The Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the lien up of speakers for the RTS Cambridge Convention from September 11-13, to be chaired by Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham.Keynote speakers at this year’s event will include Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries, secretary of state for culture Maria Miller and her opposition shadow Harriet Harman.Other speakers include Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond in his first major conference address since buying the UK terrestrial broadcaster three years ago.Other RTS speakers will include BT TV chief executive Marc Watson, Ben McOwen Wilson, director of YouTube EMEA, Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix, Mike Darcey, CEO of News UK and Fru Hazlitt, managing director of commercial, online and interactive, ITV.
HM Revenue and Customs officers also carried out a follow up search at a domestic premises in Newry and seized more tobacco products.The suspected illicit tobacco products are worth an estimated £33,000 in lost duty and taxes.Steve Tracey, Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said:“Tobacco fraudsters undercut legitimate retailers depriving the UK of money needed to fund our public services. “HMRC will continue to target the supply of illicit tobacco, which costs the UK around £2.5 billion a year.“Anyone with information regarding the smuggling, storage or sale of illegal tobacco can report it to HMRC online or call our Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887.”Mr Tracey added that investigations were ongoing into the suspected fraud are ongoing.MAN ARRESTED AFTER 60,000 CIGARETTES AND 30 KILOS OF TOBACC SEIZED IN DERRY was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet 000 CIGARETTES AND 30 KILOS OF TOBACC SEIZED IN DERRYASSISTANT DIRECTOR FRAUD INVESTIGATION SERVICEDerryHM REVENUE AND CUSTOMSMAN ARRESTED AFTER 60newryPSNISTEVE TRACEY A MAN was arrested today after around 60,000 cigarettes and more than 30 kilograms of hand rolling tobacco was seized in Derry today Friday, February 16.The 48-year-old man was interviewed by Customs officials after the car was stopped by the PSNI in the the city area and searched.The haul of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco were uncovered inside the car. read more
AddThis Share6NEWS RELEASEMedia note: Garcini is also available to discuss the recently announced Trump administration “zero tolerance” policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents, newly proposed undocumented immigrant tent cities in Texas and GOP plans for immigration votes next week.David [email protected] 70 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants report discriminationHOUSTON – (June 14, 2018) – A new study from Rice University found that 69 percent of undocumented Mexicans living in high-risk neighborhoods near the California-Mexico border reported interpersonal discrimination due to being undocumented.Luz GarciniThe study, which was led by Luz Garcini, a postdoctoral research fellow in psychology at Rice, will appear in a forthcoming edition of the American Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence. The article, titled “Kicks Hurt Less: Discrimination Predicts Distress Beyond Trauma Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants,” will present findings from clinical interviews with 246 undocumented Mexican immigrants.Researchers found that interpersonal discrimination — which refers to direct perceived discrimination from interactions between individuals, such as verbal or non-verbal communication behaviors from an employer to an employee or store employee to a shopper — was associated with clinical levels of psychological distress even more so than having a history of trauma.Other findings:Among undocumented immigrants with a history of discrimination, 52 percent met criteria for clinically significant psychological distress.Undocumented Mexican men reported greater interpersonal discrimination for being undocumented when compared with women; however, women reported their experiences of interpersonal discrimination as more stressful.Undocumented Mexican immigrants with lower education and income were significantly more likely to experience greater interpersonal discrimination for being undocumented when compared with those with higher education and income.Undocumented Mexican immigrants who have experienced interpersonal discrimination and who have lived longer in the U.S. were more likely to experience psychological distress than more recently arrived immigrants, which suggests that over time, repeated experiences of discrimination may take a toll on the emotional well-being of these immigrants. The study also notes recent estimates that 78 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants have lived in the U.S. for over a decade.Undocumented Mexican immigrants who reported having experienced interpersonal discrimination were also likely to have a history of trauma.“Our study also found that undocumented Mexican immigrants between the ages of 18 to 25 who had a history of interpersonal discrimination for being undocumented were more likely to meet criteria for clinically significant psychological distress compared with their undocumented counterparts ages 26 to 45,” Garcini said.Garcini noted that “the higher prevalence of interpersonal discrimination may be associated to the sociopolitical context of the area where our study was conducted, which has been documented as being extremely conservative with prevalent punitive action and policies against undocumented immigrants.”“The findings have important policy, public health and clinical implications,” she said. “The high prevalence of interpersonal discrimination among undocumented Mexican immigrants due to their immigration legal status and its association to clinically significant psychological distress beyond trauma underscore the importance of immigration reform aimed to provide a path to legal residency and/or temporary migration programs that could protect these at-risk immigrants from the damaging effects of discrimination.”The study authors wrote that while “policy change is often a lengthy process, the prompt development of psychosocial interventions at different levels of influence, including the intrapersonal and the interpersonal level, is needed to build resilience in this population and protect against the negative effects of interpersonal discrimination. The use of strategies such as empowerment, care and support groups, assertiveness training and values-based interventions could be particularly effective in reducing the negative health effects of stigma and interpersonal discrimination.”The researchers noted that experiences of psychological distress may differ in undocumented Mexican immigrants in other parts of the U.S. or in immigrants from other countries, and follow-up studies with populations of undocumented immigrants living in other regions of the U.S. are needed.The study was co-authored by Michelle Chen, Ryan Brown, Levi Saucedo and Christopher Fagundes, all from Rice; Thania Galvan, University of Denver; and Jodi Berger Cardoso, University of Houston.The study was funded by a Ford Foundation fellowship.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.To schedule an interview with Garcini, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6327.-30-Recent Garcini research:Rice U. psychologist: Back and forth over DACA increases ‘mistrust and hopelessness’ for those affectedhttp://news.rice.edu/2018/01/25/rice-u-psychologist-back-and-forth-over-daca-increases-mistrust-and-hopelessness-for-those-affected/More than 80 percent of immigrants living in US without authorization have history of traumahttp://news.rice.edu/2017/11/07/some-immigrants-living-in-us-without-authorization-have-trauma-history/Immigrants living in the country without authorization at risk for anxiety and depressionhttp://news.rice.edu/2017/10/30/immigrants-living-in-the-country-without-authorization-at-risk-for-anxiety-and-depression/DREAMers at greater risk for mental health distresshttp://news.rice.edu/2017/07/27/dreamers-at-greater-risk-for-mental-health-distress/Image for download:http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/06/Luz-Garcini-21nukhm.jpgLuz Garcini photo courtesy of Jeff Fitlow/Rice UniversityFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.This news release can be found online at news.rice.edu. read more