Kyran Bracken urges you to stop smoking

first_imgAll of those who want to stub out smoking for good will receive daily support and encouragement via:A Stoptober app (available via Smartphone)A Facebook pageA Stoptober support packAs well as the financial benefits of stopping smoking, those undertaking the 28 day programme will experience physical improvements including clearer and brighter looking skin, a better sense of smell and taste and more energy.Longer term, those who stop smoking reduce their risk of heart disease and lung cancer as well as protecting others from their secondhand smoke. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Health concerns: Smoking affects your everyday life, including your bank balance!FORMER ENGLAND scrum-half Kyran Bracken is supporting Stoptober – the Department of Health’s first ever mass attempt to get the nation to stop smoking.The new campaign encourages quitters to stay smokefree across October, supporting them across their areas of expertise  – Health, Wealth and Self – with top tips and advice.We know that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smokefree and Stoptober will guide smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve this goal.“As a former professional sportsman, I can thoroughly endorse this campaign. Smoking dramatically hampers your physical ability and your general wellbeing,” says the former Saracens player. “For the sake of your own health and sporting ambitions, I urge you to all take part in Stoptober and stop smoking. You can do it!”Famous faces – including Gordon Ramsay, Jeff Brazier and Sharron Davies – employers, councils and local stop smoking services will also be supporting the brand new stop smoking campaign.center_img Smoking is the biggest cause of premature death in England and each year it accounts for over 100,000 deaths in the UK and one in two long-term smokers will die prematurely from a smoking disease.For more information and to join the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind, visit smokefree.nhs.uk/Stoptober.last_img read more

City of Apopka vs. Anuvia: How did it get here?

first_img Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D., M.P.H. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Everything seemed so friendly. So collaborative. So cooperative.The City of Apopka and Anuvia Plant Solutions acknowledged there was a problem. It seemed that the water discharged from Anuvia was causing the problems at the wastewater treatment facility, but since the summer of 2016, the two worked together to solve them.But all of that changed on Monday when the City of Apopka sent a cease discharge order to Anuvia without any prior notice.Since then, friendly cooperative collaboration has been replaced by an adversarial, tactical silence.The timeline for the last three weeks shows the surprising shift in attitude.At the February 15th City Council meeting, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer read into the record a three-page document entitled  “Fact Sheet: City of Apopka” that addressed the proposed fines by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection but also referenced Anuvia prominently.In part, the statement said:“During this series of events, the City explored the possibility of the system being compromised by a new and significant commercial customer, Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a multi-million-dollar fertilizer manufacturer based in Zellwood. The company’s leadership has been very cooperative since this issue was raised.”In its draft report to the City, independent engineering consultant Woodard & Curran also concluded that Anuvia played a role in the wastewater facility’s issues.“The start-up of the Anuvia facility has resulted in increased BOD and/or COD, TKN, and ammonia to the existing wastewater facility,” the report states. “Their (Anuvia’s) existing permit was established with an effluent limit of several thousand mg/L of BOD. Quite apparently, this was too high. The permit needs to be reviewed and modified to limits less than 1,000 mg/L of BOD and COD, and lower limits on TKN and ammonia.”Kilsheimer acknowledged that Anuvia has been cooperative, and the Woodard & Curran report concluded that the permit levels were too high.Gary Dahms, Executive Vice President at Anuvia, pointed out the next day (February 16th) that Anuvia’s discharge was within the parameters of its permit, but would continue to work with the City to remedy the issue.“Our daily testing shows that we are well below our compliance levels from the city and the state in every chemical and element specifically listed in our permit. That said, our suspicion is the level of chemical oxygen demand is the issue. COD is absolutely harmless to humans – a can of soda has 15 times the amount of chemical oxygen demand that is found in our wastewater. As such, there is no mention of chemical oxygen demand in any of our permits with the city or state. However, it does cause issues to wastewater treatment facilities as it affects the microbes in the facility. Whatever the testing shows, Anuvia is committed to finding a solution at our facility and to make needed improvements to the city’s facility to ensure they can handle the discharge that was permitted in the spring of 2014.”He went on to say that Anuvia officials and City officials were in constant communication, and looked forward to working with the city as Anuvia moved forward in the negotiations for a new permit. He also said Anuvia was working on solutions independently, and at a sizeable cost to the company.“We are constantly working on the issues at hand. One successful example was adding lime to our water. After this happened, the city wastewater treatment plant did not have an upset for nearly a month. After reducing the lime, the plant experienced its first upset after starting with the lime. With such a correlation, we are investing several hundred thousand dollars in automating the lime in our water.”Kilsheimer also disclosed that the idea of taking Anuvia offline until a solution could be found had been discussed, and ruled out.“The City considered shutting Anuvia off from our system but determined that doing so would significantly affect their business operations. Because we believed no health issues existed, we made the responsible decision to examine the system through other procedures and avoid interrupting a customer’s business. Apopka is committed to the safety of its residents and employees. We are also committed to being a good business partner. Shutting Anuvia down completely would have hurt their business, and prevented a proper evaluation of the problem”Anuvia leadership is cooperative. Communication is consistent. Anuvia is working on the problem on its own and in collaboration with the City. Apopka wants to be a good business partner. All of this sounds so fundamental on how to work together and overcome a problem.So what changed?At Wednesday’s (March 1st) City Council meeting, the same collaborative tone remained. Despite Council’s questions of who is responsible for the plant’s upset, the idea seemed to stay that the new permit would solve the problem of future disturbances at the facility.“We did a 14-day composite sampling in January on Anuvia, and we came to the realization that they were severely organically overloading our plant,” said Assistant Public Services Director Kevin Burgess. “We can’t get it out of here fast enough. We’ve been in meetings and discussions this week and last. Their new permit is drafted. There are conditions put on them that are going to be enforceable. We’ll get this problem under control, and we’ll get control of our wastewater treatment plant back.”Mayor Kilsheimer brought a different perspective to the discussion and a brief history of Anuvia and the City of Apopka.“There is other information that has never come to light, and that is Anuvia has already paid the City of Apopka $1.5 million in impact fees. That occurred when the city issued their permit. The City of Apopka signed Anuvia up as a customer in March of 2014… which again is before I was elected. We cemented our relationship in October of 2014 with this payment of $1.5 million, and then we issued the permit sometime in 2015.On Friday morning (March 3rd) at 9:30 AM, Burgess sent a cordial email to Dahms with the draft permit renewal attached. Things seemed to be going as expected.“Good morning Gary,Please find attached the draft permit renewal for Anuvia.  Please review this draft, as there are significant changes to the limits and other specific conditions contained in it.  Please return comments to me by Monday, March 6, 2017.  If you require additional time for your review, please provide me with a specific date that you will submit comments.”Thank you,Kevin Burges, Assistant Public Services Director, City of ApopkaSo what happened over the weekend to change matters so drastically?“We received the proposed permit at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday and the cease letter approximately noon on Monday,” said Anuvia CEO Amy Yoder.On Monday she released this statement:“It’s unfortunate the city decided to issue this less than one business day after providing a proposed permit and without any warning,” she said. “As the letter is quite ambiguous, we are working through exactly what that means for us. But, we designed this facility and invested $100 million based on levels the city mistakenly thought they could handle. They have had three years and have been paid more than $1 million to ensure they could process our water. Obviously, that did not happen and now we feel we are being punished for their internal issues.” Yoder confirmed that executives from Anuvia and representatives from the City will meet tomorrow and that the plant is now offline, but she remains in the dark about the sudden about-face by the City. In its letter to Anuvia, it referenced an upset at the plant, but Yoder is skeptical that Anuvia is the cause of the disruption.“We were told the plant had a major upset,” she said. “It takes three days for our water to reach the plant. It is particularly strange that we were the focus of the upset when we ran less than three hours on Wednesday, which would have affected the plant on Saturday. We have always been willing to work with the city to the best of our ability, so if there needed to be a temporary shut down to assist the city, we would have been receptive and would have taken the request very seriously.”The Apopka Voice contacted Apopka Public Information Officer Robert Sargent by email and asked him these questions: Please enter your name here March 9, 2017 at 1:18 am Does Mayor Kilsheimer have a response to the cease discharge letter sent to Anuvia?Did something happen (change) over the weekend to cause this action?Why would the City send the permit proposal to Anuvia on Friday, and then a cease discharge letter on Monday?Does this change the timetable on the new permit for Anuvia?Will they be allowed to come back online?If so, how long is this cease discharge expected to last?At the time of publication, Sargent had not provided answers to these questions. His last statement on Anuvia was on Monday;“We as staff view this is an unfortunate set of circumstances, but ordering Anuvia to discontinue sending discharge to the City’s wastewater system is unavoidable. As we have made clear for weeks, the City has been working with the company for quite some time to avoid this decision, but it is no longer an option and should not be a surprise to Anuvia. Elements of Anuvia’s waste exceed the plant’s capacity.  Allowing them to continue would put the City in violation of DEP regulations. We appreciate their investment in northwest Orange County and hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible.” Here’s a permit proposal. No wait, we changed our minds, cease and desist. The incompetence is embarrassing for Apopka. The public health of our citizens and the fiscal integrity of. our tax money can not be compromised with EXCESS BIOSOLIDS in our wastewater treatment system. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! More than likely it was due to advisement after seeking counsel………. The Anatomy of Fear March 8, 2017 at 8:11 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply David Rankin March 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply TAGSAnuviaApopka City CouncilWastewater Treatment Facililty Previous articleApopka to Host Firefighter Combat ChallengeNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 3 COMMENTS Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Volumes With Gender / Longhi Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasi+ 46 Share Architects: Longhi Architects Photographs Volumes With Gender / Longhi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVolumes With Gender / Longhi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212577/volumes-with-gender-longhi-architects Clipboard “COPY” Volumes With Gender / Longhi Architects “COPY” Ecuador Houses Photographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi Text description provided by the architects. Beach house CN belongs to Carlos andNeni a pediatrician and a gynecologist and their two college kids. The way to interpret their dreams for summer life was that of having three separated clusters in a site with strictregulations for a single house. The house is composed of three volumes separated by open spaces that allow natural light and cross ventilation for all private spaces while providing common vertical and horizontal circulations articulated by cast in place sculptural elements that pretend conversations with the sun during different times of the day. Save this picture!The bigger volume belongs to the couple and faces south west with spectacular view to the ocean, it accommodates the master bedroom at the second floor, a private terrace at roof level and all social spaces at first connected to a large terrace and an infinite pool. The smaller ones are for the children and face North West also with spectacular view to the ocean. Each volume with its three levels is dedicated to the kids and their friends. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe daughter’s volume is roofed by a female terrace holding a male cast in place table while the son’s volume is roofed by a male terrace holding a female table. Bedrooms and baths for the kids and their friends are open inside a double height volume, all beds and closets are “built in” trying to provide privacy within the different spaces.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiProject gallerySee allShow lessParis Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang SwaribathoroArticlesUrban Island Prototype 01 / Erick KristantoArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212577/volumes-with-gender-longhi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Floreana, Ecuador CopyAbout this officeLonghi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesFloreanaEcuadorPublished on March 02, 2012Cite: “Volumes With Gender / Longhi Architects” 02 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

£25,000 on offer for innovative tackling of homelessness

first_img Organisations that can demonstrate innovative ways of tackling homelessness are invited to apply for the Association of London Government’s Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards 2006.The awards, now in their eighth year, are offering a total of £25,000 prize money to organisations that develop new, creative ways of tackling homelessness, as well as rewarding examples of good practice.The winner will receive a prize of £10,000, with £5,000 going to each of the three runners up. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The awards are sponsored by London’s 33 councils, London Housing Foundation, the Office for the Deputy Prime Minister’s Homelessness & Housing Support Directorate, and housing and homelessness charity Shelter.The awards are open to a range of organisations working to tackle homelessness including: social landlords, housing and social services departments, NHS trusts, housing associations and voluntary organisations. Previous winners say that, in addition to the widely recognised endorsement provided by the awards, they have also helped attract funding to enable winning organisations to develop their services. The Andy Ludlow Awards were established in 1998 in memory of Andy Ludlow, a former Director of Housing and Social Services at Haringey. His fellow London housing directors decided to launch an annual homelessness award to commemorate his commitment to tackling homelessness.The closing date for entries for this year’s awards is July 3 2006.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £25,000 on offer for innovative tackling of homelessness Howard Lake | 4 May 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Nominations for Northern Ireland fundraising awards sought

first_img Tagged with: Awards Ireland Northern Ireland Nominations for Northern Ireland fundraising awards sought Howard Lake | 26 October 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland, in association with Unity Trust Bank, is calling on nominations for its Annual Fundraising Awards.Nominations are sought in four categories; Fundraising Event of the Year; Fundraising Partnership of the Year; IoF Professional Fundraiser of the Year; The Bryan Walliker Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.Marcus Cooper, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland, said the awards acknowledge innovation, creativity and the impact of successful partnerships and events, and recognise the outstanding achievements of all fundraiser.Mencap’s event “The Y Factor” scooped the Fundraising Event Award in 2009. Appealing to a very broad range of Belfast businesses the event was unique and entertaining and raised £16,858. Heather Pollock, a volunteer fundraiser with Clic Sargent NI was crowned Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.The deadline for nominations is Thursday 18th November 2010. The winners will be announced at the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland Awards Lunch on Wednesday 1st December.Further information on the awards can be had by contacting Arlene Creighton at 028 9075 8131 or email [email protected]ng.org.uk  29 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Charities to benefit from students’ jewellery designs

first_imgCharities to benefit from students’ jewellery designs  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 10 July 2013 | News The judging panel also consisted of Simon Rainer, Chief Executive of the British Jeweller’s Association, Spencer Cohen, Founder and Director of M.A.D., Nina Gopal, Head of Fundraising at Ovarian Cancer Action, Helen Pope, Marketing Director of luxury jewellery brand J-Jaz, and Marianne Forrest, Course Director at The Cass. Winning designThe winning design was the handiwork of Caroline Jackson, whose project “We all need a little help to grow” impressed the judges with its “combination of high quality silversmithing, widespread aesthetic appeal, heartwarming concept and potential to generate sustainable income”.The design features a silver pendant in the form of an opening flower pod, into which individual gemstone “seeds” can be hung. The wearer can collect a range of “seeds” featuring different coloured gemstones that reflect different flowers.The judges were impressed with Jackson’s comprehensive approach to the project, which included her design of the packaging in the style of a flowerpot, her economy of scale costings, and the element of sustainable revenue for charities through the initial one-off purchase and follow-up collection of additional gems.Shaun Leane congratulated the students for their “real maturity in not just their designs but [also] their execution and commercial planning”. He commented: “I think the idea of being able to buy jewellery online to support any charity you choose is a great concept – it reflects the very personal and emotional nature of jewellery and offers a really fresh, commercial perspective for the charity merchandising market.” chooseMADSpencer Cohen, founder and Director of M.A.D., explained that he called the website chooseMAD because it was all about choice. “A consumer can choose to go to the high street, or they can choose to come to M.A.D. where they will find just as fabulous a range of high quality jewellery – often at more competitive prices. They can choose any charity to benefit, making their buying decisions very personal.”Plus, because of our superior wholesale relationships, we guarantee that for every single purchase made at M.A.D. 100% of the net profit goes directly to the shopper’s chosen charity.” East London second year jewellery and silversmithing undergraduates have designed and produced jewellery that will be used to raise funds for charities. After six months’ work, the efforts of the students at The Cass (London Metropolitan University) in Whitechapel was presented to a judging panel that included Shaun Leane, founder of jewellery masters The House of Shaun Leane and acclaimed for his work with Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.The winning designs will be produced and sold exclusively through the M.A.D. online store, which donates 100% of the profit of every jewellery purchase after wholesale to the shopper’s charity of choice. Any charity can register for the scheme free of charge. Advertisementlast_img read more

Time to end Chechnya’s impunity after threats to Novaya Gazeta

first_img News Related documents cp_novaya_gazeta_ru.pdfPDF – 80.05 KB News News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReligious intolerance WomenJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about the safety of the staff of the independent Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta, who have been threatened by the Chechen authorities ever since it reported that gays are being persecuted in Chechnya. RSF calls on the Russian federal authorities to end the impunity enjoyed by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov’s regime.A public meeting was held in the central mosque in Grozny, the Chechen capital, a few days after Novaya Gazeta’s story on 1 April about the arrests and mistreatment of a hundred of suspected homosexuals in Chechnya, a story that has been picked up by media all over the world.In the course of the meeting in Grozny, which was widely covered by the Chechen broadcast media, Adam Shakhidov, an adviser to President Kadyrov, accused Novaya Gazeta of defamation and referred to its journalists as “the enemies of our faith and our fatherland.”Twenty-four Chechen religious officials and other opinion makers signed a five-point resolution describing the newspaper’s story as an “absolute lie (…) that besmirches the honour and reputation of Muslims, the inhabitants of Chechnya and Russian citizens” and warning the public that circulating it would be a “terrible sin.”“We pledge that the true instigators will eventually be punished, wherever they are and whoever they are, and that there will be no statute of limitations on this punishment,” the resolution added.Novaya Gazeta responded that the resolution “encourages religious fanatics to retaliate against journalists.” And indeed, threats quickly began to appear on social networks.In an interview for the Washington Post on 15 April, the journalist who wrote the story, Elena Milashina, said she was planning to flee Russia temporarily. Radio Echo of Moscow news editor Alexei Venediktov was threatened as well by the Chechen authorities for defending his fellow journalists.Russian officials eventually reacted. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said the government was “categorically opposed” to any extra-judicial measure against journalists, and that any disputes should be settled in court. Yesterday, Russia’s federal Investigative Committee said it was “verifying” whether threats had been made against journalists.“The threats against Novaya Gazeta and Echo of Moscow are extremely disturbing and must be taken seriously,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“We note that a judicial investigation has begun, but much more is needed to challenge the horrendous impunity enjoyed by the Chechen authorities. After eradicating independent journalism within Chechnya, the Kadyrov regime is increasingly targeting Russia’s national media. It’s time for Moscow to put a stop to this.”Cracking down ever harder in Chechnya Very little independent journalism still survives in Chechnya, an autonomous Russian republic that was traumatized by two bloody civil wars and has been ruled with an iron hand by Kadyrov since 2007.The impunity enjoyed by those who masterminded well-known journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and those who murdered her colleague, Natalia Estemirova, have reinforced the climate of fear that prevails in the region.The very few journalists who still dare to defy the official consensus and obligatory pro-government enthusiasm are warned or threatened, and pressure is put on relatives – a situation that RSF has documented in several reports. Harassment of critics has intensified in recent years and the least comment on social networks is now liable to have dire consequences.Zhalaudi Geriyev, a young Chechen journalist who contributed to the independent news website Kavkazsky Uzel, was sentenced to three years in prison in September 2016.Public figures of all kinds are liable to be abducted. Ruslan Martagov, a political analyst critical of the human rights situation in Chechnya, “disappeared” from 1 to 3 September 2016. Two academics were kidnapped in late March and early April 2016 only to reappear and make public “apologies.” A third, tortured and then released, now leads the life of a recluse.A new threshold was crossed when a minibus carrying Russian and foreign journalists and members of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture was attacked in neighbouring Ingushetia, just a few hundred metres from the Chechen border, on 9 March 2016. A score of masked men beat the passengers, forced them get out of the bus, and then set fire to it. The investigation drew a blank.Kadyrov often describes independent journalists and members of Russia’s liberal opposition as “traitors” and “enemies of the people.”Novaya Gazeta was awarded the RSF-Fondation de France Press Freedom Prize in 2006. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReligious intolerance WomenJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Нападки на “Новую газету”: безнаказанности чеченских властей должен быть положен конец Сообщения “Новой газеты” о массовых преследованиях предполагаемых гомосексуалов в Чечне стали ведущей темой мировых СМИ . Реакция на это не заставила себя долго ждать. Через несколько дней после появления публикации, 3 апреля 2017 года, в Центральной мечети города Грозный было организовано большое собрание, широко освещенное местными СМИ. “Угрозы в адрес “Новой газеты” и “Эха Москвы” исключительно тревожны и они должны быть приняты всерьез, – заявил глава отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии “Репортёров без границ” Иоханн Бир, – мы внимательно следим за тем, будет ли возбуждена соответствующая юридическая процедура. Вместе с тем, хотелось бы большего, – чтобы был поставлен вопрос о скандальной безнаказанности, которой пользуются чеченские власти. После того, как независимая журналистика в Чечне была уничтожена, режим Рамзана Кадырова стал периодически производить нападки на общенациональные российские СМИ. Пришло время положить этому конец”. Наконец появилась и официальная реакция российских властей. Пресс-секретарь президента Путина Дмитрий Песков заявил, что он “категорически против” любых неправовых действий против журналистов, напомнив, что любые споры должны решаться в судах. 17 апреля Следственный комитет России объявил о начале “проверки” факта угроз в адрес журналистов. Однако чеченские власти полностью отрицают информацию, опубликованную “Новой газетой” и продолжают призывать журналистов принести извинения. Organisation В его ходе, советник президента Чечни Адам Шахидов обвинил “Новую газету” в “клевете” и ясно обозначил “врагов нашей веры и нашей родины”. Двадцать четыре религиозных и общественных лидера Чечни подписали “резолюцию” в пяти пунктах, в которой они назвали журналистское расследование “абсолютной ложью и клеветой, порочащей честь и достоинство мусульман” и призвали граждан не распространять эту информацию, чтобы не совершить “страшный грех”. “Мы обещаем, что возмездие настигнет истинных подстрекателей, где бы и кем бы они ни были, без срока давности”, – добавили они. Представители “Новой газеты” считают, что эта резолюция “подталкивает религиозных фанатиков к расправе над журналистами”.И действительно, вскоре через социальные сети начали распространяться угрозы в адрес редакции. В интервью “Вашингтон пост”, опубликованном 15 апреля, автор расследования Елена Милашина сообщила, что она предполагает временно покинуть страну. 16 апреля главный редактор “Эха Москвы” Алексей Венедиктов также стал объектом угроз со стороны чеченских официальных лиц за то, что он высказался в поддержку своих коллег. April 19, 2017 – Updated on April 20, 2017 Time to end Chechnya’s impunity after threats to Novaya Gazeta Усиление репрессий в Чечнеcenter_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Credit: Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP to go further Независимая журналистика практически уничтожена в Чечне – автономной российской республике, пострадавшей от двух кровопролитных войн и находящейся с 2007 года под жесткой властью Рамзана Кадырова. Безнаказанность заказчиков убийства известной журналистки Анны Политковской и убийц еёколлеги – Натальи Эстемировой усилили атмосферу страха установившуюся в этом регионе. Журналисты-одиночки, которые решаются на то, чтобы противостоять официальному единомыслию и навязанному обязательному энтузиазму подвергаются угрозам, предупреждениям и давлению на их близких. Эта ситуация документально отражена РБГ в целом ряде расследований и отчётов .Преследование любой критики резко обострилось в последние годы. Малейшее высказывание в социальных сетях с некоторых пор чревато самыми тяжкими последствиями. Молодой сотрудник сайта “Кавказский узел” Жалауди Гериев был приговорён к трём годам тюрьмы в сентябре 2016 года. Множатся похищения известных лиц. Так, политолог Руслан Мартагов, критиковавший положение с правами человека в республике, “исчез” между первым и третьим сентября 2016 года. Два учёных, похищенных в конце марта-начале апреля 2016 нашлись после того, как они принесли публичные “извинения”. Eщё один был отпущен после того, как он подвергся пыткам и с тех пор ведёт жизнь затворника.Новый порог терпимости был преодолён во время нападения, 9 марта 2016 года в Ингушетии в нескольких сотнях от чеченской границы на микроавтобус перевозивший русских и международных журналистов вместе в правозащитниками из “Комитета по предотвращения пыток”. Около двадцати людей в масках избили пассажиров, заставив их покинуть автомобиль, после чего подожгли его. Следствие, идущее по этому делу пока не дало никаких результатов.”Пожиратель свободы прессы” Рамзан Кадыров периодически называет независимых журналистов и представителей либеральной оппозиции “предателями” и “врагами народа”. “Новая газета” в 2006 году стала лауреатом ежегодной премии РБГ.Россия занимает 148 место из 180 во всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы за 2016 год, публикованном РБГ. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more После публикации сведений о преследовании гомосексуалов в Чечне независимое российское издание “Новая газета” стало объектом серьёзных угроз со стороны чеченских властей. Еще одним объектом для их нападок стала радиостанция “Эхо Москвы”. Репортёры без границ (РБГ) выражают серьезную озабоченность по поводу безопасности сотрудников этих СМИ и призывают Москву положить конец безнаказанности режима Рамзана Кадырова. May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Parental Opportunities

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Parental Opportunities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Homeownership HOUSING Millennials Renters Urban Institute Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Homeownership HOUSING Millennials Renters Urban Institute 2018-10-31 Scott Morgan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News October 31, 2018 1,106 Views Previous: Ten Years of Transformation Next: State of the SFR Investment Marketcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Parental Opportunities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save About Author: Scott Morgan Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Children of homeowners are more likely to become homeowners than children of renters, even as younger renters are coming late to homeownership. Such is the conclusion of a 16-year study by the Urban Institute that looks into homeownership across multiple generations.The study finds that having a homeowning parent increases a young adult’s likelihood of being a homeowner by 7 to 8 percent. Parental wealth also has an effect. According to the study, for every additional 1 percent of parents’ wealth, the chances of their children owning a home themselves ticks up as much as two-tenths of a percent. Young adults are more likely to be homeowners if their parents’ wealth is above $200,000.“The impact of parental wealth is also higher in low-cost cities where housing is more affordable,” the report stated. “Young adults in high-cost cities are also more likely to be homeowners if their parents have greater wealth.”However, a big factor in whether Millennials enter the market seems to be the financial crisis from a decade ago. According to the report, the relationship between parents who own and young adults who own weakened after the housing crisis.“The crisis may have shifted young adults’ perceptions of homeownership, especially before the economic recovery,” the report stated. “The influence of parental wealth on a young adult’s homeownership became slightly stronger post-crisis, probably reflecting the tighter borrowing constraints.”The report suggests that a parent’s wealth can be a major factor in younger homeownership, as a parent typically helps a young adult with a downpayment. Ironically, though, this dynamic might better help less wealthy parents in less expensive cities.“For the lower income group, parental wealth transfers may not be enough to help the child to obtain a mortgage. The high-income group will rely less on parental support, as they are likely to have enough financial resources to access homeownership independently.Whatever has caused it, Urban Institute found that young adults are delaying the transition to homeownership.“Millennials ages 18 and 34 are 7 to 8 percentage points less likely to be homeowners than Gen Xers and baby boomers at the same age,” the report stated.last_img read more

Donegal campaign leads EU to demand proper audits of road signage

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Facebook North West MEP Jim Higgins has welcomed the adoption of a new road safety report in the European Parliament.Part of the report focusses on the safety of road works and temporary surfaces.In 2009, three families, including the family of Sinead Farren Mc Daid from Inishowen, told an EU committee that their daughters had been killed on stretches of road which were unfit for purpose due to lack of proper signage.At present he says, an engineer comes out, inspects his own work, and approves a road as safe for use. Today the European Parliament has said that this is wrong, and audits will be initiated.He says that’s an important step………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jhigs530.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny General Hospital in excess of 7 million euro overbudgetNext articleNCBI warn that sight loss is becoming a growing problem in Donegal News Highland Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Donegal campaign leads EU to demand proper audits of road signage By News Highland – September 27, 2011 Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Women’s national soccer team honors inspirational women with their jerseys

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailundefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) — Soccer players on the U.S. women’s national team donned the names of other women who have inspired them throughout history on the backs of their jerseys during their Saturday game against England. The top soccer players in the nation paid tribute to everyone from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Cardi B to J.K. Rowling, highlighting inspirational women in all fields. The project was part of the soccer team’s SheBelieves campaign, which focuses on women supporting other women and encouraging female leaders. Some of the players shared why they chose the inspirational woman to wear on their backs in statements on the team’s website. Carli Lloyd, who chose Malala Yousafzai, said she picked her because she “is someone who stood up for what she believed in even though she knew she could be killed for it. Even after being shot and almost dying she has continued to fight for and inspire women around the world.” Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher chose ABC News’ Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, recalling a time Roberts spoke at a youth sports camp and left a major impact on her. “I picked Robin because she spoke at a basketball camp I was at when I was probably 13 or 14, me and my sister were there – we were the only girls in camp – and she made an impact on me,” Naeher said. “We used to watch her on SportsCenter every morning with Stuart Scott, so we were excited to hear what she had to say. Since then, going through her whole story, she’s battled cancer and started the ‘make your mess’ message. I watch ‘GMA’ every morning. It’s part of my routine.” Ashlyn Harris, who picked Cardi B, wrote that she likes how the rapper isn’t afraid to be herself. “She doesn’t blend in with society and what people expect her to be,” Harris said. “She owns her story, all of her story,” she added. “She owns it and still goes and supports those women because it’s a part of who she is and not something she is trying to hide. I love that.” Some players also picked other female soccer players who paved the way for them, such as Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Women’s national soccer team honors inspirational women with their jerseys Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more