Black leaders quit Brotherhood of St. Andrew board, alleging racial…

first_img Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Black leaders quit Brotherhood of St. Andrew board, alleging racial reconciliation failures Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Racial Justice & Reconciliation TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By David PaulsenPosted Jul 29, 2020 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal News Service] Three Black members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew resigned this month from the national board of the 137-year-old Episcopal men’s organization in protest of what they criticized as top leaders’ fumbled reaction to the police killing of George Floyd.The sudden board upheaval followed internal disagreements over the wording of an official Brotherhood statement, specifically how far that statement should go in blaming systemic racism for Floyd’s May 25 killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The organization has yet to issue any statement publicly, and that delay further fueled dissatisfaction among some board members. But Episcopal News Service’s interviews with the three board members who resigned and with four of those who remain point to deeper discontent with the Brotherhood’s slow pace in recent years in following The Episcopal Church’s call to racial reconciliation work.Joe McDaniel, deputy from the Central Gulf Coast, poses a question to members of the Program, Budget and Finance Committee at the 79th General Convention in July 2018. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News ServiceSome of the strongest criticisms were leveled by Joe McDaniel. His resignation comes three years after he was chosen to fill the Brotherhood’s newly created role of national vice president for racial reconciliation. McDaniel has been a prominent lay leader in efforts churchwide and in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to confront The Episcopal Church’s historic complicity in racist systems.“The fact that the BOSTA [Brotherhood of St. Andrew] cannot even acknowledge that the death of George Floyd, and countless others, stems from systemic racism and white supremacy indicates that the BOSTA is not ready to engage in the courageous conversations necessary to [begin] an internal examination of its own complicity in America’s original sin of racism,” McDaniel said July 10 in his resignation letter to Brotherhood President Jeff Butcher.Karl Colder, national vice president of the Brotherhood’s addiction recovery committee, resigned from the national board on July 14, as did John Robinson, the Brotherhood’s Province I president. The former roles of all three now are listed as “vacant” on the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s website.Butcher defended the Brotherhood’s track record in an interview with ENS, saying he took the blame for the “misunderstanding and miscommunication” that led to the three resignations. He denied allegations that he was blocking a full board vote on a forceful condemnation of the deadly violence suffered by Floyd and other Black victims of police brutality. And at a follow-up meeting on July 28, Butcher said, the board decided to invite people of color who are Brotherhood members to join the committee that continues to work on “a racial reconciliation policy statement.”“We are a solid organization dedicated to disciplining men and youth in Christ with prayer, study and service,” Butcher said. “I love what this Brotherhood has done, and we’re going to continue to work and strive for the dismantling of racism. It’s against God’s word.”He also said he and other national leaders “bear no animosity” toward McDaniel, Colder and Robinson and would gladly welcome them back on the board.None of the three so far appeared likely to reconsider their resignations.“My suggestion is that the organization be disbanded and that the entire executive board be disbanded and replaced and that the organization be reconstituted with an active focus on racial reconciliation,” McDaniel told ENS.The Brotherhood of St. Andrew touts itself as The Episcopal Church’s oldest men’s ministry, with more than 5,000 members and more than 350 chapters in the United States. It was founded in 1883 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Chicago to help men who were homeless in the city’s downtown. Today, a majority of its chapters are based at congregations across the South, especially Florida and Texas, though other Brotherhood chapters are scattered nationwide, with ample representation in New York.Brotherhood of St. Andrew President Jeff Butcher delivers his president’s address in July 2018 at the men’s ministry’s triennial convention in Austin, Texas. Photo: Brotherhood of St. AndrewThe Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 2015 passed a resolution thanking the Brotherhood of St. Andrew for its work. That year, the Brotherhood elected Butcher as president at its meeting, with a mandate to restructure the national operation so it could respond more effectively to the needs of local chapters. Butcher, 73, is a retired financial planner and Air Force veteran.At the time, the Brotherhood was based in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. In 2017, Tom Welch was named the organization’s first executive director in 12 years. Its home base was relocated to Louisville, Kentucky. Butcher lives in the Louisville area.While maintaining its general focus on prayer, study and service, the Brotherhood under Butcher and Welch has pledged to strengthen efforts in seven core ministry areas, from human trafficking to veterans outreach. Racial reconciliation was included as one of those ministry areas after Butcher had what he describes as a personal epiphany while attending the 2017 consecration of the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright as bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries.During the consecration ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, Butcher said he was moved particularly by the Rev. Harold Lewis’ forceful sermon and its historic references to the church’s treatment of African Americans.Butcher said he “felt God was directing us in that direction,” to take up racial reconciliation as a priority of the Brotherhood. The Episcopal Church already had identified racial reconciliation as one of its top priorities at the 78th General Convention in 2015, after spending several decades deliberating over the church’s response to racism and racial injustice.To lead the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s efforts, McDaniel was recommended by Dick Hooper, a national board member who leads planning of the Brotherhood’s national meetings. Hooper and McDaniel both live in Pensacola, Florida, where they attend Christ Church and are fellow members of the congregation’s chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.Hooper, a retired physician and self-described “old white guy,” told ENS he respected McDaniel’s work leading the Central Gulf Coast diocese’s Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation. McDaniel, 59, is a retired attorney who also has served on the House of Deputies’ Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee. In 2018, he proposed the resolution approved by General Convention that created a grant program to support local ministries engaged in racial reconciliation work.In October 2019, Joe McDaniel, standing at right, was joined by Gary Moore, left, and the Rev. Carolyn Foster, center, in speaking to Executive Council during its meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. Foster is a deacon in the Diocese of Alabama. McDaniel and Moore are co-chairs of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceButcher welcomed the addition of McDaniel to the Brotherhood’s leadership team in an August 2017 news release. “The creation of this Committee on Racial Reconciliation is a statement that tells the church and our members we are very serious concerning the challenges that racism presents us in bringing men and youth closer to Christ,” Butcher said. “We are stepping up to the plate to address this serious issue.”Elevating McDaniel’s role in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew helped address another concern: The organization’s national leadership team didn’t have many Black members, Hooper said.In September 2019, the Brotherhood touted its restructuring in a four-minute video for the House of Bishops, which was meeting in Minneapolis. Butcher and Welch both spoke in the video, and Welch also traveled to Minneapolis to talk with bishops in person.“We have come a long way since our founding in the late 19th century,” Welch said in the video. “We can assure you that we are both fully diverse and fully inclusive in the 21st-century model of evangelism.”But McDaniel told ENS that, during his tenure as a ministry vice president, he grew to doubt the organization was serious about racial reconciliation. In late 2017, McDaniel led a workshop on the topic for Brotherhood members in Atlanta, Georgia. “My aim was to have workshops across the country, starting out in each province,” he said, but he received little financial support or encouragement to expand those efforts.That assessment was echoed by Colder, one of the other two board members who resigned.“On Joe’s behalf, to use his position as a token to say that you have this program … you’re just displaying it,” Colder told ENS. “The leadership needs to take ownership for the flaws here and not try to pawn that off on the three individuals who stood up and questioned it.”Butcher told ENS that the Brotherhood has been moving in the right direction, just not as fast as some would have liked. Given its predominantly white leadership and membership, the organization has sought “more meaningful discussion” on race and racism by connecting with the Union of Black Episcopalians, as well as historically Black Christian denominations, such as the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The hope, Butcher said, is that creating opportunities for racially mixed gatherings will promote deeper understanding of the problem of racism.“We’re fully engaged in this, but you have to have the right setting for these things to evolve,” he said.Brotherhood of St. Andrew President Jeff Butcher appears in a video for the House of Bishops meeting in September 2019.Criticisms of the leadership, however, began to escalate in late June when Butcher, before seeking McDaniel’s input, drafted a statement on his own for the board’s review reacting to Floyd’s killing. Minneapolis police had been filmed a month earlier pinning Floyd to the ground for nearly nine minutes, with one officer’s knee pressed into Floyd’s neck as he pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” The killing sparked nationwide protests, including in the Brotherhood’s home city of Louisville.Butcher’s draft spoke in general terms about the historic suffering of Native Americans, African Americans and other people of color. It called on Brotherhood members to “put aside identity politics that divide us” while confronting racism. It did not mention Floyd by name.Hooper called it a “firm neutral position” – at a time when he and some others thought a more forceful statement was warranted. At the national board’s June 30 meeting, Hooper suggested forming an ad hoc committee to draft an official statement, and McDaniel was chosen to lead that committee. Other members included Hooper and Colder, as well as Conrad Jones, the Brotherhood’s Province III president.“Once this committee has reached its conclusion we will have a consensus up and down vote,” Butcher said in his follow-up email to the committee that included suggestions for how to approach drafting the statement.ENS obtained the text of Butcher’s suggestions. He calls Floyd’s killing “abhorrent” but also advises the committee not to reference political parties and to “avoid the blame game.” He seeks to cast the Brotherhood as a “unifying force” and emphasizes love of God over “pride, fear, guilt and shame.”“We need to be thinking about building trust and respect, not pointing fingers that breeds contempt through division,” the message says.McDaniel called some of Butcher’s suggestions “absurd.”“I read it as, you’ve got to be kidding,” McDaniel said. Instead, he drafted his own statement and presented it to the ad hoc committee, which met July 7 for about three hours on Zoom to discuss it. The committee voted to recommend it to the full board.That proposed statement runs to two pages and includes references to Floyd and numerous other Black victims of deadly interactions with police. “We know that this loss of life, often at the hands of the police, stems from systemic racism and white supremacy and are but a small number of the black lives lost throughout our country’s founding and history,” the statement reads. It condemns “all the actions and procedures that resulted in the loss of life.” It does not mention any party affiliation.Butcher wasn’t happy. His July 9 response, obtained by ENS, suggests the committee’s statement was too political, and he warned that “identity politics is an absolute killer and in no way follow the teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ.” Butcher asked the committee to revise the statement, adding that as president, he would “have to take the bullet” from the Brotherhood’s members, half of whom might be turned off by the language used. “Both sides” should feel welcomed to voice their opinions, Butcher said.“We have way too much division in this country right now. We need not be part of pouring gasoline on the fire either,” Butcher said.Jones, the Province III president, agreed that the statement wasn’t inclusive enough. “I did not initially endorse the statement that was forwarded up to the board because I thought it needed more work,” Jones, who is white, told ENS. “I thought we needed to be more on target with the message our presiding bishop has delivered of our following in the footsteps of Jesus’ love.”Jones added that Jesus’ love was “for everyone, all colors, all races, all genders, all ages.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s May 30 statement, however, went beyond a call to love one another and specifically lamented Floyd’s killing and others like it. “Perhaps the deeper pain is the fact that this was not an isolated incident,” Curry said, while affirming the church’s “long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation.”If the Brotherhood couldn’t muster support for a strong statement of its own, it simply could have referred its members to Curry’s statement, said Colder, 57, who is retired after more than three decades working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.Robinson, the Province I president who also resigned, told ENS he now regrets paying $700 to become a life member of the Brotherhood. In addition to quitting the national board, he resigned from his chapter at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut.“I thought this organization was a little different,” he said. “To me, the fabric of racism is rooted in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and I didn’t realize that. … They don’t know what racial reconciliation is.”Thomas Welch was named executive director of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew in 2017. Photo: Brotherhood of St. AndrewButcher, Welch and Senior Vice President Jack Hanstein have responded to such criticisms by asserting the statement was progressing through board review – it hadn’t been rejected. Butcher, in a July 12 email to committee members, acknowledged making mistakes in his handling of the matter. He supported keeping a reference to the deep-rooted systemic racism that many say is built into American institutions and social interactions. He also said one of his goals was a more concise statement, about 400 words.In response to an inquiry seeking comment, Welch referred ENS to Hanstein. Butcher “made a mistake” in how he reacted in his July 9 email, Hanstein told ENS. “He had no business sending that out, and he knows it. He was wrong. … He was too heavy handed.”But Hanstein also suggested Butcher’s reaction was based partly in a legitimate concern that the national board and churchwide membership are not yet fully on board with the church’s racial healing work. “The board needs to be trained. The board needs to be involved in discussions of racial reconciliation,” he said. “You can’t expect the leadership of the Brotherhood to go from zero to 60 in three days.”In a July 29 email to ENS, Butcher added that the Brotherhood has sought assistance from the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for racial reconciliation, “to help shepherd Brotherhood of St. Andrew leadership toward a greater understanding of the work we need to do.”McDaniel remains active in his local chapter. He has been a member for 12 years because of its work in the community, particularly with children and in helping people repair homes. But top leaders’ equivocal reaction to Floyd’s killing “tells me that this organization isn’t committed to the ministry of racial reconciliation,” McDaniel told ENS.“When you have a Black guy who’s had his breath squeezed out of him, the organization has an opportunity to stand up and do the right thing,” McDaniel said. “And they don’t do that.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Australia overcome England at the Subiaco Oval

first_imgSunday Jun 13, 2010 Australia overcome England at the Subiaco Oval The Wallabies beat England 27-17 in Perth yesterday as the tourists went in the first of their two Tests against Australia. Quade Cooper scored twice for the hosts, while England picked up two penalty tries.Australia got to a 14-0 halftime lead after tries from Rocky Elsom and Quade Copper set them on their way. Cooper, looking solid at number 10 once again, scored a second later on as he linked with Digby Ioane.The most inexperienced front row in almost 30 years turned out for the Wallabies, which eventually resulted in referee Nigel Owens frustrating with him yellow carding Solesi Maafu and awarding England two penalty tries.The host managed to soak up the resultant pressure and extended their lead with late penalties from Cooper and James OConnor.England skipper Lewis Moody said: “We stuck at it and got on top but we have to work on our game before the second Test next week.”Coach Martin Johnson admitted that he gave his side a severe dressing down after a game in which they dominated the Australian scrum, but couldnt produce much else.“I think this is as harsh as I have ever been with them. I said to the players that we should be pretty angry with ourselves.“If you give it a decent shot and get beaten that is one thing, but we aided them too much and it is pretty disappointing. We made it too easy for the opposition,” he said.“It was a big effort in the second half to grind our way back into the game… but we have to get better and we can’t expect to get two penalty tries every week.”The two sides meet again next weekend in Sydney. Time: 04:28ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Queens development director to move on

first_imgQueens development director to move on Tagged with: Ireland 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. Howard Lake | 3 April 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Queens University development director Aíne Gibbons is leaving her position at the university foundation to take up a position in Dublin. Aine has led the development team at Queens for the past eight years. Aine was appointed as the first Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Queen’s in 1999. She was previously Head of Appeals with the NSPCC in Northern Ireland and subsequently became Head of Regional Fundraising with MENCAP in London. In 1998 she was named as Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers. Aíne leads a team of 11 people in the Development and Alumni Relations Office, which is co-ordinating the £150m Campaign for Queen’s. In addition, she is a Director of the Ulster Orchestra. It is thought she will take up a postion at one of Dublin’s major universities. Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy

first_img Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Maritime workers: Essential and mistreated due to COVID

first_imgOver a million workers on 60,000 ships, moving hither and yon through the world’s oceans, transport 80 percent of the world’s trade. Container ships carrying cell phones, computers and frozen meat; ore, oil and chemical transports — all the necessities of modern life — need crews to move them safely and expeditiously.Unionized maritime workers hold a sign with the slogan ‘I supply the world.’  Credit: ITF SeafarersCrews at all levels work on contracts that generally vary from two to 10 months.  Contracts can be extended by a month. After a worker’s contract is finished, they are guaranteed a free trip home by international agreement.Monthly salaries range from $400 for trainees and $1,000 for junior seafarers to around $10,000 for captains. Some labor inspectors report that other companies pay as little as $250 for a month’s work and no overtime. Seafarers generally come from poor countries like the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and also more developed countries like China, Ukraine and Russia.The work can be very hard, demanding and dangerous. Le Monde interviewed a French seafarer who spent five months at sea, working seven days a week, on the ship’s machinery, in temperatures often over 110 F. He considered mutilating himself on the ship’s gear to get off the vessel. A friend talked him out of it. (June 19)Countries and companies want their merchandise moved. The companies need to make profits. But while the merchandise can be unloaded, countries have their COVID-19 protocols in place, and will neither let the seafarers leave the boats or let other workers enter the country to take their place.At least 250,000 seafarers have finished their contracts and have no idea when they will be relieved. Similar numbers are stuck at home with no idea when they will next get work. Both totals are rising by tens of thousands each week.Both the secretary general of the United Nations and Pope Francis have issued statements about the “involuntary servitude” being imposed on seafarers.The International Transport Workers’ Federation, a coalition of a wide variety of national maritime unions, has initiated an “Enough is Enough” campaign.The ITF issued a June 21 statement saying that “when seafarers have finished their extended contracts, they are fatigued physically and/or mentally and feel that they are not fit to continue to safely perform their duties at the level required of a professional. The responsible action at this point is not to extend their contract and request repatriation.“This is not an incitement to go on strike! Their contract has finished and, once a ship is safely in harbour, they have the right not to extend.”The ITF is saying publicly that they will support a worker’s right to refuse an extension and stop working. If enough workers on a ship exercise this right, the ship will have to remain anchored, which is what would happen if the ITF did call a strike.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Arson attack destroys studio of local radio station in Oaxaca state

first_img News September 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack destroys studio of local radio station in Oaxaca state May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the continuing acts of violence against the media that have been taking place in the southern state of Oaxaca for two months, and calls on the federal authorities to intervene. to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico Reporters Without Borders today condemned an arson attack that destroyed the studio of radio La Consentida 660 AM in Tehuantepec (in the southern state of Oaxaca) on 27 September. A station employee discovered the charred remains of the studio’s recording equipment at around 6 a.m., along with death threats against the station’s manager, Romualdo Santiago, daubed on the wallsThe threats were signed by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), a local group that has occupied news media in the course of its campaign to remove Oaxaca’s governor, Luis Ortiz.But the station’s owner, Humberto López-Lena Cruz, a parliamentary representative of the left-wing Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), said he doubted the APPO was responsible and that it was more likely the work of the supporters of Ortiz or his predecessor, José Murat, who are at odds with the local press._____________________________________________________________24.08.06 – Police fire on journalists in OaxacaReporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at another case of violence against journalists in the southern city of Oaxaca on 22 August, when newspaper photographers Jorge Luis Plata of Reforma and Luis Alberto Cruz of Milenio and a TV crew with Televisión Azteca came under fire while covering a police operation aimed at evicting APPO activists who had been occupying radio La Ley for the past 24 hours.Plata said they were photographing the police vehicles carrying out the eviction when the police began firing on them. They hid behind posts to avoid being shot. Edgar Galicia of Televisión Azteca said the police confiscated their cameras and microphones as well as all the mobile phones of the APPO members. The operation was ordered by municipal public safety coordinator Aristeo López Martínez and Oaxaca state police director Manuel Moreno Rivas. ___________________________________________________________22.08.06 – Oaxaca media become hostage to struggle between unions and state governorReporters Without Borders today roundly condemned a shooting attack on a local public television station in the southern city of Oaxaca yesterday while it was being used to broadcast an appeal for the Oaxaca state governor to resign. A trade unionist was injured in the attack, the latest serious press freedom violation in a ongoing struggle between unions and the governor, who is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico’s ruling party for seven decades until 2000.“We are dismayed by the repeated attacks that have been seriously affecting press freedom for the past two months in Oaxaca,” the organisation said. “It is urgent that peace should be restored and that the armed attacks and occupations of public and privately-owned media should stop. The coexistence of free, critical and independent media is essential in any democracy.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In view of the impossibility of this problem being resolved by the local government, we call on the federal authorities to intervene and to put an end to the intimidation, threats and violence against media and journalists as soon as possible.”The station that came under fire yesterday morning by hooded gunmen was Canal 9, which is part of CORTV, the Oaxaca state public broadcaster. It has been occupied since 1 August by members of the Permanent Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), a movement opposed to Governor Ulises Ruiz.The shooting caused damage to the studios and injured unionist Sergio Vale Jiménez, who was rushed to hospital. It also cut short the broadcasts which the APPO was carrying out with the help of employees held inside the station. At the time of the attack, the APPO was broadcasting the demands of the National Union of Education Workers (STNE), which is calling on the governor to step down.Later in the day, APPO members demonstrated peacefully outside 12 commercial radio stations, urging people to protest against the attack. Two stations, ACIR and La Ley, were occupied in the course of the protests so that the APPO could resume broadcasting its programmes. Its own radio stations have been out of commission following a recent attack.Presidential spokesman Rúben Aguilar said the attack on Canal 9 was ordered by the governor with the aim of recovering control of the public broadcaster. At the same time, Oaxaca state prosecutor Lizbeth Caña Cadena denied that police took part and said an investigation was under way.Yesterday’s shooting was just the latest in a series of attacks on the press. The newspaper Milenio reported on 16 August that its correspondent, Oscar Rodríguez, was attacked by APPO members who had previously accused him of inaccurate reporting. The daily newspaper Diario was the target of an attack on 9 August in which several people were injured.Some 15 hooded individuals burst into the studios of Radio Universidad (an APPO station) on 8 August and used acid to damage equipment. On 3 August, the APPO threatened to attack the offices of the newspapers Tiempo and Extra, accusing them of being in cahoots with the governor. Both newspapers reacted to the threats by closing down their offices. Reports RSF_en News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Odessa doctor charged with possession of child pornography

first_img Previous article060619_Hot_Summer_nights_03Next articleBuilding a legacy of financial freedom Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Paul Coleman An Odessa pathologist was arrested Monday after he was reportedly in possession of child pornography.Paul Houston Coleman, 62, was charged with possession or promotion of child pornography, a third-degree felony. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.Coleman has been practicing in Odessa for 28 years, graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in anatomic and clinical pathology, the website detailed.Investigation into the possession of child pornography started when Microsoft BingImage reported a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Texas Department of Public Safety affidavit stated.There were reportedly eight tips reported to NCMEC on March 27. The information included the incident time, peer to peer file name, IP address and image of the suspected child pornography.There were two incident times on Feb. 9, three on Feb. 12 and four on Feb. 14, the affidavit stated. The same IP address reportedly uploaded nine images of suspected child pornography. Those images were uploaded between Feb. 9 and Feb. 14.The IP address was associated with a Cable One account, the affidavit detailed. On March 29, Cable One stated that IP address reportedly belonged to Coleman.On Friday, Ector County 446th District Court Judge Sara Billingsley signed a search warrant to investigate Coleman’s home located in the 6700 block of Amber Drive, the affidavit detailed.DPS special agents and Homeland Security Investigation special agents reportedly executed the search warrant at Coleman’s residence on Monday.Coleman reportedly didn’t know what specific child pornography search terms meant. Coleman reportedly maintained a ledger near his personal computer that had more than 20 search terms that were commonly associated with child pornography.Coleman stated he didn’t believe there was anything wrong with looking at images as long as he didn’t hurt a child, the affidavit stated. When authorities asked Coleman if he had intentionally searched for images depicting child pornography, he didn’t want to answer.Coleman was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He had three bonds totaling $30,000 and posted bail on Tuesday afternoon, jail records show. Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Local News Pinterest Odessa doctor charged with possession of child pornography WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

Troy High School Class of 1959 makes donation

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Print Article By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Troy High School Class of 1959 makes donation The Troy High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 50th class reunion on May 1 and 2, with a weekend of renewed friendships, fond memories and looking forward.The activities were funded, in part, with funds raised from the raffle of a handmade quilt by Evelyn S. Cox.When the reunion weekend came to a close, the class members wanted to do something useful and purposeful with the funds that remained. So, the decision was made to make a $1,000 donation to the Troy City Schools Education Foundation. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides grant funding for the system’s faculty for projects that will enrich the educational opportunities for the students, said Stacy Graning, Foundation president.“The programs and projects that are funded through the Troy City Schools Education Foundation are outside the scope of normal education funding,” Graning said.“The Foundation is funded through generous donations from the staff and individuals in the community and also through memorials and honorariums.” Email the author The grants are awarded through an application process initiated by faculty when there is an opportunity to enrich the classroom experience through outside programs or projects.Connie Dobson, Foundation vice president, said donations for the grants program are solicited through mass mailouts that encourage support for the program.“The list is comprised of those who have donated in the past and others who are supportive of the Troy City Schools,” she said.“We are very appreciative of the donations and know that the money will be used for the betterment of our students.“We are excited about the generous donation from the Troy High School Class of 1959. This is the first donation of this nature. The class wanted to do something worthwhile with the money, and we thank them for gifting us.”Graning said most grants are awarded in the amounts of $200 or $300.“A $1,000 grant will fund three or four grants, and this gift from the Troy High School Class of 1959 will touch hundreds of lives,” she said. “It is an amazing gift and will make a difference in the lives of so many children in ways that we can never imagine.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:04 pm Thursday, May 28, 2009 You Might Like Job market may look brighter in county Pike County’s unemployment rate sets at the lowest it’s been since the beginning of the year. The April 2009 unemployment… read more Projects and programs funded with Foundation grants include outdoor gardens and a fish pool at Troy Elementary School and a unit on manners that culminated with the class enjoying a sit-down dinner experience at Troy Country Club.“Each year Troy City Schools Education Foundation grants make it possible for the fifth grade students to visit the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville,” Graning said.“The ‘Books of Hope’ writing project at Charles Henderson High School was funded through a Foundation grant, as are field trips to art museums and other places of educational value.”Troy City Schools Education Foundation grants are awarded across the curriculum and include advanced and remedial programs, as well as the vocational/technical programs. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Washington State University student found dead at off-campus frat house

first_imgKXLY(PULLMAN, Wash.) —  Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University student who was found dead at a fraternity house near campus.The male student was found at the Alpha Tau Omega house in Pullman, Washington, on Tuesday at around 8:30 a.m. after fellow frat members reported that he was “unconscious and not breathing,” police said.Other students attempted to perform CPR, but first responders pronounced him dead on the scene, the Pullman Police Department said.A preliminary investigation indicated the death may be alcohol-related, police said, but the Whitman County Coroner’s office has yet to determine the exact cause of death.“I think our primary responsibility is just to make sure that if there’s alcohol involved — and obviously anytime you pay attention to the news and the media you have to be aware of possible hazing implications,” Jake Opgenorth, operations commander for Pullman police, told Spokane ABC affiliate KXLY. “So we just want to make sure that we’re not looking at a hazing incident; so we’re gonna investigate it and talk to everybody that we can and try to get to the bottom of this.”The university did not disclose the student’s identity, but described his death as a “tragic loss.” All university fraternity and sorority events have been suspended amid the ongoing investigation.“The university extends its deepest condolences to all those impacted by this heart-breaking situation,” the university said in a statement. “WSU counselors and Student Affairs staff have met with those most closely affected by this tragic loss.”“In response to this situation, all fraternities and sororities within the WSU Greek community have self-imposed an immediate suspension of all social events for the remainder of the semester,” it added.The national Alpha Tau Omega fraternity released only a brief statement, saying in part, “Alpha Tau Omega mourns the death of a member who passed away overnight. The chapter is working with local officials and university administrators in their investigation.”The WSU student’s death comes just two days after a San Diego State University freshman, Dylan Hernandez, died after leaving a fraternity gathering. Hernandez died when he fell off a top bunk following an event at the school’s Phi Gamma Delta house. All 14 fraternities at the school were suspended in the wake of his death.Separately, an Arizona State University student was found dead Monday at the Greek Leadership Village, but school officials have not released details about the circumstances of his death. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US soldiers overseas thankful for sneaker donations amid pandemic, servicemen tell David Muir

first_imgDeborah Hausladen of Malvern, Pennsylvania, got the idea for Sneakers for Soldiers after getting a call from her son who was serving in Afghanistan about needing new shoes. – (ABC News)By ERIC NOLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A nonprofit that sends sneakers overseas to soldiers in need has seen a surge in donations amid the coronavirus pandemic.Founded in April 2018, Sneakers for Soldiers now ships 300 pairs of shoes per month to military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, with the help of donations from all parts of the United States.Last year, World News Tonight introduced America to founder Deborah Hausladen — a military mom on a mission to help soldiers, like her son and his comrades, who were serving in Afghanistan — and on Tuesday, she shared an exciting update with anchor David Muir.“Since last July, when you first aired our story on America Strong, we shipped over 2,600 pairs of sneakers to troops deployed to combat zones and imminent danger areas,” she said to Muir in a video message.Sneakers for Soldiers received $300,000 in donations in the first week of the original report last year, and participation poured in from across the country, including from schools like Wyoming Valley West Middle School, which raised $5,000.Each shoe is chosen specifically for the soldier, taking into consideration his or her feet and the conditions in which the soldier is serving. Then, a label is attached to each pair of sneakers with a message from the donor.Several servicemen and women overseas shared messages of thanks with ABC News, but could not reveal their locations or last names for safety. Corporal Ethan said that the need for sneakers has been even greater this year because of the pandemic back home.“With COVID-19 restrictions, I was having a really hard time finding a new replacement pair,” he said in a video on World News Tonight. “I’m so appreciative to have [them], thank you.”Three specialists, Ryan, David and Morgan — whose last names were also omitted for safety — shared another message with Muir thanking the nonprofit for the shoes.“These sneakers provided us motivation and moral,” Daniel said.“Back home, things aren’t great right now. We got the pandemic going on,” Master Sgt. David told ABC News. “Just knowing that we’re not forgotten while we’re out here serving makes the time go by so much easier.”Military families back home, like Shanina and her four children, Lauren, Gavin, Colin and Alyssa, also took this opportunity to express their gratitude.“[We] want to thank Sneakers for Soldiers for remembering our special soldier. Thank you for sending not only him, but his entire unit sneakers,” Shanina said. “We appreciate you remembering them while they’re away from home.”Her husband, First Lt. Tony described the exciting unboxing moment to ABC News in a video message.“When those boxes arrived and we opened them up, I’m talking about adult soldiers, men and women, smiling like Christmas,” he said.His family shared a video message in reply, saying, “Hi daddy, we miss you, see you soon.”Click here for more information on Sneakers for Soldiers.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more