Attacks on journalists a tangible symptom of growing polarisation

first_img RSF_en ArgentinaAmericas ArgentinaAmericas News Organisation At least 10 journalists from various media organizations have been assaulted, some seriously, in and near Buenos Aires in recent days. Such an outbreak of violence is unprecedented in a country where there is traditionally less physical risk to journalists than elsewhere in the region. However, it is a symptom of a growing climate of polarisation, which needs to be aired and resolved. “We strongly condemn this brutality and hope that exemplary punishment can ensure there is no repetition,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We welcome the protective measures announced by the federal government and the authorities in Buenos Aires province, mindful of the attacks on journalists outside the Claudio Zin Hospital.“Those who work in the media are encountering increasing hostility, according to whether they work for organizations that are state-run or privately-owned, pro- or anti-government, we believe rules for the safety and protection be established for the benefit of the profession as a whole. “The job could be entrusted to Congress with the support of journalists’ organizations and unions, in a spirit of consensus and to ensure pluralism.” Mariano Vega, a photographer with the daily Tiempo Argentino, Adrián Subelza of the newspaper Crónica, Julio Mosle, Federico Molinari and Florencia Downes of the state news agency Télam, and Ignacio Vaschetto of the website Malvinoticias were the main victims of the attack on 5 June in the Malvinas Argentinas district of Buenos Aires.The journalists were covering a demonstration outside the Claudio Zin Hospital over the death of a young girl through medical negligence when they came across a hostile group. The assailants claimed to be supporters of the mayor of the district, Julio Cariglino, who belongs to President Cristina Kirchner’s Justicialist Party, although a rival faction. A police patrol that arrived at the scene took no action, according to journalists who spoke to Reporters Without Borders. Mosle was thrown on to the hood of a police car and beaten with sticks. He lost two teeth and suffered multiple injuries.His colleagues Vega and Subelza were also roughed up and had their equipment smashed before they were forced to flee. Subelza told us: “They came after me when I went into the hospital to speak to the young girl’s uncle. They were well organized. As my colleague and I were leaving we were attacked outside by at least 40 people who asked us who we were. I replied that we were journalists and they started beating us.” December 4, 2019 Find out more News to go further June 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks on journalists a tangible symptom of growing polarisation Half an hour after the journalists arrived, protesters who had been shouting insults at them started beating Sergio Loguzzo, Lucas Martínez and Ezequiel Schneider.The latter told Reporters Without Borders that his colleague Loguzzo was pushed to the ground. “He got up and they pushed him back down on the ground then beat him,” he said. “Lucas was also beaten.”The next day, the same group of protesters was waiting for the journalists as they left the hospital, trapping them there until 1 a.m. The three were also assaulted in similar circumstances on 22 May outside the Buenos Aires courthouse. Schneider said he believed they were targeted because they worked for a state media organization.“This must encourage the profession as a whole to reflect on its practices and also any programmes or views that might put at risk reporters who come into direct contact with the public,” Reporters Without Borders said.“What the ‘6,7,8’ team suffered is borne out by colleagues working for privately-owned media groups that take a critical position who have been insulted and sometimes assaulted by government supporters. This polarisation, for which the media themselves must assume much of the responsibility, represents a significant danger for freedom of news and information.” The press freedom organization hopes for a swift outcome to the investigation into the death threat made against the radio journalist Gustavo Tinetti on 29 May in the town of 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires province as he was preparing to broadcast his regular programme on Cadena Nueve radio via its online network online and the station FM 89.9 Máxima. An unidentified man armed with a pistol ordered him to stop broadcasting “the rest of the information we know you have”, then referred to the journalist’s daughters before leaving. Tinetti is responsible for revelations that have embarrassed the mayor of 9 de Julio, Walter Battistella. On 1 June a similar attack took place on a crew from the highly controversial programme “6,7,8” on the state-run television station Canal 7, during an anti-government “cacerolazo” (pot-banging) march in the capital’s Barrio Norte district). News Follow the news on Argentina News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleIn Pics – Mary I Fitzgibbon Cup celebration dinnerNext articleShannon Foynes Port Company on the right track, say EU Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – April 5, 2017 675 TAGScinemacompetitionGhost in the ShelllimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Email ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected]imerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday April 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who is the leading lady in ‘Ghost in the Shell’?A. Jennifer LawrenceB. Emma StoneC. Scarlett Johanssoncenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Sci-Hub Undertakes Before Delhi HC To Not Upload Till Jan 6 New Articles In Which Elsevier, Wiley India & ACS Claim Copyright

first_imgNews UpdatesSci-Hub Undertakes Before Delhi HC To Not Upload Till Jan 6 New Articles In Which Elsevier, Wiley India & ACS Claim Copyright Shreya Agarwal26 Dec 2020 1:52 AMShare This – xOnline science repository Sci-Hub has undertaken before the Delhi High Court to refrain from uploading, publishing, and making available till January 6 any article in which academic publishing houses Elsevier Ltd, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, and American Chemical Society claim copyright.The undertaking was made by the counsel of Alexandra Elbakyan, a Kazakhistan-based creator of ‘Sci-Hub’ website…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOnline science repository Sci-Hub has undertaken before the Delhi High Court to refrain from uploading, publishing, and making available till January 6 any article in which academic publishing houses Elsevier Ltd, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, and American Chemical Society claim copyright.The undertaking was made by the counsel of Alexandra Elbakyan, a Kazakhistan-based creator of ‘Sci-Hub’ website which provides free access to research articles.This development happened on December 24 in a suit filed by publishing houses Elsevier Ltd, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, and American Chemical Society against online repositories Sci-Hub and Libgen(another online repository of science articles) over alleged copyright infringement.Both Sci-Hub and Libgen, which claim to host nearly 80-84 million research pieces face, charges of infringing copyrights of work by the publishers. They provide free access to paywalled research material of various publishers.While Elsevier publishes journals like The Lancet and Cell among 2,500 others, Wiley publishes nearly 1,700 journals. The American Chemical Society is one of the world’s largest scientific societies and publishes the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society.While Sci-Hub has agreed to not put out anything new and citing the plethora of material running through 2169 pages, put forth by the petitioners, sought time to file a response, Libgen was unrepresented in the hearing on Thursday.Senior Advocate Amit Sibal, who represented the plaintiffs, also informed the court that even the addresses of the defendants was not known.The court has sought the replies and physical addresses of the defendants. Sibal has pressed that the defence has no case as it involved open infringing of copyright. He sought a direction to internet service providers, the department of telecom and the ministry of electronics and information technology for blocking Sci-Hub and Libgen, and said that he would give the links which have to be removed.Citing that the defendant websites have been around since 2011, the court enquired of the publishers what took them so long to wake up from their slumber to move court, to which they replied that litigation in other countries took long.Advocate Nilesh Jain accepted notice on behalf of Alexandra Elbakyan and undertook that his party will not upload any new articles in which plaintiffs claim copyright.”..given the stand taken by Mr. Sibal, Mr. Jain says no new articles or publications,in which the plaintiffs have copyright,will be uploaded or made available,by defendant no.1/Alexandra Elbakyan, via the internet,till the next date of hearing. The statement of Mr. Jain is taken on record”, the order passed by a bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted.Advocate K.R. Sasiprabhu accepted service on behalf of defendant no. 8/Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. The Court issued summons to Libgen and other internet service providers who are made defendants in the case. The case will be next considered on January 6.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Mechanical Electrical Technology (MET) Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgAboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Posting Date Work YearN/A The Institution Conditions Open ContinuouslyYes Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Posting NumberF00129P Assignment Responsibilities Special Requirements Department Location Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Total Hrs per Week/Day Minimum Qualifications General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Job Posting TitleMechanical Electrical Technology (MET) Adjunct AssistantProfessor Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)center_img Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Posting Details Position Summary Closing Date Application Instructions Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2853 Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Beginning and/or Ending Dates Physical Demands Work Schedule How and where to apply Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.last_img read more

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Hurricane Matthew Pounding The Florida, Southeast Coast

first_imgHurricane Matthew is wreaking havoc along the Florida coastline and working its way north along the Georgia & South Carolina coastline. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for most of the Florida coast into South Carolina.Matthew will mainly remain just offshore allowing the outer eyewall with the strongest wind and heaviest rain batter the coast. Matthew is getting pulled northwestward, then northward, as it rides around a ridge of high pressure. Matthew will then get pulled northeast  as a cold front moves towards the East Coast. This will cause the entire Southeast Coast to experience hurricane force conditions as it curves along the coastline. Matthew will slowly weaken over the next few days but will remain a hurricane along the entire span of the Southeast Coast. Flooding rainfall, damaging winds and damaging storm surge is expected along the entire coast. As a result, loss of power is expected. Residents in the warned area that did not evacuate were asked to stock at least 3 days of food and water.Courtesy: Tropicaltidbits.comRainfall amounts will range between 6-12 inches with local amounts up to 15 inches. Tides will also run 7-11 feet above normal during high tides.Computer models still show that Matthew loop around and move back down toward Florida. However, Matthew will have gone trough significant weakening due to strong wind shear and is forecast to be the minimal tropical storm by next week.last_img read more

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News story: International Trade Secretary signs major deal allowing export of UK seed potatoes to China

first_img ensuring the UK remains a leading destination for international investment and maintains its number one position for international investment stock in Europe China’s developing taste for chips and crisps will soon be fuelled by British produce, as International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP secures a deal which enables the UK to export seed potatoes to China.The deal is expected to bring major benefits to Scotland, with around 70% of the 100,000 tonnes of seed potatoes exported annually from the UK coming from Scottish farms. The seed potato export market is already worth an annual £90 million to the UK, with some varieties fetching up to £900 per tonne.China is the largest global consumer of potatoes in the world. As the country’s demand for potato-based foods increases, the humble spud is now China’s fourth staple crop after rice, corn and wheat – with demand increasing at a rapid rate.It follows news that the UK dairy sector is set to receive a multi-million pound export boost, with Dr Fox meeting with the Chinese government to reach an agreement to allow the import of UK dairy products made with milk from third countries into China.The agreement was signed by the International Trade Secretary during his visit to China. Dr Fox is also meeting businesses and senior Chinese government ministers to discuss further trading opportunities between the 2 countries.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: It’s a real coup to be one of the first western countries able to export seed to China and it’s been achieved through a lot of hard work and the great reputation of UK seed potatoes which are rightly renowned around the world for their high health status and high quality. I expect the Chinese market will be particularly interested in processing varieties used for chips and crisps as there is a big demand for those products. AHDB’s role now will be to develop this new trading relationship through events such as large-scale trade shows where exporters can showcase their varieties and start building business in China. UK Government Minister Lord Duncan said: Rob Burns, Head of Crops Export Trade Development at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), said: using trade and investment to underpin the government’s agenda for a Global Britain and its ambitions for prosperity, stability and security worldwide. Rural Economy Secretary, Scotland Fergus Ewing said: supporting and encouraging UK businesses to drive sustainable international growth The rapidly-growing Chinese market offers huge potential for UK farmers. According to research by Barclays, around 60% of people in China would actually pay more for a product, just because they knew it was British. With China expected to have 220 cities with a population of more than a million by 2030, that is a huge market that UK potato farmers will now be able to make the most of. My international economic department is in 108 markets across the world, helping UK businesses to export whilst liberalising international trade by removing barriers to commerce. I’m delighted that this latest deal is set to boost our £67.5 billion trading relationship with China even further. I am delighted that Scottish seed potatoes will now be enjoyed by the biggest producers in the world, the People’s Republic of China. This is welcome news for the Scottish seed potato sector and further recognition of its global renown for producing high quality seed potatoes. The signing of this trade agreement has the potential to lead to its expansion to the rest of the UK, opening up the possibility of market diversification and contributing towards further sustainable growth in the sector. Our food and drink exporters have had great success in recent years in opening and developing new and existing market opportunities, and I am utterly determined to continue to maximise these opportunities by delivering on agreements such as this. In a further move to open-up its agri-food market, China also lifted its 2 decades long BSE ban on the exports of beef from the UK earlier this year – a landmark move for beef producers worth an estimated £250 million in the first 5 years alone.Further informationThe Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. Contact the DIT Media Team on 020 7215 2000Follow us: @tradegovuk, gov.uk/dit opening markets, building a trade framework with new and existing partners which is free and fair Scotland is known for high-quality food and drink exports, and our seed potatoes are renowned for their excellence and breeding through scientific institutions such as the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. Leaving the European Union means we can pursue an independent trade policy, and the quality of our exports will drive new trading opportunities like this one. Linking the world’s largest consumer of potatoes, China, with Scotland’s exceptional potato seed is a welcome next step for the UK on a global stage. We are an international economic department, responsible for:last_img read more

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Radiohead Teases The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” At Austin City Limits [Watch]

first_imgRadiohead played Austin City Limits over the weekend, keeping with their A Moon Shaped Pool persona and diving deep into the catalogue of their 30+ year career. While the surprises of this tour continue to rise close to home, the Saturday night performance brought a moment no one could have anticipated.Ahead of playing their own Hail To The Thief song “2+2=5”, Thom Yorke stepped forward with a few opening lines of “How Soon Is Now?” by The Smiths. Watch the clip below, as uploaded by inky brown:The full show can be seen below, thanks to YouTube user godieinhell2:Watch Radiohead perform “The Headmaster Ritual” by The Smiths in 2007:Radiohead will be performing two nights in Mexico City, at Palacio de los Deportes on October 3&4.last_img

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Delivers Career-Spanning Setlist At Night 2 In Asbury Park [Photos]

first_imgOn Friday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned to Asbury Park, NJ’s Paramount Theatre for their second performance of the weekend at the oceanside venue.The quartet kicked off their first set with “Porcupine”, before running through extended takes on “Penguins”, “Funkijam”, and finally landed back into “Porcupine”. Greg Ormont took the vocal lead on “Fade Fast” next, highlighted by guitarist Jeremy Schon stealing the show with an electric solo. Funk-fueled takes on “Fun In Funk” and “Fox & Toad” followed, before the four-piece  jumped into a cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. “CWA” brought the rowdy first set to a close.Following a brief break, Pigeons came back out to open their second set with “Walk Outside”. “Walk Outside” was followed by a hearty “Skipjack” sandwich, with “Paint It Black” tossed in the middle. Fan-favorites “Horizon” and “Bad For You” followed, before PPPP delivered a seamless segue of “Landing” into “Lightning”. The Ormont-led “Ocean Flows” off of 2017’s Pizazz brought the second set to a halt. “Whirled” served as the evening’s lone encore, leaving fans with plenty to be excited about for the band’s sold-out show tonight.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos courtesy of photographer Chris Capaci.Tonight, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong head to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY for their highly-anticipated, sold-out debut performance. Fans and Flockers who couldn’t snag a ticket to tonight’s show can watch the entire performance from home with the free webcast courtesy of The Relix Channel beginning at 8 pm ET. For a full list of upcoming Pigeons shows, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Paramount | Asbury Park, NJ | 1/25/2019Set One: Porcupine > Penguins > Funkijam > Porcupine, Fade Fast, Fun In Funk, Fox & Toad > While My Guitar Gently Weeps, CWASet Two: Walk Outside, Skipjack > Paint It Black > Skipjack, Horizon, Bad For You, Landing > Lightning, Ocean FlowsEncore: WhirledPigeons Playing Ping Pong | Paramount Theatre | Asbury Park, NJ | 1/25/2019 | Photos: Chris Capaci Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging releases discussion draft

first_imgThe Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging has released a discussion draft of the executive summary of their upcoming report.The Task Force was convened in Fall 2016 by President Faust to consider a set of important and interrelated questions designed to advance Harvard on the path from diversity to belonging. Over the past year, the Task Force has worked to consider issues of inclusion and belonging on campus through meetings with a variety of community groups, outreach workshops, a day-long retreat, and an afternoon of engagement.The discussion draft outlines the core elements of their proposed strategy through a set of “Shared Standards for Inclusive Excellence” to guide decision-making at all levels of the University.With the release of the discussion draft, the Task Force is soliciting feedback and input from members of the Harvard community. Comments and suggestions can be submitted via the Solution Space through November 30.To learn more about the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and read the draft executive summary, visit https://inclusionandbelongingtaskforce.harvard.edu/comment-discussion-draft.last_img read more

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Inspiration for ‘Freedom Writers’ speaks at College

first_imgErin Gruwell, author of “The Freedom Writers Diary” and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, spoke on encouraging diversity and understanding in a lecture titled “Teaching Tolerance” in Moreau Hall’s Little Theater on Friday. Penn High School sophomore Katie Laiman approached Saint Mary’s with the idea to invite Gruwell to speak as a part of Girls Scout Gold Award project. “I think this talk was really impactful, and I hope everyone that was here takes a lot from it,” Laiman said. Gruwell said she became a teacher because she wanted to stand up for kids who did not have a voice. “Before there was a book, before there was a movie, there was a group of students who were tired of being invisible, tired of being on the fringe and just wanted to matter, just wanted to be heard,” she said. Gruwell said when she was in graduate education classes she noticed a disconnection between theory and practice. “I realized this when I walked into my first classroom and my students could care not less about stories, and books, and Shakespeare and tales about Homer,” she said. “My students cared about would I make it home alive, am I gonna get home and see my hardworking mom with those cockroaches and those rats in that tiny one bedroom housing project, and will there be dinner, would their be food on the table, are those cupboards going to be bare again.” Gruwell said all of her students buried friends due to senseless gang violence by the age of 14, and it made her desperate to show them stories written about teenagers such as Anne Frank. “At that moment I wanted to find books written by, for and about kids,” she said. “Kids who lived in real wars, kids who didn’t pick up Molotov cocktails or spray cans or use 38 special handguns, kids who picked up a pen and tried to write along, kids who picked up a pen and tried to write their own ending.” Gruwell said she went to her English department chair to ask if she could use these books but was turned down. “She said my kids were too stupid to read a book, and they would never read a book from cover to cover,” Gruwell said. “She went on to say they were dumb; she went on to say they were nothing. I realized my kids have been called dumb, stupid and nothing so often by so many people they believed it, and they were acting accordingly.” Gruwell said in order to convince her students to pick up a book instead of using cliff notes or downloading someone else’s essay off the Internet, she had them wipe the slate clean and start over. “Without really thinking it through, I decided we were going to have a toast for change,” she said. “Maybe for the first time it doesn’t matter, maybe we can wipe the slate clean, maybe we can start over. I wanted to start over because I wanted my students to know they had a voice. I wanted them to know they were brilliant and they could go anywhere and do anything.” Gruwell said over the years she has watched these 150 kids, who were not supposed to make it, become teachers, parents and leaders. “I watched each and every one of those kids become the first in their families to graduate,” she said. “I watched each and every one of those kids become the first in their family to go to college. … I watched those kids realize their dreams.” Gruwell said she has watched kids build mountains and has seen their book inspire others. “I am an ordinary teacher who had an extraordinary experience with a group of kids who were tired of reading books written by dead white guys in tights,” she said. “They wanted kids like you to see their story, they wanted kids like you to identify with their story, but most importantly, they wanted kids like you to write your own.” The lecture was cosponsored by the Saint Mary’s Education Club, CWIL, OCSE, SIMS, Student Government Association and Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiania. Contact Kiera Johnsen at [email protected]last_img read more

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