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Rugby Estates plans to cash in on the end of the real estate valuation rally

first_img whatsapp Thursday 28 October 2010 7:39 pm Tags: NULL 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoverySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald RUGBY Estates posted a pre-tax profit of £2.38m for the six months to the end of July, while the chairman pledged to sell more of its portfolio as the rally in property value runs out of steam.Rugby, which sold its £37m real estate investment trust to ING in April, said it had also disposed of five properties in the six months, releasing £15.8m. The firm now has a directly-owned property portfolio worth £20.7m, and £4.4m available cash. The firm returned 175p per share to investors in September, totalling £20.1m. Chairman David Tye said the firm expects to return at least 100p per share more early next year. “Following the takeover of REIT Plc, Rugby continues to actively pursue support for a number of its initiatives to create new fund vehicles and secure new mandates,” he said.Tye added that the price rally “now appears to have largely run out of momentum” and that the firm will speed up the sale of its remaining directly-owned portfolio. Sharecenter_img Rugby Estates plans to cash in on the end of the real estate valuation rally whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Sports betting continues to boost French igaming in Q1

first_img Sports betting continues to boost French igaming in Q1 France’s online gambling market experienced a year-on-year growth in the first quarter, primarily due to a 52% increase in revenue within the sports betting sector. Email Address Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games France’s online gambling market experienced year-on-year growth in the first quarter, primarily due to a 52% increase in revenue within the sports betting sector.Overall revenue for the three months to March 31, 2019, amounted to €357m (£309.8m/$400.0m), up from €281m in the corresponding period last year, according to figures from national igaming regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).Sports betting was the main source of income for licensed operators in France, with revenue coming in at €222m, compared to €147m in Q1 of 2018. This is the highest quarterly amount since the launch of the regulated French market.Punters also spent more on sports betting, with wagers rising 51% from €847m to €1.28bn, representing another quarterly record for the country.ARJEL cited football as the most popular sport to bet on in France, with punters wagering a total of €716.8m, up 54% on €464.9m last year. Ligue 1, the top tier in France, attracted the most bets (€81.0m), followed by the English Premier League on €73.3m and Europe-wide the Champions League with €68.0m.Tennis wagering was also up 53% year-on-year to €250.0m, boosted by a 138% rise in bets on the Australian Open, while basketball betting climbed by 42% to €177.1m.Horse racing revenue, which ARJEL reports separately to sports betting, came in at €67m in the quarter, up 3% on €65m last year.A busier racing calendar of 605 meetings against 556 last year meant punters were able to bet on more races, with total wagers up 1% to €273m. However, ARJEL warned that the growth in stakes slowed significantly compared to last year.Elsewhere, online poker revenue was down 1% from €69m in 2018 to €68m, the first quarterly decline in two years. ARJEL said this was a result of a slowdown in tournament activity and decline in stakes on the cash game tables.The total wagered on cash games in the first quarter amounted to €1.07bn, down 3% on €1.106bn last year, but tournament fees were up 1% to €599m and the overall number of players taking part in poker games climbed from 268,000 to 273,000.The first-quarter results read similar to the ARJEL report for 2018, during which online gaming revenue increased 25% year-on-year to €1.2bn, primarily due to growth within the sports betting sector.Image: valcker Regions: Europe Western Europe France 15th May 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Use of Trinity property becomes the focus of Occupy Wall…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Rev. Lee D. Downs says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Use of Trinity property becomes the focus of Occupy Wall Street Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME December 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm “Recognizing the need for social, homeless and medical services, Trinity hired the Rev. Mary Caliendo, a Wiccan priest who works with Occupy’s medical clinic — which includes doctors, nurses and psychiatrists aiding protestors — to work at Charlotte’s Place and facilitate care.”How wonderful: can you spell apostasy? 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ed Adcock says: Ed Adcock says: Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Occupy Movement Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA December 16, 2011 at 8:29 am From my vantage point as a 58 year old priest in TEC; listen to the people on “the borderlands;” critically examine the statements expressed by the many voices and views of the contending parties; assess who is having an effect and who is acting without effect; focus on the issues not the foibles of the mouthpieces; may the powerless speak truth to the powerful; may the Body of Christ suffer with and for the unemployed by divesting itself of temporal power if she is not effective; and question who will fill the gap vacated by the Church; Scripture teaches that other spirits worse than the last will come and occupy the vacated domain. Transformation is risky business. Ira Houck says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm It is understandable that it is truly difficult for a parish as wealthy as Trinity to be on the side of the people with whom Jesus would stand — or is standing. Rather than being pressured to make the space available it would be prophetic for Trinity to offer the space to those who are speaking out in word and action on behalf of justice, and sharing. To be prophetic is to speak out to the owners of power and money and tell them that what they are doing is evil and offensive to God and they should change. Too bad that Trinity worries more about its endowment than about being prophetic. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm As an 85 year old Retired bishop of the Church, I respect the right of people to assemble in protest to abuses of power and disregard for the sufferings of others, but I concur with Mr. Ellis that it needs to conform to basic societal standards of cleanliness (to which I would add “and hygiene”) While personal property rights are a matter in contention, I can not condone the abuse of another’s privacy or property simply on the basis of personal and individual opinions about what is right or wrong when the duly constituted norms of a democratic society have decreed otherwise. “Power to the people” must be balanced with respect for the person. December 18, 2011 at 2:02 am Update December 17. Bishop George E. Packard has acted prophetically and has been arrested for entering space owned by Trinity Church at Wall Street. The Reverend Dr. James H. Cooper, Rector of Trinity has shamefully acted in true Pharisaical style and with a strict observance of traditional and written law allowed police onto church owned land to arrest those speaking out, in word and action, for Christian values. 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December 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Curate Diocese of Nebraska December 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm Last couple of paragraphs seem to allow room for negotiations between those who see the trees and those who see the forest. Apparently, both groups are continuing to talk & listen. By Lynette WilsonPosted Dec 15, 2011 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Advocacy Peace & Justice, 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 December 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm The Episcopal church has no business supporting the Occupy Wall Street Movement. They are leaderless, have no articulated agenda and favor outright anarchy. Most are are ne’er-do-wells seizing a moment to spread their radical notions. They have no respect for law, private property, or the rights of others. Many are “professional” demonstrators/protestors who have no desire for gainful employment even it were offered. The liberal notion that just because someone exists, they are entitled to the wealth generated by productive members of society is a terrible disgrace, encourages sloth and a false notion of entitlement. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Brook Packard says: Charlie Goff says: December 16, 2011 at 11:58 am Theological issues aside:1. The photos of the OWS “occupiers” in Charlotte’s Place have always portrayed the most extreme minority of those involved with OWS. In my experience, it does not reflect the core group of those involved with OWS actions. Those with excessive tattoos, body piercings, and Mohawk haircuts are a minority. Trinity continues to recycle the same photos and it is sad, but not surprising, that ENS would do the same. It’s also possible that those working on actions such as occupying foreclosed homes for homeless families don’t go to Charlotte’s Place, open Mon-Fri 12 to 6 PM.2. Trinity’s net holdings of over $10 billion make Trinity the 1%, enjoying the privileges of wealth. There has been no mention of the “Trinity Cap” when it comes to Diocesan assessments.3. Trinity’s offerings to OWS are listed, but no mention that none were asked for by OWS. They did not ask for pastoral care-most have quite healthy interior structures in my experience -charity, or a discussion on reconciliation from Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi. OWS is asking for a home in order for the discussion of wealth inequality to evolve and remain in the forefront of our culture.4. Zuccotti was not so much a “magnet” for the homeless. The homeless and those with serious psychological problems who cannot not get help in the current profit-oriented US health care system were released by the NYPD near Zuccotti Park as a tactic to drain the resources of OWS.5. Late in the day on December 15, Bishop Desmond Tutu released a statement expressing his disappointment in Trinity and supporting the “ask” for the Duarte Park area, requesting Trinity to give OWS a home.6. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is close to saying “yes” to the occupation – it is Trinity that is entrenched in staying the course of driven by fear of loss of profits. In all of Trinity’s public discussion of this, we hear a lot about Charlotte’s Place, how Trinity supports the movement but is against breaking the law, but we have heard nothing about the core concern of Trinity: that if the lease is broken by LMCC other leaseholders will bail, reducing Trinity’s profits.7. Community Board 2 had a meeting last night regarding the occupation. The story going around is that those in charge of Trinity’s real estate are trying to get the West Side re-zoned so that Trinity can oust business and manufacturing in order to build more single-unit rentals and maximize its profits. In the interest of truth, it would be helpful for those trying to understand this situation to include Trinity’s history of evictions and commitment to maximizing profits.OWS has shifted the discussion: is it all right for a church to engage in these practices? Is it all right for a church to hold over $10 billion in property? Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector Albany, NY Comments (9) Occupiers continue to use Charlotte’s Place to gather and to rest. ENS photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] A sliver of property owned by Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, located at Canal Street and Sixth Avenue adjacent to Duarte Square in lower Manhattan has become the focal point of Occupy Wall Street as the movement against greed and economic inequality enters its third month.“If the movement is about economic equity, social justice, proper interaction against civilized folks, that message can be conveyed in a variety of ways without occupying someone else’s property,” said the Rev. Jim Cooper, Trinity‘s  rector, in an interview with ENS Dec. 12, reinforcing his Dec. 9 statement posted on Trinity’s website. Since early in the movement, Trinity has provided meeting space and use of its facilities, when open, for bathrooms and respite to OWS but has held firm on not allowing occupiers on the Duarte Square property.Occupiers were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a privately owned public park two blocks north of Trinity on Broadway in the financial district, in the early morning hours of Nov. 15 and they can no longer continue camping there overnight. Since then, OWS has maintained that it needs space to “occupy” to build its community and carry the movement forward.Occupy Faith NYC, an interfaith coalition formed in the wake of the OWS movement; Bishop George Packard, retired Episcopal bishop for the armed forces and federal ministries; and others have pressured the church to allow OWS to use its property as a new base of operations. More than 11,000 people have signed a Faithful America petition asking Trinity to offer sanctuary to OWS.According to the current plan, occupiers and their supporters will converge on Duarte Square at noon Dec. 17 for “Occupy 2.0: Take Back the Commons,” an all-day performance event in support of OWS and “the occupation of space and reclaiming of the commons.”“There is a plan to occupy the space owned by the church,” Linnea Palmer Paton, a 23-year-old New York University student and member of the OWS public affairs working group, said in a Dec. 14 telephone interview. But a final decision will not be made until the 17th, she said.The Dec. 17 date coincides with the three-month anniversary of OWS’ formal launch at Zuccotti Park. It also marks the birthday of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, facing a Dec. 16 court martial at Fort Meade in Maryland for allegedly passing classified military information to the website WikiLeaks; and the one-year anniversary of the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, the act that sparked the Arab Spring, the independent, democratic uprisings that spread across the Arab world in 2011 and inspired the Occupy movement.OWS protests have spread to more than 2,500 locations across the country and around the world. In the last month, officials in many cities have moved to dismantle protest encampments. The movement calls on displaced occupations across the nation to reoccupy outdoor places on the 17th.A sign tacked to the chain-linked fence’s padlocked entrance at the Trinity-owned property reads: “private property no trespassing.” Through the fence one can see a dozen or so wooden benches and a few wooden planters. Tiny pebbles cover the ground. Trinity leases the property to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which uses it seasonally for outdoor art exhibitions and cultural events.It’s the “totality of issues” – legal, health, safety, land use, being a good neighbor – “that when we add up all of them Trinity sees the request for an encampment or large assemblies as an inappropriate use of that land,” said Cooper during the Dec. 12 interview at Charlotte’s Place, a church-owned and operated community gathering place on Greenwich Street just south of Zuccotti Park.“And there’s the fine line of politics and [the] spiritual, and we’re of a spiritual focus,” he said. “I don’t know how Occupy Wall Street would define itself.”It took 12 months of negotiation with the city of New York before Trinity could lease the property, which is near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel and lacks basic water and sanitary services, to the LMCC, Cooper said. He and the church’s vestry and wardens review and consider lease agreements, Cooper said.On Dec. 3, three OWS participants staging an overnight protest and hunger strike aimed at pressuring the church to let the Occupy movement set up camp on its property were arrested. They were released the following day. Previously, protesters who entered the Trinity property on Nov. 15 had been arrested.Late in the night on Dec. 10 in Duarte Square, Cooper and his wife, Octavia, met with the three hunger strikers who had by then been joined by a fourth. The hunger strikers then attended the 9 a.m. Eucharist at Trinity the next morning, along with Packard and his wife, Brook.During his sermon, Cooper talked about prophecy, law and order, and the long-lasting, shared bonds formed in challenging, hard times.“Every generation has hard times, and sometimes really hard times,” said Cooper, referencing lyrics from a Neil Diamond song, in a sermon repeated at the 11:15 a.m. Eucharist.Packard has been vocal in his support of OWS even while he has been doing what he called “reluctant shuttle diplomacy between the Occupiers and Trinity Church.”“I have this great worry that this venerable parish will be on the wrong side of history in a few weeks,” Packard said in a post on Trinity’s Facebook page that later was deleted. “Surely there’s some consummate wisdom in the leadership that can offer Occupiers a chance to express their prophetic destiny in these days. It’s a matter of record that the church is good with the provision of service and succor for the neighborhood; they are unable, it seems, to understand their dynamic needs. Plainly said, this means looking afresh at lease arrangements for a season regarding the Duarte property. Think of it as offering hospitality to travelers from our future who bring the message of ‘no injustice, no more.’ If we really saw OWS for who they are rather than putting up roadblocks in their path, we’d truly delight in their coming!”On his blog “Occupied Bishop,” Packard later called his posting to Trinity’s Facebook page “a fit of pique” but asked: “Wouldn’t this kind of conversation be active in the parish?”OWS describes itself as a “leaderless resistance movement.” Despite the absence of a permanent camp, it has continued to organize work groups to focus on particular issues and to meet in “general assemblies” in locations across the city.Trinity and OWS “use two different kinds of vocabulary” and Occupy looks at “property” from a totally different point of view, Packard said in a Dec. 14 telephone interview with ENS.“They [OWS] believe in liberating property as part of their core belief,” he said.The movement views the occupation of outdoor space as a “symbol of direct action,” as explained in the December 2011 issue of “Tidal,” a journal of occupation theory published by Occupied Media.The Episcopal Church, through direct involvement and support offered by clergy and laity and through the use of its churches and buildings, has supported OWS from the beginning.The Executive Council at its October meeting passed a resolution (AN037) affirming “the growing movement of peaceful protests in public spaces in the United States and throughout the world in resistance to the exploitation of people for profit or power bears faithful witness in the tradition of Jesus to the sinful inequities in society” and calling upon Episcopalians “to witness in the tradition of Jesus to inequities in society.”In Boston, for example, Episcopalians were among a group of Protest Chaplains who maintained a faith and spirituality tent for occupiers of a downtown encampment. Following the close of their Dewey Square encampment, the Diocese of Massachusetts’ Cathedral Church of St. Paul began offering Occupy Boston protesters meeting space for their general assemblies, “through which local Occupy participants come to consensus about future actions,” starting Dec. 13, according to a statement on the diocesan website.The cathedral “has offered to host the meetings on a week-to-week basis, as needed, and is doing so not to endorse a particular point of view but instead ‘to endorse the conversation,’ according to the cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Jep Streit,” the statement said.Streit said in the release that “the issues raised by the Occupy movement are important to be discussing in society, and so I’m happy to offer our cathedral to provide hospitality and a venue so those conversations can continue.” He noted that he felt that “attention had of late shifted to controversy over the protesters’ encampment and away from the economic and social justice issues at hand.”In Chicago, where protestors are required to remain mobile, Grace Episcopal Church has provided food and sleeping space for movement leaders.“The desire represented by Occupy Wall Street for a restoration of fairness and equity in our society is one with which I am wholly in sympathy, and which all Christians should support — and I think we should note that Trinity Church has been strongly supportive of OWS from its beginning,” Diocese of New York Bishop Mark S. Sisk said in a Dec. 13 statement e-mailed to ENS.“But one typical feature of movements for change is their tendency to see situations in black and white: You are either for them, or against them,” he wrote. “This is the dynamic that is, I’m afraid, prevailing with regard to the Duarte property — and a great deal of heat and plenty of smoke are being generated by it. Whether Trinity’s legal obligation to its existing tenant is outweighed by its obligation to a vision of justice as represented by OWS is a question to which there may be no entirely satisfactory answer; it is certainly one on which, I believe, people of goodwill can reasonably disagree. ”Besides attracting occupiers, activists, supporters and tourists, the encampment at Zuccotti Park became a magnet for homeless people and LGBT runaways, who pitched tents and received food and medical attention. Throughout the occupation, Trinity made Charlotte’s Place available as a safe haven for occupiers: a place where people could take a break from the often crowded, media-frenzied atmosphere of the park.During the period immediately following the Nov. 15 early-morning raid when, on the order of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Police Department cleared the park and arrested some 200 occupiers, Charlotte’s Place, which is open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, continued to serve the protesters, and for a short time bent the rules and allow people to sleep in the space.On Nov. 16, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of the Anglican Church of Burundi, a country emerging from a 12-year, ethnic-based civil war, visited Trinity and spoke about reconciliation with the displaced occupiers gathered at Charlotte’s Place.An occupier updates the events sign at Charlotte’s Place on Dec. 13. ENS photo/Lynette WilsonCharlotte’s Place continues to host between 150 and 200 people daily, most of them occupiers, half of them homeless, said Jennifer Chinn, program manager, who added that she had remained neutral regarding OWS, staying focused on Charlotte’s Place’s mission.“It’s not about ideology; it’s about the welcome and hospitality. It’s not always easy. Being welcoming feels like a challenge, and that’s when you know it is working,” she said. At times, she said, occupiers have used the meeting space to organize against Trinity and have asked her, from a personal standpoint, “‘Are we OK?’”Recognizing the need for social, homeless and medical services, Trinity hired the Rev. Mary Caliendo, a Wiccan priest who works with Occupy’s medical clinic — which includes doctors, nurses and psychiatrists aiding protestors — to work at Charlotte’s Place and facilitate care.Once word spread of free food and medical services, people started showing up, Caliendo said.Displaced protestors include people like Michael Morgan. Originally from Philadelphia, Morgan, 42, lived on the streets of New York for two years. He and his girlfriend, Seida Safford, 24, who is pregnant, lived in a tent at Zuccotti Park and now are spending nights in churches. At least two United Methodist churches — one in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and another on Manhattan’s Upper West Side — continue to shelter homeless people evicted from Zuccotti.Morgan and Safford have become part of Occupy’s homeless working group, trying to help other homeless people access the services they need, he said during a Dec. 12 interview with ENS at Charlotte’s Place.Without an encampment, Morgan said, he feels isolated from the movement.Also at Charlotte’s Place on Dec. 12 was Sonya Zink, 40, who owns a home in Park Falls, Wisconsin, a town with a population of 2,000. She was laid off from a job in social services in 2009, worked on the U.S. Census in 2010, but now remains unemployed, as do close to 10 percent of the residents of her hometown.Zink began following the movement back in April when it was chatter on Twitter that began to build and manifested as the U.S. Day of Rage on Sept. 17, the birth of the Occupy movement.Like many others, she said, she is angry that the U.S. government “is refusing to represent its people.”The park was almost a perfect microcosm for the racism, classism and entitlement present in society — all of the corruption OWS is attacking, “manifested in our movement,” said Zink, adding that her focus is to bring the voices of the marginalized to the table.Despite their eviction, OWS protesters continue to protest, but not sleep, in Zuccotti Park, which is surrounded by metal parade barriers and guarded 24 hours a day by a private security firm.Zink typically takes the overnight shift in the park, she said.OWS doesn’t intend to recreate the original encampment in Duarte Park and has learned from its past mistakes, said Paton, the OWS spokesperson.“The idea is to have it better run than the last occupation,” she said. “People can’t just come to crash; they’d have to contribute. And because it would be a gated, 24-hour operation where people would be living on the site — not permanent living, but sleeping space, not covered by tents — it would be focused.”In a 23-page-outline, including a computer-generated rendering of what the three-quarter-acre encampment could look like, including open space, meeting space, tents, a kitchen and sanitation/toilets, OWS has created a statement of intention and a list of community agreements – which prohibits the use of drugs or alcohol in the space.“We understand that the church has some concerns related to health and safety,” said Paton. The movement has a plan to address those issues, she said, adding that the more immediate concern is one of free speech and seeking Trinity’s support of the fight for justice by offering a space that otherwise is a vacant lot.On Dec. 15, religious leaders and OWS activists placed a “guerilla nativity,” in front of Trinity. The scene, which activists called a “peace offering,” featured Joseph, Mary, and Jesus inside an OWS tent that was inscribed with “Luke 2:7 ‘There was no room for them in the inn,’ but with $10 billion in real estate, Trinity has plenty of room.”The church owns 16 acres of land in the Hudson Square neighborhood and holds 6 million square feet of office space in its real-estate portfolio, making it one of the largest landholders in Manhattan. Its holdings help fund its outreach work both locally and around the world.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. ENS correspondent Sharon Sheridan contributed to this article. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Charlie Goff says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Breaking traffic news: US 27 closes due to flooding

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Highway PatrolUS 27 Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleBreaking traffic news: US Highway 41 closes due to flooding Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Traffic AlertFrom the Florida Highway PatrolUpdated at 4:30 PM – US 27 has now closed due to unprecedented flooding from the Santa Fe River.Please see the attached map and directions for the closure specifics and detour routes.From an earlier report:The Santa Fe River under I-75 has rapidly risen 15 feet within the past 36 hours due to the heavy rainfall over North Florida from Hurricane Irma.Additional bridges that may be impacted include:U.S. 27, U.S. 41, S.R. 47 and possibly U.S. 121. Additional maps and detour information will be forthcoming.FDOT and DHSMV have staff monitoring the bridges that may be impacted by the flooding 24/7.If the river rises to an unsafe level, the bridge will be impassable both northbound and southbound and would be closed immediately. Floridians that are traveling should avoid the area if possible. If required to be in the area, the Florida Department of Transportation is actively working with WAZE, Google Maps, the Georgia Department of Transportation and other transportation industry partners to communicate the potential reroutes to the public. Floridians should consult www.FL511.com for up-to-date information on road closures and travel routes. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

The Crusaders beat the Stormers to set up final vs the Reds

first_imgMonday Jul 4, 2011 The Crusaders beat the Stormers to set up final vs the Reds The Crusaders proved too strong for the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday as they won the second Super Rugby semifinal 29-10, setting up a final meeting with the Reds in Brisbane next weekend.On paper the Crusaders always looked the stronger side, but the long haul over from New Zealand and playing a knockout match last weekend perhaps lulled the Stormers into a false sense of security.The visitors, now looking to achieve their eighth title, dominated the game and rarely looked threatened, so much so that the last quarter of the match was fairly dour. The Stormers, with their fantastic defensive record, conceded tries through and intercept, and a piece of Sonny Bill Williams magic. He had a fairly quiet game otherwise.Dan Carter scored 19 points in total with his five penalties and two conversions. Richie McCaw said that he was proud of the team’s performance in the face of adversity.“I am really proud of what the team achieved,” McCaw said. “We decided after the earthquakes to stand up for the people at home and that is what we did here. All the travel we have had to do was not fun, but you recover and gear up for a supreme effort come each match day. It was a great team effort with special praise for our tight five.”For the Stormers, the loss of Schalk Burger didn’t help. He has since been rules out of the away leg of the upcoming Tri Nations after he had surgery on his dislocated thumb. He will be out for six to eight weeks.The Crusaders now travel again, this time to Brisbane, to face the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium. That match takes place on Saturday. 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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 ruining 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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Call for impartial investigation into fatal beating of journalist

first_img“Репортеры без границ” (РБГ) глубоко опечалены смертью Николая Андрущенко, наступившей 19 апреля в Санкт-Петербурге. Журналист и соучредитель еженедельника “Новый Петербург” скончался в результате жестокого нападения произошедшего 9 марта. Он был известен в Санкт-Петербурге своими расследованиями коррупции, в которую замешаны местная элита и организованная преступность. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened by Saint Petersburg journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko’s death from a beating and calls on the authorities to guarantee a thorough and impartial investigation. Andrushchenko often covered corruption, still one of the most dangerous subjects for reporters in Russia. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more Россия занимает 148 место из 180 во всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы за 2016 год, опубликованном РБГ. Организации вынуждена регулярно выступать с осуждением хронической безнаказанности убийц и нападений на российских журналистов. His reporting won him many enemies. Someone set fire to his apartment door in March 2005. He spent six month in pre-trial detention in 2007-2008 on charges of obstructing justice and contempt of court before finally being acquitted. He said he was mistreated while in prison. “Given the highly sensitive nature of Nikolai Andrushchenko’s reporting, the judicial and police investigators must seriously examine the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. RSF_en RSF has repeatedly denounced the impunity enjoyed by those who physically attack or murder journalists in Russia, which is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Like Novy Peterburg editor Denis Usov, Ageyeva is convinced that Andrushchenko’s death was linked to the highly sensitive stories he covered. He specialized in corruption cases, abuse of authority and the murky links between organized crime and well-placed figures. And he took a close interest in the alleged mafia connections of the Saint Petersburg elite dating back to the 1990s. Журналист Николай Андрущенко умер 19 апреля 2017 года в Санкт-Петербурге, в результате жестокой агрессии. “Репортеры без границ” (РБГ) требуют гарантий того, чтобы полное и беспристрастное расследование отвело особое внимание возможной связи преступления с его профессиональной деятельностью. РБГ напоминают, что расследование коррупции остается наиболее рискованной формой журналистской деятельности в России. Alevtina Ageyeva, the CEO of the Novy Peterburg publishing house, told RSF that Andrushchenko was found unconscious in the street on the night of 9 March after setting off to see someone in connection with a story he was working on. Hospitalized with head injuries, he underwent brain surgery and was then placed in an artificial coma from which he never emerged. Novy Peterburg was closed by court order in 2007 and was allowed to resume publishing two years later. At that time, the newspaper often complained that printers refused to print certain articles. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentImpunityViolenceCouncil of Europe Эта деятельность стоила журналисту многих неприятностей. В марте 2005 года неизвестные подожгли дверь его квартиры. В 2007-2008 годах он провел шесть месяцев в предварительном заключении за “препятствование отправлению правосудия” и “оскорбление судьи” по поводу чего позже он был полностью оправдан. Андрущенко утверждал, что в тюрьме он подвергался жестокому обращению. В 2009 году его осудили за “разжигание ненависти по отношению к представителям правоохранительных органов” и “оскорбление прокурора”. Но он был освобожден от наказания в связи с истечением срока давности. Газета “Новый Петербург” была закрыта по судебному решению 2007 года. Её издание возобновилось в 2009 году. В этот период газета регулярно жаловалась на отказы типографий печатать тираж из-за конкретных статей. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Receive email alerts News In 2009, he was convicted of inciting hatred against the police and insulting a prosecutor but the conviction ended up being quashed under a statute of limitations provision. Алевтина Агеева, равно как и главный редактор “Нового Петербурга” Денис Усов, убеждена, что убийство их коллеги связано с его в высшей степени чувствительным расследованиями. Николай Андрущенко специализировался на коррупционных делах, злоупотреблениях власти и связях между организованной преступностью и некоторыми высокопоставленными руководителями. Он плотно интересовался предполагаемыми мафиозными связями петербургских элит в 90-е годы. Organisation News Related documents cp_andrushchenko_ru.pdfPDF – 64.23 KB April 21, 2017 Call for impartial investigation into fatal beating of journalist News Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in Russian News to go further Журналист-расследователь избит до смерти в Санкт-Петербурге : следствие должно всерьёз рассмотреть версию того, что преступление связано с его профессиональной деятельностью “A thorough and impartial investigation must be guaranteed by putting a different jurisdiction or the federal authorities in charge of the case. Allowing impunity to prevail yet again would send a highly intimidatory signal to all investigative reporters in Russia.” May 21, 2021 Find out more Директор издательства “Новый Петербург” Алевтина Агеева сообщила РБГ, что Николай Андрущенко был обнаружен на улице в бессознательном состоянии в ночь с 9 на 10 марта. Ранее вечером он ушел на встречу, связанную с его расследованиями. Журналист был госпитализирован с черепно-мозговой травмой и подвергся хирургической операции на головном мозге после чего его погрузилась в искусственную кому, из которой он так и не вышел. Он скончался 19 апреля в возрасте 74 лет. “В высшей степени чувствительный характер расследований, которые вёл Николай Андрущенко должен заставить следователей очень серьёзно отнестись к версии связанной с его профессиональной деятельностью, – заявил глава отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии “Репортёров без границ” Иоханн Бир, – необходимо выведение следствия из-под местной юрисдикции или федеральный контроль за ним, должны быть даны конкретные гарантии того, что расследование будет исчерпывающим беспристрастным. Если безнаказанность вновь восторжествует, это станет исключительно тревожным сигналом для всех российских журналистов-расследователей”. Andrushchenko, who co-founded the Novy Peterburg weekly, died in hospital on 19 April from the severe injuries he received on 9 March. Aged 74, he was well known in Saint Petersburg for his investigative reporting on corruption, the local elite and organized crime. 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Grief Support Series Begins at La Canada Presbyterian Church

first_img Make a comment 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Rev. Peter HintzoglouThe unpredictable convergence of emotions after the death of a loved one will be addressed in a welcoming, comforting setting when the La Cañada Presbyterian Church convenes a six-week grief support series on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. in the church library.Grief can have an astonishing shelf-life, according to the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou, a veteran counselor who will lead the series. “Even when we think that we’ve managed the emotions well, and we’re doing well, there are times in our life when unexpected triggers bring the grief back to us full-force,” he said. “Often we are taken by surprise. The journey of grief is very unpredictable.”The series will be offered free of charge on consecutive Sundays through June 19, with each session lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. While it’s suggested that participants come for all six meetings, it is permissible to drop in for any of them.Hintzoglou is the longtime bereavement coordinator at Heartland Hospice and has spent several years at LCPC counseling families in the end stages of life and the journey of grief.“Grieving is not a weakness, for it is normal,” he said, “and there is no timing that one can set when grief may be over. Often, we don’t get over it; we learn to manage it. In these sessions, we’ll provide guidance for doing that.”La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. The library is just to the left of the Sanctuary entrance. For additional information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion Events Grief Support Series Begins at La Canada Presbyterian Church On Sunday, May 15 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:23 pm 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Canal report fails to answer questions

first_imgFacebook EU funding diverted elsewhere when work not carried outTHE expectation that the canal would be restored to enable a recommencement of boating, fishing activity and the likelihood of operating a water bus from the entrance on Clare Street out to the University of Limerick campus, has yet to materialise. Now, an updated report produced by City Hall officials, Kieran Reeves, senior executive planner and Pat Eyres, senior executive engineer, has been presented to members of city council’s Environment Committee.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initial funding for the restoration project was sourced from the EU under the Water in Historic City Centres initiative, which was a joint project with Shannon Development, and it secured a capital investment of €1,126,300.Officially launched by Pat Cox, then President of the European Parliament, the total budget was €1.436 million.The initial plans included a clean up and restoration of the canal banks, with new walkways, and cycle tracks, quality lighting and high grade street furniture – the objective being to create an attractive leisure area for the people of Limerick and a desirable walking area for visitors.The project failed to materialise, with the result that various councillors consistently called for action from Waterways Ireland and the council to take measures to rectify the stagnation that was preventing the natural flow of water and thus impeding boating activity.Councillors denounced the canal as a failed project “worse than it had been before work commenced,” and repeatedly called for professional accountability.They invited Waterways Ireland to City Hall for detailed explanation.In their report, just issued, Mr Eyres and Mr Reeves confirm that the main elements of the contract included the following: The dredging of the canal to make it navigable from the Abbey River in the city centre to the Shannon, towards UL: Cleaning of both banks along the length of the canal: 16,000 cubic metres of soil removed: New cobble stones, dedicated pedestrian and cycle paths, new landscaping areas, both hard surface and soft landscaping areas and tree planting: Provision of public lighting and such street furniture as fishing stands, seating, litter bins.However, as pointed out by Mr Reeves, the removal of the weir and the installation of the lock gates were excluded from the tender as it was hoped that Waterways Ireland would provide these as a contribution to the scheme.“While doing the works in the section between the railway bridge and the river Shannon, it was found that the slopes of the canal bank would require stabilisation if deepening of the canal was to proceed.“This was estimated to cost an additional €1m, which was not available within the budget.Stabilisation works consisting largely of reprofiling of the banks were carried out to prevent further deterioration, at a cost of €149,986.In addition, a watermain located in the bed of the canal was found not to be at the depth expected and would have to be relocated to make the canal navigable.However, the destabilisation of the upper portion of the canal had rendered it impossible to navigate and it was decided not to relocate the watermain.The report states that in 2006, Waterways Ireland confirmed its willingness to install the lock gates as part of the scheme.However, the issues of the stabilisation of the banks and the location of the watermain meant that the gates were not installed in 2006, and subsequently the funding was diverted elsewhere.Cllr Gilligan said: “It is unfair that the council has to carry the can for Waterways Ireland on this”. NewsLocal NewsCanal report fails to answer questionsBy admin – April 13, 2011 624 WhatsApp Twitter Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleAlan Quinlan retires from RugbyNext articleMark (26) in peak form to to conquer Everest adminlast_img read more

Implementation of Deputy Doherty’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill delayed

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Sinn Fein’s Finance Spokesperson has hit out at the Finance Minister after he confirmed that elements of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill will not be given legal effect until late 2021.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty’s bill on consumer insurance reform has already been signed into law by the President.Deputy Doherty claims Paschal Donohoe has delayed key parts of his insurance legislation on request from the insurance industry.He says, for once the Minister should back the people instead of the Insurance companies:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pearse1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articlePrinting and internet services reintroduced at Donegal librariesNext articleEight donkeys rescued by Donegal Donkey Sanctuary News Highland Implementation of Deputy Doherty’s Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill delayed Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – July 20, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

IOSH 2002 – ready to make a difference

first_imgIOSH 2002 – ready to make a differenceOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today It has taken more than 12 months of planning but the IOSH 2002 AnnualConference and Exhibition is nearly upon us. Featuring an extensive and wide-ranging programme, the event, entitled,Making a difference: influencing attitudes – changing behaviour, will be heldon 15 to 16 April 2002 at the Manchester International Convention Centre. The quality of the programme over the two days can be gauged by the keynotespeaker, the former RAF navigator and best-selling author of Tornado down, JohnNichol. John was shot down on the first low-level daylight raid during the GulfWar and spent several traumatic weeks in captivity. His presentation will givea fascinating insight into what happens when our innermost reserves are tested,and how change can not only be survived, but even turned to advantage. Joining John on the programme will be a wide range of leading speakers, includingJohn Shears, director of installations, British Gas Ltd; Dr Andrew Colvin,project medical adviser, Channel Tunnel Rail Link; Dr Deborah Lucas, head ofhuman factors, Hazardous Installations Directorate, HSE; Pam Waldron, head offield operations Scotland, HSE; and Dr Mike McKiernan, director, occupationalpolicy, Engineering Employers’ Federation. With seven major plenary presentations and 18 parallel sessions scheduled,the conference will offer opportunities for delegates to select the topics of mostinterest to them. A variety of booking options, including a special SME rate,will also be available. The delegate rate for IOSH 2002, which includes all sessions, papers, lunchand refreshments, is £445+VAT for IOSH members, £495+VAT for non-members. Forfurther information visit: www.ioshconference.co.uk,or contact Juliet Neckar, tel: 0207-453 2095 or email: [email protected] Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more