa College is that gateway to that … so I’m delighted with what they’re doing,” Perryman said.Virginia Hunt, district coordinator for the AVID program at ECISD, said the dual credit commitment is “heaven sent” for students in the college preparation program. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.“Dual credit and AVID go together very well. With this new commitment, it will definitely be welcome by our AVID department both Permian and OHS and the other schools will benefit from it,” Hunt said.Odessa College President Dr. Gregory Williams addresses the crowd. Odessa College held a news conference to report on the progress of the College2Career plan Thursday.Mark Rogers/Odessa AmericanAssociate Dean of Academic Partnership, Katie Nisbet, talks to the crowd. Odessa College held a news conference Thursday to report on the progress of the College2Career plan.Mark Rogers/Odessa AmericanOdessa College President Dr. Gregory Williams addresses the crowd. Odessa College held a news conference Thursday to report on the progress of the College2Career plan.Mark Rogers/Odessa AmericanLorraine Perryman, Chair of the Education Partnership, addresses the crowd. Odessa College held a news conference to report on the progress of the College2Career plan Thursday.Mark Rogers/Odessa AmericanOdessa College President Dr. Gregory Williams addresses the crowd. Odessa College held a news conference to report on the progress of the College2Career plan Thursday.Mark Rogers/Odessa American By admin – May 4, 2018 Previous articleOfficer of the month promotes community policingNext articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross names man, woman of year admin WhatsApp WhatsApp OC unveils sixth commitment to students Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest