33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser

first_imgArchDaily CopySave this picture!© Peter ClarkeText description provided by the architects. Elenberg Fraser’s new residential project, perfectly positioned at the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, creates a vertical village that follows a story of ascendance and transcendance, inspired by the ancient myths of the angel Metatron (or Enoch, or Elijah) and Pandora’s Box. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThis project’s massing is crucial to its design. Broken into a series of six white, concrete towers of varying heights, and bound by a central lift core, 33M’s profile mirrors Melbourne’s skyline, creating a city within a city – a juxtaposed silhouette of its geographic context. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe buildings are clad in Metatron’s feathers, at the lower levels the loose feathers wrap around all four sides of the podium, forming a sunshade around the bronze glass. The upper levels of the tower are abutted with white concrete panels that also feature feather-likeforms, giving them nap and grain. Balconies are recessed into the tower blocks so that the eye reads the full form. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe feathers cue you to look skyward – 33M’s vertical villages culminate in a variety of shared social spaces at the top of each tower, giving residents the convenience of apartment living with an unexpected luxury of space. There are four rooftop garden areas, designed in collaboration with Oculus, which have garden walls, sun lounges and a pool.  your schedule, you can make the most of the precious daylight hours as different gardens receive maximum sunlight at different periods throughout the day – morning, mid and late afternoon. Other rooftop areas include a spinning room, where you can ride off into the distance, leaving the worries of the day behind you, as well as an opulent private dining room with fabulous views. This area is perfect for entertaining large groups, it comes complete with an articulated boardwalk and sunbaking area where you can soak up the gentle rays of early evening. Activating the rooftops as habitable spaces completes the social organisation of 33M’s vertical villages. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeAs you enter the lobby you open Pandora’s box and ascendance shifts to transcendance, as infinite mirrors create the sensation of a body suspended in space. The overall impression is of a box cracked open, bronze and patterned light forming a path through the black depths. The apartments themselves are white and bronze light. Adaptable, their sliding doors enable the space to be reconfigured, residents can choose whether to integrate the front room into living environments. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke33M gives you the bird’s-eye perspective and convenience of the inner-city high-rise lifestyle, with the amenity of a house or large complex. The sky really is the limit here!Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Melbourne VIC, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421845/33-mackenzie-street-elenberg-fraser Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeElenberg FraserOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMelbourneHousingAustraliaPublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser” 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Elenberg Fraser Photographscenter_img 33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg FraserSave this projectSave33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg FraserSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeApartments•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421845/33-mackenzie-street-elenberg-fraser Clipboard 33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser Apartments photographs:  Peter ClarkePhotographs:  Peter Clarke + 34 Sharelast_img read more

Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Oxfam is warning supporters not to fall for a fax that appears to solicit funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).Oxfam has published a hoax fax alert on its Web site. “The DEC does not use faxes in its fundraising”, it points out. “If you receive any fax claiming to be from the DEC do not respond as it is a hoax.”In New Zealand another bogus email appeal has been uncovered, emanating from an organisation calling itself “The Solid Foundation Humanitary Organisation, Asia”. No record can be found of such an organisation, and its use of a free Yahoo! email address makes it look even more suspicious. Anti-spam campaigner Steve Streater found that the emails originated in Nigeria. Advertisement  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

14 fundraising research reports and tools for April 2016

first_img7. Explore examples of direct mail via the Royal MailThe Royal Mail’s Infobank is a free resource that helps you discover and understand your own customers (and donors) better.Based at Royal Mail Media Centre in Holborn in London, it is a resource centre for advertisers, media buyers and agencies fortheir direct mail needs.You can use it to target your next campaign, compare your competitors’ marketing activities, and review other organisations’ marketing campaigns and messages.You need to book an induction visit first. After that you can visit Infobank at any time between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.  209 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Digital in 2016 from We Are Social Singapore 13. Trends in philanthropic support for UK higher educationGiving to Excellence: Generating Philanthropic Support for UK Higher Education (the 2016 Ross-CASE Report) was published on 26 April 2016.The report details rises total increases across the sector in new funds secured, numbers of donors, numbers of alumni donors, and the numbers of universities securing at least £10m in new funds.113 UK institutions took part in the 2014-15 survey.You can download the 2016 Ross-CASE Report in PDF. Here is our latest roundup of fundraising statistics, research and research tools for fundraisers.1. Top 100 UK charities 2016 [Tweet “Explore 14 fundraising research reports and tools on @ukfundraising: “] 3. Up to date social media channel usersWho in the UK is on Facebook? How many Twitter users are there in the UK? How many of them access these channels on mobile devices?Let’s start with some global statistics reported in March 2016 with Social Media Cheat Sheet for Users and Brands from Larry Alton on Digital Information World.For UK specific statistics you’ll need to explore the country profiles section within WeAreSocial.com’s January 2016 report ‘Digital in 2016‘. You can find them starting on page 481 in the Slideshare summary below: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 14. Online fundraising in ChinaThe China Association of Fundraising Professionals has produced its first report on digital fundraising in China. The 40-page document, Online Fundraising in China A Research Report on Third Party Platforms in 2014, which cites UK Fundraising in its references, looks at:third party fundraising platforms (giving sites, crowdfunding sites, charity shops)who gives online (age, gender, location), to which charities, and in response to which kind of messagecase studies (mobile, crowdfunding, P2P, monthly giving)The report traces the origins of online fundraising in China to 2005, which was when “2 Non-profit Organizations found their ways to Taobao E-shops that drew the curtain of China’s performance of third party online fundraising platforms”. Currently the sector is dominated by Sina Gongy platform, but the sector has seen other entrants and is growing. 2. YouGov profilesMedia interests of Oxfam supporters, according to YouGov Profiles LITE.What kind of people support your charity, and who supports charities like yours? Do your charity’s supporters resemble the consumers of a particular company or retailer?You can explore these questions via YouGov Profiles LITE, a free version (upon registration) of the research company’s segmentation and profiling tool for brands and agencies.If you pay for the full version then you get access to “over 120,000 different data points on a group of over 250,000 YouGov Panel members”.In the words of YouGov, “this app lets you search for a thing and find out about the customer- or fan- base of that thing”. 4. The power of saying thank youThe Behavioural Insights Team has reported on three studies into the impact of saying ‘thank you’.A study of teacher motivation in Somerset found that a simple thank you email achieved the highest click-through. Teachers were emailed details of a professional resource to access together with four variants of a thank you, which achieved the following click-throughs:thanked (3.8%);thanked with a request to write a reflection on their teaching experience to pass onto new teachers (0.8%);thanked with a message a former student telling teachers about the amazing impact they can have (1.7%);thanked with a message from a newly qualified teacher sharing her excitement at joining the profession (2.8%).On this occasion, the simple thank you was the most effective. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 9. Donors like it short and sweet, or so they sayIn Brevity is Best with Donors DonorRelationsGuru reports on a study by Abila that finds that donors want charities to stop overwhelming them with long text communications.The study looked at the length of communications and videos, and asked donors when they were likely to stop reading a fundraising or other communication from a charity. The results were measured in paragraphs rather than pages! For exampleby paragraph two donors 58% of donors said they would still be readingbut by paragraph three this was down to 44%.For videos, the equivalent figures were:by minute two 56% of donors said they would still be viewingbut by minute three that was down to 46%Of course, direct mail fundraising has often demonstrated that multi-page letters outperform shorter ones. We are reminded of this in the comments and discussion below the blog post, not least by Pareto Fundraising’s Sean Triner, who also points out that donors don’t always do what they tell researchers they will. 8. TV ad break opportunity for UK multiscreen usersIndividuals are not just using another mobile device screen while watching TV, they are increasingly turning to their mobile device during TV ad breaks.Doesn’t anyone else make a cup of tea during the ad breaks?!According to eMarketer, accessing a connected device is the most popular activity during an ad break for those surveyed. At 35% it is far ahead of “talking to someone in the room” at 15%. And the traditional “go and make a cup of tea” doesn’t even make it onto the list.Perhaps that makes the TV ad breaks a good time to send your charity’s tweets? Howard Lake | 30 April 2016 | News  208 total views,  1 views today 6. Digital marketers want consumer data, but consumers don’t want to give theirsHow can fundraisers and marketers get better at using individuals’ personal data and sending only more and more personalised data? It looks like this could be quite a challenge because many people don’t want to give away any data, even in exchange for better services.In a January 2016 survey mobile marketing company Tune found that 55% of smartphone owners in the UK and the US believed that advertisers should not be allowed to collect any data about them at all. A further 26% thought only very limited amounts should be collected. 10. Why people give money to charityMichael Sanders and Francesca Tammer from The Behavioural Insights Team have both published a summary of research that can help fundraisers make their messaging more effective.In The science behind why people give money to charity in The Guardian they cover:how professional will-writers can boost the chances of a charitable legacy simply by suggesting a gift to the individualhow donors are more likely to respond with a donation if they are being asked to support an identifiable individual rather than a larger groupwhy advertising a charity’s proven effectiveness does not boost givinghow the level of an individual’s giving to a university telephone fundraising appeal can be increased if the caller is a former roommatehow framing donation amounts can increase or reduce subsequent donations – donors on JustGiving are influenced by the amounts given by donors before them on donation pagesmatch funding from a known and respected donor can boost giving compared to an anonymous donor, in the case of an overseas aid charity and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationhow the chances of giving can be boosted if one sees other people giving, according to a Harvard University study. In other words, giving can be contagious!how spending money on other people can make us happier than if we were to spend it on ourselveshow giving to others can have a positive impact on our health 11. Measuring long-form contentBy contrast with the study above on donors’ apparent preference for brevity, James Higgott at The King’s Fund explains how he has measured how audiences interact with long-form content online.In Long-form metrics: what to measure and how to measure it on WonkComms he sets out the key questions one should ask and then explains how or how far one can answer them.For example, how far down the page do they read? Do they prefer HTML to PDF for long documents? Do they interact with images, videos or galleries? Which elements of content did they share? Does their behaviour change depending on which kind of device they are using? 12. Shouting loud on social media doesn’t always indicate a donorIn a revival of the ‘slacktivism’ issue, research at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has found that charities’ campaigns on social media can draw the attention of social media users but not always their commitment to donate money.The paper Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in Online Networks was published in Sociological Science, [Tweet “What kind of people support your charity? Explore on YouGo Profiles LITE: “] 5. The power of saying thank you in personThe Behavioural Insights Team also reported on a 2006 study by Adam Grant and his team at the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan (Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior) which found that “university call centre fundraisers raised 171% more money when they briefly interacted with a scholarship student”.This increase was attributed to the fact that callers received a chance to see the impact of their efforts, and that the scholarship recipient received the chance to say thank you face to face. The list is produced by Civil Society News in partnership with Charity Finance magazine. “It ranks the UK’s biggest charities by their average total income over the last three years. It excludes charities which are government-controlled”.The three-year average helps remove the occasional income anomalies caused by large or a number of legacies, capital campaigns, major grants or corporate partnerships.The top seven charities remain unchanged in their position from last year.Significantly, the minimum total average income for this year was £57 million, an increase of 10% on last year’s minimum. In addition, last year’s minimum income rise was just 3%, suggesting that the largest charities have together raised substantially more than they did in the previous year. Tagged with: direct mail higher education Research / statistics Royal Mail thank you 14 fundraising research reports and tools for April 2016last_img read more

Black Lives Matter activists arrested for ‘singing while Black’

first_imgMilwaukee police on Nov. 19 viciously attacked and arrested six members and supporters of the Coalition for Justice who were singing songs at Red Arrow Park in tribute to Dontre Hamilton. The park is where Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed instantly by Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney on April 30, 2014.Dontre HamiltonWhen attacked, the COJ members were holding a memorial vigil for Hamilton during Milwaukee County’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and caroling. A vigil was then held outside the Milwaukee County Jail all night by COJ, All People’s Church members and community supporters. Other supporters worked to inform the public about the attacks and arrests through social media and also gathered bail funds.The six were taken to various police districts and held for over 12 hours before being charged with disorderly conduct and released. Milwaukee police towed the cars of some of those arrested and their supporters.One of the arrested was Nate Hamilton, Dontre’s brother. He says while white and Black kids were in the park caroling, “They need to know that we live in a society that will allow the police to murder them and get off free of charge. This city will try to demonize all we do in their efforts to stop the movement toward equality. I care more for our children than you ever would know. I can’t bring Dontre back, but I’d be damned if they keep killing us without any accountability. …“This will not be the end of our fight; we will not quit nor back down. … We will fight this unlawful display of hate aimed at only Blacks during this display of civil disobedience. The fight is for our children’s future. It’s for justice.”Last December Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said he wouldn’t bring charges against Officer Manney. On Nov. 10, the U.S. federal Civil Rights Division told the Hamilton family that no federal charges would be brought against Manney either. The killer cop is now receiving disability benefits tax free.Since his brother was killed, Nate Hamilton and his family have helped to lead some of the largest protests in Wisconsin history to fight police terror. They have been active nationally as well, protesting in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Maria Hamilton, Dontre’s mother, has been instrumental in building the organization Mothers for Justice United, which builds support for mothers of those killed by police. (facebook.com/mothersforjusticeunited)The Coalition for Justice is also a supporter of low-wage and union workers. Nate Hamilton spoke at the thousands-strong Nov. 10 Fight for $15 rally at Milwaukee City Hall and later protested the Republican Party debate in Milwaukee. He has also participated in numerous worker actions, including joining the picket lines and marches of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 during their three-day strike last July. ATU 998 won a better contract this fall due to its members’ militancy and decisive community support from organizations such as COJ.One of those arrested was Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now and a leader in the Fight for $15 movement. She said, “Do not believe a word that comes out of [Police] Chief ­Flynn’s mouth. There were no warnings given, there was no opportunity for us to ‘comply,’ and the protesters were not arrested indiscriminately. White folks participating in the protest outnumbered Black folks at least 4 to 1, and yet ONLY Black folks were arrested. They targeted specific people. This is racism; this is selective application of the Constitution; this is why we must continue to stand and fight.”Hours before her arrest, Epps-Addison and a large group of low-wage workers met with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at Coffee Makes You Black, a nationally known cultural institution and gathering spot for those of African descent.For more information and how to support COJ: visit facebook.com/justicefordontre and #justicefordontre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s basketball lands five players on Academic All-Big 12 Team

first_imgBoschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Previous articleRecord number of participants in this year’s Dance MarathonNext article‘The Office Gif Club’ GroupMe gives hundreds of students an Office gif a day Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFive TCU men’s basketball players earned Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors Thursday.Seniors Vladimir Brodziansky, Dalton Dry, Clayton Crawford and Austin Sottile received first-team honors and senior forward Ahmed Hamdy earned a spot on the second team.In the Frogs’ sixth season in the Big 12, these five honorees made a new record for the team. TCU also had the most honorees in the Big 12 this season. Kansas State, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia each had four selections.Brodziansky, a psychology major from Prievidza, Slovakia, leads the team in scoring with 15.5 points per game while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. This is the second season in a row that the Slovakian has earned academic all-conference honors. The preseason All-Big 12 Conference honoree is also a finalist for the Kareem-Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year and the Senior CLASS Award.TCU forward Vladimir Broziansky posts up against Texas center Mohamed Bamba. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoDry, a management major from Fort Worth, is in his fourth season with the program. He has appeared in nine games this season and has scored 13 points.TCU guard Dalton Dry drives to the hoop against Iowa State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoCrawford, a finance and real estate major from Aspen, Colorado, is in his first season with the team after beginning his TCU athletic career on the men’s golf team.TCU forward Clayton Crawford shoots a jumper in warm-ups against Iowa State Wednesday. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comSottile, an accounting major from St. Louis, is in his second season with the team.Austin Sottile and his teammates celebrate his half-court shot at the team’s preseason scrimmage. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comFirst team members must have a 3.20 or higher GPA, and the second team selections need to have a GPA ranging from 3.00 to 3.19.To qualify for consideration, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulatively or in the two previous semesters as well as participate in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. First-year and transfer students are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible. Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt ReddIt Facebook TAGSBig 12 Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Facebook Garrett Podell TCU huddles up against Oklahoma in Norman. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collierlast_img read more

Basketball player finds second family at TCU

first_imgKatherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ One thing Pebley preaches is horizontal leadership: everyone on the team is a leader. The seniors coach and give feedback to the first-years, and the first-years give it back to the seniors. For Hellessey, horizontal leadership made her team feel more like a family. “To me, it seemed like every single person was supportive and encouraging for everyone else, because if your teammate is killing it, then the team is killing it,” Hellessey said. “Ultimately at the end of the day, the team’s performance outweighed individual players’ performance.”TCU women’s basketball’s 2020 senior class. Photo courtesy of Haeven Gibbons. If you have watched the women’s basketball team play this year, you know their on-court chemistry is undeniable, and they attribute this to horizontal leadership. “Playing for TCU was unlike anything I have ever experienced and honestly, I probably won’t experience anything like it ever again,” Hellessey said.Hellessey was not a starter at TCU but encouraged her team well from the bench and when coach called her name, she was ready. When Hellessey took the court, her teammates were genuinely cheering for her. Every time Ella made a basket, it was evident that her teammates were trying to be the same motivator that Ella was to them.While Hellessey’s career at TCU may have some to an end, her basketball journey is not over. Upon returning to Australia, she will continue to play for her local club team there. “I’m not sure she will ever truly get away from basketball,” Ray said.She may not be at TCU anymore, but Ella Hellessey’s legacy, her commitment to her team, and her ability to love others well will live at TCU for many years to come.  Twitter Facebook Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU TCU vs Nicholls State Women’s Basketball in Fort Worth, Texas on November 14, 2019 (Photo/Sharon Ellman) Katherine Griffith Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Linkedin Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Facebook Previous articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 108 – Broncos and FalconsNext articleHoroscope: April 15, 2020 Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ printHer last shot at a championship was taken away in the blink of an eye. Ella Hellessey, a senior on the TCU women’s basketball team, was in Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament with her teammates when they heard the news that the rest of their season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TCU vs. Nicholls State Women’s Basketball in Fort Worth, Texas on November 14, 2019. Photo courtesy of Sharon Ellman.With a 22-7 record heading into the postseason, the team seemed like a lock for the NCAA Tournament after being left out the past two seasons. “[The NCAA tournament] had been our collective and relentless focus starting in June 2019,” Hellessey said. “We basically had been working our butts off for 10 months to ensure that this year we were not going to miss out… we did the work, we performed, we earned it, and we would have gone.”After being picked to finish eighth in the preseason Big 12 coaches poll, the Horned Frogs proved the doubters wrong, winning a program-record 13 conference games and finishing second in the standings behind No. 3 Baylor. “It’s unfinished business that we will never get the opportunity to finish, due to circumstances outside of our control,” Helessey said. “Our coaches always tell us to only focus on the controllables, but it’s hard when the uncontrollable thing legitimately takes all of your ‘controllables’ away from you… it just leaves you in disbelief honestly.”Hellessey started playing basketball in her hometown of Dromana, Australia, when she was 8 years old and attributes her love for the game to her older sister, Samantha. Samantha started playing basketball the year before Ella, and she said that watching her sister play was what inspired her to start playing basketball as well. Hellessey said she always wanted to be doing what her big sister was doing. By the age of nine, Hellessey’s coach had already mentioned to her that college basketball was a possibility for her, but Hellessey was not convinced yet. She started playing competitively for the local club team, the Southern Peninsula Sharks, at age 11 up until she left to play in the United States.“I only fully understood it [college basketball] was a possibility when I went on a ‘foreign tour’ with Southern Peninsula Sharks over to the USA,” Hellessey said. At a young age, Ella was already a fierce competitor. Gerard Hillier, Ella’s coach at the Southern Peninsula Sharks, said, “Ella will compete as hard as she is physically capable of in order to help the team’s objectives.”Once Hellessey got to TCU, head coach Raegan Pebley paired the Aussie to room with teammate Kianna Ray the summer of their first year, and the two lived together ever since. “It was just nice to know that I always had a best friend and someone who understood me around at all times,” Ray said. Ray’s family has grown to be Hellessey’s second family. Hellessey would go home with Ray every Christmas, as she could not go back to Australia while the team was in season. “Every time I go home or talk on the phone with a family member, they ask about Ella and how she is because she’s literally a member of my family now,” Ray said. “She has been my steady anchor since the day we both first stepped on campus, and I know we will continue to be that for each other.”On the court, Hellessey was known for her undeniable ability to be a good teammate. “Ella will leave a strong legacy for the TCU women’s basketball program because she knows what it means to be a member of a team,” Ray said. “Ella is the ultimate teammate; she is a high-level competitor because she will do whatever is in the best interest of the team for us to succeed.”Hellessey’s sportsmanship over the past four years has been noticed by the coaching staff, as well. “If you have Ella on your team, you know she is working just as hard to help you achieve your goals than she is her own, and that’s very special,” Hillier said. “I genuinely believe Ella is happier for the success of others more so than she is of her own success.”During her time at TCU, Hellessey played in 72 games, recording 372 minutes on the court. She shot 40 percent from the three-point line and a total of 128 points in her career at TCU. The 6’2” forward had 21 blocks while wearing the purple and white across her chest.In a tribute video, Pebley said, “I’ve coached a long time and I think Ella Hellessey is the best teammate I have ever coached.” Linkedin Twitter Spring athletes get another year of eligibility ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Reporters attacked at “yellow vest” protests in France

first_img FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence “We condemn the many verbal and physical attacks against journalists, which are indicative of a very disturbing increase in mistrust of the media,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The ‘yellow vest’ protesters must not go after the wrong targets. Reporters must not be seen as government intermediaries or mouthpieces. When sent into the field, they just do their job to cover what they observe. A dialogue must be restored between demonstrators and journalists so that we cease to see such a display of hostility at protests.” Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 2, 2021 Find out more News News AFP An association called #PayeToiUnJournaliste was created in the Montpellier region on 18 November to condemn this violence and the increasingly widespread press bashing.France is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img BFMTV reporter Raphaël Maillochon had to cut-short a live report from the Champs Elysées in Paris on 17 November when someone smashed an egg on his head. Another BFMTV journalist’s live coverage was disrupted by a protester in a shirt with the words “BFMTG, FAKE 24/7” – TG standing for “Ta Gueule,” which means “Shut Up.” Follow the news on France News to go further May 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the verbal and physical attacks against media outlets, especially the 24-hour news channel BFMTV, by participants in France’s “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protest movement and appeals for restraint, pointing out that the targeted journalists are just doing their job to report the news. Many comments and photomontages expressing hatred towards journalists as a whole have also been seen on “yellow vest” Facebook pages. The level of threats and attacks is such that more and more news organizations are providing their reporters with bodyguards while some journalists have confessed on Facebook that they are scared to go into the field. November 29, 2018 Reporters attacked at “yellow vest” protests in France Hostility towards the media has been expressed at these anti-government protests ever since they began on 17 November, with journalists being called “bastards,” “liars,” “sell-outs,” “collaborators” and “Macronistes” (supporters of President Macron). BFMTV, which covered many of last weekend’s protests, has been called “lying BFMTV” and “corrupt media outlet.” BFMTV was not the only media outlet to be targeted during the past weekend. Another 24-hour news channel, LCI, said its reporters were subjected to “multiple insults” and that one of its crews was spat on. A volunteer reporter for the community radio station Bip was subjected to racist insults and struck in the face at a “yellow vest” protest in the eastern city of Besançon, while Céline Durchon, who freelances for news channels, was surrounded by several hundred angry “yellow vest” protesters in the southern city of Montpellier. “I’ve never felt so much hatred,” she said. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU A BFMTV crew had to abandon a protest in the Bordeaux region under police protection on 19 November after protesters not only hurled insults but also threw stones and beer cans at them. Around 50 “yellow vest” protesters demonstrated outside BFMTV headquarters the same day in protest against its coverage of their movement.last_img read more

Cyber-dissident Mohammed Al-Rashid freed on bail after being held for months

first_img October 14, 2020 Find out more to go further News June 15, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders has just learned that netizen Mohamed Al-Rashid was released on bail of 530 dollars on 4 January following his arrest in October on a charge of spreading false information with the aim of undermining public security. His movements are restricted pending the outcome of his trial.According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Rashid wrote for websites such as Online and Al Jazeera Talk, criticizing human rights violations and the unprofessionalism of pro-government journalists. He also quoted opposition statements, which are rarely reported in the traditional media.Rashid’s arrest and prosecution increases Reporters Without Borders’ concern about the situation of freedom of expression in Bahrain. The press freedom organisation urges the authorities to drop the charges against him, to free Ali Abduleman and Abduljalil Al-Singace, two imprisoned bloggers who are currently on trial, and to stop using national security grounds to silence government critics.Abduleman and Al-Singace are charged with defaming the authorities and spreading false information about Bahrain’s internal affairs with the aim of destabilizing the country. In the course of the seven hearings that have so far taken place, they said they have been tortured since their arrest while their lawyers resigned in protest at the court’s refusal to investigate the torture allegations, as required by the law (read the article).Bahrain is ranked 144th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on the list of “Countries under surveillance” in the Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet”. Newscenter_img Receive email alerts News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Bahrain RSF_en January 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Mohammed Al-Rashid freed on bail after being held for months Organisation Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives March 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pacific Asia Museum Announces New Trustees

first_imgMuseums and Libraries Pacific Asia Museum Announces New Trustees From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 2:44 pm 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pacific Asia Museum announces the addition of four members to the Board of Trustees: Mi Ryu Ahn, Joseph Klauzar, Sangphil Nam and Kalika Yap.This is an extremely accomplished group, and we’re pleased to have their broad expertise at Pacific Asia Museum,” said Katherine Murray-Morse, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Their leadership will be invaluable as the museum continues to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands.”Mrs. Mi Ryu Ahn attended Mt. Holyoke College and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Public Administration. She also attended USC in the MBA program. She resides in both Beverly Hills and Dallas where the medical practices of her husband, Sam S Ahn, are located. After working in her family business for many years, she now enjoys traveling and is also a avid student of chado (the Japanese tea ceremony) and ikebana.Mr. Joseph Klauzar is a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor at MorganStanley SmithBarney in Los Angeles, and holds degrees from the University of California-Berkley, the University of Southern California, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University. Throughout his career, he has lived and worked in Asia both for the private sector and the White House. He is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese and instituted the Chinese and Japanese language programs at the University of Redlands.Mrs. Sangphil Nam is a jewelry designer who lives and operates her own jewelry business in Los Angeles. Before coming to the United States in 1977, she was a swimmer on the Korean national team. She has been an avid collector of Korean art for decades, and has loaned several objects from her personal collection to Pacific Asia Museum exhibitions.Ms. Kalika Yap is a Santa Monica-based serial entrepreneur, inventor, wife and mother of two young children. She has founded several successful companies, including Citrus Studios, Inc., an award-winning interactive design and consulting agency; Luxe Link, which produces purse accessories patented by Ms. Yap herself; and The Waxing Company, the first high-end waxing company in Honolulu. A Hawaii native, Ms. Yap attended NYU and holds a degree in journalism. She has been honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Asian Business Association, and the Anti-Defamation League, among others.Mrs. Ahn and Mrs. Nam have already begun lending their efforts as Honorary Co-Chairs of Pacific Asia Museum’s annual Festival of the Autumn Moon. This year’s event, celebrating the “Spirit of Korea,” will be held on September 28, 2013 at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles, and will feature dining, entertainment and the museum’s signature Live and Silent Auctions.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742. Your email address will not be published. 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