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first_img whatsapp Monday 1 November 2010 8:41 pm Ambac shares hit as it warns of bankruptcy KCS-content AMBAC Financial Group, which was the second-largest US bond insurer before suffering huge losses on risky mortgages, said it may file for bankruptcy protection as soon as this year after skipping a bond interest payment.Ambac shares fell as much as 59.8 per cent before closing down 50.4 per cent, or 41.9 cents, at 41.2 cents on the New York Stock Exchange. Ambac bond prices tumbled and the cost of protecting Ambac debt against default rose.The announcement is the latest setback for Ambac, which has struggled to stay solvent after the housing market collapse. Ambac had pursued higher profit by expanding beyond municipal bond insurance and starting to insure riskier debt. That move backfired as credit tightened and more borrowers defaulted.In a regulatory filing, Ambac said it has been unable to raise capital to avoid bankruptcy and is in talks with a group of senior bondholders to pursue a bankruptcy filing that would preserve a $7bn (£4.36bn) tax benefit.Ambac said if it cannot agree on a “prepackaged” bankruptcy in the near term, it intends to seek Chapter 11 protection this year, perhaps without the support of creditors. It said this would cause $1.62bn of debt to be payable immediately.The New York-based company previously said it might seek a prepackaged bankruptcy, but that its liquidity might not run out until the first quarter of 2011. Failure to win creditor support could result in a lengthy reorganisation.“Ambac has been a corpse for some time,” said Matt Fabian, managing director of Municipal Market Advisors, an independent research firm. “With the credit crisis ongoing and getting worse, it will make any kind of bankruptcy restructuring more difficult, and painful for creditors. The bankruptcy process appears to be going faster than investors expected.”Shares of Ambac topped $70 as recently as October 2007.Ambac and larger rival MBIA had been the largest bond insurers before losses on risky debt, including mortgages, caused them in 2008 to lose the “triple-A” credit ratings on which they depended to insure debt in the $2.7 trillion municipal bond market. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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first_imgWednesday 19 January 2011 7:41 pm KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT IS DRIVING THE ADVANCE OF ASOS IN A TOUGH CONSUMER ENVIRONMENT? Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp PHILIP DORGAN | ALTIUM SECURITIESWith the launch of the US website going well, ASOS has accelerated its growth, as expected and management has reinvested margin gains in the offer, again, as expected. We are maintaining our ‘Hold’ recommendation. We are bullish that ASOS will hit its sales target, but think that the short-term outlook is discounted by the shares for now.NICK BUBB | ARDENThe UK growth of ‘only’ 23 per cent is disappointing, given weak comparables [stock shortage a year ago] and it may well be that the snow disrupted Christmas orders and deliveries. International saw mind-blowing growth of 156 per cent. With full-year profit before tax to be only in line with expectations, we still think ASOS is over-valued.SIMON LLOYD | DTZGrowth in the area of internet sales has accelerated in the last two to three years with online being the fastest growing area of retail sales during the last 12 months. This trend will have contributed to the enhanced sales seen by many internet retailers over the holiday period. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown, Rightmove, Unilever, Diageo, Sage, and Smith and Nephew. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, InterContinental Hotels Group, Rightmove, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. With share prices now significantly lower than they were a month ago, I think it’s a good time to be drip-feeding money into the stock market. For long-term investors, I believe this bear market is likely to create some fantastic opportunities.That said, I think it’s important to be selective about your investments in the current environment. If we experience an economic downturn in the months ahead, some companies are going to be more vulnerable than others. With that in mind, if you’re keen to buy stocks right now, here’s what I’d focus on.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Balance sheet strengthThe first thing I’d look for in the current environment is companies that have balance sheet strength. In other words, companies with a low amount of debt, relative to equity, on their books.The reason I’d focus on debt right now is that in an economic downturn, companies with a lot of debt can be quite vulnerable. If profits and cash flows drop, servicing that debt becomes more challenging. In the worst-case scenario, companies can go bankrupt.Some examples of FTSE 100 companies with low amounts of debt on their balance sheets include Hargreaves Lansdown (I bought some more shares here recently) and Rightmove. Both could be impacted in a recession, of course, but I’d expect them to survive due to their financial strength.Steady earningsThe next thing I’d look for is companies that are unlikely to experience a huge drop in revenues and profits in the event of an economic contraction. These types of companies tend to outperform in a bear market, providing an element of portfolio protection.Names that come to mind here include the likes of Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. Both manufacture essential goods such as soap, detergent, and painkillers, which people tend to still buy even in a recession.Reliable dividendsI’d also focus on companies with strong long-term dividend track records that are unlikely to cut their dividend payouts in a downturn.Receiving dividends in a bear market is a real plus. Not only do the dividends offset share price losses, but they also enable you to buy more shares at lower prices. This can boost your returns significantly over time.Some examples of FTSE 100 companies that have fantastic long-term dividend track records include healthcare specialist Smith & Nephew (which I bought more of last week) and Diageo (I also added here recently).Minimal Covid-19 exposureFinally, I think it’s sensible to focus on companies that shouldn’t be impacted too badly by the coronavirus. Accounting solutions provider Sage is one FTSE 100 stock that comes to mind here. It should be relatively immune from the disruption (although it could be impacted if a lot of businesses go bankrupt).I’d avoid companies that are highly exposed to Covid-19, such as airlines easyJet and IAG and hotel operators InterContinental Hotels and Whitbread. These types of companies could be significantly impacted by the disruption, meaning investment risk is high. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! I think what would help people with diabetes is not having to watch non-stop diabetes medications tv ads all day long, one right after another, that then goes on telling the horrible side effects from their medicines, one right after another, which include death! Who knew? Death is a side effect! Oh yeah, all while watching some old geeser of an actor, or actress, pretend that they have diabetes, smiling, laughing, and jumping through the air like life is just peachy for them with diabetes……. November is National Diabetes Month. And according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by this disease. This is 9.4 percent of the entire U.S. population.As our understanding of diabetes grows, so have advancements in our abilities to monitor and treat it. One such example is the GlycoMark test recently adopted by Florida Hospital’s Lab Care.Now available at 15 Lab Care locations, GlycoMark is a simple test that offers patients with diabetes and their physicians a more accurate indication of blood glucose control over a one-to-two-week period.This differs from traditional A1C testing in that it measures a different glucose-like sugar in the blood to identify recent spikes in blood glucose within the previous two weeks. A1C on the other hand measures average blood glucose over a two to three-month period, and finger sticks only provide a snapshot of blood glucose at the time of testing.How GlycoMark is improving patients’ livesManaging diabetes all comes down to regulating healthy and consistent blood glucose levels. So, reducing large spikes in blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and drops in blood sugar (hypoglycemia) are important.Hyperglycemia, in particular, is a concern because it increases the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as kidney disease, retinopathy, and cardiovascular events and recent spikes can’t be seen in a long-term average as shown by only an A1C test. Persistent high blood glucose over time can also impair brain function, interfere with mood and decrease energy levels.So, if you doctor can peer into your blood sugar and get more information about when these spikes are happening and at what levels, he or she is able to modify your treatment to better manage your diabetes while reducing risks of long-term effects.Because the GlycoMark test is the only specific indicator of recent hyperglycemic spikes, it can be a valuable tool in your prescribed treatment and glucose monitoring plan.Completed through a simple non-fasting blood test at Florida Hospital Lab Care locations, this simple test can truly make a great impact in our efforts to help patients improve their diabetes outcomes and quality of life.Florida Hospital is home to the Diabetes Institute, a leading, comprehensive center for people living with diabetes. From “Dining with Diabetes” cooking classes, to an immersive diabetes self-management education program and a multidisciplinary treatment team of diabetes experts, clinicians and support staff, the Florida Hospital network of care is committed to being at the forefront diabetes monitoring and treatment.If you are concerned about your diabetes management, talk to your Florida Hospital physician about GlycoMark. To find a physician or schedule an appointment, call (855) 303–DOCS. The Anatomy of Fear November 7, 2017 at 10:32 am TAGSDiabetesFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleWhy is there so little research on guns in the US? 5 questions answeredNext articleThe Apopka Chief responds to criticism from Historical Society Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply 2 COMMENTS What is going on at the Circle K at Park Av. and Sandpiper St? My husband went, to the store and it was closed and padlocked. Looks like the backflow device out front, in the parking lot, has been damaged near the road….was there a bad wreck or accident that happened along there maybe this morning? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter November 7, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopkalast_img read more

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first_imgWednesday Sep 5, 2018 Angry Wellington prop sees easy target so swings unbelievable low blow punch Waikato and Wellington both lost a player to the sin-bin today when the two sides squared off in Hamilton. Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick for the victorious Waikato side, but the 43-31 win featured a moment that stunned the commentary box.Wellington prop Tolu Fahamokioa went on a run down the wing before being brought to ground then receiving a bit of an accidental knee in the head from Waikato number eight Jordan Manihera, which lead to him lashing out.  His strike from the floor was a low and potentially devastating blow, resulting in a dust up that saw both players leaving the park temporarily.Clearly fired up by what had happened, Fahamokioa then wanted more after the referee sent them to the sideline, but Manihera wisely opted out. Maybe he still felt a bit qweasy. It was a bizarre moment, and one rarely seen on the rugby field.Perhaps one of the closest incidents to it was when Samoa’s James So’oialo grabbed Springbok Adriaan Strauss by the family jewels back in 2013. A year before that, Stephen Donald was on the wrong end of the ball, and just last week we saw a friendly fire head shot that was incredibly unfortunate. Fahamokioa might get a ban for this one but seeing as it appeared to be a bit of a glancing blow, it will possibly just get chalked down to a once off moment of madness in the heat of the battle. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_imgWW photo: Gerry ScoppettuoloACT UP Boston took its anti- austerity demonstration to the streets and the actual front door of U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s house in the “millionaires’ row” section of Boston’s Beacon Hill on Nov. 21.Chanting “Fund health and not defense!” ACT UP members held a mock austerity “Thanksgiving” dinner, complete with empty pill bottles and barren dinner plates signifying community opposition to planned cutbacks in Ryan White and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding and so-called “fiscal cliff” austerity cutbacks slated for Jan. 2.Kerry is a Vietnam War veteran, a “dove” turned “hawk” and a multimillionaire. His spouse is heiress to the Heinz family fortune. Their joint holdings are measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars. From this privileged position, Kerry could speak out in defense of the very lives of people living with HIV and all poor and working people. Instead, he is hoping to be appointed U.S. secretary of state, an office from which he could direct U.S. occupations in the Middle East, targeted drone bombings of innocent Pakistanis and the continued fattening of defense contractors. His silence is deafening and truly equals death for millions, in the U.S. and globally.After a 20-year absence, ACT UP Boston has returned to activism, this time with more of a global focus and a primary concern for the austerity impacts on people living with the virus. Its constituent members come from the Boston Living Center, Dorchester’s Healing Our Land, the Harvard AIDS Coalition, people living with HIV from oppressed and other communities, and many medical students from Harvard and Boston universities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Grant McGalliard printTCU speech pathology majors in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences are getting hands-on training in another area of the medical field: audiology.At the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, located on the corner of Stadium Drive and West Cantey Street, six speech pathology students under the direction of Tracy Burger, an assistant professor of professional practice in the Harris College, are administering hearing exams to members of the Fort Worth community.Speech pathology and audiology may not seem to be linked at first glance, but Burger said the two fields interact closely with each other.“Hearing is so related with talking and communicating because you have to make sure that the message is received,” Burger said. “Audiology is a sister field with speech pathology.”“People who don’t have access to listening…their speech and language development, especially children, is significantly delayed,” Burger said.To grasp a better understanding of the work the clinic performs, take the screening performed Tuesday by Burger and senior Shannon Howard on a patient. All those involved agreed to let TCU360 observe the screening.Assessing the patientElla Pate, a bright-eyed and blonde-haired two-year old girl, walked into the Miller Clinic with her mother, Meagan Newsome, on Tuesday, Nov. 3.Newsome was concerned about her daughter’s hearing and said Ella sometimes seemed to have problems listening. Burger and Howard proceeded to get Ella’s full patient history, from previous doctor visits to current allergies.Howard peered into Ella’s ears and performed a litany of diagnostic tests, each designed to gauge how the toddler’s eardrums were reacting to stimuli.The task seems simple enough to an outsider, but on a toddler, administering the tests can be a challenge. Even with Ella, who was remarkably well-behaved, Howard had to practice her skills at managing patients, something she said is simply part of the learning experience.“I’ve had two kids so far, and one older adult, a stroke patient,” Howard said. “A lot of times, it’s like ‘this is the [hearing] test, and this is what it does,’ and that’s easy to memorize for a test, but it’s completely different to do on a real-life client.”Let’s play “find the duck!”For a typical patient, Howard and Burger would both leave the soundproof screening room and head over to a neighboring room with a viewing area to allow them to see the patient.With Ella, Howard stayed behind to keep the toddler focused, and Burger administered the test from the neighboring room.The test is designed to gauge the frequencies and decibel levels a person can hear in each ear. On an adult patient, this is done with a recorded series of beeps and other sounds.For Ella, Burger and Howard had to improvise. They encouraged Ella to throw an object in the direction of a duck located on her left or a hamster located on her right, depending on where the sound came from.Burger alternated between playing white noise at different frequencies and volumes through a speaker and giving vocal commands to Ella in order to elicit a response.This allowed Burger and Howard to determine Ella’s baseline hearing thresholds. “What we have,” Burger said, “is some information about her listening skills. Overall, she has pretty good access.”The screening process allows the administrators to produce a diagnostic chart, called an “audiometric record,” that gives a comprehensive report on the patient’s hearing thresholds. 编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Learning to improveHoward and Burger sent Newsome and Ella on their way after a ten-minute debrief on the results of the hearing. Ella had no major problems beyond some fluid in her left ear causing a minor hearing loss, and she got a sticker for her good behavior during the test.For Howard, the screening reminded her of her own childhood experience with speech therapy, which is why she entered the speech pathology major.“When I was younger, I was pulled out of my classroom a lot for speech therapy,” Howard said. “I remember being pulled out, and I know what that feels like.”“When I came to TCU, I didn’t come as a ‘speech path’ major. I kind of found my way here through my advisor,” Howard said. “When I realized that that’s what I did as a kid, and I started seeing clients, I felt really connected to it, because I understand what it feels like to be the client.”Burger said the six students in the program, which is the highest number she’s had in her five years at TCU, are generally focused on two main career paths.“They’re usually students who think they want to be an audiologist, and they use this practicum to try it on for size,” Burger said.The other students are speech pathology majors who want to work with people with speaking disorders.“Speech therapists who want to specialize in oral rehabilitation are focusing on speech pathology with an emphasis on ‘learning to listen,’” Burger said. “They have a great foundation for them to understand auditory access.”How audiology affects youCollege students often take part in activities that can damage their hearing.Burger and Howard both cautioned against the dangers of listening to music through headphones too loudly.“It’s really easy to have [music] really loud when you get in the zone studying or working out, and you just don’t realize how loud it is,” Howard said. “You sometimes kind of tone it out.”Burger said students should try to use over-ear headphones instead of the earbuds, like those that come with iPhones and iPods.“Those [iPod earbuds] are little tiny speakers that are really close to your eardrum, and the closer something is to your eardrum, the louder it’s going to be,” Burger said. “You may not see the effects of it right now, but as students get older, you can see them losing their high-frequency hearing because of the noise exposure.”Burger also said to follow the “60 and 60” rule, which dictates that the volume level for music should be set no higher than 60 percent, and after 60 continuous minutes of listening, students should take a break from using headphones.“Take them off, and take a break,” Burger said. “If your neighbors, or someone standing next to you, can hear what you’re listening to, you may want to consider turning it down.” Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Twitter Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. + posts Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ The Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic hosts student-led audiology screenings that provide a benefit to both students and patients. 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first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese military to withdraw a defamation suit against The Voice Daily newspaper over a satirical article and urges the authorities to amend the 2014 Telecommunications Law, under which the lawsuit was brought. News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Filed on 17 May, the suit accuses The Voice Daily’s editor, Kyaw Min Swe, and a columnist who writes under the pen-name of British Ko Ko Maung of contravening Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law by insulting the military in a satirical comment about an army propaganda film called “Union Oath.”The Burmese armed forces tolerate no criticism and do not hesitate to bring lawsuits under the Telecommunications Law whenever journalists cover subjects that reflect badly on them. This harassment persuades many journalists to censor themselves.Under Section 66(d), “extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening to any person by using any telecommunications network” is punishable by up to three years in prison. Since Burma’s new civilian government took office, a total of 54 people have been accused under Section 66(d) and seven of them have been given prison sentences.They include Myo Yan Naung Thein, a human rights activist and member of the ruling National League for Democracy, who was arrested last October for criticizing the commander-in- chief of the armed forces on Facebook. Burma is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more June 1, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Burmese military must end its judicial harassment of media Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF_en Receive email alerts News photo : Ye Aung Thu / AFP last_img read more

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first_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org January 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger gets three-year suspended sentence Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Journalist and blogger Ahmad Reza Shiri will have a permanent threat hanging over him as a result of the suspended sentence of three years in prison handed down by a court in the northern city of Mashad on 8 January, Reporters Without Borders said today. He was reportedly accused of writing articles in his blog calling for a boycott of last February’s legislative elections.“Suspended sentences are often used to silence journalists who bother the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “The fact that this type of sentence has now been applied to a blogger shows the importance that weblogs have assumed in Iranian society.”Shiri said he was arrested in February 2004 and spent 21 days in detention because of what he had written in his previous blog, Iran Azad (Free Iran). In June 2004, a Mashad court gave him a suspended sentence of a year in prison. The authorities also closed down his blog and confiscated his computer. But he started up another blog a few months later.He told Reporters Without Borders that this month’s conviction is directly linked to the first one. He said the intelligence ministry asked for his case to be retried on the basis of new charges, including the fact that he gave interview to foreign radio stations. So the case was retried by another Mashad judge and this time he got a three-year suspended sentence. He will have to serve the sentence in prison if he gets into any kind of trouble with the authorities during the next five years.center_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa Journalist and blogger Ahmad Reza Shiri will have a permanent threat hanging over him as a result of the suspended sentence of three years in prison handed down by a court in the northern city of Mashad on 8 January, Reporters Without Borders said today. He was reportedly accused of writing articles in his blog calling for a boycott of last February’s legislative elections. Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Newslast_img read more

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