+ posts Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 8, 2021 ReddIt Viewers were disappointed with the commencement celebration. ReddIt Linkedin Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Alexandra Lang Facebook printTCU alumni were disappointed in the lack of fanfare during the virtual commencement celebration.TCU held the online celebration Aug. 8 after canceling the in-person commencement ceremony for all Class of 2020 graduates, including those in May and August.Alumna Marissa Wells, a former marketing and supply chain double major, wrote in an email that she was “devastated” when the rest of her senior year was cut short due to the pandemic, but she had been looking forward to the in-person ceremony that had been scheduled for August. When TCU canceled the ceremony, however, she was frustrated by the lack of communication from the administration. “I was frustrated, particularly since the university did not announce any plans to celebrate our accomplishment,” she wrote. “From there, I felt like everything the administration did was reactionary to the backlash that they were receiving, particularly since they would provide a new piece of information one bit at a time as August 8th grew closer.” During the ceremony, which was broadcast on Facebook Live, graduates’ names and majors were shown on the big screen in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.“I was disappointed in the virtual celebration. I felt it was the minimum, which is not TCU’s typical style,” Wells wrote. “I would’ve at least liked for music to play in the background with the names as they scrolled and for both majors to be shown for students who were double majors like myself.” She thinks the administration “didn’t put more into it because they feel that having a ceremony for all 2020 graduates in the spring would make up for this event, but not everyone will return for that.”When commenters on the Facebook livestream asked about the lack of sound during the celebration, TCU responded that there was no music and suggested viewers play “Pomp and Circumstance” as they watched. Despite her disappointment, Wells wrote she was pleased she received her diploma in the mail ahead of the celebration, as well as her cap, gown and tassel two days before the event.Sarah Davis, a religion major whose December 2020 commencement was postponed, wrote in a message that she thinks the virtual celebration was a valiant effort, given the circumstances, but that TCU should have opted for a virtual ceremony.“I think that if the administration had accepted that graduation wasn’t going to happen earlier, instead of foolishly hoping travel and massive gatherings would be safe by August, then we could have had a virtual commencement like every other school,” she wrote. Davis doesn’t plan on attending a future graduation ceremony, because “the moment has passed.” The commencement celebration is still available to view on TCU’s Facebook page. Previous articleStadium capacity capped around 25% for football gamesNext articleTCU football player sparks making of ‘End Racism’ mural Alexandra Lang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Facebook Twitter The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Twitter The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
VietnamAsia – Pacific Human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh has been charged with “subversion” by the prosecutor’s office, according to the Vietnamese newspaper Thanh Nien. He’s now facing death penalty.Le was initially accused of “propaganda against the state” but now faces a subversion charge along with pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung, who was arrested on 7 July, while the lawyer was arrested on 13 June.Both are accused of having links with the banned Democratic Party of Vietnam, producing propaganda documents against the regime and incitement to subversion on the Internet. No date has yet been announced for their trial but it could be held early next year. Reporters Without Borders condemns the charges against Le Cong Dinh and Nguyen Tien Trung, the object of which is to create the illusion of a genuine international conspiracy against the Hanoi government, when the two men have done nothing but express their opinion. “We call for their immediate and unconditional release”, said the organisation.Sign the petition for the release of Nguyen Tien Trung, a human rights activist who was formerly a student in France: http://freetrung.tk—————————–14 December 2009 – Blogger and activist faces possible death penaltyReporters Without Borders is deeply concerned about French-educated blogger and pro-democracy activist Nguyen Tien Trung, now facing a possible death penalty under article 79 of the criminal code after the charges against him were changed to “trying to overthrow the people’s government.” Arrested more than five months ago, he is due to be tried at the end of the month.“We call for Nguyen Tien Trung’s immediate and unconditional release as the charges against him are entirely fabricated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Trung is a pacifist who has never endangered the Vietnamese state. He just exercised his right to free expression, a right he learned to use in France.”The press freedom organisation added: “Trung is a scapegoat. The authorities want to make an example of him in order to intimidate other Vietnamese students who want to press for more freedom when they return home after studying abroad.”Trung’s family told Reporters Without Borders that his father was allowed to visit him on 10 December for the second time since his arrest. The authorities are reportedly now going to allow his family to visit him once a month. Trung seemed to be in good physical and psychological condition and did his best to reassure his father. He asked his father to bring him books, especially economics and French books. The authorities are considering the request.A former student at the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) in the northern French city of Rennes, where he got a masters in information technology, Trung was arrested at his parents’ home in Ho Chi Minh City on 7 July on a charge of propaganda against the state under article 88 of the criminal code. A government TV station broadcast taped footage in which he made a confession.He seems to have been arrested because of the pro-democracy views he posted online and, in particular, an open letter to the government about education policies.The Trung support committee website posted an opinion piece by Philippe Echart, who was one of Trung’s teachers at the INSA.“It is strange for a teacher to realise that one his students, which whom he had a few talks and to whom he paid special attention because he was a foreigner, is now being in prison at the other end of the world, in his own country, on serious charges,” Echard writes. “And why is he in prison? For expressing his views freely. For criticising university education in Vietnam. For calling for more freedoms and more democracy, as many other intellectuals in his country have.”The support committee is calling for a determined campaign on his behalf. “The worst that could happen to Trung is that people gradually forget him,” the committee’s appeal says. Trung’s friends and family have relaunched the campaign for his release. Sign a petition at the http://freetrung.tk website. RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam to go further December 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another blogger charged with “subversion” faces death penalty April 22, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News April 7, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information
Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Deputy has called on the government to act quickly on banker’s pay following the publication of the Mercer report.The report found that average salaries in Irish banks have increased over the past four years.Now Donegal South West Deputy Pearse Doherty says the Government has nowhere left to hide on bankers’ pay and must immediately implement compulsory pay cuts and reduce senior bankers’ pay caps.The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has ordered the banks to cut their pay bill by between 6-10% either through wage reductions, pension cuts or job losses.But Deputy Doherty stated that frontline public servants had taken total cuts of between 14-25% so far on their pay and the new Croke Park deal was looking for a further cut of 8%.And he says bankers should be facing the same cuts…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pea830.mp3[/podcast]The Irish Bank Officials’ Association is questioning the Mercer report.Larry Broderick of the IBOA says these increases are not reflective of the reality faced by frontline bank officials……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pea830.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook News WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – March 13, 2013 Previous articleFoyle and Swilly Ferry timetables confirmed for 2013Next articleTraveller Movement Dail protest organiser says Ballyshannon arson was culmination of recent racism News Highland Twitter Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH IBOA hits out at Mercer Report as Doherty calls for action on bankers’ pay LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ By News Highland – September 24, 2010 WhatsApp Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week There are fears that 30 teaching posts are to go at the North West Regional College, with management saying that in light of looming public service funding cuts, redundancies should be expected.The exact number of jobs under threat at the college is not yet known, but speaking to Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Sinn Fein Education Spokesperson Councillor Maeve McLaughlin said while 30 job losses are expected, it could be even worse……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/maeve1pm.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook News Google+ Twitter Job loss fears at NW Regional College Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal Live brand to be exported to GlasgowNext articleThieves steal overhead cable in Carndonagh News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook
Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 15 jobs to go at HMV in Derry Previous articleStrabane singer favourite to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2013Next articleDonegal couples less likely to opt for civil marriage ceremonies News Highland Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Foyle MP Mark Durkan has expressed his regret at confirmation that HMV is to close its Richmond Centre store, with the loss of 15 jobs.He said while the difficulties at HMV have been apparent for some time, the news of closure still hits with a sense of shock.He added as staff now face redundancy and the prospect of terrible uncertainty, management have an onus to reciprocate the loyalty and good faith which workers have always shown. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – February 8, 2013 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ News
vmargineanu/iStocBy IVAN PEREIRA and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(DETROIT) — A man suspected of gunning down four people, including his ex-girlfriend, in a Michigan home has surrendered to authorities, according to police.Sumpter Township police officials announced in a Facebook post that Raymond Lee Bailey, 37, was in custody after he went to the Bay County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Office around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and turned himself in.Bailey had been the subject of a massive statewide manhunt launched after two men and two women were found dead from gunshot wounds on Saturday in a house in Sumpter Township, a Wayne County suburb of Detroit.Police officers went to a house on Sunday after getting to a call about a possible homicide, officials said in a statement. The officers entered the home and discovered a grisly crime scene with four victims, all in their 30s, shot dead, according to the statement.Detectives said Bailey, 37, of Sumpter Township, was an ex-boyfriend of one of the female victims and was identified as a suspect in the quadruple homicide.Bailey, according to police, allegedly contacted several people and confessed to committing the slayings.“Detectives were made aware that he had allegedly confessed to the killings to several people via telephone and texts,” police said in a statement.Bailey allegedly fled north and police initially believed he was heading to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region, where he once lived.Police issued as a statewide bulletin for law enforcement agencies and the public to be on the lookout for Bailey.Bailey’s vehicle was found abandoned on Saturday near Bay City, Michigan, roughly 120 miles north of Sumpter Township and near where he surrendered on Sunday night.Authorities are expected to transfer Bailey as soon as Monday back to Wayne County, where murder charges against him are pending.Police have not released the names of the victims. But relatives identified them as two sisters and two brothers in a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $14,000 pay for their funerals.Police have yet to comment on a possible motive for the slayings. But a message on the GoFundMe page reads, “if you are the victim of domestic abuse, know you are not alone. Find support in this generous community of friends and family, or contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 24/7.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
LSC spends £1m on instilling its ‘culture’ on staffOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. TheLearning and Skills Council is sending 1,000 managers on a leadershipdevelopment programme to instil a consistent culture across the organisation. Seniorand middle managers will embark this month on the £1m programme which willfocus on leadership, partnership working and innovation.TheLSC was formed about 18 months ago through the merger of 74 trainingorganisations, including Training and Enterprise Councils. Its role is toco-ordinate all post-16 learning.DavidRussell, HR director at the LSC, said the training programme was essential topromote the organisation’s goals and achieve government targets.”Wehave a huge mix of cultures because of the way we were formed. We need todevelop our culture as staff are all from different backgrounds. It is acomplicated organisation and the jobs are very demanding. “Weneed a consistent culture so we’re putting all senior managers through theprogramme,” he said.TheLSC has 500 staff based at its headquarters and a further 4,500 nationally. Russellhopes the course, being run by Penna, will enable the organisation’s to workmore closely with employers and providers.
‘White van man’ a drain on resource and a danger to lifeOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today The archetypal ‘white van man’ driver is more than just a stereotype and iscosting employers thousands of pounds by causing so many accidents. Company van drivers between the age of 17 and 30 are the most dangerous onthe road, accounting for around 20 per cent of commercial accidents. Research by fleet management company Interleasing shows the cost ofaccidents is also much higher among this group of employees – £1,134 comparedwith an average of £898 for other company drivers. Diarmuid Fahy, accident services manager at Interleasing, said HRprofessionals were not providing enough training or getting recruitment right. “This is possibly a recruitment issue. When employing young peoplecompanies must bear in mind their driving experience. Businesses should nothand over the keys without giving some driver training,” he said. Interleasing analysed around 3,000 accidents by company van drivers andfound the majority (20 per cent) of crashes happened on a Monday morning. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
In polar regions, satellite microwave radiometry has not been successful in measuring the total water vapor (TWV) in the atmosphere. The difficulties faced in these regions arise from the very low water vapor burden of the atmosphere and the large and highly variable emissivities of ice surfaces in the microwave frequency range. By exploiting the advantages of the Special Sensor Microwave/Temperature 2 (SSM/T2), a method is developed to retrieve TWV over Antarctica from satellite data. This method shows very low sensitivities to the change of surface emissivity and to the presence of water clouds. However, ice clouds may have considerable effects. Results of radiative transfer model simulation show that they may cause one to underestimate TWV using the proposed method and that the amount of underestimation is proportional to the ice water path of the ice cloud. Validations using radiosonde measurements and numerical model analyzes suggest that SSM/T2 retrievals have a high accuracy (maximum error <10%) as long as TWV is <4.0 kg m−2. Above this value, retrievals show a systematic overestimation. Presumably, this is a result of the seasonal difference between the validation and the training radiosonde data sets. TWV retrievals of 1 year's SSM/T2 data show clearly the seasonal variation of water vapor over Antarctica. Throughout the year the mean TWV over West Antarctica is nearly twice as high as that over East Antarctica; the temporal fluctuation of TWV over West Antarctica is also significantly stronger than over East Antarctica. This suggests that precipitation and water vapor transport in West Antarctica are more active than in East Antarctica. Using the same year's TWV data, we estimated the mean residence time of atmospheric water vapor over the Antarctica to be merely 3–4 days. This, however, is much shorter than the global mean of 9–10 days.
 It has been suggested that whistler mode chorus waves play a role in acceleration and loss of radiation belt electrons during geomagnetic storms. In this paper we present data from a complete solar cycle ( 1992 – 2002) of nearly continuous (> 95%) VLF/ELF observations from the VLF/ELF Logger Experiment (VELOX) instrument at Halley station, Antarctica (76 degreesS, 27 degreesW, L = 4.3), to determine whether there is statistical evidence for enhanced whistler mode chorus waves during geomagnetic storms. The data comprise 1 s resolution measurements of ELF/VLF wave power in eight frequency bands from 500 Hz to 10 kHz. The variations in chorus activity during several storms, including the well-studied Bastille Day event ( 14 July 2000), show enhanced wave power but are variable from event to event. The average behavior has been found from a superposed epoch analysis using 372 storms with minimum Dst less than – 50 nT, including 82 large storms with minimum Dst less than – 100 nT. Compared with average prestorm levels, the chorus intensity decreases in the storm main phase but is enhanced in the recovery phase, typically maximizing a day after the storm onset. At 1 kHz the enhancement is independent of storm severity, suggesting a saturation effect, whereas larger storms produce larger wave intensities at higher frequencies in the chorus band ( e. g., 3 kHz), which is interpreted as the effect of a chorus source region located on lower L shells than for weaker storms. The storm chorus enhancement maximizes at postdawn local times, leading to a 24 hour recurrence effect. A long-enduring depression in wave intensities, of 10 days or more, is found near the top of the normal chorus band ( similar to 5 kHz). We suggest that this is due to precipitation from enhanced relativistic particle fluxes affecting the subionospheric propagation of spherics from nearby thunderstorm regions across the L = 2 – 4 zone.