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Post workers to own 10pc of Royal Mail

first_imgWednesday 22 September 2010 8:23 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share Post workers to own 10pc of Royal Mail AT least 10 per cent of Royal Mail will be owned by employees when the postal service is eventually privatised, Vince Cable announced yesterday.Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool, the business secretary said Royal Mail’s 155,000 workers would benefit from the “largest employee shares scheme of any privatisation for 25 years”.He added: “The Liberal Democrats were the first and only party to call for an employee stake and we are now implementing it in government.”The government has not yet decided whether it will give away the shares or sell them at a hefty discount, although it will try to find a way of making employees hold on to their stock rather than immediately offloading it.Cable is hoping the plan will avert a wave of strike action when the private owner begins trying to modernise archaic postal service.“If Royal Mail is going to modernise, it will need to bring its workers along with it,” an aide to Cable said, adding the Communication Workers Union (CWU) had already downed tools twice over attempts to drag the postal service into the 21st Century. Cable is keen to draw lessons from the success of companies with significant employee share ownership like John Lewis, which has shed staff in the recession with very little unrest. However, the CWU hit out at Cable’s plans, arguing it was “deeply patronising” to people who had spent their entire lives working at Royal Mail. “The British public currently owns 100 per cent of Royal Mail and now 90 per cent is to be sold off to the banks and financial institutions that have created the current financial crisis,” said Bill Hayes, CWU general secretary.The government is hoping to privatise the Royal Mail next year, after it has passed legislation in the autumn, either by finding a trade buyer or through an IPO. It will keep a small stake in the interim, but has no plans to be a long-term shareholder. center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

IEA statement sees oil prices drop

first_img Share whatsapp Tuesday 18 January 2011 7:59 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comcenter_img Brent oil dropped back yesterday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that OPEC members were in fact quietly increasing output, despite OPEC representatives insisting the market was already amply supplied. On Monday oil almost hit $100 (£62.50) a barrel. But yesterday afternoon, following the IEA report, prices dropped to $96.80 (£60.50). KCS-content whatsapp IEA statement sees oil prices drop last_img read more

SEC proposes to clamp down on bonuses and pay at broker firms

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo SEC proposes to clamp down on bonuses and pay at broker firms whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 2 March 2011 9:03 pm Sharecenter_img US securities regulators issued a proposal yesterday to curb bonuses at brokerage and investment advisory firms over the objections of Republicans on the panel and even some doubts expressed by chairman Mary Schapiro.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 to issue for comment a plan for the wealth management industry that is substantially similar to one proposed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp last month for banks.The measures, required by last year’s Dodd-Frank financial law, are aimed at reducing incentives for executives and other top employees to take excessive risks.They require more disclosure of pay schemes and in some cases deferral of bonus money to later years.Some SEC members were concerned by how the agency’s pay proposal would affect the largest brokerage firms and financial advisory companies, which would include units of large banks such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.The plan would also likely hit some advisers of large hedge funds as well, although the SEC did not elaborate on which particular companies might be impacted. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wraplast_img read more

Veikkaus reopens slots and gaming hall in North Karelia

first_imgGaming facilities in Southern Savonia remain open since 20 January, whereas some regions have seen less consistent measures introduced. Gambling activities resumed in Satakunta from 16 January, and closed again less than two weeks later on 29 January. Last week, slot machines in the Kainuu region reopened after remaining closed since 13 January. The Covid-19 situation is monitored by district within Veikkaus, and decisions regarding the closure or opening of venues take place on a region-by-region basis. 15th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Players using Veikkaus’ decentralised slot machines must now, since the introduction of new player protection measures in January, identify themselves with either a Veikkaus card or a debit card attached to their player loyalty account. Any district showing a basic level of infection may reopen its gaming facilities, whereas any region in the acceleration or spreading phase must remain closed. Tags: Veikkaus The reopening was permitted to take place as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the region moved from the acceleration phase to the basic level, allowing for the opening of slot machines in kiosks, shops and traffic stations, in addition to the gaming hall. Veikkaus reopens slots and gaming hall in North Karelia Casino & gamescenter_img The operator also said that the change would help players to stay in control of their gambling. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus reopened its slot machine venues and the Joensuu Gaming Hall in the North Karelia region on Saturday. Topics: Casino & games Slots Regions: Finland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The operator said at the time of introduction that the measure would have “significant financial consequences,” anticipating a decline in player losses of around €300m from this and other player protection measures.last_img read more

Should I buy this UK share with BIG dividend yields for the new bull market?

first_img 2020 has been a catastrophe for dividend investors as shareholder payouts have fallen like dominoes. But, as a dividend investor myself, I haven’t thrown in the towel. There are lots of quality UK shares that still boast big dividend yields, despite the economic downturn. Land Securities Group also appears worth a look on account of its big dividend yields. For the retail property operator, the reading sits at a whopping 4.2%.In my opinion, the risks to this shopping operator far outweigh the benefit of chubby near-term yields.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For the retail sector it looks like the bull market could be some way off. And, of course, this has huge ramifications for owners of shopping centres and retail parks like Landsec. The UK share saw just 62% of rents due by 29 September collected within five working days, according to latest financials. That’s down from 95% at the same time in 2019.Retail sales are slumpingRecent retail industry data suggests that things could get much worse for Landsec and its peers too. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) monthly retail sales index just slumped to -23 for October, reversing sharply from +11 last month. It was also the sharpest fall since June.It’s looking possible that things could get much worse for the physical retail sector before they get better too. Localised lockdowns in the UK are intensifying, and the threat of a national lockdown is still lurking. For UK shares like Landsec this would prove a catastrophe, with more missed rent collections on the horizon, and more rent deferrals and reductions potentially on the cards too.Big debtsThis is an especially problematic scenario given the state of Landsec’s balance sheet. It has a colossal amount of debt on its books with net debt clocking in at £3.92bn as of June. This could certainly hamstring the UK share’s plan to reinstate dividends when half-year results are unpacked in early November. And it could rise to unsustainable levels should conditions on the high street remain tough.Hammerson’s desperate £800m-odd rescue plan last month illustrates the risks highly-indebted retail property owners like this pose to investors.I’d rather buy other UK shares todayLandsec’s share price has fallen 45% in 2020 on account of these worries. But it’d be a mistake to think this UK share’s problems are quite recent. It’s share price has dropped by almost two-thirds during the past five years. And it’s quite likely, in my opinion, Landsec will keep on dropping, and not just because of the worsening retail landscape. The surging popularity of e-commerce also threatens the long-term future of firms exposed to the physical retail segment like this.This is why I’m happy to forget about Landsec’s market-beating dividend yield. It explains why I don’t care about its low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13 times. I reckon it could end up costing ISA investors like me a fortune. Besides, there are much better UK shares with big dividends to choose from today. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Royston Wild | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Should I buy this UK share with BIG dividend yields for the new bull market?last_img read more

11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Singapore Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904653/11-jalan-insaf-foma-architects Clipboard Singapore Area:  620 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joseph Goh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Architects: FOMA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Joseph Goh+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Lead Architect: “COPY” Terence Tan Photographs CopyAbout this officeFOMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on October 26, 2018Cite: “11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects” 25 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Joseph GohText description provided by the architects. The 2 story dwelling house sits on a trapezium-shaped plot of land with a narrow frontage. The owner’s brief was to maximize the built-up area to cater to the family of 6, and at the same time provide a swimming pool while maintaining the existing genius loci of the place – a reclusive green microcosm. The house comprises two inward-facing volumes overlooking a pool in the center, forming an H-shaped orientation plan which captures the North-South prevailing breezes.Save this picture!© Joseph GohThe living, dining, staircase and lift areas are arranged around the swimming pool, dividing the spaces into 2 blocks, which forms the house main visual and spatial center. Lush greenery and trees are planted around the perimeter to provide a natural privacy enclosure from the prying eyes. Timber louvers are used to clad the external elevation of the 2 volumes to provide greater privacy and shade from the East-West sun.Save this picture!Section AThe ground floor landscape is further enhanced by the cascading water feature that flows from the entrance to the surrounding living area. Adjoining terraces and open decks blurred the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating spaces with an amazing nature greenery view for family gatherings. To allow for plenty of breezes into the house, the staircase which wraps around the glass lift was designed as an open staircase with a huge overhanging roof.Save this picture!© Joseph GohSave this picture!© Joseph GohA sizable opening on the 1st-floor slab was also created to bring in sunlight, rain, and fresh air to the courtyard and family entertainment area located in the basement. On the higher levels, pockets of green are strategically designed throughout the house to bring nature and tranquility into the space. Each room either has windows with a view to the green or an accessible roof garden terrace.Save this picture!Section BProject gallerySee allShow lessNational Trade Center / AedasSelected ProjectsMARLMARL Sanjo-Street Kyoto / Atsushi Suzuki / TANSEISHASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904653/11-jalan-insaf-foma-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects Manufacturers: Daikin, Molteni & C, Villeroy & Boch, Zucchetti, Olivary, Sunlight Luminaires 11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA ArchitectsSave this projectSave11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects Houseslast_img read more

Baseball’s All-Star Game removed from Atlanta due to repressive voting law

first_imgMajor League Baseball announced April 2 that its annual All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13, would be moved from Atlanta to an out-of-state site to protest a blatant new attack on the right to vote in Georgia. Related events would also be moved. Georgia protest in 2020.A similar stance was taken in 2017 when the National Basketball Association moved its annual All-Star Game out of Charlotte, N.C., due to the passing of a state law that discriminated against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  ‘This act is Jim Crow 2.0’On March 26, Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed a reactionary law severely restricting voting rights in Georgia. As Kemp signed the bill, he was surrounded by several white male Republicans standing in front of a landscape glorifying a plantation in the days of slavery. Georgia’s law has been met with mass opposition and protest in the state and around the country — and rightfully so.  The law has several components that negatively affect poor people, people in oppressed communities, people with disabilities and workers with restrictive schedules. Absentee voters will be required to submit driver’s license numbers or other documentation as a new regulation for checking identity, replacing the signature matching processes. This will impact over 200,000 Georgia voters who lack a driver’s license or state identification card, forcing them to submit additional proof of their identities.The bill will cut the time for early voting from four weeks to one week. Drop boxes for ballots won’t be available to voters at various early voting locations during the last four days of an election, when it can be too late to mail ballots for timely arrival. And people will be prohibited from distributing food and water to voters standing in line for long hours, which happened in polling places mainly within Black and Brown communities during the 2020 election.  The bill was pushed through by state Republicans in revenge for Trump losing Georgia during the presidential election, thanks to mass pro-Biden absentee ballots from the Black community. Republicans in 43 other U.S. states are attempting to get similar laws passed.  “This act is Jim Crow 2.0. It will disenfranchise thousands of Georgians and is completely unnecessary,” stated Christopher Bruce, Political Director for American Civil Liberties Union-Georgia. (msn.com, March 26)Georgia State Representative Park Cannon, a Black woman, was arrested on March 26 by three large white state troopers when she tried to confront Kemp in his office as he was signing the reactionary law. Cannon’s arrest for fighting voter suppression was reminiscent of the terrifying days when Black people were physically assaulted, arrested and killed by white police officers during voting rights campaigns in the South, before the Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965. Impact of politics on sportsThe MLB stance on this bill is a significant political development, considering that less than 8% of the league’s players are Black players. With the COVID pandemic fueling layoffs and closing businesses, the loss of the All-Star Game will mean millions more dollars in lost revenue for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that he had consulted with baseball teams, current and former players, the MLB Players Association, the Players Alliance and others about moving the game.  A number of corporations based in Atlanta — such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines — agreed with the decision not to have Atlanta host the game. Black Voters Matter, a national community-organizing advocacy group for Black voters, criticized these same corporations for not doing more to stop the bill before it became law.   The Atlanta “Braves” team opposed the decision stating, “This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation, and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2) The Atlanta baseball team has been criticized for its decades-long racist mascot name and for encouraging fans to use the “tomahawk chop” gesture during games, an insult to Indigenous peoples.  Nate McMillan, the Black interim head coach of the NBA Atlanta Hawks, responded to the MLB decision in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “I really think it’s great that they’re bringing attention to what is happening in Georgia . . . trying to find ways to keep people from having their right to vote . . . passing laws that will limit basically their right to vote. The fact that you can’t pass out water at the polls — what is that? (April 2) And the AJC editorial board supported the MLB position.  Legacy of Dr. King and Hank AaronThe MLB decision was announced two days before the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights Movement leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King would surely have supported this boycott if he had lived. King was pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church and is buried near the church.  This year’s All-Star Game was to honor the legendary Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who died in January. Aaron started his career in the Negro Leagues and joined the Atlanta (originally Milwaukee) baseball team in the early 1950s. It was in Atlanta that Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974, almost 25 years ago. Aaron was also a civil rights activist.  Those who opposed the MLB decision have tried to co-opt Aaron’s name, claiming he would want the All-Star Game to remain in Atlanta. But Dusty Baker, the Black general manager of the Houston Astros and a good friend of Aaron, believes otherwise, stating: “This is what Hank would have liked, even though it’s in his town. He always had the rights of the people in the forefront of his mind and in his heart.” (AJC, April 3)Baker went on to say, “I think it’s great that the league’s going to properly honor Hank Aaron, no matter where the game is played. I’ve even thought possibly it might be Milwaukee, since that was Hank’s first and last stop, but nobody [from MLB] has said anything about it yet.” Milwaukee is now home to the Brewers baseball team.  Whether the MLB decision will have a domino effect — with other sports teams or mass gatherings taking a similar political stance of not investing in Georgia’s economy — remains to be seen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three magazines banned

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar News May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en News May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three magazines banned “Once again, the military junta’s censorship bureau has temporarily banned private publications for ridiculous reasons. The government is making no efforts to reduce the control of information. Burma remains one of the most hostile countries to the private press,” said Robert Ménard, general secretary of Reporters Without Borders in a letter sent to colonel Tin Hlaing, Minister of the Interior of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA, an organization of exiled Burmese journalists) deplore the sanctions taken against the publications Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee. The two organizations called on the minister to immediately repeal these decisions and stop censoring information.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders and the BMA, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned the publication of the magazines Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee during the month of June 2002. According to the independent monthly Irrawaddy, the business magazine Living Color was sanctioned for having published an advertisement by the MK Billiard Company. This company is said to be in conflict with the military junta’s Minister of Sport for refusing to give equipment to the official billiard association. Founded in 1995, Living Color, whose managing director is the son of lieutenant general Khin Nyunt, had never been sanctioned before. In addition, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned Kyi pwar yee for using the word Yodaya (the former name for Thailand) in its latest issue. The Literary Scrutiny Board told publishers of private publications in Rangoon on 22 May 2002 that it was forbidden to publish articles or advertisements concerning Thailand. This decision followed recent military and diplomatic tension between the two countries. Finally, the magazine Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar was banned for publishing an advertisement on the page that was reserved for SPDC propaganda. This magazine, published since 1991, publishes essentially women’s news and short stories. last_img read more

Pasadena Rotary Club Beautifies Villa Esperanza’s New Facility

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment 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. Community News Pasadena Rotary Club Beautifies Villa Esperanza’s New Facility “Done in A Day Project” by Rotarians to Benefit Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 3:18 pm Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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Rotarians also brought their wonderful family and friends who helped: Ashley Waterson, Evan Waterson (Mark’s son), Brandon (Steve Smith’s son), Adriana Lim (Steve’s wife), and Karla Barron (Ken’s girlfriend).** Evan, Co-Chair Mark Waterson’s son who will be 2 in April was a great help. According to Mark: “It was a fun experience to have Evan begin his volunteer and philanthropy education, and hopefully some of the important life lessons he learned will stick with him as he grows up!”Villa Esperanza Services Dimensions Day Program is designed to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to become active members of their community. Individuals learn independence and work-related skills through regularly scheduled volunteer work, community projects and other educational programs.About the Pasadena Rotary ClubMembership in the Pasadena Rotary Club is open to professionals, business owners, nonprofit executives and retirees representing a variety of vocational classifications in the greater Pasadena area. Rotary is the largest international service organization, working to eradicate polio worldwide, building wells in rural communities across the globe and funding schools for girls around the world. Locally, Pasadena Rotary gives time, talent and treasure through a variety of programs and volunteer activities to its community. Rotarian’s focus is “service above self.” The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members that meet at a weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. Pasadena Rotary will host a fundraiser on 8/18/16 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art which is open to the public to help raise funds to support its programs, some include: Happy Feet (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PUSD elementary school students); Adopt-A-School; Done In A Day; Toy Drive; RYLA -Teen Leadership; Rotoract; Shop With A Cop; Interact; and Teachers of Excellence to name a few. More information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit www.pasadenarotary.com or (626) 440-0908. 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Interfaith Service Project and Potluck Organized by Local Muslims and Christians for the Community

first_img 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. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff 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 Community News Top of the News center_img La Cañada Presbyterian Church and Islamic Congregation of La Cañada -Flintridge announced today they will co-host a service project and dinner open to the community on Saturday, May 14, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. This is the second in a series of events to build peace and understanding between Christian, Muslim, interfaith and secular communities in the La Canada area. The first, attended by 250 people was a Community Forum on Religious Extremism co-hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Canada-Flintridge and La Canada Presbyterian Church in March.While the March event brought these communities together through dialogue, the May 14 event will bring these communities together through service and fellowship. They will pack hygiene kits that will later be given out to homeless men and women in Pasadena for a service project hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Canada-Flintridge. The group will also share a meal together and get to know one another.Levent Akbaraut, co-organizer of the event and Steering Committee MemberIslamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge, says, “A desire of Muslims of LCF is to contribute to our local community as an article of faith that is expressed by action. When neighbors work together on small acts of service, big outcomes are bound to happen. We are certain the community will be uplifted in a multitude of ways.”Megan Katerjian, the other co-organizer and Interim Associate Pastor of Outreach at La Canada Presbyterian Church, says, “Joining together to serve others is also a great way to unite our two communities by our common mission to serve people in need. I’m hopeful about the relationships that will grow and conversations that will happen as we serve together.”This event is open to the entire community and is family-friendly. Guests can come anytime for the service project and are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. You can register at www.lacanadapc.org/May14.It is co-hosted by La Cañada Presbyterian Church and Islamic Congregation of La Cañada -Flintridge and will be located at La Cañada Presbyterian Church: 626 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada in Fellowship Hall of the Demarest Family Life Center.About Islamic Congregation of La Cañada –FlintridgeIslamic Congregation of La Cañada –Flintridge seeks to strenthen Islamic fellowship at the neighborhood level and develop a Muslim presence in the city through outstanding citzenship and community service promoiting peach and mutual unnderstanding.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Through 68 years of outreach, LCPC has grown to 1200 active attendees and 35 local and global outreach partnerships doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Faith & Religion News Interfaith Service Project and Potluck Organized by Local Muslims and Christians for the Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 6, 2016 | 11:56 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more