Travel ban affects plans of Horned Frogs abroad

first_imgPhoto: Bethany Tramposh/ Madrid Resistance ( Shelby Kitson Twitter ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Website| + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Shelby Kitson TCU’s IFC gives out free hot shaves to kick-off Movember TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printStudents studying abroad have not been able to avoid the political controversies occurring in the United States.President Donald Trump imposed a 90-day travel ban on the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.“We are advised not to travel to certain countries and cities during the weekend because of the religion majority,” said Elena Levy, a TCU student abroad in Madrid. “I was not allowed to travel to Morocco because of the new immigration ban and the unrest.”The ban has caused chaos for people traveling internationally since they were not prepared for what was to come.Dallas Parent, a student playing football in France, said he was given a hard time from airport security. He was not going to be able to fly to France without booking his flight to return back home because he did not have a visa. He had to come out of pocket $200 more than he had planned for.People around the world have protested against Trump and the executive order.Levy said she has received fliers from a young group of Spaniards to attend peaceful protests in one of the main plazas of Madrid.“The majority of people in Spain are aware of what’s going on in American politics,” said Elizabeth Stallard, a TCU graduate who is teaching in Spain. “They have no choice but to consume news about America because their news sources often talk about current events in the United States.”However, the students abroad said they are more concerned with what’s happening in the states.Levy said, “I do not feel worried that I will be ridiculed for where I am from, but I do wonder how things will go in America.” Shelby Kitson Shelby Kitson Previous articleNot On My Campus will not return to campusNext articleEtiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Shelby Kitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote community Shelby Kitson is a senior journalism student at Texas Christian University. When she is not in the newsroom or writing stories, she enjoys spending time with family and wake boarding. SGA helps relieve student stress during finals week Shelby Kitson TCU’s innovative offense led them to victory against West Virginia Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

News story: New Metropolitan Police Service Deputy Commissioner appointed

first_imgSir Stephen will take over from Sir Craig Mackey, who is due to retire from policing in December.The Home Secretary made his recommendation to Her Majesty the Queen following an open competition and with regard to the recommendation of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commissioner.Sir Stephen was interviewed for the post by a panel chaired by the MPS Commissioner. The panel also included the Mayor of London, who is responsible for oversight of policing in the capital.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: The role of Deputy Commissioner is one of the most challenging in policing, so I am delighted that someone with the experience and expertise of Sir Stephen House is taking up the task. Sir Stephen has demonstrated his leadership qualities, he is the right choice to help steer the country’s biggest force – particularly in its work tackling violent crime in the capital. I would also like to thank Sir Craig Mackey for his dedication and unstinting service to policing. His career has been truly distinguished and I wish him all the best in his retirement. The role of Deputy Commissioner requires the ability to lead this huge and complex organisation through ongoing significant change whilst ensuring we are tackling the challenges of keeping the capital safe. London needs someone with a proven and extensive track record operating at this level and the passion to make a real difference. The Deputy Commissioner is also a highly influential role in nationwide police leadership. Steve combines both immense operational and leadership expertise and experience with a passion for policing and for London. I am confident he will be a superb Deputy Commissioner, and look forward to working with him in his new role. He will be a worthy successor to Craig who has been a brilliant deputy for the past seven years. I believe this appointment will mean we have an exceptionally strong management board team to give the Met the support and clear direction needed, and to give London the service it deserves.center_img Sir Stephen has worked in policing for almost 40 years. He served as the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police before taking over as the first Chief Constable of Police Scotland in 2012.Sir Stephen is currently an Assistant Commissioner of the MPS.MPS Commissioner Cressida Dick said:last_img read more