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June 19, 2021

Should you take your kids to see fireworks?

first_img TAGS4th of JulyFireworkshearingkids Previous articleDonna’s Deals: Best Fourth of July sales items to buyNext articleOn this day in history: The United States declares its independence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Nothing feels more American than watching fireworks on Independence Day. But is it okay to take your kids to a 4th of July fireworks show?Depending on the age of your child, you want to make sure you have prepared them in advance for watching fireworks. When it comes to fireworks and toddlers, the biggest concern is how the loud boom of explosives could potentially harm your child’s ears and hearing.According to the website The Bump, if you can feel the vibration from the fireworks, you are in the danger zone. Firework noise can register over 150 decibels, more than a jackhammer (130 decibels), jet plane takeoff (120 decibels), and a chainsaw (100 decibels), according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.So if your body is booming along with the explosions, it’s time to find you and your family another seat, with more distance from the action.According to Mother & Baby magazine, there are several ways to protect your child’s ears from fireworks.Use a pair of ear muffs.  You certainly have seen the kids of athletes wearing these during the Olympic trials.You can also buy baby ear plugs to insert into your baby’s ears.Try watching the display from inside your car to muffle the sound even more.Kids of any age can suffer sudden and permanent hearing loss from fireworks, according to Purdue University.If you ever have any concerns about your hearing, including pain or ringing in the ear, seek an evaluation from a certified audiologist. A list of local professionals is available at www.asha.org/profind.Whatever you decide, take it slow and ease into the action. If things go well you can make it a tradition. But be sure to have an escape plan ready if things go south.  You can always enjoy the show on TV from the comfort of your couch.last_img read more

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June 16, 2021

What a 25% cut in arts funding looks like

first_img 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. Advertisement What a 25% cut in arts funding looks like  174 total views,  8 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  173 total views,  7 views today Tagged with: arts Funding grant cuts Law / policy Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger has created a new image to support the campaign against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.His work shows a copy of Turner’s masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire, 1839, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, in the collection of the National Gallery in London. A slash in the painting carries a notice “25% cut” and underneath the work a caption reads: “If 25% were slashed from arts funding the loss would be immeasurable.”Turner referred to The Fighting Temeraire as “his darling”, refusing to ever sell it until he finally donated it to the National Gallery. When the nation was asked by the BBC to nominate the greatest painting on show in the UK’s museums and galleries it came first with 25% of the votes.The title of Mark Wallinger’s new work is “Reckless”. He explains: “I describe the cuts as a reckless adventure. In fact temeraire means reckless in French and by removing the obsolete ship from the scene I am rendering the painting wreckless.”The campaign was launched on 10 September with a new video by David Shrigley and a campaign poster by Jeremy Deller, Scott King and William Morris. Each week the work of a different artist, created in response to the campaign, will be released.Supporters of the artists’ campaign are being asked to sign a petition which will be sent to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world and appeals to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.The campaign is being organised by the London branch of a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.www.savethearts.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 September 2010 | Newslast_img read more

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Discussion from the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference

first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission data protection donor Fundraising Regulator Information Commissioner Law / policy regulation Discussion from the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Three regulators that have a direct impact on charity fundraising are today holding a Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Manchester. Around 300 fundraisers, trustees and other decision-makers have come to hear speakers from the Charity Commission, Fundraising Regulator and Information Commissioners’ Office.Here is our selection of content and comment from the morning session, which was being live-streamed to those unable to attend.This is an unprecedented gathering on issues that will help determine all charities’ future direction in terms of how they fundraise, how they communicate with donors, which types of fundraising they conduct, and how they use data about donors. The live-stream covered only the plenary sessions in the morning. The afternoon session in which delegates attend separate panel sessions is not being videoed. However, plenty of delegates are sharing updates and comments via Twitter using the #RFCC2017 hashtag. 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.  171 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  172 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Howard Lake | 21 February 2017 | Newslast_img read more

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June 15, 2021

After emancipation, ‘Sick from freedom’

first_imgLast year the U.S. commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which gave enslaved Africans their freedom effective Jan. 1, 1863.The federal government’s main motivation was to deprive the Southern slavocracy of their labor force, not some moral freedom ideology.Professor Jim Downs, author of “Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction,” says that in the transition to freedom from 1862 to 1870, hundreds of thousands of freed slaves never lived long enough to enjoy their freedom. A lifetime of suffering was followed by a massive death toll.The portrayal of newly liberated people, with their belongings piled high as they journeyed toward freedom and into a bright new world of opportunity, is far from factual. Many had no shoes and only the clothes on their backs. During the winters, many froze and starved to death. They were without shelter and experienced severe hardships and suffering. Enslaved Africans in Texas were not freed until June 1865, as slave owners there ignored the proclamation for two years.Freed slaves entered a completely foreign and hostile world. They were illiterate, since it was a crime for them to read or write, and segregated. They had no knowledge of the monetary system or of social customs, and no paid jobs.Millions of newly freed slaves succumbed to yellow fever, dysentery and other diseases. It is estimated that at least 1 million of the 4 million former slaves got sick or died between 1862 and 1870. That’s not counting the large numbers of enslaved Africans who were worked to death, beaten to death or lynched on plantations by slave owners.Many runaway slaves fought for the Union during the Civil War to protect themselves and their families, and they were told they’d gain their freedom if they did so. Military service was a condition that the federal government placed on former slaves in return for government aid. About two-thirds of all Civil War casualties came from disease; many Black soldiers were killed and never saw emancipation.During the war, escaped slaves congregated in what were called “contraband camps,” under horrendous conditions. Similar living conditions existed in the settlements of freed people after the war.‘Black epidemic’ blamed on victimsFormer slaves faced a huge health crisis as the smallpox epidemic, which started in Washington, D.C., spread through the South to freed slaves traveling North and to those wandering and searching for family members from whom they had been separated when sold. The epidemic was worsened by the lack of proper medical care, malnutrition, extreme poverty and unimaginable living conditions.At the height of the epidemic, the medical division of the federal government’s Freedmen’s Bureau built and operated 40 Black hospitals throughout the South to identify and support a “healthy workforce.” It wasn’t about providing medical care as much as to “weed out” dependent women, children and the elderly, separating the sick from the healthy and able-bodied. The bureau’s priority was to produce strong workers to meet the demand in the North or send them back to working in the fields, and then close these hospitals as soon as possible.The outbreak was seen as a “Black epidemic” and not worth giving much attention to. Meanwhile, an 1866 cholera outbreak, which mainly affected whites, was vigorously combatted.The so-called “Black epidemic” was blamed on the victims at the instant of their liberation. The same racist policies were exported to the western frontier. The federal government used Reconstruction in the South as a model for “dealing with” the Native peoples, deliberately exposing them to debilitating diseases to “wipe them out.”Records of the medical division of the Freedmen’s Bureau contain heart- -wrenching encounters of sick and dying freed people. To some in the North, the dismal conditions of freed people was evidence that the Black race was doomed to extinction.The indifference to the plight of former slaves who perished was followed by apathy toward the conditions of African-American descendants during the 100 years of government-sanctioned “Jim Crow” apartheid and its “acceptable” violence in the South, and continuing racial discrimination throughout the country.Horrible living conditions affecting formerly enslaved Africans are seen in some 21st-century communities of their descendants. The present-day disparities in education, home ownership, employment, access to proper medical care, poverty levels, malnutrition, homelessness and the wealth gap harken back to previous times. Racist federal, state and local government policies have resulted in African Americans remaining at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder and ensure a lifetime of second-class citizenship. There has never been a level playing field, and racial discrimination results in African Americans continuing to be denied full integration and participation in society.The institution of slavery has been replaced by institutional racism in every system. Resistance to social, political and economic equality is strong and persistent. Struggles of African Americans to overcome their adversities and obtain equal civil and human rights have been met with continuing deterrence, even violence. The ideology of white supremacy, dominance and control, the practice of white-skin privilege, and prevalence of the disease of racism is still a fact in the U.S.Slavery in the U.S. existed for three centuries, from the 1600s to the 1800s. Black people have been free from bondage for 151 years. How many more centuries will it take before African Americans achieve true liberation?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Justice for Yuvette Henderson!

first_imgSupporters of Justice for Yuvette Henderson returned to the Emeryville City Council on Oct. 6 to hear about and respond to the police chief’s report on policing. This report was requested by the council in response to demands, raised by more than 30 community members in September, for demilitarization of the Emeryville Police Department. Henderson was killed in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 3 by police using firearms, which included an AR-15 military-grade assault rifle. Henderson died of multiple gunshot wounds.Antrinette JenkinsWW photo: Terri KayPolice Chief Jennifer Tajada and former interim chief Dave Hall gave presentations which were essentially textbook “dog-and-pony” talks with broad generalities about what “community policing” should look like. Neither one addressed any actual details about the use of force by Emeryville police or about the killing of Henderson.Several commu­nity members addressed the council after the presenta­tions, de­mand­ing real information about the record of the EPD’s use of force and calling for its ­demilitarization. Among the speakers was Antrinette ­Jenkins, Henderson’s sister, who spoke about the pain her family is still dealing with at the loss of the life of their beloved relative.Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old African-American mother of four and grandmother of one, was killed by Emeryville police officers Michelle Shepherd and Warren Williams. An employee at the Emeryville Home Depot had accused her of shoplifting. Henderson sustained a head injury at the hands of the store’s security guard and requested an ambulance. When police arrived instead of an ambulance, she fled to Hollis Street, just inside Oakland city limits. There, police shot and killed her.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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June 12, 2021

RSF marks two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with country mission to Malta and launch of new report

first_img MaltaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News News Follow the news on Malta to go further October 15, 2019 – Updated on October 16, 2019 RSF marks two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with country mission to Malta and launch of new report December 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has returned to Malta to remember journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the two-year anniversary of her assassination and renew calls for justice in her case. On a country mission from 14-16 October 2019, RSF has launched a ground-breaking new report, monitored hearings in vexatious posthumous defamation cases, and met with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and other senior officials. RSF remains committed to the pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia until all those involved in every aspect of her assassination are brought to justice – including, crucially, the masterminds. MaltaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF has returned to Malta to mark two years since the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on 16 October 2019. RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire and UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent have travelled to the country to renew calls for justice and underscore the need for concrete action to address the broader deteriorating press freedom climate in the country.On 15 October, Deloire and Vincent met with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela, Minister for Justice Owen Bonnici, and Attorney General Peter Grech. RSF appreciated the chance for a frank and robust exchange of views on steps needed to improve the press freedom situation in Malta.“I remember the crowd without any visible limits in the streets of Valletta, gathered in support of press freedom, as happened in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and as happened in Bratislava after Jan Kuciak and his fiancee were killed,” said Christophe Deloire. “One could have expected the Maltese government to take proactive measures for the protection of journalists and launch an ambitious plan for press freedom in the country after Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. Instead, the authorities behaved defensively. The time has come to adopt a new strategy. It will be better late than never.”RSF underscored the urgent need for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, crucially including the need to move forward in establishing a fully independent and impartial public inquiry – in line with the requirements of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – without further delay. RSF also called for the posthumous defamation lawsuits against Daphne Caruana Galizia to be dropped, and for the government to allow the Valletta protest memorial in her honour to stand. They emphasised the need for protection of journalists and called for an end to attacks on independent media, including The Shift News. RSF also launched a ground-breaking new report in a Valletta press conference on 15 October, at which Christophe Deloire and Rebecca Vincent spoke, alongside OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir and Justice for Journalists Foundation Director Maria Ordzhonikidze. The report, titled ‘Justice delayed: the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate,’ is a joint publication of RSF and The Shift News, and has been published with the kind support of the Justice for Journalists Foundation. The full report is available for download below.On 14 October, Rebecca Vincent monitored hearings in a number of defamation cases at the Courts of Justice in Valletta, including lawsuits brought by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat against Daphne Caruana Galizia and her son, Matthew Caruana Galizia, and lawsuits brought by the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and former Central Bank Deputy Governor Alfred Mifsud that continue posthumously against Daphne Caruana Galizia. The hearings in the cases filed by Muscat and Schembri – neither of whom appeared in court – were postponed until 9 December. Mifsud gave brief testimony, and the defence counsel deferred their right to cross-examine him until the next hearing, which has been set for 20 January.“The fact that hearings in these vexatious defamation suits took place on the very eve of the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination is an outrage. Rather than continuing to use these lawsuits to pressure her grieving family, the Prime Minister and other officials should drop these lawsuits and refocus their efforts on the true pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia,” said Rebecca Vincent.RSF will take part in the 16 October Valletta demonstration in honour of Daphne Caruana Galizia, at which Christophe Deloire and Rebecca Vincent will speak. RSF is also involved in vigils that will take place on 16 October in London, Brussels, Berlin, and Vienna.Malta is ranked 77th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 30 places over the past two years. last_img read more

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May 12, 2021

Lords seek to limit effects of ‘Bernard Manning case’ rule

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Lords seek to limit effects of ‘Bernard Manning case’ ruleOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today The rule established in the famous ‘Bernard Manning case’ that employers canbe liable for acts of discrimination by non-employees has had its teeth removedby the House of Lords. Commenting in a recent discrimination judgement, the Lords sought to limitthe effect of the Burton v De Vere Hotels case of 1996, where the owners of ahotel were found liable for discrimination of black waitresses who sufferedwhile staffing an event at which the comedian told racist jokes. The EAT ruled in that case that employers may be liable for the actions ofthird parties outside their employment where they have some control overwhether the harassment is allowed to continue and they do nothing about it.This principle has since been relied on in other claims. Now the House of Lords has said employers will only be liable for acts ofsexual or racial harassment by a third party if it fails to take steps toprevent or stop the harassment because of the employees’ sex or race. “If this is correct, there is a much higher standard of proof than hadbeen thought for someone seeking to show that an employer is liable fordiscriminatory acts by third parties,” said Adam Turner of Lovells. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Brooks Brothers’ Madison Ave store could give way to Midtown East tower

first_imgEmail Address* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Tagsbrooks brothersCommercial Real EstateDevelopmentMidtown East Rezoning Share via Shortlink Claudio Del Vecchio has owned Brooks Brothers since 2001. (Getty)The retail apocalypse that sent one brand after another into bankruptcy last year could pave the way for a new skyscraper in Midtown East.The Brooks Brothers store at 346 Madison Avenue is being offered up as a development site that could be transformed into a 41-story, 700,000-square-foot tower, sources familiar with the offering told The Real Deal.The site is hitting the market after the iconic menswear brand — initially battered by changing trends, and dealt a final blow by the pandemic and the move to work-from-home — filed for bankruptcy last year. A partnership of Simon Property Group and Authentic Brands bought the 200-year-old company out of bankruptcy in August for $325 million and announced plans to close 75 of its 200 stores.The brand’s flagship at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 44th Street, however, is still owned by Claudio Del Vecchio, the Italian billionaire who had owned Brooks Brothers since 2001.Del Vecchio hired a JLL team of David Giancola, Andrew Scandalios and Bob Knakal to market the site for sale, sources said. It includes the Brooks Brothers store and an office building at 11 East 44th Street, which Del Vecchio bought in 2019 for $109 million. The pricing expectation wasn’t available, but if the site sold for $500 per square foot or more — a figure brokers said could be expected for the area — it could reach upwards of $350 million.A representative for Del Vecchio could not be immediately reached, and a spokesperson for the brokers declined to comment.The site could be among the early ones to take advantage of the city’s 2017 rezoning of Midtown East, designed to encourage the creation of 6.5 million square feet of new office space over the next two decades. Its current zoning allows for an office building or a hotel to rise on the site.Other proposals for new Midtown East projects include Vornado Realty Trust and Rudin Management’s 1,450-foot tower at 350 Park Avenue and Harry Macklowe’s 1,500-foot tall office building at 14 East 52nd Street. JPMorgan Chase is already at work demolishing its headquarters at 270 Park Avenue to build a new 1,400-foot office tower in its place.Contact Rich Bockmannlast_img read more

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May 9, 2021

Proteomics of intracellular freezing survival

first_imgPanagrolaimus sp. DAW1, a nematode cultured from the Antarctic, has the extraordinary physiological ability to survive total intracellular freezing throughout all of its compartments. While a few other organisms, all nematodes, have subsequently also been found to survive freezing in this manner, P. sp. DAW1 has so far shown the highest survival rates. In addition, P. sp. DAW1 is also, depending on the rate or extent of freezing, able to undergo cryoprotective dehydration. In this study, the proteome of P. sp DAW1 is explored, highlighting a number of differentially expressed proteins and pathways that occur when the nematodes undergo intracellular freezing. Among the strongest signals after being frozen is an upregulation of proteases and the downregulation of cytoskeletal and antioxidant activity, the latter possibly accumulated before freezing much in the way the sugar trehalose has been shown to be stored during acclimation.last_img read more

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May 2, 2021

Brad Ost Memorial Blessing of the Animals will be June 1

first_img× HOBOKEN – The public is invited to bring their pets for a Blessing of the Animals in honor of the late Brad Ost, a beloved All Saints Episcopal Day School parent who dedicated his life to rescuing animals.To support Brad’s passion for helping all living things, rescue animals that are up for adoption will be present. This event is open to the public and their pets on Thursday, June 1, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at All Saints Trinity Church, 707 Washington St., Hoboken.The blessing of the animals is the culmination of the 5th grade’s “Essential Questions” class project on the human-animal bond.As part of the project, each student is partnered with an animal owner, who they interview to find out about the relationship that person has with his/her pet.Student presentations on the human-animal bond will be highlighted during the blessing event.last_img read more

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