RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau

first_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression September 27, 2016 – Updated on September 30, 2016 RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased to announce the opening of its London bureau, along with the appointment of Rebecca Vincent to serve as its Director. With supervision from RSF headquarters in Paris, the London bureau will work in close cooperation with other like-minded partner organisations to extend RSF’s reach and efficacy throughout the journalistic anglo-sphere, the UK, and the Commonwealth. Receive email alerts Home to the world’s largest and oldest broadcaster and many other world-renowned press organisations, the London bureau will serve as a strategic platform for exercising influence and action on the many fronts in which RSF is engaged: advocacy on behalf of press rights; generation of awareness behind specific campaigns, missions or actions; provision of assistance and legal aid to journalists; and education and training on cyber-security.The London bureau will join RSF’s other international bureaus in Washington D.C., Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, and Tunis, along with its International Sections in Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, and Geneva, its Paris headquarters, and its wide network of correspondents in 130 countries, to more effectively defend the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world.RSF has recruited Rebecca Vincent, an acclaimed human rights activist, writer and former diplomat. Ms Vincent brings to RSF more than 11 years of experience in the human rights field, having started as a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department, and including other noteworthy engagements such as work for ARTICLE 19. Most recently, Ms Vincent has worked as Coordinator of the Sport for Rights Campaign. She is an active writer, contributor and commentator for various news, research and social media outlets.“Ms Vincent is an individual who has made a difference, having worked tirelessly on a wide range of human rights and freedom of expression missions. We are fortunate to have secured her commitment and are pleased that she has joined RSF’s global team”, says Christophe Deloire, Secretary General / Reporters Without Borders.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a Paris based non-profit organisation that defends the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years since inception, Reporters Without Borders has the experience and on-the-ground support to defend freedom of information on a global scale.Press Contact: Caroline Pastorelli, [email protected], +331 44 83 84 56 Follow the news on United Kingdom August 31, 2016 Find out more to go further United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression News Organisation RSF urges British parliament to amend “Snoopers’ Charter”last_img read more

Concussion Management for Young Athletes

first_imgHead injury, including concussion, continues to be a concern in youth sports and it especially present in lacrosse – they are among the five most frequent injuries for both boys and girls high school lacrosse.It is important to understand that even when the highest standards are kept, no current helmet can eliminate concussions. All current helmet standards are designed to reduce the risk of severe brain injury and skull fracture, not to prevent concussion. There are substantial efforts towards developing standards and helmets that can reduce the risk of concussions, but this remains a challenge.It is important to be aware of signs and symptoms of concussion and be prepared to take care of the injured. Tribe Lacrosse has experienced coaches who closely monitor athletes and if any of them exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors suggestive of a concussion he shall be removed from practice or competition. Athletes are advised not to return to play until evaluated by a healthcare professional with experience in the evaluation and management of concussions. Athletes diagnosed with or suspected of a concussion should not return to activity for the remainder of that day.If you want to learn more about lacrosse and how to join the team you can visit http://tribelacrosse.org/ or call (530) 988TLAX. Subscribe 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Cover Story Concussion Management for Young Athletes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 11:40 am More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Welcomes National Planned Parenthood Jill Lafer, Board Chair

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Sheri Bonner, Dr. Jennifer McNulty (PPPSGV Board Chair), Jill LaferJill Lafer speaking to PPPSGV supportersFrom March 8 through 9, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) was “thrilled” to host Jill Lafer, the Board Chair of the National Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Lafer met with PPPSGV staff and the Board of Directors and had a whirlwind tour of Pasadena and the local Planned Parenthood health center.On March 9, Lafer attended a brunch with PPPSGV’s Leadership Circle, which was hosted by Judith Brown, Board Liaison to PPPSGV, and later that afternoon, both Lafer and Sheri Bonner, President and CEO of PPPSGV, spoke to 100 Planned Parenthood supporters during a luncheon at the Ross Chapel of Neighborhood Church.Lafer shared with the audience her background and her perspective after 30 years working with women’s health care and family planning organizations and advocating for “reproductive freedom.”As the daughter of an OB/GYN doctor, Lafer says her dedication to women’s health is “in her DNA.” In addition to her career in business, Lafer has served on the boards of the national and New York NARAL Pro-Choice chapters and has been with Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 2012. While she was initially drawn to this organization out of her concern for women’s and civil rights, she says that through her involvement with Planned Parenthood she has come to understand how much the organization does to help women break the cycle of poverty.As Planned Parenthood celebrates its centennial this year, Lafer and Bonner outlined the organization’s strategic vision for the next 100 years and described three main goals “to create health equity and gender equality, to foster a culture change surrounding reproductive justice and health education, and to build a powerful movement of advocates and supporters.”Bonner discussed how these goals will be translated locally, including training Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley teachers so they can better meet the new health education requirements of California’s new Healthy Youth Act.Lafer said that Planned Parenthood’s vision for the future is bold and ambitions, but that its end goal is to create “the world we deserve.”For more information about Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, visit www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-pasadena-san-gabriel-valley Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Welcomes National Planned Parenthood Jill Lafer, Board Chair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 5:21 pmcenter_img Community News Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Business News 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 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

Dooradoyle resident pens history novel

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleGearóid hoping to pull his weight in marathonNext articleDelta take off Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter TAGSKieran GintyMusic Limericknovel #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print WhatsApp Linkedin Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsCommunityDooradoyle resident pens history novelBy Guest Writer – May 2, 2013 1076 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Kieran GintyA NOVEL dealing with one of the most dramatic periods in Irish history has been penned by a Dooradoyle resident.  Kieran Ginty wrote  ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ – a story of how seven friends cope with the arrival of three conflicts – World War I, the Irish War of Independence and The Irish Civil War. Limerick is featured in the book citing some of the events that occurred in the city during the ‘Black and Tan’ period. Originally from Mayo, Kieran took up writing as a hobby. The father of two is works as a full-time public servant.  The 42-year-old first came to Limerick in 1989 to study public administration in UL. ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ is now available in O’Mahonys book shop. Email New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Ice cream floats at Parks Senior Living

first_img WhatsApp The Parks Senior Living independent residents enjoyed ice cream floats April 10 at the Parks Plaza living room. Pictured are, from left, Ernest Lynch, Jack Cowan, LaJuanna Clarke, John Clarke, Roger Corzine, Linda Morgan, Aurora Booth, Mozelle Lowe and Norma Creecy. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – May 21, 2018 Previous articleHot Summer NightsNext articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS May 21, 2018 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Facebook ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Local News GOOD NEWS: Ice cream floats at Parks Senior Living Home Local News GOOD NEWS: Ice cream floats at Parks Senior Living OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest The Parks Senior Living independent residents enjoyed ice cream floats April 10 at the Parks Plaza living room. Pictured are, from left, Ernest Lynch, Jack Cowan, LaJuanna Clarke, John Clarke, Roger Corzine, Linda Morgan, Aurora Booth, Mozelle Lowe and Norma Creecy. WhatsApp Texas Fried ChickenFruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Despite Federal Actions, Q1 Foreclosures Rise

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 15, 2021 1,747 Views Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Home / Daily Dose / Despite Federal Actions, Q1 Foreclosures Rise An analysis of Q1 foreclosures by ATTOM Data Solutions has found that there were a total of 33,699 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions, or bank repossessions—during the first quarter of 2021, up 9% from the previous quarter, but down 78% year-over-year.The Q1 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report also shows a total of 11,880 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March 2021, up 5% over February 2021, but down 75% from March 2020’s totals, marking the second consecutive month with month-over-month increases in U.S. foreclosure activity.”The foreclosure moratorium on government-backed loans has virtually stopped foreclosure activity over the past year,” said Rick Sharga, EVP of RealtyTrac, an ATTOM Data Solutions company. “But mortgage servicers have been able to begin foreclosure actions on vacant and abandoned properties, which benefits neighborhoods and communities. It’s likely that these foreclosures are causing the slight uptick we’ve seen over the past few months.”Nationwide, one in every 4,078 housing units had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter of 2021. States with the highest foreclosure rates were Delaware, with one in every 1,705 housing units with a foreclosure filing; Illinois, with one in every 2,175 housing units; Florida, with one in every 2,237 housing units; Indiana, with one in every 2,397 housing units; and Ohio, with one in every 2,500 housing units.Lenders began foreclosure proceedings on 17,652 U.S. properties in Q1 2021, up 3% from Q4 2020, but down 78% year-over-year. States that saw the greatest quarterly increase in foreclosure starts and had 500 or more foreclosure starts in Q1 2021, included California (up 36%); Ohio (up 25%); North Carolina (up 15%); Virginia (up 11%); and South Carolina (up 10%).Lenders repossessed 7,320 U.S. properties through foreclosure (REO) in Q1, up 14% from the previous quarter, but down 87% from a year ago. The states with the greatest number of REOs in Q1 2021 were Florida (945 REOs); Illinois (610 REOs); California (414 REOs); Texas (370 REOs); and Arizona (330 REOs).And with emergency federal foreclosure protections eventually set to expire, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently proposed changes to help prevent an impending wave of foreclosures.”The government’s foreclosure moratorium, and the CARES Act mortgage forbearance program have extended foreclosure timelines for owner-occupied homes by a full year,” Sharga said. “Hopefully, this extra time will give financially-distressed homeowners the chance to get back on their feet, and work with their lenders to avoid a foreclosure when the government programs expire.”The CFPB forecasts that if current trends continue, there may be nearly 1.7 million loans at least 90 days delinquent come September 2021. Foreclosures have an average cost to borrowers of at least $12,500, with neighboring homes also losing value, and sale prices dropping by 1%-1.6% after nearby foreclosure sales. ATTOM Data Solutions Foreclosures Q1 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report RealtyTrac REOs Rick Sharga 2021-04-15 Eric C. Peck  Print This Post Despite Federal Actions, Q1 Foreclosures Rise Previous: Lipscomb to Lead Compliance Efforts at Homepoint Next: Legislation Introduced to Strengthen the Housing Credit About Author: Eric C. Peck Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Tagged with: ATTOM Data Solutions Foreclosures Q1 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report RealtyTrac REOs Rick Sharga Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Fate of Missouri’s sole abortion clinic rests with judge

first_imgMichael B. Thomas/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — With the fate of Missouri’s lone Planned Parenthood clinic, its last remaining abortion provider hanging in the balance, demonstrators marched at the St. Louis Gateway Arch and at state government offices in an ongoing fight for abortion rights in the state.“What do we do? Stand up, fight back!” they chanted Thursday.State health officials have refused to renew the St. Louis clinic’s license until doctors agree to interviews about what Gov. Mike Parson is calling “a series of deficiencies.”The license for the Planned Parenthood clinic, issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is set to expire on Friday, and if it is not renewed, the clinic will have to cease operations. On Thursday night, a judge was deciding on whether or not the clinic could stay open.“It’s shame on Missouri politicians and government for weaponizing the licensing and regulatory process to end safe and legal abortion in Missouri,” said M’Evie Mead, director of Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri. “People should have access to safe, legal abortion in this state.”Planned Parenthood officials announced Tuesday that they were filing a lawsuit for a restraining order to stop the state from closing the clinic, which is located in St. Louis.The state had asked to interview all seven of the clinic’s physicians, Planned Parenthood said Tuesday, but the state would not provide any guidance on what the doctors would be asked during the interviews. Those interviews could lead to the doctors losing their medical licenses or possible criminal prosecution, Planned Parenthood said.Missouri is one of several states that have passed abortion bans in recent months. Last week, Gov. Parsons signed an abortion ban after 8-weeks of pregnancy, though it has not yet taken effect, and was met with immediate legal challenges.Less than 24 hours ago, lawmakers in Louisiana passed new abortion restrictions that outlaw the procedure as early as 6 weeks into a pregnancy. On Thursday, the state’s governor — a Democrat — signed the bill into law. It has not yet gone into effect, and will be challenged in court.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sir Ken loses out in Amicus leader election

first_img Comments are closed. Sir Ken loses out in Amicus leader electionOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Sir Ken Jackson, a close ally of Prime Minister Tony Blair, has lost theleadership of union Amicus. Jackson, seeking re-election, lost to left-winger Derek Simpson who becomesnew joint general secretary. Simpson won on the fourth recount by just 406 votes. He polled 89,521 votesto Jackson’s 89,115. More than 400 ballot papers were void. A spokesman for the GMB union said the vote was part of a swing away fromNew Labour occurring across the union movement. Simpson, a former member of the Communist Party, has been a Labour Partymember for the past 10 years. He has said he is not a “Blairite” but”not anti-Blair either”. He said he wants parity with the euro-zone on employment legislation andplans to press the Government for legislation to protect employee pensionschemes. www.aeeu.org.uklast_img read more

Anger at Somerville over £3,395 summer school

first_imgSomerville College’s JCR has expressed disapproval over the paid summer school held at the College during the vacation. ‘Oxford Summer Courses’ cost £3,395 for two weeks and are aimed at giving students “a taste of Oxford”. The JCR expressed concern that such schemes are damaging to access. The motion — which was passed — stated, “They overstate what they can deliver, are potentially exploiting students who want to come here and by letting them use our facilities we are legitimising their programme.” The motion was also concerned about the effect created by summer school participants on University Open Days, stating, “Some of the students who attended last year’s summer school were rude to numerous members of staff, broke College’s no smoking policy on Open Day in front of visitors and generally gave a bad impression of College.” One student commented, “It seems a massive shame that a college which does such good access work can also participate in something as damaging as this. The JCR appreciates that College has to make money for development but there must be less objectionable ways to do so.” The JCR resolved to mandate the JCR President to discuss with College the necessity of hosting paid summer schools. Treasurer and Dean Andrew Parker commented, “The JCR motion made some important errors. First of all, it argued that by hiring out our premises for summer courses, the College is ‘legitimising their programme’ when we are actually neutral landlords in a commercial transaction. Secondly, it described the booking system as ‘objectionable’ and said the scheme was ‘damaging to access’ without being able to substantiate this, beyond the fact of often having prior bookings when we look to host an event (an inevitable part of College life throughout the year). By contrast, the College’s commercial lets help us to fund access and bursaries. “Somerville has always been careful to ensure courses held in College are not part of a scheme to get students into the University. The courses we let buildings out to agree not to use any logos or coats-of-arms from the College or University and sign a disclaimer to that effect. “Oxford colleges are charities which exist to serve their students. Providing the best possible learning environment for students is always our priority — lettings revenue plays an important part in supporting our work in access as well as our bursaries.” JCR President Shyamli Badgaiyan explained, “After hearing their [College’s] explanations and clarifying information regarding the summer course, personally I stand by their verdict. I trust the judgement of the College in the programs it affiliates itself with, especially in light of how they ultimately serve to help us.” Oxford Summer Courses said, “We will be addressing any concerns directly with Somerville College.”last_img read more

Sanjeev Daga named COO of Harvard Management Company

first_imgHarvard Management Company (HMC) today (Nov. 13) announced that Sanjeev Daga will become its next chief operating officer in February 2019. Daga, who most recently served as COO of Columbia University Investment Management Co. (CIMC), will replace retiring COO Bob Ettl.“I had the pleasure of working with Sanjeev for more than 13 years at CIMC and we are thrilled that he will be joining the team,” said N.P. Narvekar, CEO of HMC. “His experience building and managing an extraordinary operations and IT effort at a leading endowment will be a great asset as we continue our organizational transition.”Prior to joining CIMC in 2003, Daga worked in risk management for both the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the National Westminster Bank (NatWest). He holds an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. from Rutgers University.“I am excited for the opportunity to join HMC and build on the work that Narv and the team have undertaken over the last two years,” said Daga. “I look forward to meeting with members of the team in the coming months and learning about the challenges and opportunities ahead, so that I can hit the ground running in February.”Narvekar also expressed great appreciation for the partnership he has had with Bob Ettl since joining HMC.“After a long, successful career in finance, Bob made clear to me a while ago that he was looking forward to retirement. I have been incredibly fortunate to have him as a partner in both the assessment and implementation of the strategy we developed,” said Narvekar.Bob Ettl joined HMC in 2008 as a managing director and chief operating officer, and served as HMC’s interim CEO in 2016, prior to the appointment of Narvekar. Ettl will remain with HMC through 2019, assisting Daga with his transition in the months following his arrival and then continue as an adviser until the end of the year.HMC also announced that Kevin Shannon, chief financial officer, plans to retire at the end of 2019, after 10 years at HMC. In consultation with Shannon and Ettl, Daga will determine whether a new CFO is needed or if the responsibilities will be distributed among the existing team.Narvekar added, “I remain incredibly grateful for all that Bob and Kevin have done and will continue to do for HMC during the upcoming transition.” Read Full Storylast_img read more