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Hong Kong Jockey Club elects Chen as new chair

first_img Tags: Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Sports betting Strategy Horse racing Regions: China Hong Kong The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the appointment of Philip Chen as its new chairman and also named Michael Lee as deputy chairman. Chen succeeds Anthony Chow, who has retired after two years as chairman and 18 as a steward of HKJC. Chow has been invited to serve as an honorary steward in recognition of his years of services. Elected to the role by HKJC’s Board of Stewards, Chen has been a member of jockey club since 1987 and a voting member since 2003, and currently serves as a non-executive director of property developer Hang Lung Properties. Lee has been a club member since 1989 and a voting member since 2001, and he takes on his new role while also continuing as a director of private investment company Oxer Holdings. “It’s an immense honour and privilege for me to take up the new role,” Chen said. “Our past chairmen, stewards, voting members and management have built a strong foundation for the club over the decades. “The club has a well established and highly effective integrated business model, which has enabled us to achieve world-class racing, provide substantial tax and charity support, and deepen our engagement with the community. “Certainly in these challenging times the club will do everything it can to support the betterment of our society, which is, and always will be, our purpose.”  The double appointment comes after HKJC last week announced that it was to reopen the majority of its off-course betting shops on non-racedays from today (22 June), as restrictions placed on the network as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are eased. All shops will remain open until the end of the current racing season on 14 July to provide betting services for horse races and customer services. Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Hong Kong Jockey Club elects Chen as new chair 22nd June 2020 | By contenteditor The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the appointment of Philip Chen as its new chairman and also named Michael Lee as deputy chairman. Email Addresslast_img read more

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IAG and easyJet shares: should I buy for 2021?

first_img International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) and easyJet (LSE: EZJ) are two shares popular with value investors right now. In recent weeks, both airlines stocks have featured in Hargreaves Lansdown’s list of most purchased stocks.The share prices of both IAG and EZJ have risen since November. And, looking ahead, I think there’s a chance they could continue to rise. That said, these are not stocks I’d buy for my own portfolio today. Here are two reasons why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…IAG and EZJ shares: near-term challengesFirstly, I expect the airline industry to continue experiencing challenges in the near term. This could create setbacks for companies such as IAG and easyJet.Just last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – a trade association of the world’s airlines – said that forward airline bookings have weakened at the start of 2021. The IATA warned the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better.According to IATA’s chief economist Brian Pearce, the industry saw some “modest improvement” in bookings immediately after the vaccine news in November. However, that trend was reversed towards the end of December and into the first few days of 2021.“We’ve actually seen quite a sharp drop-off in bookings, which means that the immediate outlook looks pretty challenging,” he said, citing the impact of spiking virus cases and the introduction of further travel restrictions by governments around the world.Pearce stressed that while the performance of the financial markets and airline stocks suggests Covid-19 is over, in reality, it isn’t. “We can see light at the end of the tunnel but it’s still some way away, and the situation is likely to get worse first.”This outlook leads me to believe IAG and easyJet shares could be volatile in the near term.Warren Buffett doesn’t like airlines stocksSecondly, history shows that airline stocks such as IAG and EZJ are generally not good long-term investments. Their share prices can enjoy periods of strength at times, however, more often than not, this share price strength is eventually reversed.There are a couple of reasons airlines don’t make good long-term investments. One is that, in the airline industry, many things can go wrong. A plane crash or terrorist attack can dramatically impact sentiment towards air travel. Meanwhile, higher fuel prices can hit profits.Another reason is that operating a fleet of aeroplanes requires an extraordinary amount of capital. Given the huge costs airlines face to keep their planes running smoothly, most don’t earn strong returns on their capital over the long term.Don’t take my word for it. Here’s a quote from Warren Buffett. “The worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money. Think airlines,” he said in 2007.Better stocks to buyGiven that both the short- and long-term outlooks are uncertain for airline stocks, I won’t be buying IAG or easyJet shares for my portfolio.All things considered, I think there are much better stocks to buy for the long term. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. IAG and easyJet shares: should I buy for 2021? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Like this one… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: EZJ IAG Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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The Rabbi as Lutheran Theologian?

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleOld! Who is old?Next articleParts of Apopka being sprayed for mosquitoes Monday night Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Hurricane LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin  My colleague and friend, Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, wrote the following in response to my theological perspective in the winds of Hurricane Harvey: “If I might be so bold, you are starting to sound scarily like a Lutheran theologian. This is the point of the cross we insist: not substitutionary atonement, but the at-one-ment of a God who has come and joined us in our struggle, in our own darkness, in our own sin, and whose strength is with us to overcome.”Nathan, I am honored!WHAT I WROTE – Where is God in Hurricane Harvey? God is not in the high winds or in the downpour that floods people’s lives but in the strength of those who suffer to get through this experience with their families and with their own sanity intact. God is in people who respond to need: those who steer boats through the streets to carry the stranded to safety, those who open their churches and businesses to offer refuge for those who are now homeless, the staff that reopens the summer camps for daycare so that parents have a place to leave their children during the clean-up process, the first responders who offer ongoing assistance, the medical teams, the emergency teams, the Israeli disaster relief team that came immediately and without invitation, and the organized gathering of funds and supplies in all 50 states.Serving God is not a matter of reciting prayers of praise that petition God for reward. Serving God is in the extension of heart and hands to help and to heal, to uplift and to restore hope that brightness will come, with the help of God and in the goodness of people.MY RESPONSE TO NATHAN – Some people see religion as a divisive force in the world today. Those people should instead see what you and I share: we see religion as humanity’s healthiest unifying force so long as our heart is open, our arms are extended, and our feet walk together. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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iPledge offers charity shopping mall

 22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement IPledge, “the 21st Century Charity Shop”, offers online shoppers the chance to raise money for charity at no extra cost to themselves. It is designed for charities with an annual turnover of less than £5 million.Read UK Fundraising’s report. Howard Lake | 4 February 2000 | News iPledge offers charity shopping mall AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

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Federal executions paused, racism continues

first_imgHoustonIn the previous 56 years, the U.S. government had executed just three prisoners. But in 2020, seven federal executions have already taken place since July.The most recent was Christopher Vialva, put to death Sept. 24 at the federal prison in Terra Haute, Ind. He was the first Black prisoner executed as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause.Several families of men on death row protested the two executions during the week of Sept. 21, in Washington, D.C., and outside the prison in Terra Haute. Rodrick and Wana Reed traveled from Bastrop, Texas, to be with the families of the two men about to be murdered. Rodrick Reed, brother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed, said it was time for families and those who want to stop all executions to get together to fight.Fighting for an innocent loved one on death row can be a full time job. Here at the Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., the week of Sept. 21 are Eve Allen (middle) is working to free her brother, Billy Allen, from federal death row, and Wana and Rodrick Reed for Rodrick’s brother, Rodney Reed, from Texas death row. Joining them was Delia Perez Meyer of Austin, Texas, the sister of Louis Castro Perez, who has spent decades working to prove her brother’s innocence. Eve Allen, the sister of Billie Allen, who is on federal death row, traveled to Terra Haute as well. She proclaims her brother is an artist, an author and innocent. (FreeBillyAllen.com)Racist injustice systemThe issue of racism in the criminal justice system has been out front in the public view following George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer in May, resulting in outrage and demonstrations across the country.A Sept. 15 report by the Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Information Center states that Black people remain overrepresented on death rows and that Black people who kill white people are far more likely to be sentenced to death than white people who kill Black people.According to DPIC, of the 56 inmates currently on federal death row, 26 are Black– almost half–while Black people make up only about 13% of the U.S. population.No more federal executions are presently scheduled, though the Department of Justice could change that at any time. There is one more state execution set for 2020—Purvis Payne, a man on Tennessee’s death row. Payne may be both innocent and intellectually disabled.Since 2002, it has been unconstitutional to subject those with intellectual disabilites to the death penalty. Payne has sought an opportunity to present evidence of his intellectual disability, but his effort has been denied by the Tennessee state courts.African American leaders in Tennessee are urging the governor and the courts to stop Payne’s execution. State legislators, legal associations, religious leaders and community activists are demanding DNA testing. Their appeal includes postponement of the Dec. 3 execution date so the Tennessee legislature can amend state law with a procedure for death row prisoners to establish they are mentally disabled and ineligible for the death penalty.Abolish the death penalty!Since the 1970s, there have been 1,526 executions in the U.S. The vast majority have taken place in the former enslaving Confederate states of the South—1,245. Texas led in legal lynchings with 570.But executions have continued to decline over the last 20 years. Fourteen executions have taken place in 2020, half by the federal government. Texas has enforced three this year and there has been one execution each in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. According to the DPIC, “The national death-row population has declined for 18 consecutive years, as sentence reversals, executions and deaths by other causes are outpacing new death sentences.”The criminal so-called “justice” system can never be reformed. It needs to be abolished, along with the cops and the courts and the prisons. Until that day, activists can win some victories, abolitionists can chip away at the death penalty, and transitional demands can be made and won.But for the 2,500 men and women now on state and federal death rows, the only solution is abolition of the death penalty.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU baseball players reflect on summer league experience

first_imgAlly Lantz + posts Volleyball finds success on their home court Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Three new club sports could start next semester Facebook Twitter Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. Twitter TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs New sand volleyball courts excite team, students printMultiple TCU baseball players competed in different leagues across the country this summer in order to get more experience for the upcoming season.The TCU coaches helped the players join a league that was best suited for their skills and abilities. As soon as the Horned Frog baseball season was done, these players flew to wherever the summer league was being played.Zack Plunkett, a sophomore catcher, played in the Alaska Baseball League.“We would go workout, go get lunch and then go to the field and hang out at the field all day usually,” Plunkett said.Plunkett batted .133 with the National Division-winning Matsu Miners in 33 at-bats in 10 games.Connor Wanhanen, a TCU outfielder, batted .208 with the Miners.Elliot Barzilli, a junior infielder, spent his summer playing in the Northwoods League on the Duluth Huskies team based in Minnesota.“It was a really tough league because we only had four off-days all summer,” Barzilli said. “We were playing games everyday.”Barzilli batted .220 with one home run in the regular season for the Huskies but caught fire in the playoffs with a .500 average.These players joined leagues that played about 50 games in two months.The players were also given a fitness program they needed to follow while participating in these leagues.Some players opted to stay on campus over the summer in order to take classes. These players participated in workouts with the team’s training coach while on campus.When the full team returns to TCU’s campus in the fall, they all participate in team workouts.“When we get back, we get pretty quickly back into workouts,” Plunkett said.The team will continue to train until the season starts in 2016. Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU celebrates with the fans in the stands, following an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against LSU in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 18, 2015. TCU won 8-4, sending LSU home. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler) Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Previous articleFrogs drop to No. 4 in AP Poll, No. 3 in coaches pollNext articleRec Center reopens after closing Monday for a power outage Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ ReddItlast_img read more

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Journalist brutally beaten by president’s men leaves hospital

first_img Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more GabonAfrica Reports News Help by sharing this information GabonAfrica News Follow the news on Gabon Journalist Habib Papy Boudendji, known as Habib Bilalou, of the satirical weekly Le Nganga, left hospital on 10 December 2008 after treatment for serious injuries from a brutal beating by soldiers within the presidential palace overnight on 5-6 December. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he had been clubbed on the feet and has also been left with several bruising to his face. He said he was “worried” about his safety. to go further News Receive email alerts December 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist brutally beaten by president’s men leaves hospital December 31, 2019 Find out more Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Journalist Habib Papy Boudendji, known as Habib Bilalou, of the satirical weekly Le Nganga, left hospital on 10 December 2008 after treatment for serious injuries from a brutal beating by soldiers within the presidential palace overnight on 5-6 December. In one of his articles, carried by Le Nganga on 27 November, he pointed the finger at the head of state’s eldest daughter and director of the presidential cabinet, Pascaline Bongo, in an alleged embezzlement case. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he had been clubbed on the feet and was unable to walk properly. Habib Bilalou has also been left with several bruising to his face, particularly to one eye and his nose. He said he was “worried” about his safety. ——————10.12 – Satirical weekly reporter badly beaten by president’s bodyguardsHabib Papy Boubendji, also known as Habib Bibalou, an investigative journalist with the satirical weekly Le Nganga, was badly beaten by soldiers inside the presidential compound in Libreville on the night of 5 December, Reporters Without Borders has learned from several sources. He is now in intensive care in a military hospital near the capital where only his wife is allowed to visit him.“The beating that Bibalou received and the unanswered questions surrounding it are totally unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Gabonese authorities to publicly explain the attack and to provide information about Bibalou’s present status and state of health.”The press freedom organisation added: “This incident could easily have ended tragically, with one more name being added to the grim list of journalists who have ‘disappeared’ after falling into the clutches of an African president’s bodyguards.”Reporters Without Borders got its information independently from various sources that corroborated each other. According to the sources, Bibalou received a severe beating from soldiers inside the presidential compound on the evening of 5 December after being summoned to the president’s office.The next morning, members of the gendarmerie’s General Directorate of Investigation (DGR) left Bibalou at a military training hospital 9 km outside Libreville and since then he has been in its intensive care unit, where only his wife may visit him. He reportedly has facial bruising, two broken ribs and a broken leg.Bibalou’s colleagues at Le Nganga have stopped going to work since the beating for fear of being arrested as well. The newspaper’s editor, Loïc Bitéghé, cannot be reached. A local source told Reporters Without Borders that Bibalou was first summoned to the president’s office on 2 December, when he was received by President Omar Bongo Ondimba (OBO). Thereafter, he went back to work until the second summons.In a front-page story for Le Nganga’s 27 November issue (of which Reporters Without Borders has a copy), Bibalou suggested that the president’s chief of staff, his daughter Pascaline Bongo, could have been responsible for the possible embezzlement of 600 million CFA francs.The story included a copy of a memo signed by Pascaline Bongo on 26 October 2006 asking “the public treasury to urgently disburse the necessary funds” for a road-building project in an outlying suburb of the capital to be executed by BJN Gabon, a local company.Although the money was released, “any Libreville driver can tell you that the road network that needed so much money (more than 600 million CFA francs) is largely unchanged,” Bibalou wrote in his article. “Does this mean BJN Gabon did not get all the funding for the work? Or did the money find its way to another destination? Or are we to suppose that this company and the president’s staff agreed not to put it all into the project, to the point of deliberately sabotaging OBO’s policy.”Although nominally a democracy, Gabon is in practice the personal fief of President Bongo and his family. The privately-owned media try to survive, often taking orders from versatile and readily corruptible politicians. Gabon was ranked 110th out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile condemns journalist Alain Richard Nzamba Nzinga’s suspension for one month by state-owned Radio Télévision Gabonaise (RTG 1) for criticising the adoption of a law awarding Gabonese legislators a pension of 1 million CFA francs a month when they retire from parliament. January 24, 2020 Find out more Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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RSF urges French Senate to safeguard press freedom in “global security” and “republican principles” bills

first_imgNews Receive email alerts to go further February 17, 2021 RSF urges French Senate to safeguard press freedom in “global security” and “republican principles” bills News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Article 18 of the draft law “consolidating respect for the Republic’s principles”, adopted on 16 February by the National Assembly, penalizes “revealing, disseminating or transmitting, by any means whatsoever, information relating to the private, family or professional life of a person allowing them to be identified or located, with the aim of exposing them or members of their family to a direct risk of harm to themselves or their property, a risk of which the perpetrator could not be unaware.”This crime would be punishable by three years in prison, or five years “when committed against a person holding public authority or entrusted with a public service responsibility, or against the holder of an elected office.”In an op-ed piece in Le Monde last month, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire and Paris Bar Association president Olivier Cousi argued that article 18 is a recast version of the global security bill’s very controversial article 24, which penalizes the dissemination of photos or video of police officers with an intent to harm. The Senate is currently due to consider both articles, which could be merged. RSF, which has already described the dangers that article 24, like article 18, poses to journalists and press freedom, calls for both articles to be removed.Article 18 more dangerous than article 24Journalists could be prosecuted for disseminating photos or video of police officers under article 18, just as they could under article 24. Photos or video of police officers could constitute “information relating to their professional life,” as mentioned in article 18 and, in response to a complaint, a prosecutor could try to demonstrate that the journalist disseminated them with an intent to harm. Like article 24, article 18 could be misused and could result in police officers arresting journalists in the field on the pretext that the video or photos being taken would be used to harm them.Article 24 would be incorporated into France’s 1881 law on press freedom, which has very protective procedures. It does not allow immediate trial and imposes very short statutes of limitations. Article 18, on the other hand, would be part of the criminal code, which excludes procedural guarantees and exposes journalists to much heavier sentences than article 24.Better crack down on disseminating personal information with intent to harmWhile both articles threaten press freedom, it is important to be able to combat the dissemination – especially online dissemination – of personal information or information allowing a person to be identified. The threats against Charlie Hebdo’s journalists and the hate messages to which the schoolteacher Samuel Paty was subjected prior to his murder showed that plots can be organized on social media resulting in very serious violence in the real world. Nonetheless, the existing legislation only imperfectly allows such activities to be prosecuted and punished.Reinforce laws on inciting crimes and offencesInstead of creating new crimes that are defined in such a way as to endanger press freedom, legislators should improve existing provisions on inciting violence, damage to property, hatred or discrimination.Incitement comes under the 1881 press law, which provides journalists with protection. But, as currently drafted, the crime of incitement does not penalize the dissemination of personal information with intent to harm if the intent is not explicit.RSF therefore proposes that a paragraph should be added to the 1881 press law’s articles on incitement that includes incitement to crimes or offences by means of the dissemination of personal information (or information allowing a person to be identified) accompanied by explicit encouragement to commit a crime or offence.Including this crime in the 1881 press law would ensure that journalists benefit from its protective procedural framework while making it possible, with article 20 of the bill, to bring non-journalists to immediate trial.Safeguard press freedom and journalists’ rights in any caseThe “global security” bill’s rapporteurs in the Senate have said they want to detach article 24 from the 1881 press freedom law. It is vital that the Senate should safeguard respect for press freedom, and this means keeping article 24 in the 1881 law or ensuring that it is accompanied by provisions similar to article 20’s so that journalists continue to enjoy the 1881 law’s procedural safeguards protecting free speech and the right to inform.The provisions finally adopted must also prevent their misuse by police in an abuse of authority, and ensure that they cannot result in journalists being arrested while taking photos or filming police officers on the basis of a supposed intent to harm.France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Francecenter_img FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment RSF_en French Senate (photo: Bertrand GUAY / AFP) “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says May 10, 2021 Find out more Following the adoption by the French National Assembly of article 18 in the draft law on “consolidating respect for the Republic’s principles” (also known as the “anti-separatism bill”), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Senate to remove this article and the “global security” bill’s controversial article 24, and instead accept RSF’s counter-proposals. June 2, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Do eBikes and Law Enforcement Mix?

first_imgCover Story Do eBikes and Law Enforcement Mix? When Monrovia Canyon Park rangers bought two ebikes from Brio Electric Bikes, there were high hopes on how it would ease the rangers’ jobs. After a month, we check up on the rangers to ask how the ebikes have been treating them. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, September 23, 2013 | 11:13 am 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 About a month ago, rangers from Monrovia Canyon Park bought two IZIP Express bicycles from Brio Electric Bikes. The prospect of easily patrolling the hills while going green was too good to resist for the rangers. After a month, how are they faring?Eugene Suk, a park ranger at Monrovia Canyon Park says, “I think they’re great. They are a great alternative to what we have right now. We’re using these e-bikes as an alternative mode of transportation and patrol. They have this different versatility in what we do, from our day to day whether it’s patrol or whether just getting to the different apartments that we go to or the different buildings that we go to for the park.”Senior park ranger, Hector Inzunza, concurs, saying, “I think it’s really great to have some electrical bikes up there, and of course there’s little impact to the environment which we always consider here.”Inzunza explains how Brio Electric Bikes was extremely helpful the whole time the rangers’ were on the lookout for ebikes. He says Brio’s “gave some recommendations regarding some bikes and we found a bike that would be compatible for our use.”The two IZIP Express bicycles Inzunza and his staff got are the same model bikes the LAPD uses. And so far, “I can tell you that it doesn’t take much effort to really take up on this bike,” says Inzunza. “The battery lasts about half a day if we use if for four hours consistently which is not bad. We get about 20-25 miles. That equates to less money going to fuel, so I save money and once again, there’s no impact to the environment.”The bikes are now considered as THE vehicle to use, according to Inzunza. “We’re actually out there with the bicycle in the Hillside doing patrols or working, being ‘in presence.’ And I think we’re going to try to be on a bike on a cold day rather than a vehicle. I think it can definitely work effectively by keeping more of an eye out there on a bike.”Inzunza adds, “it’s more people-friendly. We can stop and talk to folks in a very positive manner.”Being more people-friendly, Suk says, has a benefit from a community relations perspective. “You don’t have that intimidation factor I believe. If you get that presence, it’s easier to talk, we get a lot more friendly smiles, we get a lot more conversations because we are easier to approach,” says Suk.So how goes it for ebikes and law enforcement?Inzunza says, “it’s really an ideal tool to have. And, my staff loves them.”To learn more about Brio Electric Bikes, visit http://www.brioelectricbikes.com/ or call (626) 657-2251.Brio Electric Bikes is located at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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.center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business Newslast_img read more

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Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2021-02-17 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago For November 2020 the nationwide mortgage overall-delinquency rate was 5.9%. When it comes to serious delinquencies, 90 days or more past due, including foreclosures, which are 0.3%, down from 0.4% in November 2019, November recorded the lowest rate since June 2020, pointing to signs of increasing stabilization, the analysts said.That is the most recent data from CoreLogic, the property-data analysis company that, monthly, tracks all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percentage of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.”Urban areas hit hard by the pandemic recession or by a natural disaster experienced the largest spike in delinquency over the last year,” CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “Forbearance and loan modification helped struggling families rebuild their financial house in hard-hit places. While vaccination will mitigate the pandemic, the best cure for delinquency is income restoration through job creation.”The researchers point out the correlation between the unemployment rate and mortgage delinquencies, noting that households with members in the oil and hospitality industries have been hit especially hard. The unemployment rate fell from 14.8% in April to 6.7% by the end of 2020. However, they add, the recent rebound in employment has helped some struggling homeowners begin to make payments again.”The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “In addition to ensuring that homeowners stay in their homes, the decline in delinquency means fewer distressed sales, which is both a positive for individual households and the overall housing market.”The rate for early-stage delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due) was 1.4%, down from 2% in the same period of 2019. The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was 0.6%, unchanged from November 2019.Every state logged an annual increase in overall delinquency rates in November. Topping the list for gains was Hawaii (up 4.3 percentage points) and Nevada (up 4.2 percentage points).CoreLogic further breaks down delinquencies regionally on its Insights report for November. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. February 17, 2021 12,153 Views Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: New Tool Tracks Property Flood-Risk Data Next: DS5: Exploring Opportunity Zone Investment The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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