ASOS surge driven by overseas sales

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 19 January 2011 7:45 pm ASOS surge driven by overseas sales center_img KCS-content whatsapp SALES at online fashion retailer ASOS soared by 59 per cent over the Christmas period – with its international performance driving the company forward.Overseas sales jumped by 156 per cent while poor weather in the UK hit deliveries.The firm said UK retail sales increased 23 per cent to £56.3m, in the three months to 31 December.ASOS launched American, French and German websites in October 2010 as well as a free global shipping offer in the run up to Christmas. Chief executive Nick Robertson said: “The weather knocked between two and five per cent off our UK sales but internationally we have been incredibly strong.“We have more websites to launch this year and are very confident.” 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap 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 Adslast_img read more

Lisbon funds running out as yields rise

first_img whatsapp KCS-content PORTUGAL will go to the market for €1bn (£873m) today in its second debt sale in a week as the sovereign scrambles to avoid a bailout.Following a second ratings agency downgrade yesterday by Moody’s, economists estimate that Lisbon has €4.6bn of funds left, but needs to refinance €9.2bn of debt and fund €5bn of deficit spending between now and the result of national elections in June.That means the sovereign will need to raise at least €10bn during a period in which it has no government to reign in spending and when yields are already at record highs.“What’s more, sharp and sustained falls in market yields seem unlikely as there is a significant risk that the government will fail to meet its budget deficit goal,” says Capital Economics’ Emilie Gay.Newedge’s Bill Blain yesterday called the situation “pretty messy”.Yields jumped yesterday after Moody’s slapped a downgrade on Lisbon’s debt, lowering it from A3 to Baa1, and said further actions could follow. The move follows a similar downgrade from S&P last week, and leaves the cost of Lisbon’s five-year debt at ten per cent and ten-year at 8.75 per cent.Moody’s cited growing political uncertainty – Lisbon’s government collapsed after failing to pass an austerity budget recently – and worse-than-expected deficit figures for 2010 as reasons for the downgrade. Portugal has a target of 4.6 per cent of GDP for its deficit this year, but its most recent release saw numbers for 2010 revised upwards to 8.6 per cent, versus its 7.3 per cent target.And the signs are that Lisbon’s options are narrowing, as the European Central Bank (ECB) is increasingly reluctant to intervene in bond markets to keep yields under control.Although the ECB could wade in during today’s sale, economists ultimately see its bond-buying programme as incompatible with a widely anticipated rate rise, since the latter will erode the value of sovereign bonds and exacerbate the bank’s capital losses. Show Comments ▼ Lisbon funds running out as yields rise Share whatsapp Tuesday 5 April 2011 8:50 pm 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 Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lottoland wins NSW Supreme Court ruling against ACMA

first_img Lottoland wins NSW Supreme Court ruling against ACMA Legal & compliance 16th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Lottoland has won a major court battle against the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled the company’s jackpot betting products are fully compliant with Australian law.The jackpot betting product takes specific numbers from financial markets at certain times of the day, arranges them into a long number and converts this into a winning number for a lottery draw. The game was introduced after a new law came into effect in January which outlawed lottery betting games.However, in June the ACMA ruled that the jackpot betting products constituted a game of chance, which are prohibited under Australia’s 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA), rather than a form of betting, prompting a legal challenge from the operator.The presiding judge, Justice John Sackar, said the case came down to whether jackpot betting involved placing bets, and whether the draws on which the bets were being placed could be considered games.While he said the customer’s stake did constitute a bet, he did not believe the draw could be considered a game.Sackar explained that a “game” should involve some form of customer participation, but that jackpot betting contained few elements of the sort that he believed fell under the remit of the IGA.“A game must, in my view, be more than the simple process by which a person parts with his/her money with a chance of financial return,” he said. “To play a game, further indicates to me, a sense of positive action on the part of the participant. There must be a level of interaction in the sense that a participant’s actions to some extent affect the outcome of the activity.“Here there is no participation in the sense that the ongoing actions of the participant can influence the outcome,” the judge continued. “There is little to no interaction in the sense that nothing that the customer may do will affect the ultimate Winning Result ID.”He added that in order to be considered illegal, the definition of game under the Act would have to be expanded to the point that it became “virtually meaningless”.“Any ‘activity’ with ‘rules’ and some limited participation, could effectively capture any sort of bet, wager or gambling as a ‘game’, thus removing any meaningful distinction between the terms.”Lottoland Australia chief executive Luke Brill celebrated the ruling, describing the ACMA’s stance on jackpot betting as “wrong, unfair and uncompetitive”.“[Today] I am pleased to say that we have been vindicated,” Brill added. “With this matter now settled, Lottoland Australia can finally get on with what it does best – providing new and exciting products that Australian punters love.”The case marks a significant victory for the operator, which has been the focus of efforts to force it from the market by retailer associations and rival operators in recent years.  Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Lotterycenter_img Regions: Oceania Australia Lottoland has won a major court battle against the Australian Communication and Media Authority, as the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled the company’s jackpot betting products are fully compliant with Australian law. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

10 UK shares I’d buy and hold for a decade

first_img Andy Ross owns shares in National Grid, Reckitt Benckiser, and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Experian, and Tesco. 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. 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold for a decade Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge UK shares have underperformed US shares for a while. That’s well known. Despite that though I have a lot of confidence in both FTSE and AIM shares in the coming years. I have a long watchlist of UK shares and these are some of the ones I’d be happy to buy and hold for years or even decades to come, for capital growth, income, or both.Of course, not all shares do well. But by diversifying across 10 choices, I’d expect some to be long-term winners. Five are defensive shares and five tap into trends that should only grow further over the next decade. 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…UK defensive companiesThe UK’s largest grocer by market share, Tesco, is one of those stocks that has defensive qualities. Demand for groceries isn’t going to disappear in the next decade, no matter how much technology changes our lives. It’s a very stable business. The downside is the discounters may continue to take market share. A supermarket price war could also hurt profits and margins.National Grid and SSE are both energy companies tapping into the growth of renewable energy. They are regulated businesses by and large, which makes forecasting future revenues easier. They also pay a high dividend yield as a result. The downside is they struggle to raise prices. Also dividends, particularly for SSE, seem overstretched and could face being cut in the future.Reckitt Benckiser and Diageo both provide consumer goods. The former focused on hygiene, the latter on beverages. Both tend to be dependable long-term compounders. This is because of their strong brands and international sales. The downside is if consumers switch to more local brands or there’s a deep recession that could affect their ability to raise prices.Alongside these defensive companies I’d invest in shares that are linked to expected changes in our world to make the most of the opportunities of the next decade.UK shares in growth industriesThe potential downside with many of these shares is that over the last 12 months their share prices have gone up substantially. I’d want to be very confident then that their future growth is very strong so the price-to-earnings isn’t too high.Experian is a share that has been bought by the highly respected Nick Train. Its data holding and expertise should help it grow for many years to come.Computacenter taps into increased adoption of technology. The downside is it has already been boosted a lot by the shift to working from home accelerated by the pandemic.D4T4, DiscoverIE, RenalytixAI are all smaller shares that I think have huge potential to grow, but all three are risky. Not least because another company might produce better technology which could make them obsolete, or unable to compete effectively.I’d certainly not buy shares and then never revisit the investment case. If the outlook for the company radically changed then I’d ask if it was still worth holding. Overall, though I think these companies have qualities that make them long-term holds for me. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross | Friday, 26th February, 2021 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Consagraciones, elecciones, consentimiento de mayo a agosto 2014

first_imgConsagraciones, elecciones, consentimiento de mayo a agosto 2014 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Apr 22, 2014 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT House of Bishops Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En los siguientes cuatro meses, del 1ro de mayo al 31 de agosto de 2014,  la Iglesia Episcopal será testigo de la consagración de un obispo, y la elección de tres obispos.ConsagracionesHay una consagración de un obispo programada para mayo a agosto. La Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori oficiará la ceremonia de ordenación.17 de mayo: El obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Nueva York – El Rdo. Allen Shin,  elegido obispo sufragáneo el 7 de diciembre de 2013.EleccionesDurante mayo a agosto, se han programado tres elecciones episcopales:Del 2 al 3 de mayo: El obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Maryland3 de mayo: Diócesis de Mississippi17 de mayo: Diócesis de Carolina del esteProceso del consentimiento canónicoEn este momento, no hay proceso de consentimiento canónico en curso para mayo a agosto. Sin embargo, con las elecciones de la diócesis de Massachusetts el 4 de abril, se prevé que el proceso de consentimiento Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgE SKYLARK ST 9/16/2020 6:34 pm RESIDENCE RESIDENCE 9/14/2020 1:35 pm VEHICLE 9/13/2020 5:38 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear RESIDENCE Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending September 19thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending September 19th shows eight burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business5 – Residential3 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries: TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleFlorida Dept. of Health in Orange Co. celebrates World Heart Day; tips for living healthierNext articleDistrict reduces tax rate for eighth year, lays out what homeowners can expect to pay in 2021 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RESIDENCE VEHICLE N CHRISTIANA AVE 1300 BLOCK FALCONWOOD CT 1000 BLOCK EAGLES FORREST DR 9/17/2020 3:46 pmcenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 9/19/2020 1:21 pm 10 BLOCK N LAKE AVE 9/17/2020 12:24 pm 2000 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR RESIDENCE 9/15/2020 7:13 am  DATE/TIME TYPE LOCATION Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 400 BLOCK SPREADING OAK CIR 600 BLOCK E 1ST ST 9/18/2020 1:13 pm Please enter your name here VEHICLE Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Unite survey says 42% of charity workers are bullied at work

first_img Tagged with: Law / policy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 2 January 2008 | News  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unite survey says 42% of charity workers are bullied at work About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A survey of workers from voluntary organisations by the union Unite has found that 42% of respondents claimed to have been bullied at work.Workers reported experiencing criticism, sarcasm and teasing. A quarter of those questioned had experienced shouting or temper tantrums while one fifth had been subjected to intimidating body language and had been undermined and humiliated. Of those questioned, 18% said they had taken time off work due to bullying, and 7.7% said it had made them move jobs.Rachael Maskell, Unite National Officer for the Voluntary Sector said: “The survey results are shocking… It is outrageous that employers have let so much unacceptable behaviour, bullying and harassment go on. Bullying wrecks work and family as well as destroys those on the receiving end. This has to be tackled.“Unite will not cease campaigning until we are assured that all organisations have taken a comprehensive approach to promoting Dignity at Work. Unite will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour from bosses or anyone else.”www.amicustheunion.org/default.aspx?page=5502last_img read more

In Alabama, cops, Klan and state go hand-in-hand

first_imgAccording to an activist Alabama blog, the Henry County Report, some current and former cops in Dothan, Ala., planted false evidence of drugs and guns on young Black men with no criminal records from 1996 to 2004, resulting in many allegedly unjust convictions. The Dec. 1 blog article also charges District Attorney Doug Valeska, of Alabama’s 20th Judicial District, with covering up this malfeasance and proceeding with prosecutions of innocent people.The blog additionally notes that members of the Dothan Police Department belong to a neo-Confederate racist organization. One of those named, former Sgt. Andy Hughes, is now assistant director of Homeland Security for Alabama. A blog photo shows a group of white men posed with a huge Confederate flag and identifies them as specific Dothan cops, including Hughes. (Al.com)The blogger, Jon Collins of the Alabama Justice Project, says his charges are substantiated by records, some of which he has posted, which were leaked by members of the police department. He states he authenticated the leaked documents by having them viewed by several police officers, including a former sergeant in the Dothan Internal Affairs Office. (alabamajusticeproject.com)Mainstream and social media quickly spread the blogged report, and then as quickly downplayed the documents as giving no definitive proof of the charges. A Slate Magazine commentary said: “The evidence Carroll has put forth so far isn’t enough. That doesn’t mean the Dothan Police Department is innocent of his accusations. It just means we can’t pretend we know its cops are guilty of the crimes Carroll alleges. … Right now we don’t know what happened in Dothan.” (tinyurl.com/nho9hzp)But we do know what happened in Dothan. If we look beyond the narrow criteria for what constitutes “evidence” within a system of bourgeois law, we can indict the Dothan police, the city itself and the Alabama injustice system for racism.We can begin with the fact that Dothan Police Chief Steve Parish named his son, Nathan Bedford Parish, after the founder and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Then we can note that a federal judge’s summary order in June 2015 found in favor of a case brought by a veteran Black police officer against the city of Dothan. The order states that there was a pattern of racism in the department, including the fact that Parrish and other Dothan cops have been or are members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. This group advocates a return to a system of slavery and apartheid, and has been on the Southern Poverty Center’s “Hate Watch” because the most extreme right-wing elements have taken over local chapters. (tinyurl.com/p3fjp3b)The federal case lists many vile, racist comments and artifacts within the police station, including a representation of a charred, lynched President Barack Obama. (tinyurl.com/hkf962w)There is racism in the local legal system. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Attorney General Doug Valeska has had cases challenged on appeal because of his systematic exclusion of Black people from juries, as well as verdicts overturned for “illegal evidence and improper comments to juries.” (Washington Post, Dec. 3)Election night in 1966 as armed self-defense guards protect Black voters for the Lowndes Co., Alabama, Freedom Democratic Party. The Black Panther was its ballot symbol.There is a deep history of racism among the local police in Alabama — from “slave patrollers” who trapped and beat escaping Black people back into slavery, to the Reconstruction-era convict-lease program that re-enslaved freed Black workers and paid their wages to the state. Today, local “debtor prisons” make profit off charging prisoners, primarily people of color, exorbitant fees for court services.After the criminalization of free Black labor throughout the South in the 1870s, in addition to being entrapped into the convict-lease system, free Black people were also held and made to work by force — slavery, in fact — by individual white people. Such was the case in 1903, when a federal prosecutor who was exposing hundreds of involuntary servitude cases in Alabama received a desperate call from a Dothan attorney. His client, Enoch Patterson, was being held in peonage — by the Dothan police chief.In 1912, the city of Dothan made itself into an all-white town by committing “racial cleansing” when it drove out all Black townspeople in a white supremacy riot. (Elliot Jaspin, “Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America”)This horrific racism is not a thing of the past in Dothan. In 2011 and 2013, paralleling a U.S. surge in racist recruiting, Ku Klux Klan fliers were distributed in the city, with a 2009 KKK cross-burning in a Black neighborhood in the adjoining town of Ozark.  (Dothan Eagle)In the Henry County Report, Jon Collins calls for a federal investigation into racism going on now in the Dothan Police Department and legal system. Undoubtedly, that racism exists, given the evidence of history as well as recent federal court cases — as it exists throughout the U.S.Quinton Parrish, an African-American man targeted by the Dothan police, has come forward to ask the U.S. Justice Department to intervene. He describes actions by the Dothan cops as “a form of domestic terrorism that must be stopped.” (Henry County Report, Dec. 7) Collins says the as yet unnamed sources who leaked documents are hoping “the mood of the country” is now such that attention will be brought to bear on injustice in Dothan.As the U.S. enters a period of increased economic crisis and war-mongering, the scapegoating of people of color, especially immigrants and Muslims, is increasing. The police were created to protect the property and interests of the owning class.  The function of the police is to keep all workers and all oppressed people — women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people of nonconforming genders and sexualities — from rising up together against the brutal conditions forced upon us by capitalist exploitation.One of the forces changing “the mood of the country” has been the uncompromising activism against police brutality and state terror by the Black Lives Matter movement and allies throughout the U.S. Now, resistance against Donald Trump’s racist campaign, like the successful shutdown of his rally recently in North Carolina, is building solidarity across an increasingly wide spectrum of people. A Workers Defense Guard against the KKK has been set in motion by several Vermont locals of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America/UE. An unbreakable resistance to police and state injustice against workers and all oppressed people can only be achieved through militant, anti-racist organizing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tighter control over social media, massive use of cyber-censorship

first_imgIf platforms fail to comply with a requirement under the amendment to store the data of Turkish users in Turkey, they could be ordered to pay an administrative fine of up to 30 million Turkish lira (3.9 million euros), they could be banned from advertising and, as a last resort, they authorities could even impose a drastic reduction in the bandwidth available to them in Turkey. Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Organisation 347 articles censored in three months April 2, 2021 Find out more Without giving any specific grounds, a local magistrate in the southern city of Antakya banned access to the website of the pro-Kurdish daily Yeni Yaşam on 25 September, the same day that that former parliamentarians and other prominent members of the pro-Kurdish party HDP were arrested, above all in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. On an order from a judge or the BTK, the Union of Access Providers (ESB) will also be required to instruct Internet hosts or search engines to execute access blocking decisions within four hours on pain of an administrative fine. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor “These new provisions give the Turkish government a great deal of control over social media and, if platforms comply with demands from the authorities, many online journalists could be under direct judicial threat,” RSF Turkey representative Erol Onderoglu said. “As all forms of online dissent have already been subjected to systematic and arbitrary interventions, an unprecedented level of censorship on platforms should be expected from today onwards.” Platforms are also required to appoint a representative in Turkey who is responsible for implementing Turkish court orders to withdraw content or block access to social media accounts. All social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube will be impacted by the amendment to the law on Internet crimes that comes into effect today. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. On 30 July, a local magistrate in the city of Gaziantep censored an article by Murat Güres on the Yurt Haberleri website for “attacking the person of the rector Ali Gür.” The article reported that the Higher Education Council had begun investigating the rector for “abuse of office” and “forging documents.” Güres responded by asking a court to overturn this decision on the grounds that the request for the article’s withdrawal within four hours violated the right to information and opened the way to arbitrary decisions. Three sites completely inaccessible On the grounds of “protecting personal reputation and rights,” an Istanbul magistrate blocked access to 57 articles implicating the president’s son in a case of clientelism on 13 August. Posted mainly on the Cumhuriyet, BirGün, soL and OdaTV websites on 6 August, they criticized the decision to award a contract worth 280 million Turkish lira (30 million euros) for the construction of public buildings in the Istanbul district of Atasehir to a friend of Bilal Erdogan. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Passed by the Turkish parliament on 29 July, the amendment will force online platforms with more than a million users to send reports to Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) on their response to requests from administrative or judicial authorities to censor or block access to online content. RSF’s concern about the new amendment is heightened by the fact that, since its adoption on 31 July, RSF has registered no fewer than 347 cases of online articles being censored for constituting an insult, threat to national security, or violation of the “right to be forgotten.” This censorship has been carried out at the request not only of the authorities, but also companies and individuals close to the government, including the president’s son, Bilal Erdogan, and his son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, the current finance and treasury minister. Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further October 1, 2020 Tighter control over social media, massive use of cyber-censorship Finally, the BTK blocked access to the OdaTV website in March after two of its journalists were jailed for naming a Turkish intelligence officer who had been killed in Libya. This is the first time in 13 years that OdaTV has been subjected to censorship of this scale. The sites of such pro-government media as Sabah, Yeni Şafak and Takvim have also been censored of late. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about use of the Internet to censor outspoken journalists in Turkey, where new legislation gives the government much more control over social media platforms. News Receive email alerts Radio Özgürüz, a website created by Can Dündar, a well-known journalist living in self-imposed exile in Germany, was censored by the BTK on 13 August. To circumvent censorship by the Turkish authorities, Dündar has already had to relaunch the site 21 times since its creation in 2017. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Hike to Sandstone Peak with the Pasadena Hiking Pacers!

first_img Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty This week, the Pasadena Hiking Pacers are heading to Malibu for a hike to Sandstone Peak via the Mishe Mokwa Trail on Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 a.m. Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains with breathtaking views from Santa Barbara all the way to Santa Catalina on a clear day.The hike will be 6.16 miles roundtrip with 1,400′ elevation gain/loss with a hiking difficulty of Level 3.To go to the meeting location, take the 101 fwy North to Agoura Hills Exit Kanan Road and go west 6.2 miles then turn right onto Mulholland Drive and go about 1 mile (just past the winery), keep right at the fork to stay on Mullholland. At the T-junction, turn left to stay on Mullholland (aka Decker Canyon Rd), turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon (which becomes Yerba Buena Road) and go 4 miles to trail head parking on your right. The road is a bit curvy for the last few miles.It’s highly suggested to pull up Sandstone Peak on Google Maps (or click the map here) to get better acquainted with the directions to the trailhead. Don’t rely on cell service to get to the trailhead as there aren’t any for many miles. See everyone on Sunday!For more information, visit www.pasadenahikingpacers.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. around town 6 Hike to Sandstone Peak with the Pasadena Hiking Pacers! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 12:34 pmcenter_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more