New call for release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more The following is a joint appeal signed by over 60 human rights organisations, which was initiated by ARTICLE 19, calling for the release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla, after terrorism-related charges were laid against him: Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say ARTICLE 19Africa Freedom of Information CentreAlbanian Media InstituteArabic Network for Human Rights InformationAssociation of Caribbean Media WorkersBahrain Center for Human RightsCanadian Journalists for Free ExpressionCartoonists Rights Network InternationalCenter for Media Freedom and ResponsibilityCenter for Media Studies & Peace BuildingCentre for Independent Journalism – MalaysiaCommittee to Protect JournalistsElectronic Frontier FoundationFreedom HouseInitiative for Freedom of Expression – TurkeyInstitute for the Studies on Free Flow of InformationInternational Press InstituteJournaliste en dangerMaharat FoundationMedia, Entertainment and Arts AllianceMedia Foundation for West AfricaMedia WatchNorwegian PENPakistan Press FoundationPalestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms – MADAPEN American CenterPEN CanadaPEN InternationalReporters Without BordersWest African Journalists AssociationWorld Association of Newspapers and News PublishersWorld Press Freedom CommitteeAdala (Justice) Association, MoroccoAssociation de Recherche sur les Transitions Démocratiques (ARTD), TunisiaAssociation tunisienne pour la defense des valeurs universitaires (ATDVU)Centre for Law and DemocracyCentre de recherche sur l’opinion publique, les médias et la gouvernance locale (CRM), TunisiaCentre de Tunis pour la liberte de la presseCitizens Assembly, MoroccoComité pour le respcet des libertés et des droits de l’homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT)Community Media SolutionsForum of Moroccan journalists abroadForum tunisien pour les droits economiques et sociaux (FTDES)Free Press UnlimitedFront Line DefendersGulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR)International Media Support (IMS)Lam Echaml, TunisiaMedia Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT)Nawaat.orgObservatoire des libertés académiques des universitaires tunisiens (OLAUT)Organisation des libertés d’expression et des médias (HATEM – Morocco)Regional Center for Training and Development of Civil Society, SudanSyndicat des journaux indépendants et partisans (SJIP), TunisiaSyndicat général de la culture et l’information, TunisiaTunisian League to Defend Human Rights (LTDH)Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD)Tunisian Syndicate of Free Radio Stations (STRL)Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT)Vigilance Association for Democracy and the Civic State, Tunisia Organisation center_img Over 60 human rights organisations call for the immediate release of journalist Ali AnouzlaFreedom of expression and human rights organisations call for the immediate release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla, and for charges to be dropped against him. Anouzla, editor of the Arabic edition of the news website Lakome, was arrested on 17 September 2013 in connection with an article published on his website.The undersigned organisations to this call declare that the indictment of Ali Anouzla on 24 September 2013 by the investigating judge at the Rabat Court of Appeals for “materially assisting”, “advocating terrorism” and “initiating terrorists acts” (on the basis of the anti-terrorist law 03-03 of 28 May 2003) is unfounded under international law, and amounts to a violation of the journalist’s freedom of expression and his right to inform the public. Therefore the charges should be dropped and he should immediately be released.Having studied the news article, entitled “For the first time Al-Qaeda attacks King Mohamed VI”, published on 13 September 2013 on the Lakome.com website, we deem the charges by the General Prosecutor that the article constitutes materially assisting, advocating terrorism and inciting terrorists’ acts as baseless and unsupported by the evidence. In his article, Ali Anouzla simply talks about the content of an Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) video that he qualifies as “propaganda”, and provides an indirect link to it.We fear that the arrest and charges against Anouzla could be linked to his editorial line, in particular to his critical reporting of the highest political figures.We remind the Moroccan authorities that, according to the United Nations Human Rights Committee:”Offenses such as ‘encouraging terrorism’ and ‘extremist activity’, as well as ‘praising’, ‘glorifying’ or ‘justifying’ terrorism should be clearly defined in such a way to guarantee that it doesn’t result in unjustifiable or disproportionate interference in freedom of expression. Excessive restrictions to access to information must also be avoided. The media plays a crucial role in informing the public on acts of terrorism, and their capacity for action should not be unduly limited. In this respect, journalists must not be penalised for having pursued their legitimate work” (Comment (CCPR/C/GC/34) of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights international standards)Furthermore, in their joint statement of 2008, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, as well as regional rapporteurs on freedom of expression and the media from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organization of American States and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, clearly stated that: “The criminalisation of speech relating to terrorism should be restricted to instances of intentional incitement to terrorism, understood as a direct call to engage in terrorism which is directly responsible for increasing the likelihood of a terrorist act occurring, or to actual participation in terrorist acts… Vague notions such as the provision of assisting communications in terrorism or extremism, the “glorification” or the “promotion” of terrorism or extremism, and the mere repetition of statements made by terrorists do not themselves constitute incitation and must not be penalised.”The Special Rapporteurs also stated that: “The vital role of the media in the exercise of freedom of expression and the provisions of information to the public must be respected in the laws against terrorism and extremism. The public has the right to be informed on the commission or attempted commission of terrorist acts, and the media must not be punished for providing this information”.According to Principle 6 of the Johannesburg Principles on national security, freedom of expression and access to information, developed by a group of experts on international law, national security and human rights:”Expression may be punished as a threat to national security only if a government can demonstrate that:(a) the expression is intended to incite imminent violence;(b) it is likely to incite such violence; and(c) there is a direct and immediate connection between the expression and the likelihood or occurrence of such violence”.According to Principle 8, “Expression may not be prevented or punished merely because it transmits information issued by or about an organisation that a government has declared it threatens national security or a related interest”.Similarly, the UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights has defined “public provocation to commit a terrorist offence” with reference to three elements: “First be an act of communication (“the distribution, or otherwise making available, of a message to the public…”). Secondly, there must be a subjective intention on the part of the person to incite terrorism (“…with the intent to incite the commission of a terrorist offence… whether or not directly advocating terrorist offences…”). Finally, there must be an additional objective danger that the person’s conduct will incite terrorism (“…where such conduct… causes a danger that one or more such offences may be committed”).” (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism)In view of the above, we fear that the Moroccan authorities have not only flouted international standards regarding freedom of expression and press freedom, but have also violated the Moroccan public’s right to know.The organisations also wish to remind the authorities that the Moroccan government hosted an international expert meeting on incitement to violence in October 2012, which resulted in the Rabat Plan of Action on the prohibition of advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence. Morocco issued a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council session of March 2013 which supported the Rabat Plan of Action on behalf of 87 delegations, including the African group, the Arab group and the OIC group, as well as other delegations.The Rabat Plan of Action recommends, amongst others, that incitement requires a high threshold because “as a matter of fundamental principle, limitation of speech must remain an exception.” It refers to a high threshold test which should be implemented consistently by an independent judiciary and includes a review of the context, the speaker, the intent of the speaker, the content of the expression, the extent and magnitude of the expression and the likelihood, including imminence, of the advocated action occurring.The Rabat Plan further recommends that: “Criminal sanctions related to unlawful forms of expression should be seen as last resort measures to be only applied in strictly justifiable situations. Civil sanctions and remedies should also be considered, including pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages, along with the right of correction and the right of reply.” Most importantly, the Rabat Plan of Action finds that an independent and pluralistic media plays a vital role in combating discrimination and promoting intercultural understandings, and thus recommends that: “States should have in place a public policy and regulatory framework which promotes pluralism and diversity of the media, including new media; and which promotes universal and non-discrimination in access to and use of means of communication.”Regarding the statement of the Minister of Communications and government spokesperson, on 23 September 2013 (mincom.gov.ma), criticising the position of more than 60 organisations in favour of Anouzla’s release, we reiterate the following:• We condemned all violence and all calls that incite to violence, discrimination or hostility, by any organisation or person, including AQMI. We also call for the protection of journalists and defenders of human rights who could become victims of this violence.• We remind the Minister that the article qualifies the video as “propaganda”. This article cannot be said to be inciting to violence under the international standards highlighted above.Regarding the Vienna Declaration of 6 October 2009, of which dozens of international, regional and national organisations are signatories, the Minister of Communication accuses us in the above-mentioned statement of not having respected this Declaration. As declared in our statement of 20 September 2013, we believe our position reflects the content of the Declaration.As a reminder, among other things it states that “the media must be free in their coverage of terrorism, including in acts of ideological terrorism, as long as it does not constitute an intentional incitement to terrorism.” In consequence, we continue to insist that the Vienna Declaration protects Anouzla against arbitrary invocation of the anti-terrorist law against his freedom of expression and his right to inform.The undersigned organisations call for the immediate release of journalist Anouzla, charges against him to be dropped, the restoration of electronic equipment to the Lakome offices, and the end of judicial and media harassment against him. News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara October 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New call for release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla RSF_en News to go furtherlast_img read more

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Surveillance of media and Internet stepped up under new civilian president

first_img News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Surveillance of media and Internet stepped up under new civilian president News to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar Help by sharing this information Rules for Owners of Public Access Centres1. Personal information of PAC users such as name, National Registration Card number, passport number (if the user is a foreigner), contact address, telephone number etc. must be registered.2. Service Records of all PAC users (date, time, screen shot, URLs) must be submitted once a month to the Directorate of Communication.3. Utilizing Internet for international phone calls is prohibited as it is illegal and not permitted by the Department of Communication.4. PACs are not allowed to use software, programs and technologies banned by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Directorate of Communication and Department of Communication. PACs must also make sure that such software, programs and technologies are not utilized by their customers.5. PAC users must be informed by means of written notice that cyber crimes (hacking, virus distribution, port scanning etc.) and viewing, copying and distributing of media that is not in line with Myanmar culture are prohibited.6. Computers at the PACs are not allowed to have floppy drive, CD drive, USB port and other external drives.7. PAC license holders are obliged to permit inspections by PAC service providers, and officials from the ministry and the directorate, and local authorities.8. Leasing or transferring of PAC license is prohibited. Owners can apply permission from the directorate if they wish to change the location of PAC or technologies used.9. Owners may submit application to renew PAC license 30 days prior to the expiry date. Renewal fee / annual fee has to be prepaid. Owners who failed to pay in time will be fined 30,000 kyats per every delayed month. License will be revoked if required payment is not made within 90 days.10. In case of lost or damage of the original document (license), a copy of it may be issued against payment.11. Computer Development Law must be observed and restrictions stipulated by Ministry of Post and Telecommunication’s WAN-order no. 3/2002 must be followed. Orders and instructions made by the government, ministries, Department of Communication and Directorate of Communication must be observed. Perpetrators will not only have their PAC license revoked but also be punished according to the existing laws.12. Information that could harm State’s security and interest must not be leaked. Perpetrators who leak such information will be punished with State Secret Act.At the end of 2010, the authorities gave themselves the means to cut off the public’s Internet access during any social or political crisis without having to disconnect themselves at the same time. A reorganization of Internet Service Providers, billed as major step forward, has enabled the authorities to increase online surveillance and repression while improving the quality of their own Internet connections.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association released an exclusive report on the subject, entitled “National Web portal – development or repression,” last November.Burma’s Internet legislation is long been one of the most repressive in the world. Under the 1996 Electronic Act, which covers the Internet, TV and radio, importing, owning or using a modem without an official permit is punishable by up to 15 years in prison as a “violation of state security, national unity, culture, the national economy, law and order.” Three netizens – Zarganar, Nay Phone Latt and Kaung Myat Hlaing (also known as “Nat Soe”) – are still serving long jail sentences for expressing their views freely online.Burma is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” Amnesty International puts the number of Burmese political prisoners at more than 2,200. They include 17 video journalists (VJ) employed by the exile TV and radio station Democratic Voice of Burma, which recently launched a campaign for their release with support from Reporters Without Borders. News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more Press freedom and online freedom of information are still being flouted in Burma, three months after Thein Sein’s election as a civilian president. He promised to “respect the role of the media” but heavy jail sentences for journalists, suspension of newspapers and police raids on Internet cafés show that there has been no let-up in controls and intimidation. And now a string of new measures have just tightened control over Internet use.“Thein Sein announced a general amnesty on 16 April for prisoners sentenced to death but there has been no pardon for Burma’s 2,000 political prisoners,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The regime’s professions of good intentions aim to deflect attention from recent measures designed to reinforce restrictions on news and information.“The authorities clearly fear that the Arab Spring could spread. The new regulations are intended to intimidate Burmese Internet users and cut them off from the outside world. It is unacceptable that Burma is reacting in this way while chairing ASEAN, whose charter mentions respect for fundamental freedoms, the promotion and protection of human rights and the promotion of social justice.”The press freedom organization added: “We urge ASEAN’s members including Indonesia, which takes over its presidency this year, to put pressure on Burma to adhere to this regional organization’s principles.”Reporters Without Borders learned last week that the Burmese government’s censorship bureau, called the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD), has suspended the Rangoon-based weekly True News for two weeks – supposedly for misreporting a mobile phone offer by the Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs (MCPT). According to the exile news outlet Irrawaddy, the MCPT objected to a report quoting its chief telecommunications engineer, Zaw Min Oo, as saying anyone who owned a GSM mobile phone, which retail for 1.5 million kyat (US $1,830), would be able to get a second one for just 50,000 kyat ($60). But a True News reporter who requested anonymity said other articles published by weekly were the real reason for the suspension.At the same time, the MCPT has just sent a new set of rules to Internet cafés, which were already subject to draconian regulations imposed by the ministry, including a requirement to keep the personal data of all their clients along with a record of all the websites they visit, and make it available to the authorities.The new set of directives includes a ban on the use of portable hard disks, USB flash drives and CDs in Internet cafés, and a ban on the use of Internet telephony (VoIP) services to call abroad. The grounds given by the ministry is the need to protect the state’s income from international phone calls but it will isolate dissidents more and discourage Internet users from expressing themselves freely. Above all, it will affect users of services such as Skype, Gtalk, Pfingo and VZO, which are hard to monitor for the authorities.Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the directives, which were emailed to Internet cafés earlier this month. How they will be implemented is not always clear: May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

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Audio: Be a Wise Investor (Luke 16:19-31)

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Sermons and Lessons Audio: Be a Wise Investor (Luke 16:19-31) Delivered by REV. XAVIER RIES, Calvary Chapel of Pasadena Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 1:09 pm Make a comment 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 More Cool Stuff 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This sermon was delivered by Rev. Xavier Ries, Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Pasadena on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Xavier Ries is the Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Pasadena in California and has been for nearly thirty years, which began from a home Bible study of three people in the city of Alhambra, five miles south of Pasadena.The church grew and developed in the city of Alhambra for about six and a half years as a tent ministry, renting facilities and going from place to place. Then the Lord opened the door to buy the building in the city of Pasadena, which was an unexpected redirection, yet very directed by the hand of God then and recognized more so now through the years.In the last twenty-nine years God has developed and matured the body at Pasadena to reach out to the city, as well as the surrounding communities with the gospel, to missions in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain and other places.Radio has also been used to reach the lost and to educate the saint, throughout the years, both in the U.S. and Latin America.Pastor Xavier was born-again in July of 1973 at the age of twenty-three and married the same year and has been blessed to see God work in many different ways for the last thirty-five years by the grace of God.The focus of ministry has been and still is, the exposition of the word of God, in order to set people free from being followers of man, by being able to examine the Scriptures for themselves like the Bereans, through good inductive Bible study.“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” – Acts 17:11Calvary Chapel of Pasadena, 2200 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, (626) 584-9992 or visit calvarychapelpasadena.com. Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Children going back to school homeless

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter TAGSAlan Jacqueseducationhomelessness Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially stark THE rise in rents in the city and county as seen in the recent Daft.ie report coupled with a shortage of housing is a major concern for Focus Ireland, with Limerick children severely impacted.According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially starkwith a one-bed apartment now renting at €678 per month — a near 14 per cent rise in 12 months. Available one-bed apartments in the county area have also risen remarkably, at 8.8 per cent year-on-year or up to €478 per month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Focus Ireland warned that the nearly 3,000 children who are homeless nationally are becoming the invisible victims of the rental crisis as many have been forced into homelessness due to rising rents or through buy-to-let properties being repossessed.The charity said the situation is bleak for 1,800 schoolchildren who are homeless as they prepare to return to school while living in emergency accommodation.“Up to 1,800 children are preparing to return to primary or secondary school and many are from families forced into homelessness by the rental crisis. This situation is really impacting on them as children and on their education. It is fundamentally wrong this is being allowed to happen,” Mr Spillane commented.Focus Ireland believe the Government review of Rebuilding Ireland must include immediate action to ease the rental crisis and to get more vacant homes back into the housing stock.“Our frontline staff here in Limerick are still dealing with people who have become homeless from the rental sector as rents have been hiked up and they can’t afford them. There needs to a much wider range of Government actions taken to protect tenants and keep them in their homes,” he insists.The latest Daft report shows that rents are at an all-time high, while the number of homes available to rent remains at the lowest level on record. Mr Spillane said the situation will not greatly improve without an increase in the number of rental properties available on the market.Read more news stories in the Limerick Post News section. Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Previous articleLimerick winners at Pure M AwardsNext articleCouncillors urged to review Limerick greenway Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityPoliticsChildren going back to school homelessBy Alan Jacques – August 31, 2017 1304 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

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Canalys: Global Electric Vehicle Sales up 39% in 2020 as Overall Car Market Collapses

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  Twittercenter_img SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– New research from Canalys shows that global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in 2020 increased by 39% year on year to 3.1 million units. This compares with a sales decline of 14% of the total passenger car market in 2020. Canalys forecasts that the number of EVs sold will rise to 30 million in 2028 and EVs will represent nearly half of all passenger cars sold globally by 2030. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005423/en/ Canalys: Global Electric Vehicle Sales up 39% in 2020 as Overall Car Market Collapses (Photo: Business Wire) In a new digital report, Electric vehicle outlook: 2021 and beyond, Canalys publishes detailed EV sales data, forecasts and analysis on this fast-growing and fast-changing part of the car market. “In a tough 2020 for the automotive industry, the strong demand for EVs has been a real bright spot. This will continue around the world in 2021 and beyond, despite the economically adverse conditions,” said Chris Jones, Chief Analyst for automotive at Canalys. Electric vehicles represented almost 5% of all new car sales in 2020. EVs are forecast to reach over 7% of new car sales worldwide in 2021, a further 66% growth, to exceed 5 million units sold. Approximately 1.3 million EVs were sold in both China and Europe in 2020, four times the EV sales in the US. “EV sales in the US represented just 2.4% of new cars sold there, despite it being home to Tesla, the world’s leading EV manufacturer. Even policies from a more supportive US government won’t change things overnight,” said Jones. EV sales will continue to grow throughout the decade, with Canalys forecasting that EVs will represent 48% of all new cars sold in 2030. “Rapid growth will continue as more electric vehicles launch and governments set and maintain policies to stimulate EV production and sales. Reducing ‘range anxiety’ with increases in performance and charging infrastructure will be vital to entice more buyers,” said Sandy Fitzpatrick, VP at Canalys. “The automotive industry is currently facing crippling semiconductor shortages, so managing future supply chains and production systems to cope with the growth will be make or break for any electric vehicle strategies.” Canalys’ Electric vehicle outlook: 2021 and beyond report offers data and insights in an innovative digital format. It will inform the strategies of those in automotive, tech and finance looking to enhance their planning and forecasting. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005423/en/ CONTACT: More information: Chris Jones: chris—[email protected] +44 7867 389 727 Press: [email protected] KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC SINGAPORE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SEMICONDUCTOR ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY MOBILE/WIRELESS HARDWARE FINANCE SOURCE: Canalys Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005423/en Canalys: Global Electric Vehicle Sales up 39% in 2020 as Overall Car Market Collapses WhatsApp Previous articleKeep Hearts Healthy This Valentine’s Day with Amazfit SmartwatchesNext articleThe Bojangler® Returns With a Splash Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: May 26, 2021

first_imgCrude Oil: 66.21  (+0.14).Nymex MTD AVG:  64.8012.Natural Gas: 2.984   (+0.071).Gasoline: 2.1501   (+0.0328).Spreads: July/August   (+.25)   August/September   (+.45).Plains WTI Posting: 62.69   (+0.14) Previous article63rd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition setNext articleNTO top 2 optimistic about the future Odessa American Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp TAGSOil Prices Twitter Pinterest DAILY OIL PRICE: May 26, 2021 Local NewsIn the Pipelinelast_img read more

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ATV driver drags Nashville officer down busy street after traffic stop

first_imgHere are more photos of the driver of the 4 wheeler who dragged Sgt. John Bourque as he was working on Broadway. Recognize this person? Please call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 anonymously. Callers qualify for a cash reward. pic.twitter.com/TVzxarlkno— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 17, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Andrew Weyer(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Police are searching for an ATV driver who was caught on video dragging a Nashville, Tennessee officer down a busy road last week.Metro Nashville Police Department officer John Bourque, 22, was injured during an illegal bikers’ demonstration on Friday when an ATV driver ran him over and kept driving as the officer held on to the vehicle, officials said. The police department shared footage of the suspect zooming down a busy Nashville road with the officer clinging to the suspect’s four wheeler.Bourque was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and was home recovering as of Sunday evening, according to the police department. A second officer was also treated for minor injuries on the scene, ABC affiliate WKRN-TV reported.The suspect was one of an estimated 100 bikers who “illegally took over” the road on Friday, according to the police department.Cellphone video showed the bikers speeding, blocking the roads and weaving in and out of traffic during the apparent protest. The driver fled the scene after striking another unrelated vehicle.Metro police shared images from the scene over the weekend, asking residents if they recognized the driver in question.“Here are more photos of the driver of the 4 wheeler who dragged Sgt. John Bourque as he was working on Broadway,” the department tweeted. “Recognize this person? Please call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 anonymously. Callers qualify for a cash reward.”last_img read more

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Plans unveiled to help clarify UK pensions

first_imgPlans unveiled to help clarify UK pensionsOn 10 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today The Government has launched a series of proposals to clear up widespreadconfusion around UK pensions and help employees make more informed choicesabout their future. Work and pensions secretary Andrew Smith unveiled the plans, ‘Simplicity,security and choice: Informed choices for working and saving’, which weredeveloped following the 2002 Pensions Green Paper. “Decisions about retirement are among the most important we face. Weare given a lot of information on pensions, but too often we don’t understandhow it relates to our own retirement prospects,” he said. The proposals include advice on how to make the most of company schemes anda pledge to give workers more information on the delivery of pensionsforecasts. www.thepensionservice.gov.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Aspects of Scotia Sea zooplankton

first_imgInformation on small scale distributions of three species of Antarctic zooplankton is reviewed. Aggregations of the euphausiid Euphausia superba, the tunicate Salpa thompsoni, and the amphipod Parathemisto gaudichaudii are compared, and the manner in which such aggregations mav arise is discussed. A possible relationship between swarming and feeding activity in E. superba is suggested in which krill are thought to be dispersed whilst feeding but that on repletion they swarm. It is thought that this may account for this species’ irregular spatial distribution as recorded bv previous expeditions. A further consequence of this theory is that during the Winter swarming will be minimal.last_img

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New trade body for independents reveals first official supplier and member agent

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » New trade body for independents reveals first official supplier and member agent previous nextAssociations & BodiesNew trade body for independents reveals first official supplier and member agentThe Federation of Independent Agents says 30 companies will be approved to supply servcies to its invite-only members.Nigel Lewis9th April 201901,647 Views The industry’s latest attempt at a members-only organisation for independent estate agents has revealed its first approved supplier, Yomdel, and revealed its first member, estate agency Maurice Kilbride based in Cheadle, Cheshire.Due to launch officially on April 25th, the invite-only Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) is to be an exclusive club with only one member per town or area and an approved list of 30 industry suppliers which will be offered as white-label products via its website.Each category of service will feature one approved company and Yomdel is to be the FIA’s official managed 24/7 live chat supplier. Member agents will be offered discounts if they sign up to the service via their membership.“In these tough and politically uncertain times, Yomdel understands that businesses need to go above and beyond if they are to stand out from the crowd and successfully find ways to grow their market share,” says Yomdel CEO and founder Andy Soloman (left).The FIA is the brainchild of Graham Lock (pictured, top), the former MD of The Property Franchise Group and founder of online agency HouseNetwork.Lock has also revealed that the FIA will only admit independent estate agents, giving both corporates and online agencies the cold shoulder.Federation of Independent AgentsOther features of the FIA will include ongoing mystery shopping to ensure that members stick to its standards, a service that will be provided by Yomdel.Graham Lock says the FIA is a “fresh take on estate agency membership organisations for a sector that has seen its landscape change significantly in recent years”.Lock also says he’s bringing together an organisation of like-minded independent agents to enjoy a “commercial advantage in competing on costs” but also “to genuinely ensure that our agent members are the best there is as flag carriers for customer service and integrity. Our industry is getting tougher and only the better agents will prosper now”.Agents can register their interest to join the FIA here.HouseNetwork Graham Lock The Property Franchise Group Federation of Independent Agents FIA April 9, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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