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NJ targets harsh penalties for prohibited sports bets

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A bill from New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions. Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Video Gaming Regions: US New Jersey NJ targets harsh penalties for prohibited sports bets 8th March 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Esports Legal & compliance Sports betting Video gaming Horse racing A bill from New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions.Having been introduced at the end of February and assigned to the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee, it now progresses to a second reading in the chamber. The bill was approved by the committee, with six members voting in favour, one abstaining and no votes against.The bill aims to have licensed operators found to have taken bets on prohibited events refund all amounts wagered, as well as paying a fine of between $20,000 (£15,300/€17,800) and $10,000. They will also have their sports betting licence suspended for a period of up to 10 days.New Jersey’s sports betting regulations currently define a “prohibited sports event” as any collegiate sport or athletic contest taking place within the state, or any involving a New Jersey college team, regardless of where it takes place. However, offering markets on tournaments or leagues in which a New Jersey college team permits is not banned, nor is betting on collegiate sports taking place outside state borders banned.Betting on all high school sports events, electronic sports and competitive video gaming (esports) is also banned under current state law.This penalty framework would be brought into force for both the Division of Gaming Enforcement and New Jersey Racing Commission. Fines imposed by the DGE would be paid into the state Casino Control Fund, while those levied by the Racing Commission will go to the New Jersey General Fund. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Committee approves Ohio betting bill, launch delayed to April 2022

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Ohio’s Senate Gaming Committee has unanimously approved a bill to allow sports betting in the state, after including an omnibus amendment that would delay the market opening to 1 April but increase the number of licensees. Committee approves Ohio betting bill, launch delayed to April 2022 Sports betting regulation Regions: US Ohio Licences will then be approved from April 1, 2022. Topics: Sports betting Legal Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting regulation “Everybody we’ve talked to says they want an equal start time, so applications for these licences will open up on January 1, 2022” Read the full story on iGB North America. 16th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter If passed, the bill – SB 176 – was set to come into force on 1 October, which would kick off the process to allow operators to apply for licences. However, Kirk Schuring, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Gaming, said that a delay would allow all operators to begin on equal footing when the market opens.last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies president appoint triennial leaders

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By ENS staffPosted Oct 3, 2012 October 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm While I agree with Mr. Allison’s suggestion that much might be done to clean up and simplify the many layers to which he refers, I would tell a personal story that concerns “membership” in our church. I was born and raised Roman Catholic, baptized and confirmed in that church.When I chose to become an Episcopalian after many years of no attendance and no affiliation anywhere, the liturgy of reception into the Episcopal Church was tremendously moving to me. Echoing Abp Tutu’s marvelous description that “the Holy Spirit just picked me up by the scruff of the neck and set me down there”, after months of inquiry and study that only reinforced my choice, I welcomed and perhaps needed the formality that confirmed that choice. It was a Very Big Deal, and I delighted in publicly acknowledging the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and in celebrating with my new community. It would be a loss to deny that opportunity to other newcomers for the sake of “cleaning things up.”The bathwater may need changing or refreshing, but let’s make sure we hold onto that baby. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm I find it peculiar that the committees, commissions, etc of the church have only two representatives from the wonderful Diocese of Alabama.There seems to be several folks serving in multiple positions. What happened to the breadth of the church in the appointments. MJ Fowler says: President of the House of Deputies, Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies president appoint triennial leaders Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (2) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings have announced new appointments to the church’s standing commissions and joint standing committees of General Convention and committees of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops.Jefferts Schori appointed 115 bishops to those commissions and committees, as well as to the Court of Review for the Trial of a Bishop, the Title IV Disciplinary Board and nine House of Bishops committees.Jennings was responsible for appointing 142 lay and clergy leaders to standing commissions, joint standing committees and the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church. Nearly 750 people were nominated for leadership during an online process that began in July.The two also appointed the members of their councils of advice for the 2013-2015 triennium.Appointments to the task force on church structure established by Resolution C095 of the 77th General Convention, which met this past July will come later in October, according to a press release.The resolution calls for them to create a special task force of up to 24 people who will gather ideas in the next two years from all levels of the church about possible reforms to its structures, governance and administration. Its work will culminate in a special gathering of people from every diocese to hear what recommendations the task force plans to make to the 78th General Convention. Its final report is due by November 2014.The groups to which Jefferts Schori and Jennings made their appointments account for the majority of the church’s committees, commission, agencies and board (CCABs) that receive resolutions from General Convention and set policies for their implementation during the three years until the next meeting of convention. CCABs report to General Convention via what is known as the Blue Book, which is released in the months preceding each meeting of convention and includes recommended resolutions and policy decisions.The presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies appoint people to those bodies whose members are not elected by convention.Thirty percent of the newly appointed lay and clergy leaders are age 40 and younger, and nearly half — 47 percent — are age 50 and younger, according to Jennings’ release.While the median age of all Episcopalians in 2010 was 57, according to the release, the median age of these appointees is 52.“Thanks to many younger Episcopalians who volunteered to serve, the councils of the church will have much better representation from Gen X and Millennial leaders in the coming years,” Jennings said in the release. “We need to devote more energy and attention to cultivating younger leaders. We also need to identify and reduce the barriers that keep younger people from seeking positions of church leadership.”Jennings said she will appoint a study committee of the House of Deputies to focus on young leadership in October.Twenty-eight percent of the new appointees designated by Jennings are people of color.“The leadership of the church needs to look more like the kingdom of God and less like a parish directory of the 1950s,” she said. “This group of new leaders will help ensure that the church’s recent progress in fostering diversity continues.”The groups recently appointed include Jennings’ Council of Advice which, for the first time in memory, will include a bishop.“Bishop Sean Rowe of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania has generously agreed to sit on my council and foster closer collaboration between the two houses of General Convention,” she said.The council will meet for the first time in early December in Seattle, home to the group’s youngest member, 29-year-old Bryan Krislock.Jennings noted in her release that she and Jefferts Schori met and consulted frequently as they were making their respective appointments and choosing appointees and nominees to committees of Executive Council.“I am grateful for the warm welcome and collegiality of the Presiding Bishop and members of her staff during the first few months of my tenure,” said Jennings. “I’m learning the ropes, and I need the support of both new and old colleagues.”A complete list of Jefferts Schori’s appointments is here. Jennings release did not contain a list of name. They can be seen for each group using the links available here.Appointments to committees of Executive Council will be announced after the Oct. 15-18 council meeting in New Brunswick, New Jersey, according to Jennings’ release.Jennings has also launched a new website at www.houseofdeputies.org with news and information about the House of Deputies. People interested in receiving a monthly e-mail newsletter from the House of Deputies can sign up on the website. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Jeff Allison says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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South Carolina: Bishop permits blessings of same-sex relationships

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group South Carolina Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Human Sexuality, Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg on July 8 granted permission for priests to bless the committed relationships of same-sex couples in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.In authorizing the use of “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” vonRosenberg gave permission for priests to respond pastorally to couples who are in committed relationships, including those who have been married in states where same-sex marriage is allowed. South Carolina law does not permit marriage for same-sex couples, and the blessings performed here will not constitute a “marriage.”In his letter to clergy today, the bishop states that no priest is required to offer the blessing. “I do want to be clear that this permission does not define an expectation for clergy,” he wrote. “In your own life of prayer and within community, you will decide how to respond to this statement of permission.”Priests who wish to perform a blessing will not have to receive any further authorization from the bishop. However, before a priest can perform the ceremony in a church building, the vestry or mission committee of that church must have given its approval for such liturgies to be conducted there.To assist congregations in considering that decision, the bishop’s office has provided theological resources, recommended reading, and a model outline for conversations on the topic. Those resources are available on the diocesan website, episcopalchurchsc.org.Following the guidelines established by General Convention, one member of the couple must be a baptized Christian.Same-sex blessings were authorized for provisional use by The Episcopal Church in 2012 in a resolution at the 77th General Convention, A049, so that bishops “may provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this Church”.  Since then, more than 60 of the 110 dioceses of The Episcopal Church have allowed some form of liturgy for blessings of same-sex relationships.Regionally, 15 out of the 20 dioceses of Province IV – an area covering nine southeastern states – now permit the blessings. In the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, Bishop Andrew Waldo announced May 8 that he would permit the blessings.The liturgy was approved for “provisional” use by General Convention in 2012, and is expected to be revisited at the next General Convention in 2015. For that reason, vonRosenberg’s letter requests that priests performing the blessings report each ceremony to the Bishop’s Office. This documentation will be added to the experiences shared from around the church at General Convention.The Standing Committee of diocese, acting as a council of advice for the Bishop, began considering same-sex blessings in 2013 and spent several months reviewing the materials approved by General Convention. In September 2013 the Standing Committee voted unanimously to advise the Bishop to move forward with developing and authorizing a liturgy. A Diocesan Committee on Blessings, with clergy and lay members from around the diocese, worked with the bishop to adapt the materials approved by General Convention into a liturgy for local use. The resulting document, “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” is available online at episcopalchurchsc.org. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release By diocesan staffPosted Jul 8, 2014 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT South Carolina: Bishop permits blessings of same-sex relationships Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

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England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians

first_imgTuesday Jun 2, 2015 England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians Following a one-point victory over Ireland, the Barbarians took on England at Twickenham on Sunday, but it was an entirely different affair. The home side ran in ten tries as coach Stuart Lancaster was afforded the luxury of trying out a few combinations on the Aviva Premiership Final weekend.Christian Wade scored a hat-trick of tries, while flyhalf Danny Cipriani put his hand up with a brace, and 11 from 11 kicks at goal. Marland Yarde, Ed Slater, Jack Clifford, Henry Slade and Josh Beaumont also scored tries. Brad Thorn and Thomas Waldrom scored for the Baa-Baas.“I’ve got to make sure I put my hand up every time I get a chance,” said top points scored Cipriani, who picked up a personal tally of 33 in a Man of the Match performance.“We played our England way, we played our structure, we didn’t let the game get too lose and on defence we hunted them down and got the ball back which is exactly how we wanted to play,” added Cipriani, who had one of his best ever games in the white jersey.England’s 73-12 victory was their biggest ever win over the Barbarians, with their previous best being the 57-26 win in May 2012.While very little can be read into the game, Lancaster will be pleased with such strength in depth just a few months out from the Rugby World Cup. Who impressed you the most?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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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VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487671/video-fernando-romero-in-residence Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this authorAndrew GipeAuthorFollow#TagsNewsVideosResidential Architecturevideonownessfernando romeromexico citymexicopiero lissoniclaudio silvestrinrichard rogersmodernismCite: Andrew Gipe. “VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence” 18 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In ResidenceSave this articleSaveVIDEO: Fernando Romero, In ResidenceIn Residence: Fernando Romero on Nowness.comWritten by Andrew GipeMarch 18, 2014 Share “COPY”center_img CopyNOWNESS has released the latest in their “In Residence” series, a collection of short videos that interview designers in their homes. This time, internationally renowned Mexican Architect Fernando Romero presents his Mexico City villa, designed by Francisco Artias in 1955, which he describes as “the ultimate modernity dream come true.” Save this picture!© NOWNESS The two-story, L-shaped floor plan organizes private spaces on the upper floor and public spaces on the ground floor, around an outdoor garden, pool, and interior patio. The sleek, sterile design is a ‘small surprise’ in the Mexican suburbs that gracefully abuts the tremendous park Bosque de Chapultepec. Save this picture!© NOWNESS Check out more of the In Residence series, including the homes of Piero Lissoni, Claudio Silvestrin, and Ruth and Richard Rogers. Peter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected ProjectsArchitects Rally to Save Moscow’s Historic Shukhov TowerArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487671/video-fernando-romero-in-residence Clipboard VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence Videoslast_img read more

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Sooty joins Smile Train as Global Celebrity Ambassador

first_img  369 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Celebrity Melanie May | 22 November 2019 | News  368 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Sooty joins Smile Train as Global Celebrity Ambassador “I’m delighted that Sooty is bringing his special magic to Smile Train as the charity celebrates its 20th Anniversary. As the charity says, “every child deserves the ability to smile” the partnership with Sooty will help even more children smile.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Sooty has partnered with Smile Train as a Global Celebrity Ambassador for Smile Train, joining the ranks of Kylie Jenner and Bette Midler.Sooty’s role will be to bring awareness and funds for children with clefts globally in a two-year partnership that aims to deliver cleft treatment to approximately 500 children in need. As part of the partnership with Smile Train, Sooty will launch “The Magic of a Smile” campaign with a range of E-cards produced by Don’t Send Me a Card that will be distributed in time for the Christmas holiday, where customers will donate the cost of a card to Smile Train, with more fundraising product to follow. The deal was brokered by Sooty’s global agent, Those Licensing People, and the cause-related partnership experts, Louis Kennedy.The Sooty Show airs daily on ITVBe with product rights managed by Those Licensing People. Smile Train is headquartered in the USA with established fundraising offices in the UK, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, Mexico and UAE and has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries.Smile Train UK’s Director of Fundraising, Ian Vallance, said:“We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming Sooty into the Smile Train family as a Global Celebrity Ambassador. With Sooty’s help, we’re excited to bring the magic of a smile to more children around the world. At Smile Train, our unique and sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local medical professionals, enabling them to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for babies and children globally.By working with Sooty, we hope to provide many more magical smiles for babies and children born with a cleft to enable them to lead full and productive lives.”Louis Kennedy’s Research Director, Tracey Richardson, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Media continue to work warily in wake of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s departure

first_img June 11, 2019 Find out more The media were continuing their work warily following the departure of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and shooting and arson attacks against five radio or TV stations.Reporters Without Borders was able to check with some of them in what mood they had resumed work on 1 March.”It is not really a question of living in terror, but we are very much on our guard because the chimères are still armed,” said Achille Louis-Marie, managing editor of Radio Métropole. His view was shared by Vario Sérant, the boss of Télé Haïti: “We are taking great care. Remember that several of us have had to go into hiding these past few days to escape attack.” Until yesterday afternoon the chimères were outside some radio stations. “We have resumed working, but we are taking great care. The situation is still very tense,” said Marie-Lucie Bonhomme, head of Radio Vision 2000. Aristide supporters attacked five stations on 29 February. Reporters Without Borders made several appeals to both sides to end the use of violence. “At this time of extreme confusion, the Haitian people need above all to get independent and reliable news,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of the international press freedom organisation.Most pro-government media have stopped broadcasting. Radio and Télé Ti Moun, both run by Aristide’s foundation, along with Télé Eclair and Télé Max went off air shortly before the president’s departure. Public Télévision nationale d’Haïti (TNH) continued to broadcast on 29 February, interviewing the interim president and later, in the evening, the opposition.Overnight on 27-28 February supporters of the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party machine-gunned the offices of Radio Vision 2000, one of the major privately-owned stations in Port-au-Prince. The station manager, Léopold Berlanger, said the radio had to close. Following this attack the privately-owned Kiskeya temporarily took its news programmes off air. The Radio Vision 2000 office came under machine-gun fire again on 29 February and was partially burned. The radio was hoping to get police protection and to resume broadcasting from 2 March.Armed men ransacked the offices of Télé Haïti on 29 February, the sole remaining television channel that was independent of the government. “Everything was stolen or broken,” said its boss Marie-Christine Blanc, in a message that reached Reporters Without Borders. She said that the attackers had used a bus to force the gate in front of the station, causing the security guards to flee. Later in the day a staff member had been able to return, accompanied by the police.Head of news at Télé Haïti, Vario Sérant, said some of the wreckers wore Aristide t-shirts and had surrounded the building since the previous evening. Damage was estimated at several hundred thousand dollars. The building also housed the offices of Radio France Internationale (RFI) which briefly suspended broadcasts on Haiti.Four days earlier, a Télé Haïti crew of journalist Jhenny Favélus and cameraman Claude Cléus, had been threatened and set upon when they tried to return their office. Their assailants threatened to “march on Télé Haïti”. Sérant said they then burned tyres and erected barricades around the station forcing the staff to leave the premises. The attacks continued the following day.Still on 29 February, Radio Métropole reported that privately-owned Radio Ibo in Port-au-Prince had been attacked and forced to suspend news broadcasts. Another radio station in the capital, Signal FM, had come under fire. Radio Métropole interrupted news programmes for two hours after receiving telephoned threats. In Léogane, Radio Passion was ransacked by Aristide supporters.At least three other media had come under attack or threat during last week.The offices of the radio Echo 2000, at Petit-Goâve (70 kms southwest of Port-au-Prince) were torched on 26 February by suspected pro-Aristide attackers. On 3 December 2001, pro-government assailants murdered a journalist at the station, Brignol Lindor. They were never brought to justice despite making public confessions.On 24 February, Michel Jean and Sylvain Richard, journalist and cameraman on television channel Radio Canada, were shot at by pro-Aristide chimères in the north of Port-au-Prince. In a 23 February statement, Reporters Without Borders condemned unprecedented attacks against the foreign press the previous week.The management of pro-government Radio Solidarité, said on 26 February that it had been received death and arson threats the night before. Help by sharing this information HaïtiAmericas to go further Receive email alerts News News Organisation Journalists continued working despite attacks on the media that following the departure of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the National Palace (photo). Some of them spoke to Reporters Without Borders about the mood in which they resumed work on 1 March. During just one day, on 29 February, five radio or TV stations came under attack. March 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media continue to work warily in wake of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s departure News News Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice November 14, 2019 Find out more October 11, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haiti HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti RSF_en Follow the news on Haïtilast_img read more

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Report of investigation into Franco-Congolese journalist’s death

first_img Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED) today published a report on their investigation into Franco-Congolese journalist Bruno Jacquet Ossébi’s mysterious death in a military hospital in Brazzaville on 2 February, 12 days after he was injured in a fire at his home that killed his girlfriend and her two children.The report, which is being released just a few days before a presidential election in Republic of Congo, tries to address some of the questions surrounding Ossébi’s death, which is still a complete mystery. Did he die a natural death as a result of injuries sustained in the fire, or was he murdered? Was the fire started by accident or was it arson?The failure to carry out an autopsy on Ossébi’s body or a forensic investigation at the scene of the fire may mean that the truth will never be known. Senior police officials have minimised the importance of the case and have even questioned that Ossébi, who wrote for the online opposition newspaper Mwinda, was a journalist.Three days before the fire, Ossébi wrote an article accusing a French bank of reaching an illegal financing agreement with the Société Nationale de Pétrole du Congo. An anti-corruption activist, Ossébi was also involved in the complaint which Transparency International brought before a French court accusing President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and two other African leaders of illegally amassing property in France.The report is based on the findings of a visit that Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger, its partner organisation in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, made to Brazzaville from 20 to 27 May.The Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger representatives obtained unpublished documentary evidence including amateur video of the destruction of Ossébi’s house just 14 hours after the deadly fire. The team also met more than 80 people including relatives of the victims, Ossébi’s friends and neighbours, journalists, members of a commission that is supposed to be investigating the fire, senior police and intelligence officials, diplomats and a member of the government. It also spoke by telephone from Paris with a dozen leading French and Congolese figures.Noting the absence of a proper investigation, Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger urge the commission that was appointed to conduct enquiries to do so in a thorough manner, without ruling out any hypothesis, and then to publish its findings as soon as possible. As Ossébi had dual French and Congolese citizenship, they also urge the Congolese government to seek the help of the French police and judicial authorities in this case and invite the French government to open a parallel investigation in France. The two organisations finally call on the victor of this weekend’s presidential election, in which Sassou-Nguesso is running for another term, to guarantee that journalists will be free to work without being exposed to threats, intimidation or violence.Download the full report in French : Reports Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica July 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Report of investigation into Franco-Congolese journalist’s death March 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville to go further March 5, 2021 Find out morecenter_img See amateur videos of the destruction of Ossébi’s house : News Related documents Rapport_Ossebi_fr.pdfPDF – 430.88 KB May 4, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month Receive email alertslast_img read more

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JPs managing vacant precinct 2 seat

first_img Pinterest JPs managing vacant precinct 2 seat WhatsApp Previous articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Feb. 1 – Feb. 7Next articleCOMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Feb. 11, 2018 admin By admin – February 11, 2018 Twitter Facebook Related contentThe Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 seat has been vacant for nearly a month now since Judge Christopher Clark vacated the seat and was appointed to the vacant County Court at Law No. 2 seat.That vacancy means Ector County is now one justice of the peace short of the four it should have, and with seven candidates running for the vacant position, there is a possibility of a runoff following the March primary, meaning it may not be until May that Precinct 2 sees another JP.There was some worry by Precinct 4 Commissioner Armando Rodriguez that the absence of a justice of the peace in Precinct 2 would leave an unfair burden on the other three precincts, but Precinct 2 Senior Deputy Clerk Nicki Palmer said so far there hasn’t been any backlog developed, and the other justices have managed to handle any immediate cases that needed handling.“That particular precinct has one of the lower volume courts anyway, because it’s mostly in the city limits,” Precinct 1 Judge Terry Lange said. “We primarily deal with highway patrol and the sheriff’s office.”Precinct 2 also encompasses Gardendale as well as the city limits, Lange added.Justices of the Peace primarily deal with class C misdemeanors and civil cases with a penalty under $10,000, such as eviction cases. Lange said anyone who received tickets in Precinct 2 would still be able to pay citations through the citations department or sign up for defensive driving if they are eligible. Anyone contesting cases in that precinct would still be able to go through a pre-trial procedure and talk to an assistant county attorney, and set up a regular trial at some point in the future.This isn’t the first time the justices have had to deal with a vacancy. Lange said they previously had a vacant seat when former Precinct 2 Judge Dennis Bright retired in 2009, but that vacancy only lasted around a month, when Clark was appointed to fill the vacant position.Some more immediate cases, such as evictions, would require another justice of the peace to preside. Precinct 3 Judge Woody Kupper said he has had to handle a few eviction suits in Precinct 2 since the vacancy.“I’m just trying to pick up the slack,” Kupper said.County Judge Ron Eckert said there were no plans on filling the vacancy at any point in the near future, and the commissioners’ court hasn’t discussed the issue, due to the seven candidates running for the position right now.“We haven’t had an outcry from the public for any kind of significant backlog,” Eckert said. “It most likely would be taken care of by the other JPs.”A runoff would decide the race as there are no Democrats vying for the seat. Pinterest Local NewsGovernment Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more