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Call to Artists: Sculpture on the Lawn 2017 accepting proposals

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange CountySculpture on the Lawn Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleRepresentative Val Demings wants to hear from you Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! 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 From the Orange County Media Relations OfficeArtists are invited to submit work for the third annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors and students who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from June 20, 2017 through June 1, 2018. One of the four sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.Selection Criteria: The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness and durability.Artist Responsibilities: Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition.Sites and Safety: While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site. Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers.Orlando has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as rust and fading should be considered.Installation: Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads.Selection Panel: Members of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Public Art Review Board will make the selections.Honorarium: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal.Insurance: Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location.Size: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.Sales: Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until June 2018.Application: Each artist may enter up to three pieces for consideration. Submit four images of each proposed piece, with images loaded on a jump drive or emailed. Each image should capture a different angle of the sculpture. If surface detail is an important feature, please include a close-up shot.Images must be individual jpegs and not embedded in PowerPoint or other presentation programs. An annotated list of the images must match the numbers on the jpeg and preferably be in the same order on the jump drive or email. Be sure the artist’s name is at the top of the page. On the annotated list, also include the title, medium, size, sales price and any other information relevant to the criteria, including installation recommendations. Emails cannot be larger than 10 MB. Accommodations for Dropbox or Hightail can be made.Timeline:Proposals due: March 10, 2017Notification of acceptance: March 24, 2017Installation time frame: June 1-18, 2017Sculpture On the Lawn Opening Celebration: June 26, 2017Sculpture removal: June 2-6, 2018For more information, go here. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

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Gala score try within 11.14 seconds of match kick off!

first_imgMonday Apr 25, 2016 Gala score try within 11.14 seconds of match kick off! Gala scored one of the fastest tries in Scottish Rugby history on Saturday when they crossed the whitewash after just 11.4 seconds from the match kick off againt Marr. Frankie Robson was the tryscorer after collecting, feeding his number eight, then taking the return pass.There was a bit of controversy about the kick off, with some saying that it wasn’t a legal drop kick, perhaps understandable in real time. But as the video shows, the ball did indeed touch the ground.In terms of the quickest tries ever, there are only two that have ever been faster in the Aviva Premiership, with Lee Blackett at 8.28 seconds in 2008 and Tom Voyce at 9.63 seconds in 2004, while in 1999 Scotland’s John Leslie scored within ten seconds from kickoff in the Six Nations.The current record holder in international rugby though appears to be Dafyd Howells, who scored for Wales U20 after just 7 seconds in the Junior World Championship in 2014.You can see more tries scored from the kick off in the Related Postscredit: stumediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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Reporters Without Borders calls for end to media harassment

first_img Help by sharing this information Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Organisation RSF_en AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more September 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for end to media harassment Follow the news on Algeria to go further Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary electionscenter_img News News May 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on Algeria’s rulers to immediately stop hounding the country’s independent media as a dozen newspapers prepared for a protest shutdown on 22 September. The one-day protest, called “No-Press Day,” is expected to involve a dozen of the country’s 43 privately-owned newspapers, despite ideological and commercial rivalries, and will aim to publicise the situation nationally and internationally and convince the government to end the harassment and attacks on press freedom.The authorities, especially the group of people around President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have over the past month stepped up efforts to silence the independent press, which continues to report cases of political and business corruption. Commercial and financial tricks were used at first to obstruct these papers (which sometimes resort to satire) and then steady harassment – including repeated police summoning of journalists, proprietors and editors – and finally arrests. Bouteflika has never had warm relations with the media since coming to power in 1999 but he and his aides now go through each independent newspaper, looking for anything that could be an excuse for legal action or even a trial for undermining the head of state.Article 144 b of the criminal code provides for between two months and a year in prison and fines ranging from 50,000 to 250,000 dinars (600 to 3,000 euros) for insulting or defaming the president, parliament or the army.Recent arrests have included Ahmed Benaoum (11 September), boss of the firm Er-raï el-Aam, which publishes the newspapers Er-raï, Le Journal de l’Ouest and the weekly Détective, and Fouad Boughanem, editor of Le Soir d’Algérie (16 September).Details of this extensive harassment have included:August- 14: Le Matin, Le Soir d’Algérie, Liberté, L’Expression, El Khabar and Er-raï ordered to pay their debts to government printers by 17August.- 18: All six papers fail to appear.- 21: Liberté et El Khabar pay off debts and reappear.- 23: Mohamed Benchicou, managing editor of the daily Le Matin, arrested at Algiers airport with large number of cash vouchers on him. The finance ministry files complaint against him for violation of foreign exchange and capital movement regulations.- 26: Police summon Farid Alilat, managing editor of the daily Liberté, editor Saïd Chekri, coordination chief Ali Ouafek and journalist Rafik Hamou.- 27: Le Matin reappears after paying off debts. Benchicou put on formal probation.- 28: Alilat, Chekri, Ouafek and Hamou present themselves to police.September- 1: Seven Liberté journalists summoned – including managing editor Alilat, former managing editor Outoudert Abrous, columnist Mustapha Hammouche, editor Saïd Chekri, cartoonist Ali Dilem and journalists Mourad Belaïdi and Rafik Benkaci. Le Soir d’Algérie reappears after paying off debts.- 3: Alilat, Chekri, Ouafek and Hamoun ordered to report to public prosecutor and examining magistrate and meanwhile conditionally freed. Hammouche and Belaïdi questioned by detectives after being summoned. Benchicou summoned.- 6: Benchicou and Dilem decide not to respond to any more police summons and only to appear before a court. Fouad Boughanem, managing editor of Le Soir d’Algérie, gets third summons.- 8: Formal summonses signed by state prosecutor delivered to Dilem and Benchicou, who are arrested by detectives and taken to Algiers central police station.- 9: Dilem and Benchicou charged with insulting the head of state and conditionally freed. Their arrest causes crowd to gather in street. Three photographers arrested and taken to police station, then released.- 11 Ahmed Benaoum arrested on basis of complaint against him for forgery related to two civil matters dating back 20 years.- 14: Benaoum put on formal probation then freed. A dozen independent papers decide to stage a “No-Press Day” on 22 September.- 16: Boughanem arrested in front of the Journalists’ Centre in Algiers, taken to central police station and released a few hours later. Journalists come to protest at his arrest are briefly arrested, including Le Soir d’Algérie chief editor Badreddine Manâa, the paper’s senior editor, Malika Boussouf, and Rabah Abdallah, secretary-general of the Algerian National Union of Journalists (SNJ).- 17: L’Expression reappears, after paying off its debts.- 22: “No-Press Day.” News April 29, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Newslast_img read more

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Policemen attack journalist’s home in Baghdad

first_img RSF_en Policemen fired on the Baghdad home of the head of the Iraqi Press Agency, Haydar Hassoun Al-Fizaa, on 27 August, injuring his wife and other relatives, before searching the premises and damaging furniture.The attack on Al-Fazaa’s home in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Shaab was carried by police officers travelling in seven interior ministry vehicles. With the help of neighbours, Al-Fizaa was able to take his badly-injured wife to hospital. Other members of the family were also hospitalised.Officials said the police had not known that Al-Fizaa owned the house and carried out the raid on the basis of information that a hostage was being held there. They also claimed that no shots were fired during the operation. The police showed no warrant before carrying out the raid and did not make any arrests. They failed to apologise to Al-Fizaa and offered no compensation.The contradictory claims by officials and the illegal nature of the raid constitute, at the very least, a breach of the rule of law. An impartial and independent investigation is needed to dispel any doubts about the reasons for the raid. And those responsible must be punished.A journalist since 1996, Al-Fizaa has written many articles. He has headed the Iraqi Press Agency since 2008 December 28, 2020 Find out more to go further News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraqcenter_img News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation August 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Policemen attack journalist’s home in Baghdad News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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French TV station interviews wife of jailed website creator Huang Qi

first_img Receive email alerts November 21, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French TV station interviews wife of jailed website creator Huang Qi Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News French channel TF1 broadcasted a documentary about freedom of expression in China. Zeng Li, wife of the web master Huang Qi sentenced to 5 years in jail, denounced tortures and persecutions against her husband. Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more ——————————————————–TF1 interview with ZENG Li, wife of HUANG QiPatrick Poivre d’Arvor: How long has your husband been in prison?Zeng Li: He was arrested on 3 June 2000, so more than three years now.Ppda: How much longer has he to serve in prison?ZL: The court sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment, so until 4 June 2005.Ppda: Do you think he will be released on that date?Zl: I’m not sure, because from the beginning, none of the dates have been respected. (short pause)…They have never followed or respected legal procedures. So I cannot tell at all if he will be released when the prison term ends.Ppda: Have you seen your husband?Zl: Yes, I saw him in prison once. That day the whole family went – eight of us. In the reception area of the prison, we saw Huang Qi for 30 minutes and spoke using a telephone. At the same time, we saw other prisoners who were having meals with visiting family members, but we were not allowed to do so. Huang Qi had a guard behind him and there was another next to us. Before we saw Huang face to face, a guard told us he kept writing, asking for an appeal hearing. The guard asked us to try to persuade him to stop writing. Therefore when we met, we asked him to stop, as there were guards with us and the telephone conversation was being recorded. We simply told him stop writing in prison, because we were so worried we wouldn’t be able to see him again.Ppda: What has your husband advised you and your son to do?Zl : That day my husband was unhappy that I was staying in China with our son. He wanted us to go abroad for our safety. Although there is only one more year of the sentence left, he fears that he won’t be released at the end. He wants us to go abroad to a safer place.Ppda: Do you want to leave China?Zl: Of course if possible, I hope my son can be brought up in a safer place, in foreign country with a better learning environment, so that he can have a more civilised education.Ppda: What do you want your son to do when he grows up?Zl: I hope he can work in the scientific field. I hope he can grow up happily in our country.Ppda: Do you think China will become a freer country in the future?Zl: I hope China will improve.Ppda: Is it dangerous for you to talk to us?Zl: All I am telling you is the truth. I’m just saying what a Chinese person can say. I’m not afraid, although I don’t know what will happen to me later. I believe I should express my personal opinions.Ppda: On camera, what do you want to say about your husband to the Chinese authorities?Zl: I want to say that while central government policy may be satisfactory, when it comes to the municipal (district) level, those officials are getting it wrong. I hope the government will pay more attention to what their local bureaucrats are doing, particularly in obeying the law. They should not judge people unfairly.Ppda: Do you think your husband has done anything wrong. Did he only criticise corruption?Zl: I am sure my husband is not guilty. He may have criticised some people he felt were wrong, but that does not make him guilty. In China these days we talk about democracy and the law. If we are found guilty just because we express our views, this is impossible.Ppda: How old is your son?Zl: My son is now 12 years old.Ppda: Do his school friends know his father is in prison?Zl: My son is in a private school. Two years ago, I had problems raising him, and I wanted to put him with a family who could raise him more normally and in a more peaceful environment, without being adversely affected by our problems. But later with the moral and economic support of my family and friends, I managed to keep my son and send him to a private school. When Huang Qi was arrested, the police told me once that if we refused to co-operate with the authorities, we would not be allowed to stay in our home town of Chengdu and our son could not go to the state school any more.Ppda: Do the people who run the private school know about your problems?Zl: We are trying to hide the situation about his father, because we are afraid that our son’s life may be affected and he may be denied the chance to go to school.Ppda: Are you in danger? Are your mobile phone conversations etc. tapped?Zl: It seems I no longer have a private life. I feel like I am always under surveillance. Ppda: Do you want us to go to the prison where your husband is? Would it do any good?Zl: There should be no problem if you just go to the entrance and stay outside. Anybody can go anywhere they want. I think this will arouse their attention. I don’t know if your visit will have bad repercussions for him.Ppda: Has he been tortured in prison?Zl: Yes, beaten up. He has a long scar on his head and a tooth fell out. People, who were held in the same prison as him, who have since been released, have told me he was tortured a lot, beaten up and locked up. Once he was in coma for several days after being beaten. His friends and he himself also told me once he was hit in his ‘genitals and that he lost a lot of blood. Since then he has terrible headaches and a lot of pain.Ppda: Have any other people in the prison been tortured?Zl: Compared with the others, Huang Qi’s torture has been worse. He has been tortured more severely because he keeps refusing the prison staff’s orders to stop writing. I think higher level officials have ordered the guards to torture him. I remember the day we went to court because we had heard that Huang Qi was going on trial. I took my camera, hoping to take a photo of him, secretly. The court guards saw me taking photos and they were very perturbed, as they don’t like to see journalists attending court. So as soon as they saw me taking photos, they seized my camera immediately and confiscated it. Then two guards came over to me and explained they were just doing their duty and could not help it and hoped I understood.Ppda: What does he continue to write about prison?Zl: He mainly writes about corruption among bureaucrats, how he has been tortured in prison, his hope for more democracy in China and for citizens’ right to express their opinions freely.Ppda: Has he managed to get what he has written out of the prison?Zl: He asked the prison guards to send part of it out for him, which is perfectly legal. But some of the guards refused to do so and there has been conflict between them. The harder ones told him to stop writing and even beat him. Thanks to his friends in the previous prison who have since been released I have got hold of some writings. I only received part of these writings, because some must have been confiscated as they left the prison.Ppda: Can you show us his writings?Zl: These are letters written by him in prison, some are what he thinks of books he has been reading. Ppda: So he wrote these in prison? …These are the articles?Zl: These are his views of the books he read and his opinions…Ppda: Is he allowed to read in prison?Zl: Before he read a lot of books, he loves reading. In prison he has had access to books on law and legal systems, and he wrote his views about them.Ppda: So what is this?Zl: These are articles written by him before his arrest. I have kept them. There are also some articles written by me about legal procedures, in the hope of helping his legal defence.Ppda: Have you received letters from him?Zl: I have never received letters from him in his own name. And in the same way he never received letters I wrote to him under my name. But he has written to me using a false name and I received them.Ppda: Is this a letter written by your son?Zl: This is a card written by my son to his father on the first Christmas after he was arrested. But we could not manage to send it, so we kept it.Ppda Can your son read this to us?The boy: “Dear father, New Year is coming, I wish you a happy New Year. In this happy festival I want to tell you my good news. My school report is among the best in my class. Even older boys did not get such good marks as me. In mathematics, I came top in the first term of primary 4 and I decided to work even harder. In second term of primary 5, I got 99% in the exam and 100% the following year. I am still top of my class. In languages, I came second in class this term. Mum and the grandparents are very pleased. But my English results are still not very good, so I will work harder in the future and get good results. I wish you a happy festival and good health.”Zl : My son wrote this in the first year my husband was arrested, but we just kept it because we did not even know how to send it to him.These other documents are police summonses…. And some legal documents.Ppda : What would your son want to tell your husband , if one day he could see him on the TV?The boy : I want to say, father, I hope you can get out as soon as possible, because I haven’t seen you for such a long time, I hope we can soon have a family reunion. I wish him good health and better conditions in prison.Ppda : Do you think your father is very brave?The boy : I think what he did was right and I don’t know why he was arrested.Ppda : Thank you very much. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information A transcript of the entire interview, including parts not broadcast by TF1, is available in English on www.rsf.org.”Yes, he was beaten. He has a long scar on his forehead and he has lost a tooth,” Zeng said in the interview, which she gave despite the dangers it entailed. “He went into a coma once for several days after being badly beaten. Former fellow inmates told me he was beaten on his genitals.” Zeng told Poivre d’Arvor she feared her husband would not be released at the end of his sentence: “They never stick to dates and deadlines.” Zeng, who has been allowed to see her husband only once, in October 2003, accused the prison authorities of persecuting him. “He refuses to stop writing in prison, so the guards beat him regularly. I think they have orders from their superiors to beat him.”Arrested on 3 June 2000, on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 4 June 1989, Huang was prosecuted under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code and was sentenced to five years in prison for subversion. His offence was to have posted articles by foreign-based dissidents about the Tiananmen Square massacre on his website, which is hosted on a server in the United States. Huang originally created a site to carry notices about missing persons in China.Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Huang and the 42 other Chinese cyber-dissidents being held for posting pro-democracy articles and messages on the Internet. News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Zeng Li, the wife of jailed website creator Huang Qi, accused the Chinese authorities of persecuting and torturing her husband in an exclusive interview with French TV station TF1’s news presenter Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, conducted in Chengdu in southwestern China and broadcast during the TF1 8 pm news programme yesterday. ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8

first_img Previous articleUPDATE: Council to call election on board changes, struggle continues over dateNext articleCity, hospital sales tax collections rise admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8 Crude Oil: 61.15 (-.64)Nymex MTD AVG: 64.0788.Natural Gas: 2.697 (-.005).Gasoline: 1.7650 (-0.0010).Spreads: March/Apr. (+.21) Apr./May (+.32).Plains WTI Posting: 57.75 (-.50). WhatsAppcenter_img Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. By admin – February 8, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

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Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

first_img TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Evan VucciFILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, tour a Pfizer manufacturing site, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portage, Mich. WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers Twitter Local NewsUS News Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Minneapolis police shoot, kill armed suspect

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — Officers on Saturday shot and killed a suspect in Minneapolis who allegedly was firing a gun into the air and into the ground while walking down the street.Minneapolis Police Department personnel responded after an anonymous 911 caller at 5:26 p.m. local time told authorities a man was walking around firing a handgun, police said in a statement, adding: “That caller provided a very detailed description of the suspect and his clothing.”A second call to 911 said the suspect was shooting a silver 9-millimeter handgun, police said.Officers said they fired on the man following a foot chase. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, per protocol, has been alerted and will investigate the incident.Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement he hoped to “offer words that can help ease the pain that people in every neighborhood of our city feel tonight. But at the same time, I must recognize that whatever words I come up with will fall short of that goal.”“Too many times,” he added, “people from across Minneapolis and the Twin Cities have been stung by the pain of a life lost in the course of an encounter with law enforcement. Regardless of what happened tonight — the historical trauma inflicted on communities of color is never far from nearly every facet of our lives.”As of 11:30 p.m., there had been no reported violence or arrests linked to the earlier shooting of the suspect. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Two women at a Burger King tell manager to ‘go back to Mexico’

first_imgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(EUSTIS, Fla.) — The video of a heated exchange between a Burger King manager and two white customers who told him to “go back to Mexico” has gone viral.Neyzha Borrero of Eustis, Florida, was grabbing a bite to eat at a local Burger King with her boyfriend earlier this month when she overheard two women say they were offended after they overheard the Burger King manager, Ricardo “Ricky” Castillo, speak to one of his employees in Spanish. That’s when Borrero started filming.In the video, one of the women can be heard telling Castillo, “You’re being very rude,” after hearing him speak Spanish.“No, you’re being rude by being prejudiced,” Castillo replies.The conversation escalates when one of the women says, “This is America and our main language is English…Go speak your Mexican at home!”“Guess what ma’am, I’m not Mexican,” Castillo responds. “You’re being very prejudiced and I want you out of my restaurant right now.”Castillo then threatens to call the police after one of the women tells him to “go back to Mexico” if he wants to keep speaking Spanish.“I was shocked and I didn’t know what to do,” Castillo told ABC News. “I wasn’t going to call the cops,” he admitted. “I was raised to respect my elders and I wasn’t going to do that to them.”This past weekend, outrage erupted after a series of tweets from President Donald Trump seemingly aimed at progressive freshman Democratic congresswomen of color.“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?” he wrote.Trump’s comments were widely criticized by Democratic lawmakers, many of whom characterized his attacks as racist.Many on social media have described the refrain “go back to your country” as a common attack against people of color in the U.S.Last year, a Sikh man was attacked and told to go back to his country while he was putting up campaign signs near Turlock, California.Castillo, who has worked as the general manager for the Burger King in Eustis for a year and a half, said he has never experienced anything like this, but added he isn’t surprised. He hopes the video serves as a lesson on how people should treat others.“Everybody has their different opinions, nobody is the same,” said Castillo. “We’re all human beings and we deserve to be treated with respect.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle

first_imgThe cadet unit based at HMAS Cairns took the rare opportunity afforded them to tour a major Fleet unit, meet some of the sailors and officers of Newcastle, and gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of Navy personnel, while also discovering what it takes to be a crew member of a fighting warship.The Australian Navy Cadets teach young Australians the value of hard work, adventure and teamwork and the cadets were able to see how those attributes come into play in the Royal Australian Navy.Highlights of the day included tours of Newcastle’s embarked helicopter (affectionately known as ‘Fatcat’), bridge, and upper decks, including the 76mm gun and missile launchers.Newcastle’s Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Suresh Kumar said he strongly believes in the importance of the Australian Navy Cadets.“It’s important that the Royal Australian Navy maintains a regular and strong relationship with cadet units from all around the country,” he said.“Australian Navy Cadets supply a significant percentage of recruits to the Navy every year and the more they see of how the actual Navy operates the better informed they will be,” Lieutenant Kumar said.[mappress]Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: Australian Navy September 10, 2014 During a recent Port visit to Cairns, HMAS Newcastle gave 33 cadets from Cadet Training Ship Endeavour the opportunity to tour the Guided Missile Frigate. Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cadets View post tag: HMAS Newcastle View post tag: Australian View post tag: Tour View post tag: Asia-Pacific Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle Share this articlelast_img read more

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