“¡Basta de Sangre!” – “No + sangre” Campaign

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas RSF_en At the initiative of the famous cartoonist Eduardo del Río (Rius), Mexico’s best cartoonists have launched the “¡Basta de Sangre!? – “No + sangre” campaign to oppose the appalling loss of life in the federal government’s offensive against drug-trafficking. More than 30,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderón launched this offensive in 2006. Relayed by major Mexican newspapers such as La Jornada, Reforma and Milenio, the campaign deserves all the publicity it can get. Cartoonists such as Rafael “El Fisgón” Barajas, Antonio Helguera, José Hernández, Helio Flores, Rafael “Rapé” Pineda and Alejandro Magallanes are donating cartoons to the campaign – and to the public – that can be reproduced free of charge. Reporters Without Borders is supporting this initiative by posting a portfolio of the cartoons on its website. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reports to go further May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more News News MexicoAmericas February 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “¡Basta de Sangre!” – “No + sangre” Campaignlast_img read more

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Winter/Spring 2020 Educational and Community Events at Pasadena Playhouse

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Winter/Spring 2020 Educational and Community Events at Pasadena Playhouse STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 | 1:41 pm 118 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Click on image to enlargePasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, offers a wide variety of educational and community events this winter and spring, beginning with a post- performance talk back with Alfred Molina and the cast of The Father, offering an inside-look at the cast’s process preparing for this production.The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, comes to the Playhouse February 5 to March 1, 2020. The production stars Alfred Molina (Frieda, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force performance in perhaps one of the most awarded plays of recent times on two continents – winning the 2014 Molière Award, and nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre Award, Olivier Award for Best New Play, and Tony Award for Best Play.In conjunction with The Father, the Playhouse will also offer a free to the public event on Saturday, February 22 at 3:30 PM: In Conversation: Dr. Paul Stephen Aisen: A discussion of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and the current state of therapeutic research. Dr. Aisen, Director of the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute in San Diego, will discuss issues raised by the play in the context of the neuroscience of dementia and research efforts to develop an effective treatment.Dr. Aisen is the founding Director of the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) in San Diego, an organization with the mission to accelerate the development of effective therapies for AD. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Dr. Aisen had been Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) from 2007 through 2015. As Director of ATRI, he continues his work on the development, design, and implementation of multicenter trials, collaborating with academic groups and pharmaceutical companies.ATRI is the Coordinating Center for many large studies, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the A4 and LEARN studies, and the Trial-Ready Cohort for Preclinical/Prodromal AD (TRC-PAD). Most recently, Dr. Aisen, along with Drs. Reisa Sperling and Ron Petersen, was awarded the NIA Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC).From March 27 through the 29th the Playhouse will offer a unique educational opportunity with The HERE Summit & Festival, a three day event that weaves together practices and creators working in immersive theater, mixed reality, game design, theme parks, and escape rooms. HERE is the follow-up to the Immersive Design Summit, started by Adventure Design Group, Epic Immersive, and No Proscenium.The Summit’s speaker and instructor lineup includes guests from The Royal Shakespeare Company, Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Dreamscape VR, Meow Wolf, Witness, and producers and performers from the seminal immersive theatre works Sleep No More and Then She Fell. The Festival will include work from rising LA companies like Capital W and The Speakeasy Society, as well as visiting artists such as NYC’s Linked Dance Theatre.April 3-5 marks the return of MACH 33: The Caltech?Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays to the Playhouse. MACH 33 energizes the conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished, unproduced plays. The readings are open to the public and present a discussion with Caltech/JPL scientific panelists after the show. The casts and crews feature professional actors and directors as well as students and members of the Caltech/JPL community. Festival playwrights have the unique opportunity to work with science advisors from Caltech and JPL and dramaturgs from the Pasadena Playhouse.Since 2013, MACH 33 has helped develop exciting new science plays such as Two Degrees by Tira Palmquist, The Surest Poison by Kristin Idaszak, Tesla by Dan Duling, Theory of Nothing by Lolly Ward, Sizzle Sizzle Fly by Susan Bernfield, Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel, They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein, and The Chisera by Paula Cizmar. Since 2007, Caltech Theater has helped develop new plays such as Mate: The Untouchable Bobby Fischer by Lolly Ward, God Particle Complex by Chris Bell and Josh Zeller, and the trilogy of plays by George Morgan Rocket Girl, Pasadena Babalon, and Capture the Sun.In 2018, MACH 33 began a new collaboration with the Pasadena Playhouse and launched a new national call for plays. Brian Brophy – head of Caltech Theater – is the Artistic Director of Mach 33. Arden Thomas serves as the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager; Danny Feldman is the Producing Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse.This year’s plays include: Burst by Rachel Bublitz and directed by Miranda Stewart, Human(E) by Desireé York and directed by Rhonda Kohl, and The Sunrise from the Moon by Hannah Manikowski and directed by Susan Dailian.Pasadena Civic Ballet will present Aladdin, By Diane De Franco Browne, Tania Grafos and Zoe Vidalakis April 17-19. Join Pasadena Civic Ballet and the Nigel Lythgoe/Debbie Allen International Dance Festival for a magic carpet ride full of romance, comedy and enchantment. Follow Aladdin with a cast of 100 lavishly costumed dancers as he tries to win the love of his Arabian Princess and derail the plans of the wicked Grand Vizier. Spectacular animated sets, aerial artistry, a magical flying carpet and an alluring cast bring this fantastical tale to life.Pasadena Civic Ballet (PCB) has been training children and adults in the art and discipline of dance for over 45 years. the Company is committed to presenting original productions to stimulate the development of its students and to enhance the artistic offerings available to our community. Artistic Directors Diane De France Browne, Tania Grafos, and Zoe Vidalakis bring over 60 years of dance training, choreography and performance experience to the school. PCB dance faculty has an acclaimed reputation with backgrounds ranging from American Ballet Theater, Joffery Ballet, New York City Ballet and Hungarian State Ballet. Its faculty members have collaborated with and performed works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham and Agnes De Mille. Pasadena Civic Ballet Company members have had the honor of performing with many acclaimed artistic organizations including LA Opera, the National Ballet of Spain, and the LA Phil. In addition, PCB has partnered with Kidspace Museum and local school districts in innovative programs integrating dance with science and curriculums.PCB has developed ticket giveback programs to work with the community to raise funds for local schools. Participating schools have earned funding to support arts education with each ticket purchase. PCB is proud to support various schools and charitable organizations including PUSD, LAUSCD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Door of Hope, Five Acres, Hillsides, Young & Healthy, Foothill Family Services, Cancer Support Community and ChapCare.On April 20, Pasadena Playhouse is proud to participate in the 2020 6th annual National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative – Remembrance Readings with The Diary of Anne Frank – a reading by the JFed Players presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. Hosted by Pasadena Playhouse. This play reading commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27th and the week of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) May 1-2 and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Our collective goal is to keep alive their memories, stories, and must-never-be-forgotten lessons. May the power of live theater serve as a moral compass for future generations.From May 16-23, the Playhouse will host Director Lab West 2020, an 8-day summer intensive for stage directors and choreographers produced by the Steering Committee, in association with Pasadena Playhouse.Emerging from the Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center Theater, Directors Lab West is now in its 21st year and has grown to boast over 600 alumni across the world. Each year, between 40-50 emerging and mid-career directors and choreographers are selected for the intensive which features workshops, panel discussions, rehearsals, investigations, performances with talkbacks, and much more. DLW is funded through the generous support of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.Educational events offered this spring at the Playhouse will be rounded out by the USC New Works Festival 2020 from May 22-23. The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Three is a partnership with Pasadena Playhouse’s Playworks, a continuation of the theatre’s 100-year commitment to cultivating playwrights and original works. This year’s plays include Lena Passes By by Amanda L. Andrei and Nan by Noa Gardner.The Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing (MFADW) is an intensive, intimate, mentor-based, practicing literary arts program for today’s dramatic writer. The MFADW, centrally housed in the School of Dramatic Arts at USC, an elite research university, is designed to mine the literary potential of the artist, and prepare the artist to engage meaningfully in global society and the professionAbout the USC School of Dramatic Arts – The USC School of Dramatic Arts is a national leader in dramatic arts training, offering an unprecedented range of creative experiences on multiple platforms. Under the leadership of Dean David Bridel, the faculty and administration of the School have begun to reimagine and redefine what it means to train dramatic artists in the 21st Century without losing the rigorous foundational training that has been a hallmark of the School for over 70 years. This flexible and contemporary approach responds to today’s rapidly changing media climate and provides the versatile and cutting-edge skills essential to the contemporary actor, writer, stage manager and designer.About The Pasadena Playhouse – The Pasadena Playhouse is a place where people have gathered for 100 years to experience bold and important theater. It is one of the most prolific theaters in American history with a legacy of profound theatrical impact and courageous new work. In 1937, the Playhouse was officially recognized as the State Theater of California for its contribution and commitment to the dramatic arts. Today it continues that tradition of excellence under the helm of producing artistic director Danny Feldman. Dedicated to enriching lives through theater, community programs and learning initiatives, Pasadena Playhouse is a living force in the community.For more information on these events and all productions at Pasadena Playhouse visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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People Help People at Pasadena Senior Center during COVID-19 Crisis

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Subscribe 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Senior Center has been deemed an essential service provider for older adults, so its doors remain open six days a week during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis for social services and other assistance to older adults in need. Hours during this time are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.On Monday, March 30, Robert, 67, took multiple buses from Monrovia to the Pasadena Senior Center because his Section 8 recertification is due April 15. Social Security offices are closed due to the crisis, and the city of Monrovia office that provides programming and services to older adults in that community is closed as well for the same reason. All Robert needed was a document from the Social Security website showing proof of income, but he does not have computer literacy skills or experience.By the time he called the Pasadena Senior Center Monday morning, he was panicked and worried about whether he would continue to have a roof over his head after April 15. A volunteer who answered the phone suggested that Robert come directly to the center for help. Later in the day, when he arrived at the Pasadena Senior Center, another volunteer helped Robert access his information on the Social Security website and later placed a follow-up call to the Social Security Administration on his behalf.Before he returned to Monrovia, Robert was given a scholarship form for a reduced Pasadena Senior Center annual membership fee and said his experience was well worth the long bus ride on multiple transit lines across three cities.Now that most people are experiencing mandatory isolation at home, the volume of Telephone Reassurance Program calls from volunteers and staff at the Pasadena Senior Center to homebound older adults is at an all-time high. The calls serve as wellness checks as well as loneliness-reducing conversation lifelines.Karla, 64, lives alone and feels much lonelier these days now that she cannot come regularly to the Pasadena Senior Center for activities and camaraderie. She wanted to make sure the volunteer who calls her knows how thankful she is for this service. Sandra also lives alone and said she is happy for this program that helps her know there is someone who cares.Anyone may call 626-685-6732 to place themselves or loved ones on the list for Telephone Reassurance Program calls. Recipients must be 50 or older.People are providing positive feedback to Pasadena Senior Center staff with messages of gratitude about online virtual classes, including strength training and guided meditation now that traditional classes at the center with rooms full of participants are on hold.Evelyn, who previously joined in on guided meditation classes at the center in a group setting, encourages people to take advantage of the virtual version of the classes offered as an alternative during this time of isolation and, for many, fear.“Emotionally, guided meditation calmed me down and brought me out of a stressful situation,” she said. “Physically, it lowered my blood pressure, so there have been benefits.”Denise has been taking advantage of online fitness workouts and provided this reaction: “It is a very good workout. Thanks for all your efforts to keep us in shape.”People also are expressing gratitude for a variety of food programs. Delivery of hot meals to people’s doorsteps is being conducted with the assistance of volunteers from Harvest Ministries; essential hygiene products, including toilet paper and disposable underwear, are being delivered by other volunteers to people who need them most; and weekly Friday food distribution, with food provided by the Los Angeles Food Bank, continues at the Pasadena Senior Center, but is being done differently until the COVID-19 crisis is over. Recipients with transportation issues can appoint proxies to pick up food for them, and others who are able to drive to the center wait in their cars while boxes of food are put into their vehicles by staff and volunteers who wear latex gloves and other protective items; prepared dinners are being delivered to homeless clientele, and all have stated words of appreciation.With Pasadena Central Library and all branch libraries closed until further notice, the library at the Pasadena Senior Center is open on a limited basis for members who want to check out books and DVDs to help fight boredom at home. There also are books and DVDs for sale.More information about these and other social-service programs, as well as online alternatives to traditional classes and other activities, can be found at www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or by calling (626) 795-4331.Now in its 60th year of providing programs and services to the greater Pasadena community, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that is not part of any government agency. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News People Help People at Pasadena Senior Center during COVID-19 Crisis By ANN ERDMAN Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 3:30 am More Cool Stuff Top of the News Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Section 173(8) CrPC No Bar For Writ Courts To Transfer Investigation To CBI : Calcutta High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSection 173(8) CrPC No Bar For Writ Courts To Transfer Investigation To CBI : Calcutta High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jan 2021 7:24 AMShare This – xTaking note of the wide gaps in a criminal investigation carried out by the Siliguri Police in connection to alleged murder of a IB Officer holding sensitive information, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday transferred the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “A fair trial wholly depends on the quality of investigation. If there are several loopholes in…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?LoginTaking note of the wide gaps in a criminal investigation carried out by the Siliguri Police in connection to alleged murder of a IB Officer holding sensitive information, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday transferred the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “A fair trial wholly depends on the quality of investigation. If there are several loopholes in the investigation or an absence of collection or preservation of crucial evidence, the investigation becomes superficial and perfunctory,” the Single bench of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya said while handing over the case to CBI. The Bench also made it clear that Section 173(8) of CrPC pertaining to powers of the Police to carry on ‘further investigation’ does not preclude the Courts from passing further directions, if it deems it appropriate to do so in fit circumstances. It held, “Section 173 of the Cr.P.C. deals with Report of police officer on completion of investigation and sub-section 8 provides that nothing in the section shall preclude further investigation in respect of an offence after a report has been forwarded to the Magistrate. This court is of the view that Section 173(8) cannot prevent a Writ Court from passing further directions if the court deems it appropriate to do so in fit circumstances.” The Court observed that Section 173(8) is premised on the action of the Officer-in-Charge of the concerned police station on obtaining further evidence after a final report of the investigation has been made. “The scope of the provision is limited in operation and is dependent on the Officer chancing upon a piece of evidence after completion of investigation,” it remarked while pointing towards several loopholes in the investigation in this case. Background Member of the Intelligence unit of Sashatra Seema Bal (under Ministry of Home Affairs), Rabindra Nath Roy was found dead on April 17, 2018 beside a railway track between Naxalbari Station and Batasi Hault Station with several injury marks all over the body. Roy was primarily entrusted with the job of collecting intelligence reports relating to cross border trafficking, smuggling of narcotics etc. and his family alleged that Roy was eliminated as he was in possession of sensitive information. Nevertheless, an FIR was registered after 30 days of the incident, under Section 304 of IPC, stating that the death was due to a railway accident. The Petitioners (deceased’s family) alleged that the Police never entertained their grievances and was hell bent from the beginning to show the death as accidental and not homicidal. They alleged that the Post mortem report clearly stated that the death was due to sudden hit with sharp weapons and the same was certainly not accidental. Further the injuries were ante-mortem in nature. Nevertheless, they said, a final report has been submitted. Later, the charge of Murder under Section 302 of IPC was added as per the order of the Magistrate Court but no progress has been made in the investigation since then. The Petitioners thus urged the Court to order reinvestigation or a fresh investigation in the matter. Findings The Court noted that there are several loopholes in the manner of collecting vital evidence in the case. It observed, “For dislodging the presumption of homicidal death, it was imperative that evidence is collected for establishing that death occurred as a result of an accident. Since the body of Rabindra Nath Roy was found near a railway track on 17th April, 2018, the second presumption is that death was caused as a result of an accident/collision with a train. None of these presumptions have reached a conclusion either in support of an unnatural death or death by accident.” Other gaps in the investigation were enlisted as follows: No collection of evidence from the spot where the body of the deceased was found;No effort to ascertain the timings of the passenger trains on 17th April, 2018 for determining whether any accident could have taken place on that date;Lack of specific eye witness accounts/statements of witnesses from the locality to establish whether the death was a result of a train accident;No forensic or medical evidence was taken for ascertaining the cause of death. In this backdrop, the Bench observed that Fair trial is a sine qua non for instilling faith in the public that the truth behind a crime will be revealed through an impartial investigation. “An investigation has to be fair, untainted and independent. Any investigation which ex facie raises a suspicion of not having been conducted with due diligence or dedication, taking all relevant and crucial evidence into account, must be revisited.” In the facts and circumstances of the case, the Bench opined that an undeniable case is made out for appointing an independent agency for carrying out a fresh investigation. “The nature of the duties of Rabindranath Roy at the time of his death as well as his posting near the Nepal border may point to something more than meets the eye, namely, an ordinary accidental death. Since the document produced by the petitioner points to an “intelligence” angle in connection with the Narcotics trade, this court is of the view that the investigation should be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation to be conducted afresh. The Central Bureau of Investigation is directed to start the investigation not later than four weeks from communication of this order and complete the investigation within a reasonable period of time but preferably within ten weeks from the date on which the investigation is started,” the order stated. Reliance was placed on Vinay Tyagi v. Irshad Ali & Ors., (2013) 5 SCC 762, where the Supreme Court iterated that constitutional courts can direct further investigation by some other investigating agency for the purpose of a fair trial. The Court had explained that “fresh”, “de novo” and “re-investigation” are synonymous expressions and the superior courts are also vested with the power of transferring investigation from one agency to another provided the ends of justice demand such an action.Advocate Arjun Chowdhury appeared for the petitioner. Case Title: Jyotsna Roy v. State of West Bengal & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization’s first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada. The first order of business for the Las Vegas Raiders?Eliminating the meal debt across the entire state of Nevada: https://t.co/RW1hF0lMVn pic.twitter.com/liZC5wMHaY— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 23, 2020At a press conference after the renaming ceremony on Wednesday, the team announced it would pledge $500,000 toward eliminating meal debt through the Nevada Community Foundation.Nevada schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, a federally assisted program that operates in public and non-profit charter schools, will work with NCF to eliminate existing school meal debt, according to a press release.“Today,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said, “we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department of Agriculture meal service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We are hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has.”“When families are not able to pay for school meals and do not qualify for federal free or reduced priced meals, debt is accrued at the school level. This donation will fill the gap between schools and families who cannot afford to pay their school meal debt,” according to the team’s release.Funds will be allocated through the NCF in conjunction with the Raiders and the Nevada Department of Agriculture, administrator of the state’s National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.“We are proud to partner with the Las Vegas Raiders as the administrator of the organization’s community fund that will retire the cumulative school meal debt for eligible institutions currently participating in NSLP and SBP with the Nevada Department of Agriculture,” said Gian Brosco, president and CEO of the Nevada Community Foundation. “As the Raiders prepare for their official arrival as our state’s first-ever NFL team, their positive impact on our community continues to grow as evidenced by this significant gesture.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 23, 2020 /Sports News – National Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Stunning views attract 20 viewings!

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Stunning views attract 20 viewings! previous nextAgencies & PeopleStunning views attract 20 viewings!The Negotiator21st August 20170440 Views A three-bedroom detached bungalow in Alnwick, Northumberland, has sold for £181,000 – over three times its £55,000 reserve, at a Durham auction hosted by IAM Sold.Set in Embleton Links, the pre-war chalet has far reaching views across the stunning coastline of Embleton Bay. The historic ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle dominates the horizon to the right and the rugged Emblestones, accessible only at low tide, are directly in front, with steps down to the beach. Originally built as a retreat for members at Dunstanburgh Golf Club which still shares the dunes, it has been owned for the past 50 years by a family of five children and is in need of some internal refurbishment.Jamie Cooke, Managing Director of IAM Sold, says, “It’s not surprising that this property sold above reserve price – it’s an ideal family holiday home situated amongst stunning unspoilt coast. The family were reluctant to sell but needed to for practical reasons. It’s rare for properties like this to come up so it attracted a lot of attention and shows that auction can really find the true value of a property when it is as unique as this. It is highly unlikely that it would have reached this price if it was offered for sale by private treaty. Ultimately, a number of people really wanted the property and were willing to compete for it.”Northumberland bungalow with view auction property with view views August 21, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Govt tax changes driving landlords into the arms of Airbnb, says RLA

first_imgHome » News » Govt tax changes driving landlords into the arms of Airbnb, says RLA previous nextGovt tax changes driving landlords into the arms of Airbnb, says RLACampaigning group says number of short-term lets has jumped two and a half fold over past 12 months in Cardiff, highlighting why recent tax changes should be reversed.Nigel Lewis11th December 20170803 Views The government’s recent tax changes for landlords are pushing more and more of them out of the long-term rental market and into the arms of short-term websites such as Airbnb, research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has found.Its data ‘lab’ PEARL says one of the UK’s hotspots for this phenomenon is Cardiff, where the number of landlords offering properties via sites like Airbnb has increased by 259% over the past 12 months.The RLA also says that its research points to one in five properties rented out within the Welsh capital are now short-term, rather than long-term lets.Airbnb bookingsThe research follows the RLA’s disclosure earlier this year that one in three Airbnb landlords were those driven out of the traditional rental sector by the recent tax change for landlords.“With the tax changes incentivising the use of homes as short-term holiday lets it is tenants who will suffer as fewer properties are available for them rent for the long term,” says Douglas Haig, RLA Vice-Chair and Director for Wales (pictured, left).“The Government wants longer term security for tenants, especially families, and landlords support this, but they need to change their tax policy to achieve it.”The RLA is calling for the tax changes introduced in April this year be scrapped. These are to slowly reducing the amount of mortgage, loan and bank overdraft interest charges landlords can claim against their taxable income between now and 2020.But the changes are already kicking in, the RLA claims, quoting one unnamed Cardiff landlord who says the tax changes have “forced me down this route” and that “there will be fewer properties available to rent as a consequence”.As we reported last month, separate research by consultancy AirDNA recently revealed that in London the number of ‘whole property’ listings has increased by nearly a third over the past year.Residential Landlords Association airbnb RLA short term lets Douglas Haig December 11, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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News story: Scaling up materials & manufacture: apply for an innovation loan

first_imgUp to £10 million in innovation loans is available to UK small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to scale up and commercialise innovative manufacturing processes and materials development.Innovation loans will be made through Innovate UK Loans Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innovate UK.Manufacturing and commercial readinessThe loan competition aims to help SMEs progress their innovative manufacturing and materials projects and achieve manufacturing and commercial readiness.By commercial readiness we mean: Find out more about Innovate UK’s work in manufacturing and materials. Find out more about the loan competition. Innovation loans for late-stage projectsThis is the second loan competition offered under Innovate UK’s pilot programme.Recognising that innovations need different types of funding support, Innovate UK’s pilot is a patient, flexible loan scheme for projects that are nearer to market, where there tends to be less risk involved.It will make available up to £50 million over 2 years to the end of 2019. It is open to all manufacturing sectors. creation of new or improved manufacturing facilities, equipment and systems development of software development of new business models materials testing Read an overview of innovation loans and what they can be used for. Loan competition details the capability to produce prototype products or systems at a commercially viable rate or scale evidence that a business is financeable and has significant market potential the ability of a business to market and sell its products, processes or services the loan competition opens on 26 February, and the deadline for registration is at midday on 25 April 2018 innovation loans can range between £100,000 and £1 million, and projects last up to 5 years. They are for late-stage experimental development only you could get an innovation loan of up to 100% of your eligible project costs only single, UK-based SMEs may apply briefing events will run across the UK during March 2018 Projects should focus on a late-stage manufacturing or materials innovation rather than be at the product level. They may include (but are not restricted to):last_img read more

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Kyle Hollingsworth Hosts Annual Brew Fest In Denver w/ Eddie Roberts and Jason Hann [Video]

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident‘s keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth hosted his annual Kyle’s Brew Fest at the Great Divide Brewery in Denver, CO yesterday, essentially acting as a pre-Red Rocks kick-off party. With over thirty breweries in attendance, making for some delicious tastings of various beers, ciders, and meads, the event also featured an opening set from Ryan Jalbert‘s (The Motet) JALBATROSS and was a benefit for Conscious Alliance.SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth Shares New Funky Tune From The Sound LabKyle’s band and set featured members of The Motet, as well as sit-ins from fellow String Cheese brother Jason Hann, The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts, and singer Tanya Shylock. The set featured some tracks from the keyboardist’s 2014 album Speed of Life, including “Here We Go”, “Falling Through The Cracks”, and “Peregrino”, amongst others, as well as new non-SCI Kyle tracks that have been shared via the band’s Sound Lab in “Tumbling” and Let Me In”.The group also worked in covers of The Beatles‘ “Taxman” which featured Eddie Roberts bringing that jazz-funk guitar into the mix, Tower of Power‘s “Don’t Change Horses” and a brief Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” jam. The show ended with an encore of just Hollingsworth and Hann on a stripped down version of Cheese’s “Can’t Wait Another Day”. All in all, a fantastic pre-party to kick off a huge 3-night String Cheese Incident run at Red Rocks which begins tonight. Check out some video below from the performance! [all photos courtesy of Dylan Langille – ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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Celebrating Change. Redefining Leadership

first_imgToday, we are pleased to announce that Dell EMC has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management for the 13th consecutive time.I know that I speak on behalf of our entire extended team that this one feels extra special. Attaining leadership in a highly competitive industry such as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) requires great vision and execution. Sustaining leadership requires adaptability to change. Most market pundits believe that the pace of change is accelerating. Entire industries are getting reconfigured and disrupted at an unprecedented rate. The ECM industry is certainly going through a shift, with organizations looking to harness their content to drive their digital future.As the ECM industry has continued to evolve, Gartner has likewise updated its description to most accurately define the industry. The analyst firm terms enterprise content management as follows: ‘“ECM is a set of services and microservices, embodied either as an integrated product suite or as separate applications that share common APIs and repositories, to exploit diverse content types, and serve multiple constituencies and numerous use cases across an organization.” Such services include document management, records management, image-processing applications, such as document capture and storage, social content and collaboration, content workflow and package apps and integration.So it is a matter of much pride for us to be the “progressive incumbent” and to earn a Leader* position, which we believe validates the strength of our broad spectrum of management capabilities; our wide set of vertical and horizontal solutions; our cloud ECM strategy, featuring our LEAP content platform; and the satisfaction of our customer base.**Figure 1 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content ManagementOur new set of applications for today’s digital enterprises, called Dell EMC LEAP, squarely addresses Gartner’s analysis of the industry and delivers on the Dell EMC promise of services and productivity apps that will enable new content-based interactions both inside and outside the enterprise. These offerings provide targeted solutions and take full advantage of major advances in security, mobility, cloud application delivery, collaboration and big-data analytics.Our LEAP apps are also designed to be interoperable with existing content repositories, but engineered to work “better together” with the Documentum and InfoArchive families of content and data management products. Repository independence allows content to be managed in place – without customers having to shuttle their content – unlike other solutions in the market. By themselves, Dell EMC LEAP apps and services are incredibly compelling. Combined with our traditional offerings, they are invaluable. And, they reinforce the need for change in the market.Change is inevitable. Change helps differentiate the leaders from the also-rans. The future belongs to those that not just embrace change but manifest it in the market. We look forward to continuing to be a change agent and a leader in the ECM industry, bringing our customers the proper balance of vision and execution to support their digital agenda.*According to the report, “Leaders” have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. They are very strong in one or more technologies or vertical segments. Leaders deliver a suite that addresses the demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, although these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best of breed in each area. In our assessments we looked for demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; incorporation of social, cloud and mobile capabilities; and vertical-process and horizontal-solution focus. Leaders should drive market transformation.**This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from EMC by clicking the graphic above. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.last_img read more

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