first_img Tags: NULL Sunday 23 January 2011 10:35 pm Google will give a $100m (£62.5m) equity award to Eric Schmidt (right) as he hands over the chief executive officer job to co-founder Larry Page (left), and takes on the role of executive chairman. The award will include stock units and options and will vest over four years. The news follows the disclosure that Google reported earnings and revenue above expectations. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale GOOGLE’S GOLDEN GOODBYE Share whatsapplast_img read more

Massachusetts regulator backs All-In Diversity Project

first_img9th May 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Massachusetts Casino & games The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has become the first US state regulatory body to declare its support for the All-In Diversity Project. Under the agreement, the MGC will now serve as a participating partner of the initiative. The MGC already runs a number of diversity projects as part of its own strategy and will work with the All-In Diversity Project to build on this activity. Current efforts in Massachusetts include the ‘Access and Opportunity Committee’ that brings together stakeholders to discuss diversity and opportunities in the gaming sector. Massachusetts gaming law also requires casinos to establish training programs that promote the development of a skilled and diverse workforce, with regular reports submitted to the MGC. Casino developers are also required to set diversity hiring goals and submit plans to develop a diverse workforce that provides employment opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed. In addition, casinos are set diversity contracting goals and submit strategic plans for utilising minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses to participate as contractors in all stages of building gaming establishments. Jill Griffin, director of workforce, supplier and diversity development at the MGC, said, “The Commission is steadfast in its mission to ensure the gaming industry in Massachusetts is inclusive and provides opportunities that reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth. “MGC is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our global partners on this important initiative to identify and share the gaming industry’s most promising practices to ensure economic benefit for all.” Christina Thakor-Rankin, co-founder of the All-In Diversity Project, added: “Our own experiences coupled with numerous conversations with operators, regulators, responsible gaming groups and government bodies around the world, tell us that diversity, equality and inclusion are key to the long-term success of our industry. “The challenge for almost everyone is not the ‘why’ we need to change, but the ‘how’ do we change – this is a fantastic example of a ‘how’.”Related article: All-In Diversity unveils Caesars as founding member AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Massachusetts regulator backs All-In Diversity Projectcenter_img The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has become the first US state regulatory body to declare its support for the All-In Diversity Project Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates People Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

AGA introduces marketing code for sports betting

first_img Topics: Sports betting Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th May 2019 | By Joanne Christie As the number of states legalising sports betting gathers pace, the American Gaming Association has issued a code of conduct its members have pledged to follow in relation to the marketing of sports betting As the number of states legalising sports betting gathers pace, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued a code of conduct its members have pledged to follow in relation to the marketing of sports betting.The AGA released its Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering today, on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.The code outlines a series of measures which aim to restrict underage gambling, promote responsible gambling and make sure both digital and traditional marketing is appropriate for audiences.Read the full story on the iGB North America site now.Image: Keenan Hairston Regions: US Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AGA introduces marketing code for sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Does social media help the government-citizen relationship? Depends who you ask

first_img Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSSocial Previous articleApopka and Wekiva win opening playoff gamesNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By James Toscano, Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications, Tidewater Community College. Editor’s Note: This article first published on on where you live, maybe you follow your local transportation department on Twitter for construction updates. Or maybe you watch Periscope videos of city council sessions or read live blogs of public school board meetings.Around the world, governments and citizens are engaging on social media. For instance, the town government in Jun, Spain has famously ditched its traditional approach to municipal customer service and replaced it with Twitter interactions.And Twitter extended the reach of emergency management agencies in the U.S. Northeast after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, providing a “lifeline” to residents who needed critical information but lacked electrical power.Two important U.S. conferences took place on the same day earlier this spring on the subject of social media in government – one led by leading practitioners, the other by academics. Observers of each would have come away with drastically different ideas about social media’s potential to improve the relationship between government and citizens.People in the trenches – responding to citizen complaints on Facebook, or live-tweeting public meetings – are optimistic about how social media can influence government-constituent interactions. But some public policy experts within academia are much more sour about social media use by the government.Why would these two groups have such drastically different ideas about what’s going on? As a scholar-practitioner who bridges these two worlds, I offer some insight.‘Losing hope’ from within the ivory towerOn April 8, 2016, academics from a variety of schools, as well as a mix of practitioners from across Florida, gathered at the University of Central Florida’s 10th Annual Public Administration Research Conference under the banner of “Social Governance: Developments in Digital Democracy.” I attended and was a guest speaker.The morning’s keynote was delivered by Dr. Lori Brainard, associate professor of public policy and public administration at George Washington University. Her work focuses on how “government agencies use the Internet to activate and mobilize for change and to disseminate information, conduct transactions and engage in community building and collaboration.”Leaning on her own studies of local police, Brainard dampened the audience’s enthusiasm for the potential of social media to positively transform the relationship between citizens and agencies. She pointed to “very little (that) suggests collaborative problem solving” in Yahoo discussion groups maintained by Washington, D.C.‘s seven police districts in 2007. Her study of social media dialogue on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the top 10 U.S. police departments found similar results in 2011.Brainard told the conference audience there was a reason for those who are optimistic about social media – digital utopians, as she called them – to “lose hope.” Her advice was that agencies should resist the pressure to join social media, and even pontificated about whether there was some “burnout” of social media taking place.Practitioners enthusiastically full steam aheadMeanwhile, on the same day but three time zones away in Reno, Nevada, the Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) was underway. GSMCON is the leading gathering for government practitioners of social media and earns the monetary support of the big-time corporate social media platforms and software providers.No social media gloom and doom would be found in this assembly.Police departments tap into what’s already happening on social networks such as Nextdoor. NextdoorIn fact, the example of local police was held up as a shining illustration of how social media can positively transform their relationship with citizens. Take This neighborhood-based social network, increasingly popular with law enforcement, allows for an exchange of information between concerned residents and local police. Tips can lead to arrests and police look responsive, improving neighborhood safety. The company recently piloted a polling feature with the Austin Police Department that allowed them to survey residents on safety issues; 2,400 users participated, leaving hundreds of replies.No platform is perfect, and critiques do arise. But the bottom line is that law enforcement is taking advantage of new opportunities to interact with the community via social media.GSMCON conference advisor Jay Socol, Communications Director for the City of College Station, Texas, told me public agencies should be on social media if at all possible. Citing his city’s efforts to live-blog council meetings and share municipal presentations, Socol saidCitizens feel we’re much more accessible now because they are talking to/about us in social spaces — and are getting responses. Further, our organization, in particular, is much more transparent in that our information reaches thousands, thanks to social platforms.Socol says social media enables citizens to engage with the government from their home, workplace – anywhere they’re carrying their mobile device – and he’s convinced these interactions will improve in time. What practitioners like Socol realize is this: no matter the shortcomings of social media, the obstacles that have served to separate citizens and government in traditional public engagement remain. Getting citizens to show up at ordinary public meetings hasn’t gotten any easier, and there’s no sign of a coming rebirth.The strategists who actually engage with citizens via social media are excited about whatever progress they do see between government and governed. But those who study this sort of thing can be pessimistic. Why the disconnect?Two views on the same landscapeEmpirical studies popular in the academy encourage tightly focused research questions and methods so that reliable answers follow. The classic problem, of course, is taking those neat little answers and generalizing them.Public policy professor Brainard’s findings are what they are: narrow. What she found taking place in Yahoo! discussion groups in 2007, a platform long out of vogue, has little relevance for social media strategists today. In 2016, it’s impossible to have a meaningful dialogue about police engagement with citizens on social media without consideration of Nextdoor.Time is an enemy of quality academic study. Theories fade. Hot topics go stale. The problem is particularly acute when studying social media, as it is a highly dynamic field. Usage patterns change rapidly, and new platforms emerge each year seeking to displace competitors or carve out their own space.While Brainard was talking Yahoo! discussion groups, Socol was telling me how he’s considering whether the city of College Station should begin engaging with younger citizens on Snapchat – which didn’t even exist during the periods Brainard studied.It’s not uncommon to find quantitative academic studies of what was known as “the big three”: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. But social media use is increasingly diversified, particularly with younger users; attempts to understand social media through the big three are limited. We are in a period of social media whack-a-mole. The minute you think you’ve got it all nailed down, another platform pops up.Academics studying social media should take note: the platforms aren’t what you thought they were by the time you’ve actually published.Larry Bird went to the Police Academy. Martin Addison, CC BY-SAI’m not surprised quantitative research of social media engagement between citizens and government finds there’s much room for improvement. As my own social media research shows, policies, organizational practices, structure, and beliefs bias organizations against social media, even those that use it. Rules that govern the use of federal funds in local community projects, for example, specifically direct agencies toward good old-fashioned public meetings and the use of postal mail. These regulations make no mention of email, social media or other modern modes of communication. Local ordinances are no better. It’s no wonder that social media can be undervalued.Practitioners are facing an uphill climb and not all are upbeat. Some who encounter a lack of understanding – or outright resistance – at the top may be shy in their approach to citizens on social media. And some more senior practitioners would rather delegate responsibility to a young whippersnapper than immerse themselves in these engagement strategies.Time and again, government and industry have turned to the academy to solve important public problems. But when it comes to social media, unless we can produce more timeless work – work that can survive technological change so frequent it’s almost constant – the academy runs the risk of being confined to the wings in public conversations that influence the future use of social media. Practitioners continue to push against the tide of organizational bias to deliver on the promise of social media to improve citizen-government engagement – no matter what academics might pontificate. 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Charity branding for discussion at Convention

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Charity branding for discussion at Convention AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 6 July 2002 | News Charity branding will be the subject of at least one seminar at this month’s Institute of Fundraising Annual Convention. Helen Stride, a research associate at Henley Management College, will address how and when charities should promote their brand, and how to modify effectively corporate models of branding.Read Brand new issues for charities by Patrick McCurry at SocietyGuardian. Advertisementlast_img read more

CAF to manage funds from The Sun’s Helping Haiti Appeal

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation corporate Individual giving newspaper The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has teamed up with daily newspaper, The Sun, to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. CAF will be managing funds raised by The Sun’s readers and through the sale of the Sun’s forthcoming charity single for Haiti.The cover version of REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts’ is being put together by Simon Cowell and features stars including Take That, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis and James Blunt. Profits from the single will be split between the Disaster Emergency Committee’s appeal and The Sun’s Helping Haiti appeal which will enable both short term relief and longer term assistance for Haiti.James White, Company Relations Manager at CAF said: “The Sun’s appeal has been incredibly successful showing again the enormous generosity of their readers. We’re very happy to work with The Sun to distribute funds from the Helping Haiti Appeal to charities working to help rebuild the lives of the survivors”.Donations to the Sun’s Helping Haiti fund can be made by text, phone, online or Howard Lake | 27 January 2010 | News CAF to manage funds from The Sun’s Helping Haiti Appeallast_img read more

U.S. in search of an imperialist ‘new order’

first_imgRaposo is a Portuguese Marxist and analyst. This article was published March 28 on the website Translation by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.On the way to his three years in office, it can no longer be said that Donald Trump is a simple adventurer hoisted to the presidency of the world’s largest imperialist power by a voter craze or a coup at the polls. His path, which has been a bit unreliable, has demonstrated the firm purpose of the U.S. ruling class (or at least a decisive part of it) to impose itself on the rest of the world in a different way than what it had done until now, in an attempt to recover the dominant U.S. position that is now in jeopardy.The systematic way in which Trump’s government has acted on the international stage, as well as internally, appears anything but erratic if we look — not at the personal way in which he arrives at political decisions — but at the result of those decisions.On the foreign frontThe U.S. has broken the agreement with Iran. This step directly targets the main threat to Israel and indirectly targets Washington’s European competitors, as well as Russia and China. The U.S. is openly betting on Israel and Saudi Arabia, putting an end to the illusion that it would be an arbiter in the Middle East.The U.S. threatens to leave NATO’s European partners behind. Far from despising NATO, however, Washington seeks to extend the alliance to intervene in Africa (as Obama did, too) and Latin America. It brazenly supports Brexit, with the obvious purpose of dividing and weakening the European Union. The U.S. rulers support the formation of a fascist international in Europe without any great disguise, doing this through the energetic action of the former strategic advisor to the president, Stephen Bannon.The USA revoked multilateral trade agreements in order to impose its unilateral will on yesterday’s partners. It has withdrawn from U.N. bodies and devalues the organization itself (along the lines that began in 2003 with the war against Iraq), so that it does not have to submit, not even formally, to common rules of international law.It tore up the Paris climate agreement, so that Yankee capitalism would have its hands free for the savage exploitation of resources and make old technologies still profitable.It is betting on being able to subvert the progressive Central and South American governments. This is not only to make Latin America the U.S. backyard again, as the U.S. rulers have always sought, but also to try to break the legs of the so-called BRICS [five emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa], thus hitting Russia and China.The U.S. has certainly lost the war in Syria and seems on the verge of losing control of the Korean issue. But that may be the price that a declining power has to pay if it is able to reinforce itself in its safest strongholds.Ditto on the domestic frontDonald Trump is also pursuing a persistent policy of strengthening the extreme right, seeking unopposed power and promoting white supremacy in particular. He has attempted to test the resistance of state institutions or of the media or of prevailing moral values. Whenever he finds favorable ground, he imposes his right-wing extremism, as in the case of appointments to the federal Supreme Court; he disregards democratic standards and seizes more authority; he discredits anyone who opposes him in the media; and he defends the most retrograde moral and civil values.In this process, he appeals in a calculated manner to the neofascist elements in the ruling classes and the population. And, of course, he grants the dominant classes much of what they want: lower taxes, fewer legal limitations, unrestricted access to natural resources, theft of the remaining lands of Indigenous peoples.‘New order’At the heart of this vast maneuver is — if we look not only at the figure of Trump but at the whole entourage that supports him and defines his policy — the intention to attack the most powerful international competitors, both economically and in political and institutional terms. It also aims to guide the United States and the world toward a system of social regimes in which collective and individual freedoms are ultimately eroded.It has become clear that Trump’s USA is seeking to establish a “new international order,” as George W. Bush and his cronies declared in the 2000s. This quest can be perceived if we understand that U.S. imperialism today feels limited in its movements and its ambitions by the web of international relations that it itself promoted following World War II.The growth of major competitors such as the European Union, Japan and, more recently in particular, China — as well as, on another level, Russia’s re-emergence — has weakened U.S. power, not only economically but also politically. That web, which at first created the environment for U.S. hegemony in the Western world, is now perceived by U.S. imperialist capital as a straitjacket.New alliesBreaking these balances, made unfavorable by historical evolution itself, is then a goal of U.S. imperialism and not a simple product of Trump’s head. We are therefore witnessing a turning point in the strategy of U.S. imperialism, which is being consolidated with Trump, and not a comical interval. And this shift is most evident when one realizes that, in several cases, Trump’s action reflects the affirmation of previous tendencies that were only outlined in the past.The U.S., of course, needs new allies for this new crusade. Such allies can only be found among the most regressive elements, those willing to embrace the class violence of international capitalism. In Brazil, in Colombia, in Eastern Europe and among the European far-right forces are the natural allies of today’s USA. The U.S. thus tends to become the epicenter of a wave that seeks to subvert what remains of the capitalist democracies (already emptied and therefore vulnerable) of Europe and the rest of the world.Bankruptcy of the capitalist democraciesThis abandonment of democratic precepts by an imperialist power that, at one time, presented itself as the greatest champion of them is further proof of the decadence of world capitalism as a whole. It is not surprising that the spearhead of this “rejection of principles” is precisely its most developed representative.The capitalist democracies of the last 70 years have been able to survive thanks to the environment of economic prosperity of the post-World War II period. The ruling classes have realized for the last 30 years that they will not be able to recover the prosperity that will allow them to pay for the well-being of the working class and thus buy social peace. The stagnation and decline into which the capitalist world has irreversibly entered are the death certificate of these democracies. What is left to the ruling classes then is their violence.Nothing to look forward toIt is not to be expected, therefore, that the ruling class in the United States will want to discard Trump or Trumpism (unless someone less ridiculous presents themself to accomplish the mission). Nor should we expect that a new individual in the presidency would alter the fundamentals of the course now being taken. The serious hypothesis of a second term of Trump’s mandate (in this case, he will certainly be better advised from the beginning) will represent, on the contrary, the consecration and consolidation of this course.If, since the second postwar period, the U.S. was already the head of international imperialism, then deployed in the form of a triad, with Japan and the EU — with all that this meant for the peoples of the planet — now the U.S. is concentrating on itself, its goals out in the open. This is the worst that can be expected of an imperialist power. Destroying it is the central task of our time.Everything to look forward toIn its enterprise for survival, U.S. imperialism is forced to shake the foundations of the order that it itself has established and around which the world has organized itself in recent decades. This means that, through the threats posed to the peoples, an era of disarray of the entire imperialist system is opening up, since it is the backbone of the same system that is disintegrating.With this, the conditions for a new revolutionary cycle on a world scale are opened.Everything will depend on the response. Above all, there will be the development of the class struggles of the working masses against a bankrupt capitalism, the fight against fascist forces in each country and against all forms of imperialism, the search for independence of the peoples dominated by the imperialist powers — and, particularly, the capacity of the North American workers to overcome, on the internal front, the fascist drift of the ruling class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

National Night Out encourages community cooperation to curb crime

first_img‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Hakim Zakaria Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Twitter Honors College searching for a new dean + posts ReddIt Hakim Zakaria is a senior journalism major from Juba, South Sudan. He covers academics for TCU360. Fort Worth Refugee Resettlement Hakim Zakaria printTCU Police Officers Pam Christian (left) and George Steen (right) inform students about crime prevention on campus. The TCU Police Department along with Fort Worth police and fire departments participated Tuesday in National Night Out to stop crime at TCU.National Night Out is an annual initiative that promotes police-community partnerships in order to build communities and make them safer.“It’s a way to get to know the officers that serve your community; that’s important,” said Pam Christian, crime prevention officer for TCU.Students were able to meet with TCU police as well as Fort Worth police and firefighters and ask them questions about crime prevention and safety on campus.In addition, students were given Frisbees and brochures with information regarding safety habits, domestic violence hotlines and DWI laws in Texas in order for them learn more about National Night Out.Sarah Persson, a first-year pre-major, said there is a sense of security and trust when police are involved in the community.“When you have a strong connection with the police department, I just think overall there is a stronger sense of security and comfort for the students,” Persson said.National Night Out was started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.Christian said all in all, it was to help stop crime at TCU.“Knowledge is power,” Christian said. “The more you communicate and get to know your officers, the more you can prevent crime in a community.” Hakim Zakaria Twitter Hakim Zakaria Texas among states opposing Syrian refugee resettlement TCU Police Officers Pam Christian (left) and George Steen (right) inform students about crime prevention on campus. Linkedin Hakim Zakaria Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Dean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom Previous articleAnnual flu clinic taking place WednesdayNext articleStudent behavior prompts investigation into Florence program Hakim Zakaria RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more

SDLP insists Assembly reshuffle is not linked to Derry funeral controversy

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – April 23, 2012 Google+ Pinterest Google+ Previous articleGardai probe Letterkenny car fireNext articleMc Conalogue urges parents not to use loan sharks for First Communion bills News Highland Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly The SDLP’s Colum Eastwood has been replaced on the Stormont justice committee by the Mid-Ulster assembly member, Patsy McGlone.The Foyle MLA was at the centre of controversy last week over his attendance at the paramilitary-style funeral of Seamus Coyle, who Mr Eastwood has described as a close friend. His party colleague, Mark H Durkan, was also at the funeral.The party insists the reshuffle, first announced last Wednesday, was planned before the controversy broke over Seamus Coyle’s funeral.A colour party fired shots over Mr Coyle’s coffin on Tuesday, with Mr Eastwood saying while he did help to carry Mr Coyle’s coffin, he was not present when the shots were fired.Mr Eastwood has replaced Mr McGlone as a member of the Committee on Standards and Privileges, While Mark H.Durkan is being replaced on the Health and Social Services Committee.Other changes see East Derry MLA John Dallat replace West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne as a member of the Regional Development Committee.center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published SDLP insists Assembly reshuffle is not linked to Derry funeral controversylast_img read more