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Panhellenic women plan service trip to Nepal next year

first_imgFacebook Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Linkedin Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandt Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Linkedin Photo courtesy of Martha Cavazos World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printAlthough the students haven’t been selected, TCU Panhellenic will be traveling to Nepal to help build a school next January.Every two years, Panhellenic joins with the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to work in underdeveloped communities. Next year, 16 sorority women will live with host families in Kathmandu, Nepal, while building the school. Sarah Sullivan, TCU Vice President of Service and Philanthropy for the Panhellenic Executive Board, said she is excited to share her passion for education with the people of Nepal. “I’m hoping that it really just gives them hope for a future,” Sullivan said. “I hope that they’ll utilize what we’re giving and be able to get the most out of it so that it will help them strive for bigger and better things.”Nepal will be TCU Panhellenic’s second trek. Previously, a group of women traveled to Nicaragua in 2016.Meredith Kuykendall, a junior political science major, went on the trek to Nicaragua her freshman year after hearing about the trip through Greek Life. Kuykendall said she was grateful for the opportunity to be involved despite the hard work because of the impact of the group’s efforts. “Usually, we would get straight to work–  shoveling, carrying bricks, laying foundation, walking up and down a really steep incline,” Kuykendall said. “It was a lot of heavy work, so by lunchtime, you were drenched.”The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, started by Ginny Carroll, is an organization designed to remove the barriers to education and promote the significance of education in young girls. Circle of Sisterhood Venngage InfographicsCircle of Sisterhood is teaming up with Build On, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building schools in developing countries, to supply the women with the necessary supplies and resources to build the school. Other preparations include vaccines for the participants and a semester of various training to help the women understand the cultures of Nepal, Sullivan said.TCU Panhellenic is working to fund the cost of supplies for the school as well as food and flights for each of the participants. In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the upcoming trek, TCU Panhellenic is hosting a “Circle of Sisterhood Week” April 9-13. The week consists of fundraising opportunities such as a profit share event Wednesday and the Spring Fair Friday. Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentinacenter_img Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Facebook ReddIt Twitter What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ TAGSphilanthropysorority + posts Previous articleModel pushes for female empowerment through new book: ‘Healthy is the New Skinny’Next articleWomen’s basketball falls to Indiana in WNIT semifinals Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Seleka disbanded but journalists still threatened

first_img to go further Follow the news on Central African Republic News Central African RepublicAfrica April 6, 2021 Find out more Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Organisation Help by sharing this information CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Receive email alerts RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websitescenter_img News Central African RepublicAfrica December 13, 2019 Find out more News News May 13, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the threat to journalists from the “Extraordinary Committee for the Defence of Democratic Achievements” (Comité extraordinaire de défense des acquis démocratiques- CEDAD), a new police organization led by Mahamat Nouradine Adam, a general in the former Seleka rebel coalition that ousted the previous government.The editors of three Bangui-based dailies – Julien Bella of Centrafrique Matin, Maka Gbossokotto of Le Citoyen and Ulrich Landry Ngopkele of Quotidien de Bangui – have all been subjected to heavy-handed interrogation in the past month after publishing stories criticizing the CEDAD’s activities. None of these interrogations was sanctioned by judicial procedure.“We condemn these arbitrary arrests and serious threats targeting journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Without taking a position on the content of these newspapers articles, we think it is entirely unacceptable that media personnel are subjected to such intimidation.“We appeal to the Central African Republic’s government to implement the undertaking that President Michel Djotodia gave on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, when he promised that no journalists would be arrested for what they report or the views they express while he is president.“It is important that the Extraordinary Committee for the Defence of Democratic Achievements (CEDAD) should live up to its name and really defend democratic values, which include media freedom, and that it should fulfil its stated mission of ‘ensuring security, calm and territorial integrity’.”Gen. Nouradine was the Seleka strongman in the initial phase of the rebellion. After disputing the Libreville Accord and participating in the march on Bangui that led to President Bozizé’s fall, he was appointed minister in charge of public security, emigration and immigration, and public order on 31 March. In theory, this gave him control of the police and gendarmerie. But on 23 August, a presidential decree reassigned the post to Pastor Josué Binoa and Gen. Nouradine was instead put in charge of the specially created CEDAD, which has established a degree of authority in Bangui.According to the information received by Reporters Without Borders, it is the CEDAD that has been harassing journalists in recent weeks.Ngopkele was summoned to Gen. Nouradine’s base on 9 October and was subjected to an initial interrogation there before being taken, with a hood over his head, to an unknown location and held for several hours in a cell. He was then interrogated a second time by Gen. Nouradine himself, who wanted to know the source of a 4 October article headlined “Followers of Gen. Nouradine beaten at Roux Camp,” referring to difficulties in the succession to the position of security minister. Forced to apologise before being released, Ngopkele continues to be harassed and threatened by CEDAD members.When Gbossokotto responded to a police summons on 4 October, he was taken into custody by Gen. Nouradine’s officers, who told him he got his facts wrong in an article in Le Citoyen and accused him of using a hostile tone towards Seleka. Le Citoyen subsequently published a retraction.Bella was summoned by the CEDAD on 30 September for questioning about an article in Centrafrique Matin’s 25 September issue revealing the existence of a secret CEDAD prison. The CEDAD police officers accused him of divulging classified information and trying to “destabilize” the government, and threatened to kill him.The next day, Centrafrique Matin published an article in which Bella apologized for revealing the prison’s existence and said the CEDAD was protecting the nation.Reached by Reporters Without Borders, Gen. Nouradine acknowledged that he had summoned journalists but denied intimidating them. He nonetheless said that any future newspaper articles containing “mendacious allegations” would result in the jailing of the journalists responsible.Reporters Without Borders already condemned an increase in threats and violence against journalists in August. The Central African Republic was ranked 65th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Vincent Fournier / Jeune Afrique RSF_en October 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seleka disbanded but journalists still threatenedlast_img read more

Begging and graffiti need tackling

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsBegging and graffiti need tacklingBy admin – May 10, 2010 684 Facebook Twitter THE numbers of people begging on city centre streets are growing and the issue is one that is causing increasing concern to Limerick’s business sector.Another bone of contention is the painting of graffiti on the walls of business premises.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a deputation of Limerick traders took their concerns to City Hall about the critical decline  of footfall in the city and other factors that ere adversely impacting on the city’s ability to attract shoppers and compete effectively with the suburban retail  parks, one of the negative factors they called on City Hall to take action on, was the harassment that shoppers are subjected to by people begging on  the streets.When the issue was again recently raised at a meeting of Limerick City Council, the director of services, Caroline Curley, said that legislation is currently going through the Dail to tighten up on the law in relation to begging.“We will wait for this legislation to go through before we change our bye laws in relation to begging and in relation to graffiti – this is a problem. “It is against the law but we are reliant on the Garda Siochana to catch the culprits”. Linkedincenter_img Print Previous articleLeinster to host Munster in Magners semi finalNext article‘The Truth About Travellers’ in Rathkeale – tonight on TV3 admin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Kelly promises to chase cash for Mungret respite centre

first_imgEmail Advertisement Twitter Facebook Linkedin Previous articleVirgin Media presenter Muireann O’Connell has urged the nation to embrace the prospect of a going on holiday in Ireland this summer, as we look to emerge into a new normal after the COVID-19 crisisNext articleLimerick derbies aplenty as Energia Men’s Community Series conferences confirmed Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.center_img Print WhatsApp Cllr Conor Sheehan, Cllr Elena Secas, Deputy Alan Kelly, and Cllr Joe Leddin.LABOUR Party leader Alan Kelly has pledged to pursue the matter of a Limerick respite centre for disabled children and their families being closed for two years.St Gabriel’s Respite Centre in Mungret has been closed since it was built two years ago for lack of funding.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Labour Party leader visited Limerick on Thursday last at the invitation of local Councillors Conor Sheehan, Elena Secas and Joe Leddin.Deputy Kelly began his day by visiting the Education and Training Board’s hospitality centre in Roxboro where he was briefed about the challenges faced by the hospitality sector in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.He then went to visit St Gabriel’s Respite House in Mungret which was completed in 2018 and has yet to open.Speaking after meeting some of the parents whose children with disabilities are unable to access respite locally, Deputy Kelly pledged to raise the issue in the Dáil.“This is a fantastic facility funded by the families and patrons of St Gabriel’s Centre and to see it closed more than two years after it was finished is not acceptable. While I acknowledge the fact that the HSE provided funding to allow the centre to open temporarily in June, it will close again if further funding is not forthcoming,”he explained.Opening the centre would require a cash injection of €1.4 per year.“I will be raising this directly with the Minister for Health and Minister for Disabilities in the Dáil and will be contacting the HSE directly,” he said.The Labour Leader also met with Shannon Heritage staff outside King John’s Castle who pressed upon him the need for the Shannon Heritage sites to remain open past August.“ We are all being advised to holiday at home for the foreseeable future and these sites must remain open,” he declared. NewsCommunityPoliticsKelly promises to chase cash for Mungret respite centreBy Bernie English – July 22, 2020 202 last_img read more

PennyMac Reports Mortgage Finance Performance

first_img PennyMac’s pretax servicing income loss was $5.1 million in Q4 2019, down from $18.1 million in the prior quarter and pretax income of $29.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company reported net income of $152.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, or $1.88 per share on a diluted basis, on revenue of $490.4 million. Book value per share increased to $26.26 from $24.37 at September 30, 2019.Additionally, PennyMac’s Investment Management segment pretax income was $5.2 million, up from $5.0 million in the prior quarter and $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.“PennyMac Financial delivered outstanding performance across all of its businesses in the fourth quarter and throughout 2019,” said President and CEO David Spector. “Book value per share grew 22% for the year, driven by record profitability in our Production segment and our ability to successfully hedge the interest rate risk inherent in mortgage servicing rights in a year characterized by significant interest rate volatility. Each of our production channels grew market share this year and substantial growth in our consumer direct lending channel was a major contributor to the Company’s earnings. Further, our industry-leading correspondent channel became the largest aggregator of residential mortgage loans in the U.S., according to Inside Mortgage Finance. Our servicing portfolio also grew more than 20% for the year while our technology investments continue to drive greater operating efficiency and better service for our 1.8 million customers. With our maturing, balanced business model, the opportunity to continue capturing market share gains across our businesses and the strong foundation provided by our large and growing servicing portfolio, we expect PFSI to earn a mid-teens return on equity across different market environments; however, we expect PFSI to deliver a higher ROE in 2020.”Overall, PennyMac’s pretax income was $203.4 million, up 22% from the prior quarter and 249% from the fourth quarter of 2018. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations in January Next: Big Apple Tax Changes Could Impact Investors in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Income PennyMac Servicing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe PennyMac Reports Mortgage Finance Performance The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / PennyMac Reports Mortgage Finance Performance Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 7, 2020 1,242 Views Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Income PennyMac Servicing 2020-02-07 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

No approaches from Celtic or Liverpool says Donegal manager

first_img By News Highland – October 8, 2012 Google+ Previous articleCalls for play park for children with learning difficulties in LetterkennyNext articleTown Council to get tough on vacant property owners News Highland Pinterest News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Donegal manager Jim McGuinness is not ruling out a move to Celtic or Liverpool.Since Donegal’s All-Ireland Final win, McGuinness has been linked with coaching roles with Celtic and Liverpool.It was reported last week that Liverpool wanted the Glenties man as their new sports psychologist.And he has also been linked with a coaching role with Celtic.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty show, the Donegal manager said he has recieved no approaches, but he said if one came along, he would consider his options…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jim1.mp3[/podcast] Twittercenter_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter No approaches from Celtic or Liverpool says Donegal manager Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+last_img read more

Mc Daid says media witch hunt on ministerial pensions will damage democracy

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Mc Daid says media witch hunt on ministerial pensions will damage democracy Donegal North East TD Dr James Mc Daid says he will not give up his pension in order to open up a debate on how TDs are paid. He says cutting the income of Oireachtas members on foot of what he termed a media led witch hunt would open the possibility of politics once again becoming the preserve of the wealthy.In a statement issued to Highland Radio today, Dr Mc Daid says while reducing the income of members of Dáil Eireann may provide some comfort to other workers who are experiencing economic hardship, it also has the effect of allowing wealth to exert greater influence in the political process.Dr Mc Daid says sitting TDs, who are required by their constituents to provide a range of political and advocacy services, incur significant costs, and if political representation is to remain an option for every citizen, regardless of their wealth, those costs must be met by income derived from the office.He argues that if changes to how politicians are paid continue to be made on foot of media commentary, and if this results in politics becoming the reserve the wealthy, as it was in the past, then great harm will have been done to our democracy.As such, unless it is the express wish of Dáil Eireann, he says he does not intend to revoke his current pension arrangements.He says this is not because he believes he has a particular entitlement to these payments, but in order to draw attention to the issue of how our elected representatives are remunerated, in order that we might debate this matter rationally, rather than make short decisions that will have long term and potentially irreversible consequences. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook By News Highland – April 28, 2010 center_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleEU commission to host discussion on Common Fisheries reform in Donegal tomorrowNext articleMcDaid will not give up pension, “The Cope” wants a few days to decide News Highland last_img read more

Notre Dame rescinds awards for the late Jean Vanier

first_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Notre Dame rescinds awards for the late Jean Vanier IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – February 24, 2020 1 441 Facebook Canadian Jean Vanier founder of L’Arche communities poses for a photograph after he received the Templeton Prize at St Martins-in-the-Fields church in London, Monday, May 18, 2015. L’Arche started in northern France in 1964 now has some 147 communities where people with and without intellectual disabilites live and work together as peers.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The University of Notre Dame has revoked two awards for a Catholic church figure who is accused of sexually exploiting women.The late Jean Vanier was honored by the University with both the Notre Dame Award in 1994, and the Ford Family Award in 2014 for his humanitarian work.The Canadian was once seen as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, or perhaps even a sainthood. Now he’s accused of sexually abusing at least six women at his charity, which he founded in 1964.Notre Dame President The Reverend John Jenkins says the report and its allegations seemed “through, rigorous and fair”, and led to the decision to rescind the awards.He passed away last May in Paris, France at the age of 90. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleGrandfather in cruise ship toddler death is passing on a jury trialNext articleMichigan officials keeping an eye on 325 people at risk of coronavirus Tommie Leelast_img read more

Birds Bakery hit by backlash over no-cash payment policy

first_img“She was politely advised of our policy,” said Bird. “We are sorry if she and her daughter were offended, but our focus is to keep our frontline staff safe as well as our customers – the majority of whom are elderly and vulnerable.”Birds has come under fire again in the past few days after it emerged that a shop manager at its store in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, had been sacked after receiving cash from customers and paying for their purchases using her own card.“We are sorry that so many people are upset about [the manager’s] dismissal from Birds but she contravened our health and safety policy and we took that very seriously,” said Bird.At least two online petitions are calling on the company to reinstate the manager, with one having more than 12,000 signatures (as of 3 August 2020)Bird said she was also aware of a petition started by elderly customers in support of the company.“Those people are supportive of our card-only policy at this time and recognise we are trying to keep our staff and customers safe.”She added that the company is constantly reviewing its Covid-19 procedures, including the re-introduction of cash payments. Birds Bakery has come under fire over its refusal to accept cash in its shops and its decision to dismiss a member of staff that broke the policy.In line with a number of other high street businesses, the chain, which employs 800 people in 60 stores across the East Midlands, has introduced a card payment-only policy to help protect its staff and customers.The company’s chief operating officer Lesley Bird said the business had talked to staff about its Covid-19 procedures and that the “overwhelming response” was that they preferred not to touch bank notes and coins at this time“We took those wishes very seriously,” she added.However, the business has faced a backlash after local media reported an incident of elderly customer being refused service.last_img read more

Dead & Company Wrap Playing In The Sand With Fan-Favorites, Nod To Super Blood Wolf Moon [Videos/Audio]

first_imgThe members of the Grateful Dead always seemed to be able to capture some kind of mythological-like connection to “the wonders of nature” anytime they took the stage. That seemed to ring true yet again on Sunday night, as Dead & Company continued their Mexican destination event with the final performances of this year’s “Playing in the Sand” weekend event. Having opened up the 2019 installment of their Mexican getaway on Thursday night, the event came to a fitting close as the band and fans celebrated their nighttime performance under the mystic light of the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse on Sunday.The six-piece jam band took the stage to start the hit-filled first set with Bob Weir getting everyone dancing to the music of “Sugar Magnolia”. Next, it was John Mayer‘s turn to get their Mexican audience up and grooving and did so with a rendition of “Bertha”. Deadhead favorites including “Good Lovin’” and “Brown-Eyed Women” came next, followed by a pair of Jerry Garcia solo tunes in “Loser” and “Sugaree”. The first half of the show came to an end with “U.S. Blues”, followed by the second part the set opener, “Sunshine Daydream” just in time to catch the last rays of daylight as twilight transitioned into the darkness of night.Dead & Company – Set One Opener – 1/20/2019[Video: Nugs.net]Set two started out with more Dead favorites, beginning with “Scarlet Begonias” featuring Oteil Burbridge on vocals, which jammed to the point of almost sounding like it was transitioning into “Saint Of Circumstance”. The jam ended up transitioning into “Fire on the Mountain”, which featured some “Game Of Thrones” dragon footage being played on the stage screen during the first verse. The show then took an astrological turn to “Dark Star” with Mickey adding some extra sci-fi elements as he strung along with his Beam. Deadheads out in the audience could even be heard howling at the blood moon over the Mexican waters as the band tore through a 14-minute performance the Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia masterpiece before transitioning into “Althea”, and eventually back into “Dark Star”. Weir kept the momentum going with a lengthy performance of “Playing in the Band”, which took the show into the “Drums”> “Space” instrumental portion. Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and even Oteil (who joined in on the rhythmic fun) all did their best at channeling the indigenous musical spirits for a performance fitting of the Mexican land where they were staying over the weekend during the former.The band came out of the instrumental portion of the show by tearing into “The Other One”, and then revisiting the natural lunar phenomenon with “Standing on the Moon” from the Dead’s 1989 Built To Last LP. Set two came to a close with Mayer and Weir trading off vocal duties on “Casey Jones”. The night’s two-song encore included a heady, 17-minute sing-along of “Eyes of the World”, followed by another nod to the night’s spectacular eclipse with a cover of Warren Zevon‘s “Werewolves of London”, which included pianist Jeff Chimenti throwing in a few well-received piano riffs and lyrics from Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Sweet Home Alabama”.Dead & Company – Set Two Opener – 1/20/2019[Video: Nugs.net]And just like that, another Playing in the Sand came to an end. Fans can tune into the audio below to relive Sunday night’s supernatural performance.Dead & Company – Playing in the Sand Finale – 1/20/2019[Audio: Jeff Travitz]The band’s next gig won’t come until their 2019 summer tour begins on May 31st at Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View. Fans can head over to the band’s website for the full summer scheduled as well as tickets to all the upcoming shows.Setlist: Dead & Company | The Barceló | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/20/2019Set One: Sugar Magnolia (Grateful Dead cover), Bertha (Grateful Dead cover), Good Lovin’ (Young Rascals cover), Brown-Eyed Women (Grateful Dead cover), Loser (Jerry Garcia cover), Sugaree (Jerry Garcia cover), U.S. Blues (Grateful Dead cover), Sunshine Daydream (Grateful Dead cover)Set Two: Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead cover)> Fire on the Mountain (Grateful Dead cover)> Dark Star (Grateful Dead cover), Althea (Grateful Dead cover)> Dark Star> Playing in the Band (Bob Weir cover)*> Drums> Space> The Other One, Standing on the Moon (Grateful Dead cover), Casey Jones (Grateful Dead cover)Encore: Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead cover), Werewolves of London** (Warren Zevon cover)* “A Love Supreme” tease** “Sweet Home Alabama” teaselast_img read more