U.S. delegation condemns expulsion of Cuban diplomats

first_imgA 62-member U.S. delegation in Cuba as part of the “In the Footsteps of Che” International Brigade issued the following statement on Oct. 4:We strongly condemn the decision of the United States government to expel 15 Cuban diplomats from the United States in response to alleged “sonic attacks” against U.S. diplomats in Cuba. These allegations are unfounded and part of Washington’s campaign to discourage the people of the U.S. from traveling to Cuba to witness the accomplishments of the Cuban Revolution. Our delegation stands in solidarity with Cuba against all U.S. attempts to intervene in Cuban affairs.We reject the travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department. We came to Cuba and will stay for the duration of the Brigade to fulfill our mission to support the Cuban Revolution, bring the truth about Cuba back to the U.S. and encourage others to visit.In the past year, over 500,000 people have traveled from the United States to Cuba. They have seen the real Cuba, not the misrepresentations portrayed in the imperialist media.We demand that Washington end the blockade, get out of Guantánamo now and normalize relations with Cuba. These demands are overwhelmingly supported by the people of the United States.The U.S. government’s abandonment of the people of Puerto Rico after the hurricanes stands in stark contrast to the preparation, evacuation and vigorous recovery organized by revolutionary Cuba. The U.S. government has rejected Cuban assistance to Puerto Rico, their sister island. Cuba offered to send 41 doctors and brigades of electricians, but has received no reply from the U.S. government. We know that the Cuban Revolution will not sacrifice its principles or its sovereignty during this most recent attempt at U.S. intervention or future ones.¡Hasta la victoria siempre!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15-40 Connection teaches students about young adult cancer risks

first_img Previous articleThe Skiff: March 24, 2016Next articleFort Worth culinary scene: fusing the casual and the contemporary Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year ReddIt Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/center_img Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Brianna Gipson, social work major, was interviewed by Justin Ozuna about young adults diagnosed with cancer. printTCU’s 15-40 Connection and Fort Worth Adolescent Young Adult Oncology Coalition (FWAYA) tested students’ knowledge about cancer in young adults.The 15-40 Connection is a student-run organization raising cancer awareness on campus and encourages students to check themselves for signs of cancer.Lisa Bashore, a 15-40 adviser, said FWAYA partnered with the Harris College to help spread this message.Students were asked questions about the benefits of early cancer detection.Some students said they were surprised to hear that over 90 percent of patients who received treatment early on beat their cancer. For tumors detected late, however, survival rates drop as low as 12 percent.Bashore said lower survival rates is a problem for young adults throughout the U.S.Young adults between ages 15 and 40 have had little improvement in survival relative to children and elderly patients diagnosed with the same disease throughout the last 30 years, she said.The green block highlights the low survival rates of cancer patients between ages 15 and 40.She said the plateau remains partially because young adults are sometimes diagnosed too late.“Young people don’t think of themselves as part of the cancer demographic and don’t check themselves for signs of a tumor often enough,” she said.According to the 15-40 website, early detection is an advantage that could save lives. The site lists three steps to recognizing cancer early are a big part of 15-40’s message to young adults:Understand what normal feels like (energy levels, sleeping patterns, weight) so health changes are noticeable.The “2-week rule.” If any bodily changes last more than two weeks, a doctor should be notified to figure out what’s wrong.Feel comfortable talking to doctors about their health and advocating for themselves.Bashore said young adults need to be in tune with their health since even physicians can mistake cancer symptoms for other health problems. Cases like this allow the cancerous cells to grow and become harder to stop.“Cancer can happen to you,” she said.Briana Gipson, a social work major, said she didn’t realize how prevalent the disease was among people her age.Bashore said one of her goals was to “empower” students to take control of their health and recognize the reality that so many young adults ignore.The 15-40 Connection is planning to keep promoting this message on TCU’s campus and broadcast the recorded interviews as a part of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week April 4-8. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin + posts Shane Battis Facebook Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

RFI and AFP file torture complaint in Burundi

first_img June 5, 2020 Find out more “It is the media’s role and duty to cover the news,” Kahn-Sriber added. “If the government thinks some journalists went too far, it is not a reason for forcing all the media to close. We all on the prosecutor-general to speed up the investigation so that the media can quickly reopen, as this is a condition for a return to normality in Burundi.”Burundi is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Organisation October 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders supports the initiative taken by Radio France Internationale and Agence France-Presse in an attempt to obtain justice for their Burundi correspondent, Esdras Ndikumana, who was beaten and tortured after being arrested in Bujumbura on 2 August.The lack of any progress in the investigation into this attack is typical of the current climate of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists and media outlets in Burundi.In a statement yesterday evening, RFI and AFP said they have filed a complaint against persons unknown before Burundi’s supreme court of justice in connection with the attack.RFI and AFP deplore the lack of progress in the investigation, although it was the president’s office that called for an investigation on 13 August, and they explain that they filed their complaint after getting no reply to the letter they wrote to the president on 22 September describing the attack and its perpetrators. Ndikumana has filed a separate complaint as the victim.“It is extremely worrying that this investigation has yet to produce any tangible result especially as the attack on Ndikumana took place in broad daylight at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Service,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“It should not be very complicated to establish who was responsible. We urge the Burundian justice system not to tolerate political pressure and to do everything possible to identify those responsible and bring them to trial.”Since the start of the current political crisis in Burundi in April, none of the physical attacks against journalists has been the subject of judicial proceedings. Instead, the failure to punish this violence encourages the police and security forces to continue threatening and attacking journalists.Jean-Claude Ciza, a journalist who was savagely beaten by a police officer on a Bujumbura street on 4 September, continued to receive verbal death threats from the security forces after the attack and had to flee the city.Foot-dragging in another judicial investigation is meanwhile preventing the reopening of the radio stations that have been closed since the attempted coup in May. Two investigations were opened after the coup attempt, one to identify those responsible for attacks on several radio stations, the other to identify the journalists who broadcast the rebellious military’s messages.According to the information available, the first investigation was closed with no public statement about anyone being arrested or identified. The second is meanwhile taking time to produce any hard evidence against journalists and therefore seems above all to be serving as a pretext for not reopening media outlets critical of the government. Follow the news on Burundi to go further BurundiAfrica News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reports October 20, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RFI and AFP file torture complaint in Burundi Receive email alerts Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists BurundiAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Community leadership training to assist county groups

first_imgEmail Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsCommunity leadership training to assist county groupsBy admin – March 14, 2012 512 Previous articleHelp parents to help children – reportNext articleSongwriter Sessions admin WhatsApp A COMMUNITY Leadership Training Programme for residents associations has been developed by County Limerick VEC based on a structure initiated by Ballyhoura Development and in conjunction with Limerick County Council. The training guide is the culmination of the VEC’s work with community leaders, from residents associations, parents councils, community groups and community councils and was launched by Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan at County Hall, last Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The training is about supporting individuals who want to make a change in their community by taking a more active involvement and covers a wide range of topics from residents association goals to conflict resolution and effective communication.“Housing estates form an integral part of our community so we view them as a priority”, said director of services in the housing section of the council.“The programme will allow us to work on tangible issues like cleanups, while offering encouragement and advice with the creation of residents groups.“It is modelled on community leadership programmes already in place in Ballyhoura and delivered by group facilitator and community leadership trainer, Donal Fitzgibbon”.Cllr John Sheahan said that the launch was about, “supporting community leaders and about building communities”.Minister of State, Jan O’Sullivan, said that the council was “leading the country in this forum and in its approach to working with communities to identify and support leaders”.She said the programme would build on a “genuine relationship between local authorities and communities”.Developing community Leaderships training is suitable for any individual who would like to play a more active role in their community.Ballyhoura Community development worker, Olivia O’Brien, told the Limerick Post that the scheme already in place was working well.“We launched it four years ago with residents in Cappamore and we negotiated a lease for a community house where there is something on offer for people of all ages, like basic computer skills courses, after school programmes and health eating advice.“There was a lot of interest from people looking to get more involved in their community and members underwent training in 2010 and received certificates in community leadership.“They are big into improving the appearance of their area and won a Pride of Place award last year”.Any group looking to take part in the training can contact Regina Duane, community education facilitator at County Limerick VEC.last_img read more

New MEP endeavours to work hard for North West

first_img New MEP endeavours to work hard for North West Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 9, 2020 WhatsApp Previous articleGardai in Donegal working closely with police in tackling offencesNext articleNew Deacon ordained in Raphoe News Highland Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The newly appointed MEP for Midlands North West has endeavoured to work hard for the region going forward. Colm Markey replaces Mairead McGuinness as an MEP in the European Parliament following her confirmation as Ireland’s new EU Commissioner yesterday.He has been a Councillor in County Louth since 2009.Mr. Markey says that reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and Brexit will be his two main priorities in his new role:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/coldfgfgfgmmarky3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Black homeowners in NYC pay higher closing costs: report

first_img Tags Message* Overall, Black homeownership in the city dropped 13 percent over the last two decades (iStock)Covid has exacerbated financial challenges facing Black homeowners looking to buy a home in New York City, according to a new report.The Center for NYC Neighborhoods said the average Black homeowner pays $7,000 more in closing costs than white buyers, and they face higher interest rates. The findings are based on a survey of homeowners and housing counselors that began in 2019, reported City Limits.Overall, Black homeownership in the city dropped 13 percent over the last two decades, and it slid further during the pandemic.The report found the pattern of higher costs was present for conventional mortgages and with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loans, which are available to buyers with lower credit scores.Read moreState hearing confronts racial bias by brokers Housing Rights accuses brokers of Section 8 discrimination Appraisal Institute wants to root out racial bis Full Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink “We know that people that use FHA loans are probably going to pay more because by definition an FHA loan is more expensive. But we were surprised to see that the pattern also held with conventional loans,” Ivy Perez, a policy and research manager for the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, told City Limits.The Center attributed the drop in Black homeownership to systemic issues, along with fallout from the 2008 foreclosure crisis. According to the report, 80 percent of Black homeowners surveyed had trouble paying for home repairs and finding trustworthy contractors.Based on research results, the Center came up with five pilot programs to address some of the challenges, including a down payment assistance tool and aid to mom-and-pop landlords to preserve affordable rentals.[City Limits] — E.B. SolomontContact E.B. Solomont Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Fair Housingresidential housinglast_img read more

Modeling entrainment of sedimentary particles by wind and water: A generalized approach

first_imgFor long-standing theoretical reasons, it is often asserted that the threshold shear stress for entrainment of sedimentary particles (τ*t = ρfu*2t, made dimensionless as A = ρfu*2t/((ρp − ρf)gd)) has a universal relationship with the particle Reynolds number (Re*t = u*t d/ν), where u*t is the threshold friction velocity, ρf is the fluid density, ρp is the density of the particles, d is the particle diameter, g is the gravitational acceleration and ν is the kinematic viscosity of the fluid. However, experimental plots of A(Re*t) for sediment entrainment in air and water show two major differences: (1) For large Re*t, the values of A in water are, in general, a few times larger than those in air, and (2) when Re*t <1, A increases more rapidly in air than in water as Re*t decreases. This paper derives a new, general theory for A, which incorporates the effects of fluid turbulence, particle cohesion and probabilistic aspects of grain entrainment. It is found that difference (1) is explained by differences in the probability distribution of streamwise velocity fluctuations for typical situations in air and water, which follow from basic scaling laws for velocity variances in turbulent flow. Difference (2) is explained by the different behaviors of interparticle cohesion forces in air and water. The resulting expression is shown to compare well with experimental data.last_img read more

Dixie State Baseball Continues Season At Cal State-Los Angeles This Weekend

first_img Written by February 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Continues Season At Cal State-Los Angeles This Weekend Tags: Dixie baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES-This weekend, 3-0 Dixie State baseball returns to southern California to face Northwest Nazarene Friday and Saturday and host Cal State-Los Angeles Saturday and Sunday in hopes of keeping their hot start to the season ongoing.The Trailblazers will ride with right-handed pitcher Justin Dunham Friday. Saturday, to conclude the series with the Nighthawks, Dixie State will go with right-handed hurler Haiden Hendricks.Later Saturday, as the series against the Golden Eagles commences, Dixie State goes with left-handed pitcher Jack Gonzales.Sunday, the Trailblazers will have left-handed pitcher Tevita Gerber, the reigning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week, on the mound.Presently, Dixie State is No. 17 in the Perfect Game NCAA Division II preseason Top 25 poll.In his eighth season at the helm of the Trailblazers’ program, head coach Chris Pfatenhauer is 242-125-1 (.659) at Dixie State and 294-184-1 (.614) as a collegiate baseball head coach. Pfatenhauer has never had a losing season as the Trailblazers’ head coach.Sophomore third baseman Tyson Fisher, the reigning RMAC offensive player of the week, is currently batting .636 and leads the Trailblazers in hits (7), doubles (3) and RBI (5).Fisher, senior first baseman/designated hitter Jake Engel and senior catcher Cade Spurlin, all have one home run on the season for Dixie State.As these will be Northwest Nazarene’s first games of the season, the Nighthawks have no statistics to record as of yet.The Nighthawks are coached by Joe Schaefer who is entering his second season as Northwest Nazarene’s head coach. Schaefer led the Nighthawks to a 24-24 record in his first campaign at the helm.Dixie State is 6-2 all-time against Northwest Nazarene.This weekend’s games are also the first of the season for Cal State-Los Angeles.The Golden Eagles are coached by 13-year head coach Vince Beringhele, who is 301-294 (.506) as the head coach at Cal State-Los Angeles. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Freak Winds Tear Through Ocean City Neighborhood

first_imgNeighbors push a floating dock out of the alley between 29th and 30th streets, Simpson and Haven avenues, on Monday, Jan. 5.Residents of the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Simpson and Haven avenues are cleaning up Monday morning after a quick burst of winds that “sounded like a freight train” left debris scattered across their properties on Sunday night.Freak winds from a front moving across Ocean City on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2015) damaged property on the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Simpson and Haven avenues.The wind sent roof shingles flying, crushed outside shower stalls, blocked an alley by moving a stored floating dock, and tore the roof off a garage.Just a few blocks in either direction: No signs of damage and no reports from neighbors of any unusual weather.The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory that warned of gusts up to 50 mph as a cold front clashed with exceptionally warm January weather.Freak winds from a front moving across Ocean City on Sunday (Jan. 4, 2015) damaged property on the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Simpson and Haven avenues.Meteorologist Anthony Gigi said early Monday morning that the National Weather Service recorded no unusual events on Sunday night and had received no reports of the Ocean City winds. He said the NWS saw wind gusts of 50 mph at Cape May Harbor, 49 mph in Sea Isle City, 54 mph in Woodbine and only 38 mph in Ocean City (at the “south beach” anemometer at 59th Street)._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____Ocean City Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Donato confirmed the 38 mph peak reading at 59th Street at 9:29 p.m.Gigi said the winds would have been coming from the west, unlike many of the storm events in Ocean City that feature ocean winds. He said localized winds could have been much stronger than the 38 mph recorded 30 blocks away.Residents reported something much more than a 50 mph wind.“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Chris Mazzitelli, a lifelong Ocean City resident.A storm on Sunday night knocked down stop signs on 29th Street.Mazzitelli, who lives on the 2800 block of Simps0n Avenue, said he was watching television with his family around 9:30 p.m. Sunday when they paused as the storm arrived.“To hear it was like, wow, what is this,” Mazzitelli said.Mazzitelli said he went outside to see traffic lights swaying violently, electrical wires arcing and trash cans strewn everywhere.“It went from being perfectly calm, and it left just as quickly,” he said.Newspaper boxes outside Kessel’s Korner at 28th Street and Asbury Avenue were toppled by a Sunday night storm.Ocean City Police Capt. Steve Ang said officers took reports of wind that “sounded like a freight train” coming across properties. He said the winds flipped a boat trailer, knocked down stop signs and stripped homes of roof shingles and vinyl siding, according to the reports.The reports noted an air temperature of 55 degrees and a recorded wind of 84 mph — though he did not know the source of the wind reading.Ocean City experienced similarly powerful super-localized straight-line winds in a storm in July 2011 that sent a Van Duyne lifeguard boat tumbling down the beach (see video) and tore the roof off the Sun-Aqua Suites near 14th Street. A June 2012 derecho saw major destruction across a much wider area of the mainland.See Also: Snow Likely for Tuesday in Ocean Citylast_img read more

News story: Lord Duncan visits Stirling innovators leading the way in responding to an ageing society

first_img A key priority for the UK Government is to support innovation for our ageing society. As people are living longer, we want to make sure they are also living independently and happily. This is why the UK Government is investing over £300 million from our Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle issues like this. Last week [Friday 22 March] Lord Duncan had the opportunity to hear about the world-leading innovations being developed by Stirling institutions in response to one of society’s most pressing issues, an ageing population. By 2050, worldwide there are likely to be two billion people over the age of 60.UK Government Minister Lord Duncan said: Scotland has a reputation as a world leader in innovation and research and it is great to see the vital contribution by the University of Stirling to one of society’s most pressing problems.center_img At the University of Stirling, Lord Duncan learned of the University’s ageing and dementia research as well as proposals for an intergenerational village and innovation hub.Visiting Symbiosis, who recently received UK Government funding, Lord Duncan saw first-hand their developments into supply chain models and commercial gene therapy.Lord Duncan also met with senior staff at CodeBase Stirling and learnt how they benefit local economies and how technology can be harnessed to help the needs of an ageing society.The Ageing Society ‘Grand Challenge’ forms a key part of the UK Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. Its mission for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge is to ensure that people can enjoy at least five extra years of healthy independent living by 2035 whilst also narrowing inequalities.last_img read more