Open House 12: Abbie Zuhlke

first_imgKai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ ReddIt Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Kai Grady printOn this week’s installment of Open House, I interview Abbie Zuhlke, a College of Education representative and this year’s Dining Services chair.Interview conducted by Kyle AtwoodProduced by Kai Grady Twitter Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Twitter Facebook Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Logo for SGA’s Open House podcast Linkedin Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Previous articleHoroscope: November 12, 2020Next articleEpisode 226 – CFB Week 10, NFL Week 9 Recap Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Open House: Finale Linkedinlast_img read more

Authorities close Lebanese satellite TV station’s bureaux over sex talk

first_img Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS See the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez21BTosMR4 to go further A Saudi civil society group has brought a suit against LBC and the programme’s participants. The station, which is controlled by reformist Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, declined to comment when contacted by Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information “The programme may have shocked the country’s conservatives but this measure is disproportionate and ineffective as LBC’s bureaux in Saudi Arabia are not responsible for the choice of programming and content that it broadcasts from Lebanon,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It nonetheless violates the freedom of the satellite broadcast media operating in the country.” News Culture and information ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman Al-Hazaa announced the closure of LBC’s offices on 9 August. Broadcast last month in the LBC series “Bold Red Line,” the programme outraged the Saudi authorities. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Saudi conservatives regarded the programme as shocking and immoral, and as a violation of Islamic law as applied in Saudi Arabia. Posted as a video on YouTube, the programme shows Jawwad and several friends in his bedroom discussing their sex lives. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Access to the YouTube video has been blocked in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi agency responsible for Internet censorship. Although Jawwad apologised for the programme, he and his friends have been arrested. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of the Lebanon-based satellite TV station LBC’s bureaux in Riyadh and Jeddah for broadcasting a programme in which a Saudi man in his 30s, Mazen Abdul Jawwad, talked openly about his sexual adventures since the age of 14. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more News August 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities close Lebanese satellite TV station’s bureaux over sex talk News News Organisation March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe Visits Greece

first_img View post tag: Greece Training & Education Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe Visits Greece Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, and Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO, visited with Greek dignitaries during a visit to Athens, Greece, March 27-29.During his visit, Pandolfe met with the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, the Honorable Daniel Smith, and members of the U.S. Embassy Team. Pandolfe later met with the Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice Adm. Kosmas Christidis; and Hellenic Fleet Commander, Rear Adm. Konstantinos Mazarakis-Einian.Smith and Pandolfe hosted U.S. and Greek officials aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during the ship’s first port visit of its final deployment after more than 50 years of commissioned service. At a reception on board the aircraft carrier, Pandolfe emphasized the strong and growing relationship between the nations.“Greece and the United States are bound together in partnership and history. We are two countries who share the same values, strategic goals and desires for the future,” said Pandolfe. “Events like these underline the long-standing friendship and partnership we have with Greece.”Smith commented that the U.S.-Greece partnership is strong, vibrant and enduring. “The United States and Greece have been strong allies and partners, working through NATO and other international organizations to advance peace and security throughout the region and globally,” Smith said. “Our strong bilateral military-to-military relationship, which contributes to the security of both of our nations, is a vital component of the excellent relations between our two countries.”U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency and other parties to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frank View post tag: C. April 3, 2012center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe Visits Greece View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Pandolfe View post tag: Vice View post tag: visits View post tag: Adm.last_img read more

JCTC Online: Conversation Creates Global Community

first_imgBreaking down borders, mixing genres, artists and audiences from around the world to exchanging ideas – the global discussions continues  JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World Episode – with  Episode 5 –  Strength and May 22 Episode 6 – Revelation.Launched to provide programming for audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World is the online series by Jersey City Theater Company (JCTC) that in the organization’s signature style, is global in scope yet relevant to the community. Participating artists span genres – including performers, poets,  dancers, actors and other artists – and hail from many corners of the globe, including Spain, India and Japan as well as artists from the U.S. and of course, Jersey City.In keeping with this nonprofit arts organization’s mission of inspiring conversations about important issues of our times through the arts, community dialogue, Talk-Backs, Q&A’s between audiences and artists and other discussion formats have always been part of JCTC programming. By creating online programming, JCTC’s network of audiences and artists has been literally been expanded worldwide.The necessity of bringing programming to audiences homebound due to quarantine restrictions may have necessitated the creation of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World as well as JCTC New Play Festival Online: Return to Love (May 20 & May 27) and other soon be announced online shows, but going virtual has surprising benefits.  JCTC’s reach is now extended, its range of artistic partners and audiences  vastly increased and the dialogue driven impact is truly multicultural.“Our online programming has truly helped the JCTC network and family grow,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC and host of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World. “We’ve discovered many new and different performing arts companies and foreign cultural organizations are collaborating with artists from all over the world. We truly live in a global community and through the new technology there’s incredible opportunities for mutual understanding, exchanging ideas, learning about our similarities and our differences and genuine empathy for each other.”JCTC online programming has also enhanced Jersey City’s reputation as one of America’s fastest growing cultural destinations. “The artists we collaborate with bring their audiences with them,” said Levina. “Not only are we giving our artists exposure to a global audience, but we’re exposing our audience to international artists from many countries. Jersey City is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and it’s our diversity that makes unique and strong, and now our city is a catalyst for creating a global community centered around the arts.”JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLDMay 15/2:00pmEpisode 5 – StrengthFEATURINGMegha Sood, Poet (India / USA & Jersey City resident)Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic, Head of Office, Institut Ramon Llull,Catalan Language and CultureAmeriAfrica: Àfrica Llorens & Amer Kabbani  are Circus Artists(Catalan company, Barcelona)Kamchàtka Street Theatre Company, Catalan Company(Catalan company, Barcelona)Pavement Dance with Christopher Kinsey & Maggie Costales (USA)Vikram Lyengar, Dance & Theatre (India)Ingrid Griffith, Theatre (Guyana / USA)Ayako Takahashi, Ayalis In Motion, Dance (Japan)May 22 /2:00pmEpisode 6 – Revelation.How to Watch – the easiest way is to visit the JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Event Page on Facebook and follow the instructions. The program uses Zoom Meeting technology.Or visit: www.JCTCenter.orgFor Episode 5—STRENGTH –click hereMeeting ID: 497 328 6111Password: 924548 ×last_img read more

Thanksgiving 2020

first_img× We should all be glad that the various vaccines for the Coronavirus are on the way.  We can be truly thankful that millions of us will be receiving our injections in the coming period.We should be grateful to live in a city that still has a great sense of community.  People take part in community clean-ups, fundraisers for charities and houses of worship, and efforts to help our veterans.We should be thankful that Bayonne is making great progress.  New homes, apartment houses, and businesses have been built.  We expect still more residential and commercial construction will be taking place in 2021.  Our hometown has turned the corner into a bright future.At this time of year, we must continue to help our fellow residents who are in need, even as we are grateful for what we have ourselves.  Making a difference for people who need help is something that we can do every day.  I would like to urge everyone to continue to support our local food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the year.I would like to thank all of the civic organizations, businesses, Scout troops, religious organizations, and others that hold food drives each year to assist the Windmill Alliance, the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), and the food pantries and soup kitchens in Bayonne.It is time for us to give thanks for the blessings that we enjoy while remembering people in need.  On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.  Let’s hope and pray for better times ahead in 2021. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, many families are having smaller groups than usual around the table.  The Coronavirus has made it difficult or impossible to get everyone together for Thanksgiving 2020. If you are unable to be with some people in your family, this would be a great opportunity to call people or link up with them online.It is important to remind ourselves of the things for which we are truly thankful.  Some reasons for gratitude are national, while others are local. As Americans, we have been blessed to live in a free society with great resources.  Millions of people have come here from around the world to enjoy freedoms and opportunities that were not available in the countries of their birth.last_img read more

Menendez applauds boost in vaccines to Hudson County Senator called for…

first_img ×U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez “I appreciate the great work by Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health for responding quickly to significantly increase Hudson County’s vaccine allotment,” said Sen. Menendez. “The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color and as one of the most diverse and populous counties in New Jersey, Hudson County needs its fair share in vaccines.“This increase in allotment will ensure minority communities across Hudson County have equitable access to the vaccine and will bring our state closer to safely and fully reopening our schools and businesses.“I applaud Governor Murphy’s leadership throughout this entire pandemic and I look forward to our continued partnership on behalf of New Jersey’s families.”center_img U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has applauded Governor Phil Murphy for answering his call to significantly increase COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Hudson County.According to news reports, Hudson County is expecting to receive nearly 21,000 doses this week, its largest allocation to date. Sen. Menendez urged the state last month to increase its vaccine rollout in the county, where the vaccination rate was dead last at just 16 doses administered per 100 residents.last_img read more

#82: Dell EMC World 2017 Preview

first_imgDell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #82: Dell EMC World PreviewIt is time to realize your digital future; Dell EMC World is only 10 days away, May 8-11th, Las Vegas. This is the first-time Dell Technologies family of brands will be in one place, at the same conference. This is your opportunity to discover the products, strategies and insights you need to transform your business: drive IT innovation, enhance workforce mobility and reduce risk in the digital era.Be sure to follow #DellEMCWorld and catch the Keynote sessions live at www.DellEMCWorld.com. Keynotes include: Michael Dell: Realize your Digital Future. Jeff Clarke & Pat Gelsinger: Realize Transformation and Episode 2 of The Dark IT Knight Rises: Realize the Power of Transformation with Jeremy Burton.Over 350 Technology Breakout Sessions, including Code/Modern Ops, Technology and IT Leadership all focused on helping you on your transformational journey.   Not to mention the Global Partner Summit, vLabs, Certification and much, much more.   Dell EMC World 2017 has it all.I sat down with Greg McCarthy (@GMcCarthy24), part of the Dell Social Business Team to preview all the details.   See you at DEW!The Source Podcast: Episode #82: Dell EMC World 2017 PreviewAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_82_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Joyous’ J.J. Abrams Collaboration & More

Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Joyous’ J.J. Abrams CollaborationCertified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda is opening up about how he came to pen a number for a small upcoming movie you might have heard of, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We wrote the song together,” the Hamilton maestro told Vulture about working with the film’s director, J.J. Abrams. “It was a joyous collaboration. He’s a really wonderful musician, on top of the polymath we already know he is.” As if you don’t know already, Hamilton is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and Star Wars hits movie theaters on December 18.Eve Plumb Tapped for Grease: LiveThere are worse things she could do! Off-Broadway alum Eve Plumb, known to television fans the world over as middle sister Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch, is set to appear as shop teacher Mrs. Murdock in Grease: Live, Deadline writes. We are already planning our viewing parties and practicing our hand jives for Fox’s January 31, 2016 telecast, which will star Broadway alums Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens, along with Julianne Hough and many more.NBC Developing Period Musical With B’way TalentIt would seem two seasons of Smash didn’t put NBC off musicals! Voice of the City, a tuner set in the Big Apple in 1891, is being developed by the peacock network. According to Variety, Tony nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blond) is penning the script for the one-hour drama, which will follow a dreamy showman and his sweetheart. Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Smash, the off-Broadway bound Dear Evan Hansen, James and the Giant Peach), are also on board the project.Krysten Cummings & More Set for Seasons of LarsonBroadway alum Krysten Cummings, Debbie Kurup and Damien Flood have been enlisted for Seasons of Larson, a one-off concert celebrating the life and music of Jonathan Larson. The trio have all previously appeared in the composer’s hit tuner Rent and will perform some of his most iconic and lesser known numbers, and reflect on their memories of the show. The previously announced event is scheduled for January 25, 2016 at the West End’s Lyric Theatre.Mario Cantone & Ralph Macchio Gets Rooms of Their OwnMario Cantone (currently starring in Steve off-Broadway) and Ralph Macchio will headline the world premeire of A Room of My Own. The show, written and directed by Charles Messina, follows Carl (Macchio), a writer looking back on his childhood in Greenwich Village with his Italian-American family. Cantone will play Jackie, his eccentric uncle. The Abingdon Theatre Company production will play off-Broadway’s June Havoc Theatre from February 13, 2016 through March 13. Opening night is set for February 25.Italian Nun Gets Cast in Sister Act MusicalPraise the Lord! A real-life nun will play a nun in an Italian version of the Sister Act musical. World Religion News (a regular source of ours) reports that former Italian The Voice contestant Sister Cristina Scuccia is set to take on the role of the quiet and meek Mary Robert in the tuner, which will open in Rome on December 10 at the Brancaccio Theater. All her earnings are donated to charity (naturally) and she hopes the Pope would support her as theater is a “way to meet others and leave her message of love.” Check out her (somewhat controversial) rendition of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” below. Truth is stranger than fiction, people. View Comments Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda read more

Vermont Downtown Board approves South Burlington’s new ‘Town Center’ designation

first_imgVermont s second largest municipality is one step closer to developing a new downtown after getting a key designation that will allow it favorable tax treatment on development there. The Vermont Downtown Board recently approved the City of South Burlington s application for New Town Center designation, paving the way for the establishment of a multi-story downtown area on undeveloped lands surrounding the new Market Street across from University Mall, including the San Remo Drive area. This decision formalizes the state s recognition of the city s long-standing desire to create a new downtown, said Kevin Dorn, Vermont Secretary of Commerce and Community Development and chairman of the Downtown Board. We re very pleased to have received this designation, said Paul Conner, Director of Planning and Zoning for the City. We appreciate the Board s recognition of our ongoing work to develop a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use core to our community. Having this designation in hand will now provide us access to State incentive programs aimed at promoting this kind of smart growth at the local level.The New Town Center designation will allow South Burlington to apply to make the area a Tax Increment Financing District, which allows municipalities to keep some of the new Education Property Tax dollars generated by the development to pay for infrastructure costs.To obtain New Town Center designation, municipalities must demonstrate that their planning process, regulations, and capital expenditures are adequate to yield multi story development that is:Denser than surrounding areas;Mixed use, and;Includes civic buildings and affordable housing. Applicants must also show that there is adequate water and wastewater capacity to serve the anticipated development. The city s application was very thorough, Dorn said. And the Board was very impressed with the planning work done over the years.  We look forward to the development of a very livable, mixed use downtown area for South Burlington something that residents have wanted for a long time.In addition to the designation process for New Town Centers, the Downtown Board also oversees designation of downtowns and village centers, Growth Centers, and Vermont Neighborhoods;  provides training and technical assistance; and administers grant and tax credit programs related to downtowns and village centers.To date, 23 downtowns and 94 village centers have been designated, as well as 4 Growth Centers (including Williston and Colchester), and one New Town Center in Colchester.  More at: http://www.historicvermont.org/programs/downtown.html(link is external)Source: Commerce Agency. 2.4.2010.last_img read more

Avian flu suspected in Jakarta zoo workers

first_imgSep 20, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Three workers from Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo have been hospitalized with suspected H5N1 avian influenza, increasing the number of suspected human cases in Indonesia to as many as seven, according to news services.The zoo was closed yesterday after 19 captive birds tested positive for the H5N1 virus. The ailing zoo workers include a 28-year-old guide and a 39-year-old vendor, the Associated Press (AP) reported in a statement attributed to I Nyoman Kandun, Indonesia’s director general of communicable disease control. A Reuters report today said a third person from the zoo, also a food worker, was hospitalized late last night.The latest cases apparently bring the number of suspected case-patients in Indonesia to seven. But Reuters quoted Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari as saying only six people have been hospitalized.On Sep 16, officials confirmed that the death of a 37-year-old woman from Jakarta a few days earlier was due to H5N1 avian flu. As of yesterday, news services were reporting that four children had been hospitalized with suspected cases. They included two girls, aged 3 and 6; a 7-year-old; and a 9-year-old boy who is related to the 37-year-old victim.Initial tests on two children were positive for H5N1, Reuters reported. Blood samples from the patients were being tested in Hong Kong, the story said.Yesterday the government declared that the avian flu situation was an “extraordinary” health incident. That declaration, which expires in 21 days but can be renewed, allows for forced hospitalization of people who have possible avian flu symptoms, the AP said. Forty-four hospitals have been designated to treat avian flu patients. Those patients will receive free medication, Supari told the AP.Government officials sought to maintain calm today, balancing expressions of confidence that they could handle the situation with statements aimed at educating people about the problem and its seriousness.The state of high alert “is to calm people, not to bring more panic,” Reuters quoted Supari as saying.Haryadi Wibisono, a director of disease control at the country’s health ministry, told Agence France-Presse (AFP), “This is a serious problem for Indonesia and the whole world and therefore it should be dealt with seriously.”Ragunan Zoo, the chief zoo in bustling Jakarta, was to be closed for 3 weeks to allow for testing of animals and workers. Of the 500 zoo employees, 143 have been identified as being at high risk for exposure to the virus, the Jakarta Post said today. The city has a population of 12 million, with another 9 million in outlying towns, according to Nature magazine.Besides the 37-year-old woman, other reported cases of avian flu in Indonesia have included a 38-year-old man and his two daughters who died in July, plus a farm worker who tested positive for antibodies to the virus last March, though he had not been sick. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes only the 37-year-old woman and 38-year-old man as laboratory-confirmed cases.Indonesia’s spate of possible cases comes as the WHO is warning that the world would have little time to respond to signs of an emerging flu pandemic, AFP and Reuters reported today.”There’s a very short time period—2 to 4 weeks between the onset of the first case—in which containment is possible,” Hitoshi Oshitani, a WHO communicable disease expert, said today in an address to the WHO’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Noumea, New Caledonia.In comparing pandemic flu to SARS, Oshitani said, “The pandemic virus is much more difficult, maybe impossible, to contain once it starts.”last_img read more