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Six more journalists arrested in north following unrest over cartoon

By on June 12, 2021

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News March 18, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called for the release of six journalists who have been detained in northern Iran in the past eight days as result of unrest among members of the Azeri ethnic minority that was sparked by the publication of a controversial cartoon.Vahid Dargahi, the editor of the weekly Avay Ardabil, Ali Nazari, the editor of the weekly Araz, and Reza Kazemi, its manging editor, were arrested on the street on 27 May. Their families have received no word of them since their arrest and it is not known what they are charged with.The managing editor of Shams Tabriz, a newspaper that was closed down in 2000, was arrested on 28 May. He had been writing for other local newspapers. His website has been suspended since the day of his arrest.Orouj Amiri and Amin Movahedi were arrested on 25 and 26 May following a demonstration by members of the Azeri minority against the government in Tehran.————————————————————————–27.05.2006 Two journalists held without charge in Azeri provincesReporters Without Borders today called for the “immediate release” of two Azeri journalists, Amin Movahedi, who was detained yesterday in the northern city of Meshkinshar, and Orouj Amiri, detained the day before in the nearby city of Marannd. Their arrests follow demonstrations by members of Iran’s Azeri ethnic minority against the Tehran government.“Absolutely no charges have been brought against Movahedi and Amiri and the authorities have not said where they are being held,” the press freedom said. “These journalists are being subjected to illegal harassment simply for working independently.”Movahedi was arrested by gunmen in civilian dress as he left his home in Meshkinshar (in Ardabil province). The police and judicial authorities know him as someone who is critical of the regime and he was already detained by the intelligence services for three days last December.Amiri, who writes for several local papers, was arrested as his home in Marannd (in East Azerbaijan province) by plain-clothes police who hit him when he asked to see their warrant. They searched his home and took personal documents, CDs and the hard disk of his computer. His wife was forcibly led away for protesting against his arrest.There have been a series of demonstrations in the northern provinces since the official daily newspaper Iran on 12 May published a cartoon of a cockroach asking “What?” in the Azeri language. More than 50 people were arrested during an anti-government demonstration by thousands of Azeris outside the headquarters of the governor of East Azerbaijan province in Tabriz on 22 May.Although the newspaper quickly apologized to the Azeri minority, the authorities have suspended its publication and arrested two of its journalists (see our release of 24 May). The regime is also doing everything possible to prevent the news media in the north of the country from covering the Azeri protests.Hadi Dehghani, the editor of the weekly Saghi, was attacked by thugs on the street. Peymant Pakmeher, a freelance journalist and editor of the Tabriz News website, has been threatened several times. The authorities also blocked access to the site and cut its telephone. RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six more journalists arrested in north following unrest over cartoon Receive email alerts Organisation center_img February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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Historic font is blessed to be back in town

By on June 4, 2021

first_imgNewcastle West Gardaí move Facebook Dean of Limerick, Niall Sloane, Grellan Rourke, Senior Conservation Architect OPW, Canon Patrick Comerford, Bishop Kenneth Kearon of Limerick and Killaloe and John McMahon, Commissioner of the Office of Public Works, were pictured with St. Thomas’ Baptismal Font which was returned to Desmond Hall, Newcastle West, from St. Mary’s Church, LimerickTHOUSANDS of infants got their first taste of religion in a baptismal font that has been missing from Newcastle West for almost 60 years.And now the Office of Public Works (OPW) has welcomed the return of the St. Thomas’ Baptismal Font to the town.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The font was originally located in St. Thomas’ Church which was built in 1777 but deconsecrated in 1958 and demolished in 1962.  After an absence of nearly 60 years, the font is returning back to Newcastle West and will be located in Desmond Castle, close to the original site of St. Thomas’ Church.“The castle is a complex site and its uses over the centuries have been varied – from a defensive structure in the 1200s to a cinema and community hall in more recent years.  The only reminder of St. Thomas’ is the footprint of the building inside the gate and so, the font is very precious both to the National Monument Service and to the town,” a spokeswoman for the OPW told the Limerick Post.The restoration of the font was carried out by OPW craftworkers.Among the more famous people brought into the faith over the font was Sophie Peirce (1896-1939), an early Irish aviation pioneer and native of Knockaderry.She broke the world altitude record for British light aircraft in 1927 and also lectured on aviation. In 1928, she became the first pilot to fly solo from Cape Town to London, one of her most well known accomplishments.St. Thomas’s Church was paid for by William, second Viscount Courtenay but there is little historical information on the font.From the Bishop’s Visitation records, the church appears to have been in a decent condition, but over time fell into disrepair. The font was moved and eventually relocated to St. Mary’s Cathedral and the altar was given to Kilflynn Church, about 50km south-east from Newcastle West.Desmond Castle is one of the main tourist attractions in the county town. Free to enter, it opens between April and September each year.Now home to the baptismal font, the Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century.The hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size. Its restored medieval features include an oak musicians’ gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.The baptismal font can be viewed during the castle opening times. Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Print Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Linkedin Free admission to Desmond Castle Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearcenter_img Previous articleI.NY: inspired by New York CityNext articleLove is all around for Mr Marti Pellow Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSfeatureLimerick CountyNewcastle West NewsCommunityVideoHistoric font is blessed to be back in townBy Bernie English – October 11, 2018 1085 Emaillast_img read more

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Terravet Real Estate Solutions Announces Initial Closing of more than $150 Million in Commitments…

By on June 2, 2021

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Terravet Real Estate Solutions Announces Initial Closing of more than $150 Million in Commitments for its Third Fund and Debt Facility of up to $300 Million Twitter TAGS  Previous articleNextGen® Patient Experience Platform Adopted by Lone Star Circle of Care NetworkNext articleHilltopSecurities Expands Eastern Region Public Finance Group Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Real Estate: Spotlight on the Other Half

By on May 31, 2021

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Real Estate: Spotlight on the Other Half  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Real Estate: Spotlight on the Other Half The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Elderly Homeowner Protections to Remain in Maine Next: Freddie Mac Addresses Self-Employed Underwriting in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] As we celebrate International Women’s day, data shows that women still face impediments in reaching executive or senior-level positions even in female-dominated industries such as real estate. Despite the fact that women account for 67 percent of all real estate agents, only 46 percent of non-selling broker-owners are women, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Member Profile Report.The Proverbial Glass CeilingThe Coldwell Banker’s Examining Women and Leadership Survey found that 34 percent of Americans—both men and women—working in female-dominated industries agree that women face a ‘glass ceiling,’ curbing their chances of leadership.Looking at the other end of the spectrum, interestingly, 14 percent of men working in female-dominated industries already hold an executive level position, compared to only 8 percent of women—which is a stark 75 percent difference. Data also indicate that we function in an environment that is more conducive for men to ask for a raise or a promotion compared to women. Forty-two percent of women working in female-dominated industries agree they would be hesitant to ask for a raise or promotion even if they met most or all of the qualifications, and among men, it is 37 percent. The results revealed in the survey is a call to redefine how we think of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives and to understand how distinct the nature of diversity and inclusion are.Diversity and Inclusion: Expert InsightsOrganizations across sectors are investing heavily in bringing in a diverse pipeline of talent. However, examining D&I in the workplace, the report revealed that nearly 64 percent of U.S. adults agree that working for a company that has female representation at the executive level is important to them, yet 41 percent agree that at their company, women have to work harder than men to earn an executive level position—pointing to a lack of diversity and more importantly, inclusion.Lola Oyewole, Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Ocwen Financial Corporation told MReport, “Having a diverse workforce is important but what’s even more important is creating a culture where people feel that the diversity they bring is welcomed and that they can thrive in that environment. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce means that you leverage a greater variety of backgrounds, talent, and experiences that enable businesses to have higher flexibility in adapting to dynamic markets,”Sharing her insights with us on the importance of D&I, Diana Peterson, President, SVN Auction Works said, “Not only are there significant legal and ethical risks associated with failing to have a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, but it is also just plain bad for business. If advertising and/or hiring practices are not inclusive, the organization will suffer. In short, since the world is diverse, organizations need to be inclusive in order to reach their full potential.”To learn more about to cultivate an inclusive workforce, stay tuned for our cover story on Diversity and Inclusion in the April issue of MReport.Diversity: Why Is it Good for Business?Reiterating its commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives, on March 19 between 12-1 p.m. CDT, the MReport webinar entitled “Diversity: Why Is It Good for Business?” will explore what diversity means from a financial and ethical perspective. Presented by VRM Mortgage Services, the webinar will discuss diversity and customer orientation, inclusive practices for employee retention, making diversity and inclusion your competitive differentiator, and quantifying D&I initiatives. Not only are diverse companies more likely to have better financial returns but are more successful overall. Join our panel of experts for this complimentary webinar as they make the business case for diversity & inclusion in the mortgage industry.“Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice. The question is, ‘How are you using diversity and inclusion to gain a sustained competitive advantage?’ Charmaine Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae told MReport earlier. And that is the larger question that must be collectively answered by an industry wherein women are still walking the glass ceiling.Click here to register for the webinar. Diversity and Inclusion mortgage real estate VRM Webinar 2019-03-08 Donna Josephcenter_img Tagged with: Diversity and Inclusion mortgage real estate VRM Webinar Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 8, 2019 2,047 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Subscribelast_img read more

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“NEET Shall Not Be Postponed, Travel Is Permitted Under Vande Bharat Mission”: MCI Tells SC In Plea Seeking Centres In Gulf Countries” [Read Affidavit]

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgTop Stories”NEET Shall Not Be Postponed, Travel Is Permitted Under Vande Bharat Mission”: MCI Tells SC In Plea Seeking Centres In Gulf Countries” [Read Affidavit] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Aug 2020 4:32 AMShare This – xThe Medical Council of India has submitted that the plea for overseas examination centres for NEET 2020 should be dismissed as the students have the option to come to India under the “Vande Bharat Mission”. It has also submitted that postponement of the examination any further shall be a “drastic deviation” from the academic schedule which may affect the subsequent academic years of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Medical Council of India has submitted that the plea for overseas examination centres for NEET 2020 should be dismissed as the students have the option to come to India under the “Vande Bharat Mission”. It has also submitted that postponement of the examination any further shall be a “drastic deviation” from the academic schedule which may affect the subsequent academic years of the students. The submission has come in response to the plea filed by parents of students who are applicants for the NEET UG 2020 entrance examination and reside in Doha, Qatar. They have challenged the Kerala High Court judgment which dismissed their plea for assigning test centers for NEET in Gulf countries. A bench of Justices L.Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta & S. Ravindra Bhat had issued notice to the Respondents last month. The matter is scheduled for hearing on Monday, i.e. August 24. In its counter affidavit filed through Advocate Gaurav Sharma, the MCI has stated, “the present petition does not deserve indulgence from this Hon’ble Court in view of the fact that the Govt. of India has permitted travel to and from other countries, through “Vande Bharat Mission’. It is submitted that the Govt. of India under the said mission permitted Indian Citizens, including Overseas Citizens of India, to come to India by special flights.” Notably, the Supreme Court had also told the Petitioner(s) during the last hearing, that Vande Bharat flights for return to India are being made available amid pandemic. Inter alia, the Respondent has expressed practical difficulties in conducting the examination outside India as NEET is a ‘uniform examination in paper-book format and such uniformity’ has to be maintained for all candidates. [Breaking]NEET 2020 To Be Conducted In Single Shift At The Same Time On The Same Day, No Overseas Centres Possible: National Testing Agency Tells SC Reiterating the submission made by the National Testing Agency during the previous hearing, the MCI submitted, “In order to fairly conduct an examination like NEET, which has to be a uniform examination, it is imperative that the examination is conduct at the same time everywhere, which shall not be possible, if examination is conducted in outside countries due to various reasons including different time zones, logistical issues, secrecy of test papers being a booklet based examination etc. It is submitted that if the NEET examination is not conducted at the same time everywhere, then the sanctity of the said examination will be lost, as there will be possibility of leakage of question. Further, in case of having separate question papers for different countries, there shall be an issue in respect of uniformity of the questions and their difficulty level.” Highlighting the logistical problems in setting up overseas test centers, the MCI has submitted, “it shall not be possible to safely distribute / provide question papers at every center across the globe without any possibility of leakage examination paper. It is submitted that, in order to maintain the sanctity of examination and secrecy of question, the question paper of NEET is transported to centers, across the Country, from Head office of respondent no. 2, which requires detailed thought and planning. It is submitted that it is not possible for answering respondent or respondent no. 2, to do such kind of planning to transport question papers across the globe and conduct the examination.” It has further pointed out that the MCI shall not have any control over the overseas test centers as the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 confers administrative and regulatory powers to conduct NEET “only in India”. The examination is scheduled to be held on September 13, 2020, as the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development decided against postponement of the examination. Further, the NTA has assured that it has made elaborate arrangements for conducting the examination, including sanitization of test centers, availability of personal protective gears, trained staff, etc. Click Here To Download Affidavit Read Affidavit Next Storylast_img read more

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Met Éireann issues weather warning for Donegal

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Pinterest Met Éireann issues weather warning for Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Donegal and five other counties , with gusts of up to 100km/h expected.Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h. Gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected later today and tonight in Atlantic coastal counties, the strongest on the coast.The warning will be valid from 3pm today until tomorrow at 12 noon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleDisappointment as Gortahork unsuccessful in retaining postal servicesNext articleCllr Naughton hopeful for €47M funding for Donegal News Highland By News Highland – November 2, 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

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Fire destroys historic Donaghmore house in Castlefin

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first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 21, 2018 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp An investigation is underway after an overnight fire destroyed one of Donegals most historic buildings. A number of fire appliances attended the scene at Donaghmore house in Castlefin last night and eventually brought the blaze under control however it’s understood that the building is completely gutted.The 10 bedroom Victorian country house is currently on the market for €1.2mChief Fire Officer with Donegal County Council Joseph McTaggart has been outlining the extent of damage:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/joemctaggart1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Local Councillor Gary Doherty says what was iconic landmark is now effectively a shell:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/garydoherty1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Main House extends to 595 sq m (6,400 sq ft) approx.Original features include sliding sash window frames, original cornicing, fireplaces and extra high ceilings.It is believed the Donaghmore House was associated with the Spence family from c.1750 until c.1800 of which at least two members (father and son) served as ministers of the church.The original house appears to have ceased to have been used as a rectory in the 1860′ s and the present, more substantial house, may have been built shortly after this time. Pinterest Fire destroys historic Donaghmore house in Castlefin Previous articleIFA seeks code of conduct on greenway developmentsNext article16 people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Peugeot drives online training

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgPeugeot drives online trainingOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today Peugeot is to halve the number of days new staff spend in residentialtraining during the company’s sales induction course through the introductionof e-learning. From September, staff will be able to complete some training modules online,enabling the car giant to cut the residential element of its sales inductioncourse from two weeks to one. The eight online modules, including customer retention, telephone skills andmotor trade law, take less than an hour to complete and include an online testthat the employee must pass before progressing to residential-based role-playtraining. The £150,000 move to e-learning will also allow the company to schedule morecourses and reduce the number of staff on each course. David Davies, sales and training manager at Peugeot, said that theorganisation will be providing dealers with support to deal with their newpeople development responsibilities. He said: “Our biggest challenge is to get dealers on board. It will bestrange for them that we (the training department) will not be directlyproviding all the training or are not as heavily involved in upfront trainingas we have been. “It is a big change of emphasis for them to have to manage staffdevelopment, provide the facilities and the time for staff to learn.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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UVU Baseball Hosts Washington State Tuesday

By on May 8, 2021

first_imgMay 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball Hosts Washington State Tuesday Tags: A.J. Block/Alexander Marco/Bryce Moyle/Danny Sinatro/Davis Baillie/Dillon Plew/Michael Beltran/Ryan Eastburn/Sacramento State/UVU Baseball/WAC Tournament/Washington State baseball The Cougars are paced by junior outfielder Danny Sinatro (a team-best .291 batting average), and junior infielder Dillon Plew ( a team-best 4 home runs and 27 RBI). Senior infielder Ryan Eastburn leads the Wolverines in batting average (.344) and fellow senior, outfielder Michael Beltran bats .328 and senior infielder Alexander Marco leads Utah Valley with six home runs and 36 RBI. Brad James The Wolverines, despite their disappointing record, took two of three games from conference-leading Sacramento State last week to remain in prime position for claiming a berth in the upcoming WAC tournament at Mesa, Ariz.center_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Tuesday, Utah Valley baseball (13-36, 9-15 in WAC play) hosts Washington State (10-36-1, 2-21-1 in Pac-12 play) in a non-conference tilt at UCCU Ballpark. Junior left-hander A.J. Block (a team-best 39 strikeouts) leads Washington State’s pitching staff. Both sophomore left-hander Bryce Moyle and redshirt junior right-handed hurler Davis Baillie are 1-1 on the season for Washington State in conference play. last_img read more

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Coston Flare Highlight of New Life Saving Station Video Series

By on May 2, 2021

first_imgBy MADDY VITALE The latest in a series of videos showcasing Ocean City’s historic U.S. Life Saving Station 30 is available to view online.It features the invention by a woman, Martha Coston, of the Coston Flare. The flare, patented in 1859 which is still used today, signals those at sea of dangerous conditions and other pertinent information. It was also used during the Civil War by the U.S. Navy, according to historians.And the video not only highlights the accomplishment of Coston, but of three local women who helped create the video released in March.“It happens to coincide with Woman’s History Month and I think it is a great story,” Martin Fiedler, of Just Right TV Productions, who is also an important part of the video series, said.Fiedler created the video series working with historian and Life Saving Station curator, John Loeper over the last year.The videos provide a look at the important role the Life Saving Station played in history and what — and who– contributed to its success.Video courtesy of Martin Fiedler, Just Right TV ProductionsFor the latest video, Maryann Pionegro-Smith did the voiceovers, Elizabeth Kaminsky wrote the script and Gabriella Wyand handled the editing.Fiedler noted that the women did a phenomenal job on the video.Pionegro-Smith, of Ocean City, is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. She does voiceover work professionally and has worked on several of the other videos for the Life Saving Station.The latest video, she said, had particular significance for her because it was a collaboration with other women.“It is wonderful and I am honored to be a part of this project,” she said, adding that she hopes people will view the video and see the important role of Martha Coston in history.She pointed out that kiosks are set up at the museum for visitors to watch the videos, but that the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of the building, like so many other public places due to crowd restrictions.Pionegro-Smith said she knew she wanted to be a part of the video production after watching Fiedler videoing Loeper giving a talk in 2018 about the ship the Sindia, which ran aground in Ocean City.“I thought it was wonderful that they were capturing the talk,” she said of the video for the lecture on the Sindia. “I wanted to put myself out there for free to help them and be the voiceover person for future videos.”The rest — is history.Three of the early 19th century “surf men” are pictured next to some vintage life-saving equipment.For Elizabeth Kaminsky, of Ocean City, is an author and an instructor at Drexel University in Philadelphia.She said it was only natural that she would want to be a part of the video featuring a strong woman.“Martin approached me and showed me the episodes that had been finished and the episodes he had planned,” Kaminsky detailed. “He and John (Loeper) spoke about different stories they wanted to tell.”She listened to three or four hours of raw footage of Loeper telling stories, including about the Coston Flare.“The Martha Coston story really fascinated me,” Kaminsky said. “I I dug into the research and tried to come up with a script.”While she is an instructor at Drexel, Kaminsky said writing is her “first love.”“I did a lot of historical research,” she added. “The story really interested me. And story with a strong female lead is a favorite of mine.”Ocean City historian John Loeper shows photos of the U.S. Life-Saving Station and the men who worked there a century ago.While two of the women are veterans in their crafts of voiceovers and writing, Wyand, 24, of Upper Township, just graduated from Savannah College for Art and Design, where she studied television production.The Ocean City High School graduate did an internship with Fiedler this past year, which included editing the Martha Coston video.“When I reached out to Martin for my internship for school he brought up this project and said I would be a good fit to work on it,” Wyand explained. “After he told me about it, I looked at a bunch of the videos on the museum’s website that he did already.”She knew it was the right project for her.“I thought it was so interesting and the Life Saving Station is so close to where I live and where I went to school,” Wyand said. “I feel proud that I was able to work on such a cool project.”Installments of the video series providing an overview of the U.S. Life Saving Service, its men, and the station in Ocean City, can be found at the Station’s website at uslifesavingstation30.com. Donations may also be made on the website.Martha Coston, the inventor of the Coston Flare. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org) The Life-Saving Station is filled with recreations that highlight the lives of the surf men.last_img read more

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