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PARC welcomes news that changes to be made to the way GSOC operates

first_img The road safety organisation PARC is welcoming news that changes are being made to the way the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission operates.It follows a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee which makes a number of recommendations which Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says she will be implementing.They include bringing the Garda Commissioner under GSOC’s remit, and extending the length of time people have to make a complaintIn February of this year, PARC put in a substanive submission to the Justice Committee, and PARC’s founder Susan Gray says many of their issues have been addressed.She says it’s particularly important that people with concerns about garda investigations into fatal collisions are given time to make their complaint…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/sus1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PARC welcomes news that changes to be made to the way GSOC operates Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 2, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleO’Neill says Keane’s Villa post is a good arrangementNext articleConfirmed that 700 DARD jobs will move to Ballykelly in 2017 News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

Brundidge Lions Club opens patriotic essay contest for students

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The essay competition is made possible by a donation from Jim Whaley Tire and the support is greatly appreciated, Shipman said.The essays will be judged by a panel of judges made up of educators and veterans. The educators will judge the mechanics of the essays and the veterans will judge the content. The winner from each school will receive $100 and all competitors will receive blue ribbons.The deadline for entry is October 31 and the winners will be announced November 6. During the Veterans Day celebration, the winning essays will be in print on the editorial page of The Messenger and will be read on WTBF. By Jaine Treadwell   This year, the Brundidge Lions have initiated project designed to create a deeper sense of Patriotism among sixth-grade students in the Pike County School System.“Students at Banks, Goshen and Pike County elementary schools are being invited to participate in an essay competition on the subject of patriotism,” Shipman said. “Dr. Donnella Carter at the central office, is working with us on the project.” Published 10:56 pm Monday, October 8, 2018 Skip You Might Likecenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Because patriotism is a general topic, the students can express, in any way, what patriotism means to them in a 400 to 600-word essay. “The students will have to give a lot of thought to the definition of patriotism and then decide what it means to them, individually,” Shipman said. “The essay is a way to get them thinking about patriotism and understanding what it means to them and why it is important to all of us as Americans.”Shipman said patriotism begins at an early age and Lions Clubs around the country set goals to help foster patriotism in students of all ages.“It is important that we, as Lions, participate in activities and events that promote patriotism and develop leadership skills,” Shipman said. “Each June, the Lions sponsor a leadership conference weekend at Troy University that offers high school juniors and seniors opportunities to develop leadership skills, meet community leaders and foster patriotism.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen BLESSED PETS: St. Mark’s blesses animals, raises donations By Jenna Oden Local residents brought their pets to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon to be blessed in… read more Sponsored Content Brundidge Lions Club opens patriotic essay contest for students Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Freedom is not free. The price has been high and has not yet been paid in full.John Shipman, president of the Brundidge Lions Club, said too often the sacrifices that have been made to secure the freedoms Americans enjoy today are taken for granted.“It often seems like we don’t realize how fortunate we are to have the freedoms that have been purchased for us with such tremendous sacrifices,” Shipman said. “But when the National Anthem is played and hats are removed and hands placed over hearts, that is an indication that Americans will not let those sacrifices be forgotten.”last_img read more

Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump’s posts

first_imgNearly all Facebook employees are working remotely due to the pandemic.”We recognize the pain many of our people are feeling right now, especially our Black community,” Facebook said in response to the AFP request for comment.”We encourage employees to speak openly when they disagree with leadership.”Facebook was aware some workers planned the virtual walkout and did not plan to dock their pay. A presidential call To make matters worse, US media revealed Sunday that Zuckerberg and Trump spoke by telephone on Friday.The conversation was “productive,” unnamed sources told the Axios news outlet and CNBC. Facebook would neither confirm nor deny the reports.The call “destroys” the idea that Facebook is a “neutral arbiter,” said Evelyn Douek, a researcher at Harvard Law School.Like other experts, she questioned whether Facebook’s new oversight board, formed last month to render independent judgments on content, will have the clout to intervene.On Saturday, the board offered assurances it was aware there were “many significant issues related to online content” that people want it to consider.Facebook, meanwhile, is directly affected by Trump’s counter-attack against Twitter.The president signed a decree Thursday attacking one of the legal pillars of the US internet, Section 230, which shields digital platforms from lawsuits linked to content posted by third parties while giving them the freedom to intervene as they please to police the exchanges. The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US president.Some Facebook employees put out word of a “virtual walkout” to take place Monday to protest, according to tweeted messages.”As allies we must stand in the way of danger, not behind. I will be participating in today’s virtual walkout in solidarity with the black community,” tweeted Sara Zhang, one of the Facebook employees in the action. Network in revolt Twitter and Facebook both have in place systems to combat disinformation and dangerous content — appeals to hatred, harassment, incitement to violence and the like.But Facebook exempts political personalities and candidates from these restrictions.Zuckerberg’s position has not gone down well with many of his employees.”I don’t know what to do, but I know doing nothing is not acceptable,” Jason Stirman, a member of Facebook’s research and development team, wrote on Twitter.Other Facebook employees spoke out on Sunday.David Gillis, a member of the design team who specializes in product safety and integrity, said he believed Trump’s looting and shooting tweet “encourages extra-judicial violence and racism.””While I understand why we chose to stay squarely within the four corners of our violence and incitement policy, I think it would have been right for us to make a ‘spirit of the policy’ exception that took more context into account,” he wrote.Nate Butler, a Facebook product designer, added: “I need to be clear – FB is on the wrong side of this and I can’t support their stance. Doing nothing isn’t Being Bold. Many of us feel this way.”center_img “Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind,” Ryan Freitas, the design director of Facebook’s News Feed, tweeted Sunday, adding that he was organizing about 50 other employees who share his view.At the root of the discord is Twitter’s unprecedented intervention last week when it tagged two Trump tweets about mail-in ballots with messages urging people to “get the facts.”Zuckerberg reacted by telling Fox News that private social media platforms “shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.” Trump retweeted the interview.On Friday, Twitter responded once again to a Trump tweet, this time after he used the platform to warn protesters outraged by the death at police hands of an unarmed black man that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”Twitter covered up the tweet with a message warning it “violated Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” Viewers had to click on the message to see the underlying tweet.The message also was posted on Facebook, but Zuckerberg decided to let it stand unchallenged.”I’ve been struggling with how to respond to the President’s tweets and posts all day,” he wrote Friday in a post. “Personally, I have a visceral negative reaction to this kind of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric.”But, Zuckerberg went on to say that “our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies.” Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19 break could add a year or two to my career: James Anderson

first_imgLONDON: Veteran England pacer James Anderson believes the enforced break in cricket due to COVID-19 pandemic could prolong his career by an year or two.All cricketing activities across the world have been suspended since mid-March due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, which has so far claimed more than 3.75 lakh lives globally. “It could just add on a year or two at the end of my career,” Anderson said while speaking on BBC’s Tailenders podcast. “I’ve really enjoyed being back and as odd as it is just bowling into a net, with not many people around, it’s still nice to be back and playing cricket.” Anderson, 37, is part of the 55-member group that has been asked to return to training, ahead of the West Indies Test series. Last week, Anderson had posted a video of himself on Instagram in which he was seen running in and then delivering the ball at the Old Trafford. “I bring all the kit myself – my bands and med balls to warm-up with – and I’ve got my own cricket balls which I don’t normally have,” said Anderson who is England’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket and One-Day Internationals. “I have a quick lap round the outfield and then straight into the nets. I bowl a few overs and then get straight back in the car and go home.” The Test series against West Indies will take place behind closed doors and Anderson supports the idea of playing artificial crowd noise at the games. “I’ve been watching the rugby league in Australia and I actually thought there was a crowd watching because they were playing crowd noise through the speaker in the stadium,” Anderson said. “I actually thought it worked. It was nice to have that sort of atmosphere even though there was no-one there,” he added. Earlier, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen had also said that the “forced break” might have helped certain athletes to increase the length of their careers. “I wonder how many sportsmen/women have had their careers lengthened with this forced break? Little niggles healing. A mental break from pressure. Falling back in love with their sport. Would be interesting to find out?” Pietersen had tweeted. IANSlast_img read more