Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Miss Apopka, Arianna Beyer, did not become Miss Florida. But she did win two awards at the 81st Annual Miss Florida Pageant. The pageant was held earlier this month in front of about 2,200 people in the Youkey Theatre at The Lakeland Center.“I was so very proud of our Miss Apopka, Arianna Beyer, at the Miss Florida Pageant,” said Rosali Morris, president of the Miss Apopka Scholarship Pageant. “Her talent performance was stellar.”Miss Beyer named in the Top 15. She also won the Non-Finalist Talent Award and the Miss America Scholastic Achievement Award.“Of course she wanted to be in the top 10 so that she could perform the clarinet for all her fans but it wasn’t to be,” said Morris.Miss Beyer made these comments on her Instagram account:“Reflecting on this past week with one of my favorite competition photos, because I am most thankful to the Miss America Organization for allowing me to hone my interview and public speaking skills. While I am extremely disappointed that I didn’t get to perform for my family and friends on Saturday night, I am very proud to have represented the city of Apopka, been named in the Top 15, won a non-finalist talent award, and won the Miss America Scholastic Achievement Award. Now, onward and upward! Here’s to a successful senior year and all things clarinet.”According to Morris, Miss Beyer is now in Washington, DC where she is finishing her internship with the U.S. Army Band. Next week she heads for Seattle to participate in the Marrowstone Music Festival along with 200 other musicians. The Festival was founded in 1943 and is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. Arianna, congratulations and remember, you are always # 1 in our book, here in Apopka! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSArianna BeyerMiss ApopkaMiss Florida Previous article72% of voters less likely to support pro-gambling candidatesNext articlePersonal Computer Security Expert to Speak Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter July 17, 2016 at 10:15 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear
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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The European Union is offering grants to youth organisations which wish to develop stronger European relatons. The programme supports the permanent activities of bodies pursuing an aim of general European interest in the field of youth or an objective which is part of the European Union’s policy in that area.Grants of up to ‚€35,000 are available for organisations working in the field of youth at European level. The funding is given to bodies whose activities encourage the active participation of young people in public life and society and help develop and implement youth cooperation across the EU. The EC will provide grants of up to 50% of a successful organisation’s operating costs.The programme supports permanent activities of bodies pursuing an aim of general European interest in the field of youth or an objective forming part of the European Union’s policy in this area. In particular, these activities must contribute, or be capable of contributing, to the active participation of young citizens in public life and in society and to the development and implementation of community cooperation actions in the field of youth in the broad sense. Advertisement Funding for EU wide youth organisations The types of project covered include:–Representation of the views and interests of young people in all their diversity at community level; –Youth exchanges and voluntary service; –Informal and non-formal learning and work programmes;–Promoting intercultural learning and understanding;–Debate on European matters and EU policies or youth policies;–Dissemination of information on community action;–Actions promoting participation and initiative by young citizensOrganisations must be non-governmental, non-profit making and in operation for more than a year. They should be established in either an EU,European Free Trade Area or candidate country and have active members in at least eight of these countries. The closing date for applications is 1 December 2005. Howard Lake | 21 November 2005 | News Tagged with: Ireland
printTarrant County voter registration is up from the 2012 presidential election, but both major party candidates have low favorability nationwide.For the 2012 election cycle, Tarrant County had 975,385 registered voters. Currently, 1,066,419 Tarrant County voters are registered for the 2016 presidential election, according to Patricia Benavides, Tarrant County voter registration manager.But national polls indicate most registered voters are dissatisfied with their voting options in the presidential race.Less than 50 percent of registered voters nationwide are satisfied with their party’s candidate, according to the Pew Research Center, That means more than half of registered voters do not like the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.“Both candidates are also less of an ideological fit for their party’s grassroots supporters than some of their partisans would like, though this is more of a challenge for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton,” said Grant Ferguson, TCU instructor in political science.Ferguson said voters believe Clinton is not liberal enough and Trump is not conservative. He said both Clinton and Trump are less popular within their respective parties than a typical nominee for president.Tarrant County typically votes Republican, which mirrors the voting record of Texas as a whole.In the 2012 general election, 57 percent of Texas voters chose Mitt Romney, the Republican Party nominee, and 41 percent chose Barack Obama, the Democratic Party nominee.In the March 2016 primary election, Clinton received 65 percent of Tarrant County Democrats’ votes while Trump received 26 percent of Tarrant County Republicans’ votes. Texan Ted Cruz captured 44 percent of the Tarrant County vote.“Tarrant County voters have a huge stake in this election,” said Marco Rosas, Tarrant County Democratic Party chief strategist. “If people are upset about the budget cuts to education for children with disabilities, then they have a stake. If they are happy with jobs being taken out of Texas, the voters have a stake. If they are upset about budget cut after budget cut for all Texas schools, the voters have a stake.”The Tarrant County Republican Party did not return calls for comment.Ferguson said he would not be surprised if 1 or 2 percent fewer voters vote than in 2012 due to their dissatisfaction with the candidates. But fewer votes for president could affect down-ballot races.State and local offices also are on the November ballot.“Our vote is our voice,” Rosas said. “Tarrant County has a great slate of candidates this election cycle.”Either party has an opportunity to win the lower-level offices, depending on how many voters actually turn out to cast their votes in the presidential race.“If fewer Republicans in Texas turn out to vote than usual, because they dislike Trump, while the same percentage of Democrats turns out to vote as usual, Republicans in close elections for lower-level offices will be less likely to win,” Ferguson said.Ferguson predicts Hillary Clinton to become America’s first female president based on the FiveThirtyEight forecast, which shows Clinton winning 58.1 percent of the nation’s votes and Trump winning 41.9 percent. However, polls have been fluctuating during the last few weeks.Based on FiveThirtyEight’s collected data, the prediction shows Trump has an overwhelming 89.2 percent chance of winning Texas’ 38 electoral votes.The FiveThirtyEight forecast, as of early October, shows Trump winning the swing states of North Carolina and Ohio, with Clinton winning Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin and Virginia.In order to win the presidency, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes.“Assuming no new scandals occur, and decent debate performances by Hillary Clinton, I’d expect her to win a close election by a couple [of] points,” Ferguson said. “However, based on more recent national and state polling showing a much closer race, I think it is possible that Donald Trump wins, though Hillary Clinton is still the favorite.”This strong dissatisfaction with the major-party nominees has made room for third-party candidates to receive more attention than in previous years. FiveThirtyEight predicts Libertarian Gary Johnson to receive more than 7 percent of the popular vote. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is also receiving attention.According to Texas state law, voters must meet requirements before being able to vote:must be United States citizensmust be registered to votemust be 18 years of agemust live at a Texas addressmust not be serving a sentencemust not be determined by a court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mental incapacitated without the right to votehave one form of identificationTexans who vote by mail do not need to show identification.Tarrant County has 694 locations for eligible voters to vote on Nov. 8 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.Voting locations in the 109 include:St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson AvenueMcLean 6th Grade School, 3201 South Hills AvenueTrinity Chapel, 6610 Southwest Boulevard, BenbrookArborlawn United Methodist Church Annex Building, 4917 Briarhaven RoadCongregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 South Hulen St.Southcliff Baptist Church, 4100 Southwest Loop 820Tanglewood Elementary School, 3060 Overton Park Drive West Students find outlets for stress relief before finals Linkedin ReddIt Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ + posts ReddIt Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ Fort Worth Country Day introduces new learning program Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Presidential candidates aren’t favorable among voters TCU students mentor Fort Worth ISD students Amanda Aguilar Facebook Previous articleBerry Good Buys thrives after renovationsNext articlePi Kap Push Week ends on a high note Amanda Aguilar RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Facebook Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store
At IACHR hearing, Brazil’s government portrays violence as “divergence of opinion” and disinformation as “freedom of expression”
Camila Konder, from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), said: “Attacks on the press by politicians are not exactly new, but in Brazil, since the re-democratization, we have never seen a system so structured and so aggressive. These are attacks to discredit journalism and sow distrust of the press in society.” October 8, 2020 At IACHR hearing, Brazil’s government portrays violence as “divergence of opinion” and disinformation as “freedom of expression” to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en RSF and Brazilian civil society organizations denounce violations of rights to information, health and education Despite the descriptions by Mello, Borges and Konder of serious threats and violence – including the fact that President Jair Bolsonaro said, “I feel like punching you in the mouth” in response to one journalist’s question – the government’s representatives insisted on portraying such statements as a “divergence of opinion.” Marcelo Araújo, a representative of the foreign ministry’s Human Rights division, said: “We emphasize that any divergence of opinion and thought is part of the democratic debate in Brazil. In this sense, the Brazilian state reinforces its internal, regional, and international commitment to respect and guarantee the right to the free exercise of the profession of communication and freedom of thought and expression.” The organizations described violations of the right to information and their impacts on the lives of indigenous people, women, the black population, children and adolescents, residents of favelas and peripheries, and the LGBTQI+ population, who have been denied access to reliable information. During the pandemic, Brazil’s most vulnerable and marginalized population has had its rights to freedom of expression, education and health seriously violated. AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionViolence Abraji – Brazilian Association of Investigative JournalismAmnesty InternationalArticle 19Barão de Itararé Center for the Study of Alternative MediaNetwork Rights Coalition Coding RightsConectas Direitos HumanosNational Human Rights Council (CNDH) Contee – National Confederation of Workers in Educational Institutions National Forum for the Democratization of Communication (FNDC) Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação SocialInstituto Vladimir Herzog (IVH)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Terra de Direitos 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionViolence April 27, 2021 Find out more Sandra Andrade from the Quilombola community of Carrapatos and the National Coordination of the Articulation of Black Rural Quilombola Communities (CONAQ) said the Bolsonaro administration had failed to mobilize to address the pandemic in quilombos and create conditions for quilombolas to have access to basic rights. “We demand a national plan to combat COVID-19 in the communities. We went to the Federal Supreme Court to demand our rights to tackle the pandemic. We expect nothing less than all of our guaranteed rights,” she said. Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News It is worth remembering that the IACHR’s autonomy has been attacked from within the Organization of American States with the support of far-right governments including Bolsonaro’s. Organisation In response to the critical denial of access to information, National Commission on Human Rights vice-president Leonardo Pinho presented the recommendations prepared by the petitioning organizations. They include restitution and expansion of spaces for participation and social control in the fields of formulation and inspection of public policies; the guarantee of more transparency and the effective participation of civil society organizations in the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, expanding and strengthening the program, with the development of an appropriate methodology for the protection of female communicators; promoting access to information in all spheres; the universalization of Internet access and, with it, the universality of the right to education, information, culture and leisure; the development of public policies for access to information specific to Traditional and Quilombola Peoples and Communities, with the allocation of resources for that purpose and the titling of quilombola territories; and the end of attacks on journalists and communicators, as well as the recognition of the fundamental role of journalism and communication, even when contrary to the interests of the government. Follow the news on Brazil Intervozes executive coordinator Iara Moura stressed the importance of ensuring universal Internet access. “This year’s data reveal that, in Brazil, more than 42 million people have never used the Internet. And these Brazilians have color, race, ethnicity, social origin. They live in rural areas or in impoverished neighborhoods in large cities. In the pandemic, the context is even more serious: around 7.4 million Brazilians eligible to receive emergency aid do not have Internet access at home.” Disinformation, a strategy often used by the Bolsonaro administration, was also one of the hallmarks of the hearing. Felipe Cruz Pedri, the Secretary of Institutional Communication of the Special Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency (Secom) and a former aide to Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, said the Brazilian state was the victim of ideological persecution and accused the organizations present at the hearing of censoring journalists and experts who defend positions contrary to those recommended by the World Health Organization. News At the hearing, the government was also represented by Flávio Werneck Noce, special advisor to the Ministry of Health; Bruna Vieira de Paula, coordinator of the Directorate of International Actions at the Ministry of Citizenship; and Débora Cristina Soares Santos, assistant to the Ministry of Education. Receive email alerts Borges recalled how he was insulted by Fundação Palmares president Sérgio Camargo, who described him as “racialist, victimist, anti-white and defender of outlaws” after a series of news reports accusing the Foundation of censoring the biographies of black personalities. Watch the entire hearing here Araújo’s response is contradicted by the data collected by organizations such as Article 19, which listed 449 violations against journalists and communicators by public officials linked to the federal government in the past 20 months. Almost once a day, since January 2019, the president, his sons, senators, representatives, and ministers attack the press. Article 19 executive director Denise Dora said: “Disinformation is a standard practice by this government and is completely allied with a strong, permanent, and constant attack on journalistic activity in the country. Disinformation is produced by attacking the free press and erasing public data. That is how an entire population is held hostage to harmful and undemocratic policies.” Alexandre Magno, the national secretary for Global Protection of the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, repeated what was said at the hearing held in Haiti last March. After explaining how the Brazilian constitution guarantees freedom of expression, he gave a presentation about the Defenders Protection Program, which – although expanded to include journalists in September 2018 – has included only four journalists, with only one remaining in the program today. May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more Finally, the IACHR was asked to organize an in situ visit by the Special Rapporteur to investigate and closely monitor violations in Brazil. The attacks on the press were denounced by journalist Patrícia Campos Mello from Folha de S. Paulo and by Pedro Borges, editor-in-chief of the Alma Preta portal. “The situation is especially critical for female journalists,” Mello said. “We are the target of defamation campaigns encouraged and amplified by the government. Since February this year, thousands of memes have circulated on the Internet in which my face appears in pornographic montages, calling me a prostitute and making allusions to sexual organs. I get messages from people saying that I offer sex in exchange for stories and that I should be raped.” News Reports The holding of this hearing was the result of the joint work of the following 14 civil society organizations: “We return seven months later because the Brazilian situation has worsened, and the state is still failing to provide convincing responses to the complaints presented,” said Ana Flávia Marques from the Barão de Itararé Alternative Media Studies Center. “On the contrary, the attitude of the president, his ministers, and the Brazilian state has unfortunately been to step up hostility towards the press, promote censorship of media outlets and journalists, and violate the right to access information, taking public interest information about the pandemic off the air.” RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America “I come on behalf of Secom to remind everyone how the Brazilian federal government dealt with the issue of freedom of expression during this period of global concern about the coronavirus and the economic crisis caused by certain isolation measures,” Pedri said. “The whole world has experienced a period of strong debates about abusive measures that violated basic rights, including travelling, working, and practicing one’s religion. And the debate itself has become the target of such measures, which tried to restrict the free flow of critical opinions and thus violated yet another basic right”. Government repeats previous responses, accuses organizations Among the commissioners, the most forceful position came from IACHR president Joel Hernandez, who said: “I want to express my total rejection of attacks on journalists, whether due to gender or race. This goes against the foundations of a democratic society. The state has an obligation to respect and also guarantee human rights. I call for these misogynistic actions to cease”. Seven months after denouncing free speech and press freedom violations, Brazilian civil society organizations met again with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) yesterday to report that the situation is getting worse in their country. In response to the complaints, representatives of Brazil’s Bolsonaro administration described the violence suffered by journalists as “divergence of opinion” and said social isolation measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic “hurt the rights” of the population.
By News Highland – October 18, 2013 WhatsApp Previous article58-year-old Kieran McLaughlin to appear in court in Derry tomorrow charged with murder of Barry McCroryNext articleGlenswilly & Killybegs set for County Final battle News Highland Twitter Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The Vice Chairperson of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee has said that smart policing will never replace the tried and tested model of having gardai on the beat, particularly in rural areas.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan was speaking at a special meeting of Donegal County Council to discuss recent crime in the county, particularly aggravated burglaries.Cllr Mc Gowan said garda numbers remains a key issue in Donegal………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/pmgow530.mp3[/podcast]Among those attending the meeting is Superintendent Andy Archbold, who told the meeting that he was there to observe and take the concerns of the members back to the Chief Superintendent. He stressed he would not be taking questions, or addressing specific issues. WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Smart Policing “no substitute” for gardai on the beat – Mc Gowan Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Google+ Facebook
WhatsApp Counting of votes in the fiscal treaty referendum gets underway at 9 o’clock this morning.It’s estimated that just about half of those eligible to vote turned out to do so.In Donegal North East, votes are being counted at the Bonagee Community Centre, while in Donegal South West, votes are being counted at the St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town.All the votes will then be collated at the National Count Centre, from where the official result will be declared this evening. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – June 1, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Counting of Fiscal Treaty Referendum votes begins today Previous articleLetterkenny gardai probe fire in disused shedNext articleThree in court on child sex charges in Derry News Highland Facebook
Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – May 4, 2021 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews The North’s Deputy First Minister says there is no question of Northern Ireland seeking to ease Social Distancing rules on June 21st.At the weekend, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that’s what he hopes to achieve in England, and asking questions by video link this afternoon, West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan asked if the Executive would be seeking to follow suit.Responding, Michelle O’Neill said that is not on the cards…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/danmich.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Previous articleHarbour funding vital for Donegal’s small piers – McConalogueNext articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday May 4th News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Stormont not looking at easing Social Distancing rules in June Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Something of a mystery has taken root at the White House — an oak tree sapling, planted by President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, has gone missing.The sapling was a gift from the French president during last week’s ballyhooed state visit.Washington media flocked to the South Lawn Monday to snap photos and shout questions as the two heads of state ceremoniously shoveled soil on the budding tree.But now, less than a week later, recent photos show an off-color, pale patch of turf where the sapling once stood.The White House did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
April 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mountain West Media Days Are Going Virtual Written by Tags: Mountain West Conference Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLARAMIE, Wyo.-Wednesday, Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson confirmed that, in a cost-cutting measure, the conference will conduct a virtual football media days session this summer.This is because of the COVID-19 outbreak and the dates for this event have not yet been determined.Per a Wednesday statement, Thompson confirmed this decision was made after consultation with media members, television partners, SoFi Stadium of Los Angeles and member institutions, including Utah State.This move comes less than two weeks after Thompson reported, during an in-house interview with the league, that the Mountain West Conference is looking to cut its operating budget this year anywhere from 15-20 percent.This year’s in-person media events were to be conducted at SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, as this will be the site of the Mountain West Champion’s new bowl game, the Los Angeles Bowl, is scheduled to be played for the first time in December.This game will pit the league’s champion against a Pac-12 team and replaces the now-defunct Las Vegas Bowl.pic.twitter.com/zWnCwao8Kv— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 29, 2020