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  • Palestinians protest Trump threat to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    first_imgAs thousands of demonstrators poured into Washington, D.C., to protest the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Palestinians mobilized across their occupied country against his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to ­Jerusalem.Successive U.S. administrations have supported, with billions of dollars in annual aid, Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem along with the rest of the Palestinian land seized by Israeli forces in both 1948 and 1967. But they have refused to formally recognize Israel’s territorial claim to the city.That could change under Trump, as the new president has repeatedly promised to relocate the embassy from its current site in Tel Aviv. This action would end an international diplomatic consensus that officially considers Jerusalem’s status an unresolved question for future negotiations.Rallies supported by factions across the Palestinian political spectrum started in the West Bank on Jan. 19, with hundreds gathering in the cities of Ramallah, Nablus and al-Khalil.On the morning of Jan. 20, Israeli forces attacked a protest near Israel’s notorious “apartheid wall” in Bethlehem, where Palestinian youth activists burned pictures of Trump. Other demonstrators erected the Bab al-Shams, or “Gate of the Sun,” an encampment of protest tents at the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim outside Jerusalem.Demonstrations also targeted Israel’s home demolitions and displacement of Palestinian citizens within Palestine’s recognized borders, Israel’s land seizure and settlement construction in the West Bank, and a pending Israeli parliament (Knesset) bill to “annex” Ma’ale Adumim into Israel.Weekly marches in the villages of Bil’in and Kafr Qaddum, as well as a rally by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza, similarly opposed the move.Along with Trump’s threat to the status quo in Jerusalem, Palestinians say these measures could spark massive opposition, both by those under Israel’s occupation and by all across the Middle East.The Council of National and Islamic Forces, a coordinating body of all Palestinian factions, warned in a Jan. 21 statement that the relocation would “ignite a fire in the region” and demonstrate the U.S. government’s “full partnership with the open war against our people.”Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Kazakhstan’s OSCE presidency opposed after heavily biased election coverage

    first_img News January 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Follow the news on Kazakhstan February 5, 2021 Find out more Media coverage of the 18 August legislative election, swept by the ruling Nur Otan party, was “biased and heavily influenced by the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said today, adding that it would therefore oppose Kazakhstan’s bid to hold the rotating presidency of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2009.“We regret the failure to meet international standards for democratic elections, which the OSCE has pointed out in a preliminary report as it did in previous elections,” the press freedom organisation said. “This critical shortfall was also seen in the Kazakh media’s election coverage. There were many cases of pressure, self-censorship, violations of electoral legislation and bias in favour of the ruling party (now the only one in parliament) at the opposition’s expense.”Reporters Without Borders added: “A country where press freedom stops whenever the authority of the president and his party is challenged is not fit to head an organisation such as the OSCE that defends democratic values. We therefore oppose Kazakhstan’s candidature to be OSCE president in 2009. Despite this year’s electoral reforms, the way the election was held has reinforced our fear that they were just window-dressing designed to win the support of the western countries.”The independence of the media was widely restricted, despite a few positive developments such as the broadcasting of debates with all parties represented on the public TV stations Kazakhstan 1 and TV Khabar.After the elections, the media were not able to report the criticisms voiced by the OSCE international observers. Only Channel 31 broadcast part of the OSCE news conference the day after the elections, in which the OSCE said it did not know “any democratic country with a single party in parliament.” The other TV stations concentrated on criticising the behaviour of the foreign media (especially the Russian media) on election day.The reports on the ruling party on Kazakhstan 1 and TV Khabar were all positive and much more numerous that those on the other parties. On election day, Kazakhstan 1 ran a one-hour documentary glorifying President Nursultan Nazarbayev in violation of article 27.2 of the electoral law banning campaigning on the day of the election.The leading opposition party, the ANDSP, received very little coverage on the public TV stations (3 to 4 per cent of overall election coverage air time). Privately-owned TV Astana’s coverage was similarly biased. Two other privately-owned stations, KTK and Channel 31, dropped their political analysis programmes during the election campaign. KTK often broadcast negative comments about the ANDSP. Channel 31 was the only station to try to comply with a legal requirement to refer to all the political parties in its news reports on the election campaign. Channel 31 also broadcast pre-recorded debates involving all the parties. But some of the journalists at this station, which is owned by a Nazarbayev supporter, said on condition of anonymity that many election stories were rejected when proposed at editorial meetings, indicating that the control came from the top.Opposition newspaper distributors reported large numbers of copies being bought up by unidentified persons. Even if this did not break any law, it shows there was a concerted effort to prevented the free circulation of print media.Finally, as Reporters Without Borders reported in a release on 17 August, the public TV stations refused to broadcast two ANDSP elections spots entitled “It is time to return the country to the people” and “One country, two destinies.” They did so on the grounds that article 164 of the criminal code bans calls for social hatred, and their decision was confirmed by the high court. This was a clear violation of the spirit of this law. Organisation “A country where press freedom stops whenever the authority of the president and his party is challenged is not fit to head an organisation such as the OSCE that defends democratic values. We therefore oppose Kazakhstan’s candidature to be OSCE president in 2009″ KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en to go further KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out more News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her August 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kazakhstan’s OSCE presidency opposed after heavily biased election coveragelast_img read more

  • Barger Pushes for Legislation to Provide Lifesaving Medical Care for Mentally Ill

    first_img 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 Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday ShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img At their next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Board of Supervisors will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas to sponsor state legislation enabling the county to provide critical medical care for mentally ill.“More than 830 homeless people died on the streets of L.A. County last year. Many of these deaths were preventable with proper medical attention,” Barger said. “It’s time for California to join 37 other states who consider medical treatment a basic human need for those suffering from a mental illness.”The legislation would amend the state’s definition of gravely disabled pursuant to the recommendation by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), to read, “a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment where the lack or failure of such treatment results in substantial physical harm or death.” This proposed addition (in the underlined section above) is similar to the criteria used in 37 states nationwide.“It’s important to realize that individuals with co-occurring mental illness and homelessness, arguably the county’s most vulnerable populations, may account disproportionately for the increased death rates,” said Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.“We can advance our mission by operationalizing our work with the most vulnerable and critically ill by acknowledging that signs of physical harm due to self-neglect as a result of serious mental conditions are a rational and objective means for detecting grave disability,” Sherin added.On October 31, 2017 the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Barger that directed DMH to work with county agencies, mental health advocacy groups, civil rights organizations and other stakeholders to develop legislative recommendations. Numerous mental health professionals and advocates voiced support for Barger’s motion including Dr. Susan Patrovi, Medical Director of Homeless Healthcare LA, Brittney Weissman, Executive Director of NAMI Los Angeles County Council and Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu.DMH and its partners engaged stakeholders from various statewide and local organizations and received overwhelmingly positive feedback on modifying the current grave disability standard.“Current state law is a one-size-fits-all approach to mental illness, which makes it nearly impossible to adequately address the needs of the growing number of mentally ill among the homeless population,” Barger said. “Allowing the most vulnerable to languish on our streets without a lifeline is inhumane, and we cannot accept this as a viable option.”“Together, we can find an effective approach to this crisis that will help deliver lifesaving treatment and care for those desperately in need,” she added. More Cool Stuff Government Barger Pushes for Legislation to Provide Lifesaving Medical Care for Mentally Ill Department of Mental Health-sponsored Amendment to State Law Would Add Medical Treatment to Grave Disability Criteria Published on Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 2:25 pm Subscribe Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

  • Consumer Sentiment Ahead of November Predictions

    first_img Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Consumer Spending Employment Jobs 2014-11-17 Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Consumer Spending Employment Jobs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Consumer sentiment in the United States jumped more than two points in a preliminary November estimate, beating economic forecasts and hitting a more than seven-year high.The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment registered 89.4 in a mid-month reading, the best showing since July 2007. Economists had forecast the measure would hit 87.5, with some predicting as high as 89.The survey’s current conditions indicator climbed to 103.0, up from 98.3, the University of Michigan reported. The expectations gauge also bumped up, increasing to 80.6. Both scores were the highest since 2007.Chris Christopher, director of U.S. consumer economics at IHS Global Insight, said lower gas prices are the primary cause for Americans’ cheery mood, though employment growth helped.”Falling pump prices and elevated levels of consumer mood are likely to make fourth quarter real consumer spending growth relatively robust,” Christopher said in a note. “So, the fourth quarter is looking significantly more cheerful for consumers and retailers alike.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Related Articlescenter_img November 17, 2014 818 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Sentiment Ahead of November Predictions Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Survey: Most Industry Professionals Expect Business to Change Little in Next Six Months Next: Report: FHA’s MMI Fund Has Grown By $21 Billion Over Last Two Years Consumer Sentiment Ahead of November Predictions About Author: Tory Barringer  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

  • Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroom

    first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroomOn 8 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today The boardroom is becoming more like a late night comedy club, if the latestresearch is to be believed. The use of slang, mild swearing and cracking of politically incorrect jokesare now deemed acceptable in many business situations, according to the majorityof company directors in the Aziz Management Communications Index. The research reveals that 57 per cent of the 200 company directors surveyedthink that politically-incorrect but funny jokes should be allowed in internalconversations and meetings, and a further 17 per cent believe they should beallowed at any time. Nearly two-thirds of respondents think slang should be permitted in internalmeetings and 21 per cent believe it is acceptable at any time. The use of mildswear words is deemed acceptable by 45 per cent of directors in informalmeetings and by a further 14 per cent in all situations. Women are more likely than men to take offence at politically incorrectjokes. www.azizcorp.com last_img read more

  • Townhouse sales dominate Brooklyn’s luxury market

    first_img371 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens and 6 Strong Place in Cobble Hill (Photos via Compass)Townhouses remain the hot-ticket item in Brooklyn’s luxury market.There were 18 contracts signed for homes priced $2 million and up in the borough last week, according to Compass’ report. The total value of all the contracts was $54.8 million, down from $83 million over the 25 contracts inked the previous week.The median asking price was $2.5 million with an average listing discount of 2 percent and 211 days on market.Read moreBrooklyn luxury market roars back to lifeVince Viola’s $25.5M mansion sale breaks Brooklyn recordWhat Brooklyn’s record $25.5M sale means for borough’s resi market Full Name* TagsbrooklynLuxury Real EstateResidential Real Estate The most expensive deal was for a 1900-era townhouse in Cobble Hill. The 24-foot wide home at 6 Strong Place spans 5,500 square feet across four levels, with five bedrooms and an outdoor terrace. The home also comes with a custom bar, 12-foot ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. It was last asking $8.45 million.The second priciest contract signed was for a brownstone at 371 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens. The four-story home was built in 1899 and spans 3,400 square feet. With 14-foot ceilings, four bedrooms and a rear garden with a patio, the property’s final asking price was just under $4.5 million.There were 15 townhouses that found buyers last week and just three condos. The average price per square foot for the townhouses remained significantly lower at $986 a foot compared to $1,293 for the condo units.Townhouses have traded for record prices in recent weeks. Billionaire Vincent Viola sold his townhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $25.5 million earlier this month, setting a new record for the borough. And apparel designer Peter Poopat’s $6.5 million purchase of a Fort Greene home set a new bar for the neighborhood.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* Email Address* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

  • Generation of a buoyancy-driven coastal current by an Antarctic polynya

    first_imgDescent and spreading of high salinity water generated by salt rejection during sea ice formation in an Antarctic coastal polynya is studied using a hydrostatic, primitive equation three-dimensional ocean model called the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modeling System (POLCOMS). The shape of the polynya is assumed to be a rectangle 100 km long and 30 km wide, and the salinity flux into the polynya at its surface is constant. The model has been run at high horizontal spatial resolution (500 m), and numerical simulations reveal a buoyancy-driven coastal current. The coastal current is a robust feature and appears in a range of simulations designed to investigate the influence of a sloping bottom, variable bottom drag, variable vertical turbulent diffusivities, higher salinity flux, and an offshore position of the polynya. It is shown that bottom drag is the main factor determining the current width. This coastal current has not been produced with other numerical models of polynyas, which may be because these models were run at coarser resolutions. The coastal current becomes unstable upstream of its front when the polynya is adjacent to the coast. When the polynya is situated offshore, an unstable current is produced from its outset owing to the capture of cyclonic eddies. The effect of a coastal protrusion and a canyon on the current motion is investigated. In particular, due to the convex shape of the coastal protrusion, the current sheds a dipolar eddy.last_img read more

  • Leading industry players launch new proptech development partnership

    first_imgHome » News » Leading industry players launch new proptech development partnership previous nextProptechLeading industry players launch new proptech development partnershipThe Property Innovation Network is to offer sales and lettings agents new ideas to monetise their client base, starting with a chat-bot concierge service.Nigel Lewis27th November 201801,673 Views L2R: Chris Choi, Lucas Freeman, Tony Parker, Anthony Band, Christopher Moon, Graham Lock, Adam Day. A group of well-known names within the property industry have joined forces to launch a consultancy that promises sales and lettings agents new and potentially unique ways to monetise and retain their client base.Called The Property Innovation Network, its members include Hatched founder and former eMoov and EasyProperty executive Adam Day, former The Property Franchise Group boss Graham Lock, former Goodlord partnerships director Anthony Band and Chris Khoi, founder of developer Black Crest Group.“We’ve launched the business because we can see that there are still many home-owning and rental issues that need solving in the market,” says Band.“For example, given the looming tenant fees ban no one seems to be focussing on how to better serve the tenant.”The group are keeping the exact details of their ideas under wraps, but say several of them will be insurance-backed.One they will talk about is a chat-bot style concierge service for tenants and home-owners who will use it to manage their properties and lifestyles.Proptech launchIt is due to be launched on January 8th and will also help agents develop closer relationships with tenants.Based in London, the Property Innovation Network says it will soon be working with a select but broad spectrum of tech-minded, small and medium-size tenants to roll out its concierge service and other products.“Having met the team and got to understand their concierge offering, I’m very excited to be involved as I think they’re helping to address challenges that the market has right now, as well as in the future,” says Adam Day.“This is a product that can not only add revenue but will also save time and hassle as well.”Graham Lock Lucas Freeman Property Innovation Network adam day Anthony Band Chris Choi Christopher Moon Tony Parker November 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

  • PODILLO, JOHN D.

    first_img60, of Bayonne, passed away on January 1, 2017 at the Arbor Glenn Care Center in Cedar Grove, NJ. John worked for Shoprite in Nutley for many years. He is survived by his brother James Pondillo, his brother-in-law Joseph Hojnacki, and his niece and nephews Karin Pondillo, James Pondillo, Thomas Hojnacki, and Michael Hojnacki. John was predeceased by his parents James G. and Margaret (nee: Cuseglio) Pondillo, his sister Geraldine Hojnacki and his sister-in-law Colette (nee: Burke) Pondillo. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

  • Two Mishawaka Wendy’s employees injured by customer after she was refused a refund

    first_img Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Previous articlePolice: Suspected drunk driver arrested after being caught going double the speed limitNext articleForever Learning Institute soon enrolling for spring semester Tommie Lee Two Mishawaka Wendy’s employees injured by customer after she was refused a refund By Tommie Lee – January 19, 2021 1 573 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney) A customer who was refused a refund at a Wendy’s restaurant in Mishawaka got very “frosty” with their reaction.It happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday when the customer at the Grape Road store ordered food and left the store in a maroon car, according to employees. That customer then returned to the store and asked for a refund, according to Mishawaka Police.When she was refused, the customer assaulted and injured an employee in the restaurant, then hit another employee with her car as she left the parking lot. Both employees were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Anyone with any information about the suspect in this attack should contact the Mishawaka Police Department. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more