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Macmillan Cancer Relief expands its Lottery team

first_img Macmillan Cancer Relief has appointed a new Lottery and Statutory Funding Co-ordinator to work with Joe Waterton, Lottery and Statutory Funding Manager.Karen Devine will be joining the charity to expand the fundraising opportunities from Lottery and statutory sources.Since 2000, £6.5m of Lottery and statutory funding has been awarded to Macmillan for a variety of services and posts ranging from welfare rights advice to Macmillan GP Facilitators and carers’ schemes. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 29 June 2003 | News Macmillan Cancer Relief expands its Lottery team  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Joe Waterton, Macmillan Lottery and Statutory Funding Manager, said:“With Karen on board, we will be able to extend our work in providing advice for cancer self-help and support groups – enabling them to apply for small grants from Lottery programmes like Awards for All. By doing so, we’ll be making a big difference at community level.”Karen joins Macmillan from the Wellcome Trust where she assessed and managed grants for Research Fellows and other academics. She’ll be working alongside Joe in preparing funding bids and managing grant income for the charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 14, 2021

NCGA Applauds Withdrawal of WOTUS Interpretive Rule, Calls for Continued Dialogue

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Applauds Withdrawal of WOTUS Interpretive Rule, Calls for Continued Dialogue Previous articleIndiana Sheep and Goat Numbers Remian SteadyNext articleNFU Says President’s Proposed Budget Includes Crucial Investments for Agriculture Gary Truitt NCGA had called for the withdrawal of the interpretive rule in its formal comments to the EPA and Corps last year. NCGA has also called for significant changes to the WOTUS rule itself, and will continue to work with EPA through the rulemaking process. A final rule is expected this spring. SHARE Facebook Twitter The National Corn Growers Association today applauded the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) interpretive rule and called for continued dialogue between the Environmental Protection Agency and the agricultural community. SHARE “Farmers have a lot of concerns about WOTUS,” said Maryland farmer Chip Bowling, president of NCGA. “What we need is clarity. The interpretive rule actually made things less clear. We hope that the withdrawal of the interpretive rule will allow us to get to the true matter at hand: how the Clean Water Act is administered.” “Last October, I brought EPA officials to my farm so they could see firsthand how a farm the proposed rules would actually apply in practice. It was a productive conversation. To the EPA, I want to say: thank you for listening. I think both sides learned a lot,” said Bowling. NCGA Applauds Withdrawal of WOTUS Interpretive Rule, Calls for Continued Dialogue Bowling stressed the importance of working with the EPA and giving farmers a voice during the process. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers withdrew the interpretive rule on Jan. 29, citing a requirement by Congress included in last year’s “cromnibus” appropriations bill. The interpretive rule was intended to clarify normal farming activities exempt from the Clean Water Act. Facebook Twitter “We need to continue that dialogue, on WOTUS and beyond. We can all agree that clean water is important. Farmers are committed to improving water quality and conservation practices. We look forward to working with Administrator McCarthy and the EPA as they finalize the WOTUS rule, to ensure it is clear and workable for farmers.” By Gary Truitt – Feb 2, 2015 last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

Nine journalists now held in secret

first_img News January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica RSF calls on the authorities to release the ten Eritrean journalists who began a hunger strike on 31 March. Nine of them have been transferred to a secret place of detention. Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case April 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nine journalists now held in secret RSF_en UpdateNine jailed Eritrean journalists on hunger strike were transferred to a secret place of detention on 3 April. Police in Asmara told their families that the nine were no longer in their cells. They were reportedly taken by soldiers and presidential officials to a new place. A 10th imprisoned journalist on hunger strike, Dawit Isaac, is said be in the Halibet hospital as a result of being tortured in jail.______________________________________________________________04.04.2002 – Ten journalists on hunger strike Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expressed great concern today about the start of a hunger strike by 10 journalists jailed in Eritrea and called on the government to free them at once.”They are being held in very bad conditions and we are worried about their health,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “All they have done is express their opinions and nothing justifies their lengthy imprisonment. As far as we know, they have not been formally charged with anything and their detention is arbitrary and illegal.” Eritrea is the only country in Africa without any privately-owned media. RSF notes that a visa application for its representatives, made to the Eritrean Embassy in Paris several months ago, has received no response.The 10 journalists from the privately-owned media began a hunger strike on 31 March in what they said, according to letter smuggled out of prison, was a protest against their illegal detention and to demand “justice before a fair and independent court.” The 10 hunger-strikers are Yusuf Mohamed Ali, editor of Tsigenay, Mattewos Habteab (editor) and Dawit Habtemichael (journalist) of Meqaleh, Medhanie Haile (deputy editor) and Temesgen Gebreyesus (board member) of Keste Debena, Emanuel Asrat, editor of Zemen, Dawit Isaac and Fessehaye Yohannes, of the newspaper Setit, Said Abdulkader, of the magazine Admas, and a freelance photographer, Seyoum Tsehaye.The government ordered all privately-owned media outlets to stop publication last 18 September. In the days that followed, a dozen journalists were arrested and taken to the main police station in the capital, Asmara, where they were accused of publishing interviews with politicians who had publicly called for “democratic reforms” in the country. The politicians were also arrested.RSF notes that another journalist, Simret Seyoum, managing editor of Setit, has been held since 6 January in an unknown place after being caught trying to escape to neighbouring Sudan. Several dozen Eritrean journalists have fled the country in recent years to avoid government reprisals.sign the petition Receive email alerts News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Organisation News EritreaAfrica to go further Reports Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

Spring just as sombre for independent press four years after Black Spring crackdown

first_img News Help by sharing this information May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Four years after the crackdown of 18 March 2003, Cuba continues to the world’s second biggest prison for journalists, with a total of 25 currently held. Reporters Without Borders called for their release at a demonstration today at the international tourism trade fair in Paris. Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out more March 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spring just as sombre for independent press four years after Black Spring crackdown News October 15, 2020 Find out more News CubaAmericas Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Four years after the March 2003 crackdown, Cuba still has 270 prisoners of conscience including 25 journalists, which makes the island the world’s second biggest prisoner for the press after China, Reporters Without Borders said today, after staging a protest at Cuba’s stand in the international tourism fair in Paris.The human rights situation has shown no improvement since Fidel Castro officially transferred power to his brother Raúl on 31 July of last year. In fact the repression has worsened since the autumn, with an increase in attacks, searches and arrests of independent journalists.Some 30 Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated today in front of Cuba’s stand at the tourism fair in Paris, unfurling banners, putting up posters and demanding the release of the 25 journalists detained in Cuba. Wearing black T-shirts with the words “Cuba = prison,” they covered the stand with adhesive black stripes symbolising the bars of a prison. Reporters Without Borders also demonstrated in front of the Tunisian and Egyptian stands.Whether or not they are imprisoned, Cuba’s independent journalists have been having a particularly trying March. Twenty of them, who have been held ever since the March 2003 “Black Spring” and who are serving jail terms ranging from 14 to 27 years, continue to be mistreated by their guards and their health has suffered.Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental (APLO), a small independent news agency, is regularly beaten by the guards at Kilo 8 prison in the central city of Camagüey. Along with 17 other detainees, he began a hunger strike on 7 March in protest against prison conditions and to draw attention to his state of health, and to that of two of his colleagues, Alfredo Manuel Pulido López of the El Mayor news agency and Normando Hernández González, the head of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey (CPIC). Hernández, who is in Camagüey’s Kilo 7 prison, has tuberculosis but is not receiving the necessary treatment. He has been refusing to take food since 4 March.Laura Pollán Toledo complained to the interior ministry on 7 March about the way her 64-year-old husband, Héctor Fernando Maseda Gutiérrez, the co-founder of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro news agency, was transferred from his prison in the western town of Agüica to a hospital where he was to be operated. Although extremely weak, he was left in a punishment cell for three hours and was then shackled for the transfer. The order for this to be done was given by Capt. Emilio Cruz Rodríguez, who was accused of “sadism” by Pollán.Ricardo González Alfonso, the editor of the magazine De Cuba and Reporters Without Borders’ Cuba correspondent, is still in the recovery ward of the military hospital at Havana’s Combinado del Este prison, after undergoing three operations in December 2005. He is serving a 20-year sentence which he received in 2003.Ramón Velázquez Toranso of the Libertad new agency, who has been detained since 23 January of this year, was transferred to a forced-labour camp in the eastern province of Las Tunas on 3 March. When his wife and daughter asked why he had been transferred, they were told it was “on the orders of State Security.” He is serving a three-year prison sentence for being a “pre-criminal social danger.”Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia of the Jóvenes sin Censura news agency was arrested by State Security on 2 March as he was going with some other young people to an exhibition in Havana. Officials threatened him with imprisonment before letting him go. He was held for 24 hours last September, and was detained again from 4 to 12 December at State Security headquarters.Cubanacán Press editor Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Cyber-Freedom laureate in 2006, was assaulted on 2 March in Santa Clara by State Security officials led by Lt. Yuniel Monteagudo Reina and four members of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution. He was briefly held in a police station after the attack, which left him with bruises to the head and face. CubaAmericas News to go furtherlast_img read more

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Student Financial Aid Overhaul Underway at PCC with New Director

first_imgHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena City College’s new financial director is planning to implement a string of changes in the process by which students apply for financial aid to help them avoid lengthy waiting periods in the disbursement of the funds.Among the changes that new PCC’s Financial Aid Office Director Manuel Cerda has in mind is encouraging students to embrace technology and use it as they track the status of their financial aid requests.“I’m heavy on the customer service part so one of my goals here is to change that around, to be able to use modern technology like portal information, communication via email and eventually use text communication to provide more frequent up to date statuses because the technology is there we just need to use it and embrace it,” Cerda told the PCC Courier, the College’s weekly student publication.Cerda, hired in the fall of 2015, plans to discourage students from taking out student loans at the community college level, the PCC student weekly reports. He also has plans to implement changes to that process to reduce the wait times for experienced borrowers and process their applications faster.“Our goal here is to be able to really discourage the use of student loans because of the Department of Education limitations and to educate students to save their loan eligibility for a four-year or professional degree,” Cerda said. “As for the delay of the loans, one of the things is we make it a requirement for first time borrowers to wait 30 days, but there is a method where I’m going to be able to expedite that process for existing borrowers who are clear on their path to their goals.”With the deadline to begin the financial aid applications for the fall 2016 term approaching, students can look forward to Cerda’s new measures to help them through the process, among them a shift to what he calls “push targeted communication.”“If it’s been a certain period of time, we send you an email, what I call a nudge,” Cerda explained to the PCC Courier. “If you’ve been stalled in there for two weeks, then you know you need to go check in and see what’s going on. Even no news is news, and if you’re not moving forward then you need to take action.”Cerda also confirmed PCC is in the process of finding a debit card similar to what other colleges use as a disbursement option for students. Using such a card could help reduce expenses that are invested in generating paper checks, mailing them to students and paying people to stuff them in envelopes, he said.Counting the time it takes for providers to come to campus and present their proposals, such an option could be in use in about a year once the college decides to pursue it.In any case, PCC plans to involve students more in the decision-making process, so that whatever substantial changes can be done in the process would help them concentrate on their studies and in graduating. Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education Student Financial Aid Overhaul Underway at PCC with New Director From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 4, 2016 | 11:11 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

UCLA Announces 2017 Football Schedule in Rose Bowl

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News UCLA will be playing six of its 2017 Pac-12 conference games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the conference announced last Wednesday.The Bruins are slated to play three non-conference games and nine conference contests during the season which kicks off when Southeastern Conference opponent Texas A&M comes to Pasadena on Saturday, September 2. They will then host Hawaii at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, September 9, with the two teams facing off for the first time since 1938.UCLA caps off the non-conference slate with a road trip to Memphis on Saturday, September 16.Pac-12 play once again opens with Stanford, this time on the road on Saturday, September 23. UCLA will host Colorado at the conference home opener on September 30 before the Bruins have an open date on the weekend of October 7.UCLA then heads to Tucson after the break to face Arizona on Saturday, October 14 before hosting Oregon for Homecoming at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, October 21. The Bruins then hit the road for consecutive weeks as they head north to face Washington on Saturday, October 28 before facing Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, November 3.UCLA hosts Arizona State on Saturday, November 11 at the Rose Bowl prior to making the short trek to face crosstown rival USC on Saturday, November 18 in the Coliseum. UCLA concludes the regular season with a home matchup against Cal on Friday, November 24.The Pac-12 Championship Game will be held on either Friday, December 1, or Saturday, December 2.For more information, visit www.rosebowlstadium.com/teams/detail/ucla.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sports UCLA Announces 2017 Football Schedule in Rose Bowl From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 12:06 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 4, 2021

Plane diverted to Shannon after passenger dies on Amman bound flight

first_imgNewsBreaking newsPlane diverted to Shannon after passenger dies on Amman bound flightBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2016 635 GARDAI are treating the death of a man on flight that was diverted to Shannon as a case of sudden death.On Thursday morning, a Royal Jordanian flight had left O’Hare International Airport bound for Amman when crew alerted air traffic controllers Shannon Airport that there was an emergency on board the flight.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Flight crew reported that a male passenger was in need of immediate medical attention and they pilot sought permission to divert and land at Shannon.There, crews were met by emergency paramedics and a doctor when the plane landed shortly after 10am.A Jordanian national, aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead a short time later and his body was transferred to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.Gardaí were making efforts to contact the family of the deceased as it had been deemed a sudden death case.The 180 passenger flight resumed a number of hours later. Print Email Twitter Previous articleKaleidoscope cabaret kickstarts Limerick Literary FestivalNext article#thankspaulie as plaudits flow for Limerick rugby hero Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 26, 2021

Plea To Hold ‘Tiranga Rally’ To Support Protesting Farmers Today: Gujarat High Court Issues Notice To State Authorities Returnable By Jan 27

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea To Hold ‘Tiranga Rally’ To Support Protesting Farmers Today: Gujarat High Court Issues Notice To State Authorities Returnable By Jan 27 Sparsh Upadhyay26 Jan 2021 4:55 AMShare This – xThe order would essentially mean that the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) will not be able to lawfully take out the rally today i.e., on Republic Day.In a Plea by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) seeking permission to hold procession on January 26th 2021 (Tiranga Rally in Surat District), the Gujarat High Court on Monday (25th January) issued notice to the State Government and the Surat Police returnable on 27th January, 2021. The order by Justice Vipul M. Pancholi would essentially mean that the Patidar Anamat Andolan…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a Plea by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) seeking permission to hold procession on January 26th 2021 (Tiranga Rally in Surat District), the Gujarat High Court on Monday (25th January) issued notice to the State Government and the Surat Police returnable on 27th January, 2021. The order by Justice Vipul M. Pancholi would essentially mean that the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) will not be able to lawfully take out the rally today i.e., on Republic Day. The Petitioner association had sought permission to hold procession on January 26, 2021, consisting of 200 persons, beginning at 09.00 a.m. commencing from Shahid Smarak Sarthana, Surat, which would have ended to the Statute of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mangadh Chowk, Minibazar, Varachha, Surat. As reported by ‘The Indian Express’, the petitioner association had stated in the petition that the decision to take out the rally was in a bid to “show solidarity with the agitating farmers and also to ventilate their grievances about non-withdrawal of the cases which have been recorded during the agitation of the petitioner association and also to allot a government college in Varachha area”. It was also stated in the plea, while “programmes of the party in power” are continuously permitted in Surat city, in case permission is sought for an event from the police by any other person “who are not attached with the party in power, the respondent authorities feel (such events) will create an issue of law and order”. Before the Court, the Counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that on 24th January, the permission as prayed for by the petitioner had been rejected. To this, the Court said, “According to this Court, when the written order of rejection has been passed, the petitioner has to challenge the same by way of amendment. Accordingly, petitioner is permitted to amend the petition.” Looking to the averments made in this petition, urgent notice was issued to the respondents returnable on 27th January, 2021. In related news, the Telangana High Court on Monday (25th January) directed the Rachakonda Police Commissioner to accord permission to the Telangana Rashtra Rythu Sangam (TRRS) to hold a ‘farmers parade’ on Tuesday (26th January) in Hyderabad. The Bench of Justice K. Lakshman was hearing the plea of Telangana Rashtra Rythu Sangam (TRRS) and a social activist who stated before the Court that they wish to organize a protest in solidarity to the farmers’ protest in Delhi. Notably, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (25th January) asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to explain why Sub-Divisional Magistrates issued notices to farmers with tractors to furnish ‘exorbitant personal bonds’ in the wake of farmers protests. A division bench of Justices Ramesh Singha and Rajeev Singh passed the order in a PIL filed challenging the notices issued under Section 111 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on January 19 asking farmers to furnish personal bond in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rupees 10 lakhs and two sureties for the like amount citing apprehension of breach of law and order amid farmers protests. It may be noted that a large group of farmers have been protesting near Delhi borders since November 26 demanding the repeal of three controversial farm laws passed by the Parliament last year. The protesting farmers unions have announced that they will hold a tractor rally in Delhi on the Republic Day. Ahead of the tractor rally, there were reports that the UP administration has asked fuel stations in all districts to not provide diesel for farmers’ tractors. However, the UP police later said that such notices have been withdrawn. Click Here To Download Order/JudgmentRead Order/JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 18, 2021

Texas set to resume executions after COVID-19 delay

first_imgFooTToo/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas is set to move forward with the execution of an inmate Wednesday, its first since a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.Billy Wardlow, 45, was convicted of capital murder after he fatally shot an 82-year-old man, Carl Cole, in 1993 during a robbery at Cole’s home.Wardlow was 18 at the time. The minimum age a person can receive the death penalty in Texas is 17 years old.Wardlow’s attorney, Richard Burr, told ABC News Wednesday that there are three pending petitions in the Supreme Court that could possibly result in a stay of execution.He called those petitions “the most serious and hopeful.”One petition, which has been pending since June 10, has to do with the question of predicting future dangers, according to Burr.In Texas, in order to be sentenced to death, a person has to be deemed someone who is likely to be dangerous in the future.“You can scientifically know now it was impossible to predict future dangers of an 18-year-old because their brains are still not fully formed,” Burr said.The two other petitions involve what Burr described as ineffective counsel and an incorrect waiving of another appeal in state and federal court.Burr said he has also requested with the Texas Supreme Court to withdraw the execution order because of the risk amid the pandemic and the “huge rise of COVID-19 cases in Texas.”A judge moved Wardlow’s execution date from April 29 to July 8 because of the pandemic. Texas is among the states that have seen an increase in coronavirus cases, the daily rate of positivity, hospitalizations and deaths, according to an ABC News analysis.The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a request to delay Wardlow’s execution or commute his sentence to life in prison on Monday, Burr said.Wardlow’s execution time is set for 6 p.m. CST, but can occur any time after that until midnight, according to Robert C. Hurst, a spokesman at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.Jason Clark, chief of staff at the state’s Department of Criminal Justice, told ABC News the agency can “carry out the process safely for those participating and witnessing the execution.”Witnesses will have their temperature taken, will be provided with a mask and be spaced out, Clark said. No more than five witnesses are allowed for the inmate and victim each, a limit that predates the pandemic.If carried out, it will be Texas’ third execution of the year. The two others took place in Jan. 15 and Feb. 6.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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NYC startup nabs $50M to expand Wi-Fi connectivity

first_imgGigstreem CEO Joel McIntyre (Gigstreem, iStock)Haven’t had internet issues this year? Lucky you.For those who have been plagued by problems, a New York City startup focused on large-scale connectivity in commercial and residential buildings hopes to provide a solution.Gigstreem, founded in 2017, just raised $50 million from Crestline Investors, bringing its total funding to $75 million. The company offers “ubiquitous Wi-Fi,” meaning each building operates as its own network (with private accounts for individuals) instead of having dozens of accounts and hotspots form a patchwork of connectivity.“We create a singular, seamless network,” said CEO Joel McIntyre.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreData center demand, rent surge in secondary markets L.A. partners with Microsoft, Starry to provide public housing with internet Playrooms close, WiFi strained as residents hunker down Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* The investment will help the company expand from six markets to 15 by the end of the year. Prior backers include RET Ventures and LNC Partners.According to McIntyre, it costs several hundred thousand dollars to install a block of underground fiber in New York City. Gigstreem’s network, in comparison, is a mesh of fiber and wireless installed on rooftops at a cost of around $7,000 per building. “We’re moving away from the idea that it costs millions to put a network in the ground,” he said.Gigstreem currently has 200 commercial customers, including major landlords like Related Companies, SL Green and Vornado. It services 5,000 residential units, with contracts to service 35,000 across all of its markets.Although Gigstreem was growing prior to Covid, the firm benefited from the demand for connectivity that spiked as many people worked and learned from home.“The digital divide is very real. There are massive numbers of children without access to the Internet at home,” McIntyre said.In California, Starry Internet and Microsoft partnered to provide free internet in public housing. (Related is an investor in Starry.)Contact E.B. Solomont Message* broadbandinternetstartups Tags Share via Shortlink Full Name*last_img read more