London counts the cost of protest against cuts

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ 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 Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com HSBC has slammed the attacks on its branches during Saturday’s protests as “entirely unjustified,” pointing out that it is one of the UK’s top taxpayers.Branches of Santander and HSBC were boarded up yesterday after black-clad, masked youths smashed their way into branches, where they destroyed fittings and scrawled graffiti. Lloyds TSB was also targeted.An HSBC spokesman said: “We feel that damage to our branches is entirely unjustified. HSBC is a top ten UK tax payer. In 2010 we paid £1.12bn tax in the UK, equal to almost all profit made from UK personal and business customers. As for security, our priority is the safety of our staff, branches can be repaired.”Many businesses across London were privately angry yesterday, with some worried that the riots would damage the UK’s image as an investment centre. The overall cost of lost business this weekend could come to £5m. John Lewis said its takings were down 20 per cent on Saturday. Others – including Sir Philip Green’s Topshop – face clean-up costs which could run into tens of thousands. Councils are also bracing themselves for a bumper clean-up operation. Westminster Council had 100 street cleaners working throughout the night on Saturday and all day yesterday. Trafalgar Square was daubed with paint and the lions at the foot of Nelson’s Column were defaced.The council’s cabinet member for business, Brian Connell, said: “It’s ironic and regrettable that a minority of people claiming to defend jobs are content to damage the livelihoods of the thousands employed in the capital.”At least 250,000 people joined the protest, which ended with 201 arrests. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Sharecenter_img Monday 28 March 2011 1:13 am KCS-content London counts the cost of protest against cuts whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Covid-19: Asia-Oceania drags recovery

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker Bingo Covid-19: Asia-Oceania drags recovery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New obstacles to recovery in the Asia-Oceania region erased hopes of a stabilisation of H2 Gambling Capital’s forecasts for the global gambling sector this week.iGB’s principal data partner is now estimating gambling gross win of $359.3bn in 2020, a downgrade of -24.1% on pre-outbreak forecasts and -20.6% behind the 2019 figure (Charts 1, 2 and 7).H2 said that initial optimism forecasts were going to hold steady on the back of the English Premier League restart had faded following the re-emergence of the virus in China, further delays to reopenings and Australia imposing a ban on international travel into the country into next year.“It has been estimated that Chinese visitors spend on average cA$1bn per month in the Australian economy and are a key target market for the A$2bn 6-star Crown Hotel and Casino due to be opened in Sydney in December”, said H2 in its commentary.The data specialists are now forecasting a -27.1% shortfall on pre-pandemic estimates for the Asia-Oceania region (Chart 3).H2 added that its US forecasts had also been impacted by some states not yet announcing reopening dates for land-based casinos, with the regional forecast now trailing pre-pandemic expectations by 19.8% (Chart 5). New obstacles to recovery in the Asia-Oceania region erased hopes of a stabilisation of H2 Gambling Capital’s forecasts for the global gambling sector this week Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US North Africa & Middle East 19th June 2020 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gamblinglast_img read more

University Press (UPL.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Lansdowne Road

first_imgBUY IT AT:  obrien.ie RRP:  £14.99  PUBLISHED BY:  The O’Brien PressGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the December 2010 issue of Rugby World Magazine Ireland v England during the Five Nations at Landsdowne RoadIn truth, Lansdowne Road’s history is rather more impressive than the dilapidated stadium that was demolished in 2006 to make way for the shiny new Aviva Stadium. Yet when the old ground bowed out in style – with Brian O’Driscoll’s stunning pass to himself, in a Leinster-Ulster game, becoming a YouTube hit – there were many who mourned its passing. “People loved it like they loved a pair of torn and faded old jeans,” write the co-authors.We’ve picked a handful of memorable rugby occasions from the ground’s 137-year history (see page 16), but the options seemed endless. The Dublin venue began life as a running track, it being seven years before Wanderers rugby club moved in, and athletics provides one of the book’s best stories, with an American runner revealing how athletics promoter Billy Morton got round the amateur rules by striking up wagers. “I bet you 100 quid you can’t jump over that suitcase!” he’d propose.In the early years Lansdowne staged everything from pigeon shooting to croquet, Cossack equestrianism to a nine-hour walking race (wonder why that didn’t bring in the crowds…). Rugby’s standing wasn’t helped by the long-time staging of Ireland Tests in Belfast, and, indeed, the 2003 Ireland-England game was the first time the Irish had played for a Grand Slam at Lansdowne Road.Henry Dunlop, who set the ball rolling by leasing Lansdowne Road in 1872, once paddled over the flooded pitch in a canoe. Today, rainwater is funnelled into underground storage tanks. The ground has come a long way.RW RATING 4/5 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Book Review last_img read more

Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK

first_img Year:  CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina Projects Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781598/jufre-housing-units-monoblock Clipboard Save this picture!© Javier Agustín Rojas+ 21 Share “COPY” Architects: MONOBLOCK Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMONOBLOCKOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on February 12, 2016Cite: “Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK” [Edificio de Viviendas Jufre / MONOBLOCK] 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailycenter_img Area:  273 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCKSave this projectSaveJufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781598/jufre-housing-units-monoblock Clipboard Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The Jufre Housing Building implies a further instance in the investigation initiated with the Acha Housing Units about the possibilities that appear while operating in the urban environment concerning the ways in which the city can be lived. Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasSave this picture!SectionIn this sense, the building moves itself within these rough parameters that appear when a lot is subjected to the edification code and the interests of the real estate market. The Jufre Housing Building achieves a breach in the investigation of urban living, merging in this case with the adjacent lot, property of a friend.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasIn that merge of two different lots, the building plays with the edification code, allowing the generation of a mutual space of unusual environmental quality between them. It represents the trust in the possibilities of discovering and proposing new opportunities of cohabitation between different architectures, in a moment in which cities are strongly tending towards densification.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasProject gallerySee allShow lessMies van der Rohe: “Architecture as Language”Videos5468796 Architecture’s Social Housing in Winnipeg: Do We Expect Too Much of Design?Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Jufré 478, C1414AYJ CABA, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 Apartments Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK “COPY”last_img read more

Belarusian authorities turn their sights on press freedom defenders

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News RSF_en This large-scale operation began on the morning of 16 February when police searched BAJ headquarters in the capital, Minsk, and then placed a seal on its entrance. Searches were also carried out on the homes of three BAJ representatives and six journalists in Minsk, Homyel, Rechytsa and Mahilyow.In Minsk, police searched the home of BAJ vice-president and spokesperson Barys Haretski from top to bottom. When BAJ president Andrei Bastunets received a visit from the police shortly thereafter, he was arrested and taken to BAJ headquarters before being released. The police also entered the apartment of another BAJ vice-president, Aleh Aleyeu, where they seized computer equipment after a thorough search.“The Belarusian authorities have taken their coercive strategy to a new level and are now targeting press freedom defenders,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “RSF condemns these attacks on its local partner and calls on the UN’s special rapporteurs, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, and European Union institutions to react to this wave of arbitrary searches and to implement RSF’s recommendations for ending the spiralling repression.”In the eastern city of Homyel, the police seized all of the computers and phones of freelance journalist Yauhen Merkis’s family during a search of his father’s home. In a search of freelance reporter Larysa Shchyrakova’s home that lasted more than three hours, the police confiscated equipment and material and questioned her about videos, photos, the contents of her storage devices and her financial resources.The human rights group Viasna and two representatives of the Radio and Electronic Industries Union (REP) were also targeted during yesterday’s raids. Belarus’s Investigative Committee said the operation was carried out as part of a preliminary investigation into “funding or organizing actions posing a serious threat to public order” (article 342 of the penal code).As yesterday’s searches were taking place, a second hearing was held in the trial of Daria Chultsova and Katsyarina Andreyeva, two journalists working for Belsat, the Belarusian exile TV channel based in neighbouring Poland, who are charged under article 342.Ruled by Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Credit: AFP May 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s orchestrated offensive against press freedom defenders in Belarus, consisting of police raids on the premises of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), RSF’s partner organization, and the homes of several BAJ members and journalists. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”center_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says February 17, 2021 Belarusian authorities turn their sights on press freedom defenders News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus to go further News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Monitoring shows president’s rivals and political debate missing from media’s electoral coverage

first_imgNews RSF_en Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation Monitored mediaBroadcast mediaAz TV (state TV station), ITV (public TV station), AzR (state radio station), IR (public radio station) and ANS (privately-owned TV station)Print mediaHalq (an Azerbaijani-language daily, published Tuesday to Saturday), Respublika (an Azerbaijani-language daily, Tuesday to Sunday), Azerbaycan (an Azerbaijani-language daily, Tuesday to Sunday), Bakinskii Rabochii (a Russian-language daily, Tuesday to Friday)CandidatesThe leaders of the main opposition groups are boycotting the elections. They are Isa Gambar of Musavat, Ali Kerimli of the Azerbaijan Popular Front and Sardar Jalaloglou of the Democratic Party. The opposition coalition Azadlig is therefore also boycotting the elections.The CEC gave its permission for seven candidates to stand in the presidential election, after they each collected at least 40,000 signatures. Aside from President Ilham Aliev of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Partiyasi, they are Goudrat Hasangouliev of the United Popular Front, Fazil Gazanfaroglou of the Great Formation Party, Fouad Aliev of the Azerbaijan Liberal Democratic Party, Igbal Agazade of the Hope party, Hafiz Hadjiev of the Musavat Modern Party and Goulamhussein Alibeyli, an independent candidate. Reporters Without Borders today released the results of its monitoring of the Azerbaijani media’s presidential election campaign coverage from 21 to 26 September. The press freedom organisation already published a report on the first four days of its monitoring (17-20 September). The elections, in which President Ilham Aliev is running for another term, are due to take place on 15 October.The main topics covered by both print and broadcast media during this second week of monitoring were the president’s visits to the provinces, First Lady Mehriban Alieva’s activities, the work of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) and various diplomatic activities. The activities of the other candidates were largely ignored by the monitored media.There was no coverage of the government’s refusal to allow the opposition parties that are boycotting the election to hold a rally in Baku. Social topics, if covered at all, were presented mostly in an upbeat fashion, in reports that systematically emphasised the government’s reforms. All the media carried reports on the organisation of the elections and other political activities (including governmental and presidential decisions).The quantitative monitoring showed that Az TV dedicated more than 24 per cent of its editorial space to development and culture. ITV prioritised the Armenian occupation of the Azerbaijani territory (19.86 per cent) and diplomatic activities (14.18 per cent), leaving only 6.38 per cent to the electoral process. The monitored print media focused mostly on the organisation of the elections and political activities unrelated to the election, closely followed by Azerbaijan’s foreign relations. There was no coverage of the candidates running against the president.Special programmesAccording to the CEC’s directives and the electoral law, only the public television station ITV and the public radio station IR are allowed to offer the candidates free access programmes. These take the form of so-called round tables broadcast at 6:50 p.m. on ITV and 9 p.m. on IR. Each candidate is given 8 minutes 35 seconds to make a statement. If candidates do not use all of their time, it is not redistributed among the other candidates. The round tables are moderated by an anchor, who reminds all candidates, before they speak, that the law prohibits defamation and slander.Both ITV and IR have so far complied with the regulations and almost all the candidates have showed up for the programmes. The exception is President Aliev, who has always sent a representative in his place. There has been no debate among the candidates and no questioning of their platforms or promises by the anchor or by their rivals. The monitoring team was not aware of any candidate spots being broadcast.Political affairs and news programmesThere was virtually no coverage of the election campaign in the daily news programmes of the state TV stations, which limited their electoral coverage to organisational aspects such as the CEC’s preparations, the preparations of the regional and local electoral commissions, and the campaign to get voters to turn out on polling day. The print media that gave the most space to the CEC was Respublika (5.4 per cent).Among the monitored broadcast media, the team noted a big difference in the time allocated by AZTV and ITV to the various political actors. AzTV gave President Aliev 50.86 per cent of the total air time in its monitored news programmes, and 92.93 per cent of its direct speech time. ITV, on the other had, devoted only 4.49 per cent of the total airtime in the monitored programmes to the president, while IR gave him 9.48 per cent of its total airtime and 55.60 per cent of its direct speech time. More than 37 per cent of IR’s news programmes mentioned no political actor. AzR devoted 37.30 per cent of its total air time and 44.98 per cent of its direct speech time to the presidentPrint media focus on same limited range of political actorsThe state-owned daily Respublika allocated 56.81 per cent of its editorial space to the president, 22.61 per cent to his father, the late President Heidar Aliev, and 7.55 per cent to the Heidar Aliev Foundation. The daily Azerbaijan’s space allocation to these three actors was 62.07 per cent, 19.65 per cent and 7.81 per cent, respectively. The daily Halq gave them 48.76 per cent, 31.08 per cent and 4.13 per cent. The daily Bakinskii Rabochii’s allocation was 69.33 per cent to the president, 18.81 per cent to the Heidar Aliev Foundation and 5.93 per cent to the late president.Similar editorial values were evident in the allocation of photos. The president was the subject of 88.53 per cent of the photos in Respublika, 82.44 per cent in Bakinskii Rabochii, 82.85 per cent in Azerbaijan, and 81.52 per cent in Halq.Conclusions and recommendationsThe monitoring team hails the efforts of ITV and IR to comply with the requirement to provide free access programmes to all the candidates. It nonetheless deplores the lack of genuine debate among the candidates and the lack of critical examination by presenters or moderators.Similarly, the president’s excessive presence in the print and broadcast media combined with the almost total absence of the other candidates is clearly failing to give voters a full and balanced picture of the election campaign and the activities of the various contenders. The team was alarmed by the fact that, at the height of the electoral campaign, the monitored media had virtually no reporting on the president’s rivals.BackgroundThe campaign coverage and, specifically, the allocation of free access programmes and space to the registered candidates are regulated by the Electoral Code and the CEC’s directives, based on article 47 of the constitution and on the mass media and advertising laws.A CEC directive of 18 July states that the campaign begins 28 days before the election date and that the publicly-funded broadcast media shall provide at least three hours a week of free air time to the registered candidates. Similarly, the publicly-funded print media are required to provide free space to the candidates that is equivalent to at least 10 per cent of the total weekly editorial space before start of the campaign (para 3.6). Candidates must also be able to buy media space and air time. The privately-owned media may only provide paid access to candidates.The CEC is supposed to create a special press team to supervise the media’s compliance. The rights of candidates and procedure to be adopted in the event of complaints of inadequate media coverage are not spelled out, although the Electoral Code specifies that candidate complaints should be referred to the courts. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News News to go further News Follow the news on Azerbaijan October 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Monitoring shows president’s rivals and political debate missing from media’s electoral coverage Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca”

first_imgBenefits Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 30, 2013 | 5:42 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 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. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Women At Work’s 34th annual gala honorees (l-r): Sen. Carol Liu – California State Senator, Cynthia Kurtz – CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and Wendy Keller – First Vice President, Community Bank. Photo courtesy of Women At WorkWomen At Work celebrates its 34th year of providing employment services to the community of Southern California. This year’s annual gala pays homage to the iconic film “Casablanca” and transports you to 1942 as you enter the upscale Rick’s Café Americain. Pose for photos with Humphrey Bogart, sing along with Sam, sway to World War II-era music and join in with the Arthur Murray dancers as you enter the intrigue of Morocco.The honorees are:Trailblazer Award: Cynthia Kurtz, CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic PartnershipImagine someone spending her entire career in non-traditional roles for women. For decades Cynthia Kurtz has worked in leadership positions related to transportation, economic development, public works and city management. Since 2009 she has been president and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley EconomicPartnership, which fosters the success of businesses to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley.Heritage Award: Carol Liu California State SenatorChoosing the field of public service, Carol Liu began her career as an educator and school administrator before serving as a legislator. After serving eight years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, she was elected in 2000 to the California State Assembly. Since 2008 she has been a member of the California State Senate, where she is the chair of the Education Committee. A member of the California Commission on the Status of Women, she has been a strong advocate for Women At Work.Accolade Award: Wendy Welch-Keller, First Vice President, Community BankThe inaugural Accolade Award will be presented to Wendy Welch-Keller for providing exceptional leadership on the Women At Work Board in a variety of ways. Professionally she is first vice president of Community Bank in Pasadena. The Accolade Award has been created to recognize someone whose efforts to further the Women At Work mission have gone far beyond expectations.This Annual Women At Work Gala will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m. at the University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena. Reception is at 5:00 p.m. and silent auction, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program, 8:45 p.m. dessert reception. Ticket costs $150 per person and $1,350 per table of 10. To order tickets or for more information go to www.WomenAtWork.org or call (626) 796-6870. The event will benefit Women At Work.Women At Work, a non-profit organization founded 34 years ago, provides assistance to people in all financial situations. Over the past year our clientele has increased 55 percent. In 2012 we provided career counseling, resume critique, job leads, job skills training and more to over 6,100 clients who visited the center. Now we are asking for your help!In this challenging economy more clients are struggling to find work and keep their confidence going strong. Services provided by Women At Work, from weekly Job Club meetings and tools for job seeking, to career counseling and resume critique help them while continuing their search for a better future. Women At Work has proved to be a lifeline for thousands of women and men, with a helping hand in a time of need. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community Newslast_img read more

Girls Night Out

first_img WhatsApp Girls Night Out Pinterest By admin – May 30, 2018 Twitter Facebook Girls Night Out RegistrationMid-Cities Church, 8700 State Highway 191, Midland, has scheduled a Girls Night Out to celebrate amazing women and what God has done in their homes, businesses and in the community from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.There will be food, a photo booth and giveaways.Registration fee is $15. Students are $10.Registrations may be made online. Local News Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross faculty-staff receive Bar-SR-Bar AwardsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Robocalls spread scams across the country adminlast_img read more

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke beaten by inmates in prison: Report

first_imgGatsi/iStock(CHICAGO) — A former Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of an African-American teenager he shot 16 times received a dose of prison justice just days after Illinois prosecutors moved to seek a harsher sentence for him, according to a report.Jason Van Dyke was allegedly beaten by inmates at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, where he was secretly moved to last week, sources told ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.Van Dyke, 40, was beaten in his cell by more than one inmate, according to the report.Van Dyke’s wife, Tiffany, told the Chicago Sun-Times that her husband had been placed in the general population of the prison.“We are all petrified and in fear for Jason’s life,” Tiffany Van Dyke told the Sun-Times. “Jason just wants to serve his sentence. He does not want any trouble. I hope prison officials will take steps to rectify this right away. He never should have been in the general population.”Tiffany Van Dyke is expected to speak about the incident at a news conference scheduled for Thursday.Sources told WLS-TV that Van Dyke suffered facial injuries in the attack.Van Dyke had been held at an undisclosed state prison in Illinois but was transferred to the low-security Connecticut penitentiary on Feb. 5. His attorneys and family members were not made aware of the transfer until a day or two later, a family source told the Sun-Times.On Oct. 5, a Cook County Circuit Court jury found Van Dyke guilty on charges of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm stemming from the 2014 incident in which the former officer fired 16 shots at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in a span of 15 seconds.Video released of the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting showed McDonald was armed with a knife but the teen didn’t appear to be moving toward the police officers who responded when Van Dyke opened fire.During his trial, Van Dyke testified that he believed McDonald was coming at him with a knife.“We never lost eye contact. His eyes were bugging out of his face,” Van Dyke said. “His face was expressionless. He turned his torso towards me.”He said he told McDonald to drop the knife but “he never dropped it.”“My focus was just on that knife, and I just wanted him to get rid of that knife,” Van Dyke testified.He was sentenced in January to less than seven years in prison.Earlier this week, the Illinois state attorney general and a special prosecutor filed a petition with the state Supreme Court challenging a trial judge’s sentencing of Van Dyke.Judge Vincent Gaughan’s sentencing of Van Dyke prompted outrage from McDonald’s family and community activists who saw it as far too lenient.In their filing on Monday in what is called a “mandamus” petition, state Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahan argued that Gaughan erred in sentencing Van Dyke “solely on the second-degree murder conviction” and by declining to impose a sentence on the counts of aggravated battery.Citing legal precedent, prosecutors argued that Gaughan should have been required to sentence Van Dyke on the 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. The former officer could have faced at least six years in prison on each charge, for a total of 96 years.The move by prosecutors prompted Van Dyke’s attorneys to file an appeal of his conviction.“I think this is politically motivated and I don’t think it’s an appropriate filing based on the issues at hand,” Van Dyke’s attorney, Jennifer Blagg, told ABC News on Tuesday. “A mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that should only be used in very unique circumstances and this isn’t one of those circumstances.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more