first_imgReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Linkedin printSome sports have come to a close for Paschal while others are still in full swing.The boys basketball team played its final game of the year while boys soccer is getting into midseason form. Here’s a look at what happened for the Panthers this week, as well as what’s coming up in the days to come.Boys BasketballThe Panthers finished their season with a 59-37 road win over Arlington Tuesday night. Junior guard Tyrik Price closed things out emphatically, going off for a season-high 31 points. Junior point guard Dylan Thomas added 12 points. Meanwhile, Paschal played tough on the defensive end, not allowing a single player for the Colts to score in double digits.Paschal (11-14, 4-9 Dist. 4-6A) missed the playoffs, but will return the core of what was a young squad this season. Ten of the Panthers’ 14 players were juniors this year, and they lose just two seniors.Boys SoccerThe Paschal boys soccer team notched two straight wins this week after losing two the week before. The Panthers shut out Arlington Bowie 2-0 on Feb. 13, then dismantled Arlington 4-1 Tuesday night.Paschal (7-3-1, 5-2-0) currently sits in third place in the district standings with seven games remaining.Upcoming GamesBaseballMonday vs. Saginaw Boswell at 5 p.m. (Scrimmage)Boys SoccerFriday at North Crowley at 8 p.m.Tuesday vs. Weatherford at 7:30 p.m.Girls SoccerFriday vs. North Crowley at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday at Weatherford at 7:30 p.m.SoftballTuesday vs. Irving at 5:30 p.m. The 109 The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Twitter + posts TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Previous articleConstruction near I-30 to last another weekNext articleUpdated: Winter storm shutters schools, ices roads The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Twitter ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TAGSBasketballsoccer The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ I turn on TV news every day, only to cringe and switch the channel in disgust. I am extremely insulted by the top stories of the hour being about Tom Cruise’s new baby or another celebrity trial. I’m sorry, news channels, but that is just not breaking news no matter how urgent your anchors make it sound.There is so much else going wrong in the world today that needs our attention – but so much of it is being ignored. last_img read more


first_imgBaseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Facebook Previous articleRain doesn’t stop Chancellor’s Assembly salute to Class of 2020Next articleWeather doesn’t rain out Bid Day Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter printA female TCU student was sexually assaulted at a bar near campus early on Sunday morning, a crime alert issued by the TCU police department said.According to Detective Robert Rangel, the student was at an event hosted by a fraternity at a local bar at around 1:45 a.m. when a male student “suddenly and unexpectedly touched her inappropriately and beneath her clothing.”Rangel said the female student made attempts to separate herself from the suspect, but the male student resisted until a friend intervened.According to the crime alert email, “The circumstances and manner of the contact constitute a criminal offense of Sexual Assault, under Texas Penal Code Title 5, Sec. 22.011, carrying the penalty of a second degree felony.”In the email, Rangel urged students to report activity immediately to the campus police department at 817-257-7777. He also stressed that “no action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization.” Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliard TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake TCU police issued a crime alert informing students of an off campus assault Sunday. Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/center_img Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Facebook ReddIt TAGStext only + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissallast_img read more


first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest A man has been shot four times in what police have described as a ‘brutal and horrific’ attack in Derry.Four masked men targeted the 33 year old in the Lisfannon Park area of the Bogside just after half nine last night.The victim’s been taken to hospital for treatment to injuries on his legs and abdomen.Freelance Journalist Eamonn McDermott was speaking on the 10 to 1 show earlier and says there is speculation locally that the victim was brought to Derry to be shot:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/eamonmcd1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Speculation that victim of Derry shooting was brought there to be shotcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleInvestigations continuing after viable device discovered in StrabaneNext articleAlmost 30 people waiting for a bed at LUH News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – August 9, 2017 last_img read more


first_imgKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two men, one brandishing a knife, robbed a New York City tourist of his red “Make America Great Again” hat, police said today.The 18-year-old Danish victim, whose name was not disclosed, was about to enter the subway in Union Square Thursday at 5:40 p.m. when a man grabbed him from behind and swiped the red baseball-style cap from his head, police said.There was a struggle over the hat when a second man flashed a knife and pointed it at the victim before the two made off with the hat, police said.The hat reads “Make America Great Again,” according to a police source. Also known as “MAGA,” the slogan was popularized by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.The armed suspect was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall with short hair and wearing a brown jacket. Police are seeking the public’s help in finding him and his accomplice.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgiStock/kali9(PHOENIX) —  A Phoenix man is charged with four murders and multiple assaults after allegedly killing his wife, two of their children and a friend over apparent suspicions that his wife was having an affair with his brother — who was not among the victims, officials said this week.While in custody, suspect Austin Smith told police that “in God’s eyes it was alright for him to deal with someone in this manner who been involved in adultery or an extramarital affair,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson at a press conference on Friday. “Under his religious beliefs he believes that it was okay.”It’s unclear what religion Smith practices, Thompson said.On Thursday, police were called to the scene of an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona — a city about nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix — where they found the body of Ron Freeman, 46, as well as an unidentified woman, 47, with multiple gunshot wounds and an unidentified man with unspecified injuries.Police said they apprehended Smith, 30, fleeing that scene. Once in police custody, he allegedly led authorities to the scene of an even more horrific crime — at his own home.Officials said that Smith had returned home from a local bar around 8 p.m., full of suspicion over the perceived infidelity and confronted his wife, who denied the accusation.Authorities said the only survivor at Smith’s family home was the couple’s 3-year-old daughter.“It it from my understanding that he elected not to shoot the 3-years-old, she was under the bed when officers got to her,” said Thompson.He then headed to Glendale and shot Freeman after the family friend told Smith he would be crazy to believe his wife was cheating on him, according to authorities.Inside Smith’s car, police found a 9mm handgun, a .45 caliber handgun and a .223 caliber rifle they believe were used in the shootings, according to the probable cause statement.Smith was charged on Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court for the quadruple murder and held on $2 million bail. He is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgThe Antarctic biota has evolved over the last 100 million years in increasingly isolated and cold conditions. As a result, Antarctic species, from micro-organisms to vertebrates, have adapted to life at extremely low temperatures, including changes in the genome, physiology and ecological traits such as life history. Coupled with cycles of glaciation that have promoted speciation in the Antarctic, this has led to a unique biota in terms of biogeography, patterns of species distribution and endemism. Specialization in the Antarctic biota has led to trade-offs in many ecologically important functions and Antarctic species may have a limited capacity to adapt to present climate change. These include the direct effects of changes in environmental parameters and indirect effects of increased competition and predation resulting from altered life histories of Antarctic species and the impacts of invasive species. Ultimately, climate change may alter the responses of Antarctic ecosystems to harvesting from humans. The unique adaptations of Antarctic species mean that they provide unique models of molecular evolution in natural populations. The simplicity of Antarctic communities, especially from terrestrial systems, makes them ideal to investigate the ecological implications of climate change, which are difficult to identify in more complex systems.last_img read more


first_imgOceanIQ delivers industry-leading subsea cable data, survey, route engineering and consultancy services for telecom and power cable route planning projects Global Marine Group Launches OceanIQ. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) Global Marine Group (GMG) a leading provider of subsea cable installation and maintenance services to the telecommunications, offshore renewables, utility and oil & gas markets worldwide, is pleased to announce the launch of OceanIQ, the fourth business unit in Global Marine Group’s subsea engineering portfolio.OceanIQ delivers industry-leading subsea cable data, survey, route engineering and consultancy services for telecom and power cable route planning projects. The highly experienced team also work to maximise the lifespan and efficiency of live systems across the globe. The business is built upon an existing wealth of data and knowledge acquired through years of cable installation and maintenance projects undertaken in support of sister companies Global Marine and Global Offshore. The range of bespoke services on offer include comprehensive data management utilising the businesses world-leading GeoCable® software which comprises information on over 2.6 million kms of as-laid cable around the globe. In addition to this vital resource, OceanIQ offer cable records management and charting services retaining robust data on historic repairs as well as supporting ongoing maintenance of cable systems. Route engineering services include detailed desk top studies, cable fault analysis and cable protection assessments. The team can also assist with acquiring the necessary permitting to complete cable installation projects around the world, as well as route surveys to establish the best and safest cable route, to maximise installation efficiency and minimise risk to assets.The creation of the new brand, which sits alongside Global Marine, Global Offshore and CWind within the wider Group, is in response to customer and industry demand for access to, and meaningful interpretation of, detailed subsea data. As seabed usage across multiple industries increases, having an accurate understanding of the seafloor to plan for future installations, and protect those in existence, has become essential.The team has a strong reputation for the successful delivery of projects in support of GMG’s other brands. The formation of OceanIQ endeavours to capitalise on this success and open up the team’s skills to new customers and markets that require exemplary subsea consultancy services and a comprehensive data set that continues to grow with each completed project. With an unparalleled record of 97% of all fibre optic cables laid worldwide, and a substantial amount of power cables, OceanIQ’s understanding of the ocean floor is unique and extensive.Gail Clark, Managing Director of OceanIQ, says, “With decades of first-hand experience in cable planning, installation and maintenance across the Group, the team has an intrinsic understanding of the seabed. The OceanIQ team’s experience allows us to interpret the wealth of data that we have built over many decades, from simple facts and figures and into meaningful intelligence that enables our customers to make informed decisions that ensures the longevity of their cable systems.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more


first_imgAdditional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Special Requirements Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2934 Physical Demands Total Hrs per Week/Day Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Posting NumberF00164P Minimum Qualifications Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Conditions Work YearN/A Posting Date Application Instructions SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire.center_img Beginning and/or Ending Dates The Institution Position Summary Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Open ContinuouslyYes How and where to apply Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitleSocial Science Adjunct Assistant Professor Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Department Location Posting Details The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. 1. Have a master’s degree in social science OR Master’s in one ofthe disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upperdivision or graduate course work in at least one other constituentdiscipline; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Assignment Responsibilities Work Schedule Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentForeign Transcript Evaluation Closing Date Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)last_img read more


first_imgProtocol requires me to thank the Russian representative for his statement. I will turn to some of his allegations in a moment. In my Presidential capacity, please may I remind Members of the Council and other speakers of Rule 507 to keep remarks to five minutes.I will now speak in my national capacity and I will certainly do that.I want to join the speakers in thanking John Ging, and I want to pay tribute to humanitarian workers as others have done. They work in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.I also want to reject the allegations we’ve just heard against the Department for Political Affairs. To the best of my knowledge, everybody in the UN is trying to do their best for the people of Syria and they’re trying to do their best for the political process.I think it’s clear from everything we’ve heard today that the situation especially in Idlib is dire. None of the list of achievements that the Russian representative read out, they are all a chimera, they will not help the people of Idlib. There are 3 million civilians at risk in Idlib, and the Syrian regime is yet escalating its military action against them. I would be grateful to know which forces have been relocated to Idlib and I would like to say that we will hold the commanders responsible for attacks on civilians.I would also like to echo the words of the United States and France. The United Kingdom also will respond appropriately if the Asad regime repeats its illegal use of chemical weapons that has already had such devastating humanitarian consequences for the Syrian population.I have three questions relating to the humanitarian situation. They centre around the fact that UN convoys have not had access to 6,000 internally displaced persons in Damascus and Eastern Ghouta for two months; that 1 million people remain in hard to reach areas where only 11% of interagency convoys are able to conduct needs assessment and deliver aid; and that the UN continues not to be given the necessary security assurances so that humanitarian convoys can come through the Ar Ramtha border crossing from Jordan. And that’s in violation as we’ve heard resolution 23 93. I hope the Syrian representative will be able to give us an explanation in his remarks.The Russian representative referred to refugees going home. I think the ongoing military operations, the lack of humanitarian access, the bombing of schools, the arbitrary arrests, the bombing of hospitals show exactly why the situation is not right for refugees to go home en masse.You said, Mr Ging, that Idlib represented a scale that we have not yet seen. We’re used to superlatives in Syria. We’re used to them being surpassed. You also mentioned Kofi Annan, and like others, I think the best tribute we can offer Mr Annan is to continue our efforts to accelerate the political process and bring peace to Syria.I do want to make a point about reconstruction that our Syrian colleague set out and that has been echoed by every EU Member State and by the United States. There will be no reconstruction assistance until there is a credible and ongoing political process. There will not be a Marshall Plan for Syria. There will not be a Brussels Plan for Syria. If there is any plan, it will need to be a Moscow and a Putin plan.I would now like to turn to some of the statements made by the Russian Ambassador.The Russian Ministry of Defense today gave a briefing in which it said – and this has been echoed by members of his own Mission – that the United Kingdom and the White Helmets were involved in preparing chemical weapons attacks against the Syrian people. I did not use the word ‘comical’ in my press briefing. What I said was that even by the egregious standards of Russian propaganda, this is an extraordinary allegation. It is wholly untrue and it has been denied by the commander of the British forces in Kuwait who is supporting the coalition. I am happy to repeat that denial now and I am happy to rebut any allegation that the British government or British forces engages with terrorists on the ground in Syria. The only plausible explanation we have for why these stories are being floated at the time other than to increase the amount of fake news in the system is as a smokescreen for a possible impending attack by the Syrian regime once again against its own people in Idlib, and I repeat, the statement that I, the French, and the Americans made earlier about responding appropriately. We have no information about chlorine being delivered and therefore, if the Russian Ministry does have that, the most probable explanation is that it is a preemptive attempt to set the agenda and the narrative for an appalling attack to come. And I would appeal to Russia to use all its persuasive powers to convince the Syrian authorities not to attack their own population and never again to use prohibited chemical weapons.I would draw the Council’s attention to the fact that we have had a letter from the Syrian authorities about warning of an impending attack, and I would recall for the Council that on 10th of March the Syrian authorities wrote to the Security Council to warn of a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta, and one month later on the 10th of April this year, such an attack took place and is ascribed to the Syrian authorities. I repeat again our abhorrence of chemical weapons. And I repeat again that the British government will always uphold its commitment to prohibit the use of these weapons and will work with our international partners to ensure that that prohibition is upheld.last_img read more


first_imgThere are a number of horror stories that come along with a rigorous tour schedule, as any established band will tell you. It’s something all up-and-coming bands must go through in order to “make it” to a point of respect, almost like a fraternity/sorority’s “rush” to becoming part of the music industry’s universe. Sometimes that means getting stuck in stand-still traffic on the side of the highway in the middle of North Carolina on Mother’s Day. What else to do, but to break out the drum kit and put on a show?The Main Squeeze, Spafford, Aqueous, And More To Play First Ever Canyon Jam At The MishawakaThat’s the direction The Main Squeeze were heading until the cars finally started to move. Drummer Reuben Gingrich delivered the commuters who were also stranded on the highway with just over a minute of rock solace. Watch the impromptu pop-up jam below:The Main Squeeze recently released their fourth studio effort, Without A Sound. The album serves as a musical snapshot for the band, capturing their experience of relocating from The Windy City to the City of Angels. Listen to the album here.Coincidentally, it’s also Reuben’s birthday today AND he just released his debut solo album Blue Island. You can purchase it here, and stream it below:The Main Squeeze are just over half way through with their tour, heading toward Washington, DC on May 17th, then making their way up the east coast. Check out the full schedule below:last_img read more