Help by sharing this information March 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists killed, two more kidnapped in Baghdad News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation Follow the news on Iraq News Reporters Without Borders urged a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Hussein al Jaburi, who has died of his injuries suffered in an ambush in February and that of Hamid al-Duleimi, whose body was found at the Baghdad morgue yesterday. The organisation also expressed its deep concern over the abduction of two staff working for Radio Dijla. December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders today learned of the death of two Iraqi journalists at the hands of armed groups in Baghdad, bringing to 155 the number of media staff killed in Iraq since the start of the conflict in March 2003. The worldwide press freedom organisation on 16 March held a protest in Paris in which 153 activists and volunteers held up photos of 153 leading French journalists behind a banner reading, “And what if it was in France?” to raise public awareness of the full horror of the attacks on the press in Iraq. Less than one week later the death toll has mounted still further.The body of Hamid al-Duleimi, 37, a producer on the TV channel al-Nahrain (the two river banks) was found dead yesterday in the Baghdad morgue. He had been abducted two days previously as he left the channel’s studios. Autopsy reports revealed that the journalist had been tortured. Two other employees of the channel were killed in May 2006 after being stopped at a fake military road block in the Iraqi capital.The editor of the daily al-Safir, Hussein al Jaburi, 63, died from his injuries in a hospital in Amman, Jordan on 16 March where he was taken for treatment after being ambushed outside his Baghdad home on 11 February.Elsewhere, there is still no news of Karim Manhal, 48, a commentator on Radio Dijla, who was snatched from his car by four armed and masked men outside the radio’s studios with his driver, Thamir Sabri, There has been no claim of responsibility for the kidnapping.“We salute the determination and courage of the scores of journalists who continue to do their jobs despite these attacks, kidnappings and ambushes targeting the press on a daily basis,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Iraqi authorities must urgently set up security and legal structures to combat the impunity which means that these attacks continue.” News to go further
Giving Back Rose Queen and Royal Court Take Tea with Girls of Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 12:05 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. Make a comment The Rose Queen and the Royal Court visited the girls of Hillsides for an afternoon of tea and crafts on November 6. From left to right: Emily Alicia Olivas, Veronica Sara Mejia, Mackenzie Joy Byers, Rose Queen Madison Elaine Triplett, Simona K. Shao, and Bergen Louise Onufer.Royalty came calling to the Pasadena campus of Hillsides on Thursday, November 6, when Rose Queen Madison Elaine Triplett and the Royal Court attended a tea party with the girls who live at Hillsides.During the visit, the girls had a chance to learn some fun facts about their royal guests. They found out, for example, that Princess Mackenzie Joy Byers played â€œBelleâ€ in her schoolâ€™s production of Beauty and the Beast, that Princess Emily Alicia Olivasâ€™ favorite food is french fries, and that the Rose Queen and Princesses travel by van instead of Cinderellaâ€™s carriage. They also discovered a deeper truth about these ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses and the City of Pasadena: â€œTheyâ€™re very kind,â€ one little girl said.â€œThese young ladies are leaders in our community, and itâ€™s wonderful for the children at Hillsides to spend time with such positive role models,â€ said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. â€œWe know how busy the Rose Queen and Royal Court are, and we really appreciate that this year, as in years past, they have found time for the children of Hillsides.â€Several of the princesses said they already knew of Hillsides before their visit, and one, Princess Bergen Louise Onufer, had once volunteered at a Hillsides event. Princess Veronica Sara Mejia admitted she had a â€œsoft spotâ€ for Hillsides. â€œI am interested in pursing a career in mental health, and feel the employees here are so admirable in their work,â€ she said.Tea at Hillsides was the Queen and Royal Courtâ€™s second event of the day. During the weeks leading up to New Yearâ€™s Day and the Rose Parade, they will make as many as 100 community and media appearances, culminating with the 126th Rose Parade and the 101st Rose Bowl Game.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and families in Los Angeles County. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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News UpdatesGold Smuggling : M Sivasankar IAS, For Secretary To CMO, Moves Kerala HC For Pre-Arrest Bail In Customs Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Oct 2020 11:13 PMShare This – xM Sivasankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the office of Chief Minister of Kerala, on Monday filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by the Customs in relation to the gold smuggling case.He is at present admitted for treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. The High Court will consider the bail application today at 1.45 PM.Earlier, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginM Sivasankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the office of Chief Minister of Kerala, on Monday filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by the Customs in relation to the gold smuggling case.He is at present admitted for treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. The High Court will consider the bail application today at 1.45 PM.Earlier, the High Court had granted him interim protection from arrest till October 23 in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate in relation to the smuggling of gold via diplomatic cargo sent to UAE Consulate at the state capital.In the present bail application, the officer has said that the attempt of the Customs is to “sabotage” the interim relief granted by the HC in the ED case.He stated that both the NIA and Customs have subjected him to over 90 hours of interrogation and yet they could not trace out anything incriminatory against him.He added that he has been cooperating with the investigation and appeared before the agencies without fail whenever they summoned him.On October 15, he had appeared before the ED for questioning. On the next date, as the Customs officials were taking him for questioning, he developed chest pain and was admitted to hospital, said the application.The application further stated that he was later referred to Medical College Hospital, and has been undergoing treatment there since Saturday for chestpain and lower backache.The case relates to the seizure of 30 kg of 24 carat gold worth ₹14.82 crore at Thiruvananthapuram airport on July 5 by the Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Kochi, which was sought to be brought through the diplomatic consignment sent to UAE consulate at the State capital.Sivasankar came under the cloud of suspicion on account of his connections with the prime accused in the gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and P R Sarith.After the reports about gold smuggling surfaced in media, the state government suspended him from service last July for alleged violations of conduct rules.Next Story
One favorite, the 1031 exchange, was born in 1954, a dozen years after Biden. The original provision let sellers avoid capital gains taxes by immediately spending the proceeds on another property purchase. But 1031 exchanges didn’t come into widespread use until court decisions in 1979 gave sellers time to reinvest and still get the tax break.Since then they have become second nature in real estate. Pay taxes on reinvested gains? Unthinkable. As the late Leona Helmsley famously said, “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”But Biden sees himself as a champion of the little people — although for him, “little” seems to mean anyone making less than $400,000. Hence, only earners above that threshold would lose their 1031 privileges, should Biden get his way.Although industry players say that would cause them to hoard cash rather than bolster the sagging economy by investing, Biden appears to believe they will keep doing, well, what real estate people do.In any case, they could still postpone or eliminate paying capital gains taxes by investing in Opportunity Zones, created by the Republicans’ 2017 tax reform. All Biden seems inclined to do there is require disclosures to gauge whether the zones really help residents of underprivileged neighborhoods, which is the ostensible rationale for the program.Such a determination could take years. And the gerrymandering of the zones to include non-poor areas such as Long Island City appears to be safe.For people earning $1 million or more, Biden wants to tax capital gains and dividends at the same rate as regular income. That would cost wealthy REIT shareholders and sellers of property and a lot of money, but would not be unprecedented. Income and capital gains tax rates were equal from 1988 through 1990, and dividends got equal tax treatment until the Bush tax cuts of 2003.Biden wants to raise some taxes to address wealth inequality and offset some of his spending. The 2017 tax reform lets an individual pass $11.7 million to heirs tax-free, up from $5.5 million pre-Trump and $675,000 when George W. Bush took office in 2001. A married couple can bequeath $23.4 million with nary a dime going to Uncle Sam.It would be hard to find a faster expansion of a tax exemption or clearer protector of wealth inequality, and Biden aims to roll it back — meaning more wealthy families would have to sell property when an owner dies. If he fails, the tax would revert to 2017 levels in 2026.Another archaic, wealth-protecting tax policy targeted by Biden is the stepped-up basis, which wipes out (on paper) capital gains of property when it is inherited. That allows families to pass real estate from generation to generation, with the ultimate seller paying as little as zero tax — or even taking a deduction, if it sells for less than it was worth when last inherited.The policy provides a tax benefit when people hold property until they die, which exacerbates the housing shortage by keeping large dwellings from being used by families. By encouraging sales, ending the step-up basis would benefit brokers, as would a $15,000 tax credit proposed by Biden for anyone buying a home after not owning one for three years.Developers could benefit from another Biden priority: reinstatement of a rule requiring localities to explain how they are furthering affordable housing. That could lead to opportunities to build multifamily housing in suburbs where for years it has been difficult to build much of anything.Some suburbs have resisted apartment construction for ages, despite laws and court rulings demanding they accommodate a bare minimum of affordable housing. In one classic example, a Connecticut town rejected a proposal to build 12 dwellings on 2.2 acres as “ghettoizing Westport,” as one planning commissioner called it. But Biden’s vote advantage over Donald Trump in the ’burbs suggests a more welcoming attitude might prevail.At least one staple of real estate, depreciation, is not on Biden’s radar, although Congress could begin to wonder why property owners can file tax returns claiming their buildings decline in value when in the real world they go up.Contact Erik Engquist Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* President Joe Biden (Getty; iStock)With one exception, real estate is not in Joe Biden’s immediate agenda. But within the next few months, the industry will have a fight on its hands — and a few things to cheer.As Biden is sworn in today as the nation’s 46th president, his focus is on ending the pandemic. That’s good news for real estate, with the aforementioned exception: his proposal to continue the nationwide residential eviction moratorium until September.Biden wants to end other measures, notably tax breaks that real estate executives have come to view as a birthright even though some have not been around that long — certainly not as long as the new president.Read moreBiden’s $1.9T aid package would extend eviction banReal estate to Trump: Produce evidence or move on5 real estate takeaways from the Dems’ Senate flip Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags1031 exchangesJoe BidenPoliticsReal Estate Taxestaxes Full Name*
The exchange of carbon dioxide between the ocean and the atmosphere tends to bring waters within the mixed layer toward equilibrium by reducing the partial pressure gradient across the air-water interface. However, the equilibration process is not instantaneous; in general, there is a lag between forcing and response. The timescale of air-sea equilibration depends on several factors involving the depth of the mixed layer, wind speed, and carbonate chemistry. We use a suite of observational data sets to generate climatological and seasonal composite maps of the air-sea equilibration timescale. The relaxation timescale exhibits considerable spatial and seasonal variations that are largely set by changes in mixed layer depth and wind speed. The net effect is dominated by the mixed layer depth; the gas exchange velocity and carbonate chemistry parameters only provide partial compensation. Broadly speaking, the adjustment timescale tends to increase with latitude. We compare the observationally derived air-sea gas exchange timescale with a model-derived surface residence time and a data-derived horizontal transport timescale, which allows us to define two nondimensional metrics of equilibration efficiency. These parameters highlight the tropics, subtropics, and northern North Atlantic as regions of inefficient air-sea equilibration where carbon anomalies are relatively likely to persist. The efficiency parameters presented here can serve as simple tools for understanding the large-scale persistence of air-sea disequilibrium of CO2 in both observations and models.
July 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Finau Earns Highest Finish For Utah-Native in Open Championship Written by Robert Lovell Tags: Open Championship/Shane Lowry/Tony Finau FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Portrush, Northern Ireland) — Tony Finau finished in third place at the Open Championship in Northern Ireland, matching the best finish in a golf Major by a Utah high school graduate in 88 years.The West High alum shot an even-par 71 Sunday at Royal Portrush Golf Club to finish at seven-under and was the top American in the event. The only Utah native to finish higher was George Von Elm of Salt Lake City, who lost in a playoff in the US Open in 1931.Shane Lowry of Ireland won the tournament in dominant fashion with a 15-under.
View post tag: Nigerian Nigerian Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Rafineries, Builds New Ships December 24, 2013 NIGERIAN NAVY SHIPThe 2013 was a very busy year for the Nigerian Navy. The Nigerian Chief Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba reviewed the year by highlighting some of the key operations and plans for the future.The Nigerian Navy destroyed 1,556 illegal oil refineries and arrested 1,646 suspects in 2013, reports allafrica.com citing the Nigerian Navy Chief.The Navy Chief also said that they have responded to 64 cases of sea robberies.The Nigerian Navy has also saved two hijacked vessels with 17,000 tons of gasoline.In the view of fleet expansion, the Navy is currently building two offshore patrol vessels.One of them will be fully built in China, and another one will be completed at a domestic shipyard, Naval Shipyard Limited, located in Port Harcout.The Nigerian Navy has also acquired a ship from the US Coast Guard named USCG Gallatin, the admiral reports. This ship is a Hamillton-class high endurance cutter, which was built at Avondale Shipyard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: oil View post tag: Destroys View post tag: builds View post tag: Rafineries View post tag: New View post tag: Illegal View post tag: ships Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Nigerian Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Rafineries, Builds New Ships Industry news
Oxford 37Worcester 26Oxford’s netball team got their season off to the best possible start at Iffley Road last Wednesday. The Blues decisively beat Worcester, likely to be one of their biggest rivals for BUSA league promotion, while the reserve team, the Roos, crushed their opponents. The Blues’ performance was particularly encouraging for the season ahead. The game against Worcester was always going to be tight. The two teams had built up a rivalry in the BUSA Midland’s Conference 1A, the highest league below the Premiership. Last year, both sides were just one win away from promotion, and thus have their sites firmly on going one better this season. With only one team to be promoted, Oxford couldn’t afford to start the season with a home loss. With the usual difficulties of a first match – a brief training period of just a week and having to become familiar with the ten new freshers in the squad – the pressure was on the Blues to perform. They rose to the challenge extremely well. Individual skills suffered from a lack of match practise, particularly goal-shooting, which hovered around a disappointingly low average of 60% accuracy; but the team performance was impressive so early on in the season. In defence, they operated an area defence which created perhaps a dozen turnovers by forcing Worcester into difficult or speculative passes, starving them of possession. Going forward, the Blues were marshalled by the experienced trio of player of the match Sarah Hannibal, star Captain Becky Swarbrick and top scorer Caroline Sherrington; with their team-mates constantly looking for space off the ball, these three were able to create numerous shooting chances. These two qualities won Oxford the match. After the first half had finished at 16-all, the Blues put in a devastating spell with the defence working flat out to prevent Worcester from even attempting to shoot and supplying their own shooters with a flood of scoring opportunities. By the time Worcester had responded, they faced an insurmountable seven point lead. Their resistance was largely broken, and Oxford slowly stretched out their advantage over the remaining twenty minutes to a good margin of victory.In the first half, the Blues had looked anything but comfortable. Hannibal and Swarbrick dominated the midfield but, faced with Worcester’s tall defenders, Sherrington and Goal Shooter Venetia Barrett struggled to convert the chances created for them. In the first quarter, Oxford were largely handed a 10-6 lead through a stream of needless Worcester penalties; however, when they improved their discipline in the second quarter, their more accurate shooting allowed them to equalise the scores by half-time. An away win looked a real possibility until Oxford’s charge after half time.Commenting on the win, Captain Swarbrick attributed the victory to the Blues’ superior work off the ball and desire. She admitted a “half time speech” was needed to inspire the Blues’ decisive charge, but they are looking to use it as a base for securing the promotion that they narrowly missed out on last year.Earlier, the Roos had set the tone by demolishing newly promoted II. While the victory reveals little about how they will cope with tougher opposition, it was impressively clinical and will serve as a confidence-boosting start to the season. Derby II 67-3.ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005
101, of Bayonne, passed away on December 5 at Care One in Livingston, NJ. Mary was born in Bayonne and has resided there all of her life. She was a Housewife. Wife of the Late George Salaway. Mother of Steven Salaway and his Wife Abigal, and George Salaway and his Wife Patricia. Grandmother of Alison Hromin and her Husband Richard, Jason Salaway and his Wife Jennifer, and Mark Salaway. Great-Grandmother of Paige Hromin, Ryan Hromin, Lucas Salaway, Julia Salaway, and Benjamin Salaway. Sister of Stella O’Neill. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.