Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts Asia – Pacific May 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government arrests two journalists is another “warning shot” for press freedom Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of two journalists, Shelvin Chand and Dionisia Turaganbeci, under emergency regulations for writing a “negative” article about Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s military government for the FijiLive news website. Chand was arrested on 9 May. Turaganbeci was arrested yesterday.“The arrests of these two journalists are another warning shot for press freedom in Fiji following the government’s introduction of emergency regulations,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We reiterate our appeal to the European Union and United Nations to condemn this deliberate intention to limit the free flow of information.”The offending article by Chand and Turaganbeci mentioned public reaction to the release of eight soldiers and police officer who had been given four-year jail sentences in March for assaulting a 19-year-old man, Sakiusa Rabaka, during a demonstration and causing his death.Public Emergency Laws that were introduced on 10 April and were extended for another month on 30 April restrict the news media to publishing or broadcasting “positive” information, prohibit reports likely to “incite” the population and give the permanent secretary for information wide-ranging powers of enforcement.The Sunday edition of the Fiji Times appeared on 12 April with many blank spaces. The same day, the national television station refused to broadcast its 6 p.m. news programme in protest against the newly-introduced censorship.Reporters Without Borders urges the Fijian government to repeal these measures, which violate the international undertakings that Fiji has given. News to go further Read Fiji Times editor Netani Rika’s account of what it is like for journalists trying to working in Fiji at the moment. News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists RSF_en News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 7, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific
Community News Pasadena Bookstores Pushed to Brink by Pandemic By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:25 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff 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. 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Bookstores across the Southland and the nation have long been challenged by a changing marketplace increasingly dominated by online giants such as Amazon, but the increased pressure placed upon local brick-and-mortar booksellers by the ongoing pandemic is pushing some to the brink of closure.Vroman’s Bookstore, which has been in Pasadena for 126 years, reached out to the community last month for support after announcing the pandemic had left it teetering on the edge of collapse.Archives Books shut down early in the pandemic.Founder and owner John Wipf said he had already been considering retirement upon turning 70 when the pandemic struck.Had he not elected to shut down, “I can tell you, I would have gone under,” he said.“I was in the process of retiring and then we had gone into March and I was able to get out of my lease, so I went for it,” he said. “And then, over probably the next week, everything closed up. People started taking this virus seriously.”The pandemic has been hard on many businesses, he added.“I can’t see how any small business isn’t taking a big hit,” Wipf said.Long before anyone had heard of COVID-19, the bookselling industry was in a state of adapting to survive, Wipf said.“I had to move twice. And I had to change how I did business,” he said. But in the end, “I’ve just been really fortunate for 40 years. I started in 1980 in Pasadena.”The Battery Book & Music in Pasadena remains open, but owner Richard West said the past months have been a struggle.“I applied for a loan. I also work an online business a little bit, so I was able to come into my store every day,” he said.“Once they allowed us to open again with masks on… it’s been hellish at times. There was a couple of weeks, even just a couple of weeks ago, where I had just had a handful of customers.”But he said he was confident his business wasn’t going anywhere soon.“I’m not worried or panicked. I know we’re in it for the long haul,” West said.“I’ve been in this business since ’91. I know that it has its ups and downs and you just have to kind of work with your landlord if you can,” he said. “And so far, they have been excellent, actually. And that really, really helps.”Not being able to hold events at the store has also been a significant hindrance to business, West said. “That was part of my business. Those events brought people in.”West said as a one-person operation, he feels better prepared to weather the pandemic than some other businesses.“I think people who have employees, that’s a whole other story. I worry about my cohorts at Book Alley or at Vroman’s.“It would be nice to go back to the old days, or just even a year ago,” West said. “But I get it. People are scared. SoI think once we get a vaccine, we’ll be OK.”See also:Community Rallies Around Pasadena’s Pandemic-Stricken Vroman’s Bookstore Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Twitter Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 27, 2015 Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter Previous articleDiversions in place following serious collision outside BallybofeyNext articleCo Donegal man, who was reported missing in US, found safe and well admin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Police in America and in England say they are concerned for the safety of an Irish man missing in Florida. In a statement police in Essex said 29-year-old Ciaran O’Donnell, originally from Milford in Co Donegal, said family and friends have been unable to trace him.He was last seen in the Panama City Beach area on holidays last Monday.Ciaran had been living and working recently in Basildon, Essex.”We’re concerned for the welfare of Ciaran O’Donnell who has gone missing while on holiday in the Panama City Beach area and are appealing for anyone who may have been there recently and seen him to contact us,” said a spokesman for Essex police.Ciaran was in Florida on holidays.He’s 6ft 2in tall and of slim build with ginger hair.Family and friends of Ciaran began a social media campaign this evening which they hoe will help spread the word about Ciaran’s disappearance in the hope somebody somewhere has seen him. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal US police concerned for welfare of missing Co Donegal man in Florida Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
Top StoriesTaking Screenshot Of Virtual Hearing Equivalent To Clicking Photo Of Actual Courtroom Proceeding: Calcutta HC Initiates Contempt Against Advocate [Read UPDATE- Contempt Proceedings Dropped] Mehal Jain26 Aug 2020 4:59 AMShare This – xUPDATEThe Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped the contempt proceedings against the lawyer in this Case [The contempt proceedings are dropped with a warning, however, to Mr. Shiv Ratan Kakrania not to repeat such conduct in future. Rule is discharged. The personal appearance of the contemnor is dispensed with. CC No. 23 of 2020 stands disposed of, said the Court]Taking a screenshot of…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?LoginUPDATEThe Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped the contempt proceedings against the lawyer in this Case [The contempt proceedings are dropped with a warning, however, to Mr. Shiv Ratan Kakrania not to repeat such conduct in future. Rule is discharged. The personal appearance of the contemnor is dispensed with. CC No. 23 of 2020 stands disposed of, said the Court]Taking a screenshot of the virtual court proceedings is akin to clicking a photograph of an actual court proceeding, the Calcutta High Court recently opined. Justice Rajashekhar Mantha initiated suo motu contempt action against an advocate-on-record for posting on ‘LinkedIn’ a screenshot of the virtual court hearing of the day when a favourable interim order was passed by the Single Judge while calling for affidavits. The screenshot was preceded by the following writing: “We are #happy to#share that we managed to obtain an#Ante‐ #Arbitration#Injunction (ICC Arbitration)in a matter before the Calcutta High Court”. The bench also took offence at the use of the term “managed” in connection with the decision of the court to grant a stay on the arbitration proceedings. “The matter was brought to my notice by a family member, who received it from a classmate from out of town, the day before yesterday’, said Justice Mantha, adding that after noticing the publication, the screenshot was circulated by him to the respective counsel for the parties. The Single Bench indicated to the parties the impropriety evident from the screenshot/publication: [a] a screenshot of Court Proceeding has been taken which is equivalent to a photograph of a Court Proceeding, without the leave of this Court. [b] The screenshot was published in a personal web page of a website called ‘Linked In’ about two months ago without the leave or knowledge of this Court. [c] an insinuation may be evident from the aforesaid writing on the page in question seen with the screenshot. The bench, on August 12, recorded that the concerned advocate expressed serious regret and tendered an unconditional apology for having made such publication. “He further submits that no insinuation was at all intended and that it was made bona fide and without any intention whatsoever to affect the dignity of the High Court”, the bench noted. The Senior Advocate representing the plaintiffs also expressed shock at the publication and submitted that the same is extremely unfortunate. “He has, however, said that the publication is bona fide and without any intention whatsoever to affect the dignity of this Court”, the bench recorded. Even the Senior Counsel for the original defendants in the suit, submitted that the language used in the website could have been happier and the expression ‘managed’ should not be misconstrued in any other manner by the Court. He suggested that the expression ‘managed’ must be understood to mean ‘succeeded’ i.e. succeeded to have obtained an order in the nature of an anti‐suit injunction / anti arbitration injunction which is otherwise not normally granted. However, on that occasion, Justice Manthi expressed a desire to “release the matter from this Court’s board”. At this, the defendants’ side unequivocally urged that substantial resources have been expended for the conduct of this matter before the Court and serious loss and prejudice would be caused to all parties if the matter was released by this Bench. Full confidence in the Court was expressed, with repeated pleadings to continue hearing and pronounce judgement in the matter. The Senior Advocate for the plaintiffs also assured that his advocate-on-record should and must file an apology by way of an affidavit before this Court, reiterating that substantial time and expenses have been incurred by their clients in conduct of this matter which is in the nature of a high stakes litigation. Expressing his “displeasure” at the publication made and being of the view that the same has been done in “bad taste”, Justice Mantha had conceded to proceed with the matter on considering the earnest request made on both sides, though reiterating that the matter ought not to be further heard by his Court. The Single Judge had also directed the registry to number a suo motu contempt proceeding against said advocate-on-record, requiring him to explain his conduct. On Tuesday, the Single Judge took note of an affidavit of August 19 filed by the AOR as ordered by the court. “He has tendered an unconditional apology and has accepted that the publication of the screenshot of Court proceedings without the leave of the Court was incorrect. He has also said that it was deleted immediately after it was notified to him by his Counsel. He has also explained that the statement made in the publication was wholly unintentional. He did not want to lower the dignity or the majesty of the Court. He has also apologised for the same”, recorded Justice Mantha. Considering the same, the bench directed that the contempt proceedings be “dropped with a warning, however, to not to repeat such conduct in future”.Click Here To Download Order [Dated Aug 25]Click Here To Download Order [Dated Aug 12][Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Chalabala/iStock(CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C.) — A search is intensifying through difficult, rugged terrain and cold temperatures for a missing 3-year-old boy in North Carolina, officials said.“Our number one priority is to find Casey,” Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told reporters Wednesday.Casey Lynn Hathaway went missing from the backyard of his grandmother’s home Tuesday afternoon, Hughes said, according to ABC New Bern affiliate WCTI-TV.Casey was playing with two other children, and when those kids came inside without Casey, the grandmother and others spent 45 minutes searching before calling 911, authorities said, according to WCTI.The U.S. Marines Corps has sent in people to help with the search, Hughes said Wednesday.The family has been extremely cooperative, Hughes added.The sheriff’s office has also asked people to check their property, cars and storage sheds for Casey.“No tip is insignificant,” the sheriff said Wednesday.“We’re not giving up,” added the county’s emergency management coordinator, Stanley Kite.Casey has blonde hair and brown eyes. He stands at 28 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds, the sheriff’s office said.Anyone with information is urged to call the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-633-0498 or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article Staff survey prompts NHS body rethinkOn 22 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The NHS Logistics Authority is retraining its top 50 managers in a bid toimprove communication with staff and help the organisation become morecustomer-focused. The authority, which supplies goods to the NHS, is attempting to become morecustomer-orientated, placing a greater emphasis on listening to its staff. The organisation is to extend its management development programme from itsexecutive team to senior and middle managers from the summer to achieve itsgoal. Linda Garnett, HR director at NHS Logistics, said the staff survey revealedthe company’s 1,300 employees felt ignored by senior management. In response, it re-evaluated corporate culture and put its seven executivemanagers through a leadership course – including workshops, 360-degreeappraisals and a questionnaire – to identify their strengths and weaknesses. They were also given a personal development planner to plug any skills gaps.The executive team will now lead the 40 next most senior managers throughthe course. Each member of the top team will be in charge of a learning and supportgroup of middle managers, who they will support, mentor and develop. Garnett believes the course will help develop the next generation ofmanagement talent. “The training has three objectives – to create a customer-focusedorganisation, improve the organisation’s performance and spot the executivemanagers of the future,” she said. “If we improve our performance the service the NHS offers patients canonly benefit.” Related posts:No related photos.
Air monitoring stations Were set up at 2 sites in thesouthern hemisphere – Moody Brook, Falkland Islands (51 ~ 25′ S, 57 ~ 56’W) and Halley, Research Station, Antarctica (75 ~ 35′ S, 26 ~ 30′ W). PCBs were monitored at the stations throughout 1999. Highest concentrations were observed when temperatures were greater. In general, concentrations were greater at Moody Brook than at Halley, although the difference in concentrations between sites was less for more chlorinated congeners. Air concentrationsat both sites were compared with samples collectednearby over-water. Over water air concentrations were foundto be greater than over land air concentrations. Concentrations were also compared with literature data for air concentrations at a remote site in the Canadian Arctic. Atmospheric concentrations of tri-chlorinated biphenyls were found to be approximately double those reported for Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, whilst concentrations in samples from Antarctica were verysimilar to those found in the high Arctic. Most other PCBs were a factor of 2-4 greater in the Canadian Arctic.
Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Landlords increasing rents to pay for extra regulatory costs previous nextHousing MarketLandlords increasing rents to pay for extra regulatory costsARLA’s David Cox says number of tenants facing rent rises is beginning to increase once more as landlords seek to offset extra costs.Nigel Lewis26th April 20180768 Views The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says the private rental market is ‘holding steady’ but warns there is trouble ahead for tenants as landlords increase their rents to pay for the increased costs created by the recent extra legislative changes.This includes the recent increases in tax relief, the new minimum energy efficiency standards that kicked in on April 1st and also the looming tenant fees ban.The proportion of rental properties managed by agents which saw their rents rise increased to 23% during March, the highest since September 2017 but still lower year-on-year when compared to the past three years.Both the number of rental homes managed by agents, and the number of tenants applying to rent properties increased per branch during March, by 2.5% and 8% respectively.This is continuing to push up rents, which HomeLet says increased by 0.9% on average across the UK, and 1.5% in London, and rose in ten out of the UK’s 12 regions.“For the last two decades, successive Governments have passed significant amounts of complex legislation for landlords, none of which have been properly policed or adequately enforced – but most of which cost decent landlords a lot of money,” says ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive David Cox (pictured, above).“This is why we’re so supportive of the Government’s proposals to crack down on rogue agents, and more recently, plans to confiscate properties from criminal landlords.“The announcements mark a sensible shift towards focusing on the root cause of the issues affecting the sector, rather than trying to find solutions to individual problems.“This, coupled with greater rental stock is the key to fixing Britain’s broken rental sector.”HomeLet lettings renting PRS private rental sector ARLA Association of Residential Letting Agents David Cox April 26, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021