first_imgMonday 6 December 2010 9:23 pm KCS-content WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For It40 Features In Cars No One Ever Knew: No.19 Is In Every CarBrake For ItUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinitionUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndoTaco Relish20 Southern Phrases Northerners Don’t UnderstandTaco RelishUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndo whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESEMPLOYER OPTIMISM INCREASES IN BIG ECONOMIESHiring in the US and half a dozen other leading economies will increase for the first time in more than two years during the first quarter of 2011, according to a report released on Monday by Manpower, a global recruiting firm. Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey shows plans are stable or improving in the US, Japan, Germany, UK, Canada, France and Italy.ACKMAN FILING LIFTS BARNES & NOBLEShares in Barnes & Noble jumped more than 15 per cent on Monday after Bill Ackman, the activist investor, said he would be prepared to support a bid for the company by rival Borders, in which he holds a 37 per cent stake. Ackman’s Pershing Square fund said it would back an offer of $16 a share.EDF QUITS GERMANY WITH ENBW SALEEDF insisted its international strategy was unchanged after announcing its withdrawal from Germany through the surprise sale of its politically controversial stake in the German utility EnBW. The state of Baden-Württemberg is buying EDF’s 45 per cent stake for €4.7bn in cash. Henri Proglio, chief executive of the French state-controlled utility, said EDF was not turning its back on Europe’s biggest economy.BTG PACTUAL LURES $1.8BN CAPITAL INVESTMENTBTG Pactual, the independent Brazilian investment bank, has secured a $1.8bn injection of fresh capital from a consortium of banks, led by three of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds. The investment marks the biggest ever sovereign wealth fund commitment in Brazil and underlines the shift in the funds’ focus towards emerging markets.THE TIMESBEGBIES WAITS AS COMPANIES LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAYBegbies Traynor has warned that first-half profits will fall by 16 per cent because a predicted surge in corporate collapses triggered by the recession had failed to happen.Shares in the AIM-listed insolvency specialist fell 6 per cent yesterday after it said in a trading update that adjusted pre-tax profits would drop to £3.6 million for the six months to October 31.SWISS BANK CLOSES ASSANGE ACCOUNTA Swiss bank became the latest international company to turn against WikiLeaks as it froze an account in the name of the website’s founder.PostFinance closed the account because it claimed that Julian Assange had given false information about where he lived.The Daily TelegraphAFRICA’S DANGOTE CEMENT PLANS $5BN UK SHARE SALE Dangote Cement is said to be look at a London sale of global depositary receipts in the region of $3bn to $5bn, valuing the company at around $20bn. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are helping to prepare the sale, which is reportedly slated for next year.QATAR SHARES HIT TWO-YEAR HIGH ON WINNING WORLD CUP BIDQatar’s stock market index surged to a two-year high on Sunday, the first trading day after the Gulf state won the bid to host the 2022 football World Cup. The Qatar Exchange index opened up 7per cent but fell back slightly later to close up 3.6 per cent – or 292 points – at 8,477.32 points. Real estate firm Barwa was up 6.19 per cent and Al Khalij Holdings, in cement making, 6.2 per cent.THE WALL STREET JOURNALDEAL NEAR TO CUT PAYROLL TAXThe White House and Republican lawmakers were close to an agreement on a broad tax package that would extend the Bush-era rate cuts, reduce worker payroll taxes for one year and give more favorable treatment to new business investments. Other possible elements include a temporary reinstatement of the estate tax at 35 per cent.BIG BANK SITTING ON A BIG PILE OF COPPERJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has emerged as the mystery buyer of more than $1 billion of copper, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all the metal stored in official London warehouses and stoking worries about an impending supply shortage. The New York bank’s purchases have caused a stir in commodities circles in recent weeks. Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

Loto Quebec revenue falls in Q3 as key verticals struggle

first_imgCasino & games 17th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Regions: Canada Quebec AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Loto Quebec’s revenue fell 11.1% to $685.6m as a lack of larger jackpots slashed lottery revenue, while revenue from other verticals also declined in the quarter ended 31 December, the third of the operator’s fiscal year.Of Loto Quebec’s $685.8m in revenue, $247.8m came from casinos, down 5.0% year-on-year. Gaming establishments (VLTs in bars and bingo halls) brought in $225.6m, down 8.2%, while revenue from lotteries – the largest driver of revenue in Q3 of 2018 – fell 19.5% to $219.2m.Lynne Roiter, president of Loto Quebec, said that the decline in lottery revenue was due mostly to a decline from 2018’s unusually high number of MaxMillions draws, which occur when a jackpot of at least CAD$50m is not won. This lack of large jackpots also led to revenue declines in Q1 and Q2.“On the lottery side, let’s first remember that Lotto Max had offered an exceptionally high number of Maxmillions in 2018-2019,” Roiter said. “The drop in income from this sector was therefore expected.”Read more on iGB North America. Loto Quebec revenue falls in Q3 as key verticals strugglelast_img read more

Stock Market Crash! 3 no-brainer growth shares I’d buy for a SECOND UK lockdown

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: CDM G4M PETS I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stock Market Crash! 3 no-brainer growth shares I’d buy for a SECOND UK lockdown I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images If there’s one thing that we’ve come to learn about a market crash, it’s that most shares do eventually bounce back. That’s worth remembering if (and that’s a sizeable ‘if‘) we do end up being confined to our homes for the second time in 2020 and prices lurch downwards. When that recovery comes, it’ll pay to already be invested in great stocks. Here are three suggestions.Puppy powerThanks to the demand for new companions (particularly puppies) during the first lockdown, I continue to be bullish on pet product retailer Pets at Home (LSE: PETS). The fact that owners won’t be prepared to cut back on spending means that even a prolonged recession is unlikely to impact the industry too heavily. This is assuming most manage to keep their jobs, of course. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now, some of this is clearly already priced-in. After all, Pets at Home has more than doubled in value since March thanks to strong trading. That said, there’s no guarantee it won’t fall along with everything else in the event of a second lockdown being announced. In such a scenario, panicked investors tend to sell what they can, not what they should. Pets at Home is a liquid FTSE 250 stock, hence it may be thrown out with the bathwater.If so, I think this would be a great opportunity. As we often say at Fool UK, a market crash should be embraced by patient investors, not feared. For me, Pets is a solid hold for the long term.Game on!Another share worth buying on any lockdown-related sell-off, in my opinion, is game developer Codemasters (LSE: CDM).Not that a second stay-at-home order is really necessary for Codemasters and other developers to continue thriving. Gaming is already a multi-billion dollar industry. Perfectly-timed for Christmas, the forthcoming release of the PlayStation 5 and XBox Series X/S in November will only serve to further increase its popularity. Like Pets at Home, shares in Codemasters have already doubled in value in the seven months since the market crash.  However, I think they could go even higher. Trading has “remained strong” during the first half of the year, partly due to the rise in digital sales thanks to Covid-19. The launch of games such as F1 2020 and Fast & Furious Crossroads also helped. Another title — DIRT 5 — will be released next month. With no debt and almost £50m net cash on its balance sheet, Codemasters also looks financially bulletproof. It’s an easy ‘buy’ for me.Hitting a high noteThe first national lockdown played right into the hands of online musical instrument seller Gear4music (LSE:G4M). I can see this happening again if another series of restrictions are announced.Again, some of this is already reflected in the £130m valuation slapped on the York-based business. Since March’s market crash, the shares have soared roughly 300% in value! Even if a lockdown wasn’t announced in the next few days/weeks, the company is likely to see a flood of orders come in for Christmas. Its pureplay status also allows Gear4music to avoid the high fixed costs that come from having a high street presence.The small-cap is due to announce interim results on 17 November. There’s no telling where the share price will be by then, but I continue to think the business will go from strength to strength. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Paul Summers Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Seru Rabeni crunching tackle on Ireland’s Fergus McFadden

first_imgTuesday Jun 8, 2010 Seru Rabeni crunching tackle on Ireland’s Fergus McFadden Irelands Fergus McFadden will miss their tour of Australasia after he broke his jaw against the Barbarians following this huge tackle by Seru Rabeni. The Ireland squad was announced today, with McFadden just one of the many injured players. The match against the Barbarians, which Ireland lost 29-23, took its toll as Irelands depleted squad took another knock in a game that was more physical than free flowing. Powerfully built Fijian centre Rabeni set the tone early on as he smashed McFadden in a head-on tackle which rocked the Irishman backwards and fractured his jaw. He played on but will be sidelined for up to eight weeks, which rules him out for selection to travel to New Zealand and Australia, along with Paul OConnell, Keith Earls, Stephen Ferris, Rory Best, Kevin McLaughlin, Luke Fitzgerald, and Denis Leamy. Jerry Flannery and Shane Horgan are also out, but might join the tour later. So far its not looking good for the Irish, who have not beaten the All Blacks in 22 attempts, with New Zealand winning 21 and them drawing once. Captain Brian ODriscoll puts that down to the rugby culture in New Zealand, with it being the national sport. “We’ve got three or four sports before rugby in our country so it’s difficult when you don’t have the same numbers playing as they do here. We play a number of different sports – Gaelic football, soccer and hurling,” ODriscoll said at a press conference. “And then you lose a number of players to those codes and then with the 120 odd professionals in our country it’s not quite the same numbers to choose from.” New Zealand have 150 full time professional playing in the Super 14, which isnt all that different, but if you look at the senior players in each country, Ireland has 11 500 while New Zealand has over 28 000. ODriscoll did end with an important point though. “At the same time, it is 15 against 15 in the weekend, so you have to treat it as much.” This clip was requested by a few who wanted to watch it again. Fiji probably could have done with an imposing figure such as Rabeni when they played Australia on the weekend. Time: 01:34 Ireland Team to play New Zealand: 15-Robert Kearney, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12-Gordon D’Arcy, 11-Andrew Trimble, 10-Ronan O’Gara, 9-Tomas O’Leary; 8-Jamie Heaslip, 7-David Wallace, 6-John Muldoon, 5-Mick O’Driscoll, 4-Donncha O’Callaghan, 3-John Hayes, 2-Sean Cronin, 1-Cian Healy. Replacements: 16-John Fogarty, 17-Tony Buckley, 18-Dan Tuohy, 19-Shane Jennings, 20-Eoin Reddan, 21-Jonathan Sexton, 22-Geordan Murphy. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey’s Tallest …

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel ArchitectsWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey’s Tallest Building ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487682/hwkn-handel-architects-break-ground-on-new-jersey-s-tallest-building Clipboard CopyJersey City’s Journal Square will soon reach new heights, as Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects have broken ground on what will be the tallest building in New Jersey: Journal Squared. The transit-oriented urban renewal project will be completed in three phases; the first, which will add 540 residential units to the area, is planned for completion in mid-2016. Once the 2.3 million square foot project is complete, three metal panel clad towers will dominated the skyline, ultimately totaling in 1,840 units and reaching up to 70 stories. In attempt to relate to the lower density neighborhood in which surrounds the site, the footprint of Journal Squared will “touch the ground lightly as its mass morphs into smaller units.” Programs, such as retail, restaurants and lobbies, will activate its base, while acres of land previously devoted to surface parking and station loading will be transformed into a “tree-filled plaza” that can host a range of community events. From farmer’s markets to bicycle parking and evening film projections, these events will take place along a pathway of low lying stairs, which will gently slope down to connect with the adjacent Journal Square PATH stop. Save this picture!Looking across the plaza. Image © Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel ArchitectsSave this picture!Lobby entrance on Pavonia Ave. Image © Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel ArchitectsArchitectsHandel Architects, Hollwich KushnerLocation615 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, United StatesClientKushner Real Estate GroupStructural EngineerWSP Cantor Seinuk Inc.MEPBarone Engineering AssociatesLandscape ArchitectMelillo + Bauer Associates, Inc.InteriorsChristopher Stevens LLCIdentityBruce Mau DesignLighting ConsultantBliss Fasman Inc.Elevator ConsultantVan Deusen & AssociatesBuilding Envelope CnosultantIsrael Berger & AssociatesCivil EngineersDresdner RobinTraffic ConsultantDolan and Dean Consulting Engineers, LLCArea2300000.0 sqmProject Year2016PhotographsHollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel ArchitectsLocation615 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USAProject Year2016PhotographsHollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel ArchitectsArea2300000.0 m2Project gallerySee allShow lessPeter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected ProjectsArchitects Rally to Save Moscow’s Historic Shukhov TowerArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:615 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey’s Tallest BuildingSave this projectSaveHWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey’s Tallest Building Projects ArchDaily United States Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487682/hwkn-handel-architects-break-ground-on-new-jersey-s-tallest-building Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHandel ArchitectsOfficeFollowHollwich KushnerOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingSkyscrapersJersey CityArchitecture NewsHousingSkyscrapersResidentialUnited StatesPublished on March 18, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey’s Tallest Building” 18 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the city

first_imgCopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeBETA office for architecture and the cityOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on December 18, 2018Cite: “Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the city” 18 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Climate Advisor:Huibert SpoorenbergEngineer:Huibers ConstructieadviesCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess Specs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907716/blue-house-beta-office-for-architecture-and-the-city Clipboard The Netherlands Projects Architects: BETA office for architecture and the city Area Area of this architecture project 2017 ArchDaily ATB Leerbroek Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the city Year:  “COPY” Contractor: Photographs Area:  264 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Sto Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg, BETA Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Evert Klinkenberg, Auguste van Oppen Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the citySave this projectSaveBlue House / BETA office for architecture and the citySave this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907716/blue-house-beta-office-for-architecture-and-the-city Clipboard Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgText description provided by the architects. Blue House is not polite: it is an expression of the hyper-personal. Enveloped in Yves Klein Blue it both questions and celebrates Build-It-Yourself architecture.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsAs with many developments initiated during the economic recession, the brownfield redevelopment of Buiksloterham was kickstarted by Build-it-Yourself (BIY) plots. This form of urban development leads to experimentation in the house typology. Personal preferences in spatial organization make their way to the façades, resulting in eclectic streetscapes. Blue House is an experiment, paying homage to this condition and at the same time criticizing it.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgBlue House celebrates individuality and undeniably reflects the clients’ colorful personalities. Tailored to the combination of entrepreneurial and family life, the house sits on top of the office. A sculptural main living space starts out raised above passing traffic and cascades down into the garden, creating a strong visual connection with the outdoors from every level. Large openings in opposite façades balance natural light, while the space is formed by the plasticity of kitchen and staircase. Apart from the haptic steel railings, all surfaces are dematerialized and artificial.Save this picture!© BETASave this picture!© Marcel van der BurgSave this picture!Section SchemeWhile Blue House reflects the hyper-personal, it lacks many formal characteristics of a house: it even seeks to disturb the image of a typical home. Its materiality and its spatial characteristics resemble those of a public building rather than a domestic interior. The façades are enveloped in Yves Klein Blue and adorned with figurative compositions. The house is deliberate in its ambiguity: does it want to stand out between its soft-toned neighbors or does it want to vanish?Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessMorphosis Designs a 15-Story Hotel for L.A.’s Sunset StripArchitecture NewsMinimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhiteSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Thousands in Ukraine protest Kiev regime

first_imgMass rally in Kharkiv against right-wing junta.Photo: BorotbaAs reported by the Union Borotba (Struggle), a mass protest took place on the March 8 International Women’s Day holiday in Kharkiv city center in the eastern Ukraine. Many of the thousands carried red flags and gathered near the monument to Lenin, “which we managed to protect from the Nazis during recent rallies.”Borotba describes itself as representing four or five anti-capitalist and anti-racist groups, including former members of the youth organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine.Participants denounced the new Kiev regime as representing a collaboration of the oligarchs and Nazis who, unable to cope with the socioeconomic crisis looming in Ukraine, are trying to dump the costs onto the majority of working people.The speakers also opposed war within Ukraine, arguing that workers in western Ukraine are not their enemies. They attacked the Kiev right-wing junta for trying to “bang their heads” against the people living in the southeast of the country.Borotba reported that the Kiev regime had sent political police to Kharkiv who tried to intimidate printers from printing leaflets against the coup “government.” They were printed anyway.For more information on the protest or on the Borotba program, see a longer article online at workers.org or the English section of borotba.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF calls for an end to social media ban in Kashmir

first_img RSF_en Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific IndiaAsia – Pacific News June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Indian authorities to restore access to social media platforms in Kashmir, blocked since bloody protests in the region last month, and urges an end to threats against journalists and citizen-journalists. Help by sharing this information March 3, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alertscenter_img May 19, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF calls for an end to social media ban in Kashmir In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News Follow the news on India The government banned 22 social media sites on 26 April, including Facebook and Twitter, saying they were being used to incite violence.Since 8 April, eight people have been killed and more than 80 injured in scuffles between police and protesters. Against this background of widespread violence, journalists are often targeted. Our sources report that during one clash, a police officer told a journalist to stop filming or “I will break your bones and your cameras”.Another journalist who was threatened with a gun said: “This is what they do with media personnel; it shows the sort of impunity police exercises in our state.”A third added: “As I took out my phone to capture the scene, a cop who was firing aerial shots charged towards me, asking me to not click any photographs or else he will shoot me down just there. Shocked at the sudden attack on me for discharging my professional duties, I handed over my phone to the cop.”Preventing journalists from reporting on events is not enough for the Indian authorities, who regularly cut Internet access and have done so since early April. Internet communications have been cut 28 times in five years, including a five-month blackout in 2016 after the death of separatist military commander, Burhan Wani.The government has taken it to a new level this year. April was a particularly worrying time for freedom of information. On 8 April Internet access was cut for four days after a demonstration in which several people were killed.Ten days later there were violent clashes again between student demonstrators and police, in which water cannon and tear gas were used and stones were thrown. Sixty-five students were injured.After the protests, the government blocked the 3G and 4G phone networks and banned 22 social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, for a month. According to a government statement, social media were being “misused” by “elements inimical to public order and tranquillity”.The order said: “… Continued misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services is likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and tranquillity in the state.”The Indian government and its police force remain a threat to basic freedoms in the region. In the past year, violence against journalists has been a cause of concern to press freedom organizations. In July last year, RSF condemned attacks on two journalists Muneeb Ul Islam and Mir Javid.India is ranked 136th of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than in 2016. This relatively minor fall can be explained by a reduction in the number of journalists’ deaths, while the level of threats and physical violence remains indisputably high. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media photo : Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP last_img read more

Reporter gunned down in Veracruz while under state protection

first_img News July 22, 2016 Reporter gunned down in Veracruz while under state protection Tamayo, who worked for two dailies, Al Calor Politico and Piñero de la Cuenca, was shot by two unidentified gunmen outside his home in front of his wife and two children. He left Tierra Blanca for the neighbouring state of Oaxaca on 25 January, after being threatened, and was subsequently placed under the protection of the Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists of Veracruz, which moved him to the northwestern city of Tijuana. After several months, he decided to return to Tierra Blanca, where he continued to receive Veracruz state protection. This consisted of a police patrol car that drove past his home from time to time. Tamayo’s family said the gunmen had no problem getting away although a police car was only ten metres away at the time. The police took no action aside from delaying the arrival of an ambulance by twice giving the wrong address to emergency services. “We urge the authorities to carry out an exhaustive investigation into Pedro Tamayo’s death and to prioritize the probable link to his journalistic work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America’s desk “The level of violence against the media in Mexico, and especially in Veracruz, is overwhelming. Journalists are killed even when they are under state protection. Under these circumstances, how is it possible for reporters to continue covering sensitive local stories?” Tamayo covered local crime-related stories and kept a Facebook page called En la linea de fuego, los riesgos de la noticia (In the line of fire, the risks of reporting). He was the third journalist to be murdered in Veracruz this year. The previous victims were Anabel Flores in February and Manuel Torres González in May. When a suspect was arrested three months after Flores’ murder, the state prosecutor confirmed that she had been killed in connection with her reporting, which had angered a local criminal organization, he said. Veracruz is regarded as Mexico’s most dangerous state for journalists, with at least 17 murdered there since 2010. Mexico is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence Organisation to go further Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence News Reports Help by sharing this information News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newspaper reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was gunned down on 20 July in Tierra Blanca, in the eastern state of Veracruz, although he had been receiving Veracruz state protection ever since being the target of threats in January. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sierra Madre City Council Selects a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem, Swears in Three New Council Members

first_img Community News Top of the News On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Reorganization Meeting, John Harabedian was selected as the new Mayor by fellow Council Members. John Capoccia was selected as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Harabedian and Capoccia will serve in their respective roles for one-year. At the meeting, the City Clerk sworn in three new Council Members, Gene Goss, Rachelle Arizmendi, and Denise Delmar who were all elected to serve four-year terms in the election held on April 8, 2014.Born and raised in Sierra Madre, Mayor John Harabedian was elected to a four-year seat on the City Council on in 2012. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from April 23, 2013 – April 22, 2014. He attended Sierra Madre Elementary School and St. Rita Elementary School before graduating from Loyola High School, Yale University (B.A.), Oxford University (M.Sc.), and Stanford Law School (J.D.). Mayor Harabedian is an attorney with the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, practicing out of its Los Angeles office. He previously served as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.The Sierra Madre City Council is comprised of five members elected to four-year terms. The Council is responsible for general City policy, as well as for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, and members of the City’s Boards and Commissions. The honorary positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem rotate among the five elected members of the City Council, and are selected each year in April.For more about the City of Sierra Madre, visit www.cityofsierramadre.com. Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Make a comment Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Government Sierra Madre City Council Selects a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem, Swears in Three New Council Members Published on Friday, April 25, 2014 | 12:40 am Subscribelast_img read more