Daily subjected to prior censorship

first_img News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Organisation SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News News March 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts to go further According to the information gathered by RSF, the security forces raided into the premises of the daily Alwan on February 2. The officers seized four pages that were to appear in the edition of February 3. From now on, the newspaper is subjected to prior censorship. Already on 2 October 2001 the national press Council had suspended the daily for 24 hours. The reason put forward was the publication of articles regarded as “libellous”. April 6, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa In a letter addressed to Interior minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders -RSF) protested against the prior censorship to which the daily Alwan is subjected from now on. “That measure totally contradicts the press freedom and freedom of expression guaranteed by article 25 of the constitution of the Sudanese Republic”, stated Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to cancel that decision”, he added. RSF_en February 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily subjected to prior censorship News SudanAfrica last_img read more

Pasadena to Open Doors as Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)

first_img Subscribe Pasadena announced today that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California through the Host Town program. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town.“The Host Town program is an exciting way for Southern California locals to open our doors and show the athletes and coaches from around the world our hospitality and our culture,” said Patrick McClenahan, President and Chief Executive officer of LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee. “This is an important part of the World Games experience and a truly meaningful way for different communities to be part of the Games and create lasting memories for our visiting athletes.”As a Host Town, the City of Pasadena will introduce the athletes to internationally renowned cultural, educational, research and architectural institutions, including the Norton Simon Museum, Caltech, JPL, the historic Rose Bowl Stadium and Gamble House. The athletes will leave with a good sense of why Pasadena is one of the nation’s best places to live, work and attend leisure and sporting activities.“It’s a great honor for the City of Pasadena to take part in the Special Olympics Host Town Program,” said Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard. “It’s an opportunity for us to generate excitement in our community around the World Games and to support individuals with intellectual disabilities by shedding light on the challenges they face.”The Host Town program has been an important element of Special Olympics World Games since 1995, and the experience has left a lasting impression on the local communities in Ireland, Japan, China, Greece, South Korea and the United States, all of which have previously organized Host Town programs as part of the Special Olympics World Games.LA2015 is actively identifying potential Host Town candidates to be considered for the program. Communities are evaluated on the availability of lodging accommodations, sports practice facilities and recreation/entertainment offerings for the athletes, among other criteria. Host Towns are also responsible for planning activities for the athletes to introduce them to the community and help spread the word about the Games.Pasadena joins the growing list of officially proclaimed Host Towns, which includes Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Studio City, Manhattan Beach, West Covina, Arcadia, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, La Mirada, Glendale, Palm Springs, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Irvine, Downey, Whittier, Simi Valley and Fountain Valley. More Host Town selections will be announced in the coming weeks.Communities interested in serving as Host Towns can learn more by visiting the World Games website at www.LA2015.org/host-town.About the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25 – August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world. Honorary Chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown serving as Honorary Hosts. Current Founding Champions and sponsors include The Coca-Cola Company, Mattel, Deloitte, Toyota, Bank of America, OUE, Kaiser Permanente, Davis Elen Advertising, AEG, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, The Walt Disney Company, and Knights of Columbus. LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee, is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.orgAbout Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics®, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel, P&G, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org. Engage with us on: [email protected], fb.com/specialolympics, youtube.com/specialolympicshq, instagram.com/specialolympics and specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Sports Pasadena to Open Doors as Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) Pasadena selected as an LA2015 Host Town, providing culture, training and accommodations to international athletes in July 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 11:45 am Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

What Makes the Perfect Neighborhood?

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago What Makes the Perfect Neighborhood? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Tech Hubs Attract Employee Migration Next: The Week Ahead: A Snapshot of Home Price Trends About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago What are Americans looking for when it comes to finding the perfect neighborhood to call home? Ally Home, the direct-to-consumer mortgage arm of Ally Finance, conducted a survey of more than 2,000 people in order to dive deeper into what they are looking for in both a home and a neighborhood. Of those surveyed, nearly nine out of 10 people (88 percent) said the “vibe” of an area was important in choosing where to live, with half of those (49 percent) respondents categorizing it as “very important.”Moreover, nearly three quarters (73 percent) of those surveyed said they would consider settling for a smaller house than they wanted and/or pay a little more if the surrounding neighborhood appealed to them. Eighty percent of those surveyed said their ideal local needed to match their personality, and 82 percent said they would consider moving if the neighborhood vibe didn’t mesh with what they wanted.But what type of area matches those desired ideals? Thirty-six percent of those surveyed said they wanted a “quiet, quaint” area with “curb appeal, lots of friendly people, and less of a concern to lock the doors.” Twenty-eight percent of respondents were looking for more of a “modern millennial” kind of locale—one “where they can walk to everything, with reasonably priced bars, restaurants, and coffee shops nearby.”Outdoor space was also cited as an important concern for potential homebuyers. A quarter of those surveyed said they wanted a neighborhood close to “organic farms, farmers’ markets, and hiking trails,” whereas 21 percent said they were seeking a “family centric” location, where “families live in close proximity to one another and are close to schools and playgrounds.Click below to watch Ally’s “man on the street” interviews with people discussing what they’re looking for in an ideal neighborhood.Video Playerhttp://dsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ally_NeighborhoodVibes_1280x720_PRNewswire.mp400:0000:0002:18Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 3, 2018 2,071 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / What Makes the Perfect Neighborhood? Ally Home Homebuyers Millennial Homebuyers Neighborhoods 2018-06-03 David Wharton Tagged with: Ally Home Homebuyers Millennial Homebuyers Neighborhoods Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Donegal ranks as one of the worst for electing women to the Dail

first_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal ranks as one of the worst for electing women to the Dailcenter_img By News Highland – September 21, 2015 WhatsApp Previous articleCPWP urge people not to join Public Water Forum as Chair promises a voice to dissentersNext articlePolice appeal as woman is assaulted in Derry News Highland A new survey has confirmed that Donegal is one of the counties with the lowest record in electing woman to the Dail.Since 1918 only 95 women have been elected to the Dail and just two of those from Donegal namely Cecila Keaveney and Mary Coughlan.The figures were compiled by ‘Women in Politics’.Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins says border counties in general have a poor record in electing women as TDS a fact discussed during a recent cross border workshop:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/WIP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

McHugh incurs wrath of Leas Ceann Comhairle

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews McHugh incurs wrath of Leas Ceann Comhairle By News Highland – April 2, 2021 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleGarda warning over drug driving this Easter Bank Holiday weekendNext articleEU/UK trade deal ‘an insult to the Irish fishing’ News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has incurred the wrath of Leas Ceann Comhairle Catherine Connelly after going a minute over time in a submission to Tanaiste Leo Varadkar on persuading workers with IT and HI-Tec firms to move to rural counties like Donegal.Some TDs compared contrasted the situation to yesterday’s Sinn Fein claim that microphones were being switched off if their TDs went over time.Deputy Mc Hugh told the Dail there are hubs and available buildings in several towns in Donegal, going on to name most of them, while the Leas Ceann Comhairle attempted to move on……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/mchughregional1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Brown Bag is Thursday at the Studio

first_img Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Skip Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Williams will provide musical entertainment on the piano and “might” join the singers on a song or two.“Hotdogs, chips and bottled water will be provided and those who would rather bring lunch from their favorite eateries are welcome to do so,” Williams said. “We’ll have tables set up and indoor picnics so it will be a very enjoyable event.A large number of door prizes have been donated and we’ll draw for those throughout the hour. Brown Bag will be a fun time of food, fellowship, singing and dancing.”The next Brown Bag will be in August and will kickoff the 2016 football season with appearances by the coaches of local football teams and from Troy University. You Might Like Lowe’s heroes roll up their sleeves to rehab CHHS front office area Lowe’s of Troy has begun a rehab project at CHHS that includes new painting, counter-tops and flooring. The work is… read more Brown Bag is Thursday at the Studiocenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Brown Bag events in downtown Troy have gained popularity over the years as people of all ages and from all walks of life come together in a spirit of community.“Any time that our community comes together for a time of fellowship and fun is a good time,” said Willie B. Williams, Troy Tourism Department director’s assistant. “And, we are expecting an especially good time at Brown Bag Thursday at The Studio.”Williams said Thursday’s Brown Bag will be from noon until 1 p.m. and has been moved from the downtown square to The Studio because of the heat.“We want everybody to come and enjoy the event and, it’s just too hot to be outside at lunchtime,” Williams said. “We’ve got a great lineup of entertainment including Dorsey Fayson, Christine Barron and other special guests.” Email the author Williams expressed appreciation to Rep. Alan Boothe, Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves and Horn Beverage for their continuing support of the Brown Bag events.“The Troy Department Public Relations and Tourism Department encourages those who attend Brown Bag events to take advantage of the opportunity of being downtown and visit the downtown shops and restaurants.“We have a lot going on in downtown Troy and are exciting about the direction our downtown in growing,” Williams said. “We appreciate the strong support for our Brown Bag events and hope everyone will join us Thursday at The Studio on East Walnut Street in Troy. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

17-year-old Ohio boy charged with 73 counts of delinquency in a nationwide ‘swatting’ spree that left police scrambling to phony 911 calls

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy was charged with 140 counts of delinquency — stemming from what authorities said is the latest in the dangerous trend of “swatting” in which prank 911 calls are placed to draw a SWAT team response.The teenager, whose name was not released because he is legally underage, allegedly placed numerous phony 911 calls in six jurisdictions across the country, including Ohio, Wisconsin and New York, prompting law enforcement agencies to mobilize SWAT teams and in one case shut down a major highway for several hours.The young suspect was charged by prosecutors in Mahoning County, Ohio, with multiple charges of misdemeanors and felonies for allegedly making the hoax emergency calls, officials said.Wes Skeels, the juvenile court administrator in Mahoning County, told ABC News on Wednesday that 73 of the charges, including 40 felonies, stem from incidents that occurred in Ohio and date back to May 2017.He said the suspect appeared in juvenile court on Monday and was ordered to undergo psychological and competency examinations.Skeels said the youngster is being held in a juvenile detention facility in Youngstown, Ohio. The boy was ordered to return to court on June 3 for a probable cause hearing.“I am thankful for the prosecution because we need to make sure that we send a message to others out there that might decide it’s a good idea to try something like this,” Dodge County, Wisconsin, Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt told ABC News on Wednesday. “It really does put lives at stake and puts them in jeopardy of serious harm by something as dumb as this.”The teen suspect allegedly placed a fake 911 call on March 22, 2018, the caused Schmidt to order an all-hands emergency response.The male caller, according to Schmidt, claimed he had shot a man and taken hostages at a residence near U.S. Highway 151 between the Wisconsin cities of Beaver Dam and Columbus.“I had my entire SWAT team respond to this incident. I had all of my on-duty staff responding to this incident on a major U.S. highway,” Schmidt said. “We had to shut down that highway for a couple of hourssure.. We had EMS standby to respond and we had other agencies assisting with that shutdown.”After the incident was declared fraudulent, one of Schmidt’s detectives launched an investigation and learned of similar incidents across the country, including one in Putnam County, New York, that sounded almost identical to the episode in Wisconsin.Punam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley said that on Aug. 11 his 911 dispatch center spoke to a caller claiming “he had an AR-15, had shot his wife and was … holding his son hostage” at a house in Kent.“Members of the Sheriff’s Department were able to get in contact with the homeowner who stated he was out of state with his family and advised that the house should be unoccupied,” reads a statement from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.The sheriff’s department’s emergency response team established a perimeter around the house and using a key provided by a neighbor entered the home and “cleared both floors of the residence confirming that the home was unoccupied and there was no hostage or other emergency situation,” according to the statement.During an investigation that followed the incident, detectives were able to trace the fake call to the Ohio teen’s phone, according to the statement.“The investigators, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies from around the country, were able to identify the caller and determine that the calls originated in Mahoning County, Ohio,” the statement reads.The boy was arrested and charged in February and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office agreed to handle the charges against him for law enforcement agencies that were hoodwinked.“He’s not even remotely close to us,” Sheriff Schmidt told ABC News of the suspect. “I don’t know if he got a kick out of it. I mean, there’s no other ulterior motive that I’m aware of.”“Swatting” incidents have become more frequent in recent years with its roots traced to online gamers and internet trolls.Just last week, a Los Angeles man, Tyler Barriss, 26, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for making a prank phone call to police in Wichita, Kansas, that ended in officers going to a house and fatally shooting an “innocent” man.Barriss pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, and counts of cyberstalking and conspiracy.“Swatting is no prank,” U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said following Barriss’ sentencing hearing. “Sending police and emergency responders rushing to anyone’s home based on utterly false information as some kind of joke shows an incredible disregard for the safety of other people.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three major US airlines

first_img Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first major US airlines to commit to adopt Neste’s SAF at SFO. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Neste North America) Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The low-carbon and high-quality fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.Neste is now successfully delivering sustainable aviation fuel to SFO via pipeline, a milestone the airport has called a “climate quantum leap”. Once Neste’s SAF enters SFO’s fuel consortium, it is available to the commercial, cargo or business aviation entities that operate at the airport. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first major U.S. airlines to commit to adopt Neste’s SAF at SFO, building on their strong track records of sustainability. All three airlines took their first deliveries of Neste’s SAF at SFO within the last few weeks.“The aviation industry is not alone in its journey toward reduced emissions and increased sustainability,” said Chris Cooper, Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste North America. “Solutions like sustainable aviation fuel address both today’s needs and long-term goals, and collaboration is essential to enacting a greener future. Neste is proud to be taking a stand for sustainability through these partnerships with some of the most important airlines in North America.”In 2018, Neste joined SFO, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, other airlines and fuel producers in a groundbreaking agreement to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel. Today, Neste and these partner airlines are delivering on that promise.“Alaska was the first North American carrier to commit to advancing and adopting the use of SAF, and one of the first airlines to demonstrate the use of SAF in passenger flying with nearly 80 flights using sustainable aviation fuel over the last 10 years,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of external relations. “As we return to and re-grow air travel, we’re thrilled to take this next step towards commercially viable supply and use of SAF. We have a long way to go. Being a responsible airline is critical to our employees, guests, communities, and our future — and using SAF is a key part of our strategy to reduce carbon emissions.”“Even in these difficult circumstances, setting up our airline to operate more sustainably is important to us, our team members and our customers,” said David Seymour, Chief Operating Officer for American Airlines. “We have a vision for the future of American that includes advancing the most promising options for reducing carbon emissions from air travel, and sustainable aviation fuel is chief among them. We have been working with Neste, a leader in renewable fuels, for a number of years, and we’re proud to take this step to boost the market for sustainable jet fuel.”“Air travel connects people and cultures and supports a global economy. As an industry, we’re working together to limit our contributions to climate change,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue Airways. “Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of JetBlue’s business plan. We remain focused on long-term environmental opportunities, particularly lessening our largest impact – carbon emissions from flying. The airline industry is one of the few industries that has collectively committed to an international emissions reduction goal. Now more than ever, we must also support other industry-wide environmental improvements like sustainable aviation fuel in order to kick-start the market on these lower carbon fuels.”Neste’s SAF can be used as a drop-in fuel with existing aircraft engines and airport infrastructure, requiring no extra investment. In its neat form and over the lifecycle it helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel. It is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue materials.Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel annual capacity is currently 100,000 tons (34 million gallons). With the Singapore refinery expansion on the way, and with possible additional investment into the Rotterdam refinery, Neste will have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tonnes (515 million gallons) of SAF annually by 2023.Prior to use, Neste’s SAF is blended with fossil jet fuel and is then verified to meet ASTM jet fuel specifications. In addition to helping customers reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, Neste has committed to making its production operations carbon neutral by 2035.Neste has been at the vanguard of sustainable aviation fuel production for nearly a decade. Source: Company Press Release Neste is now successfully delivering sustainable aviation fuel to SFO via pipelinelast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Fritz Play To Sold-Out Crowd At Charleston Pour House [Photos/Video]

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong kept their 2019 winter tour going strong with a sold-out show at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC earlier this week on Tuesday, where the popular jam band was joined by once again by emerging soul-rock outfit, The Fritz. The fun-loving jam quartet has made headlines so far on their 2019 tour with stand-out performances at the Jersey Shore in addition to a sold-out show for their headlining debut at The Capitol Theatre last month. Tuesday’s show kept the party going, helping fans in Charleston charge into the middle of the week with some extra funk in their step.Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Welcomes Members Of The Fritz, Jams ‘Jungle Book’ Style In AshevillePigeons’ first set started out hot with an opening performance of “Time To Ride”, followed by “Overrun”, “Walk Outside” and “Bad For You”, with the latter tune featuring a tease of the “Zelda Theme” as they’ve been known to do from time-to-time. The first half of the show continued with a nonstop flow of songs and jam-based instrumentals including “Somethin’ For Ya”, “Penguins”, “Funkijam”, and “Totally”. Following a brief pause, they kept going right with a run through “Spacejam” > “The Hop” > “F.U.” to close out the first set. Fans can watch the video below for an up-close look of the thrilling show opener of “Time To Ride”.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Time To Ride” – 1/5/2019[Video: yuforic]Set two opened with the band tearing into a funky rendition of “Fade Fast”, followed by “Yo Soy Fiesta”, although there was no invite to Rob Gronkowski to join in on the latter this time around. After continuing with”Henrietta”, the band took a rendition of “Drunk People” into a cover of The Steve Miller Band‘s “Abracadabra” and back into “Drunk People”. The action kept going towards the end of the show with a pair of fan-favorites, “Poseidon” and the lively “Live It Up”, to close out the set. The band returned for a one-song encore of “Ocean Flows” to bring the night’s fesivities to an end.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will continue their run of shows throughout Florida into the weekend with a sold-out performance at The Social in Orlando on Thursday. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket info to all their upcoming performances.Check out the gallery below with photos from Tuesday’s show courtesy of Ellison White.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 2/5/2019Set One: Time To Ride, Overrun, Walk Outside, Bad For You*, Somethin’ For Ya > Penguins > Funkijam > Totally, Spacejam > The Hop > F.U.Set Two: Fade Fast, Yo Soy Fiesta, Henrietta > Drunk People > Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band cover) > Drunk People, Poseidon, Live It UpEncore: Ocean FlowsNotes:* “Legend of Zelda Theme” teasePigeons Playing Ping Pong | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 2/5/2019 | Photos: Ellison White Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Classroom theory, community action

first_imgFor Emelia Vigil ’18, a psychology concentrator who also lives at Dunster House, the most rewarding part of the class was spending time getting to know Somerville’s residents.“We were really able to put a face to the Somerville community and see the diversity of age groups, ethnicities, and perspectives,” she said. “I’ve had the opportunity to take lots of great classes here at Harvard, but very few give you the chance to be out in the community like this.”Chris Higginson ’18, a Winthrop House resident with a concentration in molecular cellular biology, was part of a team that focused the “SNAP Gap” — the 61 percent of Somerville residents who are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, but do not apply for them.“We wanted to address why people were not enrolling, and try to ameliorate that,” he said. To that end, Higginson and his team developed a plan to have residents already enrolled in SNAP meet with prospective enrollees, and created monthly sign-up days with administrative staff in select locations in Somerville, rather than their usual office in Chelsea.“A lot of students feel like they’re in a Harvard bubble, and it was really great to get out into the community and get to know Somerville,” Higginson said.The students partnered with the Somerville Community Health Agenda, under the leadership of its director, Lisa Brukilacchio. Brukilacchio said that in addition to benefitting the students, the class gave community stakeholders a chance to share their real-world insights, both to help inform a future generation on community-based issues and initiatives and to help stimulate movement on issues such as housing, food access and social connections, which were identified in the 2017 Wellbeing of Somerville Report.“The students were able to serve as additional researchers joining the Somerville culture of seeking innovative approaches, supported by models for addressing these issues in other communities,” she said.“Urban Health and Community Change: Planning Action with Local Stakeholders” is expected to become an annual offering, and will run for the second time in the fall. It was developed in partnership with the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Somerville Community Health Agenda and is offered through the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship. A course that debuted last semester took students out of the classroom and into the community, where they got the chance to roll up their sleeves and take some practical action to help the less advantaged.“I wanted to do a project-based class,” said Flavia Peréa, the founding director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship and a lecturer on social studies who led the course “Urban Health and Community Change: Planning Action with Local Stakeholders.”“There are tremendous academic resources in Cambridge and Boston, but Somerville doesn’t benefit as much from those resources. I wanted to leverage Harvard’s resources to help address some of the needs in the Somerville community, and I think of our students as part of those resources.”Peréa said she wanted to give the students “the chance to explore and propose solutions to complex, real-world public health issues in collaboration with community stakeholders,” and for Savannah Miles ’18, the experience stood out.“It was a really uniquely designed class, and unlike any other class I’ve ever been in” she said. “This is the first class I’ve taken at Harvard that focuses on tangible skills for community improvement. We were entirely focused on making a change: looking at a problem, and figuring out how to solve it.”Miles, a Dunster House resident with a concentration in social studies, was part of a group tasked with finding solutions to housing insecurity and homelessness. Part of their work was to look for ways to destigmatize the use of Section 8 vouchers.“We developed an educational program to help encourage landlords to accept the vouchers, as well as a proposal for a property tax incentive to encourage residents to create affordable living spaces in their existing homes,” Miles said. “We tried to create options that would appeal not only to citizens but to developers and landlords as well.” “We were entirely focused on making a change: looking at a problem, and figuring out how to solve it.” — Emelia Vigil ’18last_img read more