US – #WeeklyAddress: June 10 – June 16: Sarah Sanders resigns as White House press secretary

June 12, 2021

first_img News Help by sharing this information Sarah Sanders resigns as White House press secretaryAfter a two-year run as White House press secretary and one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her resignation June 13. As press secretary, Sanders replaced the daily press briefings that had been a staple since the early 2000s with increasingly sporadic five-minute debriefs on the White House driveway. Prior to leaving, the White House had gone more than three months without an official, on-the-record press briefing. The administration has yet to announce who will replace her, and Sanders’ own trajectory once she leaves the White House at the end of June is the subject of speculation. She has expressed interest in running for governor of Arkansas but some media outlets and White House officials say she should consider becoming a contributor to a cable news program like Fox News. to go further Follow the news on United States Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 10 – June 16: Congress investigates internet giants’ anti-competitive moves News Receive email alerts The US Congress opened its first ever investigation on June 10 into the pattern of internet giants like Google and Facebook of buying out potential competitors, leaving them with a monopoly-like control of digital distribution. This control gives internet companies unfair power as they play the role of middle-man in connecting news outlets to their audiences. In the congressional investigation, trade association News Media Alliance is advocating for evening the playing field by giving news outlets collective bargaining rights to secure a greater portion of advertising earnings. “They make money off this arrangement, and there needs to be a better outcome for news publishers,” said News Media Alliance President David Chavern.The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. United StatesAmericas SAUL LOEB / AFP April 28, 2021 Find out more For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. RSF_en Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 17, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: June 10 – June 16: Sarah Sanders resigns as White House press secretary June 3, 2021 Find out more News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas last_img read more

BridgeND hosts discussion on human development, education reform

January 26, 2021

first_imgShannon Valley | The Observer Fr. Joe Corpora speaks Tuesday night at the “Faith and Human Development Discussion” hosted by BridgeND.Tong, the daughter of immigrants, stressed the importance of grassroots change in showing compassion for refugees and migrants. She also spoke about the impact of climate change as an important issue that everyone should be concerned about.Corpora, director of university-school partnerships in the Alliance for Catholic Education, spoke about the need to reform education. Calling it “the civil rights issue for today,” Corpora said there needs to be a level playing field.“What zip code you are born into today will pretty much determine the rest of your life,” Corpora said.Corpora described how the poor are unable to have a choice in where their children attend schools, which means their children often have less preferable public schools as the only option. He advocated for tax credit and vouchers as options to help the lower class have a greater say in education.“Parents need and have a right to choose where their children can go to school,” Corpora said. “A good education can make the biggest difference in the life of a child and a family.”Gerson concentrated on the topic of faith in global development. As chief speechwriter and senior policy advisor for President George W. Bush, Gerson was greatly involved in human development policy in the early 2000s — his favorite experience coming from Pres. Bush’s emergency passing of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR.“Thirty to 40 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa were HIV positive while I was working for the President, all of whom were going to die,” Gerson said.Gerson visited many of these African shanty towns during this time period and still travels there several times a year through his work as a policy fellow with the ONE Campaign, an organization that fights preventable disease and poverty in Africa.In terms of human development, policy is “not only the result of faith, but it is often the result of faith,” Gerson said.He also spoke of the many ways in which faith can be a guiding principle in this field, including that it motivates great leaders and sparks an important movement of conscience and philosophical thought about human rights.Specifically, the anecdotes of his journeys in Africa and the people he met reinforced his beliefs about faith and the necessity for its involvement in human development.“You go to these places and you think that you are going to serve them, but you find such admirable people that they end up instructing you,” Gerson said.Tags: Alliance for Catholic Education, BridgeND, human development BridgeND hosted a discussion titled “Faith and Human Development” in the Hospitality Room of South Dining Hall on Tuesday night. The speakers included Michael Gerson, a Washington Post columnist and former aide to President George W. Bush, Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. and Andie Tong, senior and officer in Right to Life at Notre Dame.Tong focused her discussion on human development, specifically her pro-life beliefs and her experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in her hometown of Houston, Texas.“For me, Catholic social teaching — an inherently pro-life lens — offers a framework that calls us and our country to action,” Tong said.last_img read more

House, Senate bills would exempt COVID-19 MBLs from cap for one year

December 17, 2020

first_imgReps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) announced a bill Friday to exempt credit union business loans related to the pandemic from the member business lending cap for one year. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) also announced he will introduce a Senate companion bill next week.The House is expected to return to session as early as next week to continue work on the next phase of COVID-19 relief legislation, and CUNA and Leagues have called for such an MBL exemption to be included in the package.“Businesses and communities around the country are facing economic hardships that haven’t been seen in generations, and this bill will help credit unions deploy much needed capital to those businesses,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Credit unions have served as financial first responders since the onset of the pandemic and will be vital to the nation’s recovery efforts. These bills will bolster those efforts going forward, and are a much needed solution that will leverage the strong relationships that credit unions have in their communities to help Main Street recover and rebuild from this crisis.”Reps. Don Young (R-Alaska), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), J. Luis Correa (D-Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) and David Trone (D-Md.) co-sponsored the House bill. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Answering the Bell: Eureka’s Trevor Bell, Antorious Bell lead Loggers to victory

December 20, 2019

first_imgQuarterback Trevor Bell opened the Loggers’ scoring with a 60-yard bomb to Josiah Graham and later locked up the win with a 20-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as Eureka High picked up its first home win of the season, downing visiting Shasta 35-21 Friday night at Albee Stadium.Eureka lived by the long-play in the first two quarters as both of its first-half touchdowns came on 60-plus yard plays.After surrendering a touchdown to Shasta on its opening drive Eureka responded with a …last_img read more

D-Link/Snapstick Agreement Could Bring Internet TV onto Any TV Screen

December 16, 2019

first_imgTags:#Internet TV#news#web mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Snapstick, the startup that’s looking to take on the likes of Google and Apple in the Internet TV sphere, is announcing today that it has cleared one of the major hurdles it faced – inking a deal for hardware integration. Snapstick is a software solution that allows users to stream content from any device – iPhone, iPad, netbook or desktop computer – straight to the television screen. That software solution just found a potential hardware home with D-Link, the company behind the hardware for Boxee, another favorite in the Internet TV space.The exciting thing about Snapstick is that it provides a way for users to navigate content how they normally would, whether on their phone, tablet, netbook or desktop, and then view it on the big screen. The solution also used what it calls “SplitMedia” technology: Snapstick’s SplitMedia technology allows consumers to discover, view and control content using the same easy-to-use interfaces they already employ to control their mobile devices and computers. Simply browse the web on a mobile device or laptop and snap the content to the TV with a flick of the wrist. Hardware at the TV then takes over the processing burden via Wi-Fi. Once the content appears on the TV, you can use the mobile device or laptop as a visual remote to control the content, or, use it for any other task, thus removing the need for cumbersome keyboards and complicated remote controls in the living room. Right now, the two companies are simply “in talks” and describes this as a “trial”. A company like D-Link, which already has its hands in both the Internet TV and networking hardware realms, seems like a perfect match for Snapstick. The step is an important one, as we noted in our preview of CES 2011 yesterday, in the battle for our online viewership. Now that Snapstick has a potential hardware partner, how do you see Internet TV shaping up in 2011? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Fresh calls to suspend Suresh Kalmadi from IOA

November 28, 2019

first_imgThe Clean Sports India (CSI) on Monday demanded the suspension of Suresh Kalmadi , Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma from Indian Olympic Association ( IOA) and hailed the International Olympic Committee ( IOC) for taking a tough stand on the issue.The ethics commission of the IOC has recommended the suspension of the tainted trio from all their functions within the IOA, with immediate effect.”IOA should first suspend the trio at its meeting on October 18 before moving ahead with the elections.”All three should not get a chance to contest the elections as their cases related to Commonwealth Games are still on,” said convener of Clean Sports BVP Rao.”We have been in constant touch with the IOC since the Commonwealth Games scam broke. They were clear on their stand right from day one. They were waiting for IOA to take action against them, but nothing happened,” Rao said.CSI said that it was time that IOA take a tough stand on the issue.Shooter Morad Ali Khan, who is a member of the CSI, said he is not very hopeful that IOA would do anything.”I don’t think IOA will take any step against them. That is how they have been running the sport in the country. It is for the IOC to take some strong measures against IOA now.” CSI had written a letter to IOC asking the world body to keep a close watch on the IOA. ” We request you to keep a close watch on IOA till they implement the recommendation of IOC Ethics Commission.We also thank you for your decision to send an IOC observer for the ensuing election of the IOA.”advertisementlast_img read more

a month agoNeville raps giggling Everton goalkeeper Pickford

October 28, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville raps giggling Everton goalkeeper Pickfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville rapped Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a reaction during defeat to Manchester City.Pickford appeared to giggle when almost gifting City a goal in defeat at Goodison Park.Neville, 44, expressed his feelings on Pickford’s puzzling reaction. “Why is Jordan Pickford laughing? I don’t know what’s funny. It’s not funny,” he said. “He should have saved the second goal and nearly cost his team a fourth.”Saturday’s defeat made it three losses on the bounce for Marco Silva’s men following their disappointing results against Bournemouth and Sheffield United. last_img read more

September 18, 2019

Dzeko refuses to rule out a Premier League return

first_imgAS Roma forward Edin Dzeko refuses to rule out anything in regards to a Premier League comebackDzeko last featured in the English top-flight for Manchester City between 2011 to 2016, where he scored 50 goals in 130 league appearances.After a move to Chelsea fell through in January though, Dzeko admits that time is running out for him at the age of 32.But the Bosnia-Herzegovina international also insists that he’s happy at Rome.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Regarding the Premier League, maybe it’s too late,” Dzeko told Sky Sports “You never know.“I had four and a half great years there, and had fun every minute of every game. I love the Premier League and England, so we’ll see. At the moment I’m happy in Rome.”Since joining Roma in 2015 from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, Dzeko has managed 78 goals and 30 assists in 148 games.Juventus midfielder and Bosnia teammate Miralem Pjanic even declared that Dzeko has a better goals-to-games ratio than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at international level.last_img read more