High street sales edge up in November but retailers sweat over big item sales

first_imgThursday 16 December 2010 8:07 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp HIGH street sales were up in November, official figures showed yesterday.Sales rose 1.1 per cent on the previous year, and have now increased for every month since February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The news came as John Lewis announced a sales boost of 12 per cent so far this week, compared to the same time last year.“At this time of year we prepare for an influx of ‘last-minute men’ who dash into beauty and lingerie to buy their gifts,” said the chain’s director of selling operations David Barford.However, the ONS revealed that some retailers experienced a decline in sales for November. Sales in household goods stores were down 5.7 per cent. And the overall rise is “soft,” according to Simon Hayes of Barclays Capital Research. “With real pay in decline, the outlook for household spending remains weak,” he said.Consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level since March 2009, according to a Nationwide survey released today.The survey is bad news for retailers hoping to sell big ticket items ahead of the VAT rise on 4 January.“People appear less likely to make major purchases,” said Nationwide’s Martin Gahbauer. “The number of consumers viewing this as a good time to buy fell below 25 per cent for the first time in over two years.” Show Comments ▼ High street sales edge up in November but retailers sweat over big item sales Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL last_img read more

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Scotland injury news

first_imgIn the backs stand-off Ruaridh Jackson had calf bruising; centre Sean Lamont had bruising to his shoulders and upper body; and full-back Chris Paterson had shoulder bruising. Dr Robson added: “We will be closely monitoring all players over the next 48 hours but at this juncture none of the injuries is giving us any serious cause for concern.” Richie Gray in action against Ireland this weekendTHE AFTERMATH of Scotland’s loss to Ireland at the weekend at Murrayfield has left a few of the squad battered and bruised, with six Scottish players requiring further medical assessment. Scotland team doctor James Robson reported today that among the forwards lock Richie Gray had a knee strain; his second-row partner, captain Alastair Kellock had hand bruising and a neck strain; and flanker John Barclay had a knee contusion. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Richie Gray of Scotland runs at the Irish defence during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 27, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Canada: Anglicans pass hotly debated Palestine-Israel resolution

first_imgCanada: Anglicans pass hotly debated Palestine-Israel resolution Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Middle East An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm I’m glad that our Canadian brothers and sisters are taking seriously the Kairos Palestine document, something the leadership of our own church actively resists, and even opposes. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm Can anyone point to similar resolutions adopted by this same Synod regarding the illegal occupation and (brutal) annexation of Tibet by China (in 1950!), of Northern Cyprus by Turkey in 1974, and of the Western Sahara by Morocco in 1975? If such resolutions were never voted, the question becomes “why not?”. Why the double-standard? Why the pathological obsession for the Israeli-Arab conflict? If the Synod were honest and sincere, it would apply the same standards to every case of illegal occupation in the world. It would discover in the process that while the three cases mentioned above are clear-cut cases of illegal occupation (still ongoing as we speak) and massive violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, while in fact the case of Israel occupying the West Bank (adding Gaza is wrong since it was vacated entirely in 2005) is perfectly legal. The onus of the analysis would then turn to the Palestinians, who are the ones who have refused to negotiate in good faith to make peace since 1967. If they were honest rather than politically motivated, the Synod should rescind this resolution. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Journal] After a long and passionate debate, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting in Ottawa has passed a resolution on the issue of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.The resolution reiterates the established positions of the church, which “recognize the legitimate aspirations, rights and needs of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace with dignity within sovereign and secure borders; condemns the use of all kinds of violence, especially against civilians; calls for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza); and calls upon Israel, as an occupying power, to recognize the Fourth Geneva Convention, which forbids the transfer and settlement of its citizen in occupied territories. ”However, it also calls on Canadian Anglicans to take some new steps, including educating themselves more deeply.The resolution commits the church to act with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and other ecumenical partners to:enable deeper church-wide awareness of and response to the call of the Kairos Palestine document: A Moment of Trutheducate the church about the impact of illegal settlements on the lives of both Palestinians and Israelis; about imported products identified as produced in or related to the illegal settlements and misleadingly labelled as produced in Israel; about the complexities of economic advocacy measuresexplore and challenge theologies and beliefs, such as Christian Zionism, that support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territoriesexplore and challenge theories and beliefs that deny the right of Israel to existand strengthen relationships with Canadian Jews and Muslims, to resolutely oppose anti-Semitism, anti-Arab sentiments and Islamophobia.Debate ranged among members, from some who said the resolution went too far and demonstrated left-wing or anti-Israel bias, to those who said it did not go far enough in addressing the oppression of Palestinians suffering under an apartheid system.There was also a concern that this resolution followed in the footsteps of a United Church of Canada resolution that called for a boycott of goods produced in the occupied territories that are labelled as Israeli products.  Bishop Michael Ingham of the diocese of New Westminster responded, saying this resolution “calls for nothing approaching that. It calls us to learn more about these products.”The motion passed with the support of 73 per cent of the almost 300 members.Another resolution was also passed that invites Anglicans to observe Jerusalem Sunday on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The day will be used to give special attention to the work of the Anglican church in the Holy Land and to take up a special offering as a gift to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC David Singer says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Robert T. 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Surbeck says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (3) July 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm Did the General Synod consider the right of Jews to live in the West Bank legally conferred on them by article 6 of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the United Nations Charter?If not -why not? Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Ben’s first national fundraising event raises £10,000 for mental health support

first_img Melanie May | 10 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: fundraising events mental health The event was part of a wider campaign around mental health, and was supported by celebrities Mike Brewer, Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson, while the day also saw Volvo UK tie up with Sky Atlantic on Twitter; Autotrader’s David Hawksworth raise £400 through JustGiving, and Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer encourage his fans to show support for the campaign.Zara Ross, chief executive of Ben, said:“We were delighted to see so many organisations supporting Hats on 4 Mental Health Day. We have been overwhelmed by the response we have had and the awareness surrounding the campaign has been phenomenal. One in three people will experience mental health problems at work, which means that over 260,000 people within the automotive industry will face these challenges at some point in their lives. The money raised from Hats on 4 Mental Health Day will go towards supporting those individuals to help them get their lives back on track.”The charity is planning to hold Hats on 4 Mental Health again in 2017. Ben’s first national fundraising event raises £10,000 for mental health support Ben, the charity that supports people in the automotive industry, has announced that its first national fundraising event has raised £10,000 to support automotive colleagues facing mental health challenges.Hats on 4 Mental Health Day took place across the UK on 10th November, and saw employees from around 90 companies wear their hats to work and donate to the charity. Participants were also to post their photos on social media under the hashtag #hatson4mentalhealth, which trended for several hours. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  95 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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ALERT – US: Whistleblower Reality Winner pleads guilty to violating Espionage Act

first_imgNews Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 63-month prison sentence a federal court imposed on National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Reality Winner, who pleaded guilty on June 26 to violating the Espionage Act. Winner is the first of two whistleblowers prosecuted under the Trump administration. April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 27, 2018 ALERT – US: Whistleblower Reality Winner pleads guilty to violating Espionage Act Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reality Winner pleaded guilty in a Federal District Court in Georgia to one felony count in violation of the Espionage Act, reaching an agreement with prosecutors that calls for 63 months in prison and an additional three years of supervised release. Winner’s sentence is the longest-known term a federal court has imposed for a violation of the Espionage Act in connection to a leak. If she had been convicted in trial, which was set for October, she could have faced up to 10 years in prison. Less than six months into President Donald Trump’s presidency, Winner, a former NSA contractor, was arrested on June 3, 2017, and charged with gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information under the Espionage Act. The charges against her came shortly after online investigative news outlet The Intercept published a story featuring a leaked NSA document showing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since Winner’s initial arrest, the Trump administration has made a sustained effort to crackdown on whistleblowers. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further United StatesAmericas Whistleblowers United StatesAmericas Whistleblowers Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more News “Reality Winner’s long prison sentence is proof that the US government cares more about hiding information from the public than it does about its citizens’ rights to the First Amendment,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “The use of the draconian Espionage Act against whistleblowers is a growing threat to the future of investigative journalism under an administration that has vowed to double down on government leaks. RSF condemns this sentencing.” News News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. SAUL LOEB / AFP last_img read more

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Concern about judicial harassment of Armenia’s media

first_img Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more An appeal court ruled that she should have “quoted her source” and “verified the facts” although she was just expressing an opinion on an informal platform. As a result, Harutyunyan had to post a retraction on Facebook on 31 January. February 12, 2020 Concern about judicial harassment of Armenia’s media ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en What with 11 simultaneous libel suits against the daily newspaper Hraparak, six suits against the daily newspapers Haykakan Zhamanak and Aravot and eight lawsuits against various media outlets by a single parliamentarian, Hayk Sargsyan, on the same day in October 2019 – the violence journalists suffered during the 2018 revolution’s protests has been replaced by an extraordinary wave of judicial harassment linked to increasing political polarization. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Follow the news on Armenia After the revolution, Armenia’s ranking in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index rose from 80th out of 180 countries in 2018 to 61st in 2019 but the judicial harassment of journalists could undermine its position in the 2020 Index. More and more journalists are being summoned for questioning about stories they have covered although article 5 of Armenia’s mass media law supposedly guarantees the confidentiality of their sources. News But there are alternatives to legal proceedings. Organizations such as the Media Ethics Observatory (created in 2007 at the Yerevan Press Club’s initiative) and the Information Disputes Council can act as mediators. News News The latest targets include Sona Harutyunyan, a journalist working for the news website 1in.am, who was sued by the pro-opposition news website News.am for suggesting in a Facebook post that News.am was owned by former President Robert Kocharyan. The victims of harassment also include Qnar Manukyan, the editor of the daily Zhoghovurd, who is the target of criminal proceedings for refusing to reveal her sources. Her newspaper and the news site ArmLur.am say they were the targets of four attempts by prosecutors and the intelligences services to obtain sensitive information in 2019 alone. Credit: screenshot A1+ to go further Help by sharing this information Many newspapers have reported the same rumour, which has never been denied, but so far the only newspaper to be sued has been Haykakan Zhamanak, which is owned by the Prime minister’s family. “We are disturbed by the tendency for Armenian media to be sued or prosecuted,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The judicial system is being manipulated for partisan purposes to bring abusive legal proceedings designed to gag and obstruct media by forcing them dedicate a lot of resources to defending themselves. To avoid criminalizing journalism, we urge the authorities to promote the use of existing non-judicial solutions to settle disputes.” The number of lawsuits alleging defamation or insult under 1087.1 of the civil code has tripled in the past four years. Armenia’s justice department reported 74 cases in 2019 against 24 in 2016. The lawsuits against journalists and media outlets are usually brought by politicians or businessmen, or sometimes by other media. Damages can be as much as 2 million drams (4,000 euros). Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by an increase in the harassment of journalists in Armenia, where – despite a revolution in May 2018 – they are being subjected to defamation suits and attacks on their right to protect their sources.last_img read more

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Huntington Exhibition Pairs Two Great American Photographers Who Captured Contrasting Views of Britain and Ireland

first_img Make a comment Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  (L-R) Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), Scotland, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967, gelatin silver print. © Paul Caponigro, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.The contrasting styles of acclaimed American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) take center stage at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall in an exhibition that showcases their photography of Britain and Ireland beginning in 1960.The exhibition, “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland,” is on view in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery from Nov. 8, 2014, to March 9, 2015. The Huntington is the only West Coast venue for the exhibition, which opens at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven on June 26.“Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro” features approximately 150 works by the photographers. Bruce Davidson, a member of the Magnum Agency, traveled to England and Scotland in 1960, where he brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his photography a sensation in the United States. Paul Caponigro went to Ireland and Britain in 1967 on a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. Those countries became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly in the 1960s and beyond. The exhibition examines the work of two master photographers as they trained American eyes on enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes.“Paul Caponigro and Bruce Davidson are two of the most distinguished American photographers of their generation,” said Jennifer A Watts, the exhibition’s co-curator and curator of photographs at The Huntington. “This is the first exhibition to pair these influential contemporaries who followed overlapping yet distinct creative paths. Britain and Ireland are the countries to which each man embarked on significant creative journeys in the course of refining their art. How fitting, then, to bring these works to The Huntington, where we have one of the strongest collections of British art and historical materials in the country. The exhibition’s concept was both intriguing and beautifully relevant. The exhibition is also curated by Scott Wilcox, chief curator of art collections and senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.While Caponigro and Davidson are acquainted with each other’s work, the two have never met.Davidson is a photojournalist and urban street photographer; Caponigro practices a pure, formalist approach to landscape photography. Both have eschewed digital technology; they are devoted to black-and-white film and continue to make prints by hand. And both of them produced important bodies of work in Britain and Ireland beginning in 1960.In trips to Britain in 1960 and 1965, Davidson took an impressionistic portrait of the British people at work and play. During numerous visits starting in 1967, Caponigro focused on the ancient stone circles, dolmens, and early churches in the British and Celtic landscape.Installation, FilmThis is a 3-minute excerpt from “Still Looking,” a 16-minute film from the exhibition “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.”Each artist’s work will be installed in separate spaces within the gallery and accompanied by minimal, explanatory text. In addition, “Still Looking,” a film featuring both photographers and produced exclusively for the exhibition, will be installed in a gallery at the Yale Center for British Art and The Huntington, with a version posted online. Created in early 2014 by Huntington filmmaker Kate Lain, the 16-minute film is a series of evocative moments with Davidson and Caponigro on location in their respective homes in New York City and Maine.Still Looking (excerpt) from IN MOTION | The Huntington on Vimeo.This is a 3-minute excerpt from “Still Looking,” a 16-minute film from the exhibition “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.”Paul CaponigroCaponigro was born in Boston, a shy child in a boisterous Italian American family. He used photography as a means of escape. Drafted into the Army in 1953, he was sent to San Francisco and eventually fell under the influence of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and other luminaries of the Bay Area school, a loose affiliation of photographers who took the natural landscape as their subject and used razor-sharp focus and superb printing techniques as expressive tools. In 1966, he went to Ireland and Britain on a Guggenheim grant. He had intended to travel to Egypt, but unrest in the Middle East interrupted his plans. So he settled his family in Dublin and began to explore. “Ireland became my Egypt,” he said, “and the stones my temples.”That year marked the beginning of a sustained relationship with places that significantly shaped his career. He returned a dozen times over the next decade.Bruce DavidsonDavidson grew up in suburban Illinois and purchased his first camera as a young boy, using the Chicago streets as his creative training ground. In 1952, he enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York, encountering there the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. The spontaneity and emotional depth of their pictures proved a revelation.In the late 1950s, Davidson was invited to join Magnum, the elite organization of photojournalists founded by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and several others. He received wide acclaim with the publication in 1960 of “Brooklyn Gang,” a series featuring a notorious group of streetwise teens. He left the United States shortly thereafter for England and Scotland on a two-month assignment for British magazine The Queen.He would return to the United Kingdom periodically thereafter, producing photography documenting a range of people in diverse settings, including Blackpool, the mining districts of southern Wales, and a traveling circus in rural Ireland.Catalog“Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland” is accompanied by a 220-page fully illustrated catalog with curatorial essays, published by Yale University Press. It is scheduled for release on June 24.“There’s a force in the land and it’s intelligent,” became Caponigro’s mantra and guide. He returned repeatedly to the United Kingdom and Ireland (his latest photographs in the exhibition are from 1993).The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community Newscenter_img Visual Arts Huntington Exhibition Pairs Two Great American Photographers Who Captured Contrasting Views of Britain and Ireland In its only West Coast venue, exhibition showcases exemplary work by contemporary photographers Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 11:28 am Subscribe 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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 Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Endorses Jacque Robinson for Mayor

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Opinion & Columnists Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Endorses Jacque Robinson for Mayor From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 2:05 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News 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 * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Councilman Steve Madison, recently re-elected to his fifth term as Councilman representing District 6 of the City of Pasadena, has added his name to the growing list of local leaders and organizations endorsing Jacque Robinson for Mayor.Madison says, “The upcoming Mayoral runoff election offers a clear choice between two candidates who are completely different in almost every significant way. I’m supporting Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson for Mayor and I hope you do too.”“As I prepare to begin my fifth term on the City Council, I believe the most important qualities to be an effective Mayor are integrity, an open, inclusive leadership style that is respectful of the entire community, the seven other Councilmembers, all the stakeholders, and leads to consensus around positive solutions. I have worked very closely with Jacque on the Council, on two Council committees (Public Safety and Legislative Policy) and on the Bob Hope Burbank Airport Commission. I have seen how she listens with an open mind, and then works collaboratively to address the important issues facing us. Jacque has impeccable integrity and she will be a warm, positive representative for our great City, following in the footsteps of my close friend Bill Bogaard, who as you know is stepping down after 16 exemplary years as Mayor. Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson will be a great Mayor for all of Pasadena, and I respectfully urge you to join me in supporting her.”Madison’s Council District includes the west side of the Rose Bowl Stadium and Arroyo Seco as well as the Old Pasadena business district. His endorsement comes on the heels of Robinson earning the highly respected public safety endorsement from the Pasadena Police Officers Association last week.“I’m honored that Councilman Madison has stepped forward in such a public way to support my candidacy for Mayor. I have always respected the high level of engagement and passion he holds for issues important to the residents of his District while also being open to differing opinions. I look forward to continuing my service alongside him as Mayor.”For a full list of endorsements, go to www.jacquerobinson4mayor.com.Jacque Robinson is a lifelong Pasadenan and two term Councilmember representing District 1 in Pasadena. She currently serves as Vice Mayor. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Make a comment 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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[IB Official Ankit Sharma Murder During Delhi Riots] ‘Reminiscent Of Carnage During The Days Of Partition’, Delhi Court Denies Bail To Accused

first_imgNews Updates[IB Official Ankit Sharma Murder During Delhi Riots] ‘Reminiscent Of Carnage During The Days Of Partition’, Delhi Court Denies Bail To Accused Sparsh Upadhyay30 Oct 2020 5:15 AMShare This – xWhile denying the benefit of Bail to IB Officer Ankit Sharma’s Murder Accused (Muntajim alias Musa), the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (29th October) remarked that “it is common knowledge that the dreary days of 24.02.2020 and 25.02.2020 saw parts of North-East Delhi gripped by a communal frenzy, reminiscent of carnage during the days of partition”.The Additional Sessions Judge…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?LoginWhile denying the benefit of Bail to IB Officer Ankit Sharma’s Murder Accused (Muntajim alias Musa), the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (29th October) remarked that “it is common knowledge that the dreary days of 24.02.2020 and 25.02.2020 saw parts of North-East Delhi gripped by a communal frenzy, reminiscent of carnage during the days of partition”.The Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav, in his order further observed that, “the riots spread like wildfire across the smoke-grey skyline of Capital, engulfing new areas and snuffing out more and more innocent lives.”Notably, the Court denied the bail to the accused noting that the CDR analysis qua his mobile phone categorically revealed that he had been in regular touch with co-accused persons namely Sameer Khan and Haseen @ Mulla ji @ Salman, who were actively involved in rioting in the area..BackgroundIt was argued that applicant/accused (Muntajim alias Musa) was falsely roped in the matter merely on the basis of disclosure statements made by co-accused persons namely Sameer Khan and Nazim.He argued that he was not captured/visible either in any CCTV footage or any viral video(s). It was further argued that he was not identified by any of the public witnesses cited in the matter.He submitted that he was not specifically named in the FIR. There is no direct evidence available against him to connect him with the commission of the alleged crime in the matter.On the other hand, the Special PP argued that this is an unfortunate case of the brutal murder of a young officer of Intelligence Bureau (I.B) namely Shri Ankit Sharma by the riotous mob in the evening of 25.02.2020 and the applicant was an active member/part of the said riotous mob.It was argued that his CDR location was found to be at the scene of crime/spot on both days, i.e on 24.02.2020 and 25.02.2020, when the intensity of the communal riots was maximum.It was also argued that the presence/custody of applicant was very much required to get him identified by way of judicial Test Identification Parade (TIP) from public witnesses.Court’s AnalysisThe Court took into account the fact that his name duly surfaced/referred to in the intercepted phone call(s) and transcripts between co-accused Haseen @ Mullaji @ Salman and his friends/relatives.Further, the Court noted,”This Court also cannot lose sight of the fact that the applicant and both the aforesaid co-accused persons are residents of Nand Nagri and their CDR location was found at the scene of crime (SOC)/spot on the day of the incident cannot be a mere coincidence.”The Court was of the view that the custodial interrogation of the applicant is very much necessary to unearth the conspiracy for planning, instigating and executing riot action plan.The application for anticipatory bail was accordingly dismissed.It may be noted that while denying bail the bail to an accused booked for damaging a mosque during the February communal riots in North-East Delhi, the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) had recently observed,”In recent communal riots in North-East Delhi more than 50 innocent people were killed by the rioters and the dastardly act of rioters in this matter is an act against the country’s secular structure.” (emphasis supplied)Further, while noting that “It is prima facie apparent that he used his muscle power and political clout to act as a kingpin in planning, instigating and fanning the flames of communal conflagration”, the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (22nd October) dismissed the bail application of former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain and a prime accused in cases related to the February Northeast Delhi riots.Quoting a famous English saying, the Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav, Karkardooma Court further remarked,”When you choose to play with embers, you cannot blame the wind to have carried the spark a bit too far and spread the fire”On the same day i.e., on Thursday (22nd October), the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on had also dismissed the bail plea of a man named Sameer Khan (an alleged associate of Tahir Hussain) who was arrested in connection with the murder of Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Ankit Sharma during the communal violence in north-east Delhi in February.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Renderings of 1223 Spofford Avenue, Bronx, 153-10 88th Avenue, Queens and 1201 Spofford Avenue, Bronx (iStock, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Zara Realty) Two pieces of the city’s redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx made the list of 10 largest projects filed in the five boroughs in November.“The Peninsula” project aims to transform the five-acre Spofford property into a mixed-use live-work community. The campus would eventually feature 740 units of affordable housing, 52,000 square feet of recreational space and 49,000 square feet of light industrial space.Gary Barnett-led Extell Development’s 534-key hotel project in the Diamond District also made the list.Seven of the 10 applications on the list had a multifamily component.ADVERTISEMENTThe full list of November’s top 10 biggest real estate projects is below:1. 1223 Spofford Avenue, BronxThe largest project application filed was for a 13-story, 224-unit mixed-use building, by the city Economic Development Corporation. The 185,338-square-foot building would include a 2,500-square-foot community facility, according to the filing. The project is part of the Peninsula development.2. 32 West 48th Street, ManhattanExtell Development plans to build a 33-story, 168,897-square-foot hotel in the Diamond District. The building would include 534 rooms along with retail space, a restaurant/bar, a gym and a lobby, according to the plan. It took several years for the New York-based developer to assemble the site, as well as the air rights. The proposed hotel would connect West 48th Street to the diamond block on West 47th Street.3. 153-10 88th Avenue, QueensZara Realty, under the entity Rufus King Park Development Company, is planning a nine-story, 223-unit mixed-income development in Jamaica. The proposed 157,265-square-foot building includes 6,569 square feet of community space such as a resident lounge and a gym, according to the filing.4. 38-20 Parsons Boulevard, QueensKenneth Liu with Eastone Parsons Holding plans to build a seven-story, 175-unit apartment building in Flushing. The 155,389-square-foot building would include nearly 36,000 square feet of community facility, such as parking garages, a bike storage, a children’s room, a business center, a conference room, a lounge and a gym. Last year, Eastone Parsons Holding purchased the former synagogue from Temple Gates of Prayer for $37.5 million.Read moreCity to finalize deal for $300M mixed-use redevelopment of Bronx jail siteBarnett to build large hotel in the Diamond DistrictZara Realty plans 218K-sf Jamaica development 5. 1201 Spofford Avenue, BronxThis is another piece of the Peninsula project, filed by the EDC. The 16-story, 129,277-square-foot building would include 135 apartments and 6,386-square-foot of community space, such as an amenity room, a play room and a gym.6. 1504 Macombs Road, BronxKIPP NYC, a charter school network, plans to build a six-story, 78,450-square-foot school building on the two lots that the group purchased for $21.5 million in July. KIPP Elements Primary School at 338 East 146th Street and KIPP All Middle School at 2502 Lorillard Place will be relocated to 1504 Macombs Road, according to the Bronx Times.7. 126 East 86th Street, ManhattanRybak Development plans to build a 20-story mixed-use building on this Upper East Side site, which the Brooklyn-based developer recently purchased for $26 million. The proposed 77,326-square-foot building includes 32 apartments and about 7,000 square feet of commercial space.8. 182-11 Eastern Road, QueensLogan Property, which shares the address with Logan Bus Company at 97-14 Atlantic Avenue in Queens, plans to build a two-story, 56,232-square-foot building to house a car repair shop and accessory offices.9. 26 Sherman Avenue, ManhattanShloime Gross, through the entity 26 Sherman Residence, plans to construct an eight-story, mixed-use building in the Inwood neighborhood. The 47,966-square-foot building would include 59 apartments, along with 7,538 square feet of commercial space and about 500 square feet of community space.10. 1591 Jesup Avenue, BronxGjushi Construction, under the entity Jesup Development, plans to build an eight-story, 43,411-square-foot building in the Morris Heights neighborhood. The building would include 59 residential units along with 3,623 square feet of community space.Contact Akiko Matsuda Email Address* Message*center_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* Tagseconomic development corporationExtell Developmentlast_img read more

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