Over 1,900 signed up for Women’s March-Fort Worth Saturday afternoon

first_imgOffice of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Twitter Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ printOrganizers of the Women’s March-Fort Worth are expecting about 1,900 people to join Saturday afternoon’s march through downtown.Marchers will meet in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse. The group will start on Main Street, left on 3rd Street to Commerce Street, right on 4th Street to Main Street, turn right on 9th Avenue in front of the Fort Worth Convention Center, and circle back to the courthouse on Houston Street. The march is expected to start at 12:30 p.m. and continue until about 3:00 p.m..According to actionnetwork.org, the march is meant to show solidarity with those demonstrating in Saturday’s march in Washington D.C.  Brienn Richter, an assistant organizer, said the mission of both events is to give women a voice to express their views on issues.Marches are organized in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Denton as well as in cities all over the U.S..A statement on the event page reads in part: “The Women’s March will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”Richter said, “We’re not marching against something. We’re marching for what we are for.”Erin Blythe, another organizer, said people will be advocating for various issues like planned parenthood, Obamacare, LGBTQ rights and the inauguration.“I voted and didn’t feel heard,” Blythe said. “I called my legislators and didn’t feel heard. Now I’m marching with other women who don’t feel heard. I feel invisible. By marching we will be visible and physically present.”Event organizers publicizing the event on actionnetwork.org and Facebook have stressed that the march is non-partisan and does not condone any acts of physical or verbal aggression.The event page invites anyone to join. Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin Facebook Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin ReddIt + posts Previous articleOver 1,900 signed up for Women’s March-Fort Worth Saturday afternoonNext articleTCU Football Recruiting Update Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro insults and threatens TV Globo

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s dangerous use of threats, insults and hate speech against TV Globo in response to a report on its main evening news programme yesterday mentioning his name in connection with last year’s murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman. April 15, 2021 Find out more During a 24-minute tirade live-streamed on Facebook, he said: “The journalism you do is rotten, corrupt and immoral. You’re useless! You’re useless! You just publish lies.” He went on to threaten TV Globo with non-renewal of its broadcasting licence in 2022 and, on Twitter, he later posted a photo of a sewer superimposed on the TV channel’s logo. BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPredatorsViolence Reports News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America The report on TV Globo’s “Jornal Nacional,” Brazil’s most popular nightly TV news programme, said President Bolsonaro’s name had been mentioned by one of the witnesses in the investigation into the March 2018 murder of Marielle Franco, a well-known human rights and LGBT activist as well as member of the Rio de Janeiro city council. Source: Facebook October 30, 2019 Brazil’s President Bolsonaro insults and threatens TV Globo This video was quickly deleted from his account and he issued an apology, recognizing that he had “made a mistake.” “President Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘mistakes’ and statements will have far-reaching consequences,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “By insulting and humiliating some of Brazil’s most important media, the country’s highest authority is feeding and sustaining a climate of hatred and mistrust towards Brazilian journalism. These repeated attacks are very worrying and Bolsonaro’s threats not to renew TV Globo’s broadcast frequencies in 2022 are extremely serious. They amount to direct censorship.” Bolsonaro, who is currently on a long tour of Asia and the Middle East, reacted furiously on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, insisting on his innocence and accusing TV Globo of “betraying” and “destroying” the country. “Despicable bastards, you are not patriots”, he said. In reaction to the president’s insults, the Globo media group issued a statement saying it did “serious and responsible journalism” and that it had broadcast the report “on the basis of an official witness statement” that contradicted the investigation’s initial findings. RSF_en BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPredatorsViolence Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil A judge’s decision in November 2018 to ban TV Globo from broadcasting leaked information about the investigation into Marielle Franco’s murder was condemned at the time by RSF as a censorship attempt. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more On 28 October, on the eve of the TV Globo report, President Bolsonaro said he had discovered a “certain affinity” with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, with whom he had just had dinner in Riyadh. The crown prince is suspected of direct involvement in Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. Brazil is ranked 105th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News The day before this tirade, a video montage posted on the president’s Twitter account showed him as a lion being attacked by hyenas, each of which were labelled with the names of political opponents, leading national media outlets such as Globo, the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the magazine Veja and radio Jovem Pan, and with the initials of the UN, the Brazilian supreme court and several political parties including his own, the PSL, with which he currently has differences. Follow the news on Brazillast_img read more

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How to Improve the NFIP

first_img Share Save Related Articles Previous: Hurricane Heading North After Decimating Bahamas Next: Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Disaster flooding Insurance nfip 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn Congress has until September 30 to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and according to Craig Poulton, CEO of Poulton Associates, LLC, the NFIP has caused plenty of harm as it funds subsidies to unintentionally encourage building homes in dangerous locations. In an article on The Hill, Poulton argues that a reauthorization of the NFIP should include a solution. National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, H.R. 3167, according to Poulton, “represents an admirable bipartisan effort and would be a prudent reauthorization of the NFIP.”According to Poulton, the NFIP is a failed system that doesn’t address the risk faced by millions of Americans.“The insurance is too inexpensive, and the NFIP and federal government don’t mandate that municipal governments take the right steps” Poulton told Insurance Business. “The problem with that is folks in any given locality believe they will never be flooded, hence they don’t buy flood insurance unless they’re forced to because they have a mortgage.”Lawmakers are taking some steps to update the NFIP. For example, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is proposing an update to the Program, which aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan.In her letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, Hyde-Smith puts forth several options to address affordability issues among low and middle-income policy holders and debt issues within the NFIP. “We’re trying to flip the script on mitigation projects, from being reactionary to being proactive.  This is the first bill that provides a significant amount of real money for pre-disaster mitigation, which would give taxpayers a better return on investment.  It is far more expensive to rebuild after a disaster than it is to do everything you can to protect yourself beforehand,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement. How to Improve the NFIP in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Investment, News About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / How to Improve the NFIP Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img September 4, 2019 1,278 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Disaster flooding Insurance nfip 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. Subscribelast_img read more

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