Radio Boukman resumes broadcasting two weeks after director’s murder

first_img News March 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Boukman resumes broadcasting two weeks after director’s murder News RSF_en October 11, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails the courage and perseverance of the staff of Radio Boukman, who resumed broadcasting on 20 March, 15 days after its director-general, Jean Liphète Nelson, was gunned down, and who are determined to maintain his commitment to help the population of Cité Soleil, the Port-au-Prince district where the community radio is based.“The radio station’s programming has resumed and we are continuing to broadcast from our studios in Cité Soleil despite the many suggestions that we should relocate,” news editor Jean Junior Joseph said. “By staying, we are complying with the wishes of Cité Soleil’s population, which has adopted Radio Boukman as its own.”Launched in June 2006 and providing a recognized educational service, Radio Boukman is the only news media based in Cité Soleil, a sprawling shantytown on the northern side of the capital. Named after Dutty Boukman, the “houngan” (Vaudou priest) who started the 1791 slave revolt, it provided a great deal of help to the victims of the January 2010 earthquake.Emotion has been running high in Cité Soleil ever since Nelson’s murder on 5 March. One of his alleged killers was lynched by angry residents. “We were told of the arrest of two other presumed accomplices but we do not know what has happened with the case since then,” Radio Boukman manager Joachim Jorel said.The arrests were made in the course of a major anti-crime operation in the capital that is being carried out jointly by the Haitian National Police (PNH) and members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), a peacekeeping force.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, one of the suspects arrested in the Nelson murder investigation is Mackenson Baptiste, a known criminal who recently escaped from prison. So far there is no evidence linking the murder to Nelson’s work.Watch a report about Radio Boukman by the Internet documentary video-makers of Solidar’IT in Haiti.Radio Boukman – la voix de Cité Soleil (Haiti) par AsianProjekt Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice November 14, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas to go furthercenter_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas News Help by sharing this information News Organisation June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Alert: Missing 71-Year Old, Elderly Woman

first_imglatest #1 Alert: Missing 71-Year Old, Elderly Woman Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 11:33 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty 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. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News Subscribe Pasadena police are on the lookout for a missing elderly woman who may be travelling on a red motorized scooter.Authorities say 71-year old Antonia Day is known to frequent bars in the Pasadena area, and has been missing since early this morning.Day is 5 feet tall, weighing 120 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion.If you have information that can assist in helping the Pasadena Police Department to safely locate Antonia Day, please telephone 911, your local police department or the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

NFL commissioner says draft will still include this fan-favorite tradition

first_img Written by April 23, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL commissioner says draft will still include this fan-favorite tradition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — NFL dreams will come true at Thursday night’s 2020 draft and although the annual event will be held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19, the commissioner and all 32 teams will be joined online to celebrate and share in the hope-filled evening. Commissioner Roger Goodell joined ABC News’ Good Morning America on Thursday from his basement-turned-miniature draft night studio and shared his expectations for the night that he said will connect fans and players and move one step closer to kicking off the NFL season. “The draft has always been about hope, but this year with all that’s going on and our society and around the globe, we need more experiences together and we need that ability to look forward and maybe have a distraction from all that we’re going through,” Goodell said. “We’ll have over 200 remotes around the country. It will be a way to socialize and bring people together and that’s what the NFL does and so I think we’ll be able to bring a great deal of optimism, not just to our fans but to the fact that businesses continuing to go forward and operations are going forward.”He continued, “This is a really important event to our clubs and helping finalize their rosters and get ready for the season so this is important for us to do it right and doing it from home and doing it within regulations with no exemptions.” While the night will miss some of its hallmark moments, like players walking on stage to hold up their new jersey and shake hands with Goodell, he said fans won’t be disappointed.“There are a couple of things about the draft which I love,” he said. “The interaction with our fans, of course, and they love to boo and I love it myself. So we’re going to find a way to bring that in tonight and hear from our fans directly, because it’s just part of the tradition that we want to continue.” Ohio State star cornerback Jeff Okudah told ESPN, “Even though the draft won’t be like how we envisioned it, it is still going to be crazy just to be a part of it.” “I’m wearing my suit. I gotta look sharp, this is still going to be my day,” fellow draft prospect Ohio State defensive end Chase Young also told ESPN. Each team will be on a video conference together — and since team facilities are closed — the decision makers will gather in a remote version of the war rooms to analyze and discuss their picks before passing it along to the commissioner who will make the announcement.Top prospects, including this year’s presumptive No. 1 pick Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow, were sent cameras and equipment to capture their real-time reactions to the big moment. Goodell said his own home setup will have “three people in here with me and it worked pretty well last night. We were testing some of the technology. So I think we’re ready to go.”Specialists have apparently worked overtime to ensure that there’s enough broadband and digital security for the high-profile and highly-watched event. Even if the streamed event is not flawless, the impressive technical feat will still deliver a dose of sports to a country of fans starved for some excitement.This year’s online festivities will also include a Draft-A-Thon to raise money for COVID-19 relief charities. “We want to pay tremendous respect to our health care workers, our first responders, all the people who have been just heroic in doing such great things in the community,” Goodell said. “The NFL family itself just crossed $80 million into our Draft-A-Thon and that’s been going up rapidly, so we expect to be able to generate with our fans and NFL family collectively a great deal of money that can go to help people in need right now.” As for what Thursday night means for the upcoming NFL season, Goodell said the goal is to “be ready.” “One thing I’ve learned about what we’re going through as a country is you can’t tell a week from now as much less three months from now. So our job is to be ready,” he said. “We obviously will be ready to make alternatives and put public safety No. 1 as we always do and make sure that our fans, our players, all the participants, coaches, everyone, are able to be in a safe environment and make sure that we do it in a way that all of us will be proud of.” Coverage begins Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes and will be streaming live on and social media platforms. Round 1 begins at 8 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

HMS Prince of Wales at HMNB Portsmouth for first time

first_imgHMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16.It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017.Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer of HMS Prince of Wales, said: “Our first entry to Portsmouth represents the successful culmination of the build and sea trials period in which my ship’s company and industry partners have worked so closely together to bring HMS Prince of Wales into service with the fleet.The carrier sailed from Rosyth, where she was assembled, in late September with a mixed ship’s company of Royal Navy sailors (600-plus) and around 300 civilian contractors on board to take her through an autumn of trials in the North Sea.“It’s been a unique experience watching the ship transition from its initial build to an operational warship,” said Air Engineering Technician Anthony Greatorex.HMS Prince of Wales’s arrival means Portsmouth Naval Base is now home to two aircraft carriers.The yard has been modernized to accommodate the two behemoths, with £30 million spent on strengthening and upgrading the base’s Victory Jetty.HMS Prince of Wales arrives after around eight weeks of trials after sailing from Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth eight years after she was laid down.When she sailed beneath the Forth crossings – lowering her main mast to do so – it meant the two largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy were at sea simultaneously, with HMS Queen Elizabeth currently off the east coast of the USA testing her F-35 Lightning fighter jets.Following a brief pit stop in Invergordon, HMS Prince of Wales was tested in heavier seas to see how she handles in challenging weather. The carrier faced Sea State 6 (waves up to 20ft high) and carved through them relatively untroubled.Most recently, she carried out tests on her flight deck to ensure she can now host aircraft permanently on board.HMS Prince of Wales will be formally commissioned before the end of the year. View post tag: HMS Prince of Wales Share this article View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: QE class Photo: Photo: Royal Navylast_img read more

Counseling Psychology Online/Remote Adjunct Faculty

first_imgThis position involves teaching responsibilities within the M.S.Counseling Psychology program, as well as potential assignments inthe online undergraduate Psychology program.Strong candidates will embrace “active teaching” methods,including, but not limited to: creating weekly video lectures,creating weekly agenda videos and/or descriptive writtenannouncements, involvement in student discussion boards whenappropriate, timely grading of all course assessments (in line withthe division’s Regular Effective Contact policy), personalizedwritten feedback on all graded assignments, and swift responses tostudent inquiries.This position does not require a local (Southern California)presence. Teaching Responsibilities Position Summary Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeCover LetterOptional Documents If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. * Are you a Christian?YesNo Successful candidates should possess a terminal degree in marriageand family therapy (preferred) or counseling psychology or relateddiscipline ( ABD may be considered). Individuals possessing aMarriage and Family Therapy license ( MFT ) or license in clinicalcounseling ( LPC ) without a terminal degree may be considered. Inaddition, prior teaching experience (preferably online) in marriageand family therapy or counseling psychology at the Master’s degreelevel or higher is required.Course assignments may include:o MFT Theories and Techniqueso Human Developmento Practicum and related courseso Career Counselingo Community mental healtho Couple therapyQualifications summary:-Terminal degree in Marriage and Family therapy, CounselingPsychology or related discipline-License to practice marriage and family therapy, professionalcounseling, and/or clinical psychology-Teaching experience (preferably online) at the Master’s level orhighercenter_img Qualifications Quick Link to Posting * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Position TitleCounseling Psychology Online/Remote Adjunct Faculty California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian universityaffiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invitesapplications for the following Remote/Online Adjunct FacultyPosition. Candidates must embrace the mission of California BaptistUniversity and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitmentto, excellence in teaching, scholarship and service through theintegration of the Christian faith and learning.The department of Behavioral Sciences in the Division of Online andProfessional Studies invites applications for online/remote adjunctinstructors in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy andCounseling Psychology. Nondiscrimination Statement Posting Detailslast_img read more

Lord Patten condemns Brexit immigration plans

first_imgThe Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten, has urged the government to stop treating international students as “economic migrants”.Patten blamed the government’s “obsession” with immigration number targets, which, he argued, it had failed to meet multiple times. Although this claim has been rejected by the Prime Minister, who has insisted on counting students in official immigration figures, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has backed excluding overseas students from the government’s target to get net migration down to the tens of thousands.Immigration targets have previously helped the government crack down on bogus colleges used as a back route to work in Britain illegally.However, Lord Patten warned about the detrimental impact of classing students in the same category as economic migrants.Patten, who backed the UK remaining in the EU, referred to Theresa May’s speech outlining Brexit plans to build a “global Britain”.He commented: “It would be extraordinary if having become global Britain we were to prevent the huge numbers of international students coming to study.“Why do we deny ourselves, our universities, the benefits of educating more young people from around the world?”He insisted that people understood the difference between a student and an immigrant and the contribution they made to the economy.“So why do we behave so foolishly? Because of our fixation with an immigration target.“We put higher education in a more difficult position, we cut ourselves from a great deal of economic benefits because of that obsession with an immigration target, which we fail to reach, very often because we are growing so rapidly, year after year.”Patten emphasised growing demand in Asia for western higher education. He said: “We have made the choice, global Britain, to cut ourselves off from that. It’s completely crazy.”This news comes amid comments from Oxford’s incoming Head of Brexit Strategy, Professor Alastair Buchan, speaking to the Education Select Committee held in Pembroke college, Oxford, two weeks ago, that a hard Brexit would be “giving up 500 to 950 years of exchange—I think we need to be very cautious.”Carl Gergs, a third year at Pembroke and a German citizen, told Cherwell: “subjecting all international students to a blanket immigration rule in order to ‘clamp down’ on a misusing minority doesn’t seem very efficient at all. Most students are net economic contributors and enrich UK university life – some of them will be excluded or deterred by this system. I can only agree with Lord Patten that this approach is at odds with the vision of a ‘global Britain.’”Steve Sangbeom Heo, international students’ rep at Brasenose college JCR told Cherwell: “I think it’s very unfortunate that the national mood’s becoming more and more insular. To be honest I can’t really think of a good reason why students should count as economic migrants nor understand what  motivated May to argue for this other than political bluff to show that she’s ‘hard on immigration’. But I also think this is hardly surprising given that Theresa May’s currently trying so hard to pander to Brexiteers.”last_img read more

Bounce for Charity on Friday in Ocean City

first_imgBoardwalk Bounce will host its first Bounce for Charity on Friday (July 25) at its location at Ninth Street and Boardwalk.Help the Ocean City firefighters’ union (FMBA Local 27) raise funds for Operation First Response and have a great time at Boardwalk Bounce.From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., children ages 2 to 12 years old can enjoy their bounce houses, 20-foot slide, rock wall, xBox Kinect, iPad play area, toddler zone and more.From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., teens ages 13 to 17 can bounce during teen night — the only night older kids can enjoy Boardwalk Bounce (it’s held each Friday).Entry is $18, which includes two hours of bounce time, pizza or a hot dog, soda and popcorn! $3 from each bouncer will be donated to Operation First Response. Parents are free and donations are accepted.Parents must be present with children for open bounce until 8 p.m., but do not have to stay with teens after 8 p.m. All parents must sign a waiver at entry or online.last_img read more

Interactive visualization tools bring transparency to Harvard and MIT MOOCs

first_imgFollowing the release of a series of working papers based on 17 online courses from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered on the edX platform, researchers have made available a suite of powerful open source interactive visualization tools.The technologies, dubbed Insights, draw upon near real-time, de-identified data of course registrants, dynamically updating at frequent intervals.Developed collaboratively by Sergiy Nesterko, a research fellow at HarvardX, and Daniel Seaton, a postdoctoral research fellow at MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, the tools showcase the potential promise of “big data” generated from massively open online courses (MOOCs) to help advance learning science.Harnessing information on 1,055,562 total registrants, the tools provide an intuitive way to review individual courses across a number of metrics, including global enrollment, certificate attainment, gender and age composition, and education levels, all viewable country-by-country on a world map. The tools also feature HarvardX-wide and MITx-wide statistics.Insights Tool Set for HarvardInsights Tool Set for MITlast_img read more

Albert Hofman named new chair of Epidemiology Department

first_img Read Full Story Albert Hofman has been named the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology  at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, effective July 1. Hofman comes to Harvard from the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he was Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.Hofman is an internationally recognized scientific leader in the epidemiology of common neurologic and vascular diseases, in particular dementia and stroke. He was the initiator of pioneering studies on the role of vascular factors in the etiology of Alzheimer disease and a leader in initiating genetic studies of complex diseases in large populations. Hofman was instrumental in founding the genetic epidemiologic laboratory in the Erasmus Epidemiology Department in the late 1980s. In addition, he has a wealth of expertise and a background in extensive leadership and administrative experience, having been chair of a large Epidemiology Department for over 20 years. Since 1990, Hofman’s work has been based in the original Rotterdam cohort studies that he initiated, as well as the Generation R cohort studies that were later introduced in 2002. Hofman’s work is notable for the timely application of advanced technologies, such as MRI imaging and genomics, to population-wide observational epidemiologic studies bearing on important clinical entities. Hofman’s record of investigation is extraordinary in both quality and quantity, and it also directly reflects outstanding scientific leadership and program development, affording scores of younger investigators and collaborators the opportunity to craft productive scientific careers.last_img read more

CRISPR’s breakthrough implications

first_img Improved accuracy in genome editing Related CRISPR could help people awaiting organ transplants by making animal organs more humanlike or less likely to be rejected by human hosts, Doudna said. It is being used to explore ways to cure human diseases, like Huntington’s, that have genetic causes, and it can also be used to create diagnostics.In agriculture, Doudna said, scientists can change the genomes of crop plants far more precisely using CRISPR than they can with selective breeding. Changes could make crops more robust in adverse conditions, pest-resistant, and able to bear more fruit.Some changes, like those to differentiated tissue cells known as somatic cells, will only affect the organism in which they are made, while those made to cells important to reproduction, called “germline editing,” will be passed on to future generations.With the ability to easily change the genome of an organism, including a human being, Doudna said it is important that ethical discussions keep pace with technology.Doudna has already convened a meeting about germline editing that led to a report by the National Academy of Sciences. She said that although she is seen as having a lead role, she is approaching the exploration of CRISPR’s ethical implications as if she were a student. Doudna said she’s a relative novice in the field, while others have made the study of ethics their life’s work. Though CRISPR may present novel challenges, there may be things that can be learned from past ethical discussions around issues like DNA sequencing, nuclear technology, and cloning.“Fortunately, there’s a lot of framework that’s in place for thinking this through, but it’s going to be a moving target, because the technology is continuing to evolve,” Doudna said. “There’s no easy answer.” New CRISPR technology takes cells to the movies Study tests precision of protein ‘machine’ Genome engineering system transforms living cells into archival data storage devices “It was really quite amazing how quickly it was possible to harness this technology once it was clear how it operated,” she said.The CRISPR/Cas9 system occurs naturally in bacteria and gets its DNA-cutting abilities from its role as part of the bacterial immune system. Snippets of DNA from invading viruses are cut and stored in the bacterial genome as part of the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) array. The Cas9 protein (short for CRISPR associated protein 9) uses those snippets to recognize future invaders and cuts their genetic material, killing them. The CRISPR/Cas9 array allows the bacteria to recognize future attacks and, because it becomes part of the bacterial genome, to pass that immunity on to its offspring.Scientists were aware of CRISPR sequences in the bacterial genome in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the mid-2000s that they worked out their function. In the late 2000s, Doudna’s lab at the University of California at Berkeley began to examine the molecular mechanisms at work, as well as potential applications in eukaryotic cells, and began to collaborate with the lab of French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier.They worked out how to simplify the natural CRISPR/Cas9 array and to use changeable “guide RNA” to direct it to cut particular places in the genome. Judging by its widespread adoption, the resulting system is relatively easy for geneticists to use.“Amazingly, this technology operates efficiently in virtually all cell types of organisms in which it’s been tested,” Doudna said.Doudna, who did graduate work in the Harvard Medical School lab of Nobel laureate Jack Szostak, a professor of genetics and of chemistry and chemical biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, delivered the first of three Prather Lectures Tuesday. The lectures are sponsored by the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The talk, “Rewriting the Code of Life: Biology, Technology, and Ethics,” was intended for the general public, while the other two lectures, on Wednesday and Thursday, are aimed at more scientific audiences. Scientists engineer helpful protein that has greatly increased specificity Doudna was introduced by Sean Eddy, the Elmore C. Patterson Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of applied mathematics. Eddy said that the discovery grew out of basic scientific curiosity about a pattern seen in the DNA of bacteria, which would turn out to be CRISPR.The story starts “from microbes and molecules. It starts with pure curiosity about an odd pattern that was seen in the DNA of some bacteria, and it has led to one of the most powerful breakthroughs in modern genetics,” Eddy said, “a technology called CRISPR, which has given us the ability to edit the DNA of pretty much any organism with unprecedented ease.”Doudna, Eddy said, has taken a lead role not just in the science behind CRISPR, but also in the ethical discussion that has ensued. Though ethicists have long debated whether and how much scientists should be able to alter naturally occurring genomes, that discussion has taken on added urgency with the availability of a technology that makes it relatively easy to do so.Doudna discussed several areas where she thought CRISPR would be useful, including basic scientific discovery, health care, therapeutics, agriculture, and diagnostics. Scientists are using CRISPR to explore the cognitive differences between humans and their closest relatives, Neanderthals, Doudna said. Using CRISPR, the scientists are inserting Neanderthal DNA sequences thought to be linked to cognitive ability into human stem cells, which are then directed down the developmental path that leads to nerve cells and grown into 3-D “organoids” of brain tissue. Those Neanderthal brain organoids are then compared with human ones.“This is the type of experiment that would have been virtually impossible to do in the past. We didn’t have a technology for making precise alterations to the genome,” Doudna said. Related A foundation for future research Jennifer Doudna, the gene-editing pioneer whose breakthrough in CRISPR technology has taken the scientific world by storm, expressed surprise Tuesday evening at how fast the world’s scientists have put her findings to work, as well as concern that gene-editing technology could outpace ethical constraints on its use.Doudna, who spoke at Harvard’s Science Center, explained the work that led to the development of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology, which was described in a paper in the journal Science in 2012.A sign of how quickly the techniques would be adopted by her scientific colleagues came within months. By the end of that year, she said, seven papers already had been submitted for publication, describing work that used CRISPR/Cas9 to edit genomes in human cells, fungi, and whole zebrafish.Doudna said she was recently asked to write an article reviewing the technology and its scientific use and searched a database of scientific publications. The search turned up 8,400 papers. Relatedlast_img read more