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2019 Rugby World Cup: Australia 25-29 Wales

first_imgWales hold on for a narrow victory against the Wallabies in Tokyo LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jump to it: Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes leaps for the ball ahead of his try (Getty Images) 2019 Rugby World Cup: Australia 25-29 WalesHead-to-headPlayed – 43Australia wins – 30Wales wins – 12Draws – 1Did You Know?23 is the most points Wales have scored in a half against Australia in 111 years and 29 is the most points Australia have ever conceded in a World Cup pool game.At 35 years and 185 days old, Adam Ashley-Cooper is now the oldest Rugby World Cup try-scorer for Australia.Alun Wyn Jones has become Wales’ all-time record caps holder by making his 130th Test appearance for Wales.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesShowing their colours: The red and gold crowd in Tokyo (Getty Images)In a nutshellIt was breathless stuff at Tokyo Stadium in this decisive Pool D clash. Wales bossed the first half while Australia came back strongly in the second, just as they had against Fiji last weekend. Yet the men in red ultimately held on for an important win, which will also be a huge confidence boost given these opponents have so often scored late winners over the past decade.Wales had points on the board within 35 seconds thanks to a Dan Biggar drop-goal after his team won a quick turnover from the kick-off.And they dominated the first quarter. The only time Australia achieved any go-forward was when Samu Kerevi was on the ball and handling errors hurt them, whereas Wales controlled possession well and kept their discipline.Their first try came in the 13th minute when a Biggar cross-field kick was picked off by Hadleigh Parkes, who leapt above Marika Koroibete to touch down in the corner.Dive time: Adam Ashley-Cooper scores Australia’s first try (Getty Images)However, when Australia did get a chance in the Wales 22 they took it. Awarded a penalty after Josh Navidi was put under pressure at the back of the scrum, the Wallabies kicked for a lineout and Kerevi again made ground. When he was hauled down, they recycled, Bernard Foley kicked across for Adam Ashley-Cooper, who cut inside Biggar and Josh Adams for the try.They narrowed the gap to 8-10 when Foley slotted a penalty and Wales also lost Biggar, who went for an HIA after putting his head on the wrong side when making a try-saving tackle on Kerevi and didn’t return.Rhys Patchell’s arrival delivered more points, though, as he slotted two penalties, one from just inside the Australia half, before converting Gareth Davies’s intercept try just before the break.The Wallabies had scored whenever Wales conceded a penalty, but as they had given away only two in the first half, they held a strong 23-8 lead at the break. Could they keep their discipline in the second half? The short answer is no.Fly over: Dane Haylett-Petty dives to score a second-half try (Getty Images)They had already conceded twice as many penalties in the third quarter as they had in the entire first half and this allowed Australia to narrow the gap to just four points, despite Patchell extending the Welsh lead with an early drop-goal.Matt To’omua made a big difference when coming on early in the second half. Soon after, Dane Haylett-Petty went over after the Wallabies had pressurised the Welsh line and David Pocock provided the scoring pass.center_img Then came a series of penalties for Australia and they continually opted for the five-metre lineout followed by pick-and-goes when their maul was stopped. Eventually Michael Hooper touched down next to the post.Despite such an impressive first half, you felt it could go the way of so many of these Wales-Australia matches over the years, with the Wallabies taking the lead in the closing minutes and securing the victory.Yet Wales managed to regain some composure and, with To’omua and Patchell exchanging penalties, they retained that four-point advantage. Plenty of Welsh fans would have been biting their fingernails before the final whistle blew, but their side’s defence held out a late Australia onslaught to put Warren Gatland’s side in pole position in Pool D.Star manSamu Kerevi was a constant threat whenever he had the ball in hand and Matt To’omua certainly changed the dynamic of Australia’s attack when he arrived early in the second half – the Wallabies won that period 17-6.Interception: Gareth Davies breaks clear to score Wales’ second try (Getty Images)However, it was Gareth Davies who was at the heart of everything that Wales did well in the first half as they built a big lead that allowed them to hold on for the victory. He harried Australia attackers with his line speed in defence, delivered quick ball to his back-line and, of course, crossed for that interception try.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe ReactionWales coach Warren Gatland: “It became a typical Wales-Australia clash, going down right to the wire. The players showed great composure and I think our bench made some real impact as well, so to win was very pleasing. It means the pool is in our own destiny.”Australia replacement Matt To’omua: “If we had played football for 90 minutes maybe (we could have won), we just gave them too much of a lead. Once we relaxed and started playing we really felt like we had them on the legs.”The TeamsAustralia: Dane Haylett-Petty; Adam Ashley-Cooper (Kurtley Beale 48), James O’Connor, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete; Bernard Foley (Matt To’omua 45), Will Genia (Nicholas White 53); Scott Sio (James Slipper 63), Tolu Latu (Jordan Uelese 66), Allan Alaalatoa (Sekope Kepu 63), Izack Rodda, Rory Arnold (Adam Coleman 63), David Pocock, Michael Hooper (captain), Isi Naisarani (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 68).Tries: Ashley-Cooper 21, Haylett-Petty 47, Hooper 63. Cons: To’omua 2. Pens: Foley, To’omua.Related: Dane Haylett-Petty’s unique rugby journeyWales: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes (Owen Watkin 70), Josh Adams; Dan Biggar (Rhys Patchell 28), Gareth Davies (Tomos Williams 70); Wyn Jones (Nicky Smith 49), Ken Owens (Elliot Dee 66), Tom Francis (Dillon Lewis 63), Jake Ball (Aaron Shingler 63), Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Aaron Wainwright (Ross Moriarty 49), Justin Tipuric, Josh Navidi.Tries: Parkes 13, G Daves 38. Cons: Biggar, Patchell. Pens: Patchell 3. DG: Biggar, Patchell.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop speaks from DC about bipartisan Morning Prayer,…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Video: Presiding Bishop speaks from DC about bipartisan Morning Prayer, ‘Reclaiming Jesus’ Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Video Comments (1) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 30, 2018 at 10:54 am More of Bishop Curry [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is in Washington, D.C., May 24. In this video he talks about leading bipartisan Morning Prayer on Capitol Hill and the movement to “Reclaim Jesus.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Faith & Politics, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Tim Lobach says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted May 24, 2018 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

On this Day: June 30th, 1953

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCorvetteHistory Channel Previous articleMayor Kilsheimer one of Central Florida’s “50 Most Powerful”Next article5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated This Summer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! On this Day: The First Corvette is BuiltFrom The History ChannelOn this day in 1953, the first production Corvette is built at the General Motors facility in Flint, Michigan. Tony Kleiber, a worker on the assembly line, is given the privilege of driving the now-historic car off the line.Harley J. Earl, the man behind the Corvette, got his start in his father’s business, Earl Automobile Works, designing custom auto bodies for Hollywood movie stars such as Fatty Arbuckle. In 1927, General Motors hired Earl to redesign the LaSalle, the mid-range option the company had introduced between the Buick and the Cadillac. Earl’s revamped LaSalle sold some 50,000 units by the end of 1929, before the Great Depression permanently slowed sales and it was discontinued in 1940. By that time, Earl had earned more attention for designing the Buick “Y Job,” recognized as the industry’s first “concept” car. Its relatively long, low body came equipped with innovations such as disappearing headlamps, electric windows and air-cooled brake drums over the wheels like those on an airplane.After scoring another hit with the 1950 Buick LeSabre, Earl headed into the 1950s–a boom decade for car manufacturers–at the top of his game. In January 1953, he introduced his latest “dream car,” the Corvette, as part of GM’s traveling Motorama display at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The sleek Corvette, the first all-fiberglass-bodied American sports car, was an instant hit. It went into production the following June in Flint; 300 models were built that year. All 1953 Corvettes were white convertibles with red interiors and black canvas tops. Underneath its sleek exterior, however, the Corvette was outfitted with parts standard to other GM automobiles, including a “Blue Flame” six-cylinder engine, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and the drum brakes from Chevrolet’s regular car line.The Corvette’s performance as a sports car was disappointing relative to its European competitors, and early sales were unimpressive. GM kept refining the design, however, and the addition of its first V-8 engine in 1955 greatly improved the car’s performance. By 1961, the Corvette had cemented its reputation as America’s favorite sports car. Today, it continues to rank among the world’s elite sports cars in acceleration time, top speed and overall muscle.For more stories on this day in history, and for videos go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitectura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeGITC arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChicureoChilePublished on July 22, 2016Cite: “Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitectura” 22 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Rosales Quijada 住宅/ GITC 建筑设计是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs:  Felipe Díaz Contardo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: ACZA , AIMTEC, Atika, CHAMIZA/PRODEMA, Carlos Herrera , Glasstech, POLPAICO  , Polpaico, ZELCONConstruction:GITC ConstrucciónArea:230 m2Site Area:4.800 m2 Architects In Charge:Felipe Vera Buschmann, Rodrigo Belmar Expósito (GITC)City:ChicureoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoText description provided by the architects. The projectDetached house, for a marriage, two children and services. Public areas on the first floor and private spaces in the second. In this higher volume, parents and children are parted; the first to de east and the children to the west. On the second floor, the ends of each volume has the most private places to finish in the center with the most common areas (father desk and TV/multimedia room for children); creating a large central volume of double height; which contain the relations and nexus (both foot how sight) between this double duality (private / public and children / parents)Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!Plan 1The materialsConcrete, steel and native woodsA dialogue between the weight and mass of Concrete with the lightness and warmth of the wood. The base structure on the first and second floors is concrete, delivering a “sturdy table” to line the outside with a steel and wood. Both on the second floor as the double volume center height, native wood used dried and processed internally. Canelo was used in walls and ceilings, and Tineo or Coihue in floors.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoGlass bricksThis element was used to create the east wall of the kitchen, like a kaleidoscope filtering out the morning light in the kitchen; and distorter the lighting that receive bathrooms, and in the function how a   screen to separate access and dining. It is a playful element that gives movement and illuminates at the same time that separate them.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoFunctional and spatial axesThe Corridor. Inhabiting the maximum lengthThe second floor hallway is transformed into a large corridor that ends in two terraces; the small west terrace flying over the main entrance, and the large east terrace. This corridor, which runs the maximum internal length of the house (24 meters + terraces) in addition to the semi-interiors latticework of the terraces, is accompanied by a large horizontal south window, communicating the neighboring fields inside the house.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!Plan 2Staircase and central volumeThe main staircase, located as a finish of the central volume of double height that is projected to the north courtyard, rests on a large vertical wall that is peeled away from the house and allows the entry of solar illumination throughout the day (being this wall a support of the rays and shadows the sun); becoming a true sundial that indicates both the advance of the day, as the change of the seasons.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional AreaBuilt Projects & MasterplansCartha ft. Easton Cassani El Sayeh – #2: The Architecture of the CityCall for Submissions Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791331/casa-rosales-quijada-gitc Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791331/casa-rosales-quijada-gitc Clipboard Area:  4800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Chile 2010 “COPY”center_img Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitecturaSave this projectSaveRosales Quijada House / GITC arquitectura CopyHouses•Chicureo, Chile Architects: GITC arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz Contardo+ 16 Share Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitecturalast_img read more

WWP San Diego honors trans struggle

first_imgSan Diego, Calif. — Workers World Party comrade Rahui Suré Saldivar-Soto organized a public workshop here on the transgender struggle and origins of Pride on June 6. Transgender people and butch lesbians, especially working-class Black and Brown transgender people, have always been at the forefront of the struggles for queer liberation. Special attention was given to the stories of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson and the late Comrade Leslie Feinberg of Workers World Party.With a radical intersectional analysis, Saldivar-Soto showed how transgender people, especially transgender women, have faced alienation, violence and ostracization from society and even mainstream sectors of the queer community. As discussed in the workshop, there is practically no issue facing working-class people of color that is not magnified for transgender people. Transgender youth experience the highest percentage of unemployment, homelessness, mass incarceration, addiction and multiple health issues caused and exacerbated by the racist, transphobic health care system that has historically misdiagnosed and ignored trans people.The state system of policing and mass incarceration has historically overlooked violence against working-class transwomen as well. As Saldivar-Soto pointed out, the average life expectancy for trans people is 35 years, but for trans people of color that number is as low as 30 years. Saldivar-Soto recalled personal narratives of people as young as 14 who have died in San Diego.Despite the acute struggles of ­transgender people and the centrality of trans leadership in queer liberation struggles — transgender people were at the forefront of the uprisings at both the Compton Cafe­teria in San Francisco in August 1966 and the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969 — neoliberalization of the mainstream LGBTQ movement has erased the contributions of the most vulnerable of the community.Comrade Bob McCubbin noted the way that the mainstream push for integration separated the movement throughout its long history. He pointed out the split between the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance in New York City in the 1970s, with the former committing itself to radical and internationalist work.That this contradiction is especially sharp in San Diego came out during the workshop. The political economy of San Diego, which is based on real estate speculation, the military-industrial complex, private investment capital and tourism, is much different from that in other West Coast cities. With very little history of industrial labor outside of military contract work, working-class San Diegans have long experienced drastically uneven economic conditions. It is within this history that the issues of transgender people have been disregarded or tokenized.The outcome of this workshop was a commitment toward action and future workshops. Saldivar-Soto noted that transgender and queer youth represent 40 percent of homeless youth. Even in spaces trans youth consider the safest for them, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence prevail.Future workshops have been planned. Workers World Party is organizing a public forum on LGBTQ issues in July and specific programming on trans issues has been outlined.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Yellow Vest protests show anger remains in France

first_imgSome 40,000 Yellow Vest supporters came out in the French streets Nov. 16 to protest in Paris as well as in Lille in the north and Marseilles, Toulouse, Nantes in southern France, according to organizers. It was the one-year anniversary of the start of their movement. While the weekly Saturday Yellow Vest protests had stopped, workers and the poor in France showed they are still angry.  The demonstrations were militant; many were vigorously and quickly attacked by the cops, who declared them illegal. People in Mali, Africa, in solidarity with Yellow Vest movement, Dec. 2018.Yellow Vest people employed some innovative tactics. In eastern Paris, together with delegations from Extinction Rebellion, a Queer activist coalition, immigrant rights activists, housing activists, plus union activists, they occupied the Golden Arrow (La Flèche d’or), an unused concert hall, setting up a “People’s House.” President Emmanuel Macron’s government has spent $19 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for lower-income workers in France. This concession is on the average about $900 per family — that is, not much.  During the weekly Yellow Vest protests throughout much of last year, cops severely and deliberately injured over 2,000 people, blinding dozens. Few cops face charges for these vicious attacks — and certainly no one who gave the orders for them.  Macron spent months holding town-hall style meetings through areas of France where support for the Yellow Vests was the strongest to try to weaken support for the movement.Macron has remained true to his role as an investment banker for Rothschild & Co.  He has removed the wealth tax that was directed toward the wealthiest of the wealthy. He is trying to “reform” France’s retirement system so people have to work longer, pay more into it and get lower pensions. He has cut spending on social services and medical care, especially emergency services.When French TV asked protesters on Nov. 16 why they came, the most common answer was that nothing essential had changed.  Macron still favored the rich and attacked the long-standing gains of the workers and the poor. A significant number of protesters demanded “the end of capitalism.”Impact of the Yellow VestsThe newspaper Le Monde occupies the same space in French journalism as the New York Times does here. Le Monde quoted a protester who put the Yellow Vest movement in the international context: “Anger is growing worldwide as workers are becoming enslaved.” (Nov. 16)Besides its impact in France – where over 60 percent of the public support its demands, even if they have reservations about its tactics – the Yellow Vest movement has had a major impact on Francophone West Africa.In Mali, when people’s militias set up nighttime patrols to protect their communities against raids by Boko Haram affiliates, they wear yellow vests to show whose side they’re on.  When a demonstration against extending the term in office of parliamentarians was held in Bamako, Mali’s capital, participants wore yellow vests. Djibril Camara, one of the organizers, explained:  “We are wearing the vests because we were inspired by what is happening in France.” (maliactu.net, Dec. 6, 2018)The French TV channel, TVMonde5, has a special report on the impact.  (tinyurl.com/ryba9yr/, in French)The report starts with a quip from the Ivory Coast army that it is prepared to send a brigade to Paris to help the French army put down the “unrest,” in return for French “help” in Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast. It goes on to interview Guy-Marius Sagan, a spokesperson for the Senegalese FRAPP (Front for an Anti-Imperialist Popular and Panafrican Revolution) and Yacouba Katilé, secretary general of the Nation Union of Malian Workers (UNTM).  Both Sagan and Katilé express support for the Yellow Vest struggle for their democratic rights and against French authoritarianism.The Yellow Vest protests on Nov. 16 are seen in France as a warmup for the union-called general strike on Dec. 5 against Macron’s so-called retirement reforms and his cuts to education and medical care.  There appears to be real feeling that the union movement and the Yellow Vest movement have to be amalgamated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Last time oil prices were this low. . .

first_imgTrump and Clinton: Where are the campaign signs? Twitter + posts Facebook printThe last time oil prices were this low most TCU students were in elementary school.Oil prices closed at a 12 year low of $28.02 a barrel Tuesday, after plummeting 70 percent in the past 15 months in regular trading on the Nasdaq.“The world is producing more oil than we can use,” said Barton Simpson, a managing partner of Live Oak Railroad. “Supply of crude is backed up and is dropping [in] price. Some companies and regions don’t even have a place to store it, so that’s why prices are dropping.”Live Oak Railroad supplies frac sands, aggregates and other materials needed for oil field production and fracking in South Texas.People might also remember 2004 for:Super Bowl XXXVIII came to be known for Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during her  halftime performance with Justin Timberlake. The game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots racked up 140 million viewers.Sports Fan JournalPresident George W. Bush won a second term over Democratic John Kerry.Fox NewsNapolean Dynamite championed the halls of high school, while Ron Burgundy learned to work with women..NASA Exploration rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars.NASAMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turned 18.Bloglovin.comNATO formally admitted: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.NATOHalter tops, denim skirts and hoop earrings were all the rage.Getty ImagesLaptops took over the computer game.Getty Images“Confessions” by Usher was year’s top album.albumoftheyear.orgAnd lastly, many mourned the end of an era as “Friends” came to a close.E! Online Previous articleSeason ticket prices, Patterson statue highlight athletics town hall meetingNext articleSDS to host budget workshop for student organizations Hannah Gibson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Facebook A rig pumps oil from the Inglewood oil field, seen from the nearby Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, in the unincorporated Windsor Hills area of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. The Inglewood field, one of the richest oil basins in the world where crude was discovered in 1924, sits adjacent to an area of homes once known as the “black Beverly Hills.” Rather than eventually playing out and becoming an elaborately planned urban park, a new operator in 2004 began drilling what was planned to be the first of some 600 new wells over the next 20 years, without environmental review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Twitter Hannah Gibson Linkedin Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ TCU students take part in adopting horned frogs Hannah is a junior broadcast journalism major and a studio art minor. She is writing for TCU 360 and will be covering Student Organizations this semester. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless ReddIt ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis TCU alumnus competes in renowned fishing tournament Linkedin TCU students give a voice to the voiceless Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/last_img read more

TCU helps community ‘Outrun Trafficking’

first_imgElizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Twitter printMore lives are impacted every year by one TCU alumna’s legacy. Current and past Horned Frogs are raising awareness of 40 million slavery victims through the Cowtown races.In 2015, Maddie Bailey established an International Justice Mission (IJM) chapter on campus. She created ‘Outrun Trafficking’, a branch of IJM, to fundraise through races for local non-profits.Emma Scheer, IJM vice president of advocacy, is overseeing Outrun Trafficking’s Cowtown Marathon event. She said it is important for students to know they can make a difference.Outrun Trafficking logo from Facebook“IJM is inspired to raise awareness because we cannot fight this fight if half or more of the world is unaware,” Scheer said. “We are inspired to end slavery in our lifetime.” Awareness continues to spread as IJM’s size, reach and funds increase each year, with over $35,000 raised in total. Outrun Trafficking has raised over $11,000 and gained 14 sponsors this year. Trafficking911 and theNet, local non-profits, will be the fundraiser’s recipients.IJM image from FacebookKatie Sandquist, an intern for The Net, is a TCU student who visits female victims of exploitation and slavery in jail. She said a lot of staff, interns and volunteers are TCU students or alumni.“I am running for all of the women I have gotten to meet though The Net who are being exploited and for the other 40 million women,” Sandquist said.The Net develops healthy relationships with people who are in need of a support system, and Sandquist loves that they go beyond just providing services. “We remind ourselves that these pains are temporary and cannot even compare to the pain victims of trafficking and slavery endure,” Scheer said. Outrun Trafficking image from FacebookA small school battles a huge injustice, but they are not alone. TCU students and the Fort Worth community stand united to work against the area’s slavery.“This issue of modern slavery cannot be truly stomped out and defeated without involvement and awareness but also the means to end it,” Scheer said.  The 41st Cowtown Marathon will be held Feb. 23 and 24. With every step, Outrun Trafficking’s team of runners will fight for breath and to end modern slavery. Linkedin Elizabeth Ragone + posts Previous articleListen: Celebrity Dish (Season 2): Episode 1Next articleSpring Southern Service Tour taking place during Spring Break Elizabeth Ragone RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Petitioning Fort Worth, TCU to see ‘Lime’ light Twitter Outrun Trafficking image from Facebookcenter_img CBD is the new hemp thing ReddIt Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Facebook Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Linkedin Free speech crisis: Behind the scenes Local celebrities join Taste Project in the fight against hunger World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

RSF calls for journalist Amal Habani’s immediate release

first_img A reporter for the Al-Taghyir news website, Habani has been detained arbitrarily for more than two weeks in one of the NISS cells in a women’s prison in Omdurman, a city just to the northwest of Khartoum. No formal charge has been brought against her.She has still not been allowed access to a lawyer, although six human rights lawyers filed a constitutional appeal on 29 January, describing her arrest and detention as illegal. Members of her family have been able to see her but they have not been able to ask her any questions about the state of her health, and they do not know if she has been given the medicine she needs for her high blood pressure.Habani, who was awarded an Amnesty International prize for her human rights reporting in Sudan, was arrested by NISS agents on 16 January while covering a protest in Khartoum against an increase in the prize of bread.According to the information obtained by RSF, they hit her with steel and electric rods at the time of her arrest, causing her to suffer palpitations and breathing problems, and to lose consciousness.“We demand the immediate release of Amal Habani, who has been mistreated and whose detention is completely arbitrary,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We are very concerned and we fear that her already fragile health could get much worse.” Habani was one of 15 journalists who were arrested on 16 and 17 January while covering protest marches in Khartoum and Omdurman. All the others have been released.Sudan remains near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, in which it is currently ranked 174th out of 180 countries. Receive email alerts SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Imprisoned News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely worried about Amal Habani, an award-winning Sudanese journalist held since her arrest by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum on 16 January, and calls for her immediate release. February 2, 2018 RSF calls for journalist Amal Habani’s immediate release March 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan RSF_en Amal Habani (source Albawaba news) Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img to go further News SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Imprisoned April 10, 2020 Find out more News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Organisation News April 6, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Security fears increase for media, with a TV reporter murdered and two foreign journalists injured in kidnap attempt

first_img RSF_en November 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security fears increase for media, with a TV reporter murdered and two foreign journalists injured in kidnap attempt Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Royal TV reporter Abdul Razzak Johra in the Punjab province, on 3 November after he did a report on drug trafficking. The organisation also condemns the attempted abduction of two foreign reporters, including Sami Yousafzai (photo), today near Peshawar. “Johra’s murder and today’s double abduction attempt show how worrying the situation has become for journalists,” the organisation said. Organisation News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information to go further News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Royal TV reporter Abdul Razzak Johra in Mianwali district, in the Punjab province, on 3 November after he did a report on drug trafficking. The organisation also condemns the attempted abduction of two foreign reporters today near Peshawar.“Johra’s murder and today’s double abduction attempt show how worrying the situation has become for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This escalating violence must be stopped as it seriously undermines press freedom by discouraging journalists from working freely. We urge the authorities to intervene and bring those responsible to justice, and not let impunity take hold in Pakistan.”According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, Johra is the eighth journalist to be killed this year in Pakistan. Aged 45, he was dragged from his home in Mianwali district by six masked and was shot six times.Local drug traffickers are suspected of organising his murder. The local police said they arrested several suspects, although five other suspects remain at large.Royal TV journalist Afzal Butt told Reporters Without Borders that Johra’s report on drug trafficking was broadcast a day before his murder. Johra had previously worked on several cases involving drug trafficking in his region and had already received threats on several occasions.Afghan journalist Sami Yousafzai of the US magazine Newsweek and Japanese journalist Motoki Yotsukura, the Pakistan correspondent of the Tokyo-based Asahi Shimbun daily, narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt today in Hayatabad, near the northwestern city of Peshawar. Both were injured by shots fired by their would-be abductors, who were probably Afghan. They also tried to kidnap Yotsukura’s Pakistani interpreter, who was in a separate vehicle.The police said the abduction attempt was carried out by three men in a car who followed the journalists and opened fire on them. Yousafzai is currently receiving treatment in a Peshawar hospital for injuries to a hand and a shoulder. Yotsukura sustained a bullet wound to the knee. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists said they were intercepted while heading to the Khyber tribal region to interview members of an armed group.Yousafzai was held incommunicado by Pakistani intelligence officials for more than a month in 2004 after accompanying an American journalist to the Tribal Areas.In response to a call from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation, journalists demonstrated today throughout Pakistan in protest against the latest killings of their colleagues and to press the authorities to go after those responsible. January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more