News RSF_en Organisation August 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Copies of the independent newspapers seized and burned at checkpoints Copies of the independent newspapers Al-Omana and Al-Thawry were seized and burned at checkpoints and, as is often the case, their distributors were physically attacked. Republican Guard members confiscated 200 copies of Al-Omana in Al-Hoban, a district on the outskirts of the city of Taiz, and copies of Al-Thawry on Al-Khamseen Street in the district of Hadda. Help by sharing this information
Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Home / Daily Dose / This Factor Is Keeping Many Homeowners From Moving Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Related Articles Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Moving SpareFoot 2018-04-27 Alison Rich Print This Post April 27, 2018 1,585 Views Previous: The Worst Home Markets for Millennials Next: Can Tiny Homes Help Combat Affordability Issues? Tagged with: Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Moving SpareFoot Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago From the aggravation of purging and packing to the annoyance of scheduling and transporting belongings from point A to B, the process of moving can sometimes be rife with frustrations. According to a survey conducted by SpareFoot, an online self-storage marketplace, nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said they would consider moving if not for the hassles involved.The company surveyed more than 1,000 Americans adults to gauge a clearer understanding of how and why consumers are moving. Although 46 percent said they had moved recently or planned on moving in the next year, 67 percent said they would definitely or probably move if the process were easier and less anxiety-ridden, SpareFoot reported.Additional data serves to underscore that sentiment: The headaches associated with a move have left 66 percent of respondents feeling stuck in a home they don’t like, while 49 percent have reported tolerating a bad roommate simply to avoid a move. Millennials and Gen Z’ers are less likely to turn the other cheek, however, with nearly one-third, or 32 percent, saying they have moved in the past year, compared with a mere 15 percent of the general populace.As for why people have moved, the reasons vary. Thirty-seven percent reported moving in order to find more affordable housing, 28 percent said they had moved for a job, 19 percent cited a desire to flee an undesirable neighbor, and 13 percent reported moving in search of a home that could better accommodate their pets, SpareFoot says. A majority said the best thing about moving was having a “fresh clean space,” the company noted.Of course, there is more than just inconvenience and anxiety compelling some homeowners to stay put where they are. The housing market has been defined in recent months by skyrocketing home prices, insufficient housing inventory, and gradually increasing interest rates. While homebuyer demand remains strong, finding that dream home can definitely be more complicated these days.Echoing the SpareFoot survey results, a recent Bankrate survey found that 62 percent of surveyed homeowners said they had no plans to move out of their current home, whereas 30 percent said they planned to move sometime within a decade. Breaking it down further, 21 percent said they planned to move within 0-5 years, 14 percent said they planned to move within 6-20 years, and just 3 percent said they planned to move, but not for more than 20 years. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago This Factor Is Keeping Many Homeowners From Moving Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
News Updates[Breaking] Allahabad HC Grants Bail To Journalist Prashant Kanojia [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Oct 2020 5:44 AMShare This – xThe Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today granted bail to freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia.”The submission as regards the quantum of punishment or entitlement of the accused applicant to be released on bail could not be disputed on any tangible ground,” the Bench of Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi held.The Court was also assured by the journalist that he shall not indulge 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?LoginThe Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today granted bail to freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia.”The submission as regards the quantum of punishment or entitlement of the accused applicant to be released on bail could not be disputed on any tangible ground,” the Bench of Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi held.The Court was also assured by the journalist that he shall not indulge in the act of posting tweets which may hurt the sentiments of the public at large or any specific group. Kanojia was arrested by the UP Police on August 18, in connection to a FIR lodged against him allegedly for making social media posts that have the potential to promote enmity between two or more communities/groups. He had moved the High Court after the Lucknow District Court denied him any relief.He had contended that the charge sheet in the matter had already been filed and there was no possibility of his tempering with the evidence or influencing the investigation in any manner. He has also claimed the benefit of freedom of speech for the press. Further, it was argued that for the offences under which the charge sheet had been filed, the maximum sentence envisaged under law is below seven years.Noting that the State counsel could not rebut these submissions, the Court allowed Kanojia’s bail plea on on his furnishing a personal bond with two sureties in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned.As per the facts averred in the District Court’s order, the FIR against him was lodged by one Shashank Shekhar Singh, under Sections 505(1)(b) (Statements conducing to public mischief with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public), 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 500 (Defamation) of IPC and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act. It was alleged that Kanojia had posted pictures of the President of India, the Prime Minister and UP CM Yogi Adityanath on his Twitter account, accompanied by objectionable comments. It was further alleged that he also made comments against the Dalit community, and his posts were intended to incite caste and religious sentiments among the citizens of the country for inciting violence.According to the FIR (accessed by Newslaundry), Kanojia distorted a Facebook message about the “inclusion of vedic studies” in school curricula posted by one Sushil Tiwari of the Hindu Army. Allegedly, Kanojia tweeted Tiwari’s post with a morphed message about “raising voice against Ram Mandir barring the entry of OBC, SC and ST communities”. The complainant had also pointed that Kanojia had criminal antecedents and had been arrested on previous occasions as well. On the previous date of hearing, a Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh had ordered the State Government to file its reply in the matter. Today, Kanojia’s wife Jagisha Arora took to Twitter and confirmed that he was granted bail.[Updated with Order] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleDonegal fishermen left in ‘appalling situation’Next articleDonegal bus escort raises safety issues over return to school News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pringle calls for extra supports for children with special needs Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 15, 2021 AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook There are calls for programmes to be put in place for children with additional needs following reports of major regression for some children while schools have been closed.The Education Minister announced yesterday that special needs students at primary level will be able to return to the classroom next Thursday.However, Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle told the Dail, its vital additional support is provided for these children.He also hit out at Norma Foley over the Government’s U-turns on school reopenings:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/pringledailschools1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
nevodka/iStockBy KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With the trucks rolling and the first government-authorized coronavirus vaccine making its way to all 50 states, a strong majority of Americans are inclined to get the vaccine but are divided over exactly when, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Monday finds.More than eight in 10 Americans say they would receive the vaccine, with 40% saying they would take it as soon as it’s available to them and 44% saying they would wait a bit before getting it.Only 15% said they would refuse the vaccine entirely in the new survey, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel — a reflection of growing confidence in the rapidly-developed vaccine, which marks a long-awaited turning point amid an unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, for emergency use, facilitating the first batches of the vaccine to be distributed to millions of vulnerable frontline health care workers by Monday.The decision by the agency to authorize is the first step towards safeguarding a country ravaged by the virus by immunizing enough Americans to halt the spread of the virus, which has killed nearly 300,000 and infected more than 16 million. More than two-thirds of Americans in the poll — 69% — say they or someone they know has been infected by the virus.Among those who have been more closely hit by the pandemic, 45% said they would receive the vaccine now. Among those Americans who have not contracted the virus or do not know someone who has, only 30% say they would be willing to be inoculated immediately.The share of Americans willing to take the vaccine falls sharply along demographic lines, particularly by age and education level. While only 7% of Americans over the age of 65 say they will never be vaccinated for COVID-19, that number rises to 20% among those between 18-29.Meanwhile, 93% of elderly Americans are willing to receive the vaccine, with more saying they will get it right away (57%) rather than further down the line (36%). Eighty percent of U.S. adults under 30 are willing to get the vaccine, but they are more likely to say they will wait (50%) rather than getting it right away (30%).Americans with higher levels of education are also more likely to be willing to be vaccinated than those with less education. Nine in 10 Americans with at least a bachelor’s degree are willing to get a vaccine, while only 80% of those with a high school degree or less say the same.Those with a high school degree or less are more than twice as likely to say they would never receive a vaccine compared to those with bachelor’s degrees or higher, 20% to 9%.Partisanship also plays a role in influencing the public’s outlook on a vaccine. Republicans (26%) are more than four times as likely as Democrats (6%) and nearly twice as likely as independents (14%) to say they would never get the coronavirus vaccine.Nearly twice as many Democrats (49%) say they are willing to get the vaccine immediately as Republicans (28%). Just over four in 10 independents (42%) say the same. But the possibility of getting vaccinated in the future breaks through party lines. An equal 45% of Democrats, Republicans, and independents said they would first wait before getting a vaccine.Americans are far more united on who should be first in line for the medical achievement. Clear majorities of Americans believe that health care workers (91%), first responders (87%), at-risk Americans with pre-existing conditions (84%), the elderly (83%), teachers (64%), and members of the U.S. military (56%) should be a high priority for accessing the vaccine.Nearly half of those surveyed believe students (48%) and the average American similar to themselves (44%) should be a medium priority, but the public is more split on elected officials, with 41% classifying them as a medium priority and 42% ranking them as a low priority. Only athletes, of the groups asked about, were deemed to be a low priority by a majority of Americans — 58%.Americans, though, are far more skeptical of mandatory vaccinations. About four in 10 believe their state should require that people get vaccinated before returning to work or school, compared to 61% who are not on board.Not surprisingly, it’s a question that evokes partisan rifts, with nearly three in four Republicans against such a mandate, compared to fewer than half of Democrats (45%). Independents fall closer to Republicans, with 63% opposing mandatory vaccinations.This ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs‘ KnowledgePanel® December 12-13, 2020, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 621 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 4.3 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 30-27-36 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents. See the poll’s topline results and details on the methodology here.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The former Lib Dem MP, popularly known for once being engaged to Gabriela Irimia, one of the Cheeky Girls, started the night in a suit and tie at the Oxford Union.Opik made a speech defending New Labour’s record. Ken Livingstone and Peter Hitchens spoke against the motion ‘This House Remembers New Labour Fondly’. The opposition won the debate with 161 votes to 114.Opik said that New Labour deserved credit for introducing the minimum wage, and wasn’t to blame for the “corrupt” expenses system that undermined Gordon Brown’s premiership.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%7491%%[/mm-hide-text]Lembit enjoying the company of two Union members in the Gladstone RoomFollowing the after-debate drinks Opik went to Bridge with several Union committee members including Polina Ivanova, Union Librarian. Several students recognised Opik and posed for photos with him.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%7493%%[/mm-hide-text]James Heywood with Opik in BridgeJames Heywood said that “Lembit was great, he is totally mad. I’m not sure exactly how much he drank, but he definitely started asking some people in President’s drinks about their masturbation habits, and in Bridge I’m pretty sure he likened a toilet cubicle to Nick Clegg’s office.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%7492%%[/mm-hide-text]James Johnson enjoying a moment with LembitSince losing his constitutency of Montgomeryshire in the 2010 election, Opik has embarked on a varied career in television and the media. When Opik attempted to become a wrestler, the Daily Mail reports, he left the match in a stretcher.James Johnson, a second-year Brasenose student who met Opik at the Union, described Opik, “marching around in a bow tie and an unbuttoned collar”, as “hugely entertaining and excitable”.He opined to Cherwell, “It can only be said that the end of his political career has transformed him into not only a musician, not only a wrestler, but also a member of the Oxford nightlife. He has become a hero.”
As darkness approached the contractor called it a day. Leave just a partial shell to remove tomorrow. By Donald WittkowskiSay goodbye to Getty.For Ocean City officials eager to see the blighted, former Getty gas station demolished, it’s more like good riddance.The hulking building that was an eyesore marring the appearance of the city’s main gateway for years was torn down Wednesday as a prelude to transforming the property into a landscaped park.City Council approved a $650,000 funding package last week to buy the Getty site from its private owner, Trinetra Realty Holdings. Although the deal has not yet closed, Trinetra began demolishing the old Getty building Wednesday as it prepares to clean up the land and turn it over to the city.City spokesman Doug Bergen said Trinetra will perform soil testing to make sure the property is not contaminated with any chemicals stemming from Getty’s former operation.Photo Credit: Drew Fasy“Any deal is contingent on a successful environmental inspection,” Bergen explained of what must happen before the city finalizes the purchase.The Getty site was the last of three shuttered former gas stations that the city had sought to tear down and convert into green space to make the Ninth Street corridor a more inviting entryway.“It’s the first thing visitors to Ocean City see. Having green space to welcome our guests instead of abandoned gas stations is very important,” Bergen said.The other former gas stations, an old Exxon and a former BP, were demolished last year. The BP station was purchased by the city last year for $475,000 and is undergoing redevelopment into a park.The Getty property next door will be combined with the old BP site to create a swath of green space stretching from the corner of Ninth Street and Bay Avenue to the foot of the Route 52 Causeway bridge.The ghostly old Getty gas station, before it was demolished Wednesday.Keller Williams, a real estate firm, owns the old Exxon property and wants to build a new $2 million office complex there, although the project was turned down by the city Planning Board in January amid concerns about traffic and parking problems. Keller Williams has said it intends to revise the project and bring it back before the Planning Board for approval.Landscaping improvements at the old BP and Getty sites are tentatively scheduled to be done by Memorial Day weekend, the start of Ocean City’s peak summer tourism season. The project will be modeled after the Mark Soifer Park, which is tucked away in the corner of Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue across the street from City Hall.Soifer Park, named in honor of the city’s acclaimed former public relations director, is decorated with grass, trees, benches and a brick walkway. A gazebo and an old Ocean City lifeguard boat serve as the centerpieces of the quaint park.The old BP and Getty sites offer a larger chunk of land than Soifer Park. The landscaped lots would be elevated by 2 to 3 feet to help protect them from flooding. The project will also include new parking for the adjacent Revere Place.Bergen said a decorative brick retaining wall that is being built in front of the new park is part of broader plans to elevate the Ninth Street corridor to protect it from flooding during coastal storms.It is a visual improvement already.When speaking with the demolition contractor, the question was asked: What did you enjoy smashing the most? His responded with a laugh “The ATM, but unfortunately, it was empty”.
Erik Larson Ocean City High School senior, Erik Larson, has been accepted into The Juilliard School. Larson started his long and rigorous process just like any of the other 200 undergraduate and graduate applicants; he sent in a prescreening video. Only half of those applicants were chosen to travel to New York City for a live audition where only three undergraduate trumpet players were accepted. Erik Larson was one of them.“To dedicate yourself to music you have to be willing to sacrifice more than you would expect. I have given up my weekends, all of my evenings, my summers, and all of my social life at school, but every moment has been worth it,” said Erik. “Through all of the sacrifice I have made life-long friends from all over the world and I know that all of this is leading towards my goal of making a living doing what I love.”Erik has been preparing for this moment since he was eleven-years-old. Soon after learning how to play, he started traveling for his talent. He joined the Rowan Youth Orchestra and later attended the Rutgers pre-college program. Currently he travels to Philadelphia three times a week to take private lessons, play principle trumpet in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and to play in the brass ensemble, Bravo Brass. During past two summers Erik attends the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Orchestra. To be able to attend a third time this summer he had to turn down a position in the National Youth Orchestra.“Erik has worked tirelessly to hone his craft as a musician and he is proof that hard work pays off,” said Dr. Kathleen Taylor Superintedent of Ocean City School District. “As he starts his journey in Juilliard, I am confident that Erik will thrive as he expands his musical knowledge. Erik is an outstanding representative of the Ocean City School District. I’m so very proud of him.”The road to The Julliard School hasn’t been an easy one. Two years ago Erik encountered a lip injury that took his ability to play away, but after a lot of patience and perseverance he went back to the trumpet better than ever.“Looking back on Erik’s setbacks it seemed like a major mountain to climb, however, looking ahead the world is now just a giant open canvas waiting for him.” Said Ocean City High School Instrumental Music Director, Donna Schwartz. “I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him and I can’t wait to see where his career will take him.”Erik will continue his trumpet career along with learning basic piano at The Juilliard School.
Small shop owners have been warned that the cost of running a small business is set to rise sharply next year, sparked by rising commodity prices.According to a report by More Th>n Business, Britain saw fuel costs jump by 3.42%, while raw material prices rose by 1.57% over the Q3 three-month period. Meanwhile, gas prices fell by 16.99% and labour costs dropped by 0.22%. The overall impact meant manufacturing firms’ costs rose by 0.63% over the quarter.Falls in gas costs were offset by increases in other expenditure items including labour costs and a range of services costs.The quarterly inflation index revealed the cost of running a small shop rose by 0.5 per cent in Q3 2009. But over the year as a whole costs for small business shops remain 2% lower than a year earlier due to deflation in late 2008 and early 2009. The report, developed in conjunction with Warwick Business School, measures a basket of 20 of the most important expenditure items for small businesses. Head of More Th>n, Mike Bowman, said: “The results should come as good news to independent small shop owners. The figures are a clear sign that growth is returning to the economy.”However, the predicted sharp rise in commodity prices as we go into next year is likely to raise the cost of running a small shop, perhaps more than market demand. As a result, it’s important that small shop owners manage cash flow carefully as suppliers begin to push prices up again as markets revive. Small shop owners with a heavy dependence on heating, lighting and fuel are expected to experience the sharpest rise in costs.’’ Stephen Roper, professor of enterprise at the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School, added: “We expect small business costs to rise sharply at least until Easter, when we predict prices will reach the same level as they were before the recession. While costs are on the up, the disappearance of deflation means markets are strengthening and consumer spending is growing. This all suggests we are now beyond the crisis, but small shop owners must keep an eye on cash flow.’’