London is still at forefront of business world

first_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com London is still at forefront of business world Sunday 16 January 2011 10:01 pm THERE is no doubt in my mind that despite the uncertainty surrounding taxation and regulation and despite the continuing public anger, unfavourable media reports and a degree of political point-scoring, the City of London remains – in the eyes of the international business community at least – one of the most attractive financial centres in the world to do business.This point was made clear last week when the City of London Corporation hosted high profile delegations from two of our key international partners.On Monday, as part of his European tour, the Chinese vice-premier, Li Keqiang, visited Mansion House to meet the chancellor and leading figures from the City, while on Thursday, French Prime Minister François Fillon addressed an audience of more than 200 people at Guildhall.The one thing both of these distinguished guests had in common was a commitment to developing closer links with the City.London’s pre-eminence as a business hub places it firmly at the centre of an increasingly globalised marketplace and positions it to be a driving force behind the global economic recovery.The Chinese vice-premier was particularly interested in the lessons he could take back about developing a world-class business environment.Shanghai and Beijing are already huge centres for international finance and trade but, as world focus inevitably shifts towards the emerging markets in Asia, the potential for further growth is huge. Through meetings such as the one last week, the City of London is working to ensure UK-based firms are at the forefront of this growth.The City of London is not just outward looking; it is also one of the 32 boroughs of Greater London, providing services for workers and tourists as well as for our 9,000 residents.Last Thursday, Mansion House hosted more than 300 guests – including the leaders of the vast majority of these 32 Boroughs – at the London Government Dinner, where the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the leader of London councils, mayor Jules Pipe, and of course our own lord mayor all spoke about the challenges we are facing.Again, there was a common thread in all of these speeches. Everyone involved in running London recognises that it is a fantastic place to live, to work and to visit and is determined to ensure this remains the case.Judging from the conversations I have had this week, reports of the demise of the City are certainly premature.It is clear however there is much work to do if London as a whole is to keep its competitive position in a fast-changing world economy and if it is to remain somewhere in which people – whatever their business background – continue to want to visit and to live.Stuart Fraser is the policy chairman at the City of London Corporation whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Hedge funds set to grow

first_img Hedge funds set to grow by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:52 pm whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comcenter_img HEDGE fund investors expect a bumper 2011 with assets likely to reach an all-time high of $2.25 trillion (£1.38 trillion), a survey yesterday found.Net inflows to funds globally are expected to almost quadruple in 2011 to $210bn from $55bn in 2010, the Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey found. The industry managed assets of $1.92 trillion at the end of 2010, according to data from US-based firm Hedge Fund Research.Fund managers expect to cut cash holdings by $29bn in the next six months to put more money to work.“Bullish sentiment on market performance, flows and industry dynamics were the clear messages conveyed by the investors,” the report said. High demand from institutional investors is driving growth. More than 80 per cent of sovereign wealth funds, foundation and endowment funds, pension and insurance companies plan to either add to or maintain their hedge fund allocations. “We believe the industry is poised to continue to become a more and more significant part of the asset management industry,” the report said. whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Convention acts to streamline Title IV process, fund training materials

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 15, 2015 at 10:13 am Translated materials for Spanish and Creole… great. If these are video and/or auditory access…. please have them captioned, or “closed captioned”… equal access is a requirement in many settings and surely our church will follow the normal requirements set up by the regulatory officials and will consider access for the Deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing! 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Eric Bonetti says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Fan Lucy Pope says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, meeting here June 25-July 3, approved several Title IV revisions, including adding sanctions for those who may attempt to delay or disrupt the disciplinary process and allocating money to produce training videos and manuals to help streamline proceedings.The Standing Commission on Constitutions and Canons (SCCC), one of the church’s interim bodies that worked throughout the triennium and reported its recommendations to General Convention, had proposed some 25 resolutions that were meant primarily to clarify language in the church’s clergy disciplinary canons known as Title IV.But some significant changes also were approved, including Resolution A127, which added a new section to Canon IV.5 “to provide express authority for the imposition of sanctions upon a party for disruption to the Title IV process.”Convention approved another resolution, A150, and allocated nearly $340,000 to develop churchwide training materials to assist in informing and streamlining the process plus another nearly $225,000 to translate those materials into Spanish and Creole. Convention passed a budget for the 2016-2018 triennium that includes $300,000 for training. Money for translations of work done by the church’s interim bodies that meet between convention was budgeted in a lump sum.Diocese of Utah Chancellor Steve Hutchinson, vice chair of General Convention’s Constitutions and Canons legislative committee that oversaw the bulk of Title IV resolutions, estimated at least $1 million had been spent unnecessarily responding to Title IV issues “that would not have been spent if people within the structure of Title IV in different dioceses had this training.”Title IV complaints involve clergy disciplinary actions covering a broad range of offenses, including financial abuse, sexual misconduct, heresy, violation of ordination vows and other behaviors unbecoming a member of the clergy.The 78th General Convention changes are intended to provide a speedier, more pastoral and accountable process for all parties affected by Title IV actions.According to Resolution A127 approved by convention, sanctions may be imposed upon a respondent, the respondent’s attorney or church attorneys for conduct the hearing panel deems disruptive or contrary to the integrity of the proceedings. Sanctions imposed are to be proportionate to the misconduct and may even include disqualification of counsel. Sanctions may be appealed to the disciplinary board within 10 days of being issued.In other significant action, convention agreed with the SCCC-proposed churchwide training (Resolution A150) after conducting a 2013 survey of bishops, chancellors and others, soliciting feedback regarding 2009 Title IV amendments. After studying more than 100 Title IV issues, the commission “quickly and repeatedly discovered that a steady theme permeated its work — an acute and immediate need for comprehensive training,” according to the commission report to convention.Survey results indicated that the process “often takes too long and costs too much money; that church officials are often uncertain of their authority and duties; and that respondents are often permitted to disrupt and delay the process, causing significant pastoral harm to complainants, injured parties and entire congregations that are held in limbo without effective resolution and closure,” according to the report.In most cases, the commission determined that the problems described “were the result of inadequate training in the Title IV process, not in the canonical process itself,” the report stated. Training materials would include online modules and offline written material for clergy and all persons holding Title IV offices and others in the church community who have questions about Title IV.“A poorly handled Title IV matter can cause unnecessary – and often irreparable – harm to both relationships and reputations of all parties involved,” according to the commission. “The church has a responsibility to remediate any unnecessary costs, both relational and financial. Consistent and quality upfront training can greatly assist in this regard. More harm to the church can flow from the mismanagement of a claim than from the misconduct itself. The training should be viewed as an investment in a savings plan rather than an unwanted cost.”In other action, convention approved changes to:• Canon IV.6.3 (Resolution A128) clarifying diocesan bishops have “an affirmative duty to forward information to the intake office.” The changes addressed complaints that previously the canon could be interpreted that bishops “could bypass or misuse the Title IV process by selectively withholding information that should reasonably be the subject of the more objective evaluation of the complaint in the Title IV process,” according to the resolution’s explanation.• Canon IV.6.9 (Resolution A132), imposing a 90-day deadline for action in a referral to a diocesan bishop for an agreement. “The change will ensure that the complaint does not languish and that the Title IV process stays on track for a prompt resolution,” according to the resolution.• Canon IV.7.4 (Resolution A133) clarifying terms of compensation for clergy involved in Title IV actions in a way that attempts to be pastoral to both clergy and the congregation involved.A proposed change to Canon IV.19.4 (Resolution A144) clarifying time limits (statute of limitations) for bringing a complaint regarding physical violence, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation against a person under 21 years of age “does not apply to complaints asserted against the actual perpetrators and any clergy who aided and abetted the conduct” was referred back to the committee for more work.Additionally, General Convention approved a measure (Resolution D076) to direct the SCCC “to study the need to collect information relating to all Title IV proceedings, identify the information to be collected, the methodology to collect and report the information, and the person or office responsible for administration of the process.”The information collected would help to “provide a missing link,” according to Hutchinson, creating an entity to oversee information to help identify additional areas for training, allocation of resources and further revisions.—The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team reporting about the 78th General Convention. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 15, 2015 at 10:39 am I commend GC for these steps, and for recognizing the importance of a consistent, timely disciplinary process. Too often, clergy view themselves as the final arbiter of their own behavior–an arrangement guaranteed to cause trouble, both for clergy and the communities they serve. Additionally, no one benefits when a disciplinary proceeding drags on for months. Even in the Heather Cook case, which appears to have been handled expeditiously, it is surprising that it took four months to reach an accord. In clearcut cases such as this, consideration should be given to a “fast track” approach that both maintains due process and rapidly addresses the pain and suffering of those who are the victims of misconduct. Lastly, GC should give thought to requiring the bishop diocesan to provide immediate pastoral care to the parties involved in a Title IV case. Not doing so leaves both the complainant and the respondent without care at a difficult time.center_img Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK General Convention, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY General Convention 2015 Convention acts to streamline Title IV process, fund training materials By Pat McCaughanPosted Jul 14, 2015 Tags Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Urban Decor Residential Building / Marcante-Testa (UdA)

first_img “COPY” Apartments Manufacturers: AERMEC, Domal, Kone, Performance in Lighting, RÖFIX, Sunpower, ALDES, Aragonite Rossa dell’Iran, Carrara marble 2016 Interior Design:Valter Camagna, Andrea Marcante, Adelaide TestaCollaborators:Nicola Bartoccelli, Mauro Camagna, Marco Colaiacomo, Eirini Giannakopoulou, Giada Mazzero, Hyemin RoMechanical Services Consultant:Ettore GilliAcoustic Control Consultant:Proging S.a.s, Giovanni RauElectric Services Consultant:Pinerolo Ingegneria, Enrico GuiotTechnical Consultant:Berardino ZoccoliProject Team:Valter Camagna, Andrea MarcanteCity:TurinCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carola RipamontiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The new residential building completed in Turin, with four levels above ground, becomes part of a consolidated urban zone composed of constructions from the early-to-middle 20th century and more recent works, completing a lot right in the center of the city that was previously occupied by low abandoned buildings.Save this picture!© Carola RipamontiThe project, organized like a constructed landscape made of volumes and decorative elements that are not arbitrarily applied to the surfaces, but correspond to a precise functional and symbolic program, called for the creation of 11 housing units on a corner lot, all with private outdoor spaces (gardens, loggias, terraces); veritable open-air rooms, as a physical and perceptive extension of the interior space. A “perforated” facade, which through its loggias enhanced by arabesque marble facings offers a legible image of the domestic life of each housing unit. An architecture of outdoor spaces that becomes a visual prosthesis for every inhabitant, extended towards a landscape subject to personalization.Save this picture!© Carola RipamontiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Carola RipamontiThe intermediate spaces like the loggias, the windows, the full and empty zones of the building are the projection of a configuration of interior spaces that take on an urban character. The opposite situation, however, is also an important factor in the definition of the internal environments, namely when the outdoors (also in a physical way) enters the composition of the domestic landscape. The windows, openings and structures are not just mere barriers between an inside and an outside, but tools of acquisition of space.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Carola RipamontiSave this picture!DiagramSpaces possessed, spaces perceived, inhabited spaces reaching outward or penetrating inward. The “furnished window” by Gio Ponti, far from being a mere artifice for domestic interiors, was the metaphor of a vision of the city that corresponded to its inhabitants. Awareness of this fact can become the starting point for a renewed sense of belonging in urban places.Save this picture!© Carola RipamontiProject gallerySee allShow lessSeaside Villa / Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesSelected ProjectsPoly International Plaza / SOMSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Dec. 20: About Trump and more

first_imgThe writer is Workers World Party’s 2016 candidate for president and a managing editor of Workers World newspaper. Lamont Lilly is the party’s candidate for vice president.The anti-Trump demonstration in New York City planned for Dec. 20 could not come at a more crucial time, not only for the movement and the workers in the U.S. but also globally. Initiated by the International Action Center, this demonstration is being embraced and endorsed by a growing number of progressive, anti-racist and anti-imperialist groups, including Muslims.The demonstration is a response to the call by the neofascist Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in early December to ban all Muslims from entry to the U.S. The demands for this unified demonstration are “NO to TRUMP and his media megaphone!
 NO to racism, Muslim and immigrant bashing!
 NO to police violence and war!
 NO to a fascist movement!”These demands represent the political interests of billions of poor, oppressed and working people worldwide. Why? Because Trump is speaking not just as an individual billionaire but as the representative of a billionaire class of bosses and bankers.And their system, the capitalist system — that puts profits before the needs of the people — is in the midst of a permanent global crisis of overproduction. In other words, capitalism is at a dead end in terms of recovering from its 2007-08 crisis, notwithstanding the government bailing out Wall Street with an unimaginable $7.7 trillion stolen from the workers.Has this bailout created prosperity for the workers and oppressed? Hell, no. In fact, it has created increased poverty in the form of lower wages, speed-ups, loss of pensions and other forms of austerity. Simply put, a desperate ruling class is seeking to solve the crisis of their system through a social war against the workers and oppressed, at home and abroad.Hands off Syria!The various factions in the U.S. ruling class have been united in giving top priority to the domination of the so-called Middle East for over a century, due to its tremendous concentration of oil. This has come in various forms of war and occupation, including the creation of the brutal garrison state of Israel in 1948, which was turned into the apartheid-like occupation of Palestine. While the heroic Palestinian people continue to resist Zionist apartheid rule, the U.S. and its European allies in the form of NATO continue to seek regime change in Syria.Their attempts to overthrow the democratically elected Assad government by arming so-called Syrian rebels and carrying out terrorist bombings have created an unprecedented forced migration of millions of Syrian refugees, the majority of whom are Muslims. U.S. politicians such as Trump are using the excuse of the Paris attacks by the Islamic State group in November to target Syrian refugees and Muslims in general as scapegoats for their global crisis. Isn’t this reminiscent of the rise of fascism in Nazi Germany in the 1930s?The scapegoating of Muslim people abroad cannot be separated from the main objectives of U.S. imperialism — to control and exploit the vast resources and peoples of that region for lucrative profits, similar to the motivation for the overthrow of the Moammar Gadhafi regime in the oil-rich North African country of Libya in 2011.Fight white supremacy at homeThe police and vigilante killings that have led to the Black Lives Matter movement, combined with Muslim bashing, show that white supremacy is alive and well in the U.S. Whether it’s the brutal police executions of Laquan McDonald, Mario Woods, Tamir Rice and countless other Black and Brown youth; the rapes of 13 Black women by a predator cop in Oklahoma; mass incarceration and torture of prisoners by KKK guards; the attacks on mosques and Black churches and more, racism and national oppression are at the heart of class oppression. White supremacy coming from the ruling class is the biggest obstacle keeping the multinational working class from uniting to fight a common enemy — class rule. This white supremacy is rooted in the theft of Indigenous lands, the enslavement of African peoples and the exploitation of workers. All this and more gave rise to the expand-or-die system of U.S. imperialism.As a Black woman born in Alabama, this writer has experienced first-hand the horrors and degradation of Jim Crow racism. Now a resident of Jersey City, N.J., a largely immigrant city populated with South Asians, Arabs, Koreans and many more, it is clear to me that building unity among the immigrants, Black people and working-class whites is so crucial in light of the neofascist rhetoric of Trump. In fact, just recently Trump publicly launched an attack on Jersey City, falsely accusing immigrants here of supporting the 9/11 attacks.My running mate, Lamont Lilly and I, are proud as revolutionary socialist candidates to be supporting the Dec. 20 mass protest, along with endorsing the shutdown of Trump wherever he raises his ugly head — as in Raleigh, N.C., on Dec. 4, where his speech was disrupted at least 10 times by activists. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, from New York to Minneapolis to Chicago to Oakland.We also stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers, no matter their origin, because we understand that we have much more in common with them than with the greedy capitalists who treat the workers — especially those of color — as less than human. The workers must fight and organize in their own name, independent of the big-business Republican and Democratic parties.All out for Dec. 20!!!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TV journalist gets a year in prison for a fake report

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific August 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist gets a year in prison for a fake report 26.07.2007 – Governement launches crackdown on fake news stories after Beijing TV reporter’s arrestReporters Without Borders today condemned the government’s political exploitation of the fact that a much-commented TV report about pork buns made with cardboard supposedly turned out to have been fabricated. The authorities have used it to launch a campaign against fake news reports with “heavy penalties” for the journalists responsible.”Journalist Zi Beijia’s arrest has enabled the institutions in charge of the media to reinforce their control of news content,” the press freedom organisation said. “Bogus news reports are obviously a grave violation of journalistic standards but it is not the state’s job to get involved. Problems such this should be resolved by the news organisation’s editors and management.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This is why we call for Zi’s release and the end of this government campaign, which shows how far the Chinese media have to go before they are free of the government’s meddlesome supervision.”The government press announced yesterday that the three institutions that have the job of controlling the media – the Communist Party’s Propaganda Department, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the General Administration of Press and Publications – had issued a statement threatening journalists and news media with severe sanctions for fabricating reports.A report posted on the People’s Daily website said journalists found guilty of causing public anxiety or tarnishing the nation’s image by fabricating news reports would be severely punished. The media would also be sanctioned. The three institutions urged journalists to apologise publicly and to correct their mistakes.The police announced on 19 July that they had arrested Zi, a freelance reporter working for state-owned Beijing TV, for fabricating a report that had a lot of impact in China and abroad. Zi allegedly persuaded the employees of a food store to make buns with shredded cardboard and filmed them doing it. Since then, there has been no further word of Zi or five other people who have been arrested, and who could be prosecuted.Beijing TV apologised for the mistake on 18 July. Seven other journalists and employees of the station have sanctioned or reprimanded.Although the police now claim the report was fabricated, the government said it was aware of the problem shortly after the report was broadcast on 8 July. Even the official news agency Xinhua acknowledged that many Beijing residents were sceptical about the findings of the police. The district where the report was filmed is known for having factories that produce imitation alcohol and food products. A journalist with the Hong Kong-based daily Ming Pao was threatened while trying to investigate the existence of these factories.The newly-launched campaign also follows accusations by officials and government media against foreign news media that have reported cases of Chinese products posing a health risk. Nearly 100 people died recently in Panama after consuming Chinese medicine containing toxic substances. to go further News ————— News ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Receive email alertscenter_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year prison sentence handed down by a Beijing court on 12 August on Zi Beijia, a freelance journalist employed by state-owned Beijing TV, for a fake report about cardboard being used as a filling by dumpling-makers. The press freedom organisation believes the matter should have been dealt with by the TV station.Zi confessed to fabricating the report during the trial before the Beijing No. 2 intermediate people’s court, which found him guilty of “infringing the reputation of commodities.” He was also fined 1,000 yuan (130 dollars). The trial resembled a self-criticism session during the darkest hours of the Cultural Revolution, with Zi apologising to viewers and Beijing TV, and advising Chinese journalists to learn from his experience and to observe journalistic ethics. Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgHere is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, December 5, 2014 | 2:45 pm HerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Searches in Omagh and Cumbria as part of Kerr murder investigation

first_imgNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Searches in Omagh and Cumbria as part of Kerr murder investigation Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Previous articleFormer AssetCo staff in Lisfannon seek government helpNext articleMc Hugh wants others to become involved in IDA discussions News Highland Google+ Detectives investigating the murder of a police officer in Omagh have been carrying out searches in England.Constable Ronan Kerr was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in April last year.Anti-terror officers are taking part in the operation in Cumbria, while searches are also being carried out in Omagh. WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – November 26, 2012 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Council water cuts – Saturday update

first_img Twitter Previous articleWater shortage update – problems persistNext articleTeen injured in Gortahork crash News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp News Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook By News Highland – January 16, 2010 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Council water cuts – Saturday update Pinterest Water Update – Saturday January 16thAs communicated to us by Donegal County Council -Water supplies are showing signs of stabilising in most areas of the county continue though demand remains above normal. Problems continue to be experienced with outdoor service lines, services to field troughs and outbuildings and vacant properties.We urge members of the public to check taps and service lines at home, in outbuildings and in fields, and in vacant premises. Where running water is found please close taps or valves in order to prevent more general water shortages.Interruptions to water supplies are well down on the past week, though excess demand in some areas (leakage / running services) continues to cause problems for other customers.The following is an update summary of the situation across the county by electoral area.Donegal Electoral AreaWater supply to parts of Donegal Town was interrupted this morning due to a burst watermain. Repair works are ongoing and it is hoped to restore supply this afternoon.The overall water demand in the Donegal area remains very high, but is reducing. There are no plans to close reservoirs in the Donegal Electoral area tonight, 16th January 2010.Stranorlar Electoral AreaDemand for water throughout the Lough Mourne supply area remains excessive, and beyond the supply capacity. Trends indicate that this demand is from a large number of individual services throughout the supply area. The council has no option but to continue the regime of nightime restrictions in order to ensure daytime supply.Tievebrack, Ballinacorr, Gleneely (Castlefinn), Lifford, Rosgier, Cavan Hill, Porthall, Convoy, Raphoe, Twin towns (Letterkenny Road area) and Drumkeen will all have supply closed from 8.00 pm to 8.00 am. The Corradoie / Liscooley area is also vulnerable to interruptions due to excess demand.The cross-border supply at Alt may experience interruptions later today and tonight again (16th) due to supply limitations.There has been a burst watermain on the supply to Meenreagh / Tieveclogher area, leaving the reservoir empty. Repairs are ongoing. It is hoped to recommission the main later today, to replenish the reservoir tonight, 16th January, so that supply to the area is restored for tomorrow 17th.Glenties Electoral areaDemand in the Gortahork / Falcarragh supply area and in the Rosses Regional supply area has reduced, though continuing at levels well above normal. There are no plans to close reservoirs in these areas tonight, 16th January 2010.Problems continue in the Ardara supply area, particularly Killybegs road and Loughrous Point, Ardara. As a result areas at high level are experiencing interruptions in supply. Ardara Reservoir will be closed tonight from 8.00pm to 8.00am with interruptions in supply on Narin Road, Killybegs Road and Loughrous Point. Water conservation / leak detection works are continuing in Brackey and Glengesh today and interruptions to supply may be experienced.Inishowen Electoral areaSupply in the Inishowen area generally has stabilised, though demand remains high. Reservoir closures are not planned tonight. Supply problems persist at Gleneely village, where supply to parts of the village are affected.Letterkenny Electoral AreaRamelton / Ballylinn. Supply to parts of the Aghnagaddy Group Scheme at Muirfield and Breaghy were turned off overnight last night (15th) due to excess demand in those areas. This regime will be repeated tonight (16th) and tomorrow noght (17th). The situation will be reviewed in the coming week. Consumers in these areas are urged to check for leaks on their supplies. These problems have negatively impacted on supply to the Ballylinn area of Ramelton served by Killycreen reservoir and to some consumers on the Letterkenny – Ramelton Road.Supply to the Gartan Group Scheme was turned off overnight last night (15th) due to excess demand in those areas. This regime will be repeated tonight (16th) and tomorrow noght (17th). The situation will be reviewed in the coming week.There are no plans to restrict supply elsewhere in the Letterkenny Electoral Area tonight 16th January 2010, though demand generally remains high. The appeal to members of the public to conserve water and to check for leakage / wastage applies.Water Services Staff are actively engaged in efforts to restore and maintain supply in all areas.Once again, we urge the public to check taps and service lines at home, in outbuildings and in fields, and in vacant premises. Where running water is found please close taps or valves in order to prevent more general water shortages. Thank you for your co-operation in this effort. Google+last_img read more

East Coast digging out from latest nor’easter, 3rd storm likely to hit early next week

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Almost 1 million people are without power across the Northeast this morning as the region digs out from its second nor’easter in seven days.But before the snow turns to slush a third nor’easter is approaching this weekend.The latestThe snow from the latest nor’easter moved out of New York City Wednesday night, but the storm is expected to hit northern New England this afternoon.Gusty winds will persist for most of the Northeast, making it feel colder than it is. The impactAt least one person died from the storm. The victim, an 88-year-old woman from Suffern, New York, died after being hit by a falling tree in her driveway, according to police in Suffern, which is about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.As of this morning there were 948,000 customers without power across the Northeast, including 285,000 in Massachusetts, 264,000 in New Jersey and 142,000 in New York, mostly in already hard-hit Westchester County.More than 3,200 flights were canceled because of this storm. Snowfall totalsThe highest snowfall total across the Northeast from Wednesday’s storm was in Montville, New Jersey, where 26.8 inches fell.Monroe, New York, saw 26 inches and New Fairfield, Connecticut, got 24 inches, while the major cities were mostly spared — including Central Park with 2.9 inches and Philadelphia with 6.1. Additional snowfall totals are expected in New England, mostly in Maine, where 6 to 12 inches could accumulate by the afternoon. Locally over a foot is possible in northern and eastern Maine. Watching a third nor’easter?Just as the Northeast begins to dig out after the second nor’easter in one week, ABC News meteorologists are already watching a possibly third storm that could bring heavy rain and snow to the Eastern seaboard.The storm will develop in the Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys and move east with heavy rain and thunderstorms by Sunday morning. The storm system will move very quickly northeast into the Mid-Atlantic area by Sunday night into Monday morning bringing heavy rain to the Carolinas and possibly snow from Washington, D.C. to New York City.But this is where the models split.The American model shows snow throughout the I-95 corridor, but the European model shows the storm sliding south of the Northeast and missing the area completely.It is still far enough away that models have time to come in agreement.Here is the map of the GFS, the American model, showing the more northern track of the storm with snow for major Northeast cities Monday. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more