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Israeli massacre in Gaza protested

Israeli massacre in Gaza protested

first_imgWithin a few hours of the news that Israel had attacked the Great March of Return, a crowd gathered in New York’s Washington Square Park to protest this new Israeli massacre.Speakers at the rally pointed out that Israel killed 17 and wounded 1,400 — according to the latest figures available April 1 — at “peaceful protests called by all the political groups in Gaza to demand Palestinians’ Right of Return to their native villages now controlled by Israel and to protest the dire conditions in Gaza.” The protests began on Land Day March 30 and are scheduled to end on al Nakba, May 15.Land Day commemorates the six Palestinians killed and hundreds wounded over the 1976 expropriation of hundreds of thousands of hectares of Palestinian-owned land. Al Nakba, “the catastrophe,” commemorates the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from the lands that were to become Israel in 1948.The chants were militant: “NYC, you will learn, that refugees will return!”; “Free, free Palestine! Long live the Intifadah!”; and “Resistance is justified, when people are occupied!”The Facebook page for the protest at Washington Square Park lists Within our Lifetime-United for Palestine as calling the protest, which was endorsed by NYU Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Samidoun, NY 4 Palestine, which includes American Muslims for Palestine, and the International Action Center, Al-Awda, Decolonize This Place, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine at the College of Staten Island and Labor for Palestine.There were protests March 31, especially in Tunisia, Turkey and Lebanon. More protests over the new Israeli massacre are expected the first week of April.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline

Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline Previous articleCTE Student Organizations, Including FFA, Recognized by General AssemblyNext articleLivestock Barn Zoning an Increasing Problem in Indiana NAFB News Service SHARE By NAFB News Service – Feb 7, 2019 Will they or won’t they? President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping now aren’t expected to meet later this month. Officials on both sides had said the two presidents were scheduled to be face-to-face later in February but now, CNBC says a meeting before the March 2nd deadline is unlikely. A senior administration official now says there’s “far too much work to do” in a short period of time before a deal can get done with China. President Trump had set a deadline of March 2nd to reach an agreement on trade.White House Trade Adviser Larry Kudlow tells Fox Business that Trump does expect to meet with Xi at some point in the future, but right now, it’s up in the air. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is pressuring Beijing to make structural changes that would bring an end to policies that force U.S. companies to hand over technology or intellectual property as a requirement for doing businesses in the country. “The administration has argued that such policies are a direct attack on U.S. innovation and represent a deliberate campaign by China to take over dominance in the tech sector.The American Soybean Association says trade talks are good, soybean purchases are good, but lifting the tariff that China slapped on U.S. soybean imports would be better. The ASA says it’s the only way U.S. soybean producers can regain commercial access to China, their most significant overseas market. “It’s encouraging that the administration is keeping soybeans in their trade conversations with China,” says Davie Stephens, ASA President. “The Chinese Vice Premiere’s commitment to buy another five million tons of soybeans is encouraging, but it’s not the answer. We need an agreement at the end of the 90-day period that specifically rescinds the tariff that China has imposed on U.S. soybean imports.”The ASA president says the “good-faith” purchase commitment is a positive sign that both countries are working towards the real progress that soybean producers are looking for. However, the purchases don’t offset the damage done to the soybean industry since tariffs were imposed. It also doesn’t repair the long-term damage the tariffs have done to a relationship that was decades in the making. ASA is joining other organizations in asking congressional members to help strengthen their message to the Administration that rescinding the tariffs are vital to the health of the farm economy. Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists

Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the beating that radio presenter Abdoul Malick Ali Maïga received from jihadists in the northern city of Gao on 5 August after commenting on the fact that protesting residents had prevented them from amputating an accused thief’s hand that morning.Maïga had just made his comment and was still presenting the evening news programme on radio Adar Koima (Joy of the Hill) when members of the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) burst him in and took him away.Adar Koima journalist Oumarou Mohamed Lamine told Reporters Without Borders that the station is now off the air. “We are waiting for our colleague to recover and then we will reopen the radio station, perhaps at the weekend,” he said. “The suspension of broadcasting is just a temporary decision.” On the media situation in Gao, Lamine said: “Of the six radio stations that used to broadcast in Gao, ours is the only one still operating. The population needs us in order to be able to have information about what is happening in the city. We are afraid that (the Islamists) will come back, but we will keep going.”Lamine added: ” We are working with a skeleton staff and we have reduced the number of programmes. Now we just broadcast from 6 to 10 pm. We used to be 13 journalists but now we are just six. There are rumours that MUJAO still wants to target our station but we are determined to continue our battle. Our mission is awareness raising, education and information. Our evening news programme is vital for the population.” Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the gravity of this incident. It shows that a trial of strength is taking place between Islamists who want to impose the Sharia and deprive the population of independent news coverage, and media that are trying to survive amid the chaos and provide a minimum news service.The Adar Koima episode began on the evening of 4 August, when the station reported during its news programme that MUJAO was planning to amputate the hand of a young recruit who had been caught stealing. The next morning, a large number of residents gathered in Gao’s Independence Square in order to prevent the punishment from being carried out.In reprisal, the Islamists swooped on the radio station at around 8 pm, as Maïga was referring to that morning’s events. Interrupting the programme, they took him off to an unknown location, beat him with rifle butts, and dumped him, unconscious, outside Gao’s main hospital two hours later. Maïga finally recovered consciousness at around 2 am. Agence France-Presse quoted a hospital doctor as saying he had abrasions over one eye and was still in intense pain.The Islamists only released Maïga after Gao residents staged another demonstration outside police headquarters and, according to Radio France Internationale, set fire to the car of Aliou Mahamar, the MUJAO-appointed police chief who was blamed for the attack on Maïga.”It is important that the journalists employed by Gao’s last radio station should be able to continue working safely, especially as the station’s closure would leave the city without any news media,” Reporters Without Borders added.Meanwhile, all is far from well in the south of the country. The press club and organizations that defend journalists’ rights staged a one-day media stoppage three weeks ago in protest against an attack on Saouti Haidara, the dean of Mali’s press corps, three weeks ago.Long an example of freedom of information in Africa, Mali has experienced a constant and dramatic deterioration since a military coup in March and the occupation of the north of the country by various armed groups. Organisation RSF_en August 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Follow the news on Mali June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliAfrica to go further Receive email alerts MaliAfrica News News French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Photo : Members of Movement for unity and jihad in West Africa (MUJAO in french), in a street of Gao (AFP/Issouf Sanogo) Help by sharing this information News May 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Commercial Real Estate News Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. announced today that it is commencing an underwritten public offering, subject to market conditions, of senior notes. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as joint book-running managers in connection with the public offering. The notes will be unsecured obligations of the Company and fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, L.P., an indirectly, 100% owned subsidiary of the Company.The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for the partial prepayment of $100 million on its 2016 unsecured senior bank term loan and reduction of the outstanding balance on its unsecured senior line of credit. The Company may then also borrow from time to time under its unsecured line of credit to provide funds for general working capital and other corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt and selective development or redevelopment of science and technology urban campus assets.Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a self-administered and self-managed investment grade REIT, is the largest and leading REIT focused on Class A assets in collaborative science and technology campuses located in urban innovation clusters. Alexandria has established a market presence in locations including Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Seattle, San Diego, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park.The notes will be offered pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s notes, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, or by calling: 212-834-4533 collect; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, E-mail: [email protected], Telephone: 1-888-603-5847; or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, or by emailing [email protected] press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s offering of notes and its intended use of the proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more discussion relating to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the Company’s forward-looking statements, and risks and uncertainties to the Company’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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Catherine, pro cage fighter supreme, sets sights on title in USA

Catherine, pro cage fighter supreme, sets sights on title in USA

first_img Previous articleVision and vibrancy at Belltable openingNext articleBandits rock the Picnic admin Linkedin Print LIMERICK’S only professional cage fighter has set her sights on becoming the first woman in the world to achieve the Ultimate Fighting Championship title, in America.Catherine Costigan, from Limerick city,  already has gold and silver medals in the European Sanda Chinese Kickboxing Championships under her belt, won in Italy last year, and is now intent on fighting in America.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She also plans on increasing the appeal of the sport to women in Limerick.Having introduced mixed martial arts (MMA) to Limerick, Catherine, along with her business partner Dermot McGrath, run Pankration Kickboxing Academy in Ballysimon, which is attended by 150 students, aged four years and up.“The sport involves striking, punching, kicking and takedowns, but it’s a really safe sport,,” Catherine told the Limerick Post.“I began training in kickboxing when I was 14, and in 1993, Dermot saw that mixed martial arts was growing in popularity, so we ran the first MMA tournament in Ireland in 1999”.Catherine is now one of just two female professional fighters in Ireland. “There are some really intelligent ladies involved,” she explains.“I train with Rosie Sexton in Manchester, the number one ranked woman in the world, and she has a PHD in computers and maths and is a classically trained pianist.“It takes true dedication and a strict diet to be a professional.“I train very hard and follow a strict diet to maintain a weight of 48kg”.Through the sport, Catherine, who is ranked as the number 13 female professional fighter in the world, has made many friends.“When we are in the cage we are professionals, and there is no animosity afterwards”.She encouraged other ladies, and gents, to try out the sport, which offers a “head- to- toe workout”.“I’m one of very few female teachers, so women who come to our classes often feel relieved when they see me, because we can relate to each other”.Catherine is a self confessed over achiever, and her next ambition is to fight in America, where MMA is the fastest growing sport.. Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter NewsLocal NewsCatherine, pro cage fighter supreme, sets sights on title in USABy admin – September 8, 2011 484 Facebooklast_img read more

Ocwen’s Earnings Bring Welcome News in Q3

Ocwen’s Earnings Bring Welcome News in Q3

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Ocwen’s Earnings Bring Welcome News in Q3 Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. earnings report Ocwen Financial Services 2016-10-26 Kendall Baer October 26, 2016 1,151 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Picking Up Speed: Prices for Investment Housing Are Accelerating Next: The New Role of Data and Analytics in the Industry Tagged with: earnings report Ocwen Financial Services Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Ocwen’s Earnings Bring Welcome News in Q3 Related Articles  Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ocwen Financial Corp. on Wednesday afternoon announced its first quarterly profit in more than a year, posting a net income of $9.5 million for the third quarter of 2016.The reported $9.5 million net income was welcome news for Ocwen, which endured losses of $111 million and $87 million in the first and second quarters of 2016, respectively.One huge difference for Ocwen was in the servicing segment, which recorded a pre-tax income of $33.2 million in Q3—an improvement of $47.9 million over the second quarter. Ocwen attributes the turnaround to strong performance under the government’s Making Home Affordable streamline modification program, significant operating cost improvements, gains from the execution of servicing “clean up” call rights and MSR sales, and continued reductions in advances and match funded advances.“We are very pleased with the financial result this quarter, recording our first quarterly profit since the second quarter of 2015,” said Ron Faris, President and CEO. “We saw terrific execution from our servicing team, which completed more than 21,000 modifications in the quarter, successfully delivered $12.0 million of gains on servicer ‘clean up’ call rights transactions and continued to reduce operating costs.  Additionally, our Automotive Capital Services business continues to grow and move closer to profitability. Our mortgage lending business saw growth in origination volume, but we must improve margins.”The year 2016 brought a new hope for Ocwen as Phyllis Caldwell assumed the role of independent Chairwoman for the company in March. With the change in leadership signaling a new era in the company’s history, Ocwen hopes it can leave its troubled past behind.“We remain focused on putting legacy matters behind us,” Caldwell said. “We received the much awaited Standard & Poor’s upgrade to our servicer ranking in August. We continue to progress toward a potential resolution with the California Department of Business Oversight to end the current consent order and associated third party auditor before year-end. We are also continuing to achieve benchmarks and meet necessary conditions that we believe will result in the other remaining third-party monitorships concluding at their scheduled end dates.”Caldwell continued, “I am also proud to say that despite some of the challenges of the past, we have continued to invest in our corporate culture, risk management, compliance, service excellence and technology. We have maintained our leadership in helping families struggling with their mortgage payments as evidenced by our number one status in the HAMP program. We are also making progress in building our new asset generation businesses. Most importantly, the entire Ocwen team is devoted to working in the best interest of homeowners and investors to deliver positive outcomes.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baerlast_img read more

Annual survival of Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus breeding in three areas of Britain

Annual survival of Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus breeding in three areas of Britain

first_imgAnnual survival of breeding female Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus was estimated by a capture-recapture procedure in three different areas, Eskdale and Annandale in southern Scotland and Rockingham Forest in east-central England. In Eskdale, where the breeding population remained fairly stable during a 19-year study, annual survival averaged 59% (s.e. = 4%). In Annandale, where the breeding population declined during a 10-year study, annual survival averaged 66% (s.e. = 4%). In Rockingham, where the breeding population increased during an 11-year study, annual survival averaged 72% (s.e. = 4%). In this area, survival declined during the study as numbers rose. The apparent density-dependence in survival was therefore confounded with a time trend. In all three areas, annual variations in survival were negatively related to the number of rain days during October-April, but the relationship was significant only in Eskdale. This area had the longest run of data and the greatest variation in the number of winter rain days. The relationship with rain days could partly account for the differences in mean survival between areas, with lowest survival in the wettest area and highest survival in the driest.last_img read more

“Virtual Zoo School” is New Way to Learn About Animals

“Virtual Zoo School” is New Way to Learn About Animals

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThe Cape May County Zoo is normally open 364 days a year, closing only for Christmas. So, it was tough on the Zoo staff when they had to close to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.The team there routinely welcomes schools and families from throughout the region to come learn about the animals and explore the many exhibits.But as schools have shifted online, so have the staffers at the Cape May County Zoo. The Virtual Zoo School is an initiative undertaken by the Zoo’s Education Department. Each day a lesson on a species of animal at the Zoo gets posted online. This is where the audience meets the animals like they never had before. “The staff at the Cape May County Zoo is always amazing me,” said Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Zoo. “We are all practicing social distancing. But this is a way to connect despite everything that is going on in the world. Our employees are once again going the extra mile, like they always do.”The lessons are posted daily at 11:30 a.m. on the Zoo’s Facebook page and on the Cape May County Government’s Zoo Website www.capemaycountynj.gov/1400/Virtual-Zoo-School. The public will get information on the animal’s adaptations, their conversation, some unique information about each individual animal, take home lessons, and unique activities for the children and adults. They will meet the Zoo’s animals, the educators, animal care staff, and will also get to see behind the scenes.“We have been hearing some overwhelming positive feedback via email and on social media about this new initiative,” said Hayes. “I want to especially credit Alex Ernest and Kendra Verity and the rest of the staff for finding a way to engage with the public when they can’t visit one of the best zoos in the world.” A link to the videos is available at https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1400/Virtual-Zoo-School or at https://www.facebook.com/capemaycountyparkzoo/ Safety steps will protect both the zoo’s visitors and the animals.last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: Motoring agency business plans for 2018 to 2019

Statement to Parliament: Motoring agency business plans for 2018 to 2019

first_imgVehicle Certification Agency (VCA) I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2018-19 business plans for the Department for Transport’s Motoring Agencies: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) The business plans set out: the services each agency will deliver and any significant changes they plan to make the resources they require the key performance indicators, by which their performance will be assessed These plans allow service users and members of the public to assess how the agencies are performing in operating their key services, managing reforms and the agency finances.The business plans will be available electronically on GOV.UK and copies will be placed in the libraries of both Houses.last_img

Saint Mary’s bans ‘hoverboards’ and drones

Saint Mary’s bans ‘hoverboards’ and drones

first_imgFollowing many college and universities across America, the Saint Mary’s administration made the decision to add drones and electronic self-balancing skateboards known as “hoverboards” to the list of prohibited items on campus. A drone is a remote-controlled, pilotless aircraft that has become commercialized in recent years which can be used for many purposes ranging from photography to Amazon deliveries. Karen Johnson, the vice president of student affairs, said she led a group of people on campus who made the decision in order to protect student safety. “The drone issue is that we are right on the take-off and landing pattern of the [South Bend] airport,” Johnson said. “The fire issue [with ‘hoverboards’] is a big concern. We did not want an item in the residence hall or in a building that could catch on fire when nobody was around to see it happen.”Assistant vice president for student affairs Janielle Tchakerian said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates the rules regarding the drones. “FAA prohibits drone operators to stay out of airport flight paths and restricted airspace areas, and obey any FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs),” Tchakerian said. “Since Saint Mary’s College is in the flight path to the South Bend airport, we wanted to inform our students that for the safety of the manned aircrafts flying above our campus that drones are prohibited.”Though the fire concerns with “hoverboards” and the airport regulations regarding drones have not been an issue on campus, Johnson said the administration is acting proactively on the matter. Saint Mary’s students received an email outlining the new prohibitions before leaving campus for winter break.“When ‘hoverboards’ become more safe or they solve the problems with the batteries, we may permit them,” Johnson said. “We have skateboards all over campus now, bicycles, skates, all that.”Johnson said there is no set procedure for cases in which students are found with these items, but she would ask the student to take the item home as soon as possible or the College would confiscate the item and put it in a safe place until the student can take it home. Tchakerian said the decision to prohibit the items ultimately ensures the safety of everyone on campus.“[The rules] benefit the entire Saint Mary’s community because, by implementing these two policies, we are putting the safety of our community members — both on campus and those who fly above us — safer.”A comprehensive list of items prohibited on campus can be found on the College’s website. Tags: drones, electronic skateboards, hoverboardslast_img read more