ROTC celebrates Veterans Day

first_imgFacebook ROTC Veteran’s Day wreath-laying ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel Nov. 11. Linkedin Cristian Migliarese printA wreath stood proudly at the front of Robert Carr Chapel Wednesday to honor all veterans who have served and sacrificed for the United States of America.TCU ROTC celebrated and honored Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony.The ceremony was originally set for the Veteran’s Plaza in front of Reed Hall, but due to inclement weather concerns it was moved indoors to the Chapel.The Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Student Veteran’s Association, Army ROTC color guard, and various veteran and community members attended the event.Mikayla Hamilton, Army ROTC Operations Sergeant Major, spoke at the event.Hamilton said it is easy to forget all that veterans have done and the sacrifices they have made, so it is important to have days like this to honor them.“We need to not only appreciate veterans overseas, but those stateside as well who face peril even during training,” said Mikayla Hamilton, senior biology major. “We also can’t underestimate the price their families pay in supporting them. Next time you see a veteran thank not only him or her, but their families.”Army ROTC Battalion Commander, Chris Lamoureux, was the emcee for the ceremony. He comes from a long line of men in the military service and realizes the importance of remembering and honoring our veterans.“The sacrifices that veterans make both in the past and in the present is instrumental to our thinking in the United States,” Chris Lamoureux, senior psychology major said. “It is important that we honor them.”Even recent veterans who attended this event are appreciative of the opportunity to honor those who served before them.“I’m more thankful for the vets who came and sacrificed before me,” said Michael Blackert, 10-year Army veteran and TCU student. “All the things they did to help the veterans for where we are today and for the veterans coming forward. I think it is a honor to bring people together to show we are thankful for the sacrifices they and their families have gone through.” TCU students participate in LEAPS day of service TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Cristian Migliarese Cristian Migliarese Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Tri Delta students join alumnae to benefit Cook Children’s Cristian Migliarese TCU’s Interfraternity Council continues Movember campaign with 6K Recovery Run ReddIt Journey of Hope 2017 holds special meaning for TCU Pi Kappa Phi members I am a Communications major and a Journalism minor. I am a reporter for TCU 360 and I am working on the Greeks beat Previous articleWater scams threaten Fort Worth residentsNext articleCity hall tests out different lunch options Cristian Migliarese RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Cristian Migliarese + posts Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitterlast_img read more

Application Process Now Open for the Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

first_img Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Tournament of Roses® announced today that the application period is now open for The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship.The scholarship, which launched in 2019, recognizes one senior student or recent graduate from both the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be paid to their postgraduate institution of choice, to further their academic study in an area of their choosing.Additionally, as part of the Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship, each recipient will be given the opportunity to receive a “Rose Bowl Game Experience.” The experience will consist of a four-night trip to Pasadena, Calif., to shadow staff during the build-up to “The Granddaddy of Them All,” culminating with the opportunity to work the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day.The scholarship is named on behalf of Keith Jackson, who was the voice of college football for several generations. Jackson was a man of many catchphrases, including “Whoa, Nellie” and “Big Uglies”, but was also credited with popularizing the Rose Bowl Game’s nickname as “The Granddaddy of Them All”. He was on the call for the Rose Bowl Game on 15 occasions, more than any other broadcaster, between 1989 and 2006. His final game in the broadcast booth was the 2006 BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Game.“After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring back our Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Scholarship that will culminate with a special experience at the 2022 Rose Bowl Game,” said Bob Miller, 2021-2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses President. “Our scholarship recipients in 2019 were extremely dynamic individuals and the Tournament of Roses, along with our partners at the Big Ten and Pac-12, is proud to continue to provide this opportunity.”The inaugural scholarship recipients included the University of Nebraska’s Angela Mercurio and the University of Oregon’s Petra Salko. Mercurio, who was a standout track and field athlete, received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and women’s and gender studies from Nebraska. She was named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year and is currently finishing her first year at Harvard Medical School. Salko earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance at Oregon. She was a four-year letter winner in women’s golf and was the 2019 Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is currently studying at the Copenhagen Business School.The Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is funded by the Rose Bowl Game, which is a tri-party agreement between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference. For more information, including details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members drive the success of these annual events. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 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Derry man returned for trial on explosive charges

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Derry man returned for trial on explosive charges Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ News Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleRoad closure after Fermanagh crash causes chaos for Pettigo trafficNext articleStrabane security alert closes Lifford bridge News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – January 14, 2013 Facebook A Derry man has been returned for trial to Belfast Crown Court on a series of explosive charges.31 year old Tony Friel of Gartan Square in the city appeared at a preliminary enquiry at the local Magistrate’s Court today.Tony Friel is charged with possessing explosives and other items with intent to endanger life on May 21 last year.He also faces charges of possessing explosives in suspicious circumstances on the same date and possessing tools and other articles that could be used in an act of terrorism, also on the same date.It was submitted that there was a case to answer and there were no contrary submissions.Friel said he did not wish to call any witnesses or make any statement at this stage.He was returned for trial in custody to appear at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Habeas Corpus Pleas Against Preventive Detention Should Be Heard By Division Bench: Gujarat HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesHabeas Corpus Pleas Against Preventive Detention Should Be Heard By Division Bench: Gujarat HC [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena5 Oct 2020 4:24 AMShare This – x”It is the duty of the court to see that the efficacy of the limited yet crucial safeguards provided in the law of preventive detention is not lost in mechanical routine, dull casualness and chill indifference on the part of the authorities entrusted with their application.” In a significant order passed by the Gujarat High Court last month, it has been strongly recommended that…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?Login”It is the duty of the court to see that the efficacy of the limited yet crucial safeguards provided in the law of preventive detention is not lost in mechanical routine, dull casualness and chill indifference on the part of the authorities entrusted with their application.” In a significant order passed by the Gujarat High Court last month, it has been strongly recommended that the petitions challenging the executive orders of preventive detention, should be treated as Habeas Corpus Petitions and should be heard by a Division Bench. While hearing challenge to a single-Bench order declining to look into the legality and validity of the detention order passed against the Appellant, Haidarsha Pir, on the ground that he had already preferred a representation to the Advisory Board (PASA), the Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala said, “The preventive detention Act restricts citizens’ personal liberty which is a fundamental right under the Constitution. It is to be reviewed strictly as far as possible and in a manner that does not restrict that right to an extent greater than is necessary to effectuate that object. Therefore, the provisions of such preventive detention Act have to be applied with watchful care and circumspection… xxx We would suggest that the preventive detention matters should be treated as the Habeas Corpus Petitions and a Habeas Corpus Petition, questioning the legality and validity of an order of preventive detention should be heard by a Division Bench of this Court and not by a Single Judge.” The Court recollected that prior to 1995, Habeas Corpus Petitions filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India were placed for hearing before a Division Bench. However thereafter, Gujarat High Court Rules were amended so as to make the Habeas Corpus Petitions and other detention matters except the matter under the COFEPOSA triable by a Single Judge. Disagreeing with this amendment it said, “We are of the view that the amendment, referred to above, needs to be re-looked as we would suggest that the preventive detention matters should be treated as the Habeas Corpus Petitions and a Habeas Corpus Petition, questioning the legality and validity of an order of preventive detention should be heard by a Division Bench of this Court and not by a Single Judge.” Reliance is placed on previous judgments of the High Courts of Bombay and Allahabad and has also the Supreme Court Rules, 2013. In Shivshankarlal Gupta & Anr. v. CTA Pillai & Ors., AIR 1976 Bom. 165, the Bombay High Court had held, “looking to the history of the exercise of habeas corpus jurisdiction by the High Court in this country we think that the Rule requiring such petitions to be filed before a Division Court taking criminal business of the Appellate Side is in consonance with the historical background as also with the historical background as also with the nature of processes that are associated with the enforcement of preventive laws. For these additional reasons we think it would be appropriate and not all unlawful that the present manner of presenting these applications before a Division Court taking criminal business of the Appellate Side is continued.” The Registry has now been directed to prepare an appropriate submission in this regard and place it before the Chief Justice or its administrative side. Background The Appellant herein came to be preventively detained vide the detention order dated 29th July, 2020 passed by the District Magistrate, Kachchh-Bhuj as a “dangerous person” by virtue of the powers conferred under the Gujarat Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985. This order was challenged before the High Court however the Single-Judge declined to look into the matter as a representation in that regard was already pending before the PASA Board and, “in such circumstances, the appellant should wait for the outcome of his representation.” In appeal, the Division Bench proceeded to examine whether a writ application filed by a detenue, preventively detained, can be rejected at the threshold on the ground that the detenue should wait for the outcome of his representation addressed to the PASA Board? It observed that the issue is no longer res integra as in Prabhu Dayal Deorah v. The District Magistrate, Kamrup, [1974] 1 SCC 103, the Supreme Court had held as udner: “We think that the fact that the Advisory Board would have to consider the representations of the petitioners where they have also raised the contention that the grounds are vague would not in any way prevent this Court from exercising its jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Constitution. The detenu has a right under Article 22(5) of the Constitution to be afforded the earliest opportunity of making a representation against the order of detention. That constitutional right includes within its compass the right to be furnished with adequate particulars of the grounds of the detention order. And, if their constitutional right is violated, they have every right to come to this Court under PG NO 1086 Article 32 complaining that their detention is bad as violating their fundamental right. As to what the Advisory Board might do in the exercise of its jurisdiction is not the concern of this Court.” The Court ruled that the concept of alternative remedy and the power of the High Court to entertain a writ application under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is “foreign” to cases wherein the challenge is to an order of preventive detention. It held, “When a citizen of this country complains of infringement of his right of personal freedom and liberty as embodied under Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution respectively, then the High Court should not decline to entertain his challenge to such preventive detention on the ground that the detenue has an alternative remedy of filing a representation before the authority concerned.” On the merits of the case, the Court observed that the offences alleged to have been committed by the Appellant are such as to attract the punishment under the Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957 as well as the IPC. However, it was of the opinion that taking recourse to the preventive detention laws for the said offences “would not be warranted”. “Preventive detention involves detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him/her from committing certain types of offences. But, such detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the Investigating Authorities of their normal functions of investigating the crimes which the detenue might have committed,” the Court said while ordering forthwith release of the Appellant-detenu. Case Title: Haidarsha Pir v. State of Gujarat Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

National Public Health Emergency Team meet today as COVID-19 deaths double

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Facebook By News Highland – March 27, 2020 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The number of Covid-19 related deaths here has more than doubled in 24 hours.Ten more people diagnosed with the virus have died, bringing the death toll to 19.There have also been a further 255 confirmed cases, meaning there are now 1,819 cases recorded.The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning, with health officials very concerned about increases in ICU admissions, clusters of nursing home cases, and the spread of the virus among health workers.Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says the death toll will continue to rise:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDail approves emergency Coronavirus legislationNext articleDonegal TD calls for suspension of more non-essential businesses News Highland WhatsApp Twitter National Public Health Emergency Team meet today as COVID-19 deaths doublelast_img read more

Very low frequency electromagnetic phenomena: ‘whistlers’ and micropulsations

first_imgObservations of natural electromagnetic phenomena, embracing frequencies ranging from millihertz to tens of kilohertz, have made a major contribution to our knowledge of the terrestrial environment extending out to many Earth’s radii. The Antarctic has offered exceptional opportunities in this field for a number of reasons, including: (i) the location of Antarctic bases (including Halley Bay) at key magnetic latitudes, (ii) magnetic conjugacy to Northern Hemisphere thunderstorm sources, (iii) low interference levels. Important aspects of this research are the investigation of the role of wave-particle interactions in the magnetosphere and that of the structure and dynamical behaviour of the plasmapause, using both passive and active techniques. Comparisons of observations made at antarctic stations and their northern geomagnetic conjugates show close similarities in dominant pulsation periods and demonstrate the uniqueness of the Weddell Sea area in relation to magnetospheric wave amplification at the higher frequencies. An extra dimension to this work is being added, during the International Magnetospheric Study (1976-8), through the development of a chain of stations employing the goniometer (direction-finding) technique pioneered at Halley Bay by Sheffield University.last_img read more

Ice core evidence for decoupling between mid-latitude atmospheric water cycle and Greenland temperature during the last deglaciation

first_imgThe last deglaciation represents the most recent example of natural global warming associated with large-scale climate changes. In addition to the long-term global temperature increase, the last deglaciation onset is punctuated by a sequence of abrupt changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Such interplay between orbital- and millennial-scale variability is widely documented in paleoclimatic records but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Limitations arise from the difficulty in constraining the sequence of events between external forcing, high- and low- latitude climate and environmental changes. Greenland ice cores provide sub-decadal-scale records across the last deglaciation and contain fingerprints of climate variations occurring in different regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Here, we combine new ice d-excess and 17O-excess records, tracing changes in the mid-latitudes, with ice δ18O records of polar climate. Within Heinrich Stadial 1, we demonstrate a decoupling between climatic conditions in Greenland and those of the lower latitudes. While Greenland temperature remains mostly stable from 17.5 to 14.7ka, significant change in the mid latitudes of northern Atlantic takes place at ~16.2ka, associated with warmer and wetter conditions of Greenland moisture sources. We show that this climate modification is coincident with abrupt changes in atmospheric CO2 and CH4 concentrations recorded in an Antarctic ice core. Our coherent ice core chronological framework and comparison with other paleoclimate records suggests a mechanism involving two-step freshwater fluxes in the North Atlantic associated with a southward shift of the intertropical convergence zone.last_img read more

LoBiondo Announces Veterans Enrollment & Benefits Clinic in Cape May Court House

first_imgPictured: Congressman Frank LoBiondo, center, joined veterans J.R. Robinson and Chester DeFelice at the 2016 Walk for the Wounded. Congressman Frank LoBiondo, center, joined veterans J.R. Robinson and Chester DeFelice at the 2016 Walk for the Wounded.Congressman to Host 13th Clinic Encouraging All Veterans to Enroll in VAMAYS LANDING, N.J. – Continuing his commitment to South Jersey veterans, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today detailed his plans to hold the next enrollment clinic in Cape May Court House to help local veterans in determining their eligibility and, if eligible, facilitate their participation in the VA healthcare system. The Cape May Court House enrollment clinic hosted at the Atlantic Cape Community College will be held on Saturday, April 29th. “Over the past year in partnership with the VA, we have significantly expanded community-based services available locally for South Jersey veterans to include more than 200 provider agreements with non-VA medical professionals. But those efforts are not over and too many eligible veterans, particularly those returning from service abroad or who have non-VA healthcare, are not aware of assistance available to them,” said LoBiondo. “I remain committed to our veterans and will continue to host these clinics while working to expand local access to healthcare services.”LoBiondo has long advocated for greater local healthcare services and continues to work with VA officials in Wilmington and Philadelphia and local veterans groups to bring additional services to South Jersey’s four VA community-based clinics (Vineland, Northfield, Cape May, Sewell).As at previous enrollment clinics, there will be representatives from the VA Medical Centers and Benefits offices on hand to answer veterans’ questions and explain eligibility requirements. Veterans who plan to attend are asked to bring their DD-214.Details of the Veterans Enrollment & Benefits Clinic on Saturday, April 29th are as follows: Cape May County ACCC – Cape May Court House Campus      41 Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.Veterans can also determine their eligibility, enroll in the VA system, and ask additional questions by calling 1-877-222-VETS or visiting the website will be the 12th enrollment clinic hosted by LoBiondo, with previous sessions in Vineland, Bridgeton, Wildwood, Somers Point, Elmer, and Northfield. For additional information, veterans are encouraged to call LoBiondo’s Mays Landing Office at 609-625-5008 or 1-800-471-4450 or visit LoBiondo’s website: Download (PDF, 1.62MB)last_img read more

Royal views

first_imgThe financial crisis in Spain is a “bottleneck” that will soon break, restoring a vibrant economy.Meanwhile, a triangle of economic and cultural interchange — among Spain, the United States, and Latin America — represents “enormous potential.”Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, visiting Harvard yesterday, delivered these messages — along with an arresting historical brief on how those powers have been entwined for centuries.The visit was sponsored by Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Felipe’s remarks, addressed to 200 listeners in the Joseph Nye Conference Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, followed a luncheon at the Faculty Club and a private tour of Widener Library.Felipe, who is 44, with degrees in law and foreign policy, could have talked on any number of topics. (He was an officer in Spain’s army, navy, and air force; he is also an Olympic sailor, helicopter pilot, and philanthropist.) But he chose to speak about geopolitics in “Spain: An American Nation” — a deliberately provocative title.“Spain is indeed an American nation,” said Felipe, citing its role in the New World.The notion that Spain has “a substantial American dimension or identity,” he said, needs to be more visible. It’s an important way of conceptualizing Spain’s connection to the Americas. This history, said the prince, is the key to cooperation among Spain, the United States, and Latin America — an avenue for bolstering economies and reducing poverty and inequality.The relationship goes back to the 15th century, when Spaniards became “the first Europeans … to put the Atlantic’s western seaboard on the map,” he said. Over time, Spain was to govern vast areas of the Caribbean and Central and South America, and — of course — virtually the entire territory west of the Mississippi.Culturally, Spain gave rise to “lifestyles and value systems” that are prevalent in the Americas — “a Spanish footprint,” said the prince, of “vigor, depth, and scope.”The prince praised Harvard for its 375th anniversary, but also pointed out that Spain established the hemisphere’s oldest universities, starting in the 16th century with Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino in the Dominican Republic. (It closed in 1823.)And consider what the prince called “a key sociocultural phenomenon” marking the Americas: the “mestizaje” identity, a “mixing together” of European, African, and indigenous American bloodlines. “Never before in history,” he said, “had mankind experienced such a far-reaching melding process.”But among the strongest reasons that Spain is an “American nation” is also the most obvious: the Spanish language, which has 500 million native speakers, most of them in the Americas. (Spanish is the world’s second most prevalent native language, after Chinese.)Also in Spain’s “American” identity is a language that everyone in the world understands: economics. Spanish itself is valuable on that score, said the prince; more than 20 other countries share the language and the resulting economic value to Spain is about 15 percent of its GDP.Then there is the value of “linguistic tourism,” he said — nearly $600 million a year, in part because Spain is the second-most popular destination for U.S. study abroad programs.Shifting to the euro crisis, Felipe said: “We need more Europe, as we often say” — including better banking policies, convergent fiscal systems, and “economic governance.”In response to a question, the prince talked about keys to developing strong leadership. “Education is fundamental,” he said, as long as it includes “principles, values, and ethics” at the core.Felipe oversees the Prince of Asturias Foundation, which since 1981 has awarded prizes to writers, artists, and scholars. Among the Harvard recipients over the years: Howard Gardner, the late Judah Folkman, Al Gore ’69, and George Whitesides.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s first years ‘a very strong class’

first_imgShortly after Saint Mary’s welcomed first-year College president Jan Cervelli, the College welcomed 435 first-year Belles into their community Thursday as the class of 2020.“Sharing their first year with President Cervelli — I see this class as the leaders of a new chapter in the history of the College,” Mona Bowe, the vice president for enrollment management, said.“They will fuel the president’s passion for women’s education, they will share their experiences with her and they will give her the unique perspective that only Belles can give,” she said. “This class, in a very unique way, will be her partners as she learns — like them — to be a Belle.”SUSAN ZHU | The Observer A total of 1,771 students applied for a spot in the class of 2020. Of the 1,450 students admitted, 56 were admitted Early Decision, Bowe said. According to Bowe, the class of 2020 is 4 percent larger — 16 more Belles — than last year’s class of 2019.“Based on the essays and letters of recommendation the Admission Committee read through this cycle, we know this will be a very strong class,” Bowe said.According to the admissions office, 287 students were varsity athletes, 63 were varsity captains and 103 students were in the National Honor Society. While the majority of students participated in community service, some traveled on mission trips to destinations such as Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Haiti, as well as areas of the United States such as New Orleans, Miami, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and the Appalachian region. Along with their diverse interests, incoming students are ethnically diverse, representing Hispanic, Asian, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Native American, White and multiracial groups. There are also 9 international students joining the first year class from countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam.“There are a number of very accomplished leaders, athletes and students who have volunteered hundreds of hours to their community and their church [in the class of 2020],” Bowe said. “In addition to all of these accomplishments, they have very solid academic profiles.” Tags: Admissions, Freshman Orientation 2016, saint mary’s, SMC Class of 2020last_img read more