Former Virginia Tech chaplain looks to massacre’s aftermath for lessons…

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Scott Russell, an Episcopal chaplain at Rutgers University, speaks April 21 about his experience as a campus minister during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. He spoke at a workshop at the Bishops United Against Gun Violence conference in Chicago. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] When a gunman opened fire killing 28 fellow students, four professors and himself 10 years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, word of the massacre reached the Rev. Scott Russell through a news broadcast.Terrifying details were being reported on the TVs at JFK International Airport in New York City. Russell, in airport customs after returning from vacation in Germany, was paralyzed as he learned of developments in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he was the associate rector at Christ Episcopal Church and campus minister.“I’m standing there frozen in front of the TV screen,” Russell recalled. He canceled plans to visit an uncle in New York City and instead drove several hours home to be with students and parishioners, helping them cope with the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy.Russell, 49, shared those experiences April 21 with attendees of “Unholy Trinity: The Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence,” a three-day conference held by Bishops United Against Gun Violence at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. His workshop also focused on how communities recover from such tragedies and the role of faith leaders in helping survivors and victims’ families and friends heal.“There was much confusion and panic,” Russell, now a chaplain at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, told the handful of people who attended his first workshop at the conference.When he arrived back in Blacksburg, Christ Episcopal Church parishioners welcomed him in tears. He met and prayed with the students who frequented the congregation’s Episcopal student center, and he began helping them process their thoughts: What do we do now? Where do we go from here? The university’s candlelight vigil, held the day after the rampage, helped unite the campus community.“What a way to say to these people in shock, don’t isolate yourself. Come together,” Russell said during the workshop, noting that the large crowd attending the vigil at one point erupted spontaneously in the school’s football chant.But emotions were still raw. One of the Episcopal students knew five classmates and two professors killed in classrooms. “She was just beside herself, just thinking she easily could have been in one of those classes,” Russell said.The nonstop news coverage didn’t help the grieving process, he said. Many of those affected by the massacre grew to resent the media presence, finding it intrusive, and they were relieved when, in time, coverage of one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings dropped off the front pages.Even out of the national spotlight, Blacksburg faced challenges in coming to grips with what had happened, and one of the underlying messages of Russell’s presentation was that some of the hardest lessons for him and the 30 or so other chaplains focused on how survivors deal with grief at their own pace. That is something chaplains and ministers need to consider when providing pastoral care, Russell said.The university canceled classes the week after the massacre, and some students traveled home to be with their families. When they returned, many of them were ready to move on, but others who had stayed were still in the deepest stages of grief, Russell said.“As a pastor, I have to help where they are,” he told Episcopal News Service in an earlier telephone interview.He also learned to appreciate that some people grieve in ways that may at first seem shocking. He told of confronting one student at the Canterbury House next to the church who could be heard playing a first-person shooter video game. Another student told Russell he was having a hard time sleeping because he still felt pressure in his graduate studies but was preoccupied with the massacre.In both cases, Russell said, he talked with the students about how they were dealing with the trauma and made sure to follow up with more conversation so they knew they weren’t alone.Russell and other chaplains also learned that mass shootings can bring a thicket of opposing views to navigate. Some students and faculty members who hadn’t been comfortable with the prevalence of guns before the Virginia Tech massacre felt their opposition to guns hardening, Russell said, but a few students’ views moved in the opposite direction, in favor of concealed carry permits and allowing students to take guns to class for protection.The Rev. Scott Russell describes tensions in Blacksburg, Virginia, over whether to include Cho Seung-Hui when listing the victims of the massacre. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceAs in other mass shootings, another polarizing subject was the gunman himself. Cho Seung-Hui, 23, was a Virginia Tech senior with a history of mental illness who had made suicidal remarks to roommates in the past.At Christ Episcopal Church after the shooting, the names of the victims were read at services. Cho had been a student of one of the parishioners, and she asked that his name be included. At one service, that sparked strong objections from another parishioner, who was appalled that Cho would be memorialized in the same way as his victims, Russell said. Some survivors prefer to never mention the gunman, while others want to understand why he turned violent.Russell was careful to acknowledge these individual differences but also tried to frame the question as one of faith values.“In the Episcopal and Anglican tradition, we pray for those who have died,” Russell said during his presentation. “Do we discriminate for what they have done?”Tension over that question continued that year. Russell preached a sermon in the fall about forgiveness, alluding to Cho and the massacre. A student approached him afterward outraged, but it is a message that Russell wanted parishioners to hear.Clergy, too, need support in the aftermath of such high-profile shootings. Russell said he and fellow ministers were provided counseling, including through assistance from Episcopal Relief & Development.The scars of April 16, 2007, may never heal fully. The memories of that day came flooding back for Russell when he learned of the shooting last year at an Orlando nightclub, where a gunman killed 49 and injured 53.Russell left Blacksburg in 2013 and became a rector at a congregation near Pittsburgh, the city where he was ordained in 2002. He still felt called to campus ministry, though, and eagerly accepted the chaplain job at Rutgers last year. This week, he attended services at Virginia Tech to mark 10 years since the massacre.Russell attended ceremonies this month in Blacksburg, Virginia, marking 10 years since the killings. Photo: Scott RussellHis experience at Virginia Tech has left him sensitive to potential threats, aware that senseless violence could break out at any time. It also has helped define his sense of mission as a Christian and as a university chaplain.“I encourage people to never forget to look to those who are being left out, those who are on the margins – not just because they might become violent, but because that’s where, I believe, in many ways our primary work is,” Russell told ENS. “I’m always reminded Christ preached to the margins.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

New Zealand vs France – Second test

first_imgWednesday Jun 13, 2007 New Zealand vs France – Second test Highlights of the second test vs France.Another dazzling performance by the All Blacks. They had a bit more structure and well and truly ran over the French in the final stages. An AB turnover results in the only French try, but other than that…it was one way traffic.Flyin’ Joe crossed twice…good to see, and Luke “Quad-zilla” McAlister looked dangerous.Ali Williams broke his jaw…Poor guy. And Jerry Collins hurt his funny bone near the end of the game. Probably because he broke someone’s nose with it.Good performance by the men in black…But can they take that on the road to South Africa in a few weeks, when the play the Springboks to start their Tri-Nations campaign. Or have the Boks simply saved their best for the ones that matter? 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. New Zealand vs France – Second test | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Centre for Strategic Philanthropy opens at University of Cambridge

first_img A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.The Centre is dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including Africa, Developing Asia and the Middle East.The activities of the new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will span three key areas:Research: The Centre will undertake research on historical trends and the output of philanthropic investments, as well as assess the nature of interventions that bring about systemic sustainable change.Education and training: It will offer executive education to current and aspiring philanthropists and practitioners, with a focus on the importance of local social, economic and cultural dynamics. The Centre will also offer bespoke experiential workshops and explore the creation of a philanthropy accelerator to scale the impact of new philanthropic projects and organisations within high-growth markets.Convening diverse voices: The Centre will regularly bring together academics, philanthropists, civil society, business and government leaders to discuss optimal models and practices in philanthropy. The Centre will also have an annual Philanthropy Summit to showcase new approaches in philanthropy and host International Policy Roundtables in cities across high-growth markets.Dr Kamal Munir, the Centre’s Academic Director, said:“The Centre will aim to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners in philanthropy. We hope to be able to offset the significant dearth of research in this field and help improve the transformational impact that philanthropy can achieve, when at its most creative.” Advertisement Main image: Left to right: Prof Christoph Loch, Director of the Cambridge Judge Business School, Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, and Professor Stephen J. Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge  399 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Centre for Strategic Philanthropy opens at University of Cambridge  398 total views,  5 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: higher education Melanie May | 26 June 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 One of its first research projects, expected to be completed in Autumn 2020, is examining responses to the Covid-19 pandemic by philanthropists and foundations in high-growth markets. Specifically, the study will consider whether there has been a measurable shift in focus and investment towards specific geographies and towards specific sectors response to the pandemic.It will also consider the extent to which donors have increased or decreased the size of their donations, or made changes to the typical length and conditionality of their grants – including moving to unrestricted funding – over the same period. Ultimately, it will seek to determine the extent to which changes precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on how philanthropy is practiced in and from these markets in the future.Other research projects underway include a comprehensive analysis of existing research related to philanthropy in the world’s high-growth markets to understand what is already known on the subject, and a practical needs assessment being conducted in direct consultation with philanthropic practitioners, academics and other stakeholders on the ground in the world’s fastest growing regions.Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, said:“Today, well over a trillion dollars of private philanthropic capital, more than triple the annual global development and humanitarian aid budgets combined, is deployed every single year. The evidence is also overwhelming that the world’s emerging economies are becoming an increasingly powerful source of philanthropic capital and social innovation. With the impending generational transition taking place around the world, it is crucial to properly understand the diverse approaches to philanthropy that exist in these markets, and the local and regional factors that have shaped them.“Transparency, technology and evolving attitudes toward wealth are reshaping donors’ approaches to giving worldwide. We will likely fail to address the myriad of challenges on the global agenda over the next decade without making a much greater effort to connect, exchange ideas and partner with strategic philanthropists from the world’s fastest growing regions.”Professor Christoph Loch, Director of the Cambridge Judge Business School, added:“We are seeing an explosion of wealth generation that is creating philanthropists who can, and will, reject the norms of the past.  Through the work of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, we will be examining how we capture this diversity while also engaging with philanthropists from the target regions to support them in maximising their impact.”last_img read more

Hong Kong: journalist permanently blinded in one eye amid increased police violence

first_img A rubber bullet shot by the Hong Kong police on Sunday caused a journalist to lose sight in an eye. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) again urges the authorities to guarantee reporters’ safety. PHOTO: PHILIP FONG / AFP June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Follow the news on Asia – Pacific A reporter working for Indonesian-language media outlet Suara Hong Kong News, Veby Mega Indah, has permanently lost eyesight in the right eye on Sunday September 29th after she was hit by a rubber bullet shot by the Hong Kong police during a protest. On Tuesday October 1st, during the pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in parallel with the events marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, several journalists were also injured by the police (see below for a chronology of violence against the media since the beginning of the crisis).“Violence against the press in Hong Kong reaches a new high with a reporter being left with a permanent disability,” commented Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, who urges the authorities to “take immediate measures to guarantee the safety of reporters and to launch an independent investigation on violent acts against them with no further delay.” Since the beginning of the demonstrations in June, the Hong Kong police has been regularly pointed out for numerous cases of abuse against journalists, leading RSF to publicly address Chief Executive Carrie Lam in an open letter that only received a canned answer.In the RSF World Press Freedom Index, Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, plummeted from 18th in 2002 to 73rd this year.Four months of violence against the press13 October 2019: A driver working for Now TV, surnamed Lau, was hit by a police projectile outside Mong Kok police station and then detained for two hours. Lau, who claims to have been beaten up, was left with a broken right jaw which required surgery. Hong Kong police has launched an internal investigation.5 October 2019: American journalist Suzanne Sataline was violently pushed against a billboard by the police and momentarily detained while she was covering the protests. The journalist claims to have been hit and threatened.1 October 2019: Journalists from Stand News and RTHK were hit by rubber or sponge bullets. A reporter from Local Press was arrested and held at the police station for more than 24 hours. Journalists from Apple Daily were threatened by police carrying guns.29 September 2019: In the area of Wanchai, a reporter working for Indonesian-language media outlet Suara Hong Kong News, Veby Mega Indah, has permanently lost eyesight in the right eye after she was hit by a rubber bullet shot by the police during a protest. In the area of Causeway Bay, police attacked a journalist with pepper spray.24 September 2019: An Apple Daily journalist, who was previously the victim of doxing and stalking, was assaulted by four masked men when dining in the area of Sau Mau Ping.15 September 2019: A third-year student journalist from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) was arrested by the police while reporting.7 September 2019:  Two officers from the Special Tactical Squad used pepper spray against journalists from AFP, Ming Pao, HK01 and Cable TV. In the area of Yau Ma Tei, a reporter from Stand News was punched by a man while reporting.2 September 2019: The police extensively used pepper spray against reporters in front of the Mongkok Police station. The Special Tactical Contingent pushed a journalist from Now TV to the ground.31 August 2019: Many journalists and photographers were prohibited from reporting by Hong Kong police near Prince Edward MTR station.24 August 2019: Some pro-Beijing mobs kicked and yelled at a journalist from Now TV, as well as surrounding RTHK and Oriental Daily reporters, obstructing the reporting.11 August 2019: Five journalists from online media HK01, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and daily newspaper Ming Pao, including one from an unidentified news media, were physically attacked by a group of pro-Beijing mobs in the North Point area, while a reporter from online media Stand News was verbally assaulted and threatened.5 August 2019: In the Sham Shui Po area, a student journalist fainted after being hit by a tear gas canister shot by the police. In the Wong Tai Sin area, a journalist from Sing Tao Daily was tear gassed in his face. A group of mobsters attacked a photographer from HK01 in the Tsuen Wan area.30 July 2019: The police hit a photojournalist from Apple Daily outside Kwai Chung Police Station, while continuously threatening a RTHK reporter. Many journalists were also pepper sprayed, and one of whom was hospitalized as a result.28 July 2019: The police repeatedly fired tear gas at the direction of journalists in the Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan area.21 July 2019: Four journalists working for Apple Daily, Stand News and news channel Now News are among the 45 people seriously injured in a large-scale attack perpetrated at the Yuen Long metro station by a mafia group dressed in white. The Stand News journalist was later hospitalized.14 July 2019: A journalist from Commercial Radio Hong Kong was pepper sprayed in the face, and later obstructed and pushed away by the police in the Shatin area.7 July 2019: In the Mongkok area, the police verbally and physically assaulted three journalists from Apple Daily, HK01, and Metro Radio.1 July 2019: An independent broadcaster, Citizens’ Radio, was attacked and their equipment damaged in front of the staff by unidentified people carrying weapons.30 June 2019: Multiple journalists from South China Morning Post (SCMP), Stand News and Next Magazine were insulted and kicked during a rally in support of the police in the Admiralty area.12 June 2019: More than 12 incidents of assault against journalists were recorded in the Admiralty area, including 10 cases of police officers firing tear gas at close range. News June 10, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionPhotoreportageViolence center_img News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionPhotoreportageViolence October 4, 2019 – Updated on October 15, 2019 Hong Kong: journalist permanently blinded in one eye amid increased police violence Organisation News News Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fostering Positive Results in Housing and Mortgage

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 5, 2018 1,501 Views Home / Daily Dose / Fostering Positive Results in Housing and Mortgage  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING Leadership mortgage Women in Housing Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles HOUSING Leadership mortgage Women in Housing 2018-10-05 Radhika Ojha About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe Charmaine Brown, Director, External Outreach and Engagement, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at Fannie Mae, took home the Cultural Leader Award at the Women in Housing Awards Banquet at the 15th annual Five Star Conference. This award recognizes industry leaders who have successfully fostered forward-thinking company cultures and workplaces through corporate strategies and initiatives that have led to tangible, positive outcomes for colleagues company-wide and beyond. Finalists in this category included Jan Duke COO, a360 Firm Solutions, Riham El-Lakany VP and CMO, Freddie Mac; Yvette Gilmore VP, Single-Family Servicer Performance, Freddie Mac; and Ann Thorn EVP, Mortgage and Vehicle Servicing, Bank of America.Brown is recognized as a diversity and inclusion thought leader, innovator, and advocate. At Fannie Mae, she is responsible for diversity and inclusion outreach strategies for the enterprise internally and externally. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and sits on the Housing Advisory Board of HomeFree USA. She is also the recipient of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Prism Award, as well as the National Urban League’s McGannon award.Watch this video to learn more about Brown and the finalists of the Cultural Leader Award. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Fostering Positive Results in Housing and Mortgage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Chase Launches Home Center in Scottsdale Next: The Week Ahead: Anticipating Mortgage Loan Performance Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Specialist advisors before council after tendering questions are raised

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – March 22, 2010 The two specialists who’s advice to Donegal County Council has been questioned by local government auditors will attend a corporate policy group meeting in Lifford today.They will also attend a special meeting of council on Thursday next.It comes after an audit of the council’s accounts for the year ending December 31st 2008 questioned the fact that the services provided by the two advisors did not go to tender. Twitter Google+ Pinterest Specialist advisors before council after tendering questions are raised Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Previous articleDeputy McHugh: Passport strikes a PR disaster for unionsNext articleDonegal firefighters tackle 16 gorse/hill fires News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Minister for Health rules out return of cancer services to Sligo General

first_img Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Minister for Health rules out return of cancer services to Sligo General Newsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The Minister for Health has ruled out a return of breast cancer surgery to Sligo General Hospital.After a meeting with representatives from the Sligo area earlier  – James Reilly said the matter was still under review.Junior Minister and Sligo-Leitrim TD John Perry admitted last week that it was a mistake to promise that breast cancer services would resume at Sligo General Hospital within 100 days of the Government taking office.During the election campaign, Fine Gael promised to restore the service – while Labour said a ninth centre of excellence would be provided in Sligo.Fine Gael Councillor Barry O’Neill said he would resign from the party if services were not restored during the term of this Government. It is not yet clear if he is to actually now tender his resignation. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiccenter_img By News Highland – June 23, 2011 WhatsApp Previous articleGarda inspector warns of rise in property crimeNext articleHarte urges HSE to ensure LGH junior doctor crisis is addressed News Highland Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

NYPD officer involved in Eric Garner’s death fired

first_imgtillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — More than five years after the death of Eric Garner was captured on cell phone video, the officer responsible for causing his death was terminated from New York City’s Police Department.Since July 17, 2014, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo has waited to learn whether he can remain on the force with the plainclothes anti-crime unit, lose vacations days or lose his job entirely.Months after a disciplinary trial in May and June this year, Deputy Commissioner of Trials Judge Rosemarie Maldonado recommended to Police Commissioner James O’Neill that Pantaleo be removed from the force.O’Neill announced Monday that Pantaleo was to be immediately terminated.“It’s an extremely difficult decision,” O’Neill said at a news conference Monday. “If I was still a cop, I’d probably be mad at me… [but] it’s my responsibility as police commissioner to look out for the city.”O’Neill said that he called New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to inform him of the decision before making the public announcement. He noted that he did not inform either Pantaleo or the Garner family of the decision before his announcement.“There are absolutely no victors here today,” he added, noting that the inevitability of having to make this decision was something he knew he would have to face when he was sworn in as police commissioner in September 2016.“Today is a day of reckoning but can also be a day of reconciliation,” he said.“It’s in my DNA, it’s who I am,” O’Neill said of his background as a patrol officer himself. “But as police commissioner, I have to think about the city, and I have to think about the rules and [regulations] of the NYPD and make sure people follow them.”Pantaleo, 35, of Staten Island, was on desk duty while collecting an annual salary of more than $97,000, according to public records. However, he was suspended after the judge’s recommendation — a practice when a civil servant is recommended to be fired, the NYPD said.Judge Maldonado ruled that Daniel Pantaleo used the prohibited chokehold that caused Eric Garner’s death and Daniel Pantaleo must be terminated,” said Fred Davie, chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, at their monthly meeting on Aug. 14.Chokeholds were banned by the NYPD in 1993.Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, said that the judge’s recommendation brought “some relief” after a Staten Island grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against Pantaleo.The New York City’s medical examiner ruled that Garner’s death was a homicide due to the sequence of evidence started by Pantaleo’s chokehold that triggered a cascade of events and ended with a fatal asthma attack.O’Neill’s decision elicited a swift rebuke from Patrick Lynch, the president of the Police Benevolent Association, who said that the commissioner “has chosen politics and his own self-interest over the police officers he claims to lead.” “He has chosen to cringe in fear of the anti-police extremists, rather than standing up for New Yorkers who want a functioning police department, with cops who are empowered to protect them and their families,” Lynch said in a statement. “With this decision, Commissioner O’Neill has opened the door for politicians to dictate the outcome of every single NYPD disciplinary proceeding, without any regard for the facts of the case or police officers’ due process rights.”Davie released a statement after the decision, saying that the Garner family and the public “finally have closure.”“Make no mistake: This process took entirely too long. And the tragic reality is that neither a verdict from a judge nor a decision by a police commissioner can reverse what happened on July 17, 2014,” Davie said in the statement.“Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s termination from the New York City Police Department does not make the death of Eric Garner any less harrowing. But it is heartening to know that some element of justice has been served.”New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement after O’Neill’s announcement.“While we will never be able to change the events that transpired or bring Mr. Garner back, today, some semblance of justice is finally being served,” she said.Cell phone video of Garner’s death was seen by millions around the world. His last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for grassroots organizations like Black Lives Matter, which continues to lead protest against police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians.Chants of “Fire Pantaleo” interrupted Mayor Bill de Blasio during a Democratic presidential debate in Detroit in July.Pantaleo’s attorney, Stuart London, maintained that his client used a “seat belt” method — a technique Pantaleo was formally taught — to subdue Garner for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on Staten Island.London has said that Garner caused his own death because of his weight and previously diagnosed health conditions.Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch wanted O’Neill to support Pantaleo and not fire him in order to allow officers “to be effective again.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Evaluation of mumiyo deposits from East Antarctica as archives for the Late Quaternary environmental and climatic history

first_imgMumiyo deposits form in the vicinity of snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) nesting sites and consist of fossil stomach oil (mumiyo), guano, and minerogenic material. Here we evaluate mumiyo deposits from the inland mountain ranges of central Dronning Maud Land as high‐resolution archives for paleoenvironmental reconstructions in Antarctica. Investigation of internal structures and chemical composition shows that the lamination reflects progressive sedimentation, despite the irregular outer morphology of the deposits. Detailed radiocarbon analysis demonstrates that stratigraphies are intact: 14C ages become successively younger upwards in the deposits. Fatty acid and n‐alcohol composition was determined on samples from eight mumiyo deposits. Dominance of low molecular weight compounds (C14 to C18) points to a dietary signal; however, the relatively low proportions of unsaturated compounds compared to fresh stomach oils indicates some postdepositional degradation. We found marine diatoms in the mumiyo, which potentially provide a proxy for sea ice conditions in the foraging habitat of the petrels. Age ranges of the investigated deposits suggest occupation of the analyzed sites by snow petrels from 17 ka to >58 ka. Changes in deposition rates point to higher occupation frequency in Petermann Range from 46 to 42 ka compared to the late marine isotope stage 3 and the Last Glacial Maximum.last_img read more

Andrew Gordon Shaw 1958 – 2006

first_imgRHM has announced the death of Andrew Gordon Shaw, 47, the commercial director of its Fleming Howden division in Scotland. Gordon had been battling cancer since Christmas, and passed away in the early hours of 16 May at Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, writes Jon Tanner.Gordon joined Rank Hovis in 1979 after graduating from Aberdeen University with a degree in English Literature. He was well-known in the baking industry during his time as an area sales manager with Rank Hovis, based in the south-east of England.Gordon left the industry in 1988 for six years, during which time he and his wife, Sue, purchased and successfully ran the St Ninians Hotel in Prestwick.Gordon then made a welcome return to Rank Hovis and was appointed regional sales controller for Scotland. Following the acquisition of Fleming Howden by RHM from Dalgety, he was instrumental in the integration of a business which he went on to run and grow. Gordon was a larger-than-life character, whose genial style, determination, pragmatism and humour was widely recognised by colleagues and customers alike. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and worked with him. He leaves a wife, Sue, and sons, Scott and Stuart. The funeral was held at St Mungo’s Chapel, Alloa, with over 200 people in attendance including a wide representation from businesses across the milling and baking industries.Former colleague Andy Pollard, now at ingredients supplier Cereform, remembers Gordon:I first met Gordon in the late 1970s when we were both trainees with Rank Hovis. As we progressed through the company, we worked very closely together. Gordon was a wonderful colleague who was always matter-of-fact about every subject. He had a tremendous wit and undoubted charm, which his friends, customers and everyone who knew him will remember. He left Rank for a period to run his own hotel business which he did in his own inimitable style. As the hotel was opposite Prestwick Golf club and due to his obsession with the sport, he specialised in golfing holidays and the business prospered. However, after the birth of his first son Scott, he and wife Sue decided to sell the business and get back to a normal life. Gordon was welcomed back with open arms to Rank Hovis to run the sales operation in Scotland. Since thatday he has been the face of Rank Hovis and, latterly, Fleming Howden in Scotland.Gordon remained positive, charming and dignified to everyone who visited him, even in his last weeks at the Strathcarron Hospice. I, like so many, will never forget him: he was an inspiring colleague, a good friend and a wonderful family man.Donations are welcome to Strathcarron Hospice – online at www.strathcarronhospice.org or send to Randolph Hill, Denny, FK6 5HJ in memory of Gordon Shaw.last_img read more