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  • Months of protest bring light to a neighborhood

    first_imgDetroit — The ugly face of banker-imposed austerity takes many forms. The world has watched in horror as the residents of Detroit, a city whose population is majority African-American, have been deprived of basic necessities such as housing, water and quality education. Last year, two United Nations rapporteurs concluded from their investigation that the mass water shutoffs constituted a human rights violation.What is not well-publicized is a public safety crisis, affecting many poor neighborhoods but not touching the downtown and midtown areas targeted for gentrification. The city has miles of broken street lights. Not only on side streets but on major thoroughfares there are wide areas — where people of all generations walk, bicycle, drive, catch buses and maneuver their wheelchairs — that are pitch dark when the sun goes down.The privately operated Public Lighting Authority originally planned to repair or replace only 10,000 of the 53,000 lights that have been out of service, reducing the total number of street lights from 88,000 to 45,000.Walkers win street lights in Detroit. Aug. 27.WW photo: Martha GrevattBut this crime of racist neglect has not gone unchallenged. Since June 5, the Dexter/Waverly intersection has been the scene of weekly “Light Walks.” Every Thursday at 9:00 p.m., people have turned out with flashlights and signs, chanting “No lights! It ain’t right!” Sometimes they hold the illuminated letters of the Detroit Light Brigade, flashing a simple message: “Turn on the lights.” Neighborhood children, with and without their parents, come every week. Due to complaints and protests from the people of Detroit, an additional 20,000 lights will be replaced, bringing the total to 65,000.Protestors were skeptical of the promise made by Mayor Mike Duggan to Light Walk organizer Cynthia Johnson that busy Dexter Avenue would be lit up by the end of August. But in fact on Aug. 27, Light Walkers witnessed the power of protest. When they arrived for another Thursday night action to demand basic public safety, they were nearly blinded by the brightness of brand new street lights on shiny new metal poles. Workers installing the lights had revealed that they were reassigned from other neighborhoods to Dexter Avenue “because of the Light Walks over there.”Neighbors walked and bicycled over to the protest site to express their elation and gratitude. Now they can get around safely, without fear of being hit by a vehicle or victimized by crimes of survival.Light Walk organizers will now target another unlit area — and another and another — until the entire city emerges from darkness.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • New police chief named for the city of Fort Worth

    first_imgLinkedin Twitter Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ ReddIt Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally Shelby Whitson ReddIt + posts Linkedin Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Twitter Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Facebook Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleMcLean 6th brings “A Buck and A Bucket” to support a student’s familyNext articleFWISD College Fair promotes higher learning Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printJoel Fitzgerald has been chosen as the new Fort Worth Police Chief. He is expected to start on Oct. 19.City manager David Cooke announced Wednesday that Fitzgerald was selected from the six finalists for the position.“Chief Fitzgerald’s more than 20 years of experience, combined with his strong leadership skills and his personal commitment to community engagement and involvement, make him the best choice to lead the Fort Worth Police Department in this new era of community policing,” Cooke said in a press release.On Sept. 29, the City Council will consider a resolution appointing Fitzgerald as police chief.Fitzgerald has led the third-largest municipal police department in Pennsylvania since 2013.“In every position he has served, Chief Fitzgerald has been instrumental in those agencies becoming standard-bearers among jurisdictions seeking to promote community problem-solving and abate violent crime,” Cooke said.According to the press release, Fitzgerald earned the 2010 NAACP President’s Award for Community Policing. He also holds numerous honors for exceptional service during his career, including 17 commendations, a Police Officer of the Year Award and honors from U.S. Rep. Al Green and the Texas State House of Representatives.According to the release, Fitzgerald holds a Ph.D. in business administration, a master’s of business administration in executive management and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Forensics Committee and the Northcentral University School of Business and Technology Program Advisory Committee.He is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, the FBI National Academy-Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar Program, DEA-Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Police Executive Research Forum.Fitzgerald and his wife Pauline have three children and one grandchild.“Chief Fitzgerald will be a dynamic asset to Fort Worth,” Cooke said. “He brings to our city a vast amount of experience, knowledge and service in the field, along with his passion for serving and protecting our communities.” Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

  • Caylin Moore: Road to Rhodes Scholar

    first_imgTCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kacey Bowen TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” printThirty-seven seconds. That’s how long it took for Caylin Moore to realize his hard work and determination finally paid off. Thirty-seven indescribable seconds. “I felt like if I moved it would be me acknowledging that anything is possible,” Moore said. “For those 37 seconds, I wasn’t ready to accept that yet.” Moore’s dream of being a Rhodes Scholar started in the sixth grade. He interviewed for what some call the world’s most prestigious fellowship on Saturday, Nov. 19. Three hours later he learned that he had been selected to earn a master’s degree at Oxford University. Moore said he spent the final wait watching Youtube videos and scrolling through Instagram on his phone to calm his nerves. All the while he said he reminded himself to have faith. “I was like ‘God, I know you are who you say you are,’” he said. “I just kept telling myself to have faith. I was telling myself ‘Caylin Moore you are a Rhodes Scholar.’” It was about 6:30 p.m. when he and other finalists were called into a room. They circled up, Moore said. Then, names began to be called. One scholar first, then Moore. Moore said he accepted the packet of the Rhodes Scholar information and then flicked his hair over his head so no one could see him cry. “I was just caught in the moment,” Moore said. Moore hugged every finalist there that day and congratulated them. Then, he said he got on his knees and prayed, thanking God.The Rhodes Scholarship will allow Moore to pursue a master’s in public policy. Long-term he wants to turn his organization, S.P.A.R.K., (Strong Players Are Reaching Kids) into a national organization so different colleges and conferences will have similar programs. But, ultimately he wants to work in education policy. He said he’s considered working as a state representative, a congressional representative or the mayor of Los Angeles. “Whatever it is that God is calling me to be, that’s what I’ll do,” Moore said.  Moore said wherever he ends up, he wants his help to end up back in Los Angeles. Moore said he is honored to think that children can look up to him the way he looked up to other Rhodes Scholar recipients, serving as a role model to them. He said that despite whatever situation people might be facing, you can prevail. “That means more to me than a Rhodes Scholarship,” Moore said. Moore will leave for Oxford in late September.And he said he already knows the first thing on his to-do list: buy a moped. “I’ve always wanted to ride a motorscooter to class,” Moore said. Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 08 – Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Kanye West, Thanksgiving and more)Next articleBob Schieffer on the presidential election: “It just keeps on keeping on” Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin Kramer claims 100th career win Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TAGSvideo Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ + posts ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day Twitter Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ ReddIt Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years last_img read more

  • UTPB to host visiting artist

    first_img By admin – March 27, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Barbara Fragogna home page Previous articleCeremony to honor Vietnam VetsNext articleAlpine ISD placing officers at all campuses admin UTPB to host visiting artist Twitter UTPB logo, USE THIS ONE Barbara Fragogna, a multidisciplinary artist, art director and publisher from Italy, will give a presentation about her artwork and career from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at in the Charles A. Sorber Visual Arts Building lecture room on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus, 4901 E. University Blvd.Fragogna lives and works in Turin and was born in Venice.Her artwork and projects have been exhibited in New York, Berlin, London, Taiwan, Bonn, Poznan and Tallin, a news release said.More Informationcenter_img Local NewsEducation Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • Arista Completes 400G ZR Interoperability Testing

    first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Interoperability testing of 400G ZR in Microsoft’s 120km DCI testbed Previous articleRRD Connects Print and Online Experiences to Bring Acts of Kindness to Life in a Personalized WayNext articleSusan Chapman-Hughes Joins Toast Board of Directors Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Twitter Arista Completes 400G ZR Interoperability Testingcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

  • Delhi Riots: Delhi High Court Directs Shifting Of Jamia Student Asif Iqbal Tanha To Guest House For Writing Exams

    first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots: Delhi High Court Directs Shifting Of Jamia Student Asif Iqbal Tanha To Guest House For Writing Exams Sparsh Upadhyay4 Dec 2020 5:28 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the jail authorities to forthwith take Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, to a guest house located in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi so that he is able to study and appear in examinations scheduled from 04th December. The Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri was hearing an application filed by Tanha under Section 439 Cr.P.C. read with…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?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the jail authorities to forthwith take Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, to a guest house located in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi so that he is able to study and appear in examinations scheduled from 04th December. The Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri was hearing an application filed by Tanha under Section 439 Cr.P.C. read with Section 43D(5) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act seeking interim bail for a period of one week for the purpose of appearing in his examinations. Case against Asif Iqbal Tanha It may be noted that in May 2020, the 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Asif Iqbal Tanha was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the violence in North East Delhi in February 2020 [under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act]. “He is a close associate of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Meeran Haider and Safoora [Zargar] who had been the key members of anti-CAA protests and subsequent riots in the national capital,” an official had said. Submissions put forth The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that he has to appear in the Compartmental Exams for B.A.(Hons.) (Persian) at Jamia Milia Islamia University, being held from 04.12.2020 to 07.12.2020. Earlier, vide order dated 26.11.2020 passed by the learned Addl. Sessions Judge, the petitioner was granted custody parole for appearing in the aforesaid examinations on 04.12.2020, 05.12.2020 and 07.12.2020. However, by way of the instant petition, the petitioner prayed that rather interim bail be granted for a period of one week. The same was vehemently opposed by the respondent/State. It was stated that the interim bail ought not to be granted to the petitioner, as the same would amount to a regular bail in view of orders passed in, especially in view of COVID-19 pandemic Rather, the State suggested that Tanha could be permitted to stay in a guest house in judicial custody during the examination period. The said suggestion was accepted by Tanha’s counsel. Court’s Order In view of the aforesaid facts and circumstances, the Court directed, “The concerned Jail Superintendent shall make necessary arrangements to take the petitioner to Hotel, today itself. The petitioner is also permitted to carry along with him the reading material which has already been provided to him and in case, any further reading material is required; the same shall also be permitted to be given to the petitioner in the aforesaid guest house.” Further, the Court also directed, “It shall be the responsibility of the concerned Jail Superintendent to ensure that the petitioner reaches the examination centre on the aforesaid dates at 8:30 a.m. and shall be brought back to the aforesaid guest house after the examination. After his last exam on 07.12.2020, the petitioner shall be brought back to the concerned Jail.” Apart from this, the Court also permitted Tanha’s Counsel to speak to Tanha once a day during the aforesaid period. Case title – Asif Iqbal Tanha v. State (GNCTD Of Delhi) [BAIL APPL 3764/2020 Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

  • Two dead in New Jersey house explosion

    first_imgWPVI(NEWFIELD, N.J) –Two people have died in a house explosion in New Jersey Saturday morning, officials said.The house at 329 Oakwood Drive in Newfield exploded just before 6:30 a.m., according to the Newfield Police Department. The blast happened near Fawn Drive and Hazel Avenue, which is in Gloucester County.“The residence involved is completely leveled,” according to emergency communication recorded on Broadcastify.com, which streams scanner traffic. “There’s nothing left.”Officials from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s office identified the victims as Carole Paladino, 72, and her husband, John Paladino, 73.It was unclear if there were other injuries.No foul play is suspected, the officials said.The cause of the explosion was not immediately known, however.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Frozen cat revived after being found in Montana snow bank

    first_imgAnimal Clinic of Kalispell(KALISPELL, Mont.) — A very lucky cat in Montana is happy and healthy after thawing out — literally — at an animal clinic over the past week following a miraculous rescue.The owners of Fluffy, who live in Kalispell, Montana, in the far northwest of the state, found her in a snow bank on Jan. 31 — unresponsive, with her fur matted with ice. The low in nearby Whitefish was a bone-chilling 8 degrees on Jan. 31, and they had received about 16 inches of snow for the month.Dr. Jevon Clark, who works at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, told ABC News when they brought Fluffy to the clinic her temperature was so slow it didn’t even register on a thermometer — with a bottom range of 90 degrees. According to Clark, cats’ temperatures normally are around 101 degrees.After about two hours of using warm water and blankets, the cat’s temperature was still too low, so they took her to the emergency room. After a few more hours, Fluffy finally began to show signs of recovery.The animal hospital shared the good news on Tuesday morning that Fluffy has made a full recovery and is back at home with her owners.“Fluffy is amazing!” the hospital shared on Facebook. The clinic shared a photo of the unfrozen Fluffy, showcasing her beautiful, long fur.One change for Fluffy though: She’s now an indoor cat.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Georgia Tech football recruit struck, killed by freight train in Florida hometown

    first_img Written by December 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Georgia Tech football recruit struck, killed by freight train in Florida hometown FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKeikona/iStock(DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.) — A high school football player bound for Georgia Tech has been struck and killed by a freight train in his Florida hometown.Bryce Gowdy, a 17-year-old standout from Deerfield Beach High School, was hit by the freight train in Deerfield Beach and taken to Broward Health North where he died, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.The accident was reported at about 4 a.m. Monday.Gowdy had tweeted Sunday night, “[C]an’t wait to get to the ATL soon!”His death has devastated the football communities at his high school and his future home at Georgia Tech.“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing,” Georgia Tech head football coach Geoff Collins said through a statement on Twitter. “Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members.”“Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family,” Collins said.“I’m completely devastated,” Jevon Glenn, Deerfield Beach High School’s head football coach, said on Twitter. “I’m just trying to figure out how to suppress my heartbreak; lead my young men through these troubled waters [because] I know Bryce would expect nothing less from me.”The sheriff’s office said “detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatality.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • BP ‘dismayed’ as Royal Shakespeare Company pulls out of youth sponsorship deal

    first_img Actor Mark Rylance resigned from RSC over its links to BP (Credit: Flickr) BP says it is “disappointed and dismayed” with yesterday’s decision by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to end a sponsorship agreement between the pair.The theatre group cited environmental concerns among the younger sections of its membership as having created a “barrier” between itself and its audience.The UK oil and gas giant has collaborated with the RSC for the past eight years to provide cut-price theatre tickets to young people – but opposition has been mounting against the links between the theatre and the fossil fuel industry.Earlier this year, actor Mark Rylance resigned from the RSC over its BP links, and last week UK schoolchildren voiced their intentions to boycott the theatre unless the partnership was scrapped.Greenpeace has called today’s development a “massive victory” for the grassroots groups which have opposed the arrangement between the organisations.BP said in a statement: “We’re disappointed that this will bring a successful programme to a premature end.“Over the past eight years our sponsorship has enabled 80,000 young people to see RSC performances at reduced rates. “We recognise the world is on an unsustainable path and needs to transition rapidly to net-zero in the coming decades.“The debate centres around how to deliver this whilst meeting the world’s growing energy demands.“BP is focused on this dual challenge – we are in action, have ambitious plans for the future and welcome engagement with all about how to make the energy we produce cleaner and better.“Ironically, the increasing polarisation of debate, and attempts to exclude companies committed to making real progress, is exactly what is not needed.” RSC move highlights rising youth engagementBP’s sponsorship agreement with the RSC included support for a £5 ticket scheme for 16 to 25-year-olds, but the theatre firm says it has identified a “strength of feeling” among the demographic targeted by the programme against its association with the oil industry.RSC artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon said: “Over many months we have listened to a wide and varied range of voices and opinions about our partnership with BP.“This careful and often difficult debate has highlighted the strength of feeling, especially amongst young people who we would like to benefit from the scheme.“Amid the climate emergency, which we recognise, young people are now saying clearly to us that the BP sponsorship is putting a barrier between them and their wish to engage with the RSC.“We cannot ignore that message.”Youth engagement with climate issues has been growing in momentum – with 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg emerging as a leading voice of opposition in the arena of environmental debate.Last month, Thunberg attended the UN’s Climate Action Summit and accused world leaders of failing to take sufficient action on addressing climate change.She said: “We are in the middle of a global climate crisis and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of economic growth.“For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear — how dare you continue to look away.“You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad I am I do not want to believe that – because if you understood and yet kept refusing to act then you would be evil, and that is something I refuse to believe.“You are failing us, but the young people are starting to recognise your betrayal — I say if you choose to betray us we will never forgive you.“We will not let you get away with this — the world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not.” RSC says it has received a strong message that its partnership with BP and the oil industry has created a barrier between itself and its audience.last_img read more