Heisman winner, former TCU coach Pat Sullivan dies at 69

first_imgShooting from the hip: Curry’s impact felt in March Madness A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages Facebook Music professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Associated Press Facebook + posts ReddIt Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedincenter_img Linkedin Twitter Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Pat Sullivan, the 1971 Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn who went on coach TCU and Samford, has died. He was 69.Sullivan’s family released a statement saying he “died peacefully at home” Sunday morning, surrounded by relatives. The former quarterback was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2003 and the statement said he “fought a long and difficult battle as a result of his treatments.”Sullivan was a College Football Hall of Famer who played four seasons with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, wrapping up his playing career in 1976 with the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, file photo, Samford head coach Pat Sullivan looks up at the scoreboard late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. He was on the search committee when Auburn hired coach Gus Malzahn.“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Sullivan, one of Auburn’s all-time greats on and off the field,” Malzahn said. “I will forever be indebted to Coach Sullivan for helping bring me back to Auburn to serve as the head football coach.“He was a friend, mentor and a man of great character who was beloved by many generations of Auburn fans.”Sullivan began coaching at Samford in 2007 and stepped down in December 2014, citing health issuesHe went on to serve as special advisor to the president for campus and community development.FILE – In this Dec. 2, 1971, file photo, Auburn quarterback Pat Sullivan poses with his Heisman Trophy. “Coaching is a grind. Right now I need more balance in my life,” Sullivan said in announcing his resignation. “I need to pay more attention to my health and I want to spend more time with (wife) Jean, my children and grandchildren. I owe that to them. But I’m not done working and I’m not leaving Samford.”He was TCU’s head coach from 1992-97 and then worked as UAB’s offensive coordinator before taking over at Samford. Sullivan was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 1991.He entered the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.“Pat Sullivan gave Samford all and more than we could have asked,” Samford President Andrew Westmoreland said. “His teams won games, his players persisted to earn degrees. By personal example, he led everyone closer to Christ and he brought honor to our university.”Sullivan led the nation in total offense as a junior in 1970, teaming up with wide receiver Terry Beasley to pass for 2,586 yards. He passed for 2,012 yards and a career-best 20 touchdowns as a senior, securing the Heisman with a 248-yard, four-touchdown performance against Georgia. Sullivan edged Cornell’s Ed Marinaro 1,597-1,445 in Heisman voting.FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, file photo, Samford coach Pat Sullivan is recognized with wife Jean on the 40th anniversary of his winning the Heisman trophy as quarterback at Auburn, before an NCAA college football game between Samford and Auburn, in Auburn, Ala. Sullivan, the 1971 Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn who went on to coach TCU and Samford, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. He was 69. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)Sullivan was an All-American and SEC Player of the Year his last two seasons.“He was a kind and humble gentleman, who was an Auburn legend,” Auburn athletic director Allen Greene said. “He made a lasting impact on Auburn as the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, a coach and longtime ambassador.”Before going to Auburn, he was a three-sport star at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home Previous articleBane stays sharp, leads men’s basketball over Illinois StateNext articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 107 (The Post-Thanksgiving/Rivalry Week Extravaganza) Associated Press RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

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Islamic courts try to impose draconian rules on Mogadishu media

first_img Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia to go further RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News Follow the news on Somalia Help by sharing this information RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News October 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamic courts try to impose draconian rules on Mogadishu media March 2, 2021 Find out more News SomaliaAfrica Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica News A list of 13 rules of conduct for the privately-owned media which the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) gave to journalists in Mogadishu on 8 October was condemned as completely unacceptable by Reporters Without Borders today.“The result of this draconian charter which Mogadishu’s new masters want to impose on Somalia’s journalists would be a gagged, obedient press, one constrained by threats to sing the praises of the Islamic courts and their vision of the world and Somalia,” the press freedom organisation said.“We are not defending any foreign or anti-Islamic interests when we support Somalia’s journalists against this attempt to control them,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We are just speaking on behalf of a profession that refuses to exchange chaos for servitude. If, as they claim, the Islamic courts want to restore peace and justice to Somalia, they must abandon this plan.”The rules of conduct with which the press is now supposed to comply were presented when representatives of the privately-owned media were summoned on 8 October by the head of the UIC’s judicial administration, Sheikh Hassan Osman, and the deputy director of its bureau for information and propaganda (“Da’wah”), Sheikh Abdullahi Hussein Barre, to the movement’s Mogadishu headquarters.The 13 rules are:1. The media must not publish or disseminate information contrary to the Muslim religion, the public interest or the interest of the nation.2. The media must not disseminate information likely to create conflicts between the population and the Council of Islamic Courts.3. The media may reproduce information obtained from credible sources, but must reveal the identity of the sources.4. The media must cooperate with the information bureau of the Council of Islamic Courts.5. Media directors are responsible for the news and programmes they disseminate.6. Each media must have a physical address and contact details.7. The media must not serve foreign interests.8. Media employees must have good professional training and must respect professional ethics and conduct.9. The media must not participate in seminars or programmes supported by foreign organisations without express permission from the information bureau of the Council of Islamic Courts.10. The media must not publish or disseminate elements of a foreign culture contrary to Islamic culture or promoting bad behaviour, such as nudity on film.11. A media cannot work in areas controlled by the Islamic courts without previously registering with the information and propaganda bureau of the Islamic courts.12. If media are guilty of misconduct, they must make amends.13. The media must not employ the terms which infidels use to refer to Muslims such as ‘terrorists,’ ‘extremists’ etc.The Reporters Without Borders partner organisation, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), said the journalists who attended the meeting expressed their disagreement with the rules of conduct. Another meeting has been set for 15 October for further discussion. A list of 13 rules of conduct for the privately-owned media which the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) gave to journalists in Mogadishu on 8 October was condemned as completely unacceptable by Reporters Without Borders today. January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Benjy’s vote is a load of bull

first_imgWhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Benjy the bullWITH the marriage equality referendum due to take place this Friday, May 22, a Limerick animal rights group is reminding people across Ireland that gay sexual orientation is also documented in over 1500 species of different animals.According to John Carmody of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), Benjy the ‘gay’ bull who became an international symbol for animal and gay rights late last year, would also vote yes in the marriage equality referendum.“Benjy became an international symbol of animal and gay rights last year and made quiet a lot of country and town folk who would have never thought otherwise about animals being gay, think twice about the fact that being gay is a natural occurrence in not only humans, but bulls, bears, penguins and even gorillas,” John told the Limerick Post.“When it comes to a yes vote for Benjy, we know only too well that he would if he could,” he said. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBenjy’s vote is a load of bullBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2015 524 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Printcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleCouncil to review derelict Dock Road sitesNext articleLocal businessman brings new hope to Southill Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjy the gall bullJohn Carmodylimerickmarriage equality referendum Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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$19.71 Billion Growth in Global Biochip Market 2020-2024 | North America to Offer Significant…

first_img Previous articleMadison Square Garden Sports Corp. Reports Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter ResultsNext articleGPD Companies, Inc. Announces Launch of $75 Million Add-on Offering of Senior Secured Notes Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp $19.71 Billion Growth in Global Biochip Market 2020-2024 | North America to Offer Significant Opportunities | Technaviocenter_img Facebook Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Biochip Market 2020-2024 Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Missing Derry man may be in Donegal area

first_imgPolice say that a missing man from Derry may be in the Donegal area. Mark Joseph McCarron was last seen on the evening of Thursday 13th February on Lower Bennett Street in the City.Police say that they are concerned for this welfare.The 41 year old is described as 5ft 11, large build with dark brown short hair. He was wearing a green coat with a grey/blue Jodie under it, blue jeans and navy slip on shoes with cream laces.Mr McCarron was last seen driving a white Mercedes Sprinter Van and police believe that he may have travelled to Donegal.Anyone with information regarding his current whereabouts is asked to contact Police on 101 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 17, 2020 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Missing Derry man may be in Donegal area Previous articleFG preparing for opposition – VaradkarNext articleCllr hits out over delays in works at notorious blackspot News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Phony agents scam Sandy Hook charity with fake promise to book Justin Timberlake for concert: FBI

first_imgiStock(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — When the Sandy Hook Promise foundation wanted to host a benefit concert at the Alamodome in San Antonio, an organizer for the nonprofit turned to Nancy Jean and Carissa Scott, hoping they could book top musical talent to perform.Jean, of Georgia, and Scott, of Mississippi, drew up a $500,000 contract and promised an appearance by Justin Timberlake. A subsequent $600,000 contract — and $300,000 down payment — was drawn up to secure an appearance by Bruno Mars, according to a criminal complaint. The women said they could also book Lady Gaga and Usher for the concert, which was allegedly to be held on Dec. 13, 2019.The women did not represent Timberlake, Mars, Gaga or Usher and had, the FBI said, posed as booking agents to swindle investors.“It’s discouraging to think these defendants were willing to defraud an investor supporting a charity foundation,” FBI special agent in charge Bill Sweeney said.Jean and Scott were arrested Wednesday on fraud charges at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and were due for an initial appearance Thursday in Brooklyn federal court.The women used the investor’s initial $100,000 deposit for personal expenses, including leasing a Mercedes-Benz and a $1,203 purchase at Saks Fifth Avenue, according to federal prosecutors.The investor became concerned when Timberlake’s social media accounts failed to list the Alamodome concert. In response, someone claiming to be Timberlake’s manager assured the investor he would perform, but only for an additional fee.An FBI undercover agent stepped in to pose as a different investor in the concert, as agreed to in the contract. According to the criminal complaint, Scott told the undercover agent “she could arrange for other top-tier artists to perform at the concert, including Drake, Flo Rida and Ed Sheeran.”The FBI contacted the actual representatives of the musicians who, according to the complaint, said they did not know either woman.Sandy Hook Promise was founded by several family members of those killed in the school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Director Graduate Program– Associate Professor or Professor

first_imgAPPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: https://floridapoly.edu/about/careers/careersportal DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science,Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closelyrelated fieldSix years of experience as a faculty member or as anindependent, post terminal degree researcher.Administrative experience to support the role andresponsibilities of this position. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. Demonstrated experience with department level (or collegelevel, institution level) policy and procedure development andexecution.Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, facultygovernance, and/or program administration.Curriculum development and significant teaching experience atall collegiate levels.Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities andindependently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesisadvisor.Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided.center_img Cover letter indicating the desired academic rank andjustificationsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Leadership style and organizational skills.Statement of Research InterestsList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation) Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Director Graduate Program– Associate Professor or ProfessorJob Description SummaryFlorida Polytechnic University invites applications for anAssociate Professor or Professor with a partial administrativeassignment as the Graduate Program Director. Faculty appointmentmust be in one of the participating graduate degree departmentswhich are: Computer Science, Data Science and Business Analytics,Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.The faculty appointment requires demonstrated teaching and researchexcellence that supports and aligns with the home department. Therole of Graduate Program Director is to facilitate the growth of,promote excellence within the graduate program. This requirescollaboration with Chairs with attention to admissions proceduresand policies recruiting of graduate students, and chairing thegraduate curriculum committee. Additional administrativeresponsibilities include creating monitoring processes to assureproper student progression in degrees, and creation of policies andpractices that support the degree programs.Florida Polytechnic University offers two Master of Sciencedegrees, one in Engineering and the other in Computer Science.Within the MS in Engineering, the technical “tracks” are ComputerEngineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management,Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics. Computer Science and DataScience are the two tracks available in the MS in Computer Sciencedegree program. Degrees are offered with either a thesis or projectoption.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the universityfaculty that will add approximately twenty-five faculty to thecurrent approximate 65 faculty members in nine separatedepartments. A critical part of the expansion is to facilitate thegrowth and success of the graduate program.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, attract independentresearch funding, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduateand undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to demonstrate within their experience,activities that have contributed to a department, program, or theinstitution beyond the traditional teaching and researchcontributions of a faculty member.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. This position requires a background check, which may include alevel II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.last_img read more

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Professor Paul Ewart wins age discrimination case against university

first_img“It has never been a matter of money, it’s a matter of allowing people the dignity of continuing employment and providing worthwhile work in their life,” Ewart told a BBC reporter last week. Ewart,the former head of atomic and laser physics at the university, was awardedalmost £30,000 incompensation and re-employed as a senior lecturer. He will also retroactivelyreceive the salary he would have been paid from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30th,2020. Ewart, who is now 72, always planned toretire next September, but was forced out by the university before turning 70.As is outlined in the court decision, he will still retire in 2021 as plannedbut will work in the full capacity of his position until then. The University of Oxford discriminated against professor of physics Paul Ewart on the basis of age, after failing to renew his contract in 2017, according to an Employment Tribunal ruling last November. Ewart re-joined the faculty this fall under the orders of a remedy judgement issued earlier this month. The University did not respond to Cherwell’s request for comment. “It’s important for others that Icarry this battle on,” he said, in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph. “I really wasn’t doing it just for me. I’vegot what I wanted but I’m doing it for some of my colleagues who are engaged invery important work and should have the lawful right to keep working until theychoose to retire.”center_img The university has received significantcriticism about the policy and its ineffectiveness in promoting the hiring ofyounger, more diverse faculty members. Although the tribunal did not requirethe university to change its policy, it did dictate that it had failed toproperly justify the forced retirement age. While Ewart is now re-employed, he plansto continue to pursue legal action in hopes of changing the university’sbroader policy. While the ruling dictates that Ewart wasthe victim of age discrimination, it does not require the university to changetheir controversial Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) policy, whichforces all employees at grade 8 or higher to retire before their 69th birthday.The policy, according to the University’s HR website, is meant to “enableinter-generational fairness, improvements in diversity, and successionplanning.” Image Credit: D.S. Pugh. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0.last_img read more

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Beat Society asks University and MPs to increase provision for those with eating disorders

first_imgThe letter also included the stories of Oxford University students who have been impacted by anorexia and/or bulimia. James Nevett, President of Oxford’s Beat Society, concluded the letter with a plea: “These stories included above are a brave and brief glimpse into the silent epidemic faced by not only many students at this University, but millions of people up and down the country. For we, as a student society, to be seriously considering what we can do to provide welfare for fellow students is a massive indictment of the dearth in professional treatment currently available. I implore you, as our elected representatives, to give this health crisis the due time and thought that its seriousness demands. Lives are at stake”. The Beat Society has also written an open letter to local MPs, with a focus on MPs in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire. This letter highlights the long waiting times for and overcrowding of services like Cotswold House, as well as the waiting times for other treatment options – “currently, waiting times for routine based psychological treatment are 21 months in Oxfordshire and 25 months in Buckinghamshire”. It concludes by urging MPs to take action, outlining various avenues, including setting “waiting time targets for adult Eating Disorder services (with associated funding), at least equivalent to that of CAMHS Eating Disorders services”, increasing the number of beds in inpatient units across the country and repeating the “adult psychiatry morbidity survey to assess need” for health provisions. In their letter to the Vice-Chancellor, an increased demand for services was underscored; “5% of the student population experience an eating disorder of some description” and “through the pandemic, Beat (the UK’s eating disorder charity) have reported an 81% increase in demand” while “Cotswold House, a tertiary referral centre for adult eating disorder care covering three counties [Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire], has been forced, due to a lack of resources, to only accept referrals for severe or extreme Anorexia Nervosa (AN) or Bulimia Nervosa (BN) (classified by DSM-5 diagnostic criteria)”, meaning that students studying in Oxford cannot receive support for their eating disorders unless they fail the Fitness to Study guidelines. CW: Eating disorders. Izzy Creed, one of the letters’ organisers, told Cherwell: “Local services are almost at breaking point. The lack of funding into local services was already an issue before the pandemic hit, but now it has become even worse. Young people’s lives, including students at our own University, are being put at risk”. The letter also urged that training for college nurses be provided in the management of eating disorders, “which not only require physical health monitoring, but a measured approach to recovery. This can be done by facilitating training for staff using the ‘Bridging the Gap’ course for University staff provided by BEAT” and that a dietician with “specialism and experience in working in eating disorders would be a tremendously valuable addition to the University Counselling Service”, in part due to the “charmingly unique” options of Oxford dining halls. Establishing student-led peer support groups was also suggested to be “a highly valuable addition to the University support systems already in place”. In addition, Oxford Beat Society stressed the significance of Oxford as a facility for the medics of the future, writing: “We feel that Oxford has the opportunity to lead the field in educating future doctors, not only about the physical, but mental implications, of such life-limiting illnesses”. Image Credit: Pixabay. Beat provides information and support for anyone affected by an eating disorder. You can call their student helpline at 0808 801 0811, or visit them at beateatingdisorders.org.uk. Oxford’s Beat Society has written open letters to the Vice-Chancellor and local MPs, urging them to provide more support for students with eating disorders. So far, each letter has garnered over 200 signatures.last_img read more

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Senator Braun’s Weekly Update | Impeachment / Syria / Trade Deals

first_imgTHIS WEEK, SENATOR BRAUN spoke out about Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff’s “unfair, unprecedented, and illegitimate” impeachment inquiry, made good on his campaign promise to visit every one of Indiana’s 92 counties in his first year in office, commented on President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, and continued to fight for issues that have been sidetracked by Democrats’ impeachment hijinks, such as the USMCA trade deal and lowering prescription drug prices. Senator Braun joined WNDU in South Bend to discuss House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings against President Trump and the administration’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria.IMPEACHMENT | “Speaker Pelosi is playing politics with this,” said Braun, Indiana’s junior senator. “If you’re going to do impeachment, put it out there for a vote, and if you don’t have the nerve to do the vote, let’s do the business that the people are interested in,” he said.SYRIA | “We can’t police the world, and even though we did it in the past, at some point, you’ve got to say, ‘Hey, allies, pay your fair share of the burden.’ President Trump, I like that when he brought that up, many thought that was a little crass. I didn’t,” Braun said. Senator Braun promised to hold a public event in all 92 Indiana counties in his first year in office, and this week completed that goal with stops in Brown and Shelby counties. Read what he heard from Hoosiers in every corner of the state along the way in this op-ed in the Courier Press and other local papers around Indiana.“During my time growing a company in the private sector, one of my guiding principles was to meet and hear feedback from as many customers as possible. Since being elected to serve Hoosiers in the Senate, I’ve adopted a similar business model by visiting all 92 counties in Indiana this year – and will do the same in years to come.”Senator Braun spoke with the Rensselaer Republican during a county stop at Fenwick Farms Brewing Company in Jasper County to discuss agricultural issues and President Trump’s trade deals with Japan, as well as the USMCA which is currently being held up by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.When asked what this deal means for farmers, Braun said farmers need more markets to be open to U.S. pork and other products to help them out of the condition that they are in presently.“Farmers, where they were the ones that kind of got us through the ‘08 recession, because the farm economy was so good, ‘09-’13, they’re in the toughest stretch that I’ve seen in a long time,” Braun said.He cited other trade agreements, which he said Democrats in Congress have apparently held up, that would help everyday Hoosiers, like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).Senator Braun sat down with the Tribune Star in Terre Haute to discuss President Trump’s announcement that American troops will be withdrawn from Syria.“I am going to be in the camp that I think we need to be less engaged to the extent than we have been in the past,” Braun said in a stop Monday in Terre Haute at the Tribune-Star.“When President Trump said, ‘Hey, our allies shoulder more of the burden,’ help pay for stuff, help be responsible. It doesn’t mean we don’t do things smartly and we don’t lead. I think we can do both of them,” Braun said.“On one side of the aisle almost in its entirety, and a good part of the Republican side, doesn’t put into perspective how much things cost. I don’t think we can be the policeman of the world. We should lead, but we should do it in a way that is sustainable,” the senator said.Senator Braun sat down with ABC57 in South Bend to discuss the legislative priorities that have been put on the back burner for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, including the USMCA trade agreement which Hoosier farmers need.Braun says the deal, already approved by America’s two largest trading partners, is stuck on Capitol Hill even though it has bipartisan support.“It addressed some of the issues in Mexico. It’s got stipulations on wages. It addresses environmental concerns. It opens up the Canadian market to dairy farmers and a lot of other little things that when you take them altogether are going to be a great improvement,” Braun said.To subscribe to this newsletter and see other updates from Senator Braun, visit his official website. To unsubscribe from Senator Braun’s Weekly Update, please contact [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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