Lions light up Johannesburg as they knock Super Rugby champs out in semi final

first_imgSunday Jul 31, 2016 Lions light up Johannesburg as they knock Super Rugby champs out in semi final The Lions continued their fine run of form with another dominant display against a New Zealand team, this time beating defending Super Rugby champions the Highlanders by 42-30, to go through to next weekend’s final. They will travel to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes.Flyhalf Elton Jantjies had another superb game, showing a full set of skills to set up from wonderful tries, and go over for one himself. He also kicked three penalties and four conversions.We will have more from this match soon– Semi Final 1 Highlights: Hurricanes vs ChiefsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

US, Uzbekistan – RSF welcomes Muhammad Bekjanov, once the world’s longest-detained journalist, to Washington

first_img Receive email alerts Once the editor of Uzbekistan’s leading opposition newspaper, Erk (Freedom), Muhammad Bekjanov is one of the world’s longest-detained reporters, having spent 18 years in prison. Today, he considers himself an independent journalist serving the Uzbek community and an inadvertent advocate for political reform and rehabilitation in Uzbekistan. Bekjanov traveled to Washington, accompanied by his oldest daughter Aygul, on September 5 and 6 for a series of meetings with members of Congress, the State Department, human rights organizations and the press. During these meetings Bekjanov discussed his experiences as a political prisoner, the media environment today, and opportunities to push for genuine political reform in Uzbekistan. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomed Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov, once the world’s longest detained reporter and winner of RSF’s 2013 Press Freedom Prize, to Washington, DC, earlier this month for a series of meetings with members of the US government, nongovernmental organizations, and press. Uzbekistan is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF awarded Bekjanov the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2013, and has worked closely on his case for many years. Bekjanov was released from prison just months after the brutal President Islam Karimov died in September 2016 and Shavkat Mirziyoyev took office. Under new leadership, dozens of political prisoners, including at least 10 journalists, have been released from prison and some new independent media outlets are forming. While many are eager to applaud the Uzbek government for these improvements, Bekjanov says the press freedom situation “has only moved up one millimeter.” Around 10,000 political prisoners remain detained in Uzbekistan, and reports of bloggers being arrested and detained since late-August have recently surfaced. “It is very important to keep pressure on the Uzbek government in order to make sure they’re actually complying with human rights and political reforms,” Bekjanov told RSF. News RSF_en September 21, 2018 US, Uzbekistan – RSF welcomes Muhammad Bekjanov, once the world’s longest-detained journalist, to Washington Openly traveling to Tashkent for the first time in years in October 2017, RSF raised Uzbekistan’s press freedom issues at the OSCE Central Asian Media Conference, notably the imprisonment of journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev, who was later released. Bekjanov says it’s critical for press freedom groups to monitor the government’s surveillance and censorship of the internet because so many people rely on international or exiled sources, which are often only accessible online, for independent information. Further, he raised concerns that “old criminals” from the Karimov administration remain in positions of power under President Mirziyoyev, who was Karimov’s prime minister for 13 years. Bekjanov says President Mirziyoyev is “fully responsible” for rehabilitating former political prisoners, which would include clearing those unjustly detained of all charges, returning their stolen property, and adequately compensating them for the moral and physical damage associated with imprisonment. To this day, he has not received anything of the sort. UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentRSF Prize “Even if I’m sick I don’t want to put anyone under pressure,” Bekjanov told RSF. October 15, 2020 Find out more News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term After being released from prison in February 2017 Bekjanov remained in Uzbekistan on parole for about a year before arriving in the United States in July 2018 to be reunited with his family. As editor of Erk, in the early 1990s Bekjanov tried to initiate a debate on such taboo subjects as the state of the economy, the use of forced labor in the cotton harvest, and the Aral Sea environmental disaster. He was kidnapped by Uzbek authorities while living in Ukraine in 1999 and was detained in multiple prisons throughout Uzbekistan. May 11, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan to go further “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with Muhammad earlier this month and discuss the press freedom climate in Uzbekistan with other NGOs and members of the US government, said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “We commend his courage and resilience, and are elated that Muhammad is now free and has been reunited with his family. However, the Uzbek government should be required to make reparations for Muhammad’s eighteen years in prison, and to encourage media freedom, starting by unblocking leading online media outlets.” Though he is still reacclimating to life outside prison, Bekjanov has already published a book about his experiences in eight of Uzbekistan’s most brutal prisons, and when he isn’t spending time with his grandchildren and family he is writing the second installment of his story. However, years of solitary confinement and severe torture have taken a toll on Bekjanov, who is now deaf in his right ear. His oldest daughter Aygul says her father, however, is rarely one to complain. UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentRSF Prize News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Help by sharing this information News RSF, CPJ, and Human Rights Watch accompany Muhammad Bekjanov in meetings around Washington, DC last_img read more

DRC ranked 152nd in World Press Freedom Index

first_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma RSF_en to go further News April 21, 2016 DRC ranked 152nd in World Press Freedom Index Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the abrupt decline in respect for media freedom in Democratic Republic of Congo, which fell two places to 152nd position in the World Press Freedom Index published yesterday after its Index “score” suffered the third biggest fall of any country in Africa. Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica CorruptionJudicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica CorruptionJudicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression Organisation center_img The authorities are increasingly harassing the media in the run-up to the late 2016 deadline for holding the next presidential election, in which it seems likely that President Joseph Kabila will seek an unconstitutional third term, if the election takes place at all.Local elections and provincial restructuring in 2015 already led to an increase in harassment of both state and privately-owned media. Ten media outlets have been closed or suspended, broadcasts have been banned, equipment has been seized and media premises have been ransacked in several regions.“The DRC’s performance, in absolute terms, is more important than its Press Freedom Index ranking, which depends in part on the performance of other countries, and only two other African countries have suffered worse falls in their performance scores. Arbitrary detention, the disconnection of broadcast signals and intimidation are becoming routine. We are very concerned about the increase in all these forms of harassment of journalists and media outlets in the DRC.”Constance Desloire of RSF’s Africa deskThe data gathered for the Index show that the authorities are not doing enough to protect journalists.Two were murdered last year – Robert Chamwami Shalubuto of Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise and Soleil Balanga of Monkoto community radio – while many others were either physically attacked (one of them wounded by a police gunshot) or were threatened, often by senior civilian officials or army officers.Robert Chamwami Shalubuto / Photo FacebookNeither the police nor the judicial system seems to guarantee the right to information in this extremely corrupt country. Mike Mukebayi, the founder of the newspaper C-News, was imprisoned for 11 months for covering a corruption scandal allegedly involving a cardinal.The DRC government has also supported the Burundian regime’s attempts to crush all democratic media voices. Egide Mwemero, a Burundian radio technician with Bujumbura-based Radio Publique Africaine (RPA) who had fled to the DRC, has been held by the Congolese authorities since 13 October.A decree issued by Sud-Kivu’s governor in February guaranteeing the protection of journalists was a significant step forward, as was a court decision in March imposing a jail sentence on an official who threatened a journalist.“We hope that the country’s judicial authorities will continue on the same course and that 2016 will be the year that ends the rapid decline in respect for media freedom in the DRC,” Desloire added.Published annually by RSF since 2002, the World Press Freedom Index measures the level of freedom available to journalists in 180 countries using the following criteria – pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative environment, transparency, infrastructure, and abuses.Go to the RSF website to find out more about the 2016 World Press Freedom Index and the method used to compile it. News February 24, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News Flag of DRC on young girl’s cheek, February 2015 – PAPY MULONGO / AFP February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Rotary Done in A Day Committee “Did it in a Day” for Room 13/Eliot

first_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeauty Seated: Liane Shih, Artist-in-Residence, Room 13/Eliot; Shannon Mumolo, Site Coordinator, Eliot Arts, Victoria Ortiz; Room 13/Eliot Student. Standing: Patricia Hurley, Light Bringer Project Managing Director; Done in a Day Rotary Team include include Dean Billman, Phil Miles, Catherine Haskett-Haney, Stephen Smith, Leader Mary Lou Byrne, Rob Fisher, Gary Kearney, Dennis Jurett and Frank Nicholas. Rotarians who helped but not pictured: Marilyn Buchanan, Albert Hernandez, Sara Campbell and Laura Nicholas.Pasadena Rotary’s Done In A Day Committee helped the Light Bringer Project & Eliot Arts volunteers relocate Room 13/Eliot to a brighter and larger new space on Saturday, October 18th. Eliot Arts is a Pasadena magnet school for students in grades 6-8 who are interested in music, dance, theater arts, and visual arts.Eliot Arts offers an integrated academic program that nurtures the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. Students perform in state-of-the-art facilities and create with the latest technologies.Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in more than 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions.More information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit www.pasadenarotary.com or (626) 440-0908. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribecenter_img Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 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 Giving Back Pasadena Rotary Done in A Day Committee “Did it in a Day” for Room 13/Eliot From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 7:14 pm Community Newslast_img read more

JPL Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane Over LA

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News 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 Top of the News 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. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Los Angeles basin from Mt. Wilson. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA JPL study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles’ annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates. The study is the first to demonstrate the feasibility of long-term mapping of greenhouse gases across an urban area from an elevated — but still earthbound — site.“For the first time, we’ve been able to provide an accurate estimate of total methane emissions from the Los Angeles basin, whatever their sources,” said senior research scientist Stanley Sander of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, the new instrument’s principal investigator. “Altogether, it’s a very significant increase in the estimate.”Methane is extremely efficient at trapping heat and warming the planet. Its urban sources include gas pipeline leaks, landfills, wastewater treatment plants and transportation.The study used observations by an instrument called a spectrometer, which measures the effect of methane and other gases on the spectrum of sunlight, allowing it to “count” the number of molecules in the air above LA. The instrument is part of the California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS), located about 5,700 feet (1,700 meters) above Los Angeles atop Mt. Wilson. Because of regional air patterns, virtually none of LA’s pollution drifts as high as the CLARS site, but all of it is within view. “The instrument is like a stationary satellite,” said Clare Wong, a JPL postdoctoral fellow at and lead author of a paper on the new study in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.Every 90 minutes during daylight hours, the CLARS spectrometer points at one after another of 28 flat, unobstructed sites throughout the Los Angeles basin, including Angels Stadium in Anaheim and the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia. The spectrometer measures how much methane, carbon dioxide and other pollutants are in the air between it and each site. It also takes a measurement in the clean air above the mountain. The difference between the clean-air and ground-site measurements gives the amount of methane in the LA basin.Over the sprawling 30-by-70-mile LA basin (50 by 110 kilometers), methane emissions were estimated to be 430,000 U.S. tons (0.39 teragrams) per year. This is significantly larger than the value obtained by the common method of adding up estimated emissions from all known methane sources.Although the study was not specifically designed to find out where the methane is coming from, “certain areas seem to be more significant emitters than others,” Sander said. “The ones we have been able to identify are — perhaps coincidentally, but perhaps not — located near large landfills. That is consistent with our understanding that landfills have the potential to be methane sources under certain conditions.” The highest concentrations were recorded at ground sites in eastern Los Angeles County and near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.The mountaintop instrument is part of the pilot Megacities Carbon Project to monitor emissions from urban areas with populations of more than 10 million. Cities are the source of about 70 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and Earth’s 22 megacities are responsible for about half of that 70 percent. Sander noted that a setup like CLARS would work equally well in other megacities that are overlooked by mountains, such as Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Mexico City.The Megacities Carbon Project LA site is funded by JPL; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Keck Institute for Space Studies, Pasadena, California; and the California Air Resources Board, Sacramento, California.To learn more about the initiative, visit: http://megacities.jpl.nasa.govcenter_img center column 4 JPL Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane Over LA By CAROL RASMUSSEN, JPL-NASA Earth Science News Team Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 12:16 pm Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. 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St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Announces Lent Season Activities’ Schedule

first_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church announces its Lent Season activities:Sunday, March 20th, Palm Sunday: Canon George Woodward, Canon Colville Smythe and Canon Judith Heffron preside at the Blessing of the Palms and Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m. in the ChurchMaunday Thursday, March 24th: Maundy Thursday Liturgy at 6:00 p.m. in the ChapelGood Friday, March 25th: Solemn Collects and Veneration of the Cross at Noon and 6:00 p.m. in the ChapelGreat Vigil, March 26th: Kindling of the Pascal Fire and First Mass of Easter commencing outside the Chapel at 7pmThe Feast of the Resurrection, March 27th: Festal Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel, Festal Holy Eucharist; 10:00 a.m. in the Church, The Choir of St. Edmund’s, Organ and Brass, Trumpeter James Wilt of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Edmund Bell Choir, Music of Purcell, Forrest, HandelPiñatas, Dove Release and Easter Egg Hunt to follow on the Close; infant and nursery child care provided at 10:00 a.m. – no Sunday School.Easter Tidings!St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, 1175 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, (626) 793-9167 or visit saintedmunds.org. Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion Events St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Announces Lent Season Activities’ Schedule From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 12:13 pmcenter_img Community News Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Revitalizing D.C.’s Neighborhoods

first_img  Print This Post Related Articles Subscribe October 23, 2018 1,513 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Revitalizing D.C.’s Neighborhoods Tagged with: amazon Homes HOUSING Urban Institute Wells Fargo The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago amazon Homes HOUSING Urban Institute Wells Fargo 2018-10-23 Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Previous: BCFP Tallies Consumer Worries Next: Is History Repeating Itself? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img On Tuesday, Wells Fargo announced an investment of $1.6 billion in lending and philanthropy to help revitalize neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. through its Where We Live program, in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and other local organizations.Through this program, Wells Fargo will triple its community giving and concentrate resources on affordable housing, small business growth, and job skills. Its commitment includes $6 million towards nonprofit housing initiatives like down payment assistance and development of affordable rental properties as well as a loan and equity investments totaling more than $1.5 billion to maintain or grow its commitments in home lending, small business lending and community lending and investment over five years.”The Where We Live program is rooted in two things: investments that help people live, work and thrive, and a deep understanding that neighborhoods need long-term partners,” said Tim Sloan, CEO, Wells Fargo. “It builds on Wells Fargo’s legacy of empowering residents and small businesses in our nation’s capital for the past 100 years, and our desire to create a compelling community investment model in Washington, D.C.”The Washington D.C. metropolitan area has lagged behind in growth when compared to other large U.S. metropolitan areas, according to the Urban Institute, but that’s changing. Even as Wells Fargo’s investments aimed at improving the lives of communities in some of the neighborhoods was announced, the Urban Institute analyzed what it would mean for the housing market in this area if Amazon chose Washington, D.C. for its HQ2.The study said that with healthy job growth the Washington region had also experienced a rapid growth in population, especially in the inner region. While housing production had kept pace with this growth historically, the study found that since 2010 housing production had fallen short, increasing only 3 percent per year compared to a population growth of 7 percent per year. “With the shortfall in production, housing vacancy rates have dropped for both rental and for-sale housing. As of 2012–16, the rental vacancy rate for the inner region stands at 5 percent, and the vacancy rate for for-sale housing is 1.1 percent,” Urban Institute said.It also revealed that along with the shortfall in housing production, the surge in high-income households put upward pressure on house prices and rents, making it more challenging for both low- and middle-income households to find housing they could afford.With housing prices increasing, a growing number of households paying a larger share of their income towards housing, and workers trading short commutes for affordability, the study said that the arrival of Amazon’s HQ2 would increase the pressure in the region’s housing market. “Without substantially more housing production at a wide range of rent levels and price points, the challenges of rising affordability pressures and lengthening commutes will intensify, and more households will experience hardship,” the study said. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Revitalizing D.C.’s Neighborhoods Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

14 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 14 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital By News Highland – April 13, 2017 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry There were 14 people waiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital this morning according to the latest trolley watch report.Five were on trolleys in the Emergency Department while a further nine were waiting on wards.Nationally, there were 346 people waiting for a bed at hospitals across the country today. Previous articleDarren Hughes ruled out for 12 weeksNext articleAll Ireland U21 Semi Final Preview: Declan Bonner on Donegal’s big chance News Highland Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Plea Moved in Delhi HC Challenging the Delhi Govt’s Move of Levying 70% Special Corona Fee on Liquor

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved in Delhi HC Challenging the Delhi Govt’s Move of Levying 70% Special Corona Fee on Liquor Karan Tripathi8 May 2020 4:37 AMShare This – xPlea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the Delhi Government’s recent move to impose 70% ‘special corona fee’ on liquor. The Petitioners argue that under Section 26 of the Delhi Excise Act, the government can generate revenue only under four heads: duty, license fee, label registration fee, import/export fee. Therefore, the Petitioner argues, that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginPlea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the Delhi Government’s recent move to impose 70% ‘special corona fee’ on liquor. The Petitioners argue that under Section 26 of the Delhi Excise Act, the government can generate revenue only under four heads: duty, license fee, label registration fee, import/export fee. Therefore, the Petitioner argues, that the bare reading of the said Section 26 does not contemplate generating revenue under a new category of ‘Special Corona Fee’. It is further argued by the Petitioner that the government wrongfully invoked section 81 of the Delhi Excise Act to charge this new fee. It is claimed that section 81(2)(g) is merely a procedural and regulatory provision which derives its powers from the other substantive provisions of the Act. Since neither section 26 nor Rules 152 and 154 provide for any such category, the Petitioner submits, the Delhi Government cannot invoke section 81 to generate revenue under the head of ‘Special Corona Fee.’ Calling the said move of the Delhi Government arbitrary and unreasonable, the Petitioner claims that charging Special Corona Fee on liquor also violates Article 265 of the Constitution which lays down that No tax shall be levied or collected except by authority of law. While claiming that the charging of Special Corona Fee violates the fundamental right of equality and equal protection, as enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution, the Petitioner submits that: ‘The impugned levy is only on retail sales that too on MRP, which means that the impugned fee has been levied directly on the Consumer of the Liquor, however, the provisions of the Act and Rules, does not lay down any such levy to be imposed on the Consumers. Hence, the impugned notification and consequently the levy i.e. Special Corona Fee is ultra-vires and is therefore, liable to be quashed and set aside.’ The present petition has been filed through Advocates Bharat Gupta and Varun Tyagi (The Legist Auxiliary) Next Storylast_img read more

Three Chicago police officers found not guilty of covering up shooting of Laquan McDonald

first_img400tmax/iStock(CHICAGO) — Three Chicago police officers have been found not guilty of falsifying details to cover up the shooting death of Laquan Mcdonald in 2014.McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img