Moody’s slashes Anglo Irish ratings

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Credit agency Moody’s slashed its ratings on Anglo Irish Bank’s lower-grade debt, rattling investors as Dublin tots up the final cost of rescuing a lender whose soured loans have crippled the country’s economy.Moody’s cut the nationalised bank’s senior unsecured debt by three notches to Baa3 – just one notch above junk status – citing a small risk the government would not continue to support that class of debt, the agency said. It slashed Anglo Irish’s subordinated debt by six notches to Caa1.The steadily mounting scale of the bank’s rescue has heaped further pressure on already strained public finances, propelling the former “Celtic Tiger” economy to the forefront of investor concerns about the sustainability of sovereign debt in the euro zone.According to unnamed government sources cited by German business daily Handelsblatt on Monday, the European Central Bank gave serious consideration to activating the euro zone’s bailout fund for Ireland but in the end decided not to.Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has said it was unthinkable that Ireland would default on senior debt but, in the absence of such assurances given on subordinated paper, analysts say those might face a buyback at well below par.The euro fell to an intraday low against the dollar following the Moody’s announcement. Already high yield spreads on Irish debt compared with German equivalents were little changed.The rating agency said that while it still expected the government to support all grades of senior debt, the rating would remain under review for possible downgrade until a decision was made.“While Moody’s considers the likelihood of the government not supporting this (senior unsecured) debt to be very small, this risk has been reflected in the three-notch downgrade,” Ross Abercromby, lead analyst for Anglo Irish at Moody’s, said in a statement.Facing political pressure to shut down Anglo Irish, whose loan book soured dramatically after a disastrous property binge left it heavily exposed to the impact of the financial and market downturn, the government has outlined a compromise plan. It is splitting the lender into an asset recovery bank and another entity to house its deposits which will not lend any money.Though the final cost of the exercise is not expected to be revealed until later this week or early October, the 25bn euros so far earmarked would already push Ireland’s 2010 budget deficit to well over 20 per cent of gross domestic product.In a further hurdle to efforts to clean up public finances just two months before the 2011 budget vote, the main opposition party said it will pull much of the cover it provides for MPs absent from parliamentary votes. Moody’s slashes Anglo Irish ratings Share Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 9:58 am whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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2021-09-04

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With repairs ongoing, some seniors can return to Southeast Florida…

first_imgWith repairs ongoing, some seniors can return to Southeast Florida affordable housing facility Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Aug 31, 2020 Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: St. Andrews Residence[Episcopal News Service] Some residents of a senior housing facility owned by the Diocese of Southeast Florida that has been uninhabitable for over two months can begin returning to their homes this week, Bishop Peter Eaton wrote in a letter on Aug. 29.The occupants of 127 out of the 182 units at St. Andrews Residence, a waterfront high-rise in West Palm Beach run by the diocese as affordable housing for seniors, can return starting Sept. 1 under phase one of the re-entry plan, Eaton wrote to the residents.“I am hopeful that this letter … will provide a light at the end of the tunnel,” Eaton wrote.All 177 residents were forced to leave indefinitely in mid-June after an electrical malfunction caused smoke in the building, and most of them have since been living in hotel rooms paid for by the St. Andrews board, using funds from the diocese. Some were upset about being moved into unfamiliar locations during a pandemic and worried that they might be left homeless if the board stopped paying for their lodging before the repairs were completed, a possibility raised in a memo sent to the residents on Aug. 2.The repairs have taken so long because of the complexity of the electrical problems, the pandemic and the need to re-inspect each unit before it can be cleared for occupancy, Eaton and the property management company have said. While the building’s electrical system is being rebuilt, residents of the 127 units that have passed inspection can return in stages Sept. 1-3.The bishop’s letter gave no information about when residents of the remaining units can return and said that their hotel rooms and meals are covered through Sept. 4. When asked what would happen to those residents then, Aimee Adler Cooke, a communications consultant speaking on behalf of the diocese, said, “The extension of funding for the hotel and meal stays is decided on a weekly basis and announced on Wednesdays.”All the residents will have to leave the building again for one or two days in late September as the building is switched from temporary power transmission to the new permanent system. Eaton said the board has secured funding to provide hotels, meals and transportation for all who cannot stay with friends or family during that time. All work is expected to be complete by Oct. 1, Eaton said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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2021-06-20

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Chris Paterson’s fantastic try saving tackle on Ben Foden

first_imgTuesday Mar 15, 2011 Chris Paterson’s fantastic try saving tackle on Ben Foden Without a doubt, for neutrals, the moment of England’s Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday was this inspired, determined try saving chase and tackle by 33 year old Chris Paterson on flyer Ben Foden.In recent times we’ve been spoilt when it comes to great try saving tackles, with two of note already taking place in this year’s Six Nations Championship. Last month we saw Jonny Wilkinson pull off what was an incredible hit on Italy’s Andrea Masi late in their game.On that same weekend, Sean Lamont of Scotland stuck his hand up for his side as he produced a man of the match effort against Wales, with his stand out moment being his inspired chase back and tackle on huge Welsh centre, Jamie Roberts.This time around it was another Scotsman, but one that is more known for his kicking ability than his defensive prowess. He’s now 33 years old and while most are bordering retirement at that age, Chris Paterson managed to show that he’s still as committed as ever, and still has some serious pace as he somehow chased down England’s speedy fullback, Ben Foden.It looked to be a try for all money, and just when you thought the game would be over as a contest, Paterson produced this effort, the likes of which will be talked about in Scottish rugby folklore for years to come. Scottish fans cheered, England fans looked on in shock, and neutrals jumped up and down at having seen one of the great moments in Six Nations history unfold.Maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but the tackle was superb, and as with the previous two mentioned earlier, it had this rugby fan up on his feet, punching the air in delight, grinning ear to ear. You can re-watch the other two tackles via the related posts links below this video. :: Related Posts :: Sean Lamont’s try saving tackle on Jamie Roberts Jonny Wilkinson’s trysaving tackle on Andrea Masi Time: 01:08ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Chris Paterson’s fantastic try saving tackle on Ben Foden | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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2021-06-18

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Get to know the man behind the giant frame in Nadolo, The Documentary

first_imgTuesday Jul 9, 2019 Get to know the man behind the giant frame in Nadolo, The Documentary At 137kg and six foot four, Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo has been one of the most exciting wingers to play the game in the last decade. He’s now retired from Test rugby, but continues to hone his craft in France, as this fascinating documentary delves into. ADVERTISEMENTThe RugbyPass crew visited Montpellier recently to get to know the likeable giant more intimately.What they found was a man who has had his fair share of troubles but is happiest around friends and family, and when he’s performing at his best on the field.Much more than meets the eye, ‘Nems’ has a humble background but through rugby has turned provider and mentor to his brothers , as we get to see another side of him, a far cry from the fearsome sight that charges down the wing in the Top 14.From his early days in Queensland to a career that has literally taken him across the globe, and which has seen him go from a potential nearly ran that considered leaving the professional game to becoming one of the sport’s most celebrated sons.We hear from his brother Chris, his wife Kim, his teammates as well as the big man himself.Highly recommended viewing, this is Nadolo – The Documentary.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error documentary Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO ‘They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,… 38 WEEKS AGO How do you perform when blind in one eye?… 48 WEEKS AGO Sexton’s half-time speech helped turn the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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2021-06-18

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Switchandgive.com raises £100,000 in three years

first_img Howard Lake | 19 June 2006 | News Switchandgive.com raises £100,000 in three years Switchandgive.com, the not-for-profit utilities price comparison service, has raised £100,000 for its charity partners since it launched in October 2003.The service donates a percentage of the commissions it earns by helping people to compare the prices of gas, electricity and telephone suppliers and then switch to the cheapest offer.Switchandgive.com is raising funds for 21 charity partners. The user gets to choose which charity benefits from their use of the site’s service. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more

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2021-06-16

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JustGiving reports near doubling in mobile traffic after Christmas

first_img Howard Lake | 28 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Digital Facebook Justgiving mobile Research / statistics Apple products such as iPhones and iPads dominated the increased numbers, with a rise of 92% to 264,000 visits, but Android products rose by 95% to 85,000 visits. Traffic from desktop computers remained relatively stable during this period.Social media channels are being used successfully to persuade people to give using their mobile device: 15% of smartphone and tablet traffic to the site came from Facebook mobile.The statistics were announced ahead of JustGiving’s Impact Through Innovation Conference, which takes place in London tomorrow.Charity staff that are not attending in person can follow #jgimpact on Twitter for updates and discussions at the conference, while JustGiving member charities can watch the conference on a livestream video.www.justgiving.com/en/impact-through-innovation Online giving platform JustGiving reports that traffic to the website from mobile phones and tablets nearly doubled after Christmas.Mobile visits to the site increased from 402,000 in the fortnight before Christmas (12-24 December) to 770,000 in the fortnight after Christmas (26 December to 7 January). Now mobile traffic makes up 44% of all visits to the platform.The company attributes this sudden rise to the number of smartphones and tablets given as gifts at Christmas. Advertisementcenter_img JustGiving reports near doubling in mobile traffic after Christmas About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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2021-06-16

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Lloyds Banking Group in £2m partnership with Mental Health UK

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate mental health AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis107 Howard Lake | 18 January 2017 | News Mental Health and Money Advice ServiceThe Mental Health and Money Advice Service that will be developed from this partnership will offer support for people experiencing both mental health and financial difficulties.   One in four people are affected by poor mental health and, of these, around four million will also struggle with their financial wellbeing. Brian Dow, Director of External Affairs at Rethink Mental Illness said that he was excited about what the partnership could achieve. He said:“We are incredibly excited about what this partnership between Mental Health UK and Lloyds Banking Group can achieve. It’s the coming together of an organisation that really understands money, and charities that really understand mental health, and those two things belong together.”The four independent Lloyds charitable foundations, which the Group has supported, are currently funding 148 local charities who are supporting individuals to improve their mental health and move on with their lives.  470 total views,  3 views today  471 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis107 Lloyds Banking Group is to support Mental Health UK in a two year partnership to create a pioneering Mental Health and Money Advice Service and to raise £2m.Mental Health UK is a new network of four charities – Rethink Mental Illness (in England), Hafal (in Wales), Mindwise (in Northern Ireland) and Support in Mind Scotland.The corporate partnership will promote awareness of the link between mental health and money problems, and encourage discussion between customers and colleagues around this issue. In addition the Group has committed to raise at least £2 million per year in offices and branches across the UK.It is part of Lloyds Banking Group’s wider ambition to “help Britain prosper through tackling social and economic issues”.Lloyds Banking Group staff aim to raise £2m for Mental Health UKThe two-year charity partnership is the product of a staff vote. In October 2016 62% of Group staff voted to support mental health as the Group’s new charity theme throughout 2017 and 2018. Lloyds Banking Group’s previous Charity of the Year was BBC Children in Need. Its staff and customers raised £12.5 million for them, which it says was the most raised by a corporate partner in a two year period for the charity. Lloyds Banking Group in £2m partnership with Mental Health UK About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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2021-06-16

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth offers children refuge in impoverished neighborhoods

first_imgOffice of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Linkedin Linkedin Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ + posts ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Previous articleFort Worth police looking for serial bank robberNext articleHonors College to bring Serial podcast creators to Fogelson Forum Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battis Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Twitter Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students printEchoes of squealing laughter can be heard as children race around the room. Pool balls clack together and fruit snack wrappers crumble as elementary students holler and giggle excitedly.Scribbling thoughtfully, a 9-year-old girl named Courtney jots down lyrics to a song she hopes will make it on the radio and swoon her secret crush. Meanwhile, a pair of boys furiously spin plastic soccer players in a competitive foosball match.Life is normal inside the walls of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, a daycare center serving at-risk youths ages six to eighteen.Outside, however, is another story.Just a block away is East Lancaster Avenue, an area plagued by severe poverty and crime. According to NeighborhoodScout, its income is lower than 99 percent of all U.S. cities and 89.3 percent of children here fall below the federal poverty line.Ashton Douglas, the club’s operations support specialist, said the Lancaster area has been a notoriously unsafe area for some time.Below is a map charting crimes reported near the Boys and Girls Club between Sept. 28 and Oct. 18 2016.Information is courtesy of crimemapping.com.Public housing adjacent to the club is where most of the children call home, Douglas said.She said families living inside these weathered brick units are often single-parent households and 77 percent of them below the poverty line. Annual incomes here typically don’t exceed $10,000.According to the Boys and Girls Club 2015 Needs Assessment, the club reported that 63 percent of members have had a family member incarcerated and 53 percent come from a single-parent household.Douglas said gang activity is common near these neighborhoods. She said it is a predominantly Crip-affiliated area.“It’s bizarre to me to know that these kids are growing up in an area where gang violence is so normal to them,” Douglas said.Many of the children living here don’t have the means to spend their free time far from their impoverished homes and have nowhere else to go.The Boys and Girls Club is a silver lining, an oasis in a barren ocean. Douglas said she wants to show these children that there’s more out there for them than this.“That’s what’s important about the Boys and Girls Club is that it gives kids a place to go that’s safe,” Douglas said.LeCharles Green, the branch director of the club, talked about how their day care is a neutral territory within the neighborhood. He told a story about how a stranger once warned all the children to stay inside before, what Green figured, something bad happened nearby.Green said it was comforting to know that while it’s in a “rough area,” the day care has people looking out for its members.Most of these young members walk straight to day care from the neighboring school, I.M. Terrell Elementary. For the next four hours, the children learn, play and bond.After a half hour of game time, the children are separated by age group rotate between the education, art and game room.Education is heavily emphasized to club members.Douglas said they have “power hour” where the young students work on their homework and can receive extra help from education specialists. She said their programs also teach literacy, math and science.The needs assessment report stated that children living in low-income homes tend to perform poorly on standardized tests. It said test scores are directly tied to income and education levels of the parents.James Newson, the chief operations officer, said many of the parents haven’t graduated from high school or college and may not stress education to the children. He said it’s a “double whammy” for the students enrolled in low-performing schools.“The cards are stacked against the kids,” Newson said. “We want to change the odds.”They’re also given a snack and served dinner every day as food may not always be readily available to them at home.Twenty-six percent of Tarrant County children don’t have consistent access to food, according to the 2016 State of Texas Children report. The report also said hunger can lead to development issues in learning, behavior and fitness.Newson said hunger is an issue for a lot of their members. He said many times children will try to take food they’re given at the day care back home to younger siblings who don’t yet qualify for club membership.At the end of the day, Newson said, the day care is a safe place for them to have fun.“They’re amazing kids,” he said. “They’re resilient. Even with all their challenges they can still be kids and surprise you every day.”There are eight club sites in Tarrant County caring for about 11,000 children. Each are setup in low-income areas where there are children who need these communities the most. Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ReddIt Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this yearlast_img read more

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2021-06-13

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Call for immediate release of young journalist arrested exactly one year ago

first_img October 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for immediate release of young journalist arrested exactly one year ago AfghanistanAsia – Pacific AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more On the first anniversary of his arrest, Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, a young journalism student and a reporter for the newspaper Jahan-e-Naw (“New World”). Kambakhsh was arrested on a blasphemy charge in Mazar-i-Sharif, in the northern province of Balkh, on 27 October 2007.“Kambakhsh must be freed as a matter of urgency and his blasphemy conviction must be quashed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although no longer under sentence of death, he committed no crime and it is unacceptable that he is still in prison. We join his lawyer and Afghan journalists’ organisations in urging President Hamid Karzai to intercede on his behalf and to find a way to protect free expression even when such sensitive matters as religion are involved.”Kambakhsh’s lawyer, Afzal Nuristani, told Reporters Without Borders: “There many irregularities in both of his trials. In the second trial before an appeal court, the defence was not able to call its witnesses. The court only heard the prosecution’s witness, whose testimony had nothing to do with the charges. Kambakhsh was convicted on a charge that does not exist under our laws. The supreme court has five months to issue a ruling on the case, but I have asked the president to intercede as it is his job to ensure respect for the constitution and the legality of the judicial system.”Firmly condemning the appeal court’s verdict, Afghan Independent Journalists Association president Rahimullah Samandar also called on President Karzai to intercede. “Never has a journalist been so severely sentenced in Afghanistan as Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh,” he said. “Furthermore, this verdict violates the constitution, which guarantees press freedom. Perwiz’s example creates a climate of fear for journalists and within the media. Ths voices of protest have been silenced. This is disturbing for the future of free expression in Afghanistan.”Aged 23, Kambakhsh was arrested on a charge of “blasphemy and distribution of texts defamatory of Islam.” Under pressure from the Council of Mullahs and local officials, the Mazar-i-Sharif court sentenced him to death in a trial held behind closed doors and without a defence lawyer on 22 January.Abdul Salam Quazizadeh, the presiding judge of a Kabul appeal court, upheld his conviction on 21 October but commuted the death sentence to 20 years in prison.Questioned by a reporter during a White House press briefing on 24 October, US presidential spokesperson Dana Perino said: “We’re obviously disturbed about it. We think that everyone should be  able to express their views. And I think that Afghanistan has a long way to go. They do have a fragile  democracy.” Perino said she would find out with White House officials if the case has been brought up with President Bush.  News News Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further News Follow the news on Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” June 2, 2021 Find out more On the first anniversary of his arrest, Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, a young journalism student and a reporter for the newspaper Jahan-e-Naw (“New World”). “Kambakhsh must be freed as a matter of urgency and his blasphemy conviction must be quashed,” Reporters Without Borders said. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Company Markets Live Streaming “Helmet Cam” for Fire, Police First Responders

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena-based Solford Industries Inc. has teamed with San Francisco’s CrowdOptic to market a wireless camera mounted on a helmet which allows firefighters and law enforcement personnel to stream live video from virtually any location.Powered by CrowdOptic Eye, a powerful, low-bandwidth live streaming device designed to support any wired or wireless environment, the new Incident Command Vision (ICV) is the first solution to integrate CrowdOptic’s camera hardware and live-streaming capabilities into conventional firefighter helmets. The ICV is both rugged and waterproof and can withstand the extreme environments that emergency response personnel encounter.Solford will be distributing the integrated helmet to the emergency response industry in the hope of increasing situational awareness among emergency response units.With CrowdOptic Eye, ICV will also use Crowd Optic’s patented algorithms to understand where members of an emergency response team are looking in common. The common focus can be used by response managers to coordinate other efforts in support of the response.“Incident Command Vision powered by CrowdOptic Eye will enable a city’s command center to have, for the first time, a live visual connection to what emergency responders are collectively seeing on the scene,” says Rick Crawford, President and CEO of Solford Industries and a fire captain with 26 years of experience. “This has the potential to enhance tactical decision making and revolutionize the process by which agencies respond to emergency incidents.”CrowdOptic had just recently released CrowdOptic Eye as the company’s first standalone hardware for instant, professional-grade live streaming. ICV marks CrowdOptic Eye’s first integration with a wearable device.Solford Industries, with headquarters at 70 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, derives from a team of public safety professionals who had actual hands-on field experience combined with extensive communications experience. The team has experience ranging from fires, urban rescues, earthquakes, wild-land firestorms, severe weather events, high profile incidents and extensive daily emergencies from some of the busiest public safety agencies in the world.Solford professionals have hands-on experience in handling emergencies at ground level to the command level, coupled with communication experience; this enables Solford to create products by public safety professionals for public safety professionals.For information about Solford Industries, www.solfordinc.com. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Subscribe 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 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena Company Markets Live Streaming “Helmet Cam” for Fire, Police First Responders From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 4:16 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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