Syrian Americans say ‘No!’ to U.S. war on their country

first_imgA significant turnout of nearly 1,000 anti-war demonstrators, most from the Syrian-American community, marched in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, the day that the U.S. Congress reconvened and the day before President Barack Obama withdrew the war resolution against Syria. The first topic on Congress’ agenda was to discuss the resolution giving the executive authority to bomb Syria. This was the last thing wanted by many of the Syrian-origin people living in the U.S., and so they came to protest.While the Syrian American Forum had called the demonstration and organized nine buses from different parts of the country, many of the participants were not members of that group but came as individuals or in other organizations. Their motivation was to stop the illegal and destructive U.S. attack on their country.Chanting was dominated by the slogans “USA/NATO, hands off Syria,” “No war on Syria” and other anti-war slogans. Many people carried Syrian flags. The presence of so many Syrians showed that not only does the U.S. population in general want to stop U.S. involvement, but so do Syrian Americans and, by extension, so do most of the people in Syria.The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta took its message of “No War on Syria” to the pedestrian-friendly downtown square of Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta, on Sept. 14. The large signs and sound of whistles blowing attracted the attention and support of drivers in passing cars and those walking by, who were overwhelmingly against an attack on Syria. Many expressed doubt that government officials were telling the truth about Syria.The United National Antiwar Coalition and Dianne Mathiowetz contributed to this article, which John Catalinotto edited.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horned Frogs in desperate need of a bounce-back win against Iowa State

first_img Previous article“The end of the f***ing world” soon to be Netflix’s next big thingNext articleHoroscope: January 17, 2018 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Twitter Facebook Robbie Vaglio ReddIt TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) works against Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson) TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed What to watch during quarantine Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Robbie Vaglio printTCU will look to snap a three-game losing skid when they host the Iowa State Cyclones Wednesday night in Schollmaier Arena.The Horned Frogs will enter Wednesday’s contest with a less-than-impressive 1-4 record in Big 12 action. The record does not show the Frogs cannot compete in the league; however, a top-heavy conference slate proved costly.TCU’s first five Big 12 contests have featured some of the best talents in the nation.Trae Young, arguably the nation’s best player, is in the rear-view mirror now that the Horned Frogs have faced the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners twice. The Sooner point guard is averaging an NCAA-best 30 points and 10 assists per game as a freshman and totaled 43 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in his final match up with the Horned Frogs.TCU also faced the No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks, the Texas Longhorns in Austin and the Baylor Bears, who fell to the Horned Frogs for TCU’s lone conference win of the young season.“We played well against a really good team at their place,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said in response to TCU’s loss at Oklahoma. “It wasn’t like they didn’t play bad, we played at a high level. We came up short and that’s happened in four of our five games. That’s the way the league is.”Throughout the four conference losses, Dixon and TCU guard Desmond Bane know the team must finish better for their dreams of playing in the NCAA tournament to become a reality.“Every game except the one we won, we were ahead with four minutes left, and the one we were down was the one we won,” Dixon said.Essentially, there’s no real trend to pinpoint when trying to diagnose the symptom of TCU’s conference woes.“Even the game we won was a close game in overtime,” Bane said. “In this league, the games are decided by a few points, whether its an offensive rebound we allow early in the game or not getting back on transition defense. We just need to be locked-in the whole game.”TCU head coach Jamie Dixon reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Frogs continue to receive national respectWhile losing, Dixon’s squad have fallen in a winning effort. In TCU’s 1-4 start to conference play, all four losses have come by a combined 11 points, with two losses coming by the hands of the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners and one to the No. 10 Jayhawks.With three consecutive losses, the AP committee continues to see glimpses of potential in TCU’s future as the Horned Frogs were ranked in the AP Poll for the eighth-consecutive week, dropping from No. 16 to No. 24 this week.“There are 351 teams and a lot of them would like to be where we’re at,” Dixon said.Bane said being ranked shows that the nation continues to respect the Horned Frogs for their previous successes.“We beat Baylor on the road in overtime,” Bane said. “We played a good non-conference schedule and we beat some good teams in Nevada and SMU. It speaks highly of what we’ve done. I think everyone knows how good we are and how good we can be.”Best conference in the nation?Dixon has experience coaching in some of the best leagues in the country. As head coach at Pittsburgh, Dixon coached in the Big East during its prime and the ACC, perennially at the top of the nation.In 2011, 11 out of 16 teams in the Big East qualified for the NCAA Tournament, the first time in the history of the sport that it has ever been accomplished. Three squads earned No. 1 seeds and Dixon continues to compare this year’s Big 12 to the Big East’s dominance.“There’s no doubt,” Dixon said. “It’s looking like this year’s league is even better from top to bottom.”Horned Frogs remain positive during skidDespite the losses, Dixon remains confident in his team’s ability to compete in the conference.“I feel good about the team we are,” Dixon said. “There are no doubts in my mind about our team.”A loss in basketball is not the end of the world, unlike football. Dixon and the Frogs understand that and look to improve from the few bumps in the road they have encountered.“People lose, but it’s more about how you respond to that loss,” Dixon said. “How you handle losses is a big part of it. I was impressed with how we responded and how we played, but we know what we have to get better at at the same time.”If the Horned Frogs continue to improve at the rate they’ve been on, there’s a belief that the results will come.“I feel good going forward,” Dixon said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.”His players echoed his mindset.“It’s frustrating,” Bane said. “We are a close group, so we are sticking to what we do, listening to coach’s plan and trusting in him. We believe we’re going to get it done.”Health concerns force lineup changesDixon flipped the starting lineups before TCU’s matchup against Oklahoma. The Frogs had ridden with a consistent starting lineup of Jaylen Fisher, Bane, Kenrich Williams, Vlad Brodziansky and J.D. Miller, but faced the Sooners with a new look.Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) defends TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas won 88-84. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)Kouat Noi started in place of Miller and Alex Robinson started in Bane’s place.Dixon said that health was a factor in the lineup changes as he said he played Desmond Bane too many minutes (27), while the guard was dealing with a leg injury, but that the power forward switch between Noi and Miller simply boiled down to an attempt to start faster.“One gives us a little better defense while the other gives us better shooting,” Dixon said. “Three games in a row we have gotten off to a really slow start, so this was a way to address that.”Up nextThe Horned Frogs will face another explosive freshman guard during Wednesday’s matchup against Iowa State.Lindell Wiggington, the reigning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, is entering Fort Worth coming off a career-high 30-point effort against the Baylor Bears and a 27-point outing against Kansas, so there’s no doubt the freshman will test the Frogs’ vulnerable defense that allows the second-most points in the Big 12, 78.1 points per game. Wiggington averages a team-best 16.5 points per game.Dixon compares the Cyclones to the Sooners.“They’re very similar,” Dixon said. “Both have good guards, not as big of an interior that we have faced, but they’re a team coming off a win and a team that can really score the basketball.”While Iowa State is currently ranked last in the conference, Dixon  said he respects the depth of the conference and refuses to overlook the Cyclones.Bane said looks for his teammates to play as a unit down to close out victories.“We just need to play together and play for each other,” Bane said. “We need to continue to play tough. There are no nights off in this league. Every night you’re in a battle, so we need to bring it every night and be ready to finish games down the stretch.”Tipoff against the Cyclones is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Facebook + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Mohamed Ali Al-Aradi arrested

first_img RSF_en Organisation The authorities arrested Mohamed Ali Al-Aradi, who works for the newspaper Al-Bilad. Help by sharing this informationcenter_img May 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohamed Ali Al-Aradi arrested Newslast_img

People in Donegal urged to support relief efforts in Nepal

first_imgInternational volunteers and charities are on their way to Nepal following yesterday’s earthquake which has left more than 2-thousand people dead.17 people have also been killed following a 6.7-magnitude aftershock which triggered more avalanches on Mount Everest.50 Irish citizens are understood to have been caught up in the incident.Officials in Nepal are urging nations to send aid in the wake of the disaster – the worst the area has seen in more than 80 years.Speaking to Highland Radio News Eoghan Rice from Trócaire is appealing to the people of Donegal to donate what they can:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDonegal All County League ResultsNext articleKris Meeke & Paul Nagle win Rally Argentina admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img By admin – April 26, 2015 WhatsApp People in Donegal urged to support relief efforts in Nepal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Donegal’s NRA funding for 2014 is halved despite campaign for more funds

first_img Google+ Donegal’s NRA funding for 2014 is halved despite campaign for more funds News Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter Donegal County Council will only receive an initial 9.5 million euro allocation from the National Roads Authority in 2014.That’s almost 10m euro less from last year.In 2013 the Council received 19m euro, while in 2012 they received 22m euro.Cllr Terence Slowey said this years allocation is very disappointing and this should made clear to the NRA:[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleMan detained in fatal hit and run probe released pending file to DPPNext articleDrugs and cash seized during Strabane house search News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – January 7, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Fixed-termers may sue Govt over law delay

first_imgFixed-termers may sue Govt over law delayOn 2 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Staff on fixed-term contracts who suffer discrimination at work will be ableto sue the Government rather than their employer because of the delayedintroduction of the Fixed Term Workers Regulations. Under the EC Fixed Term Workers Directive, new regulations had to beimplemented in the UK by 10 July, but the Department of Trade and Industry hasdelayed the legislation until October 1 because the Employment Bill has yet toreceive Royal Assent. Employment law barrister Daniel Barnett said that as a result of the delay,people will be able to sue the Crown if they are discriminated against becausethey are fixed-term workers. “This leaves the Government open on a Francovich claim – workers may beable to sue the Government, rather than their employer, for any discriminationthey suffer on grounds of being a fixed-term worker between July 10 and October1,” he said. “Employers can relax until the DTI brings in the newrules. “HR advisers should remember that the new regulations need thefixed-term employee to compare himself with a full-time employee within thesame company.” “Employees may be able to sue the Government for failing to bring inthe rules by July 10, 2002 if they are discriminated against after that date.But they can only sue the Government – not the employer,” he said. Barnett also said that employers can get around the fixed term regulationsbefore they come into force by transferring workers on fixed-term contracts toa separate associated company where there are not any full-time employees forthem to be compared with. A DTI spokeswoman confirmed the DTI was open to legal action – but said shebelieved the scope was limited. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

A comparison of plasma densities by EISCAT and the Dynasonde from auroral altitudes: evidence of intense structure

first_imgUnder conditions of moderately-energetic particle precipitation typical of the equatorward side of the auroral oval, plasma densities obtained from routine analysis of EISCAT Common Program data are often a factor 2 to 5 smaller than those suggested by co-located digital ionograms. We consider the reasons for this disagreement, and in particular we reject the implications of diffractive and multiplyrefractive scatter as alternatives to the usual plasma-frequency interpretation of ionogram echoes. We examine the effects of the (5 min and shorter) temporal averaging applied to the EISCAT data and conclude that together with the evidently small size (perhaps as little as 20 km) and high velocity of these structures, this accounts for much, if not all, of the disagreement. We point out the significance of the higher plasma densities in the 100–150 km height range for estimates of Joule and particle heating.last_img read more

Kansas City Royals draft pick Brady Singer pays off parents’ debt for Christmas

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(KANSAS CITY) — Kansas City Royals prospect Brady Singer, 22, embraced the holiday spirit of giving this year with a truly generous gesture for his parents.Singer posted a video of the exchange with his parents, which has garnered 7.86 million views on Twitter. He wrote on the platform: “Today is very special to my heart. To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I. I can’t thank them enough. Love you Mom and Dad”In the clip, his parents Jacquelyn and Brett Singer were teary-eyed as his mom read from the letter their son had written them in what appeared to be their home on Christmas Day.“Dear mom and dad, I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve done to help me reach my dreams,” Jacquelyn Singer read. “From Woodlea Field to Kauffman stadium, there’s actually no way I could’ve done all of this by myself.”Singer wrote that his parents took off work and “spent every dime” to support his dream of playing baseball.He fondly remembered traveling around his home state of Florida for the sport, “trying to cheaply eat and save money.”“The money you both spent on traveling, the gear, food, hotels, and Gatorades I drank is much more than I could ever give you,” Singer said in the letter.But, Singer wrote, “there’s something I want to give you” – his mom read this aloud as she looked at her husband in disbelief and grabbed his hand.“I am paying off the loan from the bank. Also, I paid off all your debt as well,” Singer wrote.“What!?” Jacquelyn gasped. She wiped a tear away as she continued “Now instead of saving money every weekend to replace the savings you drained … you can spend it on yourselves.”“Your giving hearts helped to shape my tiny dream into a reality,” Singer wrote. “I love you both more than you could ever imagine and will never forget what you both have done.”The Royals drafted Singer with their first round selection at No. 18 overall this year, according to MLB. He signed a contract with the team for $4.25 million.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Kansas City Royals draft pick Brady Singer pays off parents’ debt for Christmaslast_img read more

Chestertons to begin offering franchises in UK and rest of world

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Chestertons to begin offering franchises in UK and rest of world previous nextAgencies & PeopleChestertons to begin offering franchises in UK and rest of worldVenerable company appoints two well-known global franchising experts to handle its new franchising opportunity operations.Sheila Manchester26th June 201901,581 Views Gavin Vercoe and Derrick Maguire, both of whom have impressive property and franchising careers across Asia Pacific, Australasia, MENA (Middle East & North Africa) and Europe, have been appointed by Chestertons International to jointly head up the franchising of the business, where they will develop and oversee the brand’s new offering – ‘The Chestertons Way’ – in the UK and overseas.With a 29 year long career, Gavin (left) has extensive knowledge of franchising operations and Prime property markets in Indonesia, Singapore, China, Australia and New Zealand.Previous roles include Executive Director of Operations and Franchises at Colliers International Asia, one of the four man executive committee that ran the Asia region.In this role he helped formulate business strategy and oversaw the franchise offices and operational divisions of the company, developing such things as the company fee sharing agreement and new IT platforms.As part of his new role Gavin will be responsible for developing the international franchise operation whilst finding and assessing suitable new countries to expand into.Derrick Maguire (below, right) has an impressive record in estate agency franchising in the UK, UAE and Europe. He will manage the UK expansion and maintaining relationships with existing Partners across the network.With 21 years’ experience in the international franchise estate agency sector, Derrick’s career background includes two of the largest property franchises in the UK, as well as companies in the UAE and Europe.Derrick joins the firm from Asteco where he was Head of Sales, Leasing and Franchising and set up fifteen franchisees in MENA. Prior to this, Derrick was a Regional Franchise Manager for Martin and Co PLC, where he looked after 56 offices in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, doubling their growth from the year before and hitting 216% of all of the offices’ sales target in year one.Other career highlights include Regional Manager for Belvoir for Scotland, before subsequently owning a franchise with the firm in Edinburgh and becoming one of the most successful franchises in the country, increasing the value of his business by 10.6 times his initial investment. This vast experience of franchising, sales and lettings allows Derrick to bring guidance and support in helping the Chestertons brand achieve growth and profit as well as delivering a first-class service.Global recognitionGavin says: “I’m delighted to be joining a globally recognised brand that is Chestertons. They are one of the leaders in their field and I look forward to expanding the international network even further for them in markets that I know extremely well.“Chestertons has some excellent proptech and processes to win and maintain mandates. These have been proven in the tough London market and have seen the company grow while many of their competitors are contracting. We will bring these proven business practices and ways to canvass for new customers to our franchise partners and I’m sure it will also drive their success.”Derrick added, “This is a very exciting proposition to be involved with and what enticed me to move back to the UK from Dubai. Franchising is a growing business and it’s going to be a great opportunity working once again with top tier professionals within the industry. Chestertons is such an iconic brand that many existing businesses will see the value in joining and rebranding.”Derrick and Gavin now form a team of eight people in the International Department that will be run out of Dubai.Chestertons International Derrick Maguire Gavin Vercoe Sheila Manchester Chestertons June 26, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Humidity Returns Along With Some Showers

first_imgWarm & Humid air has returned for the weekend and we will continue to run the risk of a few showers and even a t’storm. A warm front trying to move through the area on Saturday will give us the best chance of rain, however, it won’t be raining the whole time. Clouds and fog will dominate the weekend skies with some breaks of sun possible. UV Index will be moderate to high despite the low clouds. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s during the day.Forecast Highs SaturdaySurf will be 3-5 feet with water temperatures in the upper 60s. The main threat this weekend, if you are going in the water, will be the rip currents. Rip current risk has been raised to high this weekend. Do not swim alone, near jetties or unguarded beaches.Sunday will be the better of the two days as some sun is possible. We still run the risk of a shower but should be a mainly dry day. Temperatures will climb to near 80. The UV Index will be high.Computer models show the best chance of showers Sunday will be inland. ( Highs For Sundaylast_img read more