Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson poses with portraits of the deans and rectors that preceded him at Christ Church Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Photo/Luke BlountThis is the second in a series of interviews with Episcopal cathedral deans. The first story is here.[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Christ Church Cathedral was founded in 1839 when Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas. It was the first religious congregation in the city and is the only one still located on its original site. Among the founding members were the republic’s attorney general, the secretaries of treasury, state and navy, and the Texas ministers to the United States and Mexico.Christ Church became the cathedral for the Diocese of Texas in 1949 during the centennial celebration of the diocese, and it serves as a place of hospitality and worship for all Episcopalians in the diocese. Six rectors of Christ Church have been elected bishop, including John Hines, who became presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Very Rev. Barkley S. Thompson began his new ministry as the eighth dean of the cathedral on Feb. 7.Carol E. Barnwell: Who was the faith bearer in your family and how did you learn and experience your faith growing up?Barkley Thompson: I was blessed to be raised in an ethos of faith. My family were members of First United Methodist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, and as a child and youth I was at the church every time the door opened for church services, youth group, potluck suppers, etc. (I owe most of my knowledge of biblical content to Methodist Sunday school.)Both of my grandmothers were major faith bearers for me. My paternal grandmother potently believed in angels. My maternal grandmother began a Christmas Day family tradition when I was a small child in which our family acted out the nativity pageant. Everyone had to participate. We would dress in old bedsheets and scraps of towels and drapes to play the parts of the Holy Family, the innkeeper, the shepherds and the Wise Men. Almost 40 years later that tradition endures in my family.CEB: How did you come to a deeper faith and choose a call to ordained ministry? What were the circumstances surrounding your decision?BT: I have felt a sense of God’s calling since adolescence. I recall a moment when I was 12 or 13, standing in the darkened and empty sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Paragould, when I uttered to God aloud that I was his. Obviously, I didn’t know at the time exactly what that meant or how it would play out, but I was earnest, and my sentiment was true. I became an Episcopalian in college (which was a return to the mother church, as my father had been raised Episcopalian), and the first person with whom I spoke about a calling to the priesthood was the Rev. Sam Portaro, who was then the Episcopal chaplain at the University of Chicago, where I was in graduate school. Sam was a great encourager, and I will be forever grateful to him.CEB: Where have you previously served, and what specific lessons do you bring from those experiences? BT: The first congregation I served as vicar and then rector was Holy Apostles, a restart parish in Memphis. Over several years the congregation had dwindled to 40 members, and when I graduated from seminary the bishop assigned me to move the remnant of the parish to the edge of suburban growth, which was lacking an Episcopal presence. We worshiped in the chapel of St. George’s High School, while the congregation grew to over 400 members. We eventually bought land and built a church campus. Holy Apostles is now served by my good friend, the Rev. John Leach, and the parish continues to thrive.I have just completed a five-and-a-half year tenure as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia. St. John’s is a 150-year-old, resource-size, downtown congregation in a slow-growth city. In five-plus years, we pursued innovative-yet-still-traditional forms of worship, new programs for Christian formation, outreach initiatives and enhanced Christian community.Having served in two such different environments, I have come to believe the Episcopal Church can thrive in any context. I am also convinced that the world hungers for both our sacramental and liturgical tradition and our theology of hospitality and grace.Spiritually, my experience serving parishes has reminded me again and again that it’s crucial for the priest to pray. This may seem self-evident, but in the crush of activity at a large parish, it’s all too easy for prayer to be the thing that’s nudged off of the priest’s daily agenda. It can’t be allowed to happen. Only by regularly centering oneself in God can the priest – rector or dean – shepherd the congregation toward that same center.Practically, I am reminded again and again in my vocation that we never know the inner struggles of those we meet. The parishioner whose life seems the most together is often the one barely hanging on to faith. Approaching fellow Christians with a discerning ear and an open heart can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death. The smallest occasion of grace can be life-changing to one in need.CEB: I know you have roots at the cathedral. In what way is that connection reflected in your decision to accept a call as dean here? BT: My family traces to several of the “Old Three Hundred” who moved to Texas from the United States with Stephen F. Austin in the 1820s. My great-grandfather moved from Bellville, Texas, to Houston as a young professional, and my grandfather was raised at Christ Church Cathedral. I grew up hearing stories of ancestors who settled the land, made Texas home and fought for Texas independence. When I was a seminarian at the Seminary of the Southwest (http://www.ssw.edu/) in Austin, I was able to connect with my Texas roots. My parents made numerous visits to Austin, and we took day trips to Fayette County (from which most of my Texas ancestors hail), College Station (where my dad went to college) and other areas. The sense of calling to Christ Church Cathedral is not due to my family’s history, but added to all of the other signs that God is wedding the cathedral and me in shared ministry. My Texas roots make this move feel like a homecoming of sorts.CEB: Houston is an incredibly diverse city, ethnically and culturally. How will you meet the challenge of becoming a more diverse congregation? BT: Most importantly, the future shape of the cathedral congregation must result from a shared vision developed prayerfully over time, in close consultation with lay leadership and with broad input from the cathedral community. For that to take place, the cathedral and the dean must first have the opportunity to build trust in one another. Growth of any kind – in diversity, numbers, programs, etc. – necessarily involves change. Only through a careful, faithful and deliberate process will the dean and cathedral be able to pursue any sort of initiative with anticipation, hope and joy.That said, I can offer a few general thoughts on increasing congregational diversity. Cultural diversity can refer to nationality and ethnicity but also to generational differences and different socio-economic strata. Part of the reason mainline Christianity has so often failed to increase diversity is that churches tend to decide in a vacuum what non-represented, prospective parishioners want or need and then expect non-Episcopalian or unchurched people to embrace what we offer. The key is first to listen to the spoken hopes and needs of, for instance, the people who’ve recently made downtown Houston their home and who might be seeking a spiritual community. Only then can the cathedral know how best to respond in a way that will welcome newcomers to our midst.CEB: How do you envision the cathedral’s life in downtown Houston, in the Diocese of Texas? BT: I’ll reiterate here what I said above: Any specific vision for the cathedral’s role in downtown Houston and in the Diocese of Texas must be a shared vision developed prayerfully over time by the dean, the cathedral community and (with regard to the diocese) the bishop. With that in mind, I can offer some fairly general thoughts about my understanding of urban, downtown ministry and the cathedral’s role as the diocese’s central church.In Roanoke, St. John’s (where I most recently served) sits equidistant between the Wells Fargo Tower and Roanoke Memorial Hospital (a level 1 trauma center), which means that the parish exists in the very heart of the commercial, banking, governmental and health-care center of southwestern Virginia. When I would hear the bells of St. John’s ring each hour, they served as a reminder that God resides, not only in Sunday worship, but also in the midst of each of these parts of our collective lives. God has something to say about how we do business, how we treat our citizens and how we care for those who are hurting. God lays claim to all of us, and, because the incarnate God abides among us, all of life is holy. Urban, downtown parishes like Christ Church Cathedral bear the responsibility for reminding the city of this truth, and that responsibility is a challenge, an opportunity and a privilege.Because of its central role and location, the cathedral also can serve in Houston as an iconic alternative to other forms of Christianity that are insular and often focus on individualistic, material well-being rather than the redemption of the whole community as the body of Christ. We can be a place of spiritual welcome and refuge to all who walk through our doors seeking to know the love of God more deeply.Additionally, I hope the cathedral increasingly will serve as a center of formation, worship and cohesive identity for all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Texas, and I look forward to partnering with Bishop [C. Andrew] Doyle in developing ideas for how this might be so. In the Episcopal Church, we are fond of saying that the basic component of the church is the diocese rather than the parish, and in that sense the cathedral belongs to all Episcopalians in the diocese. (Dean [Joe] Reynolds took good care to emphasize this.)CEB: How and where did you meet your wife? How is your life together reflected in your ministry? BT: Jill and I met at Hendrix College, a fantastic liberal arts school outside of Little Rock, [Arkansas]. We lived a few doors from one another in the college apartments. Jill is a cradle Episcopalian from Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, and since I had recently moved from the Methodist to the Episcopal Church myself, it was easy to fall in love with an Episcopalian!On the one hand, Jill is my touchstone, my counselor and my best friend. She enables me to be a faithful priest. On the other hand, Jill has engaged in the ministry of the church in her own areas of passion and interest. In recent years, she has helped with children’s ministry, and last year she co-led St. John’s-Roanoke’s “Club 45,” which is a pre-youth group for fourth- and fifth-graders. In her professional life, Jill is a physical therapist. That and motherhood are her vocations.Carol E. Barnwell is communications director for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. This interview first appeared in the March issue of the diocesan publication Diolog. Barbara Olive says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am great series on cathedral deans….how about something on the deans in rural and poor dioceses, like Idaho and Wyoming? Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Carol E. BarnwellPosted Mar 14, 2013 Comments (3) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Deans Series 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm It was so wonderful to read your remarks and I know you truly are the man to be called the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson. I just wanted to say congratulations to you, Jill, Griffin, and Eliza. I pray for you all and know that Christ Church Catheral is blessed to have you. Whenever it may be, if God willing, David and I will be at your ordination when you become Bishop. Just as exciting as it was to see the new Pope, it will also be exciting to see you become a Bishop. Peace Be With You!Barbara & David Olive New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Nice to see three good priests serving well. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA The Rev. Canon William A. 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Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAPD Chief Michael McKinley Previous articleHere’s Everything Coming to Netflix in JanuaryNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyAnother year has passed and 2018 was no different than past years in bringing out the best in our community.In 2018, the Apopka Police Department continued to receive strong backing from our community. The continued support we received is humbling and cannot be measured. Throughout the entire year, we saw countless acts of kindness throughout our community and for our police officers.Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyAs a result of our community’s support, the Apopka Police Department was able to spend countless hours giving back to the community. Individuals and businesses donated funds and items so that we could provide assistance to those less fortunate. Thanks to these donations this past holiday season, we were able to provide gifts to 106 children from Apopka during our annual Shop with a Cop event. In addition, officers were able to deliver presents to other children directly to their homes.Once again, we were able to provide support to Loaves and Fishes – a community organization that provides food and hygiene items to individuals in need. With the donation, Loaves and Fishes was able to provide Christmas presents and food to their patrons.It is always rewarding for the officers and me to see the smiling faces of these deserving children and families. It is a true testament to what giving back is all about. These are only a few of the many outreach projects that Apopka police officers did for the community throughout the year. It would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.Your support of the Apopka Police Department is reflected in the thanks that officers receive every day of the year. There have been many times throughout the year that members of the community drop off food or treats at the department. Often, people just stop by to say, “Thanks for what you do.” These small tokens of appreciation mean a lot and do not go unnoticed.As we move to 2019, please continue to show your support and appreciation of all our local law enforcement officers. They put on the uniform every day to keep all of us safe.The men and women of the Apopka Police Department once again want to say “Thank You” for all your support. We appreciate everything you do for us, and we look forward to serving you in the coming year. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Photographs Villa Montfoort / Station-D ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Montfoort / Station-D Architects Projects The Netherlands Manufacturers: Mombarg, ZwarthoutSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Both man and woman for whom we designed the villa have young children from a previous relationship. Our client’s desire was to build a house that would facilitate the coming together of those two families. This resulted in a design with separate functions for each family and common meeting places for both families. Each family has its own entrance hall, living room, bathroom and toilet and bedroom area. The main hall and spacious kitchen are set up as common spaces and planned as the heart of Villa Montfoort.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!First Floor PlanRough composition, rough materialsThe architectural composition and materialization of Villa Montfoort highlights the layout of the floor plan. The entrance is materialized in precast concrete elements. Beneath the entrance we designed a half-sunken basement. The vertical shift accompanied by this basement creates a dynamic composition and results in a split-level floor plan. We combined this with rough materials , such as black masonry, concrete and charred wood, each allocated to the specific area laying behind the façade.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSpatial distributionThe perfectly symmetrical hallway divides the villa into two living areas. One living room on the left, and one on the right. In the centre of the design we located the kitchen as common area. Either side of the hallway has its own completely identical staircase to the first floor. Above the stairs we designed hidden skylights in the roof, which allow sunlight to stroke beautifully along the inner walls.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProduct Description:The volume of the master bedroom is materialized in Nao Shima. This is a traditional Japanese technique for charred wood. This results in deep, natural textures. After a few years, the charred wood will reach its final characteristic appearance.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Sketchers Mexico Pays Tribute to Pedro Ramírez VázquezArticlesKleinewelt Designs a Carved Mixed-Use Housing Block for MoscowArchitecture News Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799659/villa-montfoort-station-d-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Stijn Poelstra+ 20Curated by Julio Effa Share 2015 Villa Montfoort / Station-D Architects “COPY” Year: Area: 440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799659/villa-montfoort-station-d-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Montfoort, The Netherlands Photographs: Stijn Poelstra Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Station-D Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStation-D ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontfoortThe NetherlandsPublished on December 08, 2018Cite: “Villa Montfoort / Station-D Architects” 08 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessSouth Side Courtyard House Pool Pavilion & Landscape / studio d’ARCSelected ProjectsMies van der Rohe Pavilion: “The Simplest Thing is the Hardest to do” by Laercio Red…Exhibition Share “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947172/casa-empirea-taco-taller-de-arquitectura-contextual Clipboard Manufacturers: CASTEL, Comex, Tecnolite, URREA, kimikolorTeam:Carlos Patrón Ibarra, Alejandro Patrón Sansor, Ana Patrón Ibarra, Estefanía Rivero Janssen, Joaquín Muñoz Olivera, Karla Gómez LunaCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Casa Empírea is a single-family home designed for a young couple located in a well-established residential area in the city of Mérida. The objective was to achieve a functional refuge where the inhabitants could abstract themselves from the surrounding urban environment, with commercial and progressive considerations that would make it adaptable to various user profiles during its lifespan.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe access to the house passes through a pocket park that leads to a vestibular transition space that connects with the garage, stairs, guest bathroom and the open social space made up of the living room, dining room and kitchen. This space extends to a double-height covered outdoor terrace, the pool, the garden, a rear pavilion that contains a study/guest room and a bathroom. Located on the upper floor is the laundry area, an outdoor bar, a linen closet, a secondary bedroom with a bathroom and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a bathroom.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe indoor and outdoor social spaces are interconnected so that they can be merged into a large space, or isolated to hold simultaneous meetings in different environments. The rooms are located in the rare end of the house, in the most intimate area.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe volumetry is defined by the orientation of the lot. The front facade faces south, so its windows are rather discreet. The east and west facades are dividing walls to which the house is attached. The rear facade that faces north is the most transparent as it favours natural lighting and captures the prevailing winds of the region that, working in conjunction with the interior courtyard and a series of ventilated skylight openings, provides cross ventilation and natural lighting to all living spaces in the house, favouring health and thermal comfort.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe modulation of the building optimizes the most common construction system in the area based on concrete blocks, joists and vaults, avoiding cost overruns due to waste.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe materiality is focused on low maintenance, warmth and sobriety. Gray cement-based stucco was used on interior and exterior walls and ceilings. Tzalam wood and natural fibres for fixed furniture and doors, rough grey concrete floors, matt black aluminium and ironwork, clear and frosted glass, marble and dark granite details, stainless steel faucets and door handles.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe interior design is mainly based on the integration of handcrafted textiles with utilitarian pieces and furniture that range from neutral tones to vibrant colours that contribute to the warmth of the spaces and to the appropriation of the users. The landscaping includes endemic vegetation, urban furniture and a water garden.Save this picture!© Leo Espinosa CopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico 2020 Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextualSave this projectSaveEmpírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Save this picture!© Leo Espinosa+ 43Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Architects: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Area Area of this architecture project Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947172/casa-empirea-taco-taller-de-arquitectura-contextual Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeTACO taller de arquitectura contextualOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on September 08, 2020Cite: “Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual ” [Casa Empírea / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual ] 08 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Videographer and producer Rasika RuwanpathiranaBaltimore — A new short video premiered here on Sept. 12 in solidarity with the National Prison Strike. The video focused on the Feb. 2, 2017, prisoners’ rebellion at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del., when a notoriously abusive guard was killed. The video also documented the support demonstration outside Vaughn at the time. The uprising illuminated the universally horrific conditions in U.S. prisons.A prisoner narrates the powerful 15-minute representation of the oppressive conditions in Vaughn that gave rise to the rebellion. Videographer and producer Rasika Ruwanpathirana has made an important and compelling tool to build solidarity with the human beings now held in U.S. prison concentration camps, still incarcerated in the legacy of slavery.The meeting recognized U.S. political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier, and remembered Clarence Brandley, who died Sept. 2. Unjustly convicted of murder, Brandley was freed through the struggle of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. South African revolutionary Steve Biko was also remembered. A speaker from the Prisoner Solidarity Committee commented that the beatings described in the Vaughn video reminded them of Biko’s murder.The People’s Power Assembly reported that Baltimore’s monthly Worker Solidarity Day was held in support of striking prisoners on Sept. 5. Meeting participants welcomed an appeal to support the Puerto Rico International Tribunal, to be held in New York City on Oct. 27, and the Days of Action to End the Blockade against Cuba, scheduled in Washington, D.C., Sept 24-27.The People’s Power Assembly and the Prisoner Solidarity Committee sponsored the meeting. For more information or to get involved with the PSC in the Baltimore area call 443-221-3775.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
What to watch during quarantine World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Widick’s campaign team. Image courtesy of Abbey Widick. Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean printSGA announced the winners of Thursday’s elections early Friday morning.Abbey Widick won the presidential race and earned 67 percent of the vote for student body president. Laredo Loyd, Widick’s only competitor, received 31 percent of the student’s vote.Widick said she is excited about what lies ahead of her, from meeting even more people on this campus by making herself accessible to the student body and pursuing their desires.“Getting to wake up every day and work my heart out for TCU will be an absolute blast,” Widick said. “I am so incredibly proud of our campaign team, and the passion, joy, and ethics that we campaigned with. Ben has been an incredible role model and I’ll be sad to see this cabinet go, but am incredibly excited to carry the momentum into next year.”Widick first heard the good news from Chancellor Victor Boschini around 9 a.m.While his campaign ended in defeat, Loyd is excited for the future of SGA.“I think with the incredible amount of potential in the younger classes and the opportunity for incredible leadership from the upperclassmen,” Loyd said. “This could be the beginning of a beautiful new era for SGA and the students they represent.”Each candidate running unopposed won Friday and received at least 85 percent of the vote.Kat Nestor earned the seat of vice president of operations with 87 percent in support.“I am honored and excited to serve as vice president of operations,” Nestor said. “I have a very special place in my heart for TCU, but it is not without its imperfections and struggles. We must constantly be willing to analyze and improve the things we love most. I do not possess the words to describe how grateful I am to have this opportunity.”Will Jezek will be next year’s vice president of external affairs with 86 percent of the vote and McKenzie Keetch saw 85 percent of the vote, granting her next year’s position as treasurer.“TCU, thank you so much for electing me as your next vice president of external affairs,” Jezek said. “As your next VP, I want to make myself as accessible as possible to listen to your needs and enact real change in SGA. I am looking forward to getting to work and I am honored to be in this position. Go Frogs!”Yesterday during her campaign, Keetch asked students what they would like to see from her as treasure. She said she would take every single request to heart once she steps into office in the fall.“I am incredibly honored to serve as treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year,” Keetch said. “Your support and kindness over the past couple of weeks has been a beyond humbling experience. As promised, please come to me with any questions, ideas, or comments you may have or want to share. Your opinion is what matters. Let’s do big things, TCU!”The vice president of external affairs focuses on connecting SGA’s resources to the local community, according to Jezek, while the vice president of operations is focused on making TCU a better place, internally.In total, 3,479 students voted in the election. All numbers and statistics are courtesy of Sydney Pickral, SGA’s elections and regulations chair.Along with the four student body officers, SGA also rounded out next year’s House of Student Representatives with six class representatives and 46 representatives from each college.Eric Garza and Alexis Hood will represent the class of 2019, Preston Hughes and Trevon Thomas will represent the class of 2020 and Jack Leonhard and CJ Ervin will represent the class of 2021.The Honors College will have six representatives in House: Alaina Jerguson, Allie Strehle, Christian Tjoa, Clayton Dana-Bashian, Kataryna Kewyckyj and Tucker Wilkie.The Neeley School of Business, the largest group of representatives in House, consists of 11 representatives: Chandler Mertz, Hutch Hershberger, Kelli Pedersen, Kendall Graff, Kendall Krumme, Matt Williams, My Nguyen, Paige Shiring, Ryal Reddick, Ryan Chandler and Sarah Goldberg.The smallest sampling of representatives comes from the College of Education with just two representatives: Kennedy Braun and Ontario Brown.Jacque Lenarz, Katie Kovarik, Kyle Atwood, Marco Oropeza, Morgan Williams and Nicholas Rinehart will represent the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.Nine students will represent the College of Science and Engineering: Alex West, Andrew McClurg, Angela Gallo, Edwin Tachiri, Eric Estrada, Irene Kwihangana, Josh Witkop, Shank Saravatand Sierra Powe.Alison Armstrong, Caroline Woodward and Patton Maynard were selected to represent the College of Fine Arts.The Harris College of Nursing will have four representatives: Charity Mason, Charlee Bisch, Cole Givens and Nicole Gorretta.Abby Vernacchia, Catherine Forte, Laine Zizka, Sydney Pickral and Vivian Noyd were selected to represent the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. 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A man, Mario Cereso Barrera, has reportedly confessed to the 13 February fatal shooting of photographer Jean Paul Ibarra of the regional daily El Correo in Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. He was arrested on 26 February although the authorities did not announce his arrest until 2 March.According to the police, Cereso claimed that he learned Ibarra’s name and profession from the newspapers. The motive Cereso gave was vague. He said Ibarra harassed him and took a photo of him in order to intimidate him after buying two earrings from him and then discovering they were not gold. As a result, Cereso said he decided to kill him. April 28, 2021 Find out more March 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspect arrested in photographer’s murder but motive vague “We hope this arrest results in Ibarra’s murder being solved,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But we view it with caution as several questions remain unanswered. How is that Cereso claims he learned of Ibarra’s identity from the newspapers if he already knew him? Why did the police wait four days before announcing his arrest? Why is the colour of the motorcycle supposedly used by the killer, which the police showed to the press, different from the colour of the motorcycle described just after the killing? And finally, what has become of the person who was driving the motorcycle for the gunman?”The newspaper Diario 21 has meanwhile denied that it employed the woman, Yenny Yuliana Marchán, who was with Ibarra when he was murdered.————–16.02.2008 – Guerrero state photographer killed in shooting, colleague woundedReporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that photographer Jean Paul Ibarra of the local daily El Correo was killed and reporter Yenny Yuliana Marchán of the regional daily Diario 21 was injured in a shooting attack on 13 February in Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Both worked for the crime section of their respective newspapers.“We express our full support for Ibarra’s relatives and colleagues and we call for Marchán to be given adequate protection when she leaves hospital,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The special prosecutor’s office that was created in February 2006 to deal with crimes of violence against the press needs additional resources. We think the help of expert investigators should be requested through the Inter-American system.”The press freedom organisation added: “As long as all the murders of journalists continue to go unpunished in Mexico, journalists will continue to fall victim to this bloodshed.”Ibarra, 33, and Marchán, 22, had been sent by their newspapers to the Iguala forensic medical centre following an accident that had occurred earlier that afternoon on the road between Iguala and Chilpancingo, the Guerrero state capital. Marchán was riding pillion on Ibarra’s motorcycle when five shots were fired at them with a 45-calibre pistol from another motorcycle that drew alongside. Hit in the chest and shoulder, Ibarra lost control of his motorcycle. Marchán was hit in the legs. Ibarra was shot again in the head as he lay on the ground. The motive for the attack is still unknown. Diario 21 said Marchán, who is hospitalised in a serious condition, was questioned by police at the hospital the next day.The attack is typical of the climate of extreme violence verging on warfare that prevails in certain regions of the country, especially since President Felipe Calderón launched a major offensive against drug trafficking in 2006. The violence, which is not always drug related, has traditionally been limited to the northern border region and the Gulf of Mexico but it has also been increasing in the more central states such as Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca.Ibarra’s death brings to 46 the number of journalists murdered in Mexico since 2000 in connection with their work or for unknown reasons, according to the tally of the National Commission for Human rights (CNDH). Eight others have gone missing since 2003. The victims have included leading TV reporters such as Amado Ramírez of the national TV station Televisa, who was gunned down in Acapulco (in Guerrero state) on 6 April 2007. Total or partial impunity has prevailed in all of these cases. MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Reports News Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation News RSF_en MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more
Online freedoms PredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about Facebook’s announcement on 19 January that it wants its users to help determine the reliability of the news and information it provides via its News Feed. RSF fears this could be counter-productive and could just fuel the phenomenon of disinformation. Online freedoms PredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet A week after announcing that the News Feed will henceforth show more content from friends and family, Facebook owner and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has continued to play at sorcerer’s apprentice. His latest pet scheme, asking his users to decide whether journalistic content can be trusted, is supposed to combat “sensationalism, misinformation and polarization” – in other words, fake news.Under the proposed method – to be tested in the United States before being rolled out worldwide – Facebook plans to poll a sample of its users, firstly asking them whether they know individual media outlets, then asking them to score the outlets they know for trustworthiness. At the end of the polling process, media outlets that have received the highest combined score will be given more visibility in the News Feed.“Relying on the ‘wisdom of crowds’ to decide which news websites are trustworthy is illusory and can prove dangerous,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “You cannot use polling and belief as the basis for establishing facts. Journalism is an investigative process based on rigorous, fact-verification methods resulting in complete, reliable information that respects the truth.” Creating opportunity for digital hired handsAt a time when Facebook is being invaded more and more by disinformation and polarized opinion, it is hard to imagine that its users will be the most objective judges for determining which news sources are reliable.Treating connected users as arbiters of news and information assumes that they are good at protecting themselves from disinformation. But in a world of constant information overload, one that exaggerates the phenomenon of filter bubbles, such “democratic vetting” seems unlikely to result in the eradication of fake news or even an objective reliability ranking, and it would be conducted in the absence of any journalistic standards.RSF is also concerned about the possibility of troll interference in the information filtering process. State or political groups using so-called “astroturfing” techniques, deliberately amplified by sponsoring and advertising, will be able to influence the polling and thereby give more visibility to the media outlets they support at the expense of independent ones.There is no lack of examples of digital mercenaries operating in social networks at the behest of authoritarian regimes. In Thailand, more than 100,000 students were trained as “cyber-scouts” to track down and report online activity that could threaten “national security” while government supporters scrutinized Facebook closely in order to report users expressing the least criticism of the monarchy.In India, Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, managed to get elected in 2014 with the help of dedicated members using aggressive methods on social networks. Modi’s so-called “yoddhas” target all those who dare to criticize their leader and have compiled a hit-list of journalists to be harassed.To combat fake news, RSF is working on a project for the creation of journalistic standards based on prior, neutral and independent verification. They would make it possible to incorporate strict criteria into algorithmic operations. Dozens of media outlets of different nationalities, and organizations representing publishers, editors, journalist unions and advertisers were brought together by RSF to discuss this project. Facebook plays at sorcerer’s apprentice and rely on the “wisdom of crowds” to rank information, Like & Dislike January 24, 2018 “Wisdom of crowds is illusory”, RSF tells Mark Zuckerberg
Journalists roughed up by pro-government lawyers BangladeshAsia – Pacific News News February 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation September 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders today deplored the manhandling by pro-government lawyers of a dozen journalists, mostly photographers, in court buildings in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on 6 September and said it was greatly concerned about growing violence against journalists in the country.A dozen photographers were taking pictures of a brawl between lawyers supporting the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party and others backing the opposition Awami League when they were attacked, their equipment damaged and film destroyed. Two photographers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.Reporters Without Borders called on Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to investigate the incident and punish those responsible. It charged that the media were being frequently attacked by the government and its supporters in the unstable political climate and said Bangladesh was one of the few countries where journalists were targeted on a daily basis by the government and security forces.It also reiterated its concern about summary legal proceedings such as those against journalist Hiramon Mondol, whose trial on trumped-up charges began on 1 September.The photographers injured in the courthouse attack were Mohammed Hasan (Bhorer Kagoj), Subir Kumar (Ajker Kagoj), Shafiqul Alam and Indrajit Ghose (both of News Today), Feroz Chowdhury (Prothom Alo), Mahbub Hossain Nabin (Jugantor), Shambu Nath Nandi (Bangladesh Observer) and Shafiqul Islam (Kagoj), along with Bhorer Kagoj reporter Russell Akhter. The Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) called for a demonstration in front of the National Press Club today (10 September) to protest against the violence.Reporters Without Borders has recorded 51 physical attacks on journalists in Bangla Desh so far this year, including a dozen murder attempts, as well as 50 death threats, 13 arrests, 14 unjustified prosecutions and five kidnappings. May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News to go further
News UpdatesJ&K HC Grants Interim Protection To Woman Allegedly Threatened For Religious Conversion [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 July 2020 11:57 PMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday allowed the protection petition of a woman, allegedly being threatened by her family members and relatives, for having converted her religion/faith to Islam. The single-judge bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey has granted interim relief to one Fatima, who claimed that she had converted her religion from Hinduism to Islam, “out of her own…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 Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday allowed the protection petition of a woman, allegedly being threatened by her family members and relatives, for having converted her religion/faith to Islam. The single-judge bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey has granted interim relief to one Fatima, who claimed that she had converted her religion from Hinduism to Islam, “out of her own free will”. The bench has issued notices to all the Respondents, including the local Police authorities and the Petitioner’s relatives, and in the meanwhile it said, “the respondents 1 to 6 [Police authorities] shall ensure protection to the life and liberty of the petitioner in accordance with law.” Fatima had approached the High Court claiming that as soon as the factum of conversion of her religion came to the knowledge of her family, they started extending threats. She submitted that her relatives were creating a fear psychosis in her mind and had given her ultimatum that in case she would not revert back to Hinduism she would be eliminated. She was also not being allowed to freely profess and propagate her religion, thereby resulting in violation of her fundamental rights as enshrined under the Constitution of India. Aggrieved by “continuous threats” she claimed to have approached the Station House Officer seeking protection but, in vain. The Court has now listed the matter for hearing on August 24, 2020. Case Details: Case Title: Fatima v. UT of J&K & Ors. Case No.: WP(C) No.1118/2020 Quorum: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey Appearance: Advocate Zulker Nain Sheikh (for Petitioner); Senior AAG SS Nanda (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story