News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation January 27, 2017 28/10/2016 – 28/01/2017 Citizen journalist completes third month in prison on Chinese New Year Huang Qi, a citizen journalist who founded the 64Tianwang news website, was arrested exactly three months ago. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for his unconditional release and the release of all the other citizen journalists and bloggers imprisoned in China. ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet As China and its president, Xi Jinping, prepare to celebrate the New Year on 28 January, RSF is concerned about the unprecedented decline in freedom of information in this country.The online activist Huang Qi was jailed exactly three months ago on a charge of “divulging state secrets,” according to the regime. The website he founded, 64Tianwang, was the first human rights website to be established in China and continues to be one of the few such sites operating inside the country.Reprisals against journalists and bloggers continued and even intensified in 2016, making China the world’s biggest prison for journalists and bloggers, with more than 100 currently detained.They include the well-known journalist Gao Yu, the Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, the Uyghur intellectual and journalist Ilham Tohti, and the citizen journalists Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, who were awarded RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in 2016, as was 64Tianwang.In 2017, China continues to be on RSF’s list of “enemies of the Internet” while President Xi is still on RSF’s list of “press freedom predators.” China is nowadays ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Citizen journalist and RSF award laureate Huang Qi Photo: cn.rfi.fr to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more
Dr. Carol Anne Brown, 67A man was charged today with fatally stabbing his mother and uncle at their Altadena home while his mother was on a Zoom call with colleagues from Pasadena City College — one of whom witnessed part of the attack.Robert Cotton, 32, was set to be arraigned later Wednesday in a Pasadena courtroom on two murder charges stemming from the Monday afternoon killings of Carol Anne Brown, 67, and her brother, Kenneth Wayne Preston, 69.The charges include an allegation that he personally used a knife in the commission of the crime.Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies from the Altadena Station went to a residence in the 3100 block of North Marengo Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. Monday on a report of a possible kidnapping in progress, Deputy Tracy Koerner said.Brown, a Pasadena City College employee, was in her living room on a Zoom call with a colleague who saw part of the attack on Preston and called 911, according to sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall, who said the tipster saw a man dragging another man into the living room but did not see either victim being stabbed.When deputies arrived, they found Preston, who had been stabbed several times, dead in the driveway and Brown dead inside the home and learned a Lexus SUV belonging to one of the victims was missing from the residence.While investigators were canvassing the crime scene, Cotton showed up on foot and identified himself as a resident of the home, sheriff’s officials said. He had allegedly ditched the Lexus in the neighborhood.A motive for the stabbings was unknown.Pasadena City College President-Superintendent Erika Endrijonas posted a message on the school’s social media site in which she wrote that “our PCC family suffered a terrible loss. Dr. Carol Brown, who most recently served as a co-coordinator of the Black STEM program, was the victim of a violent crime where she and her brother lost their lives. The attack did not occur on the campus. The incident occurred during a remote conference call with othercollege employees.”Endrijonas said counseling services were being made available to help her colleagues cope with the tragedy.“More information about how we can come together in response to this tragedy and remember Carol will be forthcoming,” she said. “I am completely shocked and horrified by what has happened.”Cotton has remained behind bars since his arrest, jail records show. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Mother, Uncle in Altadena CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 2:29 pm Make a comment
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Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News TAGS ECISD logo wide Three public community meetings are coming up next week as a way to get input on what qualities and characteristics people would like to see in the next Ector County Independent School District superintendent. Jim Nelson was named interim superintendent following the resignation of Tom Crowe. The ECISD board of trustees hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates in November to conduct the search for a new school chief. The meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 8 in the ECISD board room at the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.; 7 p.m. in the Permian High School cafeteria, 1800 E. 42nd St.; and 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Odessa High School cafeteria, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave. There also is a community survey people can take by following https://www.ectorcountyisd.org/Domain/8943. Board President Doyle Woodall said representatives from HYA would be conducting the meetings. Woodall added that the gatherings are very important to the community. “We need to make sure we get the right fit for Odessa. Without input from the citizens, I don’t know how we can do that. I don’t expect to see a lot of people at the meetings because usually we don’t. But I would love the see the place packed out. I really would,” Woodall said. He added that he hoped a lot of people are taking the survey off the ECISD website. “Odessa is a unique community in a lot of ways. It’s very, very important that we get this right,” Woodall said. At a previous board meeting, HYA senior associate Rick Berry said the vote to name a lone finalist will likely be in April. Berry said the projected date is April 8, but that could be pushed back to the middle of April. The contract would be approved by the end of April or first day of May and the district would probably want a superintendent to report July 1, he has said. WhatsApp Facebook Community meetings set for superintendent search Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article011819_BYNUM_NEW_BUILDING_14Next articleECTOR COUNTY RESTAURANT REPORT: Dec. 20 through Jan. 3 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Twitter
Goroda/iStock(KINGWOOD, Texas) — A day care worker who fat shamed a 5-year-old boy by leaving a note in his lunchbox has been fired from the Rocking Horse Day Care Center in Kingwood, Texas, a suburb of Houston in the northeast part of the city.Francesca Easdon, the mother of the 5-year-old boy, said she is in “absolute shock” after she placed a supportive note in her son’s lunchbox at the start of the day to “make him smile at lunch time.” “I wrote this note just so at lunchtime he would have something that would make him happy and I am thinking about him,” Easdon told ABC’s Houston station KTRK-TV.Easdon posted a message on Facebook describing the incident in detail.“We have been working with [my son] on his eating, he’s extremely picky! I have been introducing new healthy options in his lunchbox and discussed the changes with his school. And for the record, I feel that [my son] is perfect the way he is, I’m just helping him make healthier choices. Instead of his school being supportive I am in absolute shock at what happened,” she wrote.“Please tell [my son] that his mommy loves him so much and I’m thinking about him,” said the note that Easdon left in the lunchbox.But when her son returned home from school and she looked in his lunchbox, she found that somebody had written on the same note fat shaming her son.“No! Put him on diet and go away,” it read.Easdon said she was in shock: “It took a minute to register, what I even saw and I just kept re-reading it and I just stood there for a minute.”Up until that point she said that she had never had a problem with Rocking Horse until the incident. Easdon immediately called the day care center and ended up meeting with the director last week.“When I asked them what are you planning to do about this … I let them know right then that the only resolution is that that person that wrote the note should be terminated,” Easdon told KTRK in an interview.According to Easdon, the teacher that was involved in the incident confessed and was fired by Rocking Horse Day Care.The boy’s mother said she is “disgusted that I put my trust in these people to care for my child and this is what I get in return.”Easdon has some advice to parents after she and her family experienced this incident.Said Easdon: “Monitor your daycares closely and stay away from this facility, they do NOT deserve the privilege of teaching our children.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. HR jobs are under threat following the takeover of NatWest by the Royal Bankof Scotland, finance union Unifi has warned.The takeover bid, due to be ratified at an extraordinary general meeting ofthe Royal Bank of Scotland in March, has been predicted to result in up to18,000 job losses. Unifi says HR positions could be among them.Dai Davis, the union’s director of communications, said that although plansfor integrating the banks are sketchy, replicating positions across the groupcould put HR jobs in the spotlight.”The head office functions, of which HR is a big part, will be affectedconsiderably. HR in London are very concerned,” he said.Davis said that there was also a question mark over what would happen totraining programmes run by NatWest as the bank had been planning a completerestructure of training before the takeover bid. It put its Haythrop Parktraining centre up for sale at the end of last year.But he said in the short-term HR positions should be maintained to deal withretraining and the outflow of many staff.www.unifi.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Takeover could bring job cutsOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Russian bells Members of the Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers perform their Sunday ritual of sounding the bells in Lowell House tower at 1 p.m. Doubly entertaining Twins Danielle ’14 (left) and Arielle Rabinowitz ’14 perform a piano duet before a black tie High Table dinner. Constructed in 1930, Lowell House was named for the Lowell family, closely identified with Harvard since John Lowell graduated in 1721. Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1909-33) instituted the House system, tutorials, subject concentrations, and reading periods. His bust and that of poet James Russell Lowell are in the House’s main courtyard. In the dining hall are portraits of President Lowell and his wife; his sister Amy Lowell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and his brother Percival Lowell, the astronomer who spearheaded the search for the planet Pluto.The House community contains 400 undergraduates, approximately 25 resident tutors and scholars drawn from Harvard’s graduate and professional Schools, and more than 75 affiliated faculty members and visiting scholars. House Masters Diana Eck, the Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society and a member of the Faculty of Divinity, and Dorothy Austin, Sedgwick Associate Minister in the Memorial Church and University chaplain, are only the fifth masters officeholders in nearly 70 years, a testament to the House’s durability and richness. Lowell’s legacy includes the annual Lowell House Opera, the black-tie dinners known as High Tables, the famous 5 o’clock Thursday Teas in the Masters’ Residence, and the 1 p.m. Sunday ringing of the Russian Bells in Lowell’s tower.At a recent High Table dinner, members of the old guard such as Diana Stewart, whose husband, Zeph, was the House’s third master, and Maurice Pechet, who began as a senior tutor back in 1948, mingled with current residents scarcely a quarter their age. Impromptu piano playing from singer Livingston Taylor, a former artist-in-residence, punctuated the conversation, which then stopped altogether as twins Danielle and Arielle Rabinowitz ’14 performed a riveting piano duet that had the audience spellbound in rapt silence. Gradually, talk resumed, guests went to the dining room to exchange ideas over an elegant dinner, and another memorable evening was being etched in the annals of the rich Lowell House tradition. Kissing history Musician and former artist-in-residence Livingston Taylor (right) plants a kiss on the cheek of Maurice Pechet, who has been a loyal member and benefactor of Lowell House Senior Common Room since 1948, the year be began as the Allston Burr Senior Tutor. Sound and vision A close-up of an engraving on one of Lowell House’s bells. Lowell’s bells and whistles Longlasting bond Diana Stewart (left), whose husband, Zeph, was the third master of Lowell House (from 1963-75), speaks with current House Master Diana Eck. Like many past residents, Stewart feels a lasting bond to Lowell and returns regularly for dinners and teas. What a spread Co-Master Dorothy Austin, Sedgwick Associate Minister in the Memorial Church and University chaplain, serves students at the weekly five o’clock Thursday tea. Mother Earth Bell Inna Ryzhik ’12 (left) and Virginia Marshall ’15 sound the Mother Earth Bell, which weighs nearly 13 tons: Its clapper alone weighs about 700 pounds. From 1930 to 2008, the Lowell House tower housed one of the most famous Russian bell sets in the world. Wear your toga Lowell House Master Diana Eck poses with toga-clad Emily Bigelow ’14 before Harvard’s 375th celebration parade. Tea party Lowell House residents relax and socialize at a weekly tea in the masters’ residence. Men in black tie Resident tutor Jonathan Bruno (left) and portrait painter Steve Coit converse before Lowell’s black tie dinner.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:California has set a new record for peak output of utility-scale solar at more than 10.5 GW, as well as for renewable energy overall. However, the state’s grid operator is still curtailing solar and wind while hydro and the last nuclear plant run full-steam.California blew through a series of peak solar and renewable energy generation records last week, showing not only the increasing potential of the state to run on renewable energy, but also the work remaining to be done.According to the California Independent System Operator (ISO), utility-scale solar generation reached 10,521 MW on Thursday April 26, the first time it had surpassed 10.5 GW. On Saturday it peaked again at 10,539 MW at 1:40 PM local time, a new record for the state.California also hit a new record for the instantaneous portion of demand met by renewable energy on Saturday at 73%, just 15 minutes before the solar record, with solar and wind alone meeting 64% of demand.What is even more remarkable is that this does not even count all of the solar. California had an estimated 6.6 GW of behind-the-meter solar as of the end of January 2018, which is not reflected in California ISO output data.Over the full year 2017 renewable energy sources excluding large hydro plants represented 31% of California’s in-state electricity generation. With hydroelectric generation included, the total was more than half of all generation. However, the state also imports large volumes of electricity.More: California Blows Through Solar Power, Renewable Energy Output Records California Sets New Renewable Generation Records
Critics pan Trump coal, nuclear support plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享U.S. News & World Report:President Donald Trump and Republican political leaders spent close to eight years accusing the Obama administration of picking winners and losers in the energy sector, but Trump’s order to the Energy Department last week to prop up failing coal and nuclear power plants does exactly what he vilified – and proposes the opposite of what’s needed to best safeguard the nation’s vulnerable electric grid, experts say.Citing national security and defense concerns caused by the “rapid depletion of a critical part of our nation’s energy mix,” Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry “to prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources.” The administration referred to coal and nuclear plants as “fuel-secure,” because they can house their fuel supplies on site, rather than relying on pipelines like natural gas plants.“If you really want security, you get away from all that and you decentralize the grid,” says David Bookbinder, chief counsel at the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning think tank in the nation’s capital. In particular, he continues, “residential solar is the single most secure form of power we have in the United States: It’s secure both from a fuel supply side – no one’s blocking the sun – and a distribution side: it goes from roof into your house, so there’s no problem with the transmission. That is a secure energy supply.”“Most of the outages occur on the distribution system, which has nothing to do with the power plants connected to the system,” says John Larsen, director in the energy and climate practice at Rhodium Group, a research firm. “That’s not to say the loss of power from a particular plant doesn’t cause a loss of power here and there. But the vast majority of power outages occur elsewhere in the system.”Experts agree that natural gas pipelines are vulnerable to cyberattack. An attack on a shared data network this spring, for example, forced gas pipeline operators to halt communications for close to a week, although gas transmissions were not affected. However, coal and nuclear plants also rely on software that’s seen as similarly vulnerable to attack – as, for that matter, do renewables.“Those risks are the same across any type of power technology – we have computers running all our power plants,” Larsen says. “So a coal plant’s computers are no different than the natural gas plants or wind power for that matter.”More: Trump Plan to Prop Up Coal, Nuclear Won’t Protect the Electric Grid