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Hotshot: Dragons and Wales U20 fly-half Arwel Robson

first_imgGet to know the young Welsh No 10 who has Gavin Henson as a mentor TAGS: Dragons Kicking on: Arwel Robson puts boot to ball for the Dragons (Inpho) This article originally appeared in the December 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hotshot: Dragons and Wales U20 fly-half Arwel Robson Date of birth 21 February 1997 Born Caerphilly Region Dragons Country Wales Position Fly-halfWhen did you first play rugby? At 11. I went to a district trial for Rhymney Valley schools and got picked. Then I played for Wales U11. I was into football and had trials at Cardiff City, but once I played for Rhymney Valley I fell in love with rugby.Have you played other positions? A bit of 15 but I’ve always been a ten really.Who did you admire when you were growing up? Dan Carter, I loved the way he controlled games. And Gavin Henson. It’s mad that I’ve had a chance to play with him these last two years! To think I watched him on the telly in 2005 when he got that kick against England and 12 years on I trained with him – that was surreal.Has he given you any good tips?Yeah, he still helps me now. We keep in touch over WhatsApp, I just send him a text and he comes over in his free time to help with my kicking. He’s a real nice guy.What are your strengths? Playing what’s in front of me and being able to make something happen. I think my kicking is a strength too. Something to improve on is my defence, not being the biggest guy on the field. I like the challenge.Which teams have you played for? Nelson and Penallta (clubs), Dragons U16, U18 and the senior XV. And Wales U18 and U20.Who’s had the biggest influence on you? My parents have had a big impact. And Gareth Richards, my school PE teacher (at Lewis Boys, Pengam), he pushed me on the furthest. I remember having a selection setback with Wales U16 and he motivated me and got me back on track.You’re not long back from injury… Yes, I ruptured my hamstring last December. I was named to play against Northampton but got injured in training. I only returned this season so it’s been a long process.Any immediate goals?To stay fit and get plenty of game time. And to improve as a player, make sure I’m better than the year before. It’s a mad game we play, one week you’re starting and the next you’ve picked up a niggle, so it’s being ready for when an opportunity comes.What do you do away from rugby? I’m in my second year of a sports studies degree at USW (Uni of South Wales). They’re good, if you can’t make lectures they’ll meet up at times when you can. I’m also playing a bit of golf.RW VERDICT: Dragons DoR Dean Ryan wants to create a fast and expansive style – which suits Robson to a tee. He’s having to make up for lost time due to his injury and made a successful comeback in the Celtic Cup at the start of this season.last_img read more

RIP: Richard Reid, former dean of Virginia Theological Seminary

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Obituary, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Click here to read Dean Markham’s September 8, 2014 Commentary on Dean Reid. [Virginia Theological Seminary press release] The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), announced today the death of the the Very Rev. Richard Reid, Th.D., dean and president of VTS from 1983 – 1994, on Saturday, Sept. 6.“On this day, I invite this community to remember Dean Reid,” said Dean Markham. “To give thanks to God for his life and to commit afresh to serving the Kingdom as he did. May he rest in peace.”Born in 1928 and a native of Providence, R.I., Reid earned A.B. (magna cum laude) and A.M. degrees from Harvard University; a B.D. (cum laude) from the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass.; and a Th.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and spent two sabbatical leaves studying in England (1968, Cambridge University, 1973, Oxford University). Reid was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church June 24, 1955. He was ordained to the priesthood March 24, 1956.Reid first came to Virginia Theological Seminary in 1958 as a member of the department of New Testament. In 1969 he became associate dean for academic affairs. He served in this capacity until 1982 when he was elected by the board as dean and president, following the 1981 retirement of the Very Rev. Granville Cecil Woods, Jr. During his inaugural address in 1983, Reid outlined several initiatives for the Seminary, including a vision for strengthening the educational ministry of the church.“This Seminary is strong because of the leadership of those who have come before. Dean Reid is a model of such leadership,” Markham continued. “He gave the most precious gift he could give to this Seminary – he gave years of his life in service.” Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ People Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL RIP: Richard Reid, former dean of Virginia Theological Seminary Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm Thank you Rodgers T. Wood, he was/is a great man. I miss him every day. He’s my dad.last_img read more

Syriza re-elected in Greece as EU runs economy

first_imgShortly before the Sept. 20 national elections in Greece, it became clear that a European Union bureaucrat from the Netherlands would be running the country’s economy.Economist Maarten Verwey, a former civil servant from the Dutch finance ministry, is heading the EU task force on Greece. According to the Greek financial newspaper Agora, “The Greek government will be placed under the strict supervision of Brussels to ensure that all agreed reforms will be implemented.” (Sept. 8)This task force will oversee the deal in which, in return for an additional $96 billion in loans, the Greek government has to increase taxes and austerity. Most of the loan money it receives will go directly to imperialist banks in Germany and France.Knowledge that the EU was eliminating what remained of Greek sovereignty likely explains why only 5.57 million eligible voters cast ballots in this elections, compared to 6.3 million in last January’s parliamentary vote. The voter turnout, at 56.6 percent, marks a 40-year low.In the July 5 referendum, 61.5 percent voted a resounding “No” in defiance of EU proposals. In all, 6.1 million participated in that election.The Syriza leadership, after calling for and winning the “No” vote in July, quickly reversed themselves and accepted the EU conditions. Despite this reversal, it appears many Greek voters consider the traditional pro-capitalist parties a greater evil and the parties to the left of Syriza as ineffective.The September election brought little change in parliament. Syriza again came in first with 145 seats in the 300-seat body, only four fewer than they had held since January, with 35.5 percent of the total vote. Once again Syriza formed the government in alliance with the small Anel party. Alex Tsipras remains prime minister.Syriza: no longer confronting EU demandsIn contrast to January, Tsipras and his party no longer claim they will confront EU demands. They say only that they will try to avoid having all the weight of austerity fall on the working class. Unemployment in Greece is still over 25 percent, and workers have suffered severe cuts to all social services, including health care and education.Those in Syriza who had opposed the EU deal left the party and formed a new one, the Popular Unity party, which continued to call for rejecting the EU deal. This party was able to win only 2.86 percent of the vote, slightly short of the 3 percent minimum, so it won no seats in parliament.The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) won about the same percentage of the vote and the same 15 seats it had in January. The KKE says this shows the party can hold its own under unfavorable conditions. Regarding total votes, however, since participation was much smaller, it meant that the KKE attracted 36,000 fewer voters.The KKE has a loyal base in the industrial working class who regularly vote for it. While the party criticized Syriza throughout the year, it apparently won few votes from those who became disillusioned with the governing party.The fascist Golden Dawn Party had a small rise from 6.3 to 7 percent of the vote, gaining one seat, for a total of 18. However, its total votes decreased. This party’s existence remains a threat to Greek workers and all immigrants, not only in parliament but in the streets.The Syriza-Anel coalition government, the center-right New Democracy and all other parties in parliament — with the exception of the KKE and the fascist Golden Dawn — have accepted the EU conditions. It is likely that the struggle to protect the working class will have to be conducted outside parliament.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Positive outcome for Donegal in EU fisheries talks

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Positive outcome for Donegal in EU fisheries talks Newsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook It is being claimed that EU recognition of an emerging fishery could prove to be good news for Donegal.In Brussels overnight EU fisheries ministers hammerred out a difficult compromise deal over the allocation of quotas for 2011.In the whole, the industry was facing a 22% reduction in quota however there will now be  a much smaller cut of 0.9%Meanwhile it is claimed Donegal will benefit from Ireland securing two-thirds of the overall quota on the boarfish fishery off the west coast, which is relatively new but lucrative species for the Irish industry.North west MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher says that is a welcome development:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/copefish.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Cheif Executive of The Killybegs Fishermens Organisation, Sean O Donoghue says there was some positives and some negatives to be taken:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sean530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img Previous articleDonegal unlawful sex case enters day 2Next articleCall for control of salt stocks to be returned to the council News Highland By News Highland – December 15, 2010 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Busy summer for RNLI lifeboats in Donegal

first_img Previous articleDail hears concerns over Donegal cuts to youths with mental health issuesNext articleNorthwest MEP vows to fight tractor NCT plans News Highland Busy summer for RNLI lifeboats in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Twitter By News Highland – September 19, 2012 Google+ Donegal RNLI lifeboats launched 24 times during the summer months in IrelandVolunteer lifeboat crews in Lough Swilly launched 13 times, while Arranmore volunteers launched eight times and Bundoran launched three.In its latest report the RNLI highlights a number of rescues over the summer during which the loss of life was averted.The lifeboat crew in Lough Swilly were involved in rescuing a swimmer who had been swept out to sea off the Five Fingers Strand at Inishowen.The lifeboat crew recovered the swimmer onto the lifeboat.  They were then winched onboard the rescue helicopter and taken to hospital.Arranmore RNLI were called out in July to assist a group of divers on a stricken vessel.  The three divers and their vessel were taken back to safety at Burtonport.Budoran lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a walker who became trapped on rocks while out walking at Mullaghmore.The woman realised that the tide had caught her out and that she was unable to make it safely back to land.Overall in Ireland life boats were launched 377 times, a slight drop on last year’s total of 389. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Newslast_img read more

Prison Sentences Should Not Turn Into Death Sentences: How APPEAL Is Leading A Fight To Protect Prisoners In UK From COVID19

first_imgInterviewsPrison Sentences Should Not Turn Into Death Sentences: How APPEAL Is Leading A Fight To Protect Prisoners In UK From COVID19 Karan Tripathi4 April 2020 10:44 PMShare This – xPrison complexes are one of the most apparent hotspots of COVID19 pandemic. The problem of overcrowding of prisons along with poor sanitation facilities, makes correction facilities prone to the spreading of the virus. These circumstances have rendered prisoners, regardless of the nature of their incarceration, extremely vulnerable to the ongoing health crisis. While in India,…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?LoginPrison complexes are one of the most apparent hotspots of COVID19 pandemic. The problem of overcrowding of prisons along with poor sanitation facilities, makes correction facilities prone to the spreading of the virus. These circumstances have rendered prisoners, regardless of the nature of their incarceration, extremely vulnerable to the ongoing health crisis. While in India, where after the intervention of the courts, certain States have come up with policies to release certain kinds of undertrial prisoners, the situation still remains problematic in the United Kingdom – one of the worst hit countries by the pandemic. To understand the gravity of the issue and how it can be addressed, we interviewed ‘Appeal’, a leading organisation in the UK which is spearheading the cause of ensuring the safety of the prisoners who are extremely vulnerable to catching COVID19. Can you tell us about your project seeking release of prisoners as a safety measure to fight against the COVID19 pandemic? We are fighting to try to make sure prison sentences do not turn into death sentences. We are advocating for the release of the most vulnerable and low-risk prisoners to safeguard the health of clients, the prison population and the outside world. Overcrowded prisons are hotbeds of disease. Prisoners simply cannot follow the government and WHO guidance on self-isolation or hygiene. England and Wales have the highest rate of imprisonment in Western Europe Numerous prisons running at over 150% of capacity, and much of the prison estate involves two people living in single occupancy cells. The government has already recognised that the conditions in other places of detention are unsanitary and dangerous, releasing immigration detainees (who are kept in detention whilst a decision is made on their immigration status). However, prisoners remain low on the government’s priorities, despite the potential scale of a prison outbreak and its potential to overwhelm the healthcare system. At the same time, lockdown measures taken to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in prisons have made it more difficult for communication and contact with prisoners: conditions which have led to rioting in countries like Italy. We are also therefore campaigning for measures to protect the mental health of those who remain behind bars, who are far more isolated than those of us in the free world. What are the existing provisions regarding the temporary release of prisoners and why do you think it requires a reform at times such as these? Currently, the main provision is Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) which is normally used to allow low-risk prisoners to have some involvement in the community to ease the transition to release. This is made under the Prison Rules. However, it is designed principally for prisoners approaching the end of their sentences, and is untested (as are most options) in the scenario where large-scale action is required. Reform may not be needed to deal specifically with the present crisis, but we are now seeing the effects of overuse of incarceration for low-level offending, and of lengthy sentences which lead to a high prison population. The situation could be eased considerably by a swift political decision by government. However, release on temporary licence appears to have been put on hold. This temporary release can be granted for any period, but can also be subject to any conditions deemed necessary. However, the release must be for a purpose specified in the Prison Rules, which include compassionate grounds, for medical treatment, for employment or voluntary work, to maintain family ties, and to assist the transition from prison life to freedom. None of these neatly accommodate a situation like the current one, where the overall risk is the key issue. These provisions are designed for individual release, and were not developed with a systemic risk in mind. We have not had to deal before with situations in which locking people up increases the risk to the public. Yet that is where we currently are. Is prison infrastructure and facility suitable to protect prisoners from transmission of coronavirus? In short, no. In 2019, almost a third of inspected prisons failed to meet minimum standards of cleanliness. Prisoners already, on average, have far poorer health than other members of the community. For example, 15% have respiratory conditions. So we are not starting from an ideal place. On top of this, overcrowding in prisons does not allow space for prisoners to self-isolate. Hygiene is insufficient, with limited or no access to soap, clean towels, or sanitiser: the simplest measures which many of us take for granted. So while we in the free world can protect ourselves, prisoners are unable to do the same. Indeed, a policy of ‘cohorting’ seems to have been implemented, where those showing symptoms are put with those known to have contracted Covid-19: potentially exposing those with only regular flu to infection. In other cases, the prospect of 24 hour a day lockdown imposed on those with symptoms has led some to refuse to report symptoms, risking further transmission. An increasingly aging prison population means there is a high concentration of people with poor health: difficult to manage at the best of times. The risk of transmission is higher, and as staff absence has soared following self-isolation, it has become even more difficult to isolate prisoners in their daily routines. Fpr example, reports from prisons indicate prisoners are being forced to shower together as a result. Finally, those same staff shortages mean that medical attention may be lacking. Over 8,000 staff – a quarter – are currently off sick or self-isolating. The prison staff are hugely dedicated and doing a very challenging job in the circumstances, but they cannot be expected to be miracle workers. What legal/judicial strategies have you adopted to address this issue? We are applying for compassionate release on behalf of clients particularly at risk, and using human rights law to advocate for release. But ultimately, England and Wales’s prison policy is implemented at a national level, so lobbying the government to act it is key. A wide range of organisations are doing the same, from other criminal justice charities to the Prison Governors’ Association. What are the challenges that you are facing? Prisoners are not seen as a priority in the public eye. The government has focused recently on a ‘tough on crime’ policy, making sentences longer, building more prisons, and increasing the amount of ‘punishment’ in the system. Worryingly, there have been indications that army barracks, immigration detention centres and other government buildings will be repurposed as new prisons to spread out the population. Leaving aside both the risk of transmission to prisoners and staff of mixing and transporting prisoners in this manner, and the fact that immigration detainees have been released, in part, precisely because the immigration detention centres were not suitable for holding people in the current crisis, this demonstrates a troubling prioritisation of resources. We need to be building hospitals, not prisons. There are two approaches as to who to release to reduce the risk of transmission and to ease the overcrowding. The most vulnerable people could be released, for example, the over 70s, or those with respiratory conditions or illnesses which put them at particular threat if infected. Alternatively, release could focus on those lowest risk or with the least time left to serve. The most vulnerable people do not necessarily fall into these categories, so this may not be ideal, but it is likely to be more politically palatable. A particular injustice is being done to those wrongfully convicted, which means they simply shouldn’t be in prison to begin with – and these are the people our charity represents. They are being subjected not just to time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, but potentially to a life-threatening illness. As our clients were generally convicted of serious offences, they are less likely to be included in any mass release focusing on those serving short sentences, though any reduction in the prison population reduces the risk of transmission, making it safer for all, including our clients. Further, communication with prisoners is unreliable at present: it is difficult to understand exactly what is happening on the inside. Visits are on hold, and phone calls are limited due to lockdown and staffing shortages. Information is hard to access, and we do not know precisely which prisons have confirmed Covid-19 cases and which do not. Do you think the authorities are doing enough to address the concern? Thus far, we have heard the government is interested in exploring the options and making more use of Release on Temporary Licence, but this has not translated into timely action. The clock is ticking, and the infection rate both in and out of prisons is surging. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Justice released 35 pregnant prisoners and 34 prisoners in Mother and Baby Units. But releasing 69 prisoners of a population nearing 85,000 is clearly not going to do much to ease overcrowding. Meanwhile, our neighbours in Northern Ireland have released 200 of their 1500 prisoners on licence. Scotland has introduced emergency legislation to provide for temporary release of certain categories of prisoner assessed to be low-risk. France has suspended short sentences to reduce the number of people entering its prison system. With a more crowded prison estate, we arguably need more radical measures than these places. Yet this is not happening. What’s the road ahead looking like? The government has clearly accepted there is a problem, and there is momentum, with prison staff and governors, police, lawyers, and medical experts all pushing in the same direction as to how to solve that problem. But releasing prisoners en masse is not in sync with the “tough on crime” rhetoric of the current government, and the infection risk to and from our prison population increases with every passing day. The pandemic has shown us just how connected we all are. Prisoners are no different. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Update: Two arrested in Strabane, questioned in relation to Donegal burglaries

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – June 5, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleDonegal to benefit from free public wifiNext articleDonegal County Development Plan comes into effect today News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Two men have been arrested in connection with a number of cross-border offences carried out in recent days.Police in Strabane received a report that two men were seen acting suspiciously in the Castlegrange Park area of the town this morning.A car that was reported stolen during a creeper style burglary in Derry during the early hours of this morning was also recovered.It has emerged too that the vehicle had been used in several burglaries in Co Donegal.Shortly after 8:20am this morning, police received a report that two men were acting suspiciously in the Castlegrange Park area of the town.Officers in Strabane responded and following a search of the area the suspects were detained.The two males, aged 27 and 36, were arrested and a red coloured Peugeot car, that had been reported stolen during a creeper style burglary in the Caw Park area of Derry during the early hours of this morning was recovered by police.It has emerged that the same vehicle had been used in several burglaries in Donegal in recent times in which bank cards and a large sum of money was stolen.The suspects were also viewed on CCTV footage causing damage to a vehicle on the Lifford Road.The two men remain in custody and are being questioned in relation to the offences.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Update: Two arrested in Strabane, questioned in relation to Donegal burglaries Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with city for $1 each and $200K for a nonprofit student program

first_imgMelissa DePino/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The two black entrepreneurs who were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month for sitting at the cafe without ordering a drink have reached a settlement with the coffee chain and the city.While the dollar amount that Starbucks settled for was not disclosed, the city will pay the men each $1, and promised a $200,000 investment into programs that support aspiring young entrepreneurs, according to the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, said they were at the downtown Philadelphia Starbucks for a business meeting and were waiting for a potential business partner to arrive before ordering beverages at the time they were arrested on April 12.Cell phone footage of the two black men being cuffed and paraded through the coffee-shop went viral, sparking protests and outrage at the apparent racial profiling.“I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the City in this productive manner,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement to ABC News today.“This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our City,” he added, saying the pain “would’ve resurfaced over and over again in protracted litigation, which presents significant legal risks and high financial and emotional costs for everyone involved.”He praised Nelson and Robinson for partnering with the city “to make something positive come of this.”“This agreement is the result of those conversations,” Kenney added, “and I look forward to seeing the fruits of this effort in the coming months and years.” As part of their agreement with the Philadelphia, Nelson and Robinson have decided not to pursue a lawsuit against the city and released the city from all claims for a payment of $1 each, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office told ABC News.Furthermore, Philadelphia will fund a $200,000 grant to a nonprofit for a pilot program for public high school students who aspire to be entrepreneurs, according to the mayor’s office. Robinson and Nelson will not receive any money from that grant. Shortly after their arrest, Robinson told “GMA” that when the police officers first arrived at the Starbucks, he initially thought, “They can’t be here for us,” saying they “have meetings at Starbucks all the time.”Robinson said they had been working on the venture for months and were “days away from changing our whole entire situation, our lives, and you about to sit here telling me I can’t do that? You’re not doing that.”In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson slammed the treatment of the men and their arrest as “reprehensible.” Starbucks also announced in a statement it will be closing over 8,000 of its stores in the U.S. for an afternoon at the end of May “to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores.” Johnson thanked Robinson and Nelson in a in a statement today “for their willingness to reconcile.”“I welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experiences,” he added. “And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to repair and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be.”In addition to the undisclosed settlement between Starbucks and the two men, Starbucks also announced they will fund Robinson and Nelson’s college degrees at Arizona State University through one of Starbucks’ education programs.Robinson and Nelson said in a joint statement today that they “appreciate the opportunity to have meaningful discussions” with Johnson and others “to address hard issues.”The statement continued: “We all recognize the importance of communication about differences and solutions, and that we will be measured by our action not words.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Race group members quit over ‘loss of independence’

first_imgRace group members quit over ‘loss of independence’On 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Four black members of the Metropolitan police force’sindependent advisory group on race relations have resigned over concerns thattheir role has become purely cosmetic.The independent advisory group was set up by the Met as partof its strategy to tackle its failings on race highlighted by the MacphersonReport into the Stephen Lawrence murder.In a resignation letter, the four said the IAG has becomecontrolled by the police and has lost its independence and credibility. They were also unhappy over a claim by the Met that groupmembers have reviewed the case of Ali Dizaei, one of the force’s top ethnicminority officers, who was suspended last month over allegations of misconduct.They say they were unaware of the IAG’s involvement until they read about it innewspaper reports.The IAG, which was originally billed as being made up of thesome of the Met’s sternest critics, advises the force on internal as well asexternal race relations. A Met spokesman said the force is sad that four of the IAG’soriginal members have thought it necessary to resign. He said, “They have always been among the greatest advocatesof the IAG’s assertion of the need to initiate, not merely validate, policy,procedures and working practices.“We are confident the remaining members of the group and theeight new members who joined yesterday will continue to challenge and provideconstructive criticism of policing in London.”“To have a continually smooth relationship with all IAGmembers would be impossible if their independence is to be maintained.”By Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more