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This leaves the UK share trading on a rock-bottom price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5 for next year, too.#2: IbstockI already own shares in British brickbuilder Ibstock. But its whopping share price fall in 2020 (the company’s trading at a 33% discount to what it was last New Year’s Eve) is tempting me to increase my holding. The UK’s housing crisis means that built rates are set to accelerate sharply, and in recent days the housing ministry reaffirmed its plans to create 300,000 new homes a year by the middle of the decade. Ibstock, then can look forward to soaring demand for it construction products long into the future.Ibstock will see earnings rocket 178% in 2021, according to City analysts. As a consequence this UK share trades on a ridiculously-low PEG ratio of 0.1 at current prices. This is a share I bought back in 2017 and plan to hold until 2030 at least. 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Please enter your comment! It’s time to look at what’s coming to Netflix in June 2017 and there’s plenty to cover from new movies, new TV series, new exclusives and of course, new Netflix Originals. In fact, it’s a bumper month with plenty of massive shows getting both renewed and debuted throughout June. Below, we’ll pick out some quick highlights before getting to the full list of what’s coming to Netflix throughout June. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter June 2017 HighlightsNew Netflix OriginalsNetflix Originals once again make up the large portion of what’s coming in June. This month some highlights include a Jenji Kohan one-two with Orange is the New Black returning for its fifth season and the debut season for GLOW, the woman’s wrestling drama series.We’ll see the return of two comedy favorites in the form of part 3 for The Ranch and the second season for Flaked starring Will Arnett. Movie wise you should check out OKJA on June 28th which has swept the Cannes Film Festival by storm over the past week.For more, check out our full preview for Netflix Originals coming in June 2017.New TV SeriesMost of the new TV series coming in June are from The CW and ABC whose lineup of shows from the fall are now coming to an end. Let’s start with The CW which is bringing its shows exclusively to Netflix a week after its season finale. On the first of the month, the latest of DC series Arrow will be joining as well as the latest from the hit show The 100.From ABC, their biggest show on Netflix Grey’s Anatomy will be getting season 13 dropped on June 17th. We’ll also see renewals for Quantico, Agents of Shield and Scandal. ABC’s subsidiary channel Freeform will be dropping Baby Daddy and Young and Hungry towards the end of the month too.Elsewhere, you can see the debut series for Shooter based on both the book and the Mark Wahlberg movie.New MoviesOur two main highlights in the movie department come in the form of exclusive early theatrical releases. Starting first is the hit musical sensation of 2016 from Disney, Moana. Starring Dwayne Johnson, he plays the role of an ancient god who was banished to an island but is now required back to help a tribe who is losing their food resource. Secondly, Trolls from Dreamworks starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake is making its Netflix debut.If you’re feeling in the festive spirit (who isn’t in June!?) then you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Susess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas will be joining Netflix. You’ll want to catch it now as we can guarantee that it won’t be here by the time Christmas actually rolls around.Complete List of New Titles on Netflix in June 2017Here’s the complete list of titles coming to Netflix that are confirmed:June 1st1 Night (2016)13 Going on 30 (2004)Arrow (Season 5) The CW Exclusive Early ReleaseBurlesque (2017)Catfight (2016)Catwoman (2004) ReadditionChingo Bling: They Can’t Deport Us AllDays of Grace (2011)Devil’s Bride (2016)Full Metal Jacket (1987) ReadditionHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Intersection (Season 2)Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson (2016)Little Boxes (2016)Mutant Busters (Season 2)My Left Foot (1989)Off Camera with Sam Jones (Series 3)Playing It Cool (2014)Rounders (1998)Spring (Primavera) (2016)The 100 (Season 4) The CW Exclusive Early ReleaseThe Ant Bully (2006)The Bucket List (2007)The Queen (2006)The Sixth Sense (1999) ReadditionVice (2015)West Coast Customs (Season 3)Yarn (2016)Young Frankenstein (1974)Zodiac (2007)June 2ndComedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5, Part 2 (2016)Flaked! (Season 2) Netflix Original SeriesInspector Gadget (Season 3) Netflix Original SeriesLos Últimos de Filipinas (2016)Lucid Dream (2017) Netflix Original MovieSaving Banksy (2014)The Homecoming: Collection (2015)June 3rdAcapulco La vida va (2017)Blue Gold: American Jeans (2017)Headshot (2016)Three (2016)Tunnel (2016)War on Everyone (2016)June 4thTURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 3 (2016)June 5thSuite Française (2014)June 7thDisturbing the Peace (2016)Trolls (2016) Exclusive Dreamworks Early ReleaseJune 9thMy Only Love Song (Season 1) Netflix Original SeriesOrange Is the New Black (Season 5) Netflix Original SeriesShimmer Lake (2017) Netflix Original MovieJune 10thBlack Snow (Nieve Negra) (2017)Daughters of the Dust (1991)Havenhurst (2017)Sword Master (2016)June 13thOh, Hello On Broadway with Nick Kroll (2017) Netflix Original Standup SpecialJune 14thQuantico (Season 2)June 15thMarco Luque: Tamo Junto (2017) Netflix Original Standup SpecialMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4 )Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)June 16thAquarius (Season 2)Counterpunch (2017) Netflix Original MovieEl Chapo (Season 1)The Ranch (Part 3) Netflix Original SeriesWorld of Winx (Season 2) Netflix Original SeriesJune 17thGrey’s Anatomy (Season 13)Scandal (Season 6)The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)June 18thShooter (Season 1)June 19thAmar Akbar & Tony (2015)Moana (2016) Exclusive Disney Early ReleaseRory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time (2017) Netflix Original Standup SpecialJune 21stBaby Daddy (Season 6)Young & Hungry (Season 5)June 23rdAmerican Anarchist (2016)Free Rein (Season 1) Netflix Original SeriesGLOW (Season 1) Netflix Original SeriesNobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) Netflix Original DocumentaryYou Get Me (2017) Netflix Original MovieJune 26thNo Escape (2015)June 27thChris D’Elia: Man on Fire (2017) Netflix Original Standup SpecialJune 28thOkja (2017) Netflix Original MovieJune 30thChef & My Fridge: Collection (2014)Gypsy (Season 1) Netflix Original SeriesIt’s Only the End of the World (2016)Little Witch Academia (Season 1) Netflix Original SeriesThe Weekend (2016)That’s what’s coming to Netflix in June 2017, let us know what you’re looking for plus what else you’d like to see added too in the comments below. 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Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSBiggest stories of 2017 Previous articleChief McKinley: “Thank you Apopka”Next articleKidd first to qualify in Apopka elections Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter It was a noteworthy year in Apopka. A mayor’s race began. An iconic commissioner announced his retirement. And Florida Hospital Apopka began a new era.But which was the biggest story in Apopka in 2017?For the past week, The Apopka Voice re-published the most important stories of the year. In readership, Facebook likes, and comments, 11 of the 24 stories that we re-published stood out as the most popular. But which was the most popular? Which was the biggest story?We’ll let the readers decide.Over the next few days, The Apopka Voice will publish a poll which asks you to vote on which story was the biggest of the year. Let us know what you think. On Friday, January 5th we will close the voting and publish the results as well as the winning article.Happy New Year Apopka.Proceed
Houston — The Intensive Supervision Appearance Program was pressured into halting, at least for now, the deportation of Houston activist, artist and father Izzy Torres on Aug. 26.Torres was accompanied by dozens of supporters, known informally as “Team Izzy,” as he reported for deportation. They were told not to enter the office building but did anyhow. The security officer for the office building said we would disrupt business, but things were quiet and the hallways empty except for Team Izzy.Israel Torres’ supporters demonstrate outside GEO offices in Houston, Aug. 26.Photo: Blanca AlanisCheers went up about 30 minutes later as Torres emerged from the ISAP offices with a broad smile on his face. “I’m not going anywhere,” he said.Although his stay of deportation was not approved, he was given more time to prove his case and this was a victory. The group gathered on the front sidewalk and cheered and hugged Torres, and the media did their interviews. “This was a victory for the family and supporters of Izzy whose mantra is, ‘Not One More Deportation!’” declared Hope Sanford, one of the leaders of the group aiming to stop today’s deportation.In 2013, Israel “Izzy” Méndez Torres applied for a special work permit required for his job as a bartender at a local club. Since he was an undocumented worker, he applied using a false Social Security card. Unfortunately, he was caught and detained for months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and since then has been fighting his deportation.Torres is a father of three teenagers who are U.S. citizens and a stepdad to two daughters. He has lived in the U.S. for more than 23 years. While he was detained, his family suffered great losses, including having their bills pile up without his income.Torres was granted a stay of removal last year after the community turned out in large numbers to support him. This year the local ICE field office denied his stay and told him he had to leave his family.“Many Houston community leaders believe Israel [Torres] is being punished for his activism. Israel has lost thousands of dollars fighting his case and then was told to buy his own ticket and ‘self-deport’ for having made a choice many immigrant workers have to make every day: to work with a fake Social Security number,” said Sanford.“We thank all the organizations who have come out to support Izzy: the Fe y Justicia Workers Center, FIEL (Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en Lucha), La Tuya, Ivan Sanchez in the office of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee and others.“Izzy has been fighting for his freedom for two years — the freedom to permanently be with his family, the freedom to live disconnected from any ankle monitor, the freedom to work and live without knowing that at any moment, the Migra can grab and deport him,” Sanford concluded.The agency that Torres reported to, ISAP, is part of the GEO Group Inc. According to its corporate website, GEO is the world’s leading firm providing correctional, detention and community re-entry services with 98 facilities, approximately 78,500 beds and 18,000 employees around the world. They squeeze profits from immigration detention prisons throughout the United States, the world’s leader in imprisoning people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: February 19, 2020Next articleNews Now 2/19/20 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook ReddIt + posts I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU printA student coalition is using social media to tell stories of racism and discrimination on campus to “expose the truth behind the billboards.”The Coalition for University Justice and Equity (CUJE) started the Twitter thread with the #TellOnTCU Feb. 13, the day after they requested a comment by the university on their list of demands. A spokesperson for CUJE, who wished to remain anonymous because they didn’t want specific individuals to overshadow their movement and principles, said the group had a meeting with Chancellor Victor Boschini but “are not ready to speak on it” because they are continuing to meet with the administration. The demands were instigated by last month’s lawsuit filed against the university that claims Diane Snow, the dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, and other faculty members physically and verbally abused a current student. The group’s goal is to hold the university accountable to its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, according to the original demands. The demands also included Snow’s termination, the dissolution of the Honors College and written commitment by TCU’s Board of Trustees to build an on-campus cross-cultural center within the next three years. The full list of demands can be read here. Now, the group has moved to Twitter. Every day at 3 p.m. anonymous tweets are posted with the #TellOnTCU on the CUJE account. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Students were given the opportunity to voice their concerns about the hatred they’ve received on campus to university officials in listening sessions that were held days following the filing of the lawsuit. Students spoke of being called the N-word on campus and being questioned about why they’re at TCU, among other discriminatory statements. TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Twitter Robbie Vaglio TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s decision by a federal appeal court to release journalist Josh Wolf on bail while it hears his appeal. Wolf had been in prison for the past month for refusing to turn over his video files to the police. The organisation hopes the appeal hearing will result in recognition for the principle that the press must be independent in a democracy. News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information Organisation News Receive email alerts September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutors try to send Josh Wolf back to prison United StatesAmericas News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders today condemned a motion filed by US federal prosecutors yesterday calling for the rescinding of a decision to release San Francisco-based video journalist and blogger Josh Wolf on bail pending the outcome of his appeal. If the motion is accepted, Wolf would return to prison until the appeal court issues a ruling on his case inNovember.“We do not understand why prosecutors are hounding this innocent journalist,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is vital that the appeal court that decided to release Wolf should not go back on that decision. He already spent a month in prison just for resisting a subpoena and for protecting his material and sources. Sending him back to prison would be another press freedom violation.”Wolf’s lawyer, Jose Luis Fuentes, accused prosecutors of using a roundabout means to make a national example out of him, filing a motion with judges who clearly opposed his release rather than with those who were in favour from the start. “This is purely and simply punitive,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “He already spent a month in custody without giving in, so coercion did not work.”Wolf was released on bail on 31 August after spending a month in prison. He was sent there after being found in contempt of court for refusing to surrender the outtakes of the film of an anti-globalization protest that he posted on his blog. He appeared at an appeal court hearing on 7 September._____________________________________________________________1.09.06 – Appeal court frees Josh Wolf on bailReporters Without Borders today hailed a federal appeal court’s decision yesterday to release journalist and blogger Josh Wolf on bail while it hears his appeal against a contempt of court ruling under which he had been imprisoned since 1 August for refusing to turn over his video files to the police. The organisation hopes the appeal court will find in his favour.“It was doubly absurd that Wolf spent a month in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Firstly, he did nothing to justify being jailed. Secondly, he never showed the least sign of becoming a fugitive from justice. We hope the appeal court will now uphold his right to hold on to his files and and that its ruling will recognise that the press must be independent in a democracy, something the courts and government have tended to question.”______________________________________________________________31.08.06 – Call for journalist and blogger Josh Wolf to be freed after a month in jailReporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of young freelance journalist Josh Wolf when his case comes before a federal appeal court. Wolf has been in prison since August 1 after being held in contempt of court for refusing to surrender video footage to the police (see July 31 and August 2 press releases ). The press freedom organization also urged the federal courts not to jail Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada of the San Francisco Chronicle daily, who were ordered on August 15 to name their sources for a report on doping.“Both the Wolf and San Francisco Chronicle cases have absolutely no bearing on national security, the argument used in other tussles between federal courts and journalists who refused to name their sources or surrender their files,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It just does not hold up here.” The press freedom organization continued: “Confirmed contempt of court orders against Wolf, Williams and Fainaru-Wada would mean that the independence of the press – which is based among other things on the right to professional secrecy – is more than even in danger in the United States. They would also directly violate article 8 of the American Convention on Human Rights, which the United States has signed.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Keeping Wolf in prison would be tantamount to denying the role that the press is supposed to play in a democracy, one of questioning and criticising. Congress must quickly debate and approve a federal shield law that would uphold the right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources.” The Free Flow of Information Act was introduced in May 2006 by Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN), Arlen Specter (R-PA), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). A similar version was introduced by Representatives Pence (R-IN) and Boucher (D-VA) in the House in July 2005.Wolf’s case goes back to July 2005, when he filmed a protest in San Francisco against a G8 summit taking place in Scotland. A police car was damaged during a clash between protesters and police. A cable TV station aired the film of the protest that Wolf had posted on his blog. It was then picked up by local affiliates of the national networks. Although Wolf has always denied having footage of the damaged car, a federal judge ordered him to hand over all of his unedited footage to a grand jury investigation.Wolf refused on the basis of his rights under the US constitution’s First Amendment and a California shield law that allows journalists to refuse to name sources or surrender unpublished material and notes. Similar laws exist in 32 other states but not yet at the federal level. Because of Josh’s refusal, a federal judge held him in contempt of court on August 1. Denied bail, he was taken immediately to a federal prison in Dublin, California. A federal appeal court is due to rule very soon on his request for release and, very likely, on the substance of the case as well. If it rules against him, he could remain in prison until he agrees to hand over his footage or until the grand jury’s term expires in July 2007.In a message to Reporters Without Borders, Wolf’s mother, Liz Wolf-Spada, wrote today: “Josh said that I taught him to stand up for what is right. I taught him about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement of the 60s. I didn’t ever think that standing up for his beliefs in this way would cause him to be imprisoned. I am proud of him for his courage and of course, very concerned about him being in jail and hoping that he will be released soon.”Wolf faces the possibility of having to pay $ 30,000 in legal fees. (To contribute to his legal fund, go to his blog: http://www.joshwolf.net/blog/)Williams and Fainaru-Wada of the San Francisco Chronicle are subject to contempt of court proceedings for their reporting in 2004 that disclosed confidential grand jury testimony. They revealed details of the investigation into performance-enhancing drugs allegedly supplied to prominent athletes by the San Francisco company Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO).Federal judicial officials have been trying to get them to name the sources of the leaks, but they have refused on First Amendment grounds. Federal district judge Jeffrey White rejected their arguments in a ruling on August 15 which could lead to their imprisonment if they continue to refuse. The ruling is to be appealed. ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more
Previous Article Next Article Yourorganisation has just made huge job cuts and the media wants to talk to HR. Butare you ready to face the press? Heather Beresford provides some top tips When a national newspaper journalist rings your direct line and asks you tojustify the latest job losses; or a TV crew fills the reception, asking whatyou have to say to angry staff whose call centre is closing; will you know howto handle interviews to help minimise negative publicity? The questions are terrifying if you haven’t got an answer. But when crisisstrikes, the worst thing you can say to a hungry news journalist is ‘nocomment’ – it just makes your organisation look guilty. On the other hand,fluffing a media interview by saying too much or contradicting the company linecan be just as damaging. Handling skilful journalists is a concern for anyone in a media-facing role,but HR people in particular are being forced to learn fast. Journalists arekeen to sidestep polished comments from a press office to interview the HRperson directly, who can provide knowledge, detail and emotion. But the mediais also interested in controversial and emotive HR stories, such as job lossesor employment tribunals. Growing concern In response to the growing concern among HR people, the Chartered Instituteof Personnel and Development has included, for the first time, a session on‘Managing the Media’ in its conference programme this year, with RichardDonkin, editor of Jobs and Education at the Financial Times as the keynotespeaker. Similarly, ‘Breaking News – Mastering the Art of the Media Interview’ wasone of the most popular seminars at the HR Forum in May. Most sessions onboardthe Aurora were full and the company running the sessions, Optimum Coaching,was inundated with delegates asking for one-to-one sessions and group trainingfor colleagues back in the office. “At some time, most of us will be expected to represent our company inthe media. And yet we are given very little training about how to do thiseffectively,” says Blaire Palmer, managing director of Optimum Coaching. “Journalists’ reputation for catching people out is well known,”says Palmer. “If experienced politicians can say the wrong thing and findthemselves justifying their comments on the front page, why not HR people? “Delegates experience gruelling press interviews on our courses, whichcan be nerve-wracking, but it means they make mistakes in a safe environmentand are well prepared for skilled, tough questioning when it happens forreal.” She adds: “Preparing for contact with the media and handling aninterview skilfully minimises negative publicity by putting stories in contextand promoting an organisation in a positive light.” Richard Plenty, a specialist in people and organisation consulting, has justset up his own business, Plenty Partnership, and booked a one-to-one sessionwith Optimum Coaching to help him deal with press interviews and live debates. “I wasn’t sure where journalists would be coming from and wasn’tconfident about doing live interviews,” he says. “I didn’t want tomake a fool of myself or forget my point under interrogation – there’s nothingworse than a rambling, boring answer. So the coaching focused on puttingimportant points across concisely and authoritatively. “I feel well prepared now and accepted an invitation to take part in adebate hosted by the Association of Business Psychologists – something I mighthave turned down before I did the training.” Optimum Coaching helps delegates achieve positive coverage by doing fourthings: preparing key messages, looking for a hidden twist, understanding thecharacteristics of different outlets, (such as print, radio, TV and websites)and keeping calm throughout an interview. Prepare key messages Before an interview, prepare the crucial information you want to work intoyour answers. These might include positive reasons for closing a business siteor details of the extensive support you are providing to help staff find newwork. “Most organisations have press officers who will brief you on thecompany line and help you research the subject in full,” says Palmer.”With their help, you can prepare up to three key points or soundbites andanticipate the worst possible questions.” Look for a hidden twist It’s easy to get caught out by seemingly harmless stories if you don’t findout what sort of publication or show you are being approached by, and whatpoint the piece is trying to make. “Research is paramount,” says Palmer. “You might be asked toappear on a radio chat show for a friendly discussion about counsellingservices. But do you know if the programme is fundamentally in favour of suchservices, or is the producer trying to prove they are a waste of time and thatcompanies like yours are wasting stakeholders’ money? Imagine everything yousay used out of context and edit your comments accordingly.” Understanding styles You may be expected to do interviews with many different media outlets (suchas print, radio, TV and websites), so it is helpful to understand the interviewstyles of different outlets and learn the terminology. What is a ‘donut’? Whenis an interview ‘as live’? When is a story hard news and when is it a feature? Keep cool You can come across as calm and authoritative by breathing deeply, relaxingyour shoulders and speaking clearly and slowly, in short sentences. Concise,knowledgeable comments are more likely to be included in a report thanrambling, inconclusive answers, so say your key messages and stop talking. Keepyour answers simple; journalists are looking for black and white. They mighttry to wind you up with silly questions, but don’t rise to the bait. All this advice can sound daunting to the novice, but handling the mediaisn’t always about out-thinking hungry news journalists who are determined tomake your company look heartless. Journalists write positive copy too. “It’s not all about minimising negative coverage,” says Palmer.”If you choose interviews carefully and make knowledgeable, concise andinteresting points, you can capitalise on a situation, maximising positivecoverage for you, your organisation and your industry.” Weblink www.optimum-coaching.comMedia interviews: Know your jargonRadioClip for news: A short spoken quote that will be used in thenews. No longer than 20-30 secondsDisco: A slang name for discussion. Often used at Radio 4Donut: A live radio interview where the reporter interviews youface-to-face, usually from a relevant location, before handing back to thestudio Down the line: Sometimes means down the telephone line, butmore commonly means from a ‘remote’ studio with you in one town and theinterviewer in another. To the listener, it sounds as though you are in thesame roomFeature: A longer piece for radio, TV or print. The style isusually chattier and more circumspect so you can be more conversational, butsoundbites are still crucialHard news: Such as job losses or deathsHook/peg: Most stories have a topical link Agencies: Independent Radio News (IRN) is one of the many newsagencies providing interviews and copy for radio, so your interview couldappear on a range of different radio stations. Reuters and PA do the same thingfor the pressOff-the-record: Most journalists will respect this request, butdon’t risk it unless you know them well and have built up a relationship oftrustRadio and television‘As live’: The interview will be recorded, but played into theprogramme as if it were live. You will be encouraged to banter with thepresenter, just like a discussionSoundbite: A short, concise statementPrintPlacing quotes: Beware of this technique. A journalist mightsay: “So would you say that men don’t need counselling?” If you sayyes, they are entitled to write ‘Mr X said “Men don’t needcounselling”’ Handling the mediaOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Tags: Michael Jacobsen/NACDA Hall of Fame/UVU Athletics Brad James June 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former UVU AD Enshrined In NACDA Hall of Fame FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCLEVELAND-Former Utah Valley University athletic director, Michael V. Jacobsen, is among nine new members of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame as was confirmed Monday.Jacobsen, who is responsible for leading UVU into Division I from junior college status, was joined by Warner Alford of the University of Mississippi, Ron Case of Rowan College at Gloucester County (N.J.), Deborah Chin of the University of New Haven, Ed Farrington of Western Connecticut State University, Ed Matejkovic of West Chester University, Steve McCarty of Stephen F. Austin State University and Brian Quinn of Cal State Fullerton in the class of 2018.The honorees will receive their awards Saturday June 30 at NACDA’s 53rd annual convention at the Learfield Directors’ Cup Luncheon at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center of Washington D.C.Jacobsen retired from the AD position in 2013 after 29 years at the helm. Under his direction, the Wolverines made the unprecedented jump from the NJCAA to NCAA Division I while also leading the Wolverines from Division I independence to the Great West Conference.Until the Great West’s dissolution in 2013, the Wolverines dominated competition in this league, winning all four Commissioner’s cups as well as 40 team conference titles in numerous sports.One day after Jacobsen’s retirement, the Wolverines officially joined the Western Athletic Conference, which is where they remain today.This gave the Wolverines’ various athletic teams the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Tournament as the WAC is an automatic NCAA Tournament bid league, status that the Great West lacked.In 2000, Jacobsen, a San Diego native, was named the NACDA Athletics Director of the year for the Junior/Community College West Region as well as the recipient of the L. William Miller award in 2001. This is the administrator of the year award for the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators.Before coming to Utah Valley, Jacobsen was the head football coach at Springville High for 16 years and the assistant principal for three years.Recently, Jacobsen and his wife Alice served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Michigan Lansing Mission, as he was called as the mission president there. They have four children and 15 grandchildren. Written by