Toulon vs Harlequins highlights – Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final

first_imgFriday Apr 13, 2012 Toulon vs Harlequins highlights – Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final Highlights of Toulon’s 37-8 thumping of Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Read More →

Coetzee claims prestigious award following incredible stats in another stellar season with Ulster

first_imgThursday Apr 1, 2021 Coetzee claims prestigious award following incredible stats in another stellar season with Ulster Ulster and Springbok No 8 Marcell Coetzee has been voted in as the Guinness PRO14 Player’s Player of the Season for 2020/21, claiming a number of accolades on the way. ADVERTISEMENTCoetzee has delivered stellar performances for Ulster throughout the Guinness PRO14 campaign by sharing the top try-scorer title (9), ranking first for offloads (20) while also ranking in the top five for successful carries (67) and claiming 95% success in his 105 tackles.The 29-year-old was voted in by his fellow players with all captains and vice-captains in the Guinness PRO14 casting their ballots for the award.Speaking about winning the Guinness PRO14 Players’ Player of the Season Award, Coetzee said: “It’s a great honour and privilege to accept this award given the talent in this year’s Guinness PRO14.“As we all know, rugby is a team sport so I want to thank my coaches and teammates for always investing time and energy to help me grow as a player. Every time I get to go out there is always special.”Coetzee, who has won 30 caps for South Africa, is the latest winner of the prestigious award which has most recently been won by Duhan van der Merwe, Bill Mata (both Edinburgh), Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets), Charles Piutau (Ulster) and Bundee Aki (Connacht).ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 10 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Fascinating results when the world’s… 10 WEEKS AGO Hope for fans to attend Lions tour as SA… 10 WEEKS AGO Rankings outcry after England emerge as top… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Read More →

Guide to running a successful charity shop on eBay

first_img Tagged with: Digital Donated goods Trading Guide to running a successful charity shop on eBay AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 May 2010 | News MissionFish and Help the Hospices have produced a toolkit help charities make the most of fundraising using eBay.co.uk.The ‘Selling with eBay for Charity’ toolkit includes advice from successful charities and tips ranging from recruiting an eBay manager and creating successful listings to keeping customers happy.Help the Hospices’ Director of Fundraising, Mike Palfreman, said: “In 2008 hospice shops generated a staggering £33.1 million profit for their hospices, so when MissionFish approached us to explore how they might support retail hospice operations we were delighted to work together. The toolkit is an easy ‘how-to’ guide for those hospices who are a little daunted by the idea of extending their retail operations into cyberspace, but it also gives plenty of information to help maximise the income of those hospices who are already successfully selling using eBay.”Nick Aldridge, CEO of MissionFish said: “Charities have now raised over £16m through eBay for Charity. Many hospices with small shop networks are showing entrepreneurial flair and making significant money on the site.“eBay now has 18 million unique visitors a month, and sales by charities are commission-free, making it a fundraising channel that shouldn’t be overlooked. Leading charities are now achieving profit margins of 80%, with some raising over £100,000 per year. We hope this guide will help all charities take advantage of the significant opportunity to raise funds on eBay for Charity.”The toolkit can be downloaded as a PDF:http://www.missionfish.org.uk/downloads/pdf/Selling_with_eBay_for_Charity_Toolkit.pdflast_img read more

Read More →

Editor of online news website to appear in court

first_img November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News News News Tunisia’s president for the past 20 years, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, is on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of 34 “predators of press freedom.” The government is one of the most repressive towards the free flow of online information and the organisation has classified it as an “enemy of the Internet,” along with 12 other countries, such as Belarus and North Korea. December 26, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today criticised as “groundless” charges of libel against Omar Mestiri, editor of the online news website Kalima, who is due to appear in a Tunis court tomorrow (2 August) in a lawsuit filed by pro-government lawyer Mohammed Baccar.“The charges are invalid because the article in question cannot be read online inside Tunisia as the website is censored by the authorities,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “However, the 18-month prison sentence passed in April 2005 on human rights activist Mohammed Abbou for an article posted on the website Tunisnews shows that such a charge can be severely punished, so we are very concerned about this latest case.”Mestiri is charged under articles 42, 50, 51, 53, 72 and 78 of the press law for publishing an article on 5 September last year expressing surprise at the rehabilitation of Baccar, who was struck off by the national bar council in 2003 after being convicted on several counts of fraud. The journalist was summoned by the state prosecutor’s office on 29 March this year for questioning about his source for saying Baccar had been rehabilitated. The facts were not contested. Mestiri told Reporters Without Borders that his trial had been scheduled even though the courts were in summer recess and that he faced six months in prison if convicted.Kalima has been sued and legally hounded before. The Tunis appeals court on 28 February 2004 upheld an eight-month suspended prison sentence and 1,200 dinars (€800) fine imposed on reporter Om Zied (under her real name of Neziha Rejiba) for violating customs and currency exchange laws. Her lawyers denounced the trial as politically-motivated and boycotted the proceedings.Access to Kalima offices and the National Council for Liberties in Tunisia (CNLT) was blocked for nearly six weeks in May this year by a large number of policemen. Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information News August 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of online news website to appear in court last_img read more

Read More →

Bible reading marathon concludes at noon today

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Print Article Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Bible reading marathon concludes at noon today By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Almost complete The new Troy Public Library is seen in Troy, Ala., Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning) Work continues… read more Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2012 The 6th Annual Bible Reading Marathon being held at the Gazebo in downtown Troy will conclude at noon to day to coincide with the National Day of Prayer.The Bible Reading Marathon event opened at 6:30 p.m. Sunday with a Prayer Walk in downtown Troy. The Bible had been read in its entirety, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 by noon Wednesday.“The readers then began re-reading the New Testament and we’ll read through it and start back over before we conclude the 2012 Bible Reading Marathon,” Adams said.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford has traditionally been the last reader in the Bible Reading Marathon and will begin reading at 11:45 today.The Rev. Rick Hayes, pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Troy, will be the featured speaker at the National Day of Prayer service at the Gazebo at noon. Peggy Kent will provide special music for the event.The community is invited to be a part of the national event. Adams said many people made time to hear the reading of God’s word. Some took their lunch breaks to sit and listen to the Word being read.“A man from Canada was traveling through Troy and stopped to listen,” she said. “He said it was wonderful to hear the World of God being read publicly.”More than 360 readers from several area churches, college students and individuals participated in the 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon, which is sponsored annually by the Salem-Troy Baptist Association.The Bible Reading Marathon began with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” with the Rev. Donnie Dunn, pastor of Banks Baptist Church, reading and will conclude at whatever point is reached by noon today. Email the author “About 60 people participated and we walked in different directions – to the Pike County Courthouse, Troy City Hall, the police station and the fire station and then came together on the square,” said Linda Adams, Association interim director. “At each place, we stopped and prayed for our leaders, our businesses, our county, our state and our country.”The purpose of the Bible Reading Marathon is to be faithful to God’s Word and to honor it, Adams said.“By reading the Bible publicly, we are witnessing that we are committed to people hearing God’s Word.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Read More →

GIVING BACK: Mu Alpha seeks to serve on MLK Day

first_img Published 9:03 pm Monday, January 20, 2020 Walker said, because of the nature of the occupants of the shelters, their locations are not disclosed.“We can’t visit the shelters but we can let these women know that we are thinking of them,” Walker said. Skip The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Monday provided a service opportunity for the Troy University Mu Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.Kemey Walker, chapter vice president, said the sorority sisters gathered at the City of Troy Tourism Office Monday morning to put together gift bags for a local shelter for battered women.For the Mu Alpha Chapter, Monday honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and also provide the sorority the opportunity for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Trojans knock off area foe Carroll The No.1 Charles Henderson Lady Trojans celebrated senior night with a 63-35 win over the Carroll Eagles on Friday night… read more Print Article Email the authorcenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Catherine Jordan, AKA Mu Alpha Chapter graduate advisor, said the Mu Alpha Chapter is continually looking for ways to be of service to the community, especially to those who are in need. “AKA’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards and to promote unity and friendship among college women,” Jordan said. “Our mission is also to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature. And, of course to be of service to all mankind. Today’s MLK Day of Service is just one way Mu Alpha Chapter can work toward fulfilling its mission. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell “The purpose of our Day of Service was to put together encouragement bags for those in battered women shelters,” Walker said. “In each bag, we put warm socks and an uplifting message and a sweet treat. When the weather is cold, it’s comforting to put on soft, warm sock. And everybody needs to hear uplifting and encouraging words. The sweet treat was just another way to let these women know that somebody is thinking of them.”The contents of the encouragement bags were purchased by the Mu Alpha Chapter AKA Sorority. The chapter members said putting together the gift bags was a meaningful way to honor MLK Day. GIVING BACK: Mu Alpha seeks to serve on MLK Daylast_img read more

Read More →

Judge sets $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett, orders ‘Empire’ actor’s passport surrendered

first_imgChicago Police Dept.(CHICAGO) — A Chicago judge set Jesse Smollett’s bond at $100,000 on Thursday and ordered him to surrender his passport, hours after a remarkable Chicago Police Department press conference in which Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted the ‘Empire’ star, saying that Smollett’s alleged staging of a hoax attack was a “publicity stunt…to promote his career.”Standing before Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr., Smollett appeared to remain steadfast in his refutation of the charge against him. He has repeatedly insisted that the attack was real and that he was merely a victim, not a perpetrator.When first assistant state attorney Risa Lanier told Lyke that the actor had picked up two brothers who authorities say carried out the staged attack on him at his direction and showed them the location of where he wanted to be attacked, Smollett shook his head in disagreement.When Lyke told Smollett that the allegations, if true, are “utterly outrageous,” the actor nodded his head in agreement — doing so again when Lyke said the noose detail would be the most despicable part of the alleged scheme.The judge also ordered pre-trial monitoring of the actor, and ordered him to stay away from the two brothers he allegedly conspired with to stage the hoax attack, according to police.The tense courtroom appearance followed on the heels of a morning press conference at which a visibly angry Johnson castigated the actor for betraying his race and his city with such an incendiary false claim.“Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” a visibly angry Johnson said. “I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’. Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? … How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in the city in the face with these false claims?”Johnson charged that Smollett, an actor on the hit show ‘Empire’ who has consistently denied any role in staging the alleged attack, orchestrated it because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”In addition to staging the attack, officials said, Smollett also sent himself a hate-filled letter to the Fox studio where the hit show is filmed.Smollett turned himself in at 5:15 a.m. local time and made a statement to police before being taken into custody. His lawyers, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, were not present at the time but they released a statement the night before.“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”BacklashPolice add that Smollett gave no statement to police after turning himself in and that his lawyers had reached out to them Wednesday night to discuss his surrender. Smollett wanted to turn himself in near midnight, but authorities suggested he come in at 5 a.m. instead, to avoid spending the night in jail. Smollett arrived early Thursday morning accompanied by a female lawyer and an entourage of five or six people.Smollett was silent as he went through the motions of being booked and processed.By late morning on Thursday, the backlash against the actor began at the top, with an angry tweet from the President of the United States.“[email protected] – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA” President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet after the press conference.In an earlier interview with ABC News, Smollett was asked why he thought he was targeted and he replied that he is a strident critic of the Trump administration.“I come really really hard against 45,” he said. referring to Trump, the 45th U.S. president. “I come really really hard against his administration, and I don’t hold my tongue.”‘I’m offended’During a press briefing later Thursday morning, Chicago law enforcement officials said that Chicago police detectives interviewed more than 100 people and reviewed dozens of police cameras trying to get to the bottom of Smollett’s claims.Johnson, a well-regarded and popular big city police chief and Chicago native, appeared genuinely aggrieved as he described how, he said, Smollett took advantage of the pain of racism to advance his career.“Why would anyone use the symbol of a noose” to further his “own public profile,” Johnson wondered aloud.“I’m offended by what happened and I’m angry,” Johnson continued. “This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t own and certainly didn’t deserve.”Johnson, who oversees one of the nation’s largest police departments in one of its most violent cities, seemed disheartened by all the attention paid to the Smollett affair.“The accusation within this phony attack received national attention for weeks,” Johnson told reporters during a press conference. “Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor.”“When you get the opportunity,” he said with a mixture of derision and frustration, “the shooting victims and their families? Give them the same amount of attention.” After the press briefing, 20th Century Fox, the station that airs “Empire,” released a statement which read, “We understand the seriousness of this matter and we respect the legal process. We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”‘Self-inflicted’ woundsSmollett told police he was attacked by two masked men near his apartment in Chicago. The two men, Smollett initially said, shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him as a rope was wrapped around his neck and a chemical compound was poured on him. The alleged assailants yelled “MAGA country,” a reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make American Great Again” slogan, police were told.In an interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, Smollett said he was heartbroken when he found out that people questioned his story.Asked why he would leave the rope draped around his neck until police arrived because he “wanted them to see.”“I was looking at myself, just like checking myself out,” he told Roberts. “I saw the bruise on my neck, you know, like the little — the rope burn around my neck. So when the police came I kept the clothes on, I kept the rope on me. … I mean, it wasn’t, like, wrapped around. But, yeah, it was around because I wanted them to see.”Asked why he wait until the second interview to tell police that the assailants yelled “MAGA country” at him during the attack, Smollett seemed to take offense at the insinuation.“For me, the main thing was the idea that I somehow switched up my story, you know? And that somehow maybe I added a little extra trinket, you know, of the MAGA thing,” Smollett said on ABC News. “I didn’t need to add anything like that. They called me a f—-, they called me a n—-. There’s no which way you cut it.”‘Chicago trusted this young man’Johnson said on Thursday that Smollett’s seeming injuries from the incident also appeared to be phony.“The brothers had on gloves during the staged attack where they — they punched him a little bit, but as far as we can tell, the scratches and bruising that you saw on his face was most likely self-inflicted.”Police identified and questioned two “persons of interest” captured on surveillance video near the scene around the time of the alleged attack. The men, who are brothers, were arrested on Feb. 13 but then released without charges, with police saying they were no longer considered suspects.While being questioned by investigators, the brothers claimed that Smollett paid them to help orchestrate and stage the crime after he became upset that a letter threatening him, sent Jan. 22 to the Fox studio where “Empire” is filmed, did not get enough attention, sources told ABC News.On Wednesday, Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false crime report. By that evening, police officially had classified the actor as a suspect in the ongoing investigation. Detectives subsequently presented evidence to a Cook County grand jury.“That was a pretty hateful allegation, and it really put a terrible look on Chicago,” Guglielmi told ABC Chicago station WLS in a telephone interview Thursday morning. “Chicago trusted this young man. We loved ‘Empire,’ and we took this very seriously that something this hateful could happen in our city.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More →

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: Suspect Santino William Legan, 19, identified as gunman who allegedly killed 3 people

first_img@bradpittshoe/Twitter(GILROY, Calif.) — A 19-year-old was identified Monday as the suspected gunman in the California festival shooting that killed at least three people and injured more than a dozen others.Gunshots rang out Sunday just before 6 p.m. local time at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival in the city of Gilroy, some 80 miles southeast of San Francisco.The shooter was identified as Santino William Legan, law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News. Investigators responded to the home of Legan’s father in Gilroy hours after the shooting, sources said.An assault-type rifle legally purchased in Nevada on July 9 and believed to have been bought by Legan was used in the attack, authorities said.The motive is not known and no other accomplices are suspected of being involved in the shooting, officials said Monday.A 6-year-old boy was among those killed.“He was a really happy, loving boy,” Maribel Romero, the boy’s grandmother, told ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV. “I want justice for my grandson.”A 13-year-old girl and a man in his 20s were also killed, Gilroy Police Chief Scott Smithee said in a news conference Monday.Smithee told reporters at a late-night press conference Sunday that officers engaged the suspected gunman within a minute of the shooting and killed him.Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and St. Louise Regional Hospital received a total of 11 patients with gunshot wounds from the shooting, according to Joy Alexiou, a public information officer at Santa Clara Valley Health System, which runs both hospitals.One of the patients died, while three others were treated and discharged. The conditions of the remaining patients with gunshot wounds vary from fair to serious to critical, with some undergoing surgery. Eight other patients were admitted and treated for non-gunshot injuries, Alexiou told ABC News.Candace Marquez and Cheryl Low, who were working at a festival booth, said they heard a “pop” and saw a man with a gun walking toward the tent.“His gun was pointed to the ground, he was trying to put another clip in it and then he started walking to the left, away from us, and he started shooting,” Marquez told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on “Good Morning America.”Marquez said her niece was at the tent and stayed with her boss’ 3-year-old son.“My niece was actually a hero,” Marquez said. “She grabbed him and hid him under the table so he didn’t get shot.”Low told ABC News that her boss and husband were both shot and taken to the hospital.“One’s in stable and one’s in critical condition,” Low said. “It’s touch and go right now.”Marquez and Low told ABC News that the gunman, who appeared to be alone, did not talk and seemed to shoot at random.“The next thing I saw, police had already shot and killed him,” Low said.Steve Janisch, a chef at the festival, said he was cleaning up and getting ready to leave when the gunshots started.“I heard the shots, and got as many [of] as my guys, and got behind shelter in the alley,” Janisch told ABC News. “I saw many people running in fear. Once we rounded everybody up out in the parking lot, we headed out per the direction of the authorities. I drove a mother and her two daughters safely to their car.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More →

Women’s Media: What is it? Do we need it?

first_imgA ‘women’s magazine’ for students in Oxford is currently being developed, but the project has been met with mixed reactions. Is there a need for such a magazine? Who would read it?  What should it include? It isn’t immediately obvious.  A survey of forty-two female students found no significant agreement on whether there was a need or even a general want for such a magazine, but a significant majority of respondents felt that they would read such a magazine if available. It is difficult to know exactly what these responses can tell us, since the terms used in the questionnaire are, sadly, somewhat ambiguous. Should we take the term ‘women’s magazine’ to mean glossy copies of Eve and Cosmo or a hardline feminist journal without pictures?   Any type of media with ‘woman’ in either the title or tagline can be scary. It creates the impression of being exclusively for a female reader or listener or viewer, and isn’t exclusivity exactly what the 21st century hopes to leave behind? Take Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 for example.  Sally Feldman, one-time editor of the programme argues that the title is a reference to its contents and style, and not its audience. But what does this mean? How can the term ‘woman’ be applied to such things as content and style?   Sally Feldman explained it in terms of ‘the twin peaks’. Firstly, she argued that women’s media involves encouraging a ‘female’ perspective on all issues. It isn’t hard to achieve, you simply need female editors, female reporters and female voices. Secondly, it should focus on topics that are thought to be of special interest to women. More than tampons, eyeliner and needlework, this applies to all areas of life in which women’s experiences can be seen as separate and different to those of men. The separation and difference are, of course, matters of opinion. But when has objectivity ever been a golden rule for the media?  The areas of life that remain different for men and women are constantly changing. It would be naive to suggest that such differences don’t exist. But what if by focusing on them, we simply prolong and exaggerate them? Perhaps we should be striving for a public sphere such as that envisioned by the great philosopher and sociologist, Jurgen Habermas. He developed the idea of having a place for unified rational discussion between all individuals. A place in which one’s argument means more than one’s identity. He suggested that the modern media would be the best way for this ideal to be brought to life.  However, isn’t Habermas’ concept of the public sphere a bit naïve? Is it possible that such a sphere could ever be equally open to all members of society? His vision of so-called ‘identityless interaction’ was, after all, based on the coffee house discussions of an eighteenth century French elite. Do we not need to realise that there are ‘informal impediments’ to participation in the public sphere which can easily persist even if everyone is formally included?  For example it is well known that research has shown that women are more likely to be interrupted in formal settings such as academic meetings, than men are.  How therefore, can a single public sphere ever allow individuals to be ‘identityless’?   In order to remove these ‘informal impediments’, some people have therefore argued for a multiplicity of public spheres – a range of discursive arenas geared towards different groups. Ideally, these arenas would allow each group to find its ‘voice’ and the confidence required for successful interaction in the unified public sphere. This is where women’s media comes into play. A female only space gives women the opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them, something which is more difficult in the public sphere than is always recognised.  These conclusions suggest that research into the consequences of a women’s magazine in Oxford needs to be more imaginative. Rather than asking participants directly about the want or need for such a magazine, perhaps we need to look at the how female students in Oxford feel about their interaction within the wider student body. If most women feel that they are impeded in such involvement, then maybe a separate sphere for women’s media in Oxford is a good idea. By Mona Sakrlast_img read more

Read More →

California Raisins Innovation Award

first_imgFor the third year running California Raisins is running its Innovation Award, to find the most creative use of California Raisins in the UK.The most innovative product containing California Raisins will win an all expenses paid study trip for up to four people to California, and free advertising and PR for a year. Winning products over the last two years including Cains Raisin Beer in 2004, and Nestle Yorkie Boulders made by Memory Lane Cakes in 2005. For further details or an entry form, please contact The California Raisin Administrative Committee on [email protected] or 0208 741 8513.The deadline for entries is July 17.last_img read more

Read More →